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Back in the Fray - ATI Radeon HD 4890

Back in the Fray - ATI Radeon HD 4890

After months of inactivity, ATI finally sprung back into action with its latest offering - the Radeon HD 4890. Boosting higher clock speeds and promising faster, better performance, can it successfully deliver a knock-out blow to its arch-rival, NVIDIA? Join us as we find out with a trio of the newcomers from ASUS, PowerColor and Sapphire.

 Copper Boost - Gigabyte GeForce GTS 250

Copper Boost - Gigabyte GeForce GTS 250

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In order to differentiate itself from the competition and to breathe some life into the rather uninteresting GeForce GTS 250 SKU, Gigabyte has taken some of their motherboard know-how and transferred it onto their graphics cards. We investigate to see if it really works, or if it's just gimmickry.

Custom Cooler at Last - Palit GeForce GTX 260 Sonic 216 SP

Custom Cooler at Last - Palit GeForce GTX 260 Sonic 216 SP

We've long lamented how NVIDIA's GTX 200 series of cards need customized coolers to spice things up and at the same time keep the card running cooler. Thankfully, our prayers have finally been answered by Palit with their new GeForce GTX 260 Sonic 216 SP. Join us as we take the card into the hallowed halls of our labs to see if the dual-fan cooler does any good.

Remixing the G92 - NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

Remixing the G92 - NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

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NVIDIA has gone back to its old ways, back in the act of rebranding old cards and passing them off as new ones. The recently announced GeForce GTS 250 is actually a GeForce 9800 GTX+ with a fancy new name. However, NVIDIA has tweaked it a little and we check it out to see if it brings anything new to the mid to high-end segment.

Streaming into the Future - ATI Stream Update

Streaming into the Future - ATI Stream Update

For those who keep abreast of technology, stream computing has been making the headlines, particularly NVIDIA's relentless focus on spreading the word on CUDA. What about the other GPU company, ATI? Well they are not out of the game by any means and revealed some interesting updates last year. Here's the latest on ATI Stream.

Fast and Furious - GeForce GTX 285 Duel

Fast and Furious - GeForce GTX 285 Duel

With the new GeForce GTX 285 firmly cementing its place as the fastest GPU on the planet, we take a look at closer look at some of the fastest GeForce GTX 285 cards money can buy. Featuring contenders from heavyweights ASUS and MSI, this is going to get dirty.

NVIDIA PhysX - CUDA Power in Gaming

NVIDIA PhysX - CUDA Power in Gaming

As its name implies, PhysX is a physics engine which enables real-time physics effects in games with the assistance of CUDA. This week, we cover PhysX's history, its application in today's games, and the performance advantage of CUDA in PhysX. Read on to learn more about this breath-taking technology.

CUDA for Professionals - NVIDIA's Newest Quadro GPUs

CUDA for Professionals - NVIDIA's Newest Quadro GPUs

NVIDIA has brought its latest GTX 200 GPU architecture to its professional workstation line of Quadro graphics cards. Included in this refresh is an interesting Quadro CX model that promises to use CUDA to improve encoding speed in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Obviously, we had to try it ourselves and here's our experience.

Don't You Know I'm Toxic? - Sapphire HD 4870 1GB Toxic Edition

Don't You Know I'm Toxic? - Sapphire HD 4870 1GB Toxic Edition

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The Radeon HD 4870 from ATI has been around awhile now and it's beginning to lose its wow factor to NVIDIA's recent offerings. Thankfully vendors like Sapphire are breathing new life to it with its factory-overclocked Radeon HD 4870 1GB Toxic Edition. Find out if it succeeds in doing so.

CUDA from NVIDIA - Turbo-Charging High Performance Computing

CUDA from NVIDIA - Turbo-Charging High Performance Computing

In our previous article, we've already offered an introduction into the world of parallel computing, the benefits it'll bring and the obstacles it has to overcome. Now, we take a look closer look at one of the technologies that is powering it. CUDA, from NVIDIA.

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