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.
We have been hearing a lot about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti the past week or so. We have learned that it will be based on the new Maxwell architecture and that it is expected to launch February 18th. It looks like it will be joined by a second card the GeForce GTX 750.
We sure have been talking a lot about the GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card lately. It is set to hit the market next month. Synthetic benchmarks have already been leaked, but now gaming benchmarks have been leaked and the GTX 750 Ti has been compared to many different cards.
The GeForce GTX 750 Ti has been rumored to launch on February 18th, but way ahead of the launch an ASUS-branded version of the card has been listed on many different foreign retail sites for around $225 US. The card is listed as the GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 and will feature a factory overclock and 2 GB of memory.