PERFORMANCE

January 22nd, 2014

Sapphire R9 290 4GB TRI-X OC Review

Sapphire’s R9 290 TRI-X OC seems to have it all: better performance, a great heatsink design and higher clock speeds. But with a $100 premium, is it really worth $600?

January 14th, 2014

AMD Kaveri A10 7850K & A8 7600 Review

AMD’s Kaveri is finally here and we look at the A10-7850K & A8-7600. With IPC improvements, Steamroller x86 cores and a GCN-based graphics processor, this may be the one we’ve been waiting for.

December 5th, 2013

GIGABYTE GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition Review

The GHz Edition moniker is typically used for AMD cards but in this case, GIGABYTE is porting it to the GTX 780 Ti.  The end result is nothing short of spectacular.

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 24th, 2013

EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC ACX Review

NVIDIA’s GTX 780 Ti is currently the fastest single core graphics card on the market and EVGA’s Superclock takes it to the next level, providing cooler temperatures and much higher performance.

November 17th, 2013

GIGABYTE Z87X-UD4H Motherboard Review

Gigabyte’s Z87X-UD4H represents an excellent combination of great features and a fair price but in such a competitive market, it needs to be a cut above to make the grade.

November 16th, 2013

Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB Review

Combining the performance of an SSD with the capacity of a traditional hard drive may be nothing new but Seagate’s SSHD 2TB is the first to bring this combination to the desktop market.

November 14th, 2013

Kingston SSDNow E50 240GB SSD Review

Kingston’s new SSDNow E50 is one of the few drives available that narrowly targets read-centric environments.  Because of this, it works perfectly for file servers and virtual machines, it doesn’t get any better.

October 7th, 2013

AMD Radeon R9 270X & R7 260X Review

The R9 270X and R7 260X may not have the prestige of AMD’s R9 280X but they offer an excellent combination of performance and price for gamers who are looking for a great mid-level GPU.

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.