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A little over a month ago, AMD launched the Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 series to mostly good reviews. The cards offered competitive performance at their respective price points, with power efficiency that was vastly superior to AMD’s previous-generation Vega-based Radeons. One of the things some folks took issue with in regard to AMD’s reference Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT cards, however, was their cooling. As we (and many others) mentioned in our initial reviews, the cards were noisier than their NVIDIA-made counterparts, and although temperatures were within spec, peak junction temps were relatively high, which could be a cause for concern in a poorly ventilated chassis. The general... Read more...
If Paul Revere was still around and he was into PC gaming, he would be storming the streets yelling, "Custom Navi cards are coming!" We already know this, of course, because AMD has already indicated that its hardware partners will launch custom Navi models starting around the middle of August. Ahead of the anticipated launches, some leaked models have found their way online, including a Red Devil variant from PowerColor and a THICC II card from XFX. Source: Baidu Starting with the former, a user on the Chinese forum Baidu posted some pictures of what he claims is PowerColor's Red Devil Radeon RX 5700 XT. From the pictures, it is a physically large graphics card with three axial cooling fans,... Read more...
AMD has had a fairly sizable hole in its graphics card line-up for quite some time now. Disregarding the craziness crypto-miners caused for a while there, pricing on the Radeon RX 580 has hovered around the $200 mark, whereas most of the Radeon RX Vega 56 cards currently available sell for over $400 – give or take a few bucks. In addition, there have been no current-gen offerings released in between the two. Fortunately, AMD hopes to address this situation today, however, with the launch of a semi-new GPU, the not-so-secret Radeon RX 590. Over the last few weeks, news of the Radeon RX 590 has steadily leaked out to the web. We’ve covered a number of the stories on the news page, but... Read more...
It now seems like a foregone conclusion that AMD and its hardware partners will be rolling out a new Radeon RX 590 model based on a refreshed Polaris GPU. Following rumors that ASUS is prepping a Radeon RX 590 ROG Strix graphics card, a purported press render of a PowerColor Radeon RX 590 Red Devil has found its way to the web. PowerColor's card looks the same as its Radeon RX 580 Red Devil Golden Sample. There are two cooling fans sitting atop a chunky cooler. It takes up three expansion slots, so buyers who are interested in this card will have to make sure they have the necessary room inside their case. Other than that, we don't have any details on specs. Past leaks and rumors point to the... Read more...
The oft-leaked and frequently teased PowerColor Radeon RX Vega Nano Edition is not only a real graphics card, it's going to launch at Computex next month, PowerColor confirmed in an email. The company is pitching it as "the smallest Vega card in the market," but for "gamers who don't ant any performance compromises in a compact gaming system." In other words, it's a formidable GPU for small form factor (SFF) systems. PowerColor did not reveal any specifications yet, though if it's taking the 'no compromises' approach, we would expect the card to stick with AMD's reference clocks. In this case, it's a miniaturized version of the Radeon RX Vega 56 and not the higher end Radeon RX Vega 64. That... Read more...
A shortened version of AMD's Radeon RX Vega becomes more real by the day. Not that the Radeon RX Vega Nano was ever fake—AMD's senior director of global marketing PR, Chris Hook, briefly teased the card at SIGGRAPH 2017—it just has not been released, or even officially announced. It does show up from time to time, however, making its most recent appearance at AMD's Ryzen 2000 series launch event in Munich. The pint-sized card pales in size compared to a full-length Radeon RX Vega and presumably would make a great addition to a home theater PC (HTPC) or any other small form factor (SFF) system that needs to pack a graphical punch. As with what has shown up before, PowerColor is the... Read more...
Things have been relatively quiet on the graphics front in recent months. AMD launched its Radeon RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 cards last summer, then spent months trying to ramp up production. And when production stabilized, the cryptocurrency gold rush once again wiped out supplies. Despite the most gamers being unable to grab a decent gaming graphics card for MSRP these days, PowerColor has announced a new mainstream offering, and it looks quite tasty. We're staring at the Red Dragon RX Vega 56, which is decked out in a black and red color scheme with accenting dragons on the fans. PowerColor has been an exclusive partner for AMD-based graphics cards, and this latest entry is no different. It is... Read more...
