Graphics Cards

XFX Fatal1ty 8600GT

XFX are a company synonymous with gaming graphics cards. Their company image and marketing campaigns are constantly geared towards bringing in that gamer buck. For example, their latest 8600GT is endorsed by, you guessed it, our favourite, Fatal1ty. Let's see if adding the alias of a famous gamer can make this card worth the extra few quid.

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PNY 8800 Ultra

There are some advantages to being a reviewer. One of these is getting to review the fastest graphics cards the world has to offer and in the last couple of weeks I've been lucky enough to have a look at two. The second card is this one, an 8800 Ultra from PNY. Is the performance worth the monster price tag? Let's see.

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8800 Ultra SLI

Even though in previous reviews we showed that 8800Ultras are severely CPU limited, we thought that since we happened to have two in the office for a short while, we might see what SLI performance is like with them.

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Gainward 8800 Ultra

Nearly a year on from the release of the 8800GTX, the 8 series cards from nVidia are still dominating the top end of the graphical performance market. The top of this range with most companies is the "Ultra", a higher clocked GTX. Having reviewed one of these in the past, I was interested to see what Gainward's offering for this card would be like.

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Sapphire 2900XT 512mb

ATI were well behind nVidia when it came to releasing their DX10 hardware. 6 months passed between the introduction of the 8800 range from the green guys before the boys in red brought their 2xxx series of cards to the table. Even then, the king of GPUs at the time, the GTX, was still way out of the 2900XT's league. However, many have claimed it is a fantastic mid-high range solution; let's see if we concur.

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PNY 8800GTS 320mb

Although PNY might not be the general port of call for enthusiasts when it comes to upgrading their graphics card, they produce a wide range of GPUs designed for users of not only the latest and greatest, but the mid range cards too. Today I have such a card, the 8800GTS 320mb which other manufacturers have done very well with. Let's see if PNY can do the same.

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Sapphire HD 2600XT Crossfire

Having recently reviewed 2600XT from Sapphire and finding it an excellent budget solution, I wondered how two cards would fair. Kindly the same company provided me with a second card with which to find out.

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Sapphire HD 2600XT

ATI's 2xxx range of cards has received mixed press throughout review sites since their release. Today I get my first play with with one of them, the HD 2600XT from Sapphire. Let's see if it lives up to its budget card ideals.

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Galaxy 8600GTS OC

When the G84 and G86 cards were released, reviewers around the world posted their reviews, giving generally quite mixed opinions. However, although there were several positive reviews of the 8600GT cards, the GTS ones received very little good publicity due to their mid range pricing with budget performance. Today I have with me the Galaxy 8600GTS OC; perhaps this one can reverse the stigma.

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Galaxy 8600GT OC

Having found the 8600GT cards from MSI to be great value for money, I was intrigued when asked to review Galaxy's overclocked version of the same card. How would it perform? And can it be overclocked even more? Let's find out.

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