It looks like the video card wars are set to get hot again as AMD is rolling out its latest GPU by the end of the month called the HD 7950 reports DigiTimes. The new GPU uses 28nm process tech. It looks like for at least a few months; AMD will be the only major GPU firm offering 28nm process chips. DigiTimes sources claim that NVIDIA is holding out on offering 28nm parts until April.
MSI is showing off a new video card that it says is the first to get the new AMD 28nm Radeon HD 7900 GPU called the R7970-2PMD3G5. The card uses the PCI Express Gen 3 standard. The series will pack 3GB of GDDR5 RAM inside and will use the MSI exclusive Afterburner overclocking utility. That utility has the ability to increase the core voltage for overclocking.
AMD has revealed its newest video card at CES 2012, the AMD Radeon HD 7970, using the the world's first 28nm GPU and Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. Packing 3GB of DDR5 video memory, two DVI outputs, two Mini-DisplayPorts and a single HDMI, the Radeon HD 7970 can be combined in up to quad-card CrossFireX setups for frankly ridiculous gaming performance.
Lenovo's IdeaPad ultrabooks are probably its computing stars of CES, but they're certainly not the only consumer-focused notebooks the company has this year. In fact, Lenovo has everything from from "mini laptop" S Series - apparently slotting in-between netbooks and notebooks - through the mainstream Z Series models, budget-friendly G Series, and up to the Y Series multimedia machines. Check out all the details after the cut.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) ended 2011 on a high note. AMD stayed competitive against companies like Nvidia and saw sustained sales. It saw a bright year ahead for 2012 with its December launch of the AMD Radeon HD 7970. However, a sticky situation is brewing for AMD to start off the new year.
HP's second PC of the morning is the Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix, a glossy performance desktop which the company says is its fastest to-date. Toting a choice of Intel X79 or AMD 8-core processors, along with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics, the HPE h9 Phoenix also debuts an imposing tower case design with faux armor-plating and highlight lighting.
ASUS has joined the pre-CES netbook preview bandwagon with some teaser shots of its own attempt to revive the netbook segment, the ASUS Eee PC Flare. Following on from Lenovo's Cedar Trail based IdeaPad S110, the Eee PC Flare builds on designs ASUS previewed at Computex 2011, NotebookItalia reports, with styling cues borrowed from ultrabooks and a choice of Intel and AMD processors.
Earlier today AMD announced their new flagship Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, and while it wont hit the public shelves until mid January -- and for a hefty $549 price tag we are already seeing reviews galore from the PC crowd and figured we'd round them up. What we are hoping for is just what AMD is claiming: "the fastest single-GPU card in the world". Head on down past the break to see what everyone thought -- and if that claim holds true.
This week the AMD Radeon HD 7970 series graphics processor series has been released (for $549 on January 9th, if you'd like to know,) and its codename family "Southern Islands" has been detailed in full to show the world what the company has planned for GPU power throughout the next few years, starting right here at the next: 2012. In a set of affirmations by the group that's about to unleash their newest set of GPU units on the world of gaming, AMD said that PC gaming software sales on the whole were over $15 billion USD in 2011 and are estimated to blow past $20 billion inside 2012. Because of this, and because AMD loves its gaming following out there in gameland, they've also re-affirmed their dedication to their "Gamers Come First" credo, as well as their Gamers Manifesto which says, quite simply: Enablement, Not Disablement.
AMD has outed its latest A-Series desktop and notebook processors, with a thirteen-strong line-up of new dual- and quad-core Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). The new chips offer up to four x86 cores paired with up to 400 Radeon graphics cores, with dedicated HD video processing and AMD Steady Video, providing real-time smoothing and stabilization for jerky clips. Meanwhile, there are also the first ever unlocked APUs for overclocking enthusiasts.