Items tagged with videocards

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...
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...
Enthusiasts are passionate about their hardware. While mainstream consumers target products with the best price to performance ratio, there is still a strong market for computer components that hold nothing back. For proof, look no further than Intel's latest Extreme Edition 980X processor, sporting six cores and twelve threads of pure awesome. Only a handful of applications can make use of that much processing power, but its available and ready to take on whatever you can throw at it. In the same way, the recent explosion of solid state drives has commanded a lot of attention for performance benefits... 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...