Review Index Page 22

  • Lian Li PC-V2120 Full Tower Case Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    Today we'll be looking at the Lian Li PC-V2120A, a luxury full tower chassis that sports a tool-less aluminum design supporting up to ten 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch HDDs, 11 expansion cards and five fans.
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 Review

    By Steven Walton on

    At $299 the new AMD Radeon HD 6950 has no direct competition, but we'll be keeping a close eye on how it compares to the GeForce GTX 470 and 570, and whether it makes more sense to scale down or up to get better value.
  • OCZ RevoDrive X2 240GB PCI-Express SSD Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The OCZ RevoDrive X2 is not your standard solid state drive. Unlike traditional SSDs, the RevoDrive X2 uses the PCI-Express bus, boasting of four SandForce SF-1200 controllers setup in RAID0, and coming in sizes from 100GB through an insane 960GB.
  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Code-named Cayman XT, the new Radeon HD 6970 features 2640 million transistors, 23% more than that of the 5870. The Radeon HD 6970 is essentially a more refined version of the 5870, so expect improved performance and efficiency.
  • Iomega eGo 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    We'll be taking a look at the eGo 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive, one of the latest additions to Iomega's portable storage line.
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU Review

    By Steven Walton on

    With Christmas around the corner, many of you will be treating yourselves to a new computer. Meanwhile, AMD is trying to tempt you with a shiny new hexacore CPU with today's release of the Phenom II X6 1100T, their new six-core flagship processor.
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 (1280MB) Review

    By Steven Walton on

    As the GeForce GTX 470 was to the GTX 480, the GTX 570 is a cut down version of the recently released GTX 580. Thermals and operating efficiency will remain much the same, as will the features. What has changed is the core configuration, operating frequencies, and memory bus width, all of which have been slightly reduced.
  • Asrock Vision 3D HTPC Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Asrock's Mini PC line has expanded with the recent introduction of the Vision 3D HTPC, by far their most ambitious model yet packing both a powerful Intel mobile processor and a mobile Nvidia GeForce graphics part.
  • Asus Crosshair IV Extreme Motherboard Review: Lucid HydraLogix Inside

    By Steven Walton on

    What separates the Crosshair IV Extreme apart from the pack is Asus' CrossLinx 3 technology. This allows users to mix and match multiple graphics cards from both AMD and Nvidia, including models of different GPU generations.
  • Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The Samsung 470 Series 256GB has certainly surprised us. This quiet achiever came from nowhere to dominate our performance charts with stellar performance matching and sometimes surpassing current top SSD drives.
  • Asus ENGTX580 GeForce GTX 580 Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Nvidia claims the GeForce GTX 580 runs cooler and quieter than the GeForce GTX 480 while delivering better performance. That's an exciting prospect for gamers, so we look forward to put this Asus GeForce GTX 580 board through its paces.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops GPU & CPU Performance In-depth

    By Steven Walton on

    Black Ops benchmarks and performance analysis -- Developed by Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops debuts a new theme around the Cold War conflict. We test 19 graphics card configurations, using AMD and Nvidia GPUs that ranged from the uber expensive models to budget-minded offerings.
  • Maingear Shift Gaming PC with Super Stock Options Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    Here's the scenario: You're bored one night surfing the Internet and you decide to do a mock build of your dream PC. Whether through your favorite e-tailer or a boutique system builder, you find yourself piecing together the ultimate powerhouse. Price is not a concern -- you want the baddest system your (imaginary) money can buy.
  • Cooler Master HAF X Case Review

    By Steven Walton on

    When Cooler Master announced the new HAF X as the new flagship model of its 'High Air Flow' line, they had our immediate attention as we wondered how they could have improved the impeccable 932's formula.
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Today marks an overhaul with AMD launching two new graphics cards designed to tackle the GTX 460. The Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 are being presented as the new mid-range offerings on AMD's line-up with a suggested retail of $239 and $199.
  • Medal of Honor Single Player Graphics & CPU Performance

    By Steven Walton on

    Medal of Honor benchmarks and performance analysis -- Medal of Honor is unique in that it uses two different graphics engines for single player and multiplayer modes, so all the performance testing we are about show you will only reflect output in the single player mode.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Notebook Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    Mobile computer users that want a small and lightweight system usually have two options: an underpowered netbook or a pricey ultraportable. Lenovo describes the X100e as something in-between, claiming it has the portability and price of a netbook with the power of an ultraportable.
  • Lian Li Mini Q PC-V354 MicroATX Case Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The Lian Li Mini Q PC-V354 is a rather unique product, and that's not an easy thing to achieve in today's chassis industry. The company has managed to shrink a full size ATX case into a MicroATX case, while still accommodating hefty enthusiast components like a full-size graphics card.
  • HP Envy 14 Notebook Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    Earlier this summer HP expanded their popular Envy notebook line with the introduction of the Envy 14 and Envy 17 models. Building on the success of last year's Envy, the new models bring several new hardware options to the table as well as a lower introductory price point.
  • Civilization V GPU & CPU Performance

    By Steven Walton on

    Civilization V benchmarks and performance analysis -- Sid Meier's Civilization V is a classic example of what many like to call a '4X' game, as players manage an empire where they explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate. We've decided to greet the title with a battery of GPU and CPU tests.
  • Thermaltake Level 10 Case Review

    By Steven Walton on

    We've never seen a chassis that looks remotely like the Thermaltake Level 10. It's not the kind of case you walk by without noticing, and when you do see it, resisting the urge to move in for a closer look is impossible. Simply put, the Level 10 is a piece of art.
  • Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 and Gaming Keyboard G510 Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    We take a look at Logitech's latest input devices, the new Gaming Keyboard G510 and the Wireless Gaming Mouse G700, comparing them to their well regarded predecessors.
  • AMD CPU Refresh: 5 New Phenom II & Athlon II Models

    By Steven Walton on

    AMD is replenishing its ranks with five new processors which include an ultra affordable dual-core model and a modestly priced hexa-core processor.
  • Nvidia GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GTS 450 SLI and Palit GTS 450 Sonic Platinum Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Nvidia is keen to point out that the GTS 450 is aimed at gamers on a budget. For users who want to play the latest games in resolutions of 1280x1024 to 1680x1050, the GTS 450 is meant to deliver.
  • Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case Review

    By Zahn Funk on

    The latest entry to the HAF line-up is their smallest model yet, the mid-tower HAF 912. Bearing a striking resemblance to the 922, the 912 is only marginally narrower and shorter, and let's not forget more affordable as well.
  • Budget Sub-$150 Solid State Drive Round-up

    By Steven Walton on

    Recently there has been a surging demand for solid state drives that sacrifice space for speed and more affordable price tags, and manufacturers have been racing to deliver just that.
  • Asrock P55 Extreme4 Motherboard Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Asrock's latest Intel P55 motherboard features USB3 and SATA3 as well as some pretty impressive overclocking abilities that help make the P55 Extreme4 a very well-rounded motherboard.
  • Mafia II GPU & CPU Performance In-depth

    By Steven Walton on

    Not only have we tested a huge range of graphics cards with Mafia II, but we will also look at the impact PhysX has on performance with and without a dedicated card.
  • Gaming Desktop Round-Up: Puget vs. Maingear vs. Acer

    By Shawn Knight on

    We will be looking at three different gaming systems from the likes of Puget Systems, Maingear and Acer. All three vary quite a bit in core components, cooling options and appearance, but maintain the same sub-$2,000 price tag.
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI Performance Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Those looking for top notch gaming performance and the best possible value will likely be interested in what the GeForce GTX 460 SLI configuration has to offer.