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ASUS R9270-DC2OC-2GD5 review: Radeon R9 270 from ASUS
     Sat, Jan 11 2014 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In November AMD launched the Radeon R9 270, a new graphics card available for around £140. We already tested the cards from MSI and Sapphire and today we take a closer look at the ASUS version of the R9 270 to find out which one is the best out of the three.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

XFX Radeon R9 280x DD Black Edition OC 3GB Review
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 5:22P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Poseidon Platinum (air) Review @ ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 4:38P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the new GeForce GTX 780 Poseidon Platinum, ASUS introduced a very interesting and unique product into market. A graphics card that can be chilled with air, water or both at the same time thanks to ASUS` brand new innovative hybrid DirectCU H2O cooler. Very promising on the paper we are going to have a first look at it."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

next-gen NVIDIA Tegra SoC
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
...The ThinkVision 28, which is priced at $999, is a unique product since it operates as both a monitor and an AIO system. This 28-inch panel also sports a 4K resolution as well as 10-point multitouch. As you can see in the video, there are multiple USB ports, three HDMI ports, a microSD slot, DisplayPort, Ethernet port, and more on the base. When disconnected from a PC, however, the monitor functions as an Android-based AIO system running Android 4.4 on a "next-gen NVIDIA Tegra" SoC, aka Tegra K1, though Lenovo won't confirm that. While at Lenovo's suite, we also had a chance to see the new Miix tablets, 11-inch Yoga 2, Flex 14D and 15D, and the hot new ThinkPad X1 Carbon that has been updated with Haswell, a thinner, sleaker design and a top row of remappable function buttons.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Palit GTX 780 Ti JetStream
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 3:59P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the Palit GTX 780 Ti JetStream doesn’t vent the hot air out the case like the Nvidia reference card, it does keep the GPU a few degrees cooler, providing you have ample air-flow within your case. Additionally Palit’s design is also slightly quieter and while opinions will differ, it is arguably a more aggressive looking product.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X OC and R9 290 OC Review
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 3:57P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's Radeon R9 290 and 290X made a strong case against Nvidia's GeForces last year, but that position soon weakened with unexpectedly high prices. High temps on reference cards didn't help either. This time we'll revisit the cards with actual production units from Gigabyte so we can weigh in on third-party performance at actual market prices.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II and Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X Video Card Reviews @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 3:33P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Radeon R9 290x and R9 290 both have great performance when gaming, but the cards run notoriously hot. AMD says that the cards were designed to run at 94C and that there is nothing wrong with running that high, but many enthusiasts think otherwise and have waited for the add-in board partners to come out with custom cards that have aftermarket coolers. Those cards are just now starting to trickle out and we got our hands on the yet to be released ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II and the Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

 
News: CES roundup: Cases custom-cooled R9 290s and modular PC concepts
     Fri, Jan 10 2014 | 12:40P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our CES coverage continues. Here`s everything we posted on Wednesday: VESA adding USB 3.0, power deliver to DisplayPort spec"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB HAWK Overclocked Video Card Review
     Thu, Jan 09 2014 | 10:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We test out the HAWK based Radeon R9 270X. Let`s see just what kind of overclock we can get out of this video card. We`re expecting big things."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Visiontek CryoVenom R9 290 Custom-Built Liquid Cooled Graphics Card
     Wed, Jan 08 2014 | 5:23P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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“Custom Shop” hand-built solution delivers 38% temperature reduction, nearly silent operation, and warranty backed overclocked performance gains up to 24% over stock card. 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark test proven faster than NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti while costing $150 less

VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®) http://www.visiontekproducts.com, a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PC and Apple Macintosh® computers, announced today its CryoVenom R9 290 as the industry’s first and fastest custom-built liquid cooled AMD Radeon™ R9 290 graphics card on the market and available for immediate shipping. The hand-built card delivers lower temperature, near silent operation, and higher performance compared to VisionTek’s stock R9 290 card; as well as better benchmark performance and a $150 lower price than the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 780 Ti.

