Intel admits Larabee was 'impractical' and power hungry

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 20, 2010 - 12:06 PM |
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By now we should all know the story about Larrabee and Intel's failed venture into the world of professional and consumer discrete graphics.  Early in 2007

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Manufacturer: AMD
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The final piece of the FirePro puzzle

The FirePro V9800 4GB graphics card is the new king of hill from AMD for the professional user and with support for 6 displays, it has a lot to offer. The Fermi-based Quadro cards offer strong competition in the performance field but in terms of features the FirePro line is still difficult to beat.

My how they've grown, mid-rage multi-GPU rematch

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 16, 2010 - 05:40 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has had a GeForce GTX 460 1GB SLI versus Radeon HD 5850 CrossFireX showdown before just over a month ago and now that we have some new drivers out it is worth revisiting.  The main reason for this is the lackluster performance offered by AMD in some games, but not in all the games tested.  If you have been holding off on a purchase of a game or hardware because of those results then take a look at the much more consistent results [H] saw this time around

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PRESS RELEASE: ZOTAC announces the new ZOTAC GeForce GTX460 2GB

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 16, 2010 - 02:02 PM |
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HONG KONG – Sept. 16, 2010 – ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today announces the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 2GB - the first ZOTAC graphics card powered by NVIDIA Fermi architecture with 2GB of graphics memory.

Source: ZOTAC

ATI Catalyst 10.9 is now available

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 16, 2010 - 11:12 AM |
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Highlights of the ATI Catalyst 10.9 Windows release include:

Performance improvements

  • STALKER: Call of Pripyat Benchmark
    • Performance increases up to 20% on ATI Radeon(tm) HD 5800 Series single and CrossFire(tm) configurations with Enhanced full dynamic lighting (DX11) and anti-aliasing enabled
Source: AMD

ASUS ENGTS450 Graphic Cards Deliver Innovative Design, Value, and Outstanding 3D Performance

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 13, 2010 - 05:38 PM |
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Fremont, CA (September 13, 2010) - ASUS today announces the latest addition in its Fermi-based high-performance DirectX 11 graphics cards — the ENGTS450 DIRECTCU Series.

ASUS is excited to launch their ENGT450 graphics cards featuring NVIDIA’s latest GeForce 400 GPU design that delivers impressive DX11 graphics plus support for exciting technologies like NVIDIA 3D Vision, PhysX and CUDA and enhanced tessellation.

Source: ASUS

Fermi for under one fifty!

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 13, 2010 - 02:51 PM |
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The new lower end 450GTS from nVIDIA has received an overwhelming amount of reviews.  The card is available for less than $150 from a variety of resellers who have added their own tweaks and customizations to the reference design.  It has 192 CUDA cores, the same as the original launch of its big brother and its clocks are 783MHz for the GPU, the shader runs at 1.566GHz a

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IDF 2010: Intel shows off cloud-based ray tracing for games

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 13, 2010 - 02:00 AM |
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This evening at an IDF "Day Zero" event, Intel showed off some of the new technologies that will be on display at the show this week.  One that I found particularly interesting was a live demo of a cloud-based ray tracing solution for games.  To quote from Intel:

"This demo showed how future gaming experiences on mobile devices could be enhanced by Intel-based servers in the cloud."
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GF106 and the cores that love it

The new GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card is based on a completely new GF106 GPU that takes the Fermi architecture and pulls it back a bit more to make a lower cost, more efficient unit. Starting at $120 or so, the GTS 450 is the cheapest NVIDIA DX11 part available but how can it compare to the Radeon HD 5770?

ASUS ENGTX460 TOP, a little less RAM and a little more voltage

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 8, 2010 - 03:52 PM |
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What distinguishes the ASUS ENGTX460 TOP from the rest of the pack is a proprietary cooling system and the ability to tweak voltages.  It is overclocked out of the box, though at 700MHz, or 25MHz higher than reference GPU, it is unimpressive and neither the shaders 50MHz bump to 1400MHz nor the 80MHz effective jump to 3680MHz change the performance in any significant way.  All is not lost with this TOP, once [H]ard|OCP started their own overclock

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