Radeon

  • AMD’s new top-end Radeon Vega graphics cards are taking aim at competing GPUs

    AMD’s new top-end Radeon Vega graphics cards are taking aim at competing GPUs

    It’s high-time for AMD to announce a new generation graphics card and it’s done just that with the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. This potentially deadly duo of souped-up GPUs take aim at NVIDIA’s Pascal series, namely the GTX 1080, 1080Ti and even directly, to the more recently announced Titan Xp. Here are the nerdy details: the Vega features 64 compute units, an… Read More

  • Report: Radeon 7000 Series Already Nearing Mass Production

    Tick tock, tick tock. What are we waiting for? No, not for Fernando Torres to finally score for Chelsea (although we are, in fact, waiting for that to happen), but for AMD to release its latest GPU, the Radeon HD 7000. Digi Times, which is about as solid as source as you can get, says mass production will begin in May. That should put retail availability at July 2011 at the earliest. Read More

  • Citing Consumer Awareness, AMD Officially Retires 25-Year-Old ATI Brand

    It’s officially the end of an era. AMD has confirmed what has been rumored for a few months now, that it plans to drop the ATI brand name. AMD says it’s doing so because consumers are more familiar with AMD, so it makes no sense to try to keep pushing the ATI brand. Pour one out for ATI when you have a moment. Read More

  • Simple BIOS Flash Turns AMD Radeon HD 6950 Into A 6970!

    Did Santa give you an AMD Radeon HD 6950 this year? Good news: he actually gave you a 6970! It turns out that with a few clicks of your mouse you can unlock your 6950 so that it runs at 6970 speeds. Nice! Read More

  • ATI Brand Name Disappears From Latest Radeon Driver Suite

    AMD has released the latest version (10.12) of its Catalyst Control Center driver suite, and there’s something missing: ATI branding! You’ll recall that AMD had decided to phase out the ATI brand name on its Radeon graphics cards (AMD bought ATI several years ago), with the thinking that “Radeon” means more to consumers than “ATI.” Starting with this… Read More

  • AMD Radeon 6000 Series Specs Trickle Out

    I’m reasonably certain the first reviews of the new AMD Radeons will hit the Net on Friday, so until then we’ll have to make due with leaked slides and the like. It’s both an exciting and depressing time: excited to see what AMD has in store, but depressed to know that my once high flying 5970 is now old news. Read More

  • AMD To Release Next-Generation Graphics Cards Next Week: DX11 Round Two

    AMD mentioned in its earnings call that its next-generation graphics cards will be released next week. Details are non-existent, so don’t even bother asking. I do know that the codename of the architecture is “Northern Islands.” Read More

  • Radeon HD 6870 Performance Numbers Leak

    As the video card wars continue, the as of yet unreleased AMD Radeon HD 6870 looks to be a serious weapon. How do we know? Well, the Chinese website PCinLife.com managed to get a benchmark showing some very interesting information about the new card. A 3DMark score of 11,500 is about 2,500 more then the previous high end card, the Nvidia GTX 480 and the HD 5870. This reflects what appears to be… Read More

  • MSI's newest GX640 gaming notebook is fast, affordable

    MSI announced the latest in their stable today, the GX640. Built around the Intel Core i5 processor and ATI Radeon HD5850, it’s definitely a contender in the gaming notebook arena. In fact, it’s been selected as the notebook of choice by the number one pro-gaming team in North America. Read More

  • Asus Ares 5970 is truly two 5870s slapped together, no holds barred

    The ATI Radeon HD 5970 is essentially two 5870s slapped together, but underclocked a little bit so as not to melt a hole through your carpet (but will melt a hole through your bank account~!) Asus saw that and was like, “Pfft, wait till you see what we’ve come up with.” It’s called the Asus Ares 5970, a true-to-life dual 5870 solution that doesn’t downclock… Read More

  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition: Are 6 monitors better than 1?

    Last week at PAX East, Nvidia showed off for the first time its GTX 480. Reviews were kind, but noted that the card runs at approximately 8 million degrees, and that the performance isn’t as crazy as you’d expect for the $500 you’re going to pay—an ATI Radeon 5870 is nearly as good, for $100 cheaper. So, make your own decisions! That’s part of the fun of PC… Read More

  • XFX "gunning" for Nvidia with the ATI HD 5970

    Well, it looks like XFX packaging is going to be a little more secure then the stuff that Amazon uses. You’ll have to be careful leaving the store with this stuff, XFX appears to be packaging their version of the ATI HD 5970 in a replica of a H&K P90. Catchy, but hopefully they don’t lose any customers to gunfire. Read More

  • Alienware Aurora ALX announced, melts faces with speed

    Alienware announced some new systems recently, including their latest desktop box, the Aurora ALX. The biggest news about the Aurora is the inclusion of the new ATI Radeon HD 5870 card. Reputed to be the current “top of the heap” when it comes to video cards, it’s being tested all over the web. Read More

  • Top-shelf Radeon 4890 spotted, examined


    As much as we like the giant-killing 4870 graphics cards from AMD, they have been around for quite a while now. It’s past time when more needs to be done than tape two together and call it “X2.” Luckily, they’ve had the successor to the 4870 in the pipe for a while now, and someone’s just gotten their dirty hands on one. Read More

  • AMD's partners refuse to lower price on 4870 – it would be too good of a deal

    If you didn’t already have enough reasons to buy a Radeon 4870 in one of its many forms, well, here’s another one. AMD’s been trying to push sales of its graphics cards, hoping to lower inventory and get a little dough, maybe to offset the enormous loss they posted this last quarter. Their strategy was to lower the 512MB 4850 to ~$120, and its big brother the giant-killer 4870… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Sapphire Radeon 4870 512MB, $150 shipped


    It wasn’t so very long ago that the 4870 was the king of the hill. They offer it all the way up to 2GB right now, but 512MB should suit anybody shopping in the mid range. And $150 (with the $15 mail-in rebate) is an absolutely excellent price for this card. If I weren’t completely broke right now, I’d buy one myself. Maybe one of you guys could buy two and I’ll pay… Read More

  • Rumor or typo? Radeon 5870 X2 surfaces, dives

    A Dutch retailer briefly lists a “Radeon 5870 X2,” along with specs — conspiracy? Coincidence? Sham? Legit? Or just a typo? Well, check out the specs and then… you be the judge. Read More

  • 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-for-performance of the 48xx series early on caused NVIDIA to panic and drop prices, but now that the platforms have matured a little bit, drivers have been updated, and new games are being tested… Read More

  • 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 performers for the money as well. The new HD 4830 slots right in between the 46XX series ($70-80) and the 4850 (~$170). At around $130 or less, the Radeon HD 4830 provides DirectX 10.1 support… Read More

  • 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 it actually has good results. The big move happening right now is a vast increase in the amount of RAM available to the video card, even though that’s not really what’s limiting… Read More