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Review: Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X OC Edition

Posted by Donster on: 2014-05-24 10:15:35 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By Stuart Davidson @ Hardware Heaven

When deciding what graphics card to buy a significant part of the decision should come down to the design used. Budget tends to establish which GPU we can get but the specific model can make a significant difference. For example, is it overclocked to boost performance (and value)? Does it use premium components which should last longer? Or which card has the quietest, or coolest running design? With their Vapor-X models Sapphire have often tried to hit all three of those areas and the subject of our review today, the R9 290 Vapor-X OC Edition, really looks to take things to the extreme.

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AMD Pulls Catalyst 14.4 WHQL, Reposts it with a Cautionary Note

Posted by Donster on: 2014-05-06 14:07:53 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Source: techPowerUp!

Over the weekend enthusiasts couldn't find AMD's Catalyst software suite 14.4 WHQL on the company's Game portal. The company reposted it a little later, with a cautionary note about why they had to pull the download. Apparently, the AMD motherboard chipset drivers included in the suite were later found to be unstable on some systems, particularly the southbridge AHCI driver. The issue seems to affect only certain southbridges, the SB700, SB710, and SB750. There's no word on newer generations of southbridges with SATA 6 Gb/s controllers and FIS switches, such as SB850, SB950, and A-series FCH chipsets, being affected. Our SB950-based motherboard isn't showing any signs of instability. AMD rebuilt the suite without the affected driver when it re-posted the suite later on Monday.

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Review: AMD Radeon R9 295X2 CrossFire Enabled

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-30 14:26:10 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Author: Brent Justice @ HardOCP

Got extra PCIe slots and have no idea what in the world you can do with those? Well if you have $3000 burning a hole in your pocket, wiring in your house that is up to code, a good air conditioning system, and a Type C fire extinguisher that you are not using, AMD's Radeon R9 295X2 QuadFire may be just what the fire marshal ordered.

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AMD Catalyst 14.4 WHQL Released

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-28 12:47:59 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Source: techPowerUp!

AMD released a WHQL-signed version of its Catalyst 14.4 software suite, its first in four months (the previous one being 13.12 WHQL). The driver builds on the Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate the company shipped out a little earlier this month, to lend immediate support for Radeon R9 295X2, which hit the shelves on the 21st. The four highlights of Catalyst 14.4 include support for the R9 295X2, CrossFire frame-pacing improvements for a number of games, full support for OpenGL 4.4 API, and bug-fixes for AMD Mantle API.

Among the games AMD worked to improve CrossFire performance of, include Crysis 3, which sees improved frame-pacing; Far Cry 3, which sees improved 3-GPU and 4-GPU scaling; Anno 2070, which sees an overall CrossFire scaling improvement of 34 percent; Titanfall, which sees reduced game flickering an micro-stutter; and Metro: Last Light, which sees 10 percent improvement in CrossFire scaling. The driver also addresses bugs related to 3x1 Eyefinity setups using three Ultra HD displays. For gamers running Battlefield 4 with its Mantle renderer, AMD addressed the performance slowdown seen when switching windows using Alt+Tab; and fuzzy textures when playing the game on rotated displays.

You can download the AMD Catalyst 14.4 WHQL drivers HERE.

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Review: VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-22 18:16:33 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By Sandy Bruce @ PureOC

It has been several months since AMD shook up the GPU market a bit with its R9 series of GPUs. Now that the dust has settled there has been time for AMD partners to design better cooling solutions for the Hawaii based GPUs at the top end of the R9 lineup. When the 290 and 290x first released there was a firestorm of complaints surrounding the massive amounts of heat generated and the lack of significant cooling solutions. Basically the reference design cooler was a major flop that actually caused performance loses. The 290 and 290x GPUs were known to throttle down to lower core speeds to stay within the thermal envelope. In some cases, this resulted in a 290 outperforming a 290x in benches or other counter intuitive results… OUCH!

