REVIEWS

October 11th, 2012

SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD Review

In a market filled with high end SSD’s, it may at first look like SanDisk’s new Extreme 240GB would have a tough time of things.  However, with a price of under $190 and performance that competes with some of the best drives currently available, it is sure to stand out for all of the right [...]


October 10th, 2012

AMD Trinity A10-5800K APU Review

AMD’s Trinity architecture and its flagship A10-5800K represent the next evolutionary step of AMD’s Fusion initiative.  By effectively combining Piledriver CPU cores, updated integrated graphics designs and a price of only $130, AMD is hoping this new desktop Trinity APU finds some traction within a highly competitive market.


October 9th, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Review

NVIDIA’s latest  entry into the affordable $149 price point is the GTX 650 Ti.  Based around a cut down GK106 core, it is being touted as a replacement for the GTX 550 Ti but this card offers much, much more than its predecessor.


October 3rd, 2012

Corsair Accelerator 30GB SSD Cache Drive Review

Corsair’s Accelerator 30GB is being introduced into a market that’s found respect for once-lowly cache drives.  Ringing in at just $60, this SSD isn’t meant as a stand alone solution since it is supposed to link up with your hard drive and provide increased system responsiveness.


September 19th, 2012

HD 7990 Review; PowerColor’s Devil 13

AMD’s HD 7990 has finally been released, though not in the way some expected.  Instead of an official launch, the HD 7990 moniker has been attached to a massively powerful dual GPU card from PowerColor called the Devil 13.  Priced at $1000 and boasting a pair of Tahiti XT cores, it promises high performance but [...]


September 18th, 2012

Dell Ultrasharp U2713 27” AH-IPS Monitor Review

Dell’s brand new U2713 is like a breath of fresh air in a stagnant monitor market.  By leveraging AH-IPS panel technology it combines slim lines with outstanding picture quality and a relatively low price. Dell has even included factory calibrated settings which allow it to attain near-perfection without any tweaking.  Sound too good to be [...]


September 16th, 2012

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Corsair’s Vengeance 2000 seems to combine everything a gamer could possibly want in a headset:  virtual 7.1 surround sound capabilities, long distance wireless operation and lightweight construction.  But in a market filled with competing solutions (some of which are Corsair’s own), will its $150 price turn some people away?


September 13th, 2012

NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB Review; GK106 Arrives

NVIDIA’s new GTX 660 is aimed directly at the highly popular $199 to $249 price bracket.  Equipped with a Kepler-based GK106 core, this new card is meant to go head to head against AMD’s HD 7870 while costing significantly less at just $229.


September 5th, 2012

MSI GTX 670 Power Edition OC Review

MSI’s GTX 670 Power Edition OC has an enviable rap sheet:  it’s performance nearly matches a GTX 680, there’s a long feature list and the included Twin Frozr IV heatsink is cool and extremely quiet.  However, the largest selling point of this graphics card is its price of just $409.


September 4th, 2012

Crucial V4 256GB SSD Review

At first glance the Crucial V4 256GB is the antithesis of current SSDs since it fails to deliver convincing performance wins over its brethren.  However, the V4 still provides HDD-destroying benchmark numbers and 256GB of capacity alongside a price of under $180.