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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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You might not be a big graphics card PC buff, but in the under $US100 sector, the new ATI Radeon HD 5570 is definitely a product to know. Tom's Hardware shares their excellent, extremely thorough review of the product here.

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There's something about ATI Engineering's logo, as spotted by reader bammac on a recent trip to Napier in New Zealand, that looks vaguely familiar. I can't quite put my finger on it... Wait a minute! I've got it! It's the apple up dotting the 'I'! Man, I bet Cupertino are gonna let their lawyers run wild with this one...

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ATI continues pressing the three-month lead it has over Nvidia's next-gen Fermi architecture with another set of DirectX 11–supporting graphics cards - this time for notebooks, with the Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series. Preview benchmarks show the top-of-the-line 5870 wiping the floor with Nvidia's topper, the GTX 280M.

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A comment on graphics cards and overcompensating: ATI's new Radeon 5970 HD is a staggering 13.3 inches long.