ARTICLES

October 29th, 2012

AMD’s Radeon ExtravaLANza Event Coverage

Last weekend AMD held the inaugural Radeon ExtravaLANza event out of their Markham, Ontario headquarters. It brought together gamers of all ages and walks of life into one area for some friendly competition and Hardware Canucks was there to cover it.

January 9th, 2012

CES 2012: MSI’s Z77 Motherboards & Graphics Upgrade System

The show may not have even started yet but CES 2012 is already off to a roaring start and we’re got a few people nosing around. The latest bit of information we’ve received is a quick peak inside of MSI’s suite, a location that held a few surprises including Ivy Bridge motherboards and Thunderbolt-equipped external [...]

December 30th, 2011

The 2011 PC Market in Review; Hits and Misses

2011 was a busy year in the tech world as a whole but the PC market in particular was moving at a brisk pace.   In this article we’ll take a look over our 150+ reviewed items from this year, pick out the most memorable components and discuss some of the hits and misses from [...]

November 16th, 2011

Usage Based Billing Compromise is Almost a Step in The Right Direction

Earlier this week the CRTC released their landmark decision regarding UBB (Usage Based Billing) for internet access and downloads.  In their document, there seemed to be something for everyone but does it signify a step towards true innovation for the Canadian telecom industry?  We weigh in.

October 18th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce LAN Day 2 & 3 Coverage

While the first day of the GeForce LAN was focused on an opening keynote by DICE’s Johan Andersson, NVIDIA’s Drew Henry and Phil Eisler, day 2 and 3 were all about exhibitor presentations and the Battlefield 3 tournament. In this article we look at the tournament, the players, some cool rigs and the new products [...]

October 15th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce LAN Day 1 Coverage

Earlier in the year NVIDIA announced the latest edition of their GeForce LAN events and PC gamers eagerly grabbed tickets to what promised to be one of North America’s largest LAN parties. Once registration was complete, over 600 people had applied to be part of the 48 hour Bring Your Own Computer LAN.  We’ve got [...]

September 13th, 2011

AMD Hits 8.429GHz with Bulldozer FX-8150 Processor; Smashes World Record

With a bunch of media in attendance, some quickly binned processors, and whole lot of liquid helium, a supremely capable group made up of Sami (Macci) Mäkinen, Brian (Chew*) McLachlan, Aaron Schradin, Pete Hardman, and Simon Solotko pushed an octo-core FX-8150 (with two cores enabled) to new heights and achieved a new CPU frequency world [...]

April 12th, 2011

F@H Core 16: Taking AMD GPU Folding to the Next Level?

A few weeks ago, Stanford introduced the new Core 16 Project 11293 work units which are specifically tailored towards OpenCL-supporting AMD graphics cards.  But do they bring the hoped-for increase in Folding@Home performance or is this yet another step towards disappointment?

February 28th, 2011

GIGABYTE G1-Killer Motherboard Launch / LAN Party Coverage

Gigabyte’s G1 Killer boards have finally been launched and to celebrate the occasion, they held a LAN party event which was open to the general public.  Hardware Canucks was there to cover it from start to finish.

February 24th, 2011

An In Depth Look at Intel’s Thunderbolt Technology

After nearly two years of teasing us with tantalizing bits of information, Intel has finally launched their Light Peak technology which is now called Thunderbolt.  In this article, we will go through the story behind this promising new I/O standard and discuss the possibilities it brings to the table for a storage hungry market.