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ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 packs six DisplayPorts

ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 packs six DisplayPorts

Remember ASUS' beastly ROG overclocked Radeon HD 5870 graphics card we saw leaked a while back?  The new ASUS 5870 EYEFINITY 6/6S/2GD5 doesn't look to be quite the same card, but it's not hard to see the family resemblance: packing an overclocked 850MHz Radeon HD 5870 GPU paired with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the card has a full six Mini DisplayPort connectors for driving six monitors separately.

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ASUS 2010 notebook lineup detailed: Core i7, NVIDIA Optimus & Fermi 400-series graphics?

ASUS 2010 notebook lineup detailed: Core i7, NVIDIA Optimus & Fermi 400-series graphics?

If you're in the mood for a new ASUS laptop, set aside half a day or so to go through the company's upcoming models.  Notebook Review forum member - and patient soul - David grabbed ASUS' latest brochure and went to work snipping out photos and spec sheets of what's just around the corner.  Many of the laptops have already been announced, or at least have some partial specifications attached, but there are some gems in there too.

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Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G & 5943G HD notebooks debut

Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G & 5943G HD notebooks debut

Acer have outed a new line of notebooks, the Acer Aspire Ethos series, which promise slick design along with multimedia performance.  Two models have been announced initially, the Acer Aspire Ethos 8943G and Aspire Ethos 5943G, with a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, 18-inch 1920 x 1080 and 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 displays respectively, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD5000 graphics.

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ASUS Eee Top ET2010AGT priced for Europe; drops May 2010

ASUS Eee Top ET2010AGT priced for Europe; drops May 2010

Spotted in the plastic back at CeBIT 2010, but with nary a sign of pricing or availability, ASUS have spilt some more details on the upcoming multitouch Eee Top ET2010AGT and its non-touchscreen ET2010AG cousin.  European buyers will apparently be able to pick up either machine in early May 2010, with the ET2010AGT priced at €649 ($867) and the ET2010AG coming in at €599 ($800).

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MSI Wind12 U230-040 gets reviewed: decent performance but runtimes short

MSI Wind12 U230-040 gets reviewed: decent performance but runtimes short

MSI's Wind12 U230 range are described by the company as netbooks, but with 12.1-inch displays we'd say they slot more into the consumer ULV segment; either way, one of the newer models, the U230-040, has shown up for a review over at TestFreaks.  Based on a dual-core AMD Athlon Neo X2 processor, along with ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, MSI reckon it's a step up from the regular Intel Atom based crowd.

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ASUS EeeTop ET2010PNT and ET2010AGT spotted

ASUS EeeTop ET2010PNT and ET2010AGT spotted

ASUS' next-gen all-in-ones have been spotted at CeBIT 2010 this week, lurking at the company's booth.  Two new models were on show, the EeeTop ET2010PNT first tipped back in January, complete with NVIDIA Ion 3 graphics, and the EeeTop ET2010AGT with an AMD Athlon II X2 250u processor and ATI Radeon HD 5470 graphics.

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Shuttle I-Power GXT Mini external GPU gets video demo

Shuttle I-Power GXT Mini external GPU gets video demo

Gigabyte's external-GPU BookTop M1305 and M1405 notebooks aren't the only machines relying on a separate graphics boost at CeBIT 2010 this week.  Shuttle have brought along their interpretation, in the shape of the I-Power GXT Mini, a compact box fitted - in this case - with an ATI Radeon HD 4650 that hooks up to Shuttle netbooks via a special GXP port that looks a little like a larger HDMI port.

Video demo after the cut

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MAINGEAR mX-L 15 Core i5/i7 notebook outed

MAINGEAR mX-L 15 Core i5/i7 notebook outed

MAINGEAR have pushed their latest notebook out the door, and it's targeted not only at the gamers that make up the company's usual audience but multimedia-lovers too.  The MAINGEAR mX-L 15 packs Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors along with ATI Radeon Mobility 4570 512MB graphics, with a choice of 15.6-inch 1355 x 768 or 1600 x 900 LED-backlit display.

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Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 claims “fastest video card” title

Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 claims “fastest video card” title

My first desktop PC had a single fan; now we're looking at video cards which tote three fans apiece.  Such is the price of progress, and such is the awesome Sapphire Radeon HD 5970, based on ATI's Radeon HD 5970 GPU and quietly brought out to play at CeBIT 2010 this week.  According to Sapphire the triple-thick card is the fastest in the world.

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AMD 890GX chipset with onboard 1080p-capable HD 4290 GPU confirmed

AMD 890GX chipset with onboard 1080p-capable HD 4290 GPU confirmed

AMD have officially announced their latest chipset, the AMD 890GX, which incorporates integrated ATI Radeon HD 4290 graphics as well as paving the way for the company's upcoming AMD Phenom II X6 hexacore processor.  Out of the box the 890GX chipset will support 1080p HD Blu-ray playback, including picture-in-picture support, in addition to SATA 3.0 6Gbps interface and USB 3.0 support.

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ATI Radeon HD 5830 gets official: DirectX 11 but slightly too expensive?

AMD have announced their latest graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 5830, just as they were predicted to last week.  The HD 5830 slots into the sub-$250 bracket and supports DirectX 11, ATI’s Eyefinity multi-display technology and ATI Stream; however it also confirms yesterday’s leaked specifications, which revealed that the card would not be as powerful – in comparison to its HD 5850 sibling – as some users had anticipated.

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ATI Radeon HD 5830 detailed: disappointing specs

ATI Radeon HD 5830 detailed: disappointing specs

Specifications for the much-anticipated ATI Radeon HD 5830 have leaked, courtesy of Chinese site IT168.com, and there's a little disappointment in store for anyone expecting a bargain HD5850 alternative.  The slide - which is tipped to have come from an internal presentation deck - confirms the rumored $250 pricing window, but also that the new card is down a significant 320 stream processors, 16 texture units and 16 ROPs on the HD 5850.

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