VIDEO CARDS

April 1st, 2009

Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB Review

ATI’s fans have long been asking for the next evolution of the 4800-series and their wait is finally over. Today marks the official release of the new HD 4890; a card that is supposed to take on some of the best Nvidia has to offer. In this review we look at the Sapphire card and [...]


February 26th, 2009

Sapphire HD 4670 Ultimate 512MB Passive Video Card Review

We haven’t see much of Sapphire here on HWC but when they came to us offering a new passively cooled HD 4670 card, our interests were piqued. Their Ultimate version combines all of the features one would expect of a great HTPC card along with the potential of some respectable gaming muscle.


January 25th, 2009

Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe Video Card Review

It has been a while since we last looked at an ATI-based card but we are back with a bang and the new Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe. This custom-built card is based off of the beastly HD 4870 X2 and carries with it a massive heatsink and a bit of pre-overclocked goodness for good measure. [...]


January 20th, 2009

BFG GTX 285 OCX 1GB Video Card Review

With the Nvidia GTX 285 going through the usual motions of launch we thought it was time to post yet another review of this card. This time we will be looking at BFG’s GTX 285 OCX which is currently the highest-clocked GTX 285 available.


January 15th, 2009

EVGA GeForce GTX 285 1GB SSC Edition Review

It seems like Nvidia is going full throttle these days with the implementation of their new 55nm cards. Today we take a look at the evolution of the GTX 280 into the higher clocked, 55nm GTX 285. In this case EVGA sent us their GTX 285 SSC Edition which carries with it some pretty impressive [...]


January 10th, 2009

EVGA GTX 295 1792MB GDDR3 Video Card Review

The ultra high end has been the sole property of ATI for several months now but Nvidia has launched the card they hope will dethrone it: the GTX 295. In this review we will be looking and the stock-clocked EVGA GTX 295 in all its glory. Can it compete where other products have failed?


January 5th, 2009

EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 55nm Superclocked Edition Review

We have seen Nvidia GTX 200-series cards come and go here at Hardware Canucks but today we have something a bit different for you: the first 55nm GTX 260 is on our test bench. The EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition may be new but can it deliver the power savings and increased overclocking [...]


December 23rd, 2008

The Games of Christmas ’08: GPU Performance Part II

In our first GPU performance article, we promised you a closer look at how modestly-priced video cards performed in some of this season’s most-played games. Well, today we make good on that promise. This article is all about products which we can all afford but can they offer the necessary performance to give them a [...]


December 18th, 2008

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Video Card Preview

It is almost here. Nvidia’s answer to the HD 4870 X2 is one step closer today and we have a preview of its performance for you. Called the GTX 295, this card sports a pair of the new 55nm G200b cores along with a few surprises. Can it possibly dethrone the HD 4870 X2? Let’s [...]


December 10th, 2008

The Games of Christmas ’08: GPU Performance Part 1

As Christmas approaches, many of us have the latest games on our wish lists but are unsure which GPUs perform best. In the first part of a two part series, we take a look at high-end GPU performance in some of this holiday season’s most popular games. Which card will come out on top?