Review Index Page 23

  • Patriot Box Office Media Player Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The prospect of acquiring a capable digital media player for $100 appeared bleak, until now. The search for the perfect affordable solution was reignited when Patriot sent us their new 'Box Office' media player.
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty GPU & CPU Performance

    By Steven Walton on

    StarCraft 2 benchmarks and performance analysis. On usual TechSpot fashion, now with the game out in stores we are taking an in-depth look at how your gaming system will handle StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. We have tested a huge range of graphics cards using three different resolutions and an equal number of visual quality presets.
  • Lenovo C Series C315 All-In-One Desktop PC Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    Lenovo touts the C Series C315 as the perfect PC solution for tight spaces and budgets. Check out this entry-level all-in-one system that boasts of a 20-inch Lenovo multi-touch panel.
  • AMD Socket AM3 Budget Motherboard Shootout

    By Steven Walton on

    We put together three affordable AM3 motherboards to see just how much bang for your buck they offer. And we mean it, we hand-picked motherboards from Gigabyte, Asrock and MSI that are selling for less than $100.
  • Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum & Inno3D GeForce GTX 460

    By Steven Walton on

    What Nvidia desperately needed is a new graphics card that could provide serious value, and they may finally be up to task with the release of the GeForce GTX 460.
  • Singularity GPU & CPU Performance In-depth

    By Steven Walton on

    Singularity is a new first person shooter that managed to fly well under our radar even though it was developed by veteran Raven Software and published by Activision.
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 SLI vs. ATI Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire

    By Steven Walton on

    For those amongst you that like to take things to the next level, gaming at 2560x1600 with 30-inch displays and beyond. For extreme users that do not necessarily care about value, power consumption or even heat... which is the best gaming solution?
  • OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable SSD Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Essentially an SSD packed inside a slim enclosure with a built-in USB 3.0 controller, the portable OCZ Enyo SSD comes in several capacities and boasts some seriously impressive performance figures.
  • Mouse Round-up: 12 Options, Every Budget Covered

    By Shawn Knight on

    We bring you a whopping 12 mice in a single round-up. Logitech, Razer and Microsoft are well represented in this piece, along with newcomers Roccat, Mionix and Ozone, showing off performance gaming and enthusiast oriented models.
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480/470 vs. ATI Radeon HD 5870/5850

    By Steven Walton on

    Two months later and with newer drivers, it is time to take another look at the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480/470 vs. ATI Radeon HD 5870/5850 comparison.
  • StarTech USB 3.0 Enclosure and PCIe Adapter Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    Currently most USB 3.0 devices comprise of external storage devices which is what we'll be looking at today in the form of StarTech’s 3.5” SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure + the 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express add-in card.
  • Inno3D GTX 480 iChill Review: Water-Cooled Fermi

    By Steven Walton on

    The Inno3D GTX480 iChill Black Series graphics card is a beast, there is no denying that fact based on what we have seen. Those prepared to do a little overclocking, which we suspect will include anyone looking at buying a water-cooled graphics card, will be rewarded.
  • CPU Round-up: Sub-$100 Intel and AMD Processors Tested

    By Steven Walton on

    This time around AMD has a significant flexibility advantage over Intel on its offerings below the $100 mark, but the question remains: how do they compare performance-wise?
  • OCZ Vertex 2 100GB SSD Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The true successor of the highly popular Vertex solid-state drive is here. The new OCZ Vertex 2 is based on the SandForce SF-1200 controller targeting the enthusiast segment with a clear emphasis on performance.
  • AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE & Phenom II X6 1055T Review

    By Steven Walton on

    AMD is hoping to offer a more attractive six-core processor by providing their Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition and Phenom II X6 1055T models at far more realistic prices.
  • CPU Round-up: $100 - $200 Intel and AMD Processors Tested

    By Steven Walton on

    We have taken a dozen processors priced within the $100 - $200 price range and pitted them against each other, so you can draw clear conclusions on what will suit you the best.
  • Gateway FX 6831-03 Gaming Desktop PC Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    The Gateway FX6831-03 is aimed at those who want a very capable gaming system that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Notebook Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    Those seeking a powerful mobile workstation, the ThinkPad T510 is part of Lenovo's classic T series and comes equipped with a dual core Arrandale chip, the Intel Core i7 620M and discrete Nvidia graphics.
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 Review: Fermi Arrives

    By Steven Walton on

    Designed to be the next evolution in GPU computing, we are excited to see what the new GeForce GTX 480 is capable of, and whether or not it'll be able to bring Nvidia back into the spotlight.
  • Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Review: An Overall Look at the Core i7 Family

    By Steven Walton on

    The Core i7 980X Extreme Edition is an impressive demonstration of what six-core, 12 thread processors have to offer and what can be achieved with the 32nm process. Check out how it compares to the rest of the Core i7 family.
  • 4-Way Intel H55 Motherboard Shootout

    By Steven Walton on

    Our round-up comprises 4 Intel H55 based motherboards from the likes of Asrock, Asus, ECS, and Gigabyte. With a narrow price range between $90 and $105, it all comes down to features and performance.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13" Notebook Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    The ThinkPad Edge notebook that we'll be looking at today is part of an all-new series from Lenovo announced early this year at CES. The ThinkPad Edge blends some of the things we liked on the IdeaPad with the power and legacy of ThinkPads.
  • OCZ Vertex Limited Edition 100GB Review

    By Steven Walton on

    This limited edition Vertex will be sold in limited quantities in 100GB and 200GB capacities. At only slightly more than the standard Vertex drives, you can expect an attractive performance boost that rivals anything out there.
  • Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 Motherboard Review: AMD's 890GX Chipset Makes Its Debut

    By Steven Walton on

    AMD is launching its last generation 890GX chipset, featuring Radeon HD 4290 integrated graphics and SATA 3.0 (6 Gbps) support. Asus rounds up the M4A89GTD Pro specs with USB 3.0 support out of the box.
  • ATI Radeon HD 5830 Review

    By Steven Walton on

    With the Radeon HD 5830 we have a graphics card priced a bit above the mainstream mark that nonetheless delivers performance comparable to Nvidia’s single-GPU flagship product.
  • Synology Disk Station DS410j NAS Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The DS410j is Synology's latest and most affordable entry in the 4-bay NAS realm. But will it be able to meet home users' ever-growing and evolving storage needs?
  • ATI Radeon HD 5570 Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The Radeon HD 5570 is a more powerful GPU than the HD 5450, capable of playing games comfortably at 720p while retaining some of the HTPC-friendly properties that made the latter an attractive buy.
  • ATI Radeon HD 5450 Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The Radeon HD 5450 is the most affordable graphics card belonging to the HD 5000 series. The HD 5450 is more oriented towards HTPCs than gaming, and certain versions will support triple-monitor support.
  • ATI Radeon HD 5670 Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The Radeon HD 5670 brings ATI's last-gen Evergreen GPU to the $100 price point. Along with it features like DirectX 11 support, Eyefinity, HDMI audio bitstreaming, and of course low power consumption.
  • OCZ Vertex 2 Pro 100GB SSD Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The Vertex 2 Pro uses the SandForce SF-1500 controller with MLC memory and is intended to provide enterprise-level reliability and performance.