GPUs

Back in June when AMD launched the Radeon 300 series, AMD made the unusual move of only releasing refresh SKUs for around half of their products. While the 390 series saw the release of the vanilla 390 and 390X parts, the 380, 370, and 360 were all released with just one SKU respectively. Furthermore all three parts were the second-tier configurations for their respective GPUs, each packing a partially disabled GPU. At the time we suspected that AMD was simply holding back some SKUs to avoid flooding the market all at once and to release those SKUs at a more convenient opportunity, and it looks like this is indeed the case. Alongside yesterday’s R9 Nano unveil, AMD also quietly launched the R9 370X. The unexpectedly...

NVIDIA's Fermi: Architected for Tesla, 3 Billion Transistors in 2010

Last week we saw AMD's first DX11 GPU, today we have NVIDIA's response: Fermi. Weighing in at 3 billion transistors with a 384-bit GDDR5 memory bus, we won't...

416 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2009

AMD's Radeon HD 5870: Bringing About the Next Generation Of GPUs

At roughly twice the computing power of the RV770, the world's first DirectX 11 GPU is here. It's called the Radeon HD 5870 and it is, without a doubt...

327 by Ryan Smith on 9/23/2009

Lucid Hydra 200: Vendor Agnostic Multi-GPU, Available in 30 Days

Want to run multiple GPUs in parallel regardless of vendor, make or model? Lucid wants to enable that and the first implementation is due out in 30 days.

95 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/22/2009

Beginnings of the Holodeck: AMD's DX11 GPU, Eyefinity and 6 Display Outputs

Later this month we'll be able to talk about AMD's next-gen GPU, but today we can unveil one feature: Eyefinity. Use up to six displays, have them treated...

138 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2009

Auzentech HomeTheater HD Preview: Bitstreaming True HD/DTS-HD MA

A year ago I talked about HDMI equipped sound cards that were going to bring high-def audio codecs to your receivers via your HTPC. Auzentech has finally delivered...

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/2/2009

Catalyst 9.7 Graphics Drivers: New UI and Win 7 Updates

The first Windows 7 WHQL drivers from AMD hit the internet this week. Here's what to expect.

32 by Derek Wilson on 7/23/2009

EVGA's GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition: The Best for OS X?

It's EVGA's first Mac video card and it's good, but is it useful under OS X? And is this a trend we can expect to see from other manufacturers?

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/17/2009

How Much Video Memory Do You Need in OS X?

A quick investigation into how much video memory you need when running Mac OS X.

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/16/2009

Exploring Input Lag Inside and Out

High speed cameras for observation and technical detail for understanding. Read on to really grok input lag.

84 by Derek Wilson on 7/16/2009

Triple Buffering: Why We Love It

Going in depth on an often misunderstood and disregarded setting to show gamers why they should enable triple buffering.

179 by Derek Wilson on 6/26/2009

June GPU Market Update: Price Compression Benefits

It's a great time to buy a GPU, especially if you're in the market for an AMD part. Prices are low and performance is high.

132 by Derek Wilson on 6/19/2009

AVIVO Video Converter Redux and ATI Stream Quick Look

AMD released a new version of the AVIVO Video Converter and has support for GPU acceleration of Cyberlink's transcoder. Let's take a look at what we get.

32 by Derek Wilson on 6/11/2009

Stereoscopic 3D Monitor From iZ3D: Passive Glasses and Polarized Screens

As a company who has been making stereo drivers for a while, iZ3D offers a hardware solution that in many ways gives NVIDIA's GeForce 3D Vision some competition. But...

31 by Derek Wilson on 6/8/2009

Overclocking Extravaganza: GTX 275's Complex Characteristics

Today we round out our overclocking coverage by testing the GTX 275 and turning up it's core memory and shader clocks. Find out how competitive it is with Radeon 4890.

43 by Derek Wilson on 6/4/2009

AMD Evergreen: 40nm DirectX 11 GPU Silicon Arrives

At Computex, AMD has demonstrated working next generation DX11 hardware and shows of their first wafer of codename Evergreen parts.

34 by Derek Wilson on 6/3/2009

Zotac's Ion: The World's First mini-ITX Ion Board

NVIDIA finally delivered on its promise to release Ion products in 2009. It first started with Acer's Aspire Revo but now Zotac is taking care of the...

93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2009

PhysX: What Readers Think

We spend a lot of time giving our readers our opinions about different features, but this time we're asking for your input as well.

55 by Derek Wilson on 5/6/2009

Overclocking Extravaganza: Radeon HD 4890 To The Max

We push the limits of the new Radeon HD 4890 and see how it performs. Memory and core overclocking are both investigated.

61 by Derek Wilson on 4/29/2009

Faster Graphics For Lower Prices: ATI Radeon HD 4770

AMD introduces the 40nm RV740 based Radeon HD 4770 raising the bar for parts near the highest volume price point.

89 by Derek Wilson on 4/28/2009

Caustic Graphics: Hardware Raytracing

Today we have a new add-in board coprocessor in town. Caustic Graphics has announced their CausticOne hardware and CausticGL API which will enable hardware accelerated raytracing.

48 by Derek Wilson on 4/20/2009

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