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EVGA GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards go up in smoke

EVGA GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards go up in smoke

There have been plenty of issues over the years where computers have caught fire, typically the fires were associated with defective batteries. A new issue is plaguing some owners of EVGA branded NVIDIA GTX 1080 and 1070 video cards that causes the cards to catch fire and the computers to die. The issue has cropped up over the last week with several threads with owners reporting the same sort of fire apparently caused by overheating leading to component failure and a MOSFET blow out.

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AMD strikes back with lower Radeon RX 460, 470 prices

AMD strikes back with lower Radeon RX 460, 470 prices

The graphics card wars on the low-end is heating up. Addressing a gaping hole in its portfolio, NVIDIA last week revealed the new GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti, both sitting on the lower end of its new Pascal line. Given the price tag, it was easily seen as encroaching on what is traditionally considered to be AMD’s turf. Naturally, the latter isn’t taking things sitting down and, while it hasn’t made much noise about it, prizes for its Radeon 460 and Radeon 470 VR-ready cars are dropping all around.

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AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 specs and shipping unveiled

AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 specs and shipping unveiled

We've known that the Radeon RX 460 and RX 470 graphics card were coming for a few weeks now, but we didn’t know key details about either of the cards. These cards were teased a bit back during the AMD E3 show. We knew the names of the cards, but that was about it. Now the specifications of the cards have been revealed and we know just about all there is to know about both.

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What you need to know about NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080

What you need to know about NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080

Given the advances in graphics tech in recent years, you'd be forgiven for thinking all things are now equal in GPUs, but NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 still stands out. The newly-announced video card - and its GeForce GTX 1070 sibling - debut NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, and it turns out that's a big deal indeed. Improvements in power efficiency, physical size, and most importantly graphics abilities make this possibly the most exciting GPU we've seen in the past few years.

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Stardock tool to let you mix AMD and NVIDIA cards in one PC

Stardock tool to let you mix AMD and NVIDIA cards in one PC

It isn't ready for the market yet. It doesn't even have a cool name yet. But when Stardock's promised multi-GPU tool does come out, it could very well change the way we build PCs and buy graphics card. In theory, Stardock's still to be christened technology will allow you to mix and match any card to boost your PC's graphics capabilities. While that has always been possible with NVIDIA's SLI and AMD's CrossFire, the key difference here is that you can even mix and match cards from different brands and generations as well.

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AMD R9 Fury X leads Radeon 300 into NVIDIA battle

AMD R9 Fury X leads Radeon 300 into NVIDIA battle

AMD has blasted a set of new video cards out among the E3 2015 gamers, topping out with the liquid-cooled R9 Fury X. Powered by 4,096 stream processing units in a dual-slot card, the R9 Fury X packs 4GB of High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM), boasting in excess of 3x the bandwidth per watt of GDDR5 memory. Altogether, it's capable of driving up to six displays, with 4K resolution and DirectX 12 support, and sits at the pinnacle of AMD's new Radeon 300 series.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 targets GPU “sweet spot”

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 targets GPU “sweet spot”

NVIDIA had inadvertently set itself a challenge. On the one hand, the GeForce GTX 980 and 970 had been a rip-roaring success, with an unexpected 1m+ cards selling in less than five months. That's not bad for a graphics card that costs as much as $549, and yet it left the NVIDIA chips out of reach for a dawning cohort of upgraders two generations behind and wanting a more affordable upgrade. Enter the GeForce GTX 960.

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NVIDIA Iray VCA tells designers to ditch prototyping

NVIDIA Iray VCA tells designers to ditch prototyping

NVIDIA's Titan Z isn't the only massively-powerful graphics system the company has for GTC 2014: there's also the $50,000 Iray VCA, aimed straight at designers aiming to bypass physical prototypes. The stackable, scalable box promises to replace a workstation cluster, containing eight of NVIDIA's fastest GPUs for a total of 23,040 CUDA cores.

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NVIDIA Titanfall update: 3D Vision and performance boost

NVIDIA Titanfall update: 3D Vision and performance boost

Titanfall doesn't arrive until March 11th, but if your gaming PC is running an NVIDIA graphics card then it's time for an update, as a fresh batch of GeForce software has been pushed out. The updated drivers - GeForce 335.23 WHQL - polishes the 3D Vision profile for Titanfall, among other games, as well as supporting GeForce ShadowPlay Twitch streaming.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black boosts the best

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black boosts the best

Last year NVIDIA launched one of the most interesting video cards that it offered in 2013 called the GTX Titan. That video card was crammed inside the Falcon Northwest Tiki desktop computer that we reviewed. The video card certainly delivered the sort of power that PC gamers are looking for to run high-end video games.

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Asus Republic of Gamers Mars 760 video card has dual NVIDIA GTX 760 GPUs

Asus Republic of Gamers Mars 760 video card has dual NVIDIA GTX 760 GPUs

Asus has unveiled its latest video card called the Republic of Gamers Mars 760. This is a high-end video card that offers a pair of NVIDIA GTX 760 GPUs on one video card for improved performance. Asus says that the new video card will deliver faster gaming performance than the NVIDIA GTX Titan.

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AMD Radeon R9 270 extends Graphics Core Next to low-end

AMD Radeon R9 270 extends Graphics Core Next to low-end

AMD has pushed out its latest R9 Series video card, the AMD Radeon R9 270, promising gaming performance with a sub-$180 price tag. Hitting shelves today, the new Radeon slots in at the entry-level of AMD's R9 range, with 1,280 stream processing units and 2GB of GRRD5 memory, for up to 2.69 TFLOPS of compute power.

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