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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 [...]


April 14th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 SLI Review

With NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 470 cards slowly marching towards broad availability, more and more consumers are looking for the possibility of pairing up two of these cards for a somewhat affordable DX11 SLI system.  In this review we take a look at the performance offered by a pair of these cards and how they compare [...]


April 4th, 2010

Sapphire HD 5870 2GB Toxic Edition Review

When ATI’s HD 5870 was released back in September of 2009, the architecture impressed us with its versatility and performance.   Now, board partners are well on their way to refining these cards in order to squeeze increased performance out their efficient forms by increasing clock speeds and adding additional memory.  In this review we [...]


March 26th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Review

After nearly a year of waiting, NVIDIA is finally launching their Fermi-based GTX 400 series of DX11 cards today.  With ATI currently dominating the marketplace with their HD 5000-series, NVIDIA needs to offer a near-perfect combination of price and performance to succeed.  Can their flagship GTX 480 accomplish this?