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Kids, avert your eyes; Leisure Suit Larry is back, and he’s as filthy as ever. First released in 1987, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards followed a 40-year-old virgin as he sought to win the heart of a woman--any woman, really--through a variety of after-hours sorts of locales. Originally created by Sierra and now remade by Replay Games as Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded, the game’s creator, Al Lowe, and Josh Mandel were tasked with bringing the a revised version of the game to life, which they did in part via a Kickstarter campaign. The new version sticks with the original’s... Read more...
VIA announced today that it's signed an agreement to sell its share in S3 Graphics to the mobile phone manufacturer HTC. S3's GPU technology (dubbed Chrome) powers VIA's various chipsets and is paired with the company's Nano processor as part of its CPU platform. Given VIA's relative sliver of market share, this might not seem like an important transaction—but it is. It's been over a decade since S3 was a major player in the graphics display industry; the company's 2D 'Trio' series of video cards were quite popular in the pre-3D era. S3 attempted to enter the 3D market, but the company's... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 200 series of graphics cards have undergone a significant price reduction since they first debuted.  At the time, NVIDIA flexed its GPU muscle with a high-end, single GPU graphics design that their primary competition (AMD) could only compete with by throwing two GPUs at the problem.  As such, NVIDIA initially priced their flagship GeForce GTX 280 at a significant premium; $649 upon its introduction on launch day.  Would you believe us, if we told you back then, that these cards would be selling for $200 dollars less in only about two months time?  Journey... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 200 series of graphics cards, that launched about 60 days prior to the publishing of this article, have undergone a significant price reduction since they first debuted.  At the time, NVIDIA flexed its GPU muscle with a high-end, single GPU graphics design that their primary competition (AMD) could only compete with by throwing two GPUs at the problem.  As such, NVIDIA initially priced their flagship GeForce GTX 280 at a significant premium; $649 upon its introduction on launch day.  Would you believe us, if we told you back then, that these cards... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We're writing to let you all know that we've just posted a new article at HotHardware.com where we evaluate the features and performance of MSI's NX8800GTX-T2D768E GeForce 8800 GTX. We even spent a little time with the card hooked up to a 65" 1080P-capable DLP TV. Here's a snip from the piece: "The GeForce 8800 GTX is definitely the top performing card on the market right now, and MSI's offering is a great example. Overall, nothing else can touch the 8800 GTX at the moment, especially when you look at its performance versus other single-GPU solutions." Read... Read more...
As enthusiasts, we are always anxiously awaiting new GPU architectures, with additional pipelines and more memory. All of these aspects usually go into creating the next must-have flagship video card. Like us, you've probably been wondering when single GPU cards would sport a full gigabyte of memory. Dual-GPU cards, like NVIDIA's GeForce 7950 GX2, already boast 1GB of high-speed GDDR3. And as exciting as that may sound, it isn't quite as geek-tastic as having 1GB of memory coupled to a single GPU. We all know it's coming; it's only a matter of time. NVIDIA's latest... Read more...
Hello All.  We're just popping in let you all know that we've just posted a fresh article where we evaluate the features, bundle, and performance of MSI's NX7950GX2-T2D1GE, GeForce 7950 GX2 card.  Here's a snip from the piece... "Usually, good price / performance ratios are reserved for more affordable mid-range cards. Flagship cards rarely offer a lot of value, however.  That's just not the case with the 7950 GX2, though. It offers performance that somewhat justifies its $550+ price tag. The GX2 performs roughly on par with a pair of GeForce 7900 GT cards, and its price... Read more...
NVIDIA created a ton of buzz in the gaming community when it first introduced SLI. That buzz quickly gave way to a huge success, and the buzz and success really haven't diminished since. In fact, the birth of Quad SLI has only reinvigorated the buzz.  Quad SLI is currently possible thanks to NVIDIA's GeForce 7950 GX2 video card. A 7950 GX2 is a single card that features two G71 GPUs. This means that you can run pseudo-SLI in a single PCI Express x16 (or x8) slot and essentially enjoy the benefits of SLI on some non-SLI capable motherboard (as long as the motherboard's... Read more...
MSI's GeForce 7600GT, with its dual-slot intake cooler is on the HotHardware test bench this morning and it puts the hurt on ATI's Radeon X1600XT and then some. Please also drop a Digg or three in for us, so that others can hear the news.  Thanks!... Read more...
  While many of us are impressed with the features and performance promised by today's top of the line graphics cards, in reality, not too many of us have the budgets to afford one of these gaming powerhouses.  Often times, the common user needs to keep things in monetary perspective and consider a more practical approach to their graphics card desires.  The key is finding the best bang for the buck, where performance, price and other added features all converge to bring the consumer the best overall value for their dollar. One such product is NVIDIA's GeForce 7600GT series,... Read more...
Hello Everyone.  BW here, stopping in for a evening update to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of Gigabyte's GV-NX79X512DB-RH GeForce 7900 GTX.  Click right here to check it out...  ... Read more...
Now that the dual-GPU GeForce 7950 GX2 has hit the streets, the GeForce 7900 GTX is no longer NVIDIA's flagship desktop graphics adapter. But that doesn't mean it should all of a sudden be disregarded and brushed aside as an afterthought for a high-end gaming rig. In fact, the 7900 GTX may even become a more attractive option for some as its price inevitably drops over the coming the weeks and months. It's not like the 7900 GTX has suddenly become a bad performer, just because a more powerful and more expensive option has come along. We've got a new GeForce 7900 GTX on the test-bench... Read more...
In their latest review, Hardware Zone has pitted the MSI NX7600GT-T2D256E against ASUS's EN7600GT 256MB. While you're not going to see any kind of clear performance winner, you do get a chance to see what kind of bundle MSI provides, the card's overclocking potentional, and decide if it's worth the $179 price tag. "History seems to be repeating itself as the GeForce 7600 GT is poised to duplicate the successful GeForce 6600 GT. With the mid-range market settling down after the initial flurry of launches, this is the time to... Read more...
Over the past few months, we've posted a multitude of graphics related articles here at HotHardware.com. Since September, we've covered no less than seven product launches from ATI, five from rival NVIDIA, and even S3 chimed in with one of their own. Some of these products were mid-range or entry-level offerings, but a couple of them redefined the high-end of each company's respective line-ups. A great side effect of every new product launch at the high-end, is that the previous flagship products tend to get much less expensive. Take the Radeon X1800 XT, for example. A few short months ago, the... Read more...
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