Review Index Page 28

  • Nvidia GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GTS 450 SLI and Palit GTS 450 Sonic Platinum Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case Review

    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.

    By Zahn Funk on

  • Budget Sub-$150 Solid State Drive Round-up

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Asrock P55 Extreme4 Motherboard Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Mafia II GPU & CPU Performance In-depth

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Gaming Desktop Round-Up: Puget vs. Maingear vs. Acer

    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.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI Performance Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Gateway SX 2311-03 Small Form Factor PC Review

    The Gateway SX series is one-third the size of a traditional desktop tower yet it still packs a sizable punch courtesy of an AMD quad-core processor, boasting a compact design that takes up very little desk space.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Patriot Box Office Media Player Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty GPU & CPU Performance

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Lenovo C Series C315 All-In-One Desktop PC Review

    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.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • AMD Socket AM3 Budget Motherboard Shootout

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum & Inno3D GeForce GTX 460

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Singularity GPU & CPU Performance In-depth

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 SLI vs. ATI Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire

    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?

    By Steven Walton on

  • OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 Portable SSD Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Mouse Round-up: 12 Options, Every Budget Covered

    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.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480/470 vs. ATI Radeon HD 5870/5850

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • StarTech USB 3.0 Enclosure and PCIe Adapter Review

    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.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Inno3D GTX 480 iChill Review: Water-Cooled Fermi

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • CPU Round-up: Sub-$100 Intel and AMD Processors Tested

    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?

    By Steven Walton on

  • OCZ Vertex 2 100GB SSD Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE & Phenom II X6 1055T Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • CPU Round-up: $100 - $200 Intel and AMD Processors Tested

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Gateway FX 6831-03 Gaming Desktop PC Review

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

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Notebook Review

    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.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 Review: Fermi Arrives

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Review: An Overall Look at the Core i7 Family

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • 4-Way Intel H55 Motherboard Shootout

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13" Notebook Review

    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.

    By Shawn Knight on