Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/24/2014 08:40 AM [ 7 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 [ 18 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 [ 11 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 [ 14 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.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/25/2014 10:11 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
We review the PowerColor Radeon R9-290X PCS+ graphics card, this beast runs at low temperatures whilst being factory overclocked. The 2816 Stream processor based Hawaii chip will get paired with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 512-bit memory interface. The card itself is fully customized including component selection, custom PCB, custom cooling, well .. custom everything ! Powered through 8-Pin + 6-Pin power configuration it obviously runs at factory overclocked specifications as well. The card will clock towards 1050 MHz and has an improved GDDR5 memory frequency as well. Did I just catch your attention ? I figured that much, let's go and check 'r out shall we ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/20/2014 09:41 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
In this review we take the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti WindForce for a spin. The card is obviously based on NVIDIAs Maxwell based GTX 750 Ti GPU. Gigabyte designed their own PCB, tweaked the card a hint and applied a WindForce model cooler on the product. The WindForce cooler works as the temperatures stay at 45 Degrees C under full gaming load. Not bad.
In this review we take the Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual for a test-drive. Palit's offering is the fastest GTX 750 Ti we have seen to date as it has been factory overclocked intensely on the GPU core frequency and memory. Being a Palit product you can expect multiple SKUs of the 750 series, and this is a new one. It is the StormX Dual edition based on a customized PCB and new model cooler cooler that will keep the product nicely chilled down.
We review the MSI GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti Gaming OC edition graphics cards. They both are bed on Nvidia's new Maxwell GPUs that offer low power comsumption and Full HD capable gaming. Being an MSI Gaming product you can expect a customized PCB and a simplified TwiNFrozer cooler that will keep the product nicely chilled down.
In today's article we review the new GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti from Nvidia. These cards are affordable - low power - decent performance graphics cards that will allow you to game even at 1080P. these cards are intended to compete with the Geforce GTX 650 series. For the technology-press however the most important fact is that a new GPU architecture was applied, these cards are Maxwell based products.
We review the AMD Radeon R7-265 series. That means 1080P gaming will become in reach at an affordable 119 USD price level. Nothing about this product was really planned we think, as we learned that Nvidia is updating their product line, and boom all of the sudden we get a call from AMD, asking if we want to do a product review on today's tested product, released merely days before the competitions 750 series. Hey we'll play... competition is good and keeps the manufacturers sharp and the prices low. What's not to like, eh?
It has been a long time coming but we take a look at early and initial Mantle performance. The upcoming 14.1 Beta driver will receive many improvements. At the simplest level, Mantle is an Application Programming Interface (API), or a language that game developers can use to write code that creates the beautiful graphics on your screen. In its current iteration, the Mantle API uniquely leverages the hardware in the Graphics Core Next architecture (GCN) of modern AMD Radeon.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/28/2014 09:51 AM [ 48 comment(s) ]
We review the MSI Radeon R9-290X Gaming OC. The cards equipped with that Hawaii GPU now is proper cooled thanks to the TwinFrozr cooler and steadily running and purring at just over 70 Degrees C, that's under full gaming load. The 2816 Stream processor based Hawaii chip will get paired with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 512-bit memory interface. The card itself is fully customized including component selection, custom PCB, custom cooling, well .. custom everything ! Powered through 8-Pin + 6-Pin power configuration it obviously runs at factory overclocked specifications as well. The card will clock towards 1040 MHz bit is clocked at reference clocks on the GDDR5 memory. Did I just catch your attention ? I figured that much, let's go and check 'r out shall we ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/17/2014 08:41 AM [ 22 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC edition. Ever since AMD released their Hawaii based GPUs they have been popular. The reference cards might run hot, but the custom cooled editions from the board partners are becoming very popular. The card tested today comes from ASUS and is armed with the latest revision of the DirectCU II cooler and will get that Hawaii chip chilled down. The DirectCU II card will be equipped with a fully custom PCB design featuring the Digi+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology and high quality C-Caps and MOSFETs. The card is powered through 8-Pin + 6-Pin power configuration and obviously runs at factory overclocked specifications. The card clocks in at 1000 MHz and is clocked to 5040 MHz (effective) on the GDDR5 memory.