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HIS X700Pro PCI-E Graphics Card - X700XT Equaling Performance

HIS X700Pro PCI-E Graphics Card - X700XT Equaling Performance

Today we take a close look at the HIS X700Pro IceQ Turbo including the impressive overclocking ability close to that of the Radeon X700XT which uses the new PCI Express interface and compare it against the older ATI Radeon X600XT VPU and see what is different and how it affects gaming performance in popular games such as HL2, Doom 3 and Far Cry. | Dec 28, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

nVidia GeForce 6600GT goes AGP

nVidia GeForce 6600GT goes AGP

A little while ago nVidia launched their GeForce 6600GT graphics card using the PCI Express interface. The GPU received great reviews around the web for impressive performance for the price but lacked one major thing - AGP support for those who had not yet made the jump to the new platform. nVidia has now released the AGP version of their 6600GT graphics card and today we take a close look at the product and see how it differs from the PCI Express version. | Dec 16, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

Mainstream PCI Express Shootout - Radeon X700PRO vs. GeForce 6600GT

Mainstream PCI Express Shootout - Radeon X700PRO vs. GeForce 6600GT

What will be going on your Christmas wish list to send to Santa Claus in the North Pole this year - ATI Radeon X700PRO or nVidia GeForce 6600GT? Today we are comparing both mainstream PCI Express graphics cards to work out which one should find its way into your stocking this year in our usual array of benchmarks. If you're on the market for a new graphics cards and Santa can't afford a high-end card, one of these cards is your next best bet! | Dec 1, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

nVidia GeForce 6200 GPU - Surprising Budget Gaming

nVidia GeForce 6200 GPU - Surprising Budget Gaming

Today we are taking a look at the GeForce 6200 reference graphics card from nVidia which is designed to take on ATI's Radeon X300 in the low-end PCI Express VGA marketplace. After taking a detailed look at the GPU and graphics card, we compare in our usual array of benchmarks against an older GeForce PCX5900 and Radeon X300. You might be surprised by the budget gaming performance like we were. | Nov 28, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

ATI Radeon X600XT Shootout - HIS vs. ABIT vs. GeCube

ATI Radeon X600XT Shootout - HIS vs. ABIT vs. GeCube

Today we have a PCI Express graphics card shootout comparing three different ATI Radeon X600XT cards from HIS, ATI and GeCube. After taking a look at each product we run them through our usual array of benchmarks and then overclock each as far as possible and then re-run the benchmarks to work our which is fastest for modern day gaming. | Nov 20, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

GeCube X Collection - ATI Radeon PCI Express Awareness

GeCube X Collection - ATI Radeon PCI Express Awareness

GeCube in Taiwan sent us their complete collection of PCI Express graphics cards based around the new "X" series from ATI. After taking a quick look at each of the cards we compare the performance of the entry level X300 all the way up to the beastie X800. If you're on the market for a PCI Express graphics card from ATI and need to know where each of your options stands, read on! | Nov 6, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

Power Color 9800 Platinum Edition - Manipulated Radeon 9800 Pro

Power Color 9800 Platinum Edition - Manipulated Radeon 9800 Pro

After doing a little digging, we quickly discovered that the 9800 Platinum Edition is nothing more than a Radeon 9800 Pro GPU which is cut-down a little to help reduce the retail price for consumers. The 9800 Platinum Edition only uses a 128-bit memory bus compared to the 256-bit on the "true" 9800 Pro and the memory speed is a little slower on the Platinum Edition by around 40MHz (80MHz DDR) which gives the "true" 9800 Pro the ability to push about 2GB more bandwidth per second. | Sep 22, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI's CATALYST A.I. - Honest Application Specific Optimizations

ATI's CATALYST A.I. - Honest Application Specific Optimizations

ATI is today launching a new feature in their upcoming drivers called CATALYST A.I. which "allows the driver to intelligently analyze applications and textures to maximize graphics performance and stability". It's ironic that a year later ATI are making this feature public and active in their driver which both they and nVidia used to try and deceive us. | Sep 20, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI Radeon 9250 Graphics Card Roundup - Battle at the Bottom

ATI Radeon 9250 Graphics Card Roundup - Battle at the Bottom

Today we are going from one end of the spectrum to the other and taking a look at six graphics cards based on ATI's Radeon 9250 graphics core. We've got cards from GeCube, Elsa, Gigabyte, HIS, Sapphire and Powercolor. The Radeon 9250 is a sub $100 US graphics cards and offers value entry level performance - It's really the battle at the bottom but nevertheless requires coverage. | Sep 2, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Sapphire Radeon X800 XT Graphics Card Review

