AMD has been talking about CPU and GPU ‘fusion’ for many months now as they believe using both a processor and a graphics card is the way of the future. Today that reality has come one step closer with the announcement of a new technology brand called ATI Stream. Read on to see what ATO Stream Technology is all about and what Radeon HD 4000 series owners will be getting for free.
Last month I thought it would be interesting to compare Blu-Ray playback performance with the Intel DG45ID motherboard and a Radeon HD 4830 graphics card to see how each would do with VC-1 and H.264 movies. The article went over well, but after it was posted I was contacted by both AMD and Intel letting me know both the motherboard and video card that I used needed a BIOS update. Here are the new and improved numbers!
With the ATI All-in-Wonder HD, your PC and your TV play nice. It is now easy to create the ultimate digital entertainment center. With the TV All-in-Wonder HD graphics and video card your PC is transformed into the ultimate high-definition TV and 1080p Blu-ray and DVD movie showcase. Read on to see how it worked out for our Home Theater PC!
The Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition is equipped with 512MB of GDDR5 memory and comes packed with innovative features like a dual bios and dual cooling fans. Palit custom designed this graphics card from the ground up, so no even the PCB is reference designed. Read on to see what Palit changed and how it performs with all the changes!
Shortly after Legit Reviews published our Radeon HD 4830 articles we were notified by AMD that every reference card they sent out to reviews came with an incorrect BIOS. The BIOS that shipped on the Radeon HD 4830 had one too many of the SIMDS disabled and that the Radeon HD 4830 had just 560 stream processors enabled instead of the 640 stream processors that it should have been running. Read on to see what the right BIOS does for performance!
The MSI N9800GT 512M OC is a factory overclocked GeForce 9800 GT graphics card that has an improved cooling solution. This sub $120 graphics card has a core clock frequency of 660MHz and the 512MB GDDR3 frame buffer runs at 1900MHz. This is a nice bump up from the factory clocked cards that are 600MHz core and 1800MHz memory. Read on to see how it does and if it can overclock further!
Now that HD DVD is a thing of the past all focus has turned to Blu-Ray playback, which is what LR will be taking a closer look at today. We take the Intel DG45ID motherboad with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD and compare it to a Radeon HD 4830 graphics card to see how it would impact CPU performance and use on a 1080p plasma display.
The ATI Radeon HD 4830 graphics card is the latest addition to the award winning ATI Radeon HD 4800 series lineup and comes packed with the power and premium features you need to take gaming to the extreme. Read on to see what AMD did to cut down on price and how it will impact the performance of the graphics card.
Our friends over at ECS Elitegroup figured putting two video cards and a water cooling kit together in a nice little package with a popular PC game would get some attention from the community and they were right. The ECS Hydra GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra is a one of a kind video card kit that has everything you need for a world class gaming experience. Read on to see how it does!
AMD planned the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 4550 graphics card many months ago, but oddly enough this entry level graphics card comes to light amid the worst point drop the DOW has seen to date. It almost seems right that in a time where financial stability is uncertain that AMD would launch a graphics card in the $45-$55 price range as they have been bringing out video cards that are price versus performance winners since the Radeon HD 3800 series launched last November.
When the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO was originally released in April of 2008 it was priced slightly lower than the GeForce 9600 GT as it had lower clock speeds, but oddly enough it came with more shader processors. The EVGA e-GeForce 9600 GSO Dual-Slot Edition had an MSRP of $164.99 when it first came out, but is now just $49 after rebate and boy can it fold!
A couple of days ago the great and powerful forces over at NVIDIA launched a new graphics card called the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216. This new graphics card was launched to fill the gap between the GeForce GTX 260 and GeForce GTX 280. What gap might this be? It would be the gap where the ATI Radeon HD 4870 would be performing. Read on to see how this new graphics card does in the benchmarks and we also overclock it and run F@H on it to top things off!
Intel Larrabee The rumors have been circling for months now that Intel has intentions of re-entering the high-end (discrete) GPU wars. Some considered it a stretch but when you realize that as much hype as everyone puts behind the latest and greatest graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA, Intel ships more graphics chips than AMD …more
The 790GX chipset brings an updated high performance IGP and Hybrid Crossfire to the masses. Are either one of these solutions good enough for the casual gamer? We intend to find out as we take a closer look at what AMD has to offer.