Because VisionTek feels the “coolest” computer hardware product introduction at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show deserves the “coolest” launch event, the $550 MSRP card will be demonstrated during a media invite only event January 8 at the Minus5 Ice Bar.

The Radeon R9 290 series of graphics cards are rated by many sources as the best graphics cards available today. However, VisionTek engineers discovered that when its R9 290 graphics card was 100% utilized in the testing lab under conditions such as extended game play – the card’s temperature could climb to 201°F. Even with very efficient fan cooling and the latest AMD Catalyst driver that provides a 100% fan speed operation, the card’s built-in thermal safety feature would downclock the GPU from the factory 947MHz speed to as low as 662MHz. Combined with this performance reduction of 30%, the increase in fan noise was measured at 71dB, a sound level considered louder than a normal conversation.

 38% Cooler Operation That’s As Quiet As A Pin Drop

To make sure multimedia professionals and gaming enthusiasts would experience maximum performance potential, VisionTek created the CryoVenom R9 290 graphics card. By utilizing a custom designed water block and backplate solution, the CryoVenom R9 290 can run up to 38% cooler (125°F) while being overclocked up to 24% (1.1GHz) all while registering under 10dB1 of noise, which is the sound level of a pin drop.

Overclock Certified and “Custom Shop” Built

To assure stable overclocked performance, the FurMark GPU stress utility is employed to put a 100% load on each CryoVenom R9 290’s GPU for an extended time period to determine the optimum overclock setting with a 5% safe “headroom”. Those unique, certified overclock specifications are entered onto a build sheet that is personally signed by the VisionTek’s “Custom Shop” team member that built and tested the CryoVenom card. Each card is then extensively pressure tested to ensure leak-free cooling reliability.

Up to 24% Faster Performance Without Voiding Warranty

Obtaining maximum performance from the CryoVenom R9 290 couldn’t be easier. Just enter the specifications from the included build sheet in the Catalyst™ Control Center and in less than a minute, the CryoVenom R9 290 can safely deliver up to 1175MHz GPU speed…a 24% increase from the stock setting of 947MHz. The memory clock speed is also increased up to 1450MHz… 16% faster than the 1250MHz stock setting. And unlike standard cards in which overclocking voids the warranty, the CryoVenom R9 290 comes backed by a one year warranty. 

Faster Than EVGA NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti, Yet Costs $150 Less

Not content to just increase its stock R9 290 card performance, VisionTek’s goal was to create the industry’s fastest single GPU graphics card at a lower price than the competition’s fastest comparable card2. In the 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme setting testing, the $550 MSRP CryoVenom R9 290 scored 9330 while the $700 street price NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti recorded an 8816 score.

The CryoVenom R9 290’s water block provides maximum cooling performance for the GPU, RAM, and Voltage Regulation Module (VRM) even when low power water pumps are utilized. The block’s electrolytic copper base is clad with a chrome appearance-like nickel plating to prevent corrosion while the precision cut acrylic top provides effective and quiet fluid flow. The CNC machined black anodized aluminum backplate protects the card’s sensitive circuit board components during installation handling while also providing additional passive cooling for the VRM.

Better Value Than DIY
Even seasoned, hands-on system builders will find the certified ready-to-run3 and fully warrantied CryoVenom R9 290 can save over $100, time, and stress compared to creating a comparable liquid cooled non-warrantied solution for a R9 290 graphics card:

Certified Ready-to-Run CryoVenom R9 290
·         Assembly and Overclocking Verification: none required
·         Total Cost: $550
·         Warranty: One year
·         Hassle Factor: Low

Do-It-Yourself Liquid Cooled R9 290
         R9 290 card $400.00, Waterblock $140.00, Backplate $36.00
·         Assembly, Pressure Testing, and Overclocking Verification: estimated three hours at a value of $75.00
·         Total cost: $651.00
·         Warranty: None
·         Hassle Factor: High

“The CryoVenom R9 290 is truly a remarkable feat of creative product development that draws upon our two decades of graphics card development experience,” said Mark Bilson, Executive Vice President of VisionTek. “It solves any speed and noise concerns, eliminates overclocking guesswork, sets a new standard in performance, and costs less than the previous fastest Radeon graphics card available. Then, add in that we back its reliability with a one year warranty and we hope our fans will recognize our commitment to their ultimate performance and user experience satisfaction.”

