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In a surprising turn of events, NVIDIA-built graphics cards have begun popping up at Best Buy stores across the nation. This is decidedly odd for a company that's made billions of dollars designing GPU products while leveraging board partners to bear the cost of manufacturing and marketing them, but NVIDIA confirmed that this new Best Buy partnership is a new direction for the company. "NVIDIA and Best Buy are working together to offer PC customers the opportunity to experience firsthand the latest in PC technologies right inside Best Buy stores," a company representative said. "As part of this broad initiative, NVIDIA is supplying to Best Buy specific GeForce models built and supported by NVIDIA.... Read more...
A few months back NVIDIA "released" the GeForce GTS 250 priced at just around $150. The reason behind the quotations in the previous statement is that the GTS 250 is not exactly something new. While a lot of NVIDIA's R&D dollars have gone into their higher-end products such as the GTX 285 and GTX 295, to satisfy their mid-level needs they turned to an old stand-by: rebranding a previously higher-end card. In the case of the GeForce GTS 250, we're pretty much looking at the same specifications that we saw with the GeForce 9800 GTX+, with a 1GB frame buffer being the only major difference (and even that isn't a meaningful differentiating factor as 9800 GTX+ cards with 1GB of onboard memory... 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...
NVIDIA’s G80 GPU has been sitting atop the 3D graphics food chain for well over a year now.  It was way back in November of ’06 that the GeForce 8800 GTX and original 640MB GTS arrived – the first two graphics cards based on the G80 GPU.  Sometime later, the more affordable 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS and current flagship GeForce 8800 Ultra arrived, but these two cards are based on the same GPU that powers NVIDIA’s initial 8800-series offerings. Obviously, even though NVIDIA’s products still clearly outperform ATI’s at the high-end, it’s time for a refresh, if just to keep things exciting for consumers this holiday season.  The first glimpse of what NVIDIA had in store came a little... Read more...
NVIDIA is updating its product stack again this morning, this time with a newly designed GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB card based on the 65nm G92 GPU.  This new GTS features 128 stream processors, up from 96 in the original GTS, but its memory bus width has been cut down to 256-bits.  This new configuration gives the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB an interesting performance profile.  We’ve got a couple of retail-ready GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB cards in the labs from Asus and XFX and put them through the wringer with some current DX10 titles.  Click the link below and check them out...NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB: Asus and XFX... Read more...
The revamped GeForce 8800 GTS 512, originally scheduled for 11/19, will be delayed until 12/11, according to sources from graphics card makers.  The new NVIDIA card will replace the 8800 GTS 640, and will have 128 of NVIDIA's Stream unified-shader pixel processors vs. 96 in the older 320 and 640 units.The new GeForce 8800GTS 512MB cards will replace the previous generation GeForce 8800GTS 640MB cards with a 65nm process GPU, supporting PCI Express 2.0, HDMI and PureVideo Gen2. The GPU will have 128 streaming processors, 970MHz GDDR3 memory frequency, 650MHz core frequency and a maximum TDP of 140W, according to the sources.The report goes on to say that the price range of GeForce 8800 GTS... Read more...
In the event that you pointed your browser right to our news section and missed the link at the top of the page, we’re writing to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article at here HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, performance, and overclockability of BFG’s GeForce 8600 GTS OC2 with Thermo Intelligence cooling.  The BFG GeForce 8600GT OC2 is a factory overclocked version of the NVIDIA GeForce 8600GTS, priced at approximately $229 - $249, and running at a 720MHz core and 1110MHz memory clocks.  Click the link below and check it out... BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC2... Read more...
Just about four and a half years ago, a company started by ex-Visiontek executives entered the already crowded graphics card market with the hope of capturing the enthusiast and hardcore gaming audience. The plan was to factory overclock many of their products, offer a life time warranty, and have a dedicated 24/7 technical support staff ready to answer any questions or troubleshoot any problems end users may encounter throughout the life of their cards. Fast forward to present day, and BFG is well respected in the enthusiast and gamer communities, and in addition to their top to bottom graphics line, they now have a growing motherboard, power supply, and even physics card lineup. With... Read more...
Hello Everyone. Today is the day NVIDIA chose to officially announce their new DX10-class GeForce 8600 GTS, 8600 GT, and the rest of the mainstream GeForce 8 family of products. We pulled together a few GeForce 8600 GTS and GT cards, tested them with some popular games and benchmark tools, and have posted our thoughts for all too see. Head on over to the main site and take look...Check out the new GeForce 8600 GTS and GT right here.... Read more...
Today's announcement by NVIDIA should come as no surprise to PC enthusiasts. The company's modus operandi has been to launch a new flagship GPU and over the course of the next year or so scale back the design to flesh out a complete top-to-bottom line-up of products, all with essentially the same feature set. We saw this scenario play out with the GeForce 6 series, which began with the high-end GeForce 6800 Ultra and ended with the GeForce 6100 series IGPs. The GeForce 7 series too began its life with the GeForce 7800 GTX and is now comprised of a whole host of products at various price points, many of which will soon be overshadowed by their GeForce 8 series couterparts.... Read more...
Just in case you're the type who likes to skip right to the news, we wanted to let you know we've got a new article live featuring Asus' take on the recently released GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB, the aptly named EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M. Unlike a few other 320MB GTS cards, the Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M is not pre-overclocked from the factory. It does ship with a decent accessory bundle, however, that includes a couple of full version games. Asus also throws in a handful of proprietary applications and utilities in an attempt to further add value to their product. Head on over to the site and check it out... Read The Entire Article Right Here.... Read more...
