Leadtek launches GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 graphics cards, new in-house twin-fan card available soon Taipei, Taiwan, March 05, 2014 Leadtek simultaneously launches GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750, two brand-new GeForce series graphics cards. They are equipped with the first generation NVIDIA® Maxwell™ GPU architecture, and their main appeal is low power consumption. Their capabilities have also been improved, compared to products of the same grade in the previous generation. GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 are equipped with 2GB GDDR5 and 1GB GDDR5, respectively. Their memory bandwidth is 128-bit. GTX 750 Ti is embedded with 640 CUDA cores and its base clock is 1020 MHz, allowing it to support Boost 2.0 technology to 1085 MHz. Leadtek will soon launch the single-fan overclocking and dual-fan Hurricane overclocking graphics cards made in-house, offering better performance and superb cooling effects, and giving more choices to professional gamers. Maxwell GPU architecture can greatly improve the gaming experience, and its capability is twice that of graphic cards of the previous generation with only half the power used. Its price is also very user-friendly. Serious gamers can receive the strong display capability they need and cruise through the most popular games at the highest settings, backed-up by exquisite 1080p high resolution. GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 support technology such as CUDA™ parallel computing, GeForce Experience™, PhysX® physics computing, FXAA, and TXAA. Th...
SAPPHIRE STRENGTHENS R9 GRAPHICS SERIES NEW R9 280 Dual-X and R9 280X Vapor-X models Building on the success of its graphics solutions based on the latest GCN (graphics core next) architectures from AMD, SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced two new models in the successful R9-Series of graphics accelerators for the PC. The SAPPHIRE R9 280 is a new model from SAPPHIRE that features the company’s Dual-X cooler. Dual-X, with its two aerofoil fans, and graduated heatpipes, is an efficient and quiet cooler design which received industry acclaim in the previous generation of products. This new model has 3GB of the latest GDDR5 memory clocked at 1250MHz (5GB/s effective) and a GCN core with 1792 stream processors clocked at 850MHz (up to 940MHz with Boost). With support for DirectX 11.2 this card is built to play the very latest games even at higher resolutions. In fact its Ultra HD graphics processor can feed even the new 4K displays with the HDMI 1.4a interface or DisplayPort v1.2 outputs. The on-board Dual BIOS supports both UEFI and legacy systems. At the same time, SAPPHIRE is introducing a new version of the successful SAPPHIRE R9 280X Vapor-X model, combining SAPPHIRE’s exclusive Vapor-X cooling with its new Tri-X triple fan design. SAPPHIRE was the first company to use vapor-chamber cooling in its graphics cards to deliver highly efficient cooling. With an enhanced GCN core with 2048 stream processors, the R9 280X Vapor-X model is factory overclocked to 1GHz ...
Today we're looking at a premium gaming card from Gigabyte in the form of the GTX 780 GHz Edition. As you can probably guess, its approach comes in the form of aggressive overclocking, by juicing up the core past 1GHz, one of the fastest on the market. Gigabyte doesn't normally just overclock their products, and indeed this model sports a stunning cooler that we've seen before: the Windforce. We've been impressed in the past with Gigabyte Windforce graphics cards, and we suspect this new one will be no different. It's constructed in metal rather than cheap plastic, comes with three fans, heatpipes, and a boatload of cooling potential in a stylish gaming package. Factor in a very aggressive overclock on this card, and we are eager to see just how fast this thing can go. Let's take a closer look.
Today marks the launch of Maxwell, Nvidia's latest product architecture, set to take the budget-oriented market with better power efficiency and strong gaming performance at the lower end of the spectrum. We're specifically looking at the MSI GTX 750 Ti Twin Frozr Gaming, a card that comes with an aggressive factory overclock out of the box, and looking to trounce AMD's R7 260X. This card looks very promising on paper. And MSI looks to have put quite a bit of tech into the budget-oriented card, so let's take a closer look and get it on the bench to see if real world tests can fulfill Nvidia's aspirations.
We're focusing on the ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP, an upper-range peformance card that retails around $420. ASUS is a company that continues to challenge notions and offer cutting edge technology for enthusiasts, and as a result, we've come to expect big things from ASUS. In terms of competition, the R9 280X is positioned against Nvidia's GTX 770, but as you'll see in testing, it's not quite that simple, as there are some apples and oranges comparisons here in terms of features; after all, gaming framerates only tell part of the story. So, let's take a closer look at the ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP to find out how it measures up.
