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AMD rumored to include water-cooled Radeon R9 390X WCE with up to 8GB

We've heard that the Radeon R9 390X will arrive in both a 4GB and 8GB version, but the latest rumor is that AMD will release a Water-Cooled Edition as the Radeon R9 390X WCE.

 

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The news is coming from a leaked slide which shows the R9 390X featuring 4096 shader units, DirectX 12 support, "optimized for 4K gaming & beyond", and it will arrive in a "special enthusiast water-cooled edition" with up to 8GB of ultra-high bandwidth HBM video memory. The more we hear about the R9 390X, the more we want to see it.

Maxwell-powered NVIDIA Quadro M6000 revealed by Deadmau5

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference is right around the corner, kicking off on Tuesday, but we've already been introduced to the GM200-based GeForce GTX Titan X, and now the Maxwell-based Quadro M6000... courtesy of electronic music star Deadmau5.

 

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Deadmau5 posted the image to his Instagram account, with two NVIDIA Quadro M6000 cards sitting in his rendered machine. We can't see the PCIe power connectors, but considering how power efficient the Maxwell architecture is, we can expect dual 6-pin power connectors at most. Comparing the Quadro K6000 and M6000 against each other, the M6000 should be quite the jump for users.

 

The new M6000 should feature 24 SMMs compared to the 15 found on the K6000, while we have 3072 GPU cores, compared to the 2880 Kepler-based cores found in the K6000. 96 ROPs with 192 TMUs on the M6000 versus the 48 ROPs and 240 TMUs on the K6000, which will result in 6.07 TFlops of performance versus the K6000 and its 5.2 TFlops.

 

We should hear more about this during the week at NVIDIA's GTC 2015 event, which we will be covering live.

Leaked benchmarks tease Radeon R9 390X against Titan X, GTX 980 Ti

We've only been introduced to the GeForce GTX Titan X, but now we're hearing about the GeForce GTX 980 Ti which will also reportedly be based on the GM200 core, but cut down. Not only that, in some leaked benchmarks both of those cards are being compared against the upcoming AMD Radeon R9 390X.

 

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According to the benchmarks, the new Radeon R9 390X looks like quite the force to be reckoned with at 4K, where it beats the R9 290X by 49%. It even beats the new Titan X and the cut down GM200 or GTX 980 Ti. Keep in mind that the above benchmarks are not in FPS, but in relative % to the Radeon R9 290X. We also have an unreleased GTX 96* GPU (GTX 965 or GTX 960 Ti) that you'll find lower on that list.

 

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The same can be said for 2560x1600, where the Fiji-based R9 390X continues to dominate with a 40% jump on the R9 290X. It beats the Titan X by 3%, and the GM200-based GTX 980 Ti by just over 10%. But what about one of the more important aspects of the new architecture: power consumption? This is where, according to the leaked benchmarks, it looks like AMD has done something incredible: increased the horsepower of the 390X over the 290X, but kept to the same TDP.

Continue reading 'Leaked benchmarks tease Radeon R9 390X against Titan X, GTX 980 Ti' (full post)

AMD Radeon R9 390X to come in both 4GB and 8GB variants

NVIDIA has already teased its GeForce GTX Titan X which should arrive next week at the company's GPU Technology Conference next week, but now we're hearing about the new Fiji-based Radeon R9 390X, and that it will come in two variants: one with 4GB of VRAM, the other with 8GB.

 

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Because AMD will be using High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) on these cards, the 8GB version will not have the numbers to go mainstream compared to its 4GB counterpart. The 8GB version will require eight 8Gbit chips (1GB per chip) that will provide a huge 1024MB/sec of bandwidth. This card will be quite the force to be reckoned with, but considering the GeForce GTX 980 already performs super well at 4K with its 256-bit memory bus, the 1024-bit memory bus and this next-gen HBM RAM should usher in some 4K numbers we haven't seen before.

 

We are expecting the new Fiji-based R9 390X to be unveiled at Computex in June.

Inno3D unveils its new iChill GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970

Inno3D has had some interesting VGA cards in the past, but their new iChill GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 Black Series Accelero Hybrid S cards are looking like some of their highest-end solutions yet.

