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Galaxy Adding Wireless HD to GeForce GTX 460

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Galaxy Microsystems' upcoming Geforce GTX 460 card will feature wireless HD streaming.

Galaxy Microsystems announced on Thursday that it implemented AMIMON’s WHDI technology into its latest Galaxy GTX 460 graphics card. The new WHDI Edition, shipping in October, will allow consumers to stream HD content and games wirelessly to their HDTV from the PC.

"Gamers and PC users alike want to take the PC games and content from a small monitor to the superior image of an HDTV," said Alex Lam, CEO of Galaxy Microsystems Ltd.  "Fusing Galaxy’s high-performance graphics cards with AMIMON’s WHDI technology provides gamers and consumers with the highest quality wireless HD video connection."

According to Galaxy, AMIMON’s WHDI technology has no noticeable latency, estimated at less than one millisecond, making it suitable for most PC gaming. The card also contains five antennas which wirelessly connect to a stand-alone receiver plugged into the HDTV. This allows the user to place the PC anywhere in the room without the need for stringing cables across the floor.

Unfortunately, Galaxy didn’t release any specs on the card—the main focus was primarily set on the wireless HD content. However based on provided images, users can still connect the card to a monitor or HDTV using DVI and HDMI outputs.

Although the Galaxy GTX 460 WHDI Edition ships in October, pricing was not provided. Expect more info--hardware specs and actual availability--to appear in the coming weeks.

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    molo9000 , September 30, 2010 10:52 PM
    What about the audio?
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    sacre , September 30, 2010 10:20 PM
    Wow all that data going through the air?! THROUGH OUR BRAINS! omg this is gonna cause cancer and brain tumours and all that bullshit people keep claiming happens when waves travel through our brains.

    Heads up people, the Universe is pumping millions of Radio waves and other types of radiation through our head every millisecond, yet we're all fine =O.

    This is an awesome idea btw, this is the future man. Love it, want it, can't afford it, damn it.
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    Stryter , September 30, 2010 10:09 PM
    That is awesome. Now that I think about it, im surprised this hasn't been done before now.
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    Stryter , September 30, 2010 10:09 PM
    That is awesome. Now that I think about it, im surprised this hasn't been done before now.
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    ionut19 , September 30, 2010 10:18 PM
    This is a hell yea thing, people will start asking where's the x-box or play station when playing games on the new LED LCD TV since there is no PC in the vicinity ..he he..
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    slabbo , September 30, 2010 10:20 PM
    Sounds promising. what's the range on the wireless?
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    sacre , September 30, 2010 10:20 PM
    Wow all that data going through the air?! THROUGH OUR BRAINS! omg this is gonna cause cancer and brain tumours and all that bullshit people keep claiming happens when waves travel through our brains.

    Heads up people, the Universe is pumping millions of Radio waves and other types of radiation through our head every millisecond, yet we're all fine =O.

    This is an awesome idea btw, this is the future man. Love it, want it, can't afford it, damn it.
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    AMD_pitbull , September 30, 2010 10:23 PM
    I love seeing little additions to cards like this. In today's market, both companies are so close (and I'm sure some fanboy will be more then happy to start a flame war after me stating that) that you almost can't lose when you choose a card. It's about what you can afford and whether you want to buy red or green. With these fun little additions to cards, it's makes it a much more interesting acquisition and, depending on the feature (3D, eyefinity, physx, etc) borderline demands the other company step up. Lets face it folks, for those of us that are tech fans (regardless if you have a loyalty or not), we're living in VERY exciting times. :)  Cheers
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    Glorian , September 30, 2010 10:24 PM
    I am willing to bet the cost of the thing isn't gonna make it any better than making a simple htpc, but who knows.
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    Darkv1 , September 30, 2010 10:34 PM
    As long as the card and the wireless TV adapter aren't too outrageously priced I might have to look into something like this for my next build.
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    MasterM40 , September 30, 2010 10:35 PM
    Wonder what console will be the first to adapt this newer technology, I for one would mind not having to plug up my xbox! How much will it cost I wonder? Amazing feature Im very excited to see the range, quality, and durability! Either way its cool to see it introduced it can only improve with time...
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    molo9000 , September 30, 2010 10:52 PM
    What about the audio?
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    adamboy64 , September 30, 2010 10:58 PM
    As long as the latency lives up to what they've claimed and the range is good, then yes, this could be really something.
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    theshonen8899 , September 30, 2010 11:19 PM
    sacreWow all that data going through the air?! THROUGH OUR BRAINS! omg this is gonna cause cancer and brain tumours and all that bullshit people keep claiming happens when waves travel through our brains.Heads up people, the Universe is pumping millions of Radio waves and other types of radiation through our head every millisecond, yet we're all fine =O. This is an awesome idea btw, this is the future man. Love it, want it, can't afford it, damn it.


    Yeah its only waves that require extreme precision that causes damage to our brains (cellphones) so local things like this shouldn't have long term effects.
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , September 30, 2010 11:23 PM
    molo9000What about the audio?

    good question +1 to you
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    Spanky Deluxe , September 30, 2010 11:32 PM
    Considering Asus' wireless 1080p kit that uses the same technology is meant to have an MSRP of $199, I'm guessing this will retail for about $420. It's certainly very interesting technology though, although chances are it'll be Christmas 2011 by the time this stuff becomes readily available to the consumer.
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    zorky9 , September 30, 2010 11:32 PM
    molo9000What about the audio?

    Good question. I guess that's the wire running from the PC to the receiver.... Under the TV. Hah!
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    stiehl , September 30, 2010 11:36 PM
    theshonen8899Yeah its only waves that require extreme precision that causes damage to our brains (cellphones) so local things like this shouldn't have long term effects.


    You guys are actually both wrong. Electromagnetic radiation can only cause harm in humans if resonating at the same frequency. Since these types of waves have a much lower frequency and energy than lets say a x-ray that you get at the dentist, there is no harm at all. People also think cell phones cause harm. This is obviously not true and if you spend some time looking at research articles, you will find that the media is completely wrong. Most media outlets commonly get the higher sciences completely wrong, so its not surprising that most people think the same way.
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    rmse17 , September 30, 2010 11:56 PM
    *shrug* Computer in my room, HDTV and receiver with surround sound in living room. I've had my 50' HDMI cable from my video card and SPDIF optical for audio, and USB extender with wireless logitech keyboard and mouse for a year and a half :) 

    Works great!

    the 50' cables can be found for really cheap on sale or in special cable stores online.

    RMSe17
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    dilbert , October 1, 2010 12:30 AM
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    Ciuy , October 1, 2010 12:42 AM
    Hell, its about time !!! Cables are old !!!
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    MasterM40 , October 1, 2010 12:52 AM
    molo9000What about the audio?


    well hdmi transmits both video and audio so it would be a safe bet to assume it would transfer both, my current card transfers my video and audio thru hdmi so I expect it to do same otherwise the whole convenience aspect is ruined!
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    eddieroolz , October 1, 2010 12:57 AM
    Those antennaes look imposing!
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