VIDEO CARD NEWS

August 13th, 2012, 5:45 PM

AMD Rolls Out New HD 7950 BIOS, Expects Existing Customers to Look the Other Way

AMD today pushed out a BIOS update for its Radeon HD 7950 line of cards, but only for reviewers — for the time being. The company says the updates to this refreshed BIOS will in many ways mirror the style of update delivered to the 7970: apparent performance boosts, new features, and an increased clock [...]

July 25th, 2012, 1:03 PM

Delays Reportedly Plague Radeon 7990

AMD’s Radeon 7990, which was supposed to be launched at Computex according to information obtained by Hardware Canucks, has been apparently delayed again and pushed back until August according to a report by VR-Zone. Allegedly, the reason for the delay is a shortage of PEX8747 PCI-e bridge chips manufactured by PLX  – which are an [...]

July 23rd, 2012, 2:25 PM

NVIDIA Releases New Tech Demo, “A New Dawn”

NVIDIA has released a new tech demo, called “A New Dawn”, on the tenth anniversary of the release of the Geforce FX-era tech demo “Dawn”. From NVIDIA: “A New Dawn” showcases the latest graphics advancements in hair, skin, and environment rendering. Based on fan feedback, “A New Dawn” has been tweaked to run on both [...]

July 18th, 2012, 11:58 AM

Sapphire Takes GPU Bragging Rights With 6GB Radeon 7970

Sapphire has taken the fastest consumer grade GPU trophy from EVGA with the AMD Graphics Core Next architecture based HD 7970 6GB Toxic Edition, clocking in at 1050MHz (1100MHz via PowerTune Dynamic Boost) and 6000MHz (effective) memory. The 7970 Toxic Edition has built-in overclocking via what Sapphire calls the “Lethal Boost Button” that pushes the [...]

July 17th, 2012, 10:06 AM

ZOTAC Unveils GeForce GT 630 and GT 640 ZONE Series Silent Graphics Cards

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and channel manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today ushers in a new era of quiet computing with the ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition and GeForce GT 630 ZONE Edition graphics cards. The ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition redefines quiet computing with a new video processing engine [...]

July 13th, 2012, 10:05 AM

AMD Announces New Pricing Structure for 7000 Series Cards

Only a few weeks after AMD released the Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition, the company has announced it is modifying its pricing structure for its 7000 series cards:  The Radeon HD 7970 will be available for $429 USD, down from $449 ($499 for GHz ed.) The Radeon HD Radeon HD 7950 will be available for [...]

June 29th, 2012, 1:26 PM

AMD Makes Catalyst 12.6 and the AMD Catalyst 12.7 Drivers Available

AMD announced the first set of drivers on its new release schedule today, the final WHQL build of the 12.6 beta and the new beta version of 12.7. AMD announced in early June that they were moving away from a monthly driver release schedule, taking instead a NVIDIA style release as needed regiment. According to AMD, a highlight [...]

June 21st, 2012, 10:31 AM

K|ngp|n Makes EVGA Classified GTX680 the Fastest GPU in the World

Without a doubt the EVGA GTX 680 Classified is an impressive card – a piece of engineering art. Vince “k|ngp|n” Lucido, however, felt the need to push this card up a notch – and push he did – by overclocking the card’s GPU to an impressive 2GHz. Pushing the card’s GPU over 2GHz made for [...]

June 19th, 2012, 6:30 AM

NVIDIA Releases New 304.48 Beta Drivers; Perf. Increases & Fixes Aplenty

Yesterday, NVIDIA released the newest revision of their driver stack and it is filled with performance increases, new SLI profiles, updated 3D Vision compatibility and among many other items control panel anti aliasing support for Diablo III. Another important addition is a reversal of the shocking performance impact brought about by the latest patch for [...]

June 11th, 2012, 11:37 AM

NVIDIA is Back in Mac with Macbook Pro Refresh

As rumors leading up to Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference suggested, NVIDIA is back in Mac with the launch of the refreshed Macbook Pro. The refreshed Macbook Pro, which begins shipping today, comes with either a 2.3 or 2.6-GHz quad-core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 (with Turbo Boost up to 3.7-GHz), up to 16GB of [...]