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MSI R5870-PM2D1G achieves highest 3DMark Vantage P-Score

12/04/2009, The MSI R5870-PM2D1G is one GPU that you really should take a look at if you’re a serious gamer – after all, it is the current record holder when it comes to highest 3DMark Vantage P-Score of 24416 ever recorded based on a single GPU card,...

NVIDIA iRay, RealityServer

10/20/2009, NVIDIA has just announced a 3D cloud infrastructure initiative this morning. The idea is to render incredibly realistic graphics for a number of applications (home design, architecture, product design….) in the cloud and send the images back as a...

The ATI Radeon HD 5800 is the fastest GPU in town

09/23/2009, The Next generation AMD GPU has arrived: The ATI Radeon HD 5870 should have been called Radeon 2X: when compared to the Radeon HD 4890, It has twice the number of stream processors, twice the transistors, twice the texture and pixel blending power and is...

Lucid offers a multi-GPU alternative to SLI and CrossFire

09/23/2009, [IDF 2009, SF] Lucid’s Hydra Engine is a hardware solution (a chip) that brings multi-GPU functionality to motherboards, without having to use Nvidia’s SLI or AMD’s CrossFire. Usually, there is a lot of work done in the GPU driver, but...

MSI N260GTX Batman: Arkham Asylum

09/19/2009, Batman fans that are looking forward to the Batman: Arkham Asylum game will certainly welcome MSI’s N260GTX-T2D896 Batman: Arkham Asylum Edition. The card features a Harley Quinn image on the card, and more importantly, the game itself. Sporting the...

Crysis on iPhone

09/14/2009, Just how powerful are AMD’s next generation GPUs? Strong enough to run Crysis-level graphics on the iPhone – as demonstrated by AMD using their next-gen platform’s 2.5 teraFLOPS of floating-point power and DirectX 11 abilities. Does this...

AMD EyeFinity paraded

09/10/2009, AMD just took their soon-to-be Radeon HD 5800 series graphics chipset out for a spin, where it is also known as Eyefinity. They hooked up the ATI-branded technology video card to half a dozen DisplayPort outputs that were running at their full resolution,...

Tim Sweeney: The End of The GPU Roadmap

08/11/2009, Epic Games founder and 3D engine architect Tim Sweeney has presented what he calls “The end of the GPU roadmap”, where he essentially says that GPU as we know them are too limited, and predicts that by 2020 developers will switch to a more...

CoolIT ‘maintenance free’ liquid-cooled GPUs

08/04/2009, BFG Technologies has released a “maintenance-free” liquid cooling solutions for GeForce GTX 285 and GTX 295 graphics cards. Many existing liquid-cooling solutions are a hassle to deal with because the user has to assemble the kit and fill it...

OpenGL jumps to 3.2 at SIGGRAPH

08/03/2009, The Khronos Group has announced OpenGL 3.2! The new version of the graphics API has new core features that were previously accessible via OpenGL Extensions. The support for anti-aliased render targets or better cubemap filtering will improve image...

CPU against GPU in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

07/28/2009, WSJ’s Don Clark has written an interesting article about how GPUs (graphics processing unit) and CPUs (central processing unit) are competing to be the top processor in Hollywood’s Computer Graphics (CG) business. In “Harry Potter and...

AMD CPU+GPU fusion in 22nm in 2010?

07/24/2009, Rumor has it that AMD’s CPU and GPU “fusion” won’t happen until the second half of 2010 when the 22nm (nanometer) process will be ready for production. Intel has already shown its plans for a CPU+GPU integration in the form of...