REVIEWS

January 19th, 2010

Sapphire HD 5850 1GB & Sapphire HD 5770 1GB Review

ATI’s HD 5000 series have been burning up the GPU sales charts as of late with their near-flawless combination of price, performance and efficiency.  The HD 5850 and HD 5770 have been particularly popular with gamers who are looking at cards that won’t break the bank but offer enough horsepower to  play any of today’s [...]


January 17th, 2010

NVIDIA’s GeForce GF100 Under the Microscope

NVIDIA has finally revealed their upcoming GeForce GF100 architecture that brings the Fermi product family into the GeForce lineup.  In this article we go over the architecture of this new GPU, the features it brings to the table and preview its performance in a few games.


January 13th, 2010

Sapphire HD 5670 1GB GDDR5 Review

ATI has already proved they have what it takes in the high end and the mid-range price brackets and today they set their sights upon the budget market and NVIDIA’s GT 240 as well with the HD 5670 series. In this review we take a look at Sapphire’s version of this card which sports a [...]


January 5th, 2010

Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Case Review

Cooler Master has really found a sweet spot in the market with their current crop of enclosures.  Their products usually offer a perfect mix of functionality, understated design elements and features while being easy on your pocketbook.


January 5th, 2010

Zalman Reveals Upcoming Lineup

At the upcoming CES 2010 show, Zalman will be showing a number of their new products which include cases, coolers and even some new 3D products. In this article, we take a quick, pictorial look at some of the more exciting announcements they will be making over the coming days.


January 4th, 2010

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler Review

Noctua has always been at the forefront of CPU cooling technology and have brought some unique and high performing solutions to the market over the last few years.  With the release of their NF-P14 140mm fan it was only a matter of time before an accompanying cooler was released.  Today we are looking at exactly [...]


January 3rd, 2010

Intel Westmere 32nm Launch & Clarkdale Core i5 661 CPU Review

In recent years, Intel used Nehalem architecture to push both a high end platform with their Bloomfield-based CPUs and their newly released Lynnfield generation of LGA1156 chips.  Today they reveal their more moderately-priced Westmere series with the introduction of the Clarkdale desktop and Arrandale mobile CPUs.  In this review we will be looking at the [...]


December 28th, 2009

EVGA P55 Classified 200 LGA1156 Motherboard Review

What is black and red and full of sexy all over? Well we can’t tell you because it is Classified. That’s right, this is another installment of the EVGA Classified show. Our guest star is of the P55 variety sporting the latest mainstream LGA1156 socket from Intel.  The term mainstream, which is what the Intel [...]


December 23rd, 2009

9-Way 850W Power Supply Roundup

As prices for quality power supplies fall, products that were once out of reach are now accessible to consumers who are on a budget.  With the ever-increasing power demands of the most modern components, 850W PSUs have become one of the “sweet spots” for the current market.  Today we look at nine such units; some [...]


December 20th, 2009

Gigabyte P55-UD6 LGA1156 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte has a long-standing tradition of manufacturing some of the most reliable motherboards on the market but reliability is just one of many necessities when competing in the P55 market.   Their new P55-UD6 board has something for everyone in terms of features but can it match or surpass the performance of similarly-priced boards from [...]