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    by Published on 16-04-11 15:22     Number of Views: 28015 
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    AMD recently announced it's new entry-level model in the HD 6000 series, the HD 6450 based on the Caicos-ASIC. It is a nice little PCIe card with 160 Shader-ALUs, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs all connected with a half GiB of GDDR5- or a full GiB DDR3-RAM via 64 parallel memory bits. The GPU is supposed to sport 370 million transistors and is produced (not manufactured; there's nothing done manually in the process!) in a 40nm process at TSMC. It still uses the known VLIW5-architecture, has UVD3 for decent video capabilities even for HD video. Depending on core clock, which can vary between 625 and 750 MHz depending on SKU, these specs allow for 2.5 to 3.0 Gigapixels of fillrate and twice the amount for texturing operations. Also, the GPU achieves 200 to 240 GFLOPS of processing power, some of which is put to use to enhance video playback for generic HD, Adobe Flash and DivX clips.
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    by Published on 14-04-11 21:57     Number of Views: 18048 
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    A little later than usual - both from my side and from AMD's - but still well within time, the Catalyst driver suite for AMDs Radeon line of graphics accelerators has been updated to version 11.3 WHQL. The OpenCL driver portion has been promoted to being an integral part of the standard driver package, thus being included in the standard download. AMD touts this as seamless GPU-Compute in their Release Notes for this catalyst driver (which I've also attached as archive in case their website structure is changed and breaks the link). If you really don't want it, you can deselect it in the custom installation procedure. Additionally, the former AMD Stream SDK now called AMD APP SDK for GPU-Computing has been moved to version 2.4. ...
    by Published on 26-03-11 09:45     Number of Views: 12033 
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    After both cats now out of the bag, to literally translate a german proverb, I wonder more and more what those cards, essentially Crossfire/SLI-on-a-stick, are really made for? My guess is one thing only: Get reviews for „the fastest graphics card” - well, Nvidia failed at it this time - and make that halo shine over their less powerfull products. My reasoning for this is as follows.
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