- Graphics Cards
Friday, 7 Mar 2014
Finally, NVIDIA has countered AMD's new "Volcanic Islands" GPUs with its much anticipated "Maxwell" graphics cards, spawning add-in board partners to churn out their respective cards. Read on for a quick pictorial overview of the cards released by add-in board partners.
Thursday, 6 Mar 2014
Sporting a design that reminisces the MSI Lightning series, the new card comes with 2 x 8-pin and 1 x 6-pin power connectors on board, guaranteeing a minimum of 450W available for overclocking. Also, the TriFrozr Thermal Design has been improved to dissipate heat more efficiently from the GPU and on-board components.
Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014
Both models also feature AMD Image Enhancement technology, Power Management, and multi-monitor support with AMD Eyefinity, as well as AMD HD3D support for stereoscopic output. They also support AMD CrossFire for enhanced performance using multiple cards in a suitable CrossFire-enabled mainboard and AMD APP Acceleration.
AMD has announced the availability of AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta for Windows OS, as launch drivers for Thief. The new drivers promise graphical effects exclusive to the said game title, as well as improvements that include better support for the Mantle API, and multi-GPU frame pacing for Battlefield 3 and 4 titles.
Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014
AMD has officially launched the Radeon R9 280 graphics card that was conspicuously missing from the R9 lineup. The Radeon R9 and R7 graphics cards were first announced in November last year. The Radeon R9 280 is viewed as a replacement for the existing Tahiti Pro-based Radeon HD 7950.
Monday, 3 Mar 2014
AMD announced their FirePro R5000 remote graphics card has been certified to support a number of professional graphics applications. It delivers the benefits of GCN-based graphics processing over Teracidi’s proprietary PC-over-IP (PCoIP) technology, on a remote server/thin client setup.
Friday, 28 Feb 2014
Sapphire has unveiled its AMD R7 240 2GB DDR3 low profile graphics card. It is targeted at small form factor desktop systems that face internal space constraints.
Friday, 21 Feb 2014
According to Jon Peddie Research, AMD has lost significant ground in the GPU market, losing over 10% in market share in the past quarter.
Thursday, 20 Feb 2014
NVIDIA has launched its new GeForce GTX Titan Black GPU with little fanfare. Add-in card partners like ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte and Palit have made their GTX Titan Black graphics cards available.
Friday, 14 Feb 2014
With the Club 3D's proprietary CoolStream cooler, the R7 265 royalQueen offers 1024 stream processors, and runs at clock speeds of 925MHz (core) and 5600MHz DDR (memory) with 2048MB of GDDR5 of memory.