Radeon HD 6850: Asus vs MSI vs PowerColor vs Sapphire

The Radeon HD 6850 is an awesome mid price range graphics card, and performs/is priced very similar to that of NVidia’s GeForce GTX 460 1 GB card. Recently, TomsHardware reviewed three modified vendor cards: Asus, MSI, PowerColor, and Sapphire versions of the Radeon HD 6850 and here I’ll summarize their findings. Sometimes when sorting through the assortment of card brands can …

Cheap Gaming PC (AMD): Running Most Games w/ Ultra&High Settings

So you want to play your games on ultra high resolution/quality, but don’t have a ton of cash? Games like Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft, the new Fallout new Vegas etc. will all play great at 1080p resolutions on ultra graphics with these builds. When looking into a gaming PC you want to look for  decent processing power, around 4Gb …

Interested in CPU, SSD, and GPU Benchmarks?

If you are then you should visit AnandTech‘s benchmark page. It has a simple to use interface that allows to select two different CPU’s, SSD’s, or GPU’s and then configures a comparison ratings chart with categories like “Video creation”, x264 HD Encode Test, “Windows Media Encoder 9 x64”, “Far Cry 2 playback”…etc. As well the comparison chart includes the overall …

AMD Phenom II X6 – Six-Core: But Why Six-Cores?

Six cores has been said to be overkill for the average consumer, and in fact will create a slower performance on the apps that cannot use them (Daemon news). This is because at the moment few apps are abel to utilize all six cores. The AMD’s come with a 6MB L3 cache with software for software based turbo when you …