Wondering what DirectX 10 means to you as a gamer and what kind of difference you can expect to see in the first few titles? We take a glance at one of the first DirectX 10 titles that will hit the market, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures! Age of Conan is the first MMO to be released with DirectX 10 technology, which is significant for those that want to use their DirectX 10 graphics cards for the first time. Read on to compare DX9 and DX10 screen shots from Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures!
Based on the GeForce 8800 series GPUs, the GeForce 8600 series finally brings DirectX 10 to the masses at mainstream price points. The Geforce 8600 GTS is the successor to the 7600 GT, which was one of the best value DirectX 9 graphics cards of 2006. Read on as we compare the XFX 8600 GT and 8600 GTS to dozens of other video cards to see how they perform against other great PCIe graphics cards.
Not many publications have the ability to show performance of a dozen video cards over several generations of GPU’s, but that is exactly what Legit Reviews has been able to do. We’ve taken a handfull of our ‘retired’ graphics cards out of the closet to get some updated benchmarking numbers. Armed with the above 24 ATI graphics cards we bring you some benchmark numbers that show how they all stack up!
LR has found that it is possible to further improve the gaming performance on AMD 690G motherboards by overclocking the integrated graphics! By adjusting the clock speed of the ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 graphics engine for better 3D performance we were able to get a nice boost in frame rates. If you are looking into getting one of the many 690G based motherboards this is a must read!
With todays introduction of GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB graphics boards, the GeForce 8 Series line-up now offers e-tail price points ranging from $599 to $299. The only difference between the 640MB and 320MB 8800 GTS is the frame buffer size and price. The current GeForce 8800 GTS has a 640MB frame buffer, while the new card’s frame buffer is half that size. Read on to see if the 8800 GTS 320M is the right card for you.
Today Legit Reviews looks at the XFX 8800 GTX ‘XXX’ edition, which is an overclocked 8800 GTX that comes with clock frequencies of 630MHz on the GPU and 2.0GHz memory. The reference design provided by Nvidia runs on a 575 MHz GPU and 1.8 MHz memory clock. We compare the XFX 8800 GTX to 18 other PCIe video cards and see how it performs against our other test cards.
A month ago, NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce 8800 series of graphics cards and the gamers are impressed by the results that they saw with a single 8800 GTX in gaming benchmarks. Legit Reviews has a pair of production XFX 8800 GTX graphics cards and compares them to Quad-SLI, X1950 XTX Crossfire, 7900 GTX SLI and a 7950GX2 to see how past generations hang with the latest and greatest!
Now that the AMD Quad FX platform has been successfully benchmarked and overclocked, we can now have some fun with the system. With four x16 PCI Express slots present on the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS motherboard LR figured why not populate all of them? Read on to see how our attempt at running four card SLI went on the AMD Quad FX test system!
The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card faced a resistor change just days before the launch of the industry’s first fully unified architecture-based DirectX 10 compatible GPU. Legit Reviews followed the resistor change as we had one of the cards that had a resistor with the wrong value. If you are interested in what needed to be changed read on.
NVIDIA?s GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800GTS GPU’s are the industry’s first fully unified architecture-based DirectX 10 compatible GPU’s. The GeForce 8800GTX GPU consists of 128 individual stream processors clocked at 1.2GHz, which means awesome gaming performance. If you are wondering how these new GPU’s stack up against the rest read on as we compare them to more than a dozen GPU’s.
The Radeon X1650 XT delivers superior mainstream performance with industry-leading image quality and best-in-class HD video in the $149 market segment. With ATI?s new, easy to use ?plug-and-play? CrossFire? configuration the X1650 XT might be one of the best gaming and home theater graphics cards choices on the market today. Read on as Legit Reviews tries a pair of these GPU’s in CrossFire and as a single card to see how it performs.
It was bound to happen, but a number of our readers have recently sent in e-mails asking what graphics cards would be best for rendering graphics in adult video games. Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the ThriXXX gaming engine and the game title Virtually Jenna to see how ATI and NVIDIA do when it comes to rendering a digital version of porn superstar Jenna Jameson.
The ATI Radeon X1950 Pro, codenamed RV570, has been built on the 80nm process, contains 36 pixel shader engines, 12 parallel pipelines and eight vertex engines, utilizes digital PWM, supports dongle-less CrossFire, fits in a single PCIe slot and comes with an MSRP of $199. Legit Reviews puts the X1950 Pro in the hot seat and takes it for a test drive today.
The GeForce 7950 GT is the latest addition to the GeForce 7 family and Legit Reviews has had the pleasure to take a look at the retail version of the card by XFX. The XFX GeForce 7950 GT 570M Extreme in unique in the sense that it comes with overclocked core and memory clocks of 570MHz and 730MHz and a passive cooling solution. Come see how the GeForce 7950 GT stacks up against the lasted cards from both ATI and NVIDIA.