Graphics Cards

Spire CoolGate

Introduction Spire is a lesser known CPU cooler manufacturer in the UK, they were founded in 1998 in The Netherlands and today I’m trying the Spire Coolgate out. It’s certainly not the largest cooler I’ve ever had to cram in my case, so hopefully it isn’t the hardest either! Let’s begin. Specifications Socket compatibility: Socket 1156 / 1366 / 754 …

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Zotac GTX680 AMP!

Introduction Today I’m testing the Zotac GTX 670, the GTX680’s little brother. This version of the GTX670 happens to be the Zotac AMP! Version of the card. Fitted with two large fans and massive heatsink, the cooler should do a pretty awesome job. Specifications Interface: PCI Express 3.0* x16 (Compatible with 1.1) GPU: GeForce® GTX 680 Core clock: 1110 MHz …

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Zotac GTX670 AMP!

Introduction Today I’m testing the Zotac GTX 670, the GTX680’s little brother. This version of the GTX670 happens to be the Zotac AMP!; an amped up, overclocked, more powerful variant. Fitted with two large fans and massive heatsink, the cooler should do a pretty awesome job, but as with everything here, we need to put it to the test before …

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Zotac GeForce GTX680

Introduction The Nvidia GTX 680, is currently the most powerful single GPU retail card for sale. Using a 28 nm manufacturing process, Nvidia has got some huge stock GPU and RAM speeds out of the card, so it will be interesting to see the performance for ourselves. We’ve heard good things about this card, so let’s check it out.  Specifications …

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HIS HD 6670 Fan 1GB

Introduction With the new line up of graphics cards coming from AMD and Nvidia, we can expect some nice price drops on the last generation as both firms and their partners attempt to clear old stock. This means it’s upgrade time whether you’re buying the latest cards or not, but not necessarily just for the high end. Today I’m checking …

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Sapphire 6850 Vapor-X

Introduction Today I’m taking a look at Sapphire’s Vapor X card. A custom PCB with high quality components such as the second generation Black Diamond chokes makes for what should be a great performing and highly overclockable card. The custom Vapor-X cooler has been designed to provide not only cooler temperatures but also much less noise compared to the reference …

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HIS 6950 IceQ 2GB

Introduction Today we’re looking at the HIS 6950 IceQ. It’s HIS’s take on a regular 6950, featuring a custom PCB and cooler. Running at the same speed as a reference card, there won’t be much performance improvement until we begin overclocking, where the custom cooler with its massive fan should come into play. Let’s see how it performs. Specifications Model …

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