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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 to be $450 not $600?

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 to be $450 not $600?

How much would you pay for NVIDIA's stonking Fermi-based GeForce GTX 480 video card?  Early estimates pegged the high-performing cards at around €600 or $600 for the single-GPU 480 model, but new figures leaked to Fudzilla suggest a somewhat more reasonable figure: they've heard €450 including tax when the cards come to Europe.

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Galaxy dual core GTS 250 video card makes geeks drool

Galaxy dual core GTS 250 video card makes geeks drool

If you are a PC gaming geek that likes new gaming hardware for your rig, step back a bit so you don't drool all over your $150 gaming keyboard before you read this. Galaxy has unveiled its suitably awesome dual-core GTS 250 retail edition video card with dual fans to keep things nice and frosty.

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NVIDIA GTX 480 Fermi-based video card leaks

NVIDIA GTX 480 Fermi-based video card leaks

It's obviously a week for leaky video cards, as after the first sighting of Sapphire's stonking Radeon HD 5970 yesterday comes in-the-wild images of NVIDIA's rival card, the GTX 480.  Based on the company's Fermi architecture, the GTX 480 is tipped to begin arriving on cards from select manufacturers this month.

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Shuttle I-Power GXT Mini external GPU gets video demo

Shuttle I-Power GXT Mini external GPU gets video demo

Gigabyte's external-GPU BookTop M1305 and M1405 notebooks aren't the only machines relying on a separate graphics boost at CeBIT 2010 this week.  Shuttle have brought along their interpretation, in the shape of the I-Power GXT Mini, a compact box fitted - in this case - with an ATI Radeon HD 4650 that hooks up to Shuttle netbooks via a special GXP port that looks a little like a larger HDMI port.

Video demo after the cut

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Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 claims “fastest video card” title

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 claims “fastest video card” title

My first desktop PC had a single fan; now we're looking at video cards which tote three fans apiece.  Such is the price of progress, and such is the awesome Sapphire Radeon HD 5970, based on ATI's Radeon HD 5970 GPU and quietly brought out to play at CeBIT 2010 this week.  According to Sapphire the triple-thick card is the fastest in the world.

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NVIDIA Fermi GeForce GTX 470/480 cards scarce at launch?

NVIDIA Fermi GeForce GTX 470/480 cards scarce at launch?

AMD are hammering away with their DirectX 11 graphics cards - the ATI Radeon HD 5830 made official this morning is a good example - but things may not be quite so ship-shape over at NVIDIA.  According to DigiTimes' sources, despite NVIDIA's intent to announce their Fermi-based GeForce GTX 470/780 GPUs on March 26th, there'll be a limited number of actual shipping cards at the time.  That, they reckon, is down to NVIDIA's reluctance to part with reference board designs.

ATI Radeon HD 5830 gets official: DirectX 11 but slightly too expensive?

ATI Radeon HD 5830 gets official: DirectX 11 but slightly too expensive?

AMD have announced their latest graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 5830, just as they were predicted to last week.  The HD 5830 slots into the sub-$250 bracket and supports DirectX 11, ATI's Eyefinity multi-display technology and ATI Stream; however it also confirms yesterday's leaked specifications, which revealed that the card would not be as powerful - in comparison to its HD 5850 sibling - as some users had anticipated.

ATI Radeon HD 5830 detailed: disappointing specs

ATI Radeon HD 5830 detailed: disappointing specs

Specifications for the much-anticipated ATI Radeon HD 5830 have leaked, courtesy of Chinese site IT168.com, and there's a little disappointment in store for anyone expecting a bargain HD5850 alternative.  The slide - which is tipped to have come from an internal presentation deck - confirms the rumored $250 pricing window, but also that the new card is down a significant 320 stream processors, 16 texture units and 16 ROPs on the HD 5850.

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AMD set to reveal Radeon HD 5830 next week?

AMD set to reveal Radeon HD 5830 next week?

The last time we talked about the Radeon 5830 GPU we had heard that the GPU was delayed due to some sort of last minute issue. Reports are now coming in that claim AMD will launch the HD 5830 video card next week ahead of CeBIT. If true that would mean the last minute issue was a small one if it existed at all.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers overclocked Radeon HD 5870 leaks

ASUS Republic of Gamers overclocked Radeon HD 5870 leaks

Details of an upcoming ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) graphics card have emerged, complete with some early photos, and it seems the company have taken an ATI Radeon HD 5870 and overclocked it.  The fettled card cranks the GPU from 850MHz to 900MHz and doubles RAM to 2GB of 4.9Gbps GDDR5 memory.  Meanwhile ASUS are apparently making it straightforward to overclock the ROG card a little more again, with up to 1080MHz possible from the GPU and 5.2Gbps from the memory.

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ATI Radeon HD 5570 launched, reviewed: $80 low-profile DirectX 11

ATI Radeon HD 5570 launched, reviewed: $80 low-profile DirectX 11

AMD have outed their latest DirectX 11 compatible video card, the ATI Radeon HD 5570, and it's specifically targeted at those with low profile cases.  The HD 5570 packs the same ATI Eyefinity multi-display support and ATI Stream support as other 5500-series cards, together with 1080p HD and HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

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AMD ATI Radeon HD 5450: DirectX 11 for HTPCs, not gamers

AMD ATI Radeon HD 5450: DirectX 11 for HTPCs, not gamers

AMD have outed their latest video card, the ATI Radeon HD 5450, and while it's packing DirectX 11 support it's not really intended for the gamers.  Instead the fanless half-height card offers DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA connections, support for Eyefinity multi-monitor output and more for just $50.

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