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September 25th, 2013

AMD Hawaii GPU Launch Live Stream

Hardware Canucks is on-site in Hawaii, where AMD will be announcing their upcoming graphics architecture and we have their direct Live Stream of the event.  Stay tuned for 2 hours of GPU details.

March 21st, 2013

AMD Radeon HD 7790 Review

AMD hasn’t been able to muster up a competitor against NVIDIA’s $149 GTX 650 Ti for the better part of 6 months but that’s about to change with the introduction of the HD 7790. By utilizing the brand new Bonaire core, AMD has been able to hit a near-perfect blend of performance and efficiency.  Budget-conscious [...]

March 13th, 2013

NVIDIA GTX TITAN vs. SLI & Crossfire

NVIDIA’s GTX TITAN is the highest priced graphics cards on the market so parallels will naturally be drawn between it an dual card setups.  In this article, we look at now it lines up against SLI and Crossfire setups of the GTX 680, GTX 670, HD 7970 GHz Edition and HD 7950 Boost, all of [...]

February 15th, 2013

AMD Clarifies 2013 Graphics Strategy: New Cards, Same Architecture, Some Surprises

AMD has confirmed that new cards will be released this year and HD 7000-series parts as their plans for 2013 were clarified.  There has been a lot of talk lately about AMD’s official GPU strategy for 2013 and how it flew in the fact of numerous rumors.  Instead of releasing a desktop graphics architecture that [...]

January 21st, 2013

HIS HD 7970 IceQ X² & HD 7950 IceQ X² Review

HIS’s IceQ X² heatsink design is billed as one of the best around and it has now been paired up with AMD’s HD 7970 GHz Edition and HD 7950 Boost.  They’ve done this without adding a huge premium onto these cards which results in an excellent price / performance ratio, particularly when overclocking is involved.

January 15th, 2013

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 [...]

November 25th, 2012

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 [...]

July 25th, 2012

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 [...]

April 19th, 2012

Gigabyte HD 7950 WindForce 3X & MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III Review

With AMD dropping the price of their HD 7900-series, the HD 7950 has come down to a very affordable $399 price point.  In this review we take a look at two competing cards from MSI and Gigabyte which incorporate higher clock speeds and custom cooling solutions but neither asks for a huge premium over a [...]

August 10th, 2011

AMD High End GPUs MIA at Retail; Relief Coming Soon

After weeks of seeing AMD’s HD 6990, HD 6970 and HD 6950 cards hit reduced availability, we’re due for a turn around very soon. If you had been looking for a flagship AMD card over the last month or so, it was likely a frustrating experience. For the most part, availability for the HD 6970 [...]