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  1. 5 points
    Here we go, a year passed since the forums were created, before that the VC readers only could talk on Disqus platform, so, with the introduction of the forums, the enthusiasts may share, express, discuss their points of view with a more faster and friendly interface. Many users joined the forums since the beginning, some lost in time, but others continue to visit the forums everyday, which is vital to keep this part of VideoCardz structure alive. Hours and hours of Shoutbox, talking about almost everything, from GPUs, Games, to our personal lives, we learn more about tech, we made friendships! My English for example, is far from perfect, but the time I'm here talking in Shoutbox or making posts, greatly improved my skills. Downloads sections were created allowing the common visitors of VideoCardz main site, to be informed about new Drivers or Applications related to graphics cards mostly and also download them. Personally is a pleasure for me to keep that section always updated, btw I also want to thank SMiThaYe for his help there. Finally, I just want to say thank for all of VC's friends: assassino, erenhardt, omegaa, SMiThaYe, testbug00, Whycry, ZoSo for their dedication and great moments passed here. (nah it's not a farewell) VideoCardz, FTW
  2. 4 points
    -----------Edit----------- Case: Corsair 900D Motherboard: EVGA x99 Classified CPU: Intel 5960x @ 4.6GHz GPU: EVGA 980 Classfied @ 1580MHz RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4 @ 3000MHz PSU: EVGA 1600 G2 Sound Card: Xonard Essence One Networking: ASUS PCE-AC68 Wireless AC adapter Raid Card: SUPERMICRO AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 OS and Software Drive: Samsung M.2 XP941 256GB Game Drives: 3 x Intel 730 Series 480GB Raid0 Mass Storage: 8 x Seagate 3TB Drives -----------Edit-----------
  3. 4 points
    AMD vs Nvidia: How much of a difference do drivers make? tbreak bring us an analisys of the effective impact in performance between the first WHQL certified drivers and the latest ones from either AMD and Nvidia graphics cards. AMD or Nvidia which manufacturer achieved most significant bump in performance till now? A full year had passed since AMD and NVidia launched their flagship cards, many new games arrived and optimizations along with fixes were made over the past months to unsure better support and stability with the new hardware. We saw HD 7970 GHz taking the crown of Nvidia GTX 680 for World fastest Single GPU, after that HD 7950 Boost, to keep a certain distance from GTX 660 Ti, and also HD 7870 LE featuring a Tahiti chip. Battlefield 3 was the Achilles' heel for AMD, but with publication of 12.11 Drivers beta, the things changed a bit, now AMD cards can compete better with Nvidia counterparts in various games, and in Battlefield 3 performance increase was the most remarkable among them, rivaling head-to-head with Nvidia. The famous TechReport article in December 2012 came to change the perspective of reviews so far mainly concentrated on FPS value. AMD drivers suffered from heavy frame latency issues, that resulted in an unpleasant gaming experience when compared to Nvidia solutions, in that case was HD 7950 VS GTX 660 TI. After that warning, AMD decided to focus their attention at latency fixes for some of the most popular titles. Now in 2013 Futuremark brought us a new addition to the 3Dmark family, making the delights of many benchmarking enthusiasts. Let´s go straight to the action... Computer specs: CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.5GHz CPU Cooler: Intel XTS 100H GPU: AMD HD 7970 (non GHz) & Nvidia GTX 680 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z 16GB DDR3-1600MHz PSU: Thortech 850W Thunderbolt Plus HDD: Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD80 OS: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 Drivers WHQL: Catalyst 12.2 & Catalyst 13.1 Geforce 301.10 & Geforce 310.90 3DMark Games Difference % Conclusion So looking at the charts published by tbreak, we can see that both companies have done many efforts more to keep their respective users always updated with the latest fixes and performance gains during the past months. In the test Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak), used the most modern hardware pieces available, including a Intel Core i7-3770K, 16GB G.Skill RAM, fast Kingston HyperX SSD and of course current top single GPU cards, AMD Radeon HD 7970 (non GHz) and Nvidia Geforce GTX 680. As you can see in percentage, AMD growth is way more significant than Nvidia, where the most outstanding value 63% is registered in Batman Arkham City, jumping from average 55 FPS to 90, followed by Battlefield 3, 30% increase, 49 to 64 FPS on average. With new 3DMark, AMD HD 7970 surpasses Nvidia GTX 680, which was the opposite in 3DMark 11. On Nvidia side, according to the review, the increments are more contained, in fact the higher observed percentage is in 3DMark 11 Extreme Performance preset, reaching 12% upper. Batman Arkham City and Battlefield 3 achieved, 8% and 9% respectly. For some reason, old Nvidia 301.10 drivers crash in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme. In the end we can conclude that AMD have done a better job with their drivers, even there are many things that need to be fixed, like higher latency, resulting in micro-stuttering. AMD GCN architecture is complex and seems like one year was not enough for the engineers solve all the performance problems and bugs reported by many users around the world. That can be a logical explanation for rumored delay of next generation AMD cards. In the other hand, some people say that Nvidia Kepler architecture being the sucessor from Fermi, drivers still follow the older architecture trace, resulting in faster fixes provided by Nvidia along with less evident performance gap from older drivers. To sum up, both cards perform very similar, HD 7970 wins in some games/apps, and Nvidia wins in others, as always I recommend everyone to update their drivers to the latest version. Find the VideoCardz drivers section here: http://itoo.ws/886483 "After being notified due copyright infringement, I decide to do myself comment of tbreak review." Skr13 Source: http://www.tbreak.co...o-drivers-make/
  4. 3 points
    So i upgraded from GTX 650Ti to RX 480 4gb one not the 8gb, because i play games at 1080p, so didn't needed 8gb here and it was 60$ expansive than 4gb. And i got this baby in 200$ I will post more screenshots here and try to benchmarks some games for results :).
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    Hi all, As promised in my introduction, I wanted to show my FirePro W9100 off to you all when it arrived ;P. A little background on it, it was sent to me very generously by AMD for feedback. I'm a student in a university in Toronto in aerospace engineering and I began working with computational fluid dynamics last September (it's pure hell but enjoyable at the same time); I'll be using (after I learn) OpenCL to parallelise code. Any ways someone at AMD caught wind of my work and after a couple of e-mails, they decided to send me one! Really happy about it, and I'm especially excited to see how well it can game. On that note, some of you may recall the benchmarks done on Tom's a while back on the W series FirePro cards where they decided to try gaming on them for the fun of it, and it turned out they came very close to results of the chips the pro cards were based on; really it came down to drivers and the fact that the pro cards were clocked a bit lower in order to keep stability. Trust me, some CFD calculations can last hours...you don't want the card to hiccup on hour 4 of 7. Anyways, enough of that. Time for some pictures: Came directly from the shipping department, very well packaged! 3DSXL for size comparison. This card is big and heavy, using the full board size AMD has. A nice, thick, heavy backplate to keep this monster straight and cool off those 16 GB memory chips. All those display ports, tasty. So I'll be installing it either today or tomorrow. I'll keep you guys posted on some CAD render times and, of course, I'll try out some games on it.
