Reviews

  • MSI GTX 680 Lightning Review

    The GTX 680 Lightning is the latest addition to MSI's highly regarded flagship GPU range. The underwhelming reference design has been discarded and rebuilt from the ground up resulting in a GTX 680 for the overclockers. It features unlocked digital triple voltage control and the efficient Twin Frozr IV cooler. Like all Lightning cards we

  • ARCTIC Sound P301, P311 and P402 Headphones Review

      ARCTIC has been full of surprises lately, as the company has been diversifying towards other segments of the market rather than sticking with CPU and GPU coolers, the products which the company became well-known for. One of the new market segments ARCTIC has been trying to penetrate concerns sound-related products, with the company releasing

  • Next Gen Qualcomm Adreno Hardware has Unified Shaders, OpenGL ES 3.0 Compliant

    The competition in the field of mobile graphics is heating up. For an event held at the W Hotel in San Francisco, Qualcomm invited 30 top journalists and analysts to present the details about the upcoming quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor featuring next generation graphics – Adreno 320.

  • Palit GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream 2GB Review

    The basic premise of paying more for non-reference graphics cards is for better/quieter cooling, improved hardware componentry, and hopefully higher overclocking margins. Palit's GeForce GTX 670 Jetstream achieves all of that, along with a very competitive price tag to boast about.

  • NVIDIA’s Major Coup: How AMD Lost a Man Who Brought All Next-Gen Console Deals

    The fact that AMD won all three next-gen console deals is probably one of worst-kept secrets in Silicon Valley, but little was known about the history of how next-gen consoles are coming to be. The following story culminates with the news that Bob Feldstein, one of key executives at AMD – decided to leave the company

  • Mobile Ivy Bridge HD 4000 and Trinity A10 – Can they handle CS:GO on the go?

    One month before the official launch of Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (August 21st), we put two reference laptops from Intel (Ivy Bridge Ultrabook) and AMD (Trinity A10) to the test to see if we can comfortably play this season's hottest multiplayer shooter on the go.

  • WD My Book Thunderbolt Duo 6TB and ASUS ThunderboltEX: High Speed Mass Storage on Windows

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye! We are finally starting to see Intel Thunderbolt-enabled motherboards and peripherals trickling into the PC ecosystem, albeit still commanding ridiculous prices. This weekend, we try out WD's high capacity storage solution for creative professionals – My Book Thunderbolt Duo 6TB.

  • NZXT Hale82 750W PSU Review

      NZXT is a renowned manufacturer of high quality computer cases, with one of the biggest selections available today. However, the company has been trying to diversify toward related products and recently released several new power supply units with interesting specifications. Thus, today we are not having a look at any of their cases but

  • Former ATI, AMD Engineers Gather at Apple: Desktop and Mobile Chips Incoming?

    It is no secret that Apple is one of key places where former AMD executives and engineers leave for. Over the course of past several years, we've seen quite a fair share of big names landing at the fruity company.

  • MSI Z77A-GD65 Review: Military Class for Ivy Bridge

    Over the next few weeks we will be featuring a slate of motherboards for mainstream DIY system builders to high end enthusiasts. First up is MSI's Z77A-GD65, a solid value offering that should satisfy the needs of most Ivy Bridge users who wants to overclock.

  • SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] Gaming Mouse Review

    All serious gamers will agree that a good mouse is all about ergonomics, weight balance and tracking accuracy. It should not be a liability during those critical reflex shoot-to-win moments or tire you out when using it. Read on to find out we think the SteelSeries Sensei gaming mouse could well be one of the

  • Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler Review

      Undoubtedly, overclockers and hardcore hardware enthusiasts are the most demanding target group, especially when it comes to cooling, since they rarely settle for anything but the best. One of the most reputable CPU coolers among enthusiasts is the Noctua NH-D14. Noctua’s behemoth has been available for some time now and always is amongst the

  • Intel’s Next-Gen Atom Processors to Only Arrive End of 2013

    Behind the scenes, Intel is trying to raise uncertainty around its competitors in the mobile field which have as crushing share as Intel has on the PC market. However, with continuous delays of their next-gen hardware, one must ask is "Intel's manufacturing advantage" really all that?

  • Intel Mulls SSD Price Cuts

    Intel is chalking out a wide range of price cuts for its consumer SSD families, which will likely take effect in August. The updated pricing will see prices go down by as much as 37 percent. Prices of several models in the SSD 320, SSD 330, and SSD 520 series, are on the chopping block.

  • Corsair Accelerator 30GB Caching SSD Review

      One of this year’s most popular system upgrades is the installation of a caching SSD, mainly due to their low cost and trouble-free installation. There are many approaches which manufacturers take when designing a caching SSD; others opt for maximum performance, others strive for balance and others aim for the best possible value. Today

  • Huawei moves into supercomputing (too)

    Huawei network switch? Then, Huawei smartphone? Well, get used to Huawei supercomputers soon.

  • 2013 Haswell Mobile CPU Lineup – Power Sippers to Guzzlers

    One may think that the Ivy Bridge 17W Ultrabook bins power consumption is a great feat, but it may pale to next year 22nm Haswell's 15 watts TDP – including the PCH chipset in the same CPU package! What happens then if you want a bit more performance at a bit more TDP? The answer

  • ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP 2GB Review

    Everyone already knew back in early May that the Nvidia Kepler GK104 based GTX 670 is a serious contender for the price-performance crown. We re-visit that conclusion again with ASUS's factory overclocked GTX 670 fitted with their DirectCU II heatpipe cooler and run a few tests with the latest 304.79 drivers.

  • AMD Piledriver FX and Opteron refresh? After summertime..

    The eagerly awaited Vishera FX desktop and Abu Dhabi server refreshes of AMD processor lines seem scheduled for late summer or early fall (Q3 to Q4 2012) as of now. What's in store?

  • CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Review

    Looking for a new mouse? Get ready for CM Storm’s latest addition to their premium line of gaming device. The Sentinel Advance II comes straight out of a Transformer movie, complete with a streamlined ergonomic shape, multi-colour LED lights and an OLED display. Everything about this mouse spells high tech and next generation.