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In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the Asus Transformer Prime Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” update, AMD's A8-3870K Black Edition unlocked Llano APU, Dell's Alienware X51 small form factor gaming PC, the brand new AMD Radeon HD 7950 and details our most recent contest where three lucky winners can score some great PC gaming gear from Gigabyte! Show Notes: 00:58 - Asus Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich Update 06:17 - AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano Quad-Core APU Review 10:45 - Dell Alienware X51, SFF PC Gaming Refined 16:50 - AMD Radeon HD 7950 Tahiti Pro DirectX 11 GPU Review 20:48 - HotHardware and Gigabyte New Year's Giveaway... Read more...
When AMD announced the Radeon HD 7970 last month, it revealed a new, ultra-powerful graphics card that snatched the single-GPU performance crown from the previous titleholder, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 580. AMD may have staked a claim for the fastest single graphics card with the dual-GPU powered Radeon HD 6990, but its previous flagship single-GPU powered card, the Radeon HD 6970, generally trailed the GeForce GTX 580 in real-world game performance. Although the Radeon HD 7970 didn’t actually go on sale until a few weeks after the initial announcement, there was no doubt it would be the highest performing single-GPU based graphics card available when it finally did arrive, based... Read more...
At the time of the Radeon HD 7970’s announcement, we knew the Radeon HD 7950 would be based on the same GPU and that it would arrive a few weeks after the 7970, but its final specifications and price point hadn’t been disclosed. As it turns out, we’ve had a couple of the cards in-house for a little while now and can finally reveal all of the juicy details. AMD has also provided a fresh set of drivers which reportedly enhance the performance of the 7900-Series cards, so we recorded another set of scores with the 7970 using the updated drivers to show how much additional performance AMD was able to wring out of its newest GPU in the few weeks since we last took a look at it...... Read more...
Hello All! We've just posted a new article here at HotHardware.com detailing our experience with a pair of EVGA's e-GeForce 7950 GT KO cards. We evaluated the e-GeForce 7950 GT KO's performance in both single-card and SLI modes, and compared its performance to a wide array of competition. Here's a snip from the piece: "As enthusiasts, we'd all love to own a killer quad-core powered rig complete with a healthy amount of RAM, super-fast hard drives, and a pair of NVIDIA's flagship GeForce 8800 GTX cards pushing the pixels. The kind coin required to assemble a system like this puts them well out of reach for the majority of us,... Read more...
As enthusiasts, we'd all love to own a killer quad-core powered rig complete with a healthy amount of RAM, super-fast hard drives, and a pair of NVIDIA's flagship GeForce 8800 GTX cards pushing the pixels. The kind coin required to assemble a system like this puts them well out of reach for the majority of us, however, hence the immense popularity of more affordable, mainstream products like the one we're going to talk about today, EVGA's e-GeForce 7950 GT KO. As the newest member of the GeForce 7 family, the GeForce 7950 GT has a lot going for it. The GPU offers all of the features of its more expensive sibling, the GeForce 7900 GTX, and arguably more thanks to the full HDCP... Read more...
What's attractive about the GeForce 7950 GT is that it doesn't cost much more than a 7900 GT yet it offers nearly the same performance of a much pricier 7900 GTX. Additionally, the 7950 GT sports 512MB DDR3 clocked at 1.4GHz (effective). The GPU core runs at a speedy 550MHz and just like the 7900 GT and GTX, the 7950 GT also boasts 8 vertex shaders and 24 pixel shaders. Today, we have a GeForce 7950 GT from Gigabyte in the labs to see just how well the new GeForce 7 Series card can perform. The Gigabyte GV-NX795T512H-RH features reference clock speeds and a Zalman cooler for a little differentiation outside of the typical reference design HSF assembly. Read on to find out more...... Read more...
NVIDIA has enjoyed quite a bit of success the last couple of years thanks in part to its GeForce 6 and 7 Series graphics cards. Like every other company in the world, NVIDIA likes to ride its success as long as possible. In NVIDIA's case, this can be done with product refreshes. The most recent refresh brought us the GeForce 7950 GT, interestingly positioned between the 7900 GT and 7900 GTX. What's attractive about the GeForce 7950 GT is that it doesn't cost much more than a 7900 GT yet it offers nearly the same performance of a much pricier 7900 GTX. Additionally, the 7950 GT sports 512MB DDR3 clocked at 1.4GHz (effective). The GPU core runs at a speedy 550MHz. Just like the 7900... Read more...
