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AMD was interested in acquiring NVIDIA before ATI?
Back in 2006, AMD acquired ATI in order to gain foothold in the GPU business – but did you know that it could have been NVIDIA in ATI’s place instead? According to a report from Forbes, which recently got an ex-AMD employee to spill the beans – AMD had NVIDIA as first pick but the deal was killed off because NVIDIA’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, had insisted on being chief executive […]

AMD begins shipping ATI FirePro V9800
AMD has another ace up its sleeve – the ATI FirePro V9800 which is the latest workstation-class graphics card from the silicon company. It will feature a whopping 4GB of GDDR5 RAM as well as 1,600 stream processors, delivering maximum resolutions of 2,560×1,600 at 60Hz. This is clearly the next step up from the FirePro V8800, what with the doubling of RAM and improvements in power and efficiency to help […]

Catalyst 10.8 leaks out Southern Islands codenames
The latest Catalyst iteration (10.8) from ATi has made it known to everyone on a new range of Southern Islands codenames, with 35 new cards being named in total under the atiicdxx.da_ file. Of course, having the name is nice and all, but what we would really love to see would be its specifications, but nary a glimpse of it can be found. Apparently, there will be 11 Cayman cards […]

AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series might be out this November
AMD’s Radeon HD 5000 Series of graphics cards might have been in the market for nearly a year already, delivering great bang for your buck with competitive performance even with NVIDIA’s doing their best, but that doesn’t mean AMD is resting on its laurels. No sir, whispers have it that AMD will be rolling out the Radeon HD 6000 Series which might just happen as early as this November. Also […]

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OpenGL 4.1 graphics library released
The Khronos Group has just announced the final specifications of OpenGL 4.1, the open graphics library used mainly for CAD and Mobile apps (OpenGL ES). With version 4.1, OpenGL finally catches up -and go beyond- the DirectX 11 specifications. OpenGL can now do everything DX11 can, and a little bit more. Among many features, Khronos emphasizes OpenGL 4.1’s ability to communicate and share data with OpenCL (an open GPU computing […]

MSI 14-inch EX465MX Notebook
With tablet devices stealing the majority of the show at Computex, it’s nice to forget about them and check out an “old-fashioned” notebook again. The EX465MX is an upcoming notebook from MSI that hasn’t been priced or given a release date just yet. Specifications of the MSI EX465MX include: 14-inch 1366 x 768 pixel LCD display Intel Core 2 Duo processor ATI Radeon HD545V graphics 1.3-megapixel webcam Bluetooth Built-in card […]

Gateway NV Series Notebooks Get A Matte Lid And Blu-ray Drives
Gateway has unveiled its updated line of NV series notebooks that sport cosmetic and speed upgrades. The most obvious upgrade would be the exterior, which now ditches the conventional glossy design in favor of a more practical matte, textured lid. Processing grunt has been updated to include the Core i3 and i5 processors, as well as dedicated Mobility Radeon or Intel GMA graphics. The NV59C09u is currently the only model […]

Alienware M17x Now Ships With Dual 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 GPUs
While you might have seen notebooks that sport a pair of GPUs before, it’s not often you see one that offers a pair of ATI’s Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphic chips. Now the Alienware M17x gaming notebook that offers such a configuration has begun to ship. If you’ve received your shipping notification of this notebook, you can prepare yourself for the awesome gaming sessions that are just around the corner.

AMD ATI FirePro 2460 Multi-View carries four Mini DisplayPort connectors
AMD’s latest workstation class video card, the ATI FirePro 2460 Multi-View, will come with a quartet of Mini DisplayPort connectors where you can use all four simultaneously, depending on the configuration of choice. Apart from that, you can also merge all four into one or two displays thanks to Eyefinity. The 512MB of display memory is a bummer in this day and age, but ought to be enough to drive […]

AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card unveiled
AMD has released its ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition graphics card that is capable of offering stunning performance thanks to its 2GB of GDDR5 memory alongside rendering capability in excess of 1 billion pixels per second (!) in current generation gaming titles, which is basically a dozen times more resolution compared to 1080p HD. According to AMD, the amount of memory offered allows DirectX 11 games to run […]

AMD ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics card
AMD outs its latest ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics card, being the most affordable DirectX 11 (and OpenGL 3.2) solution in the market as at press time, retailing for no more than $60 a pop. Despite that highly affordable price point, the ATI Radeon HD 5450 has enough muscle to support similar visual effects as with the 5600 and 5800 lines, although you get lesser stream processors at 80, alongside 8 […]

AMD unveils ATI Radeon E4690 Mobile PCI Express module
AMD has lifted the curtains on its ATI Radeon E4690 Mobile PCI Express module which will target graphics-intensive embedded systems. Boasting compliance to the industry-standard MXM 3.0 specification for graphics subsystems, you will find that the Radeon E4690 features reduced power consumption, improved cooling capability and a lower z-height which makes the tasks of designers to create smaller, more efficient embedded systems a whole lot easier. The ATI Radeon E4690 […]

ATI announces Radeon HD 5970
ATI has just announced the fastest video card in the world, taking over from where NVIDIA left off after a long, long time clawing its way back to the pinnacle of its game. Touted to be the speediest card ever created, the Radeon HD 5970 is one of the world’s first and only graphics cards which offers full support for Microsoft DirectX 11 technology and ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology. Capable […]

ATI 5870 X2 leaked
AMD’s ATI 5870 X2 video card has leaked out recently, where this dual-GPU behemoth will take up the space of two PCI-E slots while sipping juice from a secondary power source, measuring a good foot long thereabouts. It would be interesting to see what kind of system will utilize this card, alongside a new chassis and a carefully selected motherboard. We do scratch our heads when we see HDMI out […]