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AMD Radeon R9 Nano Versus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
     Fri, Jan 15 2016 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When the AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card received a price cut yesterday we were excited about it as the third card based on AMD’s Flagship Fiji GPU core was frankly overpriced and AMD was hoping that people were willing to pay a premium to have a small card. The problem is that gamers care more about performance than anything and at $649 they could get either the Radeon R9 Nano or the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti beats every card in the Fiji lineup, so the Radeon R9 Nano never really stood much of a chance on the performance front. So, after being on the market for four months the folks at AMD finally decided to slash the price by $150 and that brings the MSRP of the Nano down to $499. With the AMD Radeon R9 Nano priced at $499 that means it is now in the same price category as most NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 video cards. Read on to see how the AMD Radeon R9 Nano fares against the GeForce GTX 980!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

MSI GT80S 6QF Titan (SLI GTX980’s) Review
     Thu, Jan 14 2016 | 4:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI has given its mighty Titan gaming laptop a serious upgrade. You have to look fairly closely to spot the differences on the outside, however the evidence is there if you know where to look. Turn to the rear of the laptop and you may well spot that one of the two Mini Display Port connectors has been replaced with a new USB 3.1 type C connector that MSI calls ‘Super Port’. Inside the chassis it is a completely different story as the hardware has had an extensive overhaul with MSI putting the emphasis on the graphics. Previously Titan used dual GTX 980M chips in SLI but now the graphics consist of a pair of desktop GTX 980 chips in MXM modules. That’s right – SLI GTX 980 in a laptop. Holey Moley
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

The OpenGL Speed & Perf-Per-Watt From The Radeon HD 2000/3000
     Thu, Jan 14 2016 | 4:08P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"What's the best way to beat the winter blues? Benchmarking, of course! For starting off our 2016 of graphics card benchmarking under Linux, I've been working on a large round-up of re-testing AMD Radeon graphics cards from the HD 2900XT (R600) graphics card through the latest R9 Fury (Fiji) graphics card while running Ubuntu and using the very latest open-source graphics driver stack. Here's an interesting look at how the OpenGL graphics performance has evolved on the AMD side over the past decade while also looking at the performance-per-Watt."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

GIGABYTE GTX 970 XTREME GAMING Review
     Mon, Jan 11 2016 | 1:46P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are to look at the GTX 970 XTREME GAMING. GIGABYTE has taken this mid-high end graphics card and equipped it with the highly revered WindForce 3x cooling system, applied a factory overclock and kitted it out with customisable LED Lighting. Combine these very attribute with the feature-set that XTREME GAMING brings and we have a rather exciting proposition in the spotlight today.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

AMDGPU Details & Looking Forward To Major Radeon
     Mon, Jan 11 2016 | 12:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Friday afternoon I had a call with a few AMD representatives talking about their Linux driver plans for 2016. Here's the details for those wondering about AMDGPU, Vulkan, GPUOpen, and more."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

VRAM Put to the Test: 2GB vs. 4GB
     Sun, Jan 10 2016 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since publishing our annual graphics card roundup, we've received several reader inquiries regarding the performance difference between GPUs sporting 2GB and 4GB. We have put together a clock-for-clock comparison of the GeForce GTX 960 and Radeon R9 380 using 2GB and 4GB cards. Also, the previous-gen Radeon R9 290 4GB and the newer (rebadged) R9 390 8GB.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Gigabyte lands sales agent rights for Nvidia Quadro
     Sat, Jan 09 2016 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte Technology has become a sales agent for Nvidia's Quadro-series graphics cards in the China market and will partner with Intel to push customized PC products using the graphics card series, hoping to boost their sales in China's DIY channel, according to sources from the retail channel.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

 
MSI GT80S 6QF Titan SLI w/ Desktop GTX980's
     Fri, Jan 08 2016 | 6:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI’s GTX80 Titan was our favourite laptop of 2015. Our original review way back in January last year scored it 9.5 out of 10. It also won our highest award for best laptop of the year 2015. This was the first laptop to incorporate a fully fledged mechanical keyboard, and this year they have decided to incorporate fully fledged GTX980 graphics cards. While we work on the full review, today we present a little taster – our unboxing of what could possibly be the most powerful gaming laptop available. At £4,000 we have high hopes for this monster gaming beast!
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Radeon R9 390 video card
     Thu, Jan 07 2016 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this evaluation we have a custom built Radeon R9 390 video card, the ASUS R9 390 STRIX DirectCU III 8GB. It features a factory overclock and the DirectCU III cooling system, alongside STRIX technology for silent gaming. We will compare it to a custom NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 video card, both using the highest overclock we achieved.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

ASUS R9 390X STRIX OC
     Thu, Jan 07 2016 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has proven they can create some of the best GPUs around but how do they fare when confronted with a rebranded AMD core? The awesome R9 390X STRIX OC is the end result.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

AMD Powered Star Wars Battlefront Radeon 380X-Powered
     Tue, Jan 05 2016 | 6:59P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD boasts that its Radeon R9 380X, when paired to a similarly mainstream FX-8370 processor, can run Star Wars Battlefront at 1080P, with Ultra-Level details, at 60 frames per second. Pair the setup with a fast FreeSync-compatible display, and should the action dip somewhat below 60 FPS, or peak above that mark, the experience should remain smooth and stutter or tear free. Interestingly enough, AMD asked us to put its claims to the test, and since we love to build custom PCs more than just about anything else, we decided to have some fun and took them up on the offer.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Video Card Roundup
     Mon, Jan 04 2016 | 4:27P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s hard to believe that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB video card came out ago six months to the week, however, the card is still dominating on the performance front and more time than not it outperforms AMD’s flagship Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB video card. Over the past six months both AMD and NVIDIA have released a ton of drivers and a handful of great gaming titles came out during the holiday season. We thought it would be a great idea to start off the new year by looking at several GeForce GTX 980 Ti video cards in a small roundup with the latest drivers. We also wanted to include benchmark numbers on hot new game titles like Fallout 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

RTG 2016 update - AMD Radeon Polaris Architecture
     Mon, Jan 04 2016 | 2:04P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Radeon Technologies Group is responsible for everything that is related to Radeon graphics cards and APUs. In this January 2016 update we can talk a little more about the new upcoming Radeon architecture called, Polaris.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

AMD will release new Radeons...
     Mon, Jan 04 2016 | 2:04P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD will release new Radeons built on its next-gen Polaris architecture in mid-2016. We got an early look at this new architecture and AMD's plans for building these chips with FinFETs last month at the company's Radeon Technologies Group tech summit.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

AMD's upcoming Polaris graphics architecture
     Mon, Jan 04 2016 | 2:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We go in-depth with AMD's upcoming GPU architecture, code named Polaris. Will it deliver the performance and power consumption everyone hopes when it launches in mid-2016?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

AMD RTG Reveals Next-Gen Polaris GPU Architecture, Designed For FinFET
     Mon, Jan 04 2016 | 2:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks back, we attended a summit hosted by AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group. A number of new initiatives and technologies were disclosed at the event, including AMD’s plans to support FreeSync over HDMI and other new display technologies, and the company’s GPUOpen initiative, which is meant to give developers of games, heterogeneous computing applications, and HPC applications deeper access to the GPU and GPU resources through new open-source tools. Today, as we prepare for the craziness of the Consumer Electronics Show, we can reveal the final major disclosure from the summit – details of the AMD Radeon Technologies Group’s next-generation GPU architecture, code-named Polaris...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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