REVIEWS

April 2nd, 2013

Seagate Constellation ES.3 4TB Hard Drive Review

Seagate’s new ES.3 series is their latest salvo in the enterprise hard drive market.  With a capacity of up to 4TB, incredible performance, increased longevity over standard drives and a five year comprehensive warranty, it sets a new high water mark in this increasingly critical storage segment.


April 1st, 2013

AZIO GM-2000 Gaming Mouse Review

With a lack of software and a mostly standard design AZIO’s new $40 GM-2000 gaming mouse takes a basic, no-frills approach which is somewhat refreshing in a market cluttered with overly complicated competitors.  However, will its simple plug and play functionality ultimately turn gamers off due to a lack of customization options?


March 27th, 2013

Phanteks PH-TC14PE & PH-TC12DX CPU Coolers Review

Phanteks originally launched their TC14PE heatsink to widespread acclaim.  In this review we take a look at that iconic cooler alongside its newer TC12DX sibling to see how they stack up against comparably priced air and water cooling solutions.


March 26th, 2013

NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Review

NVIDIA’s new GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB is a card which has the potential to shake up the graphics card market.  It is supposed to outperform a HD 7850 2GB while costing just $169 and is being released at the same time NVIDIA is dropping the price on many other GeForce cards.  This represents the [...]


March 24th, 2013

Fractal Design Define R4 Review

Fractal’s Define R4 may not be the newest case on the market but it is one of the most popular currently available.  The $110 R4 follows closely in the footsteps of its Define series predecessors while improving in several key areas.


March 21st, 2013

AMD Radeon HD 7790 Review

AMD hasn’t been able to muster up a competitor against NVIDIA’s $149 GTX 650 Ti for the better part of 6 months but that’s about to change with the introduction of the HD 7790. By utilizing the brand new Bonaire core, AMD has been able to hit a near-perfect blend of performance and efficiency.  Budget-conscious [...]


March 18th, 2013

Intel 335 Series 180GB SSD Review

Intel’s new 335 Series 180GB offers something for everyone.  From performance, to efficiency, to longevity this new SSD incorporates features normally seen on high end drives but it is wrapped up into a package which comes in under the $175 mark.  For anyone who wants lightning fast boot times on a budget, it doesn’t get [...]


March 13th, 2013

NVIDIA GTX TITAN vs. SLI & Crossfire

NVIDIA’s GTX TITAN is the highest priced graphics cards on the market so parallels will naturally be drawn between it an dual card setups.  In this article, we look at now it lines up against SLI and Crossfire setups of the GTX 680, GTX 670, HD 7970 GHz Edition and HD 7950 Boost, all of [...]


March 12th, 2013

Detailing Richland’s Dual Graphics & GCN Compatibility

Considering their architectural differences, AMD’s VLIW4-based Richland APUs and the Sea Islands’ HD 8000M series may seem like strange bedfellows.  However, AMD has somehow allowed them to work together in Dual Graphics mode in order to enhance graphics performance.


March 12th, 2013

AMD Richland APU Preview: Trinity Gets a Facelift

AMD have officially revealed the upcoming Richland APUs, which represent a unique amalgamation of old architecture with new, updated features and additional performance benefits for the mobile market.  Richland will replace Trinity and compete with Intel’s 2013 releases by offering better battery life and higher clock speeds.