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Contemporary Graphics Cards in Crysis 2 DirectX 11: Crysis 2 Revisited
[08/10/11 | by Yaroslav Lyssenko]

Textures with highest level of detail, complex shaders, surface tessellation, soft shadows with variable penumbra, super-complex antialiasing algorithms – all these things determine the visual appeal and commercial success of a contemporary 3D game. Therefore, we were very anxious to see Crysis 2 blockbuster from Electronic Arts to finally receive DirectX 11 support.

Multiply by Two: PowerColor Radeon HD 6870X2 Graphics Card Review PowerColor Radeon HD 6870X2
[08/02/11 | by Sergey Lepilov]

Our today’s review is devoted to a unique graphics card that combines two AMD Barts XT processors designed for mainstream products, but nevertheless demonstrates exceptionally high level of performance.

AMD Radeon HD 6670, Radeon HD 6570 and Radeon HD 6450: New Lightweight Champions? AMD Radeon HD 6670  Radeon HD 6570  Radeon HD 6450  Turks  Caicos
[07/29/11 | by Anton Shilov]

Smartphones, nettops, notebooks and tablets have taken over our everyday life. But what if you don’t feel like leaving the cozy living-room and would gladly watch a blockbuster Blue-ray movie or play your favorite game for a few hours? The answer is simple: HTPC with a good graphics accelerator inside will do the trick. Let’s check out the new solutions AMD has recently rolled out for this particular market.

GeForce GTX 560 from EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI GeForce GTX 560  EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Superclocked  Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ultra Durable  GV-N56GOC-1GI  MSI GeForce N560GTX Twin Frozr II-OC
[07/26/11 | by Sergey Lepilov]

Today we are going to discuss three mainstream GeForce GTX 560 graphics cards boasting unique PCB designs, proprietary cooling systems and increased working frequencies. We will also test them in an SLI configuration. Read our review for more details!

Contemporary Graphics Accelerators in F.E.A.R. 3 F.E.A.R. 3
[07/14/11 | by Yaroslav Lyssenko]

Fear. Different marketing strategies and promotion campaigns all over the world bet on happiness, joy, success, wealth and health. But there is one developer, who for the first time puts fear at the top of the food chain. Please meet the new gaming title – F.E.A.R 3!

Contemporary Graphics Cards in Duke Nukem Forever Duke Nukem Forever
[06/20/11 | by Yaroslav Lyssenko]

A new game with the old name. Good old ingredients in a new recipe. Duke Nukem Forever make become another milestone in the development of the genre, or be yet another short-term entertainment. Time will show what its destiny is going to be, but we are really interested to find out how greatly the most anticipated game of the summer 2011 may determine your graphics sub-system upgrade options.

Two Graphics cards from Palit: GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum and GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic Review Palit GeForce GTX 560 Sonic Platinum  Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic
[06/16/11 | by Sergey Lepilov]

Today we are going to review two graphics cards on Nvidia GPUs that offer a great combination of features alongside with far not the reference design.

Truly Unique: MSI Radeon R6970 Lightning and VTX3D Radeon HD 6970 X-Edition Graphics Cards MSI Radeon R6970 Lightning  VTX3D Radeon HD 6970 X-Edition
[06/10/11 | by Sergey Lepilov]

We’re testing two custom-made Radeon HD 6970s with 2 gigabytes of graphics memory that have unique coolers, pre-overclocked frequencies and some other just as exciting properties!

GeForce GTX 570 Overclocking Roundup GeForce GTX 570  Asus ENGTX570 DCII  Gigabyte GV-N570OC-13I  Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum
[06/06/11 | by Alexey Stepin]

Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 is a smart compromise for those who are no longer satisfied with the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, but at the same time are not ready to spend $500 on a GeForce GTX 580. Today we are going to discuss three models of this graphics accelerator from different makers: Asus, Gigabyte and Palit.

Performance Review of AMD Radeon HD 6990 and Radeon HD 6970 Tandem Radeon HD 6990  Asus EAH6990  Radeon HD 6990 and Radeon HD 6970 tandem  ASUS EAH6990/3DI4S/4GD5
[05/17/11 | by Yaroslav Lyssenko]

Each of us at least once in our lives thought while driving a car or even operating a kitchen appliance: imagine how good it could be if it had more power. Now let’s move to the world of computer electronics: are you happy with your Radeon HD 6970? This is a truly respectful product, but is it powerful enough to deliver you the performance you need? And what if we added a Radeon HD 6990 to that? Read our review to find out!

GeForce GTX 580 SLI vs. GeForce GTX 590 and Radeon HD 6990 GeForce GTX 580 SLI  ASUS ENGTX580 DirectCU II
[05/11/11 | by Alexey Stepin]

The new generation of AMD and Nvidia graphics cards is already here, but how well will they withstand the competition from discrete multi-GPU solutions? Today we are going to use a GeForce GTX 580 SLI tandem to answer this question.

Contemporary Graphics Cards in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
[05/10/11 | by Yaroslav Lyssenko]

DirectX 11 API is already quite a mature piece of software that has been with us for a couple of years. Unfortunately for end-users its actual implementation in real life applications has been slow. But recently Blizzard has officially released its World of Warcraft: Cataclysm 4.1 Patch, which should attract just that bit more attention to this. Read on to find out why.

AMD Radeon HD 6790 Graphics Card Review AMD Radeon HD 6790
[05/04/11 | by Sergey Lepilov]

Today we are going to investigate the performance, overclocking potential, temperature mode and noise levels of a new solution positioned between the old Radeon HD 5770 and the new Radeon HD 6850.

Contemporary Graphics Cards in Crysis 2 Crysis 2
[04/23/11 | by Yaroslav Lyssenko]

Today we are going to take a look at one of the most highly anticipated ??? titles of 2011 - Crysis 2 First-Person Shooter video game. The predecessor is still the benchmark to beat even for the latest AMD Radeon HD 6990 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 dreadnoughts and the second part is expected to raise the performance bar even higher

Hunter Squad: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclocked Roundup EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti SC  MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC  Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Sonic  Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti  Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP!
[04/18/11 | by Alexey Stepin]

According to Nvidia’s classification, GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a “hunter”. Today we are going to meet an entire squad of hunters from different manufacturers: EVGA, MSI, Palit and Zotac. Which one is going to be the best?

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP! Edition and Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti SLI Tandem Performance Review Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti SLI  ZOTAC GeForce GTX 550 Ti AMP!
[04/08/11 | by Yaroslav Lyssenko]

Nvidia, the founder of the multi-card configuration concept, has been standing by the advantages of this approach for many years. In reality, “3dfx’s heritage” is a blessing for some and a curse for others. So, how are things with GeForce GTX 550 Titanium SLI configuration? Let’s find out!

PowerColor HD6950 1 GB: Alternative Arithmetic or “2=1” PowerColor HD6950 1 GB  Radeon HD 6950 1GB
[04/01/11 | by Alexey Stepin]

Radeon HD 6950 was initially released only in one modification with 2 GB of video memory. However, in the competition against GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMD decided to roll out a more affordable model with 1 GB of memory onboard. Today we are going to review a graphics card like that from PowerColor.

GeForce GTX 550 Ti Graphics Accelerator Review: MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC  Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti
[03/28/11 | by Yaroslav Lyssenko]

GeForce GTX 550 Ti launched without much fuss and fireworks, but it is the mainstream solutions that usually find their way into our computer systems. Please meet our first candidate – MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone OC!

Equilibrium: AMD Radeon HD 6990 vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 Nvidia Georce GTX 590  Radeon HD 6990 vs GeForce GTX 590
[03/24/11 | by Sergey Lepilov]

We are benchmarking two top-of-the-line solutions from AMD and Nvidia to see who’s the king of the hill now.

MSI R6870 Hawk vs. PowerColor HD6870 PCS: Two Radeon HD 6870 Graphics Cards Reviewed MSI R6870 Hawk  PowerColor HD6870 PCS
[03/21/11 | by Alexey Stepin]

We have already learned that in some cases Radeon HD 6870 may even compete successfully against GeForce GTX 560 Ti and Radeon HD 6950. Today we are going to talk about two new graphics cards on AMD Barts GPU.