SAPPHIRE Technology has just announced three new models in its successful R9 series of graphics cards based on the latest GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture from AMD. The SAPPHIRE R9 285 Dual-X is a new model from SAPPHIRE that features a new GCN core and the company’s Dual-X cooler.
The first detailed photos of ASUS’s upcoming Radeon R9 285 Strix Graphics Card have been revealed. The card will feature a dual-fan cooling solution that will keep the fans off until the GPU reaches a temperature threshold.
Over the weekend AMD held their 30th Anniversary event. At the event they officially announced the Radeon R9 285. The AMD R9 285 is equipped with the Tonga PRO GPU, which has 1792 stream processors, 112 TMUs, and 32 ROPs. The card will come equipped with 2 GB or 4 GB of GDDR5 memory that operates at 5.5 GHz (effective). The core clock speed of the card is set at 918 MHz.
AMD will be launching its new performance-segment graphics card, the Radeon R9 285 on September 2nd 2014. Ahead of the launch AMD is expected to give us some details on the specifications and tease the card at its press event tomorrow celebrating 30 years of graphics and gaming.
Asetek has announced their largest ever design win today in a press release. The deal is with an undisclosed OEM customer (which will be secret for a while) and for an unnamed graphics liquid cooling solution all their own. This ambitious project is forecasting a prime cash flow to the company in the 2 to 4 million dollars range for revenue and shipping and it is scheduled to begin by the first half of 2015.
The guys over at Coolaler have allegedly been able to get their hands on an upcoming Maxwell GM204 graphics card, from what they are saying it is the GeForce GTX 870. The GPU-Z screenshot that they provide cannot property identify the GPU, but it does read the cards name as “D17U-20″ featuring a GPU name “13C2″. The Device ID and BIOS fields are redacted so we cannot say for sure if this is genuine or not.
If you didn’t know the GeForce GTX 750 Ti is one of the first mid-range GPUs in recent memory that can be passively cooled. While we have seen passive solutions there are also AIB partners that are taking advantage of the low TDP of the card to overclock it. There is where the Galaxy GeForce GTX 750 Ti Hall of Fame (HOF) grahpics card comes in.
We have been hearing about the Tonga GPU for a little while now and it has just recently been revealed that the graphics card based on the new GPU will be called the Radeon R9 285. The Tonga GPU will replace the Tahiti core which has had a lifespan of almost three years now.
Given that this chip will be based on the existing 28 nm process this is going to be a big GPU, over 600 mm²! Since this GPU will be based on the Maxwell architecture thermal loads should not be that bad, but given its going to be a big chip we will just have to see. We could see the GM200-based GeForce GTX Titan II launch is the first half of 2015.
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