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Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 claims “fastest video card” title

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 claims “fastest video card” title

My first desktop PC had a single fan; now we're looking at video cards which tote three fans apiece.  Such is the price of progress, and such is the awesome Sapphire Radeon HD 5970, based on ATI's Radeon HD 5970 GPU and quietly brought out to play at CeBIT 2010 this week.  According to Sapphire the triple-thick card is the fastest in the world.

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AMD 890GX chipset with onboard 1080p-capable HD 4290 GPU confirmed

AMD 890GX chipset with onboard 1080p-capable HD 4290 GPU confirmed

AMD have officially announced their latest chipset, the AMD 890GX, which incorporates integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 graphics as well as paving the way for the company's upcoming AMD Phenom II X6 hexacore processor.  Out of the box the 890GX chipset will support 1080p HD Blu-ray playback, including picture-in-picture support, in addition to SATA 3.0 6Gbps interface and USB 3.0 support.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 8 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 8 2010

Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! On Monday we learned that NVIDIA would be launching the GTX 480 and 470 video cards in late March. These are the first of the Fermi-based video cards. Lenovo unveiled new notebooks including the X201, X201s, and C201t along with the W701 and W701ds machines this week. The W701ds is the most interesting with an extra screen grafted on the side of the 17-inch main screen.

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ATI Eyefinity gets tested and a few flaws surface

ATI Eyefinity gets tested and a few flaws surface

We heard a while back that ATI had a HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 version coming out that had six DisplayPort outputs. The gamers out there were probably drooling over the thought of gaming across six LCDs. I admit the prospect is very appealing, but I worried about the bezels making the image weird.

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ATI Radeon HD 5830 gets official: DirectX 11 but slightly too expensive?

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.

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ATI Radeon HD 5830 detailed: disappointing specs

ATI Radeon HD 5830 detailed: disappointing specs

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.

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AMD set to reveal Radeon HD 5830 next week?

AMD set to reveal Radeon HD 5830 next week?

The last time we talked about the Radeon 5830 GPU we had heard that the GPU was delayed due to some sort of last minute issue. Reports are now coming in that claim AMD will launch the HD 5830 video card next week ahead of CeBIT. If true that would mean the last minute issue was a small one if it existed at all.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers overclocked Radeon HD 5870 leaks

ASUS Republic of Gamers overclocked Radeon HD 5870 leaks

Details of an upcoming ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) graphics card have emerged, complete with some early photos, and it seems the company have taken an ATI Radeon HD 5870 and overclocked it.  The fettled card cranks the GPU from 850MHz to 900MHz and doubles RAM to 2GB of 4.9Gbps GDDR5 memory.  Meanwhile ASUS are apparently making it straightforward to overclock the ROG card a little more again, with up to 1080MHz possible from the GPU and 5.2Gbps from the memory.

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Digital Storm BlackOPS Core i5/i7 gaming desktops debut

Digital Storm BlackOPS Core i5/i7 gaming desktops debut

Digital Storm have launched their latest range of gaming desktops, the BlackOPS series, powered by Intel's Core i7 and i5 processors and packing a choice of ATI or NVIDIA graphics.  Three models make up the series, kicking off at Performance with a 2.66GHz Core i5-750 CPU, and ramping up to the Extreme with a 3.2GHz Core i7-960.

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ASUS G73JH-X1 gaming laptop on sale now for $1,450

Remember ASUS’ G73 gaming notebook, announced back at CES 2010 last month?  The Core i7-720QM machine has finally gone on sale, in the shape of the ASUS G73JH-X1, with Newegg offering the notebook for $1,449.99.  That gets you distinctive “Stealth Fighter” looks, 8GB of memory and a 17.3-inch Full HD display.

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ATI Radeon HD 5570 launched, reviewed: $80 low-profile DirectX 11

ATI Radeon HD 5570 launched, reviewed: $80 low-profile DirectX 11

AMD have outed their latest DirectX 11 compatible video card, the ATI Radeon HD 5570, and it's specifically targeted at those with low profile cases.  The HD 5570 packs the same ATI Eyefinity multi-display support and ATI Stream support as other 5500-series cards, together with 1080p HD and HDMI 1.3a with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

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AMD ATI Radeon HD 5450: DirectX 11 for HTPCs, not gamers

AMD ATI Radeon HD 5450: DirectX 11 for HTPCs, not gamers

AMD have outed their latest video card, the ATI Radeon HD 5450, and while it's packing DirectX 11 support it's not really intended for the gamers.  Instead the fanless half-height card offers DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA connections, support for Eyefinity multi-monitor output and more for just $50.

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