AMD partners proved to be up to the challenge though, releasing GPUs with their custom cooling solutions that offered better heat dissipation without adding to the noise penalty suffered by the reference cooler. This is all fine and dandy, but where does any of this leave the hardcore water cooling enthusiast? It leaves many researching to see which GPU from each manufacturer is and is not compatible with certain water blocks and adding additional cost to an already costly product. One of those OEMs, VisionTek, wanted to lend a hand in this process by taking away all guess work, and even the installation. They are now offering a GPU which comes ready to be incorporated into a custom waco system out of the box. I am happy to introduce the CryoVenom R9 290 LiquidCooled series GPU.

Can this new water-cooling focused product from VisionTek hold its own in this segment of the market? Read on to find out!

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Review: ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 11:11:51 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

In this article we review the ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum, this particular model comes with a customized cooling solution. The card 11-inch long card will come with 4GB of graphics memory and an 8-phase power design with a MOS heatsink. Clock frequencies you can expect the card to launch at a 1150 MHz Boost clock frequency with a memory clock at 6008 MHz (affective data-rate).

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Review: AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-09 15:40:24 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

AMD has released the new AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card. Reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, we have rounded up a large number of reviews and we've posted the links to them below for your convenience.

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Review: ASUS Radeon R9-290X Matrix

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-01 17:10:51 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

In this review we will benchmark and test the ASUS Radeon R9-290X Matrix Platinum edition. This Radeon R9-290X has been overhauled from A to Z. Yeah, the GPU might have remained in-tact, however the graphics card received an all custom 14-phase digital VRM based PCB, a luxurious cooler, some James Bond style gadgets for the hardcore overclockers and next to that, the product has been factory overclocked towards a nice 1050 MHz on the GPU core. Interesting stuffz we say!

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Review: ASUS ROG POSEIDON GTX 780 Video Card

Posted by Donster on: 2014-03-27 13:58:06 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Author: Brent Justice @ HardOCP

The new ASUS ROG POSEIDON GTX 780 launches today! We have a full evaluation today of this new hybrid air and liquid cooled video card. Will liquid cooling take the GeForce GTX 780 to performance that rivals the GTX 780 Ti and AMD R9 290X? We've got the full scoop on this unique video card.

The ASUS ROG POSEIDON, is as the name suggests, a liquid cooled video card. However, instead of a liquid cooled-only video card, ASUS has designed a hybrid. Today's POSEIDON is a hybrid air cooled and/or liquid cooled video card. You actually have a choice, you can run the video card strictly on air, no liquid cooling at all, and the fans do the work of cooling the video card. Or, you can add your own liquid cooling system and give this card a huge boost to overclocking potential.

ASUS' tagline for this card is: "Air or Liquid - Your Choice to Chill."

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Review: ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti Matrix

Posted by Donster on: 2014-03-18 14:32:15 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti MATRIX edition. The all customized and LN2 ready product has already been overclocked to 1006 MHz for you, with a boost allowance to 1072 MHz. That makes this a top performing GeForce GTX 780 Ti. It doesn't stop there though as the card comes with terrific looks, good and quiet cooling and has an option or two extra hidden on that 14 GPU Phases empowered PCB. Behold the impressive power of 2880 unlocked Shader processors.

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Review: PNY GTX 770 OC2 4GB

Posted by Donster on: 2014-03-11 17:52:30 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Author: SKYMTL @ Hardware Canucks

It may come as a surprise but with the GTX 770 4GB OC2, PNY is gunning for the big leagues and aims to compete against the likes of EVGA, ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte. After a period of silence when they primarily focused on the high margin Quadro cards, PNY is finally putting some serious money back into their XLR8 gaming brand, launching a number of high end and pretty appealing GPUs.

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NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 335.23 WHQL Graphics Card Driver

Posted by Donster on: 2014-03-11 17:23:06 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Source: techPowerUp!

