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MSI Radeon HD 6970 Lighting review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We'll review the R6970 Lightning, the most high-end single GPU based product in the enthusiast lightning series. Pre-clocked at 940 MHz you can actually take the product towards 1 GHz fairly easy with the help of AfterBurner software that allows the full spectrum of voltage tweaking on GPU and memory. The end result as stated, surprised even us. This is just a really nice card with a lot of features, extra's and it just oozes with build quality.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Radeon HD 6790 review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Radeon HD 6790, a card that is designed to compete with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 550 Ti. The HD 6790 is based on AMD's 40 nm "Barts" GPU which is the very same graphics processor used in the Radeon HD 6850 and HD 6870. Next to that this product comes with a full 256-bit wide memory bus giving it very nice memory bandwidth, really aside from slicing some shader processor clusters and ROPs away, this is a R6800 series card.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 review
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have a peek at the awesomeness that is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590, and then head on over to the next page where as always, we'll go a little deeper, but not too deep. We'll look at noise levels, power consumption, heat, we'll do a nice photo-shoot and heck why not... an extensive benchmark session to see where this product positions itself, especially compared to the Radeon HD 6990.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Radeon HD6950 into a Radeon HD6970
     Mon, Apr 25 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ITShootout provides a step by step visual guide on how to unlock your Radeon HD6950's latent shaders and turn it into a fully fledged Radeon HD6970 - a card costing almost twice as much."
  FULL STORY @ ITSHOOTOUT

Inno3D GeForce GTX 580 HAWK Edition Graphics Card Review
     Sun, Apr 24 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Despite the reference designs impressive cooling solution there were consumers who demanded enhanced versions of the GTX 580 with enhanced cooler. One of the latest to deliver this is Inno3D with their custom GTX 580 HAWK Edition. As well as featuring an enhanced cooler and some tweaks on the style of the card it also has 3GB of memory rather than the standard 1.5GB. Lets see how it performs in a selection of real world tests."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Black Edition Video Card Review
     Sun, Apr 24 2011 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Who would've thought we'd ever be looking at XFX cards based on an AMD GPU? It's been a long time since we've looked at something from XFX. Going through our content archive, it was August of 2007 and the victim was the 9800 GTX+. So much has happened since then, though, and in that time we've seen the Black Edition series created from the company; a series that has had some of the best looking cards around. I say best looking as I haven't had the chance to look at one until today. Today we see if the Black Edition is all bark and no bite, or if its bark is just the entrée to a menacing bite for main."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Sapphire HD5830 Xtreme & HD5850 Xtreme
     Sun, Apr 24 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overclocking of the cards was pretty decent. Both of the cards were able to increase both the GPU Core and Memory clocks by about 20% over the stock speeds, which is no small feat. The pricing on both of the cards is quite competitive. However, with the price only being $20 apart from each other, I would suggest the Sapphire HD5850 Xtreme over the Sapphire HD5830 Xtreme. You are going to see better results. About a 20% higher score in 3DMark 11 at the 2560 x 1600 resolution at stock speeds."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

 
GeForce GTX 590 SLI review
     Sun, Apr 24 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We test SLI performance with four GPUs, that's right we place two GTX 590 graphics cards in SLI. The big question of course remains, will quad-SLI actually kick in properly ? As that is what we are talking about; rendering your games for no less than four GPUs. Bare in mind that for today's article we received a very, no extremely beta driver. Not at all optimized 100% just yet. We will offer you a taste of what's to come and what to expect in the future.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

GeForce GTX 590 and GTX 590 SLI reviews
     Sun, Apr 24 2011 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have a peek at the awesomeness that is the Point of View GeForce GTX 590, and then head on over to the next page where as always, we'll go a little deeper, but not too deep. We'll look at noise levels, power consumption, heat, we'll do a nice photo-shoot and heck why not... an extensive benchmark session to see where this product positions itself, especially compared to the Radeon HD 6990.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

MSI Radeon HD 6970 Lightning 2 GB
     Sat, Apr 23 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI's Radeon HD 6970 Lightning is the company's new flagship single-GPU card for AMD. It offers plenty of overclocking features like triple voltage software control, voltage measurement points, a powerful cooling solution and increased clock speeds out of the box. What is even better is that those features are available at a small price premium of only $10 over the AMD reference design.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB Video Card Review
     Sat, Apr 23 2011 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“I’m sure many of you remember AMD’s 5800 series of video cards, they were the first family of video cards in the world to support the advanced graphical features of DirectX 11. It has been quite some time since their original introduction and Sapphire has decided to relaunch the series with the HD 5850 Xtreme and the HD 5830 Xtreme. Today we will be taking a look at the HD 5830 Xtreme which features 1120 stream processors, 56 texture units, an 800 MHz core clock and 1GB of DDR5 memory. Let’s check it out!
  FULL STORY @ SAPPHIRE

MSI GeForce GTX 580 1536MB Lightning Overclocked Video Card Review
     Fri, Apr 22 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you, like us were impressed with what the MSI HD 6970 Lightning offered which we looked at just the other day here, yet you're happy to spend some more to jump on the fastest single GPU card on the market, then we might just have the card for you. Kicking it up a notch in price and performance, the MSI GTX 580 Lightning could well be the card for you, being of course based on the high end GTX 580 GPU. The Lightning series is all about overclocking, though, so we want to find out just what this series can do for the GTX 580."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Club3D GeForce GTX 550 Ti CoolStream OC Edition
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The fight on the mid-range gaming graphics market is really heating up, AMD got there first with the launch of the HD68-series Barts-cards, but since then Nvidia has introduced their new GTX 560 Ti and GTX 550 Ti series cards. Let us start with the GTX 550 Ti."
  FULL STORY @ METKU

KFA2 GeForce GTX 560 EX OC 1024MB
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This time we got two GeForce GTX 560 Ti products for review. One is made by KFA2, the other, by Gigabyte. Both solutions are custom-made, and the Gigabyte's card is also extremely factory-overclocked, so it should be very fast."
  FULL STORY @ IXBTLABS

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti
     Thu, Apr 21 2011 | 12:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While we are not entirely convinced that the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is a worthy contender at $149 US, Gigabyte certainly has done a lot to improve its value. When compared to the Radeon HD 6850 which was consistently much faster, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti costs just 15% less despite being around 30% slower most of the time.
  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

Subpixel Reconstruction Antialiasing (SRAA)
     Wed, Apr 20 2011 | 11:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Subpixel Reconstruction Antialiasing (SRAA) combines singlepixel (1x) shading with subpixel visibility to create antialiased images without increasing the shading cost. SRAA targets deferred shading renderers, which cannot use multisample antialiasing. SRAA operates as a post-process on a rendered image with super-resolution depth and normal buffers, so it can be incorporated into an existing renderer without modifying the shaders. In this way SRAA resembles Morphological Antialiasing (MLAA), but the new algorithm can better respect geometric boundaries and has fixed runtime independent of scene and image complexity."
  FULL STORY @ RECONSTRUCTION

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