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We just received some photos of a slick, liquid-cooling system for the recently released GeForce 9800 GTX that we thought you'd all like to see.  The shots come by way of Berlin-based Aqua Computer.  Aqua Computer manufactures a number of custom liquid-cooling kits and accessories for everything from processors to hard drives, but their GPU water blocks are particularly trick.         Click For Hi-Res Photos The aquagrafx 9800 GTX cooling system you see pictured here should be available on the company's website very soon.  In addition to its obvious good looks, the aquagrafx 9800 GTX features purified electrolyte copper construction (99.99% pure cooper)... Read more...
NVIDIA Introduces Fastest GeForce Platforms Ever—Optimized For Gaming PCs New GeForce 9-Series GPUs, NVIDIA nForce 790i-Series MCPs, and NVIDIA SLI Multi-GPU Technology Reinvigorate the PC Market with Best Performance, Power, and Price SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 10, 2008—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) continues to address the global demand for better visual experiences on the PC with the recent market introduction of a series of new powerful graphics processing units (GPUs) and media and communications processors (MCPs) that unleash consumers’ creativity and self-expression. The new NVIDIA GeForce® and NVIDIA nForce® products, including the new GeForce® 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GTX,... Read more...
NVIDIA is officially taking the wraps off of their new GeForce 9800 GTX card today.  With its predecessor, the GeForce 8800 GTX's, excellent pedigree the new GeForce 9800 GTX certainly has some pretty big shoes to fill.  Its name alone will make many users assume the GeForce 9800 GTX is NVIDIA's new flagship single GPU powered graphics card.  And technically it is.  But we all know what happens when people assume. Thankfully, there's no longer a need to make any assumptions.  We've got a trio of GeForce 9800 GTX cards in-house from NVIDIA's partners BFG, EVGA, and Zogis and have put them to the test with some of today's popular games running at XHD resolutions in single... Read more...
NVIDIA's onslaught of new graphics cards based on the company's G92 graphics processor continues today with the introduction of the GeForce 9800 GTX.  As its name suggests, the GeForce 9800 GTX is the successor to the wildly popular and unusually long-lived GeForce 8800 GTX.We're sure you all know by now that the GeForce 8800 GTX was introduced in November of 2006 and sat unrivaled at the top of the 3D graphics food chain until the 8800 Ultra was released, which was essentially the same card with a different cooler and higher clock speeds.  From an enthusiast's standpoint, the GeForce 8800 GTX must be looked at as nothing but an overwhelming success.  Regardless of the actual sales... Read more...
On Wednesday a rumor started circulating that AMD was starting to making cutbacks in its workforce, not entirely uncommon for a company that is attempting to become profitable again.  As with all rumors, they don't always turn out to be factual:An AMD representative denied that any cuts have taken place as of Thursday morning, but when asked if cuts were impending, declined to comment on "rumors and speculation." The source of the rumor also went on say that AMD was going to miss its quarterly earnings target.  Time will tell if this part of the rumor is accurate, otherwise it seems that the source is batting 0 for 2.... Read more...
NVIDIA has finally taken the wraps of their latest desktop chipset, the nForce 790i SLI Ultra, and a brand new flagship graphics card dubbed the GeForce 9800 GX2.  We've taken a look at a pair of motherboards, one from ASUS and the other from EVGA, built around the new nForce 790i SLI Ultra chipset and have tested the dual-GPU powered GeForce 9800 GX2 as well.  Here's a snip from the piece... "A new desktop chipset complete with a DDR3-based memory controller is here, along with a dual-GPU powered monolith of a graphics card that is NVIDIA's most powerful to date.  Together, the combination of a GeForce 9800 GX2 (or two GX2s) with the nForce 790i SLI Ultra chipset redefine the... Read more...
Way back in late 2006, NVIDIA simultaneously unveiled a new flagship GPU and desktop chipset that became the foundation of what NVIDIA was calling the "ultimate gaming platform".  At the time, the combination of a pair of GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards and an nForce 680i SLI-based motherboard was clearly the most powerful hardware combo available for gamers.  And here we are, nearly a year and a half later in early 2008, and still that combo is tough to beat; truly a testament to NVIDIA's engineering abilities and execution.Since the introduction of that version of NVIDIA's ultimate gaming platform, the company's product stack has changed quite a bit.  New GPUs have hit the... Read more...
