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Subject: Graphics Cards | January 25, 2011 - 12:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
City of Industry, CA – January 25, 2011 – MSI, the world-renowned graphics card and motherboard manufacturer, today officially releases the N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II Series including N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC, N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/SOC and N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II Golden Edition. The latest N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II Series, equipped with NVIDIA's newest GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU employs the next generation of top-grade materials – Military Class II components providing the highest level of stability.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 24, 2011 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you watched PC Perspective Podcast #138 you got a sneak preview of the Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 WHDI edition, which bears a resemblance to a certain Elder God thanks to its five WiFi style antennas. The WiDi portion of the name signifies that this card can provide Wireless Display, a fact Ryan proved streaming full 1080p Iron Man 2 a fair distance as well as gaming. Read more about the capabilities of the card and the AMIMON 2120 transmitter chip that lets it stream HD content to TV's with an attached receiver in Ryan's full review.
"The Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 WHDI graphics card is a truly unique offering that brings uncompressed wireless video your current configuration with an impressive set of features. Using this Galaxy card and the included receiver you can wirelessly connect your PC to an HDTV or even just a standard monitor in another room of your house and still get the same image quality (and sound quality) you would get with the two being directly connected via HDMI or DVI. While 3D gaming and 3D Blu-ray aren't supported yet, the quality of the WHDI technology impressed me while playing games at 1920x1080 and watching Blu-ray at the full 1080p resolution."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- MSI GeForce GTX 570 @ Tweaktown
- Zotac Amp! Edition GeForce GTX 480 Graphics Card Review @ OCIA
- Axle3D Nvidia Geforce GT 430 DirectX 11 Video Card Review @Hi Tech Legion
- Creating a Modified BIOS for a GTX 400 Series GPU @ Overclockers.com
- GELID Solutions Icy Vision VGA Cooler Review @ OverclockersHQ
- Zalman VF3000F VGA Graphics Card Cooler Review @ Tweaknews
- MSI HD 6850 Cyclone Power Edition @ techPowerUp
- GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card Overclocked @ Tweaktown
- MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr II @ techPowerUp
- HIS HD6850 ICE Q X @ KITGURU
- HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB IceQ X Turbo @ Tweaktown
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 BFBC2 Vietnam Edition @ Techgage
- HIS Radeon HD 6970 2GB Video Card Overclocked @ Tweaktown
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 19, 2011 - 12:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD's first driver update of 2011 has arrived and it brings general performance improvements and one targeted improvement. NGOHQ is hosting the driver and have posted the list of features and improvements so you can see what the general changes are. The real interesting bit is the performance changes to tessellation with a new AMD Optimized settings that improve the performance of heavily tessellated games without impacting the visual quality.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 18, 2011 - 03:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
City of Industry, CA – January 14, 2010 – Globally-renowned graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI today officially unveils its N500 series of graphics card featuring the award-winning Twin Frozr II Thermal Design. The Twin Frozr II Thermal Design has garnered unanimous praise from professional media and end-users for providing the best balance between cooling performance and lowest sound levels.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 13, 2011 - 12:16 PM | Ryan Shrout
By far the most successful graphics card of the previous year was NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 460 that came out of nowhere to bring life to the Fermi architecture that had until that release been lambasted as being too hot, too loud and too expensive to compete with the range of options that AMD's Radeon line provided. Then, up jump the devil, NVIDIA released GF104 and suddenly the Fermi design had legs.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 12, 2011 - 03:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has had a chance to play with high end GPUs, in multiples, which means setting up dual GPU systems to test. Of course to truly push these cards you need to be feeding multiple monitors which is why most tests were run at a resolution of 5760x1200, as in three 1920x1200 monitors. From their testing they saw a pattern emerge based on memory bottlenecks. In some games it seemed that the extra memory present on the AMD cards let them soar ahead, however on
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 6, 2011 - 04:00 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lucid's soon to be released graphics solution is a complete turnaround from their current generation Hydra chip. Previously they would license a motherboard company such as MSI, to add the phsyical HydraLogic chip to a motherboard in order to allow vendor agnostic multi-GPU systems for those who wanted to use both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs in a single system.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 5, 2011 - 07:16 PM | Ryan Shrout
Though I don't want to spoil the surprise, NVIDIA had some pretty big announcements today. First and foremost, Tegra 2 is FINALLY going to be in our hands in a phone. The LG model will be on the Verizon 4G network (which is rocking right now in Vegas btw).
