Subject: Graphics Cards | January 31, 2011 - 01:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Listeners of the PC Perspective Podcast will have heard our thoughts on a specific feature of Catalyst 11.1 and AMD's automatic usage of optimized tessellation features. We did not touch on the actual performance or bug fixes that were included, such as the first WHQL support for the HD6900 series.
The Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti GC
The GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU was released to the world earlier this week and we have a handful of retail options in the lab to poke with the testing stick and see what turns up. With a card from Galaxy, MSI and Palit, we see how much performance gain you'll see with their stock overclocks as well as how high we can push the GPU with the improved coolers.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 27, 2011 - 11:16 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (January 26, 2010) - ASUS, the world’s number #1 motherboard manufacturer and leading innovator in graphics cards, is proud to introduce NVIDIA’s latest technology, the GTX560 Ti Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) that features the fastest DirectX 11 performance in its class and amazing tessellation performance. The ASUS GTX560 Ti offers cutting edge DirectX 11 game performance by providing the graphics horsepower and video bandwidth needed to experience games in high resolution.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 25, 2011 - 05:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It has been many a year since we have seen an NVIDIA card branded with a Ti, perhaps because of a little issue many a hardware geek had with the rebranding of the 3rd GeForce generation. Whether you remember that or not, the Titanium series represents the higher end of the scale of a particular model of GPU; the MX used to represent the lower end, though we have seen no sign of that series of cards recently nor heard of them returning. The GTX 560 Ti is a roughly $250 card that jumps above the GTX 460, more targeted to compete against the $300 HD6950 from AMD, which it does quite w
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 25, 2011 - 12:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Galaxy Microsystems, a leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of NVIDIA based graphics solutions, announced today its launch of the new custom edition Galaxy GTX 560 Ti Graphics cards – Galaxy GTX 560 Ti GC (twin blade cooler).
The Galaxy GTX 560 Ti GC is built with a custom aluminum “twin blade” cooling system with dual 90 mm silent fans, gaining up to 10’C cooler and 11db quieter versus the original reference cooling system.
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.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU
NVIDIA has been preparing the new GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB card for quite a while now. I'm not sure I can say the same about the Radeon HD 6950 1GB card, but the results are the same. Two new graphics cards in the ~$250 range go head-to-head with each other for dominance in this lucrative price point and how they compare to other cards in that same segment.
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
A quick brief on WHDI
The Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 WHDI is the world's first graphics cards built around the Wireless Home Digital Interface standard and promises to bring uncompressed wireless video technology to the world of your PC and the power of the GTX 460 graphics chip. Does it work as promised and can WHDI really change the way you think about your HTPC?
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.