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!
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!
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.
The ATI Radeon HD 4830 graphics card is the latest addition to the award winning ATI Radeon HD 4800 series lineup and comes packed with the power and premium features you need to take gaming to the extreme. Read on to see what AMD did to cut down on price and how it will impact the performance of the graphics card.
Our friends over at ECS Elitegroup figured putting two video cards and a water cooling kit together in a nice little package with a popular PC game would get some attention from the community and they were right. The ECS Hydra GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra is a one of a kind video card kit that has everything you need for a world class gaming experience. Read on to see how it does!
AMD planned the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 4550 graphics card many months ago, but oddly enough this entry level graphics card comes to light amid the worst point drop the DOW has seen to date. It almost seems right that in a time where financial stability is uncertain that AMD would launch a graphics card in the $45-$55 price range as they have been bringing out video cards that are price versus performance winners since the Radeon HD 3800 series launched last November.
When the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO was originally released in April of 2008 it was priced slightly lower than the GeForce 9600 GT as it had lower clock speeds, but oddly enough it came with more shader processors. The EVGA e-GeForce 9600 GSO Dual-Slot Edition had an MSRP of $164.99 when it first came out, but is now just $49 after rebate and boy can it fold!
A couple of days ago the great and powerful forces over at NVIDIA launched a new graphics card called the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216. This new graphics card was launched to fill the gap between the GeForce GTX 260 and GeForce GTX 280. What gap might this be? It would be the gap where the ATI Radeon HD 4870 would be performing. Read on to see how this new graphics card does in the benchmarks and we also overclock it and run F@H on it to top things off!
Intel Larrabee The rumors have been circling for months now that Intel has intentions of re-entering the high-end (discrete) GPU wars. Some considered it a stretch but when you realize that as much hype as everyone puts behind the latest and greatest graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA, Intel ships more graphics chips than AMD …more
The 790GX chipset brings an updated high performance IGP and Hybrid Crossfire to the masses. Are either one of these solutions good enough for the casual gamer? We intend to find out as we take a closer look at what AMD has to offer.
The graphics card market seems to be pretty full from top to bottom these days, but that doesn’t keep the big players in the video card industry from bringing out newer models! Today, AMD is announcing the Radeon HD 4600 series, which will be made up of the ATI Radeon HD 4670 and ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics cards. Let’s take a look at the Radeon HD 4670!
NVIDIA has always had the strong arm when it comes to graphics performance and a sign of this dominance was them forcing companies to only enable SLI on their chipsets. For years if you have wanted to run SLI you had to run on an NVIDIA platform, but seems to be coming to an end very soon. NVIDIA just announced a new licensing program to enable SLI on Intel X58 Express chipsets!
The cost of high performance video cards has dropped drastically in the last year. Gone are the days of the GeForce 8800 Ultra reigning supreme and gone are the $600-$1000 cards needed to game at high resolutions. The HD 4870 is AMD’s fastest single-GPU card available on the market and packs quite a punch for a graphics card that can be found for under $250 after rebate. Read on to see how the Diamond Radeon HD 4870 does against a number of other cards in the same price range.
The 9600GT is one of the premier mid-range graphic cards on the market today. The XFX GeForce 9600GT XXX Edition takes this mid-range card and pumps up performance with a factory overclock and non-reference cooler. Read on to see how the XFX GeForce 9600 GT 512MB DDR3 XXX Alpha Dog does against the more expensive GeForce 8800 GT graphics card in a number of games!