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AMD Offers a Sneak Peek at the HD 7990 and AMD Sky Series, Uber Graphics and the Clouds…

The Game Developers Conference 2013 was the scene, a tech savvy backdrop for AMD to reveal their latest pixel pushing technology. While AMD had a large presence behind the scenes they somehow managed to avoid the spotlight.

Only willing to give the tech hungry audience a sneak peak at upcoming technology AMD kept the audience hanging in suspense. As a part of their tech sneak peek AMD previewed two up and coming technologies,; the long awaited HD 7990 dual GPU uber video card and the brand new Radeon Sky family of video cards for the clouds.

Also included for your viewing pleasure is the HD 7990 Battlefield 4 demonstration video taken at the GDC.

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NVidia’s GTX 690. The Kepler Twins, A Tale Of The Über Video Card Times Two…

NVidia has this week introduced the world to The Kepler Twins. Sounding like a new duo of Adult Entertainment superstars the Kepler Twins are instead the foundation of the world’s fastest video card, the new King of the Über video cards.

Some say everything is better in pairs. NVIDIA must agree as the GTX 690 sees NVidia pairing two GTX 680 Kepler GPU’s into a single video card. Available May 7 for $999 USD. Expect a plethora of full reviews once released. NVidia have a firm hold on the dual and single GPU performance crowns.

The GTX 690 is a spectacular piece of hardware, with its chromium-plated aluminium frame, molded magnesium alloy fan housing, and dual vapour chamber with nickel-plated fins the card resembles a piece of industrial artwork. At the rear are three dual link DVI ports and a mini Display port, with an adaptor for HDMI, the GTX 690 is able to drive a wall of 6 monitors for that fully immersive experience.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 590, the Uber Video Card Battle…

Nvidia’s answer to a question that no one can afford has been released, the dual GPU Nvidia GTX 590 is here to challenge the king of Uber video cards the ATI 6990. ATI no longer has the Uber video card market to itself, their 6990 video card may still hold the speed crown – only just – but the GTX 590 is hot on it’s heals, the king has some competition.

With a card like the GTX 590 a massive budget is required, $700 USD RRP for the video card might scare the hell out of most people but if your still interested then you’ll need to make sure you can supply the right environment, the infrastructure to support it. The parts you put around this video card will help to get the most out of it. Your case needs 30cm of space for the card, a 700 watt power supply is required to keep this bad boy juiced up, the card will chew 365 watts of power during gaming. You’ll need two 8pin power plugs connected just to start the card.

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HOT NEW AMD 6990, Über Video Card…

AMD does foot long sub.

Do you always have to have the fastest, always want the best. Do you have a spare $700 floating around to spend on a video card? Well AMD has just released the AMD 6990 and it ticks ALL the boxes, it is the new king of video cards.

With 4 Gig of Ram shared between 2 video chips – graphics processing units – this is a serious beast of a video card. Hell I know of many desktop machines that don’t have that much memory in total. There are 5 video ports to drive 5 displays. More importantly this card will drive your ultra hi-def monitor – 2560 x 1600 resolution, actually this card could drive two of these ultra hi-res monitors.

If you have a desktop case or even a normalish sized case you can forget about this card. At just over 30cm long – 12inches – this card needs lots of space in your case. Even with an Antec 183 – an extremely large case – a drive cage needs to be removed to accommodate the video card. Power also needs to be considered before buying a card like this. In overclock mode this card will use 450W, so an 800W power supply is going to be a necessity.

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