VIDEO CARDS

October 8th, 2009

XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 Review

A short time ago, ATI launched their HD 5870 1GB card to rave reviews.  They are now hoping to capitalize on the popularity of that $400 card by releasing its smaller brother – the HD 5850- hot on its heals.  Not only does it look like the HD 5850 has specifications to nearly match the [...]


September 22nd, 2009

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 Review

It isn’t every day that a new version of DirectX is released but with the approaching availability of Windows 7, we will get a taste of the new DX11 API.  Accordingly, ATI is the first to market with their own DX11-compliant hardware in the form of the Evergreen family of GPUs.  In this review we [...]


September 17th, 2009

Gigabyte GTX 260 896MB Super Overclock Review

Gigabyte is well known for their motherboards but their pre-overclocked graphics cards have been few and far between.  Now, things are a-changin’ with them as they try to take on the likes of EVGA’s FTW, BFG’s OCX and ASUS’ Ultimate series with their Super Overclock edition of cards.  In this review we take a look [...]


September 13th, 2009

Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 2GB Vapor-X Video Card Review

Ever since it’s release, ATI’s HD 4890 has been going strong and companies have been quick to add their own custom flavors to the pot.  In this review, we take a look at Sapphire’s custom HD 4890 that packs a whooping 2GB of GDDR5 and their proprietary Vapor-X cooler along with a hefty price premium [...]


June 3rd, 2009

ATI Radeon HD 4890 Roundup (ASUS, Diamond, HIS, Sapphire, XFX)

The HD 4890 is ATI’s bid to attack the hgh-end single GPU market and from the looks of things, they are succeeding quite well.  With board parters releasing everything from overclocked to custom cooled models, we here at Hardware Canucks thought it was high time we had a good old fashioned roundup.


May 25th, 2009

GeForce GTX 275 Roundup (GIGABYTE, EVGA, MSI, Sparkle, BFG)

The GTX 275 was released a short while ago and while it was in short supply, it can now be found everywhere. With sales of these cards happening on a nearly weekly basis, what better time would there be to do a roundup? Today we look a products from EVGA, BFG, Sparkle, Gigabyte and MSI. [...]


May 7th, 2009

GeForce GTS 250 Roundup (ASUS, Gigabyte, Sparkle, EVGA)

A few months ago, everyone was up in arms over Nvidia’s choice to give the 9800 GTX+ a brand new name. What is now known as the GTS 250 had a rocky beginning but in this roundup we find how the lineup has matured by looking at a quartet of cards. ASUS, Gigabyte, Sparkle and [...]


April 27th, 2009

ATI Radeon HD 4770 512MB GDDR5 Review

ATI seems to be releasing cards on an almost monthly basis but today marks yet another new direction for the graphics card world: the move the 40nm. With their new HD 4770, ATI is hoping to capture the attention of gamers everywhere with a $100 card that packs some serious gaming muscle.


April 16th, 2009

Gigabyte Radeon HD 4850 1GB Passive Review

Within the last year or so, Gigabyte has moved their graphics card production to more and more custom models. In this review we take a look at Gigabyte’s new HD 4850 1GB which is not only one of the few 1GB HD 4850 cards on the market but is also passively cooled with a unique [...]


April 8th, 2009

BFG 9800 GT 512MB ThermoIntelligence Passive Review

Powerful cards are always fun to review but once in a while, it is good to take a break from bleeding edge performance to see what else is out there. In this review we take a look at an interesting partnership between BFG and Thermalright who have produced the 9800 GT 512MB ThermoIntelligence passively cooled [...]