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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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Club 3D unveils Radeon HD5450 Noiseless Edition

Club 3D unveils Radeon HD5450 Noiseless Edition

Video cards are used for more than just playing games. They are used in HTPC machines for better graphics and video and they are often used in machines for video and audio editing too. When you are using a video card in a HTPC often, you want components that are very quiet so they don’t disrupt the movie you are watching.

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Quad NVIDIA GTX 480 rig: graphics prowess only exceeded by heat

Quad NVIDIA GTX 480 rig: graphics prowess only exceeded by heat

One NVIDIA GTX 480 graphics card is potent; two are impressive and three, in SLI setup, is probably overkill for all but the most avid (and deep pocketed) of gamers.  So, what do you call four GTX 480 boards in a single machine?  CyberPower Inc. have apparently been experimenting with the EVGA GTX 480, showing a new quad-card rig on their Facebook page.

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ATI FirePro V8800: most powerful pro graphics to date

ATI FirePro V8800: most powerful pro graphics to date

AMD have outed their latest graphics card, and the ATI FirePro V8800 has set its sights on your workstation.  Described as "the most powerful professional graphics card ever created", the V8800's 1600 stream processors offer 2.6 teraflops of power with 147.2 GB/s of memory bandwidth; a single card can drive four 30-inch displays and - if paired with the ATI FirePro S400 Synchronization Module - those panels can all be synchronized, too.

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NVIDIA says GTX 480 GPU designed to run at high temperatures

NVIDIA says GTX 480 GPU designed to run at high temperatures

NVIDIA has recently unveiled its first Fermi video cards with the GTX 480 and GTX 470 getting official on March 26. As with any new and high-end video card, the things aren’t cheap or quiet. The beasts also eat lots of power.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870 auto-overclocks for 19% FPS boost

ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870 auto-overclocks for 19% FPS boost

Oh, it just gets better and better.  Hot on the already pretty sparking heels of the 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 comes the card we've perhaps really been waiting for, the ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870.  First spotted in the wild last month, the ROG MATRIX 5870 takes ATI's new Radeon HD 5870, tickles the core GPU clock speed to 894MHz and then throws in ASUS' Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) that automatically overclocks the card depending on what it's being used for.  So, ASUS reckon, you'll see an average 19-percent performance boost in FPS games set to maximum detail, or a whopping 50-percent boost to 2D graphics.

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ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 gets official: 850MHz GPU & 2GB of GDDR5

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 gets official: 850MHz GPU & 2GB of GDDR5

Wondering where on earth that ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 came from?  Why, it's just the latest card build on ATI's new Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition video card platform, promising to be the first card capable of over 1bn pixels per second in real-world gaming.  Packing a full 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is capable of 12 times 1080p Full HD resolution by squirting out six separate Mini DisplayPort signals shared - thanks to ATI Eyefinity technology - over six separate panels.

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ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 packs six DisplayPorts

ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 packs six DisplayPorts

Remember ASUS' beastly ROG overclocked Radeon HD 5870 graphics card we saw leaked a while back?  The new ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 doesn't look to be quite the same card, but it's not hard to see the family resemblance: packing an overclocked 850MHz Radeon HD 5870 GPU paired with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the card has a full six Mini DisplayPort connectors for driving six monitors separately.

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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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ASUS GeForce GTX 480/GTX 470 tipped ahead of NVIDIA launch

ASUS GeForce GTX 480/GTX 470 tipped ahead of NVIDIA launch

Can we really get excited about box-art?  When it's the box-art for NVIDIA's upcoming Fermi-based video cards - in this case the ASUS GeForce GTX 480 and ASUS GeForce GTX 470 - we can, yes.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480/470 to lose cores over poor GPU yield?

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480/470 to lose cores over poor GPU yield?

Early adopters beware: if you were planning on picking up one of NVIDIA's new Fermi-based GeForce GTX 480 or GTX 470 graphics cards when they go on sale later on this month, you could end up getting a less capable card than expected.  According to leaks out of graphics cards manufacturers, lower than expected 40nm yields at NVIDIA's suppliers have prompted the company to block those cores with problems; as a result, the GeForce GTX 480 will only have 480 cores and the GTX 470 just 448.

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