Thanks to an insecure restriction method, the AMD Radeon HD 6950 video card can be unlocked and turned into an AMD Radeon HD 6970 with just a few minutes work. Today we break down the process on a reference designed card and we run performance benchmarks along the way to see if the process is worthwhile or just a waste of time. Read on to see what happens to our retail ASUS EAH6950 graphics card as we perform the operation!
The AMD Gaming Evolved campaign is a great idea for gamers and game developers alike. It allows all of us to have a rich rewarding experience by trying to create an industry standard that makes possible a game such as Total War: Shogun 2. Not only is the game fun to play, but you know it’s created from the ground up to be compatible with your AMD hardware and software.
AMD wanted a video card to fill in the price and performance gap between the Radeon HD 6850 and the Radeon HD 5770. The release of the Radeon HD 6790 graphics card at the $149.99 price point should fill that gap and give the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti a run for its money. Read on to see how the AMD Radeon HD 6790 compares to dozens of other cards and yes, we also overclock it and show you the thermals and power numbers!
The standard AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card by SAPPHIRE comes clocked at 775MHz on the core and 1000MHz on the memory. For those that want to take it up to another level the Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 TOXIC Edition has the same internal architecture as the standard model, but the clock speeds are increased to 820MHz for the core and 1100MHz for the memory giving gamers a noticeable boost in performance. Read on to see how it performs and how much more we can overclock it!
If you want to play the top DX11 game these days a high-end card is a must. The HIS Radeon HD 6850 Turbo with IceQ X cooling is a really nice card at a really reasonable price. This card should keep up with the other cards in its class in the performance benchmarks, but stay way cooler than most of them since it uses an aftermarket GPU cooler. We put it to the test against several other AMD Radeon HD 6850 video cards to see which comes out on top!
NVIDIA found a way to take over 2200 components and get them assembled together on a single PCB to create their new flagship GPU called the GeForce GTX 590. The GTX 590 combines the power of two GF110 GPUs on a single graphics card. With a total of two GF110 GPUs packing 1024 CUDA cores and 3GB of GDDR5 memory you know this video card is going to do well in the benchmarks!
The MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC 1GB graphics cards is based on the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 550 Ti GPU, but is kept nice and cool with the MSI Cyclone II cooling solution. The N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC is factory overclocked with the core clock set to 950MHz and the memory at 1075MHz. We put this overclocked GF116 card to the test to see how it performs, keeps cool and overclocks!
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card is going to be a popular gaming graphics card in 2011 due to it’s lucrative $150 price point. When the GeForce GTX 550 Ti was launched last week we noticed that ASUS came out of the gate with not one, but three cards for this series. We take a look at their fastest card, the ASUS UL ENGTX550 Ti DC/DI/1GD5, which is clocked at 1015MHz!
If you have been waiting for the dual-GPU monster from AMD called Antilles, you can finally jump for joy as the Radeon HD 6990 4GB video card has officially been released. AMD should be relieved too as this is their first Dual-GPU video card that they have launched since the Radeon HD 5970 was released back in 2009. Read on to see how the card performs on our test system!
There are a lot of video cards on the market today to choose from, but when one shows up on the market with killer performance at the $159 price point and a double lifetime warranty it is worth a closer look. The XFX Radeon HD 6850 Black Edition costs $20 more than the standard version, but it comes factory overclocked and to some that is worth it. Read on to see how this card performs against a Radeon HD 5770 in both single and CrossFire situations.
Legit Reviews has the NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 Classic Edition video card from AXLE 3D up for review today. Equipped with 96 CUDA cores on the GF108 ‘Fermi’ GPU along with 1GB of GDDR3 memory, the GT 430 is geared toward lower end gaming and the home theater markets. Read on to see what we find on the AXLE GeForce GT 430 and to see how it performs in games lie Mafia 2 and Batman: Arkham Asylum!
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card is without a doubt one of the best all around gaming graphics cards on the market today. In our GeForce GTX560 Ti launch article we showed you how the NVIDIA reference designed card did and today we are taking a look at our very first custom designed GTX560, the ASUS GeForce GTX560 Ti DirectCU II TOP video card!
This morning the video card market got a little more crowded as NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 560 Ti and AMD released a variant of the Radeon HD 6950 with 1GB of memory on it. Over the past week we’ve had a chance to test both of these cards that are aimed at the gamer that has around $250 to spend. Read on to see how both of these cards perform on our Intel Core i7-970 test system!
Today AMD released their Radeon HD 6900 series of video cards that use the new Cayman GPU. The Radeon HD 690 series consists of the Radeon HD 6950 and Radeon HD 6970 video cards and we have an in-depth review of them for you today. We also run them both in CrossFire to see how they scale and do all the usual tests that we throw at new video cards!