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Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q4 2013 BestConfigs
Dec 1, 2013 - in Reviews
Have you ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen as winners in the Q4 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation Surfaces
Sep 29, 2013 - in News
The XFX Radeon R9 280X is a refreshed version HD 7970 GHz Edition and features the company's new Double Dissipation cooler.
XFX, Gigabyte, HIS Also Roll Out Radeon HD 7990 Cards
Apr 26, 2013 - in News
Three more manufacturers have released their HD 7990 graphics cards. Unsurprisingly, it's more of the same.
A Round Up of the AMD Radeon HD 7790 Variants
Mar 29, 2013 - in News
Following its release last week, the AMD Radeon HD7790 graphics card is available from a wide variety of manufacturers with a range of coolers and clock speeds.
XFX Radeon HD 7770 Monster Graphics Card Spotted
Mar 22, 2013 - in News
XFX's 7770 Monster has been spotted and reviewed.
Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q1 2013 BestConfigs
Mar 10, 2013 - in Reviews
So you like our System Builder Marathon? Ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen in Q1 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
XFX's Prototype AIX Chassis to Ship in May
Mar 9, 2013 - in News
The reveal of the AIX marks the graphics card manufacturer's first foray into the chassis market.
System Builder Marathon, March 2012: System Value Compared
Mar 28, 2012 - in Reviews
Three different builders took two different approaches this quarter. Paul and Don struck out in search of more graphics performance, while Thomas gave up some GPU horsepower in favor of a stronger CPU. Whose strategy paid off? It's time to compare!
System Builder Marathon, March 2012: $650 Gaming PC
Mar 25, 2012 - in Reviews
This quarter, we're starting our System Builder Marathon with a little experiment. Paul wanted to build a gaming PC for $650 that'd target smooth performance at 1920x1080. He had to make a couple of sacrifices in the process, but the result is compelling!
Power Supply Reference: Consumption, Savings, And More
Jan 10, 2012 - in Reviews
In this final excerpt from Scott Mueller's Upgrading And Repairing PCs, 20th Edition, we examine a number of power supply usage factors including power consumption calculations, power savings, power protection systems, and troubleshooting.
Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications
Dec 13, 2011 - in Reviews
Today's article contains everything you've ever wanted to know about PC power supply specifications. Form factor dimensions, cable end pinouts, voltage/amp/watt specifications, and even compatibility issues are covered in this comprehensive reference!
XFX adds 1,000+ Watt PSUs to Its ProSeries
Nov 12, 2011 - in News
XFX has added three new power supplies to its ProSeries line, which was first introduced over a year ago. The ProSeries 1050W and 1250W offer an 80Plus Gold rating, while the 1000W is 80Plus Platinum rated.
The Radeon HD 6950 Sweet Spot: Five 1 GB Cards Rounded-Up
Oct 17, 2011 - in Reviews
AMD’s 1 GB Radeon HD 6950s are certainly cheaper than their 2 GB predecessors. But are they really a better value? In theory, the Cayman GPU runs out of steam before 2 GB is needed. So, we're comparing five custom 1 GB cards to the 2 GB part to find out.
System Builder Marathon, March 2011: Value Compared
Mar 28, 2011 - in Reviews
Day 4 of our System Builder Marathon compares performance achieved to money spent. With outright speed the top priority, can either of our high-end systems beat the low-cost build when it comes to value? Or will the middle machine strike the best balance?
System Builder Marathon, March 2011: $2000 Performance PC
Mar 21, 2011 - in Reviews
Nick-of-time availability on revision B3-based P67 motherboards makes it possible for us to explore Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture in the fastest configuration competing in this quarter's System Builder Marathon. Is the result an overwhelming victory?
Triple-GPU Scaling: AMD CrossFire Vs. Nvidia SLI
Mar 13, 2011 - in Reviews
Two GPUs are great, but are three that much better? When it comes to multi-card scaling, can AMD finally beat Nvidia? Who really needs this much performance? We loaded a super-fast system in single-, dual-, and triple-GPU configurations to find out.
In Pictures: 20 Clever Liquid-Cooled PC Setups
Nov 18, 2010 - in Picture Story
Most of our testing happens on open-air racks, so fully-configured PCs are somewhat of a novelty around here. Well though-out water-cooled machines are even more luxurious. We tracked down 20 different boxes to show off some enthusiast workmanship.
XFX HD 5970 Auctioned on eBay for $10,499
Apr 26, 2010 - in News
A limited edition ATI HD 5970 card was supposedly stolen and auctioned off on ebay.
Report: XFX Not Making GeForce GTX 480, 470s
Mar 31, 2010 - in News
XFX will be sitting out this initial round of offerings from the green-eyed monster.
XFX to Ship Radeon HD 5970 in a P90 Gun Case
Mar 30, 2010 - in News
Edgy packaging, but don't let the cops see you toting that around the streets.
XFX GeForce GTX 480, GTX 470 Pictures Leaked
Mar 19, 2010 - in News
Ready for more box shots? We thought so... but this time we have some full frontal of hardware for you to feast your eyes on too!
DiRT 2: DirectX 11 Game Performance Compared And Analyzed
Dec 27, 2009 - in Reviews
DiRT 2 promises to be one of the first compelling games to make use of DirectX 11 enhancements. We have a look at the title, its presentation, and its performance in this month's game analysis, comparing graphics cards from both ATI and Nvidia.
System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2009: System Value Compared
Dec 25, 2009 - in Reviews
Our mid-priced and high-end systems are ready to challenge the notion of value supremacy for low-cost parts. Will Intel’s latest architecture provide enough performance to break the $700 machine’s value winning monopoly? How do ATI's new GPUs factor in?
How Much RAM Does Your Graphics Card Really Need?
Sep 30, 2009 - in Reviews
Anyone who’s ever shopped for graphics cards has considered the amount of on-board RAM and the slight price premium each bump brings. But what actual impact does it have on game performance? We test 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB graphics cards to find out.
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 285: A Worthy Successor?
Jan 28, 2009 - in Reviews
Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 285 brings a smaller die process and higher clock speeds to the table. But are the performance and efficiency gains worth the extra price? We benchmark the company's latest against all of the other high-end boards out there.
MaxForce Reviewed: 3-Way SLI and 4 GHz+
Oct 16, 2008 - in Reviews
Solaris Computer Systems changed its name to MaxForce PC and set its top-tier Revolution GTX3 system down at our table. Let’s see how the beast measures up to some tough competition.