In better (and more to my liking) news about AMD we find the former ATi brand has pushed the first factory clocked (not over-clocked) 1GHz GPU out the door.
This is a huge milestone in the industry. Granted people have been overclocking their GPUs to this and above but this is the first reference GPU to run at this speed and all on air. The GPU in question is of course the HD 4890.
Good job AMD, this is what you should be doing to get back in the game
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The last time a GPU milestone this significant was passed, it was June of 2007, and we remember it well. We were kicked back, soaking in the rays from Wall Street and firmly believing that nothing could ever go awry -- anywhere, to anyone -- due to a certain graphics card receiving 1GB of onboard RAM. Fast forward a few dozen months, and now we've got AMD dishing out the planet's first factory-clocked card to hit the 1GHz mark.