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July 28th, 2010

MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone 768MB OC Review

Another day, another GTX 460 review.  This time we take a look at MSI’s overclocked, custom cooled Cyclone OC edition.  Not only does this GTX 460 have one of the largest heatsinks we have seen in a while but it also retails for a mere $10 more than the reference version.  Could this be a [...]


July 25th, 2010

ASUS RoG ARES 4GB Review

When we think of high end graphics cards, prices floating around the $600 or $700 mark usually pop up but a number of manufacturers are now trying to push the boundaries of pricing and performance even further.  ASUS has now entered the bleeding edge market with what they are calling the ARES; a dual HD [...]


July 21st, 2010

EVGA GTX 460 1GB Superclocked EE (External Exhaust) Review

The GTX 460 has only been on the scene for a few weeks and there are already a huge number of pre-overclocked cards being offered.  One of these is the 1GB Superclocked model from EVGA which comes with an external exhaust system that is supposed to decrease overall case temperature.  In this exclusive review we [...]


July 18th, 2010

StarCraft II GPU Performance Comparison

StarCraft II:  Wings of Liberty is right around the corner and is bound to be one of the most popular PC games of the last few years.  In this article we take a look at this game’s performance with a number of today’s most popular graphics cards.  Who will come out on top?  The answer [...]


July 14th, 2010

EVGA GTX 460 768MB Superclocked Single & SLI Review

Our initial impressions of the GTX 460 768MB were extremely positive since it offers amazing performance for a card that is priced at around $200.   But what happens when you combine two of them together and then add a bit of EVGA’s Superclocked goodness?  Will this combination prove to be a match for higher-end [...]


July 11th, 2010

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB & GTX 460 768MB Review

NVIDIA’s GTX 400-series have so far been met with a mix of rave reviews and harsh criticism but with the introduction of the GF104 core, a new leaf in Fermi’s history could be turning.  The first two cards using this new core are the GTX 460 1GB and GTX 460 768MB which both target the [...]


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.