REVIEWS

February 6th, 2012

XFX HD 7970 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Review

The HD 7970 3GB is currently the highest performing graphics card on the market and AMD’s board partners have been quick to take advantage of its willingness to overclock.  XFX’s Black Edition Double Dissipation not only incorporates higher core and memory frequencies along with a lifetime warranty but also uses a custom heatsink for a [...]


February 6th, 2012

Intel 520 240GB Cherryville SSD Review

We’ve been hearing about and anticipating new Intel’s Cherryville SSDs for some time now they are finally being released in the guise of the 520 series.  They are built around the same SandForce SF2281 controller we have come to know from numerous other SSDs but Intel has taken it upon themselves to equip these drives [...]


February 1st, 2012

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano APU Review

Being the newest and highest-end addition to AMD’s A-series APU lineup, not only does the A8-3870K feature the much raved about integrated Radeon HD 6550D, but it comes with fully unlocked multipliers for both the CPU and GPU portions.


January 30th, 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7950 Review; Tahiti Pro Arrives

With the HD 7970 sitting firmly at the forefront of today’s GPU market, it was only a matter of time until its performance trickled down into lower end products as well.  Today marks the launch of AMD’s HD 7950, a $449 card that’s supposed to go head to head against NVIDIA’s GTX 580.


January 30th, 2012

XFX HD 7950 Black Edition Double Dissipation Review

XFX has always been at the forefront of enthusiasts’ mindsets and their newest HD 7950 looks to take things to the next level.  In order to create this card, they took a custom designed PCB, installed a highly overclocked core and then topped everything off with a high performance heatsink.  The result is one of [...]


January 30th, 2012

Sapphire HD 7950 Dual Fan OC Review

The  HD 7950 Dual Fan OC carries on Sapphire’s longstanding tradition of offering great value in an appealing package.  This card seems to have everything; a great heatsink, relatively high clock speeds and a reasonable price but there is plenty of competition out there as well.


January 25th, 2012

Fractal Design Define XL Review

The newest member of Fractal Design’s Define family is the aptly named XL, a full tower enclosure that incorporates a number of innovative features at a great price. With Fractal’s history of forward thinking mentality, its hard not to find something to like about this new case.


January 24th, 2012

ASUS Sabertooth X79 Motherboard Review

In mid November we saw the launch of the enthusiast-based Sandy Bridge Extreme platform along with the X79 (code name Patsburg) chipsets and since then we have brought you reviews of the i7-3960X CPU and the Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. Today we continue our walk down the LGA2011 road and bring you another highly anticipated board from ASUS: [...]


January 23rd, 2012

Seagate Barracuda 3TB in RAID 0: Performance Unleashed

Seagate’s new Barracuda 3TB is one of the fastest hard drives currently available and it come with plenty of storage space for a reasonable price.   What it can’t do is compete on a level performance footing with SSDs but when two of these drives are paired up, the results speak for themselves.  They may [...]


January 17th, 2012

Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower Case Review

Fractal Design’s Arc is billed as a new take on the classic inexpensive mid tower design and from the looks of things, it does differ quite a bit from the competition. With an extra wide body, a massive number of fan mounts and a great looking black / white color scheme, this $109 case is [...]