Thursday, October 28, 2010

First AMD Radeon 6000 Series Cards Released

AMD has finally started to roll out their new HD 6000 series graphics cards. This week the Radeon HD 6850 and HD 6870 were released. These cards were released with mid-range gaming in mind, and being hopeful competitors to the GTX460 that has been ravaging the industry with it's price:performance ratio.

The HD 6000 series is built from the start to be a dx11 machine, and AMD believes they will be better optimized than their previous cards. Benchmarks have shown the 6870 to stand right above the GTX460, and slightly below the 5870 in performance. The 6870 and 6850 will be priced at $239 and $199, respectively; the perfect point to overtake the sweet spot from the GTX460.

Look forward to the HD 6890 to be released soon and head off the upper end of AMD's new line of cards.



Anonymous said...

amd holds 90% of dx11 gpu-s
that is nice advantage against nvidia

Tresni said...

shame I have no money :( would love to have it

Anonymous said...

video cards are insane anymore

gnjili shepard said...

hmmm i prefer nvidia.

Kate said...

yes, but does it make coffee?