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Asus unveils Ares claims world’s fastest video card title

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on July 14th, 2010

In the video card world gamers want more power and performance and many are willing to pay huge sums of money for the hardware to allow that. Asus has unveiled a new high-end video card called the Republic of Gamers Ares.

The Ares video card is an Asus exclusive and is claimed to be the fastest single video card in the world. The card has a custom PCB that grafts a pair of ATI 5870 GPUs onto one card. The performance is claimed to be 30% faster than a single reference ATI 5970 card.

Club 3D HD5550 Noiseless Edition drops

Posted in AMD,ATI by Shane McGlaun on April 23rd, 2010

I have a high-end ATI video card in my work PC that I sometimes play video games on. The fan on the video card is very loud and some days it drives me crazy. I have been considering a passively cooled video card for a while now.

Club 3D has unveiled a new passively cooled video card called the ATI Radeon HD5550 Noiseless Edition. The card uses a massive heat sink and dual heat pipes for cooling. The video card has 512MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 800MHz.

Radeon HD 5830 video card may debut next week

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on February 18th, 2010

Another rumor has popped up online that has AMD set to launch a new video card soon. The card in question is the Radeon HD 5830, which was said to be delayed not long ago. The new card is reportedly set to debut on February 25.

The card will have 1280 stream processors, 750MHz core, and 1GB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 4000MHz according to reports. Pricing is unknown for the 5830. AMD is also supposedly going to unveil a new version of the HD5870 called the Eyefinity 6 edition after CeBIT.

NVIDIA Fermi pushed until March 2010

Posted in NVIDIA by Shane McGlaun on December 28th, 2009

NVIDIA and ATI are always fighting to be the first with new products to market and to have the fastest graphics cards around. ATI had a leg up on NVIDIA in the performance department in the high-end range for a while and NVIDIA is set to launch some new cards to try to take the crown back.

DigiTimes reports that NVIDIA has pushed the launch of its new Fermi architecture DirectX 11 platform until March of 2009. ATI will beat NVIDIA to market with similar 40nm parts with the launch of ATI products expected in January or February.

AMD officially unveils the ATI HD 5970 video card

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on November 18th, 2009

atihd5970-sg1After weeks of leaked pictures, specs, and pricing AMD went official today with the new HD 5970 video card. The card is the dual GPU beast that we have been hearing about for weeks now and we finally have the full specs list.

The card has dual GPUs with 3200 total stream processing units, 160 total texture units, and a GDDR5 memory interface. The card has 2GB of RAM clocked at 1GHz and the core clock for the card is 725MHz. the total number of transistors inside the card is 4.3 billion.

Radeon HD 5970 video card price leaks

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on November 16th, 2009

atihd5970priceAbout a week ago, the first specifications for the HD 5970 video card from AMD tipped up. The full specs weren’t leaked but we did get a few general specifications of the card. We found out that it will have dual GPUs and will have 2GB of RAM.

Today the price of the video card leaked online when it was published early by ZipZoomFly. The card will reportedly sell for $599.99. That is no surprise I figured the card would be at least $500.

Cooler Master unveils AMD edition HAF 932 case

Posted in Cases by Shane McGlaun on November 16th, 2009

coolermasteramdhafOne of my all time favorite PC cases from Cooler Master was the Stacker wearing the NVIDIA green color for the trim. The special edition case was great for NVIDIA fans. Cooler Master has now unveiled a new case aimed at the AMD fan called the HAF 932 AMD edition.

The case has black with red trim and a clear side window with a frosted AMD dragon and AMD Fusion logo. The chassis also has red LED lights inside. Other features of the case are the same as the original HAF 932 chassis. The drive bays are tooless and the case has a removable HDD rack.


AMD Radeon HD 5970 specs hit the web

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on November 11th, 2009

amd-logoOver the last several months most all of the new video cards that have been introduced by AMD and NVIDIA have been cheaper low to mid range parts. That is apparently about to change after some specifications have hit the web for the Radeon HD 5970.

The video card will have dual GPUs crammed onto one video card. The GPUs are codenamed Cypress and according to the leaked info, each GPU will have 1600 stream processors. The GPUs are built on the 40nm process.

