Items tagged with 6870

With the performance of more mainstream cards on the rise, monitor prices on a downward slide, and support for 5x1 Eyefinity available (sort of), we decided to see what a pair of Radeon HD 6870 cards running in CrossFire mode could do with a quintet of screen out in front. The cleanest way to pull off a 5x1 Eyefinity configuration, without using an array of adapters, is with a card that has at least five, similar outputs, connected to matching monitors. To that end, we got our hands on a pair of PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 2GB Eyefinity 6 Edition cards and five Dell 22” screens with DisplayPort... Read more...
Way back in September of ’09, AMD launched the Radeon HD 5800 series, and along with it officially unveiled its Eyefinity multi-display technology, which now pervades all Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series cards in one form or another. Leading up to the release of the 5800 series, AMD tried to keep Eyefinity a close guarded secret, so its arrival was a pleasant surprise for most consumers and a not so pleasant one for rival NVIDIA perhaps. Dual and multi-screen gaming wasn’t new per say, just ask die-hard Flight Simulator fans who have been doing it for years.  However, AMD’s... Read more...
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...