Hello All! We're writing to let you all know that we've just posted a fresh article where we evaluate the features, bundle, and performance of EVGA's e-GeForce 7950 GX2 card. Here's a snip from the piece: "As you would expect form a card with a pair of G71 GPUs and 1GB of frame buffer memory running in tandem, the EVGA e-GeForce 7950 GX2 performed much like a pair of GeForce 7900 GT cards running in SLI mode. The EVGA e-GeForce 7950 GX2 was clearly much faster than any of the other single-GPU based cards we tested, and it traded the top spot in most tests with the 7900 GT SLI setup."... Read more...
When we first took a look at the Gigabyte GA-SN-SLI Quad Royal motherboard a few months back, we gave it solid praise, yet lamented on what we thought was an exciting opportunity. The board was capable of supporting up to four individual PCI-e based graphic cards, but the Quad Royal was only able to support two GeForce cards running in an SLI configuration. Around the same time we posted that review, however, NVIDIA was promoting Quad SLI in pre-configured systems through a handful of resellers - typically for a premium. NVIDIA remained mum on the prospect of a DYI Quad SLI setup for a time, while in the labs they better prepared the hardware and drivers. From this testing was born the GeForce... Read more...
NVIDIA has officially announced their latest high-end killer mobile GPU, branded the GeForce Go 7950 GTX. With 24 pixel shader engines, a core speed of 575MHz, and memory speeds of up to 1.4GHz with 512MB on board, this new MXM form-factor card offers a ton of Graphics horsepower for the DTR Notebook crowd. This preview of the technology goes through features, specification and performance expectations. Here's a snip from the piece... "Today, NVIDIA takes the notebook platform yet another step closer to enthusiast desktop performance with the launch of the new GeForce Go 7950 GTX. As the company's new flagship mobile GPU, this graphics chipset... Read more...
The enthusiast gaming notebook has become an extremely viable and desirable alternative to today's desktop systems, which in-part explains why the mobile segment is one of the fastest growing in the PC industry. The latest crop of high performance notebooks are an engineering marvel of sorts, as they come dangerously close to providing the same levels of performance without the excessive bulk and heat associated with a full desktop system. Over the course of the last year in particular, we have witnessed the notebook gain further ground on desktops with the arrival of new processors and NVIDIA's SLI multi-GPU configurations on the notebook platform. As such, we now have... 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 is in-line with the cost of two GTs.  And MSI's version of this card proved to be an excellent representative... 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 BIOS has been updated to provide support for the 7950 GX2). We finally have another retail 7950 GX2... Read more...
Gainward weighs in this evening with their own offering of GeForce 7950GT cards.  There are two flavors, a standard 512MB version with RAM at 1.4GHz and a 256MB version with RAM clocked in at 1.2GHz.  Both look to have pretty swank cooling solutions... Gainward BLISS 7950GT 512MB TV-out Dual DVI BLISS 7950GT 256MB TV-out Dual DVI Golden Sample(R) comes with 256MB carefully selected and qualified 1,2ns high performing DDR3 modules, it is based on the latest NVIDIA 7900GS graphics processor offering 580+MHz (reference 550MHz) core and a 750+(DDR1500+) MHz (reference 700 "DDR1400" MHZ) memory clock. If you are looking for a high performing, super fast and rock... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We've just finished putting NVIDIA's new $299 GeForce 7950 GT through the wringer, and have a fresh article on-line for your perusal. The card we looked at wasn't a vanilla reference card, however. Instead, XFX sent over a retail-ready GeForce 7950 GT 570M Extreme, complete with a dead-silent, passive cooler. And to top it off, the card is HDCP-ready and pre-overclocked from the factory as well for a bit of a performance boost. Here's a snip... "The GeForce 7950 GT we'll be evaluating today comes by way of XFX. In typical XFX fashion, the company has mutliple GeForce 7950 GT offerings in their product stack, the $299 PV-T71J-YHF9, which is clocked at NVIDIA's reference... Read more...
