Nvidia and AMD bring out their big new guns for the holidays

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The last few months of the year are an exciting time whatever sort of electronics you’re into. For those of us still clinging on to the glories of PC gaming but feeling the need for more graphics power, both Nvidia and AMD have new graphics cards coming out — looking to address different parts of the market with faster and more efficient silicon. First out of the gate is AMD’s Radeon R9 285, a $249 card with a new internal architecture that is nevertheless “functionally speaking … just an R9 280 with more features,” according to AnandTech. Still, the very presence of the new mid-range card is driving down prices of the older model and creating some fine bargains for gamers on a budget. Plus, the new efficiencies found in the Tonga…

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