When we look at the graphics cards that we review, we use the latest Intel X79 motherboard and the Intel Core i7 3960X processor. One of the primary reasons that we do this is to remove as much of the CPU bottleneck that we can. Though not everyone has the funds available to buy a processor that retails $1049.99. Today, we take a look at the performance scaling between six different Intel LGA1155 processors when using a high end graphics card like the AMD Radeon HD 7950.
The Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 OC (GV-R777OC-1GD) is a custom AMD Radeon HD 7770 video card that uses a custom PCB and GPU cooler to make it stand out from the rest. It is also factory overclocked to 1100 MHz on the core clock to ensure that it is faster than the reference design. Radeon on to see how this video card does when compared to two other Radeon HD 7770 cards on our test bench. We also overclock it further and see how the custom GPU cooler does!
AMD today announced the AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition and AMD Radeon HD 7850 graphics cards! The AMD Radeon HD 7800 series is designed to perform for serious gamers and we try them out on a number of games to see how they perform when put to the test. We also overclock them, test the acoustics, and see how efficient these new cards are!
The SAPPHIRE HD 7950 OC Edition video card is factory overclocked to 900 MHz and features SAPPHIRE’s new dual-extractor GPU cooler technology. Will this multi-heatpipe cooler with dual fans and a moderate factory overclock be enough to make this card stand out from the crowd? Read on to see how this card performs, overclocks and runs in our test system.
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 10 AMD and Intel motherboards to check out integrated graphics performance from 2006 to 2011 to see how they perform on four game titles and Futuremark 3Dmark06. Read on to see how far we have come in recent years.
Last month AMD introduced the Radeon HD 7000 series (Southern Islands) of graphics cards. These new cards are based on the 28nm manufacturing process and use a new core architecture called Graphics Core Next (GCN). Many assumed that AMD would be doing a top-to-bottom launch for the AMD Radeon HD 7000 product line, but that is not the case. AMD decided skip over Pitcairn, the Radeon HD 7800 series, and introduce Cape Verde along with the Radeon HD 7700 series.
The AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB video card is the toned down version of the Radeon HD 7970 GB and it costs $100 less. AMD sent over a pair of cards for us to try out in CrossFire mode. Read on to see how AMD Radeon HD 7950 does in a multi-GPU CrossFire setup when it comes to performance, power consumption, overclocking and more!
AMD has finally released Radeon HD 7950, which happens to be the cut-down version of the Radeon HD 7970 graphics card that hit the streets on January 9th, 2012. The AMD Radeon HD 7950 graphics card is based on the same ‘Tahiti’ core architecture that is used on the Radeon HD 7970, but some has less features and lower clock speeds. Read on to see how the Radeon HD 7950 performs!
Legit Reviews was down in Texas this weekend for the FX GamExperience and noticed that ASUS was showing off their upcoming Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II video card! ASUS informed us that the card just arrived in the United States on Friday and was hand flown to Texas just for the event. This is the first public showing of this highly anticipated video card and we got to spend some time with it!
The ASUS Radeon HD 7970 3GB came out on January 9th, 2012 and is based on the AMD Radeon HD 7970 reference card. ASUS sent over a card for us to try out and do some CrossFire testing with. Read on to see how AMD Radeon HD 7970 does in a multi-GPU CrossFire setup when it comes to performance, power consumption, overclocking and more!
The EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win is a video card that has two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU’s on a single PCB for improved gaming performance. This card can run up to three displays off a single card for NVIDIA 3D Surround gaming, or you can disable NVIDIA Surround and run up to four displays for better productivity. Read on to see how this card performs in games and we also look at temperatures, noise levels, power use and overclocking!
AMD has officially launched the Radeon HD 7000 series of graphics cards with the introduction of the companies new flagship single GPU graphics card, the AMD Radeon HD 7970. We put the AMD Radeon HD 7970 to the test on with an Intel Core i7-3960X on the Intel X79 platform with PCI Express 3.0 enabled to see how this card performs. We also overclock it as far as we could to see what the Radeon HD 7970 can do!
Not too many people have over $500 to spend on a video card, but for those fortunate to be able to there are there are a fair number of options to pick from. When it comes to spending that much money on a video card there are two companies you’ll want to take a closer look at: ASUS and EVGA. The cards sent to Legit Reviews for review were the ASUS MATRIX GTX580 1536MB (P/2DIS/1536MD5) and EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified 3072MB (3G-P3-1588-AR).
A patch for Batman: Arkham City PC was released this week that fixed a variety of DX 11 issues, as well as fixes for a few other non-DX 11 related issues. The DX 11 fixes significantly improved DirectX 11 performance on both NVIDIA and AMD video cards, so we took the four Radeon HD and GeForce GTX cards that we tested before the patch came out and ran them again after the patch. Read on to see how much performance improved!