Testing AMD’s Radeon HD6870, HD6850, and Nvidia’s GTX 460 review

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 29th 2010 | Permalink
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Jon Peddie

Performance segment AIBS It’s times like these, and last week, when AMD and Nvidia roll out their latest offerings where we get to see what they’re made of and how well they do in games and compared to each other. In the last issue we checked out the mainstream offerings of the leading AIB suppliers1 and this week we’re putting the Performance segment units, AMD’s new Radeon HD6870, and HD6850 AIBs up against Nvidia’s new GTX 460 AIB. We ran all the tests on an Intel Core i7 x980 3.33 GHz, machine with 3 GB RAM, running Windows 7 - 64bit.…

Review: The tiny giants—Nvidia GT430 vs. AMD Radeon HD5550

Posted by By Robert Dow and Jon Peddie on October 13th 2010 | Permalink
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Or should we call them mighty midgets? In late April AMD introduced the DirectX 11 Radeon HD 5550 entry-level Value Segment graphics AIB. It was well received and praised for its value, and performance. Introduced at $70 with 1GB of DDR3 and fanless, it represented a lot AIB for not too much money. Nvidia had their DirectX 10 GT220 to go up against it, and despite the hoopla of DirectX11 and a GB of memory on the AMD AIB, the older Nvidia AIB still managed to sell well. Well better late than never, and now Nvidia has released their fanless DirectX…

The Tests - Quadro 4000, Quadro 5000, FirePro V9800 and FirePro V7800 review

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 13th 2010 | Permalink
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Tags: nvidia amd ati quadro firepro

Jon Peddie

We tested two Nvidia workstation AIBs, the Quadro 4000 and Quadro 5000, and two AMD workstation AIBs, the FirePro V7800 and FirePro V9800, on four benchmarks: CineBench 11.5, SpecViewPerf 11.0, Redway 3D demo, and Unigine Heaven (on OpenGL). We tested the boards on Intel i7 6-Core, 12 threads @ 3.34 GHz system running Windows 7 64-bit. The results are shown in the following charts.

Nvidia Quadro 5000 review

Posted by Alex Herrera on October 13th 2010 | Permalink
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Alex Herrera

Benchmarking the Quadro FX 5000 with (for the first time) Viewperf 11 The Quadro 5000 is based on Fermi, Nvidia’s ambitious new architecture covered in detail in the pages of JPR’s Tech Watch and Workstation Report. But the 5000 doesn’t include the maximum number of processing cores the architecture touts. Where Fermi (for now) maxes out a theoretical 512 cores, the Quadro 6000 exploits the most, tapping 448 (similar to the GeForce GTX 470). Nvidia has likely chosen a reduced number to maximize yield and reliability for workstation applications. With its 352 processing cores and 2.5 GB memory, the Quadro 5000…

FirePro V9800 review

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 13th 2010 | Permalink
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Jon Peddie

AMD has introduced their latest FirePro product for workstations, the V9800. The V9800 includes AMD’s Eyefinity technology that enables up to six independent displays. With this board, AMD is pledging allegiance to OpenCL. AMD’s graphics have an edge for the time being with support for DirectX 11. Direct X 11 brings hardware accelerated tessellation and multithreading to take advantage of multiple processors and DirectX 11 includes the DirectCompute environment and the ability to program to the GPU and the CPU to DirectX. It’s a short lead-time but AMD is making the most of it. In order to achieve Eyefinity, ATI’s new…