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ATI Stream Technology

Soon AMD will give all HD3000 and HD4000 owners an early Christmas present in their next Catalyst-drivers. We’ve got the details of the new ATI Stream-support that will turn your GPU into a transcoding monster.

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AMD HD4550 versus GeForce 9400GT

For a lot of people paying more than $50-$60 for a video card is not an option. We have taken two cards from NVidia and AMD that won’t cost you more than $50 and pitted them against each other to see which company has made the best entry-level video card.

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AMD Fusion Gaming Utility

AMD Fusion Gaming Utility lets you temporarily optimize your AMD-system with the click of a button. How does it work? We’ve taken it for a quick spin to find out.

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XFX GTX 280: A Preview of What’s to Come

  Bjorn3D will kick off our on-going coverage of this gala event with a detailed preview of the flagship of the line, the GeForce GTX 280 provided to us by XFX. For clarity’s sake notice we said “on-going” and “preview”. As with the debut of any new generation of graphical …

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3DMark Vantage

3DMark Vantage is the latest version of the popular benchmark from Futuremark. With a Windows Vista requierment as well as several brand news tests it has all the chance to become as popular as its predecessors.

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World in Conflict – Performance

Recently the game World in Conflict was released and this is yet another RTS that offers excellent visuals with lots of effects that all work together to bring your computer to its knees. We decided that it would be fun to see how different components in your system are affecting …

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1333MHz … Who Are the Big Dogs?

  First, we were extremely curious why the NVIDIA 680i based motherboard which 60 days ago was the “holy grail” of overclocking lost so much popularity in the enthusiast ranks, seemingly overnight. Secondly, we were curious to see if the 680i as advertised truly supported the new 1333MHz standard and …

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Cascading the Nautilus 500

Double your pleasure, double your fun. Just take two Corsair Nautilus 500 kits, install in PC, add some heat and water then let the good times roll.

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The HD2400 and HD2600

Completing AMD’s first DX10 line-up is the HD2400 and the HD2600. We have taken two cards using these GPu’s for a serious test drive to see what they are capable of.

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Overclocking the GeForce 8800 Series

  For this project I have selected the FOXCONN NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS as my test subject, which I reviewed here at Bjorn3D back in November 2006. Presently, the 640MB version of the GeForce 8800 GTS is the second-best video card available on the market. Gamers and computer enthusiasts alike …

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The Hottest Games Coming in 2007

2006 was a great year for gamers, bringing us some great and innovative games. But everything has to end and, as we all know, every ending means a new beginning. It is now time to raise our heads, look forward into the distance and try to figure out what the …

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XFX 8800 GTX: SLI Performance

I thought it might be fun to do a short addition to the first review as since writing it I have made some rather significant upgrades to my test rig and also added a second XFX 8800 GTX running in SLI. Now that I have your attention, just a few …

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NVIDIA 8000 GPU/VPU: An Introduction

  When planning for this mammoth task we decided the best approach would be to prepare one additional introductory article expressing what NVIDIA® brings to the table from a technology, Physics, and general usage standpoint for each of the products we’ll being presenting. The article will be a consortium of …

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ATI X1950XTX, X1650 Pro and X1300XT

ATI is back with a bunch of fall refresh products. The most interesting is the X1950XTX that not only supports GDDR4 and has a better and more silent cooling but also will be quite cheap compared to other high-end video cards.

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RAID 2: A Look At The PCI Players

  So for purposes of clarification, today’s presentation will be part guide, part review, part article, and even include a mini shoot-out of the RAID controllers we have for comparison. Now that you’re totally confused please join us for what we feel is a very thorough investigation of RAID 2: …

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NVIDIA nForce5 chat

On the 23st of May bjorn3d.com held a chat with NVIDIA regarding their new nForce5 chipset. this article contains a cleaned up transcript from that chat.

