VIDEO CARD NEWS

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 [...]

August 21st, 2012, 5:19 PM

AMD’s Gaming Evolved Gets a Shot of Adrenaline

Like NVIDIA’s The Way It’s Meant to Be Played program, AMD’s Gaming Evolved initiative focuses upon promoting PC game development by ensuring enhanced PC-exclusive features are included in certain titles. Multi monitor support, DX11 implementation, advanced anti aliasing methods and other items all fall under these programs’ purview.  In many cases, Gaming Evolved and TWIMTBP [...]

August 21st, 2012, 8:32 AM

AMD Makes New HD 7000-series Price Cuts Official

As many of you have noticed over the last few weeks, certain Radeon cards have been gradually falling in price.  AMD has now sent out a friendly reminder about this new cost structure being officially implemented. As Hardware Canucks mentioned in the GTX 660 Ti review, AMD’s HD 7950 can now be found for as little as [...]

August 16th, 2012, 5:29 AM

PowerColor Launches HD 7950 Boost State Edition; Proves Our Concerns Unfounded

A few days ago, in an emotion-filled post, we raised a number of concerns about AMD launch of an upgraded HD 7950.  Luckily, it appears that PowerColor’s logical naming scheme has proven some of our worries unfounded.    Initially, AMD’s communication to the press stated that there would be no distinguishing name   At this point [...]

August 13th, 2012, 5:45 PM

AMD Rolls Out New HD 7950 BIOS, Expects Existing Customers to Look the Other Way

AMD today pushed out a BIOS update for its Radeon HD 7950 line of cards, but only for reviewers — for the time being. The company says the updates to this refreshed BIOS will in many ways mirror the style of update delivered to the 7970: apparent performance boosts, new features, and an increased clock [...]

July 25th, 2012, 1:03 PM

Delays Reportedly Plague Radeon 7990

AMD’s Radeon 7990, which was supposed to be launched at Computex according to information obtained by Hardware Canucks, has been apparently delayed again and pushed back until August according to a report by VR-Zone. Allegedly, the reason for the delay is a shortage of PEX8747 PCI-e bridge chips manufactured by PLX  – which are an [...]