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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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NVIDIA drops names of first Fermi video cards — GTX 470 and GTX 480

NVIDIA drops names of first Fermi video cards — GTX 470 and GTX 480

Twitter is often a source of leaks and tips that manufacturers have to deal with then it comes to early info on their products getting out. At times, the companies themselves use Twitter to tease us about upcoming products with little tidbits like NVIDIA has tossed out in a tweet today.

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NVIDIA Fermi GF100 detailed: ATI-besting GPU

NVIDIA have been spilling the beans on the Fermi GF100, the company’s 40nm GPU with a full 512 CUDA cores, which they reckon will deliver not only exceptional gaming performance but film-like geometric graphics.  To do so, they’ve thrown out much of the traditional graphics pipeline structure and introduced far more parallel geometry processing; in fact the GF100’s GigaThread engine can flip between contexts – DirectX 11 for rendering, CUDA for selective ray tracing, Direct Compute for post-processing and PhysX for simulations – in around 20 microseconds.

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ATI Radeon HD 5670 promises sub-$100 DirectX 11

ATI Radeon HD 5670 promises sub-$100 DirectX 11

AMD have announced their latest graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 5670, which attempts to bring DirectX 11 and ATI Eyefinity multi-display support to a relatively budget audience.  Priced at under $100, the Radeon HD 5670 promises up to 620 gigaflops of compute performance (paired with GDDR5 memory), and over a 20-percent improvement compared to NVIDIA's GT 240 512MB.

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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.

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NVIDIA Optimus teases frugal discrete notebook graphics

How does the sound of discrete graphics performance with integrated graphics power frugality strike you?  If you’re anything like us, you’ll be whimpering and drooling like teased hyenas at the thought of it; happily that’s just what NVIDIA are promising to unveil in February 2010, in the shape of NVIDIA Optimus.

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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’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”.

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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.

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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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Pricing leaks for ATI Radeon HD 5970

Pricing leaks for ATI Radeon HD 5970

Back on the second of the month I posted up some pics and a few meager specifications that leaked about the new dual-GPU ATI Radeon HD 5970 video card. Today pricing information on the new video card has hit the web.

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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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