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Review: AMD HD 5850

Submitted by: Beren @ 07:43 AM | Thursday, October 1, 2009 | (url: http://www.hardoc...)

As a very happy owner of a 4850 from the last gen I am obviously very interested in the 5850. Looking at the specs the 5850 look to be even closer to the 5870 then the 4850 was to the 4870. So anyone looking for a midrange part to kick some serious arse this is the ticket.

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Review: AMD HD 5870

Submitted by: Beren @ 07:36 AM | Thursday, October 1, 2009 | (url: http://www.hardoc...)

The first DX11 card to hit the shelves. A very impressive card that has me drooling and thinking buying one shortly. Check out this review to see for yourself.


AMD Gains Forces NVIDIA to Cut Prices

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:12 PM | Saturday, November 15, 2008 | (url: http://www.digiti...)

With AMD making gains in the discrete graphics card market rising to around 40% in third-quarter 2008 according to a recent report from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) Nvidia is planning to cut its graphics card prices in an attempt to curb further loss of market share, according to sources at graphics card makers.

AMD anticipates taking 50% of the market after reducing prices for its ATI Radeon HD 4000 series products, but to counter Nvidia has also made moves to cut prices for its GeForce GTX 200, 9800 GT and 9600 GT series.


First steps towards raytracing in Radeon 4800

Submitted by: Arcanox @ 08:28 AM | Monday, June 30, 2008 | (url: http://www.tomsha...)

ATI has started taking the first steps of implementing a legitimate realtime raytracing pipeline into the next generations of their video cards. While their applications currently don't extend to games, this technology represents the biggest video game graphics innovation since introduction of the normal map.

San Francisco (CA) - It appears that the buzz about 3D graphics has been focused on a feature that is not even integrated in todays games - ray-tracing. Intel is beating the RT drum for its upcoming cGPU, which is still 18 months away. But it appears that Intel may be defeated in its own game, as AMDs graphics chips are supporting a 100% ray-traced pipeline, TG Daily learned.


ATi Catalyst 8.2 Drivers Released

Submitted by: Beren @ 05:20 PM | Wednesday, February 13, 2008 | (url: http://ati.amd.co...)

ATi Catalyst 8.2 Drivers have now been released. XP/Vista/Linux versions. Plenty of fixes across all platforms including games such as: QW:ET, WoW, Doom 3, Oblivion and Unreal Tournament 3.

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Free Half-Life 2: Lost Coast and Half-Line 2 Deathmatch for ATI users

Submitted by: CooLGuY @ 10:29 PM | Tuesday, June 26, 2007 | (url: http://www.steamp...)

Free Half-Life 2: Lost Coast and Half-Line 2 Deathmatch
for a limited time, worked for me.


ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT full review

Submitted by: ZacH @ 03:27 AM | Monday, May 14, 2007 | (url: http://enthusiast...)

The conclusion:

Here is what it boils down to. If the Radeon HD 2900 XT performed exactly on par with the GeForce 8800 GTS in every game, it would still be a loser because it draws nearly 100 more watts of power, meaning it is very inefficient. The facts are though that it doesnt even match the 8800 GTS currently. In every game it slides in underperforming compared to the GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MB, and it does it while drawing a lot more power, as much power or more as an 8800 GTX. Not only that, but a GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MB based video card can now be had for up to $70 cheaper than the Radeon HD 2900 XT. I dont know about you, but a video card that is cheaper, runs a lot faster and draws less energy just seems like the better value to me.

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ATI's Radeon HD 2900 XT benchmarked, trumps NVIDIA's GeForce 8800 GTS

Submitted by: Rooster! @ 12:17 PM | Tuesday, April 24, 2007 | (url: http://www.engadg...)

Although preliminary testing proved that ATI's R600 architecture wasn't messing around, DailyTech added another layer of proof to the pudding as it benchmarked a bonafide Radeon HD 2900 XT against NVIDIA's 640MB GeForce 8800 GTS. The DirectX 10-capable card is a notch above the HD 2600 XT that was snapped in the wild, and the tested unit featured 320 stream processors, 512MB of GDDR3 RAM, a dual-slot "blower-type heat sink," dual dual-link DVI ports, and a serious desire to crank out impressive FPS numbers. While the marks weren't the end-all answer to the ATI vs. NVIDIA question, the Radeon managed to best its opponent in every single trial.


Some news on ATI's R600

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:37 PM | Friday, March 2, 2007 | (url: http://www.hardoc...)

We have been able to confirm some other R600 news that is not good. ATI is stating that a SINGLE R600 high end configuration will require 300 watts of power (+/-9%) and a DUAL R600 "CrossFire" high end configuration will require, as you might guess, 600 watts of power (+/-9%). Compare that to a single GeForce 8800 GTX that will pull 150 to 180 watts. Add in a CPU to that mix and you overtake most power supplies peak ratings on the retail shelves today.

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ATi R600XTX/XT/XL Series Unveiled

Submitted by: oodLes @ 09:13 PM | Friday, February 23, 2007 | (url: http://tinyurl.co...)

There will be 2 versions of R600XTX; one is for OEM/SI and the other for retail. Both feature 1GB DDR4 memories on board but the OEM version is 12.4" long to be exact and the retail is 9.5" long.

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