VIDEO CARDS

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 [...]


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 [...]