REVIEWS

July 5th, 2010

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 OC Edition Review

Gigabyte isn’t all that well known for their pre-overclocked cards outside of their Super Overclock series but they do have a whole range of moderately priced cards that do offer some additional performance.  In this review we will be looking at the GTX 470 OC which features an overclocked core and Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable VGA [...]


June 30th, 2010

GIGABYTE 870A-UD3 AM3 Motherboard Review

AMD processors  have come a long way in the last year and have been making some serious inroads in the price / performance market.  The motherboards have been following along with the newly-released 800-series chipsets competing directly with the best Intel has to offer.  In this review we will be looking a fully featured, sub-$110 [...]


June 29th, 2010

NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Surround: A Game Changing Experience?

After some initial delay’s NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Surround is finally read for prime time.  With it, they are looking to usher in a new era for multi monitor gaming by essentially following in ATI’s footsteps and adding in their patented out of screen 3D effects with 3D Vision.  In this article we take a closer [...]


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 [...]