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April 14th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 SLI Review

With NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 470 cards slowly marching towards broad availability, more and more consumers are looking for the possibility of pairing up two of these cards for a somewhat affordable DX11 SLI system.  In this review we take a look at the performance offered by a pair of these cards and how they compare [...]


April 4th, 2010

Sapphire HD 5870 2GB Toxic Edition Review

When ATI’s HD 5870 was released back in September of 2009, the architecture impressed us with its versatility and performance.   Now, board partners are well on their way to refining these cards in order to squeeze increased performance out their efficient forms by increasing clock speeds and adding additional memory.  In this review we [...]


March 26th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Review

After nearly a year of waiting, NVIDIA is finally launching their Fermi-based GTX 400 series of DX11 cards today.  With ATI currently dominating the marketplace with their HD 5000-series, NVIDIA needs to offer a near-perfect combination of price and performance to succeed.  Can their flagship GTX 480 accomplish this?


March 26th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 Review

NVIDIA’s GTX 480 is a flagship card which targets the high-end of the GPU market but they are also releasing the GTX 470; a product that is supposed to compete on a price / performance level with ATI’s HD 5850.  That goal is easier said than achieved and in this review we see if this [...]


March 17th, 2010

XFX Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 Review

The HD 5830 was released a few weeks ago and since then we have seen numerous versions from ATI’s board partners.  Prices have also settled somewhat so this card could have the makings of a good value-oriented product.  In this review we take a look at the XFX HD 5830 1GB and see if the [...]


March 10th, 2010

ASUS HD 5870 Matrix 2GB & ASUS HD 5870 “V2″ Sneak Peek

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about upcoming overclocked and 2GB HD 5800 series cards which will see the light of day in the next few months.  In this sneak peak, we take a look at the ASUS HD 5870 Matrix that has high clock speeds as well as a massive amount of [...]


March 7th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 Roundup (EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, Sparkle)

If you weren’t pay close attention to the GPU market a few months ago, you may have missed the launch of the GT 240 series since the launch wasn’t preceded by any of the usual marketing or release day fireworks.  As such, not much attention has been paid to this card but in this roundup [...]


March 1st, 2010

A Look at NVIDIA’s Next Generation ION

There is no denying that Intel’s Atom family of processors are extremely popular and that companies are clamoring to get products out which feature it.  NVIDIA’s original ION blazed the trail for better performing netbooks but with the release of the Pineview series of Atom processors, they needed to rethink their approach.  In this article, [...]


February 24th, 2010

Sapphire Radeon HD 5830 1GB Review

Presently, there is a substantial price and performance gap between ATI’s HD 5850 and HD 5770 which was filled for a short time by the HD 4890.  ATI has now decided to release a card that effectively bridges the space between these two cards with the aptly-named HD 5830 1GB.  In this review we look [...]


February 21st, 2010

Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB Toxic Review

ATI has been gaining steam with numerous releases over the last few months but none have come close to the price / performance ratio of the HD 5850.  In this review we take a look at Sapphire’s Toxic Edition which features high overclocks while packing  a Vapor-X cooler and custom PCB.  To whet your appetite [...]