May 3rd, 2011

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB Solid State Drive Review

OCZ has consistently been at the forefront of the SSD market but their competitors are rapidly catching up.  In order to head off up and coming products, OCZ has released a new flagship drive called the Vertex 3.  Alongside a new Sandforce controller and high-end Micron 25nm NAND, this brand new drive also sports a [...]

May 2nd, 2011

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Processor Review

Back in January, we were absolutely convinced that we had seen the last hurrah for the venerable quad-core 45nm ‘Deneb’ die when we reviewed the Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition processor. However, apparently we were wrong as AMD is now releasing the X4 980 Black Edition; a processor sporting an impressive 3.7Ghz core speed. [...]

May 1st, 2011

MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Review

MSI’s Lightning series of graphics cards has quickly become known as one of the most highest respected product ranges available and they are now ready to carry this branding over to the fastest single GPU card on the planet:  the GTX 580.  Naturally, expectations are high but will this new GTX 580 Lightning deliver the [...]

April 25th, 2011

GIGABYTE G1.Assassin G1-Killer LGA1366 Motherboard Review

“Gaming” motherboards seem to be a dime a dozen these days but it’s rare to see a product that’s built from the ground up to cater to the unique needs of the gaming community.  This is exactly what Gigabyte is looking to accomplish with the G1 Killer series; particularly with the flagship G1.Assassin.  Packing a [...]

April 24th, 2011

HD 6870 Roundup: Diamond, PowerColor, MSI, Sapphire & XFX

With high end and lower tiered cards being released to complete AMD’s full 6000-series lineup, many forget that the most popular market segment lies within the $175 and $225 price brackets.  Here, cards like the GTX 560 Ti and HD 6950 1GB reign supreme but the HD 6870 with its long list of pre overclocked [...]

April 19th, 2011

ASUS ML248H 24” Monitor Review

ASUS has a wide range of monitors which run the gamut from ultra high end professional products to more reasonably priced units.  While the ML248H lies closer to the bottom of their product stack in terms of overall price, it definitely doesn’t skimp on features and is supposed to offer some reasonable image quality as [...]

April 19th, 2011

Valve Portal 2 Game Review

One of the most iconic games from the recesses of the Valve studios returns for its sequel. Portal 2 follows up the incredible success of the original that saw gamers embrace a challenge of puzzles, logic and general good fun, all without any, well, traditional, bloodshed. This latest robotic adventure brings new faces, returns old [...]

April 18th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB & HD 6570 512MB Review

Another week, another graphics card launch.  This time AMD is hitting the entry level with a pair of new products:  the HD 6670 and HD 6570.  Both of these are supposed to offer budget conscious buyers some new choices over the previous generation while adding features like UVD3 into the mix.  Hopefully, they’ll allow lower [...]

April 14th, 2011

Cooler Master CM Storm Enforcer Gaming Case Video Review

“Gaming” cases seem to be a dime a dozen these days but Cooler Master’s products always seem to stand out from the crowd.  Their latest addition to the CM Storm line is called the Enforcer and it looks to offer an excellent combination of features and sleek design design elements into a case that doesn’t [...]

April 12th, 2011

F@H Core 16: Taking AMD GPU Folding to the Next Level?

A few weeks ago, Stanford introduced the new Core 16 Project 11293 work units which are specifically tailored towards OpenCL-supporting AMD graphics cards.  But do they bring the hoped-for increase in Folding@Home performance or is this yet another step towards disappointment?