GPUs

MSI has quietly added two low-profile AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics adapters to its product family. The add-in-boards (AIBs) are powered by AMD’s latest entry-level GPU, Polaris 11. As these are base RX 460 models. they do not require PCIe power and are compatible with a wide range of computers that have enough space for a dual-slot card. The new adapters will be among the most affordable discrete graphics options today and will be aimed at those upgrading entry-level systems as well as building SFF HTPCs. The MSI Radeon RX 460 4GT LP and Radeon RX 460 2GT LP are based on AMD’s Baffin (Polaris 11) graphics chip (896 stream processors, 56 texture units, 16 raster operations pipelines, 128-bit memory bus) clocked at up to...

AMD’s Radeon HD 5770 & 5750: DirectX 11 for the Mainstream Crowd

The next phase begins. AMD is launching the 5700 series, their mainstream line of cards based on Juniper. Do these new cards follow in the 5800 series legacy?

117 by Ryan Smith on 10/13/2009

NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 220: 40nm and DX10.1 for the Low-End

NVIDIA's first DX10.1/40nm part finally gets a retail launch after a 3 month OEM-only stint. How does NVIDA's latest part part stack up to the competition?

80 by Ryan Smith on 10/12/2009

Gigabyte's GTX 260 Super Overclock: A GTX 275 on the Cheap?

What happens when you overclock a GTX 260 Core 216 by 20%? As Gigabyte has discovered, you get a GTX 275 for less.

30 by Ryan Smith on 10/11/2009

AMD’s Radeon HD 5850: The Other Shoe Drops

Hot on the heels of their launch of the 5870 last week, AMD is launching the value version, the 5850. With it, AMD has captured the high-end.

95 by Ryan Smith on 9/30/2009

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.

180 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

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