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PowerColor's Air-Cooled R9 295X2 Revealed
May 9, 2014 - in News
It looks like PowerColor is building an air-cooled R9 295X2 graphics card.
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290X Review: Cool, Quiet, And Priced Right
May 5, 2014 - in Reviews
PowerColor sent over a second 2.5-slot Hawaii-based card. The first was MSI's R9 290X Lightning. This one, the PCS+ R9 290X is both lighter and less expensive. Does PowerColor out-engineer MSI and score an upset, or is the PCS+ simply less capable?
Partner Cards: 10 Radeon R9 270 And 270X Boards, Reviewed
Mar 31, 2014 - in Reviews
We're not particularly fond of AMD's reference Radeon R9 270-series cooling solution. Fortunately, most of the company's board partners have their own heat sinks and fans. We take 10 cards and measure their clock rates, thermals, and acoustics.
PowerColor LCS AXR9 290X: Water Makes Hawaii Comfortable
Mar 5, 2014 - in Reviews
AMD’s Radeon R9 290X is an incredibly powerful gaming card. Unfortunately, the company's cheap cooling solution results in inconsistent performance and excessive noise. PowerColor’s liquid-cooled LCS AXR9 290X is set to solve both issues with finesse.
PowerColor Launches R9 290, 290X, PCS+ and LCS
Jan 13, 2014 - in News
Big air and slim water support PowerColor's R9 overclocks.
PowerColor Reveals R9 280X TurboDuo OC Graphics Card
Dec 6, 2013 - in News
PowerColor is releasing its R9 280X TurboDuo OC graphics card.
PowerColor Launches the Radeon HD 7730 1GB GDDR5 GPU
Jul 31, 2013 - in News
PowerColor has launched the entry level Radeon HD 7730 1 GB GDDR5 GPU that aims to offer “the most cost-effective performance for every PC user.”
PowerColor Announces the Devil HD7870 Graphics Card
Jul 16, 2013 - in News
PowerColor has officially announced its Devil HD7870 graphics card.
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: System Value Compared
Jun 25, 2013 - in Reviews
Our top three builders struggled to fit big performance into three tiny ITX-based platforms at three budget levels. Will the more expensive machines once again justify their higher prices through dramatically-improved performance? Read on for more.
PowerColor Announces HD 7750 EyeFinity 4 LP Edition
May 30, 2013 - in News
Powercolor is releasing a new low-profile graphics card that can drive up to four displays through its four mini-DisplayPort outputs.
Quick Take: PowerColor's Passively-Cooled Radeon HD 7850 SCS3
May 15, 2013 - in News
Tom's Hardware takes a quick look at PowerColor's passively-cooled Radeon HD 7850 SCS3. You're going to need notable airflow inside your case to keep this board stable, so don't expect to build a silent gaming PC with it.
PowerColor Rolls Out Passively Cooled HD 7850 SC3 Card
May 10, 2013 - in News
PowerColor has announced the arrival of a passively cooled HD 7850 graphics card.
A Listing of Radeon HD 7990 Manufacturers and Their Cards
Apr 24, 2013 - in News
A number of different manufacturers have already released their HD 7990 graphics cards, and unsurprisingly, they are all nearly identical.
PowerColor Launches the Radeon HD 7790 OC V2
Apr 13, 2013 - in News
The OC V2 is PowerColor's third release of the Radeon HD 7790 graphics card.
PowerColor Teases Its Passively Cooled Radeon HD 7850
Apr 12, 2013 - in News
PowerColor has teased the Radeon HD 7850 SCS3, the first passively cooled HD 7850 that has come to market.
A Round Up of the AMD Radeon HD 7790 Variants
Mar 29, 2013 - in News
Following its release last week, the AMD Radeon HD7790 graphics card is available from a wide variety of manufacturers with a range of coolers and clock speeds.
