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 [LATEST]  Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming Review
     Sun, Jun 26 2016 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since first testing the reference Founders Edition GTX 1080 a month ago, we have been eagerly anticipating getting our hands on the board partner versions. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming is a triple fan cooled 1080 that also boasts a redesigned PCB. Even though it's currently out of stock pretty much everywhere, we expect availability to improve shortly.

 [LATEST]  Total War: Warhammer DirectX 12 Graphics Performance Analysis
     Sun, Jun 26 2016 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Total War franchise has entertained fans of the strategy genre who have a penchant for barbaric historical periods since the dawn of PC gaming. Furthermore, these bloody conflicts brought history to life and gave users an insight into the harsh reality of classical warfare. Not only that, the ability to plan strategic onslaughts and react to the enemy’s movements is incredibly satisfying. Of course, Total War titles are set on a huge scale featuring a massive quantity of ground units which requires a thoughtful approach. The latest entry is quite unusual and based on the Warhammer fantasy series. Throughout the game, you can select between four playable factions: the Dwarfs, the Empire of Man, the Greenskins and the Vampire counts. According to Metacritic, the game has received a relatively positive response from both professional critics and PC users.

 [LATEST]  MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X Review
     Sun, Jun 26 2016 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X is built with a 10 phase power supply and its own PCB, it is factory overclocked with a guaranteed boost of 1797 MHz which is 114 MHz higher than the NVIDIA Founders Edition we tested."

 [LATEST]  Kingston HyperX Savage Black HX426C15SBK4/64 4x16GB DDR4 RAM
     Sun, Jun 26 2016 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With its savage capacity and savage overclocking potential, the Kingston HyperX Savage Black HX426C15SBK4/64 4x16GB is exactly what its name suggests.

Samsung Portable SSD T3 500GB USB 3.1 Gen 1 Drive Review
     Sat, Jun 25 2016 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Portable SSD T1 by Samsung was the fastest USB drive of its kind at launch. The brand new Portable SSD T3 is not only faster and more durable but it's also compatible with Android devices and has a far more attractive price tag attached onto it.

Silicon Power S55 TLC 120GB and 240GB SSD Review
     Sat, Jun 25 2016 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The S55 TLC series of SSDs from Silicon Power are offering quite a bit of storage space at acceptable performance levels unless the buffer gets filled; if we are used to transferring frequently large batches of files to the drive, the speed will decrease to a minimum of about 95MB/s (regular HDD performance levels), but we will still benefit from very good access times."

NEC MultiSync EA305WMi Professional Monitor
     Sat, Jun 25 2016 | 12:01P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For many users, one monitor just isn’t enough. Sometimes, two displays won’t cut it either. If your latest project has you searching for multiple, high-end monitors, you’re likely going to be looking at professional workhorses like NEC’s MultiSync EA305WMi. The venerable display maker designed this 30-inch monitor specifically for multi-monitor configurations and added something it calls ControlSync technology, so you can manage multiple displays from a single interface. The MultiSync EA305WMi is a 30-inch (29.8-inch viewable area) monitor with a 2560x1600 resolution in a 16:10 aspect ratio. Although displays with 3840x2160 UHD resolution have been hogging the spotlight recently, 2560x1600 still makes for incredibly detailed images, and you won't have to deal with the scaling issues associated with HiDPI displays and legacy applications in Windows...

Radeon R9 380 vs. GeForce GTX 960 Video Card Review
     Sat, Jun 25 2016 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let's compare a Radeon R9 380 and a GeForce GTX 960 4 GiB video cards, to find which one is the fastest mainstream video card on the market.

Fast R-W Turn Around
     Sat, Jun 25 2016 | 9:03A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Fast R-W Turn Around allows you to skip a delay so that the memory controller can switch or "turn around" from reads to writes faster than normal...."

AudioMX HB-8A Bluetooth Headphones Review
     Sat, Jun 25 2016 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You're on a tight budget but in urgent need for a new pair of Bluetooth headphones? If the answer is yes then look no further than the HB-8A model by AudioMX.

Fractal Design Define Nano S mITX Computer Case Review
     Sat, Jun 25 2016 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design Define Nano S may be a shrunken Define S, but it proves Fractal Design knows cases, and knows them well.

NVIDIA Pascal Mobile GPU Details
     Sat, Jun 25 2016 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The upcoming NVIDIA Pascal mobile GPU will not only be faster, but also offer reduced power consumption. All that translates into a better and longer gaming experience. We can now confirm the following details on the forthcoming NVIDIA Pascal mobile GPUs.

Gigabyte's P57W
     Fri, Jun 24 2016 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
17" laptops have long been maligned for their bulk, but the onward march of technology means one can now get a big machine like Gigabyte's P57W that's slim and trim. We put this large laptop to the test to see whether gamers on the go should go big.

Cooler Master MasterBox 5 First Look
     Fri, Jun 24 2016 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've already gotten a first look at the Cooler Master MasterBox 5 at CES earlier this year. Now that we got one in our hands, let us examine it in more detail.

MSI Gaming 3 and 4-way SLI Bridge Connector
     Fri, Jun 24 2016 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”The add-on fan is a great idea that takes the often used trick of mounting a fan over your card(s) to cool multiple GPUs and makes it a part that is incorporated seamlessly into the package. I found that at stock speeds the benefit of this fan was less than the advertised 10% improvement. However, there is a benefit in every scenario I tested bar one. The target audience for these SLI bridges are the high-end gaming crowd who want to get that last FPS or visual quality setting just because... well they can. If you have the means to populate all of the slots on your high-end gaming rig, the additional coin for an SLI bridge kit such as the MSI Gaming SLI Bridge kit, then the added cost won't be an issue for you. Pricing currently sits in the $50-$53 range for each one of these kits, with the 4-Way kit at $53 and the 3-Way kit coming in at $49.99. Meant for use with MSI Gaming GTX 9xxx cards, I found it the 3-Way bridge worked well with my reference 7 series hardware without any issues setting up the configuration. After going through my testing, this kit does a great job building performance through the addition of multiple cards and cooling the cards once in place. If a 3-Way or 4-Way graphics solution is beyond your reach, MSI does offer its Gaming SLI bridge connections for a 2-Way setup. Go get you some!”

Corsair VOID RGB USB Review
     Fri, Jun 24 2016 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is our second outing from the VOID family of Corsair gaming headsets, we previously had a look at the Void Surround, a versatile analogue stereo headset that ships with a USB dongle. This time we go on a date with the VOID RGB USB, a dedicated USB gaming headset that had all the digital features and controls built in, including, as you would guess, RGB lighting. Dolby Surround returns to supply the virtual 7.1 rendering that is delivered by powerful 50mm neodymium drivers. The headband and earcups use memory foam covered in a microfibre mesh to keep things all snug.

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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.
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