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AMD Radeon HD 6990 review
     Fri, Mar 18 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Radeon HD 6990, the dual-GPU based graphics card that has been the topic of rumors and discussion for a long time. AMD placed two Cayman XT GPUs (R6970) onto one PCB and allows them to be clocked at R6970 speeds as well, in fact you'll get options in clock-frequencies and TDP with the help of a small micro-switch seated on the card, each leads to a BIOS, one with more acceptable TDPs and the other enabled a higher clock frequency mode. Cayman XT GPUs, that means the full shader processor count inside that GPU is available, that sums up towards 3072 shader processors. In short, this graphics card is a beast, hence we wrote 24 pages of content on it, read the full review right here.

Performance comparison of 38 graphics cards
     Fri, Mar 18 2011 | 3:32P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During the recent months the market saw a lot of new products in the graphics card business. After HT4U.net presented several reviews of individual variants, today it is time for another summary and comparison. A total of 38 graphics cards are featured in the updated benchmark result presentation at HT4U.net.

GTX 550 Ti
     Fri, Mar 18 2011 | 2:30P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the new release of the GTX 550 Ti upon us, we have the ASUS factory overclocked GTX550 Ti DirectCU TOP for review today. The 550 Ti is not intended to a be top contender in the market, but rather a lower-end card with great upgrading potential via overclocking and SLI. With the ASUS 550 Ti coming with the DirectCU cooling solution, we anticipate seeing some very low temperatures. The ASUS GTX 550 also comes with SAP (Super Alloy Power) design which is said to deliver 15% performance boost over non-SAP models, 2.5 times longer lifespan, and run 35C cooler. Now let’s move on past all of the niceties and get on to why you are really here, the actual results. Read on…

Sapphire HD6870 Vapor-X
     Fri, Mar 18 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Sapphire did place the Vapor-X Cooler on the card, and when you compare the temperatures seen by the Vapor-X model compared to the regular model Sapphire has out, there was a 17°C difference in temperatures at the stock load testing between the two models. The overall performance of the HD6870 Vapor-X card was quite impressive when it was stacked up against the competition at stock speeds and once the card was clocked to 1GHz, it was able to tear though the tests that I threw at it and give some good numbers that were quite competitive."

Compro Videomate U680F TV adapter
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While mobile phones are certainly the gadget of choice that is seeing ever increasing numbers of features shoved into them, PCs have in-fact had this done to them for the last couple of decades. One thing that some people like to do is add TV watching functionality. If you don't want to do it with a PCI card of some kind, Compro are offering a USB friendly solution. Enter the Videomate U680F complete with remote and 1080i support. "

Nvidia launches new 3D Vision glasses and entry-level GPU
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 2:46P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia recently launched a new 3D Vision bundle priced US$149, lower than US$199 of the previous 3D Vision bundle, to boost demand for 3D applications, according to the company.

Lucid Virtu and Intel Quick Sync: Pairing GPUs
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 1:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's Sandy Bridge processors have won acclaim for their hardware-accelerated video transcoding capabilities, dubbed Quick Sync, but there are significant limitations in the current iteration. LucidLogix, a company that's heretofore been known for its multi-GPU Hydra hardware, has developed a software-only solution named Virtu that it claims will solve one of the major issues that prevent enthusiasts from taking advantage of Sandy Bridge's transcoding performance, however. When used in conjunction with an H57 motherboard, Virtu allows for both a discrete GPU and Sandy Bridge's integrated GPU to function simultaneously, apart from a few quirks...

ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II Top
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With its GTX 560 Ti Direcet CU II Top, ASUS shows a factory overclocked version of the NVIDIAs latest mid-range GPU. Additionally this card got ASUS' powerful DirectCU II cooler as well as an attractive design. Theoretically this card even has the potential to outperform a Radeon HD 6950. Amongst other thigs this is what we'll show in the following review.

XFX Radeon HD 6850 Black Edition Video Card Review
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I played a ton of games on the XFX Radeon HD 6850 and loved every minute of it, even though I am used to a cross fire setup, unless I was looking at the FPS meter in game I couldn't visibly tell the difference between the two setups. At a price of $179.99 with a double lifetime warranty it was well within the same price range of the other cards at this performance point. When it came down to it this card was an overclocking monster, a 23% stable overclock is nothing to scoff at, and i think it had more room to work with. If you are less chicken than me go for it and see how far you can take this card. Compared to the 5770's the XFX Radeon HD 6850 was way more agreeable to overclocking as the 5770's I could only get to around 960MHz before I was afraid to go any further. So to break the 1Ghz mark with this card was killer to me..."

ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II Review
     Wed, Mar 16 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their DirectCU II version ASUS shows its first high end NVIDIA graphics card with a triple slot cooler. Until today only Gainward with their GLH series (Goes Like Hell) was known for their huge triple slot coolers but now also ASUS has such a monster in its portfolio. But overworking only the cooler would have been too easy. ASUS provided this card also with their own power design which always is an indicator for good overclockability.

Asus Radeon HD 6950 & 6970
     Wed, Mar 16 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareoverclock.com has just posted another video card review. Last week we have taken a look at the Asus Radeon HD 6950 and 6970 video cards.

Pre-Overclocked Nvidia GeForce GTX 570: Gainward vs. Zotac
     Tue, Mar 15 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we know, Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 managed to successfully replace the previous flagship solution – GeForce GTX 480. But will it be able to compete against the new leader at least with factory overclocking in place? Let’s find out in our new review of two new graphics cards from Gainward and Zotac.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti: The Hero of Our Times
     Tue, Mar 15 2011 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The replacement of GeForce 400 family with GeForce 500 models continues. Today we are going to introduce to you a new mainstream solution from Nvidia targeted for demanding gamers that should replace GeForce GTX 460. Please meet the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti!

A weeks worth of Videocard Reviews.. Phew!!
     Tue, Mar 15 2011 | 2:55P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia and AMD are flooding the web with reviews of each companies' latest videocards... you really only need to read one of these reviews, so take your pick from the last week's worth of videocard reviews.

GeForce GTX 550 Ti review MSI Cyclone II OC
GTX 550 Ti cards from Palit and MSI, factory overclocked
popular GTX 550 Ti
ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti Direct CU 1 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Launch Review (Palit and Zotac)
MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti Cyclone II
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB.
KFA2 Galaxy GTX 550 Ti LTD OC WHITE review
GTX 560 Ti in January and with the GTX 550 Ti
Nvidia GTX 550 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Debut With Zotac, MSI and Asus
Nvidia's latest DirectX 11 GPU a compelling
MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC Video Card Review
GTX 550 Ti cards with products from ASUS, EVGA, MSI and Gigabyte
MSI GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Cyclone II Video Card
Palit GeForce GTX 550 Ti Sonic 1 GB
Sapphire HD6870 Flex @ LanOC Reviews
Sapphire Radeon HD 6990
Sparkle Calibre X580 Video Card Review
Sapphire Radeon HD 6990 4GB Video Card @ 1GHz OC
AMD Radeon HD 6990
HIS HD68xx series of Graphics Cards
AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB card
MSI GeForce N570GTX Twin Frozr II
Gainward GeForce GTX 570 Phantom Review
AMD HD6990
The Radeon HD 6000 series
AMD HD 6990, featuring dual Cayman XT based GPUs
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Vapor-X Video Card Review
HIS HD 6870 Turbo, HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo and HD 6850 cards
Geforce GTX 570 SLI Performance “Hunter” – the GTX 560 Ti.
HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB Review
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards
Sparkle ONE GTS 450 1GB OC Single Slot graphics card
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 FleX 1GB Video Card Review
XFX 6950 XXX 1GB - Building a XXX Eyefinity System with Logitech Controllers
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 On Linux
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Flex Video Card Review
Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB 'Phantom' Graphics Card
Palit GTX 570 Sonic Platinum
Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic review
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 1GB Video Card Review
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 Vapor-X


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Tech Report
     Tue, Mar 15 2011 | 2:05P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, NVIDIA officially announces the launch of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card. This is part of their "reloading" programme. Back in 2010, they released the GeForce GTX 480 and GeForce GTX 460 graphics cards (remember the Tank and the Sniper?). This year, they replaced those two cards with the GeForce GTX 580 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Now, it’s time to "reload" the GeForce GTS 450...

Nvidia GTX 550 Ti @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Mar 15 2011 | 2:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems like it was only a few weeks ago I was talking about Nvidia’s latest card the GTX560 Ti. Now here we are launching our review of the GTX550 Ti, the little brother to the GTX560 Ti. The GTX550 Ti fills the gap between the GTS 450 and the GTX 460, with its eye directly on AMD’s popular HD5770. With aggressive performance and pricing, Nvidia hopes to capture the budget market playing the same game AMD plays. How will it hold up against the aging HD5770, let’s take a look.

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