REVIEWS

March 26th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 Review

NVIDIA’s GTX 480 is a flagship card which targets the high-end of the GPU market but they are also releasing the GTX 470; a product that is supposed to compete on a price / performance level with ATI’s HD 5850.  That goal is easier said than achieved and in this review we see if this [...]


March 17th, 2010

XFX Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 Review

The HD 5830 was released a few weeks ago and since then we have seen numerous versions from ATI’s board partners.  Prices have also settled somewhat so this card could have the makings of a good value-oriented product.  In this review we take a look at the XFX HD 5830 1GB and see if the [...]


March 15th, 2010

Gelid Tranquillo CPU Cooler Review

When it comes to CPU coolers, most consumers usually have to choose between a low price or good performance since there are very few products on the market that feature both.  With their Traquillo, Gelid is trying to release a product that incorporates the best of both worlds.  Can they succeed?


March 14th, 2010

ASUS ROG Rampage III Extreme LGA1366 Motherboard Preview

The Republic of Gamers series from ASUS has always been known for being among the best in the industry and the Rampage motherboards are at the their forefront.  The new Rampage III Extreme will soon be released and will represent one of the highest-end motherboards on the market.  In this preview we take the board [...]


March 11th, 2010

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 890FX Motherboard Sneak Peak

ASUS hasn’t been making much noise in the high-end AMD market as of late and has instead concentrated their new Republic of Gamers series motherboards towards Intel users.  That is all about to change with the upcoming release of their Crosshair IV Formula which is based off of AMD’s 890FX chipset.  In this sneak peak [...]


March 10th, 2010

Intel Core i7-980X Gulftown Six-Core 32nm Processor Review

It has been a long time coming.  Intel’s six core processors have been talked about since the Nehalem architecture was first introduced and with the Core i7 980X, Gulftown has finally seen the light of day.  Naturally, this new processor is expensive but with six physical cores and 12 threads, can it perform up to [...]


March 10th, 2010

ASUS HD 5870 Matrix 2GB & ASUS HD 5870 “V2″ Sneak Peek

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about upcoming overclocked and 2GB HD 5800 series cards which will see the light of day in the next few months.  In this sneak peak, we take a look at the ASUS HD 5870 Matrix that has high clock speeds as well as a massive amount of [...]


March 7th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 Roundup (EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, Sparkle)

If you weren’t pay close attention to the GPU market a few months ago, you may have missed the launch of the GT 240 series since the launch wasn’t preceded by any of the usual marketing or release day fireworks.  As such, not much attention has been paid to this card but in this roundup [...]


March 3rd, 2010

ASUS RoG Maximus III Extreme LGA 1156 Motherboard Preview

ASUS has long been known for their Republic of Gamers series of motherboards and while they have products already in place for both of Intel’s P55 and X58 platforms, they felt it was time to take things to the next level.  The Maximus III Extreme follows closely in the footsteps of the original Maximus III [...]


March 1st, 2010

A Look at NVIDIA’s Next Generation ION

There is no denying that Intel’s Atom family of processors are extremely popular and that companies are clamoring to get products out which feature it.  NVIDIA’s original ION blazed the trail for better performing netbooks but with the release of the Pineview series of Atom processors, they needed to rethink their approach.  In this article, [...]