REVIEWS

January 25th, 2010

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 LGA1366 Motherboard Review

With the dawn of the USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s age, motherboard manufacturers have been quick to adopt both of these new technologies.  Gigabyte in particular has been at the forefront of technology and with their flagship GA-X58A-UD7, they are hot on the heals of the best of the best in terms of high-end features, [...]


January 20th, 2010

G.Skill Falcon II 128GB SSD Review

As the SSD marketplace expands at a near-breakneck pace, OEMs and manufacturers alike are moving quickly to cover as many price points as possible.  One of the most popular portions of this market doesn’t lie with the high-performance, stratospherically-priced drives but rather with drives that offer the perfect mix of value and performance.  Enter G.Skill’s [...]


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 [...]