According to a report by DigiTimes graphics card vendors are bracing for a brutal second quarter. They expect graphics card sales to drop by 30 to 40 percent! Vendors reasoning for this forecast is overwhelming unsold inventories of cards lower down the supply chain.
It looks like other companies were feeling the pressure as Sapphire had announced two R9 290X’s with 8GB a VRAM. Those cards would outperform the GTX 780 Ti in terms of available memory. Well it looks like EVGA will be releasing both a GTX 780 Ti and a GTX 780 with 6GB of VRAM.
NVIDIA has just announced that they will ending driver support for all GeForce GPUs below the GeForce 4xx mark. This means they will be ending support for all non-DX11 based cards so only Kepler, Fermi and Maxwell will have driver support.
Well it looks like Sapphire is working on not only one, but two new Radeon R9 290X’s with 8GB of video memory! These are the Radeon R9 290X Toxic and the R9 290X Vapor-X 8GB. These will be the first consumer (non-professional) graphics cards with 8GB of video memory!
ASUS has published over a dozen images of their upcoming Republic of Gamers MATRIX R9 290X and MATRIX GTX 780 Ti graphics cards. Both of these cards make use of a custom PCB and custom cooler.
Many times we get the chance to check out new graphics cards and technology before they are released at trade shows like the Consumer Electronics show. It is often that many of these products do not make it to market for one reason or another. Here we have compiled a list of 10 Rare and Unreleased graphics cards.
ASUS has finally announced its R9 280X, R9 270X, R7 260X DirectCU II Graphics Cards based on their latest design of the DirectCU II. These new models will are equipped with better cooling systems and an enhanced PCB design. An event held in Australia revealed a few pictures of some of these models in which some other Radeon R9 and Radeon R7 GPU lineups were also pictured and now Asus has finally announced them.
Sapphire’s entire Radeon R9 and R7 lineup has been leaked by VideoCardz. This lineup includes 13 graphics cards! Some of the more interesting cards are the Vapor-X, Dual-X and Toxic series cards. The R9 and R7 series cards will hit retail shelves this week and most reviews will go live tomorrow.
We already know that most of AMD’s R9 and R7 series cards will be available October 8th so it is no surprise that we are going to start seeing non-reference cards pop up from AMD’s AIB partners. MSI posted this a few days ago on their Facebook page, “AMD has just announced their new GPU architecture, MSI is ready, are you? Follow the link to watch the AMD GPU’14 conference: http://goo.gl/tBe9XA”. With the following image:
We have heard for some time now that NVIDIA would not be releasing any new graphics cards in 2013 after the launch of the GeForce GTX 760. Well our friends at VideoCardz have some exclusive details pointing to the fact that this may not be the case.
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