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HIS HD 6970 graphics card
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 5:57P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Each generation of graphics cards is made up of the kind of GPUs that most people buy, the mid-range and they have the budget ones which quite a lot of others buy. Then you have the monsters, dual chip and single. Today we look at the latter one from HIS, the HD 6970. A giant card with expected impressive performance; though you know this is going to pull a lot of power. Let's see how much. "

Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic 1GB
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 5:55P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Featuring a shorter PCB design, custom heatsink, and a strong factory overclock, this Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic 1GB graphics card appears to have its sights set high. At a price of about $250, the Sonic doesn't cost much more than the reference Nvidia card, but it comes with much better features. So let's jump in and take a closer look at the Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic and find out just how fast it is.”

Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB Phantom Video Card Review
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 5:54P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We haven't seen a lot of the GTX 570 since it was launched. Apart from the reference card we saw from MSI and the original overclocked one from Gainward, there hasn't been much else to look at. Today, though, we're looking at another one, albeit from Gainward again. This one's a little more interesting, though, as it carries with it a new series name. We're not too sure what to expect from the new Phantom series, but this is our first take at it; although we've seen that Gainward have also launched a GTX 560 Ti under the same series. So the question is, what does the "Phantom" series bring to the table and is it something we should be interested in? Are we going to want to look at more cards from the Phantom series or would we prefer to stick to our ole' faithful ones like the Goes Like Hell Editions which have been a bit of a personal favorite for a while now."

Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic Video Card in SLI Review
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Already impressed with what a single GTX 560 Ti is able to offer, it seemed like it was time to see what two of them did for us. For a long time we've known SLI scaling has been excellent and the GTX 460 in SLI was just an absolute beast of a combination, as you had two cards that offered more performance than a single GTX 480, while at the same time offering it at a cheaper price. The particular cards we're dealing with are some 900MHz clocked ones in the form of the Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic. Since we haven't looked at the card from Palit, we'll be of course looking at what's going on in the package department first up. Once that's done, we'll take a closer look at the card itself, cover the out of the box clocks that Palit are offering and also double check that SLI is up and running. Once that's done it's time to get into the fun stuff and see what kind of performance we've got on offer from the setup."

AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB graphics card review
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Better than a GeForce GTX 560 Ti?

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card Overclocked
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I'm feeling a little bad at the moment. I've had the GIGABYTE HD 6950 2GB for a while now, but because we had already looked at the model in single and Crossfire form, I figured I would use this card to do an overclocking article. Instead of just doing a standard OC article with no voltage adjustment and then doing another one later, I figured I'd just wait 'till we had Voltage adjustment on the HD 6900 series. Unfortunately that took a little longer than normal. Still, the good news is we've got it now and we can really put the GIGABYTE HD 6950 2GB through its paces. Of course, we haven't looked at the GIGABYTE version of the HD 6950 either, so we'll check out the package first and then have a closer look at the card itself before looking at the specifications, and more importantly the overclock we managed to achieve."

Axle3D Nvidia Geforce GT 430 DirectX 11 Video Card Review
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Axle3D Nvidia Geforce GT 430 is aimed for the HTPC market. The Geforce GT 430 comes equipped with 1GB of DDR3 memory. The core clock is set at 700MHz and memory is 1800MHz effective. While not big on performance, the GT 430 is loaded with all of the features you've come to know and love from Nvidia. There is CUDA support with 96 cores. The 430 supports PhysX, 3D Vision, Nvida PureVideo, DirectX 11, and OpenGL 4.1. It is only rated to consume a max of 49 watts, which makes it very power efficient."

Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclocking Guide
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclocking your graphics card is a very quick and easy way to get a little extra performance out of your system. While the 1000MHz might not be obtainable with all GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics cards, we are confident that almost all will handle 950MHz without a problem. In either case, gamers can enjoy performance gains as high as 15–20%.

ASUS HD 6970 DirectCU II - Triple Slot Monster Review
     Wed, Feb 16 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their DirectCU II version AMD shows its first high end AMD 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 is an indicator for good overclockability.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP! Edition 1 GB
     Tue, Feb 15 2011 | 5:17P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ZOTAC's GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP! Edition is the highest-clocked GTX 560 money can buy at the moment. Its blazing clocks of 950 MHz core and 1100 MHz memory give it a 12% real-life performance advantage over the reference design, which is quite impressive for the $279 it's coming at. With additional overclocking we could reach 998 MHz, and almost broke the 1 GHz barrier!

Do I need to upgrade my graphics card yet? (No.)
     Tue, Feb 15 2011 | 5:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In some ways, this exercise was one with a pre-determined result: is getting a newer graphics cards going to give you better performance? Absolutely. What we honestly weren't sure of was HOW MUCH performance consumers were going to get for that upgrade and the answer is just as complicated as I had thought it would be. Depending on the games you are playing, you can go from unplayable to a good experience (Metro 2033) or see little real-world advantage (Left 4 Dead 2). I think the results seen in this article show that more often we are leaning towards the former and as 2011 progresses and titles like Crysis 2, Bulletstorm, FEAR 3 and Battlefield 3 are released, the upgraded GPUs of today will be more and more necessary."

Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB GC Video Card Overclocked
     Tue, Feb 15 2011 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Another day rolls in and another GTX 560 Ti arrives. With a pretty mean looking cooler on this one and a few lower clocked models already looked at, it's time to check out how overclocking goes on the new model. The exact card we're looking at today is the Galaxy GTX 560 Ti 1GB GC Version. This isn't the first time we've seen the GC version and the chances are it won't be the last. As we just mentioned, since we've already looked at a couple of GTX 560 Ti cards we thought it was time to overclock one and see what we could get out of the card. Since out of the box the Galaxy one we're looking at today didn't have the largest OC'd clock speeds, we thought it was a good chance for us to take it upon ourselves to see what the model was capable of."

ASUS GeForce GT 440 1 GB
     Tue, Feb 15 2011 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA's new GeForce GT 440 sets out to deliver acceptable performance in the low-end segment around $100. ASUS GT 440 comes with a custom designed, black PCB and a stylish heatsink. The card also comes with higher clocks out of the box to gain an extra performance advantage.

Zotac Amp! Edition GeForce GTX 480 Graphics Card
     Tue, Feb 15 2011 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we will be taking a look at one of Zotac’s flagship graphics card from their GeForce 400 series line, the Amp! Edition GeForce GTX 480. Originally launched in March of 2010 and available a month later for purchase, the GeForce 400 series was the first to introduce the Fermi architecture and support for OpenGL 4.0 and Direct3D 11. Although ousted as the NVIDIA GPU king by the GeForce 500 series late last year, higher end 400 series cards like the GTX 480 remain very relevant in today’s GPU market. Zotac sweetens their take on the GTX 480 by throwing in an aftermarket heatsink to combat Fermi’s known heat issues and a factory overclock for good measure."

Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 BFBC2 Vietnam Edition
     Mon, Feb 14 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's top-end Radeon HD 6970 2GB is one of the best GPU choices on the market right now, and adding to its flavor a bit, Sapphire customized the reference card to produce the Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam edition. In addition to featuring a copy of the game, it comes complete with many accessories (including an HDMI cable).

ASUS Radeon 6950 and 6970
     Mon, Feb 14 2011 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“AMD's 6900 cards are positioned to battle Nvidia's new kids on the block, and this brings us to the topic of today's discussion: the ASUS Radeon 6950 and 6970. With voltage tweaking ability, these cards bring a great deal of potential for gamers who want overclocking headroom.”

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