Four Overclocked GeForce GTX 580 Cards, Rounded Up
Aug 3, 2011 - in Reviews
Today we put four factory-overclocked GeForce GTX 580 cards to the test: Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock, MSI’s N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC, Calibre’s X580 Captain, and Zotac’s GeForce GTX 580 AMP²! Edition. Which one is worth its premium price?
Tom's Graphics Card Guide: 32 Mid-Range Cards Benchmarked
Jul 19, 2011 - in Reviews
There are numerous graphics cards in the range between $100 and $250, but which of them delivers the best bang for your buck? Which is the most efficient or least noisy product related to its performance? We set out to find the best graphics cards on the
From $100 To $160: Five Z68-Based Boards, Compared
Jul 10, 2011 - in Reviews
Value-oriented system builders celebrate new-found performance and features as Intel continues pushing its mainstream platform towards the high-end. Today, we draw a line in the sand and consider five motherboards priced between $100 and $160.
The Brazos Round-Up: Eight AMD E-350-Based Motherboards
Jul 3, 2011 - in Reviews
AMD’s Brazos platform, driven by the Zacate APU, offers a lot of performance per watt. It comes up short on features, though. Eight manufacturers try to change that perception by adding slots, controllers, and even overclocking in a couple of cases.
System Builder Marathon, June 2011: Value Compared
Jun 23, 2011 - in Reviews
With so little happening in the hardware world since the beginning of this year, our second-quarter System Builder Marathon sees only minor hardware changes. But each builder unquestionably comes closer to dialing in ideal setups at each price point.
System Builder Marathon, June 2011: $1000 Enthusiast PC
Jun 21, 2011 - in Reviews
This quarter, we're keeping the Core i5-2500K processor from our previous build, but we're adding a pair of Radeon HD 6850s in CrossFire. How will those two boards stand up against the modified Radeon HD 6950 we used last time? The answer is within!
Gigabyte Sticks 20GB SLC SSD On Z68 Mobo
May 31, 2011 - in News
It's not often that the ubiquitous motherboard gets considerable attention.
First Look: Gigabyte's Secret Aivia Xenon
May 31, 2011 - in News
Exclusive: Unwilling to divulge details on Gigabyte's first multi-touch accessory, we had to jump through a few hoops to get an early look on the company's latest gaming mouse: the Aivia Xenon.
Super-Size Me: Gigabyte's G1.Assassin In An XL-ATX Monster
May 22, 2011 - in Picture Story
When it comes to PC form factors, they don't get much larger than XL-ATX. Just how large is Gigabyte's new super-sized G1.Assassin motherboard? Follow along as we walk you through our custom build (with four graphics cards, lots of memory, and an SSD).
Z68 Express Roundup: Three Motherboards Do Battle Around $200
May 15, 2011 - in Reviews
Intel reserved its most feature-rich LGA 1155 platform for (or four?) months past the launch of its Sandy Bridge-based processors, but was it worth the wait? We compare three upper-mainstream Z68 examples to a top-quality P67 predecessor to find out.
Gigabyte's 320GB Windows 7 Tablet Hits Taiwan
Apr 14, 2011 - in News
Who needs Honeycomb or iOS when you can have a full-blown copy of Windows 7 on a tablet?
System Builder Marathon, March 2011: Value Compared
Mar 28, 2011 - in Reviews
Day 4 of our System Builder Marathon compares performance achieved to money spent. With outright speed the top priority, can either of our high-end systems beat the low-cost build when it comes to value? Or will the middle machine strike the best balance?
System Builder Marathon, March 2011: $1000 Enthusiast PC
Mar 23, 2011 - in Reviews
We give Sandy Bridge yet another shot in our second System Builder Marathon configuration of the month, leaning on Intel's Core i5-2500K. How well does it fare against the Lynnfield-based Core i5-700-series processor it’s replacing?
Gigabyte Claim World's First Overclocking Mobo
Mar 3, 2011 - in News
"World's first overclocking motherboard" is a very bold claim by Gigabyte.
