REVIEWS

June 15th, 2010

GPU Benchmarking Methods Investigated: Fact vs. Fiction

GPU performance has been a hotly debated topic recently and Hardware Canucks has decided to jump face-first into the murky world of games, timedemos, in-game rolling benchmarks and more.  In this article we take an in-depth look at various benchmarking methods used throughout the industry and put their accuracy (or lack thereof) to the ultimate [...]


June 15th, 2010

Your Guide to the Hardware Canucks GPU Benchmarking Process

In an effort to open our GPU benchmarking process to the public’s eye, this ever-evolving guide details the Hardware Canucks GPU benchmarking process.  Within it, we include videos of our benchmark runs, our save game files, timedemos and quick guides to talk readers through the process of recreating our results.


June 13th, 2010

USB 3.0 & the Corsair Voyager GTR: A Match Made in Heaven?

When we first tested Corsair’s Voyager GTR, we found it to be limited by the USB 2.0 interface.  This didn’t stop it from becoming the fastest flash drive we have ever tested but the nagging question persisted:  what happens if you plug this USB 2.0 drive into a next-generation USB 3.0 interface?  In this testing [...]


June 10th, 2010

Prolimatech Armageddon CPU Cooler Review

After releasing their now infamous Megahalems heatsink, Prolimatech followed up with the Mega Shadow which was basically a Megahalems finished in a stunning black anodized finish.  They have now released a brand new heatsink called the Armageddon which is designed from the ground up to take advantage of low speed 140mm fans.  Can Prolimatech capitalize on [...]


June 8th, 2010

OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Solid State Drive Review

Sandforce-based SSDs are being released onto the market from literally every company but according to OCZ, their new Vertex 2 drives are a cut above the rest.  Decked out with a custom firmware that supposedly unlocks additional performance, there are high expectations for the newest addition to the Vertex family.


June 2nd, 2010

Coolink Corator DS CPU Cooler Review

Being the sister company of an industry heavyweight can’t be easy but that’s exactly what Coolink has lived with since their inception.  Nonetheless, they have succeeded time and again in distancing themselves from the long shadow that Noctua casts and have forged ahead with innovative, well-priced heatsink designs.  In this review we take a look [...]


May 30th, 2010

EVGA GeForce GTX 465 1GB Superclocked Review

The NVIDIA GTX 465 1GB is the latest card in the 400-series and it aims to compete in a category that lands somewhere between the HD 5850 and HD 5830.  A launch wouldn’t be complete without an EVGA card and they have shown up with the Superclocked Edition which sports increased clock speeds along with [...]


May 30th, 2010

ASUS GeForce GTX 465 1GB Review

With NVIDIA finally launching their high-end GTX 470 and GTX 480, it was only a matter of time until lower priced 400-series cards started hitting the market.  The GTX 465 is the first of these cut down cards and it aims for a target performance level between ATI’s HD 5850 and HD 5830.  Priced at [...]


May 27th, 2010

Intel Core i5-655K & Core i7-875K Unlocked Processors Review

Enthusiasts and gamers alike are aware that AMD has long been catering to the overclockers among us with their unlocked yet affordable Black Edition processors.  Meanwhile, Intel’s “unlocked” products have largely been reserved for their ultra high-end Extreme Edition products but that is all about to change with the introduction of the K-series of i7 [...]


May 27th, 2010

Cooler Master HAF-X Full Tower Case Video Review

Cooler Master has a longstanding tradition of bringing some of the most forward-thinking cases to the marketplace.  There is no denying that their original HAF 932 combined a long list of features into a package that was both unique and infinitely adaptable.  To follow this up, Cooler Master is now releasing the HAF-X which takes [...]