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Radeon Open-Source Performance Over Three Years Compared To Legacy Catalyst
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 3:50P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday on Phoronix I published results showing the Radeon Gallium3D performance getting close to Catalyst for the Radeon HD 5000 series and newer GPUs that are supported by the mainline Catalyst driver. On the open-source side the hardware is supported by the R600 and RadeonSI (for the GCN hardware) Gallium3D drivers. Yesterday`s results showed that on Ubuntu 14.04 for many OpenGL workloads the R600/RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers were now ~80% the speed of the proprietary Catalyst driver in many instances. While this is a great feat, how does it stand for older generations of AMD Radeon hardware? In this article are Radeon HD 4870 benchmarks looking at the performance of the open-source AMD Linux driver over three years of Ubuntu Linux releases and compared to the legacy Catalyst driver from 2011."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Radeon HD 6990 vs R9 290X - Should I upgrade? @ ocaholic
     Sat, Apr 12 2014 | 3:50P | 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 HD 6990 and the R9 290X"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

GeForce GTX Titan vs Radeon R9 290X - Should I upgrade? @ ocaholic
     Fri, Apr 11 2014 | 7:10P | 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 Titan and the R9 290X."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

HIS Radeon R7 250 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review
     Fri, Apr 11 2014 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to gaming on a strict budget there are a tonne of choices: AMD’s R7 240, R7 250 and R7 250X all fall beneath the $100 price point while Nvidia’s GT 630 and GT 640 graphics cards also fall beneath the $100 level. If discrete graphics cards aren’t your thing then you can also get AMD’s A10-7850K APU which effectively has R7 250 level graphics, or the A10-7700K and A8-7600 which are somewhere between the R7 240 and R7 250 in terms of their performance. Today we are looking at the AMD R7 250 and more specifically HIS Digital’s version of it. It comes in at reference pricing of $90 and it opts for reference clock speeds but you do get a custom cooler and HIS Digital tell us there is great overclocking potential to be had on theirR7 250 iCooler Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 graphics card.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

AMD XFX Radeon R7 250 Core Edition Passive 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
     Fri, Apr 11 2014 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While the low-end graphics card market is fairly monotonous, passive graphics cards always make for interesting system builds and the XFX R7 250 we have here today this is certainly no exception. The R7 250 from AMD offers a surprisingly punchy amount of performance for quite a modest price of just $90 and with low power consumption. XFX’s take on the R7 250 costs just $10 more than the MSRP and in return you get an awesome looking passive cooler but there is of course no factory overclock because taming heat is of the essence. XFX is targeting their R7 250 (R7-250A-ZLH4) at the gamer or HTPC user who wants a silent experience but with enough power to get involved with gaming or 4K playback. Unlike the R7 240 the R7 250 offers up almost twice the performance yet costs only $20 more, making it a viable gaming card for a user on a budget. The R7 250 does of course face stiff competition from the R7 250X which offers a substantial leap in performance for just $10 more but the R7 250 has the advantage of not needing supplementary power and being cool-running enough to facilitate a variety of passively cooled models.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

XFX R9 280 Double Dissipation Black Edition OC 3GB Graphics Card
     Fri, Apr 11 2014 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD HD 7950 was probably the best GPU of the entire HD 7000 series in my honest opinion. It offered stellar value for money for high performance gaming – often overclocking to HD 7970 levels for a much lower price. The HD 7950's popularity then got the better of it as the card soared to mining fame being the GPU of choice for miners all over the world. The price of HD 7950s went through the roof before stock eventually ran out and people had to start turning to new and current alternatives like the R9 280X. However, the HD 7950 is back with a bang. Given the logical name of the R9 280 it carries the great features we grew to love on the HD 7950 but with a higher clock speed and slightly lower price than the R9 280X. Today we have with us a rather sexy looking R9 280 courtesy of XFX. We have with us the XFX R9 280 Double Dissipation Black Edition OC graphics card (R9-280A-TDBD) which is XFX’s cherry picked line. It features their dual 90mm fan cooler, has an overclocked frequency and has fully unlocked voltages on the core and memory for overclocking.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Thu, Apr 10 2014 | 3:50P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor`s R9 290X PCS+ uses a large triple fan, triple slot cooler, which promises improved temperatures and noise levels over the AMD reference design. The card is also overclocked out of the box by +50 MHz GPU and +100 MHz memory, making it the highest clocked R9 290X out there."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

