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XFX Rolls Out its Radeon R9 285 Double Dissipation Graphics Card

XFX joined the Radeon R9 285 launch party with its compact R9 285 Double Dissipation graphics card. Built on an black, custom-design, matte-finish PCB, XFX' card features a lightweight version of its twin-fan cooling solution, which has been featured on its older performance-segment cards, such as the R9 270X. The cooler features a dense aluminium fin stack, to which heat is fed by four 6 mm thick copper heat pipes, which is then ventilated by a pair of 80 mm spinners. The card sticks to AMD reference clock speeds of 918 MHz core, and 5.50 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. Based on the 28 nm "Tonga" silicon, the R9 285 features 1,792 Graphics CoreNext 1.2 stream processors, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory on this card. Expect it to be priced at US $249.

XFX Radeon R9 285 Pictured, Too

In addition to a Sapphire-branded Radeon R9 285, pictures of an XFX branded one surfaced, too. The Radeon R9 285 is a new SKU being designed by AMD to take on the GeForce GTX 760 in not just performance, but also energy efficiency. It's rumored to be based on a brand new 28 nm silicon, codenamed "Tonga," which features GCN2 stream processor count identical to one of the variants of "Tahiti," and a 256-bit wide memory interface. The card thus features 2 GB of memory. XFX gave its card its signature Double Dissipation (DD) cooling solution.

Source: VideoCardz

XFX Rolls Out R9 295X2 Core Edition Graphics Card

XFX rolled out its Radeon R9 295X2 Core Edition graphics card. A branding reserved by XFX for "reference design," the R9 295X2 Core Edition is every bit AMD's creation, barring just XFX stickers. It ships in a paperboard box. Codenamed "Vesuvius," the R9 295X2 is a dual-GPU graphics card based on a pair of 28 nm "Hawaii" GPUs, with all 2,816 stream processors, 176 TMUs, and 64 ROPs enabled on each chip; and with two 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interfaces, holding a total of 8 GB of memory. XFX is expected to sell this card at AMD's MSRP of US $1,499.

XFX Announces its Radeon R5 200 Series

XFX launched no less than five graphics cards based on AMD's new entry-level Radeon R5 230, four based on a low-profile, single-slot PCB, and one on a full-height PCB. All five cards are fan-less (silent), and feature chunky aluminium heatsinks to cool the GPU. All cards stick to the same clock speeds of 625 MHz. Among the low profile cards are the R5-230A-ZLH2 (1 GB DDR3 memory, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub); R5-230A-CLHV (2 GB DDR3 memory, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub); R5-230A-CLHR (same card with AMD freebies); and R5-230A-CLH2. The full height card, the R5-230A-CNH2 uses the added PCB area to just hold a bigger heatsink, and spread components out better. Based on the "Caicos" silicon, the R5 230 features 160 stream processors, and supports DirectX 11.

XFX Announces its Radeon R9 280 Double Dissipation Graphics Card

XFX launched the sole Radeon R9 280 graphics card model in its lineup, the R9 280 Double Dissipation. The card is available in two variants, a base variant which sticks to AMD reference clock speeds, and a factory-overclocked Black Edition variant. The base variant is clocked at 827 MHz core, 933 MHz boost, and 5.00 GHz memory; while the Black Edition offers 1000 MHz GPU clock (no boost), and 5.20 GHz memory. The two feature XFX' signature Double Dissipation cooling solution that's featured on a number of its R9 280 series and R9 290 series models. Based on the 28 nm "Tahiti" silicon, the Radeon R9 280 offers 1,792 stream processors, 112 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory. Expect the two to be priced between $280 and $300.

XFX Type 1 Bravo ATX Mid-Tower Case Starts Selling

XFX' debut in the gaming PC case arena, the Type 1 Bravo, started selling. The ATX mid-tower is priced at US $129.99. Measuring 518 mm x 232 mm x 562 mm, and made largely of SECC-steel, the case weighs about 10.4 kg. It features a sloped top, with a perforated front, and an edgy, opaque side panel with a flashy red bar featuring the XFX marking. Internally, there's room for some extremely long graphics cards (which is a given, since XFX also sells the HD 7990 under its own brand), and tall tower-type CPU coolers.

The XFX Type 1 Bravo offers room for three 5.25-inch drive bays with hinged valves for disc-trays, and eight 3.5-inch internal drive bays. The trays each feature mounting holes for 2.5-inch drives. The motherboard tray offers eight expansion slot bays, so you can install a dual-slot graphics card even in the bottom-most slot of your motherboard. Ventilation includes a 200 mm front intake, a 140 mm bottom intake, a 200 mm top exhaust, which alternatively be used as two 140 mm top exhausts, a 140 mm rear exhaust, and two 140 mm intakes along the side panel. Front panel connectivity includes two each of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and HDA jacks.

