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!
The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB graphics card looks very similar to the GeForce GTX 480, but comes with a much lower price tag and faster clock speeds. Read on to see how the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 does against nearly twenty other video cards when we put it to the test on 11 benchmark applications! This might just be a card to pick up for yourself this holiday!
A couple weeks ago we got an e-mail from ASUS that caught us a bit off guard. ASUS wanted to know if we were interested in a second sample of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics card for SLI based testing. Of course we jumped at the opportunity as we would love to see what a pair of NVIDIA flagship video cards has to offer in SLI and we are sure you would love to see the numbers as well. Read on to see how this setup does!
Now that Call of Duty: Black Ops has been released we thought that it would only be proper to run some video benchmarks on this highly anticipated PC game title. The hype around this first person shooter has been enormous the past few months, so we know that our readers are wanting to find out what video card brand will run Call of Duty: Black Ops the best. Today, we take the GeForce GTX 460 1GB and run it against the Radeon HD 6870!
This morning NVIDIA has introduced the GeForce GTX 580 video card after many weeks of rumors. It has only been seven months since NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 480 video card, but that card is officially no longer the flagship GPU of the NVIDIA arsenal. Priced at $499, the GeForce GTX 580 comes at the same suggested retail price as the GeForce GTX 480 did, but the video card has higher clock speeds and all 512 CUDA cores enabled thanks to a new GPU die revision.
NVIDIA has put up on Youtube a video of their “unreleased GPU” aka the GeForce GTX 580 at PDXLAN 16.5. The video shows Tom Petersen, Director of Technical Marketing at NVIDIA, introducing ‘an upcoming’ video card that we believe is the GeForce GTX 580. NVIDIA announced some of the upcoming technology of the video card that is worth looking at! Can you say vapor chamber cooling and a noise level of just 47dB?
Today we have a nice little roundup for you on a set of retail boxed AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 video cards from Diamond Multimedia, Sapphire and XFX. Also known as “Barts XT,” the Radeon HD 6870 had a successful launch and the retail cards are now out in force. Diamond sent over the Radeon HD 6870 XOC, which will be the first factory overclocked retail card that we have seen.
The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470 Super Overclock Edition graphics card is a sharp looking graphics card. Ignoring the sexy black anodized aluminum shroud and the three fans to keep this beast cool, the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470 Super Overclock Edition comes to the party well armed. Along with its looks, the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 470 Super Overclock Edition brings to the party the fastest core of any of the GeForce GTX 470′s out there! Read on to see how it performs against our field of competitors!
Today AMD released their second generation DirectX 11 video card with the Radeon HD 6800 series. The Radeon HD 6800 series consists of the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 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!
Today, we have the ability to tell you the product names of the AMD Radeon HD 6800 series, show you the photos of the AMD Radeon 6800 series cards and give you a peak at an upcoming demo AMD made called Mecha Rampage. Be sure to read on to see a sneak peak of the Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870 video cards that we will be reviewing in-depth later this week!
EVGA teamed up with Swiftech to deliver a water cooling solution for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 ‘For The Win’ edition video card that makes it hard to ignore. The EVGA Hydro Copper waterblock uses a 0.6×0.6mm thin pin matrix, and the base plate is made of chrome plated electrolytic C110 copper which gives it a clean look. The integrated heat pipe connects to the power mosfet heatsink for optimal cooling and the end result is a card capable of massive overclocks!
The ECS Black GeForce GTS 450 1GB PCI Express 2.0 video card comes with 192 CUDA cores that are factory overclocked to 850MHz on the core clock, which is a nice boot from the 783MHz used on the NVIDIA reference design. ECS didn’t stop there, though, as they added a dual fan Arctic Cooling GPU cooling solution to make sure the card operates quietly and to ensure a long service life. Read on to see how it performs against four other NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 video cards!
NVIDIA has been slowly trickling out GeForce 400 series graphics cards since April 2010 when the company first launched the GeForce GTX 480. Today, NVIDIA is releasing another new DX11 graphics card, but this time around it is an entry level card with an MSRP of just $79.99. This is a very popular price point for video cards and one where NVIDIA has been lacking a DX11 offering for nearly eight months now as the ATI Radeon HD 5500 series has had no direct competition.