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XFX R9 280 Double Dissipation Graphics Card Review

XFX is a company that specializes in making top-performing graphics cards, power supplies, and computer accessories for gamers and enthusiasts alike. In the world of desktop graphics, they are known to offer best in class warranty, and customer service. So naturally when they asked us to take a look at one of the older cards in their lineup, the XFX AMD Radeon …

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Nvidia Pascal to Offer 10 Times the Performance of Titan X

Nvidia may have just released their latest flagship GPU, the Titan X, which utilizes current Maxwell GPU architecture, but that wont stop them from talking about what’s next. Announced last year, Nvidia’s next-generation Pascal GPU architecture has finally been detailed, and its performance claims are impressive. NVIDIA PASCAL DETAILS As we can see in the slide below, Nvidia is claiming that …

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Samsung Begins Mass Production Of Industry’s First 8Gb GDDR5 Graphics DRAM

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world-leading producer of advanced memory technology devices, is announcing that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first 8 gigabit (8Gb) GDDR5 DRAM that is based on their leading-edge 20nm process technology. GDDR5 is currently the world’s most widely-used discrete graphics memory. Discrete graphics DRAM provides a wide amount of bandwidth for processing high-quality …

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4K Gaming PC Under $1500 (USD) – Our Build Of The Week

With the recent arrival of relatively inexpensive, high quality 4K ultra high-definition displays, 4K gaming is becoming more common and a lot easier to get into. The only problem is, many users don’t know exactly what kind of hardware they’d need in order to push their games at 4K. What’s worst is that many also think a 4K capable machine …

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ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC Review – Silent But Deadly

When nVidia announced their 10th generation Maxwell architecture it was hotly anticipated and back in February we got to see the first GPUs based on it: the GM107 based 750 and 750 Ti. While those products offered much in terms of power efficiency, they were but a taste of what was to come. After months of waiting and delays, nVidia …

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Graphics Cards – Making The Step Up From Integrated Graphics

A few months back we posted an article outlining what a graphics card is, in layman’s terms. We went one step further and demonstrated the overall graphics processing power of a single graphics card, then went beyond that by installing another graphics card in two card SLI configuration, with Zotac’s GeForce GTX 680 AMP! Edition. But really, why do you …

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Understanding Graphics Cards – a Laymen’s Guide

Have you ever shopped for a graphics card before? Maybe it was your first graphics card, maybe you didn’t buy a card and decided to stick with the integrated graphics that accompanied your fancy motherboard. Maybe you went out upgraded to the new AMD Radeon R9 295X2. Whether you are a graphics guru or new to the graphics market, this …

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