Cryostasis Benchmarking with Triple-SLI PhysX

Cryostasis Benchmarking with Triple-SLI PhysX

Last Tuesday we showed physics benchmarking using an upcoming game title called Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason. The Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason PC Game TechDemo got some people talking and several of you asked questions on the forums and sent us e-mails asking for more information. Today, we answer those questions and provide you with some new benchmark numbers that include SLI and 3-way SLI results! Will adding a dedicated PhysX card to SLI help performance enough to catch up to 3-way SLI?

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PaLiT Revolution 700 HD 4870 X2 Video Card Review

PaLiT Revolution 700 HD 4870 X2 Video Card Review

The Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe graphics card is a one off Radeon HD 4870 X2 that features dual GPUs with a pre-overclocked core and memory speed, and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. With 2.4 teraFLOPS of graphics horsepower and 1,600 stream processors the Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe might just be the most powerful graphics weapon for gamers on the planet today. Read on to see what makes this card different and to see if it should be in your next gaming system.

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Diamond HD 4870 1GB CrossFire Video Card Review

Diamond HD 4870 1GB CrossFire Video Card Review

The Diamond HD 4870 graphics card is the ATI Radeon HD graphics card to have if you are playing the latest game titles on the market. With an unprecedented 256-bit memory interface and 1GB of GDDR5 memory on the card you have the power to run at nearly any resolution your little heart desires. Site back while we compare the Radeon HD 4870 1GB to the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 and then throw in a second one to see how it does in CrossFire.

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Cryostasis PC Game TechDemo – Physics Benchmarking

Cryostasis PC Game TechDemo – Physics Benchmarking

Cryostasis is the first PC game to use the graphics card to calculate fluid simulation using smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH), and the game is loaded with tons of other physics that will blow you away. With the techdemo for the game being released today we figured that we’d show you how the demo performs on ATI Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. We even toss in a dedicated PhysX card to see what it will do for performance.

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MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB OC Video Card Review

MSI Radeon HD 4830 512MB OC Video Card Review

The battle for the high ground in the sub-$125 price market continues to be a tough one. When AMD announced the Radeon HD 4830 graphics card back in October 2008 we found it to be a good deal for a card that retails for under $130. Today, we take a look at what MSI brings to the table with the MSI Radeon HD4830 T2D512 OC. This video card is overclocked from the factory and features both custom cooling and a printed circuit board that might just make it the one to buy.

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XFX GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition Video Card Review

XFX GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition Video Card Review

The XFX GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition video card is one sexy looking card, but how does it perform against the Radeon HD 4870? That is what we look at today with the latest and greatest video card from the gang over at XFX. With the latest GTX 260 Core 216 GPU this card is sure to give any graphics card a run for the money! Read on to see how it performs and overclocks!

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Movie Playback on the BlackBerry Bold Using Badaboom

Movie Playback on the BlackBerry Bold Using Badaboom

The recently released BlackBerry Bold here in the United States, features a half-VGA (480×320 pixel) resolution Transmissive TFT LCD display that is perfect for watching movies on. Read on as Legit Reviews gives you a guide on how to transcode DVD movies to work on the BlackBerry Bold using a program called Badaboom. Badaboom uses both the GPU and CPU for transcoding, so check it out!

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AMD Announces Stream Computing Will Be Mainstream

AMD Announces Stream Computing Will Be Mainstream

AMD has been talking about CPU and GPU ‘fusion’ for many months now as they believe using both a processor and a graphics card is the way of the future. Today that reality has come one step closer with the announcement of a new technology brand called ATI Stream. Read on to see what ATO Stream Technology is all about and what Radeon HD 4000 series owners will be getting for free.

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Blu-Ray Performance – Intel X4500HD Versus Radeon 4830 Part 2

Blu-Ray Performance – Intel X4500HD Versus Radeon 4830 Part 2

Last month I thought it would be interesting to compare Blu-Ray playback performance with the Intel DG45ID motherboard and a Radeon HD 4830 graphics card to see how each would do with VC-1 and H.264 movies. The article went over well, but after it was posted I was contacted by both AMD and Intel letting me know both the motherboard and video card that I used needed a BIOS update. Here are the new and improved numbers!

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ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review

ATI All-In-Wonder HD Video Card Review

With the ATI All-in-Wonder HD, your PC and your TV play nice. It is now easy to create the ultimate digital entertainment center. With the TV All-in-Wonder HD graphics and video card your PC is transformed into the ultimate high-definition TV and 1080p Blu-ray and DVD movie showcase. Read on to see how it worked out for our Home Theater PC!

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Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition 512MB Review

Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition 512MB Review

The Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition is equipped with 512MB of GDDR5 memory and comes packed with innovative features like a dual bios and dual cooling fans. Palit custom designed this graphics card from the ground up, so no even the PCB is reference designed. Read on to see what Palit changed and how it performs with all the changes!

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AMD Radeon HD 4830 Graphics Card Follow-Up

AMD Radeon HD 4830 Graphics Card Follow-Up

Shortly after Legit Reviews published our Radeon HD 4830 articles we were notified by AMD that every reference card they sent out to reviews came with an incorrect BIOS. The BIOS that shipped on the Radeon HD 4830 had one too many of the SIMDS disabled and that the Radeon HD 4830 had just 560 stream processors enabled instead of the 640 stream processors that it should have been running. Read on to see what the right BIOS does for performance!

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MSI N9800GT GeForce 9800 GT 512MB Video Card Review

MSI N9800GT GeForce 9800 GT 512MB Video Card Review

The MSI N9800GT 512M OC is a factory overclocked GeForce 9800 GT graphics card that has an improved cooling solution. This sub $120 graphics card has a core clock frequency of 660MHz and the 512MB GDDR3 frame buffer runs at 1900MHz. This is a nice bump up from the factory clocked cards that are 600MHz core and 1800MHz memory. Read on to see how it does and if it can overclock further!

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Blu-Ray Performance – Intel X4500HD Versus Radeon HD 4830

Blu-Ray Performance – Intel X4500HD Versus Radeon HD 4830

Now that HD DVD is a thing of the past all focus has turned to Blu-Ray playback, which is what LR will be taking a closer look at today. We take the Intel DG45ID motherboad with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD and compare it to a Radeon HD 4830 graphics card to see how it would impact CPU performance and use on a 1080p plasma display.

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