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Shader Difference - GeForce GTX 580 at GTX 480 Clocks
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Being able to test the difference that Shaders make isn’t something that we normally test or get the chance to test very often. The launch of the GTX 480, though, was full of so much drama in relation to yields and its performance. The biggest change that seemed to happen right in front of our eyes was a shift from the 512 Shaders we thought the card would ship with, to 480 Shaders. Sure, we knew it was going to cause a performance hit, but how much of a performance hit? - The decreased amount of Shaders was only one of the issues with the GTX 480, though, with other issues being heat, noise and power draw. While the latter didn’t bother me, the first two were real issues; first we saw Galaxy attack the heat and noise with an awesome looking triple fan, triple slot cooler. We then saw GIGABYTE and MSI attack the model; in the end the GTX 480 looked like a great product and to be honest it still is, especially with some of the bargain prices it can be grabbed for now from some places. We wonder, though, what would’ve happened if the GTX 580 we looked at today launched as the GTX 480 in March; the same clocks, but the new cooler and more importantly the 512 Shaders that we had hoped to have initially."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

EVGA Geforce GTX 570 Superclocked video card
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:28A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Late last year, NVIDIA released their GTX 570 – a card that proved itself to be the perfect solution to AMD”s upcoming HD 6900-series since it ended up outperforming even the GTX 480. Since then board partners have released a steady stream of non-reference designs and EVGA has led the pack with their Superclocked edition.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

ASUS EAH6870 DirectCU
     Tue, Jan 18 2011 | 12:26A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There were only two cons that I found overall. The backplate is flush with the PCB on the sides and as such doesn't allow some PCI Express slot latching mechanisms to engage fully and that causes the card to not sit properly in the slot. Secondly, the ability to change the voltage is there but currently does not work and is advertised as a feature. Hopefully soon, such voltage adjustments will be allowed."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

HD 6950 is touted to be in a class of its own
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After an unexpected delay (and plenty of rumors that soon followed), AMD's Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950 finally see the light of day. The Cayman GPU brings a new VLIW4 core design that enables better efficiency and improved tessellation performance among others. AMD has positioned the HD 6970 as the superior enthusiast GPU, while the HD 6950 is touted to be in a class of its own. But still, the burning question: can the AMD Radeon HD 6970 subdue NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580?"
  FULL STORY @ ZONE

AMD HD 6970 Graphics Card Review
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
: "It’s that time again; time for AMD to release another flagship that is! This time it’s their current single GPU flagship, right on the heels of their new Phenom II x6 1100T Black Edition."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS

HIS Radeon HD 6950 2 GB
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HIS Radeon HD 6950 is a new option in the $300 upper midrange graphics card segment. It has enough power to play the latest titles in Full HD resolution. Thanks to improved geometry and tesselation engines it also promises to deliver increased performance in latest titles compared to the Radeon HD 5870.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The highly awaited GeForce GTX 570 is now on sale. We have sent the card with reference clock and overclocked through our benchmarks and otherwise cast a close look at the new model.
  FULL STORY @ GRAFIKKARTEN

 
Sapphire Radeon 6970
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The 6900 series cards are the new AMD flagship cards, specifically the 6970, signalling their top single-GPU card in the lineup. We're looking at the Sapphire Radeon 6970. Can it withstand Nvidia's recent success? Let's find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

XFX Radeon 6970 and 6950
     Mon, Jan 17 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“AMD is now releasing the Radeon 6900 series cards, and this brings us to the topic of today's discussion: the XFX Radeon 6950 and 6970. Can these cards withstand Nvidia's recent success? Let's dive right in and find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Gigabyte Radeon HD 6970
     Sun, Jan 16 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Then when it came to power consumption the Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 570 were again very much the same, as they demonstrated a similar level of operating efficiency. Therefore the battle between the Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 570 is going to be close-fought.
  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

