REVIEWS

February 21st, 2012

Dell Vostro V131 Notebook Review

Dell has been angling most of their product stack towards value oriented market segments and the newest addition to the Vostro lineup –the V131- seems to follow this same path but with some interesting twists along the way. As with many of Dell’s notebooks, it is available in a number of flavors ranging in price [...]


February 20th, 2012

Intel 520 240GB SSD RAID 0 Performance Review

In many ways Intel’s new 520 240GB is one of the best SSDs currently on the market but with a price of about $500, many will likely overlook it.  However, for those that can afford the fastest solution possible, combining two of these drives together in a RAID 0 setup could potentially result in stratospheric [...]


February 14th, 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7770 & HD 7750 Review

While many expected the next products to hit the market would be the HD 7800 series AMD is now launching  the $159 HD 7770 and $109 HD 7750.  Considering there’s been quite a bit of movement in this price range with the previous generation’s higher performance cards getting some noteworthy price cuts, the HD 7700 [...]


February 8th, 2012

Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB OC Review

The HD 7970 is currently one of the most popular cards around and Gigabyte has once again done their part to design a custom card that improves upon the reference design in nearly every way possible.  While their OC edition may not sport ultra high clock speeds, it more than makes up for this shortcoming [...]


February 7th, 2012

NZXT Switch 810 Case Review

NZXT’s Switch 810 is one of the few cases on the market that can be considered truly unique. While its piano black finish looks great, what makes the 810 stand out from the pack lies behind its facade and for a price of under $175, this may be one of the best bang for buck [...]


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 [...]