REVIEWS

September 2nd, 2010

NVIDIA’s GeForce 400M Mobile GPUs: 7 New Fermis Introduced

It is rare for more than two graphics chips to be launched at the same time.  However, NVIDIA is bucking this trend by introducing SEVEN new GPUs into the market with immediate availability.  They range in performance from the low-end of the performance spectrum to products which will give ATI’s HD 5870M a run for [...]


September 1st, 2010

Mushkin Ridgeback PC3-12800 4GB DDR3 Memory Review

The sub-$150 memory market is thick with products from the likes of Corsair, OCZ, G.Skill, Patriot and so many others.  Mushkin is now adding their name to the list with their new Ridgeback series.  In this review we take a look at their PC3-12800 4GB kit.  Does it have the chops to compete with numerous [...]


August 30th, 2010

Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler Review

Shaped like a bona fide V6 engine, Cooler Master’s new V6 GT heatsink is aiming to knock several high end coolers off of their respective thrones.  To accomplish this, the V6 GT is equipped with a pair of high speed 120mm fans and enough cooling mass to beggar most of its competitors.  However, can its [...]


August 29th, 2010

A $30 Adapter, a World of Eyefinity Possibilities

Multi monitor gaming setups are expensive but through the need for an active DisplayPort connector on at least one monitor, ATI’s Eyefinity was additionally limiting for potential customers.  Prior to today, expensive adapters were available for DVI-equipped monitors but now AMD and their partners are releasing an inexpensive dongle that does 3/4 of the job [...]


August 25th, 2010

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Motherboard Review

With the release of the 890-series chipset, AMD firmly planted their flag in the enthusiast arena.  Interestingly enough, most motherboards sporting the 890FX retail for significantly less than their Intel counterparts while being equipped with similar feature sets.  In this review we take a look at one such board from ASUS’ Republic of Gamers series: [...]


August 25th, 2010

Event Report: GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship 2010 NA Final

Gigabyte’s Open Overclocking Championship has been running now for the last few years.  In it, the top overclockers from around the world compete for prizes and bragging rights by publicly pushing their systems to new heights.  This year, Hardware Canuchs was invited to the North American final where teams from Canada and the USA competed [...]


August 23rd, 2010

Mafia II: Perfection for NVIDIA’s Graphics Plus Technologies?

Mafia II is the latest blockbuster from 2K Games which has incorporated a number of features which bring a more interactive experience to gamers.  In this article, we see if these “Graphics Plus” technologies are able to deliver on their promises or fall flat like we have seen so many times before.


August 17th, 2010

Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 Super Overclock Review

Gigabyte’s Super Overclock series has always been known as being cutting edge in terms of features and clock speeds and it has now made the jump into a lower-end price segment.  The HD 5770 already combines excellent performance with a killer price but how will this translate into a supposedly flagship brand?


August 15th, 2010

Corsair Hydro H70 CPU Cooler Review

Closed system water cooling units have been gaining popularity over the last two years or so and it is only natural that we have seen a gradual evolution in their designs.  Corsair is now taking the next step in the evolutionary process with their release of the H70; a water cooling unit which could out [...]


August 12th, 2010

Prolimatech Samuel 17 Small Form Factor CPU Cooler Review

CPU coolers specifically designed for small form factor applications are few and far between but Prolimatech has now thrown their hats into this ring with the new Samuel 17.  Able to mount a 120mm fan, this low-slung cooler is looking to bring some high performance to HTPC and SFF users.