7 months ago Nvidia released its latest GPU architecture with the line of GTX 900 series cards. On paper, the new GTX 980 is a bit different from the GTX 780 it replaces. The raster operations pipelines count has been increased from 48 to 64. The texture mapping units have been decreased from 192 to 128. The new card features 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM on a 256 bit bus versus the 3GB. The new CUDA core count is now 2048 versus 2304. Perhaps the biggest news is the reduction on power requirements. The new GTX 980 uses only about 65% of the power of its predecessor.
Club 3D is based in the Netherlands with sales offices in Germany and North America. They were established in 1997 and became the first “Add in Board” with TAI Technologies (now AMD) back in 2001. They have one of the broadest ranges of AMD Radeon graphics cards in the industry, as well as power supplies and various other accessories. Today we will be taking a look at their Radeon R9 285 royalQueen.
PowerColor has released two versions on the now popular Radeon R9 290X with a beefier cooler. The first in the DuoTurbo Radeon R9 290X. The second is the PCS+ Radeon R9 290X, which is what we will be taking a look at today. The PCS+ (Professional Cooling System) features a triple fan cooling solution. The increase in cooling not only allows for lower temperatures over the AMD designed solution, but also allows for higher clocks.
Nvidia has many things planned for their Game 24 event. Gaming is the most obvious, but they also have a planned Mod 24 event and they are releasing two new graphics cards; the GeForce GTX 970 and the GeForce GTX 980 based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture. It is the former that we will be looking at today.
Diamond Multimedia has been making graphics cards since the ISA bus was commonplace. Their line of Stealth, Viper, and Monster3D cards ensured them a place in graphics card history. Today, we will be looking at something far newer, the AMD R9 270X Boost.
Welcome to the third installment of our series of reviews featuring AMD's new R9 285 GPU. Today we will be bring you one of Sapphire's configurations, the Dual-X R9 285 OC. Of the R9 285s we have received so far, this Sapphire is the longest, coming in about 10mm longer then any of the other cards we have seen so far. Sapphire has fitted their Dual-X dual fan cooling system to the card. The coolers shroud is black with purple accents. Being that this is the OC version, there is an additional 20 MHz added to the core clock.
Just a few days ago, we brought the first of our series of reviews featuring AMD's new R9 285 GPU. Today we will be bring you PowerColor's configuration, the Radeon R9 285 TurboDuo. Of the R9 285s we have received so far, the PowerColor is the shortest. In fact, it is about 45mm shorter then any of the other cards we have seen, with the exception of the ITX specialty versions. Despite it's short length, they have still managed to fit a dual fan cooler. The Radeon R9 285 TurboDuo has also red and black color scheme.