AMD Radeon R9 285 Review: The New $250 Video Card To Beat

With the series having already exploded onto the market this year, a new Radeon 200 graphics card may not make for the most exciting headline, but this one is a little different than most other Radeon 200s considering it isn't a rebadged HD 7000. Codenamed "Tonga Pro", the new Radeon R9 285 takes the latest… » 9/02/14 11:30am 9/02/14 11:30am

The Best Graphics Card For The Money

We have a winner, but this was by far our closest vote ever. The NVIDIA GTX 770 beat out the R9 280X by a mere 67 votes, and on the low end of the poll, the GTX 780 trumped the HD 7950 by just 15. Funny that there was so much backlash about this vote being pointless when it was the most heavily contended race so far,… » 11/06/13 11:15am 11/06/13 11:15am

What's The Best Graphics Card For The Money?

Let's just say that your hour has come again... to vote on the best gear with your fellow Kotakuites. Today's topic: graphics cards, but not just any graphics card, and not the most powerful graphics card. We're looking for the best GPU bang for your buck. With Battlefield 4 in hand and next-gen consoles around the… » 10/29/13 1:15pm 10/29/13 1:15pm

Price to Performance, Nvidia's Latest is the Best Video Card Value Going

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 680 may have swiped the performance crown away from AMD's Radeon HD 7970 earlier this year, but at $500, the initial Kepler offering was inaccessible to most system builders. That situation improved slightly in May with the GTX 670, a popular choice among enthusiasts for delivering an incredible… » 8/20/12 8:30am 8/20/12 8:30am

The Best Gaming Graphics Cards: 1920x1200 & 2560x1600

A powerful graphics card is likely the most expensive component in your PC if you're a gamer, but with all current and past-gen GPUs available in the range of $100 to $500, it can be tough to pick the right solution for your needs.


In an effort to narrow things down, we're about to compare today's most relevant… » 7/11/12 3:40pm 7/11/12 3:40pm

How to Painlessly Play Max Payne 3 PC on Max Settings

If you've been a gamer for at least a decade, then you will recognize Max Payne as the PC third-person shooter of the early 2000s. Notable for its film noir style and use of the bullet time effect (The Matrix), Max Payne's character went on to surpass anyone's expectations with several console ports, a sequel, and a… » 6/07/12 1:00pm 6/07/12 1:00pm

Which PC Hardware Works Best With Diablo III?

After 11 years in the making and more setbacks than we care to count, Blizzard has finally unleashed a third installment to its cult classic dungeon crawler. Having waited over a decade, the arrival of Diablo III was a bittersweet moment for eager fans. In what must've felt like a cruel joke, missteps in Blizzard's… » 5/18/12 4:00pm 5/18/12 4:00pm

Does the GeForce GTX 670 Spell Trouble For AMD?

After many months of talking up its latest architecture, Nvidia reclaimed the single-GPU performance crown with its GeForce GTX 680, which outpaced the Radeon HD 7970 by about 7% in our tests. Kepler's arrival forced AMD to slash prices across its Southern Islands lineup, including a $70 drop on the HD 7970, putting… » 5/16/12 2:20pm 5/16/12 2:20pm

Scoping Out the Best Video Card to Equip for Tribes: Ascend

Most of our game performance reviews feature triple-A blockbusters, but we're changing pace for this write-up as we examine Tribes: Ascend » 5/02/12 2:20pm 5/02/12 2:20pm, a free-to-play shooter released by Hi-Rez Studios on April 12. The Tribes franchise has deep roots in multiplayer shooter history, with making huge waves in the late 90s and two…

What Can Gigabyte's $500 3GB Radeon HD 7950 Do For Your Gaming Rig?

AMD ended 2011 on a high note, unleashing the market's fastest single-GPU card and beating its adversary to the next-generation graphics yet again.


The Radeon HD 7970 outpaced the GeForce GTX 580 by over 20% in our tests and that achievement is made even sweeter by the fact that Nvidia's response is still months… » 2/29/12 3:20pm 2/29/12 3:20pm

Putting AMD's Budget-Friendly Radeon HD 7700 Starting Lineup to the Test

Having covered the $549 and $449 territories in January with the Tahiti-based Radeon HD 7970 » 2/15/12 3:00pm 2/15/12 3:00pm and HD 7950, AMD is bringing its latest generation GPU to mainstream brackets today. The new Radeon HD 7770 and 7750 use the same 28nm design process and Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture as the 7000 series flagship,…