  7. 3 points
    Another photo of the 1TB EVO's inside the 900D this time with the leak testing done but res still has bubbles. Quick photos gives a good idea how it will look and I have the Avexir Venom RAM installed. Going to be tidier than this as this was from testing, much work to do! Ignore where the EVOs are placed atm (only there to show), already installed EVO's in drive cage on the right. Bays #1 and #2 are for 840 Pro's and #3 for a WD Caviar Black 2TB, #4 and #5 for EVO's. Depending on how the rest of the build looks, I have the possibility to mount the EVO's on the other side out of sight with sticky Velcro but the Caviar Black needs to be in that cage near the beQuiet 140mm fan. Tonight I'm going to image data from 840 Pro's to HDD. Then secure erase during install with R4BE BIOS tool, handy to test how I get on with this versus my usual method which requires using spare USB thumb. Should probably buy a couple more. Quick HDR edit - you can very easily see the green UV tubing and yes the PSU does have LEDs
  8. 3 points
    continued.... Took a few more shots before fitting the block Application of MX4 (cling film method) and thermal pads cut to size for PWMs, ignored tip from sheet to use more TIM to 'improve' temps, read on OCN it doesn't matter cos it's better thermal pads where temps will help Block fitted and nearly ready to kick ass Another thermal pad to add to backplate, again you get generous amounts. To keep within instructions (and be anal) I added all the screws to block, for the backplate I removed the four highlighted screws to secure it, turn it over to secure the final two and you're done! For those that need to know if a blocked Classified will fit in their case, here's your answer... EVGA GTX 780 Ti Classified blocked and backplate fitted
  9. 3 points
    Just got my 2 k|ngp|n edition vga's and I gotta tell you these cards are blazing fast. I had intended to get 2 780 ti classy's but could never find one so the auto-notify thing from evga was in my email one day and I ordered them, tested them in my new rig the R4BE/4930K and ran Unigine valley benchmark in extreme HD one card at a time the score was 3820 NO OC or sli with cpu, gpu. In my older rig R4F/3930K @ 4.9 with a gtx 690 oc'ed @ power target @ 100%, gpu offset @ +165, mem offset @ +660 this card in on air my score was 3929. So you can see the k|ngp|n cards really have awesome potential Can't wait to sli these cards & oc them under water of course. The new R4BE with 2 k|ngp|n editions cards well all I can say is Oh Yeah..
  10. 3 points
    After almost six months silence, I'll try to reboot this topic I owned only five cards, but let me start at a point when dedicated GPUs where not common: 1990: My brother boughts his first PC so I got his old Commodore64 It included a monitor with 256 colors, a 'printer' and a disc drive. Did you know that many games used the processor of that drive (2MHz) instead of the processor of the C64 itself (1MHz)? I think this was one of the first hardware accelerators for the consumer market xD I can't remenber many names of the games. There was Frogger, Choplifter, Maniac Mansion and many more ~1998: I first got the old PC of my father. 60/75MHz (turbo) and no dedicated GPU. Short after my brother bought a new PC and I got his 100MHz Pentium machine. No GPU, but 16Mb RAM! (or was it 8? not sure...) The games I played that time are Warcraft 1 + 2, Diablo, GTA, Doom, Quake, Blood and many more. 2002: The first PC of my own! Including the famous Nvidia MX440. It could run games like HL, CS, SeriousSam 1st + 2nd Encounter, GhostRecon(1), NFS (3? I think), MaxPayne 2, Earth2150, Morrowind, GTA3 and some others. ~2005: I became a WOW nerd and realized that even the basic game was too much for my system. So I got a 2nd hand 4600Ti and upgraded the system RAM from 256MB to 1GB. Now it could even handle Doom3 and FarCry! But somehow I missed HL2 2007: The beginning of a new era: 8800GTX. The first and only time I bought a flagship card. I don't remenber the exactly price, but it was much. I installed Crysis and got about 20fps -.- Other games were Racedriver:Grid, Fear1+2, SeriousSam2, Bioshock, CallOfJuarez1+2, AssassinsCreed, Oblivion... ~2010: I overklocked the 8800GTX to the level of a 8800Ultra and three months later I needed a new card ^^ (Unfortunately there were no colored dots but I encoutered BSDs more frequently) Since I had not much money left at that time, I picked a GTS250 (~100€) and had even more power than before. Now I got a glimpse of how it would feel to play Crysis at 30fps ^^ 2012: I built my current rig with the GTX660TiOC from Gigabyte. I think it cost something between 200€ and 250€. The only games that reveal the limits of that card are Crysis3 and Skyrim with mods. I have not tried AC4 or BF4, though. BTW: Crysis with full details, 16xAF, 8xAA @ 1080p ---> ~45fps! It feels like a dream xD
  11. 3 points
    Yes it's true, I bought the EVGA GeForce GTX 780Ti Dual Classified ACX (03G-P4-2888-KR) for Ekasinia build and it was delivered today, the 21st December 2013. I could have bought the blocked version but then I couldn't test it in my current setup and that would also take away the fun of custom building everything H20 wise. The fun from watercooling comes from building it all yourself. Currently I have GTX 780 Ti Classy ACX installed alongside the 660 Ti (two Tis is cool but unfortunately not two 780 Ti's!). It's the MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition and will power my Dell U24140 and is dedicated for PhysX. With both installed they are silent idle with decent overclocks. Not had a chance yet to push the Classified as I need to ensure it's working okay and gradually push up. On a 850W power supply (capable of around 920W) it should cope with the demands but until the SuperFlower 1200W arrives I can't push it the to limit. Yes I have it on the second BIOS, hope mine doesn't have the reported issues when overclocking it. quickly took these, click for larger image .... Clearly the photos we have seen of the ACX cooler haven't done it justice, it feels reasonably heavy and well designed holding. Back of PCB, sorry for the blurry photo but light was fading Another shot of the front showing the matte black finish ACX cooler until I take it off for the block next month. I could add the 100-BP-2888-B9 backplate but we'll wait and see. Less blurry image EVGA make their GPUs in China but it's packaged for Europe in Germany Possibilities for connecting up to 4 displays: DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D - and the rest of the photos I took
  12. 3 points
    I completely forgot about this anniversary (again). Thanks to everyone for your dedication. Without you these forums would be dead long time ago. I'm doing my best to keep VC up and running by working on it almost everyday and by sharing the most interesting information I can find about graphics cards.   At this point VideoCardz can only become better, more recognized, and even more devoted to video cards. Let's keep it that way.
