Video Cards

PowerColor HD 6950 PCS++ Review

AvP Benchmark: PowerColor HD 6950 PCS++

Despite its name, the PowerColor HD 6950 PCS++ is not an average reference card. This GPU is built on a custom PCB and includes a different cooling solution. Out of the box, this card is unlocked from 1408 to 1536 shaders, like the HD 6970. Plus, it comes standard with a beefy 80 MHz overclock. Let’s see how it stacks up against the competition. Read More

AMD Radeon HD 6990 Graphics Card Review

“The fastest graphics card in the world.” That’s what AMD says about their dual-GPU beast of a card, the HD 6990 that releases today. Will it ring true? With two of their top-of-the-line Cayman GPUs on board, it’s hard to think it wouldn’t. They’re not individually the fastest GPUs in the world, but can they reign supreme as a team? Read on to find out! Read More

AMD HD 6950 Video Card Review

Q4 Product Positioning Stack

With the capability to flash to the 6970 BIOS, the HD 6950 packs a punch that makes it excellent value for $300. Even with the stock BIOS, this card competes with the best of them. Read More

AMD HD 6970 Graphics Card Review

It’s that time again; time for AMD to release another flagship that is! This time it’s their current single GPU flagship, right on the heels of their new Phenom II x6 1100T Black Edition. Read More

AMD 6870 Video Card Review

Ahh, new generations of video cards. Gamers and overclockers eagerly await their arrival every time a new one comes around. This one was met with a bit of controversy when rumors circulated that AMD was changing the numbering scheme. That they did, but is the relatively inexpensive 6870 a stout contender – especially for the price? Let’s find out. Read More

ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum Review

In the spring, we outlined how manufacturers were reinventing the ATI Radeon 5870 GPU. MIAHALLEN gave us an in-depth look at Gigabyte’s offering, the 5870 Super Overclock (SOC). We’re back with another one today in the form of the ASUS Matrix 5870 Platinum. Read More

ATI Radeon HD 5550 GDDR5 Review

While the Radeon HD 5550 may not be a new card, the inclusion of GDDR5 is. This should add a small boost in performance over the GDDR3 and DDR2 models while retaining the low-power profile, perfect for inclusion in a Home Theater PC (HTPC) build. Read More

Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 SOC (Super Overclock) Review

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I recently received a couple treats from Gigabyte Japan, namely a pair of new Radeon HD 5870 Super Overclock or “SOC” edition video cards. These cards feature a “binned” GPU, a custom PCB with tons of high-end features, and a custom air cooler. They also come with a factory rating of 950MHz for the GPU and 1250MHz for the GDDR5 memory, a significant boost over the 850/1200MHz speed of the reference cards. I took this beast of a card, and as you might expect, I put it through its paces with a buffet of benchmarks to find the absolute limits of performance. Read More