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NVIDIA deny GTX 470 axe; hint at incoming GTX 465

NVIDIA deny GTX 470 axe; hint at incoming GTX 465

After speculation earlier this week that NVIDIA had axed their GeForce GTX 470 graphics card, the company has strongly denied that they are deleting the SKU in favor of opening up their mid-range market.  Describing the GTX 470 as "our best price-performance product in the enthusiast line," the NVIDIA statement also hints that a "reasonably priced version of our GF100 [GPU]" is likely next on the cards.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 axed after just two months?

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 axed after just two months?

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 470 certainly fell into the shadow of its more-capable GTX 480 sibling, but are the two cards so similar that the company has decided to axe it altogether?  That's the rumor coming out of KitGuru, who have heard from sources in Taiwan that NVIDIA are no longer taking orders for the Fermi-based GTX 470.

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BFGTech leaves graphics card market

BFGTech leaves graphics card market

It's been a long time since we talked about BFGTech around here. The company has traditionally been very popular in the graphics card market and makes computers and power supplies. The last time we talked about BFGTech video cards was back in August of 2009 when the company introduced the GTX 295 and 285 with liquid cooling systems.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 leaks, gets benchmarked

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 leaks, gets benchmarked

Details of NVIDIA's upcoming mid-range Fermi based video card - until now known as the GeForce GTX 460 - have leaked, with Chinese site eNet claiming to have acquired a GF100 GPU based video card.  According to their sources, the chip will show up in the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 on June 2nd; they've also been testing it, discovering that NVIDIA have disabled several elements of the GPU (the GF100 also powers the GTX 470/480) including limiting stream processors to 352 and RAM to 1GB.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 due June; mainstream versions shortly after

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 due June; mainstream versions shortly after

NVIDIA's mainstream and entry-level versions of the Fermi-based GeForce GTX 470/480 will arrive in July and August respectively, according to graphics card manufacturers who have been whispering to DigiTimes, with a new GeForce GTX 460 expected to debut in June 2010.  The mainstream model will use NVIDIA's GF106 core and the entry-level will use the GF108; pricing, we're told, is a little higher than early predictions suggested, coming in at around $180 for the GF106 and $100 for the GF108.

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PowerColor HD5970 Eyefinity 12 Prototype Can Handle 12 Screens

PowerColor HD5970 Eyefinity 12 Prototype Can Handle 12 Screens

Ah, the progression of technology. It feels good to watch, doesn't it? Especially when it takes leaps and bounds like this. Meet the PowerColor HD5970 prototype, which is set to blow the doors off everything we had seen before. Six screens was great a month ago, but, let's face it that was a month ago. So, what's next? How about 12 screens?

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Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition Boasts 900MHz Clock Speeds

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition Boasts 900MHz Clock Speeds

Customizing your computer can be a costly thing. Anyone who does it knows that. And, if you're a gamer, or someone who needs their computer to be the best on the planet, it can be downright ridiculous. Take, for example, the Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 TOXIC Edition, which is surely going to cost you somewhere in the ballpark of $700. But, at least it's the fastest video card on planet Earth. So, you get what you pay for.

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ATI launches new professional video cards including the FirePro V7800, V5800, V4800, and V3800

ATI launches new professional video cards including the FirePro V7800, V5800, V4800, and V3800

Earlier this month ATI launched the most powerful professional level graphics card ever called the FirePro V8800. The downside to the powerful video card was the huge price tag of $1499. ATI has now unveiled new pro video cards that offer less performance than the V8800, but are cheaper as well.

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Another NVIDIA GTX 480 quad SLI test surfaces

Another NVIDIA GTX 480 quad SLI test surfaces

I have been a PC gamer for a long time and when NVIDIA first rolled out its SLI technology, I was pumped to see the benefits that you got in video games using multiple cards. Over the years, NVIDIA has improved the tech and you can use up to four of some of the companies cards in SLI today.

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Club 3D offers Radeon HD 5550 512MB Noiseless Edition video card

Club 3D offers Radeon HD 5550 512MB Noiseless Edition video card

Most video cards use fans to keep the GPU and circuit boards running nice and cool. If you have multiple video cards in your PC or high-end cards that generate lots of heat, the noise from the fan can drive you crazy.

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XFX stolen video card is actually a clever marketing ploy

XFX stolen video card is actually a clever marketing ploy

There have been stories and posts running rampant over the last week or so online after word leaked out that one of the new and cool XFX HD 5970 Black Edition Limited video cards had turned up online for sale. As the story went, the video card was one of 1000 made with an individual serial number.

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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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