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Video Cards News (679)

Benchmarks Leaked for AMD Radeon R9 M385

Category: Video Cards
Posted: April 22, 2015 06:46PM
Author: Brentt Moore


Although AMD has been actively working on its latest desktop GPUs for the consumer market, which it will likely reveal at Computex 2015, it looks like the company has been hard at work on its next generation of mobile GPUs as well. GFXBench, a website that has provided accurate information on previously leaked AMD mobility GPUs, has posted benchmarks of the upcoming Mobility Radeon R9 M385 GPU. The Radeon R9 M385, which will likely be one of the many high-end options within the 300 Series Mobility lineup, looks to be a rebrand of the Tonga GPU, as both cards feature the same Device ID.

It is worth noting that it has been revealed that the leaked benchmarks are likely skewed in some unknown fashion, thereby making most of the data incapable of being compared.

Source: WCCFtech



Inventory Issues May Plague AMD Radeon R9 390X Launch

Category: Video Cards
Posted: April 22, 2015 05:33AM
Author: Brentt Moore

AMD is still expected to launch its upcoming Radeon R9 390X, which offers some excellent performance according to early benchmarks, at Computex 2015. Industry sources familiar with the matter have noted that while the card may launch on time, it may be subject to inventory issues, which would hinder sales of the card substantially. The limited supply of the AMD Radeon R9 390X may come as a result of some hurdles with yields on HBM, which would cause the card to feature limited availability for the remainder of the calendar year.

With the recent news of AMD posting a $180 million first quarter loss and the company only accounting for 24 percent of the GPU market, investors and consumers alike can only hope that the Radeon R9 390X features a problem-free launch.

Source: TweakTown



Radeon R7 360X GPUs Being AIB Seeded

Category: Video Cards
Posted: April 21, 2015 11:06AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

It is reasonable to say that many are interested to see what AMD's next GPU lineup is going to be like. While much of that focus is on the top end, there are going to be several lower GPUs released and some are already reaching add-in-board producers. Specifically the R7 300 GPUs are being seeded to these companies, and the ASUS STRIX Radeon R7 360X has been leaked. It features a Tobago core and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. What is not yet known is if these are new cores or rebrands of older GPUs.

Source: WCCFtech



NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Could Launch End of May

Category: Video Cards
Posted: April 20, 2015 01:44PM
Author: bp9801

It is time for another rumor concerning the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti video card, with some new information about when it will debut. The 980 Ti is said to use the GM200 core like the TITAN X and Quadro M6600, but a cheaper variant with higher clock speeds, only 6GB of VRAM, and a price in the $600-700 range. A past rumor put the 980 Ti as arriving in September, but now it may be much sooner, with the card launching towards the end of May. Something like the third week of May or so. NVIDIA and its partners apparently plan to showcase the card during Computex in June, with custom variants and more on display. But if the 980 Ti launches a week or two before Computex, it may be reviews arrive in May, and then the card proper once Computex rolls around. Or the 980 Ti really will arrive near the end of May, NVIDIA shows it and more off at Computex (possibly "Metal Enhanced"  and water-cooled versions), and then AMD launches its R9 390/390X later in June.

Whatever NVIDIA may be planning, we should all hear something by Computex at the very latest. Computex runs that first week of June, so hopefully things are a lot clearer then.

Source: Anandtech via WCCFtech



NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Supposedly Planned for September

Category: Video Cards
Posted: April 10, 2015 07:54PM
Author: bp9801

NVIDIA's new TITAN X video card is the current top dog in terms of single card performance, as it packs a GM200 core, 12GB of VRAM, and impressive numbers, even at 4K resolutions. People have figured it is only a matter of time until that core trickles down to something else, like a GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Rumors have pointed to the GTX 980 Ti launching after summer, but now a new rumor puts that card right at the very end of summer: September. The plan is to apparently counter whatever AMD has in store with a GTX 980 Ti packing the full GM200 core on the TITAN X, just with 6GB of GDDR5. Core speeds could see a bump to 1126MHz, with Boost clocks at 1216MHz, while everything else would mirror the TITAN X. Pricing would be less than the TITAN X, but if it's something in the $600-700 range, there may not be much of a reason to jump to the TITAN X unless you need 12GB of VRAM.

