REVIEWS

October 19th, 2010

OCZ RevoDrive 120GB PCI-E Solid State Drive Review

OCZ has been at the forefront of the SSD market for as long as we can remember.  However, the current SATA interface has constrained the performance and solid state drive manufacturers have been left scrambling for alternatives.  OCZ has now turned to the PCI Express interface in order to increase performance.  But has their gambit [...]


October 17th, 2010

Lamptron Touch Fan Controller Video Review

The fan controller market has been pretty stagnant over its long lifetime, with the only real changes coming when manufacturers were able to introduce LCD’s for their products.  Now Lamptron is taking things to the next level by introducing a fan controller with a touch screen interface.  Their aptly named “Touch” incorporates all the features [...]


October 13th, 2010

Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7 AM3 Motherboard Review

With AMD’s release of the Phenom II X6 processors, the popularity of their products has slowly been on the rise.  Motherboard makers have been taking advantage of this newfound popularity by releasing a wide range of products which cater to the needs of everyone from enthusiasts to entry level users.  Gigabyte has attacked the high [...]


October 11th, 2010

ASUS GeForce GT 430 1GB Review

For a long time now, NVIDIA has counted on their GT 220 to compete against the HD 5550 and HD 5570 in the sub-$99 market.  It was thoroughly outclassed by ATI’s products but now NVIDIA is introducing a Fermi-based card into the $80 price point:  the GT 430.  This new product looks to have all [...]


October 5th, 2010

Event Report: GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship 2010 Worldwide Final

Every year, Gigabyte invites the best of the overclocking world to compete for glory, money and hardware in their Open Overclocking Competition.  After months of regional competitions, the field was narrowed down to 15 competitors who were invited to the Worldwide Final in Taipei.  Hardware Canucks was there to see the action from start to [...]


October 4th, 2010

Alienware TactX Laser Gaming Mouse Review

Back in 2009, Alienware came out with their first series of gaming accessories which continued their tradition of premium priced items but these had high flying performance to back up their cost.  Their “TactX” family has seen new members added and in many cases the mice, keyboards and other gaming items under the brand have [...]


September 28th, 2010

PNY GeForce GTS 450 1GB XLR8 Review

As NVIDIA delves deeper and deeper into their GeForce 400-series lineup, the price points for the cards are ever so slowly decreasing.  The GTS 450 is supposed to hit a cost of about $130 while bringing good all-round performance to the table.  In this review we take a look at PNY’s XLR8 Edition, a card [...]


September 26th, 2010

A Photo Tour of Gigabyte’s GOOC 2010 Worldwide Final

This weekend, Taipei played host to some of the world’s best overclocking talent by being the city of choice for Gigabyte’s Open Overclocking Championship.  Hardware Canucks was invited to cover GOOC 2010 and while our coverage started with the North American finals, it was only fitting that we followed through to the LN2-heavy final in [...]


September 22nd, 2010

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 470 Super Overclock Review

Gigabyte’s Super Overclock series has been a regular fixture here at Hardware Canucks but the last few attempts to carry this brand over to ATI cards met with mixed results.  In this review we take a look at the SoC’s return to NVIDIA products with the GTX 470 SoC, a card that carries high clock [...]


September 20th, 2010

Corsair Graphite 600T Mid Tower Case Review

After Corsair launched their highly successful and innovative 800D full tower case followed by the slightly less expensive 700D, there were many who were wondering what the next step would look like.  Now we know.  Today we take a look at the Graphite 600T; a case which retains the high quality Corsair is known for [...]