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AMD Radeon HD 4770 On Linux

The latest addition to AMD's Radeon HD 4000 series (R700) family is the ATI Radeon HD 4770 graphics card, which was released in late April.

We finally have our hands on this graphics card which uses the RV740 -- the first 40nm GPU -- and have proceeded to run our usual assortment of Linux-based tests.

Along with the transition from a 55nm to 40nm process, the Radeon HD 4770 has been designed to bridge the current R700 solutions to their next-generation graphics processors that will be introduced later this year.

The Sapphire Radeon HD 4770 may cost less than $100 USD, but it packs serious performance capabilities.

The launch of the Radeon HD 4770 (RV740) came just a few weeks after the launch of the Radeon HD 4890 (RV790). The HD 4890 is of course AMD's fastest single-GPU solution while the HD 4770 is positioned to be a mainstream part that packs a performance punch and outperform NVIDIA's GeForce GTS 250 and GeForce 9800GT graphics cards.

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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.