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 31, 2010 - 12:34 AM | Ryan Shrout
Remember how I was complaining on the podcast this week that if you used discrete graphics cards on your upcoming Sandy Bridge platform you weren't able to utilize the features of the integrated processor graphics like the media transcoding bits? Well it appears there may be a solution for this from an unlikely source: LudicLogix.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 23, 2010 - 01:27 PM | Ryan Shrout
Unleash the potential of the Barts GPU with enhanced thermal solution and 6+1 phase power system for triple over-voltage!
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2010 - 11:07 AM | Ryan Shrout
Lost Circuits has taken a more detailed look at the integrated physics test in the latest Futuremark benchmark, 3DMark11. The interesting aspect being investigated here is how much of this "physics" test is being on done the CPU versus being done on the GPU. In past versions of the game there were clear cut definitions of CPU tests and GPU tests but in this instance 3DMark11 lacks a dedicated "CPU test".
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 19, 2010 - 01:22 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 15, 2010 - 05:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (December 15, 2010) - ASUS, the world’s number 1 motherboard manufacturer and leading innovator in graphics cards, is proud to introduce AMD’s new 6900 series of Graphical Processing Unit (GPU). HD6970 and HD6950 graphics cards field the latest graphics cores from AMD, dubbed “Cayman”. The ASUS 6970 and 6950 easily surpass previous generation performance levels in single GPU designs, ushering in unprecedented levels of realism in cutting edge DirectX 11 game titles.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 15, 2010 - 12:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It can feel to the hardware junkie that the graphics world has been a little slow lately. We have seen plenty of refreshes to existing lineups and optimizations to existing chips but as far as brand new technology goes it has been relatively quiet. Today your desires will be met by the brand spanking new Cayman architecture present on the new Radeon 6970 and 6950. This is no refresh, these cards sport completely new features and some unique power saving features that attempt to keep the card cooler and quieter while not having a deleterious effect on performance.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 10, 2010 - 01:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaktown is conducting a little experiment in what if today. They are curious just what the GTX 480 would have performed like if it had been released with a full 512 shader instead of the 480 that were actually enabled. To do so they took a GTX 580 and downclocked it to match the speeds of a stock GTX 480. The power of those extra 32 shaders is obvious in the testing, sometimes resulting in a 10% jump over the GTX 480 when testing at higher reso
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 7, 2010 - 04:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (December 7, 2010) - ASUS, the world’s number #1 motherboard manufacturer and leading innovator in graphics cards, is proud to introduce NVIDIA’s latest high-end GPU, the GTX570 Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) that features the fastest DX11 performance in its class.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 7, 2010 - 12:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
To hurdle the bad news about the new nVIDIA GTX570 for process junkies and tech lovers, there is almost nothing new about the card. It still uses the GF110 GPU with a 3 billion transistor count, and there are 480 CUDA cores, 60 texture units and 40 ROPs which result in a 320-bit memory bus. The only upside a full speed FP16 texture filtering addition and improved Z-cull efficiency.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 22, 2010 - 02:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Heaven has released a piece that examines the performance of the $140 XFX Radeon HD5770 in Call of Duty: Black Ops, Medal of Honor, F1 2010, Fallout New Vegas and Civilization 5 as well as playing BluRay movies. What they found was flawless performance pretty much across the board at a resolution of 1920x1080 with maximum detail levels. If you are playing on a smaller monitor and aren't really planning on going with multi
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 18, 2010 - 11:02 AM | Ryan Shrout
I have really never been able to recommend the GeForce GTX 460 768MB graphics card; the performance drop from the 1GB model to the 768MB model of these cards was much more dramatic than the slight frame buffer change would indicate. The performance drop really came from the move from a 256-bit to a 192-bit memory bus width. It would seem that NVIDIA was paying attention to this criticism and is releasing a new GF104-based GPU called the GeForce GTX 460 SE that still doesn't quite get it right.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2010 - 02:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It has been a good quarter for graphics enthusiasts as we have seen major releases from both GPU manufacturers in amongst the many other hardware updates that companies are getting in before the end of the year. [H]ard|OCP had a chance to test out ASUS' first HD6870 card, one that comes with the same cooling solution but with a 15MHz GPU overclock bringing the frequency to 915MHz. That overclock doesn't add much to the performance but you will be pl