ATI brand vanishes, only AMD remains

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 30, 2010 - 12:38 AM |
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All of you ATI fan boys are going to need a new moniker: AMD is officially announcing that they are phasing out the "ATI" name completely and will be replacing it with the "AMD" brand in all areas.  Since the merger of ATI and AMD back in 2006 the debate has quietly been raging on when, or if, the ATI brand that we all know and love would filter its way out of relevance.  Later this year, that process will begin.

Day of leaks continue: AMD Radeon HD 6870 Southern Island GPU tested?

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 27, 2010 - 04:20 PM |
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Must be something in the water today; another leak as apparently sprung out about hardware that shouldn't be available yet.  This time, the news is found at a Chinese website called PCinLife.com where a user has apparently taken time to share some basic performance information about the upcoming Radeon HD 6870 graphics card from the Northern Isles family rumored to have been taped out.

Source: AnandTech

A new Catalyst means new Crossfire profiles

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 27, 2010 - 01:11 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP but the claimed Crossfire improvements of the Catalyst 10.8 release to the test in their latest article. The two games that were singled out as improved by AMD were Aliens vs. Predator and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 so of course [H] had to test them.  Believe it or not, [H] saw a 70% improvement from AvP just from updating the driver and a 44% jump from Bad Company.  If you are a fan of those games and use multiple GPUs then get updating!

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Manufacturer: Palit
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Sonic means fast

Palit has prepared a highly overclocked GeForce GTX 460 graphics card for us today, their Sonic Platinum edition as they call it. The GPU on this puppy runs at 800 MHz while the shader cores come in at 1600 MHz, right out of the box. How do these overclocks equate in the real-world gaming and can this card rival the more expensive GTX 470 cards?

What happens when you stick your second GPU in an 8x slot

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 23, 2010 - 01:12 PM |
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Last Monday [H]ard|OCP investigated the performance differences between running a CrossFire/SLI system with both cards operating at 16x as opposed to one at 16x and one at 8x, which is more common on motherboards than true double 16x.  The differences were so minute you almost had to squint to see them.  Today they extend that testing by moving the second card into a PCIe slot that can only support 8x speeds.  If you are wondering why someone would do that, the re

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Zotac pumps up the GTX 460 with their Amp! Edition

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 17, 2010 - 12:58 PM |
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The Zotac GTX 460 Amp!

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One very flexible HD 5770 from Sapphire

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 12, 2010 - 11:55 AM |
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The Sapphire HD 5770 FLEX
is much like any other HD 5770 out there apart from one very important point, with a pair of DVI ports an HDMI port and a DisplayPort on the back this card can support 4 monitors.  Even better is the included HDMI to DVI adaptor which will allow you to use 3 DVI displays without having to resort to an expensive active DisplayPort to DVI adaptor.  Now, being an HD 5770 you have to make some allowances as you are not going to be driving Metro 2033 on three 30" LCDs at full settings, but you should be able to manage many games on three monitors at 5760 x 1080

Source: Neoseeker

HIS does silent Evergreen cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 9, 2010 - 12:28 PM |
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HIS' new Silent series has three new members, two HD 5550s in 512MB and 1GB versions and an HD 5570.  Card of that particular series are a little less powerful than what a gamer desires, but there silence along with the size and output capabilities make them desi

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Old News at 4 Months of Age?

With all the GTX 460 news swirling around the industry, I thought I would take a step back and take a different angle at the older, but very powerful, GTX 480 from MSI. Tessellation performance and GPGPU application support are two areas where I focused on, and the results I have found are somewhat telling about the state of tessellation in the graphics industry.

AMD users can now benefit from anti-aliased Zerglings

Subject: Graphics Cards | August 3, 2010 - 03:35 PM |
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As you probably heard on Podcast #115, the gang was rather unimpressed at Blizzard's choice to disable anti-aliasing of any sort on systems using AMD GPUs.