The SAPPHIRE HD 7950 OC Edition video card is factory overclocked to 900 MHz and features SAPPHIRE’s new dual-extractor GPU cooler technology. Will this multi-heatpipe cooler with dual fans and a moderate factory overclock be enough to make this card stand out from the crowd? Read on to see how this card performs, overclocks and runs in our test system.
Since Legit Reviews first came online nearly a decade ago the one phrase that we have heard consistently over the years is that “integrated graphics suck” and that you should never use them. Is that true? We gathered up 10 AMD and Intel motherboards to check out integrated graphics performance from 2006 to 2011 to see how they perform on four game titles and Futuremark 3Dmark06. Read on to see how far we have come in recent years.
Last month AMD introduced the Radeon HD 7000 series (Southern Islands) of graphics cards. These new cards are based on the 28nm manufacturing process and use a new core architecture called Graphics Core Next (GCN). Many assumed that AMD would be doing a top-to-bottom launch for the AMD Radeon HD 7000 product line, but that is not the case. AMD decided skip over Pitcairn, the Radeon HD 7800 series, and introduce Cape Verde along with the Radeon HD 7700 series.
The AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB video card is the toned down version of the Radeon HD 7970 GB and it costs $100 less. AMD sent over a pair of cards for us to try out in CrossFire mode. Read on to see how AMD Radeon HD 7950 does in a multi-GPU CrossFire setup when it comes to performance, power consumption, overclocking and more!
AMD has finally released Radeon HD 7950, which happens to be the cut-down version of the Radeon HD 7970 graphics card that hit the streets on January 9th, 2012. The AMD Radeon HD 7950 graphics card is based on the same ‘Tahiti’ core architecture that is used on the Radeon HD 7970, but some has less features and lower clock speeds. Read on to see how the Radeon HD 7950 performs!
Legit Reviews was down in Texas this weekend for the FX GamExperience and noticed that ASUS was showing off their upcoming Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II video card! ASUS informed us that the card just arrived in the United States on Friday and was hand flown to Texas just for the event. This is the first public showing of this highly anticipated video card and we got to spend some time with it!
The ASUS Radeon HD 7970 3GB came out on January 9th, 2012 and is based on the AMD Radeon HD 7970 reference card. ASUS sent over a card for us to try out and do some CrossFire testing with. Read on to see how AMD Radeon HD 7970 does in a multi-GPU CrossFire setup when it comes to performance, power consumption, overclocking and more!
The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win is a video card that has two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU’s on a single PCB for improved gaming performance. This card can run up to three displays off a single card for NVIDIA 3D Surround gaming, or you can disable NVIDIA Surround and run up to four displays for better productivity. Read on to see how this card performs in games and we also look at temperatures, noise levels, power use and overclocking!
AMD has officially launched the Radeon HD 7000 series of graphics cards with the introduction of the companies new flagship single GPU graphics card, the AMD Radeon HD 7970. We put the AMD Radeon HD 7970 to the test on with an Intel Core i7-3960X on the Intel X79 platform with PCI Express 3.0 enabled to see how this card performs. We also overclock it as far as we could to see what the Radeon HD 7970 can do!
Not too many people have over $500 to spend on a video card, but for those fortunate to be able to there are there are a fair number of options to pick from. When it comes to spending that much money on a video card there are two companies you’ll want to take a closer look at: ASUS and EVGA. The cards sent to Legit Reviews for review were the ASUS MATRIX GTX580 1536MB (P/2DIS/1536MD5) and EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified 3072MB (3G-P3-1588-AR).
A patch for Batman: Arkham City PC was released this week that fixed a variety of DX 11 issues, as well as fixes for a few other non-DX 11 related issues. The DX 11 fixes significantly improved DirectX 11 performance on both NVIDIA and AMD video cards, so we took the four Radeon HD and GeForce GTX cards that we tested before the patch came out and ran them again after the patch. Read on to see how much performance improved!
MSI’s R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC graphics card might only have 1GB of memory, but it’s factory overclocked and is equipped with the latest Twin Frozr III dual fan GPU cooler. We put the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC to the test on our Intel Sandy Bridge-E test system to see how it performs against several NVIDIA GeForce 500 series video cards. We also overclock it to the max and see what it can do!
This morning NVIDIA released a new graphics card called the GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 Cores. This is a limited edition graphics card, and as its name implies, the GTX 560 Ti with 448 Cores is outfitted with 448 CUDA cores. Read on to see how this GF110 GPU performs as we compare it to the GTX 560 Ti, GTX 570 and the AMD Radeon HD 6950 to see which card is the best for your gaming needs.
Is it a coincidence that it is around Halloween and ASUS would send us a wolf in sheep’s clothing? The GTX 570 DirectCU II is a triple slot cooling monster with a sheepish factory overclock and sexy sweet looks. Sure it is massive and looks good but how does it perform? Legit Reviews throws it onto our test bench to find out if giving up three slots allows us to overclock this sheep into a wolf.