All of this is still just a rumor, but it would make sense for NVIDIA to launch something new soon after AMD's R9 390X/390. As with this and other rumors, do take it with a grain of salt.

Source: Sweclockers via WCCFTech



XFX Radeon R9 390 Pictures Leaked

Category: Video Cards
Posted: April 9, 2015 04:29AM
Author: Brentt Moore


Pictures of the upcoming XFX Radeon R9 390 have been spotted on Chinese forums, weeks before the card is expected to be made available to the public. While details surrounding specifications, pricing, or availability were not included with the leaked pictures, the card does reveal some interesting design information. The XFX Radeon R9 390 offers a custom designed PCB that is quite massive in size, which means that AMD may have reference boards ready to ship at this moment in time. The card is powered by a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors and also features a double dissipation cooler from XFX, which offers cooling through dual 100mm fans.

Source: WCCFtech




AMD Fiji XT Could Support HBM2

Category: Video Cards
Posted: April 8, 2015 03:50PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Previous reports have indicated that the upcoming AMD Fiji XT GPU core will use first generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). It is now being reported that the Fiji XT can be modified to also support HBM2, though it remains unclear how much effort this would require. Both memory technologies use a 1024-bit interface with two prefetch operations per IO. HBM1 provides 128GB of bandwidth per second while HBM2 can offer up to 256GB per chip. Cards that use HBM1 will be able to support 8GB of memory per card while HBM2 doubles capacity to 16GB.

Source: Fudzilla



AMD Asynchronous Compute Engines Improve DirectX 12 Performance

Category: Video Cards
Posted: April 6, 2015 04:23PM
Author: Nick Harezga

AMD claims that its Graphics Core Next based GPUs improve DirectX 12 performance by up to 46% by leveraging the Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE) built into the architecture. The ACE units take advantage of the thousands of stream processors found on the GPU through the use of Asynchronous Shaders. Proper multi-threading support wasn't available in DirectX 11 as the amount of complexity involved was high and the necessary hardware was unavailable. The use of Asynchronous Shaders "allows for tasks to be simultaneously processed independently of one another." In order to take full advantage of the Shaders, the GPU must be designed with the support in mind, and the ACE units on AMD GPUs fulfill this purpose. In a LiquidVR demo with post-processing enabled, 158 FPS were obtained with Shaders disabled and 230 FPS when enabled, an increase of 46%.

Source: WCCF Tech



ASUS Announces the GTX 970 Turbo with a White Shroud

Category: Video Cards
Posted: April 3, 2015 03:11PM
Author: bp9801

Yesterday came the news that ASUS was releasing a GeForce GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition video card. It is a high-end card with a custom cooler and a huge factory overclock, but that isn't the only thing ASUS is working on. The company also has the GeForce GTX 970 Turbo video card, which has a 1008MHz core clock and a 1228MHz boost clock. The revised stats on the GM204 core features 1664 CUDA cores, 112 texturing units, 56 raster units, and 4GB of GDDR5 on a 256-bit interface, with that VRAM split into two sections just like all the other GTX 970s. However, this GTX 970 Turbo makes use of a mini PCB and a white cooling shroud for an altogether unique appearance. The cooler has some red on it echo the company's ROG line, and is a blower-style cooler to help push the heat out of the case. The rear I/O is not the standard affair on a GTX 970, as ASUS has equipped the Turbo with dual DVI ports, one HDMI port, and one DisplayPort. Up top are two SLI connectors for some Quad-SLI action, and both 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connections to drive the card.

Like the GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition, ASUS did not reveal a price or release date for the GTX 970 Turbo.

Source: Videocardz via WCCFTech




NVIDIA Working on a Liquid Cooled GTX TITAN X Ultra?

