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Asus launches new GTX550 Ti DirectCU graphics cards

Asus launches new GTX550 Ti DirectCU graphics cards

Asus has announced that it is now shipping some new video cards that use the NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti GPU inside. The cards support HD Blu-ray playback and 3D content as well. The GTX550 Ti DirectCU has 192 CUDA cores and a design that is tweaked for increased performance while running color and with less noise production than older card versions.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 in March and AMD Radeon HD 6990 in April as high-end graphics heat up

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 in March and AMD Radeon HD 6990 in April as high-end graphics heat up

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 590 video card is expected to arrive in mid-March 2011, followed a month later by AMD's new Radeon HD 6990, with the staggered launch supposedly an intentional strategy AMD is adopting. According to DigiTimes' sources at graphics card manufacturers, AMD has decided to delay the HD 6990's commercial release so that NVIDIA can't review it and subsequently change its GTX 590 design.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti unveiled: up to 46% faster than Radeon HD 6950

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti unveiled: up to 46% faster than Radeon HD 6950

NVIDIA is obviously particularly proud of its new GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU - it suggests it "pwns the gamer's sweet spot" in the press release - and at first glance the Fermi-based video card does have plenty going for it. Eight tessellation engines, a total of 384 CUDA cores, DirectX 11 support and a 52.5 billion/sec texture fill rate add up to a card 33-percent faster than the GeForce GTX 460 and up to 65-percent faster than AMD's Radeon HD 6870.

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