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Alliances Forged In Hell's Frozen Recesses: Nvidia And AMD

If you’ve ever built a computer, this will be jarring: Nvidia’s agreed to licence its SLI tech for use on AMD motherboards. (AMD, of course, bought Nvidia arch-rival ATI a while ago and buried the ATI brand in favour of a unified AMD front a few months ago.)

The ATI Brand Is Dead

I still remember my first 3D card – the ATI Rage Pro – so it’s with great sadness that I’m writing this: AMD has officially killed the ATI brand. OK, I lied. I really don’t give a damn.

The New Xbox 360's Very Special Guts

The new Xbox 360 is better for lots of reasons – like its guts. Inside is the first ever mass-market chip to combine a CPU, GPU, memory and I/O connectivity on one piece of silicon. Here’s what it looks like:

ATI Conquers NVIDIA (In Discrete GPU Shipments)

ATI has finally overtaken NVIDIA in the quest for dominant discrete GPU (graphics cards) marketshare. ATI: 51 per cent. NVIDIA: 49 per cent. Apparently the flames, dragons and race cars that have been printed on ATI-related packaging are superior to the flames, cyborgs and race cars printed on NVIDIA’s. [CNET via Fudzilla via Engadget]

What DirectX 11 Is, And What It Means To You

The new graphics API comes with new buzzwords. We’ll tell you what they mean and how they matter to your gaming experience.

The Best Graphics Cards At Every Price

Choosing a graphics cards is a confusing endeavour. So Tom’s Hardware shared their buying results after testing pretty much every card on the planet. Whether you’ve got $US50 to spend or $US250 to spend, this list will come in handy:

VLC 1.1.0 Adds GPU Decoding For Windows And Linux

Hey! Everyone’s favourite video playing software, VLC, jumped to 1.1.0 today and added some GPU decoding for Windows and Linux users as well, giving your CPU a break when you’re trying to play those gigantic HD files you’ve been feverishly torrenting. One caveat: the Windows version only works with nVidia GPUs, as ATI’s drivers aren’t currently don’t play nice. [CrunchGear]

ASUS 5870 Eyefinity Supports More Displays Than You Have Eyes

When you’re about to drop a black market kidney payment on a graphics card, you may go for flat-out speed – which makes sense. But another option might be more than enough speed and support for six displays.

ATI Eyefinity: Like Playing Modern Warfare 2 Through A Window

newVideoPlayer( {"type":"video","player":"","customParams":[] ,"width":500,"height":412,"ratio":0.824,"flashData":"","embedName":null,"objectId":null,"noEmbed":false,"source":"youtube"} );ATI Eyefinity was powering this six-screen demo at PAX East this weekend. I saw it up close, and from a novelty perspective it was neat in passing, but the bezels block out important visual cues, like crosshairs. No thanks. [CrunchGear]

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 Is Faster Than Any Other Graphics Card

The new Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 – based upon the acclaimed ATI HD 5970 chipset – is the new world’s fastest graphics card. Its 3DMark Vantage score is an insane 22,000.

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