According to a report by Fudzilla, we could see Maxwell-based GeForce graphics cards as early as March 2014. Maxwell is NVIDIA’s next generation GPU after Kepler and is set to deliver greater performance per watt numbers.
It looks like custom-designed Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X cards could launch very close to Christmas or miss it all together and be released in 2014. Custom designed R9 290 series cards are highly anticipated because as we all know the reference-design cooling solution on these cards is not all that powerful and extremely noisy.
Many of the models of the Radeon R9 200 series graphics card have been modified into Battlefield 4 special editions by Gigabyte but the R9 290 series have been excluded from the special editions range. The most exciting part of this collaboration with Battlefield is going to be the surprise feature of the Origin keys to Battlefield 4 with the graphic cards package.
SAPPHIRE is putting some more fun into this; it will be giving away vouchers for Battlefield 4 with the purchase of any R series cards. The name Battlefield 4 surely requires no introduction. It currently falls under the category of the world’s most famous game and it has been evident that it runs best on the graphics cards which are based on the GCN architecture.
With NVIDIA’s announcement of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti today many of their partners are also announcing custom GTX 780 Ti models. Once such company is EVGA which has announced two different “Superclocked” GTX 780 Ti models. These both of course feature factory overclocks to give you even more performance.
The most speculated thing about the way NVIDIA is going to counter the situation is that they will come up with a new SKU which the add-in card (AIC) partners are referring to as the GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition. There hasn’t been much effort put into this since it is not so different than the original GTX 780. In reality, the GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition is just like the GTX 780 with higher clock speeds which can reach up to 1006 MHz core and with the GPU Boost, they can shoot up to 1046 MHz.
A whole new series of Radeon Graphic cards was announced earlier this day by XFX. A string of models was unveiled which included the R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280X, R9 270X, R7 260X and the R7 250. All these form part of XFX’s first attempt towards the AMD range of GPUs and all the above mentioned models feature AMD’s 2nd generation award winning GCN Architecture and PowerTune Technology.
We knew ASUS R9 280X Matrix cards were coming from ASUS as the card was pictured last week. ASUS actually has two R9 280X Matrix cards. There is the Platinum Edition and the Standard Edition. Both of these cards are powered by the latest AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU.
AMD’s Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 series graphics cards are now officially available around the globe from AMD and its various AIC partners. AMD has announced that three cards are available through retail channels today, those cards include the AMD Radeon R9 280X, AMD Radeon R9 270X and the AMD Radeon R7 260X.
We already know that most of AMD’s R9 and R7 series cards will be available October 8th so it is no surprise that we are going to start seeing non-reference cards pop up from AMD’s AIB partners. MSI posted this a few days ago on their Facebook page, “AMD has just announced their new GPU architecture, MSI is ready, are you? Follow the link to watch the AMD GPU’14 conference: http://goo.gl/tBe9XA”. With the following image:
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