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If you thought it was a good time to be a gamer, well guess what? It just got even better. AMD used its 30 Years of Graphics and Gaming celebration to announce a new Radeon R9 200 Series graphics card, the Radeon R9 285. Spec-wise, the card is similar to AMD's Radeon R9 280, but with a newer GPU and a few enhancements that make it a more robust card (we'll have to wait and see if it's faster, too). It's also worth noting that AMD is no longer pimping the Radeon R9 280, and while the Sunnyvale chip designer didn't come right out and say it, reading between the lines seems to reveal that the Radeon... Read more...
If you're looking to make a splash in your next high-end gaming rig and have the requisite funds, EVGA will tempt you with not one, but three different NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z graphic card options. There's the standard model, if you can use such a term to describe a dual-GPU beast like the Titan Z, as well as a Superclocked SKU and a version that comes with a Hydro Copper cooling solution for water cooling setups. The Titan Z boasts two GPUs, 5,760 CUDA cores, 12GB of GDDR5 memory, and 672GB/s of memory bandwidth, to cover some of the highlights. It also uses a new dynamic power balancing technology... 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...
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...
When AMD announced the Radeon HD 7970 last month, it revealed a new, ultra-powerful graphics card that snatched the single-GPU performance crown from the previous titleholder, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 580. AMD may have staked a claim for the fastest single graphics card with the dual-GPU powered Radeon HD 6990, but its previous flagship single-GPU powered card, the Radeon HD 6970, generally trailed the GeForce GTX 580 in real-world game performance. Although the Radeon HD 7970 didn’t actually go on sale until a few weeks after the initial announcement, there was no doubt it would... Read more...
At the time of the Radeon HD 7970’s announcement, we knew the Radeon HD 7950 would be based on the same GPU and that it would arrive a few weeks after the 7970, but its final specifications and price point hadn’t been disclosed. As it turns out, we’ve had a couple of the cards in-house for a little while now and can finally reveal all of the juicy details. AMD has also provided a fresh set of drivers which reportedly enhance the performance of the 7900-Series cards, so we recorded another set of scores with the 7970 using the updated drivers to show how much additional performance... Read more...
Today we'll be looking at a couple of new AMD FirePro workstation-class graphics cards, the FirePro V7900 and FirePro V5900. With the AMD FirePro V7900, professional users are treated to 1280 stream processors, 2GB of GDDR5 memory, and 160GB/s of peak memory bandwidth. The AMD FirePro V5900 provides 512 stream processors, a 2GB frame buffer, and peak memory bandwidth of 64GB/s. Both cards come with single-slot cooling solutions and multiple I/O ports for some multiple monitor action... AMD FirePro V7900 and V5900 Professional Graphics Cards... Read more...
It has been a while since we last evaluated a workstation-class graphics card from the FirePro product line. The V9800 launched in September 2010 and was officially the last card to sport the ATI logo. Since then, AMD has released its Cayman-based Radeon HD 6900 cards for the consumer market, among many other Radeon HD 6000 series cards. It was only a matter of time before the new architecture made its way into the professional FirePro line. Today we'll be looking at a couple of new AMD FirePro models, specifically, the V7900 and V5900. A quick glace below outlines some of the important specifications... Read more...
Today, we're looking at five DirectCU graphics cards from Asus: the GTX 580, GTX 570, HD 6970, HD 6950, and HD 6870. They span the high-end and mid-range spectrum within the GPU market, with representatives from both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon product lines. Of course, all come factory overclocked while sporting massive coolers with redesigned PCBs and enhanced components. If you're into enthusiast level hardware, especially graphics cards, you don't want to miss this article... Asus DirectCU NVIDIA & AMD Graphics Card Round-Up... Read more...
Is there anything sexy about PC components? For about 99% of the population, the answer is probably no. But since you're reading this, chances are that you've fallen in love with the design of a component at least once. Maybe the draw was strong enough to reel you into the world of enthusiast computing, where the skill of overclocking is revered, cable management is a compulsion, and upgraded cooling is not just an option, it's a necessity.   For sure, we've seen our fair share of hot deigns throughout the years, but few have spoken to our inner enthusiast quite like the DirectCU II product... Read more...
Today we're looking at a handful of high-end graphics cards made specifically for enthusiasts that accept no compromises. These factory overclocked GeForce GTX 580 cards from Gigabyte, MSI, and ZOTAC, the GV-N580UD-15I, the N580GTX M2D15D5/OC, and Amp! ZT-50102-10P represent the most powerful single GPU boards currently available... Overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Round-Up... Read more...
When the GeForce GTX 580 arrived, it extended NVIDIA's lead in the single-GPU graphics card market. Although the green team's own GTX 480 previously held the title of fastest single-GPU, its reign was temporary as the first generation Fermi card required some tweaks in order to unleash all 512 shader cores, reduce heat output and power consumption, and minimize noise levels. With these issues addressed in the GTX 580, NVIDIA continues to be a leader in single-GPU graphics performance. AMD's Radeon HD 6970 was initially targeted to take on the GTX 580 in the high end market, but it's... Read more...
In lieu of our regularly scheduled episode of Two and a Half Geeks this week, we decided to feature a rather lengthy video we put together with our podcast host, Iyaz, for his show This Old Nerd, detailing the steps necessary to assemble a system from start to finish. One of Marco’s incredibly cute daughters also makes a few surprise cameos throughout the vid if you pay attention to what’s going on in the background... For many of you HotHardware regulars, this video may be a bit elementary, but if you’ve never built a system before or have friends or family thinking about taking... Read more...
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