Android vs. Android vs. Android

Posted by Kathleen Maher on May 18th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: mobile iphone benchmark g2x smartphone droid

Kathleen Maher

A look at the Motorola Droid 2, LG G2X, Sony Ericsson Experia Play We’re swimming in Android phones right now. We have a (slightly) older Droid 2 that’s actually in use as my working phone, a brand new Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, and an LG G2X. The Droid 2 is a Verizon phone and the G2X and Xperia Play are from T-Mobile. The three phones are very different and they’re aimed at very different users, but there are some basic similarities too. The Droid 2 and the G2X are both based on the Android 2.2 operating system. The Xperia Play is…

The future is now: PC on your TV

Posted by Ted Pollak on May 18th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: gaming review

Ted Pollak

  Imagine being able to launch an Internet browser (any browser) on your television screen from the comfort of your couch. Imagine being able to visit social and business networking sites, write a paper or letter in a word processor, create, review, and edit spreadsheets, view and edit family photos and video, watch stored and streaming hi-def video, and perhaps most important (personal bias injected), imagine being able to play PC games from your couch. Well you can right now, and it is amazing. And it does not require one of these new “internet enabled” televisions. In fact these new iTVs…

Duking it out in the low-end: AMD HD 6450 vs. Nvidia GT 520 Reviews

Posted by Robert Dow on May 18th 2011 | Permalink
Categories: Hardware Review
Tags: nvidia amd gpu market graphics aib pmark

Robert Dow

This week we focused on the entry level market and tested three AIBs, the Nvidia GT 520, and two versions of AMD boards: the HD 6450 and 6450 GDDR5. Some would argue that any board coupled with GDDR5 belongs in the mainstream segment, however we take a look at price as the determining factor. The Nvidia GT 520 is based on the GF119 GPU and has a core clock of 810 MHz compared to the AMD 625 MHz DDR3 and the 750 GDDR5 HD 6450s models. Despite the GT 520’s lack of GDDR5, and fewer shaders, the GT 520 more than…

Review the AMD 6000 Series

Posted by Robert Dow on May 3rd 2011 | Permalink
Tags: amd gpu market graphics ati 3d pmark

Robert Dow

Covers the low end with refresh parts for the mainstream gamer AMD rounded out their 6000 line with the introduction of the "Turks" line of add-in boards. AMD who was first to market with DirectX 11 AIBs points out that developers are no longer making DirectX 10 games. Even "World of WarCraft," the world's most popular PC game (12 million subscribers), is now DirectX 11. So their message to the consumer is: It's time to upgrade to DirectX 11 now! AMD thinks the casual gamers who bought a Radeon 5450 a couple of years ago, a fine DirectX 10 AIB, should…