REVIEWS

January 25th, 2011

AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB Review

2011 is bound to be an exciting year for the graphics card market and it is already starting off in a big way with some heated competition between AMD and NVIDIA.  Today AMD is officially launching their HD 6950 1GB which is supposed to compete with the new GTX 560 Ti at a highly competitive [...]


January 20th, 2011

Samsung FX2490HD 24″ LED Hybrid HDTV & Monitor Review

For many, the differences between computer monitors and HDTVs are distinct enough that separate products will likely be bought in order to encompass all of benefits each brings to the table.  Samsung however thinks they have found a solution:  an all-in-one hybrid which combines the best features of both genres into a 24″ product dubbed [...]


January 19th, 2011

Event Report: MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011

During CES 2011, MSI held the first of what will likely be a long line of overclocking events throughout this year.  Called the Master Overclocking Arena, these events bring together some of the world’s best overclockers in a multi stage competition of ultra low temperates and sky high clock speeds.  Hardware Canucks was on hand [...]


January 17th, 2011

EVGA Geforce GTX 570 Superclocked Review

Late last year, NVIDIA released their GTX 570 – a card that proved itself to be the perfect solution to AMD”s upcoming HD 6900-series since it ended up outperforming even the GTX 480.  Since then board partners have released a steady stream of non-reference designs and EVGA has led the pack with their Superclocked edition.


January 12th, 2011

Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review

With SSDs making some minor inroads into the market hard drives used to have sole proprietorship over, manufacturers like Seagate needed something new to spice things up.  Enter a new generation of hybrid drives which combine the capacity of a traditional hard drive with the high speed NAND of an SSD.  The Momentus XT is [...]


January 11th, 2011

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-16000CL9D-8GBRM 2x4GB Memory Review

As CPU memory controllers continue to become the bottleneck when it comes to overclocking memory, having modules that can keep up has become increasingly important.  G.Skill’s Ripjaws modules are currently known as some of the best modules on the market in terms of price and overall performance while offering a good amount of overhead for [...]


January 10th, 2011

CES 2011: More Cooler Master Storm Products & A New Water Cooler

This year’s CES was an exciting time for Cooler Master, as the company expands its CM Storm lineup with a new range of products while finally launching a new water cooling solution after years of absence.


January 10th, 2011

CES 2011: Antec Updates Chassis and Goes Under Water

Antec, a company once known for their quiet, office-centric cases has really embraced the enthusiast market this past year, possibly more so than ever in their 25 year history. We had a chance to go through the company’s line for 2011 at CES, which involves a few updates to existing lines as well as embarking [...]


January 9th, 2011

CES 2011: Sapphire Shows Fusion APU, HD 5570 Xtend & Set Top Box

Considering Sapphire is an AMD-centric company, they didn’t have that much new to display that we can discuss without breaking NDA. With that being said, the coming months should some interesting graphics cards from them and the acquisition of most of EVGA’s motherboard development team means major moves on that side of things as well.


January 9th, 2011

CES 2011: MSI Demos New AM3+ Big Bang Conqueror & Lightning GPUs

For MSI, things are rolling with brand new marketing and PC product development teams. Not only did they show off a number of new and upcoming products at highly competitive price points but overclocking muscle was also flexed with an overclocking event dubbed MOA.  In this article we take a look primarily at the AM3+ [...]