Radeon HD 6900 graphics card
     Sun, Jan 16 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Radeons codenamed “Cayman” have been followed by various misinformation since the day they were first heard of. Among these, the most prominent were the number of stream processors, memory quantity and the release date. Some of the information was true, though, such as the fact that they were to appear in the fourth quarter of this year. The initially announced release date was 22nd November, but AMD turned out to have been too optimistic in the meantime. Launch plans have obviously been changed several times, finally settling down to 15th December. More dates were brought up during those three weeks, but only the last one was made official by AMD. Of course, creating a media buzz is the first thing that people will do in situations like this, so several theories as to why the release date was pushed back were created, ranging from inadequate performance, over a lack of components for assembly and a raw final product, to a low yield. In order to keep the media stable, AMD announced their official stance on Cayman's postponement – allegedly, HD 5970 and its newly formed lower price was selling and beating competitors so well that any sort of rush would be completely unnecessary...
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 video cards
     Sun, Jan 16 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As NVIDIA released their refreshed GTX 500-series AMD took what could only be called an observer's position, biding their time until their own response was ready. Today we find out exactly what they have been working on since before the HD 5800 cards were released more than a year ago. The HD 6970 and HD 6950 have finally arrived, bringing with them improvements aplenty but will it be enough to dethrone NVIDIA?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Lenovo ThinkPad T410s with NVIDIA Optimus Review
     Sun, Jan 16 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo recently celebrated the milestone of selling 60 million ThinkPad notebooks. That's a ThinkPad for every person in the United Kingdom, to put it in perspective. Moreover, the PC maker claims these things sell like electronic hotcakes, to the tune of 14 per minute. Lenovo doesn't reach these types of numbers by selling outdated hardware spruced up with brushed aluminum, and clever marketing. The company targets tech-savvy business consumers and home users who want light, durable notebooks that offer cutting edge technology. The notebook we're reviewing today is an improvement over the original T410 we took a look at earlier this year. This latest iteration offers consumers a feature that gives it an important advantage over the majority of other laptops on the market. The ThinkPad T410s is the first model from Lenovo to offer NVIDIA Optimus technology, which provides users with seamless switching between discrete GPU performance and the power saving benefits associated with integrated graphics...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD Radeon HD 6950 & HD 6970 2GB
     Sat, Jan 15 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not wanting to end 2010 without the last word, AMD unveiled its Radeon HD 6900 cards last week. These cards bring a couple of interesting features, including a revamped architecture, improved power handling, dual BIOS support, EQAA anti-aliasing and more. With NVIDIA's GTX 570 just launched, let's see where AMD stands with its new cards.
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE

AMD Radeon HD 6970 & 6950 Graphics Debut
     Sat, Jan 15 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As many of you may be aware, Cayman is the codename given to AMD’s newest flagship GPU, which will power the Radeon HD 6900 series (Antilles, aka the Radeon HD 6990, will uses a pair of Cayman GPUs when it arrives sometime next year). Cayman is the successor to AMD's Cypress XT core that was employed in the Radeon HD 5800 series, and while it does leverage many of the technologies from that generation, Cayman is a new chip that embraces a fresh core architecture designed to increase efficiency, performance and feature-set. Initially, the Cayman GPU will power two graphics cards, the Radeon HD 6970 and the Radeon HD 6950. And wouldn’t you know it; we have a pair of each in house and have been testing them with a completely revamped test-bed for a few days now...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Overclocked GeForce GTX 480 Shoot-Out: MSI vs. Gigabyte
     Fri, Jan 14 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A funny thing happened during the course of this article—life got in the way. And in the few weeks that things were delayed, the PC graphics landscape changed dramatically. A couple of weeks before NVIDIA unleashed the GeForce GTX 580 onto the world, MSI and Gigabyte readied a pair of the most innovative GeForce GTX 480 cards to hit the market. Not only were the cards factory overclocked, but they featured custom coolers, re-worked PCBs, and hardcore, enthusiast-class features not found on any other GTX 480. MSI and Gigabyte sent us these custom GTX 480s, and just before putting the finishing touches on the piece, my wife went into labor, the GeForce GTX 580 hit, a few other launches needed coverage (including the just released GTX 570), and badabing badaboom, here we are today.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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