Five Overclocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti Cards, Compared
Feb 21, 2011 - in Reviews
We gave the GeForce GTX 560 Ti a thorough evaluation at launch. But Nvidia was perhaps most excited about some of its partners were doing with GF114. And so, we set out to find customized boards. Our search lead to five factory-overclocked alternatives.
Core i7-2600K Overclocked: Speed Meets Efficiency
Jan 31, 2011 - in Reviews
Most of Intel's Core i5 and i7 CPUs lock out overclocking enthusiasts, which we hate. But the K-series chips win us back over with insane scalability. Would you believe that cranking the dial on performance doesn't necessarily tank overall efficiency?
P67 Motherboard Roundup: Nine $150-200 Boards
Jan 9, 2011 - in Reviews
Improved per-clock performance and higher achievable frequencies are sure to put Intel’s latest K-Series CPUs on top of many builders’ whish lists, but they’ll still need a new socket to put it in. We test nine enthusiast-oriented LGA-1155 motherboards.
Gigabyte Debuts AMD Fusion Mini-ITX Mainboard
Jan 8, 2011 - in News
It's a GIGABYTE love nest containing AMD's E-350 dual-core processor and Radeon HD 6310 GPU.
Gigabyte Offers New Windows 7 Atom-Based Slate
Jan 7, 2011 - in News
GIGABYTE's new Windows 7-based slate offers the touch functions of a tablet and the traditional input means of a desktop.
Gigabyte, Patriot, Zalman, Holiday Contests!
Dec 31, 2010 - in News
Happy holidays from Zalman, Gigabyte and Patriot!
System Builder Marathon: TH's $2000 Hand-Picked Build
Dec 26, 2010 - in Reviews
The first $2000 build in this quarter's SBM series provided astonishing performance overall, but a few disappointments forced us to consider alternative parts. Today, we see how much improvement we can make when we hand-pick the configuration, TH-style
Build It: Half-Height Gaming PCs For The Living Room
Dec 21, 2010 - in Reviews
PowerColor’s half-height Radeon HD 5750 launched a quest to build a tiny gaming PC. But things didn't work out the way we planned. We ended up building two half-height machines capable of cranking out playable frame rates, and put them both to the test.
System Builder Marathon, December 2010: Value, Compared
Dec 19, 2010 - in Reviews
New benchmarks, new test methods, and new hardware mark exciting updates to this month’s System Builder Marathon. Today, we cover the most exciting part of all: the value competition. Remember, we're giving all three systems away, so enter to win them!
System Builder Marathon, December 2010: $2000 PC
Dec 12, 2010 - in Reviews
With all of your feedback from last quarter's System Builder Marathon under our belts, this time around, we attempt to fit a no-sacrifice, luxury and performance build into our moderately-high $2000 budget. Will this new build succeed on all fronts?
Tom's Hardware's 2010 Gift Guide: Part 1, For System Builders
Dec 7, 2010 - in Reviews
Welcome to Part 1 of Tom's Hardware's 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. This first installment is geared toward system builders planning to pool some Christmas cash to build a new performance- or value-oriented system. We have something for everyone this year.
The Perfect Motherboards For Your Hackintosh
Nov 3, 2010 - in News
We keep getting asked, which motherboard to start with for a fully working hackintosh? Start with the letter "G."
Gigabyte Reveals 3 New Sandy Bridge Mobos
Nov 2, 2010 - in News
Here's a sneak peak at three upcoming Sandy Bridge motherboards from Gigabyte.
GeForce GTS 450 O/C Roundup: Six Custom-Tuned Cards
Oct 18, 2010 - in Reviews
Anyone interested in Nvidia's GeForce GTS 450 has a keen eye for value. But many enthusiasts still want the best performance they can afford. In today’s test, six factory-overclocked models challenge a standard-speed card in performance and value.
AMD CrossFire Vs. Nvidia SLI Scaling Analysis
Oct 18, 2010 - in Reviews
We’ve seen impressive performance from Nvidia's GeForce GTX 460 when it's matched up with a second card in SLI mode. But how does the entire high-end GeForce GTX 400 line compare to Radeon HD 5000-series cards? We test them all in several popular games.
It's the World's 1st Gaming Keystroke Keyboard
Oct 14, 2010 - in News
Gamers can press 20 keys simultaneously.