  13. 3 points
      Version: 327.23 WHQL Release Date: 2013.09.19 Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Language: English (US) Release notes: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/327.23/327.23-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf      
  14. 3 points
    Okay I've just finished playing this game. I have just went through the tutorial. My first thoughts: this is a complete waste of money. Graphics are indeed quite good, mostly because of this tilt-shift effect. However, It still looks like a game for 7 y olds. It's super simple and looks like a cartoon-game. I have a good comparison to Cities XL. Despite the fact, that it lacks good developers support and it barely has any bugs fixed since 2011 edition, it still looks much better than this game. Not to mention it has more other options. Simple example, in Cities XL you can change the tax rate for every wealth class, manufacturing, shops. In SimCity you have only one tax. So much for talking, just see these screenshots below. I also hate how the Sims look. I've expected something better, especially for this ridiculous price. My performance at 'Medium' 1920x1080 on my laptop is 15-22 fps (unplayable). The sizes of the cities are so small that it's incomparable to Cities XL. I forgot to change the language to English, sorry Probably GTX Titan release People demand the new Radeon Series. That's creepy The size of the cities This is an actual bank robbery, later police arrives and shots the poor chaps, but interestingly no bodies could be found. This is how VC obtains the new leaks Other pictures http://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-98686200-1361034155.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-79854000-1361034164.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-04122400-1361034173.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-28088700-1361034182.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-58832400-1361034199.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-41520900-1361034207.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-94197100-1361034214.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-47251000-1361034227.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-62204100-1361034257.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-07560700-1361034264.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-48898700-1361034285.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-72358600-1361034293.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-22592700-1361034320.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-1-0-37034000-1361034309.jpg
  15. 2 points
    GPU-Z 1.20.0 Changelog: Fixed BIOS extraction resulting in corrupted BIOS on Radeon RX 500 Series GPU-Z 1.20.0 GPU-Z 1.20.0 (ROG SKIN)
  16. 2 points
    AMD Crimson ReLive Edition The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 installation package contains the following: Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 Driver Version 16.60.2011 (Windows Driver Store Version 21.19.523.0) Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.1 Beta Highlights Support For: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands - Up to 6% performance improvement measured on Radeon RX 480 when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.2.1 New Multi GPU Profile for: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands (DirectX® 11) Fixed Issues: Known Issues: Known Issues for Radeon ReLive : AMD Product Compatibility: Compatible Operating Systems Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher) Windows 8.1 only 64-bit version Windows 10 (32 & 64-bit version) Crimson 17.3.1 Beta Win 7 Crimson 17.3.1 Beta Win 7 Crimson 17.3.1 Beta Win 8.1 Crimson 17.3.1 Beta Win 10 Crimson 17.3.1 Beta Win 10
  17. 2 points
    Just some pictures that were not posted anywhere yet. 960 EVO 960 PRO
  18. 2 points
    GPU-Z 1.14.0 Note that due to feedback 1.14.0 now replaces 1.13.0 that was recently released and you should install the latest version below. Will keep the changelog for the previous version. Changelog: 1.14.0 Fixed clock reading on AMD cards which do not support Wattman 1.13.0 Added support for Wattman overclocking on older AMD Radeon cards Fixed memory leak when running for long time on NVIDIA Pascal Fixed driver WHQL detection WHQL status is now displayed after the version name Fixed reporting format of PCIe bus interface Integrated graphics now display N/A as bus interface Fixed double error message on startup when log file can't be written to Fixed Kaveri DDR3/DDR4 detection Added support for AMD Radeon Pro Duo, WX 7100, WX 5100, WX 4100, early support for AMD Stoney Added support for VIA graphics GPU-Z 1.14.0 GPU-Z 1.14.0 (ROG SKIN)
  19. 2 points
    AMD Crimson Edition The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.3 Driver contains the following: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.3 Driver Version 16.30.2511.1003. Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.3 Highlights New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11: Deus Ex™: Mankind Divided Battlefield™ 1 Beta Resolved Issues: A random blank or colored screen may be experienced intermittently on some Radeon RX 400 series products while gaming. Know Issues: A few game titles may fail to launch or crash if the AMD Gaming Evolved overlay is enabled. A temporary workaround is to disable the AMD Gaming Evolved "In Game Overlay". Radeon Software may intermittently fail to install or hang on some AMD CrossFire configurations. If this happens users can reboot and re-install without issue as a workaround. Grand Theft Auto V™ may experience an application hang on Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics when playing at 4K resolution in story mode. A small number of 144hz non-FreeSync enabled displays may exhibit flickering during gaming or on desktop. Ark Survival Evolved™ may experience an error message when trying to launch the game in some configurations. DOTA2™ may experience an application hang when using the Vulkan™ API and changing resolution or game/quality settings. Corruption may be experienced in Rise of the Tomb Raider using the DirectX®12 API on some Hybrid Graphics configurations when performing a task switch. Shader Cache may remain be enabled when set to "off" in Radeon Settings on some Hybrid Graphics configurations. Radeon RX 480 graphics may experience intermittent stuttering in The Division™ when high game settings are used and vsync is enabled. Battlefield™ 4 may experience intermittent crashes when using Mantle. As a work around users are suggested to switch to DirectX®11. Radeon Pro Duo may experience a black screen in Total War™: Warhammer with the games API set to DirectX®12 and V-Sync enabled. World of Tanks™ may experience stuttering after performing a task switch in AMD CrossFire mode. Rocket League™ may experience flickering when in AMD CrossFire mode. Ashes of the Singularity™ may experience an application crash with "crazy" in game settings and Multi-GPU enabled. AMD Product Compatibility: Desktop Notebook Radeon™ RX 400 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ Pro Duo AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R9 300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R9 200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R7 300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R7 200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R5 300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R5 240 (and higher) Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 7700 - HD 7900 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R9 M300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R7 M300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R5 M300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R9 M200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R7 M200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ R5 M200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 8500M - HD 8900M Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ HD 7700M - HD 7900M Series Graphics Compatible Operating Systems: Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit version) Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version) Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher) Crimson 16.8.3 Hotfix Win 7 Crimson 16.8.3 Hotfix Win 7 Crimson 16.8.3 Hotfix Win 8.1 Crimson 16.8.3 Hotfix Win 8.1 Crimson 16.8.3 Hotfix Win 10 Crimson 16.8.3 Hotfix Win 10
  20. 2 points
    Version: 372.54 WHQL Release Date: 15/8/2016 Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Language: English (US) Release notes: »PDF link« Control Panel User's Guide: not available! Software Modules: NView - version 148.03 HD Audio Driver - version NVIDIA PhysX System Software - version 9.16.0318 GeForce Experience - version Cuda - 8.0 Game Ready Provides the optimal experience for No Man’s Sky, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Obduction, F1 2016, and the Open Beta for Paragon Gaming Technology Supports the new GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs powering the ultimate gaming notebooks Supported Products: Desktop: Notebook: Desktop: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 Windows 10 Windows 10 Notebook: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 Windows 10 Windows 10
  21. 2 points
    i hope you guys like it..http://imgur.com/RyFd6CD---------http://imgur.com/Br5HsRx---------http://imgur.com/QyfnoHM---------http://imgur.com/aAM6t8cThats it Time to Overwatch..
