Fireface the Music.

admin | October 22nd, 2012 - 6:43 pm

German company RME has, for almost a decade, been revered in the audio engineering industry for designing and producing some of the most reliable, versatile and – many would claim in view of their class leading performance and build quality – affordable components available to the professionally minded user, let’s leave out such terms as […]

The “Kepler” Rides Out – The Benchmarks.

admin | April 5th, 2012 - 5:06 pm

So, here we go again! Not having access to an HD 7970, I’ve decided that this particular series of benchmarks will focus primarily  on comparing the GTX 680 with the card it is intended to displace, its older sibling, the 580. Having three cards available in each case will also allow us to determine scaling […]

The “Kepler” Rides Out.

admin | March 24th, 2012 - 1:41 am

Well, the forecasts may have lacked authority, but this time, they were wholly accurate.  Nvidia’s apparent stubbornness to disclose any firm details regarding its latest hand caused one notable hardware review site to break the “unofficial” NDA and post its extensive article half a day early.  Aside from frustration, one must assume that their decision […]

HIS ATI Radeon HD 6990 Review. The Benchmarks.

admin | May 3rd, 2011 - 9:40 pm

A constructive comparison of the 6990’s performance should ideally feature its predecessor, the HD 5970, a pair of 6970’s to test in both single and crossfire configurations and Nvidia’s direct response to ATI’s latest creation, the dual GPU GTX 590. However, at the time of testing, the only other card at my disposal in the same […]

HIS ATI Radeon HD 6990 Review.

admin | April 29th, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Ati’s latest flagship offering  builds upon the success of its forerunner, the HD 5970 and is once again based around a dual GPU design.  The formidable 5970 emerged in the winter of 2009 and in terms of the overall level of performance yielded by a single card, arguably retained the number one spot throughout the whole of 2010.  Within this […]

Three Way SLI and Quadfire Benchmarks (2010).

admin | April 23rd, 2011 - 12:41 am

Welcome to a detailed comparison of two enthusiast grade video card configurations.  The first features three Nvidia GTX 580s running in tri-SLI, while the second includes a pair of ATI Radeon HD 5970s setup to operate in crossfire.  This extensive analysis is intended to show how both platforms perform in a series of individual tests made up […]