XFX Rolls Out Radeon R9 290 Series Double Dissipation Cards

XFX rolled out its first non-reference design Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards, the Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation (model: R9-290X-EDFD), and the R9 290 Double Dissipation (model: R9-290A-EDFD). The two are based on a common board design, with a non-reference design PCB by the company, and its tall, dual-slot Double Dissipation cooling solution that's featured on the company's Radeon R9 280X DD graphics card. The cooler uses a dense aluminium fin stack to which head drawn from the GPU is fed by copper heat pipes, and dissipated by a pair of 80 mm fans. As an added bonus, the "XFX" logo on the cooler shroud lights up. Both cards stick to AMD reference clock speeds. That's 1000 MHz core and 5.00 GHz memory for the R9 290X, and 947 MHz core and 5.00 GHz memory for the R9 290. The two are offered at prices identical to reference-design cards, or a tiny premium in some markets.

XFX Unveils Silent Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics Cards

XFX unveiled the first passive-cooled Radeon R7 200 series graphics cards, the full-height Radeon R7 250 Core Edition, and the half-height (low-profile) Radeon R7 240 Core Edition, pictured in that order. Both cards are based on a common half-height PCB design for the 28 nm "Oland" GPU, but due to higher thermal loads on the R7 250, its taller heatsink makes the card full-height. The R7 250 Core Edition offers AMD reference clock speeds of 1050 MHz core, and 4.60 GHz memory. It offers 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface. Its cooling solution is a heat-pipe fed aluminium fin stack. The R7 240 Core Edition, on the other hand, retains the same PCB, but makes do with a more compact cooling solution that makes the card low-profile ready. It features AMD reference clock speeds of 780 MHz core and 1.80 GHz memory, featuring 2 GB of DDR3 memory. The R7 250 Core Edition is priced around €92, while the R7 240 Core Edition goes for around €75.


XFX Rolls Out its Radeon R9 270 DD Graphics Card

XFX announced its Radeon R9 270 (non-X) Double Dissipation graphics card, which features a compacted version of the company's signature cooling solution. The card appears to use a PCB design that's not much different from that of its R9 270X graphics card. The card sticks to AMD reference clock speeds of 900 MHz core, 925 MHz PowerTune boost, and 5.60 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. Based on the 28 nm "Curacao" silicon, the R9 270 packs 1,280 stream processors, 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory on this card. XFX is pricing it at $179.99.

XFX Rolls Out its Radeon R9 290 Core Edition Graphics Card

XFX rolled out its Radeon R9 290 Core Edition graphics card (model: R9-290A-ENFC), which sticks to AMD's reference board design, and tops it up with minimal company branding. The card also sticks to AMD reference clock speeds of 948 MHz core, and 5.00 GHz memory. Based on the 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon, the Radeon R9 290 features 2,560 Graphics CoreNext stream processors, four tessellation units, 160 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. The R9 290 is priced at $399.

XFX Launches its Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card

XFX announced its Radeon R9 290X graphics card, the R9-290X-ENFC. The card is every bit identical to AMD's reference design, and includes an Origin key to Battlefield 4. Based on the 28 nm "Hawaii" silicon, it features 2,816 stream processors, 176 TMUs, 64 ROPs, 4 tessellation units, and a 512-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. It features reference clock speeds of 1000 MHz core, and 5.00 GHz memory. Available now, the XFX Radeon R9 290X is priced at $570.

XFX Radeon R9 290X Pictured

Here's the first picture of XFX' Radeon R9 290X graphics card, leaked to the web by Danish retailer ProShop. The card sticks to AMD reference design, and we're hearing that it will be a while after its launch, that we'll begin to see non-reference design R9 290X graphics cards. In the mean time, AMD's add-in board partners are spicing up their R9 290X packages with goodies, and factory overclocks that the reference design cooler can handle. This card, for example, includes an Origin key to Battlefield 4 (standard edition). ProShop is pricing the card at the equivalent of $1,550, although we're inclined to believe it's just a placeholder price. Radeon R9 290X should be available from October 24.

XFX' New Radeon R9 and R7 Series Of Graphics Cards Are An Evolution

XFX today unveiled the XFX Radeon R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280X, R9 270X, R7 260X and R7 250 graphics cards, XFX's first series of AMD GPUs with AMD's 2nd Generation GCN Architecture and PowerTune Technology designed for super optimized gaming performance. XFX's new GPUs also feature AMD's Mantle and AMD TrueAudio technology, the latest innovations that redefine the GPU by enabling both gamers and game developers with unprecedented audio and performance enhancements for compatible games.

XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation Pictured

Although Radeon R9 280X has a lot in common with Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, AMD's AIB partners are expected to come up with entirely new board designs. A case in point is the XFX Double Dissipation card, pictured below. While we don't know if XFX is recycling PCB designs over from the HD 7970 GHz Edition, the cooler certainly looks new, with its tall and chunky aluminium fin heatsink that's fed by copper heat-pipes, and a pair of 100 mm fans. Its box speaks of an "unlocked voltage" feature.

Based on the 28 nm "Tahiti XTL" silicon, Radeon R9 280X features 2,048 GCN stream processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory. The GPU is expected to be clocked a notch above 1.00 GHz on XFX' card, and the memory around 6.40 GHz. Slated for October 3rd, the card is expected to be priced anywhere between $299 and $329.

Source: VideoCardz

XFX Intros Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation

XFX rolled out a custom design Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" graphics card, its second one since the XFX-branded reference-design card. Named HD 7990 Triple Dissipation, the card is essentially an AMD reference design PCB with a custom cooling solution by XFX, which involves a chunkier aluminium fin stack heatsink over the two GPUs, and its DuraTec dust-repelling fans, topped off with a solid milled aluminium cooler shroud. Based on a pair of Tahiti XT silicons in an internal CrossFire configuration, the XFX HD 7990 Triple Dissipation features out of the box clock speeds of 950 MHz core, and 6.00 GHz memory. The cooler makes the card three slots thick. If you can live with that, the XFX Radeon HD 7990 could be yours for under $750.


XFX Unleashes its Radeon HD 7990

They may be titans, but we are Gods. Meticulously engineered for extraordinary DirectX 11.1 performance with 6GB of GDDR5 and two of the fastest GPUs on the planet. The XFX AMD Radeon HD 7990 break records without breaking the sound barrier, thanks to a massive heatsink backed by three whisper-quiet axial fans.

Finely tuned for the highest DirectX 11.1 gaming performance, the XFX AMD Radeon HD 7990 and Graphics Core Next is the best solution to prep your rig for extreme performance and blaze through the hottest graphic intensive games of the year. From browsers to image editors, experience faster and smoother performance in everyday apps with AMD App Acceleration. These elements incorporated in the new XFX Radeon HD 7990 allow it to be the top performing graphics card for a long time. No competitor comes close to this performance and if any one wants a true competitive gaming edge, the XFX Radeon HD 7990 is the best and only solution on the planet. And YES. It can run Crysis 3 in 3840 x 2160 with max settings.

XFX Rolls Out the Radeon HD 7790 Ghost Graphics Card

XFX kicked off its Radeon HD 7790 lineup with the HD 7790 Ghost. Featuring AMD reference clock speeds of 1000 MHz core and 6000 MHz memory, the card uses an AMD reference design PCB, with a custom-design fan-heatsink akin to Intel CPU coolers. Since the chip has a TDP of just 85W, the cooler looks sufficient. A slab of aluminum serves as shroud for the heatsink. Based on the 28 nm "Bonaire" silicon, the Radeon HD 7790 packs 896 stream processors, dual tessellation units, 56 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and a 128-bit GDDR5 memory interface holding 1 GB of memory; and a brand new dynamic-clock technology. The card is priced at US $149.99.

XFX Radeon HD 7770 Monster Graphics Card Pictured

Following up on the January launch of its Radeon HD 7750 sibling, XFX announced the Radeon HD 7770 Monster. With a near-identical PCB and cooler designs to the older release, the HD 7770 Monster uses a fancy cooler shroud that covers what is essentially a chunky fan-heatsink, cooling the GPU, memory, and VRM. The card ships with factory-overclocked frequencies of 1100 MHz core and 5.00 GHz memory, against the reference design's 1000/4500 MHz (core/memory). The XFX HD 7770 Monster, like its sibling, is released for the Greater China region. Find a review at the source.

Source: Expreview

XFX Outs FX 7750 Monster Graphics Card

To cash in on the Chinese Lunar New Year shopping season, XFX launched the FX 7750 Monster graphics card in the greater China region. Pictured below, the non-reference design Radeon HD 7750 graphics card uses 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface, reference clock speeds of 800 MHz core with 4.50 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory; a swanky fan-heatsink with a 90 mm fan; 4-phase VRM that relies on the PCI-Express slot for power; and display outputs that include one each of dual-link DVI, HDMI, and D-Sub. The XFX FX 7750 Monster is priced at 799 RMB (US $128).

Source: Expreview

AMD Introduces the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

Today AMD launched the world’s fastest graphics processing unit (GPU), the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition uses AMD’s innovative Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture to deliver astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality, providing world-class gameplay at the highest resolutions in the most demanding games such as Battlefield 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and DiRT Showdown.

