REVIEWS

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.


August 30th, 2012

GTX 660 Ti Roundup (ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, Galaxy, MSI)

With the newly-released GTX 660 Ti making inroads within the GPU market, we have decided to look at five competing cards from NVIDIA’s top board partners.  ASUS, MSI, Galaxy, Gigabyte and MSI have all sent cards but once the dust settles, only one can come out on top


August 28th, 2012

Corsair Force GS 240GB SSD Review

Corsair’s Force GS 240GB may be one of the best SSDs we’ve reviewed over the past year.  While it may use a slightly older SF2281 controller, the use advanced NAND allows for killer performance at an unbelievably low price.  This drive really does have it all.


August 23rd, 2012

Acer B243PWL 24” Professional IPS Monitor Review

With an IPS panel, low power consumption and a sub-$300 price point, Acer’s new 24″  B243PWL monitor seems to have what it takes for success.  However, in a field that’s saturated with competitors, does it have the necessary combination of features and quality to stand out?


August 20th, 2012

PowerColor HD 7950 3GB Boost State Review

AMD’s Boost BIOS for the HD 7950 was launched amid a fair amount of controversy but retail cards are now available and in this review, we take PowerColor’s HD 7950 Boost State out for a spin.  Does it have what it takes to compete against what NVIDIA has to offer?  More importantly, is this new [...]