REVIEWS

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.


February 24th, 2013

Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook Review

With the release of Windows 8, Dell has quickly followed up with their XPS 12, a notebook which can also moonlight as a 12″ tablet by way of an innovative flip mechanism.  However, is Dell trying to cover too many bases at once?  Can the XPS 12 offer the best of both worlds or is [...]


February 21st, 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Performance Review

NVIDIA’s new GK110-based GeForce GTX TITAN has taken the PC gaming world by storm but actual benchmarks of its performance against the competition remained elusive.  Now, we’re finally able to publish our full review and take the lid off of this incredible graphics card’s prowess.


February 19th, 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN; GK110’s Opening Act

NVIDIA’s GK110 has finally made its way into the GeForce lineup with a graphics card aptly named “TITAN”.  In this first look, we delve into the TITAN’s  architecture, features and specification to set the stage for our upcoming review of NVIDIA’s new $1000 monster.