Video Cards

PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 6870 Review

AMD Radeon HD 6870 cards aren’t anything new to the market, but non-reference, overclocked versions are still coming out. PowerColor was kind enough to send over one of their PCS+ HD 6870 cards for us to put through its paces. Read More

PNY 560ti OC2 Video Card Review

Oh what a tangled web Nvidia partners weave! From fancy coolers to factory over clocks, there are many Nvidia partners to choose from when selecting a video card. The 560 Ti OC2 offering from PNY does not come in a fancy, price raising brief case that looks like it holds 13 different board games, nor is it shaped like a gun with a video card inside. One also will not see two guys in suits with ear pieces sporting aviator glasses dropping this off on your door step (though a blue, brown, or green and purple guy/gal just might!), but that’s ok. You are going to have to order it online or get off the couch and into a store to go get it. But because of that, you will likely save a few bucks. PNY has graciously provided us with 560 Ti OC2 review sample and will attempt ‘XLR8’ our money towards their camp. Lets see if its worth the purchase over other partners and cards. Read More

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