First USB 3.0 Video Card

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2011

It may not look like much, but this is the first USB 3.0 video card. And don’t worry, you don’t have to sacrifice image quality and frame rates with this device because USB 3.0 has enough bandwidth for even multiple HD monitors. Awesome. This USB 3.0 video card from Sunix has a GPU either from in-house or SMSC.

The adapter draws just 400mA current, helping with backwards compatibility. That means that the dongle will work when plugged into a USB 2.0 port. The max resolution the adapter can handle is 2048×1152 and the HDMI 1.2 connection.

Galaxy GTX 460 Video Card Streams Content to your TV

Posted in Media Streamers by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

So, you want to get the likes of Hulu and other streaming video sources on your TV, but you lack a media player. Well if you also need a new video card, then check this out. Galaxy has unveiled an NVIDIA GTX 460 card called the GTX 460 WHDI Edition.

It ships in October and has built-in wireless streaming that will send any video content to your TV. On your TV, a wireless receiver receives the streamed video. So now you can watch Hulu or even play a PC game using your TV in the living room.

BFGTech stops selling video cards

Posted in BFG by Shane McGlaun on May 19th, 2010


For years, one of the top companies in the video card market for gamers and enthusiasts to shop with has been BFG. The company makes all sorts of unique and high-end video cards that are overclocked from the factory.

BFG has announced that it will no longer sell video cards. The reason according to the company is that the segment is no longer profitable. BFG will not bring new video cards to market.

Club 3D HD5550 Noiseless Edition drops

Posted in AMD,ATI by Shane McGlaun on April 23rd, 2010

I have a high-end ATI video card in my work PC that I sometimes play video games on. The fan on the video card is very loud and some days it drives me crazy. I have been considering a passively cooled video card for a while now.

Club 3D has unveiled a new passively cooled video card called the ATI Radeon HD5550 Noiseless Edition. The card uses a massive heat sink and dual heat pipes for cooling. The video card has 512MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 800MHz.

NVIDIA says GTX 480 was designed to be hot

Posted in NVIDIA by Shane McGlaun on April 2nd, 2010

They say if life gives you lemons, then make lemonade. I say if NVIDIA gives you a video card that produces the heat of a small campfire, make smores. NVIDIA has posted to its official blog that the GTX 480 is designed to operate at high temperatures.

Apparently, lots of geeks out there using the video card were concerned that the GPU might have a short life span because of all the heat it produces. Big green says this isn’t the case and that the GPU will be fine.

Galaxy dual core GTS 250 video card makes game geeks squeal like little girls

Posted in Video Cards by Shane McGlaun on March 12th, 2010

I have spent more time and money on the computer I use for playing games than I care to think about. Computer gaming is an expensive hobby and gamers are often the first in line to buy new gear, even though the stuff they already have is faster than most people have or want.

Galaxy has offered up a few details on its dual-core GTS 250 video card. The NVIDIA-based card has a cool aluminum dual fan cooling solution to keep things chill when playing. Each of the fans is 7cm and are hopefully quiet.

Radeon HD 5830 video card may debut next week

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on February 18th, 2010

Another rumor has popped up online that has AMD set to launch a new video card soon. The card in question is the Radeon HD 5830, which was said to be delayed not long ago. The new card is reportedly set to debut on February 25.

The card will have 1280 stream processors, 750MHz core, and 1GB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 4000MHz according to reports. Pricing is unknown for the 5830. AMD is also supposedly going to unveil a new version of the HD5870 called the Eyefinity 6 edition after CeBIT.

NVIDIA slides showing GTX 300 video cards hit the web

Posted in NVIDIA by Shane McGlaun on December 14th, 2009

nvidiagtx300-sgIt has been a while since we have seen a new high-end video card come out of NVIDIA. It’s competitor ATI recently launched its new HD 5970 and claimed the title of fastest video card. It seems NVIDIA is ready to fire back in the video card wars with new cards of its own.

