Business, Graphics, Hardware

ATI Radeon HD 5870 comes with a free DirectX 11 game!

One of things you might noticed in a tsunami of ATI Radeon HD 5870 reviews out there is a coupon for a free DirectX 11 game. Just like ATI Radeon 9000 series came to life with a coupon for Half-Life 2 [a deal for which ATI paid a lofty six million greenbacks], Radeon HD 5800 and HD 5700 series are coming with a coupon for DiRT 2, a DirectX 11 game coming in December. We learned that AMD paid one million dollars to Codemasters for the right to bundle DiRT 2 with all of their 5800 series cards, and given the fact that AMD cut


Graphics, Hardware

ATI Radeon 5800 to be in short supply?

According to the information coming from key partners, the initial allocation of Radeon HD5850 and HD5870 is below expectations. This information implies that AMD could be having yield issues with TSMC’s troubled 40nm process node as well. In order to dispel any FUD and to get to the bottom of the story, we called various partners and distributing channels to see what is actually going on. We were quoted numbers of allocated cards for EU and North American market [yes, I can imagine AMD’s sales reps with steam going above their heads with the numbers we have] and they were quite disappointing when compared to



FCC Chairman says "Yes" to Net neutrality

Monday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski delivered a major address at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, laying out his vision of an open Internet. He also talked about the many ways that an open Internet spurs innovation of all kinds. In the past, the FCC has based their rulings about the Internet on fourprincipals. These principles can be summarized as: Network operatorscannot prevent users from accessing the lawful Internet content,applications, and services of their choice, nor can they prohibit usersfrom attaching non-harmful devices to the network. The FCC Chairmanadded two more principals aimed at making the Internet more open to allapplications and users. The debate