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AMD Radeon HD 6990 official: World’s fastest graphics card

AMD Radeon HD 6990 official: World’s fastest graphics card

We've been tracking AMD's beastly Radeon HD 6990 for a few months now, and the company has finally seen fit to make it official. Billed as the world's fastest graphics card, the AMD Radeon HD 6990 packs 3,072 Stream Processors, 64 ROPs and 4GB of GDDR5 memory, together good for a borderline-ridiculous 11,865 score in 3DMark11.

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Zotac unveils new AD02 and AD02 Plus nettops with AMD hardware inside

Zotac unveils new AD02 and AD02 Plus nettops with AMD hardware inside

Zotac has unveiled a pair of new nettops today that include the new Zbox AD02 and AD02 Plus offerings. Both of the machines run the AMD Brazos platform inside that is combined with the E350 dual-core APU. The machines also have 2GB of DDR3 RAM and have graphics that support DirectX 11 for entertainment content and good multimedia playback.

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AMD Radeon HD 6990 officially pictured

AMD Radeon HD 6990 officially pictured

AMD's beastly Radeon HD 6990 video card has officially broken cover, with the company seeding shots of the dual-GPU monster ahead of its expected launch in early Q2 2011. Hexus was handed a trio of official pics of the HD 6990, and while exact specifications are still unknown, we can deduce a little from the shots.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 in March and AMD Radeon HD 6990 in April as high-end graphics heat up

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 in March and AMD Radeon HD 6990 in April as high-end graphics heat up

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 590 video card is expected to arrive in mid-March 2011, followed a month later by AMD's new Radeon HD 6990, with the staggered launch supposedly an intentional strategy AMD is adopting. According to DigiTimes' sources at graphics card manufacturers, AMD has decided to delay the HD 6990's commercial release so that NVIDIA can't review it and subsequently change its GTX 590 design.

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AMD Radeon HD 6990 gets premature preview

AMD Radeon HD 6990 gets premature preview

An unannounced dual-core AMD graphics card believed to be the Radeon HD 6990 has been casually flaunted at a Fusion APU launch event. According to itPOC, AMD GPU general manager Matt Skynner whipped out the card while discussing the company's APU technology; the HD 6990 is believed to pair two sets of 1,920 stream processors for a total of 3,840.

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HP Pavilion PCs get Intel/AMD refresh plus Radeon graphics

HP Pavilion PCs get Intel/AMD refresh plus Radeon graphics

HP hasn't just been reworking its notebooks with new Intel and AMD CPUs and GPUs; the company's Pavilion desktops have also seen a refresh. The new Pavilion, Slimline and Elite models kick off from $300, $330 and $600 respectively when they arrive on January 9 2011, with the HP Pavilion p6700 starting things off with a Pentium E5700 processor while the HP Elite HPE-500 kicks off with an AMD Phenom II 1045T hexacore.

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HP ENVY 17, Pavilion dv6 & dv7 get Intel/AMD updates; Mini 210 goes pink

HP ENVY 17, Pavilion dv6 & dv7 get Intel/AMD updates; Mini 210 goes pink

HP has updated its ENVY 17, Pavilion dv6 and Pavilion dv7 notebooks support the new, second-gen Intel Core 2011 processor line-up along with AMD's new Radeon HD 6800 series graphics. On the ENVY 17, that means switchable graphics between the Intel Core on-die GPU and the Radeon HD 6850M discrete GPU, along with WiDi 2.0 support.

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AMD Radeon HD 6000M series official: EyeSpeed and AMD HD3D

AMD Radeon HD 6000M series official: EyeSpeed and AMD HD3D

AMD has announced its latest notebook graphics option, the AMD Radeon HD 6000M series, consisting of up to 1.3 teraFLOPS of crunching power paired with the ability to drive up to six displays simultaneously. The Radeon HD 6000Mfff range includes thin & light, mainstream, performance and gaming options, all of which support AMD HD3D.

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AMD Radeon HD 6950 can be turned into HD 6970 with BIOS mod

AMD Radeon HD 6950 can be turned into HD 6970 with BIOS mod

I would bet there are several gamers out there who got a new HD 6950 video card for Christmas. If you are an owner of the new video card from AMD that debuted along with the HD 6970 back on December 15, we have a cool new mod for you to try out.

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AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 get official

AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 get official

AMD's new Radeon HD 6900 series video cards have officially launched, in the shape of the AMD Radeon HD 6950 and the Radeon HD 6970. Slotting in at the top end of AMD's range, the new cards replace the Radeon HD 5870 from late-2009 with DirectX 11 support, boosted tessellation and image quality - the former up to 2.9x that of the HD 5870 - and 2GB of video memory.

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Apple Sandy Bridge testing tips huge CPU/GPU refresh

Apple Sandy Bridge testing tips huge CPU/GPU refresh

Apple's future processor and GPU plans are the subject of numerous leaks today, with sources revealing that the company has been testing Intel Sandy Bridge Core iX chips for several months now, ahead of including them in future MacBook Pro and Mac Pro models, among others. Meanwhile, the company is also tipped to be considering solely using Sandy Bridge integrated graphics in its entry-level notebooks and ultraportables, while higher-end machines would switch from NVIDIA chips to AMD's Radeon range.

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AMD Radeon HD 6970/6950 due third week of Dec, undercutting GeForce GTX 580?

AMD Radeon HD 6970/6950 due third week of Dec, undercutting GeForce GTX 580?

AMD's reportedly delayed Radeon HD 6970/6950 GPUs are apparently on course for release in the third week of December 2010, though initial supplies of the new chips are expected to be limited. Quoting sources at video card manufacturers, DigiTimes claims that AMD will price the new Radeon HD 6970 at around $50-70 less than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580.

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