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Lenovo Jumps the Gun with Radeon HD 8950

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A recent press-release by Lenovo announcing the Erazer X700 gaming desktop may not have sounded like much, but it turns out the company is enthused by AMD, particularly AMD CrossFireX, because it is an early design win for AMD's next-generation Radeon HD 8000 series family. The specifications sheet of the Erazer X700 blurts out the graphics subsystem to consist of "up to dual Radeon HD 8950 3GB" as a graphics option next to dual- GeForce GTX 660 SLI. Given that Lenovo chose not to wait until any of the other big tech trade-shows of the year to announce this, it wouldn't be far-fetched to imagine a new AMD Radeon family launch within Q1, 2013. The other more obvious explanations are that Lenovo committed a brutal typo, or it plans to re-brand the Radeon HD 7950, an act that should be made a human-rights violation.

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a dual 8950 would be extremely nice
 
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My bet is on typo. This doesn't add up, if the options were "up to dual GTX680" and "up to dual HD8950" I would lend it more credibility.
 
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The system isn't meant to launch until June...
So if you call that soon... ;)
 
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I just have 1 question .......... where is the rest of the Motherboard? If I wanted a M-ITX Motherboard I'd buy a M-ITX case. That is just stupid.
 
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I just have 1 question .......... where is the rest of the Motherboard? If I wanted a M-ITX Motherboard I'd buy a M-ITX case. That is just stupid.
That's quite clearly an mATX motherboard.
 
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My bet is on typo. This doesn't add up, if the options were "up to dual GTX680" and "up to dual HD8950" I would lend it more credibility.
It could make sense. Many of the larger vendors make contracts to buy a lot of the same kind of item, such as graphics cards, which limits consumers' options. Maybe Lenovo just made a large contract with AMD to supply a large number of graphics cards and they wouldn't meet their quotas if they sold high end NVidia cards as well.
 

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I just have 1 question .......... where is the rest of the Motherboard? If I wanted a M-ITX Motherboard I'd buy a M-ITX case. That is just stupid.
You are buying a prebuilt be happy it is a normal form factor with a real powersupply.
 
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That's quite clearly an mATX motherboard.
Which is why its best to build your own if you want a full board. I've seen too many makers stuffing tiny boards into huge cases. Now Lenovo follows suit.:shadedshu
 
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Which is why its best to build your own if you want a full board. I've seen too many makers stuffing tiny boards into huge cases. Now Lenovo follows suit.:shadedshu
People who buy this class of computer should be building their own anyway.
 
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What is with all the plastic on the top and front. All those angles and so on seem so unnecessary.
 
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i think some peepz @ Lenovo should follow some cable management course..
 
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I like the case, I don't mind a bit of plastic here and there. I don't think it's e-peen deal. What I really don't understand though is why would you install mATX board into a Standard ATX case? They made it future-proof in case the owner decides to go ATX-style? That's lame.
 

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After looking at that picture, I believe it could have been photoshopped due to the sources website placed right behind were it says 8950. They could have done this to cover some of the signs of it being shopped.