Zotac pumps up the GTX 460 with their Amp! Edition

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2010 - 12:58 PM |

The Zotac GTX 460 Amp!

Source: techPowerUp!

One very flexible HD 5770 from Sapphire

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 12, 2010 - 11:55 AM |

The Sapphire HD 5770 FLEX
is much like any other HD 5770 out there apart from one very important point, with a pair of DVI ports an HDMI port and a DisplayPort on the back this card can support 4 monitors.  Even better is the included HDMI to DVI adaptor which will allow you to use 3 DVI displays without having to resort to an expensive active DisplayPort to DVI adaptor.  Now, being an HD 5770 you have to make some allowances as you are not going to be driving Metro 2033 on three 30" LCDs at full settings, but you should be able to manage many games on three monitors at 5760 x 1080

Source: Neoseeker

HIS does silent Evergreen cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 9, 2010 - 12:28 PM |

HIS' new Silent series has three new members, two HD 5550s in 512MB and 1GB versions and an HD 5570.  Card of that particular series are a little less powerful than what a gamer desires, but there silence along with the size and output capabilities make them desi

AMD users can now benefit from anti-aliased Zerglings

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 3, 2010 - 03:35 PM |

As you probably heard on Podcast #115, the gang was rather unimpressed at Blizzard's choice to disable anti-aliasing of any sort on systems using AMD GPUs.

The GPU market is going through changes

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 2, 2010 - 01:58 PM |

Jon Peddie Reseach who have been collecting and analyzing data about the graphics card industry have noticed some big changes over the past year.  With the advent of decent onboard video solutions, capable of playing not only casual games but also managing 1080p resolutions JPR saw a decline of 21% in the sales of discreet GPUs.  The biggest impact comes from the move to mobile platforms like laptops that use embedded GPUs more often than a discreet card and which have been selling incredibly well over the past 6 months.  The arrival of high end Fermi cards from nVIDIA could cau

Source: Digitimes

ATI Catalyst 10.7 Beta OpenGL ES 2.0

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 30, 2010 - 05:51 PM |

No more jaggies in Starcraft 2 for AMD GPU users with the release of the Catalyst 10.7 beta as Anti-Aliasing is now supported at the driver level.  For those like Ryan playing on a six screen EyeFinity setup this is a huge improvement even though it is also a huge performance hit.  Drop by to grab yours, but remember that this is a BETA, not a WHQL driver so you may find some bugs that haven't been fully ironed out yet.

Source: AMD

See [H] upgrade their graphics and feel the envy

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 29, 2010 - 02:36 PM |

Since having only nVIDIA Surround on a machine with a pair of GTX480's doesn't allow you to compare the real differences between nVIDIA and AMD's multiple monitor solutions [H]ard|OCP is upgrading one of their machines with an ASUS ROG Matrix 5870 Platinum.  Drop by to see a video of it in action along with a few hints as to how powerful (and over

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Apple drops NVIDIA from most default systems, brings on ATI

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 27, 2010 - 10:24 AM |

Today should have been a good day for NVIDIA - StarCraft II was released and only their cards support anti-aliasing out of the gate AND the new Fermi-based Quadro graphics offer a significant jump in performance over previous generation parts and AMD's FirePro options.  Apple apparently had other plans though and has updated its entire line of iMac and Mac Pro computers with a collection of new hardware that apparently leaves NVIDIA out in the cold.

AMD on StarCraft II: Anti-aliasing will come when performance is better

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 27, 2010 - 01:32 AM |

If you haven't checked out my wicked-awesome StarCraft II Performance Review, you definitely should, and where the hell have you been?  The game is out now so you might already have it in your system, but now you should be even more interested in my results and the news we have for you tonight. 

