REVIEWS

October 25th, 2009

A-DATA S592 128GB SSD Review

It seems that every time we look at the SSD market new companies have thrown their hats into the ring and are releasing their products.  Lately, Indilinx-based drives are the talk of the town with everyone from OCZ to Corsair to G.Skill releasing drives with Indilinx controllers.  A-Data is the latest to enter the fray [...]


October 21st, 2009

Intel Core i7 / LGA1366 CPU Cooler Roundup

Over the last few months we have been building up an impressive array of CPU coolers for Intel’s i7 / 1366 CPUs and it was high time they were all compared to one another.  In this roundup we will be looking at new products from well-known companies like Tuniq, Kingwin and Zalman along with coolers [...]


October 18th, 2009

MSI P55-GD80 LGA1156 Motherboard Review

We all know MSI as the company that had so much potential but then faded a bit right as the X38 boards were released.  However, they are back with a vengeance and are sporting one of the strongest P55 lineups of any manufacturer.  Their flagship board is the P55-GD80 and its looking to take on [...]


October 14th, 2009

Xigmatek Midgard Mid-Tower Case Video Review

We all know the name Xigmatek as being synonymous with high quality, high performance CPU and GPU cooling solutions.  However, they have now released their first case called the Midgard which they hope will take on some of the best of the best in the $100 market.  Will they succeed?


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 [...]