Specifications, Pricing and Availability

The CryoVenom R9 290 is available for immediate ordering at $550 MSRP directly from VisionTek’s graphics card product category at their ecommerce portal, www.visiontekproducts.com. The complete specifications are as follows:

Graphics Engine: RADEON R9 290
Video Memory: 4GB GDDR5
Memory Interface: 512-bit
DirectX® Support: 11.2
Bus Standard: PCI Express 3.0
GPU Core Speed: Up to 1175MHz (stock is 947MHz)
Memory Speed: Up to 1450MHz (stock is 1250MHz)
DVI Output: 2 x Dual Link DVI
HDMI Output:1 x HDMI (video/audio)
DisplayPort Output: 1 x DisplayPort

  FULL STORY @ VISIONTEKPRODUCTS

ASUS MARS 760 4GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Jan 08 2014 | 8:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we`ll be looking at the ASUS ROG MARS 760 4GB Dual-GPU video card that is sold under part number MARS760-4GD5. The ASUS ROG MARS 760 is a single card that features two of NVIDIA GK104 `Kepler` GPU`s, so it is basically dual GeForce GTX 760 card running in SLI. ASUS claims that their MARS 760 card can outperform the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan and that this card is aimed at 2560x1440 gamers. This card isn`t really going to work well for those 4K displays or large multi-monitor setups as there is just 2GB of frame buffer allotted to each GPU. This card has a total of 4GB of memory, but that memory is not shared between the two GPU`s just like a traditional NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU setup. Read on to see how it performs when we put this card to the test across three screen resolutions. "
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

ASUS Radeon R9-290X DirectCUII OC review
     Tue, Jan 07 2014 | 8:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Today we test and review that gorgeous ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC edition. The card can Boost towards 1050 MHz and is clocked to 5400 MHz (effective) in the GDDR5 memory. The DirectCU II card will be equipped with a fully custom PCB design featuring the Digi+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology and high quality C-Caps and MOSFETs. The card is powered through 8-Pin + 6-Pin power configuration and obviously runs at factory overclocked specifications."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

HIS R7 250 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
     Sun, Jan 05 2014 | 10:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HIS R7 250 iCooler card is a low-end offering for people on a budget, supports the latest technologies and can deliver decent 3D performances at resolutions up to 1680x1050 (22 "
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming Video Card Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Jan 05 2014 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lately we have been taking a look at a lot of Radeon R9 280X graphics cards. These are based on the Tahiti GPU that was also found in AMDs Radeon HD 7900 series cards. For those not looking to spend as much money the next step down in AMDs latest graphics cards is the R9 270X/270 series. These cards are based off the Pitcairn GPU and still offer a very good price / performance ratio. Today we are looking at MSIs Radeon R9 270 Gaming graphics card. This card will feature a factory overclock and MSIs own Twin Frozr IV cooling solution. Is this the best graphics card for under $200? We are going to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Sennheiser G4ME Zero Gaming Headset Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Jan 04 2014 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today DaveChaos reviews the Sennheiser G4ME Zero Headset."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

NZXT Kraken G10 AIO Graphics Card Adapter
     Sat, Jan 04 2014 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“When it comes to graphic card cooling, aftermarket air coolers were the best option in the past. Also, unless you were going full water cooling, your options were pretty limited. Recently we have started to see a mass of AIO (all in one) water cooling products come to market giving users many more options for CPU cooling; however, up until now there have not been too many similar options for graphics card cooling. The new NZXT Kraken might be the answer for those who want liquid cooling but may not have the ability for a full DIY custom solution.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

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