  22. 2 points
    Version: 368.25 WHQL Release Date: 2016.05.26 Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Language: English (US) Release notes: »PDF link« Control Panel User's Guide: »PDF link« (not available at the moment!) Software Modules: NView - version 147.00 HD Audio Driver - version NVIDIA PhysX System Software - version 9.16.0318 GeForce Experience - version CUDA - version 8.0 Game Ready Learn more about how to get the optimal experience for Overwatch, World of Tanks, and War Thunder Gaming Technology Supports the new flagship GeForce GTX 1080; the most advanced gaming graphics card ever created. Discover unprecedented performance, power efficiency, and gaming experiences—driven by the new NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture. This is the ultimate gaming platform. Virtual Reality Supports the new GeForce GTX 1080 VRWorks features including Lens Matched Shading and Single Pass Stereo Supported Products: Desktop: GeForce 10 Series: GeForce GTX 1080 Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 Windows 10 Windows 10
  23. 2 points
    Hi all, here my history GPU^^ 1- Matrox Mystique MGA + 2x3Dfx Voodoo 2 SLI with Intel Celeron 400 - 384MB SDR (Windows 98SE) 2-nVidia GeForce4 MX 420 64MB, changed x2 with ASUS Radeon 9250 256MB, and after ASUS GeForce FX5200 128MB with AMD Athlon XP 2000+ and 1GB DDR (Windows XP) 3-ASUS GeForce 7300 GT 256MB changed with MSI GeForce 7800 GT 256MB - AMD Athlon 64 3200+ and 2GB DDR (Windows XP) 4-ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260 Synergy 896MB, changed (at the end) with a EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition and 4GB DDR2 (Windows 7) 5-EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti (in the begin) changed with 2x Sapphire Radeon R9-290 - AMD FX-8350 and 16GB DDR3 (Windows 10) For my brother: 1-nVidia GeForce4 MX 420 64MB - Intel Pentium 4 (Windows XP) 2- 2x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 280 SLI - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 (Windows Vista and 7) 3-Actually: ASUS GeForce GTX 670 - Intel Core i7 3770K and 16GB DDR3 (Windows 7) AND my collection GPU: 1-2x Obsidian 3Dfx Voodoo 2 1000 ATI/AMD: 1-Sapphire Rage 128 Ultra 2-ASUS Radeon 7200 64MB 3-ASUS Radeon 9250 256MB 4-Sapphire Radeon X1900 Pro 5-ATI Radeon X1950 XTX 6-PowerColor Radeon HD 2900 Pro 7-ATI Radeon HD 3870 8-ASUS Radeon HD 3870 X2 9-HIS Radeon HD 4850 10-Gainward Radeon HD 4870 11-Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 12-ASUS Radeon HD 5870 13-Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 14-Gigabyte Radeon HD 6990 15-PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 16-Sapphire Radeon HD 7990 17- 2x Sapphire Radeon R9-290 NVIDIA: 1-nVidia GeForce4 MX420 64MB 2-ASUS GeForce FX5200 128MB 3-nVidia GeForce 6800 GTO 4-ASUS GeForce 7300 GT 256MB 5-MSI GeForce 7800 GT 6-nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB 7-nVidia GeForce 8800 ULTRA 768MB 8-nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB 9-nVidia GeForce 9800 GX2 10-ZOTAC GeForce GTX 260 11-2x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 280 12-ZOTAC GeForce GTX 295 13-Gainward GeForce GTX 480 14-nVidia GeForce GTX 590 15-EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
  24. 2 points
    Protect Your Steam Account from Hijacks I'd advise anyone to visit their Steam profile and change the privacy setting to ensure that comments are for friends only. You all know my nickname and pointless hiding it, take reasonable precautions and you'll be fine. Hover over your name in Steam as follows and select Profile At the top of the page on the right under your Steam level and badge, press Edit Profile You'll come to your Edit Profile page (aka My Profile), no options will change on this page as we need to change Privacy Settings. Go ahead and click on My Privacy Settings Now we are in My Privacy Settings you can change the options as advised unless you have changed these. Switch Comment Permissions as follows to Friends Only. Profile Status - Leave your profile open as Public, there is no risks and can stop certain apps or streaming services from working. Comment Permissions - Set to Friends only and means only your friends, who you trust, can leave comments. Unless you know that person, don't click ANY links. In Steam there is not the usual protection you get from browsers, its like running around naked on there! Inventory - My profile used to be fairly open, however since we also get trade scams I only allow friends to view my Inventory (maybe Steam should default to this option). Same can be said for Comments and the point of this post. Both together means no-one can scam you unless you click on links in forums, websites then that's down to bad luck and lack of security installed. Chrome has built-in Malware protection, used alongside Malwarebyte's and your paid for security suite you should be protected. Showcase Panel - potential issue EDIT: Another point I should add. Remove Games Collector Showcase panel and replace it with something else, say Favourite Game Showcase or Rarest Achievement Showcase panels. Right there you are showing how valuable your account is (number of games, DLCs) to whom ever it maybe good/bad that happens to stumble upon your account. Yes you could go into lockdown mode aka Private if you were that worried but Steam works best when your account is Public. Don't deliberately have this panel enabled, let other members check your account is legit too. For example, making friends, gaming, trading, or if you are managing a public Steam Group or creating your own mods. Whatever you decide is down to you, let common sense prevail Over the past few months I had a lot of random 0-level accounts (likely bot accounts) leaving hijack link attempts disguised as image links and all leaving identical messages where only the image link changed. Links to images are made to look legit but are far from it. Steam should be doing far more to protect us and they are not, at least let me report these as my only option is to delete the many suspicious comments. If you get spam texts you can report these to your provider and they ban the numbers to stop further harm, we are neither being protection at the first instance on our profile page, being able to report it, or Steam having sufficient protections in place. Edit: Not related to hijacks but worth pointing you in the direction of this detailed Steam Guide by Jimo entitled Avoiding Common Scams.
