NVIDIA started off the GPU Technology conference today by announcing the GeForce GTX TITAN Z. This card packs two GK110 GPU’s on to a single card giving it a total of 5760 CUDA cores and 12GB of on board memory. NVIDIA is currently saying this card is capable of 8 TeraFLOPS and is designed for 5K gaming!
It looks like other companies are following suit after EVGA announced 6GB GTX 780 variants. Palit has just announced that they are also working on a 6GB GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. The card is the GeForce GTX 780 JeStream 6GB.
GALAXY has unveiled their GeForce GTX 780 Ti Hall of Fame Edition which features a very unique white PCB with an impressive power design that will take overclocking to the next level. This card is so powerful it set a 3DMark world record in FireStrike Extreme with some insane clock speeds using LN2 cooling.
Sapphire’s R7 250 Ultimate graphics card is unlike most other R7 250’s out there. The thing that most people will notice is that it is 100% passively cooled. This means that there are no fans at all so it will be 100% silent during operation. This makes it the perfect card for those building a silent PC or home theater PC. On top of that this card is actually based on the “Cape Verde” GPU rather than the “Oland” GPU that most R7 250’s are based on. So you get 512 shader units and faster GDDR5 memory. Let’s see what this passively cooled card is all about!
For those waiting for a dual Hawaii-based graphics card you might not have to wait that much longer. ASUS is planning to launch their custom built ARES III Hawaii-based card at Computex 2014. The ARES brand is ASUS’s custom built dual-chip graphics lineup based on AMD GPUs.
MSI’s upcoming R9 290X Lightning was been previewed by the guys over at Overclock3D. The R9 290X Lightning will be MSI’s latest “Lightning” card featuring the AMD “Hawaii” GPU along with MSI’s TriFrozr cooling solution and Military IV Class Components.
Today AMD has launched the R9 280 graphics card. It looks like they are chasing that $279 pricetag that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 760 holds. The R9 280 is basically a rebrand of the HD 7950, more specifically the HD 7950 Boost with a 8 MHz difference.
Sapphire is working a new upcoming Radeon R9 290X in their Vapor-X series. What is interesting about this card is that Sapphire will be doubling the memory over AMD’s reference design, giving you a total of 8GB of VRAM! This will make the Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X the first consumer-based graphics card with 8GB of VRAM.
NVIDIA is planning on launching two Maxwell-based cards next month. These cards will be the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and the GeForce GTX 750. It looks like the first GeForce GTX 750 has been listed and the listing gives us some details on the card.
Last week we talked about NVIDIA launching the GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition and a GeForce GTX 790 and it looks to be true! Both the GeForce GTX Titan Black and GeForce GTX 790 has been listed on foreign retail websites.