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R7 250 Ultimate Passive 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphire’s Ultimate series already has quite a reputation for consumers interested in passively cooled AMD graphics cards. Sapphire have been making their Ultimate series with AMD graphics cards for a very long time and there is a common trend among all the GPUs – they tend to be entry level GPUs. We’ve seen a HD 4670, HD 5670, HD 6670 and HD 7750. Today we have a new Ultimate series card with us from Sapphire, although let’s cut right to the chase – this isn’t new at all. The Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate graphics card is merely a Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate, Sapphire have just renamed it. In fact from what I can tell AMD’s R7 250 was meant to only be a 384 GCN core Oland XT part, this is how AMD explained the product on launch and at their tech conferences. Yet a few months down the line and we now have these 512 GCN core HD 7750 rebrands being dubbed R7 250s, a move AMD has endorsed on its own official product specification. My suspicion is that HD 7750 inventories needed to be digested so AMD gave board partners permission to use those as R7 250s. The reality is that this is great news for consumers – you can get an R7 250 with more GCN cores and better performance for the same $90 price point as the Oland XT variant.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

AMD AM1 Platform and Athlon 5350 with GTX 750 Ti - 1080p at under $450
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 2:08P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While there are a few outliers that we will talk about a little later, the performance for most of our standard graphics benchmarking games was impressive. Games like Battlefield 4 and Crysis 3 see little to no difference going from the high-end Intel Core i7-3960X processor to the AMD Athlon 5350. This is an impressive feat, when you consider we are comparing a part that retailed for $1000 when it launched, to a $65 CPU."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition vs. R9 290X
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A gamer simply can't get enough graphics power in their rig, which makes the upgrade question omnipresent. To show you whether it makes sense to upgrade from one generation to another we created this series of articles, where we will compare graphics cards from different generations. Today we're having a close look at the differences between the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and the R9 290X.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

XFX R9 290 Double
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: XFX's R9 290 Double Dissipation may not be the fastest R9 290 on the block but it's certainly one of the best looking.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

XFX R7 240
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: "Obviously this line of graphics cards is not intended for hardcore gaming, but for its intended uses it does well. As always, for just a little more money, there are more features higher up. This is the bottom rank of the AMD GPU ladder, but it does have roles to fill. Taking that into consideration, none of those are cons. This card operated perfectly and gave me no issues. As a reminder of the prior points I have listed performance as a con, but really it shouldn't be held against it.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 780 video card
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I had mixed expectations going in to this review based on my own experience with water cooling CPUs and video cards. I was impressed with ASUS' design, but skeptical about the small 90mm fans and U-style cooling channel integrated into the DirectCU H2O cooler's base plate. My skepticism quickly gave way to amazement as I began to push the card performance, and turned to awe once I integrated the Poseidon in to my Koolance unit's loop. Note only was the card nearly silent under load with air cooling, but the liquid cooling temperatures rivaled those achieved with after-market full cover blocks. My awe of this revelation comes what I know about full cover blocks and their designs mimicking that of CPU coolers with micro-channels sitting atop the GPU core and optimized coolant flows over the VRM and memory components."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

ASUS ROG MARS 760 Video Card Review
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS ROG MARS 760 is one of the most unique custom built video cards out on the market today. ASUS has designed a video card sporting dual NVIDIA GTX 760 GPUs on a single video card and given gamers something that didn't exist before in the market place. We will find out how it compares with the fastest video cards out there.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

 
GeForce GTX Titan vs. GTX 780 Ti
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the GeForce GTX Titan as well as the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, NVIDIA has two very powerful pixel accelerators in its portfolio. The GTX Titan has been created mainly with gamers in mind, but also professional users will benefit from the vast features set. In case of the GTX 780 Ti, the card has been optimized for gamers only and apart from that it comes with only half the amount of memory but on the other hand higher clock speeds. Meanwhile we're rather curious to find out what difference is going to be inbetween these two cards.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

