FarCry Patch v1.2 With Shader Model 3.0
Jul 5, 2004 - in Reviews
A new patch is out for the eye-candy heavy shooter FarCry, bringing with it a number of changes and improvements. Owners of a GeForce 6800 video card will find this patch especially interesting, as it finally brings adequate image quality and a performance boost, thanks to the addition of support for Shader Model 3.0.
NVIDIA Takes a Walk on the SLI Side with Double Graphics Processing
Jun 28, 2004 - in Reviews
NVIDIA's GeForce 6800 processor lets you double your graphics fun. By incorporating SLI (Scalable Link Interface ), a mobo with two x16 PCI Express slots and two GeForce 6800 cards makes it possible to harness the power of both graphics cards at once. Yes, Alienware has already put its dual-graphics card stake in the ground, but NVIDIA has taken a far different tack.
THG's All You Ever Wanted to Know About Graphics and Displays Guide
Jun 25, 2004 - in Reviews
Welcome to THG's new Graphics & Displays Guide, a standalone Web site dedicated to graphics cards, displays and video technologies.
Alienware video array benchmarks leaked to the web
Jun 18, 2004 - in News
In response to leaked benchmark results, Alienware emailed benchmarks to most major media outlets.
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 with PCI Express
Jun 17, 2004 - in Reviews
NVIDIA is ready to bring the PCI Express versions of their new GeForce 6800 cards to the market.
Making Digital Home Movies, Part 2
Jun 14, 2004 - in Reviews
We show you how to shoot home movies, complete with special effects. It's all easy and fast if you have the tools and know what to do.
ATi Presents Its PCI Express Product Line
Jun 9, 2004 - in Reviews
ATi is ready for the move on PCI Express and announced the new X300 and X600 models.
ATI's Optimized Texture Filtering Called Into Question
Jun 3, 2004 - in Reviews
ATI is cheating on trilinear texture filtering with the new X800, according to posts in Internet forums. Others ardently defend ATI. But what is really going on here?
Alienware's Graphics Array Adds to Gaming Wallop with a Double Graphics Card Punch
May 28, 2004 - in Reviews
Alienware has unveiled its Graphics Array system, which boosts graphics performance by harnessing the power of two high-end cards in a single PC. The approach has been tried before, but Alienware attempts to add more value to the double-card equation.
Making Digital Home Movies, Part 1
May 24, 2004 - in Reviews
Did you ever want to make great movies with cool special effects, but didn't know where to start? In Part I of this two-part series, we show you exactly what to buy.
Sony and JVC Take Different Tacks in the High-End Camcorder Gamut
May 19, 2004 - in Reviews
Two high-end camcorders from JVC and Sony address the same user market at a pricepoint of more than $4,000, but utilize different sensor technologies. Sony's DCR-VX2100 is based on the DV standard with three primary sensors, while JVC's GR-PD1 utilizes only a single CCD sensor. THG determines which approach reigns supreme.
Nvidia ships TV, PVR cards to US, Europe
May 11, 2004 - in News
Nvidia has launched its latest alternative to arch-rival ATI's All-in-Wonder series of graphics cards, this one based on its GeForce FX 5700 graphics chip.
ATI to market Radeon 9550 graphics card globally
May 11, 2004 - in News
ATI Technologies will start shipping its "Chinese-only" Radeon 9550 graphics cards outside the China market, according to company sources.
Multi-Button Jog & Shuttle Control: Contour Design Shuttle Pro 2
Apr 27, 2004 - in Reviews
The Shuttle Pro 2, with its 15 programmable buttons and twin jog shuttles, is designed to help you avoid having to move your hands from the mouse to keyboard. But does this controller meet the needs of the video professional?
OpenGL: ATi FireGL X2-256t and NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100
Mar 23, 2004 - in Reviews
ATi and NVIDIA have unveiled their latest OpenGL graphics cards for mainstream graphics applications. ATi offers processing power. NVIDIA, while short on window dressing, attempts to win the price/performance battle. We let the performance benchmarks speak for themselves on an HP xw4100 Workstation.
Sky's the Limit Video Editing: Pinnacle Studio 9
Mar 15, 2004 - in Reviews
Video specialist Pinnacle gives its video editing software a new makeover. Easier-to-use, less crash prone, feature rich, Pinnacle has attempted to heed its loyal customer base's wishes with the latest edition of its Studio software.
Future Promise for Graphics: PCI Express
Mar 10, 2004 - in Reviews
PCI Express is coming. We try to give you a forecast of how it will affect graphic cards and systems. We also try to find out if we really need the increased bandwidth of 4 GB per second that PCI Express x16 offers at this time.
