VIDEO CARDS

August 20th, 2012

PowerColor HD 7950 3GB Boost State Review

AMD’s Boost BIOS for the HD 7950 was launched amid a fair amount of controversy but retail cards are now available and in this review, we take PowerColor’s HD 7950 Boost State out for a spin.  Does it have what it takes to compete against what NVIDIA has to offer?  More importantly, is this new [...]


August 16th, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Review

The wait for an affordable Kepler-based graphics card is finally over.  The GTX 660 Ti is here and with it, NVIDIA’s current generation has finally hit the all-important $299 mark.  But this new card won’t have an easy time of since it is competing in a market that’s straddled by AMD’s HD 7950 and HD [...]


August 5th, 2012

MSI GTX 680 Lightning Review

MSI’s GTX 680 Lightning is one expensive card.  However, $599 buys one of the most overclocker-friendly graphics cards currently available, a quiet cooling solution that performs admirable and a long list of other upgrades over a reference card.  But are these features really worthwhile for the average gamer?  In this review, we find out.


July 5th, 2012

ASUS GTX 670 DirectCu II TOP Review

ASUS’ new GTX 670 DirectCu II Top is one of the highest clocked GTX 670 cards on the market but there’s much more than just GTX 680-like performance.  It uses an excellent dual slot cooler and boasts upgraded components but with some fierce competition to contend with, is its $30 premium over the reference design [...]


June 27th, 2012

ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP Review

The new ASUS GTX 680 DirectCu II TOP Edition is one of the most sought-after graphics cards on the market and with good reason.  It incorporates a top shelf cooling solution, high clock speeds, the potential for incredible overclocking limits  and a great software stack.  There really isn’t anything more we could ask of in [...]


June 21st, 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GHz Edition Review

Not willing to be outdone by NVIDIA, AMD is upping the ante with their new HD 7970 GHz Edition, a graphics card that’s supposed to regain the performance crown and ultimately beat the GTX 680 clean.  That’s a tall order to accomplish but with a 1GHz clock speed, a Boost feature and 6GHz memory modules, [...]


June 12th, 2012

Gigabyte GTX 670 WindForce OC Review

Gigabyte’s GTX 670 WindForce OC is one of the few graphics cards that does things a bit differently.  In a market that’s loaded with plain reference versions and overpriced custom cards that don’t provide much in the way of additional performance, this particular GTX 670 provides near-GTX 680 performance alongside a price that puts many [...]


May 15th, 2012

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Superclocked Review

As the GTX 670 launched, many wondered what kinds of changes NVIDIA’s board partners would make with the final retail cards.  While Gigabyte, ASUS, Galaxy and some others went the route of fully customized versions, EVGA stuck with the reference design for their new Superclocked edition.  But other than increased clock speeds, EVGA has packed [...]


May 10th, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Review

While the GTX 680 is NVIDIA’s brute force flagship product, their new GTX 670 is targeted towards a lower, more affordable price point.  But that doesn’t mean this $399 card lacks the ability to compete with some of the best this market has to offer.  Indeed, as we find out in this review, it has [...]


May 3rd, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review

The GTX 690 is hardly a secret anymore but the newest member of the GeForce lineup has nonetheless been shrouded in mystery.  This dual GPU behemoth packs a pair of fully enabled Kepler-based GK104 cores and is supposed to win back the performance crown for NVIDIA.  But at nearly $1000, is it really worthwhile?