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Stardock tool to let you mix AMD and NVIDIA cards in one PC

Stardock tool to let you mix AMD and NVIDIA cards in one PC

It isn't ready for the market yet. It doesn't even have a cool name yet. But when Stardock's promised multi-GPU tool does come out, it could very well change the way we build PCs and buy graphics card. In theory, Stardock's still to be christened technology will allow you to mix and match any card to boost your PC's graphics capabilities. While that has always been possible with NVIDIA's SLI and AMD's CrossFire, the key difference here is that you can even mix and match cards from different brands and generations as well.

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DirectX 12 detailed for Xbox One, Desktop, and Mobile devices

DirectX 12 detailed for Xbox One, Desktop, and Mobile devices

Today Microsoft announced that DirectX 12 is officially headed to all of its platforms for futuristic gaming finesse. Both NVIDIA and AMD are pushing their claim for the collaboration gold on this release, with details on the Xbox One side of things coming mostly from the AMD camp, while NVIDIA appears to be firmly planting itself in the PC gaming side of the map.

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DirectX 12 to be detailed at GDC

DirectX 12 to be detailed at GDC

Today on what appears to be a newly launched Twitter account, a tweet was fired out under the handle @DirectX12 reading "Rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated... #DirectX12 is coming to #GDC". The tweet linked to a sparse page promising details at GDC later this month.

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Windows 8 getting DirectX 11.1 exclusively

Windows 8 getting DirectX 11.1 exclusively

Microsoft has detailed all of the changes made with DirectX 11.1, and even though there aren't too many worth writing about, there's one new feature that is: native support for stereoscopic 3D. Gone are the days of adding support for 3D based on a particular graphics card, at least as far as DirectX 11.1 is concerned. The problem is that you'll need to be using Windows 8 in order to take advantage of DirectX 11.1.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review round-up: fast and quiet

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review round-up: fast and quiet

Earlier today AMD announced their new flagship Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, and while it wont hit the public shelves until mid January -- and for a hefty $549 price tag we are already seeing reviews galore from the PC crowd and figured we'd round them up. What we are hoping for is just what AMD is claiming: "the fastest single-GPU card in the world". Head on down past the break to see what everyone thought -- and if that claim holds true.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 Series GPU officially announced

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Series GPU officially announced

This week the AMD Radeon HD 7970 series graphics processor series has been released (for $549 on January 9th, if you'd like to know,) and its codename family "Southern Islands" has been detailed in full to show the world what the company has planned for GPU power throughout the next few years, starting right here at the next: 2012. In a set of affirmations by the group that's about to unleash their newest set of GPU units on the world of gaming, AMD said that PC gaming software sales on the whole were over $15 billion USD in 2011 and are estimated to blow past $20 billion inside 2012. Because of this, and because AMD loves its gaming following out there in gameland, they've also re-affirmed their dedication to their "Gamers Come First" credo, as well as their Gamers Manifesto which says, quite simply: Enablement, Not Disablement.

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Will Crysis 2 ever see DirectX 11

Will Crysis 2 ever see DirectX 11

For those that don't know much about Crysis 2, it is a futuristic first person shooter based in New York City. It is the highly popular sequel to the original Crysis that was released for PC only. For anyone that played it back when it was released the graphics were simply stunning. It brought my powerful quad core and my GTX 260 graphics card and computer to its knees real fast. Most gamers in the PC community were just as excited for Crysis 2 as I was, then we heard it would be launching across all 3 major platforms. This is where the DX11 discussion comes into play.

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Toshiba Qosmio X500 Launching in September, Brings High Price Tag

Toshiba Qosmio X500 Launching in September, Brings High Price Tag

Toshiba has officially unveiled the refreshed X500 gaming machine. Featuring plenty under the hood to get any PC gamer excited, the laptop features a rich black and red casing to attract the eye of any passer-by. But, as with everything that we enjoy, with high-end specifications, come the high-end price tag, and Toshiba has certainly followed that rule with the Qosmio X500.

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ATI Radeon HD 5670 promises sub-$100 DirectX 11

ATI Radeon HD 5670 promises sub-$100 DirectX 11

AMD have announced their latest graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 5670, which attempts to bring DirectX 11 and ATI Eyefinity multi-display support to a relatively budget audience.  Priced at under $100, the Radeon HD 5670 promises up to 620 gigaflops of compute performance (paired with GDDR5 memory), and over a 20-percent improvement compared to NVIDIA's GT 240 512MB.

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Maingear add ATI Radeon HD 5870 to gaming line-up

Maingear add ATI Radeon HD 5870 to gaming line-up

It'll come as little to no surprise that, with the new ATI Radeon HD 5870 video cards fresh on the scene, gaming PC manufacturers are already updating their wares to include the DirectX 11 capable GPU.  Maingear is one of the first into the SlashGear inbox, with their Ephex, F131, Prelude, and X-Cube systems all getting friendly with AMD's newest graphics card.

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AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870 launches: DirectX 11 video cards pack a punch

AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870 launches: DirectX 11 video cards pack a punch

With a press conference imminent, ATI's new DirectX 11 video cards are beginning to make their appearance on retailer shelves.  Two cards - the Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 and the ASUS Radeon HD 5870, each marked "Cyprus HT" and with 1GB of memory - have shown up for sale at Newegg, while over at Hexus and The Tech Report they've each been reviewing the new Radeon HD 5870.

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ATI DirectX 11 video card live images leak

AMD made a big song and dance of their new ATI DirectX 11 video card last week, showing it off for the first time at QuakeCon and putting on some heady demonstrations of its indecently high performance.  Well, we say "showing it off", but actually AMD kept a tight lid on the physical design of the new card; unfortunately not tight enough to avoid Chiphell getting their hands on some leaked images.

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