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: $1,600 Alternative PC
Mar 6, 2013 - in Reviews
Informed buyers are always looking for more information, and we were fortunate enough to plan for some of those requests. Today’s build adds quietness, storage capacity, and extra gaming finesse to the parts found in our “high-end-on-a budget” PC.
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: System Value Compared
Feb 28, 2013 - in Reviews
We've long claimed that the sweet spot for value was somewhere around $800. So, we narrowed this quarter's System Builder Marathon from $600 to $1,000. Which one of our three configurations gives us the most performance for our budget?
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: $1,000 Performance PC
Feb 27, 2013 - in Reviews
With his budget cut in half, Thomas is trying to take the value crown by building the highest-end PC in this quarter's System Builder Marathon for $1,000. Can he out-do the value of Paul's $600 config or Don's $800 effort using solid-state storage?
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2013: $800 Enthusiast PC
Feb 26, 2013 - in Reviews
Last quarter, Don had $1,000 to spend on a mid-range enthusiast-oriented PC. This time around, we challenged him to build something better with $800. Is that even possible? Our System Builder Marathon continues, as we benchmark three hand-picked setups.
Last Day: Tom's Hardware Award Winners on Sale at Newegg
Feb 22, 2013 - in News
Tom's Hardware and Newegg are teaming up to bring you some great deals on some of the best hardware we've seen in our labs.
Tahiti LE, Tested: PowerColor's HD7870 PCS+ Myst Edition
Feb 10, 2013 - in Reviews
Today, we look at a card between two worlds. Despite a model number that suggests Pitcairn lineage, this board is based on AMD's Tahiti GPU. Does it behave more like its namesake, or the powerful engine actually under its hood? Read on for more!
System Builder Marathon, Q4 2012: $500 Gaming PC
Dec 3, 2012 - in Reviews
We were hoping to kick this quarter's System Builder Marathon off with AMD's new Athlon X4 750K. But a lack of availability compels us back into the arms of Intel's dual-core Pentium. Happily, an affordable Radeon HD 7850 promises great performance.
Radeon HD 7990 And GeForce GTX 690: Bring Out The Big Guns
Nov 7, 2012 - in Reviews
EVGA recently lent our German lab one of the GeForce GTX 690s we've had in the U.S. for months. The purpose? To pit against HIS' upcoming 7970 X2 and PowerColor's Devil13 HD7990, both dual-Tahiti boards vying to become the world's fastest graphics card.
Radeon HD 7950 3 GB: Six Cards, Benchmarked And Reviewed
Jun 17, 2012 - in Reviews
With Nvidia's GeForce GTX 670 readily available for $400, AMD's Radeon HD 7950 shifts to the upper middle class of graphics card performance. We test six third-party interpretations in anticipation of pricing more in line with its competitive position.
Powercolor Shows its Radeon HD 7970 X2 Devil13
Jun 8, 2012 - in News
Get possessed with Powercolor's Devil13 card.
System Builder Marathon, March 2012: System Value Compared
Mar 28, 2012 - in Reviews
Three different builders took two different approaches this quarter. Paul and Don struck out in search of more graphics performance, while Thomas gave up some GPU horsepower in favor of a stronger CPU. Whose strategy paid off? It's time to compare!
System Builder Marathon, March 2012: $1250 Enthusiast PC
Mar 26, 2012 - in Reviews
Using the same sort of approach as Paul did yesterday, Don picks the parts for his System Builder Marathon machine with a bias toward gaming. How much performance can you expect from a mid-range PC sporting a $550 Radeon HD 7970? It's time to find out!
PowerColor Reveals the Devil 13 HD6970
Oct 6, 2011 - in News
PowerColor has released their new Devil 13 HD6970 graphics card designed to fulfill the most demanding of HD titles.
Micro-Stuttering And GPU Scaling In CrossFire And SLI
Aug 21, 2011 - in Reviews
We've received many emails from readers asking about the phenomenon known as micro-stuttering and what it means to multi-GPU setups in CrossFire and SLI. After running plenty of benchmarks, we're ready to weigh in on what turns out to be a real issue.