Review Cryorig Taku Review
Has Cryorig drawn a winner, or is it back to the drawing board?
Has Cryorig drawn a winner, or is it back to the drawing board?
Heads back to WW2, too.
With Nvidia, VIA and AMD exiting from BAPCo, we take a look at real world benchmarking.
VIA's first ever multi-core CPU part: its aptly dual-core Nano platform, gets a grilling on our test bench.
A tiny, brushed aluminium case for a mini-ITX gaming PC - but can it handle the heat?
For those who want the quality of a Mac Mini, but don't like the taste of Apple.
Our first look at JMicron's latest JMF616 controller chip reveals it strengths and weaknesses
We check out what PhysX offers in Mafia 2 by running through all manner of performance equations!
We take a gandger at Kingstons budget SSD - its 30GB V-Series.
Has Fractal Designed the perfect NAS box case for mini-ITX? Is that all there is to it? We find out.
Smartphones are the next big battleground - but how should we test them?
Mini marvel with USB 3 and and amazing overclockability
Lastest Futuremark benchmark will be launched this September, announced very soon.
We review ECS' own cheap and cheerful mini-ITX H55 motherboard for Intel LGA1156 CPUs.
Asus' latest 890FX motherboard features the performance chipset without the high cost.
Zotac launches another teeny motherboard - the H55ITX-A-E includes 802.11n WiFi and a full 16x PCI-E slot. We take it for a spin with a Core i5-750 and Core i5-661 to see what this little tiger can do (clue: a lot).
In an extension of our recent investigation into energy efficiency, Kingston dropped in some of its latest LoVo DDR3 memory that can run at just 1.2-1.25V. How much power does it save and is it a significant difference? We check to find out.
Can MSI's latest micro-ATX 890GX AMD board stand on the foundations of its previously excellent range of 790FX and GX boards? And is it a suitable upgrade from the much cheaper 785G? We find out.
Now that motherboard BIOSes have matured for Intel's latest Clarkdale CPUs, we taken a return visit to Intel's cheap and cheerful Core i3-530, turn up the voltage and really see what it can do! Inside we've included a step-by-step guide on exactly how to overclock it on a couple of popular motherboards too.
Dell's Zino HD could only become cuter if it was adorned with Hello Kitty graphics... and given its interchangeable lids, that's still a possibility. With a very low power AMD CPU, Radeon HD 4330 graphics, Blu-Ray drive and a terabyte of storage: is this a killer media PC?
We check out MSI's tasty looking micro-ATX 785G motherboard to see if it's as good as the Asus, ECS and Gigabyte alternatives in performance, overclocking and general loveliness when it comes to Socket AM3.
ATI's latest GPU targets the lucrative mainstream market, bringing Direct X 11 to a sub £80 price point. With no need for a PCI-Express power connector, is the Radeon HD 5670 the ideal hassle free upgrade? We find out.
As probably the last Nvidia performance board we'll ever see: this AM3, DDR3 nForce 750 chipset G55 from MSI is one of the few SLI capable motherboards for AMD out there. How does it stack up against other budget AMD chipsets? We found out.
It's big, fast, power hungry and hot like Scarlett Johansson in a sauna - what's not to like? The size? Yes, at nearly a foot long this dual-HD 5870 beast won't even fit in the front page image box! Read on to see how the new card performs (don't call it a HD 5870 X2 though, or you'll look like a n00b)
AMD updates its Deneb core on its fastest Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, and claims the C3 can overclock more, yield faster DDR3 memory and has even fixed the performance bug with its sleep states. Does it make a difference? We put the claims to the test.
What bodes better for Intel's new dual channel CPU: high clock, low latency or both? We run the numbers for both so you know what memory kit to pair with your new Lynnfield system.
One of AMD's cheapest quad cores to date is a further evolution of the Athlon brand: the Athlon II X4 630 and 620. Without cache we check to see how it performs against Intel alternatives for the same money, if cache makes a difference and if it overclocks better.
A cheap and cheerful 770X board that's worth buying? Wow! It seems pigs have not only infected us all, but they have also developed appendices for flight! MSI resets the rules and makes a cheap AMD motherboard that's really worth the money! Why pay more?
MSI's performance-orientated P55 motherboard is the GD65. With the looks and some of the features its bigger brother, the GD80, but a price closer to its cheaper brothers, we had a look to find out if this board is the Lynnfield board to buy.
DFI's latest LANParty board is built on the 790FX platform for AMD AM3 CPUs is a yellow and black update to the AM2+ M2RSH. Has DFI changed anything underneath to make it a better buy? Or is it in the same mould with the same limitations? Read on to find out.
AMD's Phenom II goes from strength to strength, and this new dual core Black Edition CPU promises some large overclocks for very little cash. Is it enough to take on Intel's 45nm Wolfdale and become our recommendation for a bargain buy?
The Athlon brand lives on! AMD's latest CPU is a 45nm, 3.0GHz exceptionally budget friendly processor, ready for DDR3 as well as DDR2. Is it a monster overclocker and all round Intel E5200 killer?
With a Core i7 965 overclocked to 4.8GHz, Cryo's new phase-change-cooled Velox is now the king of Custom PC's benchmark suite.
DFI's 'dark' 790FX motherboard features the latest SB750 southbridge from AMD and promises the usual crazy DFI overclocking and shenanigans. We drop the new Phenom II X4 940 CPU in to see what it's truly capable of.
The SSD arms race is hotting up, with the latest Samsung NAND flash based drives going toe to toe with Intel's high performance SSDs. We find out how the OCZ Apex 120GB, featuring dual disk controllers and quoted read speeds of 230MB/s write, fares.
We take another look at affordable graphics, this time with XFX's GeForce 9800 GT 512MB XXX edition. Fitted with a custom cooler and packing increased clocks on the core, shader and memory, we find out how it compares with the competiton.
Is the credit crunch getting you down and there's no hope of you ever stretching out for that GeForce GTX 295? We take a look at the HIS HD 4670 IceQ to find out if this overclocked, custom cooled version of ATI's budget card can offer decent performance without denting your wallet. Stay frosty people!
G.Skill's 1,600MHz kit for Core i7 CPUs runs at a tidy 8-8-8-21 and includes a smart, G.Skill design on some dark blue heatspreaders. How does it compare to the more elaborate Corsair DHX+? Read on to find out.
Intel's new Core i7 processors have some massive memory bandwidth potential, but what betters performance - high clock or low latency? Also, do you need expensive triple channel memory or will dual or even single channel DDR3 do? Read on to find out.
G.Skill is back with its latest SSD and it's a whopper, the 256GB Titan. However, this drive isn't just big - it uses two drive controller chips rather than one to try and solve some of the issues that are common with SSDs, as well as speed things up too. Does it succeed? Read on to find out!
We're back with a full, unrestricted and in-depth review of the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 295. We also test Quad SLI for the third time, comparing it against quad CrossFire to see if the ultra-high end has a new performance leader. Read on to find out what happened next...
AMD's 45nm consumer CPUs are finally here: the Phenom II X4 940 and 920 are the latest quad cores with bigger cache, more MHz, more overclocking potential and yet, still AM2+ with inexpensive DDR2! Does Intel finally have some worthy competition?