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Ride the Lightning - MSI R5870 Lightning

Ride the Lightning - MSI R5870 Lightning

9.0
Most Overclockable Product

The MSI R5870 Lightning is the latest addition to MSI's line of extreme, hardcore-only Lightning edition of graphics cards. It is fitted with military-class materials that are supposed to better withstand the strains of overclocking. We ride the lightning to find out just how good it is.

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Shootout - Mainstream Battle Royale

ATI Radeon HD 5670 Shootout - Mainstream Battle Royale

ATI's new Radeon HD 5670 promises to bring affordable DirectX 11 gaming to the masses. So today we take a look at six of the newest offerings from the biggest names. ASUS, Gigabyte, HIS, MSI, PowerColor, and Sapphire, have all been summoned to our mainstream battle royale!

ATI Radeon HD 5670 - The New Mainstream Warrior

ATI Radeon HD 5670 - The New Mainstream Warrior

8.0

If you've been holding back on an Evergreen series graphics card because prices are simply too exorbitant, it's time to rejoice, for ATI is bolstering the ranks of its Evergreen line-up with the first sub US$100 DirectX 11 compatible card - the Radeon HD 5670.

The Zenith of 3D Gaming - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Roundup

The Zenith of 3D Gaming - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Roundup

2009 heralded the rise of 3D movies, and if you want the same immersive experience on your desktop, you only need to look to NVIDIA. To that end, we are taking a look at some of the most powerful GeForce GTX 285 cards money can buy to power your 3D gaming rig. Join us as we find out which is best.

Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X - The Cool Dude

Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X - The Cool Dude

9.0

While all Radeon HD 5870 cards are equal, some are more equal than others. With so many Radeon HD 5870 cards to choose from, the Sapphire HD 5870 Vapor-X distinguishes itself by sporting a custom cooler and being factory-overclocked. We take a look at this special Radeon HD 5870 to see what it's made of.

First Looks: Galaxy GeForce GTX 260+ Razor Edition

First Looks: Galaxy GeForce GTX 260+ Razor Edition

The Galaxy GeForce GTX 260+ Razor Edition is unique because it is the world's only single slot GeForce GTX 260+ graphics card. We see if it manages to keep its cool.

ATI Radeon HD 5970 - The King Returns

ATI Radeon HD 5970 - The King Returns

8.0

The Radeon HD 5870 might be fast, but it is not the undisputed speed king yet. That will all change, however, as the all-new dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970 enters the fray. Boasting two Cypress XT GPUs on a single PCB, the King returns to reclaim its crown in a bigger and bolder fashion.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 - New Mainstream Arrivals

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 - New Mainstream Arrivals

NVIDIA is boosting the ranks of their GT200 class cards with a new arrival, the GeForce GT 240. Positioned between the GeForce 9600 GT and 9800 GT, NVIDIA claims this is the perfect GPU under US$99 for mainstream visual computing and power gaming. Naturally, we had to investigate.

The Power of 3 - Investigating the Trinity

The Power of 3 - Investigating the Trinity

Intel and NVIDIA have allied themselves in the battle against AMD with the introduction of the "Power of 3" platform. Simply put, it is any combination of Intel's P55 chipset and Core i5 processors, and NVIDIA's graphics card. Today, we are going to pit it against an all AMD system to see if it is really the superior setup.

Sibling Rivalry - ATI Radeon HD 5850

Sibling Rivalry - ATI Radeon HD 5850

9.0

Sporting fewer stream processors and lower clock speeds than the Radeon HD 5870, the Radeon HD 5850 has thus far been largely overlooked. Today, we are checking out the little brother of the Cypress range to see what kind of performance it brings to the table.

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