NVIDIA has rolled out a new graphics card driver, the GeForce 335.23. This WHQL-certified release has support for GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 and Titan Series cards and ION GPUs and it brings 'enhanced' GPU clock offset options for the Maxwell-powered GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 models, plus some updated SLI and 3D Vision profiles. This driver is also recommended for Respawn's multiplayer FPS Titanfall.

You can download the GeForce 335.23 WHQL drivers from the GeForce website.

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Review: MSI Radeon R9-290X Lightning

Posted by Donster on: 2014-03-06 14:21:23 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

This review will cover the MSI Radeon R9-290X Lightning, this graphics card could be considered to be the beast that rules them all! With a PCB redesigned from ground up and usage of only the best components (high current chokes, International Rectifier PowIRstage, DirectFET chips, tantalum capacitors) MSI designed to design something really special. The factory overclocked product screams performance all over and with that TriFrozr cooler it is dressed to impress. The 2816 Stream processor based Hawaii chip will get paired with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 512-bit memory interface. The card will clock towards 1080 MHz but is clocked at reference clocks on the GDDR5 memory. Hmmm, I just catch your attention? Yeah I figured that much, let's go and check her out shall we?

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Review: PowerColor Radeon R9-290X PCS+ Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2014-02-25 16:03:00 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

We review the PowerColor Radeon R9-290X PCS+ graphics card, this beast runs at low temperatures whilst being factory overclocked. The 2816 Stream processor based Hawaii chip will get paired with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 512-bit memory interface. The card itself is fully customized including component selection, custom PCB, custom cooling, well .. custom everything! Powered through 8-Pin + 6-Pin power configuration it obviously runs at factory overclocked specifications as well. The card will clock towards 1050 MHz and has an improved GDDR5 memory frequency as well. Did I just catch your attention? I figured that much, let's go and check'r out shall we?

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NVIDIA Releases GeForce 334.89 WHQL Drivers

Posted by Donster on: 2014-02-18 14:58:47 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Source: Overclockers Club

With the debut of new video cards (GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, and GTX TITAN Black), that obviously means new drivers must arrive to support them. New NVIDIA GeForce drivers, 334.89 WHQL, have indeed been released today, adding support for the aforementioned three cards, but even owners of existing NVIDIA cards will want to update.

Several 3D Vision profiles have been added or updated (check the link below), while SLI profiles have been added for Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Gas Guzzlers, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and The Crew. Meanwhile, overall performance has been optimized for F1 2013, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, Company of Heroes 2, Assassin's Creed 3, BioShock Infinite, Sniper Elite V2, and Total War: Rome 2.

The GeForce 334.89 WHQL driver can be downloaded from the GeForce website or within GeForce Experience.

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Review: NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2014-02-18 14:49:54 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

NVIDIA has just released their new GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card. Reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, we have rounded up a large number of reviews and we've posted the links to them below for your convenience.

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Review: AMD Radeon R7 265 Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2014-02-13 17:30:58 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

AMD has released the new AMD Radeon R7 265 Graphics Card. Reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, we have rounded up a number of reviews and we've posted the links to them below for your convenience.

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Review: XFX Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2014-02-10 16:21:06 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Author: SKYMTL @ Hardware Canucks

With the excitement surrounding custom versions of AMD’s R9 290X, the amount of time between the initial release and availability of board partner designs came as a surprise to some. It’s taken well over two months but there’s good reason for that: much like gamers have been looking for lower temperatures and reduced acoustics, actually engineering a heatsink that’s capable of delivering on those expectations is easier said than done. This is why it has taken XFX and their competition so long to release their respective solutions.

The star of this particular show is the R9 290X Double Dissipation or “DD” for short which happens to be the mid-tier card in XFX’s current R9 290X lineup. While they have a completely reference design and the higher end, overclocked and custom cooled Black Edition, the DD is equipped with stock clock speeds and the same GHOST 2 heatsink as the Black Edition.