Sapphire Radeon X800 XT Graphics Card Review

Mike has posted a comprehensive look at the brand new Sapphire Radeon X800 XT graphics card. After providing a complete guided tour of the product, he compares performance against an older Radeon 9800 Pro in a bunch of benchmarking applications including Doom 3 to decide if it is worth your time upgrading to ATI's latest flagship VPU product. | Aug 13, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Gigabyte Radeon X800PRO and X800XT PE Compared

Gigabyte Radeon X800PRO and X800XT PE Compared

Shane has compared two new Radeon X800 graphics cards from Gigabyte today - the X800PRO and X800XT PE. We compare the cards against each other in our usual array of benchmarks except for the inclusion of Doom 3 at a range of different quality settings. Does Gigabyte have the answer for your X800 VGA needs? Read on and find out! | Aug 8, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Mega GPU Performance Comparison - The BIG BOYS come out to play

Mega GPU Performance Comparison - The BIG BOYS come out to play

Today we have something special for visual fans. We have collected six of the fastest, latest and greatest graphics cards currently on the market from nVidia and ATI including GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, 6800 Ultra AGP and PCI Express, Radeon 9800XT and the AGP versions of the X800PRO and X800XT PE. We cover each card briefly and then compare them all in our usual array of benchmarks. The BIG BOYS have come out to play! | Jul 26, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

PCI Express Graphics Arrive - nVidia PCX hits the market

PCI Express Graphics Arrive - nVidia PCX hits the market

In the making for around 3 years from Intel and a group of other companies, the PCI Express graphics bus is finally alive. Today we take a look at two nVidia PCX graphics cards, the PCX5750 and the PCX5900, dissected them from head to toe and compared their performance and new technologies against each other. | Jul 24, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Performance Compared - HIS X800XT and X800PRO IceQ II VIVO Edition Series

Performance Compared - HIS X800XT and X800PRO IceQ II VIVO Edition Series

Today we have taken a look at the AGP 8x versions of the Radeon X800XT and X800PRO IceQ II VIVO Edition series from HIS. We take a look at both cards and the package and then put them up against each other to find out the retail vendor performance difference of the two fastest graphics chips currently available from ATI. | Jul 18, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Budget VGA Battle - Gigabyte GeForce FX 5500 vs. Radeon 9550

Budget VGA Battle - Gigabyte GeForce FX 5500 vs. Radeon 9550

Today we compare the Gigabyte GeForce FX 5500 with 64-bit memory bus against the Radeon 9550 with twice as much memory bus action to work with. It's the budget graphics card comparison and we are holding the battle for your viewing pleasure. | Jul 12, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

nVidia brings back SLI for PCI Express - Two is always better than one

nVidia brings back SLI for PCI Express - Two is always better than one

It's back! SLI is back from the dead. 3DFX were the first to bring dual graphics cards to the personal computer back in 1998. Six years later, today nVidia re-introduces SLI with the GeForce 6800 GT and Ultra. We have all the information inside on the latest graphics technology to emerge on the market. | Jun 27, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

GeForce FX Comparison - Prolink 5900XT vs. Albatron 5700P Turbo

GeForce FX Comparison - Prolink 5900XT vs. Albatron 5700P Turbo

Today we've checked out a whole range of different nVidia GeForce FX cards from the 5200 right up to the 5900XT. We take a closer look at the Prolink PixelView 5900XT and the Albatron 5700P Turbo as the focus of the comparison style article. | Jun 23, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI Radeon X800 Pro Group Comparison - ASUS, Power Color and GeCube

ATI Radeon X800 Pro Group Comparison - ASUS, Power Color and GeCube

We've had a few new ATI Radeon X800 Pro graphics cards pass through our labs in the last month. While the performance of each is usually exactly the same, we thought it would be interesting to put together a group comparison of X800 Pro's from ASUS, Power Color and GeCube and take a look at the cards and their packages, not to forget the benchmark numbers. | Jun 15, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Performance Compared - ATI Radeon X800 Pro vs. nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra

Performance Compared - ATI Radeon X800 Pro vs. nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra

In Shane's latest article, he compares the performance of a GeCube based ATI Radeon X800 Pro against the reference nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra. While taking a quick look at both cards, we benchmark with our usual array of benchmarks as well as with AA and AF enabled and with the addition of Far Cry. | Jun 13, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