With the release of the AMD R9 Hawaii series GPU came top notch single GPU gaming performance. The R9-290x quickly took the #1 spot in most reviews. However there was a universal gripe when it came to heat. The 290x packed 2816 stream processing units(cores) on a 438 mm²die, running at 1Ghz. This combination apparently was a recipe to reach epic load temperatures. While some of us was waiting for AMD partners to come up with after-market cooling solutions to correct this reported problem, XSPC went to work on an enthusiast class answer to the heat. The XSPC Razor 290/290x full cover water block was designed to provide the best cooling solution without having a large heatsink and the noise of air cooling. XSPC is known for providing great cost effective water cooling components for water cooling enthusiasts. We expect the Razor 290/290x to continue that trend. Let's read on to find out if it does.
Today we're focusing on the Sapphire R9 290, an enthusiast-classed peformance card that's a reference design. We typically see custom cards from Sapphire, and that may yet be in store in the not-too-distant future, but for now the R9 290 is Sapphire's competition against Nvidia's GTX 780. Looking to offer excellent performance for higher-resolution gaming, the R9 290 looks to be a powerhouse. Let's delve a bit deeper into the details with a closer look at the Sapphire R9 290 to find out how it measures up.
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today launches another high performance model which belongs to TurboDuo series, the PowerColor TurboDuo R9 280X OC. Featuring the most innovative GCN architecture, the TurboDuo R9 280X OC fully utilizes the AMD Eyefinity technology, and support ultra high resolution gaming, providing unrivaled performance without sacrifice a single detail. The new TurboDuo R9 280X OC runs at a factory-overclock of 880MHz, even reach to 1030MHz with boost, together with 1500Mhz for memory clock, using 384-bit high speed memory interface connects to 3GB of GDDR5 memory, indulging gamers with higher frame rates. In addition to default OC setting, the TurboDuo R9 280X OC takes advantage of PowerColor’s exclusive Gold Power Kit, which includes multi-phases design, DirectFET and Digital PWM, delivering the best OC performance with stability. Packed with TurboDuo cooling technology, the new R9 280X OC features dual 90mm ultra huge dual fan, easily takes away the heat from the cooling fin. With patent GSG-shape heat pipes design and enormous surface of aluminum cooling fin, the TurboDuo R9 280X OC can efficiently cool down the temp. and increases thermal efficiency. TurboDuo R9 280X OC delivers the high quality image to end users by using metal cover design, makes it one of a kind and more solid. PowerColor TurboDuo R9 280X OC Core Speed: 880MHz (1030MHz with boost) Memory Speed: 1500MHz (6.0Gbps) Memory: 3GB GDDR5 Memory:Interface 38...
We're focusing on two cards from HIS, a company we're very familiar with, having seen many of their products in the past couple of generations in AMD cards. HIS typically produces cards with custom coolers and aggressive factory overclocks, and these two are no different. The R7 260X iPower IceQ X2 and R9 270X iCooler IceQ X2 Turbo have excessively long names, but more to the point: they are sleek, come with impressive overclocks, and look to offer good gaming value. Let's take a closer look at these cards to find out how they measure up.
Introduction On November 7, 2013 in Fremont California, Digital Storm, a boutique system builder announced they will make available NVIDIA’s new flagship graphics card, the GTX 780 Ti. It will now be available for all Digital Storm desktop systems including the award winning Aventum II and Hailstorm II and could be the ideal card for 4K gaming. The Aventum II is a system crafted without the use of plastic. This unit’s exotic nickel-plated copper piping solution was inspired by high-end automotive cooling systems. It is handcrafted, ensuring no two Aventum II’s are identical. Combined with three huge 420mm radiators, the liquid cooling system is as efficient as it is beautiful and fully capable of unlocking the maximum performance potential of bleeding edge components like the GTX 780 Ti. Computer Enthusiasts looking to satisfy their need for benchmark crushing components and bone chilling liquid cooling need look no further than the Digital Storm Hailstorm II. With space for up to four radiators (ranging from 140mm to 480mm sizes) and a quadruple GPU and dual CPU configuration, enthusiasts can achieve the ultimate level of performance and customization by combining Hailstorm II with NVIDIA’s flagship graphics card. Specifications are based on the user’s selected components for each individuals personal Build with a MSRP for the Aventum II starting at $5,839 and for the Hailstorm II at $4,233.
