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A couple of weeks ago NVIDIA made some small modification to it's mid-range line-up, in specific their GeForce 9800 GTX+ product. These design changes are related to PCB board design, power efficiency and bringing the overall cost of the product down. As a result the GeForce 9800 GTX+ had what you can call an extreme makeover. Same features, same performance .. yet less power consumption and NVIDIA was able to shave off roughly 25%~35% of the sales price, bringing the GeForce 9800 GTX+ from just over 200 USD, towards sub 150 USD. And that's not all, as at 150 USD you can even purchase models with 1024MB of videocard memory. Combined with proper, raw graphics power this will help you a little in the higher resolutions, DirectX 10 games and performance wise with higher anti-aliasing selections. All that is now labeled under the new product name, GeForce GTS 250.
This is already our 3rd or 4th GeForceGTS 250 review, and though most of you are shouting, 'dude, this is a respin product!' .. I can merely do anything else than confirm that, yes it's a tranny GeForce 9800 GTX+, but that product all by itself under 150 USD is offering fine performance for the money you need to put down on that counter. As such we try to bring you at the very least a couple of reviews on the GTS 250 product as it really is an interesting positioned and performing graphics card.
Today the turn goes to the folks at ECS. Ever since the last year or two, they have been trying hard to get a grip in the e-tail and retail channel, and as a brand they are certainly growing. With a creative product design and marketing team they present us some fairly special designs and concepts. Today's product tested is not at all different. Though we'll stumble into a reference clocked product, there is very little little reference otherwise.
You'll see what I mean, just have a look at the product photo below, and then let's startup this review.
ECS GeForce GTX 560 The GeForce GTX 560 we'll review in this article comes from ECS, out of the three products GTX 560 tested today here on Guru3D.com this one is reference clocked, has a reference design and a reference cooler. So this product will be the baseline performance product. Now that does not mean a sober product contrary, baseline performance is pretty good for the money. And next to that, we all know you'll gain the most from the less expensive products one you go and tweak them.
ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black review We review the ECS GeForce GTX 460 Black series. Within the entire scope of Fermi GPU based graphics cards from NVIDIA the GeForce GTX 460 has to be the most interesting in terms of value for money with very acceptable decent thermals and power consumption. This is why we see a lot of SKU's released for this product, with a variety of cooling and factory overclocks. ECS Elite group also release a handful of GeForce GTX 460 cards, based on the reference design, slight overclock yet also a BLACK series graphics card which is a factory overclocked model with an Arctic cooling Accelero Xtreme PRO cooler sitting on top of that GPU.
ECS GeForce GTS 250 1024MB review | test ECS GeForce GTS 250 tested -- Today the turn goes to the folks at ECS. Ever since the past year or two they have been trying hard to get a grip in the e-tail and retail channel, and as a brand they certainly are growing. With a creative product design and marketing team they present us some fairly special designs and concepts. Today's product tested is not at all different. Though we'll stubble into a reference clocked product, there is very little little reference otherwise.
ECS GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra SLI A review on the ECS GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra SLI. Basically you'll receive two pre-modified GeForce 9800 GTX+ products and a water-cooling kit that is supplied by Thermaltake. It's in fact the Thermaltake big water series that you can slide into you 5.25"drive bay easily. Pretty much the only thing you need to do is connect four tubing connections, fill her up, connect some wiring ... and you are good to go. That's 15 minutes tops to get a gaming performance level better than the GeForce GTX 280.