Posts Tagged: ATI

AMD Confirms Hawaii is 28nm

Talking to Forbes, VP and General Manager of AMD’s Graphics Business Unit, Matt Skynner, confirmed a couple details about the upcoming enthusiast level GPU from AMD. The new GPU and graphics cards built around it will show up in the last quarter of 2013, as expected. Read More

HIS MIX with Lucid HydraLogix: "MIX"ing the HD6970 & GTX580

Today we have a unique feature from HIS and Lucid to test out. I’m sure most of you have heard of Lucid Hydra, and it being implemented on motherboards to allow GPUs from AMD and nVidia to play nice with one another. Well, HIS decided to try putting one of Lucid’s chips on an HD6970 to allow this AMD and nVidia intermingling, and they call this feature MIX. Read More

Sapphire HD 6750 Video Card Review

With a price tag of just $100, the Sapphire HD 6750 is a low to mid-range video card offering performance on a budget. Time to stress and strip the card to see how it compares to two of its bigger brothers. Read More

PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 6870 Review

AMD Radeon HD 6870 cards aren’t anything new to the market, but non-reference, overclocked versions are still coming out. PowerColor was kind enough to send over one of their PCS+ HD 6870 cards for us to put through its paces. Read More

"Extreme" Video Card Cooling on an "Extreme" Budget

In the never ending quest for a few more MHz of power that any self respecting overclocker is constantly seeking, this question always comes up. How can I get this piece of hardware colder? As we all know, heat is normally the enemy of speed in our little world, and overclockers have dreamed up brilliant and sophisticated ways to keep their hardware colder. This is not one of them. Read More

ATI Releases Catalyst 10.7 Drivers

It seems like only yesterday Catalyst 10.6 came into this world, and already Catalyst 10.7 is on the scene. It does not appear that the new drivers will have a major impact on performance or benchmarks, but let’s see how they stack up. Read More

ATI Radeon HD 5550 GDDR5 Review

While the Radeon HD 5550 may not be a new card, the inclusion of GDDR5 is. This should add a small boost in performance over the GDDR3 and DDR2 models while retaining the low-power profile, perfect for inclusion in a Home Theater PC (HTPC) build. Read More

ATI Driver Installation in Linux

Scared to use an ATI card in Linux? Had a horrible experience with ATI in Linux that resulted in 2 smashed keyboards, a broken Ubuntu 8.04 LiveCD, and three trips to your family psychiatrist? Well I did, well maybe not THAT bad, but really close. Since I started using Linux roughly two years ago, I always ran it without 3D video drivers because ATIs drivers were so hard to install and configure. I started out using Ubuntu, I believe it was 8.04, with my brand spankin’ new ATI 4870 and it was tearing it up in Windows, but as soon as I started dual booting Windows and Ubuntu, it all came crashing down. So this article is dedicated to all those broken keyboards and LiveCDs. Read More