Reviews

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 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: 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: Mar 2nd 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: Nov 28th 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: Feb 9th 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: May 11th 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: 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
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: 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.

9.6
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: Jan 15th 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.

9.5
Date: Jul 8th 2007
Author: Darksaber
In: Video Cards
Matrox DualHead2Go Digital Edition

Matrox made some waves with their GXM (Graphics eXpansion Modules) when they where first released, starting with the DualHead2Go. This module enabled dual monitor use with a single output. Their newest addition is the DualHead2Go Digital, which uses DVI as output method to allow higher resolutions. We try the device in Windows XP and Mac OS X using two 19 inch DVI based LCD montors.

9.5
Date: Feb 6th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor passive HD3870 SCS3

The PowerColor HD 3870 SCS3 Edition is a completely passively cooled Radeon HD 3870. This makes the card an excellent choice for a quiet Media PC computer. What is really amazing is that the passive card runs up to 25°C cooler than the reference design which uses a fan.

9.5
Date: Feb 25th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Biostar GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB V9603GT52

Biostar's new GeForce 9600 GT follows the specifications of the NVIDIA reference design to the letter. Even the cooler is unchanged. This does not have to be a bad thing. The card should be available earlier than any "special" models and also come without a price premium for overclocking you can do yourself.

9.5
Date: Mar 20th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
EVGA GeForce 9600 GT SSC 512 MB

EVGA's e-GeForce 9600 GT SSC comes at increased clocks compared to the NVIDIA reference design. Also the cooler has been adjusted slightly to match the company's color theme and design. With a price premium of just $10 over the reference card it can can deliver in both performance per Dollar and performance per Watt.

9.5
Date: Sep 9th 2008
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
HIS HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX 512 MB

HIS has just released the IceQ4 version of the AMD Radeon HD 4850. The IceQ4 cooler is a dual-slot solution which ensures low temperatures under both idle and load. Also HIS has overclocked the card which results in a nice performance boost compared to the reference design card.

9.5
Date: Sep 22nd 2009
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon HD 5870 1 GB GDDR5

Today AMD launches their new Radeon HD 5800 Series of graphics cards. They are powered by a brand new graphics processor called "Cypress". Our review goes into all the detail about the new HD 5870 flagship, but we also have HD 5850 scores so you can get an idea what to expect.

9.5
Date: Nov 18th 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.

9.5
Date: Jul 11th 2010
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AXLE GeForce GTX 460 768 MB

Today NVIDIA launches their new GTX 460 Series. Axle is following the reference design implementation to the letter which means the card shows all the new improvements like low power, less fan noise and massive overclocking potential. Thanks to the memory choice of 768 MB it is also more cost effective than the 1 GB variant.