Graphics, Hardware

Galaxy Announces Wireless HD Streaming GTX 460


Galaxy has partnered up with AMIMON to create a one of a kind GTX 460. As we?ve seen, many of the board manufacturers have been struggling to find ways to make their graphics cards [especially ones of the GTX 460 kind] different from the rest of the pack and find ways to charge more for basically the same card. Some of them have resorted to overclocking their cards and others have completely changed the cooling solutions while also overclocking their cards. In Galaxy?s case they did no such thing.

Galaxy has developed a card that combines AMIMON?s WHDI[Wireless Home Digital Interface] with Nvidia?s GTX 460 into one graphics card. They then proceed to use the GTX 460 as the display device that the WHDI draws its signal from which allows the GTX 460 to wirelessly stream HD signal to an HD device. If you?d like a simplified illustration of how this would look, Galaxy has made a mockup image showing how the card looks inside.

Getting back to the important technology we notice that WHDI enables the wireless delivery of an HDTV signal throughout at rates up to 3Gbps operating at 5GHz with almost [key word] no latency [less than one millisecond]. This means the delivery of up to full 1080P enabling gamers to wirelessly stream their games to their big screen TVs at 1920×1080 resolution. In addition to this, it will deliver 1080P at the full 60FPS [Frames Per Second] which means that gamers will be limited to no more than 60FPS on their display no matter what refresh rate it may have. The WHDI technology specifically states that it sends both Audio and Video wirelessly, so there is no concern for gamers to worry about having to purchase a separate wireless audio transmitter unless Galaxy hasn?t accounted for this in their graphics card?s design.

Currently, there is no mention of audio whatsoever in the press release that Galaxy had made, but we hope that there is some audio capability built in since the WHDI chipsets are capable of audio. The range is stated to be 100ft even when factoring in the existence of walls. While we aren?t 100% sure how much of this will directly translate over to the GTX 460 WHDI, we hope that the card uses the full potential of this technology and that more companies consider offering innovative products such as this one.

Below is a picture of the receiver that would be connected to your TV or monitor to enable HD streaming. This could be in the same room or in an entirely different room of the house. That’s the beauty of this technology.