Reviews

9.4
Date: May 23rd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Gigabyte GTX 780 WindForce OC 3 GB

Gigabyte's GTX 780 WindForce OC introduces a brand-new triple-slot cooler design that uses improved heatpipe technology. Thanks to a large overclock out of the box and clever thermal engineering, the card ends up faster than the GeForce GTX Titan.

9.2
Date: May 23rd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3 GB

Today, NVIDIA released their new GeForce GTX 780, which is based on the GK110 GPU - just like the GTX Titan. The new card not only inherits the fantastic looks of the Titan, but is also very close to it in overall performance. NVIDIA's pricing is certainly not cheap at $649.

8.8
Date: May 21st 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN AMP! Edition 6 GB

ZOTAC's GTX Titan AMP! Edition comes with increased GPU and memory clocks for an extra performance boost. The package also includes three Assassin's Creed games and a Metro: Last Light coupon. But with pricing of $1139 is it worth it?

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.

9.4
Date: Apr 30th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Inno3D iChill GTX 650 Ti Boost 2 GB

Inno3D has engineered a unique GTX 650 Ti Boost using the company's iChill triple-slot, dual-fan cooler. It provides amazing noise levels, which makes the card almost inaudible during gameplay. Temperatures are also much improved, so the triple-slot design certainly paid off. The card is also overclocked and comes at a reasonable $190 price-point.

8.3
Date: Apr 23rd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon HD 7990 6 GB

Today, AMD releases their highly anticipated HD 7990 dual-GPU flagship. It is based on two full Tahiti GPUs running at 1000 MHz. AMD has also worked hard to keep power draw and noise in check, but can this $1000 card compete with NVIDIA's GTX 690 and GTX Titan?

9.4
Date: Apr 22nd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
XFX R7790 Black Edition OC 2 GB

XFX has completely revamped the HD 7790 reference design, optimizing it around their requirements. The R7790 Black Edition OC 2 GB comes at the reference design price of $150, yet is overclocked out of the box and provides twice the video memory. But can its extra memory make a difference?

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.

9.7
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.

Date: Apr 3rd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SLI

With GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost having just been released last week, at amazing pricing, we were curious to see how two of these cards in SLI handle our test suite of 17 games. Scaling worked very well and performance easily matched the GTX 680 and HD 7970 GHz Edition, with a much better price/performance ratio.

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.

9.7
Date: Mar 27th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2 GB

ZOTAC's GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost uses a compact dual-fan cooler to significantly improve noise levels and temperatures over the GTX 650 Ti reference design. The card comes at the reference design price of $169, which makes it a great choice for anyone looking for a card in the sub-$200 market.

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.

9.4
Date: Mar 22nd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor HD 7790 Turbo Duo 1 GB

PowerColor's new HD 7790 is a custom design, overclocked implementation of the HD 7790. It uses a dual-fan cooler and comes at $149, so there is no price premium for a better cooler or an overclock out-of-the-box.

Date: Mar 21st 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon HD 7790 CrossFire

AMD's newly released HD 7790 provides great price/performance in the sub-$200 segment and supports CrossFire. So we wondered: Can you build a powerful and cost-efficient gaming rig with two HD 7790 cards in CrossFire configuration?

9.3
Date: Mar 21st 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire HD 7790 Dual-X 1 GB

Sapphire's new Radeon HD 7790 Dual-X improves on the reference design with a dual-fan cooler and large overclock out of the box. The highlight of our review is certainly the large overclocking potential of the card.

9.3
Date: Mar 21st 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS HD 7790 Direct CU II OC 1 GB

Today, AMD released their new Radeon HD 7790 to provide a competitively priced option to gamers. The ASUS HD 7790 DC II comes overclocked out of the box for an even smoother experience. In our testing, we also see amazing noise levels.

Date: Feb 21st 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN SLI & Tri-SLI

We compare one, two, and three GeForce TITAN cards in our multi-GPU comparison on X79. The cards will have to fight against three HD 7970 GHz Editions, two GTX 690s, and three GTX 680s to settle the argument: what is the fastest graphics solution you can buy today?

9.0
Date: Feb 21st 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN 6 GB

Announced earlier this week, NVIDIA's $1000 GeForce GTX TITAN set out to claim the single-GPU performance throne. The new card offers not only performance improvements but also comes with a new GPU Boost 2.0 algorithm that helps keep temperature and noise levels down.

8.9
Date: Feb 13th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
EVGA GTX 650 Ti SSC 2 GB

Today we have on our testbench the EVGA GTX 650 Ti SSC with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. The card runs at 1072 MHz GPU clock, which is higher than any other GTX 650 Ti available at this time. Using manual overclocking we could even increase memory clocks by 40%!

8.9
Date: Jan 28th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS ROG ARES II 6144 MB

ASUS releases their ARES II dual-GPU HD 7990 today. Using two full Tahiti GPUs with clock speeds beyond the HD 7970 GHz Edition, it provides plenty of performance for even the most demanding titles at their highest settings. But does it provide enough to warrant a price of $1599?

9.7
Date: Jan 24th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 2GB

EVGA's new GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 comes with a brand-new dual-fan cooler providing a very quiet experience. Performance is also great thanks to an overclock out of the box that matches GTX 680 clock frequencies.

8.7
Date: Jan 15th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
VTX3D HD 7870 Black Edition 2 GB

The VTX3D HD 7870 Black is based on AMD's recent Tahiti LE GPU. It comes with 1536 shaders and very decent clock speeds. As a result, the card is 8% faster than the HD 7870 and almost as fast as the HD 7950 that costs significantly more.

8.8
Date: Dec 7th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Club 3D HD 7870 jokerCard Tahiti LE 2 GB

Club3D is the first one to release a Tahiti LE based HD 7870. Their jokerCard runs 1536 shaders with very decent clock speeds, which results in an 8% performance improvement over HD 7870 - just 2% shy of matching HD 7950. This performance increase does come at the cost of increased power draw, though.

Date: Nov 28th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ X² Boost 3 GB

The HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ X² Boost comes with a large overclock, which increases its out of the box performance to GTX 670 levels. Thanks to a large dual fan cooler we also see great temperature and massive overclocking potential: +20% real life performance from overclocking.