REVIEWS

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 [...]


September 15th, 2010

Corsair Force 40GB Solid State Drive Review

The quality of products in the value-oriented SSD market really hasn’t been anything to brag about ever since solid state drives began gaining popularity.  However, a few companies are working to erase preconceptions many now have about just how much needs to be spent for a decent SSD.  Corsair’s Force 40GB breaks with the pack [...]


September 14th, 2010

NVIDIA 260.63 Beta Driver Performance Review

Along with the GTS 450, NVIDIA has released a heavily updated driver suite that features a new installer, higher in-game performance and simplified controls.  In this review we take a look at what is being offered.  Are these new drivers worth your attention?


September 12th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB Single & SLI Review

NVIDIA has been attacking the high end with their Fermi-based architecture but today mark the first foray of the 400-series into the sub-$150 market with the launch of the GTS 450.  This card is supposed to replace the GTS 250 1GB in NVIDIA’s lineup so it has some big shoes to fill.  In this review [...]


September 12th, 2010

ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB DirectCU TOP Review

ASUS isn’t all that well known for releasing completely over-engineered cards on the day of launch but this time they are doing things differently.  Their GTS 450 1GB DirectCU TOP edition is a completely custom product from bottom to top and it even includes some blisteringly high clock speeds as well.  The price?  $139, only [...]


September 12th, 2010

EVGA GeForce GTS 450 1GB FTW Single & SLI Review

With every NVIDIA GeForce card release, we all know that EVGA will be one of the companies who will release overclocked versions.  This time the GTS 450 gets the FTW treatment right at launch.  For a sub-$160 card, the GTS 450 FTW receives some impressive clock speed increases and in this review we take a [...]


September 12th, 2010

Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 1GB Review

Today marks the launch of NVIDIA’s new GTS 450 and board partners have been more than eager to jump on the bandwagon.  In this review, we take a look at Gigabyte’s version which comes with a custom heatsink design and higher than stock clock speeds.


September 8th, 2010

ASUS Radeon HD 5850 1GB DirectCu TOP Review

The HD 5850 may be getting on a bit in terms of age but this hasn’t stopped ATI’s board partners from fine tuning the design.  ASUS has now released their DirectCU TOP version that aims to simply be one of the best HD 5850 card available but in such a cluttered market, it will really [...]