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ASUS celebrates 20 years of making GPUs with GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition

Sean Ridgeley | Nov 26, 2015 5:34 PM CST

ASUS has been making video cards for 20 years and is seeing fit to celebrate the milestone with a limited edition golden version of the GTX 980 Ti, pictured here.

They claim it's the fastest 980 Ti available with a base clock of 1,266Mhz and boosted clock of 1,367Mhz, offering about 21% more frames per second over the reference design. As well, it's said to be 30% cooler and three times more quiet during demanding gaming sessions, thanks to DirectCU II cooling tech, which houses a 10mm direct-GPU-contact heat pipe, a 325%-larger heat dissipation area, and two 0dB wing-blade fans. Other specs include 6GB GDDR5 VRAM, 2816 CUDA cores, 7200Mhz memory clock, and a 384-bit memory bus.

Features include a Memory Defroster for LN2 overclocking, a color-coded Load Indicator, a Safe Mode button for easy restoration of default settings, and the environmentally-friendly ASUS AUTO-EXTREME technology for higher quality parts ("Digi+ voltage-regulation modules (VRMs) with 14-phase Super Alloy Power II components - long-life capacitors, concrete-core chokes, and hardened MOSFETs") and more overclocking headroom.

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AMD rumored to launch its dual-GPU next month, the Radeon R9 Fury X2

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 26, 2015 3:52 PM CST

We knew it was coming before the end of the year, but it looks like AMD is preparing to launch its dual-GPU beast in the form of the Radeon R9 Fury X2, very soon.

AMD is reportedly holding a special event in December where they'll release the Fury X2, which should be an interesting card. Considering the Radeon R9 Fury X has 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors, the Fury X2 might use two Nano cards combined, to keep under that 300W TDP. Where is the news coming from? Well, Johan Andersson from DICE, of course.

Andersson posted to his Twitter account: "Dat feeling when your just arrived closed liquid cooling pre-release GPU turns out to not be so closed after all". If that's not proof enough, we don't have long to wait to see if AMD does indeed unveil the Radeon R9 Fury X2 next month.

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BIOSTAR announces DirectX 12 ready GTX 950 for $199

Chris Smith | Nov 25, 2015 12:57 AM CST

Brandishing 768 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory, BIOSTAR's GeForce GAMING GTX 950 is set up for DirectX 12 and 1080p gaming. With further support for NVIDIA PhysX and DSR technology, this new card will set users back only $199 off the shelf.

Outputs on this new product include four monitor support through dual-DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI, with NVIDIA-exclusive features on offer to improve user experience, including GeForce Experience, Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), Multi-Frame SuperSampling, native PhysX acceleration and more.

Branded as DirectX 12 ready, this video card features an LED illuminated BIOSTAR logo with it's own 'Warship design'. More information can be found on BIOSTAR's GeForce GTX 950 here.

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The SAPPHIRE Nitro AMD R9 380X is a mid-range gateway for 1440p gaming

Derek Strickland | Nov 20, 2015 6:33 AM CST

Today SAPPHIRE welcomed AMD's new mid-ranged R9 380X GPU to its PC gaming Nitro family. SAPPHIRE has outfitted the R9 380X with its noteworthy Dual-X cooling array, which consists of easily-removable 10cm fans optimized with Intelligence Fan Control (IFC-II), a 10mm heat pipe with a diecast heat sink for improved heat dissipation, and Black Diamond chokes that boost power efficiency and heat mitigation.

The SAPPHIRE Nitro AMD R9 380X is a mid-range gateway for 1440p gaming

The SAPPHIRE Nitro R9 380X features 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM with a 256-bit bus clocked at 1500mHz, with 32 compute units and 2048 stream processors running at 1040mHz. The card can hit high 1080p 80FPS performance in today's demanding games like GTA V, and even delivers 50+ FPS in Star Wars: Battlefront running at 2560x1440p resolution on high settings. The card consumes only 225W of power and needs a minimum power supply of 500W, and hooks up via 2x 6x6 AUX pins.

SAPPHIRE's Nitro R9 380X is priced at just $229, making it a great mid-range GPU that serves as a gateway to 1440p gaming while hitting great performance at 1080p. AMD contends that the R9 380X is a great step up for users looking to upgrade from an NVIDIA GTX 950 or GTX 960, and the new card fleshes out Team Red's R9 300 lineup with another 1440p option.

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ASUS, XFX, GIGABYTE R9 380X images leaked, 4GB VRAM pictured

Sean Ridgeley | Nov 17, 2015 5:27 PM CST has leaked images of the forthcoming ASUS, XFX, and GIGABYTE versions of the R9 380X video card in preparing its reviews. The images, now pulled, show the R9 380X has 4GB GDDR5 memory, as previously rumored. As well, you can expect DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort for all display output configurations.

The ASUS card is known as the STRIX R9 380X and is said to come factory overclocked; the XFX card is known simply as the XFX Radeon R9 380X and looks similar to the 380, and the GIGABYTE card -- known as the GIGABYTE R9 380X G1 GAMING -- will employ dual-fan WindForce 2X cooling.

Last we checked in, other specification rumors for the R9 380X included pointed to a 256-bit memory bus, a core clock speed of 1000MHz, and a memory clock between 5500MHz and 6000MHz. We should have these confirmed one way or the other come November 20, if 4Gamer is to be believed.

