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July 11th, 2011

HIS HD 6970 IceQ Turbo & HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo X Review

With the wait time between the present and upcoming graphics card generations becoming longer and longer, pre-overclocked graphics cards are seen by many board partners as a way to keep the buying public interested in their products.  HIS has recently introduced a pair of unique AMD cards: the  HD 6970 IceQ Turbo and HD 6950 IceQ [...]

July 4th, 2011

PowerColor HD 6850 1GB SCS3 Passive Review

Passive cards are hard to come by these days and finding one that can provide decent in-game framerates is next to impossible.  PowerColor is looking to change this with the newest addition to their Silent Cooling System 3 family:  a HD 6850.  Sporting the Barts GPU core, an impressive looking heatsink and 1GB of GDDR5 [...]

April 24th, 2011

HD 6870 Roundup: Diamond, PowerColor, MSI, Sapphire & XFX

With high end and lower tiered cards being released to complete AMD’s full 6000-series lineup, many forget that the most popular market segment lies within the $175 and $225 price brackets.  Here, cards like the GTX 560 Ti and HD 6950 1GB reign supreme but the HD 6870 with its long list of pre overclocked [...]

April 18th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB & HD 6570 512MB Review

Another week, another graphics card launch.  This time AMD is hitting the entry level with a pair of new products:  the HD 6670 and HD 6570.  Both of these are supposed to offer budget conscious buyers some new choices over the previous generation while adding features like UVD3 into the mix.  Hopefully, they’ll allow lower [...]

April 12th, 2011

F@H Core 16: Taking AMD GPU Folding to the Next Level?

A few weeks ago, Stanford introduced the new Core 16 Project 11293 work units which are specifically tailored towards OpenCL-supporting AMD graphics cards.  But do they bring the hoped-for increase in Folding@Home performance or is this yet another step towards disappointment?

April 4th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB Review

The aptly named HD 6790 1GB will be gunning for a number of cards in NVIDIA’s current lineup while sitting between the older HD 5830 and HD 5770 cards.

March 7th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB Review; Antilles Arrives

AMD’s second generation DX11 lineup is finally starting to take full shape and the latest card is one which many have been eagerly anticipating.  Code named Antilles and officially called the HD 6990, it incorporates a pair of Cayman XT cores into a single PCB design which sports 4GB of GDDR5 and a sky high [...]

February 28th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6990 Pictured, Launch Imminent

Around the web today, various reviewers got to work posting carefully positioned photo’s of the highly anticipated dual GPU solution from AMD, the Radeon HD 6990. The availability of information was strictly “what you see is what you get”. No juicy details on on the underlying GPUs, technical specs, MSRP or launch date, but its [...]

January 25th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB Review

2011 is bound to be an exciting year for the graphics card market and it is already starting off in a big way with some heated competition between AMD and NVIDIA.  Today AMD is officially launching their HD 6950 1GB which is supposed to compete with the new GTX 560 Ti at a highly competitive [...]

December 14th, 2010

AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 Review

As NVIDIA released their refreshed GTX 500-series AMD took what could only be called an observer’s position, biding their time until their own response was ready.  Today we find out exactly what they have been working on since before the HD 5800 cards were released more than a year ago.  The HD 6970 and HD [...]