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Plextor M6S & M6M (256GB) Review

Continuing our spring full of new SSDs, the next drives under the scope are Plextor's M6S and M6M. Both drives were already showcased at CES this year but after a series of delays the release was pushed to April, which brings us to this review. Similar to the M5...

26 by Kristian Vättö - on 4/10/2014

The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review

Launching today is AMD's Radeon R9 295X2. After much consumer speculation and more than a few teasers, AMD is releasing their long-awaited Hawaii-powered entry to their dual-GPU series of cards. With Hawaii AMD has a very powerful (and very power hungry) GPU at their disposal, and for its incarnation...

115 by Ryan Smith - on 4/8/2014

ADATA SP920 (128GB, 256GB, 512GB & 1TB) Review

This spring has turned out to be the time for nearly all SSD OEMs to update their lineups. A little over a month ago Intel introduced the SSD 730 and a bit over a week ago Crucial/Micron added the M550 to its portfolio. Today it's ADATA's time to join...

28 by Kristian Vättö - on 4/1/2014

Crucial M550 Review: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB Models Tested

In what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting months for SSDs in quite some time, we've seen Intel's new flagship SSD 730 just a couple of weeks ago and there are at least two more releases coming in the next few weeks...but today it's Crucial's...

94 by Kristian Vättö - on 3/18/2014

Evaluating AMD's TrueAudio and Mantle Technologies with Thief

Scheduled for release today is the 1.3/AMD patch for Thief, Square Enix’s recently released stealth action game. Following last month’s Battlefield 4 patch, Thief is the second big push for AMD’s recent Radeon technology initiative, becoming the second game to support Mantle and the first game to support TrueAudio...

75 by Ryan Smith - on 3/18/2014

Intel SSD 730 (480GB) Review: Bringing Enterprise to the Consumers

The days of Intel being the dominant player in the client SSD business are long gone. A few years ago Intel shifted its focus from client SSDs to the more profitable and hence more alluring enterprise market. As a result of the move to SandForce silicon, Intel's client SSD...

81 by Kristian Vättö - on 2/27/2014

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 Review: Maxwell Makes Its Move

As the GPU company who’s arguably more transparent about their long-term product plans, NVIDIA still manages to surprise us time and time again. Case in point, we have known since 2012 that NVIDIA’s follow-up architecture to Kepler would be Maxwell, but it’s only more recently that we’ve begun to...

181 by Ryan Smith, Ganesh T S - on 2/18/2014

The AMD Radeon R7 265 & R7 260 Review: Feat Sapphire & Asus

The launch of the Radeon R7 250X earlier this week and today the Radeon R7 265 are part of a larger refactoring of AMD’s mainstream desktop product family. AMD is cutting prices and launching new products both to maintain and enhance their competitive position, and to fill holes in...

51 by Ryan Smith - on 2/13/2014

The WD Black2 Review: World's First 2.5" Dual-Drive

If you had asked me a few years ago, I would've said that hybrid drives will be the next big thing in the storage industry. A hybrid drive made so much sense -- it combined the performance of an SSD with the capacity of a hard drive in an...

93 by Kristian Vättö - on 1/30/2014

OCZ Vertex 460 (240GB) Review

The last few months have not been easy at OCZ. After long-lasting financial issues, the company filed for bankruptcy on November 27th and a week later Toshiba announced that it will be acquiring the assets for $35 million. OCZ is currently surrounded by uncertainty, at least from a consumer's...

67 by Kristian Vättö - on 1/22/2014

AMD Kaveri Review: A8-7600 and A10-7850K Tested

The first major component launch of 2014 falls at the feet of AMD and the next iteration of its APU platform, Kaveri. Kaveri has been the aim for AMD for several years, it's actually the whole reason the company bought ATI back in 2006. As a result many different...

372 by Ian Cutress, Rahul Garg - on 1/14/2014

Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA (120GB, 250GB, 500GB & 1TB) Review

Samsung is in a unique position in the SSD market. It’s the only company in the consumer SSD business with a fully vertically integrated business model and zero reliance on other companies. The controller, NAND, DRAM, firmware and software are all designed and produced by Samsung, whereas other companies...

65 by Kristian Vättö - on 1/9/2014

ASRock M8 Barebones Review: My Steam Box

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so the saying goes. Most development in home computers veers towards the ultra large (high impact gaming machines for 4K+) or the ultra-tiny (Intel NUC, Raspberry Pi). The downside of these two extremes is usually cost, and most...

78 by Ian Cutress - on 1/2/2014

The Mac Pro Review (Late 2013)

Until this month Apple's Mac Pro used a chassis derived from the old PowerMac G5, prior to the famous switch to x86 back in 2005/2006. Read on for our review of the first major chassis upgrade to the Mac Pro since its introduction 7 years ago.

246 by Anand Lal Shimpi - on 12/31/2013

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC Review: Our First Custom Cooled 290

Ever since the 290 review there has been a lot of chatter and questions about when we’d see the first customized cards show up, and the answer is that customized cards are finally here. There are already a handful of models on the shelves now with a number more...

117 by Ryan Smith - on 12/24/2013

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