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AMD gains on Intel, slips against nVidia

It’s a topsy-turvy world in modern technology. Just because you have a monsterous lead one minute, that doesn’t mean you won’t be trailing in the blink of an eye. And so life is for AMD right now. KitGuru investigates. With the launch of the Radeon HD 5000 series in September …

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nVidia third quarter results 2011, bean counters almost done

KitGuru’s portfolio of investments is as broad as it is eclectic. We monitor the markets and look for bargains. That involves analysing patterns. For example, while roller coasting from quarter to quarter over the past 2 years, AMD has managed to create somewhat steady upward pressure on its stock price. …

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GTX460 pricing set to rise up to $20 – strong nVidia move?

With the quarter’s results sorted and the threat of AMD’s Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 cards dealt with, it seems that nVidia might be pushing for addititional profits over the busy months to follow. KitGuru investigates. With serious presure from competitors, the price of graphics cards almost always goes down. …

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AMD confirm XFX are now Red only

Three weeks ago, XFX spoke to KitGuru to tell them that they were no longer making nvidia graphics cards. Today it has been made official as we received an email from AMD’s PR group informing us of the change. Better late than never chaps. “We are very pleased with XFX …

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Can GTX580 really deliver everything using less than 290w ?

KitGuru has been scanning the airwaves, intercepting messages all over the place. We have already delivered 2 incisive articles today already on the GTX580, and there are plenty more to come it seems. To be honest, we’ve seen sieves that retain water longer than Taiwanese contractor can hold a trade …

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nVidia slashes latest Quadro prices by 50%

OK, KitGuru is officially shocked. Droping the price of a mainstream card like the GTX460/470 in reaction to AMD’s 6850/6870 is perfectly natural and makes good business sense. These are fast moving cards, in a highly competitive market, and the busiest quarter of the year is upon us. Business sales …

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nVidia GT430 available for £65

We have no idea what this nVidia GT430 product is, it does not seem to have been launched, but – for some reason – it is on sale already for £65. Strange. Could this be the same card as the one KitGuru predicted would be launched on 11th October a …

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nVidia’s $2 Million Crysis

In a recent article on DX11 market size, KitGuru explored the powerful benefits to being first to market with a new version of DirectX hardware. However, that hardware is tied into the operating system. No new Windows means no new DX. In moments like these, graphics manufacturers turn to the …

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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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nVidia and XFX burned bridges for good?

XFX are without doubt one of the finest graphics card manufacturers on the planet and whenever they announced they were going to sell ATI graphics card, many analysts and journo’s wondered how it would work. After all nVidia are well known to be rather tempremental and difficult to work with …

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GTX470 Vs 5770 CrossFire: Get in the ring special

Fourteen floors down, in a secured elevator, Zardon’s personal lab is a monstrous affair. Closer to a medieval torture pit than anything you’d see Pepper Potts delivering coffee to Tony Stark in. When you absolutely, positively, definitely need the truth – then Zardon’s inner chamber is where the torture testing will happen. However, sometimes …

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Cut price GTX470 already appearing on sites

As we reported yesterday, nVidia is prepared to pull out all the stops to re-take market share from AMD in the tough graphics market. Information KitGuru heard about the latest round of price cuts was that the GTX470 could be cut by over 21%. Searching the big sites today, we …

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GTS450 at £99 by 14th September?

The nVidia GTS450 will not only be in UK stores by 14th September, it will also be available at the magical £99 mark. Sure, some of them will cost more, but we believe that nVidia wants the volume and it wants to kick AMD out of system builder SKUs. To do …

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What’s been laid in this tray ?

KitGuru has seen some strange animals in its time and we’ve eaten eggs in every way possible, but we’ve never seen anything come out of an animal’s fanny that could fill a cardboard container shaped like this. . As you know, almost every top level manufacturer has a special place …

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Clevo predicts strong market move to AMD in 2011

Given Intel's strength, AMD's share price increase has been spectacular

Things seem to have been looking up for AMD over the past year or so. Its big win against Intel in the courts has been backed up by a huge lead in bringing DX11 technology to market and re-establishing trust in the channel after the Dell debacle in 2006. That’s …

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GTX485 Launch: Less hot and noisy in the sack?

nVidia's Bill Dally wants Fermi cooler and quieter

While we all like the idea of hot lovers, GPU hotspots are a killer. Each generation of chip gets more and more complicated, creating unwanted ‘electrical friction’ – with billions of microscopic components interacting in unpredictable ways to generate current loss and heat. However, give an engineer time and he …

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nVidia Xmas sale starts early on GTX470/480

Jen Hsun Huang nVidia Price Drop

KitGuru spends far too much time trolling bars and eavesdropping on conversations. We admit it. We need help. However, in the meantime, when we frequent the ale houses of Theale, it’s always possible to hear something juicy. Especially about price drops. Supping on cider at 22 Church Street, Theale in …

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