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Review: ASUS ROG Matrix Platinum R9 280X Video Card

Posted by Donster on: 2014-01-07 15:18:33 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Author: Grady McKinney @ HardOCP

Today we take ASUS' elite R9 280X product, the ASUS ROG MATRIX PLATINUM R9 280X video card, and put its advanced power phasing and board components to the test as we harshly overclock it. We compare it to an ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II. Then we will put it head to head against the overclocked SAPPHIRE TOXIC R9 280X.

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Review: MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming 3 GB Video Card

Posted by Donster on: 2014-01-07 14:52:08 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By W1zzard @ techPowerUp!

MSI's GeForce GTX 780 Ti is the best graphics card I've reviewed in a long time. It is very fast, thanks to its overclock out of the box, yet doesn't run hot at all. Its powerful TwinFrozr cooler also enables MSI to run the card at fantastic noise levels that are quieter than most other graphics cards on the market.

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NVIDIA Rolls Out the GeForce 332.21 WHQL Driver

Posted by Donster on: 2014-01-07 14:35:32 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Source: techPowerUp!

NVIDIA has now made available its first graphics card driver of 2014, the WHQL-certfied GeForce 332.21. This release has support for GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 Series graphics card and ION (LE) GPUs, and it brings multiple fixes plus some new SLI and 3D Vision profiles.

You can download the GeForce 332.21 WHQL drivers HERE.

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Review: ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Video Card

Posted by Donster on: 2014-01-04 13:35:10 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Author: SKYMTL @ Hardware Canucks

Ever since its release gamers have been anxiously waiting for the R9 290X to receive its usual dose of board partner excitement. Custom cooling solutions and higher out-of-box clock speeds have taken a while to make their way onto the market but they’re finally here and in this review, we take a look at what will likely be one of the most popular examples: the ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC. This certainly won’t be the only non-reference R9 290X out there but it does come with ASUS’ long history of success in the custom graphics card field.

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Review: MSI Radeon R9-270X HAWK Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-12-26 14:37:42 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

In this review we take a peek at the MSI Radeon R9-270X HAWK. Armed with a customized PCB and their TwinFrozr model IV based coolers they factory overclocked the product and will try to get you as much value for money as they can. It is a beastly looking card alright. Follow us into this review where we'll look at temperatures, noise, performance, Frame latency and we'll even give Ultra High Definition gaming a go with the hottest game titles on the globe.

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Review: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC: Our First Custom Cooled 290

Posted by Donster on: 2013-12-26 14:00:45 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By Ryan Smith @ AnandTech

Ever since the 290 review there has been a lot of chatter and questions about when we’d see the first customized cards show up, and the answer is that customized cards are finally here. There are already a handful of models on the shelves now with a number more to arrive over the next few weeks, and over the coming weeks we’ll be taking a look at several of those models. The first such card we’ll be looking at is Sapphire’s first customized card, the Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC.

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AMD Releases Catalyst 13.12 WHQL Video Card Drivers

Posted by Donster on: 2013-12-20 12:16:41 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Source: Legit Reviews

AMD has released Catalyst 13.12 WHQL video card drivers. We aren’t exactly sure what is new as the release notes compare the new Catalyst 13.2 WHQL drivers against AMD Catalyst 13.9 drivers. We have no idea why AMD doing this comparison and have asked for the list of changes since the latest Catalyst 13.11 beta drivers. AMD said that Catalyst 13.12 it includes all of updates found within AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta V9.5, but we aren’t sure if anything else was added. AMD also stated that Catalyst 14.1 Beta drivers would be out early in 2014. Go ahead and grab Catalyst 13.12 WHQL 32-bit or Catalyst 13.12 WHQL 64-bit drivers if you want to run the latest and greatest.

UPDATE: AMD informed us that Catalyst 13.12 WHQL is basically the WHQL version of the latest 13.11 Beta driver.

