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February 4, 2016

Review: EVGA GTX 950 FTW – Best Budget 1080p Gaming GPU?

Premium Build Quality for Under $200

Back in August, NVIDIA launched their GeForce GTX 950, which is the first of their 900 series cards to be priced in the budget market. Before its release, users shopping for an NVIDIA graphics card would either have to shell out at least $200 for the GTX 960, or make due with the aging GTX 750 and 750 Ti. Today, we’ll be taking a look at one of the more premium GTX 950 models available on the market, the EVGA GTX 950 FTW.

With the GTX 950, NVIDIA finally rounds out their GTX 900 series lineup, leaving only a gap in pricing between the GTX 970 and the GTX 960. This would likely be filled with either a possible GTX 960 Ti, or a [...]

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August 29, 2015

AMD Silently Launches Radeon R9 370X in China

While everyone is enamoured by the newly released R9 Nano, AMD has silently released the R9 370X on the other side of the world.

The R9 370X uses AMD’s 28nm “Trinidad XT” GPU, which is based on the “Pitcairn” GPU found on the R9 270X. Since it’s basically a tweaked version of the R9 270X, the R9 370X is configured identically: it features 1280 stream processors, 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs and a 256-bit wide memory bus. It supports either 2GB or 4GB memory configurations and requires dual 6-pin power connectors.

Looking at the timing of its release, it seems that the R9 370X is released as a response to Nvidia’s recently [...]

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August 3, 2017

PowerColor Radeon R9 380 PCS+ 4GB Review

Antigua… or was it Tonga?

At E3 earlier this year, AMD made a huge splash in the graphics market with their new Fury and Fury X graphics cards. These new graphics cards would be the first on the market to boast the revolutionary new HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) technology which AMD is betting will be the future of graphics memory. Alongside the new Fury and Fury X, AMD also quietly launched the Radeon R9 300 series, but focused very little on the new graphics cards.

As it was later revealed, AMD’s upcoming Radeon R9 300 series lineup would pretty much be a re-badge of the Radeon R9 200 series lineup. As such I was honestly a bit disappointed. While I’m [...]

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March 25, 2015

AMD Catalyst Drivers Hint at Radeon 300 Series Rebrands

The most recent Catalyst 15.3 beta drivers may have not only provided more features to the existing lineup of graphics cards but also hints at a series of upcoming AMD video card rebrands. As recently reported on GPU rumor site, Videocardz, tucked away in the drivers are device ID codes and GPU names that correspond to the much anticipated upcoming 300 series.

The codes are as follows:

AMD665F.1 = “AMD Radeon R9 360″ AMD6610.2 = “AMD Radeon(TM) R7 350X” AMD6610.3 = “AMD Radeon(TM) R5 340X” AMD6611.10 = “AMD Radeon R7 340″ AMD665F.1 = “AMD Radeon R9 360″ AMD6660.1 = “AMD Radeon(TM) R5 M330″ AMD6660.2 = “AMD Radeon(TM) R5 M330″ AMD6660.3 = “AMD Radeon(TM) R5 [...]

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July 29, 2017

PowerColor Devil R9 270X 2GB Review

Unleash the Devil

Last week we were blessed with the opportunity to check out MSI’s R9 270 Gaming, which is an excellent variant of AMD’s recently introduced Radeon R9 270 and this week we’ll be checking out a brand new graphics card from PowerColor, the Devil R9 270X. While the Radeon R9 270X and its variants have been released several weeks ago, PowerColor’s cards were  unfortunately missing from AMD’s initial launch, but for those of you who waited, you’ll have the option of getting what may possibly be the best R9 270X variant out there.

Today we’ll be reviewing the PowerColor Devil R9 270X. As you may expect, the [...]

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February 13, 2015

Review: MSI R9 270 Gaming 2GB

Best Under $200 Graphics Card?

If you haven’t heard already, over the past couple weeks AMD has been on a graphics card launch frenzy launching a number of new graphics cards including the Radeon R9 270X, R9 280X, R9 290X and the R9 290. While impressive, with the exception of the R9 290X and the R9 290, most of the R9 200 lineup that’s been launched already is still based off AMD’s last generation GPU technology with the R9 280 series based off the Tahiti GPU found in the Radeon HD 7900 series and the R9 270 series based off the Pitcairn GPU found on the Radeon HD 7800 series. Given that AMD is expected to launch around eight GPUs for the R9 200 series before [...]

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April 8, 2013

ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II Review

7870 Done Right

It’s great to be a PC gamer these days. Gaming PC costs have fallen significantly over the past couple years largely in part due to the amount of performance AMD and Nvidia have been able to cram on their mid range graphics cards, and gaming bundles such as AMD’s Never Settle Reloaded bundles are making it easier than ever to obtain great graphics and some great games at prices unheard of many years ago.

Today we’ll be reviewing ASUS’s custom implementation of the Radeon HD 7870, the ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II (HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2). The Radeon HD 7870 is a mid to high end graphics card, which features a 1GHz clock speed, 1280 [...]

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March 30, 2013

HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ Turbo 2GB Review


If you’re a budget conscious gamer these days, then you probably already know that you no longer need to empty your wallet to obtain decent gaming performance and high end features out of a graphics card. Mid-range cards such as the AMD’s 28nm Radeon HD 7800 series offer excellent performance to dollar ratio and even saves you money on your electricity bills too.

Today we’ll be reviewing one such mid range graphics card from our friends over at HIS, the HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ Turbo 2GB. Looking at the specs, the card is definitely promising. As its name suggests, it comes with a new revision of HIS’s custom IceQ cooler. We’ve [...]

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March 5, 2012

ASUS Unveils their HD7800 Top Graphics Cards with DirectCU II

Press Release ASUS HD 7800 TOP Graphics Cards Run Quieter and Cooler with DirectCU II

ASUS HD 7870 TOP and HD 7850 TOP graphics cards, based on 28nm AMD “Pitcairn” GPU technology, deliver a golden median of power, efficiency, and exclusive features. They utilize factory-overclocked cores that run significantly faster than reference. The HD 7870 TOP is 100MHz over, while the HD 7850 clocks at 115MHz faster than stock. Both support extensive overclocking with cool and quiet ASUS DirectCU II thermal architecture. Exclusive GPU Tweak allows for easy access to the considerable power of these cards, while the inclusion of AMD Eyefinity™ multi-screen display, PCI Express 3.0, and [...]

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March 5, 2012

HIS Unveils HIS 7870 GHz Edition IceQ X 2GB

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HIS Unveils HIS 7870 GHz Edition IceQ X 2GB The latest High-End Card with innovative IceQ X Cooler! Comes with HIS OC Software – iTurbo

Hightech Information System (HIS) today announced the launch of HIS 7870 GHz Edition IceQ X 2GB. The card has clock rate of 1000 MHz, offering superb image quality for the most demanding games and applications. Equipped with award-winning and performance-leading IceQ X solution, the card is cooler and quieter than reference cards. The card also has better OC capability and longer life span with HIS high quality component.

The card comes with the innovative overclocking software by HIS – iTurbo. User can control the [...]

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