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June 18th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
From a performance point of view, if you're looking for the fastest card there really isn't much choice but to go with the GeForce GTX295 as it offers blistering performance in the latest games with the highest resolutions and settings enabled. EVGA offers excellent support with Lifetime Warranty, Toll-Free Technical Support 24/7 and the 90 day Step Up Program that can't be beat. Buy two of these cards and you'll have the ultimate in performance bar none. One thing to note is the card is $549.... - read more
June 5th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
From a performance point of view the GeForce GTX 275 from XFX performs exactly as specified from a standard GeForce GTX 275 card. The card outperforms the Radeon HD 4890 in a number of the applications as well in a head to head comparison. The inclusion of Far Cry 2, adds to the value of the card as most video cards do not come with a game. If you buy the card from Newegg you also get a copy of Call of Duty World at War. - read more
May 28th, 2009 | Benjamin Sun
From a pure performance point of view the GIGABYTE GV-N96TSL-1GI video card is not the fastest card in its price range. Where this card excels however is in the temperature rating it gets idle (52C) and under normal stress conditions (62C). These temperatures are far lower than equivalent video cards with high speed noisy fans. - read more
May 20th, 2009 | Ben Sun
The bottom line on the XFX card is: this card is priced online for $109.99 which is the MSRP ATI suggests for this card. You get the performance, features and support that you would expect from a card with the XFX branding. XFX bundles their usual hardware and the driver CD comes with an automatic link to the best drivers suited for the card. - read more
May 20th, 2009 | Doc Overclock
MSI's card is the same as the reference design Radeon HD 4770, as the clock speeds and specifications are the same in almost every way. Performance of the card is similar to the other HD 4770s I've tested. Overclocking on the card reached a high of 820MHz for the core and 825MHz (3300MHz) for the memory, an impressive overclock. The cooling solution on the card is excellent as the fan makes little noise during operation and the heat pipe effectively cools the card. - read more
May 18th, 2009 | Ben Sun
The ENGTX260Matrix is a very interesting card for those wanting the ultimate in cooling for their video cards. Two fans allow the card to reach 650MHz by overclocking the card via iTracker. You get the ASUS quality hardware and software. Hybrid Cooler works as advertised, causing the fans to be idle when the card was idle. A solid bundle for hardware and software completes this package. - read more
May 17th, 2009 | Ben Sun
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 275 is an interesting beast of a card. It is designed to compete directly with the ATI Radeon HD 4890 and does a great job of doing just that. In the vast majority of cases the Gigabyte card beats the HD 4890 in performance with the exception of a DirectX 10.1 title like Tom Clancy's HAWX. NVIDIA made some good choices with the GTX 275, including having the GTX295 core but with the memory controller of the GTX 260. - read more
May 12th, 2009 | Ben Sun
As the GTX260 is a pretty balanced video card in the scheme of things against the competition from ATI and other cards in this price range, the MSI card would logically be a faster version of that card. The card easily overclocked to the highest level I've ever seen on a GeForce GTX260 216 core card including the Superclocked and Black Edition cards from other manufacturers. Performance was as to be expected from a faster card in this category. - read more
May 4th, 2009 | Doc Overclock
ATI launched this card for a MSRP of $109 with a $10 rebate making it a sub $100 card. At this price point, ATI has a winner as performance is close in most cases to the bigger brother the HD 4850 and GeForce GTS 250. DirectX 10.1 features have begun showing up in games like Tom Clancy's HAWX game, a flight combat game set in the near future. - read more
April 27th, 2009 | Doc Overclock
Today ATI launches their latest venture into the video card arena, code name the HD4770. The day of this launch we were lucky enough to get our hands on one made by our friends a Gigabyte in just the nick of time. We only received the card late today and only had time to get in a quick photo shoot and read up on the card in time for the launch today. The card looks nice and is shiny red for those who associate that color as ATI's PCB. - read more


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