Items tagged with Powercolor

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...
Remember when LeBron James talked about winning not one championship, not two, three, four, five, six, or even seven? Apparently the number he was looking for was zero, which is half a dozen less than the number of displays TUL Corporation's new PowerColor HD7870 Eyefinity 6 graphics card supports simultaneously. That's right, this spunky card can drive not one, not two, not three, four, or five, but SIX monitors all by itself via six mini DisplayPorts, which "allows gamers to enhance productivity to get more things done at once, also delivering the most vivid HD gaming experience with wider view." And let's now forget bragging rights, if you care about that sort of thing. Provided you have the... Read more...
If you're losing sleep at night because you feel as though your choices in computer hardware are offensive to Mother Nature, you might be a candidate for TUL Corporation's PowerColor Go! Green HD7750 graphics card. Armed with a totally silent cooling solution with no moving parts (passive), the Go! Green card won't pollute your living quarters with unnecessary noise or consume as much power a fan-based (active) reference cooler. Will using the Go! Green HD7750 save the planet and reverse global warming, assuming it exists (Hey look, an opened can of worms!)? No, it won't. But it will run silent, use slightly less juice, and perform just as well as any other Radeon HD 7750 graphics card with the... Read more...
TUL Corporation just recently announced a line of PowerColor graphics cards apparently designed for "enthusiasts only." It's the Vortex II series, which is the nomenclature TUL uses to describe PowerColor cards that feature a deluxe "Platinum Power Kit" design for improved power efficiency, stability, and overclocking ability, along with Vortex II cooling technology. TUL's Vortex II coolers consists of dual adjustable fans with perforated blades intended to optimize airflow and to do a better job at dissipating excessive heat. There are two new cards as part of the Vortex II series, starting with the Powercolor PCS+ HD7870 Vortex II. This one boasts a core clockspeed of 1120MHz and 2GB of GDDR5... Read more...
The only thing better than overclocked hardware is hardware that comes overclocked from the factory, freeing you from that pesky voided warranty. TUL announced an overclocked PowerColor PCS+ HD7850 graphics card, which features a 1000MHz core clock and 1225MHz memory speed. In addition to a 92mm fan and SS-Shape heat pipes, the card relies on DrMos, Digital PWM, and Multi Phases design to handle the overclock. Other features include 2GB GDDR5 memory; 256-bit bandwidth; and DL DVI-I, SL DVI-D, HDMI, and two mini DisplayPorts. POWERCOLOR PCS+ HD7850 HAS ANNOUNCED Boost up your gaming PC with factory OC setting in a superb cool environment Taipei, Taiwan –April 6th, 2012 -- TUL Corporation,... Read more...
PowerColor on Wednesday announced what it claims is the world's first and only Radeon HD 7970 graphics card with a liquid cooling solution attached. The company's new LCS HD7970 features a pre-installed waterblock provided by EK Waterblocks that has a nickel coated copper base extending over the key components. According to PowerColor, the waterblock is able to keep the GPU cooled to below 50C even under full load. The waterblock comes pre-fitted with high-flow 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch fittings (barbs) with captured O-rings to prevent leaking. As for the card itself, PowerColor took the liberty of overclocking the GPU to 1050MHz (up from 925MHz reference) and the 3GB of GDDR5 memory to 1425MHz (up... Read more...
Hot on the heels of its announcement of a pair of HD7950 graphics cards, TUL unveiled the PowerColor HD7970, which features a dual 92mm fan design like its PCS+ HD7950. The card also features a SSU-shape heat pipe to aid in cooling and noise reduction, which the company claims can cut excess sound by as much as 15%. The PowerColor HD7970 has a 925MHz core clock, 3GB of DDR5 memory (1375MHz), and 384-bit memory bandwidth and features PCI-E 3.0 support, Eyefinity, DirectX11.1, and CrossFireX support. Ports include DL-DVI-I, HDMI, and a pair of mini DisplayPorts. POWERCOLOR ANNOUNCED HD7970 WITH DUAL FAN COOLING SOLUTION Never Settle for Less Performance Taipei, Taiwan –February 10th, 2012... Read more...
TUL brought a couple of new graphics cards to the market with the PowerColor PCS+ HD7950 and PowerColor HD7950. The two cards have almost identical specs. Both have 1250MHz memory speed; 3GB of GDDR5 memory with 384-bit memory bandwidth; support for CrossFireX; and DL-DVI-I, HDMI, and two mini DisplayPorts. The standard card has a core clock of 800MHz while the PCS+ is at 880MHz, and the latter has dual fans, as well. They also both feature PCI-E 3.0 support and AMD’s PowerTune, Eyefinity 2.0, HD3D, and APP Acceleration technology. POWERCOLOR ANNOUNCED HD7950 SERIES FOR NO-COMPROMISE GAMERS Design for the best HD Gaming Experience and Computing Performance Taipei, Taiwan –January... Read more...
