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Plugging the Performance Gap - The ATI Radeon HD 4830

Plugging the Performance Gap - The ATI Radeon HD 4830

After our review of the Radeon HD 4670, we spoke about the need for ATI to plug the performance gap between the the HD 4850 and HD4670. We knew they had something up their sleeves, and it is finally here, the Radeon HD 4830. We put it through its paces to see just how well it performs.

ASUS EN9800GT Matrix - Is This 'The One'?

ASUS EN9800GT Matrix - Is This 'The One'?

5.0

The guys at ASUS probably drew their inspiration for the card from watching The Matrix movie. Deck in black throughout, and sporting a fancy cooler and an even fancier Super Hybrid Engine chip, we see if the new ASUS EN9800GT Matrix has what it takes to be "The One".

XFX GeForce 9600 GSO XXX Edition - More Than Meets the Eye

XFX GeForce 9600 GSO XXX Edition - More Than Meets the Eye

8.0

NVIDIA is at it again, taking an old product and renaming it before passing it off as something new. This time, they have taken the old and rather short-lived GeForce 8800 GS and rebadged it as the 'new' GeForce 9600 GSO. Will it help them win the battle for mid-market supremacy? We find out.

Zotac GeForce 9600 GT DP - Ports for Every Occasion

Zotac GeForce 9600 GT DP - Ports for Every Occasion

7.0

Factory-overclocking and customized coolers are two popular ways for graphics cards to differentiate themselves from the competition. Short of featuring a rainbow-colored PCB, Zotac has taken another route with their GeForce 9600 GT DP offering. Check out our review to find out what the Hong Kong-based vendor has up its sleeves.

HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ 4 Turbo X - Ice Cold Baby

HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ 4 Turbo X - Ice Cold Baby

9.0

HIS is renowned for its IceQ cooling system, which is in its fourth generation. We check out the HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ 4 Turbo X to see if the IceQ 4 cooling system can live up to its predecessors. Along the way, we also find out if this is the best Radeon HD 4850 money can buy now.

When Budget Graphics Clash: GeForce 9400 GT Meets Radeon HD 4550

When Budget Graphics Clash: GeForce 9400 GT Meets Radeon HD 4550

ATI continues on its spree of introducing new mainstream and budget graphics cards with the debut of the Radeon HD 4550. We took the opportunity to pit it against NVIDIA's comparable GeForce 9400 GT to find out who rules the budget segment.

Zotac 9800 GTX+ ZONE Edition - In the Cool Zone

Zotac 9800 GTX+ ZONE Edition - In the Cool Zone

7.0

NVIDIA's recently released GeForce 9800 GTX+ GPU was meant to do battle with ATI's Radeon HD 4850 and we have a fine example here in Zotac's GeForce 9800 GTX+ Zone Edition. Boasting an elaborate water-cooling mechanism, we check to see if the 9800 GTX+ has what it takes to go against the HD 4850 and if Zotac's water-cooling unit actually works.

Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition - Overclocked Goodness

Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition - Overclocked Goodness

9.0

More overclocked variants of ATI's formidable Radeon HD 4870 have arrived in our labs. And today, we take a look at Palit's latest offering, the Palit Radeon HD 4870 Sonic Dual Edition, to see whether or not that monstrous cooler actually works, and if it confers any advantages over the standard 4870.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Roundup

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Roundup

Taking an old product, renaming it and then passing it off as new is something that NVIDIA has done in the past. This time, NVIDIA has taken the good old 8800 GT and rebadged it as the 9800 GT, and we take four fine examples to see if there's any discernible difference.

ATI's Mainstream Challenge - PowerColor PCS HD 4670

ATI's Mainstream Challenge - PowerColor PCS HD 4670

9.0

Extending its winning formula to the mainstream, ATI's Radeon HD 4670 is ready to wow the masses with its price and performance. We took a mildly overclocked version from PowerColor to test and here's what we found.

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