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XFX Radeon R9 290 Double Dissipation Review

When the AMD Radeon R9 290X video card debuted, it first appeared to be a solid competitor to NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 780 series… until heat and noise were taken into consideration. The Curacao XT-based video card offered plenty of graphics power, but the cooling system was forced to work hard and loud. When the Radeon R9 290 series arrived, this gave brands such as XFX the opportunity to further improve upon the AMD reference design by incorporating a much better cooling solution paired with long-life capacitors. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the XFX Radeon R9 290 Double D, model R9-290A-EDFD, which sells online for $499.99 (Amazon). This Black Edition Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 features a 947 MHz UltraHD 4K resolution-ready graphics card with 2560 Stream processors and support for the upcoming DirectX 11.2 API.

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ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard Review

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard Review Echoes of AC/DC ring in my head as I came up with this title, and it took everything in me not to have about a thousand different “Back in black” references but I think we can survive a few. ASUS seems to reserve its “Black Edition” moniker for …

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XFX Radeon R9 280X Black Edition Video Card Review

AMD released their new lineup of GCN-based video cards back in October and the industry manufacturers have since been adding their own special tweaks and improvements to the initial designs. XFX has recently released their latest version of the Radeon R9 280X card in the form of the XFX Black Edition Double Dissipation Radeon R9 280X. The XFX R9 280X TDBD sports upgraded features like a factory overclock to 1080MHz, high quality DURATEC components, a dual-fan design, and the second generation of XFX proprietary Ghost Thermal technology.

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard Launched

ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard Launched

ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard Launched X79-based board supports Intel LGA 2011 Core i7 (Ivy Bridge-E) processors, eight DRAM and quad-GPUs to maximize gaming and overclocking possibilities ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Rampage IV Black Edition, an E-ATX gaming motherboard designed to unleash the full power of Intel® LGA …

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Gelid Black Edition Heatsink Review

Gelid Black Edition Heatsink Review For adventurous computer enthusiasts seeking new and innovative heatsinks, Gelid’s ‘the Black Edition’ heatsink offers pretty good cooling performance with a modest noise output at stock fan speeds. Gelid’s ‘the Black Edition’ heatsink is compatible with Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775 processors and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 CPUs/APUs. Retail price is pegged at …

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GELID Black Edition Dual Tower CPU Heatsink Review

GELID Black Edition Dual Tower CPU Heatsink Review The Black Edition CPU Cooler from Gelid Solutions shows a large step in Gelid’s involvement with the hardware side of the CPU cooling market. The Gelid Black Edition is a full-on 160mm tall, 990g dual tower cooler using two 120mm fans, with very impressive looks and design. …

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XFX Radeon HD 7950 FX-795A-TDFC Video Card Review

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AMD have been working to extend their graphics reach into emerging markets, primarily through the use of integrated GPUs. This hasn’t slowed their pursuit in the discrete graphics market, where the AMD Radeon series continues to battle for supremacy in some of the most demanding DirectX 11 video games available on PC. The AMD Radeon HD 7950 is an example of this effort, employing 28 Compute Units (1792 Stream Processors) with 3GB GDDR5 memory. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the custom-designed XFX Radeon HD 7950 Double-Dissipation Black Edition video card, model FX-795A-TDFC, using several highly-demanding DX11 video games such as Metro: Last Light, Batman: Arkham City, and Battlefield 3.

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