Reviews

  • Palit GeForce GTX 660 Ti Jetstream 2GB Review

    Palit's GTX 660 Ti Jetstream offering is nearly identical to their custom GTX 670 that we've featured here not too long ago, equipped with an oversized but effective cooler, slight factory overclock and a competitive price tag. Can you really ask for more?

  • Corsair HX850 PSU Review

    Corsair has been a major player in the power supply market since 2006. The release of their two first PSU products, the HX520 and HX620, proved to be a great success at the time, quickly making Corsair one of the favorite brands amongst enthusiasts. Today the company is offering no less than 20 units split

  • The James Webb Space Telescope – A quick look at Hubble’s successor

    SPACE – The James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2018, is NASA's next big thing, and the planned replacement for the famous Hubble Space Telescope. Big, expensive, and ambitious, the telesope is exactly all that, but why does NASA need it?

  • DayZ Review – The zombie apocalypse simulator you’ve been waiting for

    Though still an alpha release, DayZ, a zombie apocalypse mod for military simulator Arma II, already has over a million player. This article takes a peek at the phenomenon and helps sort out what sets DayZ apart from other zombie games out there. 

  • GlobalFoundries Announces 14XM, Can this Process Get AMD Back into the Game?

    GlobalFoundries delivered a 1-2 punch today, announcing the 14nm process for 2014. The semiconductor maker plans to manufacture chips in 14nm node named "eXtreme Mobility", offering FinFET three-dimensional transistors and Fully Depleted SOI to boot.

  • Prolimatech Panther CPU Cooler Review

    Prolimatech is a company offering a large variety of cooling-related products, with their focus being on high performance CPU coolers. Most of the CPU coolers that the company currently offers, from the slim Lynx to the enormous Megahalems Rev C, are being offered as stand-alone cooling bodies and the user is asked to purchase the

  • AMD Next Generation Codenames Revealed: 2013, 2014, 2015 GPUs Get Names

    Recently we witnessed an alleged leak for the first member of the Sea Islands Family, which is scheduled to appear in the first quarter of 2013. We dug deeper and discovered codenames for GPUs coming in the next couple of years.

  • Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB SSD Review

      Small mSATA SSD drives slowly become more and more popular since, due to their tiny size, they are ideal for use in ultra-portable notebooks and on motherboards. Gigabyte has a long list of motherboards with mSATA slots which initially were meant only to be used as a caching solution with small SSDs installed; as

  • Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler Review

      Ever since its release, Noctua's NH-D14 is one of the most popular high performance CPU coolers amongst enthusiasts. However, the massive height of the cooler frequently is a source of concern for users, who possess cases too narrow for the cooler to fit, or for HTPC builders, who are limited by the height of

  • IDF SF 2012: Haswell-EP/EN (Grantley) in 2014, now with moar cores

    While mainstream "there's simply no need for more" quad-core Haswell parts should have further power savings, but not much extra performance unless you recompile the software to take advantage of the new ISA, the high end parts will take a hulk smash approach.

  • Aftershock X11 Gaming Laptop Review

    This is the world's most powerful and customizable 11.6 inch notebook, period. And oh, its pretty affordable so you don't have to take a mortgage on your house too.

  • Kingston HyperX T1 2400MHz 8GB Kit Review

    Kingston's current offerings in the DRAM market might not seem as aggressive as some of the other vendors, however Kingston is bringing back some of their old lines such as the T1 line with tall heatspeaders. This is one of Kingston's latest shots at the high-end DRAM market for Z77 overclocking, so follow us as

  • How AMD can “Steamroller” the competition in 2013

    You've seen the Net coverage of AMD Mark Papermaster's Hot Chips Steamroller micro-architecture unveiling. Looks like what Bulldozer should have been in the first place a year ago, but some stuff is still missing to compete better against Intel…

  • Roundup – USB 3.0 Flash Drives from Corsair, Lexar and Patriot

    USB flash drives are the most common and widely used form of editable data storage, which today have all but replaced floppy disks and other similar data storage devices. The integration of USB 3.0 ports in most middle and all high end motherboards this year has spurred a vast interest over new, high speed USB

  • AMD Pushes Steamroller and Excavator Forward, Bullish about Performance Increases

    Recently, there were a lot of rumors that AMD reorganized its roadmap and that some late 2012 and regular 2013 parts were cancelled. Before going any forward, we can now say that some of those rumors are true.

  • The Battle for Liquid Cooling: Asetek Sues CoolIT, is Corsair in Danger?

    It looks like we have entered an era of not innovation, but rather innovation litigation. Companies are suing each other for technologies which were a part of the enthusiast movement not too long ago. The latest case in point is Asetek Holdings, which sued CoolIT Systems for US patent #8,240,362.

  • Why AMD FirePro Still Cannot Compete Against NVIDIA Quadro, Old or New?

    Couple of weeks ago at the Siggraph 2012 conference held in Los Angeles, both AMD and NVIDIA introduced the next generation of its professional graphics cards based on 2012 graphics processors. Both companies picked up different approach, hoping to yield the best results. In this article, we explain what you can expect on the workstation

  • No NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 before March 2013, Maxwell Only in 2014?

    Originally, Kepler GPU architecture was scheduled to debut in 2011, with the successor codenamed Maxwell coming in 2013. We were not surprised to hear that Maxwell, tied to a 20nm process node – is getting delayed as well.

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP 2GB Review

    We pit ASUS's non-reference DirectCU II TOP variant of the GTX 660Ti (with the latest 305.68 drivers) against its direct competitor AMD Radeon HD 7950 with Boost (Catalyst 12.8), on modern games like Battlefield 3, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and the wildly popular Sleeping Dogs!

  • Asus ROG Maximus V Extreme (Z77) Subzero Review

    Today we take the Maximus V Extreme for a spin on our LN2 test bench. Never before have we seen a motherboard so packed with innovative overclocking features and support. This board not only packs the latest technologies from the ROG OC team, but it also incorporates many of the latest platform technologies such as