NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 550 Ti: Coming Up Short At $150

Throughout the lifetime of the 400 series, NVIDIA launched 4 GPUs: GF100, GF104, GF106, and GF108. Launched in that respective order, they became the GTX 480, GTX 460, GTS...

79 by Ryan Smith on 3/15/2011

AMD's Radeon HD 6990: The New Single Card King

The AMD Radeon HD 6990, otherwise known as Antilles, is a card we have been expecting for some time now. In what’s become a normal AMD fashion, when they...

132 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2011

NVIDIA Announces CUDA 4.0

The last time we discussed CUDA and Tesla in depth was in September of 2010. At the time NVIDIA had just recently launched their lineup of Fermi-powered Tesla products...

45 by Ryan Smith on 2/28/2011

Intel @ MWC 2011: Atom-Based Medfield SoC Now Sampling, Low-Power LTE Modems In 2012

Though we still like to think of Intel first and foremost as a computer CPU company, the fact of the matter is the company is trying its hardest to...

21 by Ryan Smith on 2/14/2011

AMD’s GTX 560 Ti Counter-Offensive: Radeon HD 6950 1GB & XFX’s Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition

Today was originally supposed to be about the newly released GeForce GTX 560 Ti – NVIDIA’s new GF114-based $250 video card. Much as was the case with the launch...

111 by Ryan Smith on 1/25/2011

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560 Ti: Upsetting The $250 Market

Late last year we saw GF110, the first of the revised Fermi family. Utilizing a new low-level transistor design intended to minimize transistor leakage, GF110 brought with it GTX...

87 by Ryan Smith on 1/25/2011

AMD Launches The Radeon HD 6950 1GB

Good morning everyone. Today AMD is launching the long-awaited 1GB version of the Radeon HD 6950. For reasons we can't really delve in to, the NDA for the 6950 is...

22 by Ryan Smith on 1/25/2011

Intel Settles With NVIDIA: More Money, Fewer Problems, No x86

NVIDIA and Intel just released their respective PR announcements a bit ago, but after much rumor mongering it’s official: Intel and NVIDIA are the latest duo to bury the...

30 by Ryan Smith on 1/10/2011

AMD's Radeon HD 6970 & Radeon HD 6950: Paving The Future For AMD

In 2009 AMD launched the highly successful Radeon HD 5800 series to great fanfare and even greater shortages. With a 6 month lead on NVIDIA, AMD had the high-end...

168 by Ryan Smith on 12/15/2010

AMD Previews New Catalyst Control Center Interface

Back on December 2nd AMD’s Catalyst Product Manager, Terry Makedon, posted an interesting if cryptic note on his Twitter feed: “Catalyst 10.12 is going to be HUGE”. Since then...

80 by Ryan Smith on 12/13/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 570: Filling In The Gaps

NVIDIA can be a very predictable company at times. It’s almost unheard of for them to release only a single product based on a high-end GPU, so when they...

55 by Ryan Smith on 12/7/2010

Windows Home Server v2 'Vail': Drive Extender v2 Dismissed

Back in April we dissected Drive Extender v2 – Microsoft’s storage pool and data duplication technology for Windows Home Server – based upon the first preview release of Windows...

45 by Ryan Smith on 11/24/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580: The SLI Update

Picking up immediately from where we left off yesterday with our review of NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 580, we have a second GTX 580 in house courtesy of Asus...

83 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 580: Fermi Refined

There's little doubt in our minds that the GF100/GTX 480 launch wasn't quite what NVIDIA was hoping for. It did end up being the fastest single GPU card on...

160 by Ryan Smith on 11/9/2010

AMD Radeon HD 6850 Overclocking Roundup: Asus, XFX, & MSI

With an all-custom launch for the Radeon HD 6850, the door was immediately opened to a variety of 6850 cards with a wide variety of performance characteristics. In fact...

93 by Ryan Smith on 11/8/2010

AMD’s Radeon HD 6870 & 6850: Renewing Competition in the Mid-Range Market

All things considered, the Radeon HD 5000 series has gone very well for AMD. When they launched it just over a year ago, they beat NVIDIA to the punch...

205 by Ryan Smith on 10/21/2010

AMD’s Radeon HD 6800 Series & Llano “Fusion” APU: A Story in Pictures

We happen to have the AMD Radeon HD 6870 and Radeon HD 6850 in-house for testing at the moment. We wanted to play Show & Tell, but the nice...

54 by Ryan Smith on 10/19/2010

AMD Quietly Reveals Next Radeon Series, Launches Next Week

The cat is out of the bag, so to speak, after today's earnings conference call for AMD. One of the things that ended up being discussed by AMD CEO...

85 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2010

NVIDIA's GeForce GT 430: The Next HTPC King?

It’s been 7 months since the launch of the first Fermi cards, and at long last we’re here: we’ve reached the end of the road on the Fermi launch...

121 by Ryan Smith & Ganesh T S on 10/11/2010

NVIDIA GTC 2010 Wrapup

Today we’re wrapping up our coverage of last month’s NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, including the show’s exhibit hall. We came to GTC to get a better grasp on...

20 by Ryan Smith on 10/10/2010

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