Well it did not take long for NVIDIA to counter the AMD’s upcoming Radeon R9 290X graphics card. As the final announcement at the GeForce event in Montreal NVIDIA announced their upcoming high-end gaming card, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
Well AMD’s R9 and R7 series cards are here and that means that video card manufacturers have released their own versions of these cards with custom PCB designs, factory overclocks and custom cooling solutions. One such company is Sapphire and today we are talking a look at their top of the line Radeon R9 280X Toxic. The card not only happens to be Sapphire’s top of the line card, but also one of the most powerful R9 280X’s out there! Sapphire has loaded this card with a factory overclock of 1100 MHz for the core with a 1150 MHz boost and the memory is also overclocked to 6.4 GHz (effective). They are using a custom PCB with a 10 phase power configuration that features double sided black diamond chokes and solid capacitors. Keeping everything cool is Sapphire’s Tri-X coolers that is made up of two 90 mm fans and a single 80 mm fan. Is this the perfect R9 280X for you? Read on as we take a look!
With AMD’s latest release of the Radeon R9 and R7 series graphic cards, NVIDIA is all set to compete and with its preparations of the high to mid-range cards, it seems like NVIDIA is not the one to stay behind. Soon after AMD made its announcement, NVIDIA pulled up the gear and leaks from sources such as the VideoCardz revealed NVIDIA preparing their series in order to give tough competition to the Volcanic Island Series.
Yesterday when AMD announced the new R200 series we were all shown the reference or AMD stock versions of all of the cards. Obviously different manufactures will be coming out with their own versions of the cards with different coolers and PCB designs. One of those companies is XFX and we have a glimpse at their new Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation card.
No efforts were seen for the building up of the custom board on the Radeon HD 7990 since the launch of the graphics card by AMD with this design, which was launched earlier this year. But XFX has taken its first step and challenged the AMD’s design as it introduces the newest Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation GPU, which will soon be launched.
With the announcement of AMD’s R9 and R7 “Volcanic Islands” graphics cards AMD has a new flagship graphics card, the R9 290X. This today is currently the most powerful single GPU graphics card available. Read on to see all of the details about this awesome new card from AMD.
Recently we have been hearing about quite some leaked details of the AMD’s upcoming versions of the Hawaii and Oland GPU and one more thrill for the fans arrives with the freshest leaks of the latest of all AMD’s Curacao Pro graphics card which will be coming out soon in its Pro and XT models. This latest mid range Curacao will replace the existing Radeon HD 7800 ‘Pitcairn’ based GPU and has already has its images leaked on a number of websites.
MSI has recently announced its latest graphics cards from the gaming series. The US based manufacturer of graphics and other computer devices unveiled the GeForce GTX 660 series claiming to ensure the compatibility of the latest graphics cards with the GeForce GTX 660 graphics processor. This new series of graphics cards will contently enter the sub-$200 market in the United States as it has been intentionally designed for this purpose with MSI building up on its SKUs.
Although potential users will still have to wait till the official release to gain some insight into the exact specifications of the Hawaii GPU, here are two scenarios that 3DCenter has come up with: 44 Compute Units which would amount to 2816 stream processors, 176 TMUs, 32-48 ROPs while in the second scenario which seems much more possible, the Hawaii GPU would feature 40 Compute Units which would amount to 2560 stream processors, 160 TMUs, 32-48 ROPs.
Leadtek has rolled out their GeForce GTX 780 Hurricane III Graphics Card. This card makes use of a reference designed GTX 780 PCB and Leadtek’s own Hurricane III cooling solution. The card features a slight overclock of 876 MHz core and 928 MHz boost compared to the 863/900 MHz of reference cards. The memory remains the same as reference at 6 GHz (effective).
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