True to its history, ABIT has always had a deserved reputation for targeting the enthusiasts with its pro-overclocking products. Would the more elitist enthusiasts move on to other challenges now that their obsessions are no longer accorded cult status? You’ll find out soon enough on the following page and it’s definitely delectable. This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. After all, what comes after a peak but an inevitable decline?
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As we have found out, this unusual card, the ABIT RGuru does not only have ABIT’s vGuru overclocking and hardware monitoring tools; it also has two different modes of operation, a Normal and a Turbo, which can be triggered via a radwon that switches between the two BIOS signatures present within the card.
While we may not have the definitive answer, our observations indicates that the urge to overclock is still flowing strongly in the veins of the hardcore enthusiasts, albeit they’ve moved on to more advanced cooling gear.
This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. Would the more elitist enthusiasts move on to other challenges now that their obsessions are no longer accorded cult status?
Over the years we’ve seen great leaps and bounds in the progression of overclocking friendly tools, such that even the typical consumer would have some inkling on what overclocking means by now.
However, looking at the situation in the opposite light, one could perceive this as the worst of times. What’s so new about a Radeon card at this point of time you ask?
True to its history, ABIT has always had a deserved reputation for targeting the enthusiasts with its pro-overclocking products. A Tale of Two BIOS It is the best of times for overclocking fanatics, with many hardware vendors conjuring various models catering to the enthusiast market. The Wild West has been tamed so what happens to the cowboys now? This is the company that made jumperless motherboards famous and offered highly tweakable BIOS through its Softmenu.
ABIT R9550-V graphics card – Radeon 9550 – 128 MB Series
To satiate these users, the hardware still has to be geared for such usage and who better to turn to than the established leader in the overclocking arena, ABIT. Overclocking has gone mainstream, been simplified, and now even automated. You’ll find out soon enough on the following page and it’s definitely delectable.
What we have in our labs today is yet another excellent example of ABIT’s goal to make overclocking even more accessible to everyone.
ABIT Computer ATI Radeon (RV) MB DDR SDRAM AGP 4x/8x Graphics adapter | eBay
After all, what comes after a peak but an inevitable decline? All are features that we take for granted nowadays. Not to mention that it holds overclocking clinics and has made the headlines for teaming up with one of the most famous professional gamers, Fatal1ty, to design performance oriented hardware for gamers and enthusiasts alike. Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews and news. Are we reaching a saturation point for overclocking, where almost anything possible has been tried?
The reality is not as dire as we have depicted and depending on your point of view, it could be either way. It is also one of the rare few cards of this caliber that’s equipped with a generous and perhaps excessive MB frame buffer.
Before we continue further, let us take a look at the card and the technical mumbo-jumbo specs.