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GeCube Radeon X1800XT Graphics Card

GeCube Radeon X1800XT Graphics Card

One of our first retail ATI Radeon X1800XT graphics cards comes from GeCube in Taiwan. Let's see how it goes! | Dec 26, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

Galaxy GeForce 7800GTX 512MB - An Affordable Option

Galaxy GeForce 7800GTX 512MB - An Affordable Option

The words "affordable" and "GeForce 7800GTX 512MB" don't usually go together but Galaxy has an answer for you. | Dec 18, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

Doing ATI's Crossfire with DFI, HIS and Crucial

Doing ATI's Crossfire with DFI, HIS and Crucial

We built a system based around a DFI Crossfire mobo to see what type of performance we get at stock and overclocked. | Dec 1, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

XFX Heated Up - Overclocking the 512MB 7800GTX

XFX Heated Up - Overclocking the 512MB 7800GTX

We take the fastest GPU on the planet and make it even faster. Just how fast is the XFX 7800GTX 512MB when overclocked? | Nov 22, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

Gigabyte Radeon X1800XL Graphics Card

Gigabyte Radeon X1800XL Graphics Card

Our second Radeon X1800XL sample is from Gigabyte. We've compared it against the 7800GT to see just where it sits. | Nov 17, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

ATI Radeon X1K Overclocking - Testing R520 and RV530

ATI Radeon X1K Overclocking - Testing R520 and RV530

We finally managed to find an overclocking tool for ATI's X1K series and we have tested overclocking of the new cards. | Nov 6, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

ASUS GeForce 7800GT Dual - Foo Shizzle My Nizzle

ASUS GeForce 7800GT Dual - Foo Shizzle My Nizzle

The hottest card on the market is undoubtedly the ASUS 7800GT Dual - if you want a kick ass gaming experience, read on! | Nov 2, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

HIS Radeon X700 IceQ 128MB AGP Graphics Card

HIS Radeon X700 IceQ 128MB AGP Graphics Card

HIS X700 IceQ graphics card is for users who want decent gaming performance at 1024 x 768. Read on for the full scoop. | Oct 24, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

Unlocking the Sapphire X800GTO2 - 12 vs. 16 Pipe Adventure

Unlocking the Sapphire X800GTO2 - 12 vs. 16 Pipe Adventure

We've unlocked the Sapphire X800GTO2 and increased the pixel pipelines to come in line with the more expensive X850XT. | Oct 19, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

Sapphire X800GTO Graphics Cards - Fireblade and Limited

Sapphire X800GTO Graphics Cards - Fireblade and Limited

We're comparing two new X800GTO cards from Sapphire - the overclockable Fireblade and 16 pipe capable Limited Edition. | Oct 18, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

Sapphire Radeon X1800XL - Our first retail sample

Sapphire Radeon X1800XL - Our first retail sample

Sapphire sent us their brand new Radeon X1800XL graphics card to be put through the usual VGA review torture. | Oct 16, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

PowerColor X800GT EVO with Factory Watercooling

PowerColor X800GT EVO with Factory Watercooling

Our second review today is of PowerColor's brand new Radeon X800GT EVO graphics card which comes with factory out-of-the-box watercooling. The watercooling unit is actually the ThermalTake Tide Water cooling solution and its clear PowerColor is making moves to get into the hearts of enthusiasts but have they succeeded? Read on for our thoughts on the new graphics card. | Oct 4, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

ATI Radeon X800GT Head to Head - HIS vs. PowerColor

ATI Radeon X800GT Head to Head - HIS vs. PowerColor

In August we saw the introduction of ATI's Radeon X800GT which finally gave some competition to nVidia against their mighty mid-range GeForce 6600GT. Maybe the X800GT was a stop gap for ATI until their next-generation of cards is released but nevertheless the VPU is penetrating the market and we've got two new cards in the labs from HIS and PowerColor. Read on as we take a look at both graphics cards and work out which is best in this head to head battle! | Oct 3, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

GeCube Radeon X800GTO - Another new VPU from ATI

GeCube Radeon X800GTO - Another new VPU from ATI

The folks out at ATI's headquarters in Canada have been busy little beavers and things aren't set to stop anytime soon. Only recently we saw the release of the Radeon X800GT which goes up against the GeForce 6600GT and today ATI's are releasing another new PCI Express VPU called Radeon X800GTO which is designed to go up against the GeForce 6800 standard, among others. Read on as we take a close look at GeCube's version of the X800GTO which is pitted against the X800GT. | Sep 14, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

