Subject: Graphics Cards | December 7, 2010 - 12:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
To hurdle the bad news about the new nVIDIA GTX570 for process junkies and tech lovers, there is almost nothing new about the card. It still uses the GF110 GPU with a 3 billion transistor count, and there are 480 CUDA cores, 60 texture units and 40 ROPs which result in a 320-bit memory bus. The only upside a full speed FP16 texture filtering addition and improved Z-cull efficiency.
Another GF110 Part
The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB graphics card brings very similar specifications to the GTX 480 with slightly improved clocks and a lower price that should please gamers looking for a holiday upgrade. But how does it compare to the best from AMD's single GPU offerings or even the high-end GeForce GTX 580?
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 22, 2010 - 02:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Heaven has released a piece that examines the performance of the $140 XFX Radeon HD5770 in Call of Duty: Black Ops, Medal of Honor, F1 2010, Fallout New Vegas and Civilization 5 as well as playing BluRay movies. What they found was flawless performance pretty much across the board at a resolution of 1920x1080 with maximum detail levels. If you are playing on a smaller monitor and aren't really planning on going with multi
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 18, 2010 - 11:02 AM | Ryan Shrout
I have really never been able to recommend the GeForce GTX 460 768MB graphics card; the performance drop from the 1GB model to the 768MB model of these cards was much more dramatic than the slight frame buffer change would indicate. The performance drop really came from the move from a 256-bit to a 192-bit memory bus width. It would seem that NVIDIA was paying attention to this criticism and is releasing a new GF104-based GPU called the GeForce GTX 460 SE that still doesn't quite get it right.
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2010 - 02:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It has been a good quarter for graphics enthusiasts as we have seen major releases from both GPU manufacturers in amongst the many other hardware updates that companies are getting in before the end of the year. [H]ard|OCP had a chance to test out ASUS' first HD6870 card, one that comes with the same cooling solution but with a 15MHz GPU overclock bringing the frequency to 915MHz. That overclock doesn't add much to the performance but you will be pl
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 11, 2010 - 03:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The HD6850 that Bjorn3D originally reviewed turned out to be a bit of a mutant, sporting an additional 160 shader units above the 960 that exists in the retail version. So of course they grabbed a retail model for comparison. It turns out that the 1120 shader model is noticeably different, it consumes more power and it provides a boost in performance, one that seems to grow compared to the retail model as resolution increases. It is unlikely that you will have a chance to get a hold of an HD6850 that sport
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 9, 2010 - 01:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you want to know all about the GTX 580 you have a few reviews to go through, including Ryan's at the top of the page. To bring you quick highlights, the GPU uses a full 512 CUDA cores and 16 streaming multiprocessors as opposed to only 15 SMs and 480 CUDA cores on the GTX 480. The 772 MHz core, 1544 MHz shader, 1.5GB of 4008MHz GDDR5 and a 384-bit memory bus, a slight bump from the GTX480.
GF110 is a new GPU
NVIDIA is back with another new GPU, the GF110 aka the GeForce GTX 580. NVIDIA released the GTX 460 to target the $200 price point and now they are back to elevate their high-end game yet again with the full 512 CUDA core option we were always promised. How much better is it than the GTX 480 and what about that oddly placed dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970?
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 2, 2010 - 12:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report can show you what to expect when you are trying to overclock these cards, specifically an XFX made Radeon HD 6850 and an MSI Hawk Talon Attack GTX 460. Along the way they try Sapphire's Radeon overclocking tool called TRIXX and a burn in test tool called Kombustor
for the Radeon and MSI's Afterburner for the GeForce card. Check out the final voltages and temperatures as well as the speeds here.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2010 - 01:54 PM | Ryan Shrout
There is a very good article over at NordicHardware.com that discusses and compiles much of the rumor and speculation surrounding the news of an upcoming high-end GPU refresh from NVIDIA. Considering that yesterday NVIDIA's driver team and website team leaked the names of new cards like the GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTS 455 as well as the mobile GT 555M, it see