  25. 2 points
    AMD Crimson Edition The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition contains the following: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Driver version 15.30.1025 Highlights of AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Radeon Software Crimson Edition is AMD’s revolutionary new graphics software that delivers redesigned functionality, supercharged graphics performance, remarkable new features, and innovation that redefines the overall user experience. Resolved Issues: AMD Product Compatibility The AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition is compatible with the following AMD products. Compatible Operating Systems The latest version of the AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms: Windows 10 (32 & 64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit) Windows 7 SP1 or higher (32 & 64-bit) 64-BIT CRIMSON 64-bit W10 CRIMSON 64-bit W8.1 CRIMSON 64-bit W7 32-BIT CRIMSON 32-bit W10 CRIMSON 32-bit W8.1 CRIMSON 32-bit W7
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    Nvidia GeForce Experience Beta Please note that if you already have GeForce Experience installed you can normally update directly via that method otherwise update manually with the direct link provided at the end of this post. Early Access: Includes UI updates for inclusion of GameStream Co-op, share videos and direct upload to YouTube. Click on the 'Share' button on the top-right to access this menu (as shown below) and not the drop-down box. Version: Release Date: Tue Sept 29, 2015 Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 Language: International File Size: 36 MB GeForce Experience Release Highlights Fixes an issue where the user is unable to overclock GPU memoryFixes an issue where mouse is stuck at top left corner when alt+tab in MGS V TPP gameFixes an issue where the second screen is streamed during streaming sessionDetects and communicates when the user is attempting to use a stale email invitationProvides troubleshooting information when the chrome client fails to initializeFixes an issue where keyboard input is broken with Witcher 3 when Share Overlay is up in full screen modeFixes an issue where mouse clicks are not working in Dayz game with Share enabledRemoves the restriction to block streaming session if games list is not accessibleRemoves the restriction to block user from moving mouse to second monitor while streaming is in sessionFixes an issue where keyboard and mouse input are not working in Firefall and Star Citizen More info: DOWNLOADGeForce Experience v2.6.1.10
  27. 2 points
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 TI Reviews Round-Up Nvidia's latest GPU, the GTX 980 TI is launched today (23:00 BST) on 31st May 2015 featuring the GM200 GPU with 2816 cores and 6GB GDDR5 VRAM. Here is a round up of reviews published to date from various websites... * Denotes newly added. AnandTechArs Technica UKBit-techBjorn3D *ComputerBase (German) *CowCotland (French) *EurogamerExtremeTechGamersNexusHardwareCanucksHardware.info (Dutch)HeavyHexusHot HardwareHT4U (German) *HWBattle (Korean)KitGuruLanoc *LegionHardware *Maximum PCNeoSeeker *OC3DOverclockersClub *PCGamerPCPerPCWatch (Japanese)PCWorldTechGage *TechPowerUpTech ReportTechSpotTech Station (Italian)Tom's HardwareTweakers (Dutch)TweakPC (German) *TweakTownVortez *WASD (Romanian)Feel free to discuss ...
  28. 2 points
    Version: 352.63 BETA Release Date: 2015.04.29 Operating System: Windows 10 Language: English (US) Release notes: not available (pdf) Control Panel User's Guide: not available This driver, version 352.63, is the latest recommended driver for all pre-release Windows 10 testing. Supported Products: Desktop: Notebook: Desktop 32-bit Desktop 64-bit Notebook 32-bit Notebook 64-bit
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      I doubt NVIDIA and AMD will allow this.   http://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-directx12-amd-nvidia,28606.html
  31. 2 points
    CAM by NZXT. A simple companion for your PC, CAM allows you to effortlessly monitor and track vital PC statistics in real-time. Combined with cloud integration and mobile support, CAM offers modern levels of convenience and ease for PC management and monitoring. System Requirements: Windows 7 and newer, 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems supported. » Everything You Need CAM is more than just a monitoring tool. Think of it as a companions that will help you manage, maintain and optimize your PC with ease. » Notifications Unlike traditional monitoring software, CAM offers a proactive approach to PC health by notifying you of issues long before they become big problems. » Real-Time Monitoring CAM keeps a watchful eye on your PC with real-time monitoring of your computer's vital statistics. Stored in the Cloud, CAM allows complete access to detailed information to ensure optimal PC health and performance. » Anywhere You Need It CAM comes with full mobile support and Cloud Integration, allowing you easy access to your PC’s vital information wherever, whenever. CAM 1.2.0 Release Notes New Features Added support for X99 motherboards and DDR4 RAM Optimization Implemented Windows UAC bypass for users that have selected Auto Start Bug Fixes Fixed Grid+ manual fan control lock issue Fixed various crashing and freezing issues Removed hour labels on x-axis for MIN charts DOWNLOAD"CAM V1.2.0 (62.7MB) " More info:
  32. 2 points
    I didn't even notice Happy anniversary to all members
  33. 2 points
    NVIDIA Maxwell GM204 based High-end Desktop GPUs are released and reviews are being published, enjoy GTX 980 Anandtech Bit-tech Brightsideofnews Eurogamer Gamernexus Gamespot Hardocp Hardrwarecanucks Hardware.info SLI Hardwareheaven Hardwarezone Hexus Ign Kitguru Maximumpc Techpowerup Vortez ... GTX 970 Hexus Kitguru Ocaholic Pclab PL Techpowerup Techpowerup (SLI) ... Mixed Computerbase DE Hardware.info Hardwareluxx DE Legionhardware Pcgameshardware DE Pcper Sweclockers SE Techreport ... Feel free to comment about these two new graphics cards.
