REVIEWS

May 11th, 2013

Intel 525 Series 120GB & 180GB mSATA SSD Review

mSATA SSD drives are all the rage these days and Intel is now jumping head first into the market with their new 525 Series.  In this review, we take a look at the 120GB and 180GB versions, two drives which are striving to dominate this segment.


May 11th, 2013

Cougar Spike Mini Tower Review

Have you heard of the Cougar Spike? Likely not but despite its ridiculously low price of just $35, this is a fully featured case.  It may not offer any unique features but the Spike somehow makes things work quite well and becomes a front runner in the budget enclosure market.


May 2nd, 2013

Seagate SSHD Thin 500GB Review

Seagate’s so-called “hybrid” solutions have been around for a while, successfully combining the capacity of a hard drive with the speed of an SSD.  Their new SSHD series takes this mantra to the next level by increasing efficiency while also incorporating a number of significant upgrades.


April 29th, 2013

hUMA; AMD’s Heterogeneous Unified Memory Architecture Revealed

The new Heterogeneous Unified Memory Architecture (or hUMA) is part of AMD’s HSA feature set and will make its way into the Kaveri APUs.  It is supposed to provide a unified memory address space for both the CPU and GPU, potentially increasing throughput by leveraging both processors in parallel.


April 23rd, 2013

AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB Review; Malta Arrives

AMD’s HD 7990 has been rumored for more than a year but now it’s finally here.  With it, we get a pair of Tahiti XT cores, 6GB of memory and an insanely quiet heatsink all wrapped into a $999 card that’s supposed to go head to head against NVIDIA’s GTX 690.


April 18th, 2013

Fractal ARC Midi R2 Review

The newest addition to Fractal Design’s award winning lineup is the new Arc Midi R2, a case which may be compact but is crammed full of features and innovative add-ons. More importantly, the Midi R2 is supposed to improve upon its predecessor in every way possible.


April 16th, 2013

Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SSD Review

Value means a lot in today’s SSD market and Kingston’s V300 series focuses on exactly that.  With a combination of great performance alongside a highly competitive price and adequate capacity, the V300 240GB could be a perfect drive for first time SSD buyers and enthusiasts alike.


April 11th, 2013

Dell UltraSharp U2713H 27” AH-IPS Monitor Review

Dell’s new UltraSharp U2713H may be one of this year’s best monitors.  With an AH-IPS PremierColor panel, an ultra wide color gamut and plenty of other high-end features,  it is meant as a replacement for their highly-regarded U2711 and could go head to head against Apple’s vaunted Cinema Display line.


April 9th, 2013

Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced Review

The original Scout was one of the most highly regarded gaming cases when it was first released. Now, Cooler Master has introduced the Scout 2 which is available in standard and a so-called “Advanced” configurations, both of which aim to improve upon the original in nearly every way possible.


April 8th, 2013

GTX 650 Ti Boost Roundup (ASUS, EVGA, Galaxy, Gigabyte, MSI)

NVIDIA’s $170 GTX 650 Ti Boost has quickly become the go-to choice for gamers on a budget and board partners have been quick to jump on board.  In this roundup, we take a look at cards from ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, Galaxy and MSI, none of which cost in excess of $10  more than the reference [...]