Doubling the GDDR5 on the HD 5870

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 24, 2010 - 05:01 PM |
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The new Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 TOXIC sports 2GB of RAM, twice as much as a normal model.  That GDDR5 runs at 5GHz effective and the core is clocked to 925MHz, both higher than the reference card.  The card is not quite as big as the DH 5970 but it does require more power and takes the six-and-eight-pin
PCIe power connectors familiar to fans of the highest end of GPUs.  HEXUS' testing shows that the single GPU cannot beat the dual HD 5970 in most cases and in games that do not benefit from a la

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A tale of two Radeon HD5770s

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 19, 2010 - 02:25 PM |
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There are many types of HD5770s, from the stock models to ones with custom cooling and factory set overclocks; two of which are up for review at InsideHW.  The MSI HD5770 Hawk and the POWERCOLOR PCS+ AX5770 are similar in some ways but vastly different in others.  Mostly likely thanks to the improved cooling on the MSI HAWK, they

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AMD reaches for gamers

AMD recently spent some time with us telling the story of how its game developer program works; what it does, what it doesn't do and how AMD plans on using its team and technologies to further the PC gaming community. But does the story add up? Can AMD convince gamers that with open physics, open 3D and Eyefinity they are the better player than NVIDIA?

The evolution of CrossFire EyeFinity

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 15, 2010 - 04:10 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP took a system with an HD5970 in it and installed three of the newest games on the market.  They then fired them up to see what happened and recorded the results on video.  The intent of this video review is to show you exactly what to expect when you try EyeFinity on these games; will their graphics settings allow you to specify EyeFinity resolutions right away or will you have to tweak configuration files in order to enjoy gaming across three screens?  Drop

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Lucid HYDRA technology accelerates Eyefinity with NVIDIA GPUs

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 12, 2010 - 01:06 AM |
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ASUS Radeon HD 5870 ROG MATRIX Edition Spied

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 11, 2010 - 06:56 PM |
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Some interesting pictures found their way to me of an upcoming graphics card from ASUS, the Radeon HD 5870 ROG MATRIX Edition (Republic of Gamers).  This card appears to offer quite a bit more in the way of overclocking than nearly any other GPU we have seen to date.


The design on the PCB and cooler is completely custom and offers superior cooling compared to the reference design from AMD. 

Last but not least: PC Perspective sees Eyefinity 6-panel in action

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 5, 2010 - 11:12 PM |
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You have likely seen other hardware and news sites posting pictures and video of some preliminary testing with a 6-panel Eyefinity gaming configuration, but I thought I would share this picture taken by our own A/V editor Ken A. 


NVIDIA teases with GPU performance that doesn't really matter

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 5, 2010 - 10:55 PM |
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A little more news from NVIDIA today, but unlike the news post below, this isn't negative.  NVIDIA is still waiting to release a next-generation card to compete with AMD's 5000-series that has been available since late September and while we know that something is coming on March 26th, they are teasing consumers once again with some early performance numbers.

NVIDIA 196.75 driver might be a GPU killer

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 5, 2010 - 10:33 PM |
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Were you thinking of stopping by NVIDIA.com to get the latest 196.75 drivers released this week?  Well don't.  Did you already download those drivers and have them running on your system right now?  Uninstall them and revert back to an older version!  Why all the commotion?  There are confirmed reports now of the 196.75 driver killing perfectly good NVIDIA-based graphics cards by turning off the fan at the wrong time.  Which is pretty much ANY time I think.

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MSI Makes Video Cards?

Now that AMD has stopped producing the HD 4870 and HD 4890 chips, the HD 5770 is quickly taking over the $149 to $199 marketplace. MSI decided to shake things up a bit in a market overflowing with reference designs from multiple manufacturers. The R5770 is a fully custom part with some unique features that set it above the rest. Stable 1 GHz+ operation is not a fantasy with this card...