The idea of an external PCI-Express chassis for video cards is practically as old as PCI-Express itself. However over the years the idea has failed to reach the consumer market as a complete product, even with the introduction of standardized external PCIe interfaces such as Thunderbolt. Various prototypes have been shown, but in practice the only way to acquire such a rig has been to build it yourself, combining an ExpressCard slot and its pokey PCIe 2.0 x1 link with an external PCIe chassis. Thankfully it looks like the PC industry is finally going to turn the corner on the concept thanks to Alienware. Today Alienware is introducing their own PCIe video card chassis, the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Alienware’s amplifier is a fairly typical take on...

Futuremark's Latest Attempt: 3DMark06 Tested

3DMark06 is the latest edition of the popular benchmarking tool by Futuremark. New enhancements like HDR and SM3.0 look good. Let's take a look.

44 by Josh Venning on 1/18/2006

Budget 90nm Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7300

NVIDIA has upped their ante in the sub $100 graphics market with a 90nm GeForce 7 series part.

24 by Derek Wilson on 1/18/2006

ATI Radeon X800 GTO Mini Roundup: Sapphire, Connect3D, and PowerColor

Today, we're looking at 4 different X800 GTOs from 3 different manufacturers. Each of these cards is different, but all are good solutions.

27 by Josh Venning on 12/26/2005

ATI Reveals Radeon X1900 Details Internally

ATI has unveiled their Radeon X1900 details to AIB partners this week. Is a January launch really so far fetched?

38 by Kristopher Kubicki on 12/22/2005

The All-In-Wonder 2006 PCIe Edition: The Latest Multimedia Solution From ATI

The newest edition of ATI's All-In-Wonder series is now based on one of ATI's new budget parts. This time around we get a slightly smaller package, with most...

18 by Josh Venning on 12/22/2005

ATI MultiGPU Done Right: The Radeon X1800 CrossFire Edition

UPDATE: more conclusions on availability added. We finally get our hands on ATI's second crack at MultiGPU, and they've done a much better job this time around. Will little...

40 by Derek Wilson on 12/20/2005

ATI's Avivo Update - H.264 Acceleration & a Special Downloadable Surprise

ATI's Avivo team has a little present for Radeon X1000 owners. Catalyst 5.13 is due out next week and it includes a couple of gems that we take...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/16/2005

Looking Back: ATI's Catalyst Drivers Exposed

We take a look at how ATI's Catalyst performance changed over the years on a Radeon 9700 Pro.

58 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2005

NVIDIA 7800 GT Mini-Roundup

Today, we're looking at three GeForce 7800 GTs. Let’s see ASUS’, XFX’s, and EVGA's take on this quality graphics solution from NVIDIA.

33 by Josh Venning on 12/8/2005

ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 First Look

We take a quick look at the newest of the mobile parts from ATI. Based on the X1K series, the new chip promises small sizes, good performance and battery...

30 by Josh Venning on 12/5/2005

Adapting to Parallelism: Catalyst 5.12 More Dual Core Friendly?

ATI released a beta driver to us with the promise that dual core support would be improved. Will we see the 5 to15 percent gains they are talking about...

56 by Derek Wilson on 12/4/2005

ATI supports Radeon X1800 XT overclocking

ATI releases an advisory to its board partners allowing them to overclock their Radeon X1800 XT products.

12 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/23/2005

AT Exclusive Preview: The GeForce 7800 GS Hits the Scene

Are there more of these mystery cards floating around on eBay? When will the 7800 GS be available to the public? We can't answer these questions, but we can...

43 by Derek Wilson & Kristopher Kubicki on 11/22/2005

7800GS Confirmed, Benchmarked

Who needs a 6800GS when you have a 7800GS?

18 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/22/2005

ATI's X1800 XL All-In-Wonder: Performance and TV in One Package

The newest edition of ATI's All-In-Wonder series gets a boost on the gaming side. Will the blazing fast multimedia graphics solution impress you enough to add TV to...

27 by Josh Venning on 11/21/2005

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 512: More Than Just More Memory

Not only does the newest high end card from NVIDIA sport twice the RAM as its little brother, it sees a 27.9% increase in core clock and a 41.6%...

97 by Derek Wilson on 11/14/2005

Radeon X700 IGP Very Soon... X1800XT Master Cards Very Late

It looks official, we will see Radeon X700 in IGP form...

8 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/10/2005

ATI Radeon X1300 Pro/LE updates

ATI X1300 Pro and LE gets an upgrade in specs

18 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/9/2005

R580 and RV535 Die Process Revealed

ATI readies its R580 and RV535 on new 80nm manufacturing process.

11 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/8/2005

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