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Good morning everyone.

Today AMD is launching the long-awaited 1GB version of the Radeon HD 6950. For reasons we can't really delve in to, the NDA for the 6950 is expiring here at 4am PDT, however we're not ready to talk about the 6950 1GB quite yet. We'll be back in a few hours with a full explaination, but in the mean time we can say that performance is virtually identical to the 2GB card throughout our test suite at 1920x1200 and 1680x1050. It's only at 2560x1600 and under Eyefinity that we see the 2GB card make a name for itself.

We'll have more in a few hours.

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  • direfox - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    Awesome... signs point to a review with the gtx 560 1 gig vs the 6950 1 gig. Quivering in anticipation! Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    When might we see a Fusion review, or did I miss it? I remember a preview, but that seemed preliminary. Reply
  • sebanab - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    Allot of people are waiting for the Fusion review :)
    At this point nobody has a Zacate/Ontario notebook to test but they are comming:
    - Lenovo x120e should be available next month
    - Acer AO522 is allready available for preorder but will only get to the users in 1 to 3 weeks
    - Dell DM1z also scheduled for next month
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  • MonkeyPaw - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    Actually, I could go down to Microcenter today and buy one. I'm not in the market for it though. I think they have a couple Acers. One of them is under $400 and has a DVD drive. Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    Here it is. Probably not the best model, but it's there:

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results....
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  • Roland00Address - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    How is it getting such a crappy battery life? 3 hours 20 mins in MobileMark07? I understand it is using a 15.6 inch screen, and that is probably the cheapest "6 cell" battery they can find due to the price point, but still that battery life is pathetic considering the power draw of the E series of processors. Reply
  • ZoZo - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    Obviously AnandTech cannot publish a review containing GTX 560 benchmark numbers when that chip is still under NDA. Reply
  • DustinF000 - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - link

    I feel rather Dumb,

    What in the graph is better???

    Is it showing Frames Per Second or some other rendering thing ?

    I would assume that if it were FPS, then I want the highest running, but if its Rendering or something I think I want shortest running graphs...

    I am not a Gamer, I have a 30 monitor, 12GB of RAM, ASUS Rampage, i7 940 stock cooler and I see that my photo editing program is delayed now pushing an older video card to the 2560 resolution. I am leaning towards getting the 2GB Radeon 6970 from ASUS - but I don't understand how it compares to the new NVidia crap...

    Any thoughts and help are greatly appreciated...
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  • KZ0 - Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - link

    Anyone know whether it'll eb possible to unlock this version to a 6970? In that case, it would be a sure winner for that price point. Reply
  • hmronnow - Thursday, January 27, 2011 - link

    I have a question concerning AMD cards.
    We use a Tesla card for a simulation project. It would be nice to use the cheaper gaming cards, but Nvidia seem to artificially reduce double precision performance of the non-tesla cards.
    My question is - do the AMD cards outperform the Nvidia non-tesla cards for double precision?
    Would it be possible for you to make a benchmark comparison between different cards for double precision performance?
    (of course we would have to rewrite our code from CUDA)
    Thanks
    Henrik
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