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AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else

Chip giant AMD took the wraps off the latest in a series of graphic cards on Saturday when it revealed the Radeon R9 285, which it claims is speedier than rival Nvidia GTX 760. The company revealed its new card at its "30 Years of Gaming and Graphics" shindig yesterday. AMD said that the Radeon R9 will be released on 2 …
Team Register, 24 Aug 2014
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High five from AMD: New supercomputer GPU maxes out at 5.07 TFLOPS

AMD has upped the ante in its battle with Nvidia for the data center and high-performance computing (HPC) markets, with the launch of two new GPU cards for servers. The company's new big gun is the FirePro S9150 card, which maxes out at a blistering 5.07 TFLOPS peak single-precision floating-point performance and 2.53 TFLOPS …
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Altcoins will DESTROY the IT industry and spawn an infosec NIGHTMARE

Analysis Much has been written about how Bitcoin will affect libertarian society, banks, money and government, but there are some other effects that bear consideration: what it will do to the IT industry. Imagine you've always lusted after the highest of high end graphics cards. Why pay £500 for something that's only for improving the …
Simon Rockman, 27 Jan 2014

AMD details new low-bucks, high-oomph graphics cards

AMD has announced more details on some members of the two new series of Radeon graphics cards it introduced as last month came to a close – the R7 and R9 lines – each based around the company's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and Mantle low-level API optimizations, and introducing AMD TrueAudio technology. The cards aren …
Rik Myslewski, 8 Oct 2013

AMD claims 'fastest graphics card in the world'

AMD has unveiled a dual-GPU, easily overclockable, 3D-capable, DirectX 11–supporting consumer graphics card that it claims is "the fastest graphics card in the world". "Packing more raw performance than any consumer graphics card ever created, the AMD Radeon HD 6990 provides the latest for the ultimate gaming advantage," …
Rik Myslewski, 8 Mar 2011
ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition

AMD tempts gamers with multi-monitor Eye candy

AMD has announced a new graphics card that can fill six displays with over one billion pixels per second to provide what the company unblushingly claims to be "the ultimate in entertainment and productivity". The Wednesday announcement of the expansively named ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition notes that users of the card …
Rik Myslewski, 1 Apr 2010
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ATI Graphic cards turbo charge password recovery

Russian password cracking firm ElcomSoft is using the latest graphics cards from ATI to double the speed of its iPhone password breaker and wireless security auditor products. ATI Radeon HD5970-accelerated password recovery runs twice as fast as NVIDIA Tesla-supported recovery, or up to 20 times faster than on Core i7-960 rigs …
John Leyden, 17 Mar 2010
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AMD intros dual-GPU monster graphics card

AMD has whipped out its latest top-of-the-line dual-GPU graphics card, as expected. Dubbed the ATI Radeon HD 5970, the DirectX 11-supporting card can drive up to three displays simultaneously - there are a pair of DVI connectors and a DisplayPort on the back - and one screen at up to 7680 x 1600. The board's two 40nm GPUs run …
Tony Smith, 18 Nov 2009
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Matrox makes eight-screen graphics card

Matrox has introduced what it claims is the world's first single-slot graphics card capable of driving eight monitors simultaneously. A boon for gamers? Maybe, but the business-oriented M9188 card is going to cost 'em. Matrox M9188 Matrox's M9188: 16 ports on a display card's chest Yes, Matrox wants $1995 (£1192/€1332) for …
Tony Smith, 11 Nov 2009
AMD Radoen HD 5970

AMD dual-Radeon HD 5870 card spied on web

AMD is no stranger to banging a couple of its high-end GPUs onto a single graphics card, connecting them in CrossFire mode, and offering the result as a top-of-the-line gaming card. World+Dog expects it do the same with its Radeon HD 5870 chip - reviewed here - and here it is. Unofficially, mind, courtesy of a card leaked to …
Tony Smith, 4 Nov 2009
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AMD intros mid-range 5000-series Radeons

AMD has rolled out two more 5x000-series GPUs, this time the mainstream-oriented 5750 and 5770, lesser partners to the recently released high-end 5850 and 5870 - reviewed here - DirectX 11 graphics cards. AMD ATI Radeon HD 5770 AMD's Radeon HD 5770: mainstream DX11. The 40nm chips contain 1.04bn transistors, used to …
Tony Smith, 14 Oct 2009

Rambus asks ITC to bar US Nvidia imports

IP-lawsuit-happy Rambus is asking the US International Trade Commission to ban imports of Nvidia products it claims infringe on nine of its patents. The company filed a formal complaint with the ITC requesting an investigation that it hopes will lead to the barring of certain Nvidia kit. It's complaint follows a lawsuit filed …
Austin Modine, 8 Nov 2008

16-card GPU bangs-per-buck mega shoot out

We've looked at a host of graphics chips, and while each new GPU generation has its fans who'll dash out and buy it no matter what, plenty of punters prefer to wait and see whether they're worth the money. In short, they ask, what level of bang will we get per buck? Or would be be better off spending a lot less on an older GPU …
Leo Waldock, 12 Aug 2008

Dell challenges blades with rack workstation

Dell has launched a rack workstation to challenge blade workstations. The advantage is that the hardware, and data, is kept in a central server room or data centre and so is more secure. The architecture also removes heat and noise usually created by desktop machine from the working environment. Prices start at $1,869 (£936 …
John Oates, 23 Jul 2008

AMD launches Radeon HD 2900 Pro

AMD has rolled out a new graphics card to fill a gap beneath its current top-of-the-line ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. PowerColor's AMD ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro PowerColor's HD 2900 Pro: GDDR 4 capable The ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro's 320 unified Stream processors are clocked at 600MHz, down from the 2900 XT's 740MHz. Its 512MB of …
Tony Smith, 26 Sep 2007

Crysis demo delayed

Crytek has put back the release of the demo version of Crysis, the eagerly anticipated PC-based first-person shooter that DirectX 10 graphics cards owners are all keen to try. Crytek's Crysis Crytek's Crysis Originally due to be posted online on 25 September, the Crysis demo will now appear over a month later, on 26 …
Tony Smith, 24 Sep 2007

Nvidia fills out Quadro DirectX 10 line-up

Nvidia has expanded its line of workstation and business-oriented graphics products with a quartet of cards designed to fill out its low-end and mid-range product grid. Moving up the line, the Quadro FX 370 augments the existing FX 350 with DirectX 10 support and a pair of dual-link DVI ports in place of one DVI and one VGA …
Tony Smith, 13 Sep 2007

Albatron reinvents graphics card as Blu-ray booster

Here's a novel idea: take a regular graphics card and re-style it as a Blu-ray Disc decoder for machines that already have their own, integrated graphics card. That's what board maker Albatron's done with its latest offering. Albatron Blu-ray Decoder Card Not a graphics card, an HD video decoder card, OK? The what-is-says …
Tony Smith, 11 Jul 2007

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