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NEC debuts PA241W display for graphics pros

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There are some computer users that rely on accurate colors. People like graphic designers, photographers, and video editors need to see the correct colors on screen to make things look good. NEC has unveiled a new LCD just for this user group.




The screen is called the NEC MultiSync PA241W and is 24-inches in size. The screen has a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 and uses a 10-bit IPS panel with a 14-bit lookup table. Those features allow the screen to show more than a billion possible colors.


NEC claims the screen covers 102% of the NTSC and 99.3% of the Adobe RGB color gamut. Inputs include a 10-bit DisplayPort, DVI-D with HDCP, and a USB hub. The stand tilts, swivels, and height adjusts. The PA241W is now shipping for $1079.


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Matrox Graphics eXpansion Modules now support multiple units

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Matrox has been offering its DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go units for a long time now. The graphics devices allow the computer user to get two or three more displays attached to their computer with multiple viewing options.


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Matrox announced today that starting with GXM software suite 2.06 and higher multiple GXM modules are supported on one computer. That means that the user can get even more displays if wanted.


The software will allow an additional GXM module to be connected to the second output of a dual output video card. This will allow the support of four or six monitors depending on which GXM is used. The GXM modules have to be of the same model.


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Matrox makes an effort to combat AMD's Eyefinity

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One area in the graphics card world that Matrox has kept a firm hold of over stronger competitors AMD and NVIDIA is in regards to multi-monitor configurations.


However, with AMD's most recent HD 5000 series cards that bring with them Eyefinity, this is a clear threat to Matrox's own technologies so the company has worked on bettering this field by enabling DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Modules (GXMs) to be used in tandem which in turn gives the ability to drive up to four or even six monitors from a single PC.


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The new 2.06+ GXM software suite gives support for Multi-GXM setups whereby identical modules can be connected to a single graphics card with two outputs.


Here is a listing of all multi-GXM supporting products from Matrox with associated pricing :-


- DualHead2Go Analog Edition ($169)


- DualHead2Go Digital Edition ($229)


- DualHead2Go DP Edition ($229)


- TripleHead2Go Digital Edition ($329)


- TripleHead2Go DP Editio ($329)


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AMD drops new Radeon E4690 MXM GPU for embedded market

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I never really put much though into what kind of hardware was inside the arcade games at the mall or the casino games in Vegas we see at CES each year. I guess I figured the arcade games had something along the line of a gaming PC inside.


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AMD has announced a new GPU today called the E4690 MXM that is aimed at the embedded market. The target products for the new GPU are digital signage, arcade and casino games, image recognition, and surveillance. The new GPU is a Mobile PCI Express (MXM) module, which is the difference in this GPU and the one unveiled last year with the same product number.


The GPU has 512MB of GDDR3 RAM, 320 shader processors, display output options, and adjustable system clocks. The GPU supports DirectX 10.1, AMD's UVD 2.0, and more. AMD promises the GPU has three times the 3D graphics performance of previous solutions.


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MSI's custom PCB HD 5870 Lightning Edition pictured in naked form

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The folks at Techpowerup have sourced images from a little birdy in Taiwan that show an upcoming HD 5870 graphics card on steroids from MSI which the company will place in its Lightning Series of overclocking-friendly models.


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The images show the card in naked form without its custom cooling solution attached (whatever that may look like, we're not sure yet).


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This card has two 8-pin PCI-E connectors for maximum power delivery and MSI has even chosen to give the card easily accessible measuring points for voltmodders to monitor GPU voltages directly. You can also see from the picture directly above that the card appears to have a 12-phase vGPU and 3-phase vMEM.


No word on a release date or pricing just yet.


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Galaxy design dual-GPU GTS 250 graphics card

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Our own VGA guru/reviewer Shane Baxtor recently kicked off his own dedicated blog site to help keep everyone in the loop with all the latest (incl. behind the scenes) VGA information.


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Today he learned of some particularly interesting news about an upcoming dual-GPU GTS 250 graphics card from Galaxy. The card makes use of a bridge chip codenamed BR04 for the two G92-486 cores to communicate with each other.


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The card will also carry with it a hefty 2GB of .8NS memory running on a 256-bit memory interface. Clock rates aren't yet known, nor a release date for that matter.


We'll keep you posted when more details come to light.


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NVIDIA releases WHQL certified GeForce 196.21 drivers

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NVIDIA has made available a new WHQL approved driver for its GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100 and 200 series cards and ION GPUs, the ForceWare 196.21.


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One of the main features of the new release is the added SLI and multi-GPU support for a bunch of popular game titles. These include the Avatar Demo, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, City Bus Simulator, Dirt 2, Ferrari Virtual Race, GREED: Black Border, Mass Effect 2, Mortal Online, Ninja Blade, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Demo, Planet 51, RUSE, Serious Sam HD and Wings of Prey.


Further to the above is an upgrade to the PhysX system software (now at 9.09.1112) and a bunch of numourous bug fixes which you can learn more specifically about in the supported documentation located at this page.


You can download the drivers for Windows XP, Vista and 7 (in both 32 and 64-bit form) at this page folks.


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GIGABYTE sprinkles some lovin' on HD 5870 card

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GIGABYTE is readying three new variants to its Radeon 5800 series lineup, one of which is particularly worthy of mention and hype.


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The folks at BEHardware spotted this beast sitting proudly at GIGABYTE's booth at CES; this is what the company refers to as the Radeon HD 5870 'Super Overclock'. And they're sure fire right about that with the GPU up from the stock 850MHz to a nicely rounded 1GHz. Meanwhile, the 1GB GDDR5 heads north to 5200MHz, up from 4800MHz stock speeds.


To assist in keeping the card happy, GIGABYTE opts for a 2oz PCB and a custom designed dual-slot beast of a cooler with four copper heatpipes. All the other features typical of the 5800 series is in place; 256-bit memory interface, DX11 support, CrossFireX support and ATI EyeFinity.


A release date hasn't been disclosed but it's expected to arrive before NVIDIA's GF100 shows up.


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AMD HD 5450, HD 5550 and HD 5570 not far away

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Along with todays launch of the HD 5670, AMD has several other new HD 5000 series cards ready for launch later this month. In the upper mainstream segment we will see a HD 5830 show up, whilst at the other end of the series we will see HD 5400 and HD 5500 variants released with super cheap pricing, these comprising the HD 5450 (said to be using GDDR3 memory), and HD 5550 / HD 5570 cards (supposedly GDDR5 equipped).


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Images have appeared online that reveal a low-profile reference design used for these entry level HD 5000 series cards. Also resident is a miniature GPU cooler along with a DVI-D and DisplayPort connector. D-Sub connectivity is also in place if using a full height expansion bracket.


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AMD brings DX11 closer to masses with HD 5670 launch

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AMD helps bring DX11 closer to lower mainstream market buyers today with the launch of a new HD 5000 series card in the HD 5670.


Targeted at the sub-$100 price segment, this card gives excellent value whilst retaining features of higher-end HD 5000 series cards such as the aforemention DX11 support and EyeFinity for easier multiple monitor setups.


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With the NDA having just been lifted, We have our first review online thanks to Sapphire's sample which swiftly made it to our lab the other day. You can see the card's performance characteristics inside.


Several other reviews are now showing up elsewhere around the web which you can get to via the listing below :-


- Hot Hardware
- Hardware Heaven
- Hardware Canucks
- Benchmark Reviews
- Neoseeker
- PureOverclock
- Tech Report
- RBMods
- PCGamesHardware
- Overclockers Club
- AMDZone
- PC Perspective
- Hartware
- Techpowerup


We'll update the above listing as more surface throughout the day.


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