Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has just announced that their AMD-branded memory modules will soon be shipping via strategic partners in the US. For years even before the ATI acquisition, AMD has been supplying the memory modules for Radeon GPU’s production-line, making them a pretty big market-player in the memory industry behind the lines. The company [...]
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If you built a PC today and chose AMD for your processor/platform, chances are you’ll only have the option of getting an AMD (formerly ATI) video card if you want to go multi-GPU. Nvidia’s announcement today gives you the option of having SLI on the next generation of AMD chipsets. According to Nvidia, SLI support [...]
AMD has just released it’s current flagship card, the dual GPU Radeon 6990 and it didn’t take long for Nvidia to respond with it’s own single-card, dual GPU solution. Meet the GeForce GTX 590. If the Radeon 6990 is basically two 6970 in crossfire configuration, embedded into a single chip, then the GeForce GTX 590 [...]
Move over 5970, the new king of the hill is here. AMD’s top end card, the dual-GPU Antilles or for easier references the Radeon HD 6990 has arrived. The Radeon HD 6990 is clocked at 830MHz GPU frequency (@1.12v) and 1,250MHz for the memory (5.0Gbps effective data rate) and is equipped with 4GB of on-board [...]
2011 is shaping up to be a good year for Nvidia as the company reaches the one billionth GeForce GPU milestone mark. Note that the achievement states 1 billion GPUs shipped, not just manufactured. Who knows how many chips Nvidia currently has . Nvidia sends it’s thanks to everyone of it’s customers and to it’s [...]
ATI’s much awaited 6000-series graphics line has just been unveiled and will be available for public consumption soon. In response, Nvidia dropped prices for it’s GTX 470 and GTX 460 1GB (now just $199 wow!).
With Sandy Bridge’s release just around the corner, Intel has dropped prices on several of it’s current processor line. View the pricelists after the jump.
With Microsoft putting up it’s own PC vs Mac comparison (guess who wins on this one?), Dell ups the ante by erecting a similar page comparing Apples to Apples. Apples to Apples? Huh? For some reason, Dell’s marketing thinks it’s own offerings are comparable and superior to the MacBook equivalents.
AMD is doing quite well with the GPU market thanks to ATI’s lead in DirectX 11 parts, the Radeon 5000 series. As always, ATI’s offerings have offered the best price to performance ratio across all models of their GPU line (unless of course you include the just released Nvidia GeForce 460).
Still popping DVDs? How about a 100GB BluRay disc to replace all that? Sharp has recently announced that it will be the first Blu-Ray disc maker to launch a recordable triple layer Blu-ray format with 100GB of storage capacity. Thats twice the capacity of current Blu-ray discs in the market.