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Friday, October 22, 2010

AMD officially unveils the Radeon 6800-series of graphics cards


AMD only just began teasing their new Radeon HD 6800-series graphics cards a couple of days ago, but now they’re already ready to serve up the details of their latest line of polygon-blasting GPUs. Meet the AMD Radeon HD 6870 and AMD Radeon 6850.

Here’s what we’re looking at. As far as features, both cards pack a pair of DVI outlets, a full-sized HDMI out port, and two mini DisplayPort jacks. You’ll find each card supporting ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology as well as second-generation DirectX 11 architecture.

They are beefy cards, but they’ve got a consumer’s wallet in mind: AMD is starting these cards off at just $200. You can also expect the AMD Radeon 6800-series to start creeping into notebooks down the line, as the company has said they plan to bring the chipset to notebooks shortly down the line.

The only problem? These aren’t good cards for gaming. According to Hardware Heaven, who described gaming performance as a “disaster” on the Radeons they reviewed. If what you’re looking for is some solid GPUs for Blu-Ray and home video, though, the 6800-series looks right up your alley

31 comments:

MTL beer said...

That's why i've always been more of an Nvdia man myself.

Ken said...

Oh well... I already bought the 5850 card.. Not gonna be able to afford this monster :P Nice review none the less!

Rezden said...

Very cool. Thanks for the update.

razortek said...

goshhhh so powerful :O

Center50 said...

And now I swoop in and buy last generation cards. Sweet! what is it specifically that makes for their poor performance in gaming?

HondaX said...

thats a Monster ;)

Freshman said...

sounds great

BradsSportsBlog said...

beautiful!

Scuba Steve said...

Thanks for the update, i was excited for this release but im now sad they are not great cards for gaming

The Lazy Geographer said...

Oh well, it wouldn't fit in my laptop anyway. =P

ModerneFusion said...

as long as it can play Diablo 3 when it comes out at maximum optical orgasmic quality, I will be happy.

amidoinitrite? said...

this will be a monster!

Hemera said...

oh wow, I'm a fan of amd.

Dan said...

dang. I need to upgrade my system before i get another gfx card.

Touch and Feel said...

If its not good for games it's worthless.

Cliff Miller said...

Good review man, I'm not gonna buy a graphic card, but if I was a gamer I'd thank you.

Jackie said...

Nice, keep it up !

TeddyPin said...

Wow, this will be a beast!

Emelie said...

Damn, this would be an awesome complement to the new PC I'm building!

Ishu said...

Dang that looks like a motor for a car!

NeedlessToSay said...

Kinda a disappointment that it isn't good for gaming.

Easy said...

Cheap and Unreal!
Following & Supporting :D

-Easy

kokojesta said...

i put a lot of trust in radeon :)

iRetiv said...

Not good for gaming? McLeod <-- lol auto corrected from nVidia

happybuffet said...

MUST HAVE!

ImmaFrog said...

shame I have laptop and cannot install a new video card

dzikrk said...

instead of mine gf8500gt it will rox :P
But have no money :P

nubilus said...

(nerdgasm)

vogelhut said...

Looks sleek. Actually, it looks kind of like the video card I have now, a GTX 460. lol

SituationAbs said...

Nice article mate, I'll consider radeon when I buy my next gfx.

Astra said...

amazing, but not good for gaming :(

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