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News

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.

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Cooling

“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.

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News

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.

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Reviews

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.

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How-tos

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.