AMD will be launching the Radeon HD 8000 series graphics cards for both desktop and notebook PCs in 2013. AMD will be launching mobile parts first and we were sent over a Radeon HD 8790M to try out. This is the first mobile graphics processor that we have been able to get our hands on that is based on the AMD Graphics Core Next architecture. Read on to see how it performs!
The ASUS MATRIX HD 7970 Platinum video card features top-selected GPUs that have been factory overclocked to 1100 MHz! ASUS placed these highly binned chips on a custom designed PCB with 3GB of overclocked GDDR5 Hynix memory and added features like DIGI+ VRM 20-phase power delivery, VGA Hotwire, TweakIt and the Direct CU II GPU cooler. The end result is a video card that is entirely custom that was made for power users around the world!
AMD says the FirePro W5000 is the most powerful midrange workstation graphics card ever created. For example, it has the ability to process up to 1.65 billion triangles per second, allowing a designer to easily interact and render 3D models, while the competing solution is only able to process up to 0.41 billion triangles per second (up to 4 times less). Read on to see how this sub $450 professional graphics card does in some benchmarks!
Today, we will be looking at the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 and GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP edition video cards. These cards have very similar ASUS centric design specs (VRM, PCB and Heatsink), so we figured we’d cover both cards at once. We will be using the just released GeForce 310.33 drivers to test the performance of these high-end graphics cards! No review is complete with comparisons, so they will be competing against the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X and the Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 Vapor-X!
Today, AMD is making two big announcements. First, they are announcing some very impressive game bundles for those that are looking to buy a Radeon HD graphics card this fall and holiday shopping season. Secondly, they are announcing ‘The Never Settle Driver’ (Catalyst 12.11) that offers significant performance improvements in pretty much every game and benchmark available. Read on to find out more about both!
The SAPPHIRE HD 7970 3GB OC Vapor-X Edition has a core clock speed of 1050 MHz and 3GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6000MHz (effective). We put this custom card to the test to see how it performs in the games and how well it can overclock. With a healthy factory overclock and the Vapor-X cooler this card should perform well, but you never know unless you try it out!
This morning NVIDIA released the new Geforce GTX 650 Ti video card. The Geforce GTX 650 Ti is theentry point to the GeForce GTX family of high-performance graphics cards. Like the GeForce GTX 650, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti was designed for gaming at the most common gaming resolution of 1920×1080. Read on to see how this $150 graphics card performs when put to the test!
The SAPPHIRE HD 7950 3GB OC Vapor-X Edition has a core clock speed of 950 MHz and 3GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5000MHz (effective). We put this custom card to the test to see how it performs in the games and how well it can overclock. With a healthy factory overclock and the Vapor-X cooler this card should perform well, but you never know unless you try it out!
If you want to spend under $200 on a discrete graphics card you have a large number of choices, but one card that recently managed to catch our attention is the AMD Radeon HD 7850. The AMD Radeon HD 7850 came out on March 4, 2012 and cost $249.99 when we originally reviewed the reference card. This video card is now seven months old and the price for an entry level AMD Radeon HD 7850 card has fallen below $160! The XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Core Edition is one of those cards and what we are looking at today!
ZOTAC has been one of the few video card companies to focus quiet computing with the ZONE Edition graphics cards series. The ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition is the latest graphics card to be released in the noise-less series and we have one of these cards to try out. Read on to see how the ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition performs and what this card is all about!
This morning NVIDIA announced two new graphics cards that bring Kepler to every gamer: the GeForce GTX 660 and the GeForce GTX 650. The GeForce GTX 660 provides an ideal combination of performance, price, and power efficiency, hitting the gamer’s sweet spot and that is the card that we will be reviewing today. Read on to see how a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 cards by MSI and EVGA do in our tests!
NVIDIA today launched the GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card, which is available today starting at only $299. NVIDIA says that the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is 41 percent faster on average than the GTX 560 Ti from 2011, and 58 percent faster on average than the GTX 470 from 2010. Read on to see how it performance against several other cards from AMD and NVIDIA in our review today!
The AMD Radeon HD 7870 has proven itself to be one of the best mainstream graphics cards on the market. Today we look at the XFX Radeon HD 7870 Black Edition that comes with the companies Dual Dissipation GPU cooler and a factory overclock of 1050 MHz on the core and 1250 MHz on the memory. Read on to see how the XFX Radeon HD 7870 Black Edition performs on our Intel Core i5 2500K test system!
AMD recently launched its latest line of workstation graphics, leading with the AMD FirePro W9000 Graphics Processing Unit. AMD designed these cards to balance compute and 3D workloads efficiently for computer-aided design and engineering, and for media and entertainment (M&E) professionals. WE take a look at the AMD FirePro W9000 and W8000 to see how they perform on a few popular professional benchmarks.