You can download the AMD Catalyst 13.12 WHQL drivers HERE.

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Review: ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 760 MARS

Posted by Donster on: 2013-11-22 13:58:52 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

We review, test and benchmark the new GeForce GTX 760 MARS from ASUS. Now you'd think this is a beefed up GTX 760, but the secret sauce really is that it has two 760 GPUs. Yup, the ASUS GeForce GTX 760 MARS has been locked and loaded with two GPUs on a single PCB. That also means a customized PCB and an all new cooler. We have lots to talk about and to show of course, as we'll check the card out with our regular benchmarks, Ultra HD testing, FLIR thermal imaging and a handful of FCAT frametime results as well. Bring it on - Game on!

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NVIDIA Rolls Out the GeForce 331.82 WHQL Graphics Drivers

Posted by Donster on: 2013-11-19 12:49:08 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Source: techPowerUp!

NVIDIA has today made available a new graphics card driver, the WHQL-certified GeForce 331.82. This fresh build is claimed to offer the 'best possible gaming experience' in Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and Need for Speed: Rivals, and includes fixes, as well tweaks to boost performance in various games.

According to NVIDIA this driver increases SLI performance (when running at 4K resolutions) by as much as 50% in key titles like Metro: Last Light, Crysis 3, and Battlefield 4. The GeForce 331.82 supports the GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 Series cards and the ION and ION LE GPUs.

You can download the GeForce 331.82 WHQL drivers HERE.

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Review: AMD Radeon R9 270 Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-11-15 15:53:15 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

AMD has released the new AMD Radeon R9 270 Graphics Card. Reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, we have rounded up a large number of reviews and we've posted the links to them below for your convenience.

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Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-11-09 05:58:46 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

NVIDIA has just released their new GeForce GTX 780 Ti Graphics Card. Reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, we have rounded up a large number of reviews and we've posted the links to them below for your convenience.

"Unquestionably the fastest gaming GPU in the world, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti does more than win benchmarks for highest frames per second. It also delivers frames seamlessly with cool, quiet operation that is critical to providing an immersive gaming experience."

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Review: AMD Radeon R9 290 Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-11-05 14:51:09 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

AMD has released the new AMD Radeon R9 290 Graphics Card. Reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, we have rounded up a large number of reviews and we've posted the links to them below for your convenience.

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Review: VisionTek Radeon R9-280X Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-11-04 15:38:11 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By Sandy Bruce @ PureOC

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.

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Review: PowerColor R9 290X OC 4 GB Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-11-04 15:27:24 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By W1zzard @ techPowerUp!

Today, we are reviewing the PowerColor R9 290X OC, the AMD reference design card overclocked from 1000 MHz to 1030 MHz. All physical components of the card remain the same, but PowerColor put their sticker on the fan hub. PowerColor does not charge a price premium for their card, so it retails at $549.

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NVIDIA Rolls Out the GeForce 331.65 WHQL Graphics Driver

Posted by Donster on: 2013-10-29 16:31:37 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Source: techPowerUp!

NVIDIA has made available a new and WHQL-certified graphics driver, the GeForce 331.65. This release is claimed to deliver the 'best possible gaming experience in Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts' and comes with GeForce Experience v1.7 which offers support for both NVIDIA GameStream (allows users to stream PC games from their GeForce GTX-equipped PC directly to a SHIELD device) and for GeForce ShadowPlay (game capture tool, currently in beta).

The GeForce 331.65 WHQL supports GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 Series cards.

You can download the GeForce 331.65 WHQL drivers HERE.

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Review: AMD Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-10-24 14:24:56 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Today marks the release of the new AMD Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card. Reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, we have rounded up a large number of reviews and we've posted the links to them below for your convenience.

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Review: Club3D Radeon R7 260X royalKing Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-10-22 14:56:48 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By Stuart Davidson @ Hardware Heaven

The R7 260X from Club3D and AMD takes on the GTX 650 Ti in terms of price. We will be putting both through a range of tests including F1 2014 and Total War: Rome 2 to determine which offers the best performance without breaking the bank.

