The difference a few shaders make

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 11, 2010 - 03:12 PM |

The HD6850 that Bjorn3D originally reviewed turned out to be a bit of a mutant, sporting an additional 160 shader units above the 960 that exists in the retail version.  So of course they grabbed a retail model for comparison.  It turns out that the 1120 shader model is noticeably different, it consumes more power and it provides a boost in performance, one that seems to grow compared to the retail model as resolution increases.  It is unlikely that you will have a chance to get a hold of an HD6850 that sport

Source: Bjorn3D

The GTX580 has arrived

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 9, 2010 - 01:15 PM |

If you want to know all about the GTX 580 you have a few reviews to go through, including Ryan's at the top of the page.  To bring you quick highlights, the GPU uses a full 512 CUDA cores and 16 streaming multiprocessors as opposed to only 15 SMs and 480 CUDA cores on the GTX 480.  The 772 MHz core, 1544 MHz shader, 1.5GB of 4008MHz GDDR5 and a 384-bit memory bus, a slight bump from the GTX480. 

Manufacturer: NVIDIA

GF110 is a new GPU

NVIDIA is back with another new GPU, the GF110 aka the GeForce GTX 580. NVIDIA released the GTX 460 to target the $200 price point and now they are back to elevate their high-end game yet again with the full 512 CUDA core option we were always promised. How much better is it than the GTX 480 and what about that oddly placed dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970?

If you don't have a GTX460 or HD6850 to overclock yourself

Subject: Graphics Cards | November 2, 2010 - 12:45 PM |

The Tech Report can show you what to expect when you are trying to overclock these cards, specifically an XFX made Radeon HD 6850 and an MSI Hawk Talon Attack GTX 460.  Along the way they try Sapphire's Radeon overclocking tool called TRIXX and a burn in test tool called Kombustor
for the Radeon and MSI's Afterburner for the GeForce card.  Check out the final voltages and temperatures as well as the speeds here.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 rumors discussed in detail

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 30, 2010 - 01:54 PM |

There is a very good article over at that discusses and compiles much of the rumor and speculation surrounding the news of an upcoming high-end GPU refresh from NVIDIA.  Considering that yesterday NVIDIA's driver team and website team leaked the names of new cards like the GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTS 455 as well as the mobile GT 555M, it see

MSI's 480GTX, greased lightning version

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 29, 2010 - 02:38 PM |

Right out of the box, it is hard to see why the MSI N480GTX Lightning is priced about $100 more than your average GTX480.  The factory overclock is lackluster, 750MHz GPU, CUDA cores at 1.5GHz, and 4.0GHz RAM does not really push the performance boundaries much.  The real changes are hard to see, a PWM change that allows 3x the power of a normal GTX480 to flow through this card, the GPU gets power from two 8 pin PCIe power plugs and the memory has its own 6 pin plug.  The cooling solution covers just about every part of the card and benefits from paired cooling fans.  You e

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You've seen the new 6800 cards, but did you see the press event?

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 25, 2010 - 03:15 PM |

The reviews of the HD6870 and 6850 keep rolling in; many reviewers not having time to fully test all overclocking scenarios for the launch date they have since updated their reviews.  SPCR was at the launch event the AMD threw to celebrate these new cards and you can see the gala that AMD put on here

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB hits the office

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 06:46 PM |

The launch of the new AMD Radeon HD 6800-series of graphics cards might have technically occurred yesterday, but chances are many of you are just learning about it today.  Well first, be sure you read my review of both the Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 cards to see if these are cards you might be interested in upgrading to.  After that, feel free to jump back here and check out the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB that just arrived.

The all-new AMD HD6800-series graphics card now available from MSI

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 04:41 PM |

City of Industry, CA – October 22, 2010 – The world-class graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI officially launches the R6800 series graphics cards supporting DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a output. The R6800 family includes R6870-2PM2D1GD5 using the AMD Radeon HD 6870 GPU and R6850-PM2D1GD5 using the AMD AMD Radeon HD 6850 GPU. Both of them not only support 3D-Stereoscopic format, but also AMD 's Eyefinity multi-display output technology, providing the unique visual experience.

Source: MSI

ASUS Continues To Set the Performance Bar in Graphics with the EAH6800 Series of Graphics Card

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 04:29 PM |

Fremont, CA (October 22, 2010) - Featuring even more processing power than the award winning EAH5000 Series of graphics cards, the new ASUS EAH6800 Series brings HD graphics performance and smooth gameplay to PC enthusiasts.

Source: ASUS