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AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 graphics cards
     Tue, Jan 11 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cayman architecture comes alive again with the new AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 graphics cards, ready to take on NVIDIA's Fermi-based lineup of graphics cards. They'll find competition in the GeForce GTX 570 and 580, but how do the new Cayman-based cards stack up against NVIDIA's latest GeForce GTX cards, as well as AMD's own Barts-based Radeon HD offerings? Find out our in-depth launch review of Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950!
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

PowerColor Radeon 6850 PCS+ review
     Tue, Jan 11 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor is as always never late to arrive at the party, they submitted a Radeon HD 6850 for a test here at Guru3D.com and as such we'd be more than happy to bring you a full review on one of their newest products today, the PCS+ version of the Radeon HD 6850 that comes pre-overclocked. PowerColor clocks it at towards 820 MHz for you, and if you feel a little brave then apply some tweaks yourself as that will get you over 900 MHz quite easily. The memory as well, standard you'll need to work with a 4000 MHz (effective data rate) memory clock frequency PowerColor takes that to 4400 MHz on this product. And sure, there as well is some room left to fool around with tweaking wise.
  FULL STORY @ POWERCOLOR

ASUS Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU
     Mon, Jan 10 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU also includes a small factory overclock, but at only 15MHz the additional clock speeds might not yield a significant return. There is no price mark-up for this modest increase, so this model does not carry a higher premium than reference models. Also, most owners of the EAH6850 will purchase this specific model for the improved overclocking through the voltage control options, and not necessarily for the factory clock settings. With features such as improved cooling, Voltage Tweak and a very affordable price, this could be a card that appeals to the mainstream and enthusiast market."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

SAPPHIRE HD 6950 2GB Video Card at Modders
     Mon, Jan 10 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following closely behind the release of the 6800 series of video cards AMD is releasing their next and more powerful set of cards, the 6900's. Using the Cayman GPU we are hoping to a nice increase so lets check it out.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS-INC

HIS AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB Review
     Mon, Jan 10 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD are taking their revised architecture further with the release of the HD6970 and HD6950. The former will be their flagship single GPU solution and targets NVIDIA's GTX570 whilst the HD6950 is priced in a class of its own. The Cayman architecture brings a number of benefits in the form of more efficient graphics through their refined VLIW4 architecture, 96 texture units and upgraded render back for improved anti-aliasing performance. What it also means is that the two cards will provide improvements in performance per die size. It should therefore come as no surprise that the HD6970 and HD6950 will sport 1536 and 1408 stream processors respectively to maintain increased performance in a smaller package. Much higher memory bandwidth is also promised, exceeding clock speeds offered previously on the Cypress based GPUs. Many of the features first introduced on the Barts architecture will also be carried forward such as Morphological AA and enhanced tessellation performance. AMD's HD6950, which we will be looking at today, promises to be a good card worthy of replacing the old stallion that was the HD5870.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 MB Graphics Card Review
     Sun, Jan 09 2011 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We like to talk about Lamborghinis and Porsches, but in reality we own Corollas and Golfs. Meet the latest of the graphics cards 'Golf GTI' breed - Gigabyte GV-N460OC-768I. Sporting bigger cooling and more horsepower, can it still make an impression just as GeForce GTX 460 1GB did? Read this review and find out.
  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black Video Card Review
     Sun, Jan 09 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GTX 460 Black video card from ECS is another product that comes with the high performance Arctic Cooling Accelero Turbo Pro cooler, it's also overclocked from the factory. Its performances are very close to the previously reviewed Calibre X460G and the fan speeds are much lower than the ones from the Sparkle model.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

 
AMD HD 6970 and HD 6950
     Sun, Jan 09 2011 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Many will be disappointed that the HD 6970 did not come out and just lay the smack down on the GTX 580. But if you can get performance that close for a price tag that's $150 less expensive you have a win. In that respect I think AMD hit the mark. The HD 6950 looks to play in the field just under the level of the GTX 570 and the outgoing HD 5870 and in that area it hit the mark and delivers the performance to hold this area for now."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

