Skip to comments.AMD’s ATI breaks 1Ghz barrier — for real?
Posted on 05/13/2009 10:00:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono
In the highly demanding (and some say shrinking) world of PC gaming, only two graphics powers really count: reigning popular champ Nvidia and AMDs ATI division. Now it looks like ATIs Radeon may have got a bit of a lead on its arch-foe. ATI, once considered a perennial also-ran to Nvidias cutting-edge graphics chips, has become the first to crack what it called the 1 Gigahertz barrier on standard air-cooling. Pounding its chest, the company trumpeted on Wednesday the milestone and talked about amazing gaming experiences for the likes of Ubisofts Tom Clancys H.A.W.X. and Electronic Arts Battleforge. It would be interesting to see how Nvidia whose logo still appears more often alongside cutting-edge games such as medieval third-person actioner Assassins Creed to blockbuster first-person shooter Crysis will respond in their never-ending arms race.
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My 4850 is already obsolete lol. I just can’t game on consoles. Keyboard and mouse or die :)
Thanks for posting .
I think the incredible shrinking chip and the increase in power if going to be a huge story as the years go by.
/From a commentator on CNBC...the compute power today available for $10 would have cost over $1000 ten years ago..
As long as the cooling fans on ATI cards die as rapidlly as they do, with ZERO commercial replacement, ATI will always be second best, no matter what performance you get out of them.
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Your first sentence shows why I don't do serious gaming on PCs anymore. Constant upgrading got old. With a console I may not have the absolute best, but I know I'm good for another five years or so. And with a PS3 I know the games will keep getting better, not slower (devs are still not coming close to tapping the Cell's power).
I’ll probably be buying a PS3 this year as a cheap bluray player. Long live HD-DVD! :(
I’ve thought about that as well, it’s a compliant player, and vertical disk players have given me fewer problems over the years. Also, there’s a Linux version (actually I think more than one) which might be fun to play with, and who knows, maybe streamline my cyber-life a tad. :’)
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