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DailyTech's roundup of hardware reviews from around the web for Tuesday

Case
IN WIN Maelstrom @ OCC

Display
Samsung LN55B650T1F 55-Inch LCD HDTV @ Futurelooks
LG 50PS7000 Plasma TV @ Trusted Reviews
HP DreamScreen 100 @ Digital Trends

Motherboards
MSI NF980-G65 Motherboard @ TechwareLabs

Peripherals
Coolermaster Mouse Pad Roundup @ XSReviews
Razer Orochi Mouse & Kabuto Mouse Pad @ Bjorn3D

Portable
BlackBerry Storm 2 @ Digital Trends

PSU
Straight Power BQT e7-450W @ Technic3D

Storage
Kingston SSDNow V Series 40Gb @ BigBruin
Axus FiT 300 RAID Storage @ CCE Reviews

Video Cards
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB @ ThinkComputers
Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor X @ Bjorn3D
AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB @ Elite Bastards
HIS Radeon HD 4850 iCooler 1GB @ Tweaknews
Zotac GeForce GT 240 AMP! Edition @ HotHardware



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RE: ATI 5850
By KingstonU on 11/17/2009 4:08:15 PM , Rating: 2
My understanding is that it's not only that. Another aspect is that 5870 and 5850 both use the exact same Cypress chip, and that 5850's are only made out of chips that do not pass requirements for 5870 performance (clocks, stability etc). So if there is no deffect, then AMD would of course prefer to sell it as a 5870 for much more profit.


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