Graphics performance is a matter of definition

Posted by Alex Herrera on June 12th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd gpu ati gaming firepro graphics chip

Alex Herrera

FirePro 2450. (Source: AMD) To each his own. The fastest rendering 3D cards tend to grab most of the attention in the hardware graphics business, but just because they hog the spotlight doesn’t mean they’re the ideal solution for everyone. A lot of us don’t need to render

PS3 getting better and better—We take a tour of Unchartered 2: Among Thieves

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 28th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: gaming games ps3

Jon Peddie

In addition to all the cost moves (mostly due to disk price manipulations, and a smaller box) Sony is increasing the number of titles for the PS3. That’s helped them move almost a half million units in September And from a pixel point of view, the quality of some

The DoubleSight Smart USB Monitor

Posted by Ted Pollak on October 28th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: gaming usb monitor voip

Ted Pollak

With the rapid expansion of VOIP services for video games things can get confusing. Gamers talk to other players within the game via the in-game voice system, which gives an on screen graphical display of who is yapping. However many gamers also communicate outside of the in-game voice system via

Review: ATI Radeon HD 5830 graphics AIB

Posted by Kathleen Maher on March 2nd 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd gpu graphics ati gaming radeon gpgpu pmark

Kathleen Maher

ATI-AMD continued to roll out products in its Evergreen line this week, adding to the Enthusiast segment with the HD 5830. The HD 5830 fits in the lower end of the Enthusiast segment in between the HD 5850 and the HD 5770 with a $240 price point. The following chart puts the new board in

Seeing more, doing more; a guide to putting multiple monitors to work, or play

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 16th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd gaming production multiscreen

Jon Peddie

We have been proponents of multi-screen displays forever, and have run almost every combination there is for over two decades now. Possibly the largest monitor in a cluster we ever had was a Sony 24-inch CRT Trinitron that weighed over 300 pounds. We’ve cabled notebooks to external monitors and built

The Specialist Headphone from Nox Audi

Posted by Kathleen Maher on June 23rd 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: gaming games audio sound headphones audiophile

Kathleen Maher

While strolling the aisles of E3, we ran across some compact headsets from Nox Audio. The new design includes an integrated 4 mm omni­directional microphone slickly tucked by the left ear pad. It rolls out when needed and rolls back up discreetly to avoid the geek factor that gamers might

AMD on AMD with AMD - The platform company shows its stuff

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 8th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd graphics gaming review

Kathleen Maher

After too many years of being criticized for not tooting their own horn enough, the technical marketing folks at AMD sent us a Vision Black machine to put through the paces. I think we may have to toot their horn—this is one impressive machine. As configured, the system was

Nvidia’s three-screen 3D Vision system

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 8th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia graphics gaming

Jon Peddie

To do more you gotta see more—it’s the law As you all know (and if you don’t we’re going to send you to your room and make you write it a hundred times), Peddie’s 2nd law is—The more you can see the more you

New benchmarks - Radeon HD 5870 Review

Posted by Kathleen Maher on August 17th 2010 | Permalink
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Tags: gaming benchmark

Kathleen Maher

Two new games are out, or will be shortly, and they run DirectX, even though they look like re-ports from a console platform. Nonetheless they do have interesting effects and lighting in them, and give a GPU an interesting workout. “Mafia II” Developed by 2K Czech (previously known as Illusion

Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 Review

Posted by Robert Dow on March 24th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia gpu graphics 3d aib gaming pmark games benchmark

Robert Dow

Let no pixel go un-accelerated Right on the heels of their most recent midrange product launch, the GTX 550 Ti, Nvidia rolled out their flagship AIB the dual GPU GTX 590. This top of the line, take no prisoners, 3GB GDDR5 AIB with a massive 384-bit memory bus (per GPU) has delivered