Sapphire Edge VS8 (SSD) - Upgraded and Revisited

Sapphire Edge VS8 (SSD) - Upgraded and Revisited

7.0

We upgraded the earlier reviewed Sapphire Edge VS8 with a high-end SSD to investigate how much it can improve the system's performance or if the platform is still underpowered. Find out in our follow-up review of the this mini system and if it's worthwhile to do so.

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.

Sapphire Edge VS8 - A Trinity Mini-PC

Sapphire Edge VS8 - A Trinity Mini-PC

7.0

The Sapphire Edge VS8 Mini-PC is powered by AMD's new Trinity A8 APU and comes with everything you need minus the OS. We check it out to see how it fares against Intel's NUC Mini-PC kit.

A Guide to AMD's Trinity A-series APUs and Hardware Ecosystem

A Guide to AMD's Trinity A-series APUs and Hardware Ecosystem

AMD's latest interpretation of Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) has been brought to the desktop and mobile computing fronts in the form its Trinity A-series APUs. We've put together resources on what you need to know about these new processors and the hardware ecosystem such as motherboards and even notebooks.

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.

3DMark Fire Strike - Desktop GPU Performance Review

3DMark Fire Strike - Desktop GPU Performance Review

Futuremark's popular synthetic graphics benchmarking tool, 3DMark, has been updated to a brand new cross-platform version. We put a range of graphics cards through its toughest tests, Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme, to see how they fare on Futuremark's most ambitious and technical benchmark to date.

ASUS ROG ARES II Radeon HD 7990 - The God of War Returns

ASUS ROG ARES II Radeon HD 7990 - The God of War Returns

8.0
Best Gaming Rig

Having built a reputation for extreme high-end performance with the original MARS, MARS II and ARES cards, ASUS' ROG series returns with the ROG ARES II Radeon HD 7990, a monster dual-GPU card utilizing two Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs and a hybrid liquid/air cooling system. We put this juggernaut through its paces.

Preview: ASUS ROG ARES II Radeon HD 7990

Preview: ASUS ROG ARES II Radeon HD 7990

8.0
Best Gaming Rig

Having built a reputation for extreme high-end performance with the original MARS, MARS II and ARES cards, ASUS' ROG series returns with the ROG ARES II Radeon HD 7990, a monster dual-GPU card utilizing two Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs and a hybrid liquid/air cooling system. We take a closer look.

Flagship GPU Rematch: AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition vs. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

Flagship GPU Rematch: AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition vs. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

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.

AMD A10-5700 Trinity Desktop APU - Going Back for Seconds

AMD A10-5700 Trinity Desktop APU - Going Back for Seconds

8.0

The AMD A10-5700 Trinity desktop APU is a 'quad-core' processor that's just a shade slower than the top tier AMD A10-5800K chip. With a rated clock speed of 3.8GHz, a Turbo Speed of up to 4.0GHz, a 65W TDP rating, it features a slightly slower Radeon HD 7660D graphics core. Would this multiplier-locked APU still present compelling value? We check it out!

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