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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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AMD set to reveal Radeon HD 5830 next week?

AMD set to reveal Radeon HD 5830 next week?

The last time we talked about the Radeon 5830 GPU we had heard that the GPU was delayed due to some sort of last minute issue. Reports are now coming in that claim AMD will launch the HD 5830 video card next week ahead of CeBIT. If true that would mean the last minute issue was a small one if it existed at all.

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ASUS G73JH-X1 gaming laptop on sale now for $1,450

Remember ASUS’ G73 gaming notebook, announced back at CES 2010 last month?  The Core i7-720QM machine has finally gone on sale, in the shape of the ASUS G73JH-X1, with Newegg offering the notebook for $1,449.99.  That gets you distinctive “Stealth Fighter” looks, 8GB of memory and a 17.3-inch Full HD display.

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AMD ATI Radeon HD 5450: DirectX 11 for HTPCs, not gamers

AMD ATI Radeon HD 5450: DirectX 11 for HTPCs, not gamers

AMD have outed their latest video card, the ATI Radeon HD 5450, and while it's packing DirectX 11 support it's not really intended for the gamers.  Instead the fanless half-height card offers DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA connections, support for Eyefinity multi-monitor output and more for just $50.

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ATI Radeon HD 5830 testing problems delaying launch?

ATI Radeon HD 5830 testing problems delaying launch?

The video card competition is hotting up right now, and the last thing a company wants is unexpected problems with their new product.  Unfortunately, according to the industry mutterings DigiTimes are hearing, AMD are experiencing "a last minute issue" with their ATI Radeon HD 5830-based reference boards, and have decided to recall the affected boards for further testing.

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ATI Radeon HD 5670 promises sub-$100 DirectX 11

ATI Radeon HD 5670 promises sub-$100 DirectX 11

AMD have announced their latest graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 5670, which attempts to bring DirectX 11 and ATI Eyefinity multi-display support to a relatively budget audience.  Priced at under $100, the Radeon HD 5670 promises up to 620 gigaflops of compute performance (paired with GDDR5 memory), and over a 20-percent improvement compared to NVIDIA's GT 240 512MB.

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Acer Aspire AS5470 and AS7740 pack Core i3 & i5 CPUs

Acer Aspire AS5470 and AS7740 pack Core i3 & i5 CPUs

Acer have announced a new range of Aspire notebooks packing Intel's new Core i3 and i5 Arrandale processors.  The 15.6-inch AS5740 and 17.3-inch AS7740 notebooks kick off from $599.99 and have a choice of Core i3-330M 2.13GHz or Core i5-430M 2.26GHz CPUs, optional ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 or HD 5470 graphics, and optional Blu-ray drives.

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ASUS G73 Stealth Fighter gaming laptop

ASUS G73 Stealth Fighter gaming laptop

We're generally sceptical about laptops with design "inspired" by something else, but ASUS' G73 gaming laptop does at least make a good hack at channeling some of the Stealth Fighter elements it's apparently influenced by.  We stopped by to check out the mobile powerhouse at CES 2010; check out more live pictures after the cut.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 get Core i3, i5 & i7 options

Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 get Core i3, i5 & i7 options

Lenovo haven't forgotten about their mainstream home users at CES 2010; the company has unveiled two new models, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 notebooks, complete with various options from Intel's latest Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.  The IdeaPad Y460 has a 14-inch 1366 x 768 display, Core i3 or i5 CPU, ATI Radeon HD5740/HD5650 graphics and up to 320GB hard-drive, while the IdeaPad Y560 has a 15.6-inch display, Core i3, i5 or i7 CPU, ATI Radeon HD5730 graphics and up to 500GB hard-drive.

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