  34. 2 points
    Ain't posted anything for a while and intend to add more photos and info later. Will change how I usually do a log and show the result below.   Firstly I purchased: EKWB R4BE black Monoblock 32GB Kingston black DDR3 2400MHz RAM 1/2 ID 3/4 OD green UV tubing Mayhems green UV Coolant premixed (loop with 2x480mm rads used 1.6 litres) Monsoon green 45, 90-degree fittings 4x green 140cm case fans All the previous Bitspower fittings will probably be reused for 2600K+3570K CPU rebuild (would have done GPU but really not worth it unless I can get it for tops of £60). Reused the excellent 20g huge tube of MX4 TIM for block and this time applied it pea-sized than spreading it. You move the block about side to side a little to work it - trust me it's better pea-sized in the middle than anything else.   So yeah a lot of green but main aim was to improve the aesthetics, neater loop, and lower temps in the Summer and currently have these quiet fans on 40% at 23C ambient. Biggest issue with redoing loop is the time needed to drain it and concern about coolant that will remain within the blocks/rads. Always play safe and have different sized storage containers cos even the small ones have saved me some grief, plus about 6 plugs for sealing holes. Some tubes may not come off at all due to how much I over tighten the fittings originally - any fitting can have this problem and tube will pull off even with fitting tightened - you'll have to grab your hose cutter and give it a quick snip.   All the old 5/8 tubing is being replaced and will go in the bin. 3/4 tubing may seem OTT but its a breeze to work, rigid and fits on better than 5/8 tubing. The new fittings in how well they are designed and finished are something else and a new standard for others to follow. I've tried EK and they flaked plus finish had too many blemishes that EK state aren't covered under warranty, Bitspowered have great finish but washer should be thicker, it's very expensive, and not that easy to get a tight secure fitting without resorting to spanner that will damage the outer thread.   Besides that the only aspect of this build I would want to improve is the power cables to improve layout, otherwise its very clean and tidy considering the amount of cables required. The LED on the 780 Ti isn't that bright and you don't notice it unless you look at it, must have been the angle I took the image at and the smaller aperture (about 32 at 200 ISO) of 70D to capture the detail and fan rotation. Only finished a quick 24 hour leaktest 06:30 today and remaining bubbles will disappear over the next 5 days.   Image is 4.7MB, 20MP
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    It's not every day you get to build a high end gaming machine and I have built many systems over the years, I've never done a Build Log so here goes my first. This is also my first build with a full custom loop. Let’s take a look at the hardware to build this system. Here is the list of parts I have so far: Main Build Parts: 1. Corsair 900D Case.I'm not at all done with the case don't mind the pics so far their will be updated ones. 2. Asus Optical Drive (DVD) for movies sometimes. 3. Seasonic 1000W. Platinum PSU. 4. Samsung Evo 1TB SSD. 5. Seagate 2TB SSHD. 6. GTX760 SC 4GB only got this for testing my rig, When available I'll have 2 GTX780 ti classy. 7. Lamptron CW611 Controller. 8. Intel i7 4930K CPU. 9. G.SKILL Ripjaw Z 2133 MHz 16GB. 10.Custom single braid maxcord cable set ->colors are Blood Red, White ,Steel Blue. 11.Asus Rampage IV Black Edition, The most advanced enthusiast class MOBO built. Watercooling Parts: 1. Phobya 250 matte black Reservoirs (2). 2. Monsoon Free Center Compression Fitting, Black Chrome (18) 3. Monsoon 90 Rotary Adapters, Black Chrome (5) 4. Bitspower Flow Indicator, Black Chrome 5. Alphacool Full Copper Radiator ST30 240mm. 6. Alphacool Full Copper Radiator ST30 480mm. 7. Alphacool Full Copper Radiator ST45 480mm. 8. Xigma 120mm Fans (4) 9. Corsair AF120 Fans (8) 10.Swiftech MCP35X2 Dual Pump 11.Swiftech Heatsink for Dual Pump. 12.Primochill Tubing 10ft. 13.Koolance Liquid Coolant, White or Blood Red ?? Here's a few pics of the parts I have so far. I have my EK Chipset blocks ordered looks like their about 2 weeks out, Also my VGA's when I can get them i've looked on EVGA's site,Amazon,Newegg and no one has them. I'll be posting more pics soon.. http://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_02_2014/post-441-0-27929000-1391980111.jpg
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    R9 290X with Prolimatech MK-26 Black Series Official website   May not be to everyone's liking due to the sheer size once you attach a couple 120mm/140mm fans (check case to ensure it fits), no doubting the MK-26 cooler is worth consideration with six nickel plated metal copper 6mm pipes to effectively dissipate Hawaii Pro and Hawaii XT heat. This widely-acclaimed £71 inc VAT aftermarket cooler helps pull back the temperatures of the stock cooler from the dizzying heights of 95c. According to OCUK potential is for a 30°c reduction in temperatures while maintaining a more pleasant gaming environment at reduce fanspeeds that should help avoid annoying your neighbours!     Overview of the box and contents, then finally showing the potential look of the custom 290X with MK-26 added (GPU shown isn't 290X).     Before starting remove all the old TIM (Arctic Clean thermal material remover) and complete with (Arctic Clean thermal material remover). Generally speaking if you're going to undertake this task make yourself familiar with the 290X PCB to correctly place the heatsinks over VRM+RAM. Due to the wide support of the MK-26; you'll only need the standard silver spring-loaded screws with the smaller of the two rubber omni-mounts to secure the omni-mount backplate to the back of the pcb.   Yellow indicates where the half height RAM heatsink A is to be placed (otherwise heatsinks would touch the heatpipes) and blue for placement of full height RAM heatsink B. Apply pressure for about a minute each and until your happy they're safely secured. The VRMs in pink requires VRM heatsink, and VRMs in red requires heat dissipation plate A. Take your time to apply them correctly. Now secure the copper heat spreader to the heatsink with M3 screws. Apply thermal paste to both the GPU and the copper heatsink then check alignment for positioning on PCB. Now fasten the backplate in place. Fix 120_140mm fan wire clips A to the smaller radiator and use 120_140mm fan wire clips B for the larger radiator. Done!
  37. 2 points
    Just to inform people who used there products , i know that smith planned on buying the Gentle typhoon , you have to hurry up lol Sad news regarding the Scythe Gentle Typhoon line, but we have hopes that the new Scythe Grand Flex line should be an adequate replacement: FrozenCPU, Regretfully, both Nidec and Scythe have decided not to continue their business relationship. We will not be able to fulfill your Gentle Typhoon order. We will be promoting the new Grand Flex fans. These are supposedly better than the Gentle Typhoons. We need to get the message out to the public. I should have some samples by early next month. By the way, Scythe reserves the right to the name Gentle Typhoon. That means Nidec can’t sell the product to anybody with our label, our package, our brand and etc. attached to it. Thank you. Best Regards, Hank Peng SCYTHE, Inc. EDIT : Frozencpu.com has 134 in stock at the moment  
  38. 2 points
    Happy 1st Birthday VC forums and thanks to everyone that participated during the first year that made it all worth while Special thanks Skr13 for keeping us up-to-date and WhyCry for his tremendous hard work on the whole site and reading the juicy front page news. And thanks for your appreciation, it's never too much trouble helping with keeping the forums fresh. Keep up the discussions on the latest GPUs in shoutbox VIP Members and WhyCry keep breaking balls news with the latest leaks before anyone else
  39. 2 points
    When i was reading the last para, It was like does Skr13 has a cancer or he's quiting the VC lol. But anyway you had done yourself a wonderjob here i mean to keeping up the update section alive, which is pretty hard thing to do and Smithaye helping you with that, and WC leaks here and there lol, making vendors companies getting angry about that. You guys had made a alot of contrubution to the VC and VC forums, which i am really gratefull for that and i hope you guys continue to do that. I am very happy to be a part of the VC famliy on this very first Anniversary here....