ASUS 7800 GTX T.O.P. in SLI and Factory Overclocked

ASUS 7800 GTX T.O.P. in SLI and Factory Overclocked

We've reviewed many ASUS graphics cards in previous years but we always wondered why they cost more than other brands. Sure, they always included a healthy package but does that alone really justify spending extra? Today we take a close look at two of ASUS's new GeForce 7800 GTX "T.O.P" cards in SLI which come factory overclocked with fancy and effective coolers. Read on find out why we think ASUS finally hit the nail on the head for a true premium (kick ass) high-end graphics card! | Sep 7, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

Sapphire Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition AGP Review

Sapphire Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition AGP Review

Today we're looking at Sapphire's X850XT PE, or Platinum Edition. Not only that, but we'll be testing it in the AGP format since many of our readers have perfectly serviceable AGP motherboards and haven't felt the dire need to move on to PCI-Express as yet. So kick up your heels and relax as we take a tour of the latest and greatest offering from ATI in the form of the X850XT and we'll see how it compares to its smaller brother, the X800XT! | Aug 29, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

GeCube X800GT - Competition for GeForce 6600GT

GeCube X800GT - Competition for GeForce 6600GT

Recently we saw ATI quietly introduce their Radeon X800GT graphics cards into the market which are designed to compete directly against nVidia's mighty mid-range GeForce 6600GT. Today we're looking at GeCube's version of the X800GT which is overclocked a little to match the clock speeds of the 6600GT. Read on as we examine ATI's latest VPU and see how it stands up against nVidia's mid-range hot cake. | Aug 21, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

BFG Tech GeForce 7800GT Overclocked - The affordable GTX

BFG Tech GeForce 7800GT Overclocked - The affordable GTX

nVidia officially took the wraps off their newest GeForce 7 series GPU today called GeForce 7800GT and will introduce it to a stack of gamers in the USA later today during QuakeCon in Dallas, Texas. The 7800GT is a slightly cut-down version of the enthusiast level 7800 GTX (slower clock speeds and fewer pipelines) and costs around $100 US less than nVidia's flagship. Read on as we introduce you to the 7800GT and show you BFG's implementation of the GPU in its factory overclocked form. | Aug 10, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

GeCube X800XL 512MB Graphics Card - 256MB vs. 512MB

GeCube X800XL 512MB Graphics Card - 256MB vs. 512MB

Today we're taking a close look at GeCube's new ATI Radeon X800XL graphics card with 512MB of GDDR-3 memory onboard. After looking at the package and the card, we're comparing the 512MB model against a 256MB model to see what type of differences we have in our usual array of gaming benchmarks. Is it worth spending the extra money for the additional 256MB of memory or not? Read on and we'll try and provide some answers. | Aug 2, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

BFG Tech GeForce 7800 GTX Overclocked

BFG Tech GeForce 7800 GTX Overclocked

BFG Technology is a company based out of Chicago in the United States and they've been making graphics cards for gamers for a while now. Their GeForce 7800 GTX is available now in the USA and Australia, it comes pre-overclocked and hence performs better than most and if not all other brands based on the same GPU. Read on as we take a close look at our second GeForce 7800 GTX retail offering and just how it performs against the reference version from nVidia. | Jul 31, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

Monster ATI Radeon X700 Graphics Card Roundup

Monster ATI Radeon X700 Graphics Card Roundup

It started off with a couple ATI Radeon X700 graphics cards and then everyone wanted to get in on the act. Today we've got an absolute monster of a roundup for you comparing 11 Radeon X700 cards from 8 different companies including ATI, GeCube, PowerColor, HIS, MSI, Sapphire, Gigabyte and ASUS. Read on as we take a close look at all the cards, their packages and most importantly how they perform against each other! | Jul 9, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

Gigabyte GeForce 7800 GTX - Our first retail offering

Gigabyte GeForce 7800 GTX - Our first retail offering

Hot on the heels of nVidia's GeForce 7800 GTX graphics card launch last week, we've already received Gigabyte's retail offering which is being shipped into the market around the world. We will be having a look at what Gigabyte are offering the public with the first retail 7800 GTX that we have seen. We will also be looking at if these cards offer us any extra performance over our reference cards that we looked at last week. | Jun 28, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

nVidia's next big thing - GeForce 7800 GTX (Part 2 - Performance Comparisons)

nVidia's next big thing - GeForce 7800 GTX (Part 2 - Performance Comparisons)

With the NDA being lifted just over 24 hours ago and our GeForce 7800 GTX sample reference cards rocking up just as we predicted, we are going to have a look into the second part of our article in regards to performance. We will have a quick look at our test system setup along with our general feelings on the new GPU. | Jun 22, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

nVidia's next big thing - GeForce 7800 GTX (Part 1 - The GPU and AIB Plans)

nVidia's next big thing - GeForce 7800 GTX (Part 1 - The GPU and AIB Plans)

