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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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
     Fri, Jan 14 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not too long ago NVIDIA introduced the GeForce GTX 480, and shortly after the feature reduced GTX 470. Just a few months later, the top model was replaced by the GTX 580. Before the year 2010 is even over, NVIDIA takes the downsizing step as well in the 500 series: The GeForce GTX 570 is based on a feature reduced GTX 580 chip. HT4U.net presents, if price-performance is appealing.
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB DDR5 DX11 Video Card Review
     Fri, Jan 14 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One present could possibly be the Sapphire Radeon HD 6950. The Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 comes with an amazing 2GB of GDDR5 memory. More then enough memory to plow through any new DX11 title. The HD 6950 has 2 DVI, 2 mini Display Port, and a single HDMI 1.4a slot. Using the mini Display Ports, this card can support up to 6 monitors at once. There is also advanced technology with the HD 6950 including dual graphics engines, 22 SIMD engines, and 88 texture units. This increase far surpasses the 6800 series recently released."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Inno3D Geforce GTX460 OC Review
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Some readers may remember that my first review of a GTX460 card was pretty negative – quite simply, the 768MB version I had been sent to test was no better than my GTX275 other than the DX11 capabilities, and in fact scored lower in most benchmarks than my older gen card. However, today I am reviewing the 1GB version – and not only that, the Inno3D “OC” version which is pre-overclocked to 820MHz core, 950MHz memory and a shader clock of 1640MHz – quite a step up from standard clocks (675MHz, 900Mhz, 1350Mhz respectively)."
  FULL STORY @ XTREMECOMPUTING

AMD Radeon HD 6950 and 6970 Video Card Review
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AMD released yesterday their latest high-end video card series, the Radeon HD 6900. Let's take a look at the two models that were released, the Radeon HD 6950 and the Radeon HD 6970."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

MSI N430GT MD1GD3/OC/LP Video Card Review
     Thu, Jan 13 2011 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here is a snippet: "The GeForce GT 430 is currently the simplest DirectX 11 GPU from NVIDIA for the retail market (NVIDIA also has the GeForce GT 420, but this particular model is only available inside pre-built PCs). Let's see how this factory-overclocked card from MSI fared in our tests."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

AMD Radeon HD 6970 Review
     Wed, Jan 12 2011 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The AMD Radeon HD 6970 Graphic Card arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will check the HD 6900 Series in the following Review with a Resolution from 2560x1600, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, 1280x1024, the real Power Consumption, loudness, temperature and many more in new Games against other Graphic Cards. Better than a GTX 480?"
  FULL STORY @ RADEON

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