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Rumor or typo? Radeon 5870 X2 surfaces, dives

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/radeonsecret.jpg" /> A Dutch retailer briefly lists a "Radeon 5870 X2," along with specs — conspiracy? Coincidence? Sham? Legit? Or

New reviews have GeForces pulling ahead of Radeons

I’ve been trumpeting Radeon superiority in this video card generation for months, but it seems that the seesaw is tipping the other way now and NVIDIA is back on their game. Doubtless the cost-f

G4saurus Defectus: AMD snipes at NVIDIA in viral cartoon

I think you have to be a real hardware geek to find this stuff funny, so it’s no surprise that it made me smile. Although it’s not exactly credited, it’s pretty clear that this is a

Radeon HD 4830 fills the budget-midrange gap

AMD’s 4000 series has been exceptional in that not only has it exceeded NVIDIA at the high end while keeping the price down, but the budget offerings going all the way down to <$100 are good

AMD teaming up with Celsia for better passive cooling

In systems where both energy limitations and heat flow are major considerations, passive cooling has been an increasingly popular solution, though not always the best one. Heatsinks are often just not

Radeon 4870 with 1GB of DDR5 – is it worth it?

Every so often, hardware makers strike out in a new direction, improving their product in an almost random manner — double the shader processors! stick two cards together! — and sometimes

AMD expects Direct X 11 GPUs in 2009

Direct X 11 is on track for a 2009 release, according to AMD’s little slide up there. You’ll also note that the company expects Windows 7 in 2009, too. That’s cute. And how many Dire

New ATI Radeon graphics cards do gaming on the cheap

AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 4550 and 4350 graphics cards are a wet dream for gamers on a budget by delivering DirectX 10.1 graphics and an HDMI port with 7.1 channel audio while keeping the price low. T

Thousands of Radeon cards found faulty – who's to blame?

When a serious hardware problem occurs, the buck always passes a few times before it finds a solid resting place. In the recent case of NVIDIA, it was remarkably simple, as the company itself (it seem

AMD Radeon HD 4600: performance at a low price, or so they say

  The ATI Radeon HD 4600 is out of the gate and already talking a big talk.  Allegedly the new, low price card can outperform both the HD 3650 and the 9500GT while still keeping the cost under 80

NVIDIA and AMD are the Hummers of the tech industry

While the world oohs and ahhs to tiny laptops and green benchmarks, there is a sort of blind eye turned to the excesses of extreme gamers. This interesting article points out that as everyone else is

AMD vs NVIDIA: the eternal struggle extends to the budget level

The video card scene right now is like watching a boxing match. AMD dealt NVIDIA a solid shot to the face with the 4870 and 4850, causing NVIDIA to lower their prices in an evasive maneuver. NVIDIA ha

AMD talks up DirectX 10.1 gains and features

AMD is, I think, releasing press releases just for giggles. This one is pretty insubstantial, but it linked the neat demo video above so it’s worth mentioning. Essentially, AMD is attempting to

AMD's DTV biz gets scooped up by Broadcom

AMD wanted to get out of the DTV market for a bit now and just found a buyer. Broadcom, maker of chips and bits inside of broadcast equipment, is paying $192.8 million in cash to acquire all of AMD&#8

"Lucid" chip tech enables GeForce/Radeon cross-SLI

SLI rendering has gained a lot of popularity lately, even to the point where people are making SLI rigs of pre-SLI’ed cards like the 9800GX2 and the 4870X2. The problem is that drivers and mothe

AMD taking the bullet train to Splitsville?

Advanced Micro Devices is apparently getting set to split up into two companies, according to TG Daily. There are two fluffy, happy, candy-cane strategies currently in place, one called Asset Light an

Nvidia slashes price of GTX 280, 260: Now on par with ATi's prices

Hope you didn’t buy an Nvidia GTX 260 or 280 in the past month, since their prices were just slashed overnight. The GTX 280, once retailing for $649, will now set you back only $499. Meanwhile,

ATI's Radeon 4870 hit NVIDIA so hard their prices fell down

Damn, when I first heard about the GeForce 260 and 280 I thought it was checkmate. No one expected much of the new line of Radeons in the first place given ATI’s lackluster offerings lately, and

Today's a good day to upgrade your video card

Or maybe over the next week or so. With the release of the ATI HD 4850 and NVIDIA’s new 55nm-based 9800GTX+, the price/performance ratio is really nice right now. Of course, as with all componen

AMD's new "GAME!" badges aim to standardize gaming rigs

Well, it’s not exactly standardization, it’s more a simplification of all the insane model numbers, product lines, and motherboard configurations that go into a serious gaming PC. Since ga
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