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JPR's latest data still sees NVIDIA with 81.1% of the GPU market

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 15, 2015 5:31 PM CST

The latest time we saw the discrete GPU market share numbers, NVIDIA was dominating with 82% of the market. We thought with the release of the Radeon R9 390X and the hyped to hell Radeon R9 Fury X (as well as the Fury, and R9 Nano) that AMD would win back a considerable chunk of the dGPU market in the last three months... well, they didn't.

AMD only took back 0.9% of the dGPU market, leaving NVIDIA with 81.1%, according to the latest data from analyst firm JPR. Back in February of this year, NVIDIA had 76% of the market leaving AMD with 24% of the market. But, we should hopefully begin to see a change in these numbers now that AMD is finally doing something about it, splitting its GPU division off recently into Radeon Technologies Group.

The biggest GPU fight is about to happen, with the shift from 28nm to 14/16nm set to happen next year. Not only that, but HBM2 will be used by both sides, versus just AMD using HBM right now. If that wasn't exciting enough, Windows 10 delivered DirectX 12 to the world, so we should begin to see some truly interesting things begin to happen early next year.

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GIGABYTE adds five video cards to Xtreme Gaming lineup

Sean Ridgeley | Nov 12, 2015 12:07 PM CST

Following the launch of its take on the GTX 950, GIGABYTE is adding five more high-end video cards to its Xtreme Gaming lineup.

First is the Titan X (GV-NTITANXXTREME-12GD-B), which boasts 1165MHz/1266MHz clock speeds, a 7Gbps memory clock, 12GB VRAM, and a 384-bit memory bus.

The GTX 980 Ti comes in two flavours: Windforce Edition (GV-N98TXTREME-6GD) and Waterforce Edition (GV-N98TXTREME W-6GD). The Windforce Edition features the normal air cooling system; Waterforce features an all-in-one closed-loop water cooling system that houses FEP tubes, a 120mm silent fan, and a low-noise pump. GIGABYTE claims full coverage (GPU, VRAM, and MOSFET) and 38.8% better cooling over the reference design -- plenty enough that no additional fans are needed. Both include LN2 BIOS and an extra 6-pin PCI-E power connector for overclockers. As for specs, you get 1216MHz/1317MHz clock speeds, a 7.2Gbps memory clock, 6GB VRAM, and a 384-bit memory bus with both.

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NVIDIA's NVS 810 digital signage video card handles 8 x 4K displays

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 4, 2015 11:02 PM CST

NVIDIA doesn't just release video cards for gaming you know? Yeah, we thought so - but check out their latest NVS 810 video card, which has an insane 8 x mini DisplayPort outputs - each capable of taking 4K displays at 30Hz each.

If the 8 x 4K @ 30Hz was a bit too much and you needed some 60Hz display action, you can knock it down to 4 x 4K at 60Hz. Also, we're not just talking about the normal 4K either - which is 3840x2160, we're talking full 4K - 4096x2160. Each of the miniDP ports on the NVIDIA NVS 810 can handle 4K @ 4096x2160. You can install four of the NVS 810 into a single system for 32 display support... yes, 32 x 4K displays!

The board takes just 68W of power, and is a single slot card for systems where you can have them nice and thin - think display-heavy and digital signage systems. As for what makes the NVS 810 tick, we have 1024 CUDA cores thanks to the use of two GM107 GPUs with 512 CUDA cores on each GPU. There's 4GB of RAM, but NVIDIA doesn't specify if its DDR3 or not.

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AMD Radeon R9 380X to feature 256-bit memory bus, arrives next month

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 29, 2015 7:24 AM CDT

AMD is expected to drop its mid-range Radeon R9 380X next month, based on the Antigua XT GPU, it should rock 4GB of GDDR5 spread out across a 256-bit memory bus.

Gamers have been expecting the release of the R9 380X for a while now, ever since the R9 285 was released last year. The Radeon R9 380X should feature 2048 stream processors, 128 TMUs, and 32 ROPS alongside the 4GB of GDDR5 on a 256-bit memory bus. Earlier rumors had the R9 380X pegged to include a 384-bit bus, but it looks like 256-bit is where we'll sit.

AMD is gracing the R9 380X with its GCN 1.2 architecture, providing it with the same iteration of architecture that the Fiji GPU includes - the chip that powers the HBM-powered Fury range of cards, as well as the R9 Nano. As for power consumption, we should expect the Radeon R9 380X to use between 200-220W, with aftermarket designs of the card to sport better coolers, lower temperatures and possibly higher power consumption - depending on the card, of course.

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AMD also rumored to be using GDDR5X on its next-gen 14nm GPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 27, 2015 2:35 AM CDT

When we heard whispers of NVIDIA using GDDR5X on its upcoming Pascal GPUs, it made sense. HBM2 is going to be sparse, and with AMD reportedly having 'priority access' to HBM2, the use of GDDR5X is going to come in handy, big time. Not only is NVIDIA said to be set to reveal GDDR5X-based video cards, but AMD will, too.

According to a new presentation, GDDR5X is going to provide twice the data rate per memory access. We're going to see it jump from the current 32B data per memory access, to 64B data per memory access. GDDR5 has hit a ceiling at around 7Gbps, but GDDR5X is going to have a much higher I/O rates of around 10-12Gbps.

It looks as though GDDR5X is going to be used well into 2018, while GDDR5 will most likely be kept for lower-end cards. I think we're going to see $50 - $300 cards with GDDR5, $300 - $500 cards (and possibly higher) with GDDR5X, and $500+ left for the higher-end HBM2 technology. The use of GDDR5X by AMD and NVIDIA is going to save much more money on R&D, because instead of moving over their entire next-gen GPU product lines, they can continue to use GDDR5X, which is not all that different to the current GDDR5 technology.

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