VIDEO CARD NEWS

January 15th, 2013, 10:11 AM

PowerColor Launches PowerUp Tuner, A Custom Overclocking Tool for GPUs

PowerUp Tuner looks to fit the needs of overclockers and gamers by offering complete control over a graphics card’s clock speeds and voltage. After spending the last few years watching the competition introduce overclocking software, PowerColor is now trying their hand at designing a solution of their own.  But does their new PowerUp Tuner have [...]

January 14th, 2013, 7:40 PM

With AMD’s Game Bundle Expired, What’s Next?

Having quickly gone through its allotment of free titles, AMD’s aggressive game bundle promo has ended but have we seen the last of the free game inclusion?   Back in late October, AMD unveiled a promotion which shook the graphics card market to its core.  By offering up to three free games with the purchase [...]

January 8th, 2013, 10:42 AM

Radeon HD 8000 Series Goes OEM as AMD Rebrands HD 7000 Desktop GPUs

In what has become a yearly tradition, AMD’s has introduced rebranded cards for the OEM market.  Say hello to the HD 8000-series OEM.  Last night, several websites began reporting that AMD had released the much-anticipated HD 8000-series into the OEM space and they were nothing but rebadged Northern Islands (HD 7000-series) parts.  Derision, confusion, disappointment [...]

January 7th, 2013, 9:59 AM

ASUS Releases ARES II Graphics Card w/ Dual HD 7970 GHz Cores

Featuring dual AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs, 6GB GDDR5 memory and a liquid/air cooling system the ARES II redefines graphic performance. AMD never did release their rumored HD 7990 but they have left designs for dual HD 7970 designs in the hands of their capable board partners.  PowerColor was first out of the [...]

December 17th, 2012, 2:17 PM

War of Words Between NVIDIA and AMD Over DirectX 11.1 Support Continues

With any update to Windows comes an update to the venerable DirectX API that provides the bridge between the GPU and the operating system to make things happen behind the scenes. Microsoft works closely with developers and GPU makers to ensure that everything on the market is ready for the launch day of the new [...]

November 29th, 2012, 10:38 PM

GeForce 310.64 Beta Drivers: An Essential Upgrade For All Far Cry 3 Players

Earlier today, nVidia released the new set of beta drivers for their GeForce cards, which contain substantial improvements to help prepare for Far Cry 3. Although the new beta drivers contain all the same improvements that 310.54 and 310.61 beta drivers had, the new set optimizes performance in preparation for Far Cry 3′s release in [...]

November 25th, 2012, 8:17 PM

HIS Introduces HD 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition

Cooler, quieter, and faster,  HIS’ spin on the AMD Radeon 7970 is the powerhouse ideal for the season’s biggest games. Sporting a better cooler and Boost Clock technology, the HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition outperforms a standard 7970 in just about every way.  HIS tested their card agaisnt a reference AMD 7970 to provide [...]

November 13th, 2012, 7:38 AM

NVIDIA Releases New 310.54 Driver, Up to 16% Performance Improvement for Kepler

Hot on the heels of AMD’s stunning 12.11 release, NVIDIA has now introduced the new 310.54 beta driver, supposedly improving Kepler performance by up to 26% in certain games. In order to compete against AMD’s surging driver development program, NVIDIA is stepping up to the plate by offering their GeForce customers something similar.  While the [...]

October 21st, 2012, 9:01 PM

AMD Offers Up to 3 Free Games with Graphics Cards

As the Christmas season approaches, AMD is offering up to three free A-list games with purchases of their HD 7000-series graphics cards plus an exclusive discount for MoH:  Warfighter. After years of stagnation, AMD’s Gaming Evolved program will be coming to a head in the next few months.  Titles like Far Cry 3, Medal of [...]

September 13th, 2012, 6:05 AM

NVIDIA Launches Mainstream GTX 650 Graphics Card @ $109

Alongside today’s launch of the $229 GTX 660, NVIDIA will also be introducing the GTX 650, a mainstream product priced at just $109. The GTX 650 is a relatively straightforward card which is designed around NVIDIA’s GK107 core and is meant to compete against AMD’s HD 7750 in the entry level market.  At this point, [...]