VIDEO CARD NEWS

November 29th, 2010, 5:51 PM

AMD and NVIDIA Bicker About Antialiasing Cheat in H.A.W.X

Understandably annoyed at NVIDIA calling out AMD on their image quality changes in their recent release of the Catalyst drivers, AMD has piped back with evidence suggesting that NVIDIA is also engaging in some rather questionable image quality practices themselves. The slides below outline how, in HAWX – an NVIDIA “The Way It’s Meant to [...]

November 29th, 2010, 5:14 PM

AMD Responds to Image Quality Allegations

On the heels of NVIDIA’s proclamation a little over a week ago,  that AMD had decreased its default image quality in order to give itself an artificial advantage in benchmarks, AMD has responded; obviously refuting the attack and attempting to set the record straight. Our AMD contact informed us that “[They] are committed to the [...]

November 25th, 2010, 12:09 PM

MSI Announces R6870 Twin Frozr II OC Graphics Card

MSI announces today the R6870 Twin Frozr II graphics card. It is equipped with the latest 40nm AMD Radeon HD6870 GPU, IGB GDDR5 high-speed graphics memory, and the award-winning Twin Frozr II thermal solution. As a result, the operating temperature and noise of the R6870 Twin Frozr II are reduced by 19°C and 12.8dB respectively [...]

November 19th, 2010, 7:13 PM

NVIDIA Challenging AMD’s Image Quality

Sit back and grab the popcorn boys, this is likely to get interesting. NVIDIA wrote a blog post this morning, reporting the findings of multiple independent third party review websites that claim changes in AMD’s Catalyst 10.10 default driver settings cause an increase in performance at the expense of decreased image quality. While individual games [...]

November 18th, 2010, 11:33 AM

AMD Releases Catalyst 10.11 WHQL Drivers

Five hotfixes later, AMD has replaced the Catalyst 10.10s, with November’s full release of the Catalyst 10.11 WHQL Certified drivers, bundling all of the previous fixes, and including a few new ones. Download from GAME.AMD.COM Performance Highlights of the AMD Catalyst 10.11 release include: Battleforge Performance increases up to 3% on ATI Radeon HD 5800 [...]

November 15th, 2010, 2:35 PM

NVIDIA Answers Questions About the Surprise GeForce GTX 460 SE

It even hit many of the ‘in the know’ industry analysts by surprise, this morning NVIDIA launched a rather confusing product, the GeForce GTX 460 SE model and with such a similar price point to the GTX 460 768MB, this new mid-range graphics card is leaving consumers a bit perplexed. On news of the launch, [...]

November 15th, 2010, 11:08 AM

NVIDIA Silently Launches GTX 460 SE Graphics Card

Without any fanfare what so ever, NVIDIA has launched a new budget mid-range graphics card, the GeForce GTX 460 SE. Initial pricing from EVGA, suggest the new model will compete – at least in price – directly against the GTX 460 768MB, with a listed MSRP of $179.99 USD. The card offers an interesting blend [...]

November 15th, 2010, 12:20 AM

GPU-Z Able To Disable GTX 580 Power Throttling

Less than a week after release, a W1zzard over at TechPowerUp has released a “feature” for GPU-Z that prevents GTX 580 throttling from occurring when running programs like FurMark, Kombustor, and OCCT. The results are temporary, and the throttling mechanism is enabled once again upon system reboot. Full details can be found here.

November 12th, 2010, 7:55 PM

AMD Reveals 2011 Graphics Roadmap, Showcasing Canuck Love

Alongside details that AMD would be postponing the launch of its Radeon 6900 series , the company also detailed its future plans for Q1 2011, which include its Mobile Radeon series that show off some Canuck pride! While we may see the single GPU this year, the companies behemoth dual GPU Radeon HD 6990 isn’t [...]

November 12th, 2010, 1:14 PM

Danger Den First To Market With GTX 580 Water Blocks

Enthusiasts need not wait for high-end cooling of their new high-end tessellation monster. Danger Den, a consistent presence in the field of cutting-edge cooling, has been working with NVIDIA for some time on a full-coverage water block for the new GTX 580. Dubbed the DD-GTX580, the block has a monolithic copper base with black chrome [...]