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Introduction and Setup

The whole gaming world has been talking about OnLive since it was first announced back in March of 2009 and we finally were able to spend some time with the online gaming service beta to see how it fared. We walk you through the user interface as well as creating some side by side comparisons of gaming with OnLive against local versions of the same games.

My nVIDIA, what big DX11 hardware you have

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 18, 2010 - 12:53 PM |
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Fermi is the new family of chips from nVIDIA and GF100 is the first hardware we've seen from this new line up that replaces the ancient G80 which was incredible in its time but suffers when compared to AMD's current lineup of DX11 parts.  With the new architecture comes significant changes to the way nVIDIA's chips will process graphics as well as support for DX11.  Multiple monitor support a la EyeFinity is supported with a nice extra twist, nVIDIA's 3DVision will be available on multiple monitor setups.

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Fashionably Late, but Dressed to the Nines

While AMD is holding the upper hand with full DirectX 11 support from $99 and up, NVIDIA is trying to push aging DX 10 products out into the market. That is, until they can get their first DX 11 product out the door. NVIDIA gave us a sneak peek at the GF100 architecture, and what exactly it brings to gaming, Direct Compute, and GPGPU.

Taking a poll: if you have an AMD Radeon 5000-series graphics card, please read this

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 14, 2010 - 02:02 PM |
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I have a started an informal poll of users with the Radeon HD 5000 series graphics card installed on their system here in our forums to help me diagnose a potential issue.  The area we are focusing on is monitor/display noise in both 3D and Windows mode of the graphics card with varying monitors, etc.

Oh AMD, you and your paper launches

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 14, 2010 - 12:32 PM |
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To get the bad news out of the way first, the new HD 5670 from AMD is not yet available anywhere but is targeted for around a $100 price point.  Sometime in the next few days to a week we should start seeing the cards, but AMD has to be very careful as to the pricing.

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DX11 continues to shrink

The new Radeon HD 5670 brings a 40nm DX11-ready graphics card to the sub-$100 market for the first time ever! Can this new GPU put the screws to NVIDIA's lackluster GeForce GT 240 card while keeping prices low? Stop in and read how AMD is hoping to revolutionize gaming for even those of us without thick wallets.

Speculating on the HD5830

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 13, 2010 - 03:14 PM |
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AMDs next graphics card will be the HD5830, with performance in between the HD5770 and HD5850 and a price to match.  eTechnix speculates that it will be a downclocked HD5850 with a 128-bit memory bus using GDDR3 instead of GDDR5. 
Hopefully it will sit right around a $200 price point, making it easier to upgrade your card or to slap in a second card for a Crossfire rig.

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CES 2010: NVIDIA outlines new Tegra 2 products, next-gen GF100 features

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 10, 2010 - 11:45 PM |
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Our good friends at NVIDIA took us around their booth at the Consumer Electronics Show to show us some new tablets that included their new Tegra 2 CPU as well as give us a demonstration of their next-gen GF100 graphics processor. Ryan and the rest of the PC Perspective team also got a quick overview of D-Link's new Boxie Box and checked out Electronic Art's game called Need for Speed SHIFT using NVIDIA's 3DVision glasses and the GF100 with Fermi architecture.

CES 2010: NVIDIA demos Fermi-based GF100

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 10, 2010 - 04:38 PM |
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Even though the next-generation GF100 GPU is not rumored to be available until March, NVIDIA was showcasing the technology and what it can do.  We have discussed NVIDIA Surround in a basic manner already and we'll have more later but I wanted to show our readers another demonstration that we captured on video from the show floor.  In it you will see a system based around a Fermi GPU do some impressive GPU compute simulations in a game-style settings.

LIVE from CES 2010: NVIDIA Press Conference

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 7, 2010 - 01:32 PM |
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While we may be late thanks to awesome traffic and bad shuttle drivers in Las Vegas, we will be LIVE at the NVIDIA press conference where we plan to hear about NVIDIA Surround, Tegra 2 and more!