Graphics Cards

  • Sapphire Readies HD 7970 with 1335 MHz GPU Clock

    We tend to be skeptical about AMD or NVIDIA claiming stellar overclocking capabilities of their upcoming GPUs, but this time, it seems AMD wasn't playing the same old PR games. Sapphire is readying a non-reference design HD 7970 graphics card that boasts of 1335 MHz GPU clock speed. Out of the box!

  • AMD’s next-gen GPU family codenamed Sea Islands

    While Southern Islands is only just beginning to roll out, a recently ex-AMD ASIC designer's Linkedin profile reveals the possible codename for AMD's next-gen GPU family  - Sea Islands. 

  • AMD Radeon HD 7770, Core i5 3550K Benchmarked

    A forum poster at Chiphell has released benchmarks for a system featuring two anticipated next-gen products – AMD's Radeon HD 7770 and Intel's Ivy Bridge Core i5 3550K. The HD 7770 featured is the reference design – identical to the previous pictures leaked. While the i5 3550K is as much part of the system, the

  • Club3D Radeon HD 6870 X2 Review – Two Barts XT go against the big boys

    What happens when you slap two mid-range Barts XT (Radeon 6870) GPUs on a single board? Not too shabby at all…

  • Radeon HD 7990 coming in Q1, sports 6GB of GDDR5

    If the Radeon HD 7970 just didn’t cut it for you, it seems like you won’t have to wait long for AMD’s dual GPU card which should be known as the Radeon HD 7990, as it’s expected to arrive in Q1. So far not much is known about the specs, apart from the fact that

  • Targus first with DisplayLink USB 3.0 based notebook dock

    If you're looking to add some more connectivity options to your USB 3.0 equipped notebook, then Targus might have what you've been looking for in the same of its USB 3.0 dual video docking station. The key feature here is that it sports DisplayLink's new USB 3.0 touting chipset which enables support for much higher

  • Does PCIe 3.0 matter for today’s GPUs? We test with the Radeon HD 7970

    Update 23/12: We updated our original article from yesterday with more background information and included LuxMark (OpenCL) for completeness. Doesn't change the conclusions though… For months now, certain smaller motherboard manufacturers have been hyping up PCI Express 3.0 compatibility and benefits to ignorant users, even going to the point of bashing one another with libelous

  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review [Part 3/3]: Overclocking, Benchmarks and Conclusion

    In the final part of our review, we look into the overclocking abilities of the 28nm 'Tahiti XT' GPU, run extensive but relevant performance tests, and give an objective conclusion of the AMD Radeon HD 7970.

  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review [Part 2/3]: The Card Design (Hardware Components and Cooling)

    The AMD Radeon HD 'Tahiti XT' 7970 features a redesigned PCB, 3GB of GDDR5 384bit memory ring bus configuration and an optimized heatsink design.

  • AMD Radeon HD 7970 Review [Part 1/3]: Meet Tahiti XT from the Southern Islands

      After a year of less than stellar CPU launches (Bulldozer) and the fallout from the massive company-wide layoffs and manufacturing delays, AMD and their fans finally have something to cheer about this holiday season. Built on the radical 28nm 'Graphics Core Next' architecture and numerous another innovations, the US$549 Radeon HD 7970 flexes it considerable

  • Could the Radeon HD 7970 be up to 60 percent faster than a GTX 580?

    One thing is clear, we're not far from the official unveiling of AMD's next generation of graphics cards, as more and more details are appearing on a wide range of websites and we've now gotten the first indication on performance, in normalized figures courtesy of AMD. There are no actual numbers and we'd take this

  • HIS announces the Radeon HD 6930, kits it out with IceQ X cooling

    It appears that the much rumoured Radeon HD 6930 is the real deal, as at least one manufacturer has announced a card based on the budget high-end GPU from AMD. HIS has announced its version of the Radeon HD 6930 called the 6930 IceQ X and it appears to be identical to HIS' 6950 card

  • AMD Radeon HD 7770 Pictures Leaked

    A forum member at Rage3D has leaked the first pictures of AMD's performance GPU – Cape Verde XT – to be branded Radeon HD 7770. 

  • Report: AMD to rebrand Low-end Radeon HD 7000 for OEMs

    AMD is planning to rebrand their low-end Radeon HD 7000 products, for OEMs only. Every AMD product from Radeon HD 7600 down will essentially be using GPUs from Northern Islands and even Evergreen families. As expected, a large factor behind this significant restructuring is the rise of APUs. 

  • Win a Club3D Radeon HD 6870X2! (VR-Zone.com Exclusive)

    This holiday season, we have partnered with Netherlands based graphics card maker Club3D to give away their cool and innovative Radeon HD6870x2! Read more for details…

  • Key Radeon HD 7970 Slides Leaked

    A little earlier this week, AMD conducted its usual press briefing of the upcoming Radeon HD 7900 series, across various market regions. DonanimHaber scored and posted key slides from that presentation, with information that matters the most to enthusiasts.

  • More AMD Radeon HD 7970 Details

    Turkish website DonanimHaber has leaked more official slides from AMD's Radeon HD 7900 press deck. These slides detail HD 7970's reference design and also presents its overclocking capabilities. 

  • AMD Brings the Launch of Radeon HD 7900 Series Forward: December 22nd, 2011

    According to conversations with fellow journalists and AIB partners, AMD brought forward the launch of HD 7970, while the availability and HD 7950 should launch on January 9, 2012 – one day before CES.

  • AMD: 28nm GPUs shipping for revenue

    At the IT Supply Chain conference, AMD CEO Rory Read confirmed that AMD has begun shipping 28nm GPUs, fabbed at TSMC, for revenue. This should come as no surprise, as the release for Radeon HD 7900 – on 9th January 2012 – is just over 3 weeks away. 

  • New-generation GPU memory bandwidth increases: more for compute than for graphics?

    New GPUs will have even wider and faster memory buses than their predecessors, with AMD moving to 384 bits from 256 bits, and Nvidia hopping even further, to 512 bits, in their high end SKUs. But is it more beneficial in the usual graphics tasks, or for the future vector FP math jobs in GPGPU