REVIEWS

April 25th, 2011

GIGABYTE G1.Assassin G1-Killer LGA1366 Motherboard Review

“Gaming” motherboards seem to be a dime a dozen these days but it’s rare to see a product that’s built from the ground up to cater to the unique needs of the gaming community.  This is exactly what Gigabyte is looking to accomplish with the G1 Killer series; particularly with the flagship G1.Assassin.  Packing a [...]


April 24th, 2011

HD 6870 Roundup: Diamond, PowerColor, MSI, Sapphire & XFX

With high end and lower tiered cards being released to complete AMD’s full 6000-series lineup, many forget that the most popular market segment lies within the $175 and $225 price brackets.  Here, cards like the GTX 560 Ti and HD 6950 1GB reign supreme but the HD 6870 with its long list of pre overclocked [...]


April 19th, 2011

ASUS ML248H 24” Monitor Review

ASUS has a wide range of monitors which run the gamut from ultra high end professional products to more reasonably priced units.  While the ML248H lies closer to the bottom of their product stack in terms of overall price, it definitely doesn’t skimp on features and is supposed to offer some reasonable image quality as [...]


April 19th, 2011

Valve Portal 2 Game Review

One of the most iconic games from the recesses of the Valve studios returns for its sequel. Portal 2 follows up the incredible success of the original that saw gamers embrace a challenge of puzzles, logic and general good fun, all without any, well, traditional, bloodshed. This latest robotic adventure brings new faces, returns old [...]


April 18th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB & HD 6570 512MB Review

Another week, another graphics card launch.  This time AMD is hitting the entry level with a pair of new products:  the HD 6670 and HD 6570.  Both of these are supposed to offer budget conscious buyers some new choices over the previous generation while adding features like UVD3 into the mix.  Hopefully, they’ll allow lower [...]


April 14th, 2011

Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer Gaming Case Video Review

“Gaming” cases seem to be a dime a dozen these days but Cooler Master’s products always seem to stand out from the crowd.  Their latest addition to the CM Storm line is called the Enforcer and it looks to offer an excellent combination of features and sleek design design elements into a case that doesn’t [...]


April 12th, 2011

F@H Core 16: Taking AMD GPU Folding to the Next Level?

A few weeks ago, Stanford introduced the new Core 16 Project 11293 work units which are specifically tailored towards OpenCL-supporting AMD graphics cards.  But do they bring the hoped-for increase in Folding@Home performance or is this yet another step towards disappointment?


April 11th, 2011

Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review

Earlier this year, Intel’s new Sandy Bridge architecture went on a bit of a hiatus as a recall swept the market clean of supporting motherboards.  Now all-new “B3″ models have started hitting retailers’ shelves and one of the premier boards is Gigabyte’s P67A-UD7.  It boasts a remarkably full feature set, some great overclocking potential and [...]


April 10th, 2011

ASUS PA246Q ProArt 24” IPS Monitor Review

For many discerning users, the current crop of inexpensive 24″ monitors sporting TN technology don’t even come close to offering the quality they are looking for.  Unfortunately, stepping up to an IPS-totting panel meant shelling out well over  $600 but ASUS is now offering another route.  Their ProArt 24″ monitor seems to offer the impossible: [...]


April 6th, 2011

Cooler Master Spawn Gaming Mouse Review

Cooler Master has released a long line of successful peripherals in their Storm-branded gaming range but they have played it safe by going after mass market appeal.  The Spawn gaming mouse on the other hand caters to a specific group of gamers who prefer to “claw grip” their mice while retaining the great price structure [...]