Advanced Micro Devices on Monday launched for PC gamers a two-chip graphics card that it hopes will give it a lead in price and performance over rival Nvidia.
The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 combines two graphics processors on a single board, giving it nearly double the performance of the single-chip Radeon HD 3870 introduced in November 2007, according to AMD. The latest graphics card tops a Teraflop, or 1 trillion floating point operations per second, which is the equivalent of a trillion mathematical calculations per second.
High-end graphics cards target hardcore gamers looking for realism in 3-D effects used in many videogames today. To get peak performance, game enthusiasts will use multiple graphics cards and use software tools to boost the clock speed of CPUs.
AMD’s latest product would compete with Nvidia’s GeForce 8800 Ultra that starts at $630. The Radeon HD 3870 X2 has a suggested retail price of $449.
AMD’s new graphics card will also support the company’s CrossFire X technology, which makes it possible to use up to four cards on a single computer to further boost performance. CrossFire X competes with Nvidia’s scalable link interface, or SLI. AMD plans to release software to enable CrossFire X support for the HD 3870 X2 late in the current quarter.
Keeping in view of Indian Market Acer has launched its new Acer 4315 with
Intel Celeron 1.73 GHz
80 GB HDD
512 MB DDR II
LAN Card, WIFI, Modem
1 Year warranty and
Toshiba has aggressively dropped its laptop prize range for their users so that they can get more benefit from Toshiba products. As now users can get Toshiba Celeron in just 24,990 and Toshiba Core2Duo is available in 39,990 prize range.
New Delhi: Small is definitely big this year. HCL Infosystems today launched a laptop for only Rs 13,990.
Billed as the world’s cheapest ultra-portable laptop, the MiLeap will be available in two series — X and Y — at a starting price of Rs 13,990 and Rs 29,990, respectively.
The cheapest laptop in India (made by Calcutta-based Xenitis Infotech) now comes for a little less than Rs 20,000. Mumbai-based Allied Computers also plans to launch laptops priced at Rs 14,999 this year.
Ajai Chowdhry, chairman and CEO of HCL Infosystems Ltd, in New Delhi on Tuesday. Picture by Prem Singh
HCL will start shipping MiLeap units from January 26, which will be available at all HCL retail outlets and distribution centres. Weighing less than a kilogram, the MiLeap laptop has a seven-inch screen and is equipped with an Intel processor.
“HCL pioneered India’s first micro-computer, the first desktop personal computer and the first home PC. The range of MiLeap laptops could herald a new milestone for the company,” said Ajai Chowdhry, chairman and CEO of HCL Infosystems.