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EVGA GTX 650 Ti BOOST SC Graphics Card Review

We’re back today with another iteration of NVIDIA’s new GTX 650 Ti BOOST, this time from EVGA in the form of their GTX 65 Ti BOOST SuperClocked (SC for short). This card is obviously clocked above the stock 650 Ti BOOST, but how much does that gain? Let’s find out. Read More

Galaxy GTX 650 Ti Boost Review

If you have been following the GPU landscape this last generation, you may have observed a bit of the “Goldilocks Paradox” with some recent releases. AMD fired first with their HD 7790 to fill a price and performance gap, and most recently, NVIDIA fired back with the release of the GTX 650 Ti Boost to do the same. NVIDIA’s aim was to put out a card for the ‘sweet spot’ resolution of 1920×1080 while using ‘high’ settings in games. It’s time to kick the tires and take the Galaxy GTX 650 Ti Boost for spin. Let’s see if their goals were met and what other goodies Galaxy has under the hood. Read More

HIS HD 7770 iCooler Video Card Review

Well folks, today is another day and with that we get a chance to review a video card offering from HIS. This time, its the HIS 7770 iCooler. This budget card comes with HIS’s iCooler which is supposed to help keep things cooler and quieter under the hood as well as sporting a 1000Mhz core clockspeed to help keep your games moving along. Let’s see how this little card that looks like it could, actually does! Read More

HIS HD 7850 iPower IceQ Turbo 4GB GPU Review with Crossfire

HIS sent us not one, but two of their brand new 7850 iPower IceQ Turbo 4GB cards. I find the combination of 4GB of RAM and a 7850 to be a bit odd as a single card has little hope of driving enough monitor to need more than 2GB. A pair of cards on the other hand, have a chance. In Crossfire (and SLI) the GPU RAM is not added together, a pair of 2GB cards still gives you 2GB. Thus for high resolution (or extremely high detail) use, two 2GB cards might not cut it. Enter the 7850 4GB cards! Inexpensive enough to crossfire (I hope), plenty of RAM for top end stuff. The main question is, does a 7850 core have enough guts to push that many pixels? I aim to find out. Read More

HIS HD 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition GPU Review

I bet some of you are scratching your heads with a case of deja vu… and you wouldn’t be mistaken. We have another HIS HD 7970 to review today, but instead of the HD 7970 X Turbo (reviewed here), we will be looking at the HD 7970 IceQ X² Turbo GHz Edition version of that same card. This one sports the same “X²” cooler as the X Turbo, but the PCB is much different in that it sports less power phases than its big brother. Let’s see if these changes make for a big difference between the cards. Read More

HIS HD 7970 X Turbo GPU Review

Good day OCFers! Today we get to take a look at what I think can be a monster card from HIS. We don’t normally put HIS in a group with cards like the venerable ASUS HD 7970 Matrix, or MSI HD 7970 Lighting for example, but we are going to have to with this new card. HIS has put out their HD 7970 X Turbo for all to see, and this card has a significantly beefed up power delivery area when compared to reference designs. HIS also included their new X2 cooler and some other goodies we’ll be checking out. Read More

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