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Today's graphics cards push pixels harder and faster than ever, and it takes plenty of cooling prowess to keep these modern day GPUs from burning up. Stock coolers get the job done, but they tend to run loud. Enter third party players like Arctic Cooling, which just launched its new Accelero Xtreme III VGA cooler for both Nvidia and AMD videocards. The Accelero Xtreme III features a trio of 92mm PWM fans with a maximum cooling capacity of up to 300 watts. Underneath is an 84-fin heatsink with 5 copper heatpipes and pre-applied MX-4 thermal compound. According to Arctic Cooling, all this technology... Read more...
Back when the first Kepler cards came out and reviews (including ours) showed the GeForce GTX 680 to be the all-around fastest single-GPU graphics card on the planet, the general consensus was that AMD would have to lower the price of its Radeon HD 7970 series. It didn't make sense to try and continue to sell the 7970 for $550 when gamers could take home a faster GTX 680 for $500, but somewhat surprisingly, AMD didn't budge. Well, now that some time has gone by, AMD is finally starting to lower the price of its Radeon HD 7970 and 7950 graphics cards, Fudzilla reports. According to Fudzilla, AMD... Read more...
EVGA is rolling out a new and improved 'Global Warranty' policy designed to make it easier to have your graphics card or other EVGA brand computer part serviced without having to wade through a ton of red tape or jump through hoops, regardless of where you live. The big change is that the warranty no longer belongs to the purchaser, but is instead tied to the specific EVGA product. It's the way things should be, and now they are. For products shipped from EVGA on or after July 1, 2011, registration is no longer required for RMAs with the company's Guest RMA process. That means you can sell or otherwise... Read more...
Show of hands, how many of you remember the name Chaintech (or Walton Chaintech, if you prefer)? Don't beat yourself up if you've forgotten all about Chaintech, a once popular player in the motherboard and graphics business. The last time we featured a Chaintech product was in 2004, back when we reviewed the company's Apogee AA5700U graphics card. And the last Chaintech brand motherboard we tested was a 9CJS Zenith Series... in 2003. Chaintech officially quit the motherboard and graphics card markets in 2006, but word on the Web is that it's looking to make a comeback. According to DigiTimes, Walton... Read more...
The PC building gurus at Maingear wasted no time in jumping on the official release of AMD's new Radeon HD 7950 graphics cards (see our official review here), which are now offered on Maingear's line of desktop PCs. And if you really want to get wild, you can combine the new offering with Maingear's EPIC 180 liquid cooling solution and EPIC Audio Engine for what the company claims is a one of a kind gaming experience. "High performance PC users looking for a no-compromise solution need to look no further than a Maingear system equipped with our custom EPIC solutions and an AMD Radeon HD 7900 series... Read more...
PNY today announced it's new all-in-one Liquid Coold Graphics series. Kicking off the new series are a pair of XLR8 GeForce GTX 580 videocards, both of which sport an integrated liquid cooling solution from Asetek that's stupid-simple to install in your case. What separates the two cards is that one of them comes with an additional CPU block. "Designed to increase performance while reducing noise and temperature, PNY’s Liquid Cooled Graphics offers the fastest factory-overclocked card currently on the market at 857 MHz," said Nicholas Mauro, senior marketing manager, PC components for PNY.... Read more...
It didn't take boutique system iBuyPower long to pounce on AMD's recently released Radeon HD 6450, HD 6570, and HD 6670 graphics cards (see our evaluation of the latter two here) . These are entry-level graphics cards intended for OEMs, and iBuyPower is putting them to good use by building a trio of affordable gaming rigs around them. "We build systems for gamers of all levels and budgets," said Darren Su, Vice President of iBuyPower. "These new AMD Radeon graphics cards deliver the total package, providing a great balance of value and performance." Gamer Mage D245 / Gamer Fire 580 For game players... Read more...