“The AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition rounds out our award-winning GCN family, providing world-class gameplay thanks to the industry’s fastest single GPU,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, GPU Division, AMD. “Gamers have been hungry for our AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series since our launch last December. We have been able to meet that growing demand as we expanded our AMD Radeon HD 7000 offerings and brought the industry’s most advanced graphics across a complete family of leading-edge desktop and notebook graphics cards.”

XFX Radeon HD 7800 Double Dissipation Graphics Card Announced

XFX announced its Radeon HD 7870 Double Dissipation graphics card. The card features the same large-version of the company's Double Dissipation cooling assembly that's also featured on some of its Radeon HD 7900 series products, making it a monster overclocker. The Double Dissipation cooler uses an aluminum fin stack to which heat is conveyed by copper heat-pipes, which draw heat directly from the GPU die. The fin-stack is then ventilated by two "GHOST" fans, which are whisper-quiet. The R7870 DD from XFX also features a 5-10% factory-overclock. Slated for market-availability on, March 19 like the rest of the Radeon HD 7800 series products launched today, the XFX HD 7870 Double Dissipation will charge a small premium over the reference design.

XFX Launches its Radeon HD 7700 Series

XFX launched a plethora of Radeon HD 7700 series graphics cards, 9 models to be precise. These are essentially based on two designs by the company, a single-fan Ghost Thermal Technology board, and a dual-fan Double Dissipation board, spread across both the HD 7770 and HD 7750 SKUs, and in a variety of factory-overclock bins such as Core Edition (AMD reference speeds), Black Edition (1095 MHz core for the HD 7770, TBD for HD 7750), and SuperOverclock Edition (1120 MHz core for the HD 7770, TBD for the HD 7750).
Other specifications and a video presentation by XFX follow.

XFX Radeon HD 7770 Double Dissipation Black Edition Pictured

Here is the first picture of XFX' flagship graphics card based on the AMD Radeon HD 7770 GPU, the XFX Radeon HD 7770 Double Dissipation Black Edition. The picture reveals that XFX is sticking to a slightly-modified version of the AMD reference PCB, its variations don't appear to go beyond a red-colored DVI connector. It's the cooler, where all the action is. XFX used a slightly downscaled version of the "Double Dissipation" cooler it designed its Radeon HD 7900 series graphics cards with.

The cooler appears to use large copper plate that makes contact with each of the aluminum fins that run the entire length of the card. These aluminum fins are then ventilated by two fans that spin at low speeds (low noise), ensuring even ventilation, and better cooling compared to AMD reference cooling solution. A picture of a portion of the product box has text that claims this cooler is up to 13 dBA quieter than the reference design cooler, and up to 7 °C cooler. The "Black Edition" moniker would indicate that this card is factory-overclocked.

Source: Arab PC World

XFX Augments its Radeon HD 7900 Series with HD 7950

XFX out performs the competition with the release of their AMD Radeon HD 7950s - the second in XFX’s all new Radeon HD 7000 Series line-up. Available in four tantalising versions for you to choose from- Core Edition, the multi-award winning Double Dissipation, Black Edition Single Fan and Black Edition Double Dissipation – All featuring XFX’s Ghost Thermal Solution.

Ghost Thermal technology is the optimal thermal design that allows air to pass through the heatsink directly to the PCB and core components. This exclusive design allows fan speeds to be kept lower, while allowing the heat to dissipate evenly through the card without excess noise. XFX’s exclusive Ghost Thermal design is complimented by its highly efficient HydroCell thermal solution which is a vapor chamber based on the same principles as heat-pipe technology, which uses a recirculation process and wick system for vaporization. All of this combined with XFX’s award-winning Double Dissipation dual-fan design makes it one of the coolest and quietest cards on the market while simultaneously increasing overall graphics card performance and lifespan.

Multiple Radeon HD 7950 Cards Listed in Europe

Not to be outdone by their US-based brethren, several European stores have jumped the gun and put up for pre-order the (still not officially announced) Radeon HD 7950 aka AMD's second 28 nm-powered graphics card. The listings in Europe reveal three HD 7950s, two that seem to be based on AMD's reference design (one from XFX, one only carrying the AMD brand) and a custom model coming from Gigabyte.

All three cards feature DirectX 11.1 and OpenGL 4.2 support, 1792 Stream Processors, a 384-bit memory interface, 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 5000 MHz, CrossFireX support, and include four display outputs - DVI x 1, HDMI x 1, mini DisplayPort x 2. The 'stock' models have a GPU clock of 800 MHz while Gigabyte's card (GV-R795W3-3GD) is listed with a core clock of 900 MHz (although it may be a typo). The GV-R795W3-3GD also has a blue PCB and a dual-slot, triple-fan (WindForce style) cooler.

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