VIDEO CARDS

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 [...]


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.