January 9th, 2011, 8:55 AM

EVGA Revises it’s Warranty Lengths & Allows for Warranty Upgrade

EVGA, a company known for their lifetime warranties on many products has now upgraded it’s “basic” warranty to 3 years while allowing users to purchase an extended warranty of up to 10 years. Some of you may remember critique we had about EVGA’s choice to include a disappointing 1-year (two years with registration) warranty on [...]

December 30th, 2010, 10:10 PM

Happy Holidays from AMD – Many Radeon HD 6950 Reportedly Unlock to HD 6970

Video cards originally meant to perform in their $300 price bracket have been successfully unlocked to perform well above expectations. That’s right, owners of new AMD Radeon HD 6950 cards are able to re-flash the BIOS on their cards with a 6970 BIOS to reclaim SP and clocks that have been artificially withheld from them. [...]

December 17th, 2010, 11:48 AM

AMD Releases Catalyst 10.12a Hotfix for AMD Radeon 6900 Series Support

With the launch of AMD’s latest 6900 series cards, the company has released a 10.12a Hotfix driver with official support for the new AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB and AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB graphics cards;  begging the question as to why they didn’t simply put off the release of the 10.12 drivers this past [...]

December 14th, 2010, 1:39 PM

AMD Releases 10.12 Catalyst Drivers & Redesigned Catalyst Control Center

Alongside this month’s release of the AMD Catalyst 10.12 WHQL drivers, AMD also rolled out a preview of their newly redesigned Catalyst Control Center The new design  intends to improve usability via a new tasked-based interface, making a more intuitive navigation process. The changes are sure to make the process easier for the less tech [...]

December 7th, 2010, 1:59 PM

NVIDIA Releases GeForce GTX 570 Graphics Card & Press Release Roundup

As with most large product launches, we have collected and delivered the various press releases of manufacturers into an assorted list for your reading and viewing pleasure. Select the manufacturer below to jump to the appropriate page. ASUS Palit EVGA Zotac More to come… Hot on the heels of last month’s successful launch of the GeForce [...]

December 1st, 2010, 6:02 PM

VisionTek Announces Killer 2100 HD 5770 Combo Graphics-Network Card

VisionTek Products and Bigfoot Networks today announced the launch of the VisionTek Killer HD 5770, the world’s first single-card, PCI Express solution combining Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 game networking technology and AMD Radeon HD 5000 graphics family technology to supercharge mainstream PCs for online gaming. The Killer HD 5770 is a one-card, one-slot solution that [...]

November 29th, 2010, 5:51 PM

AMD and NVIDIA Bicker About Antialiasing Cheat in H.A.W.X

Understandably annoyed at NVIDIA calling out AMD on their image quality changes in their recent release of the Catalyst drivers, AMD has piped back with evidence suggesting that NVIDIA is also engaging in some rather questionable image quality practices themselves. The slides below outline how, in HAWX – an NVIDIA “The Way It’s Meant to [...]

November 29th, 2010, 5:14 PM

AMD Responds to Image Quality Allegations

On the heels of NVIDIA’s proclamation a little over a week ago,  that AMD had decreased its default image quality in order to give itself an artificial advantage in benchmarks, AMD has responded; obviously refuting the attack and attempting to set the record straight. Our AMD contact informed us that “[They] are committed to the [...]

November 25th, 2010, 12:09 PM

MSI Announces R6870 Twin Frozr II OC Graphics Card

MSI announces today the R6870 Twin Frozr II graphics card. It is equipped with the latest 40nm AMD Radeon HD6870 GPU, IGB GDDR5 high-speed graphics memory, and the award-winning Twin Frozr II thermal solution. As a result, the operating temperature and noise of the R6870 Twin Frozr II are reduced by 19°C and 12.8dB respectively [...]

November 19th, 2010, 7:13 PM

NVIDIA Challenging AMD’s Image Quality

Sit back and grab the popcorn boys, this is likely to get interesting. NVIDIA wrote a blog post this morning, reporting the findings of multiple independent third party review websites that claim changes in AMD’s Catalyst 10.10 default driver settings cause an increase in performance at the expense of decreased image quality. While individual games [...]