CES 2012 CoverageBosco - January 19, 2012
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Diamond Multimedia displayed everything from its new Radeon HD 7970 to Powerline Internet AV Kits. This year it was all about the Radeon HD 7970, so let's see what all the hype is about.
Diamond's Radeon HD 7970 is the worlds first 28nm GPU. It has multi-display support (up to three displays) and uses AMD App Acceleration to allow your GPU and CPU to work together, thus drastically accelerating enabled applications. The HD 7970 also supports HD3D, giving the user the support to play 3D games and watch 3D content. It also has the ability to edit 3D photos on your 3D monitor, TV, or projector. The HD 7970 is loaded with 3GB of 384-bit GDDR5 memory clock at 1325MHz and a GPU clock at 925MHz. Using a single display, the 7970 has a max resolution of 2560x1600. Diamond recommends that you use a 500 watt PSU with this video card.
Diamond also had its Powerline Internet AV Kits and Mini Speakers on display. The Powerline Internet AV Kit allows you to connect your Internet-ready devices easily without the hassel of wiring. It connects by simply plugging an adapter into an AC wall outlet and then you can connect it to your router. You can then plug the other adapter into another AC outlet somewhere else in your home to extend the range of your LAN without the hassle of running wires everywhere. This retails for $79.99 and is a really nifty gadget. Diamond's Mini Speakers can easily provide you with better sound for a very low price. These speakers retail for around $19.99 and can plug into pretty much any device you can think of, including phones, laptops, and desktop PCs.