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PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 Overclocking Review
     Mon, Aug 22 2016 | 1:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take the PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 470 video card and overclock it to the highest we can push it. We will compare that overclock directly to an AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB and an overclocked Radeon RX 480 8GB. We'll even see how reference Radeon RX 470 performance compares to all of this as well.

AMD Athlon X4 880K Review
     Mon, Aug 22 2016 | 1:11P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the realm of desktop processors it is no secret that the AMD gears have slowed down, cautiously preparing the up and coming 'Zen' microarchitecture. In the meantime, AMD remind us that those gears have not stopped with a small wave of refreshed processors with higher stock frequencies. Naturally this comes with a more mature and reliable fabrication process. Alongside the higher clocked A10-7890K APU they released the Athlon X4 880K, the highest clocked Athlon processor to date. Out the box speeds sit at a reasonable (for current AMD architecture) 4/4.2 GHz, and being a K series CPU, one would be correct in assuming that it comes with an unlocked multiplier.

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming Graphics Card Review
     Mon, Aug 22 2016 | 12:21P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE surprises once again with its GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming graphics card. Take a look at our full review."

AMD & NVIDIA GPU VR Performance: Google's Tilt Brush
     Mon, Aug 22 2016 | 12:21P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are changing gears a bit with our VR Performance coverage and looking at an application that is not as GPU-intensive as those we have looked at in the recent past. Google's Tilt Brush is a virtual reality application that makes use of the HTC Vive head mounted display and its motion controllers to allow you to paint in 3D space.

     Mon, Aug 22 2016 | 12:20P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Once again, EVGA has graced us by sending the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0. This time it’s the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 with it’s Pascal GPU. The Pascal GPU is NVIDIA’s most advanced GPU core ever produced and utilizes a 16nm FinFET process from the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. TMSC uses a third generation High-k/Metal Gate process, and a fifth generation transistor strain process with a 193nm lithography. As a result of the 16nm process used in Pascal GPUs, you can achieve the same or greater GPU capabilities with less power. TSMC’s 16FF technology can provide up to 65% greater speeds at around 2 times the density or 70% less power usage than its 28HPM technology. Now combine TSMC’s 16FF technology with NVIDIA’s Pascal GPU and let EVGA put their unique spin to it, and you have one heck of a mind-blowing EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0. The core clock runs at 1607MHz, with a 1797MHz boost clock, and is powered by two 8-pin connector. The card also features dual BIOS chips, 10 + 2 phase power and a 215 watt TDP.

HotHardware 2016 Back-to-School Tech Shopping Guide
     Mon, Aug 22 2016 | 9:03A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Store shelves are packed with fresh pencils, pens, and backpacks. Kids are begging their parents for new clothes and kicks. And teachers are frantically organizing their classrooms in the last few days of summer. It is that time of year again -- back-to-school season is upon us, like it or not. If you are looking to pick up some new tech gear for you or a loved one for the impending school year, but do not want to do all of the homework necessary to find that perfect product, don't sweat it, we've got you covered. This is Hot Hardware's personal study guide to help you choose the perfect laptop, tablet, 2-in-1, desktop, gadget, or accessory. Think of it as cliffs notes for tech shoppers...

SnapPower Charger Duplex Outlet Coverplate
     Mon, Aug 22 2016 | 9:02A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few months ago we took at look at the SnapPower Guidelight, an electrical outlet coverplate that includes an LED nightlight that does not interfere with the use of either outlet. In this review we have another clever product from SnapPower, this time in the form of their Charger Duplex Outlet Coverplate, a device that replaces your outlet coverplate and adds a single USB outlet suitable for charging your mobile devices.

Case Mod Friday: The Maker Five
     Mon, Aug 22 2016 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have SevenSix Mods "The Maker Five" build. This is one of the best builds that we've seen in the CoolerMaster MasterCase Maker 5. It also is a build that makes use of all Aquatuning/Alphacool water cooling components, which is rare. A very clean build, be sure to check it out!"

MSI Pro-Modding competition and GT73 VR at Gamescom 2016
     Mon, Aug 22 2016 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With almost 350,00 visitors expected to tour the vast halls of the Koelnmesse before Gamescom closes its doors on 21st August 2016, KitGuru walked a marathon on your behalf to find the best bits. While the MSI booth did have hands-on opportunities for gamers to try out the latest GT73 with dual GTX 1080 chips in VR-pixel-pumping SLi formation, by far the largest area had been given over to a pro-modding, against-the-clock competition to create some case craziness. Dirk Neuneier, Channel Marketing Manager for MSI Technnology, was our guide.

NVIDIA Pascal Mobile GPU Specifications
     Sun, Aug 21 2016 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Want to find out what the deal is with the next-gen NVIDIA Pascal mobile GPUs? Check out the specifications and details in this exclusive report!

Pascal Goes Mobile; GTX 1070
     Sun, Aug 21 2016 | 4:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The inevitable has finally happened: NVIDIA's Pascal architecture has made its way into gaming notebooks....and it is spectacular. In this review we take a GTX 1070-totting laptop out for a spin.

Take a look at Hitman and GTA V
     Sun, Aug 21 2016 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Both AMD and NVIDIA predict massive annual growth in this market – somewhere on the order of 25-30%. For an overall culture that continues to believe the PC is dying, seeing projected growth this strong in any segment is not only amazing, but welcome to those of us that depend on it. AMD and NVIDIA have different goals here: GeForce products already have 90-95% market share in discrete gaming notebooks. In order for NVIDIA to see growth in sales, the total market needs to grow. For AMD, simply taking back a portion of those users and design wins would help its bottom line.

NVIDIA Mobile GeForce GTX 10-Series Review: Pascal Notebooks
     Sun, Aug 21 2016 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA's new Pascal GPU architecture has been taking the PC graphics market by storm since its introduction in early May. The leading-edge semiconductor powerhouse, in addition to lighting up pixels, has been burning up its balance sheets as well, with strong sales of GeForce, Quadro and Tesla product lines driving record revenues and a brisk uptick in the company stock price. For NVIDIA's core gamer customer base, the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 kicked-off the Pascal party, followed by the introduction of the more mid-range GeForce GTX 1060, and then finally the monstrous NVIDIA Titan X. With the exception of the entry-level graphics segment (a slot in the product stack the company has yet to flesh out), it's been a clean sweep for Pascal-based GeForce cards with best of class bang for your buck and perf-per-watt metrics.

AMD's A10-7870K APU
     Sun, Aug 21 2016 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In order to find out just how much better the 125W thermal solution will perform, I am going to test the A10-7870K APU mounted on a Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 motherboard provided by AMD with a set of 16 GB (2 x 8) DDR3 RAM modules set at 2133 MHz speed. I will then run thermal and fan speed tests so a comparison of the results will provide a meaningful data set to compare the near-silent 125W cooler to an older model AMD cooling solution."

AZIO MGK L80 (Kailh Blue) Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Sun, Aug 21 2016 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AZIO MGK L80 (Kailh Blue) is a well-balanced mechanical keyboard with great features and attractive looks.

Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Edition 8 GB
     Sun, Aug 21 2016 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Zotac's GTX 1080 AMP! Edition is one of the more affordable custom designs, retailing $30 cheaper than the Founders Edition. The dual-slot, dual-fan card is still overclocked out of the box and comes with a good cooler that uses lots of metal, delivering excellent noise levels.

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