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.
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.
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.
Been waiting for some of that sweet NVIDIA 40nm GPU action, but aren’t keen on buying a new PC with an OEM card installed? You’ll be pleased to hear that the first retail versions of NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 220 and G210 video cards have emerged, initially courtesy of Gigabyte, and both carrying prices well under the $100 mark.
ATI has been working hard to bring the fight to NVIDIA in the discrete desktop GPU market and it is doing a decent job with video cards offering good performance at a good price. We mentioned back in September that ATI had new 5700 series desktop GPUs coming and today specs and photos of the Radeon HD 5750 and HD 5770 video cards have been revealed.
With a press conference imminent, ATI's new DirectX 11 video cards are beginning to make their appearance on retailer shelves. Two cards - the Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 and the ASUS Radeon HD 5870, each marked "Cyprus HT" and with 1GB of memory - have shown up for sale at Newegg, while over at Hexus and The Tech Report they've each been reviewing the new Radeon HD 5870.
News of several graphics cards and notebook GPUs from AMD have leaked, courtesy of the usual shadowy DigiTimes sources. According to the insiders, AMD plan to launch their ATI Radeon HD 5700 series desktop GPUs in October, in the shape of the Radeon HD 5770 and 5750, followed by the Radeon 5870 X2 (R800) in November.
Lenovo have quietly launched a USB to DVI monitor adapter based on DisplayLink‘s virtual video card technology, that promises up to 1,920 x 1,200 WUXGA output – supporting 1080p High-Definition video – via a single USB connection. Up to six of the adapters can be used on a single computer (three if you have a ThinkPad with switchable graphics) in addition to the machines’ native video outputs.