Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB hits the office

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 06:46 PM |

The launch of the new AMD Radeon HD 6800-series of graphics cards might have technically occurred yesterday, but chances are many of you are just learning about it today.  Well first, be sure you read my review of both the Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 cards to see if these are cards you might be interested in upgrading to.  After that, feel free to jump back here and check out the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB that just arrived.

The all-new AMD HD6800-series graphics card now available from MSI

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 04:41 PM |

City of Industry, CA – October 22, 2010 – The world-class graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI officially launches the R6800 series graphics cards supporting DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a output. The R6800 family includes R6870-2PM2D1GD5 using the AMD Radeon HD 6870 GPU and R6850-PM2D1GD5 using the AMD AMD Radeon HD 6850 GPU. Both of them not only support 3D-Stereoscopic format, but also AMD 's Eyefinity multi-display output technology, providing the unique visual experience.

Source: MSI

ASUS Continues To Set the Performance Bar in Graphics with the EAH6800 Series of Graphics Card

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 04:29 PM |

Fremont, CA (October 22, 2010) - Featuring even more processing power than the award winning EAH5000 Series of graphics cards, the new ASUS EAH6800 Series brings HD graphics performance and smooth gameplay to PC enthusiasts.

Source: ASUS

Barts is here, meet the 6870 and 6850

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 22, 2010 - 12:28 PM |

In the wee hours of the morning AMD released the HD 6870 and 6850 upon the world and seemingly to retailers as the cards do appear to be available for purchase.  This is not quite a chip refresh, there are new features on this GPU that did not appear in Evergreen, specifically morphological anti-aliasing, HDMI 1.4a support, DisplayPort 1.2 support and the new UVD3 engine.  Unfortunately that is it for improvements, including performance.  Check out Ryan's full review for all the gritty details.

Manufacturer: AMD

A new architecture we are all very familiar with

The new AMD Radeon HD 6800 series cards are here! Do the new HD 6870 and HD 6850 live up to the hype surrounding them over the past months and can their new $200 price tag stick it to NVIDIA's GTX 460 cards like AMD is hoping? Stop in and read the full review for the details!

NVIDIA 3DTV Play Available - Brings 500 3D Games, Blu-ray 3D Movies, 3D Photos to 3D HDTVs

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 21, 2010 - 11:01 AM |

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oct. 21, 2010 — NVIDIA today announced the availability of its highly anticipated NVIDIA 3DTV Play software, which allows users to connect NVIDIA 3D Vision-enabled notebooks and desktops to 3D HDTVs for the ultimate high-definition, big-screen entertainment experience.

With NVIDIA 3DTV Play software, any compatible NVIDIA GeForce GPU-powered system can be connected to a HDMI 1.4 3D HDTV.

Source: NVIDIA
Manufacturer: MSI

MSI upgrades the GTX 460

The MSI GeForce GTX 460 HAWK graphics card is one of the best GF104 cards we have tested with a potent combination of hardware, software, cooler and overclocked settings. Of course with a design like this the stock settings were just the beginning as we pushed the clock speeds over 900 MHz!

ASUS tries to TOP Palit's factory OC'd GTX460

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 18, 2010 - 06:03 PM |

Here at PC Perspective we fell in love with the overclocked Palit Sonic Platinum GTX 460, as it produced results that equalled or beat the GTX 470 for a lesser price.  [H]ard|OCP tried a different factory overclocked box, the ASUS ENGTX460 TOP 1GB which sports a roughly 15% overclock but more importantly a custom cooler.  That cooler ends up having more to do with the Silver Award than the factory overclock does, see why he

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Some Initial (and mostly unsubstantiated) Thoughts on AMD's upcoming HD 6800 Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2010 - 04:41 PM |

I have yet to be invited to an NDA session about the upcoming AMD HD 6000 series of cards, so I thought I would throw out some last minute thoughts before I get an official lowdown (and have to bite my tongue until they are released).  Both of the images used in this news item appear to have been taken down from their original sites (hence the lack of links), but I was able to scrounge around for copies.  All architectural discussions in this article are based on the numbers in the table listed below.

Introducing Fermi for HTPCs with the GT430

Subject: Graphics Cards | October 12, 2010 - 04:43 PM |

Ryan recently wrapped up a review of the Galaxy GT 430 1GB, priced under $100 and pegged against the HD5570/5550 from AMD.  While it did not manage to beat either of those cards in some quick gaming tests it does have quite a few positive features.  It supports HD video decode acceleration, Blu-ray support, and even support for the latest HDMI 1.4, but those are just the icing.  The big benefit to choosing this card is its support for 3D application, so with this card and a 3D TV all you need is the cable and a set of 3D glasse