REVIEWS

December 7th, 2011

AMD’s HD 7000M GPUs; Mobile Market Déjà Vu?

In order to keep up with the Jones’ and offer something “new”, today AMD is introducing the first batch of their HD 7000 series of mobile GPUs: the HD 7600M, HD 7500M and HD 7400M. However, before you go and get all excited about the name, let’s just say these may not be the graphics [...]


December 5th, 2011

Samsung UN55D8000 55″ LED 3D HDTV Review

Samsung’s 2011 HDTV lineup is one of the strongest around in a take-no-prisoners market and their UN55D8000 is currently one of their flagship products.  Retailing for just south of $3000, the D8000 has the hallmarks of a genre defining TV and boasts more features than any one person can use….at least on paper.  We’ve had [...]


November 29th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Review

With the Christmas shopping season about to go into full swing and next generation architectures still a ways off, NVIDIA has released a new GTX 560 Ti  with 448 cores to fill in a few gaps in their lineup.  Based off of a cut down GF110 core, this card is supposed to bridge the chasm [...]


November 29th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Roundup (EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI)

With the NVIDIA launching their new GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores sans reference design, it was expected that their board partners would be competing amongst themselves for your hard earned dollars.  The end result is interesting to say the least.  In this roundup we take a look at boards from EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI [...]


November 28th, 2011

Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review

SSDs seem to be all the rage these days but while they offer incredible performance, what they haven’t been able to achieve is acceptable capacity levels at sub-$300 price points.  This is where hybrid drives like Seagate’s new Momentus XT 750GB come into play.  They offer a combination of SSD-like performance in your most-used applications while [...]


November 23rd, 2011

Samsung SyncMaster 27A850D, 27” PLS Monitor Review

Samsung’s new  27A850D is a unique 27″ 2560 x 1440  monitor that bridges the gap between high priced 30″ products and the lower quality, less expensive 1080P panels that have cluttered the market.  They have achieved a balance between price and image quality by using a proprietary PLS panel technology, something we haven’t seen outside of [...]


November 21st, 2011

Antec Eleven Hundred (1100) Case Review

With past foibles behind them, Antec has begun looking back to their roots again by designing subtle and appealing chassis while incorporating new, forward looking features. One of the first examples of this re envisioned mantra is called the Eleven Hundred, a case which is deemed to be a “super mid tower” but is priced [...]


November 20th, 2011

ASUS X79 Rampage IV Extreme Socket 2011 Motherboard Review

With Sandy Bridge E processors finally hitting retailer’s shelves it was high time that we began looking at some X79 motherboards.  The ASUS Rampage IV Extreme is currently one of the most expensive Socket 2011 boards around but it holds to the Republic of Gamers  pedigree  by offering a long list of features, some of [...]


November 17th, 2011

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Case Review

In order to keep pace with changing market conditions, the last few case releases from Corsair have been targeted straight towards budget friendly price points and the newest Carbide 500R is no different. Even though it sports a price of under $150, this case boasts an impressive list of features and some great looking design [...]


November 16th, 2011

Usage Based Billing Compromise is Almost a Step in The Right Direction

Earlier this week the CRTC released their landmark decision regarding UBB (Usage Based Billing) for internet access and downloads.  In their document, there seemed to be something for everyone but does it signify a step towards true innovation for the Canadian telecom industry?  We weigh in.