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 AMD recently announced the Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition, which is a newer version of the Radeon HD 7970.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.
We got our hands on a second NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, so we can see how it performs in 2-way SLI! The only thing better than one GeForce GTX 680 is running two of them together right? The focus of this article will be from the single monitor point of view, so we’ll be bringing you performance numbers at 2560×1600, 1920×1080 and 1280×1024 to show you how this setup performs.
When we reviewed the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 graphics card we covered many of the features, but one feature that we didn’t have the time to test for the launch article was NVIDIA Surround. The GeForce GTX 680 has the ability to run 3D Vision Surround off a single card! As you can imagine, this makes for a richer gaming experience and we put it to the test today!
Earlier this month MSI launched the companies AMD Radeon HD 7970 based Lightning series video card, the R7970 Lightning. The MSI R7970 Lightning is clocked at 1070 MHz on the core and 1400 MHz on the memory (5600 MHz effective). This is an impressive 15.7% clock increase on the core and a mediocre 1.8% on the memory. Read on to see how this $599 video card performs against the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 and take a look at how far we overclocked it!
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 graphics card was designed for gamers who want to enjoy their games at the maximum graphics settings and screen resolutions, with high levels of AA enabled. To accomplish this, the GeForce GTX 680 ships with 1536 CUDA Cores that have base clock speed of 1006MHz and typical Boost clock speed is 1058MHz. The GeForce GTX 680 also comes with 2GB of GDDR5 memory that are clocked at 6008MHz! Read on to see if this is enough to beat the AMD Radeon HD 7970!
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!