NVIDIA achieves desktop-class gaming performance with the new GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M mobile GPUs. We give you the lowdown behind the technologies such as Battery Boost to make this possible along with the second generation Maxwell GPU architecture. To prove that it's not fluff, we've got performance figures from a prototype notebook.
NVIDIA Gamer's Day event was held in our very own backyard - Singapore! With the support of five add-in card partners from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, Palit and Zotac, this was the perfect opportunity for them to showcase their GTX 900 offerings to hardware and gaming enthusiasts from the HardwareZone community. Read on to uncover the event's happenings.
Our first encounter with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 left us wondering if there was more to be expected from the new Maxwell GPU architecture. However, with two minor revisions to the card's drivers within a short span of time, we decided to put the card through its paces once again to see if the updated drivers did the trick.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics card features the all-new GM204 GPU, which is based on the Maxwell architecture. Maxwell GPUs have been designed to be more power-efficient in order to deliver exceptional performance per watt. The latest GM204 GPU also aims to deliver dramatic gaming experience; hence, let us take a closer look at its performance where it counts!
Maxwell strikes again, but this time NVIDIA has supercharged the architecture with new features to ensure it would stay at the top of its game for some time to come. It's also clocked much faster, is more power efficient and is ready to tackle 4K gaming than any of its predecessors. Dive in and find out some of its new defining features that makes it ready for next generation gaming!
The HIS Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 graphics card has a closed liquid cooling system that provides much-needed cooling to the AMD Radeon R9 290X core. The Hawaii-based GPU operates at high temperatures under load; so read on to uncover if such extreme cooling solutions can push its performance to new heights!
Based on the new AMD R9 290X "Hawaii" GPU, we lined up two graphics cards from ASUS and MSI respectively. As the top of the line models, they sport custom cooling solutions and other distinguishing features to make them stand out from the crowd. Dive in and find out how they compete against each other!
The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti features the first generation Maxwell SM (Streaming Multiprocessor) architecture that promises more performance per watt, and performance per area. The GPU die fits up to five Maxwell SMs, with only a 25% increment in die size. Can this be a cost effective cousin to the established GTX 760? We find out!
We rounded up three custom GeForce GTX 750 Ti cards from NVIDIA's partners to see how they stack up against each other. For those who weren't too convinced out of the reference card's performance, we're certain the partner cards from ASUS, Gigabyte and Palit would present a greater appeal at an enticing price point.
The MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti Gaming 3G graphics card is the latest NVIDIA GeForce card added to its Gaming series. It has three operating modes, configured using MSI's exclusive Gaming App. Right out of the box, it operates in OC mode, with its GK110 core rated at 1020MHz. Find out if it can outdo its competitors from ASUS and Gigabyte!