”With very few exceptions, the Maximus IX Formula is another step forward in the evolution of ASUS' ROG brand. The red and black theme never gets old and you can surely stick to it if you want to do so. However, ASUS' AURA Lighting and AURA SYNC technology takes the visuals a little bit further, well, a lot further away from the red and black, actually. Using ASUS' AURA Lighting controls you can set the LED accents on the Maximus IX Formula to any color in the rainbow with up to nine different lighiting patterns. It's interesting just to sit back and watch it. To take the RGB lighting control a bit further, you can connect RGB LED strips to the pair of headers that are also managed by ASUS AURA. If you purchase ASUS SYNC compatible peripherals you can essentially match the LED lighting theme throughout your ecosystem. Built with a decided bent toward gamers, the ROG brand is also the premier overclocking solution in ASUS' product stack. Built with hardware that supports overclocking and the software package, and UEFI BIOS to back it all up, you can get the most out of your installed hardware. In the two comparison boards, my Core i7 7700K is, at best, a 4.95GHz chip that takes about 1.375v to 1.39v to maintain stability at that level. Thanks to ASUS' Extreme Engine Digi+ all-digital VRM, TPU, and Pro Clock chips, this CPU does indeed hit 5GHz for daily use with an applied 1.36v. By manually tuning the clock speeds to 102MHz x 49, 5GHz was easy to reach, with a cache ratio of 45 and memory speed of close to 3700MHz."
In the end, the Lima Ultra is a much simpler and more powerful single-drive cloud solution than any we've used before. While there are ways to do something similar through a new router with a USB port; the seamless integration, synchronization, installation and usability of the Lima far exceeds those other options...
The main selling point of the Gigabyte X99-Designare EX is the Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type-C to provide a theoretical bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s, twice than Thunderbolt 2. To take advantage of this, Gigabyte provided a DisplayPort-In so that you can daisy-chain six Thunderbolt devices and drive a 4K monitor. It also provides 36w from it to power and charges several devices. There are two U.2 ports, of which one of them won’t work if you’re not pairing it with a 40-PCIe lane SKU. A support for 22110 M.2 is also appreciated as it stays future ready if you plan on buying a large M.2 storage. You’ll know more as we move on!
The Sharkoon Rapid-Case 2.5" USB 3.1 Type C is an external housing which can accommodate 2.5" SATA hard drives or 2.5" SSDs with a maximum height of 9.5 mm. Thanks to its USB 3.1 interface, the Rapid-Case offers a data transfer rate of up to 10 gigabits per second as well as up to 70% increase read and 40% increase write speeds on UASP capable host controllers. The internal SATA interface of the Rapid-Case supports SATA Revision 3.0 and is also backwards compatible to previous Revisions. The
Rapid-Case connects via its included cable with future-proof, two-way Type C plug to every PC, laptop and MacBook with corresponding Type C port. A discreet status LED next to the USB 3.1 interface indicates operation and data transfer.
2.5" hard drives or SSDs can be installed quickly and easily. Unscrew the two housing screws with the provided screwdriver and then connecting the hard drive to the controller board. Once that is done simply slide the hard drive with the controller board into the housing and then screw into place.
The housing is made from robust aluminum and provides optimum protection for the hard drive. It fits into every pants pocket and is ideal for carrying important data thanks to its light weight of only 83 g and slim
profile. The design of the housing is deliberately minimalist-elegant with a brushed surface finish and is available in both black and silver color versions.
The Sharkoon Rapid-Case 2.5" USB 3.1 Type C is now available for the suggested retail price of 24.99 euros from authorized retailers.
So I recently had the chance to check out the G533 wireless headset from Logitech and I was impressed with its performance. While testing it, I have also been checking out Logitech’s newest wireless gaming mouse, the G900 Chaos Spectrum. While some people may prefer to stay wired for performance reasons, the gap between wired and wireless is getting smaller. With that, there are a lot more people looking at wireless devices for the added convenience. For me, I’ve been using wireless headsets for my Coms for a while now just because it is easier than getting tangled in the cord. The G900 has a great optical sensor and it shares a lot of features with Logitech’s mice so I’m excited to put it to the test today and see what it is all about.
Chrome's New Tab page can be rather handy if you frequently visit the same sites and while Google has baked in some basic customization options for those looking to personalize the new tab page and there's plenty more manipulation to be had if you venture into the world of extensions.
All-in-One computers aren't traditionally known for offering gaming-grade processing power, but the IdeaCentre Y910 Gaming AIO from Lenovo promises top-of-the-line gaming performance in a compact form factor. The higher end model being reviewed comes with a 6th gen Core i7-6700 processor, a GTX 1080 GPU and 16GB of DDR4 RAM.
Have you invested a small fortune in a high-end gaming PC, with one or more of the fastest graphics cards on the market, a powerful overclocked CPU, and more? Then you’re likely in the market for a high-end display that can reveal the visual potential of your gaming system, and that’s where the Acer X34 comes into play! Of course, not all monitors are created equally, but this one is certainly a little more extreme than most, and it has a spec sheet that’s so mighty it’s only matched by its enormous price tag, so don’t expect to get much, if any, change from £1000!
Based on its features and power consumption, Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 SoC (or Mobile Platform, as Qualcomm is referring to it now) was already looking like a notable improvement over the Snapdragon 820 and 821. The Snapdragon 835 is expected to provide up to 11 hours of 4K video playback and more than a day of talk time on next-gen smartphones with a single charge, for starters. However, it will also serve up hours of VR gaming and claimed general performance lifts of up to 25 percent in both CPU and graphics/gaming workloads.
Regardless, until now, we could only speculate about the Snapdragon 835’s performance. Qualcomm, however, recently invited us out to its sprawling San Diego campus to put its new chip and mobile platform to the test. The numbers we came away with confirm that the Snapdragon 835 (which sports the Adreno 540 GPU) packs a serious punch...
The PC Customiser XSplit Streamer Pro X is a compact gaming PC that comes loaded with XSplit Broadcaster and Gamecaster to help you get busy streaming your games as quickly as possible. The £50 one year XSplit license is included as part of the package. Interesting approach, let’s take a closer look.
AMD confirmed the official specifications for its upcoming Ryzen 5 CPUs last week, however by announcing those specs, the company has largely let the cat out of the bag. Now armed with that knowledge and the ability to mimic Ryzen 5 settings, I pulled a stack of GPUs out of storage and got testing.
Krabi is famous for its beaches, hot spring waterfall and the Emerald Pool, so I took the opportunity to try out the 2017 Galaxy A7 smartphone, which is IP68 water-resistant. Check out some of the pictures and videos I took on my trip to Krabi!
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen Oct 02 | Beginners Guides Rating:
A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing
PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.