We review the GeForce GTX 970 and 980 reference cards today. The long awaited Maxwell architecture based high-end cards are ready to rock and roll. Armed with 4 GB graphics memory, the energy efficient and well priced products are ready to slay the way in gaming performance.
After the reference review we will now review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 G1 SOC gaming graphics card. Armed with a totally custom design, two 8-pin power feeds and an all new WindForce based cooler this Maxwell based high-end card hauls azzz! The G1 Gaming has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. You will be surprised by how this card looks, how silent it is and how well it performs.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/19/2014 04:31 AM [ 5 comment(s) ]
Next to the flagship product we also test the more budget Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 SOC gaming graphics card. The product does not vary much from the 980 other than a chunk of performance. This card however has one 6 and one 8-pin power feed but then again, does come with that 600 Watt WindForce cooler. The G1 Gaming has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. You will be surprised by how this card looks, how silent it is and how well it performs.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/19/2014 04:31 AM [ 34 comment(s) ]
We review the new MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming OC edition. This affordable model comes with the new TwinFrozr V cooler. The GM204-200 chip is smacked onto a custom PCB surrounded with Military class components and obviously, with OC in the name... it comes a little tweaked as well. This card however has one 6 and one 8-pin power feed and again, does come with that new revision model 5 TwinFrozr cooler. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. You will be surprised by how this card looks, how silent it is, how well it performs and how much it can be overclocked.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/16/2014 11:17 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
In this review we take the Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX. Palit's offering is the most silent of them all, as it uses passive cooling. That's right, just a big heatsink is being used. The KalmX runs reference clock frequencies and is based on a customized PCB with that new model cooler that will keep the product nicely inaudible.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/05/2014 09:17 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
In this review we look at the new PowerColorRadeon R9-285 TurboDuo. Armed with an ultra silent cooler this Tonga GPU based product bring you high-end gaming at a price of 249 USD - With 2GB of graphics memory you can game with good image quality settings at Full HD. Follow us into this review where we'll look at temperatures, noise, performance and go with the latest game titles on the globe.
In this review we look at the new AMD Radeon R9 285. Yes this is the new Tonga GPU based product that will drive the price from high-end gaming towards 249 USD while you can game with good image quality settings at WQHD - 2560x1440. Follow us into this review where we'll look at temperatures, noise, performance and go with the latest game titles on the globe.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/21/2014 09:09 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
In this review we will benchmark and test HIS Radeon R9-290X Hybrid ICEQ edition. The card uses liquid cooling for the GPU that runs towards a 120mm radiator. On the card itself there still is a small fan that blows air over the VRM area and other components. As a result this card will remain under 80 Degrees C at full load, and does so whilst being factory clocked to a nice 1100 MHz. Under SKU code H290XQH4GD the product will be released with 4 GB of graphics memory.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/28/2014 10:15 AM [ 59 comment(s) ]
Join us as we review the ASUS Republic Of Gamers Swift PG278Q GSYNC gaming monitor. NVIDIA has announced GSync but 3rd party monitors with that GSYNC module have been hard to get. ASUS outs their second GSYNC compatible monitor, this round they do it with a nice 27-inch WQHD display that can handle a 144 Hz refresh rate and has 1ms response time. The downside, it is a TN screen. So how good is it really ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/24/2014 08:40 AM [ 9 comment(s) ]
We review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black WindForce GHz edition. You take the reference product, arm it with a custom WindForce cooler and you receive a 6GB Titan Black that has been factory overclocked towards 1111 MHz on the boost clock for you. How on this Earth is that not very interesting?
A while ago Nvidia launched the GeForce GTX Titan Black which we review. We never tested it as it was supposed to be a professional series and targeted card. Nvidia's Board partners however are slowly re-releasing this product as a gaming graphics card, as well as Nvidia who is plugging the product in their gaming benchmarks on their own website. As such, we figured that it is about time we review this puppy as well. Meet Joe Black, ehm Geforce GTX Titan Black.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/15/2014 04:20 AM [ 20 comment(s) ]
Join us in a very dark review of the fastest graphics card on the planet. It's hotter than hell, demonic and hinted as a disciple of the Devil himself, yes we review the PowerColor Radeon R9 295x2 Devil13 with 8 GB graphics memory. The card is a dual-GPU based graphics card that comes with two Hawaii XT GPUs, these two GPUs are fully enabled on all Shader Processors and run up-to a cool 1018 MHz each. So that's over 12 Billion transistors, 5632 Shader Processors and a good 11.5 TFLOPS of compute performance slapped onto a single PCB.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/08/2014 09:26 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
Today we'll review the AMD Radeon R7-260X, a brother of the 260. The Radeon R7 260X is fitted with a Curacao XT core which has cut down specifications with a total of 896 Stream processors, a compute performance of 1.96 TFlops, 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and a low TDP of 115 W which will be supplied through a single 6-Pin power connector. Clocks are set at 1.0 GHz for the core while the memory operates at 5.0 GHz effective clock speed aside a 128-bit memory interface. The card is PCI-Express 3.0 compatible.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/03/2014 10:09 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
In this review we look at the Radeon R9-280 IceQ X2 OC review from HIS. R9-280 You read that right, anyone remember the Radeon HD 7950 ? Armed with a customized PCB and their top model IceQ coolers; they factory overclocked the product and will try to get you as much value for money as they can. Follow us into this review where we'll look at temperatures, noise, performance, Frame latency and we'll even give Ultra High Definition gaming a go with the latest game titles on the globe.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/26/2014 09:22 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
AMD recently added a new feature to their Catalyst 14.6 Beta drivers, you can now mix several monitor resolutions and still create an Eyefinity (multi-screen) gaming setup. Funky stuff, and sure we wanted to check that out. So we will take two Full HD monitors and combine them with a WFHD (2560x1080) resolution monitor. The end result is something wide, very wide. We will pair the setup with a Radeon R9 295x2 and will show you that multi-monitor goodness for your gaming experience.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/20/2014 08:37 AM [ 98 comment(s) ]
We review the dual-GPU GeForce GTX Titan Z. The card is much talked about as Nvidia introduced the product at prices that are incredibly high. Then Nvidia decided to refuse to send out samples to the media. To this day that fact has remained the same, however once cards get into retail they inevitably will end up with the media regardless of what Nvidia wants. So today we test the dual GPU based Titan Z. A card that created a lot of controversy, as such we'll go in-depth once again to see whether or not this 2800 EUR product even has a chance to compete with the 1300 EUR Radeon R9 295x2.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/19/2014 09:22 AM [ 16 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the GeForce GTX 780 Gaming OC 6 GB graphics card from MSI, the OC edition specifically. The customized product is equipped with a massive cooler that can be air-cooled, this unit comes with a whopping 6 GB graphics memory (rather handy with Watch Dogs we admit) and a very hip looking cooler.
