As the year comes to a close it's time to take a look again at AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680 to see who can end the year as the reigning king of GPUs. We'll also take a look at which is the better buy if you're planning on building a new system early in 2013.
So this was 2012 and what has tech done? Another year over and a new one just about to begin. We look back on the year and analyze what went right and what went wrong in six major categories: Televisions, notebooks, tablets, cameras, mobile phones and gaming.
The Aftershock Titan is a dual-GPU equipped 17.3-inch gaming notebook from Singapore-based custom notebook manufacturers Aftershock PC. Boasting a 2-way NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI configuration, this beast of a machine looks set to claim the crown of notebook gaming. Will it succeed? We find out.
If you are a gamer and looking for that extra edge, maybe you should look into getting a better headset. With a good audio peripheral, you may be able to increase your reaction times. We take a look and see if the Corsair Vengeance 1500 can take your gaming to the next level.
With Windows 8 officially launched, Sitex 2012 is the perfect place to look for a new system, whether you're after a convertible Ultrabook, touchscreen all-in-one, or anything in between. Apple products also make their long-awaited tech show return at Sitex 2012. We've also got you covered with memory deals, peripherals and all your networking needs!
Mad Catz's S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 gaming keyboard features a modular design that lets you connect various components together to suit your gaming needs, including a detachable numberpad and a four-button macro pad. It also boasts a touchscreen V.E.N.O.M. command module with options for up to 36 touchscreen macros.
The long-rumored dual-GPU Radeon HD 7990 has finally appeared, although not from AMD as you might have expected. Instead, add-in partner PowerColor has taken things into its own hands and created the Devil 13, a dual-GPU triple slot card utilizing two Tahiti XT Radeon HD 7970 GPUs clocked at 925MHz. We find out if it was worth the wait.
Priced at S$168, the backlit QuickFire TK mechanical keyboard comes equipped with Cherry MX Red switches, and is marketed as QuickFire Rapid's successor. Will this gaming keyboard make the cut? We give you a brief rundown from our trials.
Rounding out NVIDIA's Kepler lineup, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti is aimed at gamers looking for an affordable Kepler-based graphics solution with a bit more bite than what's offered with NVIDIA's previous GTX 650. We took it for a test drive and also had a look at a custom edition from ASUS.
NVIDIA claims that the GeForce GTX 650 will bring full HD gaming to the masses. We check out NVIDIA's new mainstream SKU as well as MSI's new GTX 650 Power Edition.
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 660 is its first true mid-range Kepler card and features a brand new GK106 core. Priced at an attractive US$229, NVIDIA claims that this card offers the best price-performance ratio out of the entire Kepler series. We take it for a test drive as well as custom models from ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.
Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 680 Windforce 5X Super Overclock is a monster triple-slot, five-fan, custom GTX 680 boasting the highest factory overclock speeds out there, with core speeds ramped up to 1137MHz and memory pushed to 6200MHz DDR. We find out just what this beast is capable of.
We were impressed by NVIDIA's latest GK104 core based GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics card. Now it's time to find out how powerful a pair of them will be in 2-way SLI configuration. Prepare to be surprised!
With Ivy Bridge prices dropping and Windows 8 just around the corner, Comex 2012 is a great place to look for a new system, whether you're after an Ultrabook, touchscreen all-in-one, or anything in between. We've also got you covered with memory deals, peripherals and all your networking needs.
Creative serves up a wireless headset and USB 'sound card' combo in the form of the Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless. With a focus on recreating 5.1-channel surround sound for accurate audio directionality, can this device actually help improve your gaming? We find out.
Last week, we saw the first batch of custom overclocked GeForce GTX 660 Ti cards battle it out, but now MSI has entered the arena with its Twin Frozr IV Power Edition. Factory overclocked to 1020MHz at the core, and running MSI's proven cooling system, will it be the last card standing? Read on to find out!
NVIDIA's upper mid-range GeForce GTX 660 Ti is the first sub-US$300 card to utilize its 28nm Kepler architecture. Anticipation for this card has been high and, as expected, almost all of NVIDIA's add-in partners have produced their own custom overclocked models. We find out if it was worth the wait, including a shootout of the finest from ASUS, Gigabyte and Palit graphics cards.
Logitech's G600 MMO Gaming mouse joins Razer's Naga as the latest multi-buttoned monstrosity. The G600 boasts 20 buttons, with a 12-button thumbpad, and also includes a Shift button that gives you easy access to a total of 24 thumb buttons. Find out how it fares against Razer's original MMO gaming mouse.
HardwareZone had the opportunity to try out some of Samsung's latest Smart TV apps at their flagship store earlier today. Here's a quick summary of our thoughts and what you can expect from Samsung in the months to come.
AMD's mid-range Radeon HD 7870 is positioned in the sweet-spot between price and performance, right between the high-end Radeon HD 7950 and the basic mid-range Radeon HD 7770. With almost every AMD add-in partner offering a custom version of this card, we find out which is worth your money.