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July 5th, 2010

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 OC Edition Review

Gigabyte isn’t all that well known for their pre-overclocked cards outside of their Super Overclock series but they do have a whole range of moderately priced cards that do offer some additional performance.  In this review we will be looking at the GTX 470 OC which features an overclocked core and Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable VGA [...]


June 22nd, 2010

EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Superclocked+ Review

As NVIDIA’s GTX 400 series gradually matures, board partners are beginning to release their own custom and overclocked versions of the GTX 470.  In this review we take a look at EVGA’s Superclocked+ that not only offers increased clock speeds but also introduces a simple yet innovative way of dropping the card’s temperatures.


June 15th, 2010

GPU Benchmarking Methods Investigated: Fact vs. Fiction

GPU performance has been a hotly debated topic recently and Hardware Canucks has decided to jump face-first into the murky world of games, timedemos, in-game rolling benchmarks and more.  In this article we take an in-depth look at various benchmarking methods used throughout the industry and put their accuracy (or lack thereof) to the ultimate [...]


June 15th, 2010

Your Guide to the Hardware Canucks GPU Benchmarking Process

In an effort to open our GPU benchmarking process to the public’s eye, this ever-evolving guide details the Hardware Canucks GPU benchmarking process.  Within it, we include videos of our benchmark runs, our save game files, timedemos and quick guides to talk readers through the process of recreating our results.


May 30th, 2010

EVGA GeForce GTX 465 1GB Superclocked Review

The NVIDIA GTX 465 1GB is the latest card in the 400-series and it aims to compete in a category that lands somewhere between the HD 5850 and HD 5830.  A launch wouldn’t be complete without an EVGA card and they have shown up with the Superclocked Edition which sports increased clock speeds along with [...]


May 30th, 2010

ASUS GeForce GTX 465 1GB Review

With NVIDIA finally launching their high-end GTX 470 and GTX 480, it was only a matter of time until lower priced 400-series cards started hitting the market.  The GTX 465 is the first of these cut down cards and it aims for a target performance level between ATI’s HD 5850 and HD 5830.  Priced at [...]


May 25th, 2010

ASUS HD 5870 2GB RoG Matrix Platinum Edition Review

With Gigabyte, MSI and Sapphire all releasing high-end, pre-overclocked  HD 5870 cards, it was only a matter of time until ASUS joined in on the party.  Released under the Republic of Gamers series, their HD 5870 Matrix comes in two flavors:  a base model with a boatload of features and a Platinum Edition that adds [...]


May 10th, 2010

ASUS Radeon HD 5870 1GB V2 Review

When we originally previewed the ASUS HD 5870 V2, there was a lot of interest since it was supposed to bring something unique to the graphics card market:  a custom card that was supposed to completely replace the reference model with the ASUS lineup.  With the “V2″ finally making its rounds at retailers throughout North [...]


May 2nd, 2010

Gigabyte HD 5870 1GB Super Overclock Review

In the cat fight that is the current GPU marketplace, there are those who are content to stick with reference designs and those who are willing to go out on a limb and push technology to the bleeding edge.  Falling into the latter category, Gigabyte has released their HD 5870 Super Overclock which is basically [...]


April 18th, 2010

NVIDIA Optimus Technology Review

Battery life has always been paramount in both netbooks and laptops but lengthening it usually comes at the expense of performance.  NVIDIA claims their new Optimus technology offers the best of both worlds by seamlessly switching between an on-board dedicated graphics chip and an IGP.   Does it work as well as NVIDIA wants us [...]