Single slot cooler
Galaxy might still be a lesser known graphics card vendor in the US but they are still pushing the envelope as far as or further than anyone else today. The GeForce GTX 460 1GB Razor card is the first and only air cooled single slot option on the market with this gaming power. Is it worth the added cost though? That depends on your configuration and our review!
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 31, 2010 - 12:34 AM | Ryan Shrout
Remember how I was complaining on the podcast this week that if you used discrete graphics cards on your upcoming Sandy Bridge platform you weren't able to utilize the features of the integrated processor graphics like the media transcoding bits? Well it appears there may be a solution for this from an unlikely source: LudicLogix.
2010 was a tremendous year in terms of graphics. We saw both leading companies flesh out all of their DX11 offerings, and there were some distinct surprises and disappointments from both companies. 2011 looks to be a different beast, but as we head into the new year let us take a look where the two giants stand in terms of desktop graphics.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 23, 2010 - 01:27 PM | Ryan Shrout
Unleash the potential of the Barts GPU with enhanced thermal solution and 6+1 phase power system for triple over-voltage!
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 21, 2010 - 11:07 AM | Ryan Shrout
Lost Circuits has taken a more detailed look at the integrated physics test in the latest Futuremark benchmark, 3DMark11. The interesting aspect being investigated here is how much of this "physics" test is being on done the CPU versus being done on the GPU. In past versions of the game there were clear cut definitions of CPU tests and GPU tests but in this instance 3DMark11 lacks a dedicated "CPU test".
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 19, 2010 - 01:22 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 15, 2010 - 05:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA (December 15, 2010) - ASUS, the world’s number 1 motherboard manufacturer and leading innovator in graphics cards, is proud to introduce AMD’s new 6900 series of Graphical Processing Unit (GPU). HD6970 and HD6950 graphics cards field the latest graphics cores from AMD, dubbed “Cayman”. The ASUS 6970 and 6950 easily surpass previous generation performance levels in single GPU designs, ushering in unprecedented levels of realism in cutting edge DirectX 11 game titles.
Subject: Graphics Cards | December 15, 2010 - 12:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It can feel to the hardware junkie that the graphics world has been a little slow lately. We have seen plenty of refreshes to existing lineups and optimizations to existing chips but as far as brand new technology goes it has been relatively quiet. Today your desires will be met by the brand spanking new Cayman architecture present on the new Radeon 6970 and 6950. This is no refresh, these cards sport completely new features and some unique power saving features that attempt to keep the card cooler and quieter while not having a deleterious effect on performance.
The New Cayman Architecture
The new Cayman architecture from AMD is the first big change to the GPU in some time introducing a new VLIW4 design as well as improved tessellation and AA performance. But can the HD 6970 and HD 6950 stand up to the power of the GF110-based GTX 580 and GTX 570 cards and how does PowerTune technology get into the mix?
A much needed update
AMD's Catalyst Control Center was in a desperate need of an update and today AMD is in the final stages of releasing one. We have a quick preview of the new Catalyst Control Center 2 with some mostly aesthetic changes and a few functional ones that should make frequency CCC users happy.