ECS launches Black GTX 460 graphics card family for performance-desired gamers

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2010 - 11:45 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, July, 2010 – With innovative products that span multiple target markets, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, graphics card, barebone system, and notebook manufacturer, launches the latest Black GTX 460 graphics card family with unbelievable overclocking capabilities and unmatched gaming performance to meet the requirements from critical gamers.

Unbelievable Overclocking Capabilities

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More than just a shrink

NVIDIA has been attempt to gain ground back from AMD in the enthusiast PC gaming space since the Radeon 5000-series really put them on their heels. The release of the GTX 480/470/465 cards were one step in the right directions and the release of NVIDIA Surround was another. The new GTX 460 introduces the first new GPU redesign with the GF104 and offers top value for your $199. I think a lot of gamers are going to fall for this card!

ASUS ARES - a true double helping of HD5870

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 7, 2010 - 01:50 PM |
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At 11" long, 5" wide and $1200 in the hole, there are not going to be many that can bring this card home, but those who do are picking up something special.

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Design and Specifications

The ASUS ARES is one of those things of legend; a card that is worth its weight in gold and actually costs just about as much. If you thought the days of the $1000+ graphics card were over, then you were wrong and ASUS would like you see one of the limited edition ARES cards that matches a pair of true HD 5870s with 4GB of memory to create the fastest single graphics card we have ever tested.

Has AMD birthed a successful Catalyst driver?

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 5, 2010 - 02:31 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP pointed out that the might HD58xx series is now nine months old and they've decided to see just what has happened in the time between Catalyst 9.10 WHQL and Catalyst 10.6 WHQL.  Starting out with raw performance numbers their tests revealed an interesting fact, while performance did increase a little it generally produced about the same numbers as the original driver.  Do not draw the wrong conclusion from that as the small change is a good indicator that

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NASCAR Fans: Watch Coke Zero 400 in 3D with 3D Vision!

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 3, 2010 - 11:06 AM |
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Looking for something to do tonight that might impress your friends?  Want to make sure your investment in 3D hardware, whether it be a TV or even an NVIDIA 3D Vision setup, is getting all the exercise it can?  Well tonight at 8pm ET the Daytona night race, the Coke Zero 400, will be broadcasts from DirecTV, Comcast and Time Warner will be available in 3D.  It will also be streaming online with RaceBuddy at NASCAR.com for those of you with 3D-ready PCs. 

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2D Performance - Batman and Dirt 2

Yesterday we looked at how the GeForce GTX 480s stood up to multi-monitor gaming with NVIDIA Surround and 3D Vision Surround. Today we do the same but with GTX 470s in the mix offering a lower priced option for consumers looking to move into the wild world of triple-monitors!

nVIDIA's SLI Surround and 3DVision surround finally arrive

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 29, 2010 - 01:20 PM |
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It has been a long time coming but we finally get a chance to see nVIDIA do 3DVision in surround and the news is both good and bad.  The bad news is that there are limits on the possible monitor setups you can use for 3DVision, in essence you will run 3 landscape monitors as any other permutation will not support 3DVision.  On the plus side the list of compatible cards is rather impressive, not only the GeForce GTX 480, GTX 470 and GTX 465 support this, older GeForce GTX 285/280/270/260 all support it as well as the GTX295 in certain cases.

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NVIDIA Surround is finally here

NVIDIA finally has their answer to AMD's Eyefinity technology and it is called NVIDIA Surround. Not only does this bring three monitor gaming to the NVIDIA platform but it also integrates support for 3D Vision so now we can get triple 3D panel action going! It truly is a one-of-a-kind gaming experience but can it best AMD in the 2D realm as well?

Graphics like greased lightning; MSI's new 5870

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 25, 2010 - 01:37 PM |
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If you are familiar with MSI you have probably encountered their Lightning branded GeForce cards and now they have expanded their series to include an HD5870.  They have kept the same design, with a custom cooling solution, solid state chokes, Hi-C capacitors and the famous Proadlizer.  Unfortunately [H]ard|OCP could not find a reason to justify the $90 premium over a stock HD5870.  The technology that went into the card is solid, but the factory overclock was small and

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