REVIEWS

January 3rd, 2011

AMD Phenom II X4 840 & X4 975 Black Edition Processors Review

There is no denying the fact that AMD has been hell-bent on providing the CPU market with some much-needed value options as of late.  While this approach hasn’t led to any direct competitors against Intel’s high-end products, there are several Phenom and Athlon processors that feature an excellent price / performance ratio.  Today, AMD is [...]


January 3rd, 2011

Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 2500K & Core i7 2600K Processors Review

With Intel still adhering to their tick / tock release strategy, it was only a matter of time until a new architecture was introduced and it’s name is Sandy Bridge.  Today marks the launch of no less than eight new desktop processors based on a highly refined 32nm manufacturing process and ranging in price from [...]


December 29th, 2010

Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Review

As media files balloon in size and high definition content moves towards the mainstream, consumers’ storage needs have expanded by leaps and bounds.  Hard drive manufacturers have been trying to keep up with products sporting higher and higher capacities.  Western Digital is now pushing the limits with their new Caviar Green 3TB and has come [...]


December 28th, 2010

MSI P67A-GD65 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Preview

MSI has long been held in relatively high regard by the vast majority of the enthusiast community but competing against the likes of Gigabyte and ASUS is never easy.  Nonetheless, their upcoming 1155 lineup is looking strong and in this preview we will be taking a look at the P67A-GD65, a board that will certainly [...]


December 28th, 2010

Gigabyte P67A-UD7 & P67A-UD4 Sandy Bridge Motherboards Preview

With Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture right around the corner, motherboard manufacturers are naturally chomping at the bit to introduce their newest generation of products.  Gigabyte will have a full lineup of P67 and H67 boards and in this article we take a quick look at two of them:  the inexpensive P67A-UD4 and the enthusiast-oriented P67A-UD7


December 23rd, 2010

Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB SSD Single & RAID Review

While SSDs have been gradually coming down in price, they are stilled considered to be luxury items by many.  Mushkin’s new Callisto Deluxe line is aiming to change that perception.  The 40GB version is less than $100 and promises high performance in a frugal package but can it deliver?


December 21st, 2010

Gigabyte Aivia K8100 Gaming Keyboard Review

The peripheral market really hasn’t seen much innovation lately and yet Gigabyte is looking to change that with their new Aivia gaming keyboard.  It has all of the features that usually make up a great gaming peripheral including an excellent software package, intuitive macros and rubberized keys but does the Aivia have what it take [...]


December 14th, 2010

AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 Review

As NVIDIA released their refreshed GTX 500-series AMD took what could only be called an observer’s position, biding their time until their own response was ready.  Today we find out exactly what they have been working on since before the HD 5800 cards were released more than a year ago.  The HD 6970 and HD [...]


December 7th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Review

After launching their GTX 580, many expected the rest of 2010 to be relatively quiet for NVIDIA.  However, other plans were brewing in the form of the GTX 570; a $350 graphics cards with enough rendering horsepower to go head to head with the GTX 480.  This could seriously shake up the market and put [...]


December 6th, 2010

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Six-Core Processor Review

AMD’s Phenom II X6 series has proven to be exceptionally popular since its launch in April, and much of this can be attributed to the simple fact that it offers the only six-core processors that are within the reach of the average consumer. Today, AMD is launching a slight refresh to this series, with their [...]