Friday, October 10, 2008

ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 X2

ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 X2 is faster and cheaper than GeForce GTX 280.

Probably ATi Radeon HD 4850 X2 will be launched at the end of the month or early October.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

ASUS Prepares Dark Knight ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Video Card

French site Matbe, posted today photos of the first ATI video card produced by ASUS and branded as Dark Knight edition. This is the third card (correct me if I'm wrong) to go under this relatively new series of ASUS video cards. The EAH4870 DK/HTDI/512M is an ATI Radeon HD 4870 with 512MB GDDR5 memory, a PCI-Express 2.0 interface CrossFireX support and dual-DVI connectivity.

Although the Dark Knight nickname suggests boosted clock speeds the card comes at the reference 750MHz GPU and 3600MHz memory speeds. It only features an improved cooling system, that consists of four heatpipes and bigger fan. Early European etailers already price the card at 263 Euro. A Dark Knight HD 4870 with 1GB onboard memory is also rumored to be in the works.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Radeon HD 4550 & Radeon HD 4350

Step up your game: The ATI Radeon HD 4550 graphics card
The ATI Radeon HD 4550 graphics card gives mainstream-class PC game performance at a value price. Derived from the same cutting edge technology found throughout the ATI Radeon HD 4800 family of products and featuring 80 stream processing cores, the card is based on the AMD advanced second generation 55nm process. With 96 GFLOPS of compute power (eight times the raw compute power of the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue), the ATI Radeon HD 4550 allows users to unlock new gaming experiences never before playable in this segment, with full support for DirectX 10.1 games. With incredible power efficiency, operating at less than 20 watts under full load, the ATI Radeon HD 4550 is available as a passively cooled solution so users can access incredible gaming capabilities with a minimum of noise, heat and power consumption. The ATI Radeon HD 4550 with a frame buffer of 512MB DDR3 memory is expected to be available in October.

"It's great to see AMD deliver gaming performance for the mainstream segment," said Alexander Muller, CEO, SK Gaming International. "People will be excited to know they can get their hands on leading graphics performance at an incredible value price."

Go beyond HD: The ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics card
With certain card configurations offering more than seven times the gaming performance compared to competing integrated motherboard graphics offerings1, the ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics card marks an incredible, low-cost introduction to the ATI Radeon HD 4000 series family. Consuming just 20 watts under full load and featuring a frame buffer of 256MB memory and 7.1 channel audio via HDMI, the ATI Radeon HD 4350 is also expected to be available in October.

Spectacular HD multimedia experience Home theatre enthusiasts should especially appreciate the ATI Radeon HD 4550 or the ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics offerings. In addition to superior game performance, these ultra-quiet cards represent a tremendous value for do-it-yourself home theatre PC builders by enabling a feature-rich, high definition and high quality home theatre experience when used in conjunction with HD displays. Like all ATI Radeon HD 4000 series products, the home theater experience is enriched with features such as AMD's second generation Unified Video Decoder (UVD 2.0) ensuring smooth HD media playback, and ATI Avivo HD technology that delivers sharp, crisp images and vibrant colors for immersive, cinema-quality home entertainment.

Force3D Radeon HD 4550 & 4350

Force3D launch the Force3D Radeon HD 4550 and Force3D Radeon HD 4350, that deliver you the performance you need, to to take your high-definition experience to the new level, at home, work and play. The Force3D Radeon HD 4550 and Force3D Radeon HD 4350 outwit the old generation performance by more than double the 3DMark Vantage Performance speeds and more than 25% in 3DMark06.

With Force3D Radeon Radeon HD 4550 and Force3D Radeon HD 4350, you can watch Blu-ray movies and HD content with incredible visual fidelity and view digital photos with over 1 billion colours. Enjoy unprecedented levels of graphics realism and play the latest games with support for Microsoft DirectX 10.1 . Do it with the entire breakthrough efficiency that doesn't compromise on performance.

Other Picture: 3DMark Performance Chart, Key Features

Radeon HD 4830 Gaming Performance

AMD has prepared a slide on the Radeon HD 4830 performance vs the GeForce 9800 GT with 6 games benchmarks. No words on the system configuration or drivers used for these tests. AMD is banking heavily on this card to outperform and to outsell the GeForce 9800 GT at the same price point. In another slide, it stated that the Radeon HD 4830 series delivers up to 1.6x the performance per watt of AMD’s previous generation GPUs. 6.73 GigaFLOPS per Watt vs 4.10 GigaFLOPS per Watt for the HD 3850.

ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2

Unleash Life in the Fast Lane

Introducing the ATI RadeonTM HD 4870 X2 graphic card.

The bottom line is-we took our latest graphic technology and gave it a shot of adrenaline. Twice the power. Twice the performance.* With the ATI RadeonTM HD 4870 X2 GPU, you can:

Redefine HD gaming
Get 2.4 teraFLOPS of computing power-twice the processing power of other AMD discrete graphic cards*

Tackle the most intense 3D games
1600 stream processors and 230GB/sec of memory bandwidth provide the brute power needed to tackle artificial intelligence, physics operations, and tessellation

Go beyond HD video
Experience the latest Blu-ray and HD films upscaled to a stunning 1080p resolution and beyond, with PIP capabilities†

No matter what you want to do-this new graphic card has the horsepower to handle it, and more. The question is, can you handle the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2?

ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series

Unleash lifelike gaming and HD in all its visual glory. Think you can handle it?
Redefine the way you play HD games and turn your PC into a HD powerhouse with the new ATI RadeonTM HD 4600 Series graphics cards.

The ATI RadeonTM HD 4600 Series graphics cards:

It’s what you want from HD gaming—dominating performance, unparalleled realism, and stunning visual fidelity for the hottest Blu-ray movies.

It’s the way you’re supposed to experience HD movies—stunning visual fidelity, full 1080p resolution and beyond, and the freedom to quickly edit your videos to the latest formats.

Loaded with the latest features, the ATI RadeonTM HD 4600 Series delivers a level of performance previously found only in high-end graphics cards.

- Experience 3x the performance of the previous generation of GPUs
- Max out the settings of even the most demanding games
- Dive into gameplay with seamless frame rates and true-to-life graphics
- Arm yourself for the next generation of games with support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1

- Watch Blu-ray and HD movies with stunning visual fidelity
- Upscale beyond 1080p to nearly twice the resolution
- Catch all the action with dual-stream, picture-in-picture capability
- Enjoy standard DVD movies in near HD quality with DVD upscaling

Ready for The Ultimate Visual ExperienceTM?
Choose the new ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series graphics card here