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NVIDIA nForce 590 MCP

  Today I’ll be writing what one might call a prelude of things to come. The cool thing about it is that those “things to come” will be introduced today, namely the NVIDIA nForce®500 series of MCP that brings a huge amount of new and radically different technology to the …

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Mixed Vendor 7900 GTX SLI

Ever wonder if you really can mix NVIDIA GeForce video cards from different manufacturers in SLI? In this article, we show you that you can and show the performance of a Leadtek 7900 GTX combined with an XFX 7900 GTX.

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NVIDIA Chipset Chat

nForce 500 features: Support for SLI and QuadSLI, NVIDIA MediaShield with support for dual RAID 5, High Definition Audio, support for up to 10 USB and 6 SATA 3GB/sec hard drives, support the new AMD AM2 processors.

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RAID: A Guide For All … Part 1

  Most of the newer motherboards provide one or more onboard RAID controllers capable of delivering configurations up to and including RAID 5. My goal is to give our readers from beginner to expert a guide that will benefit them.

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The X1000 series – ATI goes SM3.0

ATI has finally released their first Shader Model 3.0 famlily of Shader Model 3.0 supporting chips. With a new and updated architecture, new features and even more performance ATI has closed and in many cases passed NVIDIA again. We’ve not only listened to tons of presentations about the X1000 but …

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Leadtek 7800 GTX SLI

In our 7800 GTX preview and reviews to date, we have seen it is a great card. But how does it stack up in SLI? I took some current programs and an upcoming game and did some testing.

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PowerColor X800 GT Strikes Back With Improved Performance

The new BIOS from Tul Corporation seems like a trick up their sleeve. Albeit PowerColor X800 GT performs marvelously with stock BIOS, additional FPS will never hurt anyone — just the opposite. The updated software provides a whopping 24% benefits in some cases. On average and across all resolutions there …

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Quakecon 2005 – Day 3

Quakecon 2005 is officially over and it was definitely a blast. Come check out the latest on the final day of Quakecon 2005!

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Quakecon 2005 – Day 2

Day 2 brings even more news, action, and fun from Grapevine TX at Quakecon 2005. Check out some news about some of the latest gaming hardware to make you drool through the holiday season.

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Quakecon 2005 – Day 1

Welcome to one of the largest LAN gatherings on the face of the planet. Quakecon 2005 is in full effect and Bjorn3D is there to cover it all. Check out our daily updates as we take you inside the madness that is Quakecon!

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ATI Radeon X850 XT PE and X800 XL

With the $299 Radeon X800XL ATI tries to strike back at NVIDIA’s successful GeForce 6800GT cards. We’ve taken this card as well as the new top-of-the-line Radeon X850XT PE for a spin to see what they are capable of.

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Bjorn3D 2004 Holiday Gift Guide

The Holidays are upon us, and Bjorn3D is here to help you decide which gifts to give to your tech-savvy friends and relatives. Or to yourself, of course.

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QuakeCon 2004 – Day 3

Quakecon 2004 is in full effect and Bjorn3D is there to cover all the action. Take a look at our daily updates and see what’s happening at the event.

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QuakeCon 2004 – Day 2

Quakecon 2004 is in full effect and Bjorn3D is there to cover all the action. Take a look at our daily updates and see what’s happening at the event.

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QuakeCon 2004 – Day 1

Quakecon 2004 is in full effect and Bjorn3D is there to cover all the action. Take a look at our daily updates and see what’s happening at the event.

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Fragapalooza – Event Coverage

WOW, what an event. I had the luck to attend this fantastic four day LAN Party in Edmonton and had a blast. How can you not when you’ve got 800+ people all hooked up on a LAN, gaming to their hearts’ content and some official tournies and sweet prizes.

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SATA RAIDing With Maxtor

Check out this article if you want to see performance comparison between an 80GB Maxtor PATA HDD, a 120GB Maxtor SATA HDD, RAID 0 with two 120GB Maxtor SATA HDDs and RAID 1 with those same two drives.

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