Going for graphical overkill - Quad Crossfire or Triple SLI

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2010 - 02:40 PM |

X-bit Labs took a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 Super-Mainboard and attached two different sets of GPUs for testing, four Radeon HD 5870s in one case and three GTX 480s in the second.  This board sports a pair of Nvidia NF200-SLI chips so there are plenty of PCIe lanes to go around and with the addition of a Xigmatek 1500W PSU to the installed Zalman 1000W PSU there is 2.5 kilowatts of power available for the system.  While the results in and of themselves are inc

Source: X-Bit Labs

AMD's Gaming Evolved Program Pushes Dev Tools, Marketing

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 23, 2010 - 05:34 PM |

AMD's Gaming Evolved program is finally launching during the Comic-con event in San Diego.  PC Perspective first saw the fruits of this developer and consumer campaign during GDC where AMD detailed its targets for innovation, industry standards and development support for gaming.  The triple-headed goal for the program is summed up nicely with this Venn diagram:

Not super but certainly overclocked; Gigabyte's new HD 5770

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 20, 2010 - 12:04 PM |

The Gigabyte HD 5770 Super Overclockhas two rather hefty claims that it needs to match, the first is the claim that this card is 13% better than a stock HD 5770 and the second is that it is 4.3% better than a GTX 260.  It's GPU is clocked 50MHz higher than the reference card at 900MHz but the memory remains unchanged at 4.8GHz effective, so on paper it does not look terribly impressive.  [H]ard|OCP did manage a better overclock with som

Source: [H]ard|OCP

More on the eminently overclockable GTX 460

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 15, 2010 - 05:51 PM |

What you saw in Ryan's review of the GTX 460, the ease of overclocking the GPU and memory by an percentage not seen in a long time is not just a fluke. 

Source: [H]ard|OCP

ASUS ENGTX460 Graphic Cards Deliver Innovative Design, Value, and Outstanding 3D Performance

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 13, 2010 - 04:11 PM |

Fremont, CA (July 13, 2010) - ASUS is excited to launch their ENGTX460 series of graphics cards featuring NVIDIA’s latest GeForce 400 Series GPU design that delivers impressive DX11 graphics plus support for exciting technologies like NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, PhysX and CUDA and enhanced tessellation performance. The ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP lineup goes further than reference solutions with a focus on quality, reliability and performance.

Source: ASUS

ASUS Redefines the Graphics Card Market with ARES, the World’s Fastest Single Graphics Card

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 13, 2010 - 02:28 PM |

Fremont, CA (July 13, 2010) - ASUS is proud to launch the new standard in flagship graphics performance, The Republic of Gamers ARES graphics card. Continuing the innovative and performance oriented tradition of all ROG products the ARES raises the bar for performance, cooling capabilities, design leadership and engineering expertise in a video card. The ARES graphics card lives up to its tagline of limited edition, unlimited power.

Source: ASUS

Release 256 Drivers Are Back with Even More Goodness

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2010 - 03:16 PM |

Not long ago we introduced the first Release 256 driver, packed with new features and performance. Today we announced yet another driver from our Release 256* family of drivers, version 258.96, which brings even more goodness to the gaming community. Version 258.96 is going through WHQL certification now, and we expect the certified version to be available within a week.

The version 258.96 driver brings WHQL support for 3D Vision Surround technology - this immersive 3-monitor experience for 3D. It's winning the hearts of press and gamers alike.

Source: NVIDIA

The GTX 460 aims for the value crown

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2010 - 12:42 PM |

Even setting aside the wide variety of overclocked versions of the GTX 460 there is still a choice between two models, a 768MB version that is pegged for $199 and a 1GB model that should sell around $229,

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Galaxy ships new GeForce GTX 460 graphics series with industry first detachable fan

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2010 - 12:01 PM |

Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong July 12th, 2010 - Galaxy Microsystems Ltd. a leading global manufacturer of graphics accelerators, today announced the immediate availability of the new Galaxy GTX 460 series of graphics cards featuring the industry’s first detachable fan cooling technology and DirectX 11 support for today’s hottest games.

“Our new Galaxy GTX 460 graphics cards offer out of this world realism and performance at a price that is simply amazing.” said Shane Vance, US Sales for Galaxy.

ECS launches Black GTX 460 graphics card family for performance-desired gamers

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2010 - 11:45 AM |

Taipei, Taiwan, July, 2010 – With innovative products that span multiple target markets, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, graphics card, barebone system, and notebook manufacturer, launches the latest Black GTX 460 graphics card family with unbelievable overclocking capabilities and unmatched gaming performance to meet the requirements from critical gamers.

Unbelievable Overclocking Capabilities

Source: ECS

ASUS ARES - a true double helping of HD5870

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 7, 2010 - 01:50 PM |

At 11" long, 5" wide and $1200 in the hole, there are not going to be many that can bring this card home, but those who do are picking up something special.