You probably recall that NVIDIA had a fairly recent coming-out party for the GeForce 9800 GX2 at CeBIT, with more than a few cards on display for all to see, including this one from Albatron.  There were also various other sneaks and leaks from other offerings as well of course but we've haven't heard from Asus just yet... operative word there, "yet".  Asus EN9800GX2, bundled with Company of Heroes Whatever happend to the "manly" graphics card?  Of course, the Ninja Geisha emblazoned on the front of the card could likely dish out a can of whoop as well we suspect.  Word has it a slow boat from Taiwan might be carrying a few of these to the US soon... very soon. ... Read more...
Just in case you didn't notice the new featured article at the top of the page, we’re writing to let everyone know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, overclockability, and performance of the ASUS Striker II Formula nForce 780i SLI-based motherboard for Intel processors.  The Striker II Formula is a member of ASUS’ high-end Republic of Gamers, or ROG, series of motherboards.  As such, the board is loaded with features and integrated peripherals that set it apart from run of the mill products.  Click the link below and check it out...ASUS Striker II Formula nForce 780i SLI Motherboard... Read more...
When ASUS unveiled their Republic of Gamers (ROG) series of products, they stated their mission clearly: "deliver the most innovative and best performing PC solutions to enhance the usage experience for power users".  There's a lot in that statement to live up to, but ASUS was confident in their abilities.  Over the years that we have covered many of their products, and we've seen a fair share of hardware that performed at or exceeded our expectations.  Thus, when NVIDIA upped the core-logic ante last year with the introduction of the 780i chipset, one of the first boards we checked out was the ASUS P5N-T, which can be viewed here.   Although the P5N-T didn't... Read more...
The CeBIT 2008 show is Germany's version of our CES, or Taiwan's Computex, only with a little wienerschnitzel thrown around and some Helles to wash it down; you get the idea.  As with many shows like these, lots of inside info is released and as yet announced products are often shown behind closed doors and sometimes even openly with a pause and a "oops" afterwards as if to say, they really didn't mean to do that.  In that vein this morning, Albatron steps up and tips their skirt in our general direction with this...    Though typically we would offer that we can neither confirm nor deny that these are in fact pictures of Albatron's... Read more...
Just in case you missed it, we’re checking in to the news to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of Gigabyte’s innovative GV-NX88T512HP GeForce 8800 GT graphics card.  The Gigabyte GV-NX88T512HP features a nice factory overclock, the ability to increase the GPU voltage via Gigabyte's Gamer HUD software, and it uses high quality electrical components.  In addition to the aforementioned items, the GV-NX88T512HP also features a custom Zalman cooler and a PCB that is shorter than NVIDIA’s reference design.  Click the link below and check it out...Gigabyte GV-NX88T512HP GeForce 8800 GT Evaluation... Read more...
Gigabyte is no stranger to innovation. Year after year, we see the company build unique features into its products to increase performance, improve power utilization, decrease noise, and enhance the user experience. As enthusiasts, we love to see innovations that improve products and differentiate them from the rest of the pack. Gigabyte has done just that with one of its GeForce 8800 GT video cards, the GV-NX88T512HP. Most companies selling 8800s just use the NVIDIA reference design with a different sticker on the cooler, and sometimes the cards will get overclocked as well. Gigabyte wasn't happy with that idea, though, when it designed its latest 8800 GT TurboForce Edition card, which it called... Read more...
If the blockbuster successes of games like World of Warcraft and Counterstrike, compared to the lack-luster reception of ultra-high-end titles like Crysis, have taught us anything, it is that the vast majority of PC gamers are not running games which are incredibly graphics intensive. As low-cost gaming consoles continue to steal many of these casual gamers away from the PC, component manufacturers for the PC platform are starting to think differently about how to approach the gaming market. As of late, we’re seeing a significant and refreshing shift towards lower-cost components for the mainstream market. Getting more performance for your dollar is now more exciting than getting the... Read more...
