AMD's 5450, we cedar is a new low power, low cost graphics card

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 4, 2010 - 01:33 PM |

Clocked just 50MHz higher than the HD 4550 with 50 million more transistors the new HD5450 might not seem like much, unless you pay attention to the fact that this is a 40nm card.  That new process has dropped its TDP below 20, making passive cooling an easy choice for AMD and resellers.  Add DX11 and Eyefinity support, the usual triplet of video outputs found on HD 5xxx series cards and you have a serious card for around $50.  AnandTech's biggest hope with this card is that you will finally be able to utilize the noise reducing software AMD provides as well as HD audio.&nbsp

Source: AnandTech

Choosing a budget AMD graphics setup is not as easy as you would think

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 2, 2010 - 03:14 PM |

Around about $100 the graphics market gets a little crowded, with several nVIDIA cards and quite a few AMD cards.  The newest is the HD5670 also at the $100 level,

Source: TweakTown

First GF100 Graphics Cards to be GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 1, 2010 - 09:50 PM |

Straight from the horse's mouth:

Fun Fact of the Week: GeForce
GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 470 will be the names of the first two GPUs
shipped based on our new GF100 chip!

Wait for 10.2 unless you are running an HD5970

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 29, 2010 - 12:19 PM |

Tweaktown took a look at the new Catalyst from AMD, technically the 10.1 driver but actually labelled 9.12.  It seems AMD might have been a bit rushed trying to get a new driver for the users of their graphics cards and instead of offering big changes and new features they set up a few bug fixes and marched it out the door.  The performance differences are barely noticeable unless you are using the beta Hemlock driver for the HD5970 there is no real reason to up

Source: TweakTown

Galaxy wants to sell you some cables

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 28, 2010 - 01:51 PM |

Ever had the need for a cable or adapter that you thought for sure you had but simply couldn’t find anymore?  Or just need another HDMI cable and could use some extras along with it?  The gang at Galaxy has obviously had that feeling just like the writer’s at PC Perspective have and decided to offer a solution for it. 

Matrox Announces Multiple Graphics Expansion Module (GXM) Support

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 27, 2010 - 05:00 PM |

It wasn't long ago that if you wanted to use three or more displays at a time, Matrox was the professional's weapon of choice. But with AMD's Eyefinity on the scene, suddenly the consumer has more choice on which vendor they selected for multiple display systems.  AMD even showed off an Acer netbook running triple monitors using an external GPU during CES 2010 earlier this month (read the story here) which leaves Matrox competing on two fronts.

Source: Matrox

Despite lack of DX11 hardware, NVIDIA gains ground in GPU wars

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 26, 2010 - 03:30 PM |

In what can only be described as a win for NVIDIA, the research firm operated by Jon Peddie is reporting that even with a very strong increase in overall GPU sales in 2009, AMD was unable to capitalize on a great product release with the Radeon 5000-series to take marketshare away from NVIDIA. To quote from the report:

Update: OnLive responds to our article in a blog post

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 22, 2010 - 01:27 AM |

I posted this update to the last page of our recent OnLive Gaming Service Preview, but I thought it was worth putting on the home page as well since it was a direct response to something OnLive posted on their site.  Enjoy!

OnLive Game Service Preview - Is this the future of PC gaming?

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 21, 2010 - 04:58 PM |

If you haven't read my preview article of the upcoming OnLive Gaming Service today, you definitely ought to! 

The whole gaming world has been talking about OnLive since it was
first announced back in March of 2009 and we finally were able to spend
some time with the online gaming service beta to see how it fared. We
walk you through the user interface as well as creating some side by
side comparisons of gaming with OnLive against local versions of the
same games.

Powercolor offers a deal you can refuse on an overclocked 5770

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 21, 2010 - 01:28 PM |

The Powercolor
HD 5770 PCS+ is factory overclocked, from a core of 850MHz to 875MHz and the memory is bumped from 1200MHz to 1225MHz.  Not a huge jump, techPowerUp noticed a difference of 3% over the stock card and seeing as how the MRSP jumps about 16% to $180 from $155 the deal seems a little lack luster.  Drop by to see the whole review, including about a dozen different games at techPowerUp.

Source: techPowerUp!