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ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 Review
     Sat, Jul 30 2016 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to high-end overclocking motherboards, the Republic of Gamers Rampage series motherboards from ASUS basically define the pinnacle. With the Rampage V Edition 10 ASUS certainly doesn't want to break with this tradition. At a first glance, this EATX motherboard has been crammed with features and there are quite a few really interesting things. At this point we're definitely curious to find out what ASUS was able to come with to surprise us - again.

EVGA GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Jul 30 2016 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
New product cycles on video cards are always exciting, not just because of the performance improvements, I also love checking out what each manufacturer has done to change up their card designs. Some of them change almost nothing and others almost seem to start completely new each time. EVGA used the new launch to introduce their new ACX 3.0 coolers. The new coolers have a completely different look, not just for EVGA but really they aren’t like anything I’ve seen before. They also made improvements in their ACX cooler design. Well, we didn’t get a chance to check the cards out during the GTX 1080 launch but they did send a GTX 1070 a little later into that launch. Sadly, I have had to sit on it a little due to the GTX 1060 launch. With that launch behind us, I can finally run the GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 through our test suite and take a closer look at that cooler design. Having already taken a look at a few other GTX 1070’s I’m really excited to see how the new EVGA card compares.

Anidees AI-Crystal Tempered Glass review
     Sat, Jul 30 2016 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Anidees released their all new AI-Crystal PC mid tower chassis, a product series that is designed for ease of use and terrific looks as the side panels and the front panel have been fitted with nice dark tempered glass. And that gives this chassis series a little extra boom-boom-pow. Wanna have a peek?

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-SOC FORCE LGA1151 Motherboard Review
     Sat, Jul 30 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z170X-SOC Force is one of the most advanced motherboards which have passed through our labs and is packed with a ton of features, hardware and software wise. Besides the 4-way SLI, the three M.2 32Gb/s slots, a beefy VRM, USB 3.1 support via Intel controller we do also have multiple options to overclock the system (via Wi-Fi, via the HW-OC tethering function, via the BIOS or via the Windows software), a well-optimized BIOS to handle overclocked memory without the need of tinkering with each and every timing or we could also remind that we can power up the board without the CPU installed."

ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming Broadwell-E Motherboard Review
     Sat, Jul 30 2016 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X99 platform was recently refreshed with Intel’s Broadwell-E range of processors designed to offer content creators and professionals working with multi-threaded workloads the absolute best performance. Those with deep pockets now have the opportunity to deploy the world’s first 10-core processor outside of the Xeon family. From what I’ve seen so far, the new architecture hasn’t enticed existing users to upgrade due to the hefty pricing and value of the 5280K on the second-hand market. Nevertheless, it’s encouraged motherboard vendors to unleash new products which contain more gaming-orientated features. This is mainly because Broadwell-E motherboards are compatible with previous generation processors like the 5820K and 5930K. In particular, the 5280K became a firm favourite among high-end consumers due to the 6-core, 12-thread configuration which only cost slightly more than the i7-6700K. In theory, this should broaden the appeal of Broadwell-E motherboards sporting fresh and exciting designs.

MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X Graphics Card Review
     Sat, Jul 30 2016 | 9:00A | Web News | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture marks a major shift in performance per watt and revolves around the highly efficient 16nm FinFet manufacturing process. So far, the company has unleashed products designed for higher resolutions and enthusiasts who are prepared to pay extra for a more fluid gaming experience. For example, AIB versions of the GTX 1080 in the UK can cost over £650 and have received hefty price hikes. Whether this will subside once supply increases or Sterling becomes more stable is unclear, but the current market price is unlikely to appeal to a large audience. While the GTX 1070 offers performance beyond the GTX Titan X for significantly less, it’s still too expensive for many people on a tight budget. According to AMD’s internal research, 84% of PC gamers select a graphics card within the $100-$300 price bracket.

