video card

  • XFX "gunning" for Nvidia with the ATI HD 5970

    XFX "gunning" for Nvidia with the ATI HD 5970

    Well, it looks like XFX packaging is going to be a little more secure then the stuff that Amazon uses. You'll have to be careful leaving the store with this stuff, XFX appears to be packaging their version of the ATI HD 5970 in a replica of a H&K P90. Catchy, but hopefully they don't lose any customers to gunfire. Read More

  • Concept triple-core Radeon from Asus

    Concept triple-core Radeon from Asus

    Interesting. I’m not sure why they went with three instead of the obvious four, but this single card sports two R670 cores on the back and one on the front. That’s the core of ATi’s last generation of 3800s, so it’s at least as powerful as a 3870 X2, which is a viable retail product. They call it the Trinity, which is okay I guess, but has uncomfortable Matrix implications. Read More

  • Splendid: a "video enhance card" by Asus

    Splendid: a "video enhance card" by Asus

    I’m not sure if I understand this thing entirely. It appears to be a small, fanless card with a partial PCI connector that performs hardware filtering and adjustment of your video out. I’m not sure I trust it entirely to upgrade my “legacy content.” Uprezzing and filters are strange beasts and should not be applied willy-nilly. I play NES with bilinear and NTSC artifact… Read More

  • Nvidia attacks the low-mid range with the 8800GS

    Nvidia attacks the low-mid range with the 8800GS

    What with the GS, GT, GTS, and GTX, it’s hard to keep straight on what exactly the offerings are from the current champion of the video card world. But one thing you can count on is that at every price point there will be an ATi and Nvidia card duking it out. At the highly contested $200 serious/casual sweet spot, you have the Radeon HD 3850 and now, this 8800GS, a somewhat stripped-down… Read More