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PowerColor has announced the latest addition to its line of video cards using ATI GPUs. The card is called the LCS HD5870 V2. The card ships with a full waterblock installed for keeping the card extra cool with an existing liquid cooling system.
The card has a core clock of 950MHz and a memory clock of 1200MHz. PowerColor claims that the cooling solution can keep the card at 50C under full load. The card comes bundled with DiRT2 video game.
NVIDIA has unveiled the new GTX 460 line of video cards and Palit has unveiled its new line of GTX 460 video cards. Among the new video cards is the GTX 460 Sonic Platinum, an overclocked GTX 460 card.
The new video card has all the features of the plain GTX 460 video cards like support for CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, and DirectX 11. The card has 336 processor cores, 1024MB of GDDR5 RAM, and is overclocked from the factory.
The GTX 465 has been around for a while now and the card is a nice little performer for the price. Club3D has announced that it is launching its GTX 465. I guess we can say better late than never.
The GTX 465 is clocked at 607MHz on the core with 352 stream processors and a shader clock at 1215MHz. The card has 1024MB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 3206MHz.
It's not the biggest news of the day but some might shed a tear to hear the news.
If you head over to http://www.ati.com you will be greeted with the above image. It looks like AMD is now ready to start phasing ATI out of the picture. It just seems too soon...so hard to let go.
The german folks over at Hardware-Infos have managed to get a good scoop on NVIDIA's next dethroning weapon to the GTX 480; a mild leap forward to make it worthy of its GTX 485 SKU. NVIDIA's own chief developer Bill Dally was apparently the source for Hardware-Info's news about the card's existence, who says it will see light of day this fall.
Running quickly over the specs provided, the card looks to get mild increases in all the right areas; 512 CUDA processors (vs. 480 on the GTX 480), a 20MHz higher GPU clock speed and 40MHz higher Shader clock. Whilst the ROPs remain at 48 vs the GTX 480, there are four more texture units aboard the 485.
It's time again for another ATi Catalyst Driver update. Version 10.6 is out and listing some minor bug fixes as well as OpenGL 3.3 and 4.0 as well as GPU acceleration of H.264 video in Flash 10.1. No gaming improvements were noted in the link, but give them a try and check it out for yourself! Download links at the Source link below.
eVGA is now listing its tricked up GTX 480 SuperClocked+ graphics card for pre-order which has quite a bit extra on tap beyond NVIDIA's reference design.
Of course, everyone would be quick to assume it comes factory overclocked, but eVGA also spent a lot of time investigating the stock cooling solution and made some improvements to it with the addition of a backplate and high airflow bracket. eVGA claims you'll see temps of up to 7c cooler versus their regular GTX 480 SC model.
NVIDIA has just given its latest GeForce 257.21 Driver Suite the WHQL treatment which makes it the first certified graphics driver in their 256 series. The build includes PhysX v9.10.0223 and it supports the GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300 and 400 series cards as well as the ION family.
There's a significant amount of changes and improvements with this one; a large amount dedicated to game-specific performance enhancements and more. Check out the full list below :-
Adds support for Blu-ray 3D with NVIDIA 3D Vision technology. Learn more about the hardware and software requirements here .
Increases performance for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured with GeForce GTX 480. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
The folks over at EXPreview have managed to get a closer scoop on all the important bits about NVIDIA's (supposed) upcoming entry level GTX 400 series card in the GTX 460. The reality of this card is still unconfirmed, but info and images are indicative of its soon to be existance in the market.
A Chinese leaked screenshot reveals all the important numbers including the memory interface, clock rates and more. We're looking at a card with 336 CUDA cores and 768MB of GDDR5 memory connected to via a 192-bit interface.
Stock clock rates appear to be set at 675/1350/1800MHz for the core, shader and memory, respectively; surprisingly higher than the GTX 465. But with lesser memory bandwidth and capacity, performance is expected to fall a little lower, but not by much!
The popular video recording and FPS counting app Fraps has just been given a fresh update with the ability to now record beyond resolutions of 2560x1600, in turn also supporting those of you making use of Eyefinity setups across multiple monitors.
There's also several fixes and improvements made for version 3.2.3, as listed below :-
- Fixed crash when loading Fraps under WinXP with 6-core CPU
- Fixed crash when enabling monitor DWM option on some configurations
- Fixed Fraps altering error flag on calls to GL SwapBuffers
- Fixed sound input switching at startup on XP systems
- Fixed counter appearing in VS2010