VIDEO CARDS

March 21st, 2013

AMD Radeon HD 7790 Review

AMD hasn’t been able to muster up a competitor against NVIDIA’s $149 GTX 650 Ti for the better part of 6 months but that’s about to change with the introduction of the HD 7790. By utilizing the brand new Bonaire core, AMD has been able to hit a near-perfect blend of performance and efficiency.  Budget-conscious [...]


March 13th, 2013

NVIDIA GTX TITAN vs. SLI & Crossfire

NVIDIA’s GTX TITAN is the highest priced graphics cards on the market so parallels will naturally be drawn between it an dual card setups.  In this article, we look at now it lines up against SLI and Crossfire setups of the GTX 680, GTX 670, HD 7970 GHz Edition and HD 7950 Boost, all of [...]


February 21st, 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Performance Review

NVIDIA’s new GK110-based GeForce GTX TITAN has taken the PC gaming world by storm but actual benchmarks of its performance against the competition remained elusive.  Now, we’re finally able to publish our full review and take the lid off of this incredible graphics card’s prowess.


February 19th, 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN; GK110’s Opening Act

NVIDIA’s GK110 has finally made its way into the GeForce lineup with a graphics card aptly named “TITAN”.  In this first look, we delve into the TITAN’s  architecture, features and specification to set the stage for our upcoming review of NVIDIA’s new $1000 monster.


February 2nd, 2013

AMD’s Never Settle Game Bundle; Reloaded & Updated

AMD has updated their Never Settle game bundle.  Gone are the previous titles and in their place is a quartet of new games. BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider and Devil May Cry have been added to new bundles but there is also one major surprise: Crysis 3 is now under the auspices of AMD’s Gaming Evolved [...]


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 [...]