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Asus unveils massive triple-slot Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP GPU

Asus unveils massive triple-slot Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP GPU

You think your home-built gaming PC is rocking with a dual-slot PCI-E graphics card wedged into your blinged-out case? You haven't seen anything yet. Asus just pulled the curtain off its newest piece of gaming indulgence, the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP. It's the latest in the manufacturer's series of factory-overclocked cards, which include massive cooling systems designed to keep the GPU running at efficient combinations of speed, heat load and fan noise. This configuration has a new trick up its sleeve: a triple-slot configuration, where the combined circuit board and cooling unit take up the same amount of space as three normal-sized discrete cards

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AMD Radeon HD 7970: world’s first 28nm GPU

AMD Radeon HD 7970: world’s first 28nm GPU

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.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review round-up: fast and quiet

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review round-up: fast and quiet

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.

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New Apple iMac: Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge and FaceTime HD

New Apple iMac: Thunderbolt, Sandy Bridge and FaceTime HD

Apple has unveiled its new iMac range, and as expected the all-in-one desktops have been upgraded with Intel's 2011 Sandy Bridge quad-core processors, new graphics and Thunderbolt connectivity. The new iMacs come in the same 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions, with the entry-level $1,199 21.5-inch model having a 2.5GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics and a 500GB hard-drive. At the other end there's the $1,999 27-inch machine with a 3.1GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, Radeon HD 6970M graphics and 1TB of storage. Optional is a $200 quad-core Intel Core i7 processor upgrade on select models, running at up to 3.4GHz.

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AMD Radeon HD 6790 tipped to bring mid-range battle to GeForce GTX 550 Ti

AMD Radeon HD 6790 tipped to bring mid-range battle to GeForce GTX 550 Ti

AMD may have got a spanking with NVIDIA's GTX 590 - on paper at least - eclipsing their own Radeon HD 6990, but the company isn't wasting time weeping and applying cooling balm. Instead it's apparently readying the AMD Radeon HD 6790, according to NordicHardware, set to take on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 550 Ti in the lucrative mid-range segment, with a Barts LE core based on the GPUs used in the Radeon HD 6800 series.

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Gateway NV Series pack AMD E-350 and C-50 Fusion APUs

Gateway NV Series pack AMD E-350 and C-50 Fusion APUs

AMD's new APU-based Fusion processors continue to score design wins, with Gateway the latest to slot the chips - along with the Radeon GPUs - into their notebooks. The Gateway NV51B05u leads the new NV Series, complete with AMD's E-350 processor and Radeon HD 6310 graphics, WiFi b/g/n, HDMI with Full HD 1080p output support, and a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 display.

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