REVIEWS

June 23rd, 2010

G.Skill Phoenix 100GB Solid State Drive Review

At this point, SSDs sporting SandForce controllers seem to be a dime a dozen.  This hasn’t stopped G.Skill from releasing their own SF-1200 based drive but they have also modified the design in order to improve performance while keeping its price below that of the competition.  Could this be the perfect SSD for enthusiasts looking [...]


June 22nd, 2010

EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Superclocked+ Review

As NVIDIA’s GTX 400 series gradually matures, board partners are beginning to release their own custom and overclocked versions of the GTX 470.  In this review we take a look at EVGA’s Superclocked+ that not only offers increased clock speeds but also introduces a simple yet innovative way of dropping the card’s temperatures.


June 21st, 2010

GIGABYTE’s New Technologies: CloudOC, Unlocked Power & More

Gigabyte has long been known as a leader in numerous fields and in the new few months they are looking to take things to the next level.  In this article we take a closer look at some of the technologies which they will be introducing including the already-available Unlocked Power and the innovative CloudOC.


June 18th, 2010

Post-Computex 2010 Report: Kingston unveils 64GB SDXC Card, HyperX SSD & More

Although Kingston didn’t have a booth at this year’s Computex Taipei event, the company did announce a handful of very interesting products prior to and during the exhibition.  In this article we take a closer look at some of them.


June 15th, 2010

GPU Benchmarking Methods Investigated: Fact vs. Fiction

GPU performance has been a hotly debated topic recently and Hardware Canucks has decided to jump face-first into the murky world of games, timedemos, in-game rolling benchmarks and more.  In this article we take an in-depth look at various benchmarking methods used throughout the industry and put their accuracy (or lack thereof) to the ultimate [...]


June 15th, 2010

Your Guide to the Hardware Canucks GPU Benchmarking Process

In an effort to open our GPU benchmarking process to the public’s eye, this ever-evolving guide details the Hardware Canucks GPU benchmarking process.  Within it, we include videos of our benchmark runs, our save game files, timedemos and quick guides to talk readers through the process of recreating our results.


June 13th, 2010

USB 3.0 & the Corsair Voyager GTR: A Match Made in Heaven?

When we first tested Corsair’s Voyager GTR, we found it to be limited by the USB 2.0 interface.  This didn’t stop it from becoming the fastest flash drive we have ever tested but the nagging question persisted:  what happens if you plug this USB 2.0 drive into a next-generation USB 3.0 interface?  In this testing [...]


June 10th, 2010

Prolimatech Armageddon CPU Cooler Review

After releasing their now infamous Megahalems heatsink, Prolimatech followed up with the Mega Shadow which was basically a Megahalems finished in a stunning black anodized finish.  They have now released a brand new heatsink called the Armageddon which is designed from the ground up to take advantage of low speed 140mm fans.  Can Prolimatech capitalize on [...]


June 8th, 2010

OCZ Vertex 2 100GB Solid State Drive Review

Sandforce-based SSDs are being released onto the market from literally every company but according to OCZ, their new Vertex 2 drives are a cut above the rest.  Decked out with a custom firmware that supposedly unlocks additional performance, there are high expectations for the newest addition to the Vertex family.


June 2nd, 2010

Coolink Corator DS CPU Cooler Review

Being the sister company of an industry heavyweight can’t be easy but that’s exactly what Coolink has lived with since their inception.  Nonetheless, they have succeeded time and again in distancing themselves from the long shadow that Noctua casts and have forged ahead with innovative, well-priced heatsink designs.  In this review we take a look [...]