A few weeks ago, NVIDIA unleashed the relatively affordable 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS on the world. On launch day, we took a look at a pre-overclocked 320MB card from XFX and ended up giving it an Editor's Choice award due to its feature set, performance, and overall value.  Today, we're going to shine the spotlight on another retail-ready 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS card, but this one comes by way of Asus. Unlike XFX's card, the Asus EN8800GTS/HTDP/320M is not pre-overclocked from the factory. It does ship with a decent accessory bundle, however, that includes a couple of full version games.  Asus also throws in a handful of proprietary applications and utilities in an attempt... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We've just posted an article featuring XFX's brand-new, relatively affordable GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition and their flagship GeForce 8800 GTX XXX Edition graphics cards. Here's a snip from the piece: "XFX's GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Edition sports higher GPU and memory frequencies, which will give it a marked advantage over "stock" models. In addition, we're also going to be showcasing XFX's flagship GeForce 8 series card here today, the GeForce 8800 GTX XXX Edition. Like the 320MB model, the GTX XXX is clocked much higher than stock. In fact, the XFX GeForce 8800 GTX XXX Edition is the highest clocked... Read more...
Here we are, barely 12 weeks out from the initial introduction of the GeForce 8 series, and NVIDIA is ready with yet another new product based on the GPU formerly code named G80. The new GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB we'll be showcasing here today is essentially the same card as the original 8800 GTS, except that the 320MB model simply has half of the amount of frame buffer memory. According to NVIDIA's reference specifications the original 640MB 8800 GTS and the new 320MB model share the same GPU and memory clocks, memory interface, stream processor configuration, PCB, etc. The actual GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB card we'll be testing here today, however, comes by way of XFX and it is not clocked... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We've just posted an article where we explore the performance of NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS cards running in dual-card SLI configurations. Here's a snip from the piece... "NVIDIA has released a couple of fresh sets of Forceware drivers for the GeForce 8800 series, so we thought it was a good time to revisit the GTX and GTS to see how a pair of each type of card performed in a dual-GPU SLI configuration. So, armed with dual GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS cards, and a top-of-the-line testbed, we set out to do just that." Read The Rest Right Here!... Read more...
A few short weeks ago, NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce 8800 series of graphics cards and the nForce 600 family of core logic chipsets on the very same day. The flagship parts in each of these product categories, the GeForce 8800 GTX and the nForce 680i SLI, made the basis of what NVIDIA has dubbed their "Ultimate Gaming Platform". The feature set and initial testing of the GeForce 8800 series of cards and the nForce 680i SLI chipset definitely gave credence to this title, but at the time of the launch NVIDIA hadn't quite worked all of the kinks out of the G80's early drivers.  As such, we only included a handful of preliminary SLI benchmarks in our coverage of the launch.... Read more...
Hello All. NVIDIA has officially launched their new high-end 3D Graphics card that has full support for DX10 and Shader Model 4.0. The GeForce 8800 series is fully tested and showcased at HotHardware and its performance is nothing short of impressive. With up to 128 Stream Processors under its hood, up to 86GB/s of memory bandwidth at its disposal and comprised of a whopping 681 million transistors, it's no wonder the new GPU rips up the benchmarks like no tomorrow. Read The Rest Here. Digg this article to share with others.... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago at an Editor's Day event at their headquarters in Santa Clara, California, NVIDIA proclaimed that they planned to "redefine reality" with their self-branded ultimate gaming platform. The products in the spotlight throughout the event were the new nForce 680i SLI chipset, the upcoming 680a SLI, and a new family of graphics cards built around the company's forthcoming DX10 capable G80 GPU. The G80 at the heart of what became known as the GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800 GTS represented a complete shift in NVIDIA's GPU architecture. NVIDIA's Tony Tomasi even went so far as to say, "every transistor in the chip is new". Of course NVIDIA... Read more...
Hello HH fans. Today is the day NVIDIA chose to officially announce their new DX10-class GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, and the rest of the mainstream GeForce 8 family of products. We pulled together a few GeForce 8600 GTS and GT cards, tested them with some popular games and benchmark tools, and have posted our thoughts for all too see. click the link below to take look...Check out the new GeForce 8600 GTS and GT right here.... Read more...
Happy Friday all!  Man, another week has flown by and I feel like I've got nothing done.  The hardware is piling up and I can't seem to get ahead of it.  With the holidays coming fast, there is so many other things to steal the time lately.  With family coming into town, shopping and various get-togethers, time seems more precious than ever.  Fortunately, I think I am done shopping, the family went back home to NY and my calendar looks clear for the rest of the week.  It looks like this weekend I will be playing catch up and get you guys some more reviews! nVidia GeForce 6600GT goes AGP @ TweakTown: "A little while ago nVidia launched their GeForce 6600GT graphics... Read more...
The nVIDIA GeForce2 GTS Ultra and Detonator 3 Drivers nVIDIA's Technology War Machine Rolls On By Dave "Davo" Altavilla 8/14/00   You've got to hand it to nVIDIA.  They crank out new technology from a hardware and software standpoint, at a pace that has the rest of the competitive field cringing.  If nVIDIA was like a weapon, in this War of 3D Graphics, they would be an Abrams Tank with a Gatlin Gun strapped on top, clearing a path of destruction as they relentlessly rolled onward.  Perhaps that is a little over the top but it seems as if there is no end to their arsenal of next generation 3D Graphics product.  At the very least they seem to execute new... Read more...
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