driverheaven.net: We brought you a preview of the X1800XT this week, we have more previews coming of other cards in the range shortly. However everyone has been commenting on the fact that the X1800XT might not have much headroom due to the insane stock clock speeds it is suppled at. We received the only tool right now able to overclock these cards direct from ATI and we have ran some tests to bring to you, the readers.
hardwaresecrets.com: Officially called Radeon X1300 XT IceQ Turbo, this entry-level video card from HIS comes overclocked and featuring a good cooling solution from Arctic Cooling. We know that Radeon HD 2400 is around the corner, but lets take a look on this entry-level video card from HIS and compare it with other entry-level and mid-range cards from both ATI and nVidia.
hardwaresecrets.com: GeForce 7600 GT is the top mid-range GPU from nVidia and XFX has this model, PV-T43G-UDD3, which comes factory-overclocked. Let?s see how faster is this overclocked model against the regular GeForce 7600 GT and also against other products available on the market, like GeForce 7600 GS and Radeon X1600 XT.
hardwaresecrets.com: The new GeForce 8800 GTS with 320 MB is now the entry model for the new GeForce 8800 series and MSI launched this model, called NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD OC, which is factory-overclocked. Let?s see the performance of this new release by MSI and compare it to the standard GeForce 8800 GTS with 320 MB and also with other video cards.
hardwaresecrets.com: GeForce 8600 GT is a mid-range video card in the new GeForce 8 family from nVidia. Usually this kind of model is the one that provides the best cost/benefit ratio for the average user. Is this true for this new release? This is something we will check in our review. Also this model from MSI, NX8600GT-T2D256E OC, comes factory-overclocked, meaning that it will achieve a performance higher than the standard GeForce 8600 GT.
hardwaresecrets.com: GeForce 8600 GTS is the fastest mid-range video card from the new GeForce 8 family from nVidia, targeted for users that want a performance higher than GeForce 8600 GT and are willing to pay more for this performance gain. This model from MSI, NX8600GTS-T2D256E OC, comes factory-overclocked, meaning that it will achieve a performance higher than the standard GeForce 8600 GTS, and also supports HDMI.
overclockercafe.com: The Visiontek 3870x2 card certainly is a big boy. The card itself measures 9.75 inches long which is a tad less than the norm for current generation high end cards. The massive dual fan cooler that looks remarkably like the Thermaltake DuOrb (which we love around here) brings the size up to the point we even put the card on the scale. I say remarkably like but not exactly as the Visiontek card is a much more robust cooler that is clearly geared to trump the venerable Tt DuOrb.
tweaktown.com: It hasn't taken long for NVIDIA partners to start spicing up the GTX 275. Come launch day we already saw that Gainward had opted for aftermarket cooling. Galaxy has kicked up a notch, though; this not only by including a pretty mean cooling setup on the card, but also taking the time to increase the core and memory clock. While the card was designed to compete directly against the HD 4890, what we're seeing is that in the retail channel the GTX 275 is slightly more expensive.
hardwareheaven.com: Not everyone can afford the highest specification, fastest graphics card though and for that reason, less than a month on, NVIDIA are launching the GTX 570. On our test bench we have a model from Inno3D which is factory overclocked and we will be putting it through its paces in a selection of real world tests which include Black Ops, Stereoscopic 3D gaming, GPU Computing, Blu-Ray 3D playback and we will even throw in a quick look at 3DMark 2011 Professional.
tweaknews.net: When Sapphire first contacted me to review this X1300XT, I'll have to admit I was not looking forward to it. All my previous budget videocard reviews have been predictably slow and boring to review. This card to say the least has been a surprise. Think of this lower end and cost effective option to be that little kid in your neighborhood that you have picked on only once, had your ass kicked and learned your lesson. That is what this card has done to me. I underestimated it.