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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Showdown - ASUS and MSI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Showdown - ASUS and MSI

The GeForce GTX 780 is positioned as a more powerful update to the GTX 680, and it offers a value proposition to system builders who aspire to own a GTX Titan. We pit two custom cards from ASUS and MSI; we even assess their performances in a 2-way SLI configuration! So step right in to find out how they fared.

Shootout: 4G LTE Smartphones Below S$600

Shootout: 4G LTE Smartphones Below S$600

Although phone makers today are championing devices with larger displays, there's still a fairly large consumer base who may not share a liking for them - be it because of the handling difficulty or their cost. As such, we rounded the latest compact smartphones with 4G LTE support from HTC, LG, Nokia, Samsung and Sony and put them through their paces. Find out who emerged as victor!

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Custom Card Shootout

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Custom Card Shootout

We weren't too impressed by the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, but can NVIDIA's add-in partners do any better with their custom cooler models? It's time to find out as we test overclocked versions from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and Palit.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Custom Card Shootout

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Custom Card Shootout

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 770 reference card impressed us with performance surpassing NVIDIA's previous generation flagship GeForce GTX 680 card. Now it's time to see what NVIDIA's add-in partners can do as we round up cards from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and Palit.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC Duel - ASUS vs. Palit

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC Duel - ASUS vs. Palit

NVIDIA's recently released GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost offers great performance and value for its mid-range specifications. Now it's time to see if a custom card can improve on that design. In this head-to-head duel we'll be evaluating models from ASUS and Palit.

AMD Radeon HD 7790 Duel - ASUS vs Sapphire

AMD Radeon HD 7790 Duel - ASUS vs Sapphire

AMD's new Radeon HD 7790 plugs the mid-range gap between the S$180-200 Radeon HD 7770 and $255-335 Radeon HD 7850 cards. The Radeon HD 7790 utilizes a completely new GCN (Graphics Core Next) 28nm GPU, codenamed Bonaire. We take a look at it as well as two custom models from ASUS and Sapphire.

8GB DDR3-2133MHz Memory Kits Shootout

8GB DDR3-2133MHz Memory Kits Shootout

DDR3 memory modules rated for 2,133MHz operating frequency reside at the sweet spot of being able to support the official memory standards of the latest Intel and AMD PC hardware platforms and has the headroom to excel further without a heavy toll on your wallet. We rounded up five such 8GB kits for comparison.

AMD A85X Motherboard Roundup

AMD A85X Motherboard Roundup

With the introduction of the AMD Trinity desktop APUs that require the new AMD FM2 CPU socket, there has been a trickle of such motherboards from the usual board makers. We gathered four motherboards from ASUS, ASrock, Gigabyte and MSI that feature the AMD A85X chipset and put them to the test.

The Great 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HDD Shootout

The Great 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HDD Shootout

USB 3.0 has become commonplace now, and so has 1TB portable hard drives. We take a look at six of the more recent USB 3.0 1TB portable units using 2.5-inch drives to find out which is the best.

The Great High-end SSD Shootout

The Great High-end SSD Shootout

SSDs are the latest must-have components for users who are serious about performance. And with prices hitting record lows, there's no better to snap one up than now. To help you pick the right one, we tested 10 of the most popular SSDs from the biggest names around.

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