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NVIDIA Game Ready 347.52 Driver Analysis

Introduction Driver updates, those seemingly pointless notifications at the bottom of your screen that always seem to pop up just as you start a movie or game. Some? Completely pointless, Others? Performance enhancing. Today we’re going…

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Gainward Phantom GLH GeForce GTX 960 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 has been out for just over a week and has given us amazing performance capabilities given its such a small power requirement and it has impressed us here at eTeknix with…

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Testing Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 960 2GB Graphics Cards In SLI

Introduction Here at eTeknix, we strive to give the consumer the best possible advice in every aspect of technology. Today is no different, as we have 2 GeForce GTX 960’s ready for some testing. The first…

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Asus GeForce GTX 960 DirectCU II OC STRIX 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction and A Closer Look Today we welcome the highly anticipated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 to the table. The GeForce GTX 960 is the 3rd iteration in the GTX 900 series. Based on the newest, most powerful NVIDIA…

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Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 960 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction and A Closer Look The GeForce GTX 960, NVIDIA’s newest graphics card iteration, has caused quite a stir in recent weeks. The release of the cards were delayed, bringing the actual release of these models…

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Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X OC 8GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction and A Closer Look The R9 290X has led AMD’s single GPU offerings for what seems like quite a long time now. Released in October 2013 the R9 290X is only a year old but…

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ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction In May of this year ASUS decided to introduce a new product series into its graphics card line up, the STRIX line. STRIX first showed up on two ASUS graphics cards sporting the AMD R9 280…

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Gainward Phantom GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction Nvidia’s Maxwell GTX 980 arrived into the high-end graphics card market with a thump just a few weeks ago, causing significant whiplash to AMD’s highest end offerings. The GTX 980 holds a notable advantage in terms of performance, price…

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Testing Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 980 4GB Graphics Cards In SLI

Introduction At eTeknix we were fortunate enough to have received a pair of GTX 980s for Nvidia’s launch day so we thought we’d see what they have to offer in SLI. When running a pair of the same…

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Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 980 4GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction Nvidia’s GTX 980 is now official and with it comes the wonders of the Maxwell architecture for high-end desktop users. In this review we are taking a look at Gigabyte’s custom cooled G1 Gaming GTX…

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB “Maxwell” (28nm) Graphics Card Review

Introduction Nvidia’s newest Maxwell architecture first made its appearance in February this year when Nvidia revealed their entry level GTX 750 Ti graphics card. One of the obvious hallmarks of Maxwell, that the GTX 750 Ti…

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Sapphire R9 285 2GB ITX Compact OC Edition Graphics Card Review

Introduction The popularity of compact graphics cards for small form factor systems has risen in recent years. This is mainly due to AMD and Nvidia making great strides in power and thermal efficiency which allows for…

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Sapphire Dual-X AMD R9 285 “Tonga” 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction After much anticipation and speculation we can finally present our review of AMD’s new “Tonga” based graphics card. Today we are reviewing Tonga Pro, that’s the first iteration of Tonga, which forms the R9 285…

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Sapphire R7 260X OC 1GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Gaming on a strict budget has become easier in recent years as entry level offerings from AMD and Nvidia have become increasingly more affordable with increasingly more power. The $100 price point…

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Examining Nvidia’s Driver Progress Since Launch Drivers: GTX 780 Ti & GTX 680

Introduction Just over a month ago we published our AMD driver analysis article looking at the progress two generations of AMD flagship GPUs, the HD 7970 and R9 290X, had made with driver updates. We compared…

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Graphics Card Overclocking Guide Featuring The AMD Gigabyte R9 270

Introduction To Graphics Card Overclocking Here at eTeknix we serve a wide range of readers: from casual to hardcore PC users as well as gamers, overclockers and more. As a result our readers have differing levels of…

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GPU App Showdown: AMD Gaming Evolved vs Nvidia GeForce Experience

Introduction Since last year AMD and Nvidia have both been fairly eager to develop and push their own software to be used with their graphics cards products. AMD released their Gaming Evolved app in September 2013 which is produced…

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Striker Platinum GTX 760 4GB SLI Review

Introduction It isn’t very often that the ASUS Republic of Gamers brand brings a graphics card to a fairly mainstream price point. However, with the ASUS ROG Striker Platinum GTX 760 that’s exactly what ASUS did…

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Examining AMD’s Driver Progress Since Launch Drivers: R9 290X & HD 7970

Introduction AMD and Nvidia both talk fairly big when it comes to driver updates. With every driver iteration that is released we hear the usual technical (or should that be marketing?) talk about improved performance in this, that…

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Testing AMD’s Mantle: Battlefield 4, Thief and PvZ Garden Warfare

Introduction “Mantle is Game Changing” is AMD’s tagline for their newest low-overhead API. Mantle has been in the news constantly since AMD publicly released the concept on September 26th last year in their public live stream.…

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6400×1080: Testing Mixed-Resolution AMD Eyefinity

Introduction Around a month ago we announced to you that AMD was releasing version 3.0 of its Eyefinity software package. One of the key new additions to AMD’s Eyefinity 3.0 software is the ability to support mixed…

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XFX Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

Introduction AMD’s R9 290X is back in business when it comes to competing with Nvidia’s equivalents. The custom R9 290Xs easily beat out equivalently priced or sometimes even more expensive custom GTX 780s making them a…

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Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X (Tri-X) OC 3GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction When the AMD R9 280X launched the first R9 280X we tested was Sapphire’s Vapor-X model. In our review we noted that the while the performance was good and the temperatures were reasonable, the acoustic…

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Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti WindForce 2X OC 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging I’ve tested a lot of GTX 750 Ti graphics cards so far and none of them have really impressed me at all. A lot of vendors seem to have assumed that because…

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ASUS GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging The Nvidia GTX 750 Ti is a great graphics card but the reference design that we reviewed was lacking a little something. I am hoping that today ASUS can bring some improvements…

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KFA2 GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Nvidia’s GTX 750 Ti is a great graphics card, when we reviewed it a few months ago we were impressed by the level of power efficiency and performance that you got for…

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HIS R7 260X iPower IceQ X² 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging AMD’s R7 260X graphics card has become infinitely more popular since AMD reduced initial launch pricing down from $140 to $120. Of course the competitiveness of the R7 260X has been helped…