Tag Archives: Video Card

Assassin’s Creed Unity Performance Video Card Review

Assassin’s Creed Unity is out, wrapped in a tortilla of bugs and garnished with graphical glitches, the fourth patch to this game has been released with some new beta drivers. We will look at performance and find out what it takes to enjoy this game on the PC. A cold beer, or two, will certainly help. Assassin’s Creed Unity Performance ... Read More »

Far Cry 4 Video Card Performance and IQ Preview

Far Cry 4 is here, and we take an early look at how current video cards stack up in performance, and which quality settings are graphically demanding. We will also look at some image quality comparisons and talk about the state of this game at launch. Will it measure up to Far Cry 3 in terms of graphic fidelity? Far ... Read More »

HIS R9 285 IceQ X2 OC 2GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

As the R9 285 OC model from Gigabyte, the HIS R9 285 IceQ X2 2GB OC video card is based on the Tonga architecture and is using a new form of compression for frame buffer color data, which reduces the amount of memory bandwidth required for buffer operations. The product is overclocked from the factory but not as high as ... Read More »

ASUS GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II Video Card Review

Today we examine ASUS’ take on the GeForce GTX 970 video card. We have the ASUS GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II OC video card today, and will break down its next-gen performance against an AMD Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X. This video card features 0dB fans, and many factors that improve its chance of extreme overclocking. ASUS GTX 970 ... Read More »

Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC Video Card Review

Today we are taking a look at the Tonga-based Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X. Along with the architecture enhancements found in the new Hawaii cards, this 285 also sports Sapphire’s tried and true dual-fan heat-pipe based cooler. With Tonga’s lower power draw combined with a quality cooler, we can expect some low temps, quiet operation, and plenty of overclocking headroom. Read on to see how ... Read More »

ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition Video Card Review

The ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition comes equipped with a factory GPU base clock 1124MHz and a boost clock of 1202MHz, a respective 104MHz and 117MHz increase over stock GeForce GTX 750 Ti speeds and features ASUS’ DirectCU II cooling system. It is configured with 2GB GDR5 memory running at a stock 5.4GHz effective rate. The cooling system ... Read More »

Sapphire ITX Compact R9 285

I absolutely love building Mini-ITX gaming rigs. Every time I build a new Lunchbox (what I call our LAN rigs), I try to make them smaller and faster. Either of those along can be a challenge, but trying to constantly pack a faster rig into a small can be a huge challenge. Thankfully recently motherboard manufactures, video card manufactures, and ... Read More »

MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G GPU Review

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Graphics cards are what make a gamers world go-round. High levels of detail and great frame rates are crucial in their world. What good is having great frame rates if the game looks blocky and frankly, ugly? This may come to a shock to some, but not every gamer has 1000’s of dollars to pour into their components and PCs. ... Read More »

Sapphire R7 260X (100366-3L) Video Card Review

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Compromise is not something people aim for but is a reality that often hits hard when the word ‘budget’ is thrown around. When it comes to video cards, this used to mean that you have to turn off some graphical features when playing at high-resolution but thanks to the combination of lazy game developers who would rather program for lower-tech ... Read More »