With the performance of more mainstream cards on the rise, monitor prices on a downward slide, and support for 5x1 Eyefinity available (sort of), we decided to see what a pair of Radeon HD 6870 cards running in CrossFire mode could do with a quintet of screen out in front. The cleanest way to pull off a 5x1 Eyefinity configuration, without using an array of adapters, is with a card that has at least five, similar outputs, connected to matching monitors. To that end, we got our hands on a pair of PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 2GB Eyefinity 6 Edition cards and five Dell 22” screens with DisplayPort inputs... AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire with 5x1 Eyefinity... Read more...
Way back in September of ’09, AMD launched the Radeon HD 5800 series, and along with it officially unveiled its Eyefinity multi-display technology, which now pervades all Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series cards in one form or another. Leading up to the release of the 5800 series, AMD tried to keep Eyefinity a close guarded secret, so its arrival was a pleasant surprise for most consumers and a not so pleasant one for rival NVIDIA perhaps. Dual and multi-screen gaming wasn’t new per say, just ask die-hard Flight Simulator fans who have been doing it for years.  However, AMD’s implementation was much more elegant than any of hacks or other solutions available in the past.... Read more...
Powercolor's looking to make a splash in the graphics card market by announcing what it claims is the world's first and only liquid cooling Radeon HD 6990 graphics card. For those of you rocking a water cooled rig, the LCS HD6990 will slide right in and comes with both 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch barbs with captured o-rings to prevent leakage. As Powercolor as done before, the company partnered with EKwaterblocks to provide the hardware, which includes a full water block with a copper base mounted on the card. It covers all the key components and, according to Powercolor, offers up to 30 percent better cooling on the GPU than a reference board, even under full load. Other features include a "dual BIOS... Read more...
Every overclocker knows the number one enemy to their way of life is heat. High temps are the bane of every overclocking enthusiast, and unless you can keep your components cool, you won't have much luck pushing the pedal to the metal. It's true of every component, including videocards, which is why we're excited to see Powercolor promoting a non-reference Radeon HD 6590 graphics card decked out with a custom cooling solution. The "PCS+ HD6950 Vortex II Edition," as Powercolor calls it, comes clocked at 850MHz on the core and 1300MHz on the memory, resulting in 2.39 teraFLOPs of computing power. But it's the custom heatsink that gives this card an edge, according to Powercolor. By lifting the... Read more...
As enthusiasts, one of the things we can always count on is the never-ending progression of computer hardware. Year after year, video cards get faster, processors offer more cores and / or performance, and motherboards provide additional features. That top of the line, $500 GPU you bought a few years ago can't touch the performance of a $200 graphics card available today. Yes, it's tough to keep up with the rapid pace of technology. But by shopping smarter, you minimize the chance of feeling buyer's remorse a few months down the road. These factory overclocked Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards from PowerColor and HIS have made their way into our testing lab, and it's time once again for another... Read more...
As enthusiasts, one of the things we can always count on is the never-ending progression of computer hardware. Year after year, video cards get faster, processors offer more cores and / or performance, and motherboards provide additional features. That top of the line, $500 GPU you bought a few years ago can't touch the performance of a $200 graphics card available today. Yes, it's tough to keep up with the rapid pace of technology. But by shopping smarter, you minimize the chance of feeling buyer's remorse a few months down the road.   Right on cue, a new year brings a new series of cards from both AMD and NVIDIA. The trio of video cards we're looking at today are... Read more...
There's no shortage of outrageous hardware over here in Computex 2010. But one of the most memorable products we've seen in Taiwan came from ATI graphics partner, PowerColor. The HD 5970 Eyefinity 12 Edition is so extreme that its "mainly for commercial use" and not made for specifically for the consumer market. For the most part, it looks a lot like the reference design HD 5970, but features 4GB of memory and 12 mini-DisplayPort connections by making use of a small extender board which adds another 6 ports to the ones found on the rear panel of the card. In case you were wondering, the card takes up three PCIe slots and measures 12" long. PowerColor also showed off a couple of graphics cards... Read more...
When the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series was first introduced a few months back, all of AMD's add in board partners offered essentially the same products, at least at the hardware level. The various boards available during the 'first wave' of Radeon HD 5800 series availability shipped with different accessory bundles and usually had custom decals affixed to their fans and fan shrouds to help differentiate them from one another. But plug them into a slot, install the drivers and they all performed at exactly the same level. That's what happens when ever card is clocked the same and have the same sized frame buffers, etc.Recently, however, the 'second wave' of Radeon HD 5800 series cards begun shipping.... Read more...
When the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series was first introduced a few months back, all of AMD's add in board partners offered essentially the same products, at least at the hardware level. The various boards available during the 'first wave' of Radeon HD 5800 series availability shipped with different accessory bundles and usually had custom decals affixed to their fans and fan shrouds to help differentiate them from one another. But plug them into a slot, install the drivers and they all performed at exactly the same level. That's what happens when ever card is clocked the same and have the same sized frame buffers, etc.Recently, however, the 'second wave' of Radeon HD 5800 series cards begun shipping.... Read more...
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