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Today we have a 960 PRO
     Sun, Oct 23 2016 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just under a year ago we published our review of the Samsung 950 PRO, their first foray into NVMe SSD territory. Today we have a 960 PRO, which strives to be more revolutionary than evolutionary. There are some neat new features like 16-die packages and a Package-on-Package controller/DRAM design, all cooled by a copper heat spreading label! This new model promises to achieve some very impressive results, so without further delay, let's get to it!

Samsung 960 Pro 2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD Review
     Sun, Oct 23 2016 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The performance embargo has just been lifted on Samsung’s new 960 PRO and EVO NVMe M.2 SSDs! The Samsung 960 PRO is for prosumer, enthusiasts and high-end users that want the best performance and endurance, while the 960 EVO offers slightly lower performance for the broader consumer market. The drive that we'll be looking at today in-depth is the Samsung SSD 960 PRO 2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe model....

MadShrimps OC Win HWBOT's TeamCUP 2016
     Sun, Oct 23 2016 | 4:00P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Team MadShrimps OC team has won for the 2nd time the prestigious HWBOT Team CUP. Battling it out with over 100 other teams, the Belgian founded overclocking team managed to snatch the top spot, not by a small margin, but with a huge lead thanks to some great scores over the different stages. Now this sounds all fun and easy! Fun it is, as pushing hardware to the limits is a blast. Easy, well nope! This takes a lot of preparation, pretesting and as always once under cold things don't run as smooth as planned."

Gears of War 4 PC Game Analysis
     Sun, Oct 23 2016 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back at the start of 2016 it was starting to look like Microsoft had completely forgotten how to deliver a solid PC game. Efforts like Quantum Break underperformed on PC hardware and the early days of the Universal Windows Platform were riddled with missing features. However, today might mark the start of a new chapter as Gears of War 4 has arrived and it is excellent – from the graphics options right down to just how well it runs.

Jonsbo RM3 Case Review
     Sun, Oct 23 2016 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Jonsbo RM3 Case arrived Technic3D. The RM3 supports Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 2x 120mm and one 140mm Cooling-Fan. We will check this and many more in the following Review."

ICY DOCK Black Vortex Quad-Bay USB 3.0 & eSATA External 3.5" SATA HDD
     Sun, Oct 23 2016 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a design that seems to be taken from a sci-fi movie, removable 120mm LED fan and performance levels just shy of 200MB/s the Black Vortex Quad-Bay USB 3.0 & eSATA 3.5” SATA HDD Enclosure by ICY DOCK is certainly worth a spot on your desk.

FIFA 17 Xbox One Review
     Sun, Oct 23 2016 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
FIFA returns for another year with a brand new engine after having left the old generation behind. Is it enough to keep it at the top? Let's see."

Corsair M65 Pro RGB Mouse and MM800 RGB Polaris Mouse Pad
     Sat, Oct 22 2016 | 4:03P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We have tested M65 Pro on both the MM800 and our trusty ModMyMachine aluminum pad along with the Ghost in Shell, Mafia III, Shadow Warrior, Duke 3D 20th Anniversary World Tour and CS: GO titles: thanks to the rubberized coating and ergonomic side panels, the mouse felt very comfortable, even after two hours of continuous usage. The updated sensor works well on many surfaces, while the MM800 pad and its low friction micro-textured surface allowed us to have more precise movements during office work, but also photo and video editing. The re-positioned buttons on the left panel of the M65 Pro are more accessible now to the thumb, while the DPI values up to 12K should satisfy even gamers which are active in online competitions."

Samsung 960 PRO RAID Review
     Sat, Oct 22 2016 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung recently announced their new 960 PRO; the next NVMe SSD to supersede their renowned 950 PRO. This drive builds on the success of the 950 PRO delivering Samsung’s 3rd generation V-NAND along with the new Polaris Controller. 960 PRO is available in 512GB, 1TB and 2TB editions and will be available to buy next month.

Samsung 960 PRO M.2 1TB NVMe SSD review
     Sat, Oct 22 2016 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we test the new M.2 and extremely fast Samsung 960 PRO Series SSDs with all new Polaris based controller. These new M.2 units can now be purchased in volume sizes up-to 2TB and use the nvm express (NVME) 1.2 protocol which is even faster anno 2016. Storage technology is advancing with hyper fast paces while remaining competitive in pricing. Does Samsung have yet another NAND success at hand?

Thermaltake Core X31 Mid Tower Chassis Review
     Sat, Oct 22 2016 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake are the masters when it comes to pushing heavy-duty chassis to market at fiercely competitive prices. Now they’re at it again with their latest mid-tower, the X31, which promises extensive water and air cooling support, room for up to an ATX motherboard, lots of storage, and huge graphics cards and all of that comes at a price around £80.

SteelSeries APEX M500 Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Sat, Oct 22 2016 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We haven't reviewed a SteelSeries keyboard in a while, but it seems good things come to those who wait. Here's our look at the APEX M500."

Mafia III - PC graphics performance review
     Sat, Oct 22 2016 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the new 1.01 Patch in effect we are free from 30 FPS caps, yes it is time to look at Mafia III, the Guru3D way. In this article we'll examine Mafia III in our usual geeky fashion. We'll test the game on the PC platform relative towards graphics card performance with the latest AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers. Multiple graphics cards are being tested and bench-marked with the latest cards such as the GeForce GTX 10 series included as well as Radeon RX series 400 cards. With the newest graphics cards and technologies we'll try and see how well this DirectX 11 title performs.

BIOSTAR A68N-5200 Motherboard Review
     Sat, Oct 22 2016 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite a lot of the media focus being on Kaby Lake and AMD’s fabled Zen architecture, it’s important to remember that some users require a new motherboard as a matter of urgency and cannot wait for upcoming solutions. Not only that, in low-end scenarios such as a home office system or HTPC, modern processors provide more than enough performance. Some time ago, BIOSTAR decided to focus their efforts on embedded products after acknowledging the herculean task of trying to compete with ASUS, Gigabyte and other brands in the enthusiast market.

AMD pushing new projects for VR applications
     Fri, Oct 21 2016 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has launched several new projects for its virtual reality (VR) business including GPU certification. It has enhanced its software/hardware platform and established a VR supply chain, hoping to expand its presence in the VR market, and to regain share in the graphics card market with its new Polaris GPUs.

MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB Graphics Card Review
     Fri, Oct 21 2016 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The mainstream segment of the graphics card market seems to be the most competitive currently. With AMD releasing their Radeon RX 480 at a price-point of $229 with performance of cards from the previous generation that cost upwards of $350. This prompted NVIDIA to released their GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card earlier than expected. Now with AMD releasing their RX 470, NVIDIA has a new GTX 1060, a 3GB model. This model now only cuts the VRAM in half, but also has an extra SM unit disabled. Off the bat NVIDIA allowed for add-in-card (all-in-card) AIC partners to release their custom cards for this new GTX 1060. Today we have one such card from MSI, which is their GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB. This card comes with a custom PCB with a nice factory overclock, MSI's TwinFrozr VI cooling solution, full back-plate, and RGB lighting options. The card comes in a $239, which gives it a $40 premium over the GTX 1060 3GB base MSRP. Let's jump in and see what this card is made of!"

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