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Mobile Maxwell: NVIDIA Outs GeForce GTX 980M, GeForce GTX 970M
     Fri, Sep 18 2015 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When NVIDIA launched the powerful GTX 980 and 970 last month, it was obvious that these cards would be coming to mobile sooner rather than later. The significant leap forward that Maxwell offers in performance-per-watt means that these GPUs would shine in mobile contexts -- maybe even more than in desktop. Today, NVIDIA is putting paid to that hypothesis with two new mobile GPUs -- the GeForce GTX 970M and 980M. Both cards are based on Maxwell's 28nm architecture, and both are trimmed slightly from the full desktop implementation. The GeForce GTX 980M is a 1536-core chip (just like the GTX 680 / 680M) while the GTX 970 will pack 1280 cores. Clock speeds are 1038MHz base for the GTX 980M and 924MHz for the GTX 970M -- significantly faster than the GTX 680M's launch speeds...

ZOTAC GTX 780 AMP! Edition Graphics Card Review
     Thu, Sep 17 2015 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
About a year ago ZOTAC introduced us to the GTX 780 AMP! edition, and this card is still one of the best cards on the market. The original GTX 780 is a beast right out of the box, which offers a ton of overclocking potential and can run about every game you throw at it on it's highest levels. The ZOTAC gtx 780 AMP! edition pushes this card a notch further, offering a card with an incredible core clock (1006 MHz (base) 1059 MHz (boost)) and 2,304 cores for about $40 more than the cheapest stock cards. The gtx 780 AMP! edition not only offers better performance, it also runs notably cooler and quieter which is always a nice improvement for any piece of computer hardware.

EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 4GB Video Card Review
     Thu, Sep 17 2015 | 3:30P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 has been a popular video card since it was released on January 22, 2015 as comes in at the rather affordable $199 price point. If you want to step up to the next card in the GeForce product stack, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, you are looking at spending $329. According to the August 2015 Steam Hardware Survey, most Windows PC gamers (34%) are playing games on displays sporting a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution with an astonishing 28% playing at a screen resolution of just 1366 x 768. The good news for those using a 1920 x 1080 monitor for desktop gaming is that you don’t have to spend several hundred dollars on a video card as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 is more than capable of 1080P gaming and we’ve seen board partners selling GeForce GTX 960 2GB models priced as low as $155 after promotional rebate offers. The GeForce GTX 960 card that we are taking a look at today is the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 4GB model...

Asus ROG Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti Review
     Thu, Sep 17 2015 | 3:30P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asus Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti is a Hybrid cooling GPU that features a Direct CU H20 water Cooling under a huge dual fan air cooling system. The same GPU core that drives the Titan X is featured on the Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti. It’s a slightly modified core placing it between the GTX 980 and the Titan X but leaning heavily to the Titan X side of the family. Asus has always had a knack at putting a spin on products that distinguish them from the crowd and the Asus Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti is no exception. The Asus Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti gets a custom PCB, Asus Quality components and a sweet core speed of 1114MHz, a factory OC of 114MHz. By far the coolest GTX 980 Ti we’ve seen the Asus Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti operates flawlessly on Air but has standard G1/4 inch threaded water cooling nipple ports. As you can imagine the cooling capacity of a hybrid Air / Water cooling solution like the Direct CU H20 is simply massive. You not only get the advantage of water cooling but a complete air cooling system running simultaneously.

ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review
     Wed, Sep 16 2015 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In May of this year ASUS decided to introduce a new product series into its graphics card line up, the STRIX line. STRIX first showed up on two ASUS graphics cards sporting the AMD R9 280 and the Nvidia GTX 780 GPUs. The headline feature was a 0dB fan operation mode below 65 degrees celsius operation. Shortly after those releases ASUS expanded the STRIX moniker to a range of gaming peripherals to try and create a comprehensive brand for gaming needs. In the graphics card space the STRIX series has phased out the primacy of the ASUS DirectCU series of graphics cards. Although, the term phased out should be used loosely since ASUS effectively market the STRIX GTX 900 series graphics cards as STRIX and DirectCU products at the same time. While confusing, the duality of the naming pattern allows clear recognition of what these STRIX GTX 900 series cards offer. They offer DirectCU II cooling solutions but also the STRIX 0dB fan mode.

Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC Video Card Review
     Tue, Sep 15 2015 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at the Tonga-based Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X. Along with the architecture enhancements found in the new Hawaii cards, this 285 also sports Sapphire's tried and true dual-fan heat-pipe based cooler. With Tonga's lower power draw combined with a quality cooler, we can expect some low temps, quiet operation, and plenty of overclocking headroom. Read on to see how it performs.