ADS DVD Xpress: Trash VHS Cassettes, Burn DVDs
Feb 20, 2004 - in Reviews
Do you have dozens of old VHS tapes lying around in your closet that you want to get on DVD? ADS Technologies promises easy help with its DVD XPress, a compact DVD encoding solution that connects to a PC via a USB port and transfers analog video signals from VHS cassettes to your PC. Bundled software then guides you through the DVD burning process. Our tests reveal whether it is time to throw out your VHS cassettes and to begin burning your DVDs.
Dual Display Gaming Bigs Up
Feb 16, 2004 - in Reviews
Almost all graphics cards offer connectivity for two monitors. However, the Dual-Display functionality goes largely unused by modern games, although the potential to use it in order to add a new dimension to game play is there. We take a look at the dual-display capabilities of several cards, gauge the facility of their dual-display set up and check out their performance in the few games that feature multi-monitor modes.
Integrated VGA & How Good Is ATi's Radeon 9100 IGP?
Feb 11, 2004 - in Reviews
In recent times, integrated graphics chips, with their cost-saving advantage, have been on the rise. We show what you should really look for in integrated graphics. We also give you the scoop on ATi's new Radeon 9100 IGP.
ASUS Radeon 9600 XT/TVD
Jan 19, 2004 - in Reviews
ASUS's Top-Graphics Play Radeon 9600 XT/TVD Offers Top Graphics Pretences for Budget-Minded Gamer
Gigabyte With NVIDIA Again: Gigabyte GeForce FX 5950 Ultra
Jan 15, 2004 - in Reviews
After more than a yearlong hiatus, Gigabyte has begun to offer cards again based on NVIDIA's graphics processor. Gigabyte's latest addition to an entire NVIDIA card family it plans to launch is the Gigabyte GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, so that now Gigabyte's roster includes cards powered by Ati as well as NVIDIA graphics processors. We see what, if anything, is special about Gigabyte's GeForce FX 5950 Ultra.
VGA Charts III
Dec 29, 2003 - in Reviews
This year's THG VGA charts feature performance tests from ten different games and benchmarks, including an overview of 46 different graphics cards from ATi, NVIDIA, Matrox, S3 and XGI. We also included tests gauging anisotropic filtering and FSAA and a ranking of the cards by a price/quality ratio. As always, some of the results should surprise.
Cool and Quiet: HIS Radeon 9800 Pro
Dec 10, 2003 - in Reviews
The new HIS Excalibur Radeon 9800 Pro IceQ graphics card sports an especially effective and quiet cooling solution. This brief test, the first review in our new Short Take series, demonstrates why.
NVIDIA Puts Its (New) Cards on the Table
Oct 23, 2003 - in Reviews
NVIDIA tries to hit back at ATi's launch lead with its news enthusiast and mid-range graphics cards: the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra and the FX 5700, respectively. Does NVIDIA raise the bar for highend and mid-range graphics performance? Do incremental performance gains that both ATi and NVIDIA's new cards offer really matter in game play? Not that much really, but the very good news is that some really great graphics cards out there will become that much cheaper.
Facelift: The ATi Radeon 9600 XT
Oct 15, 2003 - in Reviews
ATi has revamped its mid-range 9600 XT graphics card only a few days after ATi introduced its latest high-end Radeon 9800 XT. What does this card offer that its predecessor does not? And how does it measure up against its rivals from NVIDIA?
Ready For The Winter Games: ATI Radeon 9800 XT
Sep 30, 2003 - in Reviews
With the Radeon 9800 XT ATI extends it product line upwards. The XT is clocked higher than the current top product and comes with a bunch of interesting features - not to forget an exclusive bundle of the game Half-Life 2 and ASUS as a new board partner. How the card performs or how the ASUS Radeon 9800 XT looks and much more you can find inside the article...
Aquamark3: Accurate Benchmarking for Old and New (DirectX9) Apps?
Sep 18, 2003 - in Reviews
Massive released its new AquaMark 3 benchmark earlier this week and its utility is very promising. For one, NVIDIA's latest drivers are shown lacking. And that's just for starters.
Graphics Boosters For OpenGL Workstations
Sep 16, 2003 - in Reviews
NVIDIA lets its Quadro FX 3000 and FX 500 cards out of the gate. ATI unveils its FireGL X2 and T2 devices. We tested the cards and compared them to the tried-and-tested FX 2000, FX 1000, X1 and Z1 products. Both companies, in a few cases, should have heeded American history icon Benjamin Franklin's words: "Haste makes waste."
Halflife 2 Benchmarks
Sep 12, 2003 - in Reviews
After the surprisingly hard critics from Valve's Gabe Newell on NVIDIA yesterday, the press today got the chance to get our own performance numbers in Halflife 2. Within the scope of ATI's Shader Day event we were allowed to test on four machines that were provided by ATI. In the meantime, we also received an official statement from NVIDIA on the situation.