Graphics performance is a matter of definition

Posted by Alex Herrera on June 12th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd gpu ati gaming firepro graphics chip

Alex Herrera

FirePro 2450. (Source: AMD) To each his own. The fastest rendering 3D cards tend to grab most of the attention in the hardware graphics business, but just because they hog the spotlight doesn’t mean they’re the ideal solution for everyone. A lot of us don’t need to render

Testing the ATI Radeon HD 5870

Posted by Jon Peddie on September 30th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd gpu 3d graphics ati radeon gpgpu 2d teraflops

Jon Peddie

By now you’ve probably read our review of the RV870 and a half dozen others so you should already know it’s suppose to be a 2.7 TFLOPS chip with 1,600 processors and ultra fast 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The board is totally enclosed, with air vents at the back, and

ATI Radeon HD 5770: It’s going to be tough to knock down Juniper

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 13th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd gpu ati aib radeon gpgpu pmark 3dmark hd5770

Jon Peddie

When ATI took us aboard an aircraft carrier in Alameda California a couple of weeks ago to introduce their new Radeon HD5870 code named Cypress, they also showed us their plan for releasing a scaled down version of the new chip code named Juniper. Phase two of their “Sweet spot”

ATI’s Radeon HD5970 Hemlock - DirectX 11, lots-o-cores, multiple displays, over-clockable

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 24th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd gpu graphics ati opencl directx pmark benchmark overclock

Jon Peddie

Number five in its series of new AIBs, ATI as promised delivered the dual chip HD5970 Radeon board. It’s killer fast, easy on the power supply and pocketbook, and has bonuses like multi-display output and over clocking tools. The board comes with 2GB of DDR5, one each for each

AMD’s ATI Radeon HD5670

Posted by Kathleen Maher on January 18th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd gpu ati radeon gpgpu pmark hd5670

Kathleen Maher

While multi-card Crossfire/ SLi solutions and chasing record breaking performance get the headlines the bottom line is fueled by the $100 and under AIB’s. The Mainstream segment of the market has always been the monetary sweet spot of the GPU industry. What a company loses in profit margins in the

Review: ATI Radeon HD 5830 graphics AIB

Posted by Kathleen Maher on March 2nd 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd gpu graphics ati gaming radeon gpgpu pmark

Kathleen Maher

ATI-AMD continued to roll out products in its Evergreen line this week, adding to the Enthusiast segment with the HD 5830. The HD 5830 fits in the lower end of the Enthusiast segment in between the HD 5850 and the HD 5770 with a $240 price point. The following chart puts the new board in

Reviewing the Boxx 4850 Extreme workstation

Posted by Alex Herrera on April 2nd 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd review firepro

Alex Herrera

... and another look at the AMD FirePro 8750 At JPR, we get several opportunities over the course of a year to check out OEMs’ new workstation models. And while we always see or learn one or two new things, by and large, the differences are usually relatively minor. After all, they’

Seeing more, doing more; a guide to putting multiple monitors to work, or play

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 16th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd gaming production multiscreen

Jon Peddie

We have been proponents of multi-screen displays forever, and have run almost every combination there is for over two decades now. Possibly the largest monitor in a cluster we ever had was a Sony 24-inch CRT Trinitron that weighed over 300 pounds. We’ve cabled notebooks to external monitors and built

AMD on AMD with AMD - The platform company shows its stuff

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 8th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd graphics gaming review

Kathleen Maher

After too many years of being criticized for not tooting their own horn enough, the technical marketing folks at AMD sent us a Vision Black machine to put through the paces. I think we may have to toot their horn—this is one impressive machine. As configured, the system was

FirePro V9800 review

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 13th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: amd ati firepro v9800

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