With many new games boasting the most explosive, eye-opening graphics and astonishing special effects, there has never been a better time to be a PC gamer. What’s more, you don’t always need to have the most powerful graphics card in order to enjoy a high-quality gaming experience. Just take a look at the powerful and very affordable Diamond Radeon HD 4650 Video Card.
The past 3 weeks we have seen both ATI and Nvidia, releasing their latest video cards at a feverish pitch. The competition for the overall top spot as well as the …
Quad-core computing may sound expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to the Acer Aspire M5100 Desktop PC, any multimedia aficionado will be able to enjoy top-notch graphics performance, and be able to save some money in the process.
This low-priced PC has an AMD Phenom 9500 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. Pay attention to your PC: your photo- and video-editing suites are salivating!
Get the Catalyst 8.3 drivers from AMD/ATI and get your motors running! This new update should make Vista gamers rejoice based on initial reports with a swath of new features. TigerTV’s Logan will be giving you all the gory details in the near future, but for now – you need to get some of these new features:
Vista users reap most of the benefits as they will be able to:
- Support up to four GPUs with CrossFireX Quad. Unlike the GeForce series, you will be able to intermix 3870, 3850 and 3870 X2s to use 3 or 4 cards.
- HydraVision: New features such as dividing the desktop into user definable areas called HydraGrid, keeping your applications where you want them; another which allows 9 virtual desktops (much like Ubuntu) with specific app positioning and display settings for each desktop.
- Users with the AMD 780G integrated graphics board and a HD 3400 series card will enjoy better performance.
A slew of the latest and greatest motherboards are entering the market, all vying for your hard earned (Christmas gift cards) money. The newest, cutting edge motherboards are X38 chipset based, and Asus would like you to get familiar with their flagship model, the Maximus Extreme. It offers a high-performing cooling solution, features-galore, overclockable, highly tweakable, and performance second to none – the Asus Maximus Extreme has all of those bases covered. So let your inner Ridley Scott out, and put together the next people’s champion of the Hippodrome, the Maximus Extreme is your chariot to gaming glory.
Catering to users who pursue extreme performance at a low price, Asus presents to us the the M3A32-MVP Deluxe WiFi Motherboard. This cutting-edge motherboard supports the AMD Phenom quad-core AM2+ CPU with the latest AMD 790FX chipset. It features the latest HyperTransport(tm) 3.0 (HT3) system bus with up to 5200 MT/s speed, quad PCIe 2.0 x 16 slots, and the ASUS patent pending memory heat pipe design – ASUS Cool Mempipe. Plus, the board includes an 802.11g (54 Mbps) WiFi access point, allowing you to share your Internet connection wirelessly without a wireless broadband router. All of these advantages add up to one impressive motherboard, so yes – pray to get your hands on one.
Enthusiasts all know that in order to run Crossfire, one needs at least two Crossfire-compatible Radeon Cards…right? Wrong. What if I tell you can run Crossfire with just one card? That’s right – Uno. Its true, but don’t cheer yet. Hybrid Crossfire is the name of the technology that can make it happen, but the question remains: would you want to?
I can, and I’m happy to say it. AMD starts 2008 with a bang with the introduction of the Radeon HD 3780 X2. This teraflop wonder is essentially two Radeon HD 3870 GPUs placed on a single card. Why create a new chip, when you can double up on the best card you have; that’s my motto. AMD has entered the thunderdome with this beast, so grab the popcorn and get ready for the fireworks. The battle for top video card begins.