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G.Skill Ripjaws4 F4-3000C15Q-16GRBB
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 6:49P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're into the latest tech, DDR4 is in your sights, and G.Skill is here on these pages yet again with another Ripjaws4 kit, its timings 15-16-16-35 at a blazing 3000 MHz. Great-looking, the F4-3000C15Q-16GRBB quad-channel kit is affordable, fast, and clad in blue.

AMD lineup of 300-series cards
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 6:49P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hope you’re enjoying weather as marvelous as we’re currently experiencing here in the Netherlands, but if not, at least we have some reading material for you. And if it’s too hot to read, rest assured: most of this article is graphs and benchmarks. We tested most of the ‘new’ AMD lineup of 300-series cards. To be precise: R7 370 2GB and 4GB, R9 380 2GB and 4GB, R9 390 and 390X. Of course we compared the performance against all relevant current Nvidia cards and we did this with 12 games plus 3D Mark Fire Strike, in 2 quality settings and in 3 different resolutions. Two things are particularly interesting: the performance of the R9 390 (non-X) versus ye olde & mightye GeForce GTX 970 and wether the 4GB of graphics memory on select versions of the R7 370 and the R9 380 makes any sense at all (spoiler: it does not).

Supply chain players gear up for new Nintendo console
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 6:48P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Japan-based Nintendo is planning to launch its next-generation games console in 2016 and has recently asked its supply chain partners to start pilot production in October, at the latest. The console will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), but Pegatron Technology is aggressively trying to snatch some of the orders, according to sources familiar to the plan.

MSI gives KitGuru a tour of the most powerful laptop ever: KitGuru TV
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 4:02P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When a Director from MSI’s notebook team tells you that his new product will be the fastest ever, you have to pay attention. You should also fire up the 8mm GuruCam and get some footage.

Inside the OC Lab at MSI HQ in Taipei: KitGuru TV
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 4:01P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At a recent gaming event, Beat IT 2014, KitGuru was able to get an exclusive look inside the MSI OC Lab for a quick interview with main man Manny Chang. Look out for the horrific attack with LN2 at the end!

Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB USB 3.0 Review
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston is already well known for its desktop RAM modules and Solid State Drives but they also make flash drives for those of you who need to back up data and take it on the go. Chances are, you have several USB sticks lying around already so what makes the HyperX Fury stand out from the rest? Lets find out…

AMD R9 Fury X graphics card
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:20P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's R9 Fury X has been rumored, leaked, previewed and now finally benchmarked. There are some high expectations placed on its shoulders but is there enough performance to overcome NVIDIA's GTX 980 Ti?

Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition Mid Tower Case Review
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:20P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition is a Mid-Tower chassis that is targeted at those of us looking for a simple, yet quiet design."

Microsoft Surface Hub Live Demo Shows Collaborative 84-inch 4K
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:19P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this month, Microsoft offered more details and availability information for their forthcoming Surface Hub system. With pre-orders starting July 1st, these 55-inch or 84-inch machines offer a new collaborative version of the Surface experience, for businesses, scientists, education and perhaps power user consumers. Last week, we got to spend some time downtown at Microsoft's Envisioning Center. Microsoft Technical Solutions Specialist, Mark Skoog showcased the company's Perceptive Pixel technology that they've been developing further since its acquisition back in 2012 and its related impact to science, humanity and business productivity. He took time to demo the new Microsoft Surface Hub as well...

Matias Tactile Pro 4 Keyboard Review
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:19P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Keyboard Company has just started to bring in the Matias Tactile Pro and has lots of stock for potential enthusiast buyers. The newer v4 version is featuring re-engineered Matias Click switches compared to v3 and are meant to eliminate the ringing sound of the previous Fukka. Be warned that these are not designed to be silent and their sound is similar to a regular typewriter; however, the typing experience is unique and the product is recommended to people which write a lot of documents or get to work in accounting / do a lot of spreadsheet work. We would not recommend it for gaming purposes (the Quiet Pro is more suitable for that).

Thermaltake ToughPower DPS G 1050W Power Supply Unit Review
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:18P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At first glance to most people power supply units may not seem to have advanced much compared to the ones we used to check almost a decade ago but in reality most of their interior components have, some just a bit and some quite a lot. Regardless of that however the same "principles" that applied even 10 years ago apply today (perhaps even more so due to the cost of multi-GPU setups) and so we always recommend using good quality power supply units to avoid any unpleasant issues for your hardware and of course to provide optimal stability (especially for overclocked systems). Now as many of you are well aware the safest and fastest way for consumers to "rate" a power supply unit is to check its 80 Plus efficiency certification and although the top of the line Titanium models offer the highest possible electricity savings currently and thus make use of the highest quality components they don't land far from the Platinum and Gold ones. The ToughPower DPS G 1050W model is one such 80 Plus Gold certified PSU and we have it with us today to see how it ranks in the market.

Tt eSPORTS Shock 3D 7.1 Gaming Headset Review
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:18P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the popularity of gaming and eSports having the right weapons in your arsenal is crucial. We all know how important your keyboard and your mouse is, but your headset is equally important. A good headset has to be comfortable, provide good sound quality, and give you the ability to clearly speak to your teammates while in battle. Today we will be taking a look at the Tt eSPORTS Shock 3D 7.1 Gaming Headset and we are hoping that it has all of these qualities. The headset features enhanced 3D 7.1 virtualized surround sound, 4 different EQ settings, 40 mm drivers, bendable microphone, fold-flat design and much more. Let’s get into battle and see what the Tt eSPORTS Shock 3D 7.1 Gaming Headset can do!"

     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:16P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI fit the card with its new TwinFrozrV cooling solution and Military Class 4 components, which is very nice thing to see at the $159.99 MSRP price point. The MSI R7 370 Gaming 2G comes with 1024 Stream processors across 16 compute units, 32 ROPs and 64 TMUs. In terms of memory, we got 2GB GDDR5 running at 1425MHz on a 256-bit interface for a total 182.4 GB/s bandwidth. Seems pretty familiar isn't it? We are basically looking at the successor of the Radeon 7850 and R7 265, with a bump in the core clocks and memory."

Seagate Laptop SSHD ST500LM000 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:14P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested Seagate's hybrid drive for laptops this week. 2 years after it was released, does it still make sense in the presence of value SSDs like the Crucial BX100 and MX200?

Inno3D GTX 980 'iChill Herculez X4 Air Boss Ultra' Review
     Wed, Jul 01 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Got some spare cash to upgrade that weak old graphics card? If you have £500 burning a hole in your bank account then the Nvidia GTX980 is the first choice on our list. KitGuru has already looked at custom partner cards from MSI, ASUS and Palit but today we look at something very special indeed. The Inno3D GTX980 iChill Herculez X4 Air Boss Ultra is without a doubt one of the most hardcore graphics cards to grace our labs – featuring a scary looking four fan heatsink, and crazy ‘out of the box’ clock speeds. This is not one for the faint of heart.

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Review
     Wed, Jul 01 2015 | 4:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are late to the game with this particular review, but we had so many requests from readers to look at the NetGear Nighthawk R7000 that we decided it was worth a (belated) look. No doubt you will have a instant love-it-or-hate-it reaction to the appearance of the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router. It is certainly no object of beauty but instead looks very purposeful.

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