It is likely that we will see NVIDIA launch its first graphics cards based on the GP106 silicon some time in Autumn 2016 (Q3-Q4). The GP106 silicon is based on the NVIDIA’s next-generation “Pascal” architecture and will power several key mid-range and performance-segment SKUs including cards that will succeed the current GeForce GTX 960 and GTX 950 graphics cards.
If you can remember these cards were actually originally planned for a September 2014 release as the Radeon R9 285X. The release was postponed because it would fail to compete against the just released NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / 970, which had a much better performance per watt ratio. Now that the GTX 960 is out AMD is looking to fill in the performance gap between the 960 and 970. The Radeon R9 380X will have 2048 Stream Processors and 4GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit interface. We have photos of three upcoming R9 380X’s from ASUS, XFX and Gigabyte.
With the successful debut of the GTX 950 XTREME GAMING graphics card, GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, is ready to roll out five more high-end cards in its premium XTREME GAMING lineup, each crafted with overpowering performance, astonishing design, and added gamer-centric features to take gaming experience to a whole new level.
Our graphics card test bench has been long overdue for an upgrade. We really can’t even call the old system a test bench as it was housed in a PC case. Taking into account that graphics card reviews are some of our most popular articles and the fact we really wanted to provide the best, in-depth, and thorough articles possible it was time for an upgrade. Our new test bench houses some of the latest hardware available, is a true test bench, and we have some extra accessories for testing power consumption and sound levels as well.
Over the weekend we go our first glimpse at MSI’s Radeon 300 series and it looks like it is Sapphire’s turn now. Sapphire listed all of the cards in their Radeon 300 series lineup on their website apparently. So let’s see what they have!
A Reddit user who claims to work at Best Buy has confirmed that the first batch of XFX Radeon 300 series cards have arrived at the warehouse. He said that Radeon R9 390X/390/370/360 were all there and even took a photo of the R9 390X box, which matches up with the XFX leak we posted earlier this week.
The pricing for AMD’s entire upcoming R9 300 series has been leaked. What is interesting is that these prices are more expensive than the 200 series was at launch. This is very surprising as the entire 300 series is going to simply be rebrands of current products with more memory added and possibly a clock speed bump.
Three reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti reference models have been spotted. They come from well-known ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. I know there are only the reference models, we are unsure if custom models of the card will be available at launch.
Colorful who we know for their over-the-top GeForce GTX graphics cards has surpassed ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte in terms of graphics cards shipped worldwide this year according to the latest report from DigiTimes. The report also notes that Colorful could become the second largest graphics card vendor in terms of shipments by the end of the year, next only to Palit who is the leader in terms of shipments.
After AMD quietly announced the first Radeon 300 Series cards for OEMs we were unsure where the Hawaii rebrands would fit into the product stack. With the Radeon R9 380 being a rebrand of the R9 285 that did not leave many cards left to be based off the Hawaii silicon. It looks like the Radeon 300 series cards that will be based off Hawaii will feature higher core clocks and more VRAM.
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