If you're on something like Win 7 and you've been toying with the idea of trying Linux, give Mint 15 with KDE a whirl. I adapted to it fairly quickly.
I've been experimenting with it off of a bootable usb drive. I used the Universal-USB-Installer-220.127.116.11 to create it.
It's solid for general...
Feature Highlights of Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2:
Improves performance in Far Cry 3 up to 5 percent
Improve performance in Sim City 4 up to 16 percent
Improves latency performance issues seen in Tomb Raider and Hitman Absolution
Resolves slight corruption seen in Tomb Raider with...
All 960Ts are not going to unlock and run successfully with 6 cores.
It would be useful to note any motherboards that you've seen successfully unlock the 960T.
So link to any posts you've seen anywhere with that occurring.
In addition, if you have a 960T and have unlocked it on your...
I was trying my old Acer 120Hz LCD again tonight with some games. I love how fluid it is.
What annoys me is the gamma shift. A color seems accurate in the middle of the screen, too light at the bottom and too dark at the top. The same color will seem a few shades darker or lighter depending...
I've seen two out so far. The Hexus one is the latest.
Some of you may find this interesting or useful.
BTW if you want to OC from Afterburner only enable the following in the CFG.
UnlockVoltageControl = 1
EnableUnofficialOverclocking = 1
I've been seeing a lot of folks asking around on various forums about if their CPU is good enough for a 5870. Below is an old article that shows a GTX 295 on a variety of CPUs at various speeds and on monitors @ 1680x, 1920x and 2560x.
If you're looking for the Toxic card and want a decent price for it, try below-
I love mine and it cost me 250usd.
Well I found a TV tuner card for my computer that actually tunes all the new digital channels well. My old AverMedia USB tuner would bring them in however it would skip and freeze a lot. It did fine with analog.
If you're tired of waiting on the Atomic you might want to try this-
It's only 960 on the core and it does have a good quiet cooler though. I grabbed one for my AMD rig.
I'm looking to get a solid 1440x monitor for gaming for a friend. I want DVI too. Is the below LG about the best I am going to be able to get?
Or is there something better out there that's 1440x with DVI?
GTS 250 reviews have started to pop up-
I have two of these fanless cards in Crossfire.
I got them because they are absolutely quiet and have decent performance.
In my SilverStone case they idle and load as below.
Top card 31c idle...
I've got an Evga X58 up and running. Here's a few quick benches
06 @ 1920x, 21874
06 @ 1920x, no HT, 24315
Vantage default, first try, 30133-...
If that mobo runs as well as it looks we will be set-
It would look great with a red and black HD 4870 X2 in it.
Watch your real vcore if you have an XFX or Evga 790i board. I discovered I have to set 1.5v to get 1.46v. My Q6600 needs just that to do 3.61GHz. After I upped the voltage to make sure I was actually getting the full 1.46v all stability issues vanished.
nVidia is currently investigating.
Glad I stuck with my cheap trusty P35 mobo.
"The new card won six out of the nineteen tests, at least at high resolutions...
On the other hand, it was either equal to or slower than the single-chip ATI Radeon HD 3870 in seven out of the nineteen tests..."
Just like I've been saying from my experience with the X2; inconsistent...
I contacted Visiontek and asked them if I was using an HD 3870 and it died under a reasonable overclock if they would replace it. Reply with the message below.
Any overclocking will void your Limited Lifetime Warranty.
VisionTek Tech Support
I have a couple of HD 3850 256Mb cards I got as placeholders for the HD 3870 X2 that supposed to come out. Currently I am running them in my second Intel rig on a BX2.
Anyway, I tried the "Crysis" demo under Vista x64 with the 7.11 hotfix drivers @ both 1440x and 1680x. I used a combination of...
Anyone use one of these? I am trying to locate a solid 1280x LCD for my niece. The one in the subject line didn't seem too bad. I wanted 16.7m colors, or 8bit, and a decent response time so she can game.
I am looking for folks that own 8800GTS 640MB cards to run a few benches. Specifically; "GRAW 2 SP Demo, and Test Drive Unlimited". If you would do a stock run and an overclocked run that would be nice. If you only want to bother with one run, make it at your card's best overclock.
For "GRAW 2"...