Category: Video Cards
Posted: April 3, 2015 08:55AM
Author: bp9801

NVIDIA's new GTX TITAN X video card is one massive beast, as it pairs a GM200 core with 12GB of GDDR5 for some 4K gaming on a single card. Now it looks like a new version may be coming out, as a GTX TITAN X Ultra with a closed-loop liquid cooler has been spotted. NVIDIA typically does not allow for its board partners to modify the TITAN series in any way, but this model is apparently done by the company itself. The TITAN X Ultra, if it keeps that name, has the liquid cooler keeping the GM200 core cool, while air cooling handles the VRAM. That liquid cooler apparently allows for a 250MHz overclock to the core, which already comes in at 1000MHz stock. The Boost clock would then jump to the 1325 to 1375MHz range and would be downright impressive.

This is, of course, simply a rumor, but with AMD's flagship card potentially being a dual GPU monster, NVIDIA may just want to have an ace up its sleeve.

Source: WCCFTech




ASUS Unveils GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition

Category: Video Cards
Posted: April 2, 2015 04:58AM
Author: Brentt Moore


It was recently reported that ASUS was actively developing a new GTX 980 that would be known as the ROG Matrix Gold Edition. The development of the card seems to be complete, as ASUS has officially unveiled the actual name of the card, the GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition. The ASUS GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition, which marks the company’s 20 years of presence in the PC graphics card market, features a black and gold color scheme, a DirectCU II cooler with matte-black aluminum fins and matte-black copper heat pipes, and two 100mm fans that only spin once the card reaches 65-degrees Celsius. The card also features a 14-phase Digi+ VRM by ASUS that draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, an independent 4-pin Molex-powered defrost circuit, and a water-repelling material applied to the PCB.

ASUS is claiming that the GTX 980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition card is the fastest GTX 980 currently available, with its ability to avoid temperature-triggered clock-speed throttles on its 1317MHz core clock, 1431MHz boost clock, and 7.00GHz memory.

Source: TechPowerUp




AMD's Greenland GPU and R400 Series Expected to Launch in 2016

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 31, 2015 10:52AM
Author: bp9801

The AMD Radeon R300 series still isn't out yet (maybe in June for Computex), but there is already a rumor concerning the next series. AMD's Greenland GPU is expected to launch next year, which will be part of the R400 series of video cards. The R400 line is rumored to be called the Arctic Islands family, while the R300 is supposedly the Pirate Islands family. If you're wondering, the R200 line is the Volcanic Islands family. As for the R400 and the Greenland GPU itself, it will make use of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM), much like the expected R300 top dog. Whether only the high-end Greenland GPU will use HBM or the entire R400 line was not mentioned in the rumor. The recently leaked AMD roadmap showed HBM appearing on some APUs, so perhaps the entire R400 line will indeed benefit from HBM.

There is also a chance the R400 series will be a graphics architecture used in APUs, much like how Kaveri APUs carried a GCN core for Mantle gaming. If that is the case, then maybe the R400 cards won't be discrete cards at all and only appear in APUs. Whatever the case may be, first we need some solid word on the R300 series and what exactly those will bring. Either way, it is nice to see AMD planning for the future, even with a low research budget.

Source: Fudzilla via WCCFTech



Early DirectX 12 3DMark Numbers are Favorable for R9 290X versus GTX 980 and Titan X

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 31, 2015 10:17AM
Author: bp9801

DirectX 12 will be the way to go on Windows 10, and it should offer plenty of improvements over DirectX 11, at least according to early reports. AMD has another piece of news concerning DirectX 12, and it is one that may shock and impress. In a DirectX 12-enabled version of 3DMark and with the newest AMD drivers, the AMD Radeon R9 290X narrowly beats out the NVIDIA Titan X when comparing the draw calls (a request from the CPU and game engine to draw and render an object) done by the API. Those numbers also match up when looking at DirectX 11 and Mantle performance, so it looks like AMD has a winner on its hands with the newest drivers.

