Barts is here, meet the 6870 and 6850

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 12:28 PM |
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In the wee hours of the morning AMD released the HD 6870 and 6850 upon the world and seemingly to retailers as the cards do appear to be available for purchase.  This is not quite a chip refresh, there are new features on this GPU that did not appear in Evergreen, specifically morphological anti-aliasing, HDMI 1.4a support, DisplayPort 1.2 support and the new UVD3 engine.  Unfortunately that is it for improvements, including performance.  Check out Ryan's full review for all the gritty details.

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A new architecture we are all very familiar with

The new AMD Radeon HD 6800 series cards are here! Do the new HD 6870 and HD 6850 live up to the hype surrounding them over the past months and can their new $200 price tag stick it to NVIDIA's GTX 460 cards like AMD is hoping? Stop in and read the full review for the details!

NVIDIA 3DTV Play Available - Brings 500 3D Games, Blu-ray 3D Movies, 3D Photos to 3D HDTVs

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 21, 2010 - 11:01 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oct. 21, 2010 — NVIDIA today announced the availability of its highly anticipated NVIDIA 3DTV Play software, which allows users to connect NVIDIA 3D Vision-enabled notebooks and desktops to 3D HDTVs for the ultimate high-definition, big-screen entertainment experience.

With NVIDIA 3DTV Play software, any compatible NVIDIA GeForce GPU-powered system can be connected to a HDMI 1.4 3D HDTV.

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MSI upgrades the GTX 460

The MSI GeForce GTX 460 HAWK graphics card is one of the best GF104 cards we have tested with a potent combination of hardware, software, cooler and overclocked settings. Of course with a design like this the stock settings were just the beginning as we pushed the clock speeds over 900 MHz!

ASUS tries to TOP Palit's factory OC'd GTX460

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2010 - 06:03 PM |
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Here at PC Perspective we fell in love with the overclocked Palit Sonic Platinum GTX 460, as it produced results that equalled or beat the GTX 470 for a lesser price.  [H]ard|OCP tried a different factory overclocked box, the ASUS ENGTX460 TOP 1GB which sports a roughly 15% overclock but more importantly a custom cooler.  That cooler ends up having more to do with the Silver Award than the factory overclock does, see why he

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Some Initial (and mostly unsubstantiated) Thoughts on AMD's upcoming HD 6800 Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2010 - 04:41 PM |
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I have yet to be invited to an NDA session about the upcoming AMD HD 6000 series of cards, so I thought I would throw out some last minute thoughts before I get an official lowdown (and have to bite my tongue until they are released).  Both of the images used in this news item appear to have been taken down from their original sites (hence the lack of links), but I was able to scrounge around for copies.  All architectural discussions in this article are based on the numbers in the table listed below.

Introducing Fermi for HTPCs with the GT430

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 12, 2010 - 04:43 PM |
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Ryan recently wrapped up a review of the Galaxy GT 430 1GB, priced under $100 and pegged against the HD5570/5550 from AMD.  While it did not manage to beat either of those cards in some quick gaming tests it does have quite a few positive features.  It supports HD video decode acceleration, Blu-ray support, and even support for the latest HDMI 1.4, but those are just the icing.  The big benefit to choosing this card is its support for 3D application, so with this card and a 3D TV all you need is the cable and a set of 3D glasse

GALAXY LAUNCHES GT 430 GRAPHICS CARDS WITH TRUEHD

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 11, 2010 - 04:33 PM |
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Galaxy Microsystems, a leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of NVIDIA based graphics solutions, announced today the release of the Galaxy GeForce® GT 430 graphics card with TrueHD and DTS-HD HD audio bitstreaming.

“Our new GT 430 delivers a home theater experience with HD video and audio so amazing that you’ll want to charge admission.” said Shane Vance, US Sales, Galaxy.

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The GeForce GT 430 GPU

The new GeForce GT 430 GPU is a replacement for the GT 220 that was never quite card that we fell in love with. NVIDIA's Fermi-based GF108 chip is definitely a better performance than anything from the GT200 generation but can it keep up with the AMD Radeon HD 5570 and HD 5550 GPUs and make a case for itself?

NVIDIA enters retail graphics card market at Best Buy

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 6, 2010 - 09:30 PM |
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It has been an interesting couple of weeks for NVIDIA as far as we are concerned.  The company hosted a handful of press and a huge group of researchers and academics at the GPU Technology Conference to demonstrate the value of GPU computing, CUDA and the programs that NVIDIA has setup to support these programmers.

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