Nvidia’s GeForce GTX550 Ti Review

Posted by Robert Dow and Jon Peddie on March 25th 2011 | Permalink
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Fastest Midrange AIB Nvidia has introduced the latest in their new Fermi gen2 products, the GeForce GTX550 Ti, (Titanium. Same nomenclature as the 560 Ti) based on the 193 core Fermi GF116 GPU. Compared to other Nvidia GPUs and the price equivalent AMD part (HD5770), the balance of feature and specifications show Nvidia did some careful selections to hit the price-performance point they wanted. Table 1: Comparison of five AIBs   GTS 450 GTX 460 GTX 550 Ti GTX 560 Ti HD5770 Core Clock (MHz) 738 675 900 822 850 Memory Clock  (MHz)  902  900  1,026  1,002  1,200 Memory data rate…

Corel Video Studio Pro Review

Posted by Kathleen Maher on March 25th 2011 | Permalink
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Corel has introduced their latest version of VideoStudio and this product displays the considerable effort that has gone into streamlining the interface on the frontside and under the hood, Corel has tuned the software to take advantage of GPUs and one of the major features of VideoStudio is the ability to export videos to almost any imaginable format. Transcoding is something GPUs pride themselves on and VideoStudio has done a good job. Exporting videos is painless. But exporting comes at the end, VideoStudio has a new look right from the start. The interface is arranged around an easy One-Two-Three tab system:…

Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 Review

Posted by Robert Dow and Jon Peddie on March 24th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: nvidia gpu graphics 3d aib gaming pmark benchmark games

Let no pixel go un-accelerated Right on the heels of their most recent midrange product launch, the GTX 550 Ti, Nvidia rolled out their flagship AIB the dual GPU GTX 590. This top of the line, take no prisoners, 3GB GDDR5 AIB with a massive 384-bit memory bus (per GPU) has delivered some impressive scores, but doesn't beat two GTX 480s or 2 GTX 580s in SLI configuration—it doesn't cost as much either The AIB has a 12-layer PCB and to help disperse heat more effectively across the PCB, two ounces of copper are used for each of the board's power…

Nvidia’s GF580 versus GF480 review

Posted by Webmaster on March 8th 2011 | Permalink
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We've been running a 3D Surround Vision system for a while that was originally built using GeForce GTX 480 AIBs. No complaints, they do a great job This week we decided to do run some caparison with dual Nvidia AIBs in stereo and with SLI on and off to see if the Nvidia GTX580 is OK, better, or a whole lot better than the GTX480 It's a whole lot better We ran four benchmarks without S3D on a single processor Core i7 980 3.33 GHz machine, and two benchmarks with and without S3D on a dual processor Core i7 960 3.67…

Lucid’s Virtu unites any and all GPUs

Posted by Robert Dow and Jon Peddie on March 8th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: nvidia amd gpu market intel directx

Lucid (formally LucidLogix) came up with the idea for a PCIe sniffer that could intercept API calls, back in 2006. The company stayed in stealth mode, living on VC money and didn't actually show a product till 2008. The original idea was that Lucid would build a chipset that would allow any two (or more) AIBs to operate together in a complimentary way – what AMD calls Crossfire, S3 calls Multi Chrome, and Nvidia calls SLI. However, Lucid promised to enable any of them, any combination of them, any generation or SKU of them, to run together and boost each other.…