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AMD’s Technology Decks: HBM

HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) is the new technology that is revolutionizing graphic cards as we know it. There’s no architectural feature that needs to be traded in order to get better performance. It has far great power efficiency, a much smaller form factor and can be placed much closer to the GPU than typical GDDR units. AMD began developing the technology years ago after they realized the limitations of GDDR5. HBM allows the GPU to continue to be more powerful without eating into the power envelope for the entire card. AMD will be the first to use it but we can expect to see more of HBM in the future. Here are the full list of slides for AMD’s revolutionary technology.

AMD’s Technology Decks: DirectX 12

DirectX 12 has seemed like a game changer for quite some time now. Recently, with the launch of AMD’s new GPUs, Tech Decks were included with the PR material for the Fury and 300 series. AMD included a detailed look into all the benefits of their Graphics Cards in combination with DirectX 12 and quite frankly, it looks really exciting. One of the huge AMD only benefits are the Async Shaders, which are poised to draw even more performance from the GPU than what other manufacturers will be able to take advantage of. Of course, we’ll have to wait for the full on reviews to see how much benefit there is, as well as the release of Windows 10, but for now, enjoy the full slide presentation if you have a moment or two to spare.

Lian Li Expands Desk Lineup with DK-Q2 and DK-03 Desk Chassis

Lian Li Expands Desk Lineup with DK-Q2 and DK-03 Desk Chassis Featuring Ergonomic Design, updated Legs and a Removable Motherboard Tray June 18, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today announces two additions to the desk chassis lineup: the single-system DK-Q2 and the dual-system DK-03. Like the previous desk chassis, the aluminum body and tempered glass surface highlight the minimalism of this practical fusion of desk and chassis. The updates on these new models add simplicity to system building, more refined aesthetics and ergonomics. Ergonomic DesignWith g ratitude to such positive feedback, Lian Li has refreshed ergonomics in the design of the DK-Q2 and DK-03. The body depth of the desk has been reduced to give you more leg room. The 30mm of height expansion allows a larger variety of user legs to fit comfortably under the desk. Taller, stronger adjustable legs and thinner body allow a much more natural height and angle of arms for typing, the extra legroom makes a big difference. Removable Motherboard Tray The DK-Q2 and DK-03 include removable motherboard trays to make system building easier. The motherboard trays also allow system builders to route cables underneath to facilitate better airflow and cable management. The DK-Q2 supports motherboards up to ATX, while the DK-03 supports two motherboards simultaneously; one SP-ATX at 12”x10.6” for the primary side, and an additional mini-ITX motherboard on the alternative side. Water Cooling Fea...

Club 3D Launches R7 and R9 300 Series

Club 3D Launches R7 and R9 300 Series The rumors have been going round for months. But today the long wait comes to an end. Today we are proud to announce the brand new Club 3D Radeon™ R7 and R9 300 series! Value for money has always been of key importance for AMD based graphics cards and the new product stack pushes the boundaries again, providing unprecedented FPS for your money! Whether you are looking for a capable new graphics card to dominate online gaming in 1080p Full HD resolution, or the best performance per dollar to play the latest AAA titles on your 4K Ultra HD screen or multi monitor setup, rest assured that you will find the card that meets your demands in the new Club 3D Radeon™ R7 and R9 300 series. Gaming shouldn’t be a choice between choppy gameplay and high performance. With Club 3D Radeon™ 300 Series graphics and FreeSync™ technology, it doesn’t have to be. Transform the most demanding games into a liquid-smooth, artifact-free, 4K cinematic experience. Every gamer deserves perfectly smooth gameplay and peak performance. • Render games at higher resolution and display them at lower resolution • Smoother textures and edges • Game and Engine agnostic solution • Simulates Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing (SSAA) for games that don’t support it In the Radeon™ R7 Series we introduce the 360. This attractively priced gaming card has what it takes to dominate online gaming. It features a quiet but capable cooler, supports AMD F...

The AMD R9 Fury Series Launch Deck

After what seems like a long wait, AMD has finally released the full official slides for the Fury line-up of graphic cards. Everything looks great and team RED seems pretty proud of what they’ve accomplished with the Fiji architecture. Without further ado, here’s the Fury slides! Fiji is the new architecture for all the Fury cards, and it looks like it’s doing some good things for power and efficiency.   Of course, HBM is the big deal here. Take a closer look at how the new technology works.   The end result of this new architecture and memory is a die size that is significantly smaller than before.   The liquid cooling design isn’t just for handling heat. The operating temperature is actually pretty low, and the power design on the card has overclockers in mind. The concept is to give the card as much power as two 8 pin connectors can handle so that there is plenty of headroom to play with.   AMD also added some nice lighting effects to the R9 Fury X with a light up logo, as well as status indicators.   Performance is entirely aimed at a smooth 4k experience. Average and minimum FPS look great for 4k ultra settings on Far Cry 4.   The Fury X isn’t the only card with Fiji. The R9 Fury will come with a cut down and air cooled die, but the R9 Fury Nano offers a very low power threshold as well as an extremely small profile. Mini-ITX builders will probably love these.   AMD also couldn’t resist throwing tw...

The AMD 300 Series Launch Deck

The 300 series may not be as revolutionary as the Fury cards, but some optimizations here and competitive pricing there leads to a fairly impressive looking line-up from AMD. Here’s a portion of the official launch slides from the R9 300 series of graphic cards.   The R9 390X and 390 are not just re-brands. Sure, they may be using Hawaii architecture, but the GPU has been optimized to form the new Grenada cores. These bad boys will come with 8 GB of RAM clocked at 6000 MHz as well.   The 390 series is specifically targeting the 4k gaming experience. In particular, the R9 390X will be directly competing with the GTX 980. The performance isn’t looking bad in that arena at all.   The R9 390 is specifically competing against the GTX 970 for 4k dominance. With the extra RAM and larger memory interface, it doesn’t seem to be having too much trouble winning.   The R9 380 series is looking to target that in between zone that many of us enthusiasts end up at. With 1440p resolutions and mid range budgets in mind, this card may be the sweet spot for a lot of people. Here, we get to see a refresh of the Tonga core, but this time the card has an available 4 GB of memory.   Since it’s primary rival is the GTX 960, the R9 380 is given some good comparisons at that 1440p resolution. The card certainly doesn’t seem to be having any issues there.   Finally, the R7 300 series of cards are targeting budget users who just want a good ...

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