Trying to purchase a graphics card on a budget is always a tough choice because you are always wondering what another $50.00 could have gotten you. ASUS wanted us to see what you could get for that extra cash on a GeForce GTX560 and has a card with a 15% overclock and quiet cooling to boot. Legit plugs this budget board into one of our test systems to see how it performs against the NVIDIA GeFore GTX 560 reference design!
Companies like ASUS have a their own design engineers and every so often the management will let them run free. When that happens you end up with a ridiculous product that pushes the boundaries for what can be done with current technology. ASUS took the Republic of Gamers (ROG) product engineers and challenged them to design the fastest NVIDIA graphics card possible. The result was the ASUS MARS II and we have a quick preview on the card for you!
In this tough economy we all still want to play our favorite games, but sometimes we need to cut back a little on our spending. Diamond Multimedia wants to keep us in the game and has recently released the Diamond Radeon HD 6770 XOC Video Card (6770PE51GEXOC). It has all of the features you have come to expect in the Radeon HD series, but is easier on your wallet. Read on to see how well it performed in our series of rigorous tests.
Last month Gigabyte introduced us to their new GeForce GTX 560 OC Video Card. It featured their Windforce cooler that actually has two 100 mm fans that are inverted to avoid air turbulance that causes most video cards to be loud. How did the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 OC Video Card stand up to our rigid testing? Read on to find out. It’s all in here.
There is nothing better than a video card that stays fast while it runs cool. There is nothing worse than video lag because your graphics card is too hot. ASUS has come up with an innovative way to try and keep our cards running the way they should. The ASUS Radeon HD 6870 Direct CU Video Card was made with these concerns in mind. Does it live up to our expectations? You are going to have to take a look inside to see.
Today EVGA and Nvidia announce the brand new GeForce GTX 560 SC Super Clocked Video Card. Although the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 SC Video Card appears to be just like the GTX 460, the two share a lot except for the fact that the GPU’s are slightly different. Instead of running on the GF104 core like the GTX 460 the GTX 560 SC runs on the GF114 core, which has transistor level enhancements that allow it to run faster using the same amount of power as the GTX 460. Take a look inside to see how it stacked up against the other cards in its price range.
Thanks to an insecure restriction method, the AMD Radeon HD 6950 video card can be unlocked and turned into an AMD Radeon HD 6970 with just a few minutes work. Today we break down the process on a reference designed card and we run performance benchmarks along the way to see if the process is worthwhile or just a waste of time. Read on to see what happens to our retail ASUS EAH6950 graphics card as we perform the operation!
The AMD Gaming Evolved campaign is a great idea for gamers and game developers alike. It allows all of us to have a rich rewarding experience by trying to create an industry standard that makes possible a game such as Total War: Shogun 2. Not only is the game fun to play, but you know it’s created from the ground up to be compatible with your AMD hardware and software.
AMD wanted a video card to fill in the price and performance gap between the Radeon HD 6850 and the Radeon HD 5770. The release of the Radeon HD 6790 graphics card at the $149.99 price point should fill that gap and give the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti a run for its money. Read on to see how the AMD Radeon HD 6790 compares to dozens of other cards and yes, we also overclock it and show you the thermals and power numbers!
The standard AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card by SAPPHIRE comes clocked at 775MHz on the core and 1000MHz on the memory. For those that want to take it up to another level the Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 TOXIC Edition has the same internal architecture as the standard model, but the clock speeds are increased to 820MHz for the core and 1100MHz for the memory giving gamers a noticeable boost in performance. Read on to see how it performs and how much more we can overclock it!
If you want to play the top DX11 game these days a high-end card is a must. The HIS Radeon HD 6850 Turbo with IceQ X cooling is a really nice card at a really reasonable price. This card should keep up with the other cards in its class in the performance benchmarks, but stay way cooler than most of them since it uses an aftermarket GPU cooler. We put it to the test against several other AMD Radeon HD 6850 video cards to see which comes out on top!
NVIDIA found a way to take over 2200 components and get them assembled together on a single PCB to create their new flagship GPU called the GeForce GTX 590. The GTX 590 combines the power of two GF110 GPUs on a single graphics card. With a total of two GF110 GPUs packing 1024 CUDA cores and 3GB of GDDR5 memory you know this video card is going to do well in the benchmarks!
The MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC 1GB graphics cards is based on the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 550 Ti GPU, but is kept nice and cool with the MSI Cyclone II cooling solution. The N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II OC is factory overclocked with the core clock set to 950MHz and the memory at 1075MHz. We put this overclocked GF116 card to the test to see how it performs, keeps cool and overclocks!
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card is going to be a popular gaming graphics card in 2011 due to it’s lucrative $150 price point. When the GeForce GTX 550 Ti was launched last week we noticed that ASUS came out of the gate with not one, but three cards for this series. We take a look at their fastest card, the ASUS UL ENGTX550 Ti DC/DI/1GD5, which is clocked at 1015MHz!