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...

Tech Update: R420 Gets a Name and Birthday

R420 rumors are a dime a dozen right now - today we bring you the facts. Update Now with pipeline info!

53 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/9/2004

Preview: S3 Graphics DeltaChrome S8 Nitro

S3 Graphics is preparing its newest technology for the ongoing battle that is computer graphics. Does the DeltaChrome have the potential to make an impact? We take a look...

21 by Derek Wilson on 3/9/2004

Console Emulators: Our Newest Benchmark

Our never-ending quest for more (and useful) benchmarks has led us down an often overlooked path; we are adding PlayStaion emulation to our benchmark suite. This article will serve...

34 by Derek Wilson on 3/3/2004

ATI's 2004 Plans Unveiled: R420/423 Specs Inside

We stumbled across ATI's roadmaps for 2004 including information on R420/423, RV380 and even the first sightings of R480 on a roadmap.

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Kris Kubicki and Wesley Fink on 2/13/2004

Q1 2004 Vendor Graphics Card Roundup

With over 20 different cards, this roundup packs in everything we need to make a decision on which vendor's card to buy. We will look at noise, heat, overclocking...

44 by Derek Wilson on 2/4/2004

NVIDIA GeForce FX Personal Cinema Roundup - Asus, Chaintech, eVGA, and MSI

Multimedia solutions are generating more and more interest. NVIDIA tries their hand once more at their Personal Cinema line with better partner support, and they come to the table...

6 by Andrew Ku on 12/23/2003

ATI's Multimedia Center 8.8 - The Home Multimedia Server

ATI tries its hand at providing a software solution for the growing home multimedia server market with their newest creation: EazyShare. We put in over 150 hours of testing...

6 by Andrew Ku on 12/16/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup, Part 4: Budget Shootout

The final segment of the market to cover in our fall roundup series, we tackle the cheapest video cards offered currently by ATI and NVIDIA, and see how they...

22 by Derek Wilson on 12/15/2003

Image Quality Analysis Fall 2003: A Glance Through the Looking Glass

Nearing the end of the first generation of DX9 graphics cards, we take a long look at what's happening under the hood and how it pertains to how our...

35 by Derek Wilson on 12/10/2003

The Last Bout of ‘03 – NVIDIA’s GeForce FX 5700 Ultra

We take another look at the midrange cards with the new GeForce FX 5700 Ultra in the mix. It's time to find out who scores the final round Knock Out.

113 by Derek Wilson on 10/23/2003

ATI All-in-Wonder 9600 Pro: Multimedia Refresh

ATI’s All-in-Wonder 9600 Pro continues the legacy of the All-in-Wonder line with features that we haven’t seen before. While we already know the desktop scenario, find out more about...

38 by Andrew Ku on 10/16/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup - Part 3: ATI's Radeon 9600 XT

We applied our new benchmarking suite to the midrange graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA, including the new 9600 XT. Find out who comes ahead out of the...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/15/2003

ATI's Catalyst 3.8 Drivers: ATI Sanctioned Overclocking

Less than 24 hours after we published Part 2 of our Fall '03 Video Card comparison ATI released their Catalyst 3.8 drivers. Although performance isn't really improved, the...

62 by Derek Wilson on 10/8/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup - Part 2: High End Shootout

The long awaited sequel to our first Fall '03 roundup is here. To put it plainly, we went nuts. Read, just read...

117 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/7/2003

Fall 2003 Video Card Roundup Part I - ATI's Radeon 9800 XT

After spending countless hours of benchmarking we're finally able to bring you results from our new suite of 15 game tests on ATI's Radeon 9800 XT as well as...

262 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 10/1/2003

Half-Life 2 Performance Benchmark Preview

We compared 8 GPUs in 3 levels under the first truly stressing DX9 game: Half-Life 2. ATI is an early king of the hill. Learn about the...

111 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2003

Breaking News: Halflife 2 Performance Revealed

ATI owners rejoice, HL2 rocks on their hardware...

169 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2003

NVIDIA's Back with NV35 - GeForceFX 5900 Ultra

No one, not even a NVIDIA employee, was fooled into thinking the NV30 was a first-class product. But the NV35 is another story; find out how well...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2003

ATI's Radeon 9600 Pro - Another Win for ATI

With the Radeon 9600 Pro ATI has won yet another round in the Radeon vs. FX battle, but what's most peculiar about this battle is that the true winner...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2003

NVIDIA's GeForce FX 5600/5200 Ultra Performance Review

Have less than $200 in your upgrade budget? You will soon be able to buy DirectX 9 cards from NVIDIA for just that. Find out if the...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/10/2003

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