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AMD's Radeon R9 280X and 270X graphics cards @ The Tech Report
DailyTech's roundup of reviews from around the internet for Wednesday

AMD Radeon R7/R9 Graphics Cards
@ Hardware Canucks, [2]
@ PC Perspective
@ Tech Report, [2]
@ Hardware Heaven
@ Legion Hardware
@ Hexus
@ TweakTown
@ TechSpot
@ Hot Hardware
@ Vortez
@ Guru3D
@ Neoseeker
@ Legit Reviews
@ Techgage

Motherboards
ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini-ITX Motherboard @ Custom PC Review

Memory
Patriot Viper 3 DDR3-2400 16GB CL10 Black Mamba and Venom Red Memory @ Funky Kit

Graphics
Samsung Series 9 SB970 WQHD LED Monitor @ Tech Lobby

Storage
HGST Travelstar 5K1500 1.5TB SATA III HDD @ NikKTech
Mach Xtreme Technology MX Express Driverless PCIe 2.0 x2 SSD @ The SSD Review
QNAP TS-669 PRO 6-Bay SMB NAS @ TweakTown
Toshiba HG5D Series SATA M.2 SSD (512GB) @ The SSD Review
Crucial M500 960GB @ PureOverclock

Enclosures
NZXT H630 @ Vortez
NZXT H230 @ Hexus
Fractal Design ARC XL @ OCC

Power Supplies
SilverStone Strider Gold 650W Power Supply @ OCIA.net
Thermaltake Toughpower DPS 850-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply @ TweakTown

Cooling
Prolimatech Armageddon Blue Series CPU Cooler @ TweakTown


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Audio?
By Mitch101 on 10/10/2013 11:08:33 AM , Rating: 2
So the Radeon launch so far seems like a simplification of hardware tiers instead of the real product launch because the performance is in line with previous generation cards only the one low end card has the audio candy. I saw some of the new Radeons also draw a little more power for the same performance and only when the 290x comes along will we see the real frames per second increases. Oh and did notice that minimum FPS did increase on the new cards.

What I was hoping to get more info on is the Audio and how thats going to work and like to see how it will effect CPU performance. Will there be separate audio outputs because my mobo is tied to my onboard audio and my wireless headset uses the Logitech codec/chip. Guess will find out more when the 290x launch/benchies and to see how the developers leverage the audio abilities of the new cards.

Also where are the crossfire and 5760x1080 benches. So many questions I have.




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