BSN has possible pictures and benchmarks of AMD's Hawaii GPU.
Looking at the full PCB, you can tell that this thing has 8+6 pin power connectivity, which would put the maximum power draw of such a card at 300w, while the card itself may never draw as much. Additionally, looking at the number of GDDR5 chips, you can see that there are in fact 16 of them, which would lead one to conclude that this GPU will likely come in 4GB and 8GB flavors and would also mean that it should theoretically feature a 512-bit memory interface. All of this should fare pretty strongly in AMD's favor as it would enable some incredible memory bandwidth if true.
On the eve of AMD's GPU 14 announcement PC Power Play talks to Nvidia's Tony Tamasi.
Tamasi: It’s no longer possible for a console to be a better or more capable graphics platform than the PC. I’ll tell you why. In the past, certainly with the first PlayStation and PS2, in that era there weren’t really good graphics on the PC. Around the time of the PS2 is when 3D really started coming to the PC, but before that time 3D was the domain of Silicon Graphics and other 3D workstations. Sony, Sega or Nintendo could invest in bringing 3D graphics to a consumer platform. In fact, the PS2 was faster than a PC.
Now I agree that consoles will never be faster, but to say the PS2 was faster than the PC is laughable. The PS2 came out in 1999. I had my 3dfx based Diamond Monster 3D in 2006 when it came out. Voodoo 2 came in 98, SLI meant my 2 Pure 3D cards blew everything else away. There was a reason why my friends wanted to play Tomb Raider on my PC, and not on console.
PowerColor has announced that they have patented a Double Blades cooling solution for their Radeon GPU product line up.
The “Double Blades” derived from its fan outlook, this exclusive design adds an extra fan blade attaches to the original one; the extra fan can absorb airflow into the centre, and increase up to 20% airflow compared to the traditional thermal design, even can prevent the dust depositing at the bearings and the bottom of fan, prolonging the life cycle of the thermal, also video card.
Tech Report is giving away a 7790 and a A8-6600K.