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PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 4GB
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the release of the PowerColor PCS R9 380 4GB, for the first time we see an affordable 4GB gaming solution, a 4GB gaming GPU that runs $229.99 (NewEgg). Face it, games and gaming resolutions memory demands are exploding exponentially. It takes 2GB GRRD5 to do a good job running 1080p, 4 GB will get you 2560 x 1440 (1440P) and some 4k games using reasonable settings. The amount of GDDR5 on your GPU is the going currency for what resolution and settings you can game at. While 1080p still is the most popular resolution for gamers, at least for Steam Users (Steam Hardware Survey June 2015) there is no doubt that as the price comes down on 1440p-monitors and to some extend the new more affordable 4k-monitors, gaming at 1440p and higher will become more popular. 1440p in many cases needs 4 GB of high-speed GDDR5 to minimize stuttering and maintain higher framerates.

Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Graphics
     Thu, Jul 30 2015 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past couple of years Zotac has really distinguished themselves as a producer of high-end NVIDIA-based graphics cards. They offer some of the highest-clocked and best looking cards available. For those who did not jump on NVIDIA’s Titan X when it was first released now you have the choice of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which offers similar performance, will half the VRAM. Since the card has been out for a little while now we have seen many custom designs and today we will be taking a look at one such card from Zotac. On the test bench today is their GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! (ZT-90503-10P) graphics card. This card comes with a factory overclock of 1051 MHz base and 1140 MHz GPU Boost. On top of that this is one of the more sleek cards we have reviewed lately with its triple-fan carbon-fiber cooling solution and stylish backplate. Let’s see what this card is all about!"

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 WindForce 3X OC 4GB Graphics
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Graphics cards have been the alpha and the omega for gamers all around the world since the mid 90's when the first really "serious" game titles made their appearance on the PC (titles like Mech Warrior, Tomb Raider, Phantasmagoria, Tex Murphy and Wing Commander 3). Back then of course things were a lot simpler compared to now since gamers only had a handful of cards to choose from by manufacturers like NVIDIA (Riva 128/TNT/GeForce), 3DFX (Voodoo), Matrox (Millennium/Mystique) and ATI (3D Rage/Rage Pro) and the one thing everyone cared most was compatibility with games rather than performance (something which continued for many years to come). NVIDIA and ATI/AMD cards have dominated the market for the past 14 years and today in the market gamers can find the 18th line to carry the name GeForce (10th generation GPU) and the 23rd line to carry the name Radeon (if I’m not mistaken) so it's easy to see how much things have advanced compared to back then. We haven't had a graphics card review on NikKTech for a long time but when we were asked to test one of the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970's to hit the market and more specifically the WindForce 3X OC by GIGABYTE we simply couldn't refuse.

HIS Radeon R9 390 IceQ X2 OC 8GB Video Card Review
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The technology incorporated inside the R9 390 GPU is not new but is based on the Hawaii (now baptized Grenada), with the same shader count, texture units, ROPs and so on. The manufacturing process is also still 28nm but there are minor improvements which allow running the card at higher speeds and the memory quantity has been doubled, from 4GB to 8GB. Since the HIS R9 390 IceQ X2 is marketed as a pre-overclocked card, the GPU clocked has been raised to 1020MHz instead of 1000MHz stock, while the memory clock remains the same as the OEM AMD cards.

Inno3D iChill GTX 980 Ti HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have tested the Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 980 Ti HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra video card. But what‘s behind the long name, maybe a powerfull card with a great silent cooler? We’ll see…..

Sapphire Nitro R9 380 4GB Graphics Card Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 7:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Graphics card giant, Sapphire, are no strangers to being at the forefront of technology when it comes to AMD graphics cards. Producing some of the best graphics cards in the world, Sapphire push the envelope with cooling designs like the Vapour-X and Tri-X. They have recently signed a worldwide exclusive deal for the AMD FirePro graphics card range which deals with professional users, with this; they can bring the ever-increasing technology to the consumer market to provide us with the best gaming experience possible.

Radeon R9 390X, R9 390 & R9 380 Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 7:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's been three and a half years since AMD made great strides with its first GCN-based GPU. While there have been some notable releases in between, they're essentially rebadges with little to no performance edge over the original. We've been wondering what AMD's next move would be and it looks like the answer is yet another round of rebadged Radeons ahead of the real next-gen release. On hand today is the HIS IceQ X² OC R9 390X, R9 390 & R9 380.

