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Macbooks getting Optimus dual graphics too?

Macbooks getting Optimus dual graphics too?

By 19 February 2010

Nvidia's Optimus graphics may well be showing up in the next generation of the Apple Macbook Pro, if rumours prove accurate. The technology allows a laptop to automatically switch between integrated and discrete graphics, offering power when it's needed... >>

ATI announces HD 5670 graphics card

ATI announces HD 5670 graphics card

By 14 January 2010

AMD has announced the ATI Radeon HD 5670, a mid-to-low range graphics card for the mass market of people who want to pump up their gaming performance a little but don't want to pay through the nose for it. It supports ATI's Eyefinity technology, meaning... >>

Nvidia launches RealityServer platform

Nvidia launches RealityServer platform

By 22 October 2009

Nvidia has announced a new graphics platform called RealityServer. Intriguingly, it's based in the cloud rather than on a big, hot, bit of silicon in your desktop case. The idea is that web apps and video games will be able to tap into a good chunk more... >>

ATI launches Radeon HD 5700 graphics series

ATI launches Radeon HD 5700 graphics series

By 13 October 2009

ATI has just released a new series of graphics cards - the Radeon HD 5700s. Two cards initially make up the range, there's the Radeon HD 5750 and the meatier Radeon HD 5770. Both come with DirectX 11 capabilities and a host of other features that PC tweakers... >>

AMD talks up DirectX 11, ultrathin notebooks

AMD talks up DirectX 11, ultrathin notebooks

By 8 July 2009

AMD, which demonstrated its new DirectX 11 graphics chips last month at Computex, has been talking to Pocket-lint about the technology, when its cards will be available to buy, about the notebook market and about battery life on PCs. Microsoft's DirectX... >>

A quick guide to Nvidia ION

A quick guide to Nvidia ION

By 29 June 2009

What is it? It is the coupling of the Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics card with an Intel Atom processor, into one computer that brings, for the very first time, built in high definition video playback capabilities to new netbooks and nettops. This combination... >>

AMD demonstrates DirectX 11 graphics chip

AMD demonstrates DirectX 11 graphics chip

By 4 June 2009

One of the best things Microsoft ever did for PC gaming was the creation of DirectX. It unified a set of diverse and tricksy APIs into one package that gamers could download to make sure games worked on their hardware, so long as it was fast enough. DirectX... >>

PNY launches GeForce 8800 GTS PCI Express card

PNY launches GeForce 8800 GTS PCI Express card

By 12 February 2007

PNY has launched a new graphics card, the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB, the third card in its Verto range. Compatible with DirectX10, it promises the best for gamers and those using graphics-hungry applications. "Designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10, this... >>

AGEIA PhysX PPU graphics card
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AGEIA PhysX PPU graphics card

By 11 January 2007

The concept of a dedicated add-on card just for gamers really isn’t anything new. Heck, who didn’t go out and buy a dedicated graphics accelerator to get the best out of Quake and similar games 10 years ago, just as soon as they had the available... >>

CES 2007: Asus releases world's first external graphics card station, the XG Station

CES 2007: Asus releases world's first external graphics card station, the XG Station

By 8 January 2007

Asus has solved the problem of low-power graphics on notebook computers with its XG Station. The world's first external graphics card station connects to both your laptop and an external display to boost graphics power and help you to monitor it. It's... >>