I need a new video card my 7870 is acting up, this morning I got a black screen, that’s annoying because I like to play games and of course working, I need a video card for that too.  The news today is the launch of the new AMD R9 and R7 series video cards. PowerColor sent me over a PR about their latest cards, five of them to be exact, the R9 280X, R9 270X OC, R7 260X OC, R7 250 OC and the R7 240 OC so they’ve got a card for every budget. Check out below for more details, specs and pictures of the new cards..

 


TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, is proud to introduce a whole new lineup for all PC users, the PowerColor R9/R7 series. Based on AMD’s latest GCN architecture, the new R9/R7 series feature the latest support of DirectX® 11.2, bringing gamers beyond the best gaming experience. Also, the new series uses the high standard PCI-Express 3.0 as interface, together with AMD Accelerated Processing technology, maximizing total performance than before.
PowerColor R9 Series
Two models are added to R9 series, the 280X and 270X OC. The R9 280X clocks at 850MHz, while arrives at 1000MHz with boost, also equipped with PowerColor exclusive cooling solution, which offers 10% temperature down performance and 15% quieter through 92mm ultra big fan and unique SSU-shape heat pipe design. The R9 270X OC has clock speed of 1030MHz and up to 1080MHz after boosting, packing with selected power kit and efficient cooling system, easily enhancing the stability and thermal capacity.
PowerColor R7 Series
On the other hand, the PowerColor R7 series offer three options for any kind of PC users to choose. The TurboDuo R7 260X OC is equipped with 2GB of GDDR5, and up to 1160MHz overclocking speed on engine clock, also takes advantage of exclusive TurboDuo cooling solution which offers efficient thermal performance. The R7 250 OC is factory overclocked to 1050MHz core (1100MHz with boost), and 1150MHz memory, and features 1GB of GDDR5 video memory; PowerColor R7 240 OC has pre-set factory overclock to 750MHz for core and 900MHz for memory, together with 2GB of DDR3 video memory, delivering the best performance in its class.
Innovative Technology
New R9/R7 series provide plenty of innovative features. The R9 280X/270X and R7 260X all support AMD Eyefinity technology, gamers are able to feel the immersive “wrap around” gaming experience. By using the AMD CrossfireTM technology, users can get exceptional performance scaling with a second GPU. With the support of AMD PowerTune technology, enabling higher clockspeeds while needed through unused TDP headroom, delivering the best power efficiency.

 

PowerColor R9280X thumb thumb PowerColor Intros R9 and R7 Series Video Cards

PowerColor R9 280X

Core Speed 850MHz (1000MHz with boost)

Memory Speed 1500MHz (6.0Gbps)

Memory 3GB GDDR5

Memory Interface 384 bit

Eyefinity Yes

DirectX® 11.2

CrossFire™ Yes

Output DL DVI-I / SL DVI-D / HDMI / DP

 

PowerColor R9270X thumb2 thumb PowerColor Intros R9 and R7 Series Video Cards

 

PowerColor R9 270X OC

Core Speed 1030MHz (1080MHz with boost)

Memory Speed 1400MHz (5.6Gbps)

Memory 2GB GDDR5

Memory Interface 256 bit

Eyefinity Yes

DirectX® 11.2

CrossFire™ Yes

Output DL DVI-I / SL DVI-D / HDMI / DP

 

 

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PowerColor TurboDuo R7 260X OC

Core Speed 1160MHz

Memory Speed 1650MHz (6.6Gbps)

Memory 2GB GDDR5

Memory Interface 128 bit

Eyefinity Yes

DirectX® 11.2

CrossFire™ Yes

Output DL DVI-I/DL DVI- /HDMI/DP

 

 

PowerColor R7250 thumb thumb PowerColor Intros R9 and R7 Series Video Cards

PowerColor R7 250 OC

Core Speed 1050MHz (1100MHz with boost)

Memory Speed 1150MHz (4.6Gbps)

Memory 1GB GDDR5

Memory Interface 128 bit

Eyefinity No

DirectX® 11.2

CrossFire™ Yes (Software CrossFire)

Output SL DVI-D / HDMI / VGA

 

 

PowerColor R7240 thumb thumb PowerColor Intros R9 and R7 Series Video Cards

PowerColor R7 240 OC

Core Speed 750MHz (800MHz with boost)

Memory Speed 900MHz x2

Memory 2GB DDR3

Memory Interface 128 bit

Eyefinity No

DirectX® 11.2

CrossFire™ Yes (Software CrossFire)

Output SL DVI-D / HDMI / VGA

 

For more product information, visit: www.powercolor.com.

 

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