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October 28th, 2010

HD 6870 & HD 6850 vs. GTX 460 1GB: An Overclocking Study

Overclocking has long been used to get the most possible performance out of computer components.  With the release of AMD’s HD 6800-series and NVIDIA’s answering price drops on GTX 460 1GB cards, many people wondered how these competing products lined up against one another when overclocking was taken into account.  In this article we drop [...]


October 21st, 2010

AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 Review

The HD 5800 series cards have been very popular but their time in the market is coming to an end.  Today marks the release of AMD’s new HD 6870 1GB and HD 6850 1GB GPUs.  These are products which will be the first step towards “refreshing” the entire Radeon graphics lineup from top to bottom. [...]


October 11th, 2010

ASUS GeForce GT 430 1GB Review

For a long time now, NVIDIA has counted on their GT 220 to compete against the HD 5550 and HD 5570 in the sub-$99 market.  It was thoroughly outclassed by ATI’s products but now NVIDIA is introducing a Fermi-based card into the $80 price point:  the GT 430.  This new product looks to have all [...]


September 28th, 2010

PNY GeForce GTS 450 1GB XLR8 Review

As NVIDIA delves deeper and deeper into their GeForce 400-series lineup, the price points for the cards are ever so slowly decreasing.  The GTS 450 is supposed to hit a cost of about $130 while bringing good all-round performance to the table.  In this review we take a look at PNY’s XLR8 Edition, a card [...]


September 22nd, 2010

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 470 Super Overclock Review

Gigabyte’s Super Overclock series has been a regular fixture here at Hardware Canucks but the last few attempts to carry this brand over to ATI cards met with mixed results.  In this review we take a look at the SoC’s return to NVIDIA products with the GTX 470 SoC, a card that carries high clock [...]


September 14th, 2010

NVIDIA 260.63 Beta Driver Performance Review

Along with the GTS 450, NVIDIA has released a heavily updated driver suite that features a new installer, higher in-game performance and simplified controls.  In this review we take a look at what is being offered.  Are these new drivers worth your attention?


September 12th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB Single & SLI Review

NVIDIA has been attacking the high end with their Fermi-based architecture but today mark the first foray of the 400-series into the sub-$150 market with the launch of the GTS 450.  This card is supposed to replace the GTS 250 1GB in NVIDIA’s lineup so it has some big shoes to fill.  In this review [...]


September 12th, 2010

ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB DirectCU TOP Review

ASUS isn’t all that well known for releasing completely over-engineered cards on the day of launch but this time they are doing things differently.  Their GTS 450 1GB DirectCU TOP edition is a completely custom product from bottom to top and it even includes some blisteringly high clock speeds as well.  The price?  $139, only [...]


September 12th, 2010

EVGA GeForce GTS 450 1GB FTW Single & SLI Review

With every NVIDIA GeForce card release, we all know that EVGA will be one of the companies who will release overclocked versions.  This time the GTS 450 gets the FTW treatment right at launch.  For a sub-$160 card, the GTS 450 FTW receives some impressive clock speed increases and in this review we take a [...]


September 12th, 2010

Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 1GB Review

Today marks the launch of NVIDIA’s new GTS 450 and board partners have been more than eager to jump on the bandwagon.  In this review, we take a look at Gigabyte’s version which comes with a custom heatsink design and higher than stock clock speeds.