REVIEWS

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.


March 5th, 2013

Corsair Hydro H90 & H110 CPU Coolers Review

The All in One water cooling market’s move towards 140mm form factors has been a tentative one but with their new Hydro H90 and H110, Corsair is plunging in head first.  Both offer different performance levels, sizes and price points and are ultimately supposed to combat NZXT’s successful Kraken series.


March 4th, 2013

NZXT Phantom 630 Review

NZXT’s Phantom series is both popular and polarizing but there’s no denying these cases are also well designed.  The latest iteration, the Phantom 630, incorporates the DNA of past designs but does so at a lower price point, making it infinitely more accessible for budget minded gamers.


February 27th, 2013

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review

SanDisk’s Ultra Plus 256GB is a different type of SSD.  It uses a new Marvell Van Gogh controller and advanced 19nm NAND which combine to make an extremely advanced design with a price of under $215.  But it needs to overcome some serious competition in order to make any headway in this cut throat market.


February 26th, 2013

Cooler Master Seidon 240M CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master’s Seidon 240M is a  closed loop water cooler which uses a dual 120mm design and is supposed to compete against the likes of Corsair’s Hydro series and NZXT’s new Kraken units.  It does so by using a custom design and a price that significantly undercuts similar products.


February 25th, 2013

Fractal Design Define XL R2 Review

Many cases claim to offer a combination of style, substance, size and price but Fractal Design’s new Define XL R2 is one of the few to actually deliver on its promises.  It uses a full tower form factor that offers plenty of interior space and advanced features wrapped into a neutral but striking exterior design.