Posts Tagged: graphics card

ASUS R9 270X DirectCU II Top Graphics Card Review

The ASUS R9 series of graphics cards are starting to roll in to Overclockers, and today we have a chance to look at their R9 270X DirectCU II Top edition. All the familiar ASUS features we’ve come to expect from one of their enthusiast level video card are present and accounted for in this release. Armed with the DirectCU II cooler, DIGI+ Super Alloy Power, and the TOP factory overclock this offering should perform quite well. Right on the box it says “In Search of Incredible.” Let’s see if we found it Read More

ASUS Matrix HD 7970 Platinum Edition Video Card Review

Did I say flagship when we reviewed the ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP? Apparently I should have said flagship…for now. The Matrix HD 7970 Platinum Edition is clocked even higher (1100 MHz!) and has even more features that make it the new flagship. The embargo on this beastly hardware lifts today and we’re right here to bring it to you! Read More

EVGA GTX 660 Ti Superclocked Video Card Review

NVIDIA is rounding out their Kepler lineup today, releasing their mid-range GTX 660 Ti. We’re taking our first look at it courtesy EVGA’s GTX 660 Ti SC (Superclocked) card.

We have multi-card launch day coverage too. This article will give a GTX 660 Ti overview and review the EVGA offering. Afterward, check out our review of MSI’s card! Read More

Overclockers' Updated Video Card Testing Procedure

With the launch of Ivy Bridge, we’ve decided to migrate our video card testbed to the new platform, primarily because of its PCIe 3.0 specification. Along with the move, we’ve updated our test suite as well to make it more relevant to our readers that always like the latest and greatest titles. HAWX 2 and STALKER unfortunately just won’t cut it any longer. 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

A Visual History Chart Of Graphics Cards

When I was little I had a fast 3D card… Or I didn’t? Wait wait wait… when I bought my first VooDoo, just when it appeared on the market, it was 1995… or 1996… or was it even 1997? Well, enough googling for dates and other info, all you need to do is look at the Chart! Read More

Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 SOC (Super Overclock) Review

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