REVIEWS

August 31st, 2008

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 P45 Motherboard Review

The new P45 chipset has hit the market by storm and is taking over quite nicely from the outgoing P35. Gigabyte is one of the companies which has released numerous boards with this chipset and today we will be looking at their GA-EP45-DQ6. This is their highest-end P45-based board to date so it will be [...]


August 26th, 2008

AMD Phenom X4 9750 Quad Core CPU Review

Back in the K8 days, AMD was on the top of the world since their processors were doing extremely well against the somewhat lackluster competition from Intel. Fast forward to today and AMD is fighting for their life with their hope resting with their Phenom Quad Cores. In this review we will be looking at [...]


August 20th, 2008

Gigabyte GA-EP45T-EXTREME Motherboard Review

This is the first time in a long while that we review a Gigabyte product here on Hardware Canucks and today we have something special for you: the GA-EP45T-EXTREME. This DDR3 board rests near the pinnacle of Gigabyte’s P45 lineup while offering more features than you can shake a stick at. It should be interesting [...]


August 17th, 2008

BFG GTX 280 OCX 1GB Video Card Review

It has been a while since the GTX 280 cards were first released onto the market and today we have a review of one of the higher clocked ones: the BFG GTX 280 OCX. While the GTX 280 is already a very fast product, BFG is bringing it to the next level by pre-overclocking it [...]


August 11th, 2008

Palit Radeon HD4870 X2 2GB (R700) VIdeo Card Review

ATI is finally ready to take another stab at the performance crown and this time they have come to the table with some serious firepower. Their HD4870 X2 2GB card is now set to deliver a broadside to the competition. Can it perform up to expectations or will its dual GPU nature drag it down. [...]


August 7th, 2008

ATI HD4870 & HD4850 Crossfire Performance Review

With so many people buying Crossfire compatible motherboards coupled with the fact that the new ATI HD4800-series is one of the best selling ATI products in the last decade, we thought it was high time to tackle a Crossfire review. So, here we are running head first into dual card performance of the HD4870 and [...]


August 5th, 2008

ASRock P45R2000-WiFi (P45) Motherboard Review

ASRock has long been known to produce some of the least expensive motherboards in the industry while offering end users an open door to upgrades in the future. However, with their new crop of boards they are breaking from their mold by offering products which cater to enthusiasts as well as first-timers. In this review [...]


July 31st, 2008

Thermalright TRUE Black 120 CPU Cooler Review

While we have reviewed many CPU coolers here at Hardware Canucks, there has always been one that people ask us to look at: The Thermalright Ultra eXtreme 120. In this review we take it step further with a complete review of the latest incarnation of the TRUE: the Black 120 Edition.


July 28th, 2008

ASUS P5Q PRO P45 Motherboard Review

Without a doubt, ASUS is the best known motherboard manufacturer in North America and they have recently released their lineup of new P45-based products. The P5Q PRO we are reviewing here today is one of the most popular boards on the market right now. Let’s see if it can perform up to our expectations.


July 27th, 2008

BFG GTX 260 896MB Video Card Review

With the recent release of the ATI HD4800-series, Nvidia has been in a tough situation while trying to compete against a less expensive product. However, with the recent price cuts to the GTX 260 it seems that they are bringing all guns to bear on the competition. Let’s take a look at how the GTX [...]