Posted By: Steve McBarnes - 03:37:34 Tue, January 18, 2011 - 0 Comments
You may not have noticed, but I was on strike for over a month because I was getting frustrated with some things on the site that were broken that Mike had never got around to fixing. The number one problem was that our Newegg prices on the card pages were not being displayed.
Mike and I established a dialogue and I suggested that we bring a friend of mine (Don Hiles) on board to do all the things that I am too stupid to do. Hopefully he will be ready to begin working with us sometime in February. I'll see if I can get Don to introduce himself to y'all on the boards real soon.
On Friday night Mike and I were chatting on AIM about things like his super awesome job at Google and why he doesn't have time to fix things, when all of a sudden he decided to fix the Newegg price bug! The links were broken for 6 months and he was able to fix the problem in a few minutes. I was (and am) elated!
Since then I have added the HD 5900 cards to the database, I got an overclocking roundup that I am going to post right after this one, and I will be adding the GTX 570 to the site on Wednesday night. Don and I are doing a full-fledged usability test of the site while I add the GTX 570 so that we can identify ways to improve the site for me and for you.
We live in exciting times, don't we true believers?!
Posted By: Steve McBarnes - 04:08:34 Tue, January 18, 2011 - 0 Comments
This time around the lower model number is much more likely to overclock high enough to reach the reference speeds of the higher model number. The HD 6950 is not as overclockable as the 6850, but that might be due to the GUI limits of the overclocking software that the reviewers were using. Some reviewers were unable to clock their HD 6970s higher than 950/5,800 and their HD 6950s higher than 840/5,300.
Posted By: Steve McBarnes - 10:48:43 Tue, January 25, 2011 - 5 Comments
Those of you that have been into computer hardware for as long as Mike and I probably recall Nvidia's Ti series. From the GeForce2 through the GeForce4 series the Ti brand was used to identify Nvidia's higher end models. Nine years since it was last used, Nvidia has brought it back.
I did receive a GTX 560 Ti to review but unfortunately now is not a good time for me to review a new video card. I am moving out of my apartment this weekend so I did not have the time to test and review this card. I would rather wait until I have the time to do it right instead of posting a rushed or flawed review.
I have added the card to the site and I will be adding cards, reviews and prices as the day goes on. From what I have read so far the GTX 560 Ti can often match or surpass the HD 5870, but it is has tough competition from the HD 6950 1GB which was strategically released to do just that.
Here's a pic of MSI's N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II Golden Edition: