VIDEO CARD NEWS

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 [...]

July 23rd, 2012, 2:25 PM

NVIDIA Releases New Tech Demo, “A New Dawn”

NVIDIA has released a new tech demo, called “A New Dawn”, on the tenth anniversary of the release of the Geforce FX-era tech demo “Dawn”. From NVIDIA: “A New Dawn” showcases the latest graphics advancements in hair, skin, and environment rendering. Based on fan feedback, “A New Dawn” has been tweaked to run on both [...]

July 18th, 2012, 11:58 AM

Sapphire Takes GPU Bragging Rights With 6GB Radeon 7970

Sapphire has taken the fastest consumer grade GPU trophy from EVGA with the AMD Graphics Core Next architecture based HD 7970 6GB Toxic Edition, clocking in at 1050MHz (1100MHz via PowerTune Dynamic Boost) and 6000MHz (effective) memory. The 7970 Toxic Edition has built-in overclocking via what Sapphire calls the “Lethal Boost Button” that pushes the [...]

July 17th, 2012, 10:06 AM

ZOTAC Unveils GeForce GT 630 and GT 640 ZONE Series Silent Graphics Cards

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and channel manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today ushers in a new era of quiet computing with the ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition and GeForce GT 630 ZONE Edition graphics cards. The ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition redefines quiet computing with a new video processing engine [...]

July 13th, 2012, 10:05 AM

AMD Announces New Pricing Structure for 7000 Series Cards

Only a few weeks after AMD released the Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition, the company has announced it is modifying its pricing structure for its 7000 series cards:  The Radeon HD 7970 will be available for $429 USD, down from $449 ($499 for GHz ed.) The Radeon HD Radeon HD 7950 will be available for [...]