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AMD Launches Three Entry Level GPUs: Radeon HD 6450, 6570 and 6670

Written on April 20, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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AMD gives low-budget PC users some love with some below-$100 Radeon HD graphic cards.

Although AMD raises the standard of what graphic cards should be release after release, it never forgets to serve the needs of users who prefer an easy-going, non-hardcore graphic card that would just suit their needs of light gaming and basic to moderately advanced desktop operations. Introducing AMD’s new line of entry level cards that will tickle the fancy of the above-average computer Joe, the Radeon HD 6450, 6570 and 6670 cards.

The three entry-level graphic cards prices range below $100, with the Radeon HD 6450 running at $55, the 6570 for $79, and the 6670 for $99.

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‘Double the Win’ with EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win, Faster than NVIDIA GTX 580

Written on March 13, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Why settle for a single win when you can 'double the win' with a faster and cheaper EVGA GeForce GTX 460?

EVGA just unleashed a beast called the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win, a card that contains the power of two EVGA GeForce GTX 460 GPU’s which promises to deliver a faster, more stellar DirectX 11 performance than that of the legendary NVIDIA GTX 580. The card is touted to give a whole new degree of interactive gaming, entertainment and productivity as it is equipped with 700MHz clocking and 672 cumulative CUDA cores served by 2GB of GDDR5. What’s more is that the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 is touted to cost lower than the NVIDIA GTX 580. ‘Double the win’ indeed.

Hit the break to check out the complete specs of this awesome graphics monster.

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AMD Unveils Fastest GPU Yet, the AMD Radeon HD 6990

Written on March 08, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From AMD Radeon HD 5970 to AMD Radeon HD 6990. There's a new speed-demon that's ruling the roads of the graphic card highway.

AMD is showing no signs of slowing down. Even though their Radeon HD 5970 holds the title for the world’s fastest graphics card, here they are at it again as they dethrone their own brood with the AMD Radeon HD 6990 (Antilles), a speed-demon packed with massive features including a 4GB of GDDR5 and an 830MHz core clock speed. And with a dual-BIOS to boot, you can rev up the clock speed up to 880MHz, which in turn raises your electricity bills to a whole new level.

Despite being the fastest, crictics don’t particularly revere the AMD Radeon HD 6990 due to its power consumption (375W TDP), the noise it emits while running, plus the ridiculous price tag of $699. There’s also the bane of the practicality of the card as most games, even at high settings, don’t particularly need that much graphic fire power.

Hit the break to check the complete specs of the AMD Radeon HD 6990!

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Sony Buffs VAIO S Series with Core i5-2410M Processor and Radeon HD 6470M Graphics

Written on February 23, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's a perfect mix of style and functionality, though Sony could have been more creative in the naming department.

After the prototype that we’ve seen during the CES 2011, Sony has finally unveiled the revamped version of the VAIO S laptop series that gives more power with its Core i5-2410M CPU plus the Radeon HD 6470M graphics. Sony described the series as a mobile PC that “packs greater stamina with less to carry.”

Although the specs are completely different from its predecessor, we’re just dumbfounded why Sony didn’t just rename the entire series instead of making one overlap the other. But in any case, the 13-inch, 3.9-pound, Windows 7 Professional OS-driven laptops are here struting all the right moves to the same target market of the previous VAIO S Series captured.

Check out the specs after the break!

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Imagination Technologies New Series 6 PowerVR GPUs as Powerful as Desktop GPUs?

Written on February 19, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's just a matter of time until smartphones become just as powerful as desktop PCs.

Imagination Technologies unveils their latest GPUs, the Series 6 PowerVR. Dubbed as the “Rogue,” the chip is touted to be “20 to 100 more powerful” than their predecessor. If they’ll stick to their word, this means that the “Rogue” will be as powerful as desktop computer GPUs. As to when they’re gonna release it? Well it won’t be out after a few years as manufacturers will yet have to make devices that will be compatible to the processor. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that it’ll be sooner than expected.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Arrives with Great Specs and a $250 Price Tag

Written on January 26, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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NVIDIA has finally introduced a GTX 500 series graphics card that's affordable, yet packs incredible performance the series is well known for.

