NVIDIA teases with GPU performance that doesn't really matter

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 5, 2010 - 10:55 PM |
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A little more news from NVIDIA today, but unlike the news post below, this isn't negative.  NVIDIA is still waiting to release a next-generation card to compete with AMD's 5000-series that has been available since late September and while we know that something is coming on March 26th, they are teasing consumers once again with some early performance numbers.

NVIDIA 196.75 driver might be a GPU killer

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 5, 2010 - 10:33 PM |
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Were you thinking of stopping by NVIDIA.com to get the latest 196.75 drivers released this week?  Well don't.  Did you already download those drivers and have them running on your system right now?  Uninstall them and revert back to an older version!  Why all the commotion?  There are confirmed reports now of the 196.75 driver killing perfectly good NVIDIA-based graphics cards by turning off the fan at the wrong time.  Which is pretty much ANY time I think.

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Manufacturer: MSI
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MSI Makes Video Cards?

Now that AMD has stopped producing the HD 4870 and HD 4890 chips, the HD 5770 is quickly taking over the $149 to $199 marketplace. MSI decided to shake things up a bit in a market overflowing with reference designs from multiple manufacturers. The R5770 is a fully custom part with some unique features that set it above the rest. Stable 1 GHz+ operation is not a fantasy with this card...

Radeon HD5870s for under $400! Yes you can.

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 4, 2010 - 11:45 AM |
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Josh spotted a great deal this morning on NewEgg for the HIS Radeon HD 5870
(H587F1GDG).  You can grab the fastest single GPU graphics card on the planet for under $400, whether you are in the U.S. or in Canada ... there doesn't seem to be a NewEgg.mx, so we can't claim the sale is North American wide.

Source: newegg

The HD 5970 4GB is big

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 3, 2010 - 02:51 PM |
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The HD 5970 is a Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 sandwiched onto one board, topped with 4GB RAM all hidden beneath a very large cooler.  Expected load power draw is just shy of 300W and the large three fan cooler hopes to keep the GPUs below 90C.  Drop by HEXUS for some tantalizing shots
of this heavy hitter from AMD
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"A monster card in the works."

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Source: Hexus

Is TSMC causing your GPU prices to go up?

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 26, 2010 - 05:15 PM |
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Much has been said about the problems that TSMC, the foundry partner to both ATI and NVIDIA, has had with its transition to 40nm technology.  When the Radeon HD 5870 graphics card and the rest of AMD's Evergreen family of GPUs first hit the market back in early October there were quite a few notable periods of shortages of the the cards.  Shortages obviously feed on the demand to raise prices and as we saw for the first two months of the 5000-series availability, prices where higher than the estimated pricing originally fed from AMD'

GF100 cards only coming from a select few NVIDIA partners

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 25, 2010 - 04:23 PM |
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An interesting story over at Digitimes is reporting that with the upcoming launch of the Fermi-based GF100 graphics cards (GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470) only a select few of NVIDIA's partners are going to have product available at launch.  The story tells us that only that select few have even received complete reference platforms as of today even though the launch of the product is going to be on March 26th (as NVIDIA has publicly stated). 

Source: Digitimes

Radeon offers something for the mid ranged and something for the extremes

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 25, 2010 - 12:29 PM |
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AMD released two cards today, one is brand new and one we have seen before, but they have added a little something.  The new card is the mid ranged HD5830 which was hoped to bring performance close to a HD5850 while keeping the price down.  What was delivered is a card closer to the HD5770 that costs close to the HD5850.  Still there certainly is a place for this card in quiet systems that still want a little graphical power hidden inside.

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AMD fills another price segment while NVIDIA waits

The new AMD Radeon HD 5830 continues to add to the company's collection of DX11-ready graphics card hardware while we continue to wait and see what NVIDIA's answer will offer consumers. The HD 5830 rests between the HD 5850 and the HD 5770 in terms of price and performance, but is it a better option than either? Also, we have some extra details on the upcoming HD 5870 Eyefinity Edition with 6 DisplayPort outputs!

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Zoom Zoom

AMD gave the midrange market a thorough refresh with their HD 5600 and 5700 series of cards. Asus is attempting to capitalize on this new technology shift by introducing a somewhat unique and interesting product based on the HD 5750 graphics processor. Is the card as zippy as the psuedo-Formula 1 fan shroud promises it to be?