MSI today announced the launch of its R5870 and R5850 videocards in Twin Frozr II trim. What does that mean? Superior cooling performance, according to MSI, who claims that its specially cooled cards run up to 12C lower than ATI's reference cooling assembly.In order to lower temps by double digits, the Twin Frozr II cooler comes constructed with a pair of "super big" 8cm PWM fans. Combined with dual 8mm "SuperPipe Technology" and "super-dense" fins (do we detect a theme?), MSI says its Twin Frozr II cards remove more heat while simultaneously running quieter than stock cooled cards.It's not all... Read more...
If you own a XLR8 GeForce GTX Series graphics card from PNY, the company has some good news for you: It has just extended the standard 1-year out of box warranty to a lifetime warranty. You’ll have to register at PNY.com to get the extended warranty, but that’s a minor tradeoff for what you’ll get in exchange. Check out the press release below for full details on which models qualify and how you can take advantage of the offer. PNY Announces New Lifetime Warranty forXLR8™ GeForce® GTX Series Graphics Cards Parsippany, NJ – August 20, 2009 – PNY Technologies®, Inc. (“PNY”), a global... Read more...
ZOTAC has released its GeForce GTX 275 1792MB graphics card. This card features 1792MB of GDDR3 video memory and supports resolutions up to 2560x1600. To help ensure the best speeds possible, the card uses an ultra-wide 448-bit memory interface. A copy of Race Driver: GRID comes with the card. Additional details and specifications are below. ZOTAC Expands GeForce® GTX 275 Family New GeForce® GTX 275 1792MB delivers large amounts of video memory HONG KONG – Jun. 23, 2009 – ZOTAC International, a leading manufacturer of graphics cards and motherboards, today unleashes the latest addition... Read more...
EVGA has developed the EVGA GeForce GTX 285 Mac Edition graphics card. The card is designed to work with 2008 and 2009-era Mac Pro systems. It sports 1GB of DDR3 memory on board and offers two DVI ports, each capable of driving a 30-inch display at 2560 x 1600 resolution. As you would guess from its name, the card is based on Nvidia’s GeForce 285 graphics chip. The card will cost $450. Read on for full details in the press release below. EVGA Announces the EVGA GTX 285 Mac Edition EVGA Corporation, the leading-edge 3D processor graphics cards and motherboard manufacturer, announces the fastest... Read more...
There’s good news for Mac Pro owners: the latest Mac OS X 10.5.7 update offers support for ATI's Radeon HD 4870 card. The Radeon HD 4870 graphics card has been an option for new Mac Pro buyers since the Mac Pro was refreshed in March. Around the same time, Apple began offering a Radeon HD 4870 kit for Mac Pros manufactured since 2008. Since the card was announced, however, customers who pre-ordered the card have been waiting. Some recipients received the Radeon HD 4870 card earlier than expected, but were advised by Apple to wait to install the card until a driver update was made available. Tuesday’s... Read more...
TUL Corporation announced a powerful addition to the PowerColor HD4890 series today. The new PCS++ HD4890 is an advanced version of the PCS+ HD4890 with overclocking abilities. The PowerColor PCS++ HD4890 offers a default 1010MHz core speed and 1100MHz memory speed. The PCS++ HD4890 inherits many key features from the PCS+ HD4890 including ZEROtherm’s exclusive cooling system. PowerColor will also offer a limited PCS++ HD4890 Battle Forge edition for ultimate DirectX 10.1 performance, but this particular edition will not be available in the U.S. For more information about the PCS++ HD4890, see... Read more...
NVIDIA BRINGS HIGHLY ACCLAIMED QUADRO FX 4800 TO MAC MARKET Advanced Graphics Capabilities Redefine Visual Quality and Application Performance for the Mac Community NVIDIA today brings to Mac Pro users its award-winning NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 4800, the market's most advanced professional graphics card. With its sophisticated GPU architecture and industry leading features, the Quadro FX 4800 delivers a substantial boost in graphics performance and capabilities, allowing users to continue to push the boundaries of realism and performance in markets such as: architecture, content creation, science... Read more...
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