NEWS

June 26th, 2013, 9:00 AM

NVIDIA SHIELD Hands-On Preview

SHIELD is a grand experiment to integrate various elements of NVIDIA’s product stack into a single cohesive device that transcends previous handheld gaming devices.  It does this by integrating  ecosystems from Android, the PC and online HD streaming  in new and interesting ways.

June 25th, 2013, 6:00 AM

NVIDIA GTX 760 2GB Review

At just $250, NVIDIA’s GTX 760 is meant to compete against the HD 7950 Boost while costing $30 less and replace the GTX 660 Ti.  Those are some lofty goals but for the last 700-series GPU being released for the foreseeable future, its price may be perfect for budget-minded gamers.

June 20th, 2013, 6:55 AM

NVIDIA Reduces Price of SHIELD Before Launch; Now $299

Back in May, NVIDIA announced their SHIELD gaming and streaming handheld would be priced at $349.  Now, before launch, that’s being lowered to $299.  When the Tegra 4-based SHIELD was first demoed at this year’s CES, many were intrigued by its ability to stream games over WiFi while also acting as a portable gaming device.  [...]

June 19th, 2013, 8:14 PM

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 ACX SC Review

The GTX 780 is one of today’s most popular graphics cards and EVGA’s Superclocked series boosts its performance to some impressive levels.  Added to this pre-overclocked goodness is a new custom designed ACX cooler which boosts cooling levels and remains blissfully silent.

June 17th, 2013, 8:35 AM

G.SKILL Sets Overclocking Records at Computex

G.SKILL broke a series of overclocking world records at this year’s Computex. The company’s gear hit new highs in memory frequency, the Pi Fast suite, 3D Mark Fire Strike Extreme, 3D Mark Fire Strike and 3D Mark 05. G.SKILL’s gear has always been known as being overclocker friendly, and these wins really solidify that reputation. Watch [...]

June 16th, 2013, 8:05 PM

Gigabyte GTX 780 WindForce 3X OC Review

Gigabyte’s GTX 780 WindForce OC may be the perfect graphics card.  It boasts extremely quiet fans, low temperatures and GTX TITAN matching performance for less than $700.

June 12th, 2013, 8:16 PM

Noctua NH-U14S & NH-U12S CPU Coolers Review

The new NH-U14S and NH-U12S follow closely in the footsteps of past Noctua products.  Their goal is to deliver excellent performance without the fan noise typically associated with high end cooling solutions but with price points that compete with entry level water coolers, they’re facing an uphill battle.

June 11th, 2013, 10:22 AM

AMD Unleashes 5GHz FX-9590 Processor

AMD’s Piledriver architecture has undergone its next evolutionary step:  a push to the 5GHz Mark with the new FX-9590 processor.  Unveiled at E3 today, the eight core FX-9590 is the first CPU which is clocked at 5GHz (with Turbo Core) and represents the final hurrah of the Piledriver architecture which will soon be phased out [...]

June 11th, 2013, 8:02 AM

Intel DC S3500 480GB SSD Review (Single & RAID)

The new DC S3500 is Intel’s first real effort to offer an enterprise-class SSD at a price point which can displace 15K RPM hard drives.  Unlike its 910 and DC S3700 prdecessors, the DC S3500′s design focuses on optimal read performance -a cornerstone of enterprise storage-, endurance and value alongside the low power signature SSDs [...]

June 10th, 2013, 8:28 PM

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD Review

OCZ’s Vertex series has a long history of providing high performance but with the Vertex 3.20 model, this enthusiast brand is now making its way to lower price points.  By using 22nm NAND, OCZ has been able to achieve a sub-$250 price point while maintaining top-shelf performance.