GPU Charts 2015 - 1080p, 1440p, UHD @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 7:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These garphics cards charts contain benchmark results of numerous recent graphics cards. We've tested the card with three different resolutions, where there are 1080p, 1440p and 2160p. Apart from that we also show live price tags for all models.

Palit GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream 6 GB
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 6:16P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Palit's triple-slot GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream is the quietest GTX 980 Ti we tested so far, it's actually quieter than the watercooled AMD Radeon Fury X. Thanks to the overclock out of the box, the card is 9% faster than the much more expensive GTX Titan X.

NVIDIA's Tegra X1 Delivers Stunning Performance
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 6:16P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA's Tegra X1 64-bit ARM SoC running (non-Android) Linux is a beast! I was given access to a SHIELD Android TV that was configured to run Ubuntu Linux, which has led for some exciting benchmarks. In some workloads, the Tegra X1 comes up just shy of an Intel Core i3 "Broadwell" system. The Tegra X1 has me very excited about the future of ARMv8 hardware on Linux and NVIDIA's continued Tegra advancements."

Asus STRIX Radeon R9 390X Review: Hawaii Gets 8GB
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has certainly kept our test benches busy lately, with the debut of two Fiji-based flagships, namely the liquid-cooled Radeon Fury X and its surprisingly capable air-cooled little brother, the Radeon Fury. Now it’s time to turn our attention to the Radeon R9 390X, specifically Asus' handsome STRIX offering, which utilizes Asus’ DirectCU III cooling solution with triple wing-blade fans and boasts “0dB Fan Technology”, along with a healthy 8GB of memory and healthy GPU oveclock...

Sapphire Nitro R9 390 @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While the move from the 200 series to the 300 series was mostly just a bump in clock speed and memory capacities, Sapphire made even bigger changes in their product line. Even though their 200 Series cards were very popular they still redesigned their cooling design and even introduced a new line that they call Nitro. Today I’m going to take a look at the Sapphire Nitro R9 390 and see what has changed in the product line as well as get a look at the performance of the R9 390 to see how it compares to the R9 290 that it replaced.

ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX Gaming 6 GB
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:37A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX delivers the highest performance of all GTX 980 Ti cards we tested so far, thanks to a large overclock and increased Boost Clock range. The DirectCU III triple slot cooler turns off its fans in idle, media playback and light gaming. Price-wise the card clocks in at $670, similar to other custom GTX 980 Ti cards.

Sapphire Tri-X R9 Fury 4GB Graphics Card Review
     Mon, Jul 27 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Something that we don’t really get much of a buzz from is the ‘second best’ graphics card, Okay the R9 390 is good, but we all want to know about the R9 390X; so why has the hype kept momentum even after the R9 Fury X launch, ready for the R9 Fury? The main reason is likely the fact that it’s water cooled from the factory, even though most people want water cooling, it can be problematic or even just too large to fit inside some cases. Those who held off buying the Fury X are now in for a treat thanks to AMD allowing sub-vendors the ability to customise the R9 Fury.

Sapphire Tri-X R9 390X Graphics Card Review
     Mon, Jul 27 2015 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Sapphire is AMD’s larger board partner so as expected that have a pretty nice selection of AMD’s 300 series graphics cards. Sitting at the top of the 300 series is the Radeon R9 390X. This is of course a rebrand of AMD’s previous R9 290X, but with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. Also the rebrand has given AMD time to fine-tune the chip and add new features. This card is 100% DirectX 12 compliant and has AMD specific features like FreeSync, Super Virtual Resolution, and Eyefinity. Sapphire’s take on the card brings with it their Tri-X cooling solution that uses Intelligent Fan Control II technology that will turn the fans off when the GPU is not running hot and a massive 10mm heatpipe to keep things cool, 16K hours capacitors to lengthen the lifespan of the card, a dual BIOS, and the card is of course factory overclocked. Let’s jump in and see what this card can do!"

Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X OC Review
     Sun, Jul 26 2015 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD tried something daring with the Fury X, HBM, heavily compacted PCB design and an AIO cooler. The card is pretty cutting edge and the first of a new generation of designs and technologies centred on shacking off old news such as GDDR5. The launch of the Radeon Fury X caused a lot of stir across the internet, not only because of AMDs balls to push innovation, but because the cards are also in short supply, with some review samples, including our own, having some issues."

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