In what will likely be one of the last CES 2014 articles, we will cover what NVIDIA had to say as we sat down with a representative and talked about the exciting technology – G-Sync, for monitors and watched an incredible unreleased racing sim/driving game run on three 4K monitors in Surround. We will also show what PowerColor has to done to their AMD line-up to compete with the big boys as well as look at a couple of beautiful new coolers from Be Quiet! Get comfy because it is picture time.
It’s been a while since we reviewed the AMD reference design GPU14 graphics cards. However, now that the partner cards are becoming available, PowerColor has sent along their PCS+ R9 270X for us to have a look at. This card comes factory overclocked and has what appears to be a pretty stout cooling solution. The AMD R9 270X GPUs offer good performance at an affordable price, and I’ve been waiting to see how AMD partners incorporate these GPU14 cards into their product lineups. So, let’s see what PowerColor has been able to do as we run this card through our review process.
Oh, what a glorious day it is here in Tahiti…no, you didn’t just jump in to my vacation blog. We are here today to review the PowerColor HD 7950 PCS+. If this card is anything like its big brother, the HD 7970, this card should be another absolute monster. Let’s see how it compares against that and other high end GPUs.
Despite its name, the PowerColor HD 6950 PCS++ is not an average reference card. This GPU is built on a custom PCB and includes a different cooling solution. Out of the box, this card is unlocked from 1408 to 1536 shaders, like the HD 6970. Plus, it comes standard with a beefy 80 MHz overclock. Let’s see how it stacks up against the competition.