VIDEO CARDS

January 8th, 2012

Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB Dual Fan Review

The HD 7970 may be the graphics card everyone is talking about but it only just became available in somewhat limited quantities and pricing is far beyond the reach of most consumers. But while the Southern Islands-based cards will take over AMD’s flagship range, lower end cards still provide great performance at a fraction of [...]


December 21st, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Review

4.3 billion transistors, a 28nm manufacturing process, 2048 cores, a 384-bit memory bus and 3GB of GDDR5 memory; the new AMD HD 7970 has it all.  Based off of the new Southern Islands architecture it represents a leap forward for AMD’s core engineering and is designed from the ground up for DX11 a compute performance. [...]


December 13th, 2011

MSI Radeon HD 6950 1GB Twin Frozr III Power Edition OC Review

The most recent graphics card in MSI’s quickly expanding stable doesn’t aim for the headlines but continues a longstanding tradition of offering excellent performance at a reasonable cost. Their HD 6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC (yes, it’s a mouthful) only goes for around $260 but should be able to play almost any game on the [...]


November 29th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Review

With the Christmas shopping season about to go into full swing and next generation architectures still a ways off, NVIDIA has released a new GTX 560 Ti  with 448 cores to fill in a few gaps in their lineup.  Based off of a cut down GF110 core, this card is supposed to bridge the chasm [...]


November 29th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Roundup (EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI)

With the NVIDIA launching their new GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores sans reference design, it was expected that their board partners would be competing amongst themselves for your hard earned dollars.  The end result is interesting to say the least.  In this roundup we take a look at boards from EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI [...]


November 15th, 2011

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 Super Overclock Review

The GTX 570 may have been introduced over nearly a year ago (yes, it has been that long) but it is still one of the best graphics cards around when it comes to price / performance ratio.  Gigabyte has taken it upon themselves to take this card to the next level by integrating it into [...]


November 3rd, 2011

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win Dual GPU Review

Dual GPU cards are rarities these days since the amount of time, effort and engineering capital that needs to be dedicated is substantial.  While most board partners usually avoid designing these high end niche products, EVGA has jumped into the pool head first with their new GTX 560 Ti 2Win.  Packing a pair of GF114 cores [...]


October 26th, 2011

The Effect of GPU Memory on Surround & Stereo 3D Performance

While many modern games don’t allow high end graphics cards to really stretch their legs, multi monitor configurations and stereoscopic 3D tend to push even bleeding edge GPUs to their breaking point.  Many have argued that a higher amount of memory bandwidth could unlock additional performance in these situations and we’re about to put this [...]


July 25th, 2011

ASUS RoG GTX 580 Matrix Platinum Review

The Matrix lineup has contained some of the best graphics cards around and now ASUS is introducing yet another product to this expanding repertoire: the GTX 580 Matrix Platinum Edition.  This is a card which many enthusiasts have been eagerly waiting for since it incorporates a high end design with some truly unique features.  But with [...]


July 11th, 2011

HIS HD 6970 IceQ Turbo & HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo X Review

With the wait time between the present and upcoming graphics card generations becoming longer and longer, pre-overclocked graphics cards are seen by many board partners as a way to keep the buying public interested in their products.  HIS has recently introduced a pair of unique AMD cards: the  HD 6970 IceQ Turbo and HD 6950 IceQ [...]