AMD has officially announced their latest flagship graphics card in the Radeon HD 7990. This is a dual-GPU solution that is based off two 28 nm “Tahiti” chips. AMD says this card is different than the HD 7990 “New Zealand” graphics cards that were launched in Q3 of 2012 as it has a much lower power draw, requiring only two PCIe power connectors. The new card also features a dual-slot cooling solution, which AMD says is “whisper quiet”. Most of the “New Zealand” cards required three PCIe connectors and triple slot cooling solutions.
It looks like we now know the launch date for the very anticipated AMD Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” dual-GPU graphics card! According to a report on OCaholic AMD plans to launch the graphics card on April 24, 2013. The report also states that reviews of the card should already be underway. The AMD Radeon HD 7990 will feature a pair of 28nm “Tahiti” GPUs and will have a total of 4096 stream processors, and 6 GB of GDDR5 memory across two 384-bit wide memory interfaces.
At GDC’s press briefings this week AMD previewed the reference-design of the Radeon HD 7990 dual-GPU graphics card. This is the first public showing of the card and while AMD is not saying much we do know that this has two series 7900 GPU’s on it and it is being called by the codename “Malta”. AMD has really taken their time with the Radeon HD 7990 and actually allowed their partners to create 7900 series cards with two GPU’s on them, but this card will be the reference.
You cannot leave ASUS out of the bunch when it comes to the Radeon HD 7790 graphics card. Like most manufacturers of the “Bonaire” based card they have two versions as well. They have a reference design and their OC Edition which does feature ASUS’s own DirectCU II cooling as well. The HD7790-DC2OC-1GD5 runs overclocked at a 1075MHz core, 6400MHz memory and does come with ASUS’s GPU tweak utility.
Today we are taking a look at a brand new video card from Sapphire. We have been hearing about the Radeon 7790 over the past few weeks and earlier this year AMD said we would see an HD 8000 series towards the end of the year and they would be refreshing their HD 7000 lineup with new chips. The HD 7790 is the first card that is part of this refresh, based on the brand new “Bonaire” 28nm graphics processor. The Bonaire graphics processor is based off of AMD’s graphics core next (GCN) architecture and features 896 stream processors. We are looking at Sapphire’s version, which is the HD 7790 OC with Dual-X. The Dual-X is for Sapphire’s own unique cooling system on the card. This card features a 1075MHz core clock, 1GB of GDDR5 memory and has dual DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connections. This card is setup to compete directly with Nvidia’s GTX 650 Ti. Read on as we take a look…
Here are some of the first photos of the Sapphire HD 7790 Dual-X. This is Sapphire’s premium offering based on AMD’s new GPU. This dual slot card features Sapphire’s in-house PCB and cooler designs. As you can see from the photos the PCB and shroud are both black. The cooler is made up of an aluminum fin stack design, which is ventilated by a pair of 80mm fans. The card is powered by a single 6pin PCIe connector and outputs include a pair of DVI ports, HDMI and DisplayPort.
Club 3D unveils today its brand new Radeon HD 7870 jokerCard graphic card, the new premium graphic card of the acclaimed Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 Poker Series. The Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 jokerCard graphic card features the highly awarded CoolStream high performance cooling design, a Limited Edition of the Radeon HD 7870 GPU powered by 1536 Stream Processors and the memory running at an amazing clock speed of 6000 MHz. Prepare to be blown away by the incredible speed of the Radeon HD 7870 jokerCard in the hottest DirectX 11 and DirectX 11.1 games and Microsoft Windows 8 WDDM 1.2. Experience amazing graphics with Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA 2.0) and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing technologies that help smooth out jagged edges without compromising performance.
With NVIDIA’s GTX 660 and GTX 560 cards soon to enter the market at the sub $250 segment it is sure going to make things a bit messy, especially with competitive pricing between NVIDIA partners. Expecting these news cards to flow into the marketplace AMD will be dropping prices on their HD 7000 Series cards to make the cards more appealing to the mid-range crowd, who are looking to get the best bang for their buck. The prices are as follows…
AMD’s 7000 series is made up of 3 segments. Starting with the flagship 7900 which are the high-end cards. Then we have the 7700 series which has budget gamers in mind. Finally we have the 7800 series which sits right in the middle to hit the sweet spot between cost and performance. The 7800 series has 2 cards the 7850 and the 7870, today we are taking a look at the 7850. Not just any 7850 though, the 7850 Overclocked Edition from Sapphire. This card really makes the sweet spot even sweeter with a factory overclock moving the core up to 920MHz and the memory up to 1250MHz. Sapphire has also added their popular Dual-X cooler for better cooling performance. Read on to see what this card is all about.
It has been quite a while since we have done an unboxing video of a video card! Well our friends at Sapphire have sent us their new Radeon HD 7850 Overclocked Edition 2GB Video Card! Just as the name says this video card is overclocked having a core clock of 920MHz over the stock 860MHz. The memory is overclocked too moving up to 1250MHz from the stock 1200MHz on reference cards. Sapphire has also outfitted the card with their custom Dual-X cooling solution. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
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