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Xbox 360 can't run DirectX 10, confirms ATI

1up reports that ATI has debunked a rumor that Xbox 360 could be upgraded to support DirectX 10 via a patch. "Xbox360 cannot run DX10," an ATI spokesperson told 1up. Currently, Microsoft's console runs an advanced version of DirectX 9, which, according to ATI, features "memory export that can enable...

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Great PC games without hardcore hardware

If you've got more important things to spend your hard-earned cash on than PC hardware, GameSpot has compiled a list of ten best selling games that can co-exist comfortably with outdated rigs. Both Athlon test systems were equipped with only 256MB of memory, but one system used an AGP Radeon 9250 vi...

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AMD to keep ATI brand, may create more integrated chips

After some initial rumblings that indicated otherwise, AMD has reaffirmed their desire to attach the ATI brand to several of their forthcoming product lines. "The ATi name will live on at AMD as our leading consumer brand, and so will the Radeon brand and other ATi product brands," says spokesperson...

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ATI responds to Nvidia, clears up post-takeover rumors

Not too long after Nvidia CEO, Jen Hsun-Huang, described AMD's purchase of ATI as a "gift" and as a sign of their main competitor "throwing in the towel," comes this retort from the newly formed CPU-GPU monster: "The PC market is a tough place to be without any friends. ATI now has all the resources...

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Apple, ATI, and the future of Mac gaming

In the aftermath of AMD's acquisition of ATI, ZDnet blogger Jason O'Grady ponders Apple's next move with regards to graphics chips. While this isn't an issue for the MacBook and Mini product lines (both use the dreaded integrated graphics solution), the iMacs and MacBook Pros currently use the ATI R...

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Nvidia on ATI: "basically throwing in the towel"

It seems that graphics powerhouse Nvidia is reacting rather well to news of AMD scooping ATI off the corporate shelf and filling in coupons to the value of $5.4 billion at the checkout counter. Speaking to BusinessWeek Online, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang described the purchase as a "gift", presumably ...

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Nvidia CEO says Sony makes master strokes [Update 1]

Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of graphics processor company Nvidia, sat down for an interview recently and talked a bit about Sony, who has hired Nvidia's services for graphics processors and such exclusively for the PS3. About the PS3, he is "excited that they made Blu-ray high-definition storage as a standa...

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ATI powers 360 HD-DVD, acronyms abound

ATI, makers of whiz-bang video cards and such, announced today that their H.264 decoder has been chosen for the 360 HD-DVD drive. The decoder will use the 360's GPU to aid in video playback. "To enable the smoothest H.264 video playback possible, the ATI decoder technology makes use of the Xbox 360'...

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Rise of Legends tourney announced

Intel, ATI, and Logitech will be sponsoring a Rise of Legends tournament that includes $100k in prize money. Qualifying events will be held between September and November, and the top eight combatants will be invited to the final round in January to determine the "ultimate champion". Visit the offic...

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ATI teams with Havok for boundless gaming

ATI made some noise today with a pair of announcements regarding their new physics processing technologies. The 3D graphics leader is introducing the CrossFire X1900 multi-GPU solution, which gives gamers a choice of asymmetrical physics configurations -- what ATI has coined "boundless gaming". The...

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