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Singularity HD Trailer - Interview

Submitted by: jamesjimmy @ 06:26 PM | Tuesday, January 20, 2009 | (url: http://bittnews.c...)

A New HD Trailer/Interview From Activision's upcoming title Singularity

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Atomic ST-6026

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 12:35 PM | Sunday, December 21, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

The Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Atomic ST-6026 is a limited edition product, and comes packaged in a stylish aluminium case with a host of accessories aimed at the gaming enthusiast, The list of included tools include an HDMI adapter, HDMI cable, CCL UV lamp, two Sapphire USB flash drives, as well as driver and utilities software and benchmarking tools. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests Sapphire's fastest Radeon HD 4870 X2 video card against the best graphics products available.

Palit Revolution 700 Radeon HD 4870 X2 Video Card

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 11:30 AM | Monday, December 8, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Palit is not known for launching cutting-edge products ahead of the competition, as they can be described as the tortoise in a race against the hare. What Palit does do well is deliver a refined (read: not rushed) product to store shelves. The Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe is one such example, which offers the Radeon HD 4870 X2 with 2048 MB of GDDR5 video frame buffer and is cooled by a proprietary triple-slot thermal solution. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the AE5487XSF0545-PM9348 SKU against many of the latest high-performance graphics products available to the retail market.

ASUS Radeon HD 4830 Video Card EAH4830

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 06:54 PM | Saturday, November 29, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

After a rather disappointing HD 3000 series, ATI took the world by surprise with the HD 4000 generation of graphics cards. Since the launch of the HD 4000 series back in June, ATI has reclaimed its presence in the market and has been steadily eating away at Nvida's marketshare. Benchmark Reviews has had the opportunity to review several cards from the HD 4800 series lineup and today we look at one of the newest additions to the family: the Radeon HD 4830. This particular model, the EAH4830, comes to us from Asus and sports a custom cooler design and factory overclocked memory. We'll put it through its paces and find out how it compares to its two closest siblings; the HD 4670 and the HD 4850.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 Dual-GPU Graphics

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 02:19 AM | Saturday, November 8, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Sapphire is best know for taking an ATI product, and making better. It's rare that an AMD partner takes engineering into their own hands, a produces a self-made product. What's impressive is that they've decided to do so with a dual-RV770 Radeon HD 4850 X2 as their latest evolution in graphics cards. Benchmark Reviews compares performance against the GeForce 9800 GX2, CrossFireX 4850's, and the Radeon HD 4870 X2 to name a few, but add a collection of todays hottest video cards to make sure the Sapphire 11139-00-40R receives a workout.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 Video Card

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 10:46 AM | Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

ATI has learned that being the king of graphics means you must raise the bar for performance with each product release. The Radeon HD 4850 X2 is the latest evolution in graphics cards, and ATI delivers a product nearly as grand as their Radeon HD 4870 X2. Benchmark Reviews has been fortunate to test the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 Dual-GPU video card 11139-00-40R against a collection of todays hottest video cards available.

MSI Radeon HD 4850 Video Card R4850-512M

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 09:16 PM | Thursday, October 16, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Benchmark Reviews has already tested the high-performance cooling options dedicated to the Radeon HD 4870: Sapphire has their Toxic and Palit has their Sonic, but it seems that the big names have overlooked the warm-blooded 4850. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the MSI Radeon HD 4850 video card R4850-512M SKU- MS-V803-285.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Toxic Video Card

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 12:03 PM | Tuesday, September 30, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Anyone who has heard of ATI video cards has probably heard of Sapphire Technology. Sapphire is the largest producer of AMD/ATI graphics products in the world, and do far more than rebrand a product with their own label. The Radeon HD 4000 series launched with tremendous success not long ago, and Sapphire has tweaked the design to produce their own high-performance Toxic Edition of the popular Radeon HD 4870 video card. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests their graphics card against the competition to find out if a factory-overclocked model is worth the money.

Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 04:08 PM | Sunday, September 21, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

When everyone thought AMD was sinking into a dark abyss, ATI unvieled their Radeon HD 4000 series and proved the critics all wrong. The Radeon HD 4870 is their current single-GPU flagship, and it's earned a high level of well-deserved distinction. Palit has followed-up this pattern by adding some stand-out features of their own. Benchmark Reviews tests the Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic edition video card from Palit. This RV770 graphics solution offers factory overclocked perfomance and a new cooling solution.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Video Card 100251SR

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 01:39 AM | Tuesday, August 19, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Technology doesn't play favorites, and when it reaches an apex there is an indifference towards who develops it. ATI has learned this lesson the hard way, having watched from the sidelines for so long that most have forgotten that AMD could be a leader in technology. The Radeon HD 4870 X2 is the latest evolution in graphics cards, and ATI has delivered something bigger than we've ever seen before. Benchmark Reviews is fortunate to test the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Dual-RV770 GPU video card 100251SR against a collection of todays hottest video cards available.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 Video Card

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 11:09 PM | Thursday, July 3, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Sapphire has always offered the most influential ATI graphics products available, and the new Radeon HD 4850 is no different. Although it still uses GDDR3 clocked at 993 (1986 MHz DDR), unlike the 4870 version that is decked out with GDDR5, the Sapphire 100242L model offers 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) on its 625 MHz 800-core RV770 GPU. Benchmark Reviews tests the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 graphics card against the closest competition, and even compare CrossFireX performance in this performance review.

Blu-ray to win in 2008, HD DVD price cuts are "useless resistance"

Submitted by: GlassShadow @ 04:35 PM | Monday, January 28, 2008 | (url: http://www.engadg...)

Gartner, the fat lady of research firms, is singing HD DVD's swan song this morning.
"Gartner believes that Toshiba's price-cutting may prolong HD DVD's life a little, but the limited line-up of film titles will inflict fatal damage on the format." ... "Gartner expects that, by the end of 2008, Blu-ray will be the winning format in the consumer market, and the war will be over."

Universal ends HD-DVD support.

Submitted by: Darmok & Jalad @ 09:23 AM | Friday, January 11, 2008 | (url: http://www.variet...)

Daily Variety has confirmed that Universal's commitment to backing HD DVD exclusively has ended.

this is the end

First HD South Park Episode Coming To XBLM

Submitted by: Xionic @ 01:58 AM | Monday, March 5, 2007 | (url: http://blog.wired...)

Wired News has learned that on Tuesday, March 6, Microsoft and Viacom will release the first-ever high-definition episode of the Comedy Central series South Park exclusively on Xbox Live Marketplace.

Hackers discover HD DVD and Blu-ray "processing key" -- all HD titles now exposed

Submitted by: bigtabs @ 01:33 PM | Thursday, February 15, 2007 | (url: http://www.engadg...)

Those cooky kids over at the Doom9 forums hate themselves some DRM. Not more than two months after discovering a means to extract the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc "volume keys" to decrypt AACS DRM on individual films, we're now getting word that DRM hacker arnezami has found the "processing key" used to decrypt the DRM on all HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc films.