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Grand Theft Auto V benchmarked
     Thu, May 07 2015 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE: "We benchmark Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V at 1080p, 1440p and 4K on a variety of VGA cards."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Grand Theft Auto V: R9 290X 8GB v GTX 980
     Thu, May 07 2015 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE: "Grand Theft Auto V is finally here, so we take some of our fastest VGA cards and battle them out at 4K."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Call Of Duty Black Ops 3 Will Use Dedicated Servers
     Wed, May 06 2015 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the world of PC first-person shooters; dedicated servers for matchmaking are the gold-standard, with many competitive players refusing to play a game with anything less. Unfortunately, in recent years the long-running and hugely popular Call of Duty series has departed from these standards, and as a result have strongly upset their base. In fact, their most recent iteration of the franchise Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, was shamed by PC gamers for exactly this issue.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

Tt eSPORTS Poseidon ZX Blue Switch Mechanical
     Wed, May 06 2015 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The release of Grand Theft Auto V was enough for us to drop every review unrelated to gaming (ok not every single one but most) and focus our efforts in testing many of the available gaming peripherals we have here while playing this awesome game. Personally i have to say that i expected just a bit more from Rockstar especially since this is a 60GB game but still this past week flew by extremely fast thanks to it. Anyways i really don't know how many of you out there have limited space on your desks or how many attend LAN events but just like myself once (not too long ago) i imagine that in order to save space one of the first things that comes in mind is getting a more compact keyboard. Now finding a compact keyboard in the market is not that hard but finding a compact gaming keyboard with mechanical switches is not what I’d call easy, not if you're looking for one by one of the leading manufacturers. Tt eSPORTS is one of those companies that need no introductions and today we're taking a look at their Poseidon ZX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

CM Storm Octane Gaming Gear Combo Review
     Tue, May 05 2015 | 4:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Coolermaster’s previous keyboard and mouse combo pack “CM Storm Devastator” has received a good amount of attention from PC users, including gamers. When we reviewed the combo while the keyboard was pretty good with nothing more than two-to-three key rollover support, the mouse could have been more comfortable. CM Storm Octane is another keyboard and mouse combo and as one will expect, it comes with few features and improvements. So what’s the difference between them, other than the design? CM Storm Devastator had a single backlit while Octane provides up to seven. The DPI range of the CM Storm Devastator is limited between 800 and 2000 while octane’s mouse ranges between 500 to 3500.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

Grand Theft Auto V - Shadow Technologies Showdown
     Mon, May 04 2015 | 4:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The technologies used in games are getting more and more advanced as more powerful hardware becomes available. It won’t be long before it is normal to be fully immersed into a game world with realistic scenery. Thankfully both AMD and NVIDIA have continued to innovate with the way rendering is handled and in particular their most recent innovations were with regards to shadows."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Aorus Thunder K7 Review
     Sun, May 03 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thunder K7 is the lastest mechanical gaming keyboard from Aorus. This keyboard features a palm rest, blue backlight and multimedia keys and we are curious to find out how this thing does. In addition Aorus used a modular design with magnet attachment system.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

 
GTA V Gameplay And Performance Review: The PC Version Rules
     Sat, May 02 2015 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As with each successive installment in the GTA franchise, Rockstar Games has increased the scope of GTA V in many ways. Grand Theft Auto V is another open world, action-adventure game that allows players to explore the city of Los Santos and the countryside of Blaine County. Not only are the locations bigger and more engrossing in GTA V, but players will switch between the game’s three playable leads and experience an interwoven story that, in previous installments, only focused on a single main character. But the fun doesn’t stop there...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

GTA V PC Review – The Definitive Edition
     Fri, May 01 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As you may know, GTA V was released about a year and a half ago for the last generation of consoles and re-released on next generation consoles last year. We as PC gamers have been waiting a LONG time for this game. But is it worth the wait? Does the game perform well? Is this the ultimate version of the game? all burning questions we’ve been asking…Well its time to answer them.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

SteelSeries APEX M800 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Thu, Apr 30 2015 | 6:25P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our review of the SteelSeries APEX M800 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This keyboard features per-key RGB lighting, custom switches from SteelSeries themselves and enough features to make it take top spots on a hardcore gamer's desk. If you think that SteelSeries is tardy to the party with a mechanical keyboard, you will see that it was worth the wait. Check out our review for all the details.
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

GTA V GPU Performance Review
     Thu, Apr 30 2015 | 6:24P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Grand Theft Auto V was released on Tuesday, along with that, NVIDIA has released yet another Game Ready Driver. However this time, AMD has decided to release one too, both offering optimised graphical drivers for most of their graphics card range. Normally, we would only test a single driver and graphics card manufacturer, but because this is oriented towards GTA V performance, things are going to get a little more condensed. Today we are going to be looking at seven of the top graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD, pitting them against each other to see which performs the best in GTA V, under our own choice of settings of course. NVIDIA has released the GTA V optimised driver, GeForce Game Ready 350.12 and AMD has released a Beta driver, Catalyst 15.4. either can be downloaded by clicking the associated link.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Cougar 700M Gaming-Mouse Review
     Thu, Apr 30 2015 | 6:23P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Cougar 700M Mouse arrived Technic3D. We will check the 700M with up to 8.200 dpi and eight Buttons in the following Review on Technic3D."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

ASUS ROG Sica gaming mouse w/ Whetsone mouse mat
     Tue, Apr 28 2015 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS bread and butter might be its award-winning motherboards, but that does not mean it cannot make a splash in the peripheral sector too. Last year in-fact it released its ASUS Gladius mouse, which was awarded as a KitGuru ‘Product of the Year 2014'. How then, will ASUS new SICA mouse stack up? It is an optical sensor equipped, ambidextrous mouse with a slight Mayan theme, making it a stylistic compliment to the Whetstone mouse mat, which also features that same sort of patterning.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Roccat Ryos TKL PRO Review
     Sun, Apr 26 2015 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Bei der Ryos TKL PRO handelt es sich um die neuste Gaming Tastatur von Roccat, bei derjenigen der Hersteller auf mechanische Tasten, eine Hintergrundbeleuchtung, Makrotasten, Multimediatasten sowie einiges mehr setzt. Unser Sample ist mit Cherry MX Brown Schaltern bestückt und wir sind gespannt welchen Eindruck dieses Keyboard hinterlässt. Um ein breiteres Publikum anzusprechen, gibt es diese Tastatur auch mit allen anderen Schaltern von Cherry.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Rosewill's RK-9000
     Tue, Apr 21 2015 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rosewill's RK-9000 is one of the most popular mechanical keyboards around. Now there's a new version, the RK-9000V2, and we've gotten our hands on one to see how it compares to the original.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Grand Theft Auto V Performance Analysis
     Mon, Apr 20 2015 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we put GTX Titan X, R9 295X2, GTX 980, R9 290X, GTX 970, R9 290, GTX 960 and R9 285 through Grand Theft Auto V. We do so at resolutions of 1600x900, 1920x1080, 2560x1440 and 4K, to assess what hardware you need to play the recently released top-title.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

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