The new GTX 300 family will include the GTX 380 and GTX 360 video cards. The new cards are both going to offer more performance than NVIDIA’s current GTX 295 offering. The GTX 380 will have better performance than the HD 5970 in some benchmarks with the GTX 360 trailing right behind the ATI offering.

AMD officially unveils the ATI HD 5970 video card

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on November 18th, 2009

atihd5970-sg1After weeks of leaked pictures, specs, and pricing AMD went official today with the new HD 5970 video card. The card is the dual GPU beast that we have been hearing about for weeks now and we finally have the full specs list.

The card has dual GPUs with 3200 total stream processing units, 160 total texture units, and a GDDR5 memory interface. The card has 2GB of RAM clocked at 1GHz and the core clock for the card is 725MHz. the total number of transistors inside the card is 4.3 billion.

Radeon HD 5970 video card price leaks

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on November 16th, 2009

atihd5970priceAbout a week ago, the first specifications for the HD 5970 video card from AMD tipped up. The full specs weren’t leaked but we did get a few general specifications of the card. We found out that it will have dual GPUs and will have 2GB of RAM.

Today the price of the video card leaked online when it was published early by ZipZoomFly. The card will reportedly sell for $599.99. That is no surprise I figured the card would be at least $500.

AMD Radeon HD 5970 specs hit the web

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on November 11th, 2009

amd-logoOver the last several months most all of the new video cards that have been introduced by AMD and NVIDIA have been cheaper low to mid range parts. That is apparently about to change after some specifications have hit the web for the Radeon HD 5970.

The video card will have dual GPUs crammed onto one video card. The GPUs are codenamed Cypress and according to the leaked info, each GPU will have 1600 stream processors. The GPUs are built on the 40nm process.

ATI HD 5970 images leaked

Posted in AMD,ATI by Shane McGlaun on November 2nd, 2009

atihd5970-sgATI and NVIDIA are duking it out and over the last year with the economy in the toilet, most of the cards the pair has introduced have been lower priced mid-range cards rather than high-end parts. Those high-end parts often cost upwards of $500 or more each. Today images of a new high-end video card from ATI have leaked online.

The new card is called the ATI HD 5790 and it sports dual GPUs on one PCB. The specifications for the card are unknown. Performance data was reportedly available but AMD forced the information to be taken down, and surprisingly allowed the photos to remain.

AMD goes official with ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 video cards

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on October 19th, 2009

atiradeonhd4550We already know all there really was to know about the ATI HD 5770 and 5750 video cards ahead of their official launch. The cards turned up online in benchmarks a few weeks back showing decent performance for the price.

Today AMD went official with the new video cards and the specs we heard in the leaks turned out to be accurate. Namely, the 5770 has 800 stream processors and a core clock of 850MHz. The card has a memory clock of 1.2GHZ and will come in 512MB and 1GB versions using GDDR5 RAM.

Photos and specs of ATI Radeon HD 5750 and HD 5770 tip up

Posted in ATI by Shane McGlaun on October 8th, 2009

ati5750ATI is really taking it to NVIDIA of late with video cards that offer lots of performance at a good price. NVIDIA is finding that it has more of a challenge in the market than it used to. Today photos and specifications for the HD 5750 and HD 5770 video cards turned up.

Both of the cards are set to launch on October 13 and sport an abundance of connectivity including DVI, HDMI, and display port. You can bet that those options will vary depending on the card partner though. The HD 5750 will have 720 stream processors and a core clocked at 700MHz. The card will also be offered with either 512MB or 1GB of RAM running 1.15GHz. The 512MB version will sell for $109 with the 1GB going for $129.

MSI Big Bang mainboard debuts at IDF

Posted in MSI by Shane McGlaun on September 23rd, 2009

msibigbang-sgMSI makes all sorts of gear today from netbook and notebook computers to mainboards, video cards and other components. Today MSI unveiled a first for the mainboard world with a new mainboard that will make gamers very happy.

The mainboard is called the MSI Big Bang. The board uses a Lucid Hydra 200 real-time distributed processing engine to serve as an intelligent graphics load balancer. That means that the Intel P55 based mainboard supports any video card.