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Posted by Paul Malfy
on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:00am
ASUS ROG STRIX RX580 OC Edition Video Card

While we all impatiently wait for Vega to release, AMD and Radeon Technologies has just released their RX 500 series of graphics cards. The 500 series is based on their 4th Gen GCN, or Graphics Core Next Architecture. The ASUS STRIX RX 580 has a clock speed, in OC Mode, of 1380 MHz. That’s a 7% increase over the reference card. That fact, combined with the excellent performance of the STRIX cooler, should make the STRIX RX 580 a great card. So, we put the STRIX RX 580 through our regular synthetic benchmarks, as well as some of my favorite games in my library. Let’s see how the STRIX RX 580 did.

Posted by Heath Coop
on Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:00am
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 Video Card Review

ROG Strix RX 570 utilizes 4GB of GDDR5 memory with 2048 stream processors and 32 compute units. It ships with 1300MHz core clock speed, and has 1750MHz memory clock speed which is connected to a high speed 256-bit memory interface.

Posted by Heath Coop
on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00am

The GTX 1080 has proven to be quite popular ever since it was released just shy of a year ago. Although NVidia could be content with just happily selling GTX 1080s until the next generation of video card are released, they weren’t. In fact, they gave the GTX 1080 a memory upgrade. NVidia bumped up the original GTX 1080s GDDR5X memory clock speed by 10% to 11Gbps. This is the same as the more expensive GTX 1080 Ti and increases the GTX 1080s memory bandwidth from 320 GB/s to 352 GB/s.

Posted by Paul Malfy
on Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:00am

Nvidia’s Pascal architecture is the successor to their Maxwell line. Since its launch in May of 2016, there have been 9 different models, ranging for the recently announced GT 1030, up to the two different Titans, the Titan X and Xp. However, no card was more talked about than the release of a possible 1080 Ti. This is due to the 980 Ti performing so close to the Maxwell Titan X, at a much lower cost, and the potential for the 1080 Ti to do the same as its 900-series counterpart.  Well, the enthusiast community recently got its wish when Nvidia released the Founder’s Edition 1080 Ti. Typically, shortly after the reference card release, board partners release custom PCB’s and coolers. 

Posted by Paul Malfy
on Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:00am

Over the last few months, there's been a massive influx of graphics cards on the market. However, most the newest cards are on the higher end of the pricing spectrum. But what if you’re on a tighter budget or you just don’t require the power of a high-end card? Don’t worry, because AMD has got you covered with the release of their 500 series of GPUs, a refresh of their very popular Polaris based 400 series of cards.

Posted by Heath Coop
on Monday, May 1, 2017 - 8:00am

AMD’s newest Polaris architecture has arrived and there’s been a flood of new video cards based on it. One of Gigabyte’s entrees is the Radeon RX 570 Gaming 4G. Based on AMD’s latest GCN 4 14nm FinFET architecture, the Radeon RX 570 Gaming 4G is the highest performing graphics card in Gigabyte’s RX 580 line-up. It’s designed to deliver VR capability, increased level of performance, smooth VR, seamless support for next-gen gaming monitors, and CPU-free game streaming or recording. Furthermore, the model also supports AMD’s newest technologies such as Direct 12® and Vulkan™, FreeSync™, and Liquid VR.

Posted by Heath Coop
on Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:00am

AMD’s newest generation Polaris architecture is here and Gigabyte has responded by releasing the Aorus RX 580 XTR 8G graphics card. Based on AMD’s latest GCN 4 14nm FinFET architecture, the Aorus RX 580 XTR 8G is the highest performing graphics card in Gigabyte’s RX 580 line-up.

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