AMD recently announced their Radeon R9 285 graphics card, this was their first major graphics card announcement since the R9 295X2 back in April. Looking at the naming of the card we expect it to be a replacement for the R9 280, but is it really? It has the same number of shaders, TMUs, and ROPs as the R9 280, but has a narrower memory bus at 256bit (vs 364bit of R9 280X) and less VRAM (2 GB vs 3 GB), although that memory is clocked higher (5.5 GHz vs 5.0 GHz). Looking at the specifications you may be wondering what what is the point? Well unlike the R9 280 which is built on AMD’s Tahiti silicon, the R9 285 is built on the brand new Tonga silicon. While it is still based on the same 28 nm process Tonga is said to be more efficient and also adds many of the features that we saw on the Hawaii silicon like XDMA CrossFire (no more CrossFire connectors), TrueAudio DSP, and the ability to connect 4 displays using all output connectors on the card. Today we are taking a look at Sapphire’s Radeon R9 285 Dual-X OC version of the card. It will feature a slight overclock on the core clock (965 MHz vs 918 MHz) and the memory (1400 MHz vs 1375 MHz). It will also have Sapphire’s Dual-X cooling solution which seems to be extremely quiet. Let’s jump in and see what this card can do.
GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today announced the release of GV-N980G1 GAMING-4GD and GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD, two new graphics cards from the next generation G1 Gaming Series. Both cards are respectively powered by the highly-anticipated GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 Maxwell GPUs and combined with GIGABYTE technologies and innovations to outperform the reference.
ASUS today announced Strix GTX 980 and Strix GTX 970, all-new gaming graphics cards packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II for cooler, quieter and faster performance for incredible action gaming; 0dB fan technology for light gameplay in total silence; and Blu-ray movie playback that’s free from distracting background noise.
MSI is pleased to announce its next generation of GAMING graphics cards powered by NVIDIA’s new GTX 970 and GTX 980 GPUs. The new GTX 970 GAMING 4G and GTX 980 GAMING 4G build on the enormous legacy of MSI’s #1 position in Gaming graphics cards. Kept cool by the all-new Twin Frozr V with Hybrid Frozr technology, the new MSI GTX 970 and GTX 980 GAMING cards provide new standards for low-noise and low-temperature Gaming graphics.
EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce full-cover water cooling solution for NVIDIA reference (NVA-1G401) design GeForce GTX 980 series graphics cards, based on Maxwell GM204 graphics processor.
With the launch of their GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 NVIDIA has discontinued three of their top-selling graphics cards the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, and GeForce GTX 770. At $549 the GeForce GTX 980 takes over the spot of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti / 780 and it is cheaper to make.
At NVIDIA’s Game24 event the company has launched its next-generation GeForce GTX 900 series. This series is currently made up of the flagship GeForce GTX 980 and followed by the GeForce GTX 970. Both cards are based on NVIDIA’s GM204 “Maxwell” silicon.
Well it looks like someone let the cat out of the bag early! NVIDIA’s complete press deck on the GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970 and Maxwell GPU architecture has been leaked! This post includes official NVIDIA press slides, performance charts and photos!
The first performance review of NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce 970 graphics cards was published. It looks like it was a mistake as the review was soon taken down, but we were able to grab most of the slides to show you performance comparisons between NVIDIA’s new GM204 silicon, the older GK110 and AMD’s Hawaii.
Today, the BitFenix Lab is releasing our latest achievement in chassis design – Pandora. Combining a fresh and clean modern look with never-before-seen functionality in a slim form factor, Pandora represents the next level of BitFenix case design.
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