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Lucid's GPU load-balancer storms IDF
— 10:47 AM on August 22, 2008

When a company called Lucid promised a revolutionary technology for near-perfect performance scaling with multiple GPUs, independent of GPU type, we were skeptical. At IDF,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

AMD's Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card
— 12:01 AM on August 12, 2008

We've already previewed the Radeon HD 4870 X2, and today the card is becoming official. To mark the occasion, we've wrangled two of these...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

A first look at Nvidia's GPU physics
— 8:00 AM on August 6, 2008

Next week, Nvidia will release graphics drivers that will let owners of most GeForce 8, GeForce 9, and GeForce GTX 200-series graphics cards use PhysX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

An early peek at the Radeon HD 4870 X2
— 11:51 PM on July 13, 2008

AMD has quite a hit on its hands in the Radeon HD 4000 series. Coming next is a product code-named R700, a high-end graphics...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Experimenting with HDR photos on a $200 camera
— 4:40 PM on July 1, 2008

I've been giddily experimenting with high-dynamic-range photography over the past few days. Unfortunately, I don't own any professional photography equipment, and my best camera...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

AMD's Radeon HD 4870 graphics processor
— 5:30 AM on June 25, 2008

You can almost hear the fanboys vibrating with excitement over the Radeon HD 4800 series. The buzz has been building for weeks. For the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

AMD refines its approach to Stream Computing
— 10:11 PM on June 19, 2008

Just like Nvidia, AMD provides developers with tools to use its GPUs for non-graphics applications, but AMD doesn't make as much noise about it. Curious,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Miscellaneous Software

A first look at the Radeon HD 4850
— 2:57 PM on June 19, 2008

AMD is lifting the curtain on its Radeon HD 4850 a little early, and we have a first look at the card's performance.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 280 graphics processor
— 8:00 AM on June 16, 2008

The newest GeForce is here, it's large, and it's in charge, with nearly twice the power of a GeForce 8800 GTX on a single chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Today's graphics cards: the value angle
— 7:26 PM on May 7, 2008

Thanks to our latest wave of graphics card reviews, we've ended up with enough performance data to paint a fairly complete picture of today's mid-...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Diamond's Radeon HD 3870 1GB video card
— 8:55 PM on May 1, 2008

What happens when you slap a gig of memory on a Radeon HD 3870? That's the question of the hour, since our subject is...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Creative tweaks X-Fi frequency response for Vista
— 3:23 PM on April 11, 2008

Earlier this week we contacted Creative with the hope of getting to the bottom of the bizarre frequency response behavior we observed with RightMark...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

The GeForce 9 series multi-GPU extravaganza
— 11:09 PM on April 10, 2008

Nvidia just recently introduced its GeForce 9800 GTX, and this is our first look at that card. But we didn't really stop there....

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Unraveling X-Fi frequency response in Windows Vista
— 2:31 PM on April 8, 2008

In our last couple of sound card reviews, we've noticed some odd behavior from products based on Creative's X-Fi audio processor in RightMark Audio Analyzer's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Asus' Xonar DX sound card
— 12:23 AM on April 8, 2008

Asus burst onto the sound card scene with the Xonar D2X, delivering a card with solid performance and better sound quality than Creative's best. Now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

Nvidia's GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card
— 1:11 AM on March 19, 2008

The Radeon HD 3870 X2 stole away Nvidia's single-card performance crown by harnessing a duo of mid-range Radeon GPUs. The GeForce 9800 GX2 looks...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

CrossFire X explored
— 6:00 PM on March 12, 2008

AMD's CrossFire X will let three or four Radeon HD 3800 GPUs team up in order to kick some green team backside. How well...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

How much graphics memory do you really need?
— 5:42 PM on February 27, 2008

The GeForce 8800 GT is arguably the best mid-range graphics card on the market, and it's available with 256MB, 512MB, or 1GB of RAM. But...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics