Diamond Viper Radeon HD 4850 Review

As a standalone 3D graphics card, and depending on the game, AMD’s new $199 ATI Radeon HD 4850 is very competitive with Nvidia’s $229 GeForce 9800 GTX+. What’s potentially more exciting is that the 4850 also seems to scale better in dual-card Crossfire mode than anything Nvidia has for the ...

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 Review

ATI has given Nvidia some staunch competition on the 3D card front the past six months or so, but with the dual-chip GeForce GTX 295, Nvidia has raced back to the top of the performance pile. At $500 for a boxed version (from Nvidia’s board partners), the GTX 295 is ...

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Asus EAHD4870X2 Top graphics card Review

If you’ve read our review of Nividia’s GeForce GTX 295 card, you might be able to guess our assessment of this Asus-packaged version of AMD’s ATI Radeon HD4870X2. Simply put: for $479–just $20 less than the Nvidia card–the Radeon card gives you less performance and uses more power along the ...

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Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 (PCI-e 2.0, 2GB, GDDR3) Review

AMD bestowed its ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 graphics chips exclusively onboard partner Sapphire to bring to retail. It started at $399 when it launched back in November, but prices have come down as low as $299 for the 2GB version reviewed here. At that price especially, we find the ...

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EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Review

If you analyze the various components in the name “EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked,” you can actually learn a bit about its provenance. At its core you’ll find the GeForce GTX 260, an Nvidia 3D chip design released in June of 2008. “Core 216″ refers to the fact ...

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