GALAX’s upcoming GeForce GTX 980 Hall of Fame (HOF) Edition graphics card was spotted at Intel’s X99 LAN Party event held in Beijing, China. The card was seen being used on a setup by ASRock’s overclocker Nick Shih when he achieved the world record overclock of 6.6 GHz on Intel’s latest Core i7-5960X Extreme Processor.
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.
It looks like many non-reference GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards are going to be revealed today. We have already seen one from Colorful and another from ASUS, now we have one from Inno3d. They have revealed their iChill GTX 980.
Along with the GeForce GTX 970 Strix, ASUS will also be releasing a GeForce GTX 980 Strix graphics card as well. We do not have a whole lot of information on the card itself and for the reason we do not expect it to be launched on September 19th.
Colorful, who is one of NVIDIA’s largest AIB partners in the Chinese market have just unveiled their iGame GeForce GTX 980. This is not your typical reference GeForce GTX 980 card like we have seen over the past week, this is the first non-reference card in terms of cooling and PCB design!
The guys over at VideoCardz have got their hands on what looks to be the official press shots of both the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce 970 reference cards! These photos show not only the card, but a break down of the cooler. So I’ll stop talking and let you feast your eyes on both these cards!
Gainward will be releasing three different cards based on NVIDIA’s GM204 silicon. These cards include a GeForce GTX 980 reference card, a slightly non-reference GeForce GTX 970 and a completely non-reference Phantom Edition GeForce GTX 970 card.
Ahead of the September 19th launch real pictures of the MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming graphics card have surfaced. Before MSI only teased renderings of the new card. These photos confirm that the card will debut with MSI’s new TwinFrozr V cooling solution.
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