VLC 1.1.0 Adds GPU Decoding For Windows and Linux

Hey! Everyone's favorite video playing software, VLC, jumped to 1.1.0 today and added some GPU decoding for Windows and Linux users as well, giving your CPU a break when you're trying to play those gigantic HD files you've been feverishly torrenting. One caveat: the Windows version only works with nVidia GPUs, as ATI's … » 6/22/10 1:21pm 6/22/10 1:21pm

ASUS 5870 Eyefinity Supports More Displays Than You Have Eyes

When you're about to drop a black market kidney payment on a graphics card, you may go for flat-out speed—which makes sense. But another option might be more than enough speed and support for six displays. » 3/31/10 9:58am 3/31/10 9:58am

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000: The First DirectX 11 Graphics Cards for…

ATI continues pressing the 3-month lead it has over Nvidia's next-gen Fermi architecture with another set of DirectX 11-supporting graphics cards—this time for notebooks, with the Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series. Preview benchmarks show the top-of-the-line 5870 wiping the floor with Nvidia's topper, the GTX 280M. [AMD, » 1/07/10 5:19am 1/07/10 5:19am

Nvidia Fermi Now Delayed by 4 Months, ATI Licks Its Chops

According to a report on DigiTimes, Nvidia's new 40nm DirectX 11-friendly Fermi chipset, after encountering development delays, has been pushed back again. Originally slated for November 09, now we're looking at March 2010 for the release. Meanwhile, ATI will release its comparable 40nm chips in January or February. [ » 12/28/09 8:19am 12/28/09 8:19am

Intel's High-End Larrabee Graphics Card Won't Be Released Anytime Soon

Intel just told us that its first Larrabee graphics card isn't ever coming out "as standalone discrete product," because they're behind where they'd hoped to be in development, meaning you won't be shoving one inside of your PC anytime soon. » 12/04/09 7:30pm 12/04/09 7:30pm