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NVIDIA Fermi coming March 2010 tips insider

NVIDIA Fermi coming March 2010 tips insider

We knew that NVIDIA's Fermi next-gen graphics chipset wouldn't make an appearance at CES 2010 last week, but apparently rumors that the 40nm GPU would start hitting shelves come March 2010 are pretty accurate.  Tom's Hardware have heard from an NVIDIA partner that Fermi production will kick off in mid-February, with "low quantities" available for retail the following month.

NVIDIA readies GTX 360 and GTX 380 video cards

NVIDIA readies GTX 360 and GTX 380 video cards

The video card market has been hurt by the poor economy for sure. To address the slipping sales of high-end video cards NVIDIA and ATI have been sticking pretty much to mid-range and low end video cards over the last few months with a few exceptions. NVIDIA is now apparently set to launch a couple new high-end parts in a new family called GTX 300.

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Intel axe Larrabee GPU over developmental delays

Intel axe Larrabee GPU over developmental delays

Intel's Larrabee based graphics chip plans have been axed, after the company decided development delays had left the project uncompetitive.  Announced back in August 2008, the GPU was to be based on multiple Pentium CPUs with 64-bit instructions and multi-threading, and offer "the full programmability of the CPU with the kinds of parallelism and other special capabilities of graphics processors".

NVIDIA GeForce 310 entry-level GPU arrives

NVIDIA GeForce 310 entry-level GPU arrives

While everyone else was eating turkey and growing increasingly frustrated with their loved-ones, NVIDIA decided to quietly set their latest GPU free.  The NVIDIA GeForce 310 is the first GPU in the company's 300-series line-up, and replaces the existing GeForce 210 as an entry-level chipset for undemanding users hoping to replace integrated graphics in their machines.

ATI Radeon HD 5970 5 TeraFLOP graphics card debuts

ATI Radeon HD 5970 5 TeraFLOP graphics card debuts

You can't doubt AMD's commitment to marketing speech: the company is describing their new ATI Radeon HD 5970 as the "fastest graphics card in the world", and from glancing at the specifications it certainly looks potent.  The Radeon HD 5970 - which we saw leaked in recent weeks - packs DirectX 11 support, dual Cypress graphics processors for up to 5 TeraFLOPS of power, and the potential for twice that if you hook up twin HD 5970 cards using CrossFireX.  A single card can, thanks to Eyefinity, create a 7,680 x 1,600 workspace across three displays.

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Pics of the ATI Radeon 5970 dual GPU video card leak

Pics of the ATI Radeon 5970 dual GPU video card leak

ATI has been strong in recent months with a slew of new video card offerings that have been well received by gamers offering good performance at a good price. ATI has been offering NVIDIA strong competition and costing NVIDIA some of the market share lead that it typically holds over ATI. Today some pics of a new ATI video card have been leaked online.

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NVIDIA Ion LE DirectX 10 hack suggests purposefully crippled features

NVIDIA Ion LE DirectX 10 hack suggests purposefully crippled features

NVIDIA's Ion LE promises to deliver the same 1080p HD playback as its regular Ion sibling, but at a cheaper price; to do that, it drops DirectX 10 support in favor of solely accommodating DX9.  It turns out that the limitation is, in fact, an arbitrary one and that the Ion LE seems to have been artificially crippled by NVIDIA themselves; MyHPMini forum member runawayprisoner found that by slightly modifying HP's own Ion drivers he could get them to install for the Ion LE.

CoolIT unveils slick OMNI Universal Liquid Cooling kit for AMD video cards

CoolIT unveils slick OMNI Universal Liquid Cooling kit for AMD video cards

Any computer enthusiast or hard core gamer will tell you that heat is the enemy of performance. This is especially true when you start overclocking your CPU and GPU looking for added performance. Those really into overclocking look to liquid cooling or even more exotic methods for their computers. CoolIT has announced a new universal liquid cooling system for AMD video cards called the OMNI.

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