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AMD Radeon HD 8970M claims world’s fastest laptop graphics crown

AMD Radeon HD 8970M claims world’s fastest laptop graphics crown

AMD might have already unveiled their HD 8000M series graphics back in December and at CES 2013, but they left out a certain chip in particular and saved it for today. The company unveiled the Radeon HD 8970M, which they claim is the world's fastest laptop graphics chip, saying that it outpaces NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M graphics.

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AMD Radeon HD 7990 makes an appearance at GDC 2013

AMD Radeon HD 7990 makes an appearance at GDC 2013

GDC 2013 has been pretty eventful all week long, and a lot of announcements have been made on new hardware and video games. However, AMD made an appearance but didn't quite announce anything, but they did tease their new Radeon HD 7990 graphics card, which has unofficially been out on the market from a few third-party vendors, but AMD has never made it official.

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AMD announces Sky graphics for cloud gaming capabilities

AMD announces Sky graphics for cloud gaming capabilities

It looks like AMD is wanting to tackle the cloud gaming industry and take on the likes of OnLive. The company announced its new Sky series graphics at GDC 2013 this week, which is a new series of graphics chips being added on to the company's current Radeon line. The Sky series was built specifically with cloud gaming in mind.

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Samsung refreshes Series 7 Chronos with AMD Radeon HD 8870M graphics

Samsung refreshes Series 7 Chronos with AMD Radeon HD 8870M graphics

Just in time for CES 2013, Samsung has updated its Series 7 Chronos notebook with a few welcomed upgrades -- the most notable upgrade being AMD’s Radeon HD 8870M graphics chip. There's not too much information on the new laptop to go around, but it does have a RAMaccelerator, which promises 50 percent faster app loading, a full HD display, and JBL speakers.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e specs detailed

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e specs detailed

Netbooks may have had their five minutes of fame, but it looks like Lenovo still thinks life left in the category. Netbook News has spotted specs for the upcoming Lenovo X131e, the successor to the X130e that was running AMD’s Zacate platform. The X131e looks to have the new Brazos 2.0 APU, featuring either a E1-1200 or E2-1800 CPU, plus boosted Radeon HD 73xx graphics. Just like the X130e, there will be an optical ULV Core i3 option too.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition squeezes more out of 28nm

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition squeezes more out of 28nm

AMDIs has launched a super-speed variant of its top-spec graphics card, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, boosting core clock speed to 1GHz and introducing Boost overclocking. Based on the AMD Radeon HD 7970 from back in January, the HD 7970 GHz Edition rounds up that card's 925MHz core clock, raises the memory clock from 1.375GHz to 1.5GHz, and increases data rates and memory bandwidth to 6Gbps and 288GBps respectively.

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AMD announces 28nm-based Radeon HD 7000M series

AMD announces 28nm-based Radeon HD 7000M series

AMD has just unveiled the next-generation of GPUs destined for ultrabooks and laptops. The Radeon HD 7000M series consists of the HD 7900M, the HD 7800M, and the HD 7700M, and AMD say that all three chips feature the new Enduro technology, designed to efficiently manage battery life by automatically switching from integrated to discrete GPUs when required.

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AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 specs leaked

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 specs leaked

Keeping up with desktop gaming hardware is a never-ending quest - and it never hurts to take some shortcuts. So rejoice, GPU enthusiasts: an early preview of the next generation of Radeon cards has been posted by EXPreview. The center of the lineup, the HD 7870 and 7850 cards, have been detailed, using the new Pitcairn processor architecture. The cards use the same 28 nanometer fabrication process, but more memory and other slight speed increases.

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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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MAINGEAR outs AMD HD 7970 toting gaming PCs

MAINGEAR outs AMD HD 7970 toting gaming PCs

AMD has launched a new video card, the AMD Radeon HD 7970, and performance PC specialist MAINGEAR has wasted no time in slotting it inside another beastly desktop. The MAINGEAR SHIFT and F131 each offer the new 28nm Radeon as an option, pairing it with up to Intel hexacore Core i7 3.3GHz processors and up to 32GB of DDR3 memory.

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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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