VIDEO CARD NEWS

March 25th, 2014, 5:01 PM

NVIDIA Looks Beyond Maxwell; Announces Pascal Architecture

NVIDIA has updated their GPU roadmap, ditching (or at least renaming) Volta and moving from Maxwell to the upcoming Pascal architecture. Over the last few years NVIDIA’s roadmap has included a pair of architectures beyond Kepler: Volta and Maxwell. While Maxwell is currently rolling out and provides evolutionary steps over Kepler, Pascal will be a [...]

March 25th, 2014, 4:29 PM

NVIDIA Announces TITAN Z, Dual TITAN GPUs, $3000 Price Tag

In an effort to preempt AMD’s Vesuvius launch, NVIDIA has announced their own dual GPU uber card, the GeForce TITAN Z 12GB. With the flagship R9 290X and GTX 780 Ti (along with the extremely limited TITAN Black) gradually evolving through board partner specific custom designs, both AMD and NVIDIA are moving towards the next [...]

March 19th, 2014, 6:20 PM

NVIDIA Strikes Back; Announces GameWorks for Unreal Engine 4 & Titanfall

Amidst a flurry of AMD Mantle talk, NVIDIA has announced some major upcoming games will incorporate elements of their GameWorks library. GamaWorks hasn’t been talked about much lately but it is has proven to be a major facilitator for developers since it was first announced at NVIDIA’s Montreal event. Unlike The Way Its Meant To [...]

March 19th, 2014, 5:43 PM

AMD’s Gaming Evolved Rolls Into Rebellion, Square Enix & Xaviant Studios

At GDC, AMD has announced exclusive Gaming Evolved partnerships with three key studios:  Rebellion, Square Enix & Xaviant Studios. Gaming Evolved has received quite a bit of press over the last year with several big-name titles featuring prominently in AMD’s developer relations program. Games like Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, THIEF, Star Citizen [...]

March 19th, 2014, 5:27 PM

AMD Expands Mantle’s Reach with CRYENGINE

AMD and Crytek are pairing up to bring Mantle to future games featuring the popular CRYENGINE which is a major step forward for the nascent API. It seems like AMD’s Mantle API is making some serious inroads these days. Fresh off of announcements for Thief and a successful rollout into Battlefield 4, it looks like [...]

February 18th, 2014, 6:00 AM

NVIDIA Quietly Launches the GTX TITAN Black 6GB

NVIDIA is introducing a new TITAN. Dubbed the TITAN Black, it uses a fully enabled GK110 core to create a new flagship card for the GeForce lineup. Back when the GTX 780 Ti was launched, many predicted it would effectively take over from the GTX TITAN in the hearts and minds of enthusiasts. Not only [...]

January 9th, 2014, 10:12 AM

MSI Shows Off Their R9 290X Lightning and GTX 760 Mini

Two cards at different ends of the spectrum, the R9 290X Lightning and GTX 760 Mini are meant for different markets but each is impressive in its own right. MSI’s R9 290X Lightning is billed as the ultimate AMD graphics card and that’s no surprise considering its pedigree. Every generation it seems like the Lightning series [...]

January 9th, 2014, 9:36 AM

ASUS’ RoG Swift PG278Q Makes G-SYNC at 1440P a Reality

It seems like everyone has been waiting for a 1440P G-SYNC monitor and ASUS is about to make their wishes a reality with the RoG Swift PG278Q. NVIDIA’s G-SYNC is a game changing technology for gamers who crave more fluid onscreen images but, like many 3D Vision compatible monitors, there wasn’t much news about supporting 1440P [...]

January 8th, 2014, 8:00 PM

VisionTek Launches Water Cooled R9 290 CryoVenom

VisionTek’s new R9 290 CryoVenom combines high clock speeds with a custom water block for ultra low temperatures while retaining a low price. At just $550, the new VisionTek R9 290 CryoVenom can offer the performance of a GTX 780 Ti provided you already have a water cooling loop. Otherwise, it can become quite expensive. All [...]

January 8th, 2014, 5:06 PM

PowerColor Launches R9 290X & R9 290 PCS+

PowerColor has finally announced their custom R9 290X PCS+and R9 290 PCS+ cards, both of which feature a triple slot heatsink design. The AMD R9 290X and R9 290 are both in heavy demand right now and board partners have begun launching their own riffs on these popular cards. PowerColor’s latest entry uses their newly [...]