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Today, AMD is launching a new mainstream graphics card based on another fresh GPU, codenamed Tonga. Typically, when the big GPU manufacturers launch a new high-end product, they pare that GPU down to create more affordable offerings with nearly identical feature sets. But Tonga is not simply a pared down version of Hawaii. AMD has actually updated and improved a couple of functional blocks in the GPU to boost performance and / or power efficiency. The first product built around the Tonga GPU is the Radeon R9 285. As its name suggests, this card falls into AMD’s current line-up in between... Read more...
Just about a year ago, AMD released the Radeon R9 290X, based on the GPU formerly codenamed Hawaii. At the same time, the company also re-jiggered and re-named the rest of its line-up to create a fresh, top-to-bottom line-up of graphics cards in the Radeon R7 and R9 series. The Radeon R9 290X, and eventually the R9 290 and R9 295X2, however, were the only cards to actually feature new GPUs (i.e. Hawaii). The rest of the Radeon R7 and R9 series products featured previously released silicon, though clock speeds and memory configurations were typically tweaked to help differentiate the products.... Read more...
DRAM and storage-device maker Mushkin has announced their entry into the graphics card market with the release of no more than nine Nvidia-based graphics cards. The new graphics cards will be branded ultimateFX and start off with a very tame GTX 260 card, but work all the way up to a 2GB GeForce GTX285. Included are stock configurations to overclocked versions of each card.As everything Mushkin does, they like to keep things in special little wooden boxes they've trademarked as "WoodBox", which give the cards an upmarket packaging.The card list is as follows: Mushkin ultimateFX GeForce GTX260Mushkin... Read more...