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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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GTX 465: Scanning for launch stock

KitGuru has been up most of the night, researching the market ahead of the retail launch of nVidia’s GTX 465 card. As you know, this card delivers decent performance at almost the right price. But can you buy it? In case you didn’t know, Scan is one of the biggest …

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GTX 465 price breaks cover – Pilot error blamed

As reviewers across the globe add extra security to their networks to prevent AMD spies breaking in and discovering performance data, special launch information and street pricing – it takes just one site to undo all that good work. News and reviews sites across the world have just been alerted …

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50w Fermi ?

You can never overestimate how much people want to know about nVidia and its products. Yesterday, we discussed nVidia’s high-end products, the GTX 465 and GTX470.  We have been inundated with requests about ‘Fermi for the masses’. We’re not going to share all of our intel, but here’s one  snippet …

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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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GTX465 price has been set – but is it optimistic?

Pricing a graphics card is a fine art. Too low and you lose profit. Too high and you wind up with a warehouse full of kit no guru wants. So what price has nVidia chosen for the GTX465?  KitGuru investigates. A company’s product line up is called the stack. From …

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nVidia ship Tesla C2050 hardware

In a rather muted fashion nVidia have started to ship the Tesla C2050 – the first Fermi based Tesla cards. The C2050 has 448 cores and 3GB of GDDR5 memory onboard. While 3GB sounds a little lower than expected this is because they have modded the PCB to allow for …

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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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