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 STRIX 6 GB Graphics Card Review
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/03/2014 07:47 AM [ 17 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the GeForce GTX 780 STRIX 6 GB Graphics Card from ASUS, the OC edition specifically. The customized product is equipped with a massive cooler that can be air-cooled, this unit comes with a whopping 6 GB graphics memory (rather handy with Watch Dogs we admit) and a verry hip looking cooler. As you can see, the DNA of the DirectCU II cooler is there, but the design is a little bit more well .. let's call it military ? Up-to 70 Degrees C the cooler doesn't even rotate, how's that for silence on an enthusiast class product ?
Many of you know that OCZ Technology has been in rough weather last year, that's up-to the point where the company needed to file a chapter 11 bankruptcy, with the purpose to be taken over by Toshiba. The SSD market is fierce and competitive, if you are your own NAND flash manufacturer then you can sell your products cheap. If you sell NAND flash to a party like OCZ, then OCZ pays a premium price, making it hard for them to actually offer a price competitive solution. In this Interview we'll ask to see what has happened over the past few months, and how it affects consumers and clients.
In this article we review the ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum, this particular model comes with a customized cooling solution. The card 11-inch long card will come with 4GB of graphics memory and an 8-phase power design with a MOS heatsink. Clock frequencies you can expect the card to launch at a 1150 MHz Boost clock frequency with a memory clock at 6008 MHz (affective data-rate).
Join us, as we review the Radeon R9-295 x2 with 8 GB graphics memory. The Radeon R9-295 x2 is a dual-GPU based graphics card that comes with two Hawaii XT GPUs, these two GPU's are fully enabled on all shader processors and run up-to a cool 1018 MHz each. So that's over 12 Billion transistors, 5632 Shader processors and a good 11.5 TFLOPS of compute performance slapped onto a single PCB. Yes, AMD has just released the fastest graphics card in the world!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/25/2014 09:30 AM [ 5 comment(s) ]
In this review we will benchmark and test the ASUS Radeon R9-290X Matrix Platinum edition. This Radeon R9-290X has been overhauled from A to Z. Yeah, the GPU might have remained in-tact, however the graphics card received an all custom 14-phase digital VRM based PCB, a luxurious cooler, some James Bond style gadgets for the hardcore overclockers and next to that, the product has been factory overclocked towards a nice 1050 MHz on the GPU core. Interesting stuffz we say !
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/18/2014 10:43 AM [ 23 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti MATRIX edition. The all customized and LN2 ready product has already been overclocked to 1006 MHz for you, with a boost allowance to 1072 MHz. That makes this a top performing GeForce GTX 780 Ti. It doesn't stop there though as the card comes with terrific looks, good and quiet cooling and has an option or two extra hidden on that 14 GPU Phases empowered PCB. Behold the impressive power of 2880 unlocked Shader processors.
This review will cover the MSI Radeon R9-290X Lightning, this graphics card could be considered to be the beast that rules them all ! With a PCB redesigned from ground up and usage of only the best components (high current chokes, International Rectifier PowIRstage, DirectFET chips, tantalum capacitors) MSI designed to design something really special. The factory overclocked product screams performance all over and with that TriFrozr cooler it is dressed to impress. The 2816 Stream processor based Hawaii chip will get paired with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 512-bit memory interface. The card will clock towards 1080 MHz but is clocked at reference clocks on the GDDR5 memory. Hmmm, I just catch your attention ? yeah I figured that much, let's go and check her out shall we ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/06/2014 09:38 AM [ 9 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II OC edition. Customized GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics cards are a hot thing these days, as they are silent, running cool and offer tremendous rendering power for the most heavy games. The customized product is equipped with the ASUS popular DirectCU cooler armed with two fans. It remains to be quiet and keeps temperatures at roughly 70 Degrees C. ASUS clocked this product for you towards 954 MHz on the GPU core, that means it can boost towards 1020 MHz on all of the unlocked 2880 Shader processors available.