Leaked Radeon HD 6970 details, GPUs reviewed, Gigabyte Android phone - TechPowerUp

AMD's Radeon HD 6970 is set to launch soon and TechPowerUp discovered a number of leaked pictures from review samples of a Powercolor model, which reveal its spec. The latest Cayman GPU is the successor to the HD 5870 and will come with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, dual DVI, HDMI, two DisplayPorts and a rumoured BIOS ROM switching that allows the selection of two different settings.

HIS Radeon HD 6870 Turbo was reviewed at TechRadar, receiving three out of five stars. It was lauded for its out of the box overclock and room to further overclock, as well as HDMI 1.4 and 3D support. It lost out on price, with higher performing cards selling for significantly less.

TweakTown has done a thorough benchmarking test on the Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB Goes Like Hell Edition graphics card, pushing its overclocking abilities to the max. The card was previously reviewed and is already overclocked out of the box from 732MHz to 800MHz, but it was bumped up to 850MHz, albeit with a noticeable increase in heat and noise.

The Corsair A50 CPU cooler was reviewed at TweakNews, where it faired so well the reviewers couldn't find anything really bad to say about it. It received high fives for its good cooling, great value, quietness, ease of installation and design.

The ProlimaTech Armageddon CPU cooler also faired well in a review at Overclockers Online, earning brownie points for it small size, great performance, strong build quality and “sexy looks”, but its complex mounting system and lack of fans held it back from full on fame and glory.

GSM Arena brings news of the recently announced Gigabyte GSmart Rola dual-SIM smartphone, which is set to pack Android 2.2 and launch for €175 ($233) in early 2011. It should pack a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 528MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, a 3 megapixel camera and a traditional microSD slot for further storage expansion.