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nVidia’s Fastest Dual-GPU Graphics Card Released

Finally we have the dual-GPU variant of the nVidia’s GTX series. We also have done some benchmarks of the GPU done as well with the Radeon HD 6990. The nVidia’s dual-GPU card beats the AMD’s currently fastest GPU ( HD 6990 ) with an considerable margin in some games. But in some games the AMD stands out as well.

This result is kind of even at the mark, because some game utilizes the nVidia’s technology like SLI, Physx etc;. Where as in AMD, Direct compute, Eye-Finity etc;. But both cards also have 3D display features to. So it is kinda hard to tell which card to buy and both cards are priced at the same level to. So it depends upon which games you play and the games you play utilizes the either of these cards technologies. So its up to you guys to decide.

The GTX 590 has two GTX 580 GPU, it has 1024 CUDA cores. It has 3GB DDR5 Memory, Dual 8-Pin Power connector, 11″ inches long and consumes power of 365W. The GTX 590 is priced same as the HD 6990. So buy the card and enjoy Crysis 2 like anyone never will.

Give us your thoughts on either cards by commenting below.

All New nVidia’s Dual-GPU Card Has An Release Date

The new graphics card from nVidia will be the dual-GPU GTX 590. It consist of dual GPU processors of the GTX 580. This card from nVidia comes in for the competition for AMD’s HD 6990 Antilles. Which is currently the fastest card on the planet ( period ). Will the GTX590 be faster than the HD 6990? Well we must have to wait until March 22.

And for the releasing date, it releases as the same date when one of the most anticipated game of this year releasing. Yes, it is Crysis 2. Crysis 2 is releasing on the same date when GTX 590 is releasing. We might even expect an Crysis 2 special edition bundle for the GTX 590. If that was the case many gamers would be happy. But I wish they give that offer on GTX 580 & 570 as well.

So finally this generation of graphics card wars are really heating up. Last time nVidia was behind but for now things changed drastically. And readers if you any new info on this news do comment below.

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MSI New Revamped GTX580 Twin Frozr II High End GPU

Nvidia has released an Gtx 580 sometime in November 2010. Up to this time all manufactures came up with nVidia’s reference PCB. But now MSI stepped up to its reference PCB to its own. And it show some really new attractiveness to Overclockers with suitable cooling systems with some warranty to back you up.

This card has more difference to the original card and this, the appearance is similar to the Gtx 480 Twin Frozr. It has everything that the reference card provides and it packs even more punch to it.

The Twin Frozr II has many elements to it. They are as follows ;

  • Twin Frozr II Thermal Design
    - Nickel-plated Copper Base: Large size of Copper Base can dissipate the heat of GPU faster.
    - Dual 8CM PWM Fans: Dual fans provide double air flow. Air flow from dual fans can cool down whole module at once.
    - Five heat pipes with SuperPipe Technology: Five heat pipes can provide faster heat dissipation.
    - Form-in-one heat sink: Form-in-one heat sink covers the memory and power module
    - 19ºC cooler and 8.4dB quieter compared to reference design
  • MSI Afterburner overclocking utility
    - Support Over Voltage function of GPU.
    - 2D/3D profile switch support
  • All Solid Capacitor
    - Ultra long lifetime & top stability.
    - Lower ESR and Temperature.
  • PhysX & 3D Vision Surround technology
    - Support PhysX technology effects for realist physics effect.
    - Support 3D Vision Surround technology to provide 3 monitor output simultaneously and real 3D image experience in SLI mode.

It has 2XDVI output nad 1XHDMI output used for nVidia’s 3D surround features.

Its price is around $506.99 USD. For this price you get more performance than the reference card. So this is an must buy for gamers who have the money and will to buy an GTX 580.

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Toshiba’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet Teaser

Toshiba has recently teased us with their new honeycomb tablet, the tablet is an Android 3.0 device. The tablet comes with a 2 megapixel camera in the front for video chat and a 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus in it. The tablet is only 0.6 inches thick making it really slim and attractive.

The tablet comes with the nVidia Tegra-2 chipset with integrated NVIDIA 1080p video processor for video conferencing and streaming movies in HD, the tablet is also likely to come with a motion sensor, GPS and compass. Stereo speakers and SRS audio enhancement for dynamic surround sound make it more intimidating.

The 16:10 widescreen with HD quality will provide 720p resolution. The adaptive display with ambient light sensor will adjust both color and brightness while in the dark or in bright sunlight. The screen is 10.1 inch capacitive multi touch surface with resolution and video enhancement properties adding to color and image quality of the videos.

An on-screen keyboard with haptic feedback and Swype for faster and easier text input are among the features we tend to like.  Though Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS doesn’t require any quick-key buttons, the tablet does have integrated buttons for home, menu and search in the front. Volume, power and screen orientation lock buttons are situated on the side.

There is also an SD card slot, a ½ inch headphone jack (stereo sound output) and external microphone. Also provided are an HDMI port, USB 2.0 port and a mini USB port.

A docking port also finds its place in the device. Connectivity options include bluetooth and Wi-Fi. EasyGrip finish provides interchangeable non-slip back covers in different colors. The battery is a replaceable prismatic Li-ion set.

This promising tablet from Toshiba is said to arrive at june 2011. For more updates stay tuned and subscribe to Alvistor.com.

nVidia GTX 580 Is Launched.

It is not November 9th all over the world but nVidia has launched its new high end GPU the GTX 580. It was an surprise from the folks of nVidia yesterday they showcased the new card with some interesting tech demo’s. And they followed up AMD with an city demo which they actually showed an insanely tessellated city. They also showed some gameplay footage of the highly anticipated game Call Of Duty: Black Ops. There are some temperature test videos which compares to the previously released GTX 480. From the temperature test we can see that the new GPU runs way much cooler than any high end GPU’s in the planet. The GTX 580 has an unique cooling solution, it cools the GPU by an vapour chamber method which is really effective as we see it.

