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 [LATEST]  Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 2:05P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Featuring Logitech's Delta Zero Optical-IR sensor and full RGB color illumination the brand new G502 Proteus Spectrum Tunable Gaming Mouse is a worthy replacement to the award winning Proteus Core model.

 [LATEST]  Tesoro Gram Spectrum Gaming Keyboard Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 2:05P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Customization and performance are the two major points that are front and center when we talk about gaming peripherals and with the new age of lighting and full RGB devices, aesthetics are starting to become as important as ever. With Tesoro's self-proclaimed high end keyboard we look forward to seeing what the GRAM spectrum has to offer.

 [LATEST]  Hangzhou factories concerned about impact of air pollution controls during G20
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 2:04P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
China will for the first time host the G20 Summit in Hangzhou City, eastern China, during September 4-5. In order to secure clean air during the meeting, the China government will temporarily control production at air-polluting factories within 150km of Hangzhou, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. As there are many electronic components factories in the area, there are concerns about the negative impact of the temporary controls.

 [LATEST]  Nitro Concepts C80 Comfort Carbon Class Gaming Chair Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 2:04P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gaming chairs are big business, but for many consumers, they can often be quite a financial burden, with many models costing in excess of £200 and like any high-quality chair, sometimes much more than that. Nitro Concepts think they have the answer with their C80 series, blending all the style and quality you would want, at a price that isn’t going to hurt your wallet (as much).

 [LATEST]  Vertagear PL6000 Gaming Chair Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 2:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Late last year we took a look at the Vertagear SL4000 gaming chair and while we were impressed by its comfort, we did run into some quality control issues with the build. Vertagear has since taken feedback from its early chairs on board and now, it has moved on to its new P-line of gaming chairs. Today we are taking a look at the Vertagear PL6000, which aims to offer industrial strength construction and superior ergonomic features.

 [LATEST]  ASUS Strix Radeon R9 Fury And The State Of DirectX12 Performance
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 2:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DirectX 12 is gaining momentum with both game developers and hardware manufacturers, and as a result, gamers as well. The Windows 10 enabled, low-level API is being adopted in more and more titles, with both legacy and cutting-edge game engines now taking advantage of it. Using an ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 Fury graphics card, along with a few other more mid-range GPUs, we cooked up a performance analysis shootout of sorts. Here, we'll pit DX12 against DX11, using a variety of today's popular game titles that leverage the new API, so we can see what performance looks like and if there are significant, tangible gains. This isn't intended to show which GPU manufacturer or GPU architectures have a performance edge in DX12, but rather simply what DX12 can do versus DX11...

 [LATEST]  Sapphire RX 480 Nitro + OC 4GB & 8GB Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 2:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We supplement our analysis of AMD partner RX 480 cards today by looking at the two Sapphire Nitro+ OC models, in 4GB and 8GB capacities. The Sapphire cards ship with custom cooling solutions, out of the box clock enhancements, LED lighting and PCB improvements. At price points of £199.99 and £249.95 inc vat for the 4GB and 8GB cards respectively, they certainly look to be competitively priced.

 [LATEST]  Gainward GTX 1060 Phoenix GS Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 1:12P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the spotlight today is the GTX 1060 Phoenix GS. Gainward’s Golden Sample cards have been the mainstay through many generations and are representative of the brands best offering. The graphics card we’ll be looking at today features a custom design with a dual-cooling fan configuration, as well as a factory overclock taking the GPU to just 7.5% over the reference settings. Will a tame overclock to the GPU and a reluctance of any memory overclock still deliver good results? Let’s find out!

AMD FX-8320 vs Core i5-6600K - 2D Performance
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 10:40A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a variety of customer groups in need of as much processing power as possible. Especially in the field of content creation, which includes editing pictures and videos or even rendering a complex scenery with beautiful effects, performance improvements quickly translate into higher income by the end of the month. With this series of articles we're going to compare two processors. The CPUs tested are being run at stock clocks as well as overclocked and apart from that we will also vary the memory frequency. It is our goal to show which CPU is how much faster or slower than another one.

Palit GameRock Premium GTX 1070 Graphics Card Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 10:40A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA’s latest flagship, the GTX 1080 is capable of astounding performance but the current asking price is well beyond what most enthusiasts are prepared to pay. This is particularly the case in the UK as custom models can easily exceed £620 and I’ve noticed major price rises during the past few weeks. Arguably, the extremely high pricing is due to a number of factors including low supply, Sterling devaluation as retailers usually buy stock in USD and manufacturers realising they can charge more than the Founders Edition. It’s evidently clear. that the GTX 1080 represents poor value at the moment and consumers are re-considering the lower-tier Pascal option, the GTX 1070.

Radeon RX 480 vs GeForce GTX 1060 FCAT Frametime Analysis Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 10:39A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review frame-pacing and frame time behavior with the Radeon RX 480, but will compare it with the GeForce GTX 1060, will FCAT reveal some stuff we need to know?

Thermaltake Smart Power Management Platform Overview
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We of course know Thermaltake for making great power supplies. Did you know they have a cloud service that tracks and analyzes PC electricity consumption? This is their Smart Power Management (SPM) platform. The platform is free and works with any of Thermaltake’s DPS G power supplies. So why track your PC’s electricity consumption? It allows you to observe and learn your own energy consumption whereby altering your behavior to achieve the goal of reducing CO2 emission together to contribute on slowing global warming. On top of that you can track how much it costs to have your PC running, total uptime, VGA monitoring, set alerts for temperature, and it even has a remote feature where you can shutdown your PC. Let’s see what the SPM platform is all about and why you should use it if you have a Thermaltake DPS G Series power supply."

GIGABYTE 970-Gaming SLI (AMD 970) Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It's not often that we look at AMD motherboards, but today we spend some time with GIGABYTE's feature-rich and good valued 970-Gaming SLI."

RIOTORO has a lineup of unique-looking products
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The PRISM CR1280 is the first enclosure from RIOTORO we've looked at, and it is impressively built. The appearance won't appeal to everyone, and at this point there might be some RGB lighting fatigue in the PC enthusiast community. The fact that lighting affects are customizable (it can be disabled completely, as well) is nice, but you will pay a premium for this enclosure in part due to the RGB effects."

HTC 10 Smartphone Revealed.
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the tagline “Power of 10“, the HTC 10 was designed to be the best smartphone HTC ever made, a smartphone that is truly a perfect 10/10 in their eyes. Find out how they achieved their perfect smartphone!

Review: Lexar Professional Workflow HR2 Hub
     Tue, Jul 26 2016 | 4:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you’re like us, you’re probably always on the lookout for a good workflow system to get images from either your camera or videocamera into the computer. With all the different devices out there demanding different types of memory cards, you’re bound to end up having several different memory cards with several different memory card..."

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