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Intel prepares for marketing U-turn on DirectX 11

By its very nature, Intel’s tick-tock strategy means that important architectural changes are only introduced once the production process is operating near 100% efficiency, so what’s going on with Ivy Bridge? KitGuru prepares to get well and truly pixelated. . From what we have heard, every sales meeting that Intel …

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Intel declares DX11 not mainstream until 2013

While some chip manufacturers nail everything to the mast of DX11, it seems that industry daddy Intel has a completely different view on the graphics technology. Given Microsoft enabled the world with DX11 way back in October 2009, why does Intel have such a different view and are they right …

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AMD Fusion discussion with Bob Grim

We’re surrounded by integrated graphics.   From Blackberries to iPhones, from netbooks to iPads. KitGuru spends more hours in a day using integrated graphics than discrete cards. As users, we represent the elite. The top 5% of users – with serious knowledge, skills and access to as much technology as we …

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nVidia drops the price of GTX460 another $20

If KitGuru had known that nVidia would be announcing weekly price cuts, we would have hired an intern to write these stories. The GTX460 is easily the most popular of the Fermi cards released so far, so why another price cut?  KitGuru empties the bins around nVidia’s HQ in Theale, …

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AMD Radeon HD 6870 benchmark performance

KitGuru is old in the tooth and likes naming conventions which don’t change. With the launch of the Radeon HD 6000 series, AMD has altered its naming strategy. The high end cards will now be the 6900 series (due November) and the 6800 cards that we’re looking at today, will …

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nVidia reveals GT420/GTS455 timeline: Fanbois get ready

While the GTX480 is an impressive performer at the ultra high end, the market for £500 graphic cards is limited at best. Real sales come in the sub-£150 market. So how much longer will nVidia’s mass market DX11 parts be in hiding? KitGuru has learned that Santa Clara is now …

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Steam Hardware Survey: AMD gaining, DX11 and Win 7 growth

Steam just released their Hardware Survey for April 2010 – with 26 million accounts being used as a basis for reference it is probably the most accurate system we currently have for analysing hardware trends. Valve are not resting on their laurels and have recently adopted Direct X 11 graphics …

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Clevo preps nVidia GTX SLi notebook

With a global drought on GTX 470/480 graphic cards for desktop systems, Clevo has had to pay top dollar in order to get a handful of special nVidia chips ready for a new top end gaming notebook. This bulk purchase of GPUs begs a second question, if the desktop cards draw …

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Graphics Card Buying Guide

Almost nothing affects your PC experience as much as the graphics procssor you choose, from integrated chips that come with the mainboard – through to running multiple high-end DX cards – KitGuru breaks this complex subject down into some very simple, practical advice. So what are the main considerations? Do …

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