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AMD Radeon RX 480 Review: Polaris Hitting The Sweet Spot
     Thu, Jul 07 2016 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has been disseminating information about its Polaris architecture and the Radeon RX 480 for months now. If you’re a regular reader of HotHardware, you should already know that Polaris is AMD’s next-gen GPU architecture, designed for FinFET transistor technology. Polaris also ushers in the 4th generation of AMD’s GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture. Some of the Radeon RX 480’s specifications were also revealed, along with the expected price point, and a number of the RX 480’s new features and capabilities, including support for the latest DisplayPort and HDMI standards. It seems AMD and its Radeon Technologies Group have been more vocal about this architecture and GPU prior to its launch than any other in recent memory. The only pieces to the Polaris and Radeon RX 480 puzzle that have remained under wraps have been actual performance and power characteristics, but we are here reveal those to you today...

AMD Radeon RX 480 Hands-On Preview
     Wed, Jul 06 2016 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Yesterday, we received a surprise delivered by a special courier – the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card! This is one of the first few Radeon RX 480 graphics cards in the country. W00t! So this is our hands-on preview of the actual working card. The real deal. The genuine muffin. Yes, for all of you to drool over until launch day."

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming Review
     Wed, Jul 06 2016 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"At a price point of $639.00 the Gigabyte GeForce GTX G1 Gaming Edition has the highest pre-overclocked frequencies when compared to the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC, MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X which both have higher price points."

MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G RGB Review
     Wed, Jul 06 2016 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In recent weeks we have analysed GTX 1080 partner cards from ASUS and GIGABYTE, and today we look at the Gaming X 8G model from MSI. This graphics card is supplied with a beautiful looking custom dual fan cooler and is overclocked out of the box. How does it hold up against the Gigabyte and Asus models ?

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Gaming With NVIDIA's GTX 1070 & GTX
     Wed, Jul 06 2016 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For your viewing pleasure this Friday is our largest Windows vs. Linux graphics/gaming performance comparison ever conducted at Phoronix in the past 12 years! With the brand new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards, their performance was compared under Windows 10 Pro x64 and Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 when using the very latest NVIDIA Corp drivers for each OS. A range of Steam gaming benchmarks and more were done, including some cross-platform Vulkan graphics benchmarks. Continue on for this interesting comparison."

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080
     Tue, Jul 05 2016 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 is the company's first consumer graphics card to feature its new Pascal architecture, fabricated on a next-generation 16-nm process. We dig deep into the GTX 1080 to see what the confluence of these advances means for the high-end graphics market.

Review: AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB – Polaris Finally Arrives!
     Tue, Jul 05 2016 | 1:39P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To serve those markets, AMD has unveiled three new products – the AMD Radeon RX 480, RX 470 and RX 460. AMD is expected to be releasing the Radeon RX 480 now while the others are set to release at a later date. Very little is known about the Radeon RX 470 and the Radeon RX 460 at this point, but it shouldn’t be too long now..."

AMD Radeon RX 480 - hart auf Kante gebaut
     Tue, Jul 05 2016 | 1:37P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With all the marketing beforre, the RX 480 seems to be the big seller for AMD in the video-card-market. Our review shows not only the performance, more than that, we show, that AMDs RX 480 plays in the efficency eye on eye with NVIDIA 28-nm-process and over that, they hurt the PCI-Express-Specs for the PEG-Slot too.

A portion of the RX 480 review
     Tue, Jul 05 2016 | 1:37P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A portion of the RX 480 review over at Tom’s Hardware produced similar power consumption results but detailed the power consumption from the motherboard PCI Express connection versus the power provided by the 6-pin PCIe power cable. There has been a considerable amount of discussion in the community about the amount of power the RX 480 draws through the motherboard, whether it is out of spec and what kind of impact it might have on the stability or life of the PC the RX 480 is installed in. As it turns out, we have the ability to measure the exact same kind of data, albeit through a different method than Tom’s, and wanted to see if the result we saw broke down in the same way.

AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB versus Radeon RX 480 8GB
     Tue, Jul 05 2016 | 1:36P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday we took an in-depth look at the new AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB reference card and found that it was a great card for gamers running 1920 x 1080 or 2560 x 1440 displays. The performance was pretty good for a $239 graphics card, but most gamers know that 8GB of GDDR5 memory is overkill if you are just going to be doing 1080P gaming. We had a number of people ask us about how the 4GB card performs since it costs less and $199 is more appealing to them. Let's find out together!

4GB Radeon RX 480 A Better Deal After 8GB Price Hike
     Tue, Jul 05 2016 | 1:36P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD hiked the final price of the 8GB Radeon RX 480 yesterday. This makes the 4GB Radeon RX 480 a better deal. Find out why we think so!

The OpenGL Speed & Performance-Per-Watt From The Radeon RX 480
     Tue, Jul 05 2016 | 1:35P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With the Radeon RX 480 Linux review now being out of the way and our various other RX 480 Linux benchmarks, the latest results I have to share with being a benchmarking fanatic are RX 480 results with high-end AMD GPU tests of each generation going back to the Radeon HD 4850/4870 (RV770) days. This article has high-end GPUs from the RX 480 to RX 200, HD 7900, HD 6900, HD 6800, HD 5800, and HD 4800 series compared side-by-side with the latest open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver code. Not only is the raw performance being looked at but the system power consumption was also being polled in real-time for looking at the performance-per-Watt too. For any other benchmarking fanatics curious about the Radeon GPU evolution over the past eight years (RV770 launch in 2008), here are the numbers to enjoy."

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 SEA HAWK X review
     Tue, Jul 05 2016 | 1:33P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Oh we're going Hybrid today as we review a GeForce GTX 1080 being tested with Corsair hybrid cooling!, yes join us as we test the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 SEA HAWK X . The gear that everybody is waiting to see are the board partner cards, all custom, tweaked and cooled better and the SEA HAWK X certainly fits that description with its include AIO liquid cooler. Let's have a peek at the new 8 GB beast From MSI.

Then and Now: 6 Generations of GeForce Graphics Compared
     Tue, Jul 05 2016 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the release of Pascal the time has come to revisit history and see how 6 generations of Nvidia GeForce graphics cards compare. From Fermi-based GTX 480 to today's flagship, the GTX 1080, how much faster do you think today's cards are?

MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Jul 04 2016 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While the GTX 1080 gets most of the attention with the new Nvidia launch, they did also introduce the GTX 1070 as well. While I wouldn’t say the GTX 1070 is a budget card, it is a high-end card that doesn’t hit the bank nearly as hard as the GTX 1080. You still get 8 gigs of ran and the same GP104 Pascal GPU but with a slightly lower clock speed and less CUDA cores. Today not only do we get a chance to see what the GTX 1070 is all about, but I also check out MSIs new card designs as well. With More cards coming from both AMD and Nvidia I’m sure we will be seeing a lot of this new design. If it’s anything like the last few MSI coolers it should perform well, but today I’m going to run it through our recently expanded benchmark suite to find out for sure.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Review
     Mon, Jul 04 2016 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you haven’t upgraded in the last three to four years and have an EVGA card you haven’t been privy to the monumental changes that have been made, like ACX cooling, custom PWM and PCB as well as some awesome heatsink shroud designs."

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