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.
GALAX is quite know for their Hall of Fame (HOF) series of graphics cards. Besides just their awesome looks with their all white PCB, they also have some of the fastest clocks available. To take things to the next level they have just revealed their Custom GTX HOF Water Cooled Editions.
As we keep on getting closer and closer to the release on AMD’s R300 series we have been hearing a lot of rumors within the industry. According to TweakTown AMD will have two Radeon R9 390X cards at launch. The first will be the Radeon R9 395X2 (a dual-GPU card) with 8GB of VRAM. The second will be a 4GB card that will not be able to beat NVIDIA’s Titan X.
While we still do not know a whole lot about AMD’s Radeon R300 series, the first rumors about the Radeon R400 series have already started to appear. According to a report by SweClockers the Radeon R400 series, expected in 2016, will be codenamed Arctic Islands. For those who have not been following AMD over the […]
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