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PowerColor PCS+ HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 - Faster Yet Cooler?

PowerColor PCS+ HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 - Faster Yet Cooler?

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ATI's latest Radeon HD 4870 was released a little more than two months ago, and now, we are beginning to see overclocked versions of the card entering the market. This here is PowerColor's PCS+ HD 4870 1GB GDDR5, which promises to not only run faster, but also cooler. Too good to be true? Read on to find out.

ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB GDDR5 - Two Heads are Better than One

ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB GDDR5 - Two Heads are Better than One

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When we reviewed the HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 earlier, we spoke of the R700 card that has yet to arrive. Well, we are pleased to say that it is finally in our labs. Consisting of two RV770 GPUs on a single PCB, we see if it has what it takes to oust NVIDIA's fearsome GTX 280 as the fastest single graphics card.

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 512MB GDDR3

NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 512MB GDDR3

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Despite its recent troubles, NVIDIA has continued with its quest to populate its GeForce 9 series with tweaked versions of its GeForce 8 GPUs. We take a look at its new mainstream GPU, the GeForce 9500 GT and find out if it can distinguish itself from its predecessors. Also check out how the overclocked Zotac AMP! Edition fared.

What's the Right Price - A Trio of GeForce GTX 260

What's the Right Price - A Trio of GeForce GTX 260

Reacting quickly to the challenge issued by ATI's Radeon HD 4800 series, NVIDIA has slashed the prices for its GT200 GPUs. We explore three GeForce GTX 260 cards from Leadtek, XFX and Zotac (including two of which are overclocked) and find out if the new prices help improve their market attractiveness.

ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 - Inching for the Apex

ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 - Inching for the Apex

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The Radeon HD 4800 series is shaking up the desktop graphics scene and we're here to bring you more exciting benchmarks results from this hot new GPU, including CrossFireX scores that match and exceed anything from NVIDIA at similar price bandings. Ready your wallets!

Scaling New Heights - ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3

Scaling New Heights - ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3

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After successive generations of underperforming graphics processors, ATI looks to have hit a home run with the new Radeon HD 4800 series. With a solid price to performance ratio, the mainstream Radeon HD 4850 has already prompted NVIDIA to cut prices. We check out its outstanding value in this overview of the Radeon HD 4800 series.

Preview: Radeon HD 4850 CrossFire Performance

Preview: Radeon HD 4850 CrossFire Performance

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The much awaited Radeon HD 4850 graphics cards have actually landed in retail this week and despite the oddity that it hasn't launched yet officially, we managed to grab two of these newcomers to give you a preview of what they taste like. Check them out now!

Beyond Gaming - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 1GB GDDR3

Beyond Gaming - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 1GB GDDR3

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NVIDIA's second generation architecture has been unveiled in the form of the GeForce GTX 200 series. Packing more transistors than ever, this is the most complex GPU ever from the graphics leader. Can it live up to its hype? Find out in our exhaustive article!

MSI N9600GT Hybrid Freezer

MSI N9600GT Hybrid Freezer

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Featuring an unique heatsink that tries to blend the best of two diverging approaches to cooling, MSI's new N9600GT Hybrid Freezer factors in both passive and active cooling to showcase this interesting product, but failed to impress in our close scrutiny.

ASUS' Special Ones - EN9600GT TOP & Silent

ASUS' Special Ones - EN9600GT TOP & Silent

Fancy a bit of excitement? If you're looking to jazz up that mainstream graphics card, you may well consider these two non-reference GeForce 9600 GT cards from ASUS. Each has an unique proposition for the consumer but which path would you choose? We give you our take on them.

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