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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 leaks, gets benchmarked

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 leaks, gets benchmarked

Details of NVIDIA's upcoming mid-range Fermi based video card - until now known as the GeForce GTX 460 - have leaked, with Chinese site eNet claiming to have acquired a GF100 GPU based video card.  According to their sources, the chip will show up in the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 on June 2nd; they've also been testing it, discovering that NVIDIA have disabled several elements of the GPU (the GF100 also powers the GTX 470/480) including limiting stream processors to 352 and RAM to 1GB.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch Review (Early 2010)

MacBook Pro 13-inch Review  (Early 2010)

Apple's recent MacBook Pro update brought a long awaited processor update and new GPU options, but much of the attention was lavished on the larger models in the company's professional notebook range. In contrast, the 13-inch MacBook Pro saw a more modest refresh; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Apple open NVIDIA GPUs for H.264 decoding: faster Flash a possibility

Apple open NVIDIA GPUs for H.264 decoding: faster Flash a possibility

A recently added Apple technical document has led to suggestions that Adobe Flash could take advantage of GPU hardware acceleration on certain OS X 10.6.3 MacBook Pro, Mac mini and iMac models.  The Video Decode Acceleration framework can be used with NVIDIA's GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M and GeForce GT 330M GPUs, and permits developers low-level access to their H.264 decoding capabilities.  That could mean faster Flash performance and reduced CPU load.

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Dire Fermi GPU yields will cost NVIDIA market share predict analysts

Dire Fermi GPU yields will cost NVIDIA market share predict analysts

NVIDIA's Fermi-based GeForce GTX 470/480 cards are on sale now, but according to analysts the rumored yield issues have seriously impacted availability.  X-bit labs quotes analysts Needham and Company, who believe NVIDIA's Fermi yield is just 20 to 30-percent, and that they currently have just 10,000 chips on the market.  Financially, the analysts believe NVIDIA could "lose market share" from 2H 2010, claiming to have discovered from their channel checks that Fermi "is not ramping well" and could in fact face further product delays.

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Apple MacBook Pro gets Core i5/Core i7 update

Apple MacBook Pro gets Core i5/Core i7 update

The Apple Store is back, and as expected there's a range of new MacBook Pro notebooks on offer complete with Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics.  The 15- and 17-inch MBPs get the most significant updates this time around, with the former kicking off at $1,799 with an Intel Core i5 2.4GHz CPU, 320GB hard-drive and GeForce 320M 256MB GPU, while the 17-inch MBP starts at $2,299 with the 2.53GHz Core i5, 500GB hard-drive and GeForce 320M 512MB GPU.

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ASUS U30jc arrives with Optimus, Core i3 and $900 tag

ASUS U30jc arrives with Optimus, Core i3 and $900 tag

The ASUS U30jc was one of the more interesting models from ASUS' notebook portfolio, and the company have now taken the wraps off the 13.3-inch machine officially.  Packing an Intel Core i3 350M processor, paired with NVIDIA Optimus graphics - automatically switching between the integrated Intel GPU and the discrete GeForce GT 310M - and a battery apparently good for up to 9.5hrs of runtime, the U30jc comes in at a smudge under $900.

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ASUS 2010 notebook lineup detailed: Core i7, NVIDIA Optimus & Fermi 400-series graphics?

ASUS 2010 notebook lineup detailed: Core i7, NVIDIA Optimus & Fermi 400-series graphics?

If you're in the mood for a new ASUS laptop, set aside half a day or so to go through the company's upcoming models.  Notebook Review forum member - and patient soul - David grabbed ASUS' latest brochure and went to work snipping out photos and spec sheets of what's just around the corner.  Many of the laptops have already been announced, or at least have some partial specifications attached, but there are some gems in there too.

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ASUS ENGTX480 & ENGTX470 GeForce 480/470 video cards get official

ASUS ENGTX480 & ENGTX470 GeForce 480/470 video cards get official

Since they'd already shown us the box-art for their new video cards based on NVIDIA's GTX 480/470 GPU, it perhaps comes as little surprise that ASUS have made their ENGTX480 and ENGTX470 cards official.  Using the GeForce Fermi chips, the ENGTX480 uses the GTX480 core with 1401 stream processors and a 384-bit memory interface, while the ENGTX470 has 1215 stream processors.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 440 & 430 with Fermi GF104 tipped for June

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 440 & 430 with Fermi GF104 tipped for June

NVIDIA's Fermi GF100-based GeForce GTX 480/470 video cards are expected to arrive sometime today, but according to the latest rumors the company is already planning their mid-range and entry-level alternatives.  Believed to be on track for a June 2010 launch at the earliest, according to 3dceter.org three of the cards will use the 40nm GF104 core with up to 256 shader cores, 64 TMUs, 32 ROPs and a 256-bit memory bus.  Although naming isn't finalised, they're believed to be known as the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 440 and 430.

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