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MSI debuts N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition video card, claims world’s fastest title

MSI debuts N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition video card, claims world’s fastest title

Companies that make video cards like to lay claim to the title of world's fastest when they can. AMD and NVIDIA like to do the same thing trading the title back and forth. MSI has unveiled a new video card at Computex 2011 called the N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition. This isn’t the first video card from MSI packing in the NVIDIA 580GTX GPU. The N580GTX Twin Frozr II surfaced form MSI back in January. The latest card gets a new fan and sensor design.

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ASUS ROG range gets dual-GTX 580 MARS II video card, motherboards, more

ASUS ROG range gets dual-GTX 580 MARS II video card, motherboards, more

ASUS' glasses-free 3D gaming notebook will likely get most of the attention, but the Republic of Gamers team has also brought along plenty of kit for the DIY enthusiast. In addition to the ROG Crosshair V Formula series motherboard shown yesterday there are the ROG Maximus IV Extreme-Z and ROG Maximus IV GENE-Z motherboards, plus the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 based ROG MATRIX GTX 580 and ROG MARS II graphics cards.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 debuts at $199, plus beta R275 uber-drivers

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 debuts at $199, plus beta R275 uber-drivers

NVIDIA has outed its latest video card, the GeForce GTX 560, slotting into the competitive $199 price segment and offering 336 CUDA cores, an 810-950MHz graphics clock and 1620-1900MHz processor clock, along with 1GB of GDDR5 memory with a 256-bit interface. Meanwhile, NVIDIA has also released its new beta GeForce R275 drivers, promising boosted performance across various games and new 3D Vision support for more than 525 new titles.

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AMD Radeon HD 6790 tipped to bring mid-range battle to GeForce GTX 550 Ti

AMD Radeon HD 6790 tipped to bring mid-range battle to GeForce GTX 550 Ti

AMD may have got a spanking with NVIDIA's GTX 590 - on paper at least - eclipsing their own Radeon HD 6990, but the company isn't wasting time weeping and applying cooling balm. Instead it's apparently readying the AMD Radeon HD 6790, according to NordicHardware, set to take on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 550 Ti in the lucrative mid-range segment, with a Barts LE core based on the GPUs used in the Radeon HD 6800 series.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 official, attempts to wear world’s fastest and quietest crowns

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 official, attempts to wear world’s fastest and quietest crowns

Poor old AMD; the company got to hold on to the "world's fastest graphics card" title for all of two weeks with the Radeon HD 6990, and now here comes NVIDIA to try to snatch it away. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 is finally official, and as we expected it's a dual-GPU masterpiece of CUDA grunt folded into a super-quiet chassis.

Video demo after the cut

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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 550 Ti offers mid-range grunt

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti offers mid-range grunt

NVIDIA has outed its latest video card, the mid-range NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. Expected to come in at around $149, the GTX 550 Ti packs 192 CUDA cores, a 1,800MHz clock speed and a 900MHz graphics clock, along with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, good for DirectX 11 support, OpenGL 4.1 and 3D Vision support.

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Beastly NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 release dated

Beastly NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 release dated

AMD was originally tipped to be waiting on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 590 to arrive before launching the Radeon HD 6990, but the company pulled the trigger on the "world's fastest graphics card" earlier this week. That leaves the coast clear for the GTX 590, which according to Expreview is scheduled to arrive on March 22 2011.

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iBUYPOWER crams Radeon HD 6990 video card into gaming rigs

iBUYPOWER crams Radeon HD 6990 video card into gaming rigs

With AMD launching the new Radeon HD 6990 and laying claim to the title of world's fastest video card you know that lots of gaming computers running the new video card are inbound. iBUYPOWER has announced that it is now cramming the powerful AMD video card inside its gaming rigs and you can run over and customize one with the new card right now.

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MSI offers up new R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition video card

MSI offers up new R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition video card

MSI has whipped out a new version of the AMD Radeon HD 6950 video card that uses a new and custom cooling solution to allow the card to run faster with better overclocks that other cards using the GPU. The new card is called the R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition. That fancy cooling solution promises a 21% improvement in performance.

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AMD Radeon HD 6990 official: World’s fastest graphics card

AMD Radeon HD 6990 official: World’s fastest graphics card

We've been tracking AMD's beastly Radeon HD 6990 for a few months now, and the company has finally seen fit to make it official. Billed as the world's fastest graphics card, the AMD Radeon HD 6990 packs 3,072 Stream Processors, 64 ROPs and 4GB of GDDR5 memory, together good for a borderline-ridiculous 11,865 score in 3DMark11.

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AMD Radeon HD 6990 officially pictured

AMD Radeon HD 6990 officially pictured

AMD's beastly Radeon HD 6990 video card has officially broken cover, with the company seeding shots of the dual-GPU monster ahead of its expected launch in early Q2 2011. Hexus was handed a trio of official pics of the HD 6990, and while exact specifications are still unknown, we can deduce a little from the shots.

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