Introduction NVIDIA previously announced that the new GTX 780 Ti will be available November 7, 2013 at an E-tail price of $699. Purchase a GTX 780Ti/780/770 and receive a free copy of Batman: Arkham Origins, Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, plus $100 off a SHIELD purchase, as part of its Holiday Bundle . As a result of the GTX 780 Ti joining our lineup, the new suggested e-tail price for GTX 780 is $499 and GTX 770 is $329. Purchase a GTX 760/660 and the holiday bundle consists of Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, plus $50 off a SHIELD purchase. Also, today heralds the launch of GeForce Experience 1.7 and the beta release of GeForce ShadowPlay. For Fans of NVIDIA these releases would be something that will make them extremely joyful. What’s better than waking up to find a new NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti under the tree on Christmas morning? HOHOHO!
Introduction On November 6, 2013, in East Dundee, IL VisionTek announced the R9 290 graphics card. Featuring similar specifications to the R9 290X, The new R9 290 has a 947MHz clock speed, 4GB 512bit GDDR5 RAM, and over 300GB/s memory bandwidth. It can support 4K gaming with over 100 layers of effects, and compute performance that nearly exceeds 5.0 TFLOPs. With it’s $409 MSRP ($90 less than the R9 290X) and performance that exceeds the leading competitive brand’s comparable card, the estimated VisionTek R9 290 could be the best value in high performance graphics cards. It is expected to begin shipping later this month. VisionTek Radeon R9 290 specifications as follows: Specifications Memory: 4GB 512bit GDDR5 Memory Speed: up to 5.0Gb/s Base Clock Speed: up to 947MHz Stream Processors: 2560 Compute Performance: 4.9 TFLOPS CrossFire Support: Up to four GPUs with no interconnect bridge required Outputs: 2 x Dual Link DVI, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI Cooling: Single fan 2 slot Bus Type: PCIe 3.0 3DMark Fire Strike: greater than 8000 OS Support: Windows® 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Linux
Introduction In this ever-blossoming technology industry there are smaller companies that are often overshadowed by their behemoth competitors. There are many reasons why this occurs but one of the most common assumptions is that the smaller company is lower quality. The thinking has been that the smaller guy can’t make a product as well as the bigger guy. VisionTek has been striving to prove that assumption to be false. They believe they can be a smaller company yet still offer quality and value. VisionTek sent us the new Radeon R9-280X AMD based GPU to see how well their promise holds up. We will take a moment to learn about VisionTek before we put the R9-280X through some tests. http://www.visiontekproducts.com/ VisionTek Products, LLC is a leading supplier of personal computer enhancement products to retailers and consumers. Based out of East Dundee, IL, VisionTek brings the most innovative and best performing products to the PC enthusiast consumer market and further committed to exemplary customer service and support for all of our products. VisionTek has been widely recognized as a pioneer in producing graphic cards. Our other component areas are such as memory, solid state drives, power supplies, candyboards, gaming network cards, and TV Tuners. VisionTek’s award winning brand has been a leader for years and continues to set the standard for excellence in the market. VisionTek products can be found at leading retailers, distributors, PC syst...
On Oct 31 2013 in Taipei Tiawan, the TUL Corporation, a manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today rolled out a new model, the PowerColor Devil R9 270X. It fully supports DirectX 11.2 and 4K gaming, and is designed to offer intense gaming performance and ultra resolution which up to four times higher than tradition HD. In addition, the Devil R9 270X now gives game developers the power to directly address the GPU core by utilizing Mantle from AMD. Features PowerColor DEVIL R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 Part NumberAXR9 270X 2GBD5-A2DHE Graphics EngineRADEON R9 270X Video Memory2GB GDDR5 Engine Clock1150MHz (up to 1180MHz with boost) Memory Clock1400MHz (5.6Gbps) Memory Interface256bit DirectX® Support11.1 Bus StandardPCIE 3.0 Display ConnectorsDL-DVI-I/ SL-DVI-D / HDMI / MINI DPx2
Just yesterday, NVIDIA released the remaining details on the 780 Ti. Nothing was terribly surprising, it will be released on November 7th with a recommended e-tail price of $699. Following the release, the price of the 780 and 770 will be dropped to $499 and $329 respectively. Buyers of the 780 Ti will also get the “The Way It’s Meant to Be Played Holiday Bundle with SHIELD” which comes with three free games and $100 off the Shield gaming device. The same goes for 780, 770, 760 and 660, (although the 760 and 660 only come with two free games and only $50 off shield). Here’s the official release from Nvidia: