Reviews

9.7
Date: May 10th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GeForce GTX 670 JetStream 2 GB

Palit's GeForce GTX 670 JetStream comes with a decent overclock out of the box and uses the company's dual fan JetStream cooler which provides improved temperatures despite the overclock out of the box. With a price increase of only $20 over the reference design, the card seems a good choice if you want just a bit more.

9.7
Date: Apr 20th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II 2 GB

The ASUS GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II TOP uses the company's famous triple slot cooler to bring low temperatures and low noise to the GeForce GTX 680. ASUS has also increased the clocks of the card significantly, which gives it a healthy performance boost, for a reasonable $20 price premium.

9.7
Date: Apr 4th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini 2 GB

The ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini promises to revolutionize the small-form-factor gaming market. It finally enables you to build a powerful mini-ITX gaming rig that can handle all the latest titles in full HD at highest settings. Our testing shows that there are no compromises to be made in terms of noise and performance.

9.7
Date: Aug 16th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti Direct CU II 2 GB

The ASUS GTX 660 Ti Direct CU II TOP uses the same wonderful cooler we've seen first on the company's GTX 670, which means it is by far the quietest high-performance card you can find on the market - in both idle and load. The card is also overclocked out of the box, which gives it a 5% performance advantage.

9.6
Date: Mar 1st 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Inno3D iChill GTX 260 896 MB (216 SP)

If you are looking for a quiet high performance card, then the factory-overclocked iChill GTX 260 is certainly a great choice for you. Using Arctic Cooling's Accelero XXX cooler it emits less fan noise than most low-end cards, yet offers performance close to the GeForce GTX 280.

9.6
Date: Jun 27th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 770 2 GB

The ZOTAC GTX 770 introduces a new dual-fan cooler that looks quite sleek. Even though the card isn't overclocked, it delivers improved performance thanks to ZOTAC's smart thermal design.

9.6
Date: Sep 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4 GB

Today, NVIDIA releases their new GeForce GTX 980, which brings the Maxwell architecture to the high-end. It features massive power efficiency improvements and reduced noise, but also beats the GTX 780 Ti in raw performance. Pricing is quite acceptable, too, with an MSRP of $549.

9.6
Date: Apr 12th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
EVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost SC 2 GB

EVGA's GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SuperClocked comes with a large overclock of 92 MHz out of the box which gives it a significant performance boost over the reference design. Since it's only $10 more expensive than the reference GTX 650 Ti Boost, the card actually offers a better price/performance ratio than the original.

9.6
Date: Jan 14th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
EVGA GTX 780 Ti Classified 3 GB

EVGA's GTX 780 Ti Classified is the fastest GTX 780 Ti we ever tested. It comes with a large overclock out of the box that makes it run above 1175 MHz most of the time. The dual-fan ACX heatsink also provides good cooling, resulting in low temperatures and a stable operation at all times.

9.6
Date: Sep 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 4 GB

EVGA's brand-new GeForce GTX 970 SC ACX uses the company's latest ACX cooler, which promises to improve its noise and temperatures over the reference design. It is also overclocked out of the box for that little bit of extra performance it needs to beat the Radeon R9 290X.

9.6
Date: Nov 2nd 2005
Author: D_o_s
In: Video Cards
Sapphire Radeon X850XT PE AGP

Today, we will take a look at Sapphire's Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition for AGP. With nForce 4 for AMD and the i9XX chipsets for Intel, it seemed that the long era of AGP was over once and for all. However, about a year later, this is not quite the case, and many people still use AGP. Is there still some life left in the dying standard? Or would you be better off upgrading to PCI-Express right this minute?

9.6
Date: Sep 14th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Video Cards
Matrox TripleHead2Go Analog Edition

Matrox has made some waves with their recent release of the DualHead2Go Digital GXM module, but the TripleHead2Go Analog has one great feature which the dual display variant lacks: Surround Gaming. We fire up a classic and a brand new game, to show you what you could be gaming on with the TripleHead2Go GXM module.

