VIDEO CARDS

July 4th, 2011

PowerColor HD 6850 1GB SCS3 Passive Review

Passive cards are hard to come by these days and finding one that can provide decent in-game framerates is next to impossible.  PowerColor is looking to change this with the newest addition to their Silent Cooling System 3 family:  a HD 6850.  Sporting the Barts GPU core, an impressive looking heatsink and 1GB of GDDR5 [...]


June 22nd, 2011

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3GB Review

In the last few months it has seemed like custom GTX 580 cards are being launched at a nearly breakneck space.   Amid the hoopla surrounding some high profile launches from MSI, Gigabyte and ASUS, EVGA silently introduced their own “upgraded” GTX 580 which sports 3GB of GDDR5.  While it shuns higher clock speeds and [...]


May 30th, 2011

MSI GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition (XE) 3GB Review

With the MSI GTX Lightning freshly launched, many were surprised to hear that a brand new Lightning -dubbed the Xtreme Edition- would soon be launching.  Everyone’s been waiting for a 3GB GTX 580 so we couldn’t wait to get our hands on this new 3GB behemoth and put it through its paces.


May 24th, 2011

Gigabyte GTX 580 Super Overclock Review

With the GTX 580 cards maturing in the marketplace, board partners have begun to release pre-overclocked versions of NVIDIA’s current single GPU flagship.  A short time ago we looked at MSI’s Lightning and came away impressed.  Today, Gigabyte’s GTX 580 Super Overclock steps up to the plate and it too looks very, very impressive.


May 17th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Review (ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte)

With the GTX 460 gradually making its way into the $175 market and the HD 6870 hitting the $199 price point, NVIDIA needed a card that retailed for less than the GTX 560 Ti but offered much improved performance over GF104-based cards.  To accomplish this, they took the GF114 core found in the GTX 560 [...]


May 1st, 2011

MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Review

MSI’s Lightning series of graphics cards has quickly become known as one of the most highest respected product ranges available and they are now ready to carry this branding over to the fastest single GPU card on the planet:  the GTX 580.  Naturally, expectations are high but will this new GTX 580 Lightning deliver the [...]


April 24th, 2011

HD 6870 Roundup: Diamond, PowerColor, MSI, Sapphire & XFX

With high end and lower tiered cards being released to complete AMD’s full 6000-series lineup, many forget that the most popular market segment lies within the $175 and $225 price brackets.  Here, cards like the GTX 560 Ti and HD 6950 1GB reign supreme but the HD 6870 with its long list of pre overclocked [...]


April 18th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB & HD 6570 512MB Review

Another week, another graphics card launch.  This time AMD is hitting the entry level with a pair of new products:  the HD 6670 and HD 6570.  Both of these are supposed to offer budget conscious buyers some new choices over the previous generation while adding features like UVD3 into the mix.  Hopefully, they’ll allow lower [...]


April 4th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB Review

The aptly named HD 6790 1GB will be gunning for a number of cards in NVIDIA’s current lineup while sitting between the older HD 5830 and HD 5770 cards.


March 24th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 3GB Review

After more than a year of rumors, false leads and stiff competition, NVIDIA is finally releasing their near-mythical dual Fermi graphics card.