REVIEWS

November 14th, 2010

ASUS P67 ‘Sandy Bridge’ Motherboards Preview

Many have heard rumors of Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge architecture and the motherboards which are sure to accompany any upcoming products.  Naturally, motherboard manufacturers are well on their way towards releasing supporting designs and in this article we take a quick look at some of ASUS’ offerings.


November 10th, 2010

OCZ Flex EX PC3-17000 8GB CL10 Memory Review

As memory prices have been falling, manufacturers have jumped on the “more is better” bandwagon and are releasing kits with absolutely massive capacities.  In this review we take a look at OCZ’s new Flex EX series which features the best of both worlds:  two 4GB modules and a speed rating of PC3-17000 or DDR3-2133 in [...]


November 9th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Review

Rumors aplenty have been swirling about AMD’s new HD 5900 series but NVIDIA hasn’t been sitting on their laurels either.  In order to preempt the release of AMD’s upcoming flagship products, a new GeForce branded card is being introduced today.  Dubbed the GTX 580, it uses a newly tweaked GF110 core along with higher clock [...]


November 2nd, 2010

Prolimatech Super Mega CPU Cooler Review

Many believe that many of the higher-end air-based CPU heatsinks have reached a pinnacle in terms of thermal efficiency.  However, companies like Prolimatech seem to keep on improving their products and continue to push the limits of what their coolers can do.  Prolimatech has how released a new take on their best-selling Megahalem dubbed the [...]


October 28th, 2010

HD 6870 & HD 6850 vs. GTX 460 1GB: An Overclocking Study

Overclocking has long been used to get the most possible performance out of computer components.  With the release of AMD’s HD 6800-series and NVIDIA’s answering price drops on GTX 460 1GB cards, many people wondered how these competing products lined up against one another when overclocking was taken into account.  In this article we drop [...]


October 21st, 2010

AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 Review

The HD 5800 series cards have been very popular but their time in the market is coming to an end.  Today marks the release of AMD’s new HD 6870 1GB and HD 6850 1GB GPUs.  These are products which will be the first step towards “refreshing” the entire Radeon graphics lineup from top to bottom. [...]


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 [...]