There are plenty of reasons why anyone would only want a single graphics card in their system – limited space in SFF motherboards/enclosures, power consumption considerations, and input lag or framerate stuttering with some multi-GPU setups. Before Battlefield 3 launches officially next Tuesday (25th October 2011), we take a quick look on whether the MSI N580GTX
AMD Catalyst driver 8.91, presumably preview for 11.11, has leaked on the internet, containing references to AMD's next-gen Radeon HD 7000 family. In addition to previously leaked codenames, the 8.91 driver also lists final branding, ranging from Radeon HD 7300 to Radeon HD 7600 series.
A few weeks ago Arctic Cooling, the well known manufacturer from Switzerland, released two new VGA coolers; the powerful Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 and the passive Accelero S1 PLUS. Today the company announced yet another VGA cooler, the Accelero Mono Plus.
If you don't succeed at first, try again seems to be Nvidia's motto behind its 3D Vision glasses, as the company has announced its second generation of 3D Vision glasses simply called 3D Vision 2. Then again, this is far from the second generation, as over the years we've seen several attempts from Nvidia where
According to Heise Online, AMD is preparing to release its first next-gen 28nm GPUs om December, with the dates of 6th December to 9th December being rumoured. Little else is known about this GPU – whether it is VLIW-4 or GCN, whether it is desktop or mobile, etc.
HIS unveiled its latest mid-range graphics card, the Radeon HD 6670 iSilence 4. The card employs a Zalman-made silent graphics processor cooling solution to ride the "silent" bandwagon. The use of cooler and quieter DDR3 memory could also have a role in keeping the card light.
Arctic Cooling, the well known manufacturer from Switzerland, today released two new VGA coolers aiming at different segments of the market. The first cooler, baptized "Accelero Twin Turbo 6990", is a very powerful dual fan cooler designed especially for the AMD Radeon HD 6990. The second product, the "Accelero S1 PLUS" is a universal, passive
In the latest unreleased 285 BETA drivers, the expected GeForce 600 branding has surfaced. The marketing names leaked are NVIDIA GeForce 610M and NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M. The GeForce 610M is likely to be an entry level GPU while the GeForce GT 630M could very well be a GK107 SKU.
NVIDIA has engineering samples out for its first chip based on the next-gen Kepler architecture. The chip is the same as revealed by SemiAccurate last week – GK107. As suggested by the nomenclature, this isn't the flagship GK100 we are all waiting for. Instead, NVIDIA is executing a bottom-to-top release, first releasing a smaller chip,
There has been literally too many uninformed gues-timations being thrown around in forums everywhere about this topic. We're less than 24 hours away from the BF3 beta and here are the configurations we came up with for different tiers of gamers.
10 megapixel monitors out of integrated graphics? Yes, and support for 4K – QuadHD – video processing!
We have a little treat in store for silent HTPC enthusiasts – a review of ASUS' ENGTS450 DirectCU Silent.
Proving IDF is not all about Intel, AMD has demonstrated the first working 28nm GPUs to the public. The development platform was notebook based, thus the working product was a "28nm next gen notebook discrete GPU".
In a talk with Fudzilla, NVIDIA's PR Representative Ken Brown revealed that next-gen 28nm Kepler is on track to hit production by the end of this year. However, the release of retail SKUs, will only be in 2012, presumably Q1. This roadmap is no surprise and has been rumoured even before Kepler taped out.
SemiAccurate have leaked a tentative line-up for NVIDIA's 28nm mobile GPUs. The first 28nm mobile GPUs are set to be sampled in Early October, with mass production commencing in End December if everything goes to plan. Availability is scheduled for Q1 2012. Crucially, these 28nm parts are not based on the next-gen Kepler architecture, but
We have known about AMD's new Brazos APUs for a while now – E-450, E-300 and C-60. We have even seen notebooks based on the new APUs. AMD is finally officially announcing the three new APUs.
In an interview with DonanimHaber, PowerColor Sales Director Elaine Liao revealed the release date for AMD's next-gen GPUs. The first Radeon HD 7000 series cards are now expected to release in Q1 2012, according to Liao. This is contrary to previous reports suggesting a release in Q4 2011.
Back in 2009, ASUS launched their 1000-piece limited edition mammoth "Mars" (2 x GTX285 on a single card) and took the performance crown over then GPU leaders NVIDIA GTX295 and AMD HD5970, albeit at a significant price premium. Two years later today, we do a mini review on the world's fastest single graphics card equipped
We've gotten our hands on ASUS' godzilla of a graphics card, the dual-GTX 580 Mars II. Check inside for a photo tour and some numbers!
Zotac introduced the GeForce GTX 580 Inifinity Edition which features a customised watercooling solution.