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Computex 2015 - MSI was at Computex 2015 to showcase its elite line of GAMING video cards, which included the GTX 980 GAMING 4G and MSI GTX980 Ti GAMING 6G.
The MSI GTX980 Ti GAMING 6G features 6GB of VRAM, powered by the Twin Frozr V cooler, with the LED illuminated MSI GAMING Dragon controllable via MSI Gaming App. Both MSI models include a unique back plate that carves out dragon insignias, with the GTX 980 Ti GAMING 6G promised to deliver a silent and cool gaming experience.
In addition, MSI also showed off its SLI bridges which support 2-way and 3-way spaced SLI setups, which is being promoted as the "ideal link for a true MSI GAMING SLI setup."
Computex 2015 - PowerColor has one of the best video cards on the market with its Devil 13 card, but we actually spotted their new Radeon R9 390X Devil 13... yeah, the R9 390X - the next-gen Radeon. We did report exclusively yesterday that the Radeon R9 390X won't be the flagship video card, but the Fury X will. Fury X will rock HBM, and come watercooled directly from AMD.
The PowerColor Radeon R9 390X Devil 13 uses a hybrid cooler, with the GPU itself watercooled while the VRMs and the end of the card is cooled by a traditional fan. It's a new look Devil 13 card, but personally I'm not a fan of the silver styling at the end. PowerColor did say this might not be a final design, so we could expect some tweaks before it hits the market in a couple of months time.
The fan up close.
PowerColor's take on the Radeon R9 390X uses one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
There's a slick looking back plate on the PowerColor Radeon R9 390X Devil 13, too.
Computex 2015 - The hype of late has been solely based around the latest flagship offerings by AMD and NVIDIA with ASUS joining that charge, but how about the whole range and something a little different?
As part of its Computex 2015 display, ASUS has shown off its TURBO series gaming video cards, the MINI series form-factor models produced for Mini-ITX systems, the STRIX 4K gaming series for "core gamers," the ROG POSEIDON for premium-grade watercooled users, the ROG MATRIX models for air overclocking and also some neat water block offerings thanks to EK Water Blocks, Bitspower and Thermaltake.
If that isn't enough for you, ASUS also threw up a display explaining of its industry-first 100% automated production process and material design alongside how exactly the PCB design is carried out in the factory.
Computex 2015 - Walking into the SAPPHIRE meeting room at Computex this year, we were greeted with a wall filled with 16 monitors, each running 1920x1080. This means we have a total of 7680x4320, all using AMD's multi-GPU SLS technology.
SAPPHIRE's video cards of choice were four of their own FirePro W7100 cards, with each FirePro GPU running four of the 1080p monitors found on the wall. An impressive demo to say the last, but too bad they weren't playing Crysis on this setup, eh?!
Computex 2015 - We started off our ZOTAC content with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Arctic Storm video card, but there were three other powerhouse cards that we wanted to get some hands-on time with, and grab some photos for our readers (you awesome people!).
Starting off with the mother of them all, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition, which features a Base Clock of 1253MHz and Boost Clock of 1335MHz. We have the IceStorm cooler with EKO fans, Carbon ExoArmor and PowerBoost technologies backed up with LED lighting.
Another card that will be a favorite with gamers and enthusiasts will be the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Omega Edition, which doesn't have locked-in Base and Boost Clocks just yet. We do know that it will come with their IceStorm cooler with EKO fans, Carbon ExoArmor and PowerBoost technologies.
Computex 2015 - ZOTAC has impressed me of late with their great entries into the GPU world with their take on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980, but now that the GM200-based GTX 980 Ti is here, we have four new cards from ZOTAC based on the GTX 980 Ti.
Starting with their new GeForce GTX 980 Ti Arctic Storm, which features hybrid air and liquid cooling mixed with the company's impressive carbon ExoArmor technology.
When it comes to specs, ZOTAC has a Base Clock of 1025MHz while the Boost Clock cranks it up to 1114MHz. This should reach a fair bit higher when you play with the card under watercooling.
Computex 2015 - NVIDIA revealed its GeForce GTX 980 Ti video card yesterday, quickly becoming the GPU of choice for 4K gaming at Computex 2015.
NVIDIA had a few stations with 4K monitors and TVs playing Project Cars, which looks absolutely gorgeous in 4K. Above, we have an amazing looking system built into the InWin S-Frame chassis, with some great lighting to show off the GeForce GPUs.
World exclusive: Up until this point, most people have presumed that AMD would be launching the Radeon R9 390X as its upcoming flagship video card, but we have just had an anonymous source tell us that this is wrong.
Instead, the Radeon R9 Fury X will be the flagship video card, a watercooled part based on the Fiji XT GPU. Under that, we'll have the Radeon R9 Fury, which should be based on the Fiji PRO architecture, with an entire restack of current cards. Under these two new High Bandwidth Memory-powered video cards we'll have the Radeon R9 390X, Radeon R9 390, Radeon R9 390, R9 380, R7 370 and R7 360.
The Radeon R9 Fury X will be a reference card with AIBs not able to change the cooler, but TweakTown can confirm that it will be the short card that has been spotted in the leaked images. The Radeon R9 Fury will see aftermarket coolers placed onto it, so we should see some very interesting cards released under the Radeon R9 Fury family.
The Radeon R9 Fury X has a rumored MSRP of $849, making it $200 more than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, but $150 cheaper than the Titan X. The Fury X branding is a nice change from AMD, but it does sound awfully close to the Titan X with that big, shiny, overpowering 'X' in its name, doesn't it?
ZOTAC wanted to push things to the limit and has created five different versions of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, introducing the following products: GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 Ti AMP!, GTX 980 Ti AMP! Omega, GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme, GTX 980 Ti ArcticStorm. Four of the GPUs have 6GB GDDR5 memory.
The GTX 980 Ti has 1000 MHz/1076MHz core/boost speed and features a blower, with 6GB of GDDR4 RAM, 384-bit memory bus and blower to ensure the GPU stays cool.
The GeForce GTX 980Ti AMP! Model has a 1051MHz/1140MHz core/boost speed, pre-overclocked, and uses the IceStorm cooling system. Meanwhile, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme has a 1253MHz/1355MHz core/boost speed, with EKO fans, IceStorm cooling, POWER BOOST and LED illumination.
Computex 2015 - NVIDIA hosted a round table at the Grand Hyatt here in Taipei with a select handful of press from around the world, where company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang was talking about various products from NVIDIA, such as the GeForce GTX 980 Ti that was just launched.
Not only that, but Jen-Hsun talked about the new Shield Android TV which is 4K capable, as well as Drive PX. When the press was asked if they had any questions, we asked if Pascal would be the first GPU architecture to be baked onto the 16nm process, or if we would see Maxwell made on 16nm. Jen-Hsun took a few seconds to answer, but he did say that Pascal will be the first architecture on 16nm.
With the GeForce GTX 980 Ti only just launching, we like to know when the next-gen of everything will be out, so we should see the GeForce GTX 1080, or something completely new in terms of branding, to be unveiled in Q3 2016 (or so).