REVIEWS

June 25th, 2013

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 19th, 2013

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 18th, 2013

OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD Review

The Vertex 450 256GB is OCZ”s follow-up to the ultra popular Vertex 4 drives and is meant as an answer to the numerous competitors now vying for the sub-$275 SSD market.  In order to achieve dominance, this new Vertex combines the Vector’s Barefoot controller with 20nm NAND and the end result is impressive.


June 16th, 2013

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 14th, 2013

FUNC MS-3 Gaming Mouse Review

FUNC may not be a newcomer to the gaming peripheral market but the MS-3 is their first outing into the mouse segment.  It may be billed as a mouse that puts functionality and comfort ahead of staggering DPI specs but anyone with average to larger hands should give the MS-3 a close look.


June 12th, 2013

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

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

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.


June 7th, 2013

Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review

Crucial’s M500 series is a replacement for their aging yet well regarded M4 drives.  Much like its predecessor, the M500 focuses on offering an optimal performance per dollar ratio with the 480GB version costing about $350.


June 5th, 2013

AMD Richland Review; A10-6800K & A10-6700 Benchmarked

While it may be based on last year’s Trinity architecture AMD’s new Richland A10-6800K and A10-6700 APUs bring higher performance and new features to the table without consuming more power.  However,  in such a competitive processor market, will they really have a chance to shine?