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.
NVIDIA just announced 3D Vision 2 at GeForce LAN 6! NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 is the next generation of the compaines 3D technology, features sleek, newly-redesigned, gamer-inspired glasses. It also introduces NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology, a unique new display technology that improves the 3D experience by delivering images that are up to twice as bright and colors that are far richer than those provided by other 3D display technologies.
The NVIDIA 3D Vision gaming solution has certainly matured since we first looked at it back in 2009. Since it was originally released the price has come down nearly 45% and the current 3D monitors offer full HD resolutions and the ability to play 3D Blu-ray movies without any DRM issues. Read on to see what NVIDIA has been doing with 3D gaming over the past couple of years!
Legit Reviews is going covert and has been granted access to something Classified from EVGA. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 video card has been touted as almost a GeForce GTX 580 at a much nicer price and EVGA throws an decent factory overclock on top of that. If you have the clearance to read this classified information see how much farther LR can push this card without extreme cooling.
Companies like ASUS have a their own design engineers and every so often the management will let them run free. When that happens you end up with a ridiculous product that pushes the boundaries for what can be done with current technology. ASUS took the Republic of Gamers (ROG) product engineers and challenged them to design the fastest NVIDIA graphics card possible. The result was the ASUS MARS II and we have a review on the card for you today!
I remember when I was in college and sometimes would try to decide on a computer upgrade or paying rent that month. Thanks to the stiff competition between AMD and NVIDIA there are a lot more choices today vs. back then. For those of you trying to stay on a very tight budget but would like some DirectX 11 goodness ZOTAC heeds your call with the ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti factory overclocked card. Legit Reviews pushes this $134.99 ($124.99 with mail in rebate) card to its limits on our test bench to see if you can have decent graphics in the sub $140 range.