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AMD Vega Run DOOM On Vulkan!
     Mon, Jan 16 2017 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD showed off this Vega prototype running DOOM at the 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160, using the Ultra Quality preset. DOOM was running with the Vulkan upgrade, of course. Check out how fast it ran!

ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard Review
     Mon, Jan 16 2017 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our first ASRock Intel Z270 motherboard review comes in the form of the Extreme4. It manages to pack a fairly good punch for its asking price."

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 4G D5 OC
     Mon, Jan 16 2017 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have tested the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 4G D5 OC video card.

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review
     Mon, Jan 16 2017 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI’s Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon is the company’s take on a mid-range motherboard with features that will appeal to gamers. Noteworthy inclusions are a comprehensive set of RGB LEDs spread across the board, a design which caters for dual-GPU gamers, and the company’s smart M.2 Shield cooling plate.

The Perf-Per-Watt Of NVIDIA Fermi To Pascal, AMD R700
     Mon, Jan 16 2017 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Unless you want your graphics card to keep you warm this winter, here's a big comparison of AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards under Linux looking at their performance-per-Watt using the latest OpenGL Linux drivers as of the end of 2016. A few days back I posted a 31-way GeForce/Radeon Linux comparison looking at the raw performance with each company's latest Linux drivers going back to the Fermi and R700 days while for this article is looking at the system power consumption and power efficiency for this mass assortment of GPUs."

31-Way NVIDIA GeForce / AMD Radeon Linux OpenGL Comparison - End-Of-Year 2016
     Mon, Jan 16 2017 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Last week I published some fresh AMD Linux 4.9 + Mesa 13.1-dev benchmarks on many different AMD Radeon GPUs going all the way back to the Radeon HD 4800 series days. Today those numbers are being complemented by an extensive NVIDIA GeForce Fermi / Kepler / Maxwell / Pascal comparison to make up a 31-way NVIDIA/AMD Linux OpenGL performance comparison. If you are curious how the NVIDIA and AMD Linux performance is with the very latest drivers and going back several hardware generations, this holiday article is for you."

NVIDIA Wins Over AMD For Linux Gaming Ultra HD 4K Performance @ Phoronix
     Mon, Jan 16 2017 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As it's been a while since last delivering any "4K" resolution OpenGL benchmarks at Phoronix, out today -- now that we're done with our massive 60+ GPU open-source testing and 35-way proprietary driver comparison -- are benchmarks of several NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards when running an assortment of Linux games and other OpenGL tests at the 4K resolution."

ASUS ROG STRIX Z270F Gaming Review
     Mon, Jan 16 2017 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the spotlight today is the STRIX Z270F Gaming – a capable Intel Z270 motherboard which carries with it some trademark ROG features. As with other ASUS motherboards, our STRIX offering also arrives with Aura lighting options which allows users to not only sync up other Aura-based products but kit their computer chassis out with some eye-catching LED strips!

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 4G D5 OC
     Sun, Jan 15 2017 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nach den ganzen Nvidia Grafikkarten, die 2016 erschienen sind, müssen wir uns auch die Zeit nehmen und das aktuelle Topmodell aus der RX Serie AMD testen. Auch wenn wir von der Zeit her etwas hinterher sind, gibt es seit dem Erscheinen der RX480 keine schnelle Grafikkarte in der neuen Polaris-Chip-Generation, was doch ein wenig verwunderlich ist. Wir sind gerade im ersten Monat des Jahres 2017, die CES ist voll im Laufen, aber nichts passiert. Nvidia kann ungehindert und ohne viel Mühe die Spitze am Sektor halten und Preise verlangen, die mit einer richtigen Konkurrenz gar nicht möglich wären. Doch kommen wir ganz zum Anfang: Die Polaris 10 Grafikkarten wurden angekündigt wie ein Sample, welches endlich der anderen Marke etwas Feuer unter dem Hintern machen konnte. Was die nicht für Performance haben soll, wie nicht gut man die übertakten kann, und und. Da wir die Geschichten schon von Früher kennen, zum Beispiel von der Fury-X, waren wir vor der Veröffentlichung sehr skeptisch. Dass AMD sowohl die Performance, als auch die Kühlung, die Lautstärke und die Overclocking Eigenschaften im Griff haben sollte, das wäre doch ein schweres Unterfangen, aber gut. Wir lassen und überraschen und das geschah dann auch. Die erste Referenzkarte die wir in den Händen hielten, bewies genau das Gegenteil, nicht schnell genug, zu warm, Kühler wieder mal schlecht, also die alte Leier.

MSI pushing new gaming products in 2017, says paper
     Sun, Jan 15 2017 | 4:02P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Micro-Star International (MSI) has released a total of 25 new VR-supported gaming motherboards targeting the mid-range to high-end sector and 21 new VR-ready mid-range to high-end gaming notebooks for early 2017, and is looking to expand its presence in the gaming industry by releasing multiple models to fill all the gaps in the market, according to a Chinese-language Commercial

Sony PlayStation VR - A First-class Reality Show
     Sun, Jan 15 2017 | 4:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many experts have dubbed 2017 as the year of Virtual Reality and it will certainly be off to a rocking start with the wildly popular Sony’s PlayStation VR. Sony couldn’t keep enough in stock to meet the demand for Christmas but restocking should get them off in a grand manner for 2017. The attraction of the PlayStation VR

Speedlink Ultor Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Sun, Jan 15 2017 | 4:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While many peripheral makers are currently chasing down the RGB trend, there is still plenty of room in the market for a standard mechanical keyboard. Today, we are taking a look at the Speedlink Ultor, a mechanical keyboard offering up red switches, macro support and more, all wrapped up in a frameless, 10-keyless design.

MSI Z270 GAMING PRO Carbon Review
     Sun, Jan 15 2017 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI’s Z270 GAMING PRO Carbon provides gamers with a two-tone motherboard which is both aesthetically pleasing and laden with a multitude of improved features over the Z170 version of this motherboard.

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 Review
     Sun, Jan 15 2017 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our hands today is the AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 an Intel Z270 motherboard which seeks to provide gamers and enthusiasts with a high-end feature-set including cutting-edge options such as Thunderbolt 3, dual-M.2 slots, Creative Sound Core3D and much more.

Intel Kaby Lake Core i5-7600K & Core i7-7700K Review
     Sun, Jan 15 2017 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Consumer Electronics Show, a yearly event held in Las Vegas which sets the tone of the electronics market for the following year, is one of few marquee events throughout any year for the IT industry. In the PC sector it's only surpassed by Computex, and that's mainly down to the location and PC hardware focus of the Taiwan-based event. It is therefore unsurprising that Intel would choose this venue to debut their latest new CPU architecture on the desktop PC platform: the 7th Generation Core CPU, previously known by its codename Kaby Lake.

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Review
     Sun, Jan 15 2017 | 9:00A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Focusing more on the Arctis 3 specifics, it is the analogue, stereo version of the line. It features fully modular cables that uses a proprietary USB joint to ensure fluid movement between various devices. It also offers 7.1 surround via software emulation in the SteelSeries Engine 3.

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Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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