The plot thickens, as Nvidia and its partners have announced no less than three new budget GPUs in the 600-series, or have they? Judging by the specifications, we're in fact not looking at new GPUs here at all, but once again re-branded GPUs from yester year.
AMD has gained considerable market share in the budget computing segment since last year's launch of the Llano APU, with "good enough" CPU performance balanced with entry discreet level graphics to boot. After the uncompetitive showing of Bulldozer with their FX enthusiast chips and Opterons, followed by harrowing departures of historically key personnel, the remaining team went back
Nvidia's newest GK104 (Kepler) powered GeForce GTX 670, positioned to go against the HD 7950, is simply a GTX 680 with one of eight SMX units disabled and reduced core clock speed, retaining everything else like the 256-bit GDDR5 memory bus and 32 ROPs. We review GIGABYTE's non-reference take on the new US$399 entrant that really doesn't
While the fanboys in AMD camp are asking themselves how the company will react to superior benchmark results of competing Kepler-based graphics cards, the company is working in silence on improving the performance of its flagship discrete parts.
Recently, NVIDIA introduced its current king of the hill product in the form of two GK104 GPUs placed on the same board and called the part GeForce GTX 690. In the next couple of days, we will see the launch of GTX 670. We'll dig a bit deeper and see the consequences of recent strategy
Nvidia's upcoming GeForce GTX 670 is only days away from launching and VR-Zone has managed to scoop a couple of exclusive pictures of two of Asus' upcoming cards. The two models are the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II and DirectCU II TOP and although at first the two appear to be identical there are some
Last Thursday evening, the winners of the inaugural Palit Nvidia Counter-Strike Tournament, dreamcape and Momentum, were awarded nearly $7,000 worth of product prizes at a dinner event, in conjunction with the launch of Palit's GeForce GTX 680 Jetstream edition here in Singapore.
Overclocking expert k|ngp|n has been tinkering a lot with his EVGA GTX 680 SC card lately and recently reported his result of a whopping 1957MHz on the core using extreme cooling measures.
According to our sources, NVIDIA was delighted with the yields achieved by the 28nm GK104 (Kepler) chip, that they decided to launch not one, but two high-end SKUs before they start releasing value parts.
NVIDIA is looking to transform PC gaming by making the PC experience as hassle-free as possible.
Last month when Nvidia launched their consumer GeForce Kepler architecture, Palit was the first AIB vendor to debut a non-reference GTX 680 design with their Jetstream series, featuring a reworked 6-phase PWM (DrMOS) and an attractive triple-fan blue LED cooler.
Oh joy, Nvidia has gone and complicated its OEM graphics card line-up something terribly, as the company has announce three new GeForce 600-series models, yet there are no less than five new cards using three different GPUs. Talk about a slap in the face for consumers that buy branded computers, especially as three of the
Word has come out that AMD isn't planning to unveil its dual-GPU based Radeon HD 7990 "New Zealand" SKU until early June (at Computex in Taipei which kicks off on June 5), this despite NVIDIA pulling the trigger on its GeForce GTX 690 later in the week.
Even though AMD claimed they have a GPGPU part since 2008, the crude reality was that key software from vendors such as Adobe – was accelerated using CUDA, thus only operated on NVIDIA hardware. That situation is now changing in a big way…
It would appear that AMD's Korean branch office has been a little bit too eager to get its retail materials out to its partners and now some of that material has made its way onto the interweb. Normally this kind of stuff is quite boring and doesn't say much about the upcoming product, but AMD
Nvidia aims to deliver the graphics power behind gaming consoles like Microsoft's Xbox 360 to mobile devices by the year 2014, which could mark a further shift to mobile gaming.
On the recently held investors call in regards to AMD's first quarter financials, AMD CEO Rory Read announced that the company will launch a top to bottom line-up of mobile discrete parts based on the 28nm Southern Islands architecture. Surprisingly how it may sound, but the parts are launching next week.
ASUS took the bog standard 4-phase Geforce GTX 680 design, re-engineered the PCB with more power juice and then slapped on their iconic triple-slot DirectCU II cooler to cool the sucker down. The transformation results in a graphics card primed for hardcore enthusiasts to break world records with ease.
A cryptic picture that was posted on NVIDIA's GeForce Facebook page has since been said by a number of sources to be what most were hoping to be the case, a teaser for the next dual-GPU wielding bad boy in the GeForce GTX 690.
When the GK104 based GeForce GTX 680 was first released, many pundits pointed out that the reference design had much room for improvement, especially in the power circuitry department which comes into play when overclocking. The GIGABYTE GTX 680 OC WindForce 3X that we have today attempts to address some of the shortfalls with a beefed