VIDEO CARD NEWS

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, [...]

September 11th, 2012, 11:42 AM

AMD’s Gaming Evolved Program Snags ‘Far Cry 3′

With addition of Far Cry 3 to its stable of games, AMD’s Gaming Evolved initiative is receiving yet another huge boost.   In the past, this program wasn’t particularly popular but with many triple-A titles like Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Medal of Honor:  Warfighter now jumping onto the Gaming Evolved bandwagon, things are [...]

September 10th, 2012, 8:32 AM

Arctic Announces Massive Accelero Twin Turbo 690

For those who think the $1000 GTX 690’s heatsink isn’t enough, Arctic has announced their new Accelero Twin Turbo 690.   Sporting two massive, yet quiet 120mm fans, ten heatpipes and 86 dense aluminum fins, the Twin Turbo 690 can disperse up to 400W of heat.  As a result, it is supposed to shave off 12°C [...]

August 24th, 2012, 10:22 AM

Hardware Canucks’ Sources Vindicated, PowerColor Releases Dual-GPU 7990

As Hardware Canucks’ sources correctly said earlier this week, PowerColor today launched the dual-Tahiti XT GPU sporting Devil 13 HD7990. These dual-Tahiti XT GPUs are clocked at 925MHz and the 6GB of GDDR5 memory runs at 1,375MHz. Flipping the dual-BIOS switch brings the beast to 1 GHz. The Devil 13 has 10 heatpipes and 3 [...]

August 22nd, 2012, 4:58 PM

PowerColor to Launch Dual GPU HD 7990 Very Soon?

Hardware Canucks’ web of industry contacts has been abuzz today with information that PowerColor could be launching a supposed dual HD 7970 card named the HD 7990 as early as tomorrow, at a price of about $999. While there may still be some confusion among industry sources, after a certain amount of poking and prodding, certain [...]