NVIDIA’s GeForce 900 Series has been a long time coming and gamers have anxiously awaited it. NVIDIA has been using the Kepler architecture for quite sometime and when Maxwell was introduced last year we only saw the entry-level and budget friendly cards. When we finally got word that we would be seeing performance segment Maxwell cards let’s just say we got excited. Today we will be looking at our first review of a GeForce 900 series card and it comes in the form of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming. For starters the GeForce GTX 970 has 1664 CUDA cores, 104 texture units, 64 ROPs and packs 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Normally this card would have speeds of 1050 MHz core and 1178 MHz boost, but Gigabyte has overclocked their version to speeds of 1178 MHz core and 1329 MHz boost. On top of that Gigabyte has implemented their latest WindForce 3X cooler on the card to give you the best cooling possible. Let’s get this card on the bench and see what it can do!
It looks like we our first Mini-ITX GeForce GTX 970 graphics card and it comes from Gigabyte. One thing that NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 970 and 980 are known for are their low TDP’s so making a mini-ITX version of the GTX 970 was bound to happen. This small card from Gigabyte is their GV-N970IXOC-4GD. The […]
Galaxy has just launched their single-slot GeForce GTX 750 Ti Razor graphics card in Europe under their Galax brand. This single-slot card uses a nickel-plated copper channel heatsink, which cools the GPU, memory, and VRM. The single-slot design makes it perfect for small form factor and HTPC builds.
NVIDIA’s budget-friendly GeForce GTX 960 graphics card is said to be postponed till Q1 of 2015 as reported by Hermitage Akihabara. The reason for NVIDIA delaying the release of the GTX 960 is strong sales of both the GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970.
Palit has rolled out their fastest GeForce GTX 980 graphics card to date, the GeForce GTX 980 Super-JetStream. This card sits above the GTX 980 JetStream that the company kicked off their GTX 980 line with.
According to reports MSI is holding off on launching their GeForce GTX 980 Lightning graphics card. I’m sure many of you are familiar with MSI’s lightning series which is know for its extremely high overclocks and custom cooling solutions.
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.
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