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Diamond USB 3.0 to 4K DisplayPort Video Adapter Review
     Sun, Mar 15 2015 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are you looking for a simple and easy to use product that will allow you to hook up and utilize the real estate of a 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) display on your aging PC? If you happen to be in this unfortunate situation you are in luck as the Diamond Multimedia BVU5500 USB 3.0 to 4K DisplayPort Graphics Adapter allows you to connect an older PC, laptop or even a tablet to a newer display and it supports resolutions up to 4K (3840 x 2160).

AMD R9 290X CrossFire Vs Nvidia GTX 780 Ti SLI
     Sat, Mar 14 2015 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When I wrote our first “4K Gaming Showdown” article, nearly 6 months ago, the article was very popular among our readers. However, one of the most common pieces of feedback I received was something to the tune of: “As 4K monitors are so expensive most people who would be buying a 4K monitor will also probably be going with SLI or CrossFire of high end graphics cards, can you test that too?”. To a large extent I agree with that idea, of course there are cheaper 4K monitors out there but most of the good quality 60Hz ones (which you really need for a fluid gaming experience) still cost thousands of dollars, if you’re willing to spend thousands of dollars on a monitor then you would be likely to spend a similar amount on GPUs. I’ve therefore taken this as an opportunity to see what SLI and CrossFire bring to the table for (60Hz) 4K gaming – as requested by our readers. In this article we will be doing a “smackdown” of Nvidia GTX 780 Ti SLI against AMD R9 290X SLI in a variety of games. Based on specified MSRPs the GTX 780 Ti SLI ($699 x 2) is a much more expensive option than the AMD R9 290Xs ($549 x 2) but with recent (mining induced) inflationary pricing on AMD R9 290X graphics cards the pricing is actually a lot closer than you might think and so it begs the question – which combination should you choose for the best 4K Gaming experience?

Gainward Phantom GLH GeForce GTX 960 2GB Graphics Card Review
     Fri, Mar 13 2015 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 has been out for just over a week and has given us amazing performance capabilities given its such a small power requirement and it has impressed us here at eTeknix with the ability to run passively; could this mid-range graphics card set the pace for future sub $200 cards? Even though it’s not very powerful, the GTX 960 series has proven that high resolutions are almost possible at this price point. Today we have the Gainward Phantom GLH (Goes Like Hell) Edition GeForce GTX 960 2GB; a bit of a mouthful if I must say so myself. Gainward aren’t renowned for breaking overclocking world records, but they know a thing or two about producing high quality, super quiet cooling solutions with a quirky difference. Gainward has worked their magic by cherry picking specific cards that can handle and maintain their intense factory overclocks. NVIDIA has aimed this card at the core gaming market, hoping for those who admitted to using older technology during Steams survey will want to upgrade to the new Maxwell architecture thanks to its low price.

Nvidia GTX Titan Black v Palit GTX780
     Fri, Mar 13 2015 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even though the Nvidia Titan was never truly designed as a gamers card, the high end enthusiast audience have been buying them en masse since they released. A muted launch in February this year saw the new Nvidia GTX Titan Black hit retail shelves. Nvidia didn't sample the new card, with the reasoning that it was not a target for the gaming audience. Nvidia partners didn't really sample the cards either, as they were forced to adhere to the Nvidia reference cooler design.

News: Five GeForce GTX 960 cards overclocked
     Fri, Mar 13 2015 | 9:29A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Which of these GeForce GTX 960 cards is right for you? Heck if I know. Have a look at our test results to see why."

Zotac GTX 970 AMP! Omega @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 7:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Of all of the 900 series cards we have covered recently. Oddly enough, we haven’t really gotten any 970’s in. The same can be said for of coverage of Zotac cards, we haven’t heard much from them for a while now. Lucky for us they sent over a GTX 970 so not only do we get the chance to see how well the 970 performs, but I also can see what Zotac has been doing with their cards. This should be especially interesting because the GTX 970 they sent over to review is their AMP! Omega model with its HUGE cooler and a few overclocking specific features that I am excited to check out.

Asus STRIX GeForce GTX 980 Review
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 7:19P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Asus STRIX GeForce GTX 980 Graphic Card arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will check the STRIX in the following Review with a Resolution from 2560x1600, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, the real Power Consumption, loudness, temperature, Overclocking and many more against other Graphic Cards."

GeForce GTX 780 Ti vs GeForce GTX 980 - Should I upgrade?
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A gamer simply can't have enough graphics power in his rig, which makes the upgrade question omnipresent. To show you whether it makes sense to upgrade from one generation to another we created this series of articles, where we will compare graphics cards from different generations. Today we're having a close look at the differences between the GTX 980 and the GTX 780 Ti.