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      "The Khronos™ Group announced on Monday 22 July, release of the OpenGL® 4.4 specification, bringing the very latest graphics functionality to the most advanced and widely adopted cross-platform 2D and 3D graphics API (application programming interface). OpenGL 4.4 unlocks capabilities of today’s leading-edge graphics hardware while maintaining full backwards compatibility, enabling applications to incrementally use new features while portably accessing state-of-the-art graphics processing units (GPUs) across diverse operating systems and platforms. Also, OpenGL 4.4 defines new functionality to streamline the porting of applications and titles from other platforms and APIs."   Windows driver version 326.58 and Linux drivers version 325.05.03 provide beta support for OpenGL 4.4 and GLSL 4.40 on capable hardware.   OpenGL 4.4 Driver Release Notes You will need any one of the following Fermi or Kepler based GPUs to get access to all the OpenGL 4.4 and GLSL 4.40 functionality: Quadro series:K600, K5000, K4000, K2000D, K2000, 6000, 600, 5000, 410, 4000, 400, 2000D, 2000 GeForce 700 series:GTX TITAN, GTX 780, GTX 770, GTX 760 GeForce 600 series:GTX 690, GTX 680, GTX 670, GTX 660 Ti, GTX 660, GTX 650 Ti BOOST, GTX 650 Ti, GTX 650, GT 645, GT 640, GT 630, GT 620, GT 610, 605 GeForce 500 series:GTX 590, GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560 SE, GTX 560, GTX 555, GTX 550 Ti, GT 545, GT 530, GT 520, 510 GeForce 400 series:GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 460 v2, GTX 460 SE v2, GTX 460 SE, GTX 460, GTS 450, GT 440, GT 430, GT 420, 405   DOWNLOAD"Desktop 32-bit Win-Vista/7/8" DOWNLOAD"Desktop 64-bit Win-Vista/7/8" DOWNLOAD"Notebook 32-bit Win-Vista/7/8" DOWNLOAD"Notebook 64-bit Win-Vista/7/8"   » Find more info here.
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    Thanks for posting. Here are mine 670s http://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_08_2013/post-1-0-34956700-1375437216.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_08_2013/post-1-0-14329100-1375437219.jpghttp://forums.videocardz.com/uploads/monthly_08_2013/post-1-0-28115100-1375437222.jpg
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        Version: 320.49 beta Release Date: 2013.06.25 Operating System: Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Language: English (US) Release notes: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/320.49/320.49-win8-win7-winvista-desktop-release-notes.pdf    
  43. 2 points
    AIDA64 V3.00.2500 (Extreme Edition) Official website   Right, new benchmark chaps and that makes previous numbers irrelevant, post your benchmark figures here for fun (using only version 3.00.2500) and I'll include them into the table for comparison. Download site is here and my cloud backup is at the bottom of this post.   To run go to Menu > Benchmark > [name] > then press F5 to run. Tip: You may want to run it 3 times then post your highest score.     AIDA64 is designed to run on 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, and it fully supports Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0 SP6, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8, and 2012. AIDA64 has exceptionally low system resource requirements (minimum 486 processor with 32 MB RAM).   Version 3.00.2500 Multi-threaded cache and memory bandwidth benchmarks with AVX2, AVX and SSE optimizations Block-random cache and memory latency benchmark Optimized 64-bit benchmarks for AMD “Kabini” and “Temash” APUs AVX2 and FMA optimized 64-bit benchmarks for Intel “Haswell” processors Preliminary support for L4 cache of Intel “Crystal Well” processors Crucial M500, OCZ Vertex 450 SSD support GPU details for AMD Radeon HD 7990 “Malta” and nVIDIA GeForce 700 Series FEATURES:   And if you want to know all about the tests ran here it's detailed below http://www.mediafire.com/download/t6icl6zrf6d5qi5/aida64extreme300.exe">DOWNLOAD'AIDA64 V3.00.2500 (Extreme Edition)
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      As per my shout I was trying to upload CPU-Z beta to http://d-h.st/ hosting server but it's down: "It's not just you! http://www.d-h.st looks down from here." I did keep trying but this isn't good enough for access to our files in the forums and looks bad on this quality website.   Therefore I have took it upon myself to pay for an account to MediaPro and now have more than enough storage for all our drivers and utilities and anything else we may need. Benefit is that the links are direct and that you don't need to be a member to simply download a file. I'm happy with this arrangement and the service I've had in the days of hosting my own game mods without issues.   Future files for this site will be hosted there in future. I'd be very happy to help others who want to host files for Videocardz similar to what we already post. *hint Skr13/WhyCry* use this link [PM me for the direct URL otherwise anyone can gain access via the unique link] the file to that account I've set up and you will get the direct link. You could still keep your old hosting and have mine as the primary download location. That is what I'll do over time and eventually all the files here will be available 24/7 without any issues.   So if you start to see this new download logo on the forums, you'll know this is using the new cloud storage service...   Hosting legit non-public files via private links will be considered if the need ever arises so long as it's related to this site. If it's part of NDAs, etc. you could encrypt it yourself so not even I can see it's contents. The files will be safe and don't worry about me going anywhere because I'll be around for a good while yet plus the annual subscription is already paid for.   That's sorted that problem, hope this solution proves worthwhile for others too.