 

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As you can see in the pictures above and below, they sport an integrated air and liquid cooling solution made by Accelero. This all-in-one solution provides up to 200% better cooling performance, and 9x quieter than the stock cooler. It is maintenance free, which is a huge bonus. As for the insides of the cards, we have the Maxwell-powered GTX 980 and GTX 970. Detailed specs are below:

 

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iChill Black GeForce GTX 980:

 

  • CUDA cores: 2048
  • Base Clock (MHz): 1304
  • Boost Clock (MHz): 1418
  • Memory Clock (MHz): 7280
  • Memory Size (MB): 4096
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Memory Interface Width: 256-bit

 

iChill Black GeForce GTX 970:

 

  • CUDA cores: 1664
  • Base Clock (MHz): 1228
  • Boost Clock (MHz): 1329
  • Memory Clock (MHz): 7280
  • Memory Size (MB): 4096
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Memory Interface Width: 256-bit

Continue reading 'Inno3D unveils its new iChill GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970' (full post)

ASUS unveils its new Strix GeForce GTX 960 with 4GB of VRAM

ASUS has just unveiled its new Strix GeForce GTX 960 with 4GB of VRAM, the STRIX-GTX960-DX2IC-4GD5. the new Strix GTX 960 has 1291MHz Core Clock (165MHz higher than stock), a Boost Clock of 1317MHz and its memory at 7010MHz.

 

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The cooler is said to be whisper quiet, and even during 100% load it should be next to silent, like most of the GTX 960s before it. What is special here is that it has 4GB of framebuffer, compared to the 2GB every GTX 960 has had up until now. The new Strix GTX 960 is a super-small card with three DisplayPort outputs, and DVI.

 

You can be sure that as soon as samples are sent, we will have a review up on the Strix GTX 960.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X early look at performance is off the charts

It was less than 24 hours ago that we provided the best look at the GeForce GTX Titan X yet, but without drivers we can run anything on it, so performance numbers right now are a total secret. We can do guess work, where I said to expect 30-50% additional performance on top of the GTX 980, which it looks like we have in the Titan X.

 

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VideoCardz has some very early performance numbers, where it really trounces everything else in its path. The tests performed, 3DMark 11, show us that it demolishes the GTX 980, Radeon R9 290X 8GB, GTX Titan Black, and so much more. It swings punches with the dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2, but gets awfully close in successive benchmarks.

 

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They ran the Titan X in 4-way SLI, which would just be so great to see in person, where the performance reaches 427% that of the single Titan X - some impressive SLI scaling.

Continue reading 'NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X early look at performance is off the charts' (full post)

The closest look at the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X is here

When NVIDIA's founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang tease the world with the first GeForce GTX Titan X during the Epic Games GDC 2015 event, the world went crazy. We kind of knew it was coming, but were expecting it to be unveiled at NVIDIA's own GTC 2015 event starting on March 17.

 

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Well, media samples are now spreading across the world with TechGage receiving their sample and taking some up close and personal shots. There's nothing new to tell you here, but we do have a much better look at the card itself. Sitting next to a GeForce GTX 980, we can see in the above shot that the Titan X looks virtually identical from the front (or top in the case of this photo), with the only difference being "GTX 980" and "TITAN" and of course the color scheme has been changed from silver, to a blackish color.

 

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The Titan X has had its backplate removed, which I'm sure is because the GM200 GPU powering the Titan X and its 12GB of VRAM runs much hotter than the GTX 980. The GTX 980's backplate gets ridiculously hot as it is, so I think this is a great move by NVIDIA and something that needed to be done in order to keep the card from getting too hot.

Continue reading 'The closest look at the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X is here' (full post)

AMD to unveil its next-gen Radeon R9 390X at Computex in June

It looks like AMD was using its next generation GPU at the Game Developers Conference, without much fan fare. PC Perspective was there, with Ryan Shrout reporting that AMD was using its next-gen video card to power an Oculus Rift demo.

 

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Shrout met with AMD shortly after, where they told him that the not-so-great looking system was powered by the "upcoming flagship Radeon R9 video card" but nothing else was said. Shrout asked if he could take the side panel off, or look at the driver, or GPU-Z, but he was shut down for every single option.

 

Then we have KitGuru reporting that AMD will launch its new Radeon 300 series, including the Radeon R9 390X at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan in June. We know that AMD has confirmed new GPUs for Q2 2015, so we should expect an announcement in the next 4-6 weeks, with a full retail launch in June? Surely AMD wouldn't wait until June to launch its new GPU when NVIDIA has just unveiled its GeForce GTX Titan X.

EVGA, Inno3D reveal GeForce GTX 960 cards with 4GB of VRAM

Both EVGA and Inno3D have come out unveiling new GeForce GTX 960 video cards, with 4GB of VRAM. The full onslaught of GTX 960's so far have featured 2GB of framebuffer, but now we're seeing 4GB cards leak out of the cracks.

 

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EVGA has unveiled its GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+, which should act just as well as its awesome GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ that had 2GB of VRAM, but now with much more performance for VRAM limited situations, like 4K gaming and VR.

 

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Inno3D has also unveiled its new Inno3D GeForce GTX 960 4GB, which features the company's silent cooling technology, and much more. We've reached out to both companies to try and secure some samples immediately.

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