HIS Excalibur Radeon 9600 with Dual DVI Outputs

HIS Excalibur Radeon 9600 with Dual DVI Outputs

Julian checks in today with a look at the HIS Excalibur Radeon 9600 - with a difference. It features Dual DVI native outputs along with a total of 256MB of onboard memory. If dual displays excite you, this is worth a look. | May 21, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Value GPU Shootout - Radeon 9550 vs. GeForce FX 5500 and 5700LE

Value GPU Shootout - Radeon 9550 vs. GeForce FX 5500 and 5700LE

While ATI's Radeon 9550 based graphics cards have been selling well in the China market, we will only just begin to see them showing up in all other markets now. Today we compare ATI's new Radeon 9550 GPU against the GeForce FX 5500 and 5700LE to find out which company has the lead in the value to mid range graphics market. ATI or nVidia? | May 17, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

Big Screen Gaming - The Way Its Really Meant to be Played

Big Screen Gaming - The Way Its Really Meant to be Played

In our latest article we take a look at gaming with the Infocus ScreenPlay 4800 DLP projector. Hooked into a PC via VGA connection we document Big Screen Gaming - The Way Its Really Meant to be Played - using NFS: Underground, Battlefield Vietnam and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. | May 3, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

GeCube 9600 XT All in Wonder - HTPC for the Masses

GeCube 9600 XT All in Wonder - HTPC for the Masses

Today we have GeCube's brand new Radeon 9600 XT All in Wonder on the test bench. It offers the same features as the more expensive Radeon 9800 Pro AIW but at a price point more affordable for the masses. | Apr 18, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

ABIT Radeon 9600 XT and 9800 XT Graphics Cards

ABIT Radeon 9600 XT and 9800 XT Graphics Cards

This is not an nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra review. Instead we are taking a look at ABIT's newest AGP8x graphics cards based on ATI's Radeon 9600 XT and 9800 XT GPUs. | Apr 14, 2004 at 11:00 pm CDT

nVidia's HSI and PCI Express Plan Documentation

nVidia's HSI and PCI Express Plan Documentation

nVidia held a conference call for Asia Pacific media today where they talked to us about their plans and intentions for their HSI technology and PCI Express. We have the full conference call documentation for your viewing pleasure as well as short commentary. | Mar 22, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

Albatron FX5900XTV - nVidia's 5900 XT Value Graphics Monster

Albatron FX5900XTV - nVidia's 5900 XT Value Graphics Monster

Albatron's FX5900XTV AGP8x graphics card is on the test bench today. It is based on nVidia's GeForce FX 5900 XT GPU. It offers high-end performance (5900 Ultra) at the price of a mainstream part (5700 Ultra). | Mar 21, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

XGI Dual GPU Benchmarked - Volari Duo V8 Ultra

XGI Dual GPU Benchmarked - Volari Duo V8 Ultra

XGI has been in the 3D graphics game for only a little over nine months and already has a top to bottom line of products available from their short list of AIB partners. Today we look at the XGI Volari Duo V8 Ultra Dual GPU graphics card put directly against the 9800 XT and FX 5950. We use a whole bunch of the latest drivers including nVidia's ForceWare 56.64 which is being released today. | Mar 14, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

Chaintech GeForce FX 5700 Ultra - nVidia's mainstream VGA fighter

Chaintech GeForce FX 5700 Ultra - nVidia's mainstream VGA fighter

Yesterday we compared the performance of nVidia's GeForce FX 5950 Ultra against ATI's Radeon 9800 XT. Today we step down a class to the mainstream segment and put nVidia's GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, in the form of the AA5700U from Chaintech, against ATI's Radeon 9600 XT. Let the mainstream VGA battle begin! | Feb 9, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

ATI 9800 XT vs. nVidia 5950 Ultra - Gigabyte Style

ATI 9800 XT vs. nVidia 5950 Ultra - Gigabyte Style

In the past we've taken a look at various modern day high-end graphics cards based on both top of the model ATI and nVidia chips. On the menu today is Gigabyte's GV-R98X256D graphics card based on the Radeon 9800 XT. We put it directly against Gigabyte's GeForce FX 5950 Ultra for comparison sakes. | Feb 8, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST

ASUS Radeon 9800 XT and GeForce FX 5950 Ultra - Kings of the VGA Hill

ASUS Radeon 9800 XT and GeForce FX 5950 Ultra - Kings of the VGA Hill

Today we are looking at the two top dogs from both ATi and nVidia in the form of the Radeon 9800 XT and GeForce FX 5950 Ultra from ASUS. We pit them directly against a reference 9800 XT and an older 9800 Pro to find out who is the king of the hill in the VGA department. | Jan 22, 2004 at 11:00 pm CST