Going for graphical overkill - Quad Crossfire or Triple SLI

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 26, 2010 - 02:40 PM |

X-bit Labs took a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 Super-Mainboard and attached two different sets of GPUs for testing, four Radeon HD 5870s in one case and three GTX 480s in the second.  This board sports a pair of Nvidia NF200-SLI chips so there are plenty of PCIe lanes to go around and with the addition of a Xigmatek 1500W PSU to the installed Zalman 1000W PSU there is 2.5 kilowatts of power available for the system.  While the results in and of themselves are inc

Source: X-Bit Labs

AMD's Gaming Evolved Program Pushes Dev Tools, Marketing

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 23, 2010 - 05:34 PM |

AMD's Gaming Evolved program is finally launching during the Comic-con event in San Diego.  PC Perspective first saw the fruits of this developer and consumer campaign during GDC where AMD detailed its targets for innovation, industry standards and development support for gaming.  The triple-headed goal for the program is summed up nicely with this Venn diagram:

Not super but certainly overclocked; Gigabyte's new HD 5770

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 20, 2010 - 12:04 PM |

The Gigabyte HD 5770 Super Overclockhas two rather hefty claims that it needs to match, the first is the claim that this card is 13% better than a stock HD 5770 and the second is that it is 4.3% better than a GTX 260.  It's GPU is clocked 50MHz higher than the reference card at 900MHz but the memory remains unchanged at 4.8GHz effective, so on paper it does not look terribly impressive.  [H]ard|OCP did manage a better overclock with som

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More on the eminently overclockable GTX 460

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 15, 2010 - 05:51 PM |

What you saw in Ryan's review of the GTX 460, the ease of overclocking the GPU and memory by an percentage not seen in a long time is not just a fluke. 

Source: [H]ard|OCP

ASUS ENGTX460 Graphic Cards Deliver Innovative Design, Value, and Outstanding 3D Performance

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 13, 2010 - 04:11 PM |

Fremont, CA (July 13, 2010) - ASUS is excited to launch their ENGTX460 series of graphics cards featuring NVIDIA’s latest GeForce 400 Series GPU design that delivers impressive DX11 graphics plus support for exciting technologies like NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, PhysX and CUDA and enhanced tessellation performance. The ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP lineup goes further than reference solutions with a focus on quality, reliability and performance.

Source: ASUS

ASUS Redefines the Graphics Card Market with ARES, the World’s Fastest Single Graphics Card

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 13, 2010 - 02:28 PM |

Fremont, CA (July 13, 2010) - ASUS is proud to launch the new standard in flagship graphics performance, The Republic of Gamers ARES graphics card. Continuing the innovative and performance oriented tradition of all ROG products the ARES raises the bar for performance, cooling capabilities, design leadership and engineering expertise in a video card. The ARES graphics card lives up to its tagline of limited edition, unlimited power.

Source: ASUS
Manufacturer: General

A quick lineup comparison

After publishing our look at the new GeForce GTX 460 we had several requests for an article that quickly compared the relevant NVIDIA and AMD options from top to bottom for the enthusiast PC gamer.

Release 256 Drivers Are Back with Even More Goodness

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2010 - 03:16 PM |

Not long ago we introduced the first Release 256 driver, packed with new features and performance. Today we announced yet another driver from our Release 256* family of drivers, version 258.96, which brings even more goodness to the gaming community. Version 258.96 is going through WHQL certification now, and we expect the certified version to be available within a week.

The version 258.96 driver brings WHQL support for 3D Vision Surround technology - this immersive 3-monitor experience for 3D. It's winning the hearts of press and gamers alike.

Source: NVIDIA

The GTX 460 aims for the value crown

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2010 - 12:42 PM |

Even setting aside the wide variety of overclocked versions of the GTX 460 there is still a choice between two models, a 768MB version that is pegged for $199 and a 1GB model that should sell around $229,

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Galaxy ships new GeForce GTX 460 graphics series with industry first detachable fan

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 12, 2010 - 12:01 PM |

Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong July 12th, 2010 - Galaxy Microsystems Ltd. a leading global manufacturer of graphics accelerators, today announced the immediate availability of the new Galaxy GTX 460 series of graphics cards featuring the industry’s first detachable fan cooling technology and DirectX 11 support for today’s hottest games.

“Our new Galaxy GTX 460 graphics cards offer out of this world realism and performance at a price that is simply amazing.” said Shane Vance, US Sales for Galaxy.