AMD's Turks GPUs Work On Open-Source, Sort Of: Back on Tuesday, AMD officially rolled out their "Turks" graphics processors with the launch of the Radeon HD 6570 and Radeon HD 6670 graphics cards. On Wednesday the Phoronix review of the Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 was published under Ubuntu Linux, but using the proprietary Catalyst driver.
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 On Linux: In this review today at Phoronix we are testing out the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Vapor-X 1GB graphics card to see how this popular AMD Radeon graphics processor is performing under Linux.
AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series Graphics Cards On Linux?: This evening AMD has officially launched their Radeon HD 6800 series, which currently includes the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards. These are just two of several next-generation graphics cards to be launched over the coming weeks and months for consumers while next year the FirePro derivatives for professional/workstation customers should come around too based upon this architecture.
guru3d.com: It is quite interesting to see that there is an extensive shift towards the more high-end and enthusiast products in the past year or so. It seems that next to good performance and features, the end-users like to tweak more and more as well. Well that and they want the "good stuff".
benchmarkreviews.com: Graphics cards have been improving at breakneck speeds over the last little while. The Radeon HD 5000 series allowed AMD and ATI to beat NVIDIA to the punch with DirectX-11 capable video cards. NVIDIA quickly responded with the GTX 400 series which started out hot and powerful, but came back to really define the price point with the GTX460 video card.
tbreak.com: MSI is no stranger to specialized overclocked graphics card. Their most popular heatsink, the Twin Frozr II has graced many previous and current generation graphics cards for both Nvidia and AMD cards. The Twin Frozr II heatsink is one hell of a cooler; extremely silent and equally cool, it keeps even the most demanding of cards in check.
motherboards.org: In terms of features the MSI R5770 video card has other 5770 cards beat as it has the extra cooling, V-points and Rivatuner (Afterburner). The card is excellent in performance with performance that outstrips the competition from NVIDIA and DirectX 11 which cannot be done on NVIDIA cards that are released so far.ATI is selling a lot of DirectX 11 video cards and as the year progresses without a competitive card for this price point, they will sell more.