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AMD FX-8150 CPU: Bulldozer

The long-awaited Bulldozer is finally here. How does it stack up against its biggest competitors? Does it live up to our expectations? Keep reading to find out! No related posts. Read More »

Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 (PT-A8A75)

The Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 is packed with quite a few special features that make it stand out from the crowd. Keep reading to find out how well Sapphire’s new Llano board performs. No related posts. Read More »

GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Motherboard

GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3-iSSD makes setting up Intel Smart Response an easy task with the bundled Intel SSD 311 mSATA SSD. We put it through our test to see how it performs. No related posts. Read More »

GIGABYTE GTX 580 SOC

The GIGABYTE GTX 580 SOC is one of the fastest factory overclocked GTX 580′s available. Let’s take a deeper look, and see how it stacks up in testing. No related posts. Read More »

OCZ Vertex 3

The OCZ Vertex 3 uses the new SandForce SF-2000 controller, and is now the fastest SSD on the market. Keep reading to find out exactly how fast this drive can perform. No related posts. Read More »

GIGABYTE A75-UD4H: CrossFire for Llano

GIGABYTE A75-UD4H is designed to bring CrossFireX to AMD’s new Llano platform by splitting the x16 PCI-E into dual x8. Keep reading to find out whether Llano is fast enough for gaming. No related posts. Read More »

AMD Llano: Fusion for the Mainstream

AMD Fusion is ready for prime-time with the launch of the desktop processor: Llano A8 and A6. Packed with a quad-core processor and a DX 11 GPU, it is armed to take on Intel Sandy Bridge. How does it perform? Let’s find out. No related posts. Read More »

In-Win Buc Mid Tower Case

In-Win’s latest case, Buc, packs with plenty of features that aimed to make assembling your computer system as simple as possible. This ATX mid-tower case puts functionality over looks and is cheap, with retail price of $100. No related posts. Read More »

ASUS P8Z68-V Pro

ASUS has launched its latest motherboard: the P8Z68-V Pro, using the Intel Z68 chipset. Like the P67 boards, the P8Z68-V Pro has plenty of features, ports, and the performance to back it up. No related posts. Read More »

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition

AMD launched the Phenom II X4 980BE, bumping the clockspeed of its processor to 3.7GHz. Priced at $195, how does this processor compete against Intel’s newest Sandy Bridge? No related posts. Read More »

Zotac ZBOX AD02-Plus-U

Zotac’s latest ZBOX AD02 Plus U features AMD’s E-350 Fusion APU packed in a tiny little enclosure. Featuring plenty of features and low power consumption, it maybe an ideal HTPC for those who need a simple device to stream their digital content. No related posts. Read More »

Intel Core i3 2100

Priced at $124, the Intel Core i3 2100 is the cheapest Sandy Bridge processor. For its price and performance, it may just be the best budget processor on the market. No related posts. Read More »

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

Seagate’s latest Barracuda XT brings high capacity to computers. But how well does it really perform? Keep reading to find out. No related posts. Read More »

OCZ RevoDrive 80GB

OCZ RevoDrive is a PCI-E storage SSD that brings excellent performance with its SandForce controller in RAID 0 configuration. Read on to see just how much extra performance this card packs. No related posts. Read More »

HornetTek Showcase: An Updated Phantom

HornetTek’s Showcase is an update of the earlier Phantom, adding support for 3.5” hard drives and Component output. We are taking a quick look at the player and the new firmware. No related posts. Read More »

SAPPHIRE Edge Mini PC

The Sapphire Edge Mini PC is a tiny computer with an Intel Atom D510 processor and NVIDIA ION graphics. It is lightweight and consumes very little power, and we’ll see how it stacks up in utility. No related posts. Read More »

Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB

Hard drive manufacturers are working hard to maintain good performance while reducing power consumption, so we put the 2TB Seagate Green to the test. No related posts. Read More »

Kingston HyperX Genesis Special Edition

Kingston’s latest KHX2133C9AD3X2K2 features a gray heatspreader, and is designed to support the new Sandy Bridge architecture. The memory runs at speeds up to 2133MHz with 9-11-9-27 timings at 1.65V. No related posts. Read More »

Kingston SSDNow V100 (SV100S2D/128GZ)

Kingston has recently launched the SSDNow V100 based on the updated JMicron JM618 controller. How would the new controller from JMicron fares against the other SSDs? Let’s find it out. No related posts. Read More »

Sapphire HD 6950

The HD 6950 is the latest graphic card from AMD’s Cayman family that is designed to fill the $300 price bracket. With new and improved shader processor and architecture, can it compete against the new Fermi…. No related posts. Read More »

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T: Last Phenom II Six-Core Processor

AMD once again bumped up the speed of their Phenom X6 processor by launching the Phenom X6 1100T that is clocked at 3.3 GHz with 3.7 GHz Turbo mode. Stayed at 95W power envelope, this maybe the fastest Phenom II processor we will seen before next generation of CPU. No related posts. Read More »

Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

We put the Zalman CNPS9900 Max against the Noctua NH-D14 and the Prolimatech’s Megahalem. See how this heatsink performs? No related posts. Read More »

Sapphire HD 6850 : 1120 Shader vs 960 Shader

We have retested the Sapphire HD 6850 with 960 shader unit and compare it against the card with 1120 shader unit. How does the retail card compare against the card with more shader unit? Let’s find out and also find out how the cards perform in CrossFireX. No related posts. Read More »

Asus HD 6870 (EAH6870)

Asus EAH6870 is the first factory overclocked HD6870, with its GPU overclocked to 915 MHz (15MHz higher than the reference card). Bundled with ASUS SmartDoctor, it can be overclocked easily with a slight increase in voltage. No related posts. Read More »

ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Extreme

Asus Crosshair IV Extreme is the top of the line board for AMD with its excellent overclocking features. Asus also adds the Lucid chip to the board so AMD users can enjoy SLI as well as CrossFire. No related posts. Read More »

Sapphire HD 6850 (1120 Shader Units)

Sapphier HD 6850 is the latest mainstream graphics card with AMD competing against Nvidia GTX 460. With good performance at 1920×1080, low power consumption, and low heat-ouput, it may just be the card to beat… No related posts. Read More »

Palit GTS 450 Sonic Platinum

The Palit GTS 450 is one of the fastest factory overclocked GTS 450′s available, with great performance and an excellent noise level that is sure to please HTPC users. No related posts. Read More »

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T

AMD fills the gap of their six-core Phenom processor with the release of the X6 1075T at $245. A relatively cheap six-core processor that offers consumers who need the processing bandwidth and multi-tasking capability. Let’s find out how it stands against other processors. No related posts. Read More »

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