NVIDIA launched the first release of their next generation GeForce 9 GPU architecture today and this time the company decided to come out with a mainstream, more reasonably priced offering first, versus the traditional high-end, pricey flagship boards that are typically showcased for the introduction of a new graphics processor.  The new NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT is based on the NVIDIA G94 GPU and is manufactured on a 65nm process with a 64 stream processor architecture. To put that in perspective, NVIDIA’s previous generation mid-range component (the 8600 GT) had half the number of SPs at 32, though due its 65nm process shrink, the 9600 GPU is still quite small thus still cost and power-efficient. ... Read more...
And this is why analyst calls, while often dry, are a wealth of information.  In their Q4 2008 post-results conference call, NVIDIA clarified its AGEIA plans.Huang revealed that Nvidia's strategy is to take the PhysX engine and port it onto CUDA. For those not in the know, CUDA stands for Compute Unified Device Architecture, and it's a C-like application programming interface Nvidia developed to let programmers write general-purpose applications that can run on GPUs. All of Nvidia's existing GeForce 8 graphics processors already support CUDA, and Huang confirmed that the cards will be able to run PhysX.Last, but not least, Huang said developers are "really excited" about the PhysX-to-CUDA... Read more...
Just in case you just straight to the news this morning, we’re popping in to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware, in which we evaluate the features, performance, and overclockability of PNY’s XLR8 GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB graphics card.  Like other 512MB GTS cards, the PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB is based on the recently released 65nm G92 GPU that features a full 128 stream processors and a 256-bit memory interface.  Click the link below and check it out...PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB... Read more...
Late last year, NVIDIA released a pair of new 8800-series graphics cards based on their G92 GPU.  The new cards were designed to keep NVIDIA's products at the top of the food chain at their respective price points, while also being a bit more affordable.  The first of the two was the GeForce 8800 GT.  It brought high-end performance to the mainstream crowd mostly due to its 112 stream processor configuration and 65m G92 GPU.  The G92's shrink to 65nm from TSMC's 90nm process used with the G80, brings with it lower power usage, but also lower prices due to a reduced die size, enabling NVIDIA to set the MSRP for the 8800... Read more...
Now Available: NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI MCPsMaximum Performance, Ultimate Control  NVIDIA® nForce® 780i SLI® media and communications processors (MCPs) are the must-have platform for Intel Yorkfield CPUs. Maximize your rig's performance with 3-way SLI technology. Achieve ultimate control with the real-time component monitoring and tuning features of the first platform designed for ESA-certified components. And experience spectacular DirectX® 10 gaming with the best platform for GeForce® GPUs.  Buy now from the following online retailers: Mwave.com NCIXUS.com Newegg.com TigerDirect.com ZipZoomfly.com... Read more...
As usual, we tripped through the Asus product booth this year at CES.  And in traditional Asus fashion, we were privy to some sights and sounds that were rather interesting.  If you've been paying attention, you've probably noticed that Asus is making a big push into the notebook space and has even managed to penetrate some of the major brick and mortar retailers like Best Buy.  As such, Asus had a lot on display regarding their Notebook and UMPC offerings, with lots Eee PCs of course, front and center.  However, tucked off in the corner we stumbled upon a previously released model that was updated with a next... Read more...
NVIDIA is the sort of company that can and will capitalize on opportunities quickly, whether it be market or product related, or something as simple as logistics.  As such, in traditional fashion, with the huge insurgence of press and media swooping down on the never-ending sensory overload that is the city of Las Vegas and the CES show, NVIDIA took the opportunity to arrange an editor's day just prior to the opening day of CES.  With a venue like this and a captive audience to boot it's a proverbial no-brainer and so we convened at the New York-New York hotel and casino for an update from virtually every product group at NVIDIA. If you've been spending some time here at HotHardware,... Read more...
While attending an NVIDIA event yesterday in Las Vegas, we got a chance to snap a few pictures of a pair of brand new GeForce 8800M GTS powered notebooks.  If you recall, we previewed NVIDIA's flagship mobile GPU back in November - if you'd like more details by all means, take a look at the article right here.For now, here are a couple of pictures of Gateway's first FX edition notebook and Sager's NP5792...    More information on the Sager NP5792 is available on the company's website.  As for the Gateway FX, here's a snip from the product's official press release: GATEWAY’S FIRST FX EDITION NOTEBOOK IS A MOBILE MEDIA AND GAMING POWERHOUSE Gateway extends attributes of... Read more...
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