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      The wait is over, the expected reviews about the HD 7790 were published just few minutes ago:   http://www.techspot.com/review/652-amd-radeon-hd-7790/ http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5278/sapphire-radeon-hd-7790-1gb-dual-x-oc-video-card-review/index.html http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/grafikkarten/2013/amd-radeon-hd-7790-im-test/ http://ht4u.net/reviews/2013/amd_radeon_hd_7790_sapphire_dual_x_review/ http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_7790_Dual-X/ http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7790_DirectCU_II_OC/ http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7790_CrossFire/ http://hothardware.com/Reviews/AMD-Radeon-HD-7790-Review-Affordable-DX11-Gaming/ http://www.anandtech.com/show/6837/amd-radeon-7790-review-feat-sapphire-the-first-desktop-sea-islands http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1702/pg1/sapphire-hd-7790-dual-x-overclocked-edition-graphics-card-review-introduction.html http://www.overclockers.com/asus-hd-7790-directcu-ii-graphics-card-review http://www.eteknix.com/sapphire-radeon-hd-7790-dual-x-1gb-oc-graphics-card-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sapphire-radeon-hd-7790-dual-x-1gb-oc-graphics-card-review http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/AMD-Radeon-HD-7790-Review-Sea-Islands-and-Bonaire-Make-Appearance http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2157/1/ http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7790-bonaire-performance,3462.html http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/60303-amd-radeon-hd-7790-review.html http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/53185-sapphire-amd-radeon-hd-7790/ http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_7790_review_benchmark,1.html http://www.thinkcomputers.org/sapphire-radeon-hd-7790-oc-edition-video-card-review/ http://hothardware.com/News/AMD-Radeon-HD-7790-Review-Affordable-DX11-Gaming/ http://www.vortez.net/articles_summary/gigabyte_hd7790_review.html   ...   Feel free to comment about the newest AMD graphics card on the block
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    As requested, comparison table in order of performance to make it a bit easier to view. Updated table in will be in OP. Send a PM if any adjustments are needed
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    Look what I've found - quite interesting video about the graphics technology throughout the last 13 years.
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    Next tests were done with MSAA 4x enabled Testing at maximum quality settings 1680x1050 MSAA 4X Testing at the maximum quality settings of 1920x1080 MSAA 4X Testing at maximum quality settings 2560x1600 MSAA 4X VRAM consume Nvidia vs AMD flagship cards VRAM consume Nvidia vs AMD flagship cards MSAA 4x CPU Performance Comparison at 1080p System Memory Usage 1080p Green»651MB is Low Settings and Red»676MB for Highest Settings Conclusion: Windows XP users will be happy to know that Far Cry 3 engine Dunia Engine still support DirectX 9. The benchmark graphs represent only game performance with Windows 7/DirectX 11, I´m curious to see if there is a noticible performance increase migrating from DX11 to DX9. I´m glad to see that latest Nvidia drivers 310.64(28/11) were installed before run the tests. To be honest I searched for System requirements in some "famous" websites, but I found that must be some mistake, as for Hi-Performance they recommend GPU´s like GTX 260 or HD 5770, what I found ridiculous after seeing the GAMEGPU review. I had to search further and found some more logical systems recommendations. So, like always I will make my graphics card recommendation for an average player that intend to play at 1080p with reasonable quality/frames, Nvidia GTX 570 or AMD Radeon HD 6950. The king of the hill this time is Nvidia Kepler dual-gpu GTX 690, that is capable to produce a MIN-44 and AVG-48 fps at 1600p MSAA4x, which is not espectacular, but enough for a hardcore gamer. By the way I´d like to see HD 7990 in those charts, but seems it will not happen, maybe because it´s a non reference card, and a bit "rare". Talking about AMD multi-gpu scalability, HD 6990 performs really weak, when compared with it´s rival GTX 590. I must say that I´m a bit surprised by AMD Radeon cards performance revealed in those charts, being Far Cry 3 a AMD Evolved title, I expected to come more AMD friendly to defeat Nvidia competitors, which not happens. Seeing old HD 5870 on pair with HD 6970 is surprising, because AMD 5000 series was known for poor DX11 exhibition, besides only 1GB Vram installed. Far Cry 3 in my opinion is really unoptimized, more that my previously "reviewed" Assassins Creed 3. For example, at 1600P without MSAA, a card like HD 7950 isn´t enough to keep an acceptable gaming session, staying behind 30fps on average. In the future, with patches/updates provided by the game coders, along with more optimized drivers, I hope to see a generous frame boost, especially the minimum ones, creating a more smooth gaming experience. This game reminds me Crysis 1, the island, open world, animals etc. Thank God, today top graphics cards can deliver a little bit better experience in Far Cry 3 than Nvidia 8800 series did at 2007, with 1st Crysis. Talking about Vram consumption, I can say that 1GB is the minimum required for this game for resolutions above 1680x1050 at High Settings. If we enabled Anti-aliasing option, 1.5GB or more is optimal to prevent bottleneck. Overall Vram usage is almost equal between GTX 680 and HD 7970, but at 2560x1600, with/out MSAA, AMD card needs more" juice", about 100MB more when compared to Nvidia GTX 680 card which is not a problem due to the fact that HD 7900 series features 3GB of memory. This time Intel have more competition with AMD processors. Any Quad core CPU, from either AMD or Intel clocked above 3.0 GHz is good enough to keep up with any recent graphics card in Far Cry 3. As always system RAM amount isn´t a decisive factor when decide to upgrade for a determinate game, most modern computers with 4GB or more are "safe". The game won´t use more than 700MB itself, even on highest settings. To sum up, I really like games like this one, with open world environment, bad guys, guns and scenario destruction. »Click for source link« Game-debate & Wiki» Intro Shacknews.com» System requirements NotebookReview.com [Arai]» In game Options picture The Conclusion was made entirely by me (Skr13), I only use charts and other relevant info from the sources.
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    I dug out some old pictures for you guys Here is the first GPU that I'm aware of that I took a picture of, my NVIDIA 6800 vanilla Here you have my 6800nu and my 7900 GT KO together (RAWR dusty 6800): here is my 6800nu running: this is my 7900 GT KO and it tells what the cooler is : here is my 7900 GT KO with Zalman cooler running in system: Specs on this machine are: AMD X2 4200+ @2.7 OCZ Platinum DDR400 4x1Gb 7900 GT KO ASRock Dual SATA-II Motherboard Creative Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro Coolermaster 550W PSU Same Case as now :D then we jump all the way to my 8800 GTS 512 hardware volt-mod w/ Thermalright HR-03 Rev A, it is basically a potentiometer soldered to the VRM, yes the back plate is missing in picture: Here is the 8800 GTS 512 in action : now we have my GTX 295 (I really loved this card, except for the 5 RMAs resulting in getting a GTX 480, come to find out it was the PSU): Then you have my GTX 480 (that I have now) before the Zalman VF3000F was put on it: And finally my current card, GTX 480 w/ Zalman VF3000F:
  50. 2 points
    Unless he cares about power consumption, noise and heat, not to mention it is pretty much a known fact NV Drivers win hands down. Look how long it took AMD to add Game Profiles, that alone tells you how far behind their driver team is. Also you are talking about the 7970 GE, the 7970 loses to the 680 in the majority of games at 1080p (what he has shown us he is going to be playing at). NewEgg has about I think 6 or 7 models of the 7970 GE while they have over 30 models of the 680.