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Sapphire R9 290X Vapor X 8GB CF Review
     Sun, Jun 21 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we finally get the chance to look at Sapphire’s R9 290X Vapor X 8GB graphics card. Prices of Ultra HD 4k screens may have dropped in price recently – but sadly this is only part of the overall cost. Driving smooth frames at 3,840×2,160 places a very intense demand on the system – particularly the graphics card. Even current generation cards such as Nvidia’s GTX980 struggle in single formation. Today’s article focuses on Sapphire’s new 290X 8GB Vapor X cards in Crossfire against a selection of other high end hardware running in Crossfire and SLI.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASUS GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX OC Video Card Review
     Fri, Jun 19 2015 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let's see how the new ASUS GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX OC does on our freshly upgraded video card test bed! Is it your next video card? Read on."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Cards in SLI
     Fri, Jun 19 2015 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Shawn puts together two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB video cards worth around $1100 in SLI mode to see how they compete against AMD's top offerings."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Graphics Card Review
     Thu, Jun 18 2015 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our first look at Nvidia’s new flagship card featuring a Maxwell 2.0 GPU.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Asus GTX980 Strix OC Review
     Thu, Jun 18 2015 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia have been selling GTX970 and GTX980 cards by the truckload since the very successful launch earlier this month. We have already reviewed a handful of GTX970 partner cards and today we supplement our findings by analysing the latest Asus GTX980 Strix OC. This card features a hefty cooling system and hybrid fan configuration to lower noise emissions as far as possible.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

HIS Radeon R9 285 IceQ X2 2GB OC Overclocked Video Card Review
     Thu, Jun 18 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We're moving away from X99 motherboards to check out the newly released HIS R9 285 IceQ X2 2GB OC video card. How does it perform? Check out our results."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC Review - Silent But Deadly
     Tue, Jun 16 2015 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When nVidia announced their 10th generation Maxwell architecture it was hotly anticipated and back in February we got to see the first GPUs based on it: the GM107 based 750 and 750 Ti. While those products offered much in terms of power efficiency, they were but a taste of what was to come. After months of waiting and delays, nVidia has finally released the first of its GTX 900 series based on the GM204 GPU core. – and today we have the pleasure of reviewing the ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC. We’ll start with an overview of the GPU and its cooler as well as the new features introduced with the 900 series and then it’s down to the nitty-gritty with some performance benchmarks and game tests.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

 
Sapphire R9 285 2GB ITX Compact OC Edition Graphics Card Review
     Mon, Jun 15 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The popularity of compact graphics cards for small form factor systems has risen in recent years. This is mainly due to AMD and Nvidia making great strides in power and thermal efficiency which allows for more performance in smaller packages. The fact mini-ITX and micro-ATX cases have been popularised by a swath of releases from BitFenix, Corsair, Cooler Master and others also helped this trend. Before the release of Tonga AMD’s R9 270X was the fastest mini-ITX sized graphics card available while Nvidia’s GTX 760 was their fastest. With Tonga that’s set to change as we can now find much more AMD performance – in fact the R9 285 outpaces the GTX 760 so we should have a new mini-ITX graphics card winner on our hands.Sapphire’s ITX Compact OC Edition R9 285 is designed with small form factor users in mind measuring in at just 17.5 cm long yet still featuring a fully fledged R9 285 GPU with a 10 MHz factory overclock – not much but proof that Sapphire’s cooling solution has what it takes. Let’s take a detailed look at the key specifications:
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G
     Sat, Jun 13 2015 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Very much on the heels of the Maxwell and GTX 980 launch was the partner cards and the first GTX 980 model we received much like the 970 we recently looked at is the MSI Gaming 4G edition. First of all the cooler for these cards simply look beastly but also if this card proves to be any shade as impressive as the 970 we saw before then gamers are in for a real treat.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

XFX Radeon R9 285 DD Video Card Review
     Fri, Jun 12 2015 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the XFX Radeon R9 285 Double Dissipation Edition graphics card, model R9-285A-CDBC, which sells online for $249.99 (Amazon | Newegg). This XFX Double Dissipation Edition Radeon R9 285 is an UltraHD 4K resolution-ready graphics card with 2560 Stream processors operating at 975 MHz with support for the upcoming DirectX 12 API. Equipped with twin 90mm cooling fans paired with long-life capacitors, the XFX Radeon R9 285 represents a solid value for mainstream gamers looking for top-end performance.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX
     Fri, Jun 12 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX We review the Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX. Palit's offering is the most silent of them all, as it uses passive cooling. That's right, just a big heatsink is being used. The KalmX runs reference clock frequencies and is based on a customized PCB with that new model cooler that will keep the product nicely inaudible.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

NVIDIA CEO Talks Titan X
     Thu, Jun 11 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang kicked off the company's 2015 GPU Technology Conference today with his keynote that focused heavily on "deep learning" and analytics that essentially teach computers to think, recognize and react like a human (AI). Huang disclosed a number of details regarding the just-launched GeForce GTX Titan X as well, along with some news regarding the company’s upcoming Pascal GPU architecture and future-looking initiatives in autonomous driving, accompanied by a special guest, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Testing Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 980 4GB Graphics Cards In SLI
     Wed, Jun 10 2015 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At eTeknix we were fortunate enough to have received a pair of GTX 980s for Nvidia’s launch day so we thought we’d see what they have to offer in SLI. When running a pair of the same GPUs in SLI it is ideal to get identical graphics cards for the most consistency of cooling, clock speeds, VRAM sizes and so on. In our case that wasn’t possible as we have one GTX 980 from Nvidia which is the reference model (check our review of that here) and we have one GTX 980 from Gigabyte which is their flagship G1 Gaming model (check our review of that here). For our SLI testing both the GTX 980s were driving an ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 17.1.
     Tue, Jun 09 2015 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering 525 mobile GPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 24 different specifications for each and every GPU. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB “Maxwell” (28nm) Graphics Card Review
     Tue, Jun 09 2015 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia’s newest Maxwell architecture first made its appearance in February this year when Nvidia revealed their entry level GTX 750 Ti graphics card. One of the obvious hallmarks of Maxwell, that the GTX 750 Ti revealed, was an incredible level of power efficiency as well as a drastic increase in compute performance. Since Nvidia gave us a taste of Maxwell we’ve been eagerly awaiting that high-end variant and that’s exactly what we get today with the GTX 980's launch. The GTX 980 is a direct upgrade of Nvidia’s “middle” desktop GPU; it takes the GK104 and bumps it up to GM204. This means one of two things; firstly, the GTX 980 is the true successor to the GTX 680/GTX 770 and secondly, the GTX 980 means we will see an even higher end GM210 Maxwell part arrive later to replace GK110. However, let’s not get ahead of ourselves as today is all about GM204. GM204 is 28nm Maxwell, just like the GTX 750 Ti, which means all the rumours about the potential for Nvidia to release two iterations of Maxwell; one 28nm and one next year based on 20 or 16nm, remain credible.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

GTX 980 SLI Testing @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Jun 08 2015 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After taking a look at the Titan X last week it really got me thinking. Currently you can pick up two GTX 980s for the price of one Titan X. That leaves me wondering how well two GTX 980s would perform in SLI compared to the Titan X. Well it just so happens I had two GTX 980’s in use in the office so I put them to the test. Today I’m going to take a quick look at their performance and see if they are a better buy than a single Titan X.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

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