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SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 772MHz clock speed
  • 512 processing cores
  • 192.4GBps memory bandwidth
  • 1.5GB of GDDR5 Memory
  • clocked at 4GHz
  • GF 110 fermi chipset
PRICING: $499.99/-
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source: technoreviews

CONCLUSION:

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The GTX 580 overcomes the GTX 480 by 20% to 35% and it runs significantly runs way cooler than the GTX 480. And nVidia also proclaims that this card is the single fastest GPU in the planet. This is an great launch from nVidia and stay tuned on alvistor.com to get up-to-date information on the newly released card from nVidia.


RUMOR: nVidia’s New GTX 580 To Surface At DEC-2010

There is an rumor surfaced that an new nVidia GTX 580 successor to the GTX 480 would come in the very near future that means in December 2010. The rumor actually surface the world of internet many months ago. But it became clear that we could really expect an nVidia this December when it was listed in their official website. When many people saw this suddenly nVidia pulled off from its website.

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This post was then suddenly removed. It is also rumored that this card is 20% faster than the present GTX 480. If this is true then nVidia might give an fierce fight to AMD since it is set to release it new AMD Radeon HD 6970 &  HD 6950 in November. It is also known that nVidia has spent more than $2 million on Crysis 2 to market it as its an nVidia title like the first game. This launch can be a blow for the people on the red camp. The new GTX 580 specification has also released.

SPECIFICATIONS:

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Memory: 2GB GDDR5

512 CUDA Cores

Rumor also let on that the GTX 580 is based on a 40nm chip, the GF110 GPU and of course, a mammoth power requirement, just like the GF100 of the GTX 480.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

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If you are one of the people that going to buy an high end card now. Hold-on for few couple of weeks and see some results in these fights of GPU wars and you might have an clear idea of what to buy and you might just increase your playable games at high settings time might also increase. For more new news on this GPU chaos stay tuned on Alvistor.com

AMD Radeon HD 6870 Review

AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB Review

Manufacturer AMD
UK price (as reviewed) Around £200 (inc VAT)
US price (as reviewed) Around $250 (exc tax)

Its been 11 months since a video card came from the red camp (AMD). The last card which was released is the HD 5970 . In this span of time there has been many changes in red camp, eg; The name ATI  has been removed by AMD and it has been renamed as AMD Radeon Graphics. And the naming scheme also been revamped a little. Is this a good move? Only time has to say.

AMD in the branding of ATI has dominated the DX-11 lineup for a while now until the new nVidia cards came into play. Which actually took a lot of space in DX-11 category which was fully shared by AMD in the name of ATI. This due to the lack of tessellation performance drop in the ATI cards, this was a big blow for AMD. So they are now launching the new 6000 series of graphic cards as soon as possible. Instead of launching the top end performance card first they are launching the mid-level performance cards first. This is were the naming change comes in, In previous generation AMD cards the top-level cards were the 5800 series and the mid level performance cards as 5700 series. But now its has been changed that 6800 series as the mid-level cards and 6900 or some other name which AMD only knows will be the high-end performance oriented cards. The  6800 series is the barts xt and barts pro chipsets the higher version will be the caymen xt and the caymen pro.

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APPEARANCE:


The appearance of the card has been slightly modified. The front end of the card has the pointed edge towards it unlike the previous cards batmobile look has been disbanded. The rear exhaust has been reduced half of the size and the front intake is absent on this card as of the previous generation. And the output ports have also been increased.

FEATURES:

AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series GPU Detailed Feature Summary:

  • GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express® 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • Eye-Definition II graphics
  • Second generation graphics with full DirectX® 11 support
    • Shader Model 5.0
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Programmable hardware tessellation unit
    • Accelerated multi-threading
    • HDR texture compression
    • Order-independent transparency
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology
    • AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration
  • AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology
    • OpenCLSupport
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
  • UVD3 dedicated video playback accelerator
    • Enhanced Video Quality features
    • Advanced post-processing and scaling
    • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
    • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
    • Independent video gamma control
    • Dynamic video range control
  • AMD HD3D technology
    • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
    • Blu-ray 3D support
    • Stereoscopic 3D gaming
    • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • AMD CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology5
    • Dual GPU scaling3
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
    • Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP
    • Integrated DisplayPort 1.2 output
    • Integrated HDMI 1.4a with support for stereoscopic 3D
    • Integrated VGA output
  • Integrated HD audio controller
    • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
    • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology
    • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
    • Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
  • AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software
    • Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
    • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center – AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of ATI Radeon products.
    • Unified Graphics display driver – AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products.

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SPECIFICATIONS:
- Clock Speed: 900 MHz

- Stream Processors: 1120

- ROPs: 32

- 1GB DDR5 Memory

- Memory Width: 256bit

- Memory Speed: 4.2 Gbps

- DirectX version support: 11.0

- Shader model support: 5.0

- Transistors: 1700 Million

- Interface: PCI Express

- Connectors: 2 Mini Display Port/HDMI/2 DVI

- Power Consumption: 151 Watt

- Dual 6 Pin Power Connectors

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SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION:

From these tests we can state that the hd 6870 by AMD is an terrific performer for its price and it gives the gtx 470 the run for its money. So as of Alvistor consider this as an great card, Alvistor gives it editor’s choice and the card to buy if u have $250 to spend.

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ALVISTOR  SCORE:

8.5/10