NEWS

October 6th, 2013, 8:00 PM

NVIDIA Fires Back; Cuts Prices of GTX 660, GTX 650 Ti Boost & GTX 650 Ti

In an effort to compete against AMD’s upcoming R9 270X and R7 260X, NVIDIA will be lower the price on three of their key SKUs:  the GTX 660 & GTX 650 Ti Boost.   (October 6th Update, with corrected prices) In order to avoid the competition preempting their efforts, companies typically don’t announce prices for their [...]

October 3rd, 2013, 9:23 PM

AMD Puts R9-290X Pre-Orders Live; Asks for $200 Deposit

AMD has officially put their R9-290X + Battlefield 4 bundle up for pre-order, but there’s a catch:  you’ll need to bite the bullet and take a risk. By this point we all know that AMD’s R9-290X could very well be gunning for NVIDIA’s TITAN but no small amount of secrecy surrounds a number of its [...]

September 23rd, 2013, 12:12 PM

G.Skill Quad Channel Kits Goes to 4072MHz

With the launch of Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E architecture, memory overclocking records have been falling.  The latest is G.Skill’s achievement of an incredible speed of DDR3-4072.   Hitting ultra high memory frequencies with Intel’s latest Haswell and Ivy Bridge-E processors seems to be easier than it used to be and there’s no better example of this [...]

September 18th, 2013, 3:27 PM

AMD to Host Webcast Live from Hawaii; New Radeon GPU on the Way?

AMD’s GPU ’14 Tech Day, an event where the rumored Hawaii GPU may be announced, is kicking off early next week and there will be a LIVE webcast from part of the event. Typically briefings and tech events follow a set of standard rules:  don’t talk about it until an NDA is up.  This time [...]

September 9th, 2013, 7:38 PM

Dell UltraSharp U3014 30” Monitor Review

Dell’s new flagship monitor, the UltraSharp U3014 is everything we could possibly want.  It uses a 16:10 AH-IPS panel, boasts one of the best color rendition scores around and simply outpaces nearly everything else out there.

September 4th, 2013, 8:08 PM

EVGA GTX 780 Classified Review

EVGA’s GTX 780 lineup may hold an incredible eight different variations but their GTX 780 Classified is without a doubt the flagship.  Not only is it fast, but it can overclock to unheard-of levels.

September 3rd, 2013, 12:01 AM

Intel i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E Review

Intel’s i7-4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme is billed as the fastest processor available.  With a dozen threads and a clock speed of 4GHz, it has the capability to outshine its predecessors but at $1000, it has a lot to live up to.

August 28th, 2013, 8:38 PM

ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU MINI Review

ASUS has released the amazingly compact GTX 670 DirectCU MINI to cater to the small form factor market.  It isn’t narrowly focused though since we found it to be a surprisingly capable graphics card.

August 27th, 2013, 6:22 PM

Philips 298P4QJEB 29” UltraWide Monitor Review

How wide is too wide for a monitor? That’s the question the new Philips Brilliance 298P4 dares you to ask.  With a 21:9 aspect ratio and AH-IPS panel, it is certainly blazing a new trail.

August 26th, 2013, 8:07 PM

ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II OC Review

The GTX 780 is one of today’s most powerful graphics cards and ASUS has made it even better with their new DirectCU II OC. It packs in more features than the competition and also overclocks like no other.