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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ASUS makes it better

ASUS is known for creating some truly unique graphics cards that differ wildly from the reference designs we are used to seeing. The ROG Matrix HD 5870 card with 2GB of memory is just that with overclocking options you need to see. For the more tame of us, there is the V2 HD 5870 that is cheaper and much simpler in feature set.

nVIDIA's Fermi based answer to AMD's FirePro

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 5, 2010 - 11:56 AM |
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nVIDIA has released information on their two upcoming professional level Quadro graphics cards.  Neither are going to be the upper end of the lineup, as you can see by the CUDA core count which even on the midranged Quadro 2000 has less than a GTX 460, 192 versus 336, which implies six streaming multiprocessors.  The one thing not mentioned in The Inquirer's article is how anyone is supposed to locate these cards when there are so many outdated and similarly named FX cards on the mar

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Getting a better bargain from a GTS450

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 4, 2010 - 11:56 AM |
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At just $140 the Galaxy GeForce GTS450 Super OC offers GPU core clocked 105MHz higher than spec at 888MHz, which puts the shader core at 1.776GHz and RAM running 4GHz, the reference spec is 3.6GHz.  [H]ard|OCP was most interested in the overclocking potential of this card, which is what they focus on in this article.  As Galaxy Tech did not ship this card with a proprietary overclocking tool,

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Galaxy Selects AMIMON for World’s First Wireless Graphics Card Enabling PC-to-TV Connectivity

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 3, 2010 - 06:48 PM |
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Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong – September 30, 2010 – Galaxy Microsystems, a leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of NVIDIA based graphics solutions, announced today that it has selected WHDI technology from AMIMON as the platform for it’s new Galaxy GTX 460 WHDI Edition shipping in October.

“Teaming with Galaxy introduces AMIMON’s WHDI technology to the gaming community; with Galaxy and the WHDI technology gamers will be able to maximize high-quality HD graphics of HDTVs utilizing an uncompressed HD wireless link,” said Shimon Greenberg, vice president of sales for AMIMON.

New drivers means new SLI and Crossfire results

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 27, 2010 - 02:49 PM |
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It seems a really good idea keeping an eye on graphics driver updates right now, with a battle for one of the sweetest spots for gamers being fought between single card and dual card setups that cost about the same price.  The contenders are the GTX 480 and 460 SLI as well as the 5870 in CrossFireX and the variable is the ability for the driver to improve scaling in new versions.  Since an extra card has been added, the ability for the driver to work properly often changes from game to game and when you bring multiple monitors into the equation it can change even more. 

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