RADEON

November 25th, 2012

HIS Introduces HD 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition

Cooler, quieter, and faster,  HIS’ spin on the AMD Radeon 7970 is the powerhouse ideal for the season’s biggest games. Sporting a better cooler and Boost Clock technology, the HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition outperforms a standard 7970 in just about every way.  HIS tested their card agaisnt a reference AMD 7970 to provide [...]

July 25th, 2012

Delays Reportedly Plague Radeon 7990

AMD’s Radeon 7990, which was supposed to be launched at Computex according to information obtained by Hardware Canucks, has been apparently delayed again and pushed back until August according to a report by VR-Zone. Allegedly, the reason for the delay is a shortage of PEX8747 PCI-e bridge chips manufactured by PLX  – which are an [...]

April 19th, 2012

Gigabyte HD 7950 WindForce 3X & MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III Review

With AMD dropping the price of their HD 7900-series, the HD 7950 has come down to a very affordable $399 price point.  In this review we take a look at two competing cards from MSI and Gigabyte which incorporate higher clock speeds and custom cooling solutions but neither asks for a huge premium over a [...]

August 10th, 2011

AMD High End GPUs MIA at Retail; Relief Coming Soon

After weeks of seeing AMD’s HD 6990, HD 6970 and HD 6950 cards hit reduced availability, we’re due for a turn around very soon. If you had been looking for a flagship AMD card over the last month or so, it was likely a frustrating experience. For the most part, availability for the HD 6970 [...]

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.