GPU Review: ATI Radeon HD 5450 and 5570

Today we are taking a look at two new graphic card offerings from AMD. The 5450 and 5570 DX11 Video Cards.


Preview: ATI 5450 – Low Profile Budget GPU

The ATI Radeon™ HD 5450 graphics processing unit (GPU) is the latest addition to the world’s first and only graphics offerings to fully support Microsoft DirectX® 11 and ATI Eyefinity technology.

AMD Athlon II x2 250 Review – Part 3

Ok, in our last look at this AMD Athlon II x2 250 CPU we saw how it handled a synthetic benchmark. This time, we want to pit it against a real game to see how it really performs. And what game better than Crysis. Crysis is undoubtably the one of the most hardware intensive games out there right now.

AMD Athlon II x2 250 Review – Part 2

Well, here is part two of our look at the AMD Athlon II x2 250 CPU. We really wanted to take a look at this CPU and see how it performs in gaming situations. The chip is retailing for around $80 and is a great way to get into the AM3 socket.

AMD Athlon II x2 250 Review – Part 1

Today, I was surprised to find a nice little package delivered. AMD was kind enough to send me a sample of their new Athlon II 250 CPU. It is part of their new line of low power, low budget 45 nm CPUs. It’s bigger brother, the Phenom II x2 550 is the other in that line. In this review, though, we will be focusing on the Athlon II.

MNPCTech & CustomPCMAX Mod at Computex 2009

Here are a few photos and a video of the mod project CoolerMaster had MNPCTech & CustomPCMAX create for them to showcase at the Computex 2009 trade show in Taipei.  All of the modding to the case was done by MNPCTech and the system was installed by CustomPCMAX. Full Work Log on The Mod Brothers…

AMD vs. Intel – Where is the real value?

So, today I was doing a little price shopping and I got to thinking. Where does the better value lie in regards to AMD and Intel. Obviously right now, Intel holds the throne for absolutely fastest CPUs out there. But, do are their CPUs priced in a way that makes them the best value?

AMD is looking for proof that video games can teach

Official Press Release AMD  and Learning Games Network announced the A-HA Moment video contest, a competition for students to demonstrate how video game play can result in serious learning.* The contest, open to U.S. students age 13 and older in middle school, high school and post-secondary school, consists of two main categories. The “A-ha Moment”…

Project Panzerbox: Tribute to Wolfenstein UPDATE

It appears as though the CustomPCMAX/MNPCTech gaming PC mod collaboration project has earned a “Mod of the Month” nomination on the Bit-Tech forums.   Bit-Tech is a highly regarded UK based PC Modding and Hardware site, so this nomination is very exciting. Please head over to the site and check it out!  Be sure to check…

ATI Lauches 4770 – First Card 40nm Core

ATI appears to have done it again, hitting the nail on the head with the Price/Performance ratio.  The HD 4770 is just another great option for budget minded gamers wanting great gaming performance.  The direct competition for this card is the Nvidia 8800GT/9800GT and it appears as though it is sufficiently trumping those chipsets in…

Phenom II x4 955 – Early Sample?

As some of you probably already know AMD is expected to update its Phenom II X4 lineup with the introduction of the Socket AM3-ready Phenom II X4 955 processor. The technical specifications of this new model have been previously leaked on the Internet on several occasions, but it now appears that some lucky users in…