Update: AMD vs. Nvidia: High-end 3D card head-to-head
Reviews of AMD and Nvidia's latest high-end 3D graphics cards
On Wednesday, we wrote that we'd published reviews of two high-end PC graphics cards: Nvidia's
As found on the Asus Web site, here is a picture of the standard clocked edition of its $479
Also on that same site, a picture of the $550 overclocked version:
Finally, here's what showed up in our lab:
Turns out, despite all outward appearances, the card we received was not, in fact, overclocked. Instead, it's the standard edition, at 750MHz clock speed per core. AMD says it sent us the Asus-branded, ready-for-retail packaged version, but we're unclear as to why the fan and heatsink assembly is so different than what Asus has on display. If you've purchased the standard clocked edition yourself, we'd be interested to know what came in your box.
The reviews (Asus now
It's been about six months since we've looked at a 3D graphics card here at CNET, so we thought we'd take a look at the market across multiple price ranges to see what we've missed. We have cards at the $300 and $150 price levels still in the lab, but with reviews of both AMD's and Nvidia's flagship cards posted, we thought we'd clue you in to what we've found so far.
Round one: Nvidia's GeForce GTX 295 vs. AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 (overclocked)
We've seen reviews showing that Nvidia's $500 dual-chip
You can refer to the respective reviews (Nvidia's card
With luck and smooth testing, we should have our $300 and $150 price-range reviews up soon, so stay tuned for those in the next week or so.