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!
MSI’s R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC graphics card might only have 1GB of memory, but it’s factory overclocked and is equipped with the latest Twin Frozr III dual fan GPU cooler. We put the MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC to the test on our Intel Sandy Bridge-E test system to see how it performs against several NVIDIA GeForce 500 series video cards. We also overclock it to the max and see what it can do!
This morning NVIDIA released a new graphics card called the GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 Cores. This is a limited edition graphics card, and as its name implies, the GTX 560 Ti with 448 Cores is outfitted with 448 CUDA cores. Read on to see how this GF110 GPU performs as we compare it to the GTX 560 Ti, GTX 570 and the AMD Radeon HD 6950 to see which card is the best for your gaming needs.
Is it a coincidence that it is around Halloween and ASUS would send us a wolf in sheep’s clothing? The GTX 570 DirectCU II is a triple slot cooling monster with a sheepish factory overclock and sexy sweet looks. Sure it is massive and looks good but how does it perform? Legit Reviews throws it onto our test bench to find out if giving up three slots allows us to overclock this sheep into a wolf.
NVIDIA just announced 3D Vision 2 at GeForce LAN 6! NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 is the next generation of the compaines 3D technology, features sleek, newly-redesigned, gamer-inspired glasses. It also introduces NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology, a unique new display technology that improves the 3D experience by delivering images that are up to twice as bright and colors that are far richer than those provided by other 3D display technologies.
The NVIDIA 3D Vision gaming solution has certainly matured since we first looked at it back in 2009. Since it was originally released the price has come down nearly 45% and the current 3D monitors offer full HD resolutions and the ability to play 3D Blu-ray movies without any DRM issues. Read on to see what NVIDIA has been doing with 3D gaming over the past couple of years!
Legit Reviews is going covert and has been granted access to something Classified from EVGA. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 video card has been touted as almost a GeForce GTX 580 at a much nicer price and EVGA throws an decent factory overclock on top of that. If you have the clearance to read this classified information see how much farther LR can push this card without extreme cooling.
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 review on the card for you today!
I remember when I was in college and sometimes would try to decide on a computer upgrade or paying rent that month. Thanks to the stiff competition between AMD and NVIDIA there are a lot more choices today vs. back then. For those of you trying to stay on a very tight budget but would like some DirectX 11 goodness ZOTAC heeds your call with the ZOTAC AMP! GeForce GTX 550 Ti factory overclocked card. Legit Reviews pushes this $134.99 ($124.99 with mail in rebate) card to its limits on our test bench to see if you can have decent graphics in the sub $140 range.
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.