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nVidia has launched the NVS300 - the card is primarily aimed at business users rather than the gaming or design professionals. The NVS300 replaces the NVS295 and should offer better performance-per-watt and should give a 25-percent reduction in power consumption.
The card is a low-profile design with passive cooling, so it will make no noise whatsoever. The biggest point of this card is 8-output monitor support which is an amazing feat considering it's MSRP is set at $149. The card would represent amazing value for money if used in a stock-trading setup where such a user would use 4, 6, 8, 10+ monitors in a setup.
NVIDIA are still riding the success-train of the GTX580 launch (with various countries experiencing way shorter than usual stock levels) and have now launched the GTX570. We talked about this not very long ago with spec details but pricing eluded us at the time.
The Palit GTX570 info we posted is still correct - 732MHz core, 480 CUDA cores with shader clocks at 1.4GHz. Pricing is set at £299 including VAT in the UK. This is interesting as it's now £100 more than the GTX470 but £100 less than the GTX580.
As I started this news report, I obviously have to choose a category but what do I choose? Video cards or Networking? After reassembling my head from it exploding at the thought of something never seen before (GPU + NIC combined) I thought it was a nifty idea.
Sure, it might not sell in the millions and Visiontek won't turn into Apple overnight - but when companies look at a box and think outside of the box, it is great. Visiontek and Bigfoot have co-developed a PCI-Express x16 expansion board that features both a GPU and NIC which is being touted as the "world's first online gaming upgrade card".
Last week NVIDIA kicked off an IQ wave that has hit AMD and AMD are now finding themselves having to explain their situation. Hexus has sat down with Senior Manager of Software Engineering Andy Pomianowski and Technical Marketing Manager Dave Nalasco from AMD to talk about the situation.
Dave started off saying there were some changes in the Catalyst drivers to coincide with the HD6000-series release GPU's, in which image quality was a big part of. At the center of all of this is the Catalyst AI - which controls a large range of settings via a single slider.
NVIDIA are on a roll, and that roll is down a green hill made of money and good times. Palit's sales sheet for the GTX570 has been distributed ahead of NVIDIA's official launch of the upcoming GTX570 on December 7th.
The GTX570 has the same number of cores as the older GTX480, but has them clocked 32MHz faster. It's down to 1.28GB of memory from 1.5GB and that 1.28GB of memory is down to a 320-bit bus.
It's getting to be quite a kerfuffle lately... these IQ stories, it was only days ago people were accusing AMD of IQ tampering and now it seems NVIDIA has been messing with their own IQ, but it seems a bit sneakier.
KitGuru has a lengthy article based on it - where HAWX is tested and when AA is used the IQ is lowered - giving an improvement in performance by 8%.
When things get hard (not being able to supply stock for a popular card) tactics change - things get nasty. There have been complaints of AMD lowering Image Quality in certain games to gain extra frame rates (and in turn, making their cards seem like they're performing better than the competitions cards).
But, most people either forget, or remember back in 2003 NVIDIA pulled the same stunt by tuning drivers to perform better in benchmarks.
I've posted previously about this, but the rumors aren't dying... obviously there could be something happening, but until it does it stays in rumor land for now.
NVIDIA don't have a CPU, they only have dedicated GPU's/Tegra range - this puts them between a rock and a very, very hard place come next year when AMD launches their Fusion APU range. With the integrated graphics exploding like there's no tomorrow, it is paving the way for a completely different market than we're used to.
It's good to see both companies are on the dual-GPU hill this year. Last year AMD (well, back in 2009 it was ATI) were dominating the dual-GPU world with their 5970. Even now, it's still one of the fastest VGA cards in the world (it doesn't matter the amount of cores, just like a CPU).
Now there's a leaked slide out, with specs of the 6990.