MSI GTX 960 Gaming GPU The Sweet Spot @ Bjorn3d.com
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 9:29A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI`s GTX 960 Gaming 2G with Twin Frozr V and Torx fan is on the bench warmed up and ready to go. we suggest you fasten your seat belts, wear head protection and if the mood strikes an impact label on your shirt to measure GeForces. The MSI GTX 960 comes in a snazzy Red and Black and the fan hubs are imprinted with the MSI Dragon and the traditional MSI. Looking more like some sports car from Speed Racer than a Video card it packs all of Maxwells technology in a newly named chip the GM206. Up until recently Nvidia only let two GPUs out of the Maxwell nest, generally NVIDIA releases the Top Dog GPU and maybe shortly later a variant of the GTX X80 class. In this case the all-powerful GTX 980 splashed on the market at between $550 to about $700 depending on how steroidal a model you want. Then later comes the GTX 970 bowing only to the GTX 980 (speaking strictly about the Maxwell GPUs at this point) it commands a price of between $330 to just under $400, still pretty steep for most end users hanging onto their GTX 660 and below trying to maximize their upgrade dollars. Enter the Sweet Spot Strategy starting out with plain Jane GTX 960s around $210 up to nicer well worth the bump $240 dollar models."

MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G Review
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI have long been a stalwart of quality products which has made them a firm favourite for both enthusiasts and system builders alike. Performance users love the brand not only because of the quality of components used but because they are silent and very well cooled. The MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G is one such product that encompasses these values, especially with regard to the cooling with the near silent, redesigned TWIN FROZR V which as the name suggests is the fifth incarnation of their custom heatsink/cooling assembly which we have lauded over in the past. As you will see, this version is no different in this respect.

PCI Express Scaling Game Performance Analysis
     Wed, Mar 11 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever wondered about game performance differences in-between PCI Express slots and the different generations ?? Join us in a review where we look into the PCIe slot in Gen 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 configurations as we measure performance versus single and Multi-GPU solution. Will that outdated slot configuration really have a huge impact on today's high-end graphics cards ?

MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Mar 11 2015 | 9:29A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the launch of the 900 series of cards MSI also launched their new Twin Frozr V cooling. Sadly up until now we havent had the chance to actually check out one. With the GTX 960 launch setting down MSI sent over their GTX 960 Gaming 2G for us to check out. This gives us a great chance to see what their new cooling is capable of and to be able to compare it to some of the competition. My expectations are high because MSI has done a great job on the cooling front for a long time now. So lets put the GTX 960 Gaming 2G to the test and see how it performs."

8 GB GDDR5 RAM—the fastest mobile GPU ever
     Tue, Mar 10 2015 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If it were our money, we’d probably spring for the $2,299 model, which is arguably a better value. By contrast, it features just one 128 GB M.2 SSD, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB hard drive. If storage capacity is an issue, a replacement down the road would be cheap and easy. Regardless of which one you pick, however, you can rest assured that—at least in terms of gaming performance—the result will be second-to-none. Between the record-breaking GTX 980M and the vastly improved design, the GT72 earns our coveted PC Perspective Editor’s Choice award."

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last month Nvidia introduced the GeForce GTX 960, a new mid-range graphics card that features a level of performance more than sufficient to run all modern games at good quality on Full HD and a remarkably low power consumption. Since then, we've tested six GTX 960 cards: in this review we'll be comparing the ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix 2GB, the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC 2GB, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming 2GB, the Inno3D GeForce GTX 960 iChill Ultra 2GB, the MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 2GB and the Zotac GeForce GTX 960 AMP! Edition 2GB.

Sapphire Tri-x Radeon R9 290x 8GB Graphics Card Review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD R9 200 range has been with us now for around 18 months, much longer than a normal graphics card range. AMD produced some very high-quality products here that allowed them to initially beat NVIDIA offerings and lately just fall short with the release of the GeForce GTX 900 range. To counteract this, AMD have recently cut the prices of most of its graphics card range and no pose an amazing performance vs price argument. In recent months, 4K gaming has boomed and most consumers are noticing a lacking performance at this resolution due to a shortage of VRAM. In most cases, most general games use below this amount, but some niche games, such as ‘modded’ Skyrim and GTA IV use around 6GB. To counteract this, AMD has allowed its sub-vendors to add an additional 4GB of VRAM to its R9 290x range, revealing the highest single core VRAM card to date.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition Video Card Review
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 10:36A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ZOTAC has an incredible GeForce GTX 970 video card on its hands with the AMP! Extreme Edition, which has some hidden, untapped power."

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