PowerColor Radeon RX 480 RED DEVIL review
     Fri, Jul 29 2016 | 6:30P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us as we review the PowerColor Radeon RX 480 RED DEVIL, we test the model fitted with 8GB graphics memory. This dark spawn from PowerColor is a mainstream graphics card series that will allow you to play your games in both the Full HD 1080P range as well as gaming in WQHD (2560x1440) range. And all that at a rather reasonable price of 269 USD.

MSI GTX 1080 GAMING Z 8GB graphics card
     Fri, Jul 29 2016 | 6:29P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI GTX 1080 Gaming Z 8GB is one of the best graphics cards we have ever tested. It is also among the most expensive GTX 1080's on the market but is that premium really worthwhile?

AMD Extends Polaris Line-up
     Fri, Jul 29 2016 | 6:29P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although we were made privy to some details on AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 470 and Radeon RX 460 graphics cards earlier this month, the company today is officially announcing its newest, mainstream members of the Polaris family. AMD is touting the RX 470 as a perfect companion for 1080p resolution gaming, offering 60+ FPS performance (with anti-aliasing enabled) on popular game titles. The RX 460, on the other hand, is based on Polaris 11 architecture, which has more budget-minded performance profile. However, if all you’re looking for is a highly efficient, yet capable eSports gaming card, then the RX 460 still has you covered.

AMD's Radeon RX 460 and RX 470
     Fri, Jul 29 2016 | 6:29P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's Radeon RX 460 and RX 470 are the next salvos in its battle to regain a foothold in the sub-$300 graphics market. We examine their full specs and take some educated guesses as to the price points these cards will occupy when they hit store shelves.

Corsair Neutron XTi SSD Review (480GB)
     Fri, Jul 29 2016 | 6:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been nearly two years since we have reviewed the Corsair Neutron XT. At its release it was the first SSD we analyzed with the Phison S10 controller and after putting it through the paces, we were quite impressed with its performance at first show. The combination of the S10 controller with all its features and Toshiba's 19nm MLC NAND had provided Corsair a killer SSD, one of the best performing SSDs at the time. However, now they have set out to improve the performance and consistency even more. With the release of the new Neutron XTi and in hopes of dethroning the very best SATA SSDs in the market, Corsair is doubling the DRAM and migrating to Toshiba's latest 15nm MLC flash. Doubling the DRAM may be the opposite of what a company would do to be cost effective, but the focus of this SSD is not on cost effectiveness. The Corsair Neutron XTi is an enthusiast grade SSD that was developed to deliver gamers, media, and design professionals the best performance.

Seagate BarraCuda Pro 10TB HDD Review
     Fri, Jul 29 2016 | 6:28P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this month Seagate announced their new ‘Guardian Series’ of Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and that the BarraCuda name was being revived! Seagate brought back the BarraCuda name in grand fashion as there is a BarraCuda Pro 10TB drive and that makes it the world’s highest capacity consumer HDD. What a better way than to come back after being away for nearly three years and being the largest capacity drive in the World!

Oittm REALSOUND RGB Portable Speaker Review
     Fri, Jul 29 2016 | 6:28P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the latest REALSOUND RGB Portable Speaker by Oittm you're not only getting a wireless speaker but also a 360 degrees light show thanks to a total of 88 RGB LEDs placed all around its body.

Silent Base 800 full tower case
     Fri, Jul 29 2016 | 6:27P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
be quiet!'s Silent Base 800 full tower case features extensive silencing features throughout for quiet operation. We tested this case to see whether be quiet!'s noise-killing efforts deliver.

Linksys EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 Wireless Router Review
     Fri, Jul 29 2016 | 6:27P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Linksys's EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 is their biggest and baddest wireless router yet. If you want loads of performance and have the budget, take a look."

Crucial MX300 750GB Solid State Drive
     Fri, Jul 29 2016 | 6:27P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial is a brand of Micron, one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world, and they have been in the business for over 35 years. Today we are looking at their MX300 750GB limited edition solid state drive, which builds on the previous performance of the MX series SSDs, and adds the latest 3D NAND which they claim will speed up boot times and allow you to fly through even the most demanding applications.

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