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Leaked AMD Radeon R9 380X Benchmarks Show Near R9 290 Performance

With the R9 380X rumoured to launch in just a week or so, we’re now getting some interesting leaks about the card. Earlier, we brought you the images for XFX’s model and what appeared to be the…

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Nvidia Cuts Price on 750 Ti Ahead of 950 Launch

Just after we’ve received word on Nvidia’s new GTX 950, it looks like Nvidia is prepping things up for the card’s arrival. According to Hardware.fr, Nvidia is set to cut prices on the 750 Ti by…

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AMD Greenland GPUs Might Go Straight to 14nm Process

AMD is putting the final touches on everything and preparing to launch their new Radeon R300 series graphics cards very soon, but before it even hits the market we already get information about the next generation…

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Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X OC 8GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction and A Closer Look The R9 290X has led AMD’s single GPU offerings for what seems like quite a long time now. Released in October 2013 the R9 290X is only a year old but…

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ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction In May of this year ASUS decided to introduce a new product series into its graphics card line up, the STRIX line. STRIX first showed up on two ASUS graphics cards sporting the AMD R9 280…

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Gainward Phantom GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction Nvidia’s Maxwell GTX 980 arrived into the high-end graphics card market with a thump just a few weeks ago, causing significant whiplash to AMD’s highest end offerings. The GTX 980 holds a notable advantage in terms of performance, price…

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Testing Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 980 4GB Graphics Cards In SLI

Introduction At eTeknix we were fortunate enough to have received a pair of GTX 980s for Nvidia’s launch day so we thought we’d see what they have to offer in SLI. When running a pair of the same…

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Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 980 4GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction Nvidia’s GTX 980 is now official and with it comes the wonders of the Maxwell architecture for high-end desktop users. In this review we are taking a look at Gigabyte’s custom cooled G1 Gaming GTX…

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB “Maxwell” (28nm) Graphics Card Review

Introduction Nvidia’s newest Maxwell architecture first made its appearance in February this year when Nvidia revealed their entry level GTX 750 Ti graphics card. One of the obvious hallmarks of Maxwell, that the GTX 750 Ti…

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Sapphire Dual-X AMD R9 285 “Tonga” 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction After much anticipation and speculation we can finally present our review of AMD’s new “Tonga” based graphics card. Today we are reviewing Tonga Pro, that’s the first iteration of Tonga, which forms the R9 285…

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Examining Nvidia’s Driver Progress Since Launch Drivers: GTX 780 Ti & GTX 680

Introduction Just over a month ago we published our AMD driver analysis article looking at the progress two generations of AMD flagship GPUs, the HD 7970 and R9 290X, had made with driver updates. We compared…

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Powercolor’s R9 285 TurboDuo “Tonga Pro” Graphics Card Is Revealed

AMD’s Tonga Pro R9 285 is just around the corner, September 2nd to be exact, and so far we’ve seen a compact mini-ITX version from Sapphire as well as a STRIX version from ASUS. Now it is…

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ASUS Preparing STRIX Variant of AMD R9 285 “Tonga” GPU

The idea behind the ASUS STRIX range is that it can operate silently up until 65 degrees and then after that the fans will spin up. For that reason ASUS has only equipped it to power…

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AMD Announce R9 285 “Tonga Pro” At Celebratory Event

During the “30 Years of Graphics and Gaming Commemoration” event AMD officially announced the presence of the R9 285 graphics card. AMD claims the R9 285 GPU will be their most power efficient GPU yet, although…

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Nvidia’s Maxwell Spotted In Quadro Drivers: More Maxwell Launches Imminent?

Maxwell, Maxwell, Maxwell…where art thou? Since Nvidia announced its GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 we’ve seen very little about Maxwell for the desktop graphics card space. A few entries for Maxwell-based Nvidia Quadro products have shown…

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AMD Confirms 20nm in 2015, 16nm in 2016 Likely

Will we see AMD’s next-generation graphics cards arrive this year? If so, will they be based on the next-gen 20nm process shrink? Those are questions we’ve been pondering for a while now and if AMD’s most recent…

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Examining AMD’s Driver Progress Since Launch Drivers: R9 290X & HD 7970

Introduction AMD and Nvidia both talk fairly big when it comes to driver updates. With every driver iteration that is released we hear the usual technical (or should that be marketing?) talk about improved performance in this, that…

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Nvidia Preparing “GTX Titan II” – Over 4000 CUDA Cores and 512-Bit Bus

An Nvidia product going by the description of a “GM200 A1 Graphics Processor” has been spotted in shipment from Taiwan to Bangalore where it will arrive at an Nvidia facility for further testing. The A1 stepping…

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Nvidia GM204 Maxwell GPUs May Jump From 28nm to 16nm, Skip 20nm

The launch of Nvidia’s GM204 Maxwell-based video cards is expected to be fairly close. We should see the GTX 800 series based on the new architecture by the end of the year for sure, current rumours…

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New AMD Tonga GPU Coming Next Month

AMD are preparing to launch a new 28nm GPU next month in a bid to counteract Nvidia’s popular GeForce GTX 760 series. Codenamed Tonga the new GPU will be replacing the much loved, but ageing Tahiti…

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Nvidia GTX 870MX Spotted In ASUS Gaming Laptop – Could Be High-End Maxwell

A new Nvidia GTX 800 series mobile GPU has shown up in the retail channel in Thailand hinting at the potential for a high-end Maxwell part. The news is really exciting because it would be the…

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AMD “Hawaii XTX” R9 295X Confirmed – 3072 GCN Cores

3 days ago we heard the news that there could be a new AMD flagship single GPU graphics card incoming. The rumour had it that this new GPU was to be based on a “fully utilised” variant…

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Nvidia GTX 880 Flagship Maxwell GPU Detailed, Features ARM Cores

  We’ve already heard some early rumours about the Nvidia GM204 and now we’re hearing some details about the GM210. As you might expect, and as the name suggests, the GM210 is expected to replace the…

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Nvidia Maxwell GM204 GPU Gets Detailed

More details have emerged on Nvidia’s upcoming 20nm Maxwell GPUs which will form the new GTX 800 series, however, as always these are very premature and somewhat vague details. As a result we encourage readers to…

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HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging AMD’s R7 260X graphics card has become infinitely more popular since AMD reduced initial launch pricing down from $140 to $120. Of course the competitiveness of the R7 260X has been helped…

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Powercolor AMD Radeon R7 250X 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging While Nvidia’s GTX Titan Z and AMD’s R9 295 X2 graphics cards may be stealing all the headlines, the real battle between Nvidia and AMD is occurring at those lower end price…

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XFX R9 280 Double Dissipation Black Edition OC 3GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction The AMD HD 7950 was probably the best GPU of the entire HD 7000 series in my honest opinion. It offered stellar value for money for high performance gaming – often overclocking to HD 7970…