When the test is switched to the next highest in NVIDIA's lineup, the R9 290X outperforms the NVIDIA GTX 980 by an even bigger margin in DirectX 12. Under DirectX 11, the tests are not as favorable for AMD, so it seems the company's newest driver is ideal for boosting DX12 performance. One interesting thing to note is how DirectX 12 scales well up to six cores in a processor, but beyond that there is not much of a gain. If Hyper Threading is enabled, performance is actually a little lower than with it off. So if you have a processor with over six cores/threads, right now it looks like high-end quad-core and six-core CPUs offer the best results.

What is important to remember about these tests is they are synthetic results and are not always indicative of real world performance. AMD looks to have a winner on its hands with DirectX 12 and the latest drivers in benchmarks, but things are still early, and we still do not have any DX12 games. Once we do, it will be interesting to see how the numbers stack up.

Source: PCWorld and PC Perspective via WCCFTech




GeForce GTX 980 Ti Likely to Launch After Summer

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 31, 2015 04:39AM
Author: Brentt Moore

It was recently reported that NVIDIA is actively working on the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, a modified version of the recently released GM200-powered TITAN X. The card is expected to feature 6GB of memory, different clock speeds, and custom PCBs and cooling solutions from video card manufacturers, offering consumers with outstanding performance. According to sources, NVIDIA has recently adjusted the launch of its latest card to sometime after the summer season is over. While no official word has been given in regards to the reasoning behind the adjusted launch time frame, the decision to push back the release of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti may be due to the upcoming release of the Radeon R9 390X, which is currently scheduled to be available in June or July.

While the launch time frame of the upcoming GeForce GTX 980 Ti has been changed, pricing information still remains unavailable at this time.

Source: TechPowerUp


ASUS Actively Developing ROG Matrix Gold Edition GeForce GTX 980

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 31, 2015 04:19AM
Author: Brentt Moore


ASUS has revealed through social media that it is currently working on a new flagship NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 that will feature the company’s renowned ROG branding. The upcoming graphics card, which is being labeled as a 20th anniversary gold edition, will apparently feature core clock speeds even greater than the fastest GeForce GTX 980 currently available from ASUS. Currently, the ROG Matrix Platinum GTX 980 that features a base clock of 1241MHz and a boost clock of 1342MHz if the fastest GTX 980 that the company offers, but with ASUS asking its social media fans to “guess the core clock” on its upcoming GPU, the ROG Matrix Gold Edition GeForce GTX 980 is likely to feature even higher clock speeds.

Source: VideoCardz.com



AMD's Flagship Fiji XT Card Could Have Two GPUs and 8GB HBM

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 27, 2015 02:05PM
Author: bp9801

AMD has yet to fully disclose when and what exactly its upcoming R9/R7 300 series will be like, but there have been some rumors providing various details. Now there's a new rumor, and is it a big one. The flagship product in the R9 300 series, the Fiji XT card, will apparently feature 8GB of HBM and be a dual GPU monster; 4GB of HBM per core. So yes, if this rumor proves true, it seems the flagship card will feature two Fiji XT GPUs on the same PCB, with 4GB of HBM per core. It is been thought the flagship card would be the R9 390X, but maybe that won't be the case here. Maybe we'll have the R9 390X as a high-powered single GPU card using a Fiji non-XT core, or maybe the R9 390X was merely an expected jump and not the true flagship. Perhaps we'll get something else, like an R9 395X or R9 39X2, that is the true flagship, dual GPU beast.

One other element that may lead credence to this new rumor is the recent trend in VR and the Oculus Rift Crescent Bay demo that was supposedly powered by an unknown Radeon flagship. A Liquid VR slide mentioned two GPUs were needed for asynchronous rendering and something called an Affinity Multi GPU. Is that unknown flagship this dual GPU Fiji XT or something AMD is working on for the future? We'll just have to wait and see exactly what AMD has in store for us, hopefully at Computex in June.

