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Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 gets Zalman GPU cooling in Japan

Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 gets Zalman GPU cooling in Japan

All my video cards have had after market GPU coolers for better air flow with quieter operation, so does my latest Nvidia with Zalman VF900-cu. The Zalman VF900 is a hybrid VGA cooling combines uniquely heatpipes design with a 90mm fan on its pure copper heatsink. Apparently Gigabyte likes the design; they have teamed up with Zalman, packed its latest ATI Radeon HD 4870 GV-R487D5-1GG with VF-900 looks alike GPU cooler.

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ATI Radeon HD 4830 announced by AMD

ATI Radeon HD 4830 announced by AMD

While we got some leaked information on it on Tuesday, the ATI Radeon HD 4830 graphics card was officially announced yesterday and it provides consumers with a cheaper option that still carries great specs.

Features for the 4830 graphics card include many that are included in the higher-end models. They are simply cut back a bit here. For instance, there are 640 stream processors instead of 800. However, the 256-bit memory bus remains, as does full screen anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering.

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ATI Radeon HD 4830 announcement on Thursday October 23rd?

ATI Radeon HD 4830 announcement on Thursday October 23rd?

Today is the day that AMD were rumored to be announcing the ATI Radeon HD 4830, a sub-$150 video card that would directly rival the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT.  However, according to a leaked pre-embargo slide from Engadget Chinese, it looks as though we may have to wait a couple more days: the NDA doesn't lift until October 23rd, suggesting the HD 4830 will be officially announced this Thursday.

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ATI Radeon HD 4830 sub-$150 video card rumored for October

ATI Radeon HD 4830 sub-$150 video card rumored for October

ATI are planning a sub-$150 HD 4000 series video card that will take on NVIDIA's GeForce 9800 GT, in the shape of the Radeon HD 4830.  According to leaked slides from AMD, the card will feature 640 stream processors, a 256-bit memory interface and GDDR3 memory, and slot in-between the Radeon HD 4850 and HD 4670.

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Palit Radeon HD 4870 1GB Sonic Dual Edition: overclocked bargain

Palit Radeon HD 4870 1GB Sonic Dual Edition: overclocked bargain

Palit have released a quad-output graphics card based on ATI's Radeon 4870 HD.  The Palit Radeon HD 4870 1GB Sonic Dual Edition consists of an overclocked ATI chipset with a sizable dual-fan cooler and switchable dual-BIOS for 'sonic' and 'turbo' modes.  The output options are twin HDCP-compliant DVI and a DisplayPort socket, with included converters for DVI-to-VGA and DVI-to-HDMI.

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Dell Studio and Studio Slim Desktop PCs with optional Blu-ray

Dell Studio and Studio Slim Desktop PCs with optional Blu-ray

Dell have announced new additions to its compact Studio desktop range.  Unlike the eye-catching Studio Hybrid, the new Studio Desktop (MT) and Studio Slim (ST) models go for boxy rather than curvy.  Inside lurk a choice of Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad CPUs, up to 8GB of RAM, optional Blu-ray drives and optional ATI Radeon HD 3450 or HD 3650 256MB graphics (each with HDMI).

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CoolIT liquid-cooling for HD 4870 X2: overclock GPU to 880MHz

They may not be the first liquid cooling system for the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 that we’ve seen – Asetek’s setup yesterday beat them to it – but CoolIT’s does have the bonus of being marketed to consumers not just OEMs.  CoolIT worked with AMD to develop a liquid cooling system that would make overclocking the X2 both straightforward and stable; in fact, they can push the GPU up 13.5-percent, and the memory up by almost the same amount.

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Asetek liquid-cooling for ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

The new ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 is certainly the latest hot property in the video card industry, but it’s also likely to be hot property in your desktop.  So it’s no surprise that we’re seeing the first liquid-cooling system for the Radeon only days after it was announced: Asetek claim their system reduces GPU temperatures by as much as 28-degrees.

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Alienware add ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 to gaming desktops

Continuing the tradition of slapping every new superlative video card into their high-end gaming rigs, Alienware has announced it will be offering the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 as an option in certain desktop models.  In fact both gamers and graphic designers/CAD workers should appreciate the power on offer: the HD 4870 X2 summons up 2.4 teraflops of graphics power, 1,600 stream processing units and 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

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ATI Radeon HD 4870 confirmed as cards launch

The official existence of AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 4870 chips has been confirmed, with a number of graphics cards using the latest-gen GPU arriving today.  Diamond Multimedia announced their HD 4870 card, which occupies two slots, uses the PCIE 2.0 interface and is fitted with 512MB of GDDR5 memory.  It runs at 725MHz while the memory speed is 900MHz, designed with 800 stream processors.

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ATI Radeon HD 4850 escapes early, gets benchmarked & impresses

One of AMD’s upcoming ATI Radeon video cards using the RV770 GPU, first tipped in May, has slipped out early and delivered some details into the hands of HotHardware.  The ATI Radeon HD 4850 features 800 stream processors packed onto a 55nm GPU with a 625MHz clock speed.  As expected, there’s 512MB of 993MHz GDDR3 RAM linked with a 256-bit memory bus.  Of course, when you’re holding a pre-release card you don’t just sit & grin at it; you slap it into a test system and benchmark it against some of NVIDIA’s latest rivals.

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ATI Radeon HD 3870 Mac & PC Edition

AMD has announced an update for one of its ATI Radeon dual-head graphics cards, especially optimizing it for use with Apple’s Mac Pro system.  The HD 3870 Mac & PC Edition has a 56-bit 512MB GDDR4 frame buffer memory and 320 stream processors, together with two DVI outputs for plugging in some large-scale Cinema HD monitors.

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