BENCHMARK

July 7th, 2014

The NVIDIA TITAN Z Performance Review

NVIDIA’s TITAN Z was launched without much fanfare but drew both admiration and derision from gamers due to its steep price tag. But how does it actually perform in games? We find out.

November 25th, 2013

Western Digital Black² 1TB Dual Drive Review

Western Digital is finally jumping on the hybrid drive bandwagon.  Their new Black² 1TB combines a 1TB hard drive alongside a dedicated 120GB SSD which gives users the best of both worlds.

November 7th, 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Performance Review

NVIDIA’s GTX 780 Ti is quite simply the fastest graphics card available and at $699 it is also one of the most expensive.  But for that price, you get TITAN-demolishing performance for hundreds less.

November 4th, 2013

AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Review

The R9 290 is a rare card; it competes well against higher-priced NVIDIA and AMD offerings (including the mighty R9 290X) while selling for just $399.  Does that sound like a near-perfect approach?  You bet!

October 3rd, 2013

AMD Puts R9-290X Pre-Orders Live; Asks for $200 Deposit

AMD has officially put their R9-290X + Battlefield 4 bundle up for pre-order, but there’s a catch:  you’ll need to bite the bullet and take a risk. By this point we all know that AMD’s R9-290X could very well be gunning for NVIDIA’s TITAN but no small amount of secrecy surrounds a number of its [...]

September 3rd, 2013

Intel i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E Review

Intel’s i7-4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme is billed as the fastest processor available.  With a dozen threads and a clock speed of 4GHz, it has the capability to outshine its predecessors but at $1000, it has a lot to live up to.

July 10th, 2013

Gigabyte GTX 770 WindForce 3X OC Review

Gigabyte’s GTX 770 WindForce OC boasts increased clock speeds that bring its performance nearly in line with a GTX 780.  However, it doesn’t cost a dime more than the $399 reference version.

June 5th, 2013

AMD Richland Review; A10-6800K & A10-6700 Benchmarked

While it may be based on last year’s Trinity architecture AMD’s new Richland A10-6800K and A10-6700 APUs bring higher performance and new features to the table without consuming more power.  However,  in such a competitive processor market, will they really have a chance to shine?

April 23rd, 2013

AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB Review; Malta Arrives

AMD’s HD 7990 has been rumored for more than a year but now it’s finally here.  With it, we get a pair of Tahiti XT cores, 6GB of memory and an insanely quiet heatsink all wrapped into a $999 card that’s supposed to go head to head against NVIDIA’s GTX 690.

May 12th, 2011

Futuremark Releases PC Mark 7

PCMark® 7, a new Futuremark benchmark that offers complete PC performance testing for Windows 7, was released today and is now available to download and purchased from http://www.pcmark.com/. PCMark 7 is available in 3 editions: the free Basic Edition that offers unlimited runs of the PCMark test suite without registration or expiry, the Advanced Edition [...]