If you want to spend under $200 on a discrete graphics card you have a large number of choices, but one card that recently managed to catch our attention is the AMD Radeon HD 7850. The AMD Radeon HD 7850 came out on March 4, 2012 and cost $249.99 when we originally reviewed the reference card. This video card is now seven months old and the price for an entry level AMD Radeon HD 7850 card has fallen below $160! The XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Core Edition is one of those cards and what we are looking at today!
ZOTAC has been one of the few video card companies to focus quiet computing with the ZONE Edition graphics cards series. The ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition is the latest graphics card to be released in the noise-less series and we have one of these cards to try out. Read on to see how the ZOTAC GeForce GT 640 ZONE Edition performs and what this card is all about!
This morning NVIDIA announced two new graphics cards that bring Kepler to every gamer: the GeForce GTX 660 and the GeForce GTX 650. The GeForce GTX 660 provides an ideal combination of performance, price, and power efficiency, hitting the gamer’s sweet spot and that is the card that we will be reviewing today. Read on to see how a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 cards by MSI and EVGA do in our tests!
NVIDIA today launched the GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card, which is available today starting at only $299. NVIDIA says that the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is 41 percent faster on average than the GTX 560 Ti from 2011, and 58 percent faster on average than the GTX 470 from 2010. Read on to see how it performance against several other cards from AMD and NVIDIA in our review today!
The AMD Radeon HD 7870 has proven itself to be one of the best mainstream graphics cards on the market. Today we look at the XFX Radeon HD 7870 Black Edition that comes with the companies Dual Dissipation GPU cooler and a factory overclock of 1050 MHz on the core and 1250 MHz on the memory. Read on to see how the XFX Radeon HD 7870 Black Edition performs on our Intel Core i5 2500K test system!
AMD recently launched its latest line of workstation graphics, leading with the AMD FirePro W9000 Graphics Processing Unit. AMD designed these cards to balance compute and 3D workloads efficiently for computer-aided design and engineering, and for media and entertainment (M&E) professionals. WE take a look at the AMD FirePro W9000 and W8000 to see how they perform on a few popular professional benchmarks.
XFX has brought out the Black Edition of their previously released HD7850. This edition features their Dual Dissipation system as well as comes factory overclocked to 975Mhz on the core and 1200Mhz on the memory. Read on to see how the XFX Radeon HD7850 Black Edition performs on our Intel Core i5 2500K test system!
Over six months ago AMD released the AMD Radeon HD 7900 series with the introduction of the Radeon HD 7970 ‘Tahiti’ graphics card. This card became the flagship video card for AMD and has proven itself to winner. AMD recently announced the Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition, which is a newer version of the Radeon HD 7970. Read on to see what the changes are and if this card is right for you.
The SAPPHIRE HD 7970 OC Edition features SAPPHIRE’s Dual-X technology, which means it uses five heatpipe GPU cooler with dual fan to providing quiet and very cool operation during all usage scenarios. The SAPPHIRE HD 7970 OC Edition ships with a raised core clock speed of 950MHz, and 1425MHz for the memory. Its Dual BIOS switch allows users to select an even higher overclock of 1GHz core and 1450MHz memory by just flipping a switch. Read on to see how this card performs!
Are you curious how Diablo III performs on the latest laptops with integrated graphics? We were very curious, so we figured we’d write up a piece on how Ivy Bridge compares against Trinity on this brand new game title. We will be using comparing the Intel Core i7-3920XM Ivy Bridge Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 to the AMD A10-4600M Trinity APU with AMD Radeon HD 7660G graphics to see which comes out on top!
What happens when you disable one of the Streaming Multiprocessor (SMX) units on the NVIDIA GK104 processor used for the GeForce GTX 680 video card? If you answered that you come up with a GeForce GTX 670 video card that is available for $100 less, you are on the right track! Read on to see how the new GeForce GTX 670 2GB video card performs when we put it to the test!
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 dual-GPU graphics card uses two GK104 Kepler cores and has a total of 3,072 NVIDIA CUDA cores! With a base clock speed 915 MHz and a “typical” Boost clock of up to 1019 MHz, we are pretty sure this card will be faster than anything we have every tested! Read on to see how it performs and overclocks in our review on this monster!
Since Legit Reviews first came online nearly a decade ago the one phrase that we have heard consistently over the years is that “integrated graphics suck” and that you should never use them. Is that true? We gathered up 11 AMD and Intel motherboards to check out integrated graphics performance from 2006 to 2012 to see how they perform on four game titles and Futuremark 3Dmark06. Read on to see how far we have come in recent years and we do have Ivy Bridge numbers!
Back on March 21st, we brought you our review on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 reference card. Last week we followed that up with review of that card focused on single card 2D Surround gaming and then in another review featuring 2-way SLI performance. We didn’t have time to run a full set of 2-way SLI performance numbers in 2D surround mode, but we found some time over the Easter break and made it happen.