ATI is really bringing it to NVIDIA with the launch of its new video cards with more performance than past ATI offerings. Today some new images of a heretofore unseen ATI HD 5850 X2 and HD 5870 X2 video cards have hit the web.
On a Chinese-based website called Chiphell, details on AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 6700 Series graphics cards broke cover, offering up pretty much every bit of detail that people would be interested in, all in an organized fashion. The new series is set to replace the Radeon 5700 series, and AMD (at least on the leaked image) says that the new series will offer up "twice the horsepower" compared to the previous chips.
Acer's beefy Aspire AS8943G series notebooks have received a grunt update, with the 18.4-inch 1080p-capable machines now toting ATI's Radeon 5850 GPU with its own 2GB of memory. A range of Intel Core i7 chips are available - up to the i7-740QM - and either 4GB or 8GB of RAM.
Acer has unveiled its latest multimedia behemoth, the Acer Aspire AS8943G Series, a range of 18.4-inch Full HD aluminum-clad monsters each packing Intel Core i7 quadcore CPUs and Dolby Home Theatre support. There's also ATI Mobility Radeon HD5850 1GB graphics and a nifty trackpad that doubles - thanks to some backlit icons - as a media controller.
AMD have announced their latest graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 5830, just as they were predicted to last week. The HD 5830 slots into the sub-$250 bracket and supports DirectX 11, ATI's Eyefinity multi-display technology and ATI Stream; however it also confirms yesterday's leaked specifications, which revealed that the card would not be as powerful - in comparison to its HD 5850 sibling - as some users had anticipated.
Specifications for the much-anticipated ATI Radeon HD 5830 have leaked, courtesy of Chinese site IT168.com, and there's a little disappointment in store for anyone expecting a bargain HD5850 alternative. The slide - which is tipped to have come from an internal presentation deck - confirms the rumored $250 pricing window, but also that the new card is down a significant 320 stream processors, 16 texture units and 16 ROPs on the HD 5850.
With a press conference imminent, ATI's new DirectX 11 video cards are beginning to make their appearance on retailer shelves. Two cards - the Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 and the ASUS Radeon HD 5870, each marked "Cyprus HT" and with 1GB of memory - have shown up for sale at Newegg, while over at Hexus and The Tech Report they've each been reviewing the new Radeon HD 5870.
News of several graphics cards and notebook GPUs from AMD have leaked, courtesy of the usual shadowy DigiTimes sources. According to the insiders, AMD plan to launch their ATI Radeon HD 5700 series desktop GPUs in October, in the shape of the Radeon HD 5770 and 5750, followed by the Radeon 5870 X2 (R800) in November.
Food, family, festivities: the holidays can be stressful, and that's before you decide what should go inside the wrapping paper. SlashGear can't help you with the cooking, but we can cut through the sales hyperbole and help you pick the best in consumer electronics so that the only disappointment this December is the brussels sprouts. In our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide we've picked our favorite cellphones, computers, accessories and more, so read on for the best in tech this season! (We'll be updating the Holiday Gift Guide throughout the holiday season)
We've had our fair share of beastly desktops on the SlashGear test bench, but the Acer Predator AG5900-U3092 probably has the most distinctive design. Etched with bright orange pinstripes, the new Predator is pretty striking for its internal components too: an Intel Core i7 chip, fast ATI graphics and more. Check out the full SlashGear review of this $1,350 gaming PC after the cut.