MSI is offering two flavors of its midrange Radeon R9 270 GPU, formerly known as the Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition. There is a standard model and one with an “X” after its name. The difference between the two is the X model has slightly higher core and boost clocks, but otherwise the two cards are the same and are both based on AMD’s Pitcairn GCN core, which is a 28nm part that debuted in 2013.
Today Nvidia pulls the wraps off its $650 GK110-based 700 series flagship card, the GeForce GTX 780. This board slides directly into the yawning chasm that exists between the $500 GK104-based GTX 680 and the $1,000 GK110-based GTX Titan, though despite its price it's actually much closer in specs and performance to the Titan than it is to the GTX 680.
Score up to $150 of in-game credit when you buy a GeForce GTX 660 or higher videocard.
Here's an interesting nugget Nvidia dug up to support its latest upgrade promotion. According to the latest Steam hardware survey, 36 million gamers don't own a strong enough graphics card to play World of Tanks, Hawken, or Planetside 2 at 1920x1080 with High settings. The reason Nvidia chose to focus on those three free-to-play (F2P) play titles is because it's offering $75-$150 of in-game credit when you upgrade to a qualifying GeForce graphics card from a participating vendor.
New graphics drivers from AMD boosts performance in Far Cry 3 and other games.
Ever since Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) ditched its monthly schedule for Catalyst driver updates, it's been a big guessing game for Radeon graphics card owners as to when a new release would be available. If you fall into that category, then you'll be pleased to know that there's a new driver update available to download, Catalyst 13.1. The latest drivers bring about the usual assortment of bug fixes and performance improvements across a variety of titles.
Dual Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs under a single hood? Yes, please!
Having trouble with dropped framerates on your 30-inch monitor? That's not likely to be an issue with the Asus ROG Ares II, a limited edition graphics card that muscles through games with TWO Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs and 6GB of GDDR5 memory. That's a metric ton of pixel pushing power, and remarkably, the Ares II is a dual-slot graphics card, so it doesn't take up any more space than a high-end single-GPU card.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Monday introduced what it claims is the industry's most powerful server graphics card, the AMD FirePro S10000. The Sunnyvale chip designer says the FirePro S10000 is the first professional-grade card to exceed 1 teraflop of double-precision floating-point performance (1.48 teraflops), as well as 5.91 teraflops of peak single-precision performance.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is out to kick some ass this holiday shopping season by socking the competition with a one-two combo that consists of a new performance-enhanced Catalyst driver package (version 12.11) and some really sweet game bundles. As part of the Never Settle Game Bundle, you can receive up to three games for free, plus get a coupon for 20 percent off Medal of Honor Warfighter with the purchase of select graphics cards. Ready for the best part?
If you fancy yourself an Nvidia fan, you might be feeling left out of the online water cooler chatter and wondering what the flip is going on with all the recent AMD graphics card leaks, including the mid-range 8870 and 8850 parts, and high-end 8970. Lest anyone think we're playing favorites, we're just the messenger (so don't shoot!), and you'll be happy to know that we have some info on Nvidia's upcoming GeForce GTX 650 Ti hardware.
Yesterday we told you about a pair of Radeon HD 8000 series graphics cards set to storm the market at competitive price points, with the Radeon HD 8870 expected to rival Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680 for $279, and the 8850 taking on the GTX 670 for $199 (both are expected MSRPs). What about the high end? Fear not, AMD is working on an enthusiast grade 8000 series part, as well.
Talk about a buyer's market if you're a gamer. It's great to time to go videocard shopping, both because there are new GPUs landing on store shelves, and also due to the fact that prices are coming down. Perhaps looking to steal some thunder from Nvidia's Kepler-based GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 launch, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is reportedly reducing the price of its Radeon HD 7000 series.