REVIEWS

February 7th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Roundup: ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte & MSI

When it was originally released  a few weeks ago, NVIDIA’s GTX 560 Ti impressed us with its excellent performance coupled with a highly accessible price.  NVIDIA’s board partners have been quick to offer up some of their own custom overclocked versions and in this roundup we take a closer look at four such cards from [...]


February 6th, 2011

Noctua NH-C14 140mm CPU Cooler Review

The vast majority of the high performance CPU coolers on the market are currently designed in a tower-style format but Noctua is on a mission to change that with their new NH-C14.  The C14 uses a massive heatsink which comes equipped with a pair of low noise 140mm fans; a combination which is sure to [...]


January 30th, 2011

Corsair Force 90GB SSD Single & RAID Review

Corsair has long been a fixture in the PC market and they have continued that tradition with a complete lineup of solid state drives.  While the Nova series is geared towards entry level buyers, the Force-branded drives have been bred from the ground up for performance.  In this review, we take a look at the [...]


January 25th, 2011

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Review

NVIDIA has been on a roll as of late with the introduction of their refreshed GF110-based cards:  the GTX 580 and GTX 570.  Now the popular GF104 has undergone the same treatment and the result is the GF114 which has been incorporated into NVIDIA’s GTX 560 Ti.  This card is supposed to slot into a [...]


January 25th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB Review

2011 is bound to be an exciting year for the graphics card market and it is already starting off in a big way with some heated competition between AMD and NVIDIA.  Today AMD is officially launching their HD 6950 1GB which is supposed to compete with the new GTX 560 Ti at a highly competitive [...]


January 20th, 2011

Samsung FX2490HD 24″ LED Hybrid HDTV & Monitor Review

For many, the differences between computer monitors and HDTVs are distinct enough that separate products will likely be bought in order to encompass all of benefits each brings to the table.  Samsung however thinks they have found a solution:  an all-in-one hybrid which combines the best features of both genres into a 24″ product dubbed [...]


January 19th, 2011

Event Report: MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011

During CES 2011, MSI held the first of what will likely be a long line of overclocking events throughout this year.  Called the Master Overclocking Arena, these events bring together some of the world’s best overclockers in a multi stage competition of ultra low temperates and sky high clock speeds.  Hardware Canucks was on hand [...]


January 17th, 2011

EVGA Geforce GTX 570 Superclocked Review

Late last year, NVIDIA released their GTX 570 – a card that proved itself to be the perfect solution to AMD”s upcoming HD 6900-series since it ended up outperforming even the GTX 480.  Since then board partners have released a steady stream of non-reference designs and EVGA has led the pack with their Superclocked edition.


January 12th, 2011

Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review

With SSDs making some minor inroads into the market hard drives used to have sole proprietorship over, manufacturers like Seagate needed something new to spice things up.  Enter a new generation of hybrid drives which combine the capacity of a traditional hard drive with the high speed NAND of an SSD.  The Momentus XT is [...]


January 11th, 2011

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-16000CL9D-8GBRM 2x4GB Memory Review

As CPU memory controllers continue to become the bottleneck when it comes to overclocking memory, having modules that can keep up has become increasingly important.  G.Skill’s Ripjaws modules are currently known as some of the best modules on the market in terms of price and overall performance while offering a good amount of overhead for [...]