AMD Cayman HD 6970 & HD 6950 Launch Review
     Sun, Jan 09 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AMD's high end enthusiast GPU codenamed 'Cayman' has arrived, bringing Northern Islands Architecture and Features with it. Priced aggressively, does it have the mouth to go with the money against the last years hero, the HD 5870 and this years current value performance champ, the GTX 570? Crossfire and more, with Rage3D!"
  FULL STORY @ RAGE3D

AMD HD6950 and HD6970
     Sun, Jan 09 2011 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few months ago AMD created quite the confusion when they released the HD6870 and HD6850, two GPU's that contrary to their naming did NOT replace the HD5870 and HD5850. The reason for the naming change was that AMD wanted to rearrange their naming scheme and use HD69x0 for the enthusiast/high-end GPU's like HD6990, HD6970 and HD6950 while leaving HD68x0 for the performance cards. Today AMD finally has released two of the HD69x0 cards: the HD6970 and the HD6950, both replacement for the HD5870 and HD5850 respectively. The following image illustrates how AMD sees these two GPU's:
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

PowerColor Radeon 6870 PCS+ review
     Sat, Jan 08 2011 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor decided to release an all new pre-overclocked model of the Radeon HD 6870. This is the PCS+ version where PowerColor pre-overclocks the card to 940 MHz (900 reference) and clock the memory at 4400 MHz coming from 4200 MHz. This should give the card a nifty nice boost. With Cayman luring just around the corner, let's have a quick peek at the PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 PCS+ and then head onwards into the review, where we'll cover the features, architecture, photo-shoot, power consumption and heat levels and benchmarks.
  FULL STORY @ POWERCOLOR

Sapphire HD 6950
     Sat, Jan 08 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While NVIDIA refines the Fermi core, AMD is launching a brand new GPU design codenamed Cayman. Cayman is going to be AMD's flagship products for 2011. The two cards that are released today, the HD 6970 and the HD 6950, are the first cards off the Cayman architecture. The HD 6970 is going to be AMD's flagship product where it is aimed to compete against NVIDIA's GTX 580 for the fastest GPU crown, while the HD 6950 is kind of AMD's secret weapon that is designed to fill the void of the GPU market at $300 price range. I will not re-iterate the technical aspect of the HD 6900 series because Bjorn has written an extensive article detailing the architectural design of the Cayman and the new features found with the HD 6900 series. In essence, AMD design the HD 6900 series with four major goals in mind:
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

issues that the GF100 had
     Sat, Jan 08 2011 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
the GF100 GPU solves some issues that the GF100 had. Critics won't accept its higher model number and consider it more of a GF100b. Nvidia's very own BIOS-flashing tool now reveals that those critics and the makers behind the chip had the same idea.
  FULL STORY @ PCGAMESHARDWARE

Sapphire HD6970 BF:BC2 Vietnam Edition @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Jan 07 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was only a few months ago when everyone found out that AMD’s HD6800 series would not be their flagship rather a performance/price sweet spot. Today we finally have the chance to take a closer look at the new HD6970, AMD’s most powerful single GPU graphics card. Sapphire sent out one of their Radeon HD6970 Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam – Gaming Edition, a mouthful to say the least. But will the performance live up to the oddly long name? Let’s find out.
  FULL STORY @ SAPPHIRE

Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Review
     Fri, Jan 07 2011 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Asus GTX 580 Graphic Card arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will check the GTX 580 in the following Review with a Resolution from 2560x1600, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, 1280x1024, the real Power Consumption, loudness, temperature and many more in new Games against other Graphic Cards."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5670 review
     Fri, Jan 07 2011 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're looking at the GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5670 vga card. At first sight nothing special about this card, apart from (reading from the box) enormeous 80mm large fan, the golden (!) plated HDMI connector and to top it off: DX11 support. Oh, and it's also Windows 7 compatible. Actually, the card doesn't look that bad, as in 'I have seen worse'. It's not a real good looker, though ... but it's what is underneath that big cooler that matters.
  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

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