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Old 10-19-10, 01:53 AM   #1
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Post Front Page: First looks at Llano, HD 6850, HD 6870

Our friends at Rage3D were given access to several of AMD's latest technologies: The 32nm Llano APU, and two new Radeons, HD 6870 and 6850.

Reportedly capable of playing newer games at 1920x1080 with DX11 features enabled, the Llano APU (pictured below installed on a demo motherboard, image courtesy of Rage3D) is a member of the AMD FUSION initiative that hopes to shake p the CPU, GPU, OEM and pre-built PC market. How will NVIDIA respond? Time will tell, but it's fairly certain that they won't be sitting on their hands, as this move by AMD is a bold step that appears to give many consumers what could be a smart choice for today's computing world that is growing to be ever-increasingly dependent on GPU acceleration.

AMD also allowed Rage3D access to a couple exclusive images of the new (one 6-pin PCIE power connector-equipped) HD 6850 and (two 6-pin PCIE power connector-equipped) HD 6870 GPUs, as well as some preliminary information.

Check out the article for more information. For what it's worth Rage3D has said that they will have performance information on AMD's new technologies later this week.

Also here's an article for those of the Anand persuasion

... And HERE are some leaked 6850/6870 benchmarks from VR-Zone.

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