Source: WCCFTech



NVIDIA Actively Working on GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 27, 2015 04:48AM
Author: Brentt Moore

According to SweClockers, NVIDIA is currently preparing the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, a reduced version of the GM200-powered TITAN X that was released earlier this month. The Ti version of the amazingly efficient and widely popular GeForce GTX 980 is slated to feature 6GB of framebuffer and be around 10 percent faster than the TITAN X. Moreover, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti will be capable of featuring custom PCBs and cooling solutions from various manufacturers, allowing the GM200 card to offer users with even better performance as well as cooler temperatures when compared with the already available GeForce GTX 980.

NVIDIA is expected to release the GeForce GTX 980 Ti during the second half of this year, following the launch of the Radeon R9 390X by AMD.

Source: TweakTown


GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID Unveiled by EVGA

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 26, 2015 03:27AM
Author: Brentt Moore


EVGA has just unveiled the GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID, an all-in-one water cooling solution for the immensely popular NVIDIA GTX 980 graphics card. The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID includes a copper base for maximum heat transfer, a built-in 120mm radiator and fan, a separate VRM and memory cooling solution, an intelligent wiring system, and sleeved tubing. One of the best aspects of the GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID is that the water cooling solution that makes up the product does not require any filling, custom tubing, or maintenance, making it a hassle-free product that can be enjoyed for years.

The latest product from EVGA will be available in the near future as a complete unit, featuring a GTX 980 and the water cooling solution, and as an upgrade kit, allowing current GTX 980 owners to improve their current cooling solution.

Source: TechPowerUp


Next Generation AMD GPUs Will Likely be Rebrands

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 25, 2015 03:23AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Thanks to the recently released Catalyst 15.3 beta drivers, DeviceID information is now available for some of the next generation AMD GPUs that are set to hit the market in the somewhat near future. Unfortunately, most of them will be rebrands according to data that is currently available. Sources that compared information within the latest beta drivers with older AMD products found that DeviceIDs for the majority of the Radeon Rx 300 series match already released products. Some of the rebrands include the Radeon R9 370, which is based on Pitcairn; the Radeon R9 360, which is based on Bonaire; and the Radeon R5 310, which is based on Caicos. Mobility graphics cards that fall within the Radeon M300 series will also be based heavily on previously released products.

Source: VideoCardz.com



GeForce GTX TITAN X Announced by GIGABYTE

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 18, 2015 04:04AM
Author: Brentt Moore

Although the GeForce GTX TITAN X was just fully revealed by NVIDIA at its GPU Technology Conference, manufacturers are already starting to roll out their own versions of the latest and greatest graphics card. GIGABYTE is just one of these manufacturers doing just that, as the company has announced its GeForce GTX TITAN X. The card does feature the reference cooler, but comes with slightly increased clock speeds which include a 1002MHz core clock, a 1089MHz GPU boost clock, and memory running at 7012MHz. As with all GeForce GTX TITAN X graphics cards, the GIGABYTE version offers 3,072 CUDA cores, 192 TMUs, 96 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface with a whopping 12 GB of memory.

The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX TITAN X comes with an MSRP of $999.

Source: TechPowerUp


Watch NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference Keynote Speech Here; GTX TITAN X Inbound

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 17, 2015 08:53AM
Author: bp9801

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) kicks off today, with the keynote speech expected between 9 and 11am PDT today. In it, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang will have a great many things to discuss, with perhaps the biggest being the upcoming GeForce GTX TITAN X. He already gave a sneak peek at it during GDC 2015, but said full information will have to wait until GTC 2015. Well, luckily that day is finally here, and we have the keynote speech's livestream for you to watch and drool over. We already know the TITAN X has a Maxwell GPU and 12GB of VRAM, but what else will it include? There's only one way to find out, so tune in below and enjoy!

Live streaming video by Ustream

Source: Press Release



Radeon R9 390X Benchmarks Leaked

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 16, 2015 04:23PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Benchmarks have been leaked that compare the performance of the rumored AMD Radeon 390X and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X and GTX 980 Ti. The leaks were reported by Chinese site Chiphell and build on previous rumors that AMD would officially announced the card at Computex. The benchmarks were given as a percentage comparison against the Radeon R9 290X. In a 19 game benchmark suite at 4K resolutions the 390X narrowly outperformed the Titan X, while the other NVIDIA cards were beat handily. The Radeon maintained its advantage at lower resolutions as well as in the 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme benchmark. The NVIDIA cards consumed less power than the 390X, but the Radeon still managed to improve on the power consumption of the 290X.

