REVIEWS

January 7th, 2009

Hardware Canucks: Benchmarkers Guide to the Phenom II

Recent developments in the overclocking and benchmarking world have once again vaulted AMD into the limelight with their Phenom II. News from AMD at recent tech demos has shown that the dreaded cold bug was all but gone allowing operation at liquid nitrogen temperatures of -196C, and possibly beyond. It was with this information that [...]


January 6th, 2009

EVGA X58 SLI LGA 1366 Motherboard Review

Intel’s Core i7 processors burst onto the market not too long ago and with them came a deluge of X58 motherboards. In this review we will be looking at the EVGA X58 SLI which not only promises Tri-SLI but also extreme overclocking potential. Can it live up to our hopes?


January 5th, 2009

EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 55nm Superclocked Edition Review

We have seen Nvidia GTX 200-series cards come and go here at Hardware Canucks but today we have something a bit different for you: the first 55nm GTX 260 is on our test bench. The EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition may be new but can it deliver the power savings and increased overclocking [...]


December 29th, 2008

Antec Skeleton Open Air Case Review

Antec has always been at the forefront of case design for years now. This time, they are trying a totally different approach with an open-air case called the Skeleton. Since its announcement, the Skeleton has generated a fair bit of hype so it is high time to see if all the anticipation was warranted.


December 24th, 2008

ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sneak Peak Part II

Back in November we brought you a sneak peak at the upcoming and highly anticipated ASUS Xonar Essence SXT. Today we expand upon that preview with another look at this card but this time we have drivers in-hand and ready for some testing.


December 23rd, 2008

The Games of Christmas ’08: GPU Performance Part II

In our first GPU performance article, we promised you a closer look at how modestly-priced video cards performed in some of this season’s most-played games. Well, today we make good on that promise. This article is all about products which we can all afford but can they offer the necessary performance to give them a [...]


December 18th, 2008

ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58 Motherboard Review

As a follow-up to the massively popular Rampage Extreme, ASUS had a considerable task on their hands and it would have been easy for them to drop the ball. However, at first sight, it looks like they have not only succeeded in creating another exceptional product, but have once again raised the bar when it [...]


December 18th, 2008

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 Video Card Preview

It is almost here. Nvidia’s answer to the HD 4870 X2 is one step closer today and we have a preview of its performance for you. Called the GTX 295, this card sports a pair of the new 55nm G200b cores along with a few surprises. Can it possibly dethrone the HD 4870 X2? Let’s [...]


December 14th, 2008

Hardware Canucks Christmas Wish List

Christmas is coming and you are probably busy with your last-minute shopping and are in a panic to find that perfect gift. Well, if you have a tech-savvy person on your list we have you covered with our first annual Christmas Wishlist.


December 10th, 2008

The Games of Christmas ’08: GPU Performance Part 1

As Christmas approaches, many of us have the latest games on our wish lists but are unsure which GPUs perform best. In the first part of a two part series, we take a look at high-end GPU performance in some of this holiday season’s most popular games. Which card will come out on top?