VIDEO CARD NEWS

May 31st, 2010, 8:34 PM

Gigabyte Releases Twin-Fan GTX 465

Along with other Nvidia board partners, Gigabyte today unveiled their newest Fermi product. However, unlike other board partners, they have decided to forgo reference cooling in favour of an exotic proprietary design that utilizes two fans to keep this cut-down Fermi chip cool. These fans are also attached to a non-reference heatsink that includes a [...]

May 26th, 2010, 1:12 PM

Aliens vs. Predator DX11 Stand-Alone Benchmark Now Available

New Aliens vs. Predator benchmark gives users the ability to test the mettle of their DX11 hardware with tessellation and advanced shadows without having to purchase the game.  Rebellion, Sega and Twentieth Century FOX have released a detailed, stand-alone DX11 benchmark for the popular Aliens vs. Predator game.  With it, you will be able to [...]

May 25th, 2010, 3:29 PM

Nvidia Introduces GeForce GTX 480m, the World’s Fastest Notebook GPU

DX11 fans now have a choice in the mobile GPU market, as Nvidia has officially released information on their new Fermi mobile GPU, dubbed the GTX 480 Nvidia PR Rep Brian Burke notified HWC earlier today that Nvidia had introduced their new mobile graphics kingpin on the Nvidia blog. States Mr. Burke: “The GeForce GTX [...]

May 21st, 2010, 10:26 AM

EVGA Produces Non-Reference GTX 470, Promises Better Temps

EVGA has tweaked the reference design slightly, shaving off some metal here and adding some there, in an effort to improve temperatures. The new product, dubbed GTX 470 SuperClocked+, duplicates the clock speeds of the original SuperClocked (625 core/3402 memory), but claims to “lower the operating temperature by as much as 7 degrees Celcius”. EVGA [...]

May 18th, 2010, 12:06 PM

BFG Leaves GPU Market, to Focus on PSUs & Laptops / PCs

BFG Tech Announces Exit From Graphics Card Category, Continues On With Power Supplies And Laptops/PCs.  All Warranties to be Honoured.   BFG Technologies today announced their exit from the graphics card category. The company will continue to sell their line of BFG Tech power supplies as well as their Deimos gaming notebooks and Phobos gaming [...]

May 6th, 2010, 9:43 AM

Galaxy GTX470 GC Edition Card Launched

Almost as inevitable as the rising of the sun, the non-reference GTX400 series cards will start showing up in the market. First on the list however is Galaxy with their GC edition GTX470. First to note beyond the almost industrial look of this Fermi card is the fact it comes up a little shorter, length [...]

April 30th, 2010, 10:16 AM

Sapphire Launches HD5550 Passive Video Card

Although high powered graphics are usually on the forefront of technology, the mainstream market and HTPC segment is always one to watch. Latest from Sapphire is their HD5550 series. Being a passively cooled solution silent running is first and foremost in this cards feature set. Which should be ideal for the HTPC users or those [...]

April 22nd, 2010, 10:44 AM

ATI Releases Catalyst 10.4a Preview Drivers

ATI has released a second preview of its 10.4 Catalyst drivers, this time that resolves Battlefield: Bad Company 2 load times for earlier generation cards. Last week we saw the initial preview of the Catalyst 10.4 that resolve slow loading of BF:BC2 maps with ATI 5000 series cards, and now the 10.4 Preview fixes the [...]

April 21st, 2010, 11:15 AM

NVIDIA Releases 197.55 WHQL Drivers for GTX400 Series

NVIDIA has launched a new driver specifically for the 197.55 GTX 400 series of video cards. Unfortunately there really isn’t much to them. The only changes listed in the notes is: This is a WHQL-certified driver update for 4-way SLI with GeForce GTX 480 or GeForce GTX 470 GPUs. Those not intending to run 4-Way [...]

April 15th, 2010, 11:36 AM

ATI Releases Catalyst 10.4 Preview – Resolves Bad Company 2 Issues

A common complaint heard by ATI card owners over the past month has been the abnormally slow map load times in Bad Company 2. Fortunately, the source of the problem has stepped up and resolved the issue, releasing beta Catalyst 10.4 drivers which include a hotfix to normalize load times, but it is not all [...]