Looking for a DirectX11 GPU but don't want to drop £300 on an HD 5870? Then meet the HD 5850, the new GPU from ATI looking to dominate the popular £200 price point. We strap it into the bit-tech test system and find out how it measures up with the competition.
The first salvos of the this years graphics card showdown have been fired, but where does your graphics card stand? We've retested every major card from the last eighteen months and beyond to help you decide if now is the time to upgrade.
Cypress, the GPU behind the Radeon HD 5870, is the world's first DirectX 11 compliant graphics processor and it's also the world's fastest single GPU graphics card. We go in depth to examine the architecture behind Cypress and draw comparisons to generations passed.
In the first of a regular series of articles looking at the giants of the tech industry, we focus on Nvidia - it's had a torrid time over the past 18 months, but in the past, it's always come back stronger when under pressure, so what does the future hold this time for Nvidia?
Nvidia reportedly has plans to rebadge the GeForce 9800 GTX+ as the GeForce GTS 250
Over the past few days, we've been playing around with Nvidia's next high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX 295. We have an early look at how it performs ahead of its launch at CES in January.
The last few weeks have been full of blood, sweat and BIOS revisions in the bit-tech benchmarking sweatshop. We've been feverishly putting our new Core i7-based graphics card test systems together and now we're here to report how the graphics landscape is reforming itself.
The Khronos Group has released the first version of the OpenCL specification right on schedule - AMD, Intel and Nvidia are on board.
In the world of watercooled GTX 280s, there can be only one! Or can there? Break out the watercooling kit and get ready for some ludicrous clockspeeds as we dive into the BFG GeForce GTX 280 H₂OC and MSI GeForce GTX 280 HydroGen to see whether these highly clocked graphics card will sink or swim.
With new and improved drivers from AMD and Nvidia and a whole batch of new graphically intensive games to test with, we've retested seven high end graphics cards to see how they perform in Far Cry 2, Fallout 3 and more! How does your card perform? Read on to find out!
Zotac's GeForce GTX 260 AMP²! Edition is a pumped up version of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 260+, which features 216 stream processors. We have a look at how the card performs against the competition to find out where the best value lies.
The Radeon HD 4800 series has been on a roll ever since its release. It not only won the hearts and minds of enthusiasts, but it also made Nvidia re-think its pricing structure. We take a look at AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB to see if AMD can put even more pressure on Nvidia's product lineup.
Nvidia has quietly introduced a new GeForce GTX 260 with an increased stream processor count that is destined to confuse customers. We take a look at BFG Tech's new GeForce GTX 260 OCX Maxcore to find out whether the additional stream processors help improve performance.
Adobe has released its Creative Suite 4 product family and includes GPU acceleration in Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro.
We've seen the benchmarks and how ATI has comeback from nowhere to reclaim the mainstream performance crown, but what's behind this sudden change that makes the new HD 4000-series so compelling? We dive deep down inside to find out.
AMD has launched its latest high-end graphics card with a clear goal: to take the performance crown back from Nvidia. Does the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 succeed and achieve great things, or is there still a long road ahead for AMD? Read on to find out...
We take a look at a pre-overclocked GTX 280 from EVGA. Can it provide enough extra grunt to justify the extra cost, in an already highly competitive graphics market? We grab the bit-tech benchmarking rig and find out!
Nvidia has denied rumours started by Digitimes that it is to quit the motherboard chipset market in favour of concentrating on its graphics card technologies.
With less than a month since launch and for the second time, Nvidia has dropped the price of its GTX 280, 260 and 9800 GTX+
We've tested no less than 11 cards over 450 tests: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280, GTX 260, 9800 GX2, 9800 GTX, 9800 GTX+, 8800 GT and AMD Radeon HD 4870, 4850, 3870 X2 and 3870; to find out what Summer 2008's definitive graphics upgrade should be!
Nvidia has released the GeForce 9800 GTX today. Is this the next GPU to break the performance barriers down and make its way into masses upon masses of gamers' systems like the GeForce 8800 GTX did... Or is it one to forget about for the time being? Read on to find out...
Nvidia has launched its GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card today - we have a look at XFX's model to see whether Nvidia can make a dual-GPU card that everyone wants to own. Read on to find out whether it delivers...
AMD has launched its first high-end graphics card since the Radeon X1950 XTX. We put the Radeon HD 3870 X2 through its paces in six of today's hottest games to find out if AMD is once again competitive at the high end.
A couple of weeks ago, AMD launched two new graphics cards, which make up the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series. We have a look at the fastest of the two cards being released - the ATI Radeon HD 3870 - to find out if makes up for lost ground with the HD 2900-series.
Today, Nvidia extends its lead on the giant graphics mountain with the announcement of GeForce 8800 Ultra. We find out how the company's new part performs across eight games and three resolutions.
The green machine is back with its latest enthusiast graphics card. Codenamed G80, we are looking at the bleeding-edge iteration, the 8800 GTX. How does it rack up in real-world gameplay evaluations on 24" and 30" monitors? How does its architecture compare to the previous generation?