Xbox 720 to use year-old Radeon graphics card?
If you like your new games consoles to push graphical boundaries first and foremost, you may want to stop reading this. A new rumour coming out of IGN is suggesting that the next generation Microsoft games console, or the Xbox…
dot a laptop from Packard Bell features one-button access to Facebook
Packard Bell have announced the launch of their new dot a laptop. The 11.6 inch computer will be available from summer 2010 for around £399. Promising excellent multimedia functionality, Packard Bell hope it will be a hit with fans of…
Lenovo announce rugged and green ThinkPad L Series
Lenovo have announced the launch of a new L Series range of ThinkPad laptops. Eco-friendly and rugged enough to pass several military specifications, the L412 and L512 are the first two models announced for the range. Both models, differentiated by…
ASUS ROG G73 Stealth Fighter gaming laptop breaks cover
"Eschewing the flash and gimmicks typical of gaming notebooks" says the ASUS press-release for the G73. And yet here we have a gaming laptop designed to look a bit like a stealth bomber. Hmmm, I'm sensing a whiff of…
ATI unleashes the Radeon HD 4890
AMD has just dropped us word of their latest graphics card release, the ATI Radeon HD 4890, which they’re claiming is the most powerful graphics processor in the world.
The beast runs at 850MHz, has 1.36 TeraFLOPs of processing power, as well as 1GB of GDDR5 memory and the functionality to cram four of these things in the same machine, using ATI’s Crossfire technology.
It’s notably faster than its predecessor, the HD4870, but slower than the dual core X2 variant. Pricing reflects that, with the card retailing between £185 and £200. It’s not a massive leap, just an evolution of existing cards, but it’s certainly a solid upgrade if you’re running a graphics card that’s a couple of years old.
ATI Press Kit
AMD releases the ATI Radeon HD 4830 – mid-range performance at a mid-range price
The mid-range of graphics cards sells well. To consumers it represents that sweet spot between getting awful gaming performance and paying through the nose for a bit of silicon. NVidia’s Geforce cards have done rather well out of that market in recent years, but ATI aren’t letting them get away with it – they’ve given us the HD 4830…
Shiny Video Review: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
We don’t do PC component reviews very often on Tech Digest because there are websites that specialize in that subject in far more technical detail than we could. So I’m not going to talk technical detail and specifications here. Instead, I thought it might be nice to give you a more qualitative idea of what it’d be like if you were to spend £370 just on a graphics card.