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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 Ti and GTX Titan are two of the fastest graphics cards on the planet, but lest you think the company is going to rest on its laurels, it's about to launch even faster parts. There's the GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition with a pile of onboard GDDR5 memory (6GB, to be exact) and the dual-GPU GTX 790, also with 6GB. Thanks to some early listing for ASUS brand cards, we have an idea of what the early price points will be, at least overseas. The folks at VideoCardz.com dug up a listing for the ASUS GeForce GTX Titan Black going for 974 euros (around $1,330 in U.S. currency).... Read more...
It's not too often that we advocate playing the waiting game -- something newer, bigger, faster, shinier, etc. is always around the corner -- but if you're contemplating a graphics card upgrade, this is one of the rare times where it makes sense to wait just a little bit. Why is that? On November 7th, NVIDIA will release its GeForce GTX 780 Ti to retail, and in preparation for the new card, the GPU maker is rolling out some big time price cuts for its existing GTX 780 and 770 parts ahead of time. With the GeForce GTX 780 Ti joining the lineup, NVIDIA says the new suggested e-tail price for the... Read more...
NVIDIA recently made a flurry of announcements, among them the introduction of a new graphics card, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti. The GPU maker said the card would show up in retail sometime in November, though the company opted to keep its lips sealed in regards to the card's specifications, leaving us to speculate as to what's underneath the hood. In this day and age of the Internet, however, it's incredibly difficult to keep a secret, especially one that involves a product that's just weeks away from being on store shelves. That said, a Chinese language website posted what it claims are official specs... Read more...
You may have noticed that AMD's Radeon HD 7990 graphics card is selling for less money these days. That's because the Sunnyvale chip designer issued a generous price cut to its flagship part, and the end result is that you can get your mitts on what was once a $1,000 card for around $700 or less. Shop around a little and you could save even more. Granted, $700 is hardly cheap, but we're talking about a dual-GPU graphics card that's capable of performing like two Radeon HD 7970 cards when properly scaled (see our full review). Equally important, there's a value proposition at the $700 price point... Read more...
It's fair to say that the majority of PC gamers wield Windows-based boxes, but that doesn't mean you can't frag on a Mac. There's some high end gaming hardware available, including EVGA's new GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition graphics card. The card is exactly what it sounds like -- a GTX 680 intended for Macs. EVGA's card shares the same specifications as NVIDIA's reference design, meaning the base and boost clocks check in at 1006MHz and 1058MHz, respectively. It also has 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6008MHz (effective) on a 256-bit bus, 1536 CUDA cores, and several key technologies, such as NVIDIA... Read more...
The talk of the town is Titan, NVIDIA's latest slice of silicon, but the fastest graphics card on the planet plays for the other team. Lest anyone forget that, AMD gave us a heads up that the ASUS ARES II graphics card -- a Radeon HD 7970 X2 -- recently broke a bunch of benchmark records, including one that was achieved using the card's stock cooling. With its stock cooling, the card posted a score of 7,213 in 3DMark's Fire Strike Extreme test, aided by an Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition processor clocked at 4.5GHz, ASUS Rampage IV Formula motherboard, 16GB of DDR3 memory, and two solid state... Read more...
Attention GeForce GPU owners, NVIDIA this weekend quietly rolled out new WHQL-certified graphics drivers (version 310.90) for your videocard, and there are plenty of reasons why you should grab them. The most important reason to install the updated software is due to a security update for the NVIDIA Display Driver service (nvvsvs.exe). NVIDIA graphics card owners who don't update to the latest drivers are susceptible to a potentially harmful security hole that allows a remote attacker with a valid domain account to gain super-user access to any system running older drivers. This is especially concerning... Read more...
Apple Mac Pro users will soon have a new professional level graphics to play with -- the NVIDIA Quadro K5000. The card is based on NVIDIA's Kepler architecture and is purportedly the meanest, baddest, fastest professional-class GPU ever released for the Mac platform, NVIDIA says. The Quadro K5000 is a beast. It has Cinema 4K display support (4096x2160), is capable of driving up to four displays at once, boasts 4GB of graphics memory on a 256-bit bus, has 1536 ALUs, and peak arithmetic rates of 2150 GLOPs for single-precision computation and 90 GLFOPSs for double-precision workloads. "Quadro K5000... Read more...
The marketing team over at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) just dropped us a line to give us a heads up regarding upcoming price cuts to the Sunnyvale chip designer's Radeon HD 7000 Series graphics cards. New lower MSRPs officially go into effect on Monday, July 16, 2012 and include the following updated prices: Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition: $499 Radeon HD 7970: $429 Radeon HD 7950: $349 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition: $299 Radeon HD 7850: $249 To sweeten the pot, several of the above cards will come with freebie extras. The Radeon HD 7900 Series, for example, feature a 'Three-for-Free' promotion that includes... Read more...
NVIDIA today has made available new beta drivers for GeForce graphics card owners, version 304.48. Playing with beta code comes with certain risks, of course (like potentially wonky behavior and instability issues), but there are also rewards to be had, like up to 60 percent better performance in Total War: Shogun 2 for GeForce GTX 680 card owners. Wowza! In fact, those who own a GTX 680 videocard are the biggest beneficiaries of increased performance. In addition to the above mentioned bump, NVIDIA says you can also expect up to 18 percent better performance in Batman: Arkham City, up to 15 percent... Read more...
Do you see that over on the horizon? It's Windows 8 -- we'd recognize it anywhere with its luggage of tiles in tow. Some of you might even be playing with Windows 8 already, courtesy of an official Release Preview made available just a few days ago. If so, and if you're rocking discrete graphics from AMD or NVIDIA, we have some good news to share. Both GPU designers announced they've received official certification for Windows 8 in regards to graphics drivers. "NVIDIA’s Windows 8 drivers support all the features in the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) v1.2," NVIDIA said in a blog post.... Read more...
Generally speaking, there are two kinds of overclockers in this world. The first type consists of users who want to squeeze a bit of extra performance out of their parts. Sometimes the increase in frequency is modest, and other times they'll intentionally buy a lower priced (and lower clocked) part and OC the difference. Either way, it's a free performance upgrade if nothing goes wrong. And then there are the insane folks at places like Kingpin Cooling, where LN2 flows freely and reference clockspeeds are, well, laughable. Consider the fact that well known overclocker Illya "TiN" Tsemenko just... Read more...
We can't say Sapphire's late to the Radeon HD 7770 party, simply because Sapphire was there from the get-go. However, we can say that Sapphire is perhaps staying longer than most other party goers, choosing now to launch its new 'Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X OC Edition' variant with an "exclusive implementation of Vapor chamber cooling technology." First things first. The card boasts 1GB of the latest GDDR5 memory and is factory overclocked with a core clockspeed of 1,100MHz and a memory clockspeed of 1,300MHz (5.2GB/s effective). That's a bit faster than a reference spec'd GHz Edition card, which... Read more...
There are reports in several corners of the Web claiming EVGA is recalling, or partially recalling, its GeForce GTX 670 Superclock graphics card, and while it's true the videocard maker discovered a problem with some early run silicon, EVGA Product Manager Jacob Freeman released a statement clarifying the issue. "Thank you for your patience over this weekend. We have an update on this issue now," Freeman explains. " We have isolated this problem to an early batch of GTX 670 Superclock cards that were not properly screened during QA/QC procedure. We have already been working with our partners to... Read more...
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