REVIEWS

November 15th, 2011

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 Super Overclock Review

The GTX 570 may have been introduced over nearly a year ago (yes, it has been that long) but it is still one of the best graphics cards around when it comes to price / performance ratio.  Gigabyte has taken it upon themselves to take this card to the next level by integrating it into [...]


November 14th, 2011

Intel Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3960X CPU Review

Intel’s X58 platform has been around for over three years now (yes, it really has been that long) and for many a changing of the guard in the enthusiast market couldn’t come soon enough.  Replacing the venerable Nehalem microarchitecure is an offshoot of the Sandy Bridge platform which is simply called Sandy Bridge E.  The [...]


November 10th, 2011

Silverstone Sugo SG06 Mini ITX SFF Case Review

There may not be much interest in the SFF niche but Silverstone has dedicated a fair amount of time and resources towards designing cases for it. One of their latest is the Sugo SG06, a mini ITX enclosure that sports enough space for many mid range graphics cards but maintains an emphasis upon small, compact [...]


November 9th, 2011

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB PCI-E SSD Review

Searches for affordable high capacity SSDs usually come up blank so several manufacturers have begun releasing hybrid solutions which combine the performance of an SSD with the storage space of the hard drive.  OCZ’s RevoDrive Hybrid is the latest to take on this challenge by combining a 100GB SSD with a 2.5″ 1TB HDD.  This [...]


November 7th, 2011

Samsung UN55D7000 55″ LED 3D HDTV Review

$2000 is more money than most people would pay for an HDTV but Samsung’s new UN55D7000 is one of the few products that bridges the gap between lower quality sets and the ultra high end market.  On paper, it doesn’t look like any sacrifices have been made in order to hit a lower price point [...]


November 3rd, 2011

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win Dual GPU Review

Dual GPU cards are rarities these days since the amount of time, effort and engineering capital that needs to be dedicated is substantial.  While most board partners usually avoid designing these high end niche products, EVGA has jumped into the pool head first with their new GTX 560 Ti 2Win.  Packing a pair of GF114 cores [...]


October 31st, 2011

Seagate Barracuda 3TB Review; A 1TB / Platter Monster is Unleashed

Platter size may not mean much to everyday consumers but storage enthusiasts know that larger platters are usually a ticket to first class performance.   Previously, large capacity drives used 750GB disks to achieve their required space but Seagate’s new Barracuda 3TB is the first with three 1TB platters.  Coupled with a very fast controller, this [...]


October 27th, 2011

Lian Li Cowry PC-U6 Special Edition mATX Case Review

Computer cases usually fall into one of two categories: boring and bland or functional and good looking. Lian Li’s new Cowry PC-U6 Special Edition doesn’t fit into any of these preconceived molds but it does blaze a somewhat unique trail in a market niche that hasn’t seen much innovation of late.


October 26th, 2011

The Effect of GPU Memory on Surround & Stereo 3D Performance

While many modern games don’t allow high end graphics cards to really stretch their legs, multi monitor configurations and stereoscopic 3D tend to push even bleeding edge GPUs to their breaking point.  Many have argued that a higher amount of memory bandwidth could unlock additional performance in these situations and we’re about to put this [...]


October 20th, 2011

Lancool PC-K9 B Mid Tower Case Review

LanCool may not yet be a well known name among gamers but their new First Knight PC-K9B case looks like it has just the right mix of features and aggressive pricing to place it amid some heavy competition.