Archives: Video

MSI N260GTX OC V3 Review

Today we have a real super-charged GTX 260 from MSI that is most certainly worthy of your consideration. Overclocked, two-fan cooling with five heat pipes. Fair price. We have a nice package here.
July 8th, 2009

Asus ENGTX275 Review

Is a GTX 275 a good midway point between really fast, and exceptionally fast?
July 2nd, 2009

Sapphire Toxic HD 4850

There has been a lot of recent speculation that it is pointless purchasing a 4850, because you can get a 4770 for slightly less and have it perform the same. It's also been said that overclocking the 4770 will result in scores that almost match the 4850. In order to find out whether or not this is true, I'll overclock a 4770 as far as it will go and then put the 4850 up against it. Will the 4850 be able to hold it's place in the world, or will the overclocked 4770 take it over?
June 21st, 2009

Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X

This summer is getting pretty hot -- maybe the Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X will help us keep things cool, while delivering some high-end gaming performance? We'll find out.
June 18th, 2009

Sapphire Toxic HD4870

Things get poisonous with the Toxic HD 4870.
June 3rd, 2009

Sapphire HD 4890 Atomic Review

The HD 4890 goes nuclear with this overclocked video card from Sapphire.
May 28th, 2009

Asus ENGTX260 Matrix Review

Asus puts a Republic of Gamer spin on the GTX 260 (216) with the new Matrix. What, exactly, is the Matrix? We have the answer for you today in our review. Hint: overclocking!
May 21st, 2009

Sparkle Calibre P980 (9800 GT) Review

Today we'll take a look at a positively mutated 9800 GT from Sparkle, called the Calibre P980. Overclocked, custom cooler and a LCD daughter board on the video card gives this G92 workhorse some new legs.
May 5th, 2009

Leadtek Winfast GTX 260 Extreme+ Review

The 216 core'd GTX 260 cards are big contenders in the battle for the mid-range gaming cards right now -- let's see how the Leadtek Winfast GTX 260 Extreme+ stacks up.
April 30th, 2009

HD 4770 Launch Review

Today ATI introduces a new mid-range performer selling for about $100 USD. It is the first offering to feature a 40nm processor, and it has GDDR5 -- is this a mid-range game-changer?
April 27th, 2009

Gigabyte GTS 250 1GB

Selling for somewhere around $150 USD, the Gigabyte GTS 250 1GB is an affordable gaming card. But is the slowly aging G92+ GPU up to handling the competition? We'll find out in this review...
April 10th, 2009

Sapphire and PowerColor ATI HD 4890

The HD 4800 series has reached the end-game with the HD 4890. With a core clock coming close to the magic 1 GHz mark, the ante has once again been raised. Today we'll take a look at the PowerColor Plus HD 4890, the Sapphire HD 4890, and both running CrossFire.
April 1st, 2009

Sapphire HD 4870 Vapor-X 1GB Review

Sapphire's latest HD 4870 has inventive Vapor Chamber Technology and quality, patent-pending Black Diamond chokes. But when it comes to price and performance, how does it fair in the end?
March 26th, 2009

Gigabyte 9600 GT (GV-N96TZL-1GI) Review

The sub-$100 Gigabyte 9600 GT (GV-N96TZL-1GI) is overclocked, has a nice Zalman fan, 1GB of RAM, has a HMDI connector and Gigabyte's Ultra Durable construction to boot -- is there anything not to like? Let's review it.
March 18th, 2009

NVIDIA's new batch: GTS 250, GTX 280M, GTX 260M, GTS 160M

NVIDIA brings back the G92 for another encore with the GTS 250 512MB, and GTS 250 1GB, offering big performance for a small price, and ATI responds with a price-cut on the HD 4800 series. PC gamers win big, both ways.
March 5th, 2009

Review of the XFX GTX 285 XXX

XFX applies the XXX treatment to the GTX 285. Bundled with Far Cry 2 and a good warranty, is this the GTX 285 to get? And how does the XFX GTX 285 compare to ATI's HD 4870 X2?
February 12th, 2009

Fast revised: Review of the BFG GTX 285 OCX

The GTX 280 has been collecting some experience points, and has now leveled up, turning into the GTX 285. Today's BFG GTX 285 OCX is the fastest, overclocked air-cooled model offered by BFG -- we'll be expecting some big numbers from this beast.
January 21st, 2009

Sapphire HD 4850 X2 Review

Today we look at some double-barrel GPU action in the way of the Sapphire HD 4850 X2. One HD 4850 is good; two, of course, is better. But should you just go all the way to a HD 4870 X2 or GTX 295? We'll find out.
January 13th, 2009

BFG GTX 295 Review: Dual-GPU showdown

Anyone is lucky to have a dual-GPU video card -- but which one is the best bet right now? Today we look at Nvidia's newest video card, the GTX 295, and compare it against ATI's other two-headed monsters.
January 8th, 2009

Review of the MSI R4830

Today we took at a reasonably priced little fire-cracker from MSI, the R4830. Is it possible to get high-end performance for a bargain price? If you think it might be, you should really read this review.
December 10th, 2008

MSI R4850 Review

The HD 4850 impressed everyone when it is was initially introduced -- but how do HD 4850 cards hold up now, four months later? Does MSI's R4850 have what takes to still impress your average Joe Everyday-Gamer?
November 17th, 2008

Dark performance: XFX GTX 260 (216) Black Edition Review

Somewhere in all that blackness is a whole lot of performance: today we'll take a look at this updated and overclocked GTX 260 from XFX -- how does it stand against the red knights?
November 5th, 2008

Double review: HD4830 versus MSI N9800GT

HD 4870, HD 4850, and now today we have the HD 4830. For about $130, it seems to have what it takes -- but wait. What's that in the shadows? We have a challenger here called the MSI N9800GT...
October 22nd, 2008

Palit HD 4870 Sonic Review

'Sonic' does not mean regular, normal, or boring. For starters, the Palit HD 4870 Sonic has a turbo switch, two fans, and is overclocked. But is there any reason to stick with a vanilla HD 4870?
October 9th, 2008

HD 4670 Review: Mainstream muscle card?

ATI's vanguards, the HD 48xx series, have climbed to the top of the performance charts over last month. Today we'll look at the HD 4670, which aims for smooth gaming at less than $100 USD.
September 11th, 2008