Point of View announces TGT edition GTS 450s

Point of View announced two TGT edition GTS 450 cards,  the Charged and Ultra Charged come with different level of factory pre-OC.  The POV/TGT GeForce GTS 450 Charged version operates at 835/1670/3800MHz while the Ultra Charged version has it’s clocks set to 891/1782/4008MHz (GPU/Shader/Memory),  both offering a nice boost over the reference clocks of 783/1566/3608MHz.

POV/TG GeForce GTS450 UltraCharged


Review roundup – 09/30

Today’s reviews:

OC friendly Zotac GeForce GTX460 pops up

Yet another Zotac designed GTX460 showed up on the radar, this time at Expreview. The card has very impressive VRM design with 8+2+2 power phase, which are kept under control by 4 UPi manufactured uP6218 chips allowing voltage adjustments by I2C. The PCB isn’t the traditional rectangle form, it was expanded vertically since the don’t wanted to make the card longer. The video memory and the power circuitry has it separate heatsink in one piece of aluminum, while the GPU is kept cool by an enormous heatpipe cooler which has the dimensions of 185×131x63mm, the heat dissipating area of 3200cm2 in form of 54 fins, and weighs a healthy 465 grams. The airflow is ensured by a 12cm PWM controlled fan ranging from 1200 to 1600 rpm, doing it’s duty quietly or so does Expreview say. Nice little package they’ve put together, OC experts get your LN2.

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MSI announces N480GTX Twin Frozr II

MSI launched their Twin Frozr edition of the GTX480, and claim that the Twin Frozr II thermal design with 5 heatpipes, a quite large dissipation area, and airflow provided by two PWM controlled 8 cm fans keep the card 14°C cooler and 4dB quieter compared to the reference design. The card also uses MSI’s own PCB design with “military” class components. Sadly clocks remain at reference levels, but there is room for improvement with the quality components, the extra cooling capacity and MSI’s own Afterburner overclocking utility.

MSI N480GTX Twin Frozr IIFull press release

Thermalright announces Shaman GPU cooler

Thermalright announced a new GPU cooler dubbed Shaman, comes with a shiny mirror finish copper base from where 8x6mm heatpipes transfer the heat to a 140x130mm dissipation area, which can be cooled by both 12 and 14cm fans of your choice in case you don’t fancy the bundled 21dB 14cm Thermalright TY-140 PWM fan.
It can be mounted on most performance-mainstream and high-end graphics card available today, namely the GeForce GTX400 Series (460/465/470/480), the Radeon HD5700 Series, HD5800 Series and the upcoming HD6700 and HD6800 Series cards also.

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AMD Radeon HD6800 feature list leaked

The feature list of the upcoming HD6800 series from AMD got leaked, and show enhanced multi-display, Stereo3D and Integrated audio capabilities. Sadly now specifications yet, but we can assume that Cayman XT (HD6870) has 50% more functional units compared to Barts XT (HD6770), so it could end up with 1920SPs (480×4) under the hood. Anyhow here is the leaked spec list…

AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 Series GPU Detailed Feature Summary:

  • GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express® 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • Eye-Definition II graphics
  • Second generation graphics with full DirectX® 11 support
    • Shader Model 5.0
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Programmable hardware tessellation unit
    • Accelerated multi-threading
    • HDR texture compression
    • Order-independent transparency
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology
    • AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration
  • AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology
    • OpenCLSupport
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
  • UVD3 dedicated video playback accelerator
    • Enhanced Video Quality features
    • Advanced post-processing and scaling
    • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
    • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
    • Independent video gamma control
    • Dynamic video range control
  • AMD HD3D technology
    • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
    • Blu-ray 3D support
    • Stereoscopic 3D gaming
    • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • AMD CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology5
    • Dual GPU scaling3
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
    • Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP
    • Integrated DisplayPort 1.2 output
    • Integrated HDMI 1.4a with support for stereoscopic 3D
    • Integrated VGA output
  • Integrated HD audio controller
    • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
    • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology
    • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
    • Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
  • AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software
    • Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
    • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center – AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of ATI Radeon products.
    • Unified Graphics display driver – AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products.