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  1. Asus 8500GT Silent review

    Asus 8500GT Silent review

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    To be fair, we're not really looking at the 8500 card as a potential upgrade for a hardcore games system. Unless you're content playing your favourite games at 800 x 600 without any image quality settings on there's no way this will ever cut the mustard

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    ATI Radeon HD2600XT review

    ATI Radeon HD2600XT review

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    What DX10 cards lack in performance, they make up for in stunning DX9 credentials, at least at the high-end. The midrange is another story - after a thorough examination of the other cards on offer at its price point, I'm not impressed

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    Sapphire HD 2900XT review

    Sapphire HD 2900XT review

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    AMD/ATI's first DX10-supporting card is with us, and its pricing, plus our DX9 benchmark tests, place it as a competitor to the 680MB version of the 8800GTS - an underwhelming entrance

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    Ati Radeon HD 2900 XT review

    Ati Radeon HD 2900 XT review

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    Unless you're an avid gamer, you've probably missed the fact that Nvidia currently finds itself in something of a unique position. Its G80 family is the only one to offer support for Microsoft's DirectX 10.

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    ATI Radeon HD 3850 review

    ATI Radeon HD 3850 review

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    Wherever Nvidia treads, ATI must surely follow. Or is it the other way round? With their latest 3D chipset launches, Nvidia and AMD's PC graphics subsidiary have once again mirrored each other extremely closely

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    Palit GeForce 8800GTS review

    Palit GeForce 8800GTS review

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    Keeping up with today's GPU market has become a confusing process. On one hand the GeForce 8800 GTS now comes in two flavours, with 640MB of GDDR3 memory or 320MB.

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    Palit 8500GT Super+ 1GB review

    Palit 8500GT Super+ 1GB review

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    Should you ever need proof that just stuffing more memory down a GPU's throat doesn't really help a lame processor perform any better then just take a look at the utterly pointless 8500GT Super+.

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    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX review

    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX review

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    Performance, features and impeccable image quality. NVIDIA's fabulous new GeForce 8800GTX has it all. In fact, if money isn't an issue and you are lucky enough to own one of Dell's 30-inch orgasmotron LCD panels.

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    ATI Radeon X1950 XTX review

    ATI Radeon X1950 XTX review

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    At first glance, ATI's tiring flagship board looks like a spent force. Not only does it take a vicious, vaguely embarrassing shoeing from NVIDIA's new killer, the GeForce 8800GTX, but it also loses out to the green team's previous flagship graphics card

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    Asus 8800GTS Top 512MB review

    Asus 8800GTS Top 512MB review

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    We took a look at Asus’ stock second gen 8800GTS before and while it was benching faster than the GT, it wasn’t boasting the sort of performance to convince us that this wide-boy was worth the extra money over its slim-line sibling.

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    MSI NX8600GTS review

    MSI NX8600GTS review

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    Unified shaders on a shoestring? You can bet your bump maps on it. Priced at a mere £145, MSI's NX8600GTS - built around Nvidia's G84 core - is the first properly midrange-priced DX10-compatible card on the shelves

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    XFX 7950GT review

    XFX 7950GT review

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    We were never fooled. In fact we rarely are when it comes to matters of product names. Some even say that PCF technical editor Al Bickham views the world in terms of benchmarks, and that the only time he uses graphics card boxes is to decorate his lair

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    ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 review

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    Need some extra speed? Just bung on a few more cores. That’s the prevailing philosophy guiding the development of PC processors these days.

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    Asus 8800GT 256MB review

    Asus 8800GT 256MB review

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    How do you take a phenomenally successful card and render it all but worthless? From the looks of the 256MB version of NVIDIA's all-conquering 8800GT all you really have to do is halve the video RAM and you're laughing, my son.

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    XFX Alpha Dog XXX review

    XFX Alpha Dog XXX review

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    You have to hand it to XFX, at least they're trying to humanise their cards with a 'proper' name. We're not sure whether the Alpha Dog brand will catch on, mind, but it does add something to differentiate one high powered 8800GT from, yet another one.

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    MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC review

    MSI NX8800GT-T2D512E-OC review

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    With a modest 60MHz of overclock going on, the MSI OC model is also the cheapest among many of its rivals, and that’s a good thing.

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    Club 3D GeForce 8800GT review

    Club 3D GeForce 8800GT review

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    In the Club 3D imaginatively titled 8800GT we find that our dreams have finally come true. Available from LambdaTek, this is a no frills, no added extra reference board clocked at 600/1800/1500MHz.

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    Asus EN8800 GT TOP review

    Asus EN8800 GT TOP review

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    None of the other cards on test would clock as highly as the Asus card without starting to actually slow down performance. With its whopping 700MHz clock speed, 2GHz memory and 1,750MHz shader engine. You'd expect it to be a clear winner in all our tests, and to a certain degree it is, although things aren't quite as clear cut as all that.

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    Foxconn GeForce 8800GTS 320MB review

    Foxconn GeForce 8800GTS 320MB review

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    Here's the card they all have to beat, then. The reigning mid-range market leader, which squeezes onto the scales just shy of 200 pounds. It may not be the cheapest, but 96 stream processors and a clock speed of 500MHz make it a stunning performer

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    Asus GeForce EN8800GTS review

    Asus GeForce EN8800GTS review

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    The graphics world isn't exactly known for its straightforward nomenclature. With so many suffixes per chip - your GTs, GTXs, Pros, XTs and so on - it's no surprise that punters are often confused about what's what

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    Asus 8800 Ultra review

    Asus 8800 Ultra review

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    Nvidia's domination of the market with DX10-ready graphics cards continues unabated, this time with the 8800 Ultra. It's been several years since the GPU specialist has applied the term Ultra to its cards

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    Asus EAX1600 Pro HDMI review

    Asus EAX1600 Pro HDMI review

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    By many metrics, it's a pretty mediocre performer. Under load during 3D rendering, it's a whiny little beast. You can forget playing recent games at 720p with the image quality set anywhere near maximum.

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    Asus EN7900GS review

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    The 7900GS is a slightly cut down Nvidia GeForce 7900GT with four lesspixel pipelines, reducing its throughput slightly. This model from Asusdiffers in that both memory and GPU have been overclocked, giving a 20per cent speed boost over other 7900GS cards.

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    Nvidia 7900GT Signature series review

    Nvidia 7900GT Signature series review

     

    So, 5,865 3DMarks in 3DMark06 then? That's more than an X1900XTX or 7900GTX can comfortably muster, and a colossal feat for a midrange card. This is what EVGA's premium Signature Series cards are all about

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