It seems that the imminent arrival of the new generation of AMD graphics cards bring a bitter struggle in performance and efficiency. Nvidia currently holds the title of providing the most powerful monoGPU card with its GTX 980 model, in addition to the Maxwell architecture that provides a never before seen efficiency in the market for these components.
But AMD is preparing a new generation of graphics cards also focused on efficiency, and naturally, in outperforming its main competitors.
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The issue of the amount of RAM that incorporate graphics cards and what is needed has always been surrounded by some controversy, on one hand, manufacturers often take advantage of the ignorance of consumers who think a graphics card is better the "more gigs" have, although we compare chips from different ranges. Moreover, it is true that it is more common that larger amounts of vRAM are required to run games at increasingly high resolutions and higher quality textures.
Anyway, today we have available the new AMD Radeon R9 290x with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, incorporating twice the 4GB models available to date.
These models will arrive through assemblers of GPU AMD graphics cards such as HIS, Sapphire, ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte etc .. so in the next few weeks we will begin to see new models in their catalogs. Its price will be higher than 4 GB models, by the time we can find at overclockers.co.uk over 100 Euros difference from 4GB model.
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Launched on the market on April 8 of this year, AMD Radeon R9 295X2 cost a whopping $ 1,499.99. Yes, it is true that they are the most powerful graphics cards from AMD but the price still seemed a bit inflated. Now AMD has decided to make the first price cut to the monstrous prices and at nothing less than 33%, keeping their recommended price at $ 999.99.
With this price cut, we can say that the Radeon R9 295X2 are priced more in line with the usual AMD pricing, which in turn is more consistent than the current price of the Radeon R9 290X (the R9 295X2 now costs less that two R9 290x). Some famous online stores like Newegg have already made this price cut and from this moment, they are available at their lowered price.
Since the R9 295X2 now costs less than two R9 290X, it does seem a better option for users looking for a high quality desktop system, at a more reasonable price as it does pay off. This will certainly mean an increase in sales for AMD. Due to a sudden price reduction of $500 to its flagship computer, that is no joke.
We present to you the best graphics cards for your PC that’ll let you play your games to the max, if your wallet can handle it.
August is over and a new stage has begun, meaning you may be interested in knowing what are the best graphics cards of 2014 for your PC, whether it be because classes are starting, your videogames need more power, or you’ve decided to use your computer for something more serious. The solution might be in this list we’ve put together for you. You don’t necessarily have to buy all new equipment; just by replacing one part, you can make your computer perform even better than when you first bought it.
The first thing you need to know is if your PC allows for its graphics card to be substituted or improved. In compact or laptop models, this is either very difficult or impossible to do, so if you’re not sure, ask an expert who’ll advise you on things like energy consumption and the physical limitations of your equipment. Once you know this, you’ll have to adjust your expectations and clarify your needs: Do you need to run games? Professional applications? Or does your computer just need a tiny improvement?
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The ASUS Radeon R7 250X is a graphics card that would fit within AMD entrance/mid range and comes to bridge the gap between R7 250 and R7 260X.
Actually, this is a HD Radeon 7770 renamed and adapted to the new generation, with 640 stream processors running at 1 GHz, 40 TMUs (units textured), 16 ROPs (units rastered), 128-bit bus, and in this particular case, 1 GB of GDDR5 at 4.5 Ghz.
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One of the best graphics cards I have used is the Radeon 7850. Good performance, fast and affordable. It also had great Crossfire capabilities. If your goal was to play at 1080p, there was no better device. But time passes and giving a second life to this chip will not be easy task unless, as in this case, prices are reduced and therefore this chip becomes cheaper and more accessible to users looking for a simple low-end graphics card.
The Radeon R7 265 is an optimized variant of the Radeon 7850. With the GCN architecture as basis, it offers 2GB of GDDR5 RAM, high speed memory and 1024 shader engines in 16 processing units, with 64 texturing units and 32 ROP units. Its memory bus is 256-Bit generating over 150GB/s of bandwidth.
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