VIDEO CARD NEWS

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 [...]

January 7th, 2014, 11:16 AM

NVIDIA to Expand G-SYNC Offerings in Q4 2014

It looks like there’s some light on the horizon for gamers excited about NVIDIA’s G-SYNC monitors; they’ll finally be available in Q2 of this year. After NVIDIA took the wraps off of G-SYNC within a select number of limited previews and announcements, gamers have been clamoring for the change to go hands-on with the technology. [...]

January 7th, 2014, 11:11 AM

NVIDIA Announces “GameStream Ready” Certification

NVIDIA’s GameStream wireless ecosystem requires a specific but expanding set of components. Now it will be easier to find the right hardware. The GameStream ecosystem is, at face value, relatively straightforward. At the most basic level it consists of a GeForce-powered PC and a secondary wireless device like NVIDIA’s excellent SHIELD or a Tegra-powered tablet. [...]

January 7th, 2014, 10:32 AM

Philips Intros New 27” G-SYNC Certified 272G5DYEB

While it may have a confusing name, Philips’ newest 27” monitor will boast a 144Hz refresh rate and compatibility with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology. NVIDIA’s game changing G-SYNC technology and the visual differences it can bring to the table have caused a huge amount of excitement in PC gaming circles. Hardware Canucks covered the technology in-depth [...]

January 7th, 2014, 7:06 AM

NVIDIA CES 2014 Press Conference Coverage

NVIDIA’s CES 2014 press conference may not have included any big surprises, but the new Tegra K1 was shown and some other technologies were refined. Hardware Canucks had a front row seat at NVIDIA’s CES 2014 press conference and our editors Matt and Dmitry provide a full video rundown.

December 18th, 2013, 7:24 PM

Have Battlefield 4′s Woes Delayed AMD’s Mantle Roll-Out?

Earlier this month, Electronic Arts announced they would be halting all development on future Battlefield 4 projects as they ironed out kinks with the core game. Now, it looks like AMD’s Mantle rollout may be affected as well. Back when AMD’s Mantle was first announced, its potential ability to streamline interactions between a game and [...]

November 14th, 2013, 6:52 PM

AMD Clarifies Battlefield 4 Promotion; Doesn’t Apply to Most Cards

A few days ago, AMD announced that the R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280X, R9 270X and R9 270 would all have Battlefield 4 bundled as a free game.  However, that’s not quite the case. Including free games with graphics cards has been all the rage lately with AMD’s Never Settle bundles and NVIDIA’s new [...]