ATI Radeon HD 5770: It’s going to be tough to knock down Juniper

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 13th 2009 | Permalink
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Tags: amd gpu ati aib radeon gpgpu pmark 3dmark hd5770

Jon Peddie

When ATI took us aboard an aircraft carrier in Alameda California a couple of weeks ago to introduce their new Radeon HD5870 code named Cypress, they also showed us their plan for releasing a scaled down version of the new chip code named Juniper. Phase two of their “Sweet spot”

AMD’s new/last IGP motherboard—the 890GX

Posted by Kathleen Maher on March 19th 2010 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: aib pmark fps usb3 motherboard

Kathleen Maher

AMD has continued to impress us with their chipsets and the new ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 is one of their finest. The 890GX represents the last IGP chipset from AMD before the move to Fusion. The basic specs are formidable. It has an AM3 socket for a Phenom

Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 Review

Posted by Robert Dow on March 24th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia gpu graphics 3d aib gaming pmark games benchmark

Robert Dow

Let no pixel go un-accelerated Right on the heels of their most recent midrange product launch, the GTX 550 Ti, Nvidia rolled out their flagship AIB the dual GPU GTX 590. This top of the line, take no prisoners, 3GB GDDR5 AIB with a massive 384-bit memory bus (per GPU) has delivered

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX550 Ti Review

Posted by Robert Dow on March 25th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia gpu graphics 3d aib report pmark geforce

Robert Dow

Fastest Midrange AIB Nvidia has introduced the latest in their new Fermi gen2 products, the GeForce GTX550 Ti, (Titanium. Same nomenclature as the 560 Ti) based on the 193 core Fermi GF116 GPU. Compared to other Nvidia GPUs and the price equivalent AMD part (HD5770), the balance of feature and specifications show

Duking it out in the low-end: AMD HD 6450 vs. Nvidia GT 520 Reviews

Posted by Robert Dow on May 18th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia amd gpu market graphics aib pmark

Robert Dow

This week we focused on the entry level market and tested three AIBs, the Nvidia GT 520, and two versions of AMD boards: the HD 6450 and 6450 GDDR5. Some would argue that any board coupled with GDDR5 belongs in the mainstream segment, however we take a look at price as the determining

Review of ASUS MARS II 3GB: the fastest AIB in the history of the world

Posted by Robert Dow on October 27th 2011 | Permalink
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Tags: gpu aib gaming pmark

Robert Dow

Visually striking, the Mars II 3GB dual GTX 580 is an impressive piece of technology in both performance and size. The Mars II checks in at 13”x 6”x 2.5” and at a stunning 5.2 lbs. Consider: two EVGA GTX 590s together weigh in at a mere 5lbs. Aside from its staggering size the

Ivy Bridge graphics and more

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 2nd 2012 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: aib intel pmark benchmark ivy ivy bridge

Jon Peddie

The best ever integrated graphics For comparison, we ran graphics benchmarks on the processor-based graphics in machines using Intel Ivy Bridge (IVB) processors. We ran the same series of tests on the Ivy Bridge i7-3370k running at 3.5 GHz with HD4000 graphics and compared it to a two year

Review: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650

Posted by Webmaster on September 26th 2012 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia graphics 3d aib opengl gforce developers computers kepler

Webmaster

Introduces its Mainstream and Performance players Nvidia rounded out their Kepler line of GPU AIBs last week with the introduction of the GeForce GTX 660 and the GeForce GTX 650.  Nvidia controls 59.3% of the Desktop Graphic Add-In Board Market with its partners shipping more than 8.75 million units in Q2. Although the

The latest processors from Intel and AMD

Posted by Robert Dow on January 21st 2015 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia amd aib intel processor fx 9590 corei7 fx i7 5960x

Robert Dow

In late August 2014, Intel released its high-end Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-core 3.0-GHz CPU, which includes a new X99 chipset, the first consumer processor using DDR4 memory, a new CPU socket that is not backward-compatible, and no GPU. A few days later AMD released its high-end 8-core FX Black 9000

EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+

Posted by Robert Dow on March 10th 2015 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review,
Tags: nvidia gpu aib evga maxwell gtx 960

Robert Dow

A sweet AIB for the market sweet spot The introduction of Maxwell to the “sweet spot” of the market came with the release of the GeForce GTX 960 AIB. The GTX 960 is priced around $200 depending on OEM and configuration. We have EVGA’s version for the GM204-300