AMD's finely divided $100 GPU segment gains a new member, the 5570

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 9, 2010 - 12:39 PM |

It is getting tight around the $100 mark, the HD5670 can be had for $95 with a bit of shopping, the HD5450 for a hair under $45.  Now we can see the new

Source: [H]ard|OCP

A different take on the GTX275

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 8, 2010 - 07:00 PM |

One might wonder why EVGA would be releasing a new GTX275 at this time, but the EVGA GTX275 CO-OP PhysX Edition gives the old card a new twist.  Instead of the two GPUs contained within handling purely graphics, this card gives the graphical duties to the GTX275 GPU
and the GTS250 only handles PhysX processing.  This made frame rates in

AMD's 5450, we cedar is a new low power, low cost graphics card

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 4, 2010 - 01:33 PM |

Clocked just 50MHz higher than the HD 4550 with 50 million more transistors the new HD5450 might not seem like much, unless you pay attention to the fact that this is a 40nm card.  That new process has dropped its TDP below 20, making passive cooling an easy choice for AMD and resellers.  Add DX11 and Eyefinity support, the usual triplet of video outputs found on HD 5xxx series cards and you have a serious card for around $50.  AnandTech's biggest hope with this card is that you will finally be able to utilize the noise reducing software AMD provides as well as HD audio.&nbsp

Source: AnandTech

Choosing a budget AMD graphics setup is not as easy as you would think

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 2, 2010 - 03:14 PM |

Around about $100 the graphics market gets a little crowded, with several nVIDIA cards and quite a few AMD cards.  The newest is the HD5670 also at the $100 level,

Source: TweakTown

First GF100 Graphics Cards to be GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 1, 2010 - 09:50 PM |

Straight from the horse's mouth:

Fun Fact of the Week: GeForce
GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470 will be the names of the first two GPUs
shipped based on our new GF100 chip!

Wait for 10.2 unless you are running an HD5970

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 29, 2010 - 12:19 PM |

Tweaktown took a look at the new Catalyst from AMD, technically the 10.1 driver but actually labelled 9.12.  It seems AMD might have been a bit rushed trying to get a new driver for the users of their graphics cards and instead of offering big changes and new features they set up a few bug fixes and marched it out the door.  The performance differences are barely noticeable unless you are using the beta Hemlock driver for the HD5970 there is no real reason to up

Source: TweakTown

Galaxy wants to sell you some cables

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2010 - 01:51 PM |

Ever had the need for a cable or adapter that you thought for sure you had but simply couldn’t find anymore?  Or just need another HDMI cable and could use some extras along with it?  The gang at Galaxy has obviously had that feeling just like the writer’s at PC Perspective have and decided to offer a solution for it. 

Matrox Announces Multiple Graphics Expansion Module (GXM) Support

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 27, 2010 - 05:00 PM |

It wasn't long ago that if you wanted to use three or more displays at a time, Matrox was the professional's weapon of choice. But with AMD's Eyefinity on the scene, suddenly the consumer has more choice on which vendor they selected for multiple display systems.  AMD even showed off an Acer netbook running triple monitors using an external GPU during CES 2010 earlier this month (read the story here) which leaves Matrox competing on two fronts.

Source: Matrox

Despite lack of DX11 hardware, NVIDIA gains ground in GPU wars

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 26, 2010 - 03:30 PM |

In what can only be described as a win for NVIDIA, the research firm operated by Jon Peddie is reporting that even with a very strong increase in overall GPU sales in 2009, AMD was unable to capitalize on a great product release with the Radeon 5000-series to take marketshare away from NVIDIA. To quote from the report:

Update: OnLive responds to our article in a blog post

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 22, 2010 - 01:27 AM |

I posted this update to the last page of our recent OnLive Gaming Service Preview, but I thought it was worth putting on the home page as well since it was a direct response to something OnLive posted on their site.  Enjoy!