Subject: Graphics Cards | February 10, 2010 - 05:52 PM | Ryan Shrout
The monthly Steam Hardware Survey is almost like a staple in the PC gaming world as it gives us a snapshot of what the millions of people that use the PC gaming platform are using in their gaming rigs. I know that most of the time we are focused on high-end technology like $400+ GPUs but it is always nice to get a taste of reality with these types of statistics and information. What does the January version of this data tell us?
AMD Completes the DX11 Spread
AMD has released a pair of new low cost GPUs that support DX11 and Eyefinity while offering a robust feature set for home theater PCs including loss-less Blu-ray audio and half-height card designs. Can the new Radeon HD 5570 and HD 5450 best the currently available GeForce 210/220/240 cards and complete the DX11 sweep that AMD has been gunning for?
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 9, 2010 - 12:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 8, 2010 - 07:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One might wonder why EVGA would be releasing a new GTX275 at this time, but the EVGA GTX275 CO-OP PhysX Edition gives the old card a new twist. Instead of the two GPUs contained within handling purely graphics, this card gives the graphical duties to the GTX275 GPU
and the GTS250 only handles PhysX processing. This made frame rates in
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 4, 2010 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Clocked just 50MHz higher than the HD 4550 with 50 million more transistors the new HD5450 might not seem like much, unless you pay attention to the fact that this is a 40nm card. That new process has dropped its TDP below 20, making passive cooling an easy choice for AMD and resellers. Add DX11 and Eyefinity support, the usual triplet of video outputs found on HD 5xxx series cards and you have a serious card for around $50. AnandTech's biggest hope with this card is that you will finally be able to utilize the noise reducing software AMD provides as well as HD audio.
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 2, 2010 - 03:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Around about $100 the graphics market gets a little crowded, with several nVIDIA cards and quite a few AMD cards. The newest is the HD5670 also at the $100 level,
Subject: Graphics Cards | February 1, 2010 - 09:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
Straight from the horse's mouth:
GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470 will be the names of the first two GPUs
shipped based on our new GF100 chip!
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 29, 2010 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tweaktown took a look at the new Catalyst from AMD, technically the 10.1 driver but actually labelled 9.12. It seems AMD might have been a bit rushed trying to get a new driver for the users of their graphics cards and instead of offering big changes and new features they set up a few bug fixes and marched it out the door. The performance differences are barely noticeable unless you are using the beta Hemlock driver for the HD5970 there is no real reason to up
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2010 - 01:51 PM | Ryan Shrout
Ever had the need for a cable or adapter that you thought for sure you had but simply couldn’t find anymore? Or just need another HDMI cable and could use some extras along with it? The gang at Galaxy has obviously had that feeling just like the writer’s at PC Perspective have and decided to offer a solution for it.
Subject: Graphics Cards | January 27, 2010 - 05:00 PM | Jonathan Hung
It wasn't long ago that if you wanted to use three or more displays at a time, Matrox was the professional's weapon of choice. But with AMD's Eyefinity on the scene, suddenly the consumer has more choice on which vendor they selected for multiple display systems. AMD even showed off an Acer netbook running triple monitors using an external GPU during CES 2010 earlier this month (read the story here) which leaves Matrox competing on two fronts.