Items tagged with 6850

Photos of AMD's upcoming Radeon 6990 dual-GPU have surfaced on the Japanese website 4Gamer.net and the card's sheer bulk is an impressive sight. Instead of using a fan mounted at the back of the GPU that pushes air across and out the front, the 6990's fan sits dead center where it can simultaneously cool both GPUs. We're curious about how the air intake/outtake work in this design; it appears that the fan pulls air over the second GPU and pushes it across the first. No word yet on whether this card is larger than the 5970 but it sticks with the former's 6-pin / 8-pin auxiliary power connections.... Read more...
iBUYPOWER is launching three new systems that take advantage of AMD's new 6000 series graphic cards. The new systems include the Gamer Mage D295, Gamer Mage D355, and Gamer Paladin F820. With the lowest price tag of the three new systems, the Gamer Mage D295 features a liquid cooled AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad-Core processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, an AMD Radeon 6850 1GB graphics card, a LG Blu-ray reader/DVD combo drive, a 700W power supply, and 1TB of storage. The Gamer Mage D335 steps things up a notch with a liquid cooled AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Six-Core processor, 8GB of DDR3 memory, the AMD Radeon... Read more...
AMD is hard launching a pair of new Radeon HD 6800 series cards today, based on the GPU formerly codenamed “Barts”. The new Radeon HD 6870 and Radeon HD 6850 are the first cards to arrive utilizing AMD’s second-generation DirectX 11 architecture. The cards are designed to offer Radeon HD 5800-class performance at much lower price points, with lower power consumption and with smaller dies, which make them more economical to produce. We’ve got the full scoop along with single-GPU and CrossFire testing on the pages ahead... AMD Radeon HD 6870 & 6850 Graphics Debut... Read more...
Notice anything different in that Radeon graphics logo kicking back off to the left here?  If not, you weren't paying attention, so forty lashes for you with a bump-mapped, specular lit, highly tesselated wet noodle.  Though AMD may have finally decided to do away with their ATI branding so many years after the acquisition, you can rest assured the AMD Radeon team still has an ATI power plant driving their muscle car graphics division.  And it's safe to say that power plant is firing on all cylinders these days, with all the chatter and buzz we've been serving up here based on the... Read more...
While attending a press event out in Los Angeles, California last week, to discuss the impending Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 launch, we had the chance to get an early look at some of the first, fully functional samples of AMD’s upcoming “Llano” processor, or APU (Applications Processer Unit). For those unfamiliar with Llano, it is 32nm “Fusion” product that integrates CPU, GPU, and Northbridge functions on a single die. We don’t have full specifications and can’t disclose much about the test platform pictured here, other than to say the CPU portion of the... Read more...
What goes faster than a Core 2 Quad processor at 3GHz?  Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your perspective, nothing from AMD at the moment.  Thankfully Intel has a few more "MHz in the can", or so to speak.  Actually, it appears they may have a lot more, as you'll see in the pages that follow.  Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves though.  First, Intel had to lay the platform foundation to support higher performance.  After all, a faster engine is no good to you, sitting idle. The introduction of the Intel P35 "Bearlake" chipset and soon-to-be-released X38 chipset... Read more...
Hello All.  I ntel’s has just launched their latest flagship desktop processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6850, and we’ve got it on the test-bench at here HotHardware.com.  Here’s a snip: “It took a small voltage bump to 1.45V in the BIOS to hit 3.73GHz.  To achieve this, we raised the FSB to 466MHz and dropped the multiplier to X8.  Once we hit our highest, stable clock speed, we were surprised how stable things were even with a relatively low cost standard HSF cooler.  We used an Artic Cooling Freezer 7 cooler to achieve these results.”... Read more...