The cogs of ATI's war machine are turning and they are not letting up. After the awesome Radeon HD 5870 and 5850, they are continuing the assault on NVIDIA by releasing the Radeon HD 5770. The 4700 series used to be ATI's mainstream selection, how would the 5770 perform? Let's find out.
The Radeon HD 5870 is undoubtedly fast, but how would two of them perform? In an attempt to simulate the performance of the upcoming Radeon HD 5870 X2, we put a pair 5870 cards together in CrossFireX and compare it with two 4870 X2 cards. Along the way, we also examined how such a configuration would perform on an Intel X38 and an X58 setup.
With ATI's latest Radeon HD 5870 already launched and out the in the wild, the Radeon HD 4890 is looking more and more like last season's flavor. However, the good thing is that the older Radeon 4800 series card will be subjected to price pressure, and this might tilt things in the ASUS EAH4890 Formula's favor.
The next round of the graphics card war begins with the launch of the world's first fully DirectX11 compatible graphics card - the ATI Radeon HD 5870. Manufactured using a 40nm process, packing a staggering 2.15 billion transistors, and with twice the stream processor count of the Radeon HD 4870, we put it through its paces to see what ATI's new GPU is capable of.
Sapphire is one of the few graphics card vendors to offer cards with vapor chamber cooling technology. We take a look at the 2GB behemoth that is the Sapphire Vapor-X HD 4890 to see if it's any cooler than the competition.
It was just a matter of time before Radeon HD 4890 cards with custom coolers started popping up. And today, we take a look at PowerColor's version with its unique Professional Cooling System tuned by ZEROtherm. Factory-overclocked to nearly 1GHz, we see if it has what it takes to do battle with offerings from NVIDIA.
Ever wondered if the rumored Radeon HD 4890 X2 will be faster than NVIDIA's equivalent dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295? Well, wonder no more, for we have plucked out the GeForce GTX 295 and two Radeon HD 4890 cards from our labs to find out. Read on to find out who will emerge victorious in this clash of the titans.
XFX, who now also churns out ATI cards, presents us with the latest Radeon HD 4890 XXX Edition. We check to see if it is deserving of the XXX badge.
We seek to answer a question that's on every prospective graphics card buyer's mind: "Which is better? A single Radeon HD 4890 or two Radeon HD 4770 in CrossFireX?" Well, ponder no more and head right in for a detailed and interesting comparison.
While NVIDIA continues churning out hyper-fast cards, ATI is continuing its forays into the mainstream market, constantly putting out mid-range cards that offer bang-for-buck. We take a look at their latest offering the ATI Radeon HD 4770 to see if its the ultimate value-for-money graphics card for the discerning gamer.