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NVIDIA GeForce Experience: ShadowPlay. First Impressions.
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 1:06P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The T760 is the top end product from ARM when it comes to advanced graphics capabilities and performance. It is completely redesigned from the T600 series and is poised to be a leader in performance in its particular market. It includes up to 16 unified shader cores (though that number is up to the licensees discretion) and a host of advanced features that improve both performance and power consumption. The T700 architecture is based on the very power efficient tiling mode rendering, which was spearheaded by Imagination Technologies some 17 years ago. Tiling is very efficient in terms of memory accesses, and therefore more efficient with power when using similar process technologies as compared to an immediate mode renderer."

A Futurelooks News Flash - The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Reviewed
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:31A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Both 2012 and 2013 have turned out to be great years for NVIDIA. Both from an engineering and a gamer stand point. The Kepler architecture has proven to be the most scalable GPU architecture to date. First, Titan crashed through the Quadro barrier delivering unprecedented CUDA processing for pro desktop users as well as epic frame rates. Next, the GTX 780 answered the call for enthusiasts demanding Titan-like frame rates without the Titan price. It appears NVIDIA has stepped up again with another powerful remix dubbed the GTX 780 Ti. This graphics processor may look like the GTX 780 and Titan, but it`s faster than both and sits right between in pricing. Interesting. *"

AMD Radeon R9 290
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This makes the Radeon R9 290 our new favorite high-end GPU as it offers by far the best price vs. performance ratio of any $300 - $500+ product right now. The great news for Battlefield 4 fans is that the R9 290 was just 6% slower than the R9 290X in this title allowing for playable performance at 2560x1600 using the ultra-quality settings.

AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 6:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What happens when you take an AMD Radeon R9 290X video card and disable four compute units, lower the core clock speed just a smidge and slash the price by $150 dollars? You end up with the lower cost AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card. The new Radeon R9 290 features same exact Hawaii GPU that is found on the Radeon R9 290X and supports all the new stuff like AMD TrueAudio, Mantle, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3. Read on to see how it performs! "

Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte version had no problem matching the thermal performance of the IceQ X² and was in fact a degree cooler under load. Another fact to consider is that the Gigabyte R9 280X is around 4cm shorter which should help it fit into smaller cases. Last but not least the Gigabyte version is the most heavily factory overclocked R9 280X we have come across, with a boost clock of 1.1GHz.

AMD Radeon R9 290 Review: Hawaii Just Got Cheaper
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 2:36P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This has been an exciting few weeks in the GPU space, to say the least. AMD has released a new line-up of cards that cover the entire spectrum, from entry-level, affordable products, to ultra-powerful, high-end solutions, targeted at hardcore gamers. We've also seen NVIDIA react to AMD's recent releases with significant price cuts on the GeForce GTX 770 and GTX 780, new game bundles, and the announcement of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, which will be available very soon. In less than a month, the entire GPU landscape has changed, and the metamorphosis isn't quite complete just yet. Today AMD is officially releasing the Radeon R9 290. This card was originally slated to do battle with the GeForce GTX 770, but due to NVIDIA's price cuts, AMD decided to move the R9 290 upmarket at the 11th hour. Instead, thanks to a few tweaks that came via a last minute driver drop that improves performance, the Radeon R9 290 is poised to take on the $499 GeForce GTX 780...

AMD Radeon R9 290 review: cheaper Hawaii vs. GTX 780
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 2:35P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not even the most avid Nvidia fanboy can deny the outstanding value you get with the Radeon R9 290. There is a slight trade-off, however, and that's the noise level of the 290. AMD's GPU gets hotter than Nvidia's at the same level of performance, and therefore requires more cooling which produces more noise. AMD had to boost the 290 in order to get that type of performance with fewer shader units than in the 290X.

AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 6:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The R9 290 is a rare card; it competes well against higher-priced NVIDIA and AMD offerings (including the mighty R9 290X) while selling for just $399. Does that sound like a near-perfect approach? You bet!"

NVIDIA G-Sync: Death of the Refresh Rate
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 11:45A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
G-Sync essentially functions by altering and controlling the vBlank signal sent to the monitor. In a normal configuration, vBlank is a combination of the combination of the vertical front and back porch and the necessary sync time. That timing is set a fixed stepping that determines the effective refresh rate of the monitor; 60 Hz, 120 Hz, etc. What NVIDIA will now do in the driver and firmware is lengthen or shorten the vBlank signal as desired and will send it when one of two criteria is met."

ASUS Radeon R9 280X Matrix Platinum Review @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 10:58A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since the AMD Radeon R9 280X is roughly speaking nothing else than a renamed Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, AMD`s partners are launching custom designs right from the beginning. ASUS, for example, is offering no less than six cards; two Matrix, two DirectCU II triple slot and two DirectCU II dual slot. Today we`re going to have a look at the most powerful card, the Matrix Platinum."

Call of Duty Ghosts VGA graphics performance benchmark review
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 9:31A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We benchmark Call of Duty Ghosts. Join us in this preliminary article where close to 20 graphics cards are being tested with the new Battlefield 4. As such we`ll take roughly twenty graphics cards today and have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. The new and popular title is looking great from a graphics point of view."

AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Review - Trip to Hawaii for $399
     Wed, Nov 06 2013 | 6:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This leads us to the issue of pricing and AMD`s maybe overly aggressive stance. The R9 290 will cost $399 at launch, making it clearly the best enthusiast graphics card for gamers. Considering the performance it brings and the cards it competes with, the $399 price tag should be an easy sell. The R9 290 is much faster than the $329 GeForce GTX 770, while also running past the $100 MORE expensive GTX 780 3GB. The GTX TITAN shouldn`t even be in the conversation for gamers."

HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Nov 05 2013 | 4:35P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X comes with a greatly improved dual fan heatsink, that is just so much better than the AMD reference design cooler. Unfortunately HIS did not choose to overclock their card out of the box, which would have been easy, given the numbers we`ve been seeing during manual overclocking."

AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Reference Video Card Review
     Tue, Nov 05 2013 | 6:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The last major piece to the R series of video cards is released today with the new AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB. Let`s dive in now and examine it."

AMD Radeon R9 290 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Nov 04 2013 | 11:57P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is launching their new Radeon R9 290 today. It comes with slightly weaker specifications than the R9 290X, but can compete with its bigger brother in benchmarks. Thanks to the fantastic price of just $399, the card is also extremely affordable."

GTX 680 vs GTX 780 - Should I upgrade? @ Ocaholic
     Mon, Nov 04 2013 | 4:35P | 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 GTX 680 and the GTX 780."

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