9.6
Date: Feb 8th 2010
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Powercolor HD 5870 PCS+

PowerColor's brand new HD 5870 PCS+ comes with an overclock out of the box and an amazing cooling solution that makes the card quieter than any other card in this performance segment. For a price increase of only $10-$20 over the reference design this seems like a great deal.

9.6
Date: Mar 3rd 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
VVIKOO GeForce 9600 GT Turbo

VVIKOO's GeForce 9600 GT Turbo brings many changes over the NVIDIA reference design. You can see one of the first DisplayPort implementations, an HDMI output, two DVIs and optical SPDIF-in. The card also features the Zalman VF-1000 cooler which makes sure the card stays cool at all times. Since the card runs cooler, the card comes overclocked straight from the factory.

9.6
Date: Nov 27th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
HIS Radeon HD 5750 iCooler IV 1 GB

HIS designed a Radeon HD 5750 that uses a nearly silent cooler by Arctic Cooling which makes this card a premium choice for HTPC or quiet gaming PC. Even though the cooler is quiet, the temperatures are low, which means you can get some nice overclocking out of your card. In our case around 20% free extra performance.

9.6
Date: May 10th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost TwinFrozr Gaming 2 GB

MSI's GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Gaming uses the company's famous TwinFrozr dual-fan cooler. In our testing, we see fantastic noise levels that make the card almost inaudible even during heavy gaming. The card is overclocked, too, which makes it a great buy, being just $5 more expensive than the reference design.

9.6
Date: Mar 26th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2 GB

Today, NVIDIA launches their new GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost offering a large performance increase thanks to the added Boost algorithm and wider bus interface. With a price of only $169, it is the new price/performance king in the sub-$200 segment.

9.6
Date: Apr 30th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream 2 GB

Palit's GeForce GTX 680 JetStream offers several enhancements compared the NVIDIA reference design, like a quiet triple fan cooler, overclock out of the box and reduced power consumption. The best improvement is certainly that it comes at no price increase compared to the reference design.

9.6
Date: May 30th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GTX 770 JetStream 2 GB

Palit has equipped their GTX 770 JetStream with a 2.5-slot cooler that promises lower temperatures and improved fan noise. The card also comes with a large 100 MHz overclock, which is amongst the highest available.

9.6
Date: Feb 21st 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Zotac GeForce 9600 GT Amp! Edition

Today NVIDIA announced their new GeForce 9 Series. The first product is the GeForce 9600 GT, based on the new G94 GPU. Zotac's AMP! Edition comes overclocked straight out of the box for a little bit extra performance. This can bring the card very close to the GeForce 8800 GT in performance.

9.6
Date: May 10th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 AMP! Edition 2 GB

ZOTAC's GTX 670 AMP! Edition is built around an unmodified NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 PCB which provides a great foundation, on top of which ZOTAC is using a large triple slot cooler. GPU clock has been bumped by well over 100 MHz, which lets the card surpass GTX 680 in our testing, with a 3% performance lead.

9.6
Date: Mar 29th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GTX 650 Ti Boost Direct CU II OC 2 GB

ASUS has equipped their GTX 650 Ti Boost with a silent Direct CU II cooler and a small GPU overclock out of the box. They also changed the voltage regulation circuity, which results in a 5% efficiency improvement. Pricing is up by a reasonable $10, resulting in a price of $179.

9.6
Date: May 30th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GTX 770 DirectCU II OC 2 GB

The ASUS GTX 770 employs the company's well-known DirectCU II thermal solution using heatpipes that directly touch the GPU surface for optimum heat transfer. The card is also overclocked out of the box.

9.6
Date: May 30th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Gigabyte GTX 770 WindForce OC 2 GB

Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 770 features the company's new WindForce 3X cooler with three fans to keep the card cool. The card is also overclocked out of the box for an extra performance boost.

9.5
Date: Nov 17th 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS EAH5970 2 GB GDDR5

Today marks the day that AMD takes back the graphics card performance crown from NVIDIA. The new AMD Radeon HD 5970 comes with two fast Cypress GPUs on a single PCB. Using their latest power saving features, AMD achieved a very modest power consumption for this card which right now is the fastest money can buy.