Today nVidia has taken the wraps of their newest GPU, the GeForce 7800 GTX formerly known as the "G70". The new graphics card is much more powerful than their former flagship 6800 Ultra and uses less power and only uses a single slot cooler design which is quieter than the previous design. Read on for all the juice on nVidia's new bad boy as we take a close look at the specifications and the card itself along with what some of nVidia's partners have already told us. | Jun 21, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

The Great and Last AGP Graphics Card Roundup - ATI vs. nVidia

The Great and Last AGP Graphics Card Roundup - ATI vs. nVidia

When it comes to the aging Accelerated Graphics Port we're almost at an end of an era in the computing industry. Although the AGP port isn't quite dead yet and ATI as well as nVidia still recognize there is a market for users who are not yet ready to upgrade to PCI Express based systems. Today we've compared all eight of the current AGP graphics from ATI and nVidia including the Radeon X700PRO, X800XL, X850XT, X850XT PE and GeForce 6600GT, 6800, 6800GT and 6800 Ultra. Which one will it be for your AGP gaming machine? Read on for some answers! | May 26, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

Gigabyte GeForce 6600GT - An AGP Alternative

Gigabyte GeForce 6600GT - An AGP Alternative

Today we are taking a look at a Gigabyte graphics card for the still present and active AGP graphics card market. We're looking at an AGP version of the popular nVidia GeForce 6600GT core. Read on as we take a closer look at the graphics card and how Gigabyte went about turning this PCI-Express chipset into an AGP edition and as well as the performance differences between both cards. | May 2, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

HIS X850XT and X800XL Graphics Cards - iTURBO is back again

HIS X850XT and X800XL Graphics Cards - iTURBO is back again

HIS are back in the labs again this month with their latest generation of cards, the PCI Express versions of the ATI Radeon X850XT and X800XL. Both cards are part of the HIS IceQ II series which claim (and do) to offer better cooling than ATI reference cards as well as not exceeding 20db in the noise department. Both cards support iTURBO and the X850XT version even has a standard iTURBO overclocked setting which matches the clock speeds of the more expensive X850XT PE. That means you'll get the performance of the ultra high-end X850XT PE for the price of the high-end X850XT. Read on as we take a close look at both cards! | Apr 11, 2005 at 11:00 pm CDT

nVidia SLI Technology - Action with the GeForce 6600GT

nVidia SLI Technology - Action with the GeForce 6600GT

Recently we checked out the performance of two GeForce 6800 Ultra's in SLI and were very impressed with our findings. However, not everyone has well over a grand to spend on a graphics card setup. nVidia haven't forgotten about you as end-users still have the ability to "SLI" the cheaper GeForce 6600GT and that's exactly what we have served you up with in our latest look at nVidia SLI technology. | Feb 22, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

nVidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache - PCI-E shows its colours

nVidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache - PCI-E shows its colours

Cameron looks into nVidia's new GeForce 6200 TurboCache technology today and just what it is all about. In the article we discuss the architecture behind the TurboCache and its memory allocation procedures along with just how it performs against a regular 6200 and Intel's latest onboard graphics solution. If you're on the market for a cheap graphics cards, the TC might be one worth considering. | Feb 21, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

GeCube Radeon X800XL & X850XT Graphics Cards

GeCube Radeon X800XL & X850XT Graphics Cards

Today we compare the performance of two new ATI Radeon high-end graphics chips - the Radeon X800XL & X850XT through retail cards from GeCube. After examining each card we compare the performance of each against an nVidia GeForce 6600GT and 6800 Ultra which are what ATI's new cards are aimed at competing against. So, will it be nVidia or ATI in your gaming system? Read on and find out! | Feb 1, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

Gigabyte GeForce 6200, 6600GT and 6800GT Compared

Gigabyte GeForce 6200, 6600GT and 6800GT Compared

Today we compare three of the latest nVidia based AGP and PCI Express graphics cards from Gigabyte. We look at the GeForce 6200 for the low-end market, the impressive value for money GeForce 6600GT with SLI support along with the high-end 6800GT AGP which offers great performance but not at the price of the very high-end models. Read on and work out which graphics card is best for your needs as we run them through our usual array of gaming benchmarks! | Jan 26, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST

nVidia SLI Technology - Introduction and 6800 Ultra Performance

nVidia SLI Technology - Introduction and 6800 Ultra Performance

We finally get our chance to setup an nVidia SLI system with two GeForce 6800 Ultra graphics cards and see just what type of performance we can expect from this expensive yet impressive setup which deserves respect. Since this is our first SLI article we look into what exactly SLI is, what it stands for, how it works and everything else we think is important and then get straight into the benchmarking to see what we can come up with. | Jan 26, 2005 at 11:00 pm CST