VIDEO CARDS

January 21st, 2013

HIS HD 7970 IceQ X² & HD 7950 IceQ X² Review

HIS’s IceQ X² heatsink design is billed as one of the best around and it has now been paired up with AMD’s HD 7970 GHz Edition and HD 7950 Boost.  They’ve done this without adding a huge premium onto these cards which results in an excellent price / performance ratio, particularly when overclocking is involved.


December 17th, 2012

AMD Details Next Gen. Radeon HD 8000M GPUs

In a presentation to the media, AMD has laid out the details for several of its next generation HD 8000-series GPU cores which are destined to appear in notebooks.  The HD 8800, HD 8700, HD 8600 and HD 8500 may not be the flagship parts some were hoping for but they use AMD’s refreshed GCN [...]


November 14th, 2012

ASUS HD 7970 3GB Matrix Platinum Edition Review

ASUS’ Matrix Platinum series typically comes to the graphics card party a bit late but these cards know how to make an grand entry.  This time around AMD’s HD 7970 gets some special treatment with overclocker-friendly components, some unique features, high clock speeds  and an iconic DirectCU II heatsink.


October 21st, 2012

AMD 12.11 “Never Settle” Driver Performance

AMD’s new “Never Settle” 12.11 drivers supposedly bring performance increases for the HD 7000-series but there’s nothing unusual about that.  The kicker here is AMD’s claim of framerate improvements in almost every….single….game.   Now that’s something we just had to put to the test.


October 18th, 2012

Gigabyte HD 7970 Super Overclock Review

The Gigabyte HD 7970 Super Overclock will likely prompt heated debates, not for performance but rather due to the heatsink Gigabyte is using.  In the place of their well known coolers, a new WindForce -dubbed the “5X”- has been designed and it uses five tiny, rather loud fans to pull air through a triple slot [...]


October 9th, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Review

NVIDIA’s latest  entry into the affordable $149 price point is the GTX 650 Ti.  Based around a cut down GK106 core, it is being touted as a replacement for the GTX 550 Ti but this card offers much, much more than its predecessor.


September 19th, 2012

HD 7990 Review; PowerColor’s Devil 13

AMD’s HD 7990 has finally been released, though not in the way some expected.  Instead of an official launch, the HD 7990 moniker has been attached to a massively powerful dual GPU card from PowerColor called the Devil 13.  Priced at $1000 and boasting a pair of Tahiti XT cores, it promises high performance but [...]


September 13th, 2012

NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB Review; GK106 Arrives

NVIDIA’s new GTX 660 is aimed directly at the highly popular $199 to $249 price bracket.  Equipped with a Kepler-based GK106 core, this new card is meant to go head to head against AMD’s HD 7870 while costing significantly less at just $229.


September 5th, 2012

MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC Review

MSI’s GTX 670 Power Edition OC has an enviable rap sheet:  it’s performance nearly matches a GTX 680, there’s a long feature list and the included Twin Frozr IV heatsink is cool and extremely quiet.  However, the largest selling point of this graphics card is its price of just $409.


August 30th, 2012

GTX 660 Ti Roundup (ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, Galaxy, MSI)

With the newly-released GTX 660 Ti making inroads within the GPU market, we have decided to look at five competing cards from NVIDIA’s top board partners.  ASUS, MSI, Galaxy, Gigabyte and MSI have all sent cards but once the dust settles, only one can come out on top