Pictures of PowerColor's Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Devil graphics card leaked to the web at the tail end of last week, and if you were eager with anticipation for the card's release, we have good news. It is now available to pre-order. The only catch is that US vendors don't appear to be offering the Red Devil variant just yet, but at OverclockersUK, it is up for grabs to anyone who has £590 to spend. At the current exchange rate, that works out to around $781 in US currency. The Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Devil is a custom cooled card with a factory overclock. PowerColor goosed the GPU to 1,417MHz out of the box, with a 1,607MHz boost clock to boot. Both are faster than AMD's reference clocks for... Read more...
If you are after fancy looking graphics card with brawn underneath its good looks, you are in luck, and it doesn't even matter if you prefer AMD for NVIDIA. For those who favor the latter, we just posted a review of NVIDIA's Star Wars Titan Xp Collector's Edition, and take it from us, the GeForce is strong with that one. Likewise, if you prefer to roll with AMD, custom Radeon RX Vega cards are starting to trickle out. One that lies in the wings is PowerColor's Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Devil card. Click to Enlarge (Source: Videocardz) Photos of the Red Devil variant have been leaked to the web, giving us a glimpse of the card's custom cooler and the hardware that sits underneath it. Immediately visible... Read more...
AMD officially took the wraps off of its Radeon R7 and R9 300 series of graphics cards, and disclosed some details regarding the R9 Fury—a.k.a Fiji—during a livestream held near the E3 convention earlier this week. We have much of the information revealed during the event posted for you right here if you’d like to take a look.Today though, we’ve actually got one of the “new” Radeon R9 300 series cards in-hand for some review and benchmark action. We put “new” in quotes, because the entire R7 and R9 300 series lineup is built around the same GPUs used in the R7 an R9 200 series. The Powercolor PCS+ R9 390 8GB card we’ll be showing you here, for example, features an AMD Hawaii GPU at its heart,... Read more...
iBuypower is offering an AMD-based system in its Chimera 4SE line, which is designed to give users serious gaming performance without a wallet-busting price tag. The Chimera is part of iBuypower’s Signature Series, which includes iBuypower’s highest-priced and most powerful gaming systems, like the Revolt and Valkyrie. The centerpiece of the Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate is an all AMD-based CPU/GPU combo. The processor is a 4.7GHz (5.0GHz with Turbo), eight-core AMD FX-9590, designed with overclockers in mind. It’s cooled by a closed-loop liquid cooler, which seems to be the way most custom builders are going these days. That’s likely due to not only the headroom they give overclockers,... Read more...
iBuypower is offering an AMD-based system in its Chimera 4SE line, which is designed to give users serious gaming performance without a wallet-busting price tag. The Chimera is part of iBuypower’s Signature Series, which includes iBuypower’s highest-priced and most powerful gaming systems, like the Revolt and Valkyrie. So, what makes a desktop PC a Chimera 4SE? The chassis, for one thing. The Chimera has a custom chassis with unique artwork that makes the Chimera easily identifiable. (We talk more about the chassis on the next page.) Overclocking is another Chimera feature. The system comes with a 10% factory overclock “with room for more,” according to iBuypower.... Read more...
PowerColor announced a beast of a graphics card with the Devil 13 HD7990, which features dual TAHITI XT GPUs in a single solution. The Devil 13 HD7990 features a core speed of 925MHz (1000MHz in overclocked mode) with a memory clock of 1375MHz (5.5Gbps) and 6GB GDDR5 memory. There’s also a dual BIOS switch for convenience. The graphics card supports DX11.1 and PCI-E 3.0 and boasts DL DVI-I, SL DVI-D, HDMI, and two mini DisplayPorts. PowerColor does buyers a solid by including a Wiha Tool Kit that includes reversible blades, as well as a PowerColor PowerJack to support the card’s substantial weight from the back to avoid any bending-related damage. Cooling the Devil 13 HD7990 is no... Read more...
Perhaps looking to separate itself from the pack, TUL Corporation today announced newly designed Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 graphics cards in the PowerColor family. In addition to a few aesthetic enhancements, the new PowerColor cards are apparently "packed" with higher quality components for improved cooling, better stability, and more overclocking headroom. TUL Corporation didn't go into a whole lot of detail, though did mention that the new cards are using solid components. As for specs, the PowerColor HD 7870 GHz Edition features a 1,000MHz GPU clockspeed and 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4,800MHz on a 256-bit bus, while the HD 7850 boasts an 860MHz GPU clockspeed and the same memory specs.... Read more...
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