With the release of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, many people think that PC gaming is obsolete. Nothing could be further from the truth though, as it's proven time and time again that graphic power for the PC grows much faster than consoles, especially given that the latter has a longer and longer release schedule. With the ever growing number of video cards available, how do you know what to purcahse?
While we can't necessarily answer that question for everyone, we can provide our experience with the new ATI R9 270 video card. Provided to us for review by Club 3D, their model is called the "royalQueen," and we'll examine how well the specs stack up to other devices, and what our results were while testing the card.
Club 3D may be a relatively unknown player in the United States, but they're the market leader in Europe. In an attempt to broaden brand awareness, the company has recently signed a deal with Newegg.com to sell products in the United States. Taking on more established brands like Sapphire, MSI, and XFX is risky, but with a recent focus on ATI/AMD video cards, the gamble could pay off.
The company has a unique naming standard, using playing cards to name their products. From the royalKing to the royalQueen to the jokerCard, the company puts a unique twist on the names. However that naming does get a little confusing when there's a royalQueen R9 270, R9 270X, and R9 280X.
This review is brought to you in partnership with Neowin.