NVIDIA has just unleashed the heir to the great throne of the stellar success of the GTX 460, but this time under the flag of the GTX 500 series. Introducing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, the company’s newest graphic card to enter the $250 range market that promises to blow your mind with its transistor level hardware improvements found in the GTX 500 series. With increased clock speeds, less leakage, and better power efficiency, the GTX 560 Ti packs the power you need with a mid-range price budget.

You may be wondering what the “Ti” stands for. Well if you listened to your chemistry teacher, Ti is Titanium which is a material commonly used for air and spacecrafts. The lightness and strength of the element gives the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti that added performance boost (although this isn’t quite the first time NVIDIA has used it).

Hit the break and check out the specs of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

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Mass Shipment of iPad 2 Expected on April

Written on January 23, 2011 by Charles Bass

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Does the increase in the number of PCB suppliers hint that iPad 2 is coming anytime soon?

Apple’s iPad 2 remains a big question to everyone. When will it be released and how it looked like remain to be a mystery to everyone. It has been rumored that the device will ship come February or March.

However, there is a new report from Digitimes claiming that Apple’s new tablet will hit “mass shipment stage” by April. Plus Apple has increased their amount of PCB suppliers by more than half, from three to seven adding Compeq Manufacturing, Gold Circuit Electronics (GCE), Meiko and Nan Ya PCB to the mix.

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iPad 2 and iPhone 5 Sport a Dual-Core GPU?

Written on January 18, 2011 by Charles Bass

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"A source familiar with Apple's graphics strategy says the company will not only be upgrading its video core, but also going to multiple cores..."---AppleInsider

We’ve heard rumors that the iPad 2 will be sporting a 2048×1536 high resolution screen, but one big question has somehow emerged. The question is related to the GPU or graphics processing unit that will power up such high resolution. AppleInsider, a site dedicated to report rumors about the Apple products, claims that iPad 2 and probably iPhone 5 will be using a dual-core SGX543 GPU from Imagination Technologies.

As AppleInsider puts it:

“A source familiar with Apple’s graphics strategy says the company will not only be upgrading its video core, but also going to multiple cores, a feature that is designed into the SGX543 design. The most likely configuration of Apple’s next custom chip is reportedly the SGX543MP2, which pairs two SGX543 cores to work as one, offering around four times the capability of the previous A4 in graphics and video tasks.”

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Intel’s Sandy Bridge Processor Impresses Half-Life Developer at CES 2011

Written on January 06, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Sandy Bridge practically fuses the functionality of a regular processor and a graphics card. With this processor, you can experience console gaming on your PC.

Valve boss Gabe Newell was definitely amazed at the CES 2011 after seeing Intel’s new i7 Core processor or simply called “Sandy Bridge”. He mentions that the chip is “a real game changer for us. This (Sandy Bridge) allows for a console like experience on the PC.”

The Sandy Bridge practically fuses the functionality of a regular processor and a graphics card. This means that once the processor is in your harddrive, you won’t need to worry about your CPUs, GPUs, or any other harddrive as it functions just like how a console does. Does this mean we’ll say goodbye to constant changing of GPUs? This is good news to us, but we wonder how NVIDIA and ATI will react to this.

Either way, it’s a big leap in PC gaming. Or is it?

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Best NVIDIA and ATI Graphic Cards for the Holidays

Written on December 19, 2010 by Kristoff Jones

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Find out the best bang-for-the-buck graphic cards out in the market today to optimize your gaming experience!

It’s almost a wrap here in the video game industry as 2010 draws to a close. Most, if not all, of the anticipated games are out on the market, and if you’ve already brought your kids, your friends, or yourself World of Warcraft: Cataclysm or Call of Duty: Black Ops even before Santa arrived, then you’re probably wondering what you’ll get for that special someone who loves the art of gaming. Well, how about the gift of graphics? ATI and NVIDIA’s got you covered.

Find out the best bang-for-the-buck graphic cards available today to optimize your gaming experience!

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