VIDEO CARDS

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 [...]


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 [...]