REVIEWS

May 3rd, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review

The GTX 690 is hardly a secret anymore but the newest member of the GeForce lineup has nonetheless been shrouded in mystery.  This dual GPU behemoth packs a pair of fully enabled Kepler-based GK104 cores and is supposed to win back the performance crown for NVIDIA.  But at nearly $1000, is it really worthwhile?


April 28th, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Preview

As we’re posting this preview, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is likely just finishing up on stage, presenting the latest addition to NVIDIA’s GTX 600-series lineup: the GTX 690. It was high time that a GeForce-branded product became king of the hill and make no mistake about it: the GTX 690 is meant to absolutely trample [...]


April 25th, 2012

Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD Review

Patriot hasn’t been all that active in the SSD market lately but their new SandForce-based Pyro SE has taken the market by storm.  In its 240GB form, it runs with some of the best drives on the market but costs substantially less than one may expect.


April 24th, 2012

Dell UltraSharp U2312HM, 23” Monitor Review

Dell’s UltraSharp monitor lineup is full of high end products that boast high quality and equally lofty prices.  However, their new U2312HM breaks that mold by offering an IPS panel on a reasonably sized screen at a budget friendly price.


April 23rd, 2012

Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower Case Review

The Cooler Master HAF series has arguably been one of the most successful case lineups in recent memory and the new HAF XM is hoping to continue that tradition.  It is nearly as large as a full tower and packs an impressive list of features but it is priced closer to many mid tower chassis. [...]


April 23rd, 2012

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge CPU Review

Today, Intel is officially unveiling Ivy Bridge, and it is a significant launch.  Not only is Ivy Bridge manufactured on the brand new 22nm manufacturing process but it also features some worthwhile microarchitectural changes.   The 3770K is currently the pinnacle of the Ivy Bridge desktop lineup and looks like a perfect successor to the [...]


April 23rd, 2012

Intel Core i7-3720QM Review; Ivy Bridge Goes Mobile

With such a big deal being made about the introduction of Intel’s Ivy Bridge lineup on the desktop side, their new mobile chips deserve a chance in the spotlight as well.  In this review, we take a closer look at the new i7-3720QM notebook processor which promises to be a significant step forward for the mobile [...]


April 19th, 2012

Gigabyte HD 7950 WindForce 3X & MSI HD 7950 Twin Frozr III Review

With AMD dropping the price of their HD 7900-series, the HD 7950 has come down to a very affordable $399 price point.  In this review we take a look at two competing cards from MSI and Gigabyte which incorporate higher clock speeds and custom cooling solutions but neither asks for a huge premium over a [...]


April 16th, 2012

Dell Professional P2412H 24” Monitor Review

Monitors which are geared towards a professional clientele may not be appealing to gamers and home users but Dell’s P2412H is looking for everyone’s attention.  Not only does it have a relatively low price but it also boasts wide viewing angles and a power sipping LED backlight.


April 16th, 2012

Intel 330 SSD; A New Budget Friendly Drive

Intel is known for their high end SSDs that throw caution and price points into the wind but their new 330 SSD family (with capacities of 60GB, 120GB and 160GB) is all about combining price and performance.  By following in the footsteps of the highly regarded 320-series, it looks to appeal to anyone who hasn’t [...]