Source: WCCF Tech



First Performance Numbers Released for GeForce GTX TITAN X

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 13, 2015 07:06AM
Author: Brentt Moore

The highly anticipated GeForce GTX TITAN X has been in the news quite a bit lately, especially with its involvement in powering VR demos from Valve, Oculus, and Epic Games at the Game Developers Conference just last week. Now, it looks like some early performance numbers for the incredibly powerful NVIDIA graphics card have been released. According to the graphs, which portray performance numbers from 3DMark11, an overclocked GeForce GTX TITAN X scores close to a Radeon R9 295X2 in multiple tests. While at stock speeds, which include a 1002MHz core clock and a 7GHz effective memory clock, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X easily beats out graphics cards like the GIGABYTE GTX 980 G1 GAMING, the SAPPHIRE Vapor-X R9 290X 8GB, and the GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK, as expected.

While the GeForce GTX TITAN X looks impressive, especially if it happens to retail at $999 like most consumers are hoping for, it is important to remember that the numbers presented in the graphs are the first performance figures of the soon-to-be-released card.




NVIDIA Adds GeForce GTX 960M and 950M to Mobile GPU Line

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 12, 2015 11:30AM
Author: bp9801

Late last year NVIDIA introduced the GeForce GTX 980M and 970M mobile GPUs, which brought high-end Maxwell performance to any laptop equipped with one. Today NVIDIA is bringing more Maxwell GPU goodness to laptops with the addition of the GeForce GTX 960M and 950M. These new chips are designed with thin laptops and Ultrabooks in mind, so regardless of how light of a laptop you're looking at, there's a good chance it will feature a GTX 960M or 950M. Whichever GPU your laptop has will get your games looking their best, and will be ready for upcoming titles with DirectX 12 support. The 960M and 950M GPUs also support the improved NVIDIA BatteryBoost to provide a better gaming experience when you're unplugged; ShadowPlay to record your gaming adventures or slick highlights, and Optimus to dynamically switch between giving you the best gaming performance and the best battery life.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M and 950M mobile GPUs will be available today from the likes of Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Clevo, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer, and many others.

Source: Press Release



Two 4GB GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Cards Revealed by ZOTAC

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 12, 2015 04:14AM
Author: Brentt Moore

ZOTAC has decided to join other manufacturers in offering GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards that feature 4GB of memory. The latest graphics cards from ZOTAC, which feature model numbers of ZT-90308-10M and ZT-90309-10M, offer factory overclocks, dual-fan cooling solutions, and back-plates. The ZT-90308-10M comes with a core clock of 1177MHz with a GPU boost clock of 1240MHz, while the ZT-90309-10M, which is the company’s AMP! Variant, offers a core clock of 1266MHz with a GPU boost clock of 1329MHz. Both GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards feature display connections that include three DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 2.0, and one DVI, and also draw power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector.

Pricing and availability of the ZT-90308-10M and ZT-90309-10M has not yet been announced by ZOTAC.

Source: TechPowerUp



The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Available for Free with Select GeForce GTX Graphics Cards

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 11, 2015 04:23AM
Author: Brentt Moore

In an effort to increase the sales of its already amazingly popular GeForce GTX 980, 970, and 960 graphics cards, NVIDIA is offering an interesting bundle to consumers. For individuals who make a new purchase of one of the aforementioned graphics cards, NVIDIA is providing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at no charge. The game, which is just months away from its release, supports NVIDIA HairWorks and NVIDIA Physx clothing and destruction, immersing gamers even further in the expansive world of the Northern Kingdoms.

For consumers interested in the bundle currently being offered by NVIDIA, a list of participating retailers can be found on NVIDIA’s promotion splash page.

