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March 22nd, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Review

NVIDIA’s Kepler  is finally here and after months of waiting, we finally get to see the first card with this new architecture:  the GTX 680.  The GTX 680 is based around a GK104 core and 2GB of GDDR5 memory but what really makes it stand out from the competition is NVIDIA new focus upon power [...]


March 4th, 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7870 & HD 7850 Review

With today’s release of the HD 7870 and HD 7850, AMD has achieved their goal of having a complete top to bottom desktop graphics card lineup based upon the new GCN architecture.  These two new entries into the lineup are meant to effectively bridge the gap between the high end and entry level markets.  With [...]


February 14th, 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7770 & HD 7750 Review

While many expected the next products to hit the market would be the HD 7800 series AMD is now launching  the $159 HD 7770 and $109 HD 7750.  Considering there’s been quite a bit of movement in this price range with the previous generation’s higher performance cards getting some noteworthy price cuts, the HD 7700 [...]


February 8th, 2012

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB OC Review

The HD 7970 is currently one of the most popular cards around and Gigabyte has once again done their part to design a custom card that improves upon the reference design in nearly every way possible.  While their OC edition may not sport ultra high clock speeds, it more than makes up for this shortcoming [...]


February 6th, 2012

XFX HD 7970 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Review

The HD 7970 3GB is currently the highest performing graphics card on the market and AMD’s board partners have been quick to take advantage of its willingness to overclock.  XFX’s Black Edition Double Dissipation not only incorporates higher core and memory frequencies along with a lifetime warranty but also uses a custom heatsink for a [...]


January 30th, 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7950 Review; Tahiti Pro Arrives

With the HD 7970 sitting firmly at the forefront of today’s GPU market, it was only a matter of time until its performance trickled down into lower end products as well.  Today marks the launch of AMD’s HD 7950, a $449 card that’s supposed to go head to head against NVIDIA’s GTX 580.


January 30th, 2012

XFX HD 7950 Black Edition Double Dissipation Review

XFX has always been at the forefront of enthusiasts’ mindsets and their newest HD 7950 looks to take things to the next level.  In order to create this card, they took a custom designed PCB, installed a highly overclocked core and then topped everything off with a high performance heatsink.  The result is one of [...]


January 30th, 2012

Sapphire HD 7950 Dual Fan OC Review

The  HD 7950 Dual Fan OC carries on Sapphire’s longstanding tradition of offering great value in an appealing package.  This card seems to have everything; a great heatsink, relatively high clock speeds and a reasonable price but there is plenty of competition out there as well.


January 16th, 2012

Galaxy GTX 560 Ti Super OC White Edition Review

“Black editions” are all the rage these days but Galaxy is bucking that trend with their unique White Edition.  Not only does this GTX 560 Ti boast a unique white PCB and chromed heatsink shroud combination but it also sports some of the highest clock speeds we’ve seen on the GF114 core.


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 [...]