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ASUS U and UX ultraportable specifications confirmed

ASUS U and UX ultraportable specifications confirmed

ASUS have released full specifications for their new U- and UX-series ultraportables, announced back at CeBIT.  Five U-series models are detailed, together with two UX-series; processors range from Intel's CULV line, Pentiums, Core 2 Solo and Core 2 Duo chips.  Displays range from the 12.1-inch U20A through to two 15.6-inch models, the U50G and U51Vg.

 

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ATI Radeon HD 4770 launched: $99 bargain

ATI Radeon HD 4770 launched: $99 bargain

AMD have announced the ATI Radeon HD 4770, the first desktop graphics card to use 40nm manufacturing processes.   A PCI Express 2.0 x16 card, the Radeon HD 4770 offers DirectX 10.1 support and uses GDDR5 memory, despite having a roughly $100 price-tag.

 

Video overview of the HD 4770 after the cut

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HP Pavilion dv2 12.1-inch Athlon Neo ultraportable arrives

HP Pavilion dv2 12.1-inch Athlon Neo ultraportable arrives

HP's Pavilion dv2 12.1-inch ultraportable notebook has finally launched, almost three months after its CES launch.  Dropping the internal optical drive in favor of arguably more useful components, the Pavilion dv2 packs a 320GB 5,400rpm hard-drive, 4GB of DDR2 RAM and WiFi a/b/g/n, along with its 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor.

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ATI Radeon HD 4890 GPU announced

ATI Radeon HD 4890 GPU announced

Apparently, it's a day of new graphics cards, as AMD has announced a brand new addition to their Dragon series with the ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card. But what sets this one apart is the fact that it features 1.36 TeraFLOPs of power.

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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860 & 4830: 40nm full HD

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860 & 4830: 40nm full HD

Hot on the heels of NVIDIA's GeForce announcement comes word from AMD regarding their own HD-capable mobile GPUs.  The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860 and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 are the world's first graphics processors to use 40nm process technology, and are capable of beyond-1080p mobile gaming.

 

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MSI GT725 gaming laptop: Radeon HD 4850 & full HD

MSI GT725 gaming laptop: Radeon HD 4850 & full HD

MSI have come clean on the full-specs of their new gaming flagship notebook, the 17-inch GT725.  The MSI GT725 has a 2.53GHz Intel Penryn P9500 processor paired with up to 4GB of RAM, and is apparently the first ever gaming notebook to use the ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GPU.

 

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Gateway FX6800-05 review : Intel 80GB SSD, i7 940, plus ATI 4870 X2’s gaming rig

Gateway FX6800-05 review : Intel 80GB SSD, i7 940, plus ATI 4870 X2’s gaming rig

Gateway's FX6800-01e was the first i7, Nehalem, Quad-Core processor PC we tested, and its performance boost over the previous Core 2 architecture was obvious. That was the company's lowest FX-series rig with Nehalem/Bloomfield; today we have the highest model in the FX-series, the FX-6800-05 desktop, to review. Gateway's ultimate gaming rig sports high end components built upon the Intel's i7-940 2.93Ghz, ATI Radeon 4870 X2 graphics, 6GB of DDR3 memory, and last but by no means least, an ultra-fast Intel X25-M 80GB SSD. All that will cost you around $3000 retail, so the big question is whether this Gateway is worth the asking price?

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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 series: twice the performance of HD 3000

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 series: twice the performance of HD 3000

If last week we were hypnotized by slick smartphones and tiny "Digital Lifestyle PCs", then this week let's try to focus at least a little on something that might affect a whole lot more of us.  AMD announced their latest notebook graphics platform, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 series, along with the promise that gamers could expect twice the performance of the previous-generation HD 3000 series.  It's also the first to support GDDR5 RAM, as well as having support for Microsoft DirectX 10.1.

 

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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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