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AMD Radeon HD 7950 delayed until February

AMD Radeon HD 7950 delayed until February

AMD has reportedly decided to push back the launch of the Radeon HD 7950 until early February. According to the Guru of 3D, AMD made the decision to avoid another paper launch and have the card available on the market when it actually launches.

AMD's Pixel-Crunching Extravaganza: Radeon HD 7970 Review

AMD's Pixel-Crunching Extravaganza: Radeon HD 7970 Review

The Radeon HD 7970 is the first of a series of upcoming graphics cards that are making the jump to the 28nm fabrication process. The new HD 7970 will effectively become AMD's new flagship single GPU graphics card come January, when the board is expected to ship.

In the meantime, it’s definitely nice to get a look now at how it performs. The Radeon HD 7000 is a big leap for AMD, representing its most significant architecture overhaul in the last decade. Let’s take a moment to check out the new card's capabilities and features in greater detail.

AMD-branded memory coming to the US

AMD-branded memory coming to the US

Advanced Micro Devices has announced that they will be bringing company-branded memory modules to the United States. The brand will be introduced with two strategic launch partners: Patriot Memory and VisionTek.
Triple Monitor Gaming: GeForce GTX 590 vs. Radeon HD 6990

Triple Monitor Gaming: GeForce GTX 590 vs. Radeon HD 6990

By utilizing three monitors games can become roughly 3x more demanding as the graphics card is required to render an overwhelmingly higher number of pixels. While we commonly test graphics cards at single monitor resolutions, today we are adding two more LCDs for effective resolutions of 5040x1050, 5760x1200 and 7680x1600.

In this article we will explore the kind of performance you can expect from the GeForce GTX 590 and Radeon HD 6990 graphics cards when playing several popular games using triple 22”, 24” or 30” monitor configurations.

AMD rebrands Radeon HD 5700 series as 6700

AMD rebrands Radeon HD 5700 series as 6700

First appearing in 2009's Radeon HD 5700 products, AMD's Juniper graphics processor has reemerged with a fresh disguise courtesy of the "new" Radeon HD 6700 series. Although we've known since earlier this year that the Radeon HD 6750 and 6770…
HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X & Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire Graphics Cards Reviewed

HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X & Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire Graphics Cards Reviewed

Looking at the market today, the Radeon HD 6850 remains one of the best options available to gamers shopping for a sub-$200 GPU, while the Radeon HD 6870 still commands the sub-$250 bracket with its only real competition coming from the GeForce GTX 560 Ti.

It's not very often that we see mainstream-level GPUs settle down for long, thus we were pleased to hear that HIS was updating its mid-range offerings with the factory-overclocked 6870 IceQ X Turbo X and HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo.
AMD: The Radeon HD 6790 can't be unlocked

AMD: The Radeon HD 6790 can't be unlocked

Earlier this week AMD released the Radeon HD 6790. As previously reported, the card is based on a cut-down version of the "Barts" GPU first seen in the Radeon HD 6800 series, with 160 fewer Stream Processors than the HD…
AMD releases Radeon HD 6790 for $150

AMD releases Radeon HD 6790 for $150

As expected, AMD has announced a new graphics card designed to fill space between the Radeon HD 5770 and Radeon HD 6850. Priced at $149, the new Radeon HD 6790 will go in direct competition with Nvidia's recently released GeForce…