VIDEO CARD NEWS

March 17th, 2010, 12:16 PM

NVIDIA Slips in 197.13 BETA Drivers

NVIDIA’s recent launch of its 196.75 drivers was marred by reports of the drivers causing GPU fans to die, potentially leading to some of the cards burning out. The company did pull the drivers and is set to release another set that not only avoids the fan issue but provides some gaming improvements along the [...]

March 11th, 2010, 10:31 AM

Galaxy Dual GTS250 Pictured

Galaxy not long ago announced a plan to create a dual GPU card based off of nVidia’s GTS250 (G92b Core).  Not normally known for their unique designs it will be interesting to see if this engineering sample takes flight. Using a Single PCB design the Galaxy card will feature a single 80mm fan per core [...]

March 11th, 2010, 9:08 AM

Epic Brings NVIDIA 3D Vision Support to Unreal Engine 3

NVIDIA and Epic Games, Inc. today announced the addition of NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology support to Unreal Engine 3. Today’s announcement means that licensees of the world’s most successful game engine will be able to take full advantage of integrated 3D Vision™ technology support and offer an unprecedented level of immersion in their upcoming games.  [...]

March 5th, 2010, 11:20 AM

NVIDIA 196.75 Driver Recall – Overheating Problems Cause GPU Deaths

NVIDIA is  recalling driver update 196.75 WHQL, released March 2nd, due to a issue causing GPU fans to stop working thereby allowing the card to overheat to the point where they completely burn out. Game producer, Blizzard, first noticed the problem when it began receiving a high number of tech support requests about malfunctioning and [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 11:14 AM

XFX Launching Radeon HD 5970 4GB Black Edition Eyefinity6

XFX is joining the foray with Sapphire and Asus, preparing to launch a limited edition 4GB Radeon HD 5970 of its own. Like the others, XFX is basing the design around two true 5870 GPU’s , unleashing the full 3,200 shaders, 850MHz core and 4,800MHz memory clock speeds. It also doubles up the memory with [...]

March 3rd, 2010, 10:47 AM

ASUS ARES ROG Card Spotted

For many people who saw the concept drawing of the ASUS ARES, they felt the card would never actually turn out to be designed that way. Pictured in this article is that same HD5970 ARES spotted, being benched no less. It is nice to see since that news release that it will indeed feature the [...]

March 2nd, 2010, 12:33 PM

NVIDIA Releases 196.75 WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA has launched its WHQL certified 196.75 drivers which add the usual bug fixes, as well support for the new GeForce 300 series (low end OEM models – not Fermi), ION 2 GPU, and update software such as PhysX to 9.10.0129 and HD Audio drivers. The driver also makes some notable changes to many gaming [...]

March 2nd, 2010, 12:15 PM

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 4GB OC – A Graphics Monster

With the launch of NVIDIA’s GF100 series cards drawing near, ATI really doesn’t have anything to quell the hype of the release, or do they? At CeBIT this morning, HEXUS.net managed to catch a quick glimpse of a graphics monstrosity by Sapphire, a 4GB 5970 OC.  The card features more than just doubled ram however; [...]

February 25th, 2010, 10:59 AM

ASUS HD 5970 ARES – ROG at its Finest

The ROG Series from ASUS has always inspired dreamers and enthusiasts alike. Living up to the expectations we are greeted with a new monster. Enter the ASUS 5970 ARES. Built upon Twin Cypress Cores from the HD5870 series the ARES is designed to impress even at a glance. On board memory will be an astonishing [...]

February 23rd, 2010, 12:12 PM

ATI Radeon HD 5830 Specs and Cards Leaked

The secret is out days before the rumoured launch; the long awaited gap filler, the Radeon HD 5830, has had its specs leaked. Chinese website IT168, dug up some official ATI product slides to spill the secret about this anticipated mid-range gaming card based on the 40nm Cypress core of ATI’s lead products. (See Slides [...]