REVIEWS

October 12th, 2009

XFX Radeon HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 Review

In a changing market, everyone seems to be looking for the graphics card that will give them the most possible performance for their money.  ATI’s answer to this need is their HD 5700-series, in particular the new HD 5750.  In this review we take a look at the XFX HD 5750 1GB, a card that [...]


October 12th, 2009

XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Review

It seems like the 9800 GTX and its offspring the GTS 250 have been around forever without much competition from ATI.  However, today ATI is introducing a card that should rectify that situation:  the HD 5770 1GB.  Decked out with GDDR5 memory and a mouth-watering price, this is a product that could take the sub-$200 [...]


October 12th, 2009

ASUS Radeon HD 5770 1GB Voltage Tweak Edition Review

Even though ATI seems to have the high-end DX11 segment in their back pockets, this doesn’t mean they are sitting idly by.  Today marks the release of the HD 5770, their answer to the mainstream DX11 market.  In this review we take a look at the ASUS HD 5770 1GB Voltage Tweak Edition.


October 9th, 2009

NVIDIA’s New Focus in a Changing Market

Last week, Hardware Canucks was invited to NVIDIA’s first annual GPU Technology Conference.  It proved to be an eye-opening experience regarding the state of the industry in general and the exciting directions where it will be going in the next few years.  In this article we discuss some of the focuses of the conference as [...]


October 8th, 2009

XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 Review

A short time ago, ATI launched their HD 5870 1GB card to rave reviews.  They are now hoping to capitalize on the popularity of that $400 card by releasing its smaller brother – the HD 5850- hot on its heals.  Not only does it look like the HD 5850 has specifications to nearly match the [...]


October 1st, 2009

ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA1156 Motherboard Review

As Lynnfield processors muscle their way into the market, the number of motherboards available for the platform has grown in leaps and bounds. Unfortunately, many manufacturers are struggling to find ways to differentiate their products from those of the competition.  ASUS hopes their P7P55D Deluxe will have enough unique features to make it stand out [...]


September 24th, 2009

Silverstone Raven RV02 Full Tower Case Video Review

With the original Raven, Silverstone brought something new to an otherwise stagnant enclosure market.  Their Stack Cooling layout was put to good effect and the case did quite well but many people wanted something with a bit less flamboyant design.  Enter the second generation Raven:  the RV02.


September 23rd, 2009

EVGA X58 SLI Micro LGA1366 mATX Motherboard Review

The mATX form factor has really made a name for itself over the last few years and that has carried forward to the X58 chipset with fully featured monster boards packed into a small mATX form factor. The EVGA X58 SLI Micro continues that tradition by offering pretty much everything its full ATX X58 counterparts [...]


September 22nd, 2009

Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 Review

It isn’t every day that a new version of DirectX is released but with the approaching availability of Windows 7, we will get a taste of the new DX11 API.  Accordingly, ATI is the first to market with their own DX11-compliant hardware in the form of the Evergreen family of GPUs.  In this review we [...]


September 17th, 2009

Gigabyte GTX 260 896MB Super Overclock Review

Gigabyte is well known for their motherboards but their pre-overclocked graphics cards have been few and far between.  Now, things are a-changin’ with them as they try to take on the likes of EVGA’s FTW, BFG’s OCX and ASUS’ Ultimate series with their Super Overclock edition of cards.  In this review we take a look [...]