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NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 prematurely outed

NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 prematurely outed

NVIDIA has prematurely unveiled [Google cache] its GeForce GT 420 graphics card, in the process confirming the rumors of an entry-level GeForce 400 series for desktop computers.  The actual card itself is relatively uninspiring, destined for OEM customers only and packing DirectX 11 compatibility, 48 stream processors and 2GB of DDR3 900MHz memory.

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Sapphire ships cheap single link adapter for ATI Eyefinity on HD 5000 series video cards

Sapphire ships cheap single link adapter for ATI Eyefinity on HD 5000 series video cards

Sapphire lays claim to the title of world's number one maker of ATI/AMD video cards. The company has a huge catalog of offerings using ATI GPUs that runs the gamut of just about everything that AMD offers in ATI GPUs. Many of the cards in the Radeon 5000 line have support for DVI, VGA, and DisplayPort monitors.

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Lucid unveils UNITY graphics board architecture

Lucid unveils UNITY graphics board architecture

Lucid has announced that it has unveiled the new UNITY graphics board architecture. The new architecture is designed to make HYDRALOGIX multi-GPU gaming accessible to more users. The HYDRALOGIX tech was previously known by the much better name Hydra.

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AMD rebrand revealed: ATI ditched as consumers wise-up

AMD rebrand revealed: ATI ditched as consumers wise-up

AMD has confirmed it intends to axe its separate ATI graphics card branding, telling The Tech Report that it will instead be bringing them under the AMD umbrella.  Intended to accommodate the new breed of combined CPU/GPU Fusion chipsets that will kick off with the Bobcat before the end of 2010, the move also follows AMD's research which discovered potential buyers were three times more likely to pick an ATI-branded card when they were told AMD were behind it.

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XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition Limited now available to purchase

XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition Limited now available to purchase

XFX has been peddling some very cool video cards for years. The company was traditionally a NVIDIA branded partner and then moved into selling ATI branded video cards as well. The latest ATI card to come from XFX is an awesomely cool offering called the HD 5970 Black Edition Limited.

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XFX announces HD 5770 single slot video card

XFX announces HD 5770 single slot video card

XFX has been selling video cards for a long time and for much of that time it was all NVIDIA. XFX now also sells ATI video cards and the company has unveil a cool new single slot HD 5770 option for gamers needing performance in confined space. The video card is available now in a couple models.

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Onda overclocked GeForce GTX 460 ES spotted in wild

Onda overclocked GeForce GTX 460 ES spotted in wild

Back when NVIDIA made its GeForce GTX 460 official in mid-July, we suspected we might see some slightly more outlandish production models after OEMs had a little time with the Fermi GPU.  Onda has delivered just that with their GeForce GTX 460 ES, an overclocked version with dual fans compared to the reference design's single spinner, and Expreview managed to get their hands on a sample.

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AMD takes market lead in discrete GPUs from NVIDIA

AMD takes market lead in discrete GPUs from NVIDIA

AMD and NVIDIA are the only two companies who are in the consumer discrete graphics card market in a big way. There are some other much smaller companies but these are the two leaders. For a long time now, NVIDIA has held the lead in discrete GPUs.

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NVIDIA Fermi-based Quadro pro graphics cards outed, plus 3D Vision Pro

NVIDIA Fermi-based Quadro pro graphics cards outed, plus 3D Vision Pro

NVIDIA has outed its latest Fermi-based cards, the NVIDIA Quadro Plex 7000 array, and Quadro 6000, Quadro 5000 and Quadro 4000 GPUs, targeting graphics professionals that might weep in excitement over the fact that they're apparently up to five times faster for 3D applications and up to eight times faster for computational simulation.  While most models are intended for desktop workstations, there's also the Quadro 5000M chipset for mobile workstations.

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ASUS MARS II dual-GTX 480 video card leaks

ASUS MARS II dual-GTX 480 video card leaks

ASUS is working on a dual-GPU graphics card codenamed the ASUS MARS II, pairing two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 chips.  The MARS II follows the first MARS card of 2009, which packaged a pair of GTX 295 GPUs, but updates things with a couple of NVIDIA Fermi chips.

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Asus Ares video card is world’s fastest single graphics card

Asus Ares video card is world’s fastest single graphics card

I am a sucker for high-end computer hardware and video cards. Asus pulled the wraps off a video card yesterday called the ARES that the company claims to be the fastest single video card on the planet. The cool looking card packs in dual ATI 5870 GPUs.

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Asus unveils its GTX460 video cards

Asus unveils its GTX460 video cards

The NVIDIA GTX 460 video card launched recently and Asus has added its own models to the offerings on the market. The new video cards support 3D Vision Surround, DX11, PhysX, and CUDA like the other GTX 460 cards on the market.

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