ATI HD 5970 images leaked

Posted in AMD,ATI by Shane McGlaun on November 2nd, 2009

atihd5970-sgATI and NVIDIA are duking it out and over the last year with the economy in the toilet, most of the cards the pair has introduced have been lower priced mid-range cards rather than high-end parts. Those high-end parts often cost upwards of $500 or more each. Today images of a new high-end video card from ATI have leaked online.

The new card is called the ATI HD 5790 and it sports dual GPUs on one PCB. The specifications for the card are unknown. Performance data was reportedly available but AMD forced the information to be taken down, and surprisingly allowed the photos to remain.

AMD goes official with ATI Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 video cards

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on October 19th, 2009

atiradeonhd4550We already know all there really was to know about the ATI HD 5770 and 5750 video cards ahead of their official launch. The cards turned up online in benchmarks a few weeks back showing decent performance for the price.

Today AMD went official with the new video cards and the specs we heard in the leaks turned out to be accurate. Namely, the 5770 has 800 stream processors and a core clock of 850MHz. The card has a memory clock of 1.2GHZ and will come in 512MB and 1GB versions using GDDR5 RAM.

Photos and specs of ATI Radeon HD 5750 and HD 5770 tip up

Posted in ATI by Shane McGlaun on October 8th, 2009

ati5750ATI is really taking it to NVIDIA of late with video cards that offer lots of performance at a good price. NVIDIA is finding that it has more of a challenge in the market than it used to. Today photos and specifications for the HD 5750 and HD 5770 video cards turned up.

Both of the cards are set to launch on October 13 and sport an abundance of connectivity including DVI, HDMI, and display port. You can bet that those options will vary depending on the card partner though. The HD 5750 will have 720 stream processors and a core clocked at 700MHz. The card will also be offered with either 512MB or 1GB of RAM running 1.15GHz. The 512MB version will sell for $109 with the 1GB going for $129.


HIS HD 4890 iCooler x4 1GB video card announced

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on August 25th, 2009

hishd4890icooler-sbAMD is making a comeback with its ATI video cards and GPUs. The company announced that it had claimed the discrete notebook GPU lead last quarter. NVIDIA still dominates the discrete desktop GPU space, but there are some interesting options for ATI fans available.

One of the newest ATI video cards is the HIS HD 4890 iCooler x4. The video card has 1GB of GDDR5 RAM and an exclusive cooler to keep the card cool. The cooler has dual heat extraction slots. One of the slots routes hot air outside the case.

AMD unveils ATI Radeon HD 4770 video card

Posted in ATI by Shane McGlaun on April 28th, 2009

atihd4770-sbATI has debuted a new video card called the HD 4770 that is aimed at the low-end gaming market, something very welcome in the current poor economy. The card carries an MSRP of $99 and supports DirectX10.1 games like Battleforge, HAWX, STALKER Clear Sky, and Stormrise.

The HD 4770 uses GDDR5 RAM and is built on the 40nm process. AMD claims that the low cost video card sets new levels of performance-per-dollar and performance-per-watt. The card supports CrossFireX for higher performance with dual HD 4770 cards.

AMD Reports another huge quarterly and yearly loss

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on January 23rd, 2009

AMD LogoThe economy is bad and when the leading CPU maker in the world, Intel, announces that its profits aren’t that great and it will be restructuring to better compete you can bet that the second place chipmaker is on rough times as well.

AMD, said second place chipmaker, announced its Q4 2008 and fiscal 2008 revenues and things don’t look good for the company. AMD posted revenue in Q4 2008 of $1.162 billion, a decrease of 35% from Q3 2008 and 33% percent down from the same quarter of 2007.

AMD HD 4000 mobility video cards unveiled at CES

Posted in AMD,CES 2009 by Shane McGlaun on January 16th, 2009

AMD HD4000 GPUI was at CES last week schlepping around the halls looking for something cool. Unfortunately cool was in short supply at this year’s show. One of the things that I did find interesting was the new mobile GPUs that AMD was showing off.

AMD introduced its line of Radeon Mobility 4000 video cards for notebooks that includes the HD 4800, HD 4600, HD 4500 and HD 4300 GPUs. The HD 4800 is the first mobile GPU according to AMD to break the teraflop barrier.

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