MSI have announced their first video card with SuperPipe technology, using a heatpipe cooling system that is 60-percent thicker than traditional pipes. The MSI N285GTX SuperPipe combines an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 GPU with a cooling system that's demonstrates 90-percent improvement in thermal efficiency.
We're already caught sight of it - metaphorically speaking - in Clevo's D900F 17-inch gaming laptop, but NVIDIA have officially announced the new GeForce GTX 280M, one of four fresh mobile GPUs. The GTX 280M apparently offers up to 50-percent more performance than its last-gen "enthusiast laptop GPUs", with support for CUDA and PhysX gaming effects.
VIA have announced the S3 Graphics Chrome 540 GTX, which they're calling the world's most-connected high-definition video card. The card has HDMI, DisplayPort and Dual-Link DVI connections, together with an integrated Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound processor and 256MB of GDDR3 memory.
NVIDIA's recently shrunken 55nm GT200 GPU has found its way into the GeForce GTX 285 and GTX 295 video cards, and those cards have ambled onto The Tech Report's testing bench. Each card takes advantage of a different aspect of the new GT200 version: the single-chip GTX 285 benefits from the increased speed, while the dual-chip GTX 295 uses the smaller die to fit two GPUs onto one card.
NVIDIA is demonstrating its latest efforts in interactive ray tracing at SIGGRAPH 2008, using four next-generation Quadro GPUs in an NVIDIA Quadro Plex 2100 D4 Visual Computing System to show linear scaling during rendering of a complex, two-million polygon, anti-aliased automotive styling application. The images here are taken from the demo, which managed 30fps 1920 x 1080 High Definition video for an image-based lighting paint shader, ray traced shadows, reflections and refractions.
Latest rumor on the video card street is that NVIDIA is preparing to slash the price of its GeForce GTX 280 and 260 models. Tipped as the company's retort to rival AMD's Radeon HD 4800 range, the current figure being suggested is just $499 for the 280; that would be a $150 saving on the existing price.
When a new must-have graphics card comes out, you can end up dropping a lot of money to have the latest-and-greatest. Many people will want to hold off until prices drop, or just get an older card at a discount. However, if your machine must be the best and the fastest, why not take that new card and overclock it? You're probably going to need some better cooling, which is why CoolIT is always on top of things with their liquid cooling solutions. Their latest is for the new GeForce GTX280 and GTX260 cards.
nVidia shares more details on its upcoming GeForce GTX 200 family GPU, the GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 chip. These two chipset is a big upgrade and improvement from previous line – unlike the G80 to G92 upgrade (was very disappointing).
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