ASUS STRIX R9 Fury DC3 OC Review
     Tue, Sep 15 2015 | 12:58P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Enter DirectCU III, aka DC3. This major upgrade to ASUS’ cooling solution has been fed to a number of recently released cards including: R9 390X, R9 Fury and the graphics card in the spotlight today; R9 FURY. The STRIX R9 FURY DC3 OC arrives with a triple fan configuration which promises to deliver 30% better cooling performance and should be 3X quieter. Not only is this graphics card custom cooled but it’s also factory overclocked to squeeze even more out of AMD’s flagship GPU.

Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X OC 8GB Graphics Card Review
     Sun, Sep 13 2015 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The R9 290X has led AMD’s single GPU offerings for what seems like quite a long time now. Released in October 2013 the R9 290X is only a year old but it’s ageing process has been accelerated by successive faster Nvidia graphics cards; the GTX 780 Ti and recently the GTX 980. To ensure competitiveness in the market place AMD has maintained the R9 290X at an attractive price point although Nvidia’s GTX 980, being a generation ahead in architectural terms, has thrown a spanner in the works. Many AMD partners have taken it upon themselves to issue price cuts on the R9 290X, independent of AMD’s official pricing guidance. On the wave of the R9 290X price cuts today we are assessing Sapphire’s newest launch: the R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB graphics card. It uses an identical cooling solution to the 4GB Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X and it’s also visually similar to the Tri-X cooling solution equipped on slightly cheaper Sapphire cards, except with a different colour scheme. The obvious flagship feature of this new card, is the doubling of VRAM, aimed at gamers tackling the newest video-memory-intensive titles like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Video Card Roundup
     Sun, Sep 13 2015 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we released our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 launch article we only had the ASUS GeForce GTX 950 STRIX Gaming 2GB to look at, but since then we’ve gotten cards from both EVGA and Zotac. It’s been over a year since we’ve done a video card roundup, so we figured we give it a shot and see what happens....

AMD R9 Nano
     Sun, Sep 13 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
They say good things come in small packages and in the high end GPU world, nothing is smaller than AMD's R9 Nano. But does it design sacrifice performance or a compact size?

AMD Radeon R9 Nano Review: Small But Mighty Fiji Unleashed
     Sat, Sep 12 2015 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Information about the AMD Radeon R9 Nano has been trickling out for months. Even before it was officially shown off at a swank event adjacent to E3 earlier this summer, some pictures and preliminary details regarding the R9 Nano leaked to the web. Since its official unveiling, we’ve also revealed a plethora of information about the latest Radeon R9 300 series and the other products in AMD’s current line-up—the Radeon R9 Fury and Fury X—that are powered by the same Fiji GPU as the Radeon R9 Nano. And yet, the diminutive card still has a bit of mystique around it and the hardware community at large is interested in what AMD's little half-length Nano card can really do.

AMD R9 Nano GPU Review
     Sat, Sep 12 2015 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
They say smaller is better - so based on this the AMD R9 Nano should be incredible. But is it?

AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Video Card Review
     Sat, Sep 12 2015 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD today released the tiny six inch long Radeon R9 Nano into the market. The AMD Radeon R9 Nano is a very interesting graphics card since it features a fully enabled AMD Fiji XT GPU that has a core clock of up to 1000 MHz and a TDP of just 175 Watts. Today we'll be taking a look at the AMD Radeon R9 Nano and will be comparing it to the ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Mini-ITX to see who has the fastest graphics card for those looking for something really tiny!

ASUS Radeon R9 390X STRIX 8GB
     Fri, Sep 11 2015 | 12:33P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These garphics cards charts contain benchmark results of numerous recent graphics cards. We've tested the card with three different resolutions, where there are 1080p, 1440p and 2160p. Apart from that we also show live price tags for all models.

Zotac GTX 950 AMP! Edition Graphic Card Review
     Tue, Sep 08 2015 | 5:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This card comes with the same “AMP! Edition” features like it did with Zotac GTX 960 AMP Edition- same features, same cooling and backplate design, 90mm fans and a bit more than that. This card (ZT-90603-10M) costs US $169.99 while Gigabyte GTX 950 WF-OC costs US $169.99 – no difference. Either Gigabyte is charging a more than they should, or Zotac is providing more value.

EVGA GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+ Review
     Tue, Sep 08 2015 | 5:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at EVGA’s second-fastest GTX 980 Ti offering – the GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+ graphics card. EVGA uses a redesigned PCB with a 14+3 phase power delivery system in order to ship the card with a factory overclock of 1190MHz on the core, with a 1291MHz boost frequency.

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