Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 10 January 2011 11:02

Cayman to get cheaper 1GB version

Written by


Early HD 6950 1GB listings appear
We came across a rather interesting listing of a Sapphire HD 6950 board on our price search engine. What makes the new board quite interesting is not some fancy feature, but rather the lack of 1GB of memory.

Sappire’s new board, designated 11188-01-40G, packs just 1GB of GDDR5 and it’s a reference design with stock clocks. So, it’s really nothing spectacular, but it’s still a very interesting development. According to German tech site HT4U.net, the HD 6970 should also get a 1GB version, although we think an HD 6950 with 1GB makes quite a bit more sense.

The HD 6950 is one of AMD’s most competitive cards at the moment. It offers excellent value for money and Nvidia simply lacks anything to pit against it in the sub-€250 market. The new 1GB versions will obviously end up even cheaper than the currently available 2GB models, but at this point we are not entirely sure about the pricing.

Current listings indicate that the 1GB version could sell for about €240, but since the 2GB version is already selling for just over €250, we are guessing that the price will end up even lower. In any case it seems like a very nice move on AMD’s part.

Retailers believe they will have the 1GB HD 6950 in stock by the end of the month. You can check out the listings here.
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments