Reviews

8.8
Date: Feb 14th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
XFX HD 7770 Black Edition Super Overclock 1 GB

The XFX HD 7770 Black Edition Super Overclock is the company's flagship HD 7770. It comes with a massively improved heatsink, dual fan and large overclock out of the box. In our testing we are impressed by the ultra low noise and great performance improvement it delivers.

8.6
Date: Feb 14th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler 1 GB

Today AMD introduces their new Radeon HD 7700 Series. While the spotlight is on the HD 7770, HIS has sent us their HD 7750, which will come at a more attractive pricing than the HD 7770. In our testing the card can claim the title "most power efficient card ever tested" - 3x more power efficient than NVIDIA's GTX 480.

8.8
Date: Feb 14th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS Radeon HD 7770 DirectCU 1 GB

ASUS is using their well-proven DirectCU thermal solution on the new HD 7770 DirectCU. The card also comes with a large overclock out of the box, yet stays cool and runs at super low noise levels. ASUS has chosen to follow the AMD pricing, so no price increase for cooler and overclocking.

Date: Feb 14th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
HIS Radeon HD 7750 & HD 7770 CrossFire

Today AMD launched their all new Radeon HD 7770 and HD 7750. In our CrossFire review we take both new cards, put them in a dual GPU CrossFire configuration each, and see where they end up on the performance leaderboard. We will also focus on whether two cards can serve as a replacement for a high-end single GPU card.

8.7
Date: Feb 14th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI Radeon HD 7770 OC 1 GB

MSI's HD 7770 OC Edition is a custom design HD 7770 with improved dual fan cooler and overclock out of the box. Compared to the reference design, the overclock is small, but the price increase is also reasonable.

8.5
Date: Feb 14th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 1 GB

PowerColor's Radeon HD 7770 is a close-to-reference implementation of the AMD HD 7770. It comes at the reference design price, yet offers excellent overclocking capabilities and low power consumption.

8.6
Date: Feb 14th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1 GB

Today AMD launches the new Radeon HD 7770 which is the first affordable card based on AMD's new 28 nm GCN Architecture. AMD's reference design HD 7770 offers amazing performance per Watt and a significant performance improvement over the previous generation.

9.1
Date: Feb 10th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III 3072 MB

MSI's new HD 7950 Twin Frozr III is a fully customized implementation of AMD's latest 28 nm card. For cooling the card uses the same large dual-fan TwinFrozr III heatsink that we have seen on many other MSI products before. The card also features an overclock out of the box for a bit of extra performance.

9.2
Date: Jan 30th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor HD 7950 PCS+ 3 GB

PowerColor's HD 7950 PCS+ is a fully customized version of the HD 7950 with changed PCB and large dual fan cooler. It also comes with an 80 MHz overclock out of the box - at a price premium of $15. Its strongest feat is certainly the greatly reduced noise output when compared to the AMD reference design, making this an excellent low noise high performance solution.

Date: Jan 30th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon HD 7950 CrossFire

In this review we put two Radeon HD 7950 graphics cards in a dual-GPU CrossFire configuration and test whether this $900 setup is worth its money and how it fares against other alternatives.

9.1
Date: Jan 30th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon HD 7950 3 GB

Today AMD released their new Radeon HD 7950, the second card to be based on AMD's GCN shader architecture. Compared to its bigger brother, the HD 7970, the card comes with less shaders and reduced clock speeds. Other features have remained the same, like 3 GB memory, improved power consumption and support for EyeFinity.

Date: Jan 8th 2012
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire

AMD's Radeon HD 7970 has quickly established itself as the fastest single GPU graphics card in the world. In our ASUS HD 7970 CrossFire review we take two of these beasts for a spin to see what benefit they offer. One of the highlights is reduced power consumption thanks to AMD's new ZeroCore power technology.

Date: Dec 29th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
HD 7970: Bulldozer vs. Sandy Bridge vs. Nehalem

In our CPU scaling article we investigate gaming performance of AMD's latest Radeon HD 7970 flagship. The processors in our test group have been selected to match popular CPUs used by gamers and enthusiasts: AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer, Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge and Intel Core i7-920 Nehalem.

9.0
Date: Dec 21st 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD Radeon HD 7970 3 GB

Today AMD launches their new Radeon HD 7970. The card is based on brand-new 28 nanometer silicon which promises reduced power consumption. Another important change is AMD's move to a new shader architecture, enabling increased performance, easier design of future products and more efficient rendering.

9.0
Date: Nov 29th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores 1280 MB

ZOTAC's GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores comes with some of the highest overclocks out of the box, compared to other GTX 560 Ti 448 cards released today. The card also uses a more compact form factor, which should help it fit smaller cases or compact media PCs.

9.0
Date: Nov 29th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Direct CU II 1280 MB

The ASUS GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores DCII is the only GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores released today that comes with a massive triple slot cooling solution. It promises less noise, lower temperatures and better overclocking potential.

9.1
Date: Nov 29th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Twin Frozr III 1280 MB

MSI's GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Twin Frozr III uses the company's well established TF III cooler which we have seen on other products before. The two fans and the massive heatsink easily keep the card cool. MSI's card is also overclocked out of the box for that little extra performance boost.

9.5
Date: Nov 28th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo 1 GB

Palit's new GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo is a custom design, dual fan GTX 560 Ti that comes overclocked out of the box and features LED lit fans which add a smooth glow to the card. Despite having two fans, the card is actually one of the quietest GTX 560 Tis that we tested so far - in both idle and load.

8.0
Date: Nov 9th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor HD 6970 Devil 13 2 GB

PowerColor's HD 6970 Devil 13 is a brand-new premium class Radeon HD 6970 which comes with the highest clocks available on any HD 6970 card. The Devil 13 also includes voltage monitoring points for voltmodders and a high quality power conversion system. But is that enough to justify a price of $549?

9.4
Date: Aug 18th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS Mars II 3 GB Dual GTX 580

The ASUS MARS II is a monster graphics card consisting of two GeForce GTX 580 GPUs on a single PCB using triple slot cooling. Unlike the NVIDIA GTX 590, the MARS II comes with full GTX 580 clock speeds which give the card an almost 20% performance advantage over the GTX 590, making the card the fastest graphics card in the world, but also the most expensive at $1500.

7.9
Date: Jul 18th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
AMD A8-3850 Fusion GPU Performance Analysis

AMD's new A-Series processors promise high performance integrated graphics that works well for productivity and gaming. In our article we take a closer look at 3D performance of the A8-3850 processor, test it in Dual Graphics mode and investigate the effect of memory clock, memory timings, UMA memory size and overclocking.

9.1
Date: Jul 8th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor HD 6870 X2 2 GB

PowerColor's exclusive HD 6870 X2 unifies two HD 6870 graphics processors on a single card. This approach offers performance that can compete with other high-end cards like GTX 580. In our testing we saw nice results that make this card a worthy alternative in today's high-end graphics card market.

7.8
Date: Jun 28th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Sapphire HD 6450 1 GB Passive

Sapphire's HD 6450 comes with a low-profile design, passive heatsink and native full-size HDMI. Together with AMD's UVD 3 video encode acceleration that provides excellent video decode capabilities this could well be your next HTPC card.

9.4
Date: Jun 17th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor HD 6850 SCS3 1 GB

PowerColor's Radeon HD 6850 SCS3 is the first completely passive cooled Radeon HD 6850. This makes it the fastest zero-noise graphics card available today. Instead of the fairly compact heatsink of the reference design, PowerColor is using a massive triple slot cooler which provides the cooling required for the HD 6850 SCS3.

9.5
Date: Jun 9th 2011
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GTX 580 Matrix Platinum 1.5 GB

First seen at Computex this year, the ASUS GTX 580 Matrix Platinum is an overclocker's dream. It offers multiple voltage control via both software and hardware, a quiet running, powerful triple slot, dual fan thermal solution and easy to reach voltage measurement points. This card is also the first to be supported by ASUS' new GPU Tweak software.