Graphics Cards

Zotac 9500GT

Although ATI seem to have taken the throne for high performance graphics cards, there’s still a vast demand for mid-range cards. This demand is in favour of nVidia, who offer some great mid-rangers for low prices. One card which comes with a low price tag and fairly good specs is the 9500GT. Today we have Zotac’s version of this card, let’s give it a whirl.

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Galaxy 9600GT OC

Although ATI are taking all the top spots in the graphics card game at the moment, nVidia have their own offerings that promise good performance at a reasonable price. One such card is the mid-range 9600GT OC from Galaxy, which we managed to get hold of today. Let's see how it holds up.

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XFX GTX 280

With all the recent fuss over ATI's 4870 X2 card, it's no wonder the green camp are bristling a little. However, all is not lost if you are an nVidia fan boy, they do have one hell of a hefty card that's supposed to be hot on the heels of ATI's top dog. Perhaps with some overclocking we could coax enough performance out of it to take back the crown? Today I'm testing out XFX's GTX 280 card, and it's a monster.

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Sapphire HD 4850

For the last year and a half, ATI have been the underdog when it came to top end performance, with nVidia truly ruling the roost with it's high power GTX cards dominating anything ATI could throw at them. However, now ATI are fighting back with their latest 4 series cards which promise to match the new 2 series from nVidia on performance, while beating them on price. Today I have a 4850 from the kind folks at Sapphire to try out. Let's see how it stacks up.

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Vvikoo 9600GT 512MB

Introduction Well it’s finally here, the 9 series of GPUs has hit the shelves and the reviews have already poured in thick and fast. I know we’re a little behind everyone else on this one, but our 9600GT review is a bit different. Vvikoo’s monstrous 9600, comes with a whopping Zalman heatsink and some hefty factory overclocking. Let’s see what …

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XFX 8800GTS 512MB

For many enthusiasts looking for a new GPU, it would seem best to wait for the 9 series which will be coming from nVidia over the next few months. However, what do you do if you happen to want something now, now, now? Well, the latest card from the green camp is the 8800GTS "refresh" with 512MB. Is it worth it's price tag? Let's find out.

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Zotac 9500GT Zone

"Sapphire don't mess with the green camp; they're ATI through and through. This means that they don't just deal with the high end cards though, it also means they cover mid-range and budget cards, even old technologies like AGP. Today we have the 2600 Pro 512mb from Sapphire on an AGP platform. How does it compare to our P4's old favourite, the x1950 Pro? Let's see."

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Gainward 8600GT Goes Like Hell

Yes that's right, another 8600GT review from XSReviews; this time it's a Gainward. Featuring a large and interesting cooling solution, will Gainward's card be our favourite 8600 so far? Read on to find out.

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Vvikoo 2600 Pro Turbo

Vvikoo are an up and coming GPU manufacturer based in Paris, France. This makes a change from the usual dominance of the Eastern and Western companies; these guys aren't too far from home. We recently reviewed their 8600GT which turned out very well indeed. Today however, we will be looking at something from the other camp, the 2600 Pro.

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Vvikoo 8600GT Turbo

Vvikoo is a relatively young company by GPU manufacturer standards. Founded in February this year you might think it's coming a little late to the game. However, it has some converted heavy hitters from aBit behind it and an extensive list of investors. The first GPU they have sent for us to take a look at is their 8600GT Turbo. These cards from other companies have done well under XSR scrutiny, let's see how this one fares.

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