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…

AMD’s new/last IGP motherboard—the 890GX

Posted by Kathleen Maher on March 19th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: aib pmark fps usb3 motherboard

Kathleen Maher

AMD has continued to impress us with their chipsets and the new ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 is one of their finest. The 890GX represents the last IGP chipset from AMD before the move to Fusion. The basic specs are formidable. It has an AM3 socket for a Phenom II (and several other processors). It can run up to four 1333 MHz DDR3 memory DIMMs (dual in-line memory module), has a VGA, DVI, and HDMI video outputs, as well as 1394, SATA, and 12 USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports—one of the first boards to embrace the new specification. The 890GX…

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.…

Nvidia’s GF580 versus GF480 review

Posted by Webmaster on March 8th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: nvidia pmark benchmark

Webmaster

We've been running a 3D Surround Vision system for a while that was originally built using GeForce GTX 480 AIBs. No complaints, they do a great job This week we decided to do run some caparison with dual Nvidia AIBs in stereo and with SLI on and off to see if the Nvidia GTX580 is OK, better, or a whole lot better than the GTX480 It's a whole lot better We ran four benchmarks without S3D on a single processor Core i7 980 3.33 GHz machine, and two benchmarks with and without S3D on a dual processor Core i7 960 3.67…

Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 Review

Posted by Robert Dow on March 24th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: gpu nvidia graphics 3d aib gaming pmark benchmark games

Robert Dow

Let no pixel go un-accelerated Right on the heels of their most recent midrange product launch, the GTX 550 Ti, Nvidia rolled out their flagship AIB the dual GPU GTX 590. This top of the line, take no prisoners, 3GB GDDR5 AIB with a massive 384-bit memory bus (per GPU) has delivered some impressive scores, but doesn't beat two GTX 480s or 2 GTX 580s in SLI configuration—it doesn't cost as much either The AIB has a 12-layer PCB and to help disperse heat more effectively across the PCB, two ounces of copper are used for each of the board's power…

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX550 Ti Review

Posted by Robert Dow on March 25th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: gpu nvidia graphics 3d aib report pmark geforce

Robert Dow

Fastest Midrange AIB Nvidia has introduced the latest in their new Fermi gen2 products, the GeForce GTX550 Ti, (Titanium. Same nomenclature as the 560 Ti) based on the 193 core Fermi GF116 GPU. Compared to other Nvidia GPUs and the price equivalent AMD part (HD5770), the balance of feature and specifications show Nvidia did some careful selections to hit the price-performance point they wanted. Table 1: Comparison of five AIBs   GTS 450 GTX 460 GTX 550 Ti GTX 560 Ti HD5770 Core Clock (MHz) 738 675 900 822 850 Memory Clock  (MHz)  902  900  1,026  1,002  1,200 Memory data rate…

Review: AMD’s HD 6990 and Nvidia’s GTX 590 - Dueling dual GPUs, and AIBs

Posted by Robert Dow on April 12th 2011 | Permalink
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Tags: gpu nvidia amd market review pmark

Robert Dow

The dual GPU AIBs are marvelous products. They are awe inspiring, and not for everyone because of their price, but they are the Ferraris of the market in every sense. Nvidia officially released the GeForce GTX 590 dual GPU AIB 24 March, 2011, just 16 days after AMD introduced their dual GPU AIB the Radeon HD 6990. That's not a big gap in time relative to what these designs represent, and more of a marketing move between the two companies than a technology gap or indication of any problems. Nvidia is the more clever of the two at marketing and in…