We're giving away a graphics card from AMD and entering couldn't be easier!
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.
We're in the process of testing Radeon R9 290X cards from AMD's board partners, and were curious how they all fare in a closed chassis. Corsair's deluxe Obsidian 900D offers lots of airflow, so we dusted off a more mainstream $80 case to test with.
Perhaps fortunately, AMD's reference Radeon R9 280X is a bit of a phantom outside our own labs. If you're shopping for one of these Tahiti-based boards, you're looking at third-party solutions. We round up seven models and show what makes them different.
We got our hands on two Radeon HD 7730 cards from Sapphire: one with 2 GB of DDR3 and the other sporting 1 GB of GDDR5. How do they compare to AMD's Radeon HD 6670s, and what might we glean from these boards about the upcoming Kaveri-based APUs?
Photographs of the upcoming Sapphire Radeon 7990 Atomic’s PCB and cooler have surfaced on Expreview.com.
Sapphire has introduced two new Radeon HD 7730 cards: a 1 GB model with GDDR5 memory and a 2 GB model with GDDR3 memory.
The Atomic HD 7990 features two Tahiti XT GPUs, 6 GB of GDDR5, a liquid cooler, and will require three 8-pin PCIe power connectors.
The Radeon HD 7790 SimCity Special Edition features reference clock speeds, 1 GB of memory and includes a free copy of SimCity.
A number of different manufacturers have already released their HD 7990 graphics cards, and unsurprisingly, they are all nearly identical.
Asus is no longer the biggest graphics cards manufacturer, and has been overtaken by Palit and PC Partner.
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.
The Radeon HD 7790 based on AMD's new Bonaire GPU seems set to be a very capable mid-range graphics card.
So you like our System Builder Marathon? Ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen in Q1 2013 BestConfigs Poll.