VIDEO CARDS

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 [...]


February 8th, 2010

Sapphire Radeon HD5570 1GB DDR3 Single & Crossfire Review

With ATI’s assault on the high and mid-range price segments nearly complete, their focus has now shifted to the lower end of the market.  Hot on the heels of their HD 5450 release comes a card with substantially more graphics horsepower but with a sub-$100 price: the HD 5570 1GB.  In this review we take [...]


February 3rd, 2010

Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 512MB DDR3 Review

ATI continues their march into all areas of the market and today has released the lowest-end card of the 5000-series:  the HD 5450.  This isn’t a high performance card by any stretch of the imagination but may just offer the perfect mix of low-end gaming performance, excellent HD decoding and efficiency that it will be [...]


January 19th, 2010

Sapphire HD 5850 1GB & Sapphire HD 5770 1GB Review

ATI’s HD 5000 series have been burning up the GPU sales charts as of late with their near-flawless combination of price, performance and efficiency.  The HD 5850 and HD 5770 have been particularly popular with gamers who are looking at cards that won’t break the bank but offer enough horsepower to  play any of today’s [...]


January 17th, 2010

NVIDIA’s GeForce GF100 Under the Microscope

NVIDIA has finally revealed their upcoming GeForce GF100 architecture that brings the Fermi product family into the GeForce lineup.  In this article we go over the architecture of this new GPU, the features it brings to the table and preview its performance in a few games.


January 13th, 2010

Sapphire HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 Review

ATI has already proved they have what it takes in the high end and the mid-range price brackets and today they set their sights upon the budget market and NVIDIA’s GT 240 as well with the HD 5670 series. In this review we take a look at Sapphire’s version of this card which sports a [...]


November 24th, 2009

Sapphire HD 5750 Vapor-X 1GB Review

While ATI’s HD 5800-series have been in high demand and consequently extremely hard to find, HD 5770 and HD 5750 cards are widely available and represent great value for your money.  In this review we take a look at Sapphire’s custom cooled and overclocked HD 5750 Vapor-X which promises to bring a long list of [...]