In what’s turning out to be a busy week for mobile workstation announcements, AMD is announcing this week that they are launching three new FirePro Mobile parts. This latest announcement roughly coincides with the announcement of new mobile workstations from partners such as Dell, who are in turn gearing up for their first mobile workstations based on the recently announced Xeon E3-1500M v5, the very first mobile Xeon. AMD FirePro Mobile Specification Comparison FirePro W7170M FirePro W5170M FirePro W5130M Stream Processors 2048 640 512 GPU Clock 723MHz <925MHz <925MHz Memory Clock 5GHz GDDR5 <4.5GHz GDDR5 <4GHz GDDR5 Memory Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit 128-bit VRAM 4GB 2GB 2GB FP64 1/16 1/16 1/16 GPU Tonga Cape Verde Cape Verde Architecture GCN 1.2 GCN 1.0 GCN 1.0 Overall this is a very low-key launch for AMD – no slide decks, just a press release – however the roll out of this latest generation of FirePro Mobile parts represents a significant step up in...

PURE (PC, Xbox 360) Review

Join us as we stray from the beaten path and review the latest entry in the off-road racing genre...

22 by Eddie Turner on 9/29/2008

The Radeon HD 4870 1GB: The Card to Get

Many have been waiting for the higher memory variant of AMD's 4870 since it's launch. It is now available, and at very good prices. Our tests show performance improvement...

78 by Derek Wilson on 9/25/2008

Understanding 8-channel LPCM over HDMI: Why it Matters and Who Supports it

Recent GPU and chipset launches have started including support for 8-channel LPCM audio over HDMI. I explain what that is and why you should want it.

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2008

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216: Competition for the 4870

Priced at $279 there's a new GTX 260 in town and it's got one purpose: to compete with the Radeon HD 4870. NVIDIA manages to close the performance...

66 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 9/16/2008

AMD Radeon HD 4670: Ruling from Top to Bottom

AMD took the world by storm with its $200 - $300 killers earlier this summer, but can they do it again at $79 with the new Radeon HD 4670...

90 by Derek Wilson on 9/10/2008

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (PC, Xbox 360, PS3) Review

Join us as for a show and tell session as we review Pandemic's latest action game...

17 by Eddie Turner on 9/9/2008

NVIDIA 9500 GT: Mainstream Graphics Update

The 9500 GT has been out for a while now, and today we take a look at what it has to offer.

37 by Derek Wilson on 9/5/2008

Bargain Bin Games Revue - Round One

We explore the depths of the bargain bin in an attempt to wet those dry spells between big name releases...

35 by Eddie Turner on 9/1/2008

Lucid's Multi-GPU Wonder: More Information on the Hydra 100

Derek sat down with Lucid and answered some more questions on the Hydra 100, a chip that enables multi-GPU on any platform.

57 by Derek Wilson on 8/22/2008

Badaboom: A Full Test of Elemental's GPU Accelerated H.264 Transcoder

It's finally here, a GPU accelerated H.264 transcoder that promises to speed up one of the most time intensive things you can do on your desktop. Unfortunately the...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/18/2008

AMD's Radeon HD 4870 X2 - Testing the Multi-GPU Waters

AMD officially unveils its highest performing single-card to date: the Radeon HD 4870 X2. How will the first multi-GPU R7xx series card fare against the price reduced GeForce...

94 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 8/12/2008

Race Driver: GRID (PC)

We hit the pavement with Codemasters' latest offering in the racing genre, Race Driver: GRID.

42 by Eddie Turner on 8/7/2008

Intel's Larrabee Architecture Disclosure: A Calculated First Move

While not giving away much if any info about future products, Intel has cracked the door open just a bit on their Larrabee project. As expected, the information was...

102 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 8/4/2008

ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 - R700 Preview: AMD's Fastest Single Card

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Radeon HD 4800 series, AMD sent out 10 cards into the wild based on its new R700 GPU. Despite...

56 by Derek Wilson on 7/14/2008

Games Missing In Action

We know there are tons of titles coming out, but there are always a few that crop up, make waves, and then disappear without ever seeing the light of...

36 by Eddie Turner on 6/26/2008

The Radeon HD 4850 & 4870: AMD Wins at $199 and $299

Last week we showed that AMD offered the best $199 GPU on the market. Today we're able to show you that AMD has the best $299 GPU as...

174 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 6/25/2008

NVIDIA's First 55nm GPU: GeForce 9800 GTX+ Preview

NVIDIA quietly die-shrunk its G92 GPU last week, just 12 hours before AMD's launch of the Radeon HD 4870 we've got a preview of the GeForce 9800 GTX+. ...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 6/24/2008

More Details on Elemental's GPU Accelerated H.264 Encoder

After our GT200 review went live we got up with Elemental's CEO and asked a few questions about their GPU accelerated H.264 video encoder. Due out for release...

51 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/23/2008

ATI Radeon HD 4850 Preview: AMD Delivers Performance for the Masses

In stark contrast to NVIDIA's $650 GPU launch earlier this week, AMD is letting us make an early introduction of the Radeon HD 4850 today. Priced at $199...

116 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 6/19/2008

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 Pipeline Update

A quick update on one of the unknown variables in NVIDIA's GT200 architecture.

21 by Derek Wilson on 6/18/2008

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