Reviews

10.0
Date: Oct 21st 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS STRIX GTX 980 OC 4 GB

The ASUS GTX 980 STRIX OC is the company's latest flagship, featuring a completely passive operation in idle and light load and an extremely quiet cooler during full-on gaming. The GTX 980 STRIX also impresses with its power consumption - lower than the NVIDIA reference design, it still has the card deliver more performance.

9.9
Date: Oct 13th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4 GB

MSI's latest flagship is the GTX 980 Gaming. It delivers a super quiet gaming experience thanks to a powerful thermal solution and a well-crafted fan profile. In idle and light gaming, the fans will even stop completely. MSI has also overclocked their card out of the box, which yields around 10% extra performance.

Date: Sep 26th 2014
Author: btarunr
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI

NVIDIA's $550 GeForce GTX 980 shook up the high-end graphics card market, and today, we are testing two of these cards in SLI. This killer combination will let you build an Ultra HD capable gaming system, or enjoy smooth fragging with G-SYNC Surround.

9.5
Date: Sep 25th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GTX 970 JetStream 4 GB

Palit's GTX 970 JetStream is one of the highest-clocked, custom design GTX 970s out there. It features a triple-slot, dual-fan cooler that will completely stop the fans in idle and light gaming. Palit's card is also the most affordable custom design, with just a $15 price premium.

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.

9.9
Date: Sep 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC 4 GB

ASUS just released their GeForce Strix GTX 970 OC, an overclocked version of the GTX 970 with its own custom-PCB. What is special about the STRIX technology is that it will shut off the fans completely during idle, media playback, and light gaming, resulting in a completely noiseless experience.

Date: Sep 18th 2014
Author: btarunr
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 SLI

At half the price of a GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the GeForce GTX 970 can tempt you into buy a pair of them. With Ultra HD monitors dropping below the $500 mark, a playable Ultra HD gaming PC under $2000 suddenly sounds realistic. Here's why spending 3 grand on a GTX TITAN-Z was a bad idea.

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.

8.0
Date: Sep 2nd 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC 2 GB

Today, AMD launches the Radeon R9 285 based on their brand-new Tonga GPU, which replaces Tahiti, promising to be faster and more power efficient. Sapphire's board comes with a custom cooler and is overclocked out of the box for some extra performance.

9.2
Date: Jul 31st 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GTX 750 Ti KalmX 2 GB

Palit's GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX is the first completely fanless NVIDIA graphics card in a long time to offers performance that doesn't suck. Thanks to its fanless design, there is no noise from the card itself, which is important for media PC systems or quiet office PCs.

9.0
Date: Jul 24th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Vapor-X 4 GB

Sapphire's R9 290 Vapor-X comes highly overclocked out of the box, matching the R9 290X in performance. The card's triple-fan, triple-slot cooler manages temperatures very well and offers a unique feature: you decide whether the card idles with one or three fans running, which lets you focus on temperature or noise.

9.1
Date: Jul 4th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GTX 780 Strix 6 GB

The new ASUS GTX 780 STRIX introduces a completely passive operation while the card is idling, which provides a noise-free experience. The GTX 780 STRIX 6 GB also features twice the memory capacity of the regular GTX 780 and a large overclock out of the box.

8.9
Date: Jun 26th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI GTX 780 Gaming 6 GB

MSI's new GTX 780 Gaming 6 GB doubles the available video RAM over the reference design, which just has 3 GB. With the latest titles requiring 3 GB VRAM minimum for textures at Ultra, this 6 GB card could help provide a performance advantage. We will investigate this claim by using our brand-new VGA test suite.

8.9
Date: May 23rd 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming 6 GB

MSI's Radeon R9 280X Gaming 6 GB comes with twice the video memory of the reference design. We will test multiple resolutions, including EyeFinity and 4K, to see whether it really makes a difference. Another highlight of the card is that it's really quiet, quieter than any other R9 280X we've tested before.

8.9
Date: Apr 22nd 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI Radeon R9 290X Lightning 4 GB

The $700 MSI R9 290X Lightning is MSI's latest flagship card geared toward overclockers and enthusiasts. It comes with a large overclock out of the box, higher than any other custom R9 290X available today. The board is cooled by a large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that yields excellent temperatures.

8.6
Date: Apr 8th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8 GB

Today, AMD is launching their Radeon R9 295X2, a dual-GPU card based on two fully unlocked, fully clocked Hawaii graphics processors. As a result, the card delivers impressive numbers in 4K and EyeFinity. But with a price of $1500, it is certainly not cheap, no matter how you look at it.

9.4
Date: Mar 4th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ 4 GB

PowerColor's R9 290X PCS+ uses a large triple-fan, triple-slot cooler, which promises improved temperatures and noise levels over the AMD reference design. The card is also overclocked out of the box by +50 MHz GPU and +100 MHz memory, making it the highest-clocked R9 290X available today.

9.3
Date: Feb 24th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming 4 GB

MSI's Radeon R9 290X Gaming comes with the company's well-known TwinFrozr dual-fan cooler, which should improve temperatures and noise levels over the AMD reference design significantly. The card is also overclocked out of the box for some extra performance.

9.0
Date: Feb 20th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GTX 750 Ti OC 2 GB

Unlike most other GTX 750 Tis, ASUS has placed an additional 6-pin power connector on their GTX 750 Ti OC, which promises improved overclocking potential and may even improve out-of-the-box performance due to GPU Boost. The card is also extremely quiet thanks to its dual-fan thermal solution.

8.5
Date: Feb 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GTX 750 OC 1 GB

Today, NVIDIA also launched the GeForce GTX 750, which is similar to the GTX 750 Ti, just with fewer shaders and lower clocks. The ASUS GTX 750 OC is overclocked out of the box to provide some extra performance while still being power efficient, cool, and quiet.

9.0
Date: Feb 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI GTX 750 Ti Gaming 2 GB

MSI's GTX 750 Ti Gaming is the quietest GTX 750 Ti we reviewed today. It is whisper quiet in both idle and during gaming, even with the included overclock out of the box. Thanks to NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture, the card also runs incredibly cool and consumes very little power.

9.3
Date: Feb 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual 2 GB

Palit's new GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual comes with the fantastic power consumption improvements of the Maxwell architecture, but also includes a large overclock out of the box. Additional overclocking potential is also excellent, making this the card you want if you are after maximized performance.

9.0
Date: Feb 18th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2 GB

Today, NVIDIA launched their GeForce GTX 750 Ti, which is based on the new GM107 graphics processor introducing NVIDIA's Maxwell graphics architecture. Power consumption of the new card is at a record low, which means temperature and noise levels are impressive as well.

9.4
Date: Feb 13th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2 GB

AMD today released their Radeon R7 265 in a preemptive strike to cover their bases against NVIDIA's upcoming GTX 750 Ti. While the card is based on the aging HD 7850, it still offers good gaming performance and comes with an excellent price/performance ratio.

9.4
Date: Feb 4th 2014
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC 4 GB

Sapphire's custom design R9 290X Tri-X OC impresses with low noise levels that still run the card at cool temperatures. The card is also overclocked out of the box, which makes it faster than the GTX Titan. In Europe, the price over reference is just 10%, which makes the choice a no-brainer.