Last week NVIDIA officially launched the $199 GeForce 7900 GS, and jointly announced the $299 GeForce 7950 GT.  In our coverage of the GeForce 7900 GS, we were able to reveal the 7950 GT's specifications and features, but were asked to reserve posting any benchmark results until the cards were made available. Well, here we are only one week later and that day has come.  As of September 14, you should be able to purchase GeForce 7950 GT cards from your favorite retailer. The GeForce 7950 GT we'll be evaluating today comes by way of XFX. In typical XFX fashion, the company has mutliple GeForce 7950 GT offerings in their product stack, the $299 PV-T71J-YHF9, which is clocked... Read more...
WinFast PX7950 GT TDH Extreme and WinFast PX7950 GT TDH --The smart New Choice for the Gaming Enthusiast who wants everything-- Taipei, Taiwan -- Leadtek Research, a world leader in extreme visual graphics technology, today announced the WinFast PX7950 GT TDH series for the enthusiast gaming segment. Following close in the footsteps of PX7900GS, with which it shares many similar features, the WinFast PX7950 GT TDH series was designed for extreme HD gaming and in this respect still has the edge on its sibling. Powered by NVIDIA SLI-Ready GeForce 7950 GT graphics processing units it delivers exceptionally smooth frame rates at widescreen resolutions up to 2560x1600 with ultra fluid, high-definition... Read more...
Albatron let us know their GeForce 7950GT is ready to roll.  We imagine these cards will be showing up in retail shortly.   The 7950GT is PCI Express compliant and is also capable of SLI functionality.  The engine's core frequency is set to 550 MHz and contains 24 highly efficient pipelines. The DDR III memory on this card is a blazing 1400 MHz with a capacity of 512 MB using a 256-bit transfer bus.   Albatron Technology recently announced the latest arrival in super high quality video and graphics processing - the Albatron 7950GT graphics card. If you can imagine video image quality twice as fine as that of a DVD video, then you understand the performance potential... Read more...
Albatron 7950GT - New VGA Card flexes its HD muscle! Albatron Technology recently announced the latest arrival in super high quality video and graphics processing - the Albatron 7950GT graphics card. If you can imagine video image quality twice as fine as that of a DVD video, then you understand the performance potential of the 7950GT. The 7950GT's HDCP module allows you to watch super high definition video using the latest H.264 or VC-1 standards and has a potential of reaching 1440P (2560x1440 pixels). The 7950GT does without the expensive HDMI connector and offers a more economical solution for reaching 1080P (1920 x 1080 pixels) high quality video with its Dual Link DVI connector. Not... Read more...
Hello everyone. NVIDIA has just taken the wraps off of two new mainstream GPUs, the GeForce 7900 GS and GeForce 7950 GT. We took a retail-ready XFX GeForce 7900 GS for a spin at its factory-overclocked speeds and down-clocked it to illustrate how reference cards would perform as well. We've also got some information regarding the new GeForce 7950 GT, but benchmarks for this card will have to wait. Here's a snip from the article... "The company is launching two new GPUs aimed squarely at the more mainstream price segments of the gaming community. Here, we find the GeForce 7900 GS coming to market with an MSRP of $199 and the GeForce 7950 GT which carries an MSRP of $299. With these two... Read more...
Over the course of the last few months, the vast majority of news coming through the doors of NVIDIA has been in regards to enthusiast-class products such as the GeForce 7950 GX2 GPU and nForce 570 chipset. However, today the company is launching two new GPUs aimed squarely at the more mainstream price segments of the gaming community. Here, we find the GeForce 7900 GS coming to market with an MSRP of $199 and the GeForce 7950 GT which carries an MSRP of $299. With these two GPUs, NVIDIA is providing the market with a direct response to ATI's recently announced and yet currently unavailable Radeon X1900 XT 256MB as well as the currently available... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that NVIDIA is preparing to launch a new GeForce 7950 GT to combat ATI's upcoming RV570 GPU. The latest addition to the GeForce family of GPU's boasts a 550MHz core frequency and is equipped with 512MB of RAM operating at a healthy 700MHz. Furthermore, the $299 card is rumored to have 24 pipelines, dual DVI link, and native HDCP support. "The card supports HDCP, has dual-DVI link, twenty-four pipelines and 512MB of memory. It will launch on the 14th of September and it scores 4687 in 3Dmark06, some 180 more than ATI's RV570, at least according to Nvidia's own slides...The only trouble for Nvidia is that ATI's RV570 will end up much cheaper than Nvidia... Read more...
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