1. Skyguy

    Gigabyte 7950 Windforce

    We're looking at the Gigabyte HD 7950 today, it's a ramped-up version of the AMD design, coming with a customized air cooler called the Windforce. As we've seen in the past from Gigabyte, excellent cooling is characteristic of this Windforce design, so we hope that trend continues with this new...
  2. Skyguy

    Sapphire Radeon 6950 FleX

    We've seen a couple other Sapphire FleX graphics card, most recently the 6870 version. But that card didn't have the horsepower to push respectable framerates at extreme resolutions across three displays. But this 6950 makes a big jump, with a more powerful GPU and 2GB of GDDR5 memory, looking...
  3. Skyguy

    EVGA GTX 460 2WIN Graphics Card

    The GeForce GTX 460 proved to be an extremely popular graphics card from Nvidia, and EVGA has decided to take that popular card and essentially twin (2WIN.....twin, to win...) a pair of those GF104 chips onto a single PCB design. With claims of beating a GTX 580, this new EVGA card has some big...
  4. Skyguy

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

    The Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti is the latest in the Fermi lineup, and while it may share a similar naming scheme as the GTX 560 Ti, it does have some distinct differences, not the least of which is a considerably lower price tag at about $149 for the reference design. Click HERE for the full...
  5. Skyguy

    PNY GeForce GTX 580 XLR8

    Promising improved performance and lower temperatures, the GTX 580 looks to be impressive on paper. But real gaming tests are where reputations are made or broken. So let's jump in and take a closer look at the PNY GTX 580 XLR8 and find out if it's the fastest horse in the stable. Click HERE...
  6. Skyguy

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 1GB

    The Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB is Gigabyte sports a custom heatsink to offer lower temperatures and noise levels, along with some excellent overclocking potential. It also comes with a very attractive price, offering gamers some great value here. Click HERE for the full review.
  7. Skyguy

    SPARKLE GeForce GTX 460 768MB

    Today we're looking at the SPARKLE GTX 460 768MB, which is based on the reference Nvidia design. While we don't want to tip our hand just yet, let's say that it brings some extremely attractive features to the table. Nvidia looks to be on the rebound with the GTX 460 and SPARKLE looks...
  8. Skyguy

    Sapphire Radeon 5770 Vapor-X

    The Sapphire 5770 Vapor-X obviously sports Sapphire's renowned Vapor-X cooler, and from what we've seen so far with this technology, it is outstanding. We expect more of the same today with this mainstream gaming card, so let's take a closer look at what the 5770 Vapor-X brings to the table in...
  9. Skyguy

    ASUS GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight

    The ASUS GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight is a graphics card that not only houses the smaller 55nm GPU, but also sports a very interesting non-stock cooler from ASUS that looks to provide even further cooling. Paired with the die shrink, the Dark Knight could post some very impressive results, both...
  10. Skyguy

    ECS GeForce GTS 250 1GB

    We're looking at ECS's card that has indeed been tweaked from the stock Nvidia card, sporting a nice little cooler and 1GB of DDR3, not to mention a die shrink to 55nm from the 65nm on the 9800GTX. It looks like ECS is really pushing the entry-level market with this card, showing a few...
  11. E

    Improving Counter-Strike: Source frame rates

    ------ Casey's Config ------ Casey's Config v2 (CAL compliant) Updated 01/23/07 - Added misc settings section Download the .cfg file already created here Below is my expanded tweak guide for getting the best performance out of CS: Source. Launch Options Source has many...