Subject: Graphics Cards | January 25, 2011 - 12:50 PM |

Galaxy Microsystems, a leading manufacturer and worldwide supplier of NVIDIA based graphics solutions, announced today its launch of the new custom edition Galaxy GTX 560 Ti Graphics cards – Galaxy GTX 560 Ti GC (twin blade cooler).

The Galaxy GTX 560 Ti GC is built with a custom aluminum “twin blade” cooling system with dual 90 mm silent fans, gaining up to 10’C cooler and 11db quieter versus the original reference cooling system.

MSI Launches N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II Series Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 25, 2011 - 12:37 PM |

City of Industry, CA – January 25, 2011 – MSI, the world-renowned graphics card and motherboard manufacturer, today officially releases the N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II Series including N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC, N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/SOC and N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II Golden Edition. The latest N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II Series, equipped with NVIDIA's newest GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU employs the next generation of top-grade materials – Military Class II components providing the highest level of stability.

Source: MSI
Manufacturer: NVIDIA

GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU

NVIDIA has been preparing the new GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB card for quite a while now. I'm not sure I can say the same about the Radeon HD 6950 1GB card, but the results are the same. Two new graphics cards in the ~$250 range go head-to-head with each other for dominance in this lucrative price point and how they compare to other cards in that same segment.

Cthulu can stream HD video with the Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 WHDI

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 24, 2011 - 11:47 AM |

If you watched PC Perspective Podcast #138 you got a sneak preview of the Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 WHDI edition, which bears a resemblance to a certain Elder God thanks to its five WiFi style antennas.  The WiDi portion of the name signifies that this card can provide Wireless Display, a fact Ryan proved streaming full 1080p Iron Man 2 a fair distance as well as gaming.  Read more about the capabilities of the card and the AMIMON 2120 transmitter chip that lets it stream HD content to TV's with an attached receiver in Ryan's full review.

"The Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 WHDI graphics card is a truly unique offering that brings uncompressed wireless video your current configuration with an impressive set of features. Using this Galaxy card and the included receiver you can wirelessly connect your PC to an HDTV or even just a standard monitor in another room of your house and still get the same image quality (and sound quality) you would get with the two being directly connected via HDMI or DVI. While 3D gaming and 3D Blu-ray aren't supported yet, the quality of the WHDI technology impressed me while playing games at 1920x1080 and watching Blu-ray at the full 1080p resolution."

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Manufacturer: Galaxy

A quick brief on WHDI

The Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 WHDI is the world's first graphics cards built around the Wireless Home Digital Interface standard and promises to bring uncompressed wireless video technology to the world of your PC and the power of the GTX 460 graphics chip. Does it work as promised and can WHDI really change the way you think about your HTPC?

AMD's Catalyst 11.1a Hotfix brings improved tessellation performance

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 19, 2011 - 12:58 PM |

AMD's first driver update of 2011 has arrived and it brings general performance improvements and one targeted improvement.  NGOHQ is hosting the driver and have posted the list of features and improvements so you can see what the general changes are.  The real interesting bit is the performance changes to tessellation with a new AMD Optimized settings that improve the performance of heavily tessellated games without impacting the visual quality.

Source: NGOHQ

Ultimate Thermal Management: announcing the MSI N500GTX Twin Frozr II Series Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 18, 2011 - 03:06 PM |

City of Industry, CA – January 14, 2010 – Globally-renowned graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI today officially unveils its N500 series of graphics card featuring the award-winning Twin Frozr II Thermal Design. The Twin Frozr II Thermal Design has garnered unanimous praise from professional media and end-users for providing the best balance between cooling performance and lowest sound levels.

Source: MSI

NVIDIA planning a GeForce GTX 560 Ti for end of January

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 13, 2011 - 12:16 PM |

By far the most successful graphics card of the previous year was NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 460 that came out of nowhere to bring life to the Fermi architecture that had until that release been lambasted as being too hot, too loud and too expensive to compete with the range of options that AMD's Radeon line provided.  Then, up jump the devil, NVIDIA released GF104 and suddenly the Fermi design had legs.

Source: techPowerUp!

Double headed beasts; high end CrossFire and SLI tests

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 12, 2011 - 03:51 PM |

[H]ard|OCP has had a chance to play with high end GPUs, in multiples, which means setting up dual GPU systems to test.  Of course to truly push these cards you need to be feeding multiple monitors which is why most tests were run at a resolution of 5760x1200, as in three 1920x1200 monitors.  From their testing they saw a pattern emerge based on memory bottlenecks.  In some games it seemed that the extra memory present on the AMD cards let them soar ahead, however on

Source: [H]ard|OCP

CES 2011: Lucid's Virtu combines Sandy Bridge and discrete graphics features

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 6, 2011 - 04:00 AM |

Lucid's soon to be released graphics solution is a complete turnaround from their current  generation Hydra chip. Previously they would license a motherboard company such as MSI, to add the phsyical HydraLogic chip to a motherboard in order to allow vendor agnostic multi-GPU systems for those who wanted to use both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs in a single system.

Source: Lucidlogix