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AMD/ATI’s DirectX 11 GPU to Arrive October

ATI’s next flagship GPU and the first DirectX 11 capable chip is about to arrive this October. RV870 is the next flagship GPU of ATI which incorporates DirectX 11 capabilities. ATI hopes to release this chip by the time Microsoft unveil Windows 7 which has support for DirectX 11 API. Codenamed Cypress, this GPU is expected to be named HD5870 …

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Nvidia to Join ATI’s DX10.1 Bandwagon

Nvidia will refresh its GT200 lineup with new GPUs capable of DirectX 10.1 instruction. Recent ATI Radeon GPUs already support DirectX 10.1 since 2007 but Nvidia has become reluctant and didn’t bother to upgrade their chipsets past DX10. According to tech insiders, Nvidia will release its new 40nm GPUs this coming September and might be branded as GT210 and GT220 …

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ATI RV740 Put on Test

Its not yet out nor official but Guru3D already recieved an engineering sample of the first 40nm graphics core from AMD/ATI. Hilbert Hagedoorn of Guru3D published an article about the soon to be announced RV740 graphics card. He even made a benchmark and compared it to HD4850 and HD4830. According to Hilbert, RV740’s performance sits between HD4850 and HD4830. The …

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New ATI HD4890 Card to Arrive on April

I wish it’s not part of an April fools joke but it seems that AMD is preparing to release a successor to its flagship model 4870 with a better card, the HD 4890. ATI Radeon HD 4890 will be slated this April. The new chip will be based on RV790 core and has 850MHz core clock and 900MHz memory clock. …

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Rumored NVIDIA Dual GPU on January

A rumor is circulating across the net saying that NVIDIA will release a single dual GPU graphics card that will compete against the current fastest single dual GPU graphics card of AMD/ATI. It is rumored that NVIDIA may release an X2 card sometime January 2009. ┬áIt will be based on GTX 200, perhaps a GTX 260 Core 216 which proves …

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NVIDIA Forceware GeForce 180.48 WHQL

NVIDIA releases a new ForceWare driver today. This is a WHQL-certified driver for GeForce 200-series, 9-series, and 8800-series desktop GPUs. Lower model will have to stay with 178.24 released last October 15 for the mean time. Exciting New Features: Enables NVIDIA SLI technology on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards with the following GPUs: GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce 9800 …

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