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Black Ops II, Far Cry 3 get a boost with NVIDIA GeForce 310.70 drivers

Black Ops II, Far Cry 3 get a boost with NVIDIA GeForce 310.70 drivers

With the holidays just around the corner, we'd wager there are a fair few gamers out there who will be receiving one of the season's big games. That's all well and good, but if your graphics card isn't everything it could be, then you might have a problem when you boot up the game for the first time. NVIDIA to the rescue, then, as the company has released its new GeForce 310.70 drivers.

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AMD Radeon HD 8550M graphics leaked in ASUS VivoBook U38DT

AMD Radeon HD 8550M graphics leaked in ASUS VivoBook U38DT

It would appear that AMD is plotting a next generation line of mobile graphics, as a card from the company's 8000 series has appear in a listing for an incoming ASUS ultrabook. Details are still pretty slim, and when that's coupled with the fact that AMD has yet to announced the 8000 family of GPUs, it's hard to know what's really going on. Still, if the listing on German retailer Cyberport is to be believed, the ASUS VivoBook U38DT will ship with an AMD Radeon HD 8550M under the hood.

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Lucid Thunderbolt External GPU demoed for undeniable Ultrabook gaming boost

Lucid Thunderbolt External GPU demoed for undeniable Ultrabook gaming boost

This week during Intel's Developers Forum, Lucid showed off a lovely Thunderbolt External Graphics solution that'll have you Ultrabook owners flipping over the possibilities. Here with this non-finalized piece of hardware, you'll be plugging in graphics power from Lucid with very little effort, bringing visual power from Lucid's external hardware that was never before possible in such a tiny package as your current-generation Ultrabook. What Lucid showed off here is your ability - in the near future - to turn your Ultrabook into a real hardcore gaming machine.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti brings Kepler power with a cut on cost

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti brings Kepler power with a cut on cost

It's time for some fabulous 28nm Kepler action from NVIDIA with the GeForce GTX 660 Ti - bringing the next-generation graphics of Kepler GPU architecture in at a surprisingly affordable price. With the $299 Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti you'll be rolling out with a base clock speed of 915MHz and no less than two dual-link DVI outs, HDMI, and a DisplayPort 1.2 to boot. Along with a lovely 1,344 CUDA cores in the mix, you're getting essentially the same package as the GTX 670 with a major chop-out on the cash cost.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics hit MAINGEAR custom PCs

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics hit MAINGEAR custom PCs

This week the folks at MAINGEAR have let it be known that they're bringing on the NVIDIA Kepler excellence with the GeForce GTX Ti graphics solution to their line of custom built PCs. You'll be able to work NVIDIA GeForce architecture for fabulous graphics here with MAINGEAR without dropping tons of cash, both companies aims here being a "sweet spot" for affordability, performance, and power efficiency. In addition to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti coming to the MAINGEAR custom desktop lineup, the whole NVIDIA Kepler family will be joining the party as well - immediately if not soon!

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AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

Top of the line gaming GPUs from the likes of AMD and NVIDIA may cost a pretty penny, but the price of the professional solutions that the companies offer will really make your eyes water. AMD has introduced the new $3,999 FirePro W9000 graphics card, with the company calling it the “world’s most powerful.” The GPU comes with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, can take advantage of 4 TFLOPS of single precision and a single TFLOP of double precision, and can shift a whopping 1.95 billion triangles per second.

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NVIDIA adds CUDA support to open source compiler

NVIDIA adds CUDA support to open source compiler

Hardware design companies aren't always at the forefront of the free and open source software movement, but in the last few years NVIDIA has been making an effort to give back to the software community. Their latest bit of geeky chivalry is making their CUDA software architecture compatible with the popular LLVM compiler with the contribution of open source code. This will allow LLVM to take advantage of CUDA in the same way that games and professional graphics applications already do.

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Maingear to offer NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

Maingear to offer NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 690 on Monday, a graphics card that houses two Kepler cores on one single card. It certainly looked very flashy, with lots of chromium-plated aluminium spread across the GPU in order to keep everything cool along with the card’s fan. It commands a pretty penny too: $999. So who’s the first company crazy enough to fit one of these cards into their system? Maingear, of course.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 twin-Kepler official

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 twin-Kepler official

NVIDIA has launched its latest graphics card, the GeForce GTX 690, with twin Kepler cores making it the world's fastest, at least for the moment. The GPU company hasn't wasted the opportunity to make the GeForce GTX 690 look the part, either, with superlatives galore: a trivalent chromium-plated aluminum frame, thixomolded magnesium alloy fan housing, and dual vapor chambers with a nickel-plated finstack.

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