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    AMD Radeon R9 290X 4 GB

    I just scroll through the review pretty quickly and already I'm convinced this is the best of the best card I've seen. I remember Titan was really fantastic but the problem with that card is the enormous price tag. Now, we have a faster card at half price!! The ATI boys have done it...
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    VTX3D HD 7870 Black Edition 2 GB

    Looking at the clock profile, the voltage looks very high especially on blu-ray mode. 1.2 volt! And 1.29 on gaming??? The first thing you can do to reduce the enormous heat and power consumption would be to reduce the voltage. Anyone tried to manually rewrite these profiles so they are more...
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    Sony PlayStation 4 "Orbis" Kits Shipping to Developers, Powered by AMD A10 APU

    Sounds to me like a very average hardware specs. This is so un-playstation like. All past Playstation hardware were always ahead of its time at launch. It took PC a couple of years to catch up PS3. PS4 looks more like a cost-cutting exercise.
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    ColorFire Radeon HD 7870 XStorm Graphics Card Detailed

    Despite a VRM design that's fit to condition power for the HD 7970 GHz Edition (or jump-start an SUV), LOL :rockout:
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    Colorful Unveils Fanless GeForce GTX 680 Graphics Card

    It definitely looks heavy but they should make it as light as possible with fins similar to air-con fins or car radiator fins. Although that would mean it is as sharp as razor. lighter = better since there will be less heat energy accumulated on heatsink.
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    First Commercial IBM Hot-Water Cooled Supercomputer to Consume 40% Less Energy

    Thats what I usually do at home. Just power up my water cooled silent PC and game on it. The room will slowly warm up.
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    Computing Experts Unveil Superefficient ‘Inexact’ Chip

    How is this different from a flawed CPU?
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    *** F@H Tech Assistance Thread ***

    I've tried both v2 and v7. In the v2, I can't get it to work on the GTX580 and somehow it seems to be idle on the 2700K CPU as well. in the v7, I don't know how to configure it. I suppose I could spend lots of time figuring it out but I don't have the time to do it. Anyone can link me to a...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Launched

    Very happy to see Nvidia and ATI pushing the boundaries of PC graphics. This time of course is Nvidia leading the way in efficiency. Reminded me of the 4870 underdog win. History is repeating again. I hope Nvidia and ATI continue putting money into GPU business so that we will be less...
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    Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend Starts Today

    I get the feeling that you feel that torchlight copied diablo. Actually, the original team that made diablo made torchlight. Including the soundtrack writer. This means they copied themselves and made it better. To me, torchlight is the next step and diablo3 is too conservative and backwards.
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    Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend Starts Today

    Hmm... If u use just one eye and no neck like a frog, then the world is 2d and only one direction to look at things. I prefer to look around and explore, 2d is just too much restriction. I enjoyed Diablo2 and torchlight and many other games. Just because i love dioblo2 does not mean...
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    Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend Starts Today

    After 2 days of playing Diablo 3. I have to say Runic Game's Torchlight was more refreshing. There are so many annoying things that are conservatively retained from previous Diablos. The item management is one, It does not even sort itself out, it still has a 1 and 2 slot system. The items are...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Kepler 2 GB

    real time Natural hair! and possibly some eye reflection.
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Kepler 2 GB

    You're right, I just went through Anandtech's review. There was a long detailed explanation comparing Fermi with Kepler architecture. In summary, Kepler remove many of the non-gaming features to make it go fast and efficient. Surprisingly, ATI has gone in the opposite direction with GCN being...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Kepler 2 GB

    Tahiti seems to be fast only when there is heaps of post-processing involved. Crysis and Metro2033 are the 2 games which was made that way. Most other games were built with console limitations in mind. So in a way, I'm saying if there is a game that is made for 7950 then it will look good on...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Kepler 2 GB

    Remember the brilliant RV770? This is history repeating with Nvidia as the one with the clever architecture. GTX680 = Tahiti. So either card is worth buying in terms of performance. The reason to buy Kepler would be the better price, lower power consumption (i.e. GPU produce less heat...
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    GeForce GTX 680 Up To 40% Faster Than Radeon HD 7970: NVIDIA

    with famous games like TES4:Skyrim and Unigine: Heaven missing, it looks like a cherry picked leaked benchmarks to me. Nevertheless, the 3Dmark11 shows that Kepler is 8% faster than 7970, which is really impressive. Remember, the chip is smaller than Tahiti and runs only on 256bit bandwidth...
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    GK104 Dynamic Clock Adjustment Detailed

    Not sure if Kepler will be exactly the same as Intel CPU. In the case of Intel CPU, you'll get less throttling if you have better cooling (assuming you've free-up your CPU via bios correctly).
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    GK104 Dynamic Clock Adjustment Detailed

    dynamic clocking on GPU is not new. normally, the cards would have 2D at a low 300mhz and 700+Mhz for 3D. The "new" feature in Kepler is that it is able to go beyond the spec speed of 700+Mhz if the thermo-envelope permits it. So if the situation is a very straight forward computation work...
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    GeForce GTX 680 Features Speed Boost, Arrives This Month, etc., etc.

    only 10% on BF3 and 3+ months late? YAWN.....
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    AMD Radeon HD 7850 & HD 7870 2 GB

    I like the sound of that! hahaha...:toast:
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    AMD Radeon HD 7850 & HD 7870 2 GB

    Agree, the 79xx cards don't have optimised drivers yet. Here is a speculative thought, is ATI sandbaging, holding out the real performance and getting ready for Kepler? I bet there will be a driver release on the day when Kepler hits the reviewers. hehehe... At least I hope that is the case...
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    AMD Radeon HD 7850 & HD 7870 2 GB

    Yes, the low power consumption means these babies can overclock really well! 1200Mhz is just the start, I reckon..
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    AMD Radeon HD 7850 & HD 7870 2 GB

    This is the most impressive card from the 7xxx series yet! The numbers at 2560x1536 shows that 7870 is nearly on-par with GTX580! This accessment is based anandtech and tpu. What impresses me the most the the tiny amount of power it consumes! It makes the previous gen cards look like...