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Sources say AMD HD 6970 will beat NV GTX 580

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I don't think that any of us will be surprised that "sources" are saying that the AMD HD 6970 will beat the new NVIDIA GTX 580 in performance. What else would AMD say after all? It's not as if they can say, "our next card will suck." I like it when these two companies get to goading and competing with each other for the performance crown, and so should you.

 

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Competition like this is when we get new cards with even more performance as they trade the world's fastest title back and forth. The only downside is that the new cards seem to get more expensive each time they launch. The upside is a new faster card means price cuts on older hardware. Kit Guru cites sources that claim the HD 6970.

 

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AMD Radeon 6970 delay due to component shortage

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Many AMD partners are wondering why they have not gotten AMD Radeon 6970 boards yet - but, it seems to stem from a shortage of a particular component from Texas Instruments, and now the yield issues that people are running around crying about.

 

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This Texas Instruments component is an integrated driver-MOSFET (DrMOS) that was first introduced and used on the AMD Radeon 6800 series. The part is SO new that there is literally no information on the web about it, nor from the manufacturer itself.

 

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Gigabyte unveils GTX 580 graphics cards

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Gigabyte provides some of the most important pieces of hardware inside your computer system. The company is huge in the mainboard and video card markets with parts covering the range from high to low priced and everything in between. Gigabyte has today announced that it is set to toss a new NVIDIA video card onto the market.

 

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The new card is the NVIDIA GTX 580 and with this card, NVIDIA lays claim to the title of world's fastest DirectX 11 GPU. The Gigabyte card is part number GV-N580D5-15I-B and naturally has the GTX 580 GPU onboard with GDDR5 RAM. This is the new video card that uses the NVIDIA vapor chamber cooling tech that surfaced last week. The cooling tech promises to cool better and produce less noise, which is a win/win for gamers and enthusiasts.

 

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Download of the Day: GPU-Z 0.4.8

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Our Download of the Day today is GPU-Z 0.4.8.

 

GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

 

• Support NVIDIA and ATI cards
• Displays adapter, GPU and display information
• Displays overclock, default clocks and 3D clocks (if available)
• Validation of results
• No installation required
• Support for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (both 32 and 64 bit versions are supported)

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 0.4.8

 

• Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 and future GF104 variants
• Updated TMU/Texture rate calculation method. Please report any errors in the forums
• Fixed memory clock monitoring on HD 6850, HD 6870
• Fixed label corruption on cards without any shaders
• Fixed rare CrossFire detection bug on ancient ATI drivers
• Added voltage monitoring fallback for ATI cards with unsupported voltage controller
• Updated PCI vendor ID for PowerColor
• Removed MSI giveaway

 

Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

 

Asus GeForce GTX580 specs are leaked

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NVIDIA fan? Yes? Want the deets on the GTX580 from Asus?

 

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Leaked specs of the upcoming Asus branded GTX580 have given everyone something to talk about - their model number being ENGTX580/2DI/1536MB. It is described as the "Standard Edition" which leads us to believe there will be higher clocked or better editions of the card to be released eventually - with the "Standard Edition" having 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4008MHz on a 384-bus.

 

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