It is most likely that two new products, the Radeon R9 260 and Radeon R9 255, will soon be rolled out by AMD to hit the sub-$150 market. On AMD’s official website, these new products have been listed under the R9 series products.
SAPPHIRE has now added two latest models to the top of the range R9 290 and R9 290X graphics cards and both these models have the privilege of being equipped with the SAPPHIRE exclusive Tri-X triple fan cooler, better and enhanced clock speeds and the dual BIOS.
Now with all the fresh product stacks arriving in the past couple of months and with so much popularity of the 13Series, it is time for Club 3D to launch the successor to these series; the 14Series.
Galaxy has just launched their Gamer Series graphics cards at a press event in China. The first card is this series is based of the GeForce GTX 780 GPU. The card features a very sleek design with the “Gamer” logo on one side. Each one of these cards will have a custom-designed PCB and large factory overclock.
The first passive-cooled Radeon R7 200 series graphics cards have finally been revealed by the XFX and to spice things up, two new cards at the same time have been introduced with the full-height Radeon R7 250 Core Edition, and the half-height (low-profile) Radeon R7 240 Core Edition which can now be seen in pictures on many websites.
We all got to know of the new releases of the GV-R929XOC-4GD (Radeon R9 290X) and GV-R929OC-4GD (Radeon R9 290) through the official Gigabyte website. Without any prior notice, the company straight away published details on the website regarding the new custom-cooled and factory-over locked graphics cards which are powered by AMD’s Hawaii GPU.
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.