Earlier this month ATI launched the most powerful professional level graphics card ever called the FirePro V8800. The downside to the powerful video card was the huge price tag of $1499. ATI has now unveiled new pro video cards that offer less performance than the V8800, but are cheaper as well.
HP have announced new updates to their TouchSmart all-in-one touchscreen desktop range, together with a new ultra-slim desktop PC. The HP All-In-One 200 is a new 21.5-inch Full HD desktop, complete with a Pentium E5400 2.7GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and Intel GMA X4500HD graphics, WiFi b/g/n and gigabit ethernet.
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MAINGEAR's eX-L 15 notebook is eight months old, so the company has dragged it back into the lab and given it an upgrade-style polish. The new version packs the latest Core i5 and Core i7 processors, while out goes the eX-L 15's original GeForce GTX 260m graphics, to be replaced by the newer ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GPU paired with some different display resolution options.
Lenovo has announced the newest entrants to its ThinkPad range, the L Series, and according to the company they're the greenest notebooks on the market. Packing Intel Celeron, Core i3 and Core i5 processors together with either a 14-inch 16:9 display on the L412 or a 15-inch 16:9 display on the L512, the range kicks off at $649 but offers up to 8hrs of runtime.
Toshiba have announced a refresh to their Satellite notebook range, including four new models each with a multimedia bent. Top end is the Toshiba Satellite A660, with a choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, a 16-inch LED-backlit 1366 x 768 display and up to 640GB HDD/8GB RAM. However there are also Satellite L670, L650 and C650 models which offer more affordable computing.
Video cards are used for more than just playing games. They are used in HTPC machines for better graphics and video and they are often used in machines for video and audio editing too. When you are using a video card in a HTPC often, you want components that are very quiet so they don’t disrupt the movie you are watching.
AMD have outed their latest graphics card, and the ATI FirePro V8800 has set its sights on your workstation. Described as "the most powerful professional graphics card ever created", the V8800's 1600 stream processors offer 2.6 teraflops of power with 147.2 GB/s of memory bandwidth; a single card can drive four 30-inch displays and - if paired with the ATI FirePro S400 Synchronization Module - those panels can all be synchronized, too.
Oh, it just gets better and better. Hot on the already pretty sparking heels of the 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 comes the card we've perhaps really been waiting for, the ASUS Republic of Gamers MATRIX 5870. First spotted in the wild last month, the ROG MATRIX 5870 takes ATI's new Radeon HD 5870, tickles the core GPU clock speed to 894MHz and then throws in ASUS' Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) that automatically overclocks the card depending on what it's being used for. So, ASUS reckon, you'll see an average 19-percent performance boost in FPS games set to maximum detail, or a whopping 50-percent boost to 2D graphics.
Wondering where on earth that ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 came from? Why, it's just the latest card build on ATI's new Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition video card platform, promising to be the first card capable of over 1bn pixels per second in real-world gaming. Packing a full 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 is capable of 12 times 1080p Full HD resolution by squirting out six separate Mini DisplayPort signals shared - thanks to ATI Eyefinity technology - over six separate panels.