 
RAZER Edge Pro Gaming Tablet Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Apr 10 2014 | 12:20P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
RAZER Edge Pro Gaming Tablet Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com More than two years ago we got our first glimpse of Project Fiona at CES 2012. Today Kaeyi Dream talks us through the Razer Edge Pro gaming tablet."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double D Black Edition OC Video Card Review
     Thu, Apr 10 2014 | 10:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We haven`t seen anything from XFX for a while, but today we check out the R9 280X 3GB Double D Black Edition card from them. Let`s see how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Graphics Card Review
     Thu, Apr 10 2014 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card is finally upon us. I know a lot of people have been eagerly awaiting this graphics card for the last few months – I myself I have been tracking its existence since AMD phased out the HD 7990 – it was inevitable there would be a replacement. Yet when we first got our hands on the R9 290X I wasn’t so sure how feasible a dual Hawaii GPU graphics card was going to be – the R9 290X was already an immensely hot graphics card with significant heat and noise problems – how could AMD make a graphics card with two of these GPUs work? The inspiration for the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 appears to have come from ASUS’ Ares II graphics card which made use of a hybrid cooling solution on a similar dual GPU solution. AMD clearly knew of the weaknesses of the Hawaii core and they have shaped the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 to correct those weaknesses. Thus AMD’s first ever water cooled reference graphics card has been born and what a performance monster it looks set to be. With two fully enabled Hawaii GPUs the Radeon R9 295X2 boasts an impressive 12.4 billion transistors, 5632 Stream processors ( 2 x 2816) and 11.5 TFLOPS of compute power.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs GeForce GTX 760 - Should I upgrade? @ ocaholic
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 11:42A | 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 660 Ti and the GTX 760."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB MINI-ITX Gaming OC Video Card Review
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 10:04A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It might be small, but we`re going to find out what kind of punch the new GTX 760 MINI-ITX Gaming OC from MSI packs. Let`s see what Shawn has to say."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Grovemade Bamboo Case for iPad Air Review @ TestFreaks
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 8:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Grovemade Bamboo iPad Case for iPad Air is exactly what it sounds like; it is a case that is handmade using bamboo ply material. This case is multifunctional with versatile standing positions, includes smart cover capability and is made from mostly natural materials. Grovemade also offers a model using Eastern Hard Rock Maple as well as iPad Mini versions."
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review: Hawaii x 2
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 3:42P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Going back all the way to the Rage Fury MAXX, ATI/AMD has had a long history of releasing dual-GPU powered graphics cards. During the previous generation, AMD so much as said the Radeon HD 7990 was coming well before the single-GPU powered Radeon HD 7970 even launched, but a number of things delayed the arrival of the 7990, and towards the end of its development cycle we got the sense AMD was sick of answering questions about it and regretted unveiling its plan so early. This time around, there wasn’t so much as a peep (at least officially) out of AMD about a dual Hawaii GPU-based graphics card. Some folks--including yours truly--even wondered if AMD would attempt a dual Hawaii GPU-based card after seeing how much power a single Radeon R9 290X consumed, not to mention the difficulty in routing traces for dual 512-bit memory interface.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Video Card Review
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 3:27P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new AMD Radeon R9 295X2 contains two Radeon R9 290X GPUs on a single video card package that utilizes liquid cooling for the best GPU performance. We compare it to NVIDIA's competitive configuration and see just how well it performs at both huge 4K resolutions and in an Eyefinity setup.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

AMD Radeon R9 295X2
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 3:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having initially mocked the Radeon R9 295X2 I must admit to feeling a bit silly now, as this is without a doubt the best dual-GPU graphics card we have ever seen. Granted it’s not the most practical - we are not sure that even matters, after all when buying a pair of R9 290X cards practicality kind of goes out the window anyway.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

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