Category: GPU

AMD RADEON R5 200 SERIES

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The AMD Radeon R5 200 series video card are generally sold to OEM manufacturers. Some are also released into the retail market. The Radeon R5 200 series are AMD’s entry level DX11 video cards. R5 220 R5 230 R5 235 R5 235X R5 240 Feature Size 40nm 40nm 40nm 40nm 28nm GPU Cedar Caicos Caicos …

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MSI RADEON R7 250 2GB

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The MSI R7 250 2GB is an entry level gaming card. This card originally sold for $99. 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 AMD Oland Core Clock 1050 MHz Boost Clock 1100 MHz 1 x DVI-D 1 x HDMI 1.4a 384 Stream Processors 806 GFLOPS shader model 5 PCI Express 3.0 DX12, OpenGL 4.3, Mantle HDMI 1.4,DVI-D, D-SUB …

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AMD RADEON R7 200 SERIES

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The AMD Radeon R7 200 series video card are generally sold to OEM manufacturers who then customize them for the retail market. The Radeon R7 200 series are AMD’s entry level and mainstream DX12 video cards. R7 240 R7 250 R7 250X R7 260 R7 260X R7 265 Feature Size 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm …

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CHANGING YOUR VIDEO CARD

Periodically gamers may want to change their video card. Today there are 2 choices, AMD and NVIDIA. Intel is only seen with integrated graphics. Ordinarily it should be possible to use add/remove and remove the display driver. This works most of the time. Unfortunately problems do occur. DDU Display Driver Uninstaller is a driver removal …

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EVGA GT 640 4GB EDITION

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The EVGA GT 640 4GB Edition (04G-P4-2647-KR) is a mid range video card.  The EVGA GT 640 4GB Edition is a good entry level gaming class video card that supports up to DirectX 11. EVGA historically offered a lifetime warranty but the 196.75 driver defect caused them to change to 3 years with options for …

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UEFI GOP VBIOS

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Starting with Windows 8, Windows began to support UEFI and GPT boot for gaming machines. Larger capacity hard disks can be booted with a UEFI based machine. The video card however also needs to support the graphics output protocol (GOP) so that the UEFI can achieve the native resolution or at least 1024×768 resolution for …

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EVGA GTX 660 Ti FTW SIGNATURE 2

EVGA GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature 2

The EVGA GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature 2 (02G-P4-3664-KR) was released October 12, 2012 making it part of the third series of shader model 5 DirectX 11 cards from NVIDIA. This makes the GTX 660 Ti a very strong performer for DirectX 11 class games. The GTX 660 Ti is the one bin down from the …

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EVGA GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED

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The EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked (02G-P4-2662-KR) was released September 6, 2012 making it part of the third series of shader model 5 DirectX 11 cards from NVIDIA. This makes the GTX 660 a very strong performer for DirectX 11 class games. The EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked is the one model down from the GTK106 with a …

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ASUS GT 610

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The ASUS GeForce 610 is an entry level card for basic performance to deal with your daily work and entertainment needs. The card has a passive cooler so its silent in operation. The low power consumption makes it a good choice for commercial use. GT610-2GD3-CSM GF110-300-A1 Fermi architecture 40nm 79 mm² 48 CUDA cores PCI Express 2.0 …

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ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2

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The Asus HD7870 is an enthusiast class video card. It embeds ASUS Exclusive DirectCU Thermal Solution: flattened copper heat-pipes contact GPU directly for up to 20% COOLER. Moreover, ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 comes with exclusive GPU Tweak utility, which allows users to modify clock speeds, voltages, and fan performance. The HD7870 sold for around $260 at launch depending …

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DUAL FAN GPU COOLERS

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Enthusiast grade gaming video cards have long used dual slot coolers in order to cope with upwards of 200W of power. Dual GPU cards require even more power which adds to the thermal load. In recent years following forum posts and and returned cards galore, the industry now has began using more sophisticated coolers that …

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LENOVO X220 PLAYABLE GAMES

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The Lenovo x220 comes with an Intel i5-2520m processor. The machine has a 1366×768 LCD.  Many games natively support the LCD, other games may only support 1280×720. The i7 version of the X220 has the game graphics as the i5 CPU. The HD 3000 (Sandy Bridge GT2+ core)  includes support for DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL …

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SAMSUNG R540 PLAYABLE GAMES

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The Samsung R540  has the Arrandale graphics (GMA HD).  The Samsung R540  has a 15.6″ LCD with 1366×768 pixel resolution. Many games natively support the LCD, other games may only support 1280×720. The GMA HD (Arrandale)  includes support for DirectX 10.0 and OpenGL 3.1. The GMA HD has no intrinsic dedicated memory but it designed to support …

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SAPPHIRE HD 6970

The Sapphire HD 6970 is the flagship GPU for AMD HD 6000 series. The card reviewed is the 2048MB VRAM version. Cayman XT 1536 Stream Processors 89mm² 1024MB, 2048MB and 3072 MB 256-bit DDR5 880 MHz PCI Express 2.1 x16 2703 GFLOPS DirectX 11 OpenGL 3.2 CrossFireX Dual slot turbo cooler D-Sub Max Resolution : 2048×1536 …

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OVERCLOCKING YOUR GPU

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All too often gamers are finding game performance suffers. There are some things that can be done. First is to make sure the rig is clean, dust can be a real problem that can lead to thermal throttling or worse. It will also stress out the moving parts by making it work twice as hard in …

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