Nvidia GTX 275

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 15th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: gpu nvidia ati

Jon Peddie

Figure 8: Pmark for Nvidia GTX 275 and ATI AIBs Figure 9: Performance comparison of Nvidia GTX 275 to ATI AIBs Figure 10: Performance per power consumption of Nvidia GTX 275 and ATI AIBs Figure 11: Performance per price of Nvidia GTX 275 and ATI AIBs The Nvidia GTX 275 is a gap filler for Nvidia designed to offer a SKU at every price point. It’s basically a scaled down 285 with 240 processors and a lower clock speed of 633 MHz (down from 648 MHz) less memory 896 MB (down from 1 GB), the memory clock is dropped to 1134…

Graphics performance is a matter of definition

Posted by Alex Herrera on June 12th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: gpu amd 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 complex 3D scenes at lightning speed, yet we still demand a lot from our system’s graphics. We just demand different things. As analysts at JPR, we’re not at a loss for the hottest new graphics hardware to evaluate and use. But my problem is this: I’m not a gamer, and since I spend…

Testing the ATI Radeon HD 5870

Posted by Jon Peddie on September 30th 2009 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: gpu amd graphics ati 3d 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 oddly the chip’s connector and heat-sink retention bracket is exposed, which adds a strangely aesthetic appeal. It could be we got an early test unit and the production version will have a cover plate over the chip. You can see the two six-pin power connectors at the top of the rear…

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: gpu amd 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” program, and on schedule, ATI delivered (literally) their Midrange AIBs the Radeon HD 5770 and 5750. Code named Juniper, the 5770 is an incredible value delivering DirectX 11 performance, with a GB of GDDR5 memory and doing it for a few dollars and a few watts. The new midrange AIBs also…

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: gpu amd 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 GPU. The GPUs get to the PCIe lanes via a gen2 PLX PCIe bridge chip. We ran a series of tests on the board in Windows 7 and the results were very impressive—without over-clocking. ATI has a lot of headroom in the RV870 Evergreen GPU, and the two of them on the…

AMD’s ATI Radeon HD5670

Posted by Kathleen Maher on January 18th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: gpu amd 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 segment is more than made up for in volume. In years past this segment would be reserved for the high-end parts that has fallen from grace and becomes obsolete, however recognizing the importance of this segment (Steam is reporting that 90% of AIB are <$100) GPU companies design GPUs specifically for…

Review: ATI Radeon HD 5830 graphics AIB

Posted by Kathleen Maher on March 2nd 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: gpu amd 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 perspective with its peers from AMD. HD 5770 HD 5830 HD 5850 GTX 260 Core 216 1.36 TFLOPS 1.79 TFLOPS 2.09 TFLOPS   850 MHz 800 MHz Core Clock 725 MHz 1.2 GHz Core Clock 800 Stream Processors 1120 Stream Processors 1440 Steam Processors 240 Processor…

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 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…

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

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 13th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
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. This procedure uses a complex 3D scene depicting a car chase (by renderbaron), which measures the performance of your graphics card in OpenGL mode. The performance depends on various factors, such as the GPU processor on your…

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

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 29th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: gpu nvidia amd ati radeon gpgpu pmark ghtx graphicscard

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.…