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December 7th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Review

After launching their GTX 580, many expected the rest of 2010 to be relatively quiet for NVIDIA.  However, other plans were brewing in the form of the GTX 570; a $350 graphics cards with enough rendering horsepower to go head to head with the GTX 480.  This could seriously shake up the market and put [...]


November 21st, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB Review

Last week, we saw one of the first NVIDIA launches pass us by with barely a whisper of warning.  The oddly named “GTX 460 SE” showed up on board partners’ websites and the market was left wondering how this new card performed.  In this review we take the Gigabyte version out for a spin in [...]


November 15th, 2010

Overclocking the ASUS GTX 580 Voltage Tweak Edition

In our original review of the GTX 580, we found it to be a ready and willing overclocker which we could push quite far above its reference clock speeds.   To explore the limits of these cards a bit further, in this article we take the ASUS Voltage Tweak Edition out for a run around [...]


November 9th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Review

Rumors aplenty have been swirling about AMD’s new HD 5900 series but NVIDIA hasn’t been sitting on their laurels either.  In order to preempt the release of AMD’s upcoming flagship products, a new GeForce branded card is being introduced today.  Dubbed the GTX 580, it uses a newly tweaked GF110 core along with higher clock [...]


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?