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Micron Starts Sampling GDDR5X to Customers

Even when much of the excitement about VRAM is coming from HBM2, that technology isn’t quite ready for prime time yet. For now, HBM2 is still a ways away and still a premium product. To hold…

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SK Hynix Details HBM2 Production Timeline

For the upcoming graphics generation, both Nvidia and AMD are set to use HBM2 for their upcoming Pascal and Polaris graphics cards. While Samsung has already revealed that they have kicked off mass production for HBM2,…

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Micron Declares GDDR5X Right on Track

Engineers at the Micron Development Center in Munich have announced that they have gotten their first samples of GDDR5X back from their fab before schedule and have started testing. In addition to that, Micron is expecting…

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Nvidia May Drop 2GB Model of GTX 960

Originally launching in both a 2GB and 4GB variant, Nvidia is reportedly planning to discontinue the lower capacity model. By offering only a 4GB tier, Nvidia is hoping to make the card more attractive to buyers…

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PowerColor R9 390 PCS+ 8GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction We have all had mixed opinions on the R9 300 series upon release, the rebranded nature of the 200 series was seen as the fall of AMD and short-changing consumers. However, while they are in…

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Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980Ti 6GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction   The GTX 980Ti has been around for a few months now and in that time, manufacturers have had the chance to not only design and create their own versions but also perfect the product.…

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Nvidia GTX 950 Round-Up Review: Three Cards Go Head to Head

Introduction With all of the hype surrounding the GTX 900 series recently, it has been hard to imagine what the lower end of the graphics card market would hold for the refined Maxwell architecture. We originally…

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MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 980Ti ‘OC’ 6GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction and Packaging MSI is one of those names you think of when compiling a list of computer components. You know that the amount of testing and quality control that goes into each product released will…

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AMD Has Priority Access over Nvidia For HBM2

AMD made history earlier this month by being the first major GPU vendor to ship HBM with their top end Fury and Fury X graphics cards. Nvidia however, has been absent so far, waiting on HBM2,…

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HBM Can be Overclocked Thanks to a Glitch?

With the recent launch of the brand new AMD R9 Fury X graphics card, it brought forward a new architecture in the form of Fiji XT and a brand new memory technology, High-Bandwidth Memory. During the…

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AMD Radeon R9 370 and M390X Become Standard at Alienware

Alienware announced on their twitter feed that they now have the R9 370 and the M390X GPUs as standard earlier this week. The R9 M390X is a mobile, High-end graphics card for laptops. It will most likely…

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Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X 8GB CrossFireX Review

Introduction Here at eTeknix, we strive to give the consumer the best possible advice in every aspect of technology. Today is no different, as we have a pair of Sapphire’s amazing R9 290x 8GB Tri-x edition…

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ASUS to Release White GeForce GTX 970 Turbo

Asus is releasing a rather fine-looking modified NVIDIA GTX 970 in white with red accenting. Though information is limited, we know that the card will use a blower-type cooler, non-reference display connectors (two DVI, an HDMI,…

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“We’ll Do a Better Job Next Time”, NVIDIA Admitting Defeat

  Over the last few weeks we’ve all heard of the scandal relating to the 3.5GB VRAM buffer on the GTX 970 graphics cards. Yes, the card comes with 4GB, but the last 512mb is extremely…

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Nvidia Reporting Less than 5% Returns on GTX 970s after VRAM Controversy

Amid all the controversy that has been surrounding NVidia, the aftermath seems much less severe than was to be expected. So how bad is it actually? President of Jon Peddie Research, Jon Peddie, has stated not…

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Nvidia Release Statement Regarding GTX 970 VRAM Issue

There’s been a hot debate on this last few days, why is the GTX 970 on showing 3.5GB of VRAM, instead of the full 4GB? As far as we know, the VRAM is split between two…

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8 GB XFX Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card Spotted

Eager to get your graphics card loving hands on more VRAM? Then check out one of the first 8GB R9 290X graphics cards from XFX! We’ve already heard that Sapphire, MSI and PowerColor are working on similar…