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NVIDIA Releases the GeForce 331.58 WHQL Drivers

Posted by Donster on: 2013-10-21 15:26:32 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Source: NVIDIA

The new GeForce 331.58 WHQL driver is now available to download. An essential update for all GeForce GTX users, 331.58 WHQL is the Game Ready driver for Batman: Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4, ensuring your system attains peak performance in the two eagerly-anticipated titles. In addition to upcoming releases, performance has been increased in DiRT Showdown (up to 11%), Metro: Last Light (up to 9%), Sleeping Dogs (up to 8%), and Sniper Elite V2 (up to 13%), too.

331.58 WHQL also includes features, profiles, and changes from recent beta releases, like the major update to our NVIDIA Control Panel (NVCPL) Ambient Occlusion (AO) override feature, first introduced in 331.40 beta. An easy-to-use tool for applying fidelity-enhancing, realistic shading and shadowing to games that do not natively support the feature, the quality of NVCPL AO has been drastically improved with the introduction of HBAO+.

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You can download the GeForce 331.58 WHQL drivers HERE.

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Review: HIS Radeon R9-280X IceQ X2 Turbo Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-10-17 15:43:39 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

In this review we look at the Radeon R9-280X IceQ X2 Turbo from HIS. Armed with a customized PCB and their top model IceQ coolers they factory overclocked the product and will try to get you as much value for money as they can. Follow us into this review where we'll look at temperatures, noise, performance, Frame latency and we'll even give Ultra High Definition gaming a go with the hottest game titles on the globe.

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Review: Sapphire R9 280X Toxic Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-10-17 15:27:02 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By Ryan Smith @ AnandTech

Today we're taking a look at Sapphire's Radeon R9 280X Toxic, the latest of the custom 280X cards to come rolling through our labs. Clocked at 1100MHz for the base GPU clock and 1150MHz boost GPU clock, with their 280X Toxic, Sapphire is aiming to have the fastest 280X card on the market. This is 250MHz (29%!) faster than the stock 280X at base clockspeeds, and 150Mhz (15%) faster under full boost.

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Review: GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280X WindForce 3X OC Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-10-10 15:27:41 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By Stuart Davidson @ Hardware Heaven

Two days ago AMD allowed us to review, in a limited capacity, their new R9 280X. Today the review restrictions are released so we can now compare different versions of the card and that starts with Gigabytes R9 280X WindForce 3X model in its factory overclocked form. We will be comparing it to the two closest NVIDIA models (pricing wise) in the form of the GTX 760 and 770 (both OC models) as well as the part the 280X replaces, the 7970 GHZ. Added in is another 280X OC model and we are testing on the latest i7-4960X CPU, Windows 8.1 and games such as Battlefield 4, F1 2013 and Total War: Rome 2.

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Review: AMD Radeon R7 260X, R9 270X and R9 280X Graphics Cards

Posted by Donster on: 2013-10-08 15:00:30 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Today marks the release of the new AMD Radeon R7 260X, Radeon R9 270X and R9 280X Graphics Cards. Reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, we have rounded up a large number of reviews and we've posted the links to them below for your convenience.

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ARMA III Video Card Performance and IQ Review

Posted by Donster on: 2013-10-04 15:47:31 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Author: Grady McKinney @ HardOCP

ARMA III is our focus point for today. It features a large open world environment designed on a massive continent measuring 270 square kilometers. To go along side this massive continent is a max visibility range of 20km. Combine this with ARMA III's impressive looking graphics and we have a game that demands performance.

