…and it’s the fastest production 6950 on the market That’s right. The sweet spot in AMD’s grapphics card range just got a little sweeter with Sapphire’s latest update on the stock card. The HD 6950 TOXIC comes with a core clock set at 880 MHz out of the box, a beefy PCB and improved cooling. [...]
Save some dollar while upgrading your rig Good news if you’re in the market for a graphics card, monitor or solid-state drive.
Improved cooling and NVIDIA crossbreeding on the menu Now that AMD has locked down the HD 6950′s BIOS flashing abilities and made it nigh-on impossible to unlock those dormant shaders, we’re forced to actually buy an HD 6970 if we want its performance. Lucky for us finickity consumers, HIS has launched a promising HD 6970 [...]
Would you like a free game with your graphics card sir? How about a copy of Dirt3? Would-be rally drivers looking to upgrade the pixel-pushing prowess of their machines could do a lot worse than seek out Sapphire’s latest offerings: as a number of its cards do indeed now come with Codemaster’s latest addition to [...]
Pre-release code 11.4 available
AMD’s project Mjolnir (the name of Thor’s hammer in case aren’t up on Norse mythology or Marvel comics) is an effort to improve the stability and performance AMD’s Catalyst software, along with a fair change in look and feel and new branding. Phase I is complete, apparently, and the results are out. The driver boasts major improvements for the entire AMD Radeon HD 6800 and 6900 Series, particularly with anti-aliasing and large resolutions.
Rounding off our quadruple pile of AMD Radeon HD 6990 news is the Sapphire flavoured version, not too surprisingly called the Sapphire HD 6990 4G GDDR5. This Dual GPU card is now the fastest performing card in the Sapphire portfolio and boasts all the latest features including DirectX 11 compatibility, support for five displays in AMD Eyefinity mode, accelerated stream processing with Eyespeed, and a switchable dual BIOS giving access to Extreme performance for enthusiast users.
It may be pancake day but we’re being loaded up on syrup covered AMD Radeon HD 6990 releases. Next off the blocks is HIS with its simply named HIS 6990 Fan 4GB GDDR5, we’re not sure why it’s dropped the fan part in there, we guess someone in the marketing department was suffering a blow to the head that day.
We’re calling it the most powerful graphics card in the world and oddly so is MSI, who kindly dropped us a line to let us know that its top-flight AMD graphics card has finally launched. The AMD Radeon R6990-4PD4GD5 is equipped with two AMD Radeon HD 6900-series GPUs and is the world’s first desktop card with an eye-popping 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
Connect to HDMI via USB
It sounds like a improbable trick, but Lindy says its new USB to HDMI adaptor enables you to connect your PC to an HDMI screen through your USB port. No need to add another graphics card or open the box, simply connect to adapter to the USB port and electronics inside the adaptor will do the rest.