XFX DD Radeon R9 290

XFX Radeon R9 290 Double Dissipation Video Card Review

XFX Throws Some DDs Up On the Radeon R9 290 The AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card came out in October 2013 and gets a ton of attention due to the fact that it is the flagship single-GPU card by AMD. The AMD Radeon R9 290 came out a month later and doesn’t get much …more

PowerColor PCS+ 290X Video Card

PowerColor PCS+ AXR9 290X 4GB Video Card Review

PowerColor Slaps a Massive PCS+ Cooler To Their 290X The AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card was a powerful card when it came out in October 2013, but the reference design ran hot and it was clear that the enthusiast community wasn’t too keen on the thought of having a video card that was pegged …more

ASUS Poseidon Platinum GTX 780 3GB

ASUS Poseidon GTX 780 Video Card Review

ASUS ROG Solves The GTX 780 Water or Air Cooled Question The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 first came out in May 2013 and even though the card is no longer ‘new’ it is still a very powerful solution that is continuously being updated and improved upon. ASUS has been working on rather interesting variant of …more

EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Cards

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Video Card Roundup – Tested at 4K

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Roundup With MSI, Gigabyte and EVGA The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti is hands down one the most powerful video cards on the market that money can buy. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti is powered by the fully enabled GK110 ‘Kepler’ GPU that features 2880 CUDA cores. The NVIDIA GTX780 …more

THIEF Gets AMD Mantle and TrueAudio Support

AMD Mantle & TrueAudio Patch for THIEF Tested

AMD Mantle & TrueAudio Patch for THIEF Mantle & TrueAudio are a pair of new features used by AMD on select Radeon R7 and R9 video cards that are Graphics Core Next (GCN) compatible.  Mantle is a new graphics API that AMD says provides a performance increase in games that are Mantle enabled.   Battlefield …more

PowerColor AXR7 250X 1GBD5-HE Radeon R7 250X 1GB

PowerColor Radeon R7 250X 1GB Video Card Review

PowerColor AXR7 250X 1GBD5-HE Radeon R7 250X 1GB Graphics Card Last month AMD released the Radeon R7 250X, an entry level discrete graphics card that is part of the  Radeon R7/R9 ‘new’ product line. The AMD Radeon R7 250X  sells for around $99 and fills the small gap between the AMD Radeon R7 250 at …more

EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB SC Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB SC Video Card Review

EVGA Superclocks The GeForce GTX 750 1GB Graphics Card When NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 we were only sampled the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and the majority of the reviews on launch day were on the GeForce GTX 750 Ti. We were impressed by the NVIDIA reference design as …more

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Reference Card

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card Review – Maxwell Architecture For Under $150

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Cards Arrive NVIDIA today announced the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 video cards, which are very interesting to use as they are the first cards based on NVIDIA’s new Maxwell graphics architecture. NVIDIA has been developing Maxwell for a number of years and have decided …more

Sapphire Dual-X R7 265 2GB Video Card

AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card Review with Sapphire Dual-X R7 265

AMD Launches New Video Cards and Slashes Prices Ahead of NVIDIA’s Maxwell GPU Release Last week AMD beefed up their entry-level and mid-range graphics cards with the introduction of the AMD Radeon R7 250X and the Radeon R7 265. It appears that AMD did this to help fill in both the performance and price between …more

Sapphire R7 260X

Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB OC 2x DVI Video Card Review

Sapphire R7 260X 2GB OC 2x DVI Video Card The Sapphire R7 260X 2GB video cards are aimed at the casual or mainstream gamer. The AMD Radeon R7 260X series has features that are commonly found on the higher end gaming cards like GDDR5 memory, 896 Stream Processors, enough power to support 3D and 4K …more

AMD Mantle API

AMD Mantle BF4 and StarSwarm Testing Part 2 – Overclocking the GPU and CPU

Overclocking AMD Mantle API with Catalyst 14.1 On February 1, 2014 AMD released the first public beta of the Catalyst 14.1 drivers as Beta 1.6 with Mantle support.  Previously we tested Beta 1.5 drivers, and found it increased the performance of Battlefield 4 by 15.8% on a Sapphire Radeon R7 260X video card.  As this is …more

AMD Mantle Technology

AMD Mantle API Real World BF4 Benchmark Performance On Catalyst 14.1

AMD Mantle Real World Performance AMD has been talking about the potential performance increase that their new Mantle technology is going to provide, we have all seen the numbers that AMD and EA-DICE has been releasing.  AMD has finally released CATALYST 14.1 beta drivers, so now we can do our own independent testing to check …more

ASUS and Sapphire Custom Radeon R9 290X Video Cards

ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II and Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X Video Card Reviews

Custom AMD Radeon R9 290X Video Cards Arrive The AMD Radeon R9 290x and R9 290 both have great performance when gaming, but the cards run notoriously hot. AMD says that the cards were designed to run at 94C and that there is nothing wrong with running that high, but many enthusiasts think otherwise and …more

ASUS MARS 760 4GB Video Card

ASUS MARS 760 4GB Video Card Review

ASUS Republic of Gamers Creates Wicked GeForce GTX 760 Video Card We review hundreds of PC components and accessories every year and it can get boring at times.  After you’ve reviewed a couple hundred video cards, they all start to blend together as most are very similar and differ by just the GPU cooler and …more