GIGABYTE R9 290X OC and ASUS GTX 780 Ti DCUII Review
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the GIGABYTE R9 290X 4GB OC and ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II OC video cards. Each of these video cards features a custom cooling system, and a factory overclock. We will push the overclock farther and put these two video cards head-to-head for a high-end performance comparison.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Gigabyte BRIX Pro And Intel Iris Pro Graphics Review
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's Haswell 4th generation Core series processors with Iris Pro Graphics (formerly known by the code name Crystal Well) offered the promise of more robust integrated graphics performance, since we first laid eyes on the Gigabyte-built device we're showcasing here today, back at CES 2014 in Las Vegas earlier this year. The Gigabyte BRIX Pro is a tiny 4.5-inch square "brick" of technology, if you will, and it's powered by an Intel Core i7-4770R quad-core processor with integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200. This CPU actually boasts the fastest, most powerful Intel graphics engine we have tested to date, so this should be an interesting ride to say the least. Let's have a look...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

XFX Radeon R9 290 Double Dissipation Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 7:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be reviewing the XFX Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 4GB graphics card that is sold for $439.99 shipped with a Limited Lifetime Warranty if you register within 30 days of purchase. It is powered by a single 28nm AMD Hawaii GPU that has 2,560 stream processors running at 947MHz and the 4GB of GDDR5 memory on a 512-bit wide bus that is clocked at 1250MHz (5000MHz effective). Read on to see how this card performs!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

what amount of PCI-Express lanes is optimal for SLI?
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Why would you choose a Socket 2011 system over a much cheaper Socket 1150 configuration? A much heard argument is that Socket 2011 offers better support for SLI, but, in practice, is that really the case? Hardware.Info performed tests to find out. We’ve compared SLI, 3-way SLI and 4-way SLI on Socket 1150 (Z87 chipset), Socket 1150 (Z87 chipset + PLX PCIe switch) and Socket 2011 (X79) platforms.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

AMD XFX Radeon R7 240 Core Edition Passive 2GB DDR3 Graphics Card
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The R7 240 may not be the most exciting graphics card to review but I think this review will still be interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, the R7 240 is incredibly affordable at just $69.99. Believe it or not graphics cards in the sub $100 price bracket are actually the most popular even if they are not the most glamorous – so it will be very interesting to see what $70 actually gets you. Secondly, this is the first of our reviews on our new graphics card test system. As we detail further on the test system and procedures page this is a purpose built test system for low end to mid range graphics cards, we will continue to use our high end test system from upper mid range and enthusiast grade graphics cards. With a new test system comes a revised set of games, as chosen by your votes, and some new compute and mining tests to give you a wider perspective on what additional performance graphics cards can offer outside of gaming. However, let’s get back to the product in hand for today’s review which is the XFX R7 240 Core Edition (R7-240A-CLH4) graphics card which features a fully passive cooling solution and 2GB of DDR3 VRAM. From the low profile, passive and compact design of this graphics card it should be quite clear that this is aimed at the HTPC market but also the light usage home PC or the budget gaming PC. This isn’t going to be powering a fully fledged gaming desktop PC, however, it will still play games at lower resolutions and detail settings despite what anyone may tell you.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X 3GB OC Video Card Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 11:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Floating under the radar, AMD released the Radeon R9 280 (non-X) 3GB to the world. Let`s see what Sapphire is offering and if it`s worth buying or not."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

EVGA Backplate Install for the GTX 780 Ti Classified
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The purpose of this article was to explore what an EVGA backplate really was and find out if any of the benefits were real.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

Powercolor AMD Radeon R7 250X 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review
     Sat, Apr 19 2014 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While Nvidia’s GTX Titan Z and AMD’s R9 295 X2 graphics cards may be stealing all the headlines, the real battle between Nvidia and AMD is occurring at those lower end price points where the bulk of graphics cards are sold. A quick look at the Steam Hardware Survey reveals just how popular the sub $200 price point is. For those looking for an even more affordable entry into gaming, the $100 price point is vital. What’s currently on offer at the $100 price point from AMD? Well their latest addition is the R7 250X, a rebranded HD 7770 GHz Edition looking to steal the title of “best $100 gaming graphics card”. Nvidia is yet to refresh their entry level range so at the $100 price point they still offer the GT 640 for $90 or the GTX 650 for $110. Yet, as we will see throughout this review, the AMD R7 250X finds itself in an incredibly competitive position because of Nvidia’s unwillingness to reduce prices on their entry level product stack. Today we are taking a look at a Powercolor R7 250X, but it is as close to a reference R7 250X as you will find. This card packs a basic cooling solution, stock R7 250X speeds and is about as “cheap and cheerful” as you’ll find. How do Nvidia’s offerings stack up against AMD’s newest budget friendly offering? Well let’s proceed through this review and find out!
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

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