Catalyst 10.6 available now

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2010 - 06:06 PM |
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ATI Catalyst 10.6 for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux platforms

GPU acceleration of H.264 video content using Adobe® Flash Player 10.1

  • AMD GPU acceleration of Adobe® Flash Player 10.1 delivers smooth high definition video playback and reduces system resource utilization
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 can be accelerated on notebook and desktop platforms featuring AMD graphics including:
Source: AMD

PhysX with ATI; whether nVIDIA likes it or not

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 14, 2010 - 12:23 PM |
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The release of the 257.15 Beta ForceWare driver included a feature that nVIDIA had not meant to include, the ability to enable PhysX processing on an nVIDIA card when an ATI card is the primary graphics card in a system.  This is something that nVIDIA has been disabling at the driver level, most likely to avoid having to provide support for AMD cards when people run into PhysX processing problems.  That does make a lot of sense, regardless of the many conspiracy theories that have sprung up out of this particular issue, the last thing nVIDIA wants to do is tie up their tech support w

Source: TweakTown

What makes the Gigabyte R585OC Special

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 7, 2010 - 03:10 PM |
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First off is the cooling system as the Gigabyte R585OC uses what Gigabyte refers to as a new generation inclined fan which they claim offers more than a 25% increase in cooling performance.  That extra cooling is added as Gigabyte increased the core clock from 725MHz to 765MHz though they left the memory frequency alone though [H]ard|OCP did not and added 500MHz effective speed to the memory and another 10MHz to the core.  The testing they did on the new fan showed improved performance compared to the stock cooling found on other cards but unfortunately not the 27% improvement that G

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Computex: Lucid shows off design wins, upcoming HYDRA-enabled graphics cards!

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 7, 2010 - 03:03 PM |
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Lucid had a suite at Computex last week to tout several of their new partners and interesting design wins.  We have already discussed Lucid's HYDRA technology on the MSI Big Bang Fuzion and even new motherboards from ASUS at their Computex booth this year.  The ASUS Immensity is very interesting as it includes not only a HYDRA chip but also an integrated HD 5770 GPU on-board: very unique!

Computex: Galaxy prepping dual-GTX 470 card and much more

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 4, 2010 - 08:35 AM |
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There are probably still some of you that think of Galaxy as an also-ran NVIDIA GPU partner that simply sells rebranded and stickered cards to the world.  While that is not at all correct and Galaxy is definitely one of the key NVIDIA partners (often building for other brands you DO know) Galaxy is going to start proving the point as we move into the second half of 2010. 

MSI R5870 Lightning Graphics Card Redefines Extreme Performance

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 2, 2010 - 11:17 AM |
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Stability and extreme performance for audio/video and different display applications are pretty much ubiquitous requirements among the world's elite gamers. At COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010, globally-renowned graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI will exhibit its record-breaking darling of the media and award’s king, the R5870 Lightning graphics card.

Source: MSI

The GTX 465 finds itself in an odd place

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 31, 2010 - 01:45 PM |
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On paper the GTX 465 looked rather lackluster and it was thought that the card would not stand a chance against the HD5850 which seemed to be its natural prey.  As Ryan tested the card it proved to be able to stand up to the competition better than the specs would have implied.  The power consumption and heat produced are what you would expect from a Fermi chip and you will see more of both than you do from the AMD side.  Features are an interesting mix, on nVIDIA's side is you have PhysX, CUDA and 3D Vision and on AMD you can b

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Fermi on a diet

The new GeForce GTX 465 GPU attempts to bring down the cost of Fermi and the GF100 architecture so gamers on tighter budgets can put that new DX11-goodness from NVIDIA in their systems. Does the new GPU stand up to the competition from AMD though? Stop in to find out!!

The GTX 465 gets an early launch

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 30, 2010 - 11:59 PM |
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While the GTX 465 was not scheduled to be revealed until Computex officially begins, it would seem that NewEgg already has them for sale.  All the models are selling for $279.99 though it looks like the different card makers were allowed plenty of leeway in the design of the cooling system.  For instance the Palit model below has dual fans on the top to keep this Fermi processor in check as opposed to the single fan solution more commo

Source: newegg
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Manufacturer: AMD
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A complete lineup

With our review of the V7800 and V4800 FirePro graphics cards from AMD we are basically completing the new Evergreen-based lineup for professional graphics users. The V8800 flagship still dominates but the V7800 is a nice option at about half the price while the V4800 improves performance over the base V3800 for under $200.