REVIEWS

April 14th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 SLI Review

With NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 470 cards slowly marching towards broad availability, more and more consumers are looking for the possibility of pairing up two of these cards for a somewhat affordable DX11 SLI system.  In this review we take a look at the performance offered by a pair of these cards and how they compare [...]


April 12th, 2010

ASUS Maximus III Extreme LGA1156 Motherboard Review

The  LGA 1156 platform has quickly become the de facto standard for people looking for a budget-friendly Intel system.  However, manufacturers are constantly evolving their motherboard offerings with new technologies and features in a effort to differentiate themselves from the competition.  ASUS has taken things to the next level with their new Maximus III Extreme [...]


April 7th, 2010

GIGABYTE M8000 Xtreme Laser Gaming Mouse Review

When it comes to peripherals, there are many consumers who couldn’t care less about overall performance; they just want the most economically sensible solution.  However, with their M8000 Xtreme gaming mouse, Gigabyte is trying to prove that we don’t have to pay a fortune for a high performance peripheral.  Can they combine the features enthusiasts [...]


April 4th, 2010

Sapphire HD 5870 2GB Toxic Edition Review

When ATI’s HD 5870 was released back in September of 2009, the architecture impressed us with its versatility and performance.   Now, board partners are well on their way to refining these cards in order to squeeze increased performance out their efficient forms by increasing clock speeds and adding additional memory.  In this review we [...]


March 31st, 2010

Kingston SSDNow V+ (gen.2) 128GB SSD Review

In the highly competitive SSD market, there is no end to the number of companies vying for your hard earned dollars.  From no name brands to the who’s who of the computer hardware industry, there are so many products out there it is getting extreme hard for consumers to choose.  With their SSDNow V+ series, [...]


March 29th, 2010

Lamptron FC5 Fan Controller Review

Fan controllers aren’t exactly the most glamorous items in the tech world nor are they popular these days.  However, companies like Lamptron have continued to innovate these products with upscale LCD displays, numerous readout options and the ability to control multiple high power fans.  Their ideals seem grounded in reality but is the $60 asking [...]


March 28th, 2010

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD7 LGA 1156 Motherboard Review

While many may think of P55 motherboards as a less-expensive alternative to an X58-based product, enthusiasts have learned that many LGA 1156 processors can be pushed to obscene speeds when paired up with the right board.  As such, manufacturers have been releasing P55 boards of increasing potential at a feverish rate.  Gigabyte’s P55A-UD7 is meant [...]


March 26th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Review

After nearly a year of waiting, NVIDIA is finally launching their Fermi-based GTX 400 series of DX11 cards today.  With ATI currently dominating the marketplace with their HD 5000-series, NVIDIA needs to offer a near-perfect combination of price and performance to succeed.  Can their flagship GTX 480 accomplish this?


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 [...]