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Review: GeForce GTX 770 Roundup - EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI Compared

Posted by Donster on: 2013-10-04 15:34:34 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By Ryan Smith @ AnandTech

Today we’re taking a look at our first customized GTX 770 cards, coming from from EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI. All of these are semi-custom and fully custom cards pairing factory overclocks with custom coolers and custom software in an attempt to set themselves apart in what is a crowded field for video cards. How do these cards stack up, and is there a GTX 770 that shines above all of the others? Today we'll find out.

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AMD Catalyst 13.9 Drivers Now Available

Posted by Donster on: 2013-09-20 15:00:58 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

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AMD has released their Catalyst Software Suite Version 13.9 for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 users. This is AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8.1 and contains numerous updates including WDDM 1.3 support for a variety of AMD Accelerated Processors (“Kabini”, Temash”, Richland”, and “Trinity”). Even though it doesn’t include support for Frame Pacing of the latest AMD CrossFire optimizations, the AMD Catalyst 13.9 update does contain new OpenGL improvements and AMD Enduro technology enhancements.

You can download the AMD Catalyst Software Suite 13.9 HERE.

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NVIDIA Rolls Out GeForce 327.23 WHQL Drivers

Posted by Donster on: 2013-09-20 14:51:51 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Source: techPowerUp!

NVIDIA has rolled out the latest GeForce 327.23 WHQL software, which adds drivers and related system software for NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. Version 327.23 WHQL comes with logo-certification for Windows 8.1. Its changelog over GeForce 326.80 is tiny, including a bug-fix for PhysX default device selection, and an issue with 3D Vision viewer, but sizable, compared to GeForce 320.49. It improves game-specific performance for a a handful games (compared to GeForce 320.49), including Up to 15% in Dirt: Showdown on GTX 770, up to 19% in Dirt: Showdown on GTX 770 SLI, up to 11% in F1 2012 on GTX 770 SLI, and up to 6% in Tomb Raider, and up to 6% in Tomb Raider on GTX 770. NVIDIA also talked about performance improvements "across the board," without mentioning specifics in the release notes. The driver updates PhysX system software version to 9.13.0725.

You can download the GeForce 327.23 WHQL drivers HERE.

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Review: MSI GeForce N650Ti TF 2GD5/OC BE

Posted by Donster on: 2013-09-10 14:51:39 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Author: David Schroth @ HardOCP

Today we evaluate MSI's high-end GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST line with the flagship overclocked Gaming Edition MSI N650Ti TF 2GD5/OC BE. With falling prices on AMD Radeon video cards we will compare it to the AMD Radeon HD 7850 to see which will emerge as the victor in the sub-$200 price price range.

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Review: Palit GTX 780 Super JetStream 3 GB

Posted by Donster on: 2013-09-10 14:13:23 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By W1zzard @ techPowerUp!

Palit's GTX 780 Super JetStream is one of the highest-clocked GTX 780s on the market. In our testing, its performance beats NVIDIA's GTX Titan, yet its price doesn't break the bank. With a retail price of around $670, it is cheaper than any other custom-design, overclocked GTX 780 card.

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Review: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Classified

Posted by Donster on: 2013-09-06 14:36:17 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

We review the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Classified, this graphics card is equipped with NVIDIA's second to best flagship GPU. Combined with an all custom PCB design and a lot of tweaking features this product will be enticing for a lot of you guys. The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Classified comes factory overclocked for you, has the latest revision of the ACX cooler and can be connected towards an external POD called the EVBOT. All in all definitely stuff to check out we'd think.

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Review: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Lightning Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2013-08-30 14:00:01 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

Author: Ryan Shrout @ PC Perspective

Today we are looking at the brand new MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning, a complete revamp of the GTX 780 that was released in May. Based on the same GK110 GPU as the GTX Titan card, with two fewer SMX units, the GTX 780 easily the second fastest single GPU card on the market. MSI is hoping to make the enthusiasts even more excited about the card with the Lightning design that brings a brand new TriFrozr cooler, impressive power design and overclocking capabilities that basic users and LN2 junkies can take advantage of. Just what DO you get for $750 these days?

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