Source: Press Release



AMD Plans To Unveil Radeon R9 300-Series at Computex

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 8, 2015 02:05PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Rumored specifications for the upcoming AMD Radeon R9 300-series graphics cards began to leak early last month, and there are new rumors that hint at when the official announcement of the new cards will be. Sources have indicated that AMD is planning to introduce the new cards during Computex in June. There were some initial plans to release a single new card at CeBIT and a few re-branded cards before Computex, but senior management demanded a "full line up" of cards to be released at the same time. The new cards could be what AMD needs to recover from a year that saw NVIDIA take significant market share in the GPU market with AMD CFO Devinder Kumar stating, "We are confident that as we get into the second half of 2015 with the launch of that [new graphics] product, we will gain back the market share which is low from my standpoint and historically."

Source: Kit Guru



Virtual Reality Demos at GDC Powered by NVIDIA Titan X

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 8, 2015 01:52PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Virtual Reality technology made a big splash at the Game Developers Conference, with demos from Valve, Oculus, and Epic Games. All of these demos were powered by the next generation NVIDIA GTX TITAN X video card, which the company had initially planned to reveal two weeks after GDC at the GPU Technology Conference. NVIDIA made the decision to break the news early to help its partners power their VR demos, with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang delivering the card to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney during his keynote speech. NVIDIA also announced improvements to its own VR Direct software with support for SLI to use one card for each eye.

Source: NVIDIA



Epic Games Reveals the 'Thief in the Shadows' with the GTX TITAN X

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 4, 2015 03:32PM
Author: bp9801


Earlier today Epic Games revealed it would be holding a keynote address at GDC 2015 that would cover the state of the Unreal Engine and what the future holds. Evidently the future is quite large, as Epic Games is partnering up with Weta Digital, Oculus, and NVIDIA to push virtual reality to a whole new level. Showcasing this new VR possibility is a demo featuring the "Thief in the Shadows" scene from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In it we see the great serpent Smaug in his gold pile, talking to the person wearing the Oculus Crescent Bay prototype headset as if the person is actually there with Smaug under the mountain. It is an impressive experience that is made possible with a brand new toy from NVIDIA: the GeForce GTX TITAN X.

The TITAN X is the latest iteration of the company's powerhouse card, with a Maxwell GPU, eight billion transistors, and a 12GB framebuffer. Full details of the TITAN X are still under wraps until NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference later this month, but CEO Jen-Hsun Huang sounds positively excited about what it can do.

NVIDIA's new card enables the "Thief in the Shadows" demo to run at 90 frames per second on the Crescent Bay headset. Smaug is brought to life before your very eyes thanks to Unreal Engine 4, and sounds like he's right in front of you, too, thanks to the Oculus Audio SDK. Coins clink and fall as Smaug shifts around, his breathing fills your ears, and his massive 500-foot frame dominates your vision when he reveals himself.

Attendees of GDC 2015 can check out the "Thief in the Shadows" demo at the Epic Games, NVIDIA, and Oculus booths. The GTX TITAN X may make an appearance, too, but remember, the full details of that massive card will be revealed in two weeks.

Source: Press Release and NVIDIA Blog




Radeon R7 260X iCafe OC Graphics Card Introduced by Sapphire

Category: Video Cards
Posted: March 3, 2015 05:17AM
Author: Brentt Moore


Sapphire has officially introduced its latest graphics card offering, the Radeon R7 260X iCafe OC, that is aimed at valued oriented builds. This graphics card includes a full length, dual-slot cooler and offers a cooling solution that features a copper core base, a plethora of aluminum fins, and an 80mm fan. The Radeon R7 260X iCafe OC comes with 896 Graphics CoreNext stream processors, a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, core clock speeds of 1050MHz, and 2GB of memory clocked at 5GHz. The card is powered by a single 6-pin PCIe power connector and includes one DisplayPort 1.2a, one dual-link DVI, and one HDMI 1.4a.

Source: TechPowerUp



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