Poor old AMD; the company got to hold on to the "world's fastest graphics card" title for all of two weeks with the Radeon HD 6990, and now here comes NVIDIA to try to snatch it away. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 is finally official, and as we expected it's a dual-GPU masterpiece of CUDA grunt folded into a super-quiet chassis.
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NVIDIA has outed its latest video card, the mid-range NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. Expected to come in at around $149, the GTX 550 Ti packs 192 CUDA cores, a 1,800MHz clock speed and a 900MHz graphics clock, along with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, good for DirectX 11 support, OpenGL 4.1 and 3D Vision support.
We've got here an official press release straight from the horse's mouth confirming the announcement that Sony Computer Entertainment will be delivering what they're calling the “PlayStation®Suite” aka PS Suite for all Android devices version 2.3 Gingerbread and above. This announcement also confirms that Sony will be simultaneously be launching a ""PlayStation®Certified” License Program to Provide PlayStation® Content and Development Support for Android™ Based Portable Devices. This is big coming from NVIDIA because they run the graphics on PlayStation 3, which could very well mean that the port will be both easy and QUICK!
NVIDIA is obviously particularly proud of its new GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU - it suggests it "pwns the gamer's sweet spot" in the press release - and at first glance the Fermi-based video card does have plenty going for it. Eight tessellation engines, a total of 384 CUDA cores, DirectX 11 support and a 52.5 billion/sec texture fill rate add up to a card 33-percent faster than the GeForce GTX 460 and up to 65-percent faster than AMD's Radeon HD 6870.
NVIDIA has outed Lenovo's latest 3D capable display, the L2363d, running at Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and capable not only of playing back 3D but recording it thanks to dual webcams. The Lenovo L2363d supports 3D photos and 3D web-conferencing, as long as you have NVIDIA's 3D Vision specs.
NVIDIA has outed its GeForce 500M series GPUs, the latest graphics chips to be found in high-end notebooks. Supporting NVIDIA's Optimus switching technology, the GT 540M GT 540M, GT 550M and GT 555M are targeted at performance users, with over four times the performance of integrated graphics and twice the DirectX 11 performance of rival GPUS, while mainstream users get the GeForce GT 520M and GT 525M.
NVIDIA has outed its latest video card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, a GTX 500 Series card that's been buffed down to a budget. With an RRP of $349, the GTX 570 takes the chassis of November's GTX 580 and shaves away the GPU to suit: it has 480 CUDA cores, a 732MHz graphics clock and 1,464MHz processor clock, while outputs consist of a mini HDMI and two dual-link DVI ports.
If you are a computer gamer you are probably drooling all over, your keyboard right now at through of the gaming prowess that you can get from the GTX 595 pictured here. This dual GPU beast will supposedly host a pair of GF110 GPUs that are linked by a bridge chip thought to be the NF200.