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September 13th, 2010 | Benjamin Sun
Gigabyte puts their own spin on the all new GTS 450 from NVIDIA, its time for budget gamers to rejoice! - read more
 
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September 12th, 2010 | Elric Phares
ASUS Unleashes their latest overclocked card into the VGA fray, the new ENGTS450 is aimed at the budget overclocker and has features to please most anyone. - read more
 
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September 7th, 2010 | Anthony Reynolds
Highly Overclockable and almost as fast as its big brother the GTX460, the new MSI N460GTX HAWK is a smoking gun of a video card! - read more
 
Review
August 11th, 2010 | Elric Phares
It is an interesting world with video cards today with the recent announcement that NVIDIA has an injunction won against them from Rambus meaning that it is possible NVIDIA video cards will have issues going forward being sold in the U.S... Having said that, there is no real competition to the HD 5770 card from AMD as the $150 price point is well below that of the HD 5830 and above that of the HD 5670 cards. Performance was good, but this is a reference card in design and clock speeds making it... - read more
 
Review
July 30th, 2010 | Benjamin Sun
As it stands, two of these ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP video cards outperform a single GTX480 card in virtually every situation. The benefit of using two cards besides pure performance is the additional features of the NVIDIA cards; PhysX and 3D Vision Surround Gaming. PhysX games are known for the hardware physics effects when playing games supporting the feature on the video card. 3D Vision Surround allows you to play games on three monitors giving a wider FOV compared to the single or dual... - read more
 
Review
July 29th, 2010 | Benjamin Sun
The ASUS ENGTX460 retails online for $240, making it a worthy purchase for those wanting a video card in that price range. The card is overclocked, meaning that you get more performance out of the card out of the box without tweaking it. Two of these cards allow you to run 3D Vision Surround Gaming if you wish, but the performance trade-off of running three monitors in 3D may not be worth it. Two cards also allow you to run one card in PhysX mode for games that support PhysX and one for... - read more
 
Review
June 30th, 2010 | Benjamin Sun
The ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5 video card has several things going for it that other HD 5850 cards do not have. First feature is the DIRECTCU copper heatpipes that are in direct contact with the graphics chip. This allows the card to run much cooler than the equivalent HD 5850 video card from another vendor with idle temperatures of 38C and load temperatures of 53C, both below the norm. The Voltage tweaks allow the video card to easily overclock to over 1GHz for the core with 950MHz... - read more
 
Review
June 12th, 2010 | Elric Phares
The Sapphire Ultimate HD 5550 video card is an interesting card in that it doesn’t have all of the performance of its bigger brother the HD 5870, but still gives a good gaming performance with games as long as you are willing to lower the resolution and settings. The vast majority of video card sales are not made in the $400 5870 range but in the under $100 range and this card makes a perfect fit for the user wanting an inexpensive low-noise replacement for their Intel integrated graphics on... - read more
 
Review
May 24th, 2010 | Elric Phares
The GeForce GTX 470 is competition for the ATI RADEON HD 5850 on all levels in terms of performance, features, and gaming experience. Where the GTX 470 is not competition is on power consumption and heat. The problem for NVIDIA is that they released this part 6 months later than the competition and are catching up with features and performance. Had this part been launched near the same time as the AMD part there would have been a great competition between the two graphics chip makers. As of now... - read more
 
Review
May 24th, 2010 | Benjamin Sun
Sapphire bills this card as the World’s Fastest Graphics Card and with this I agree 100% as the card is overclocked by 175MHz for the core and 200MHz for the memory over the standard HD 5970 which is already a very high performer. The card is faster in every single benchmark except for 3DMark Vantage which is an anomaly. The game plays every game without significant drops in performance across all platforms including DirectX 11 games. If you want the fastest card regardless of the cost the... - read more
 

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