Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/05/2016 08:35 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
Today we review the Asustor AS6208T NAS. This SOHO based NAS unit offers 8 HDD bays and was designed to be the price competitive NAS unit for the small business owner and heavy consumer. The unit really is a small server offering a wide range of features from advanced RAID functionality, towards Media center output towards LAN Link Aggregation with it's four gigabit Ethernet jacks. The sky is the limit with the AS-6208T as it is plenty powerful as well.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/15/2016 09:55 AM [ 34 comment(s) ]
ASUS unleashes their first GTX 1080 ROG card, the STRIX edition has been set free to run in the wild. It is armed with an all custom design including the STRIX cooler and a very healthy factory tweak. This dawg is what many of you have been waiting for, all custom, all tweaked and now with AURA RGB LED lighting as well. Join me in a review of Lucifer in an 8 GB form from ASUS, the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 located under SKU code ROG STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/26/2016 09:27 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
Join us as we review the Asustor AS3204T NAS. The 4-bay NAS server was designed to be extremely price competitive with a low price, yet offering serious performance as Asustor embedded an Intel Celeron 1.60 GHz Quad-Core Processor with turbo to 2.24 GHz. Combined with 2 GB of system memory and the latest Asustor management software and app suite this product is bound to impress. The AS3204T is not only a fast file server, it's also loaded with applications and features as well. Heck you can even connect it towards your HDTV and run KODI from it.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/15/2016 08:30 AM [ 25 comment(s) ]
In this article we will test the new ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q monitor, it's curved and wide at 34-inches with its 3440x1440 pixels. A monitor that can manage 100Hz (in OC mode), combined with fresh looks and GSYNC you can eliminate stutter and tearing while gaming with a GeForce graphics card as well. The ASUS PG348Q is an IPS panel based monitor with proper image quality.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/09/2016 10:35 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the ASUS Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Assembly edition. The ROG team took the DNA of the Maximus VIII Extreme and added even more. Though it lacks the OC Panel this puppy haz LEDs! Well, that and a 10Gbit/s Ethernet adapter card, 3-band AC WIFI and even a rather cool audio breakout box. Yezzir... the best got even bettah!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/21/2016 10:51 AM [ 29 comment(s) ]
In this article slash review we will test out the 599 EURO FreeSync compatible ASUS MG279Q Gaming 27-inch 2560x1440 monitor that can do 144Hz. Combined with FreeSync, AMD eliminates stutter and tearing while gaming. The ASUS MG279Q Gaming is a spectacular IPS panel based monitor with great image quality and heaps of connectivity.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/12/2016 10:05 AM [ 15 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the ASUS Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Formula. Armed with a bling customizable AURA RGB LED system, some extensive shielding and then regulars like the hippest features of 2015/16 and you are sure you'll have the right infrastructure for gaming de-li-cious product. If you fire it up with that new 14nm Skylake based Core i7 6700K processor this product will bring a smile to your face.
ASUS ROG Matrix GeForce GTX 980 Ti Platinum edition review
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/28/2015 10:39 AM [ 13 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS ROG Matrix GeForce GTX 980 Ti Platinum edition. It is the most high-end series from the ASUS Republic of Gamers team, a graphics card that was redesigned to perform and to be tweaked. The product comes factory overclocked at fairly high levels and has got that all new DirectCU based cooling design. The card has RGB LEDs that change color based on the workload, a defroster that prevents condensation build-up with sub-zero overclocking, and even a safe-mode button that can rescue you from overly-zealous overclocks.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/23/2015 08:39 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
Join us as we review the Asustor AS1002T NAS. This 2-bay NAS server was designed to be extremely price competitive with a low price, yet offering tremendous performance combined with the very powerful Asustor management software and an excellent software suite. The AS1002T is not only a fast file server, it's also loaded with applications and features as well.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/13/2015 08:14 AM [ 2 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the ASUS Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Extreme. Wanna see how the best that ASUS has to offer for Z170 works? The Maximus VIII Extreme comes with a ROG black & grey design with red accents. Add to that of course the OC Panel and the hippest features of 2015.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/25/2015 07:33 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We review and benchmark among the coolest of them all, the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum ROG edition graphics card. This GeForce GTX 980 Ti based product comes factory overclocked and sports hybrid cooling up-to the level of enthusiast liquid cooling. Combine all that with the default goodness the GeForce GTX 980 Ti has to offer like the 6 GB graphics memory and this product simply cool.
We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 950 STRIX, tagged as STRIX-GTX950-DC2OC-2GD5-GAMING. The GTX 950 is an entry-level to mainstream graphics card in the Maxwell range of GPUs from Nvidia that sits pretty nicely in the 1080P domain. ASUS offers it in a Strix edition and comes with some nice factory tweaks. Let's check it out, shall we?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/06/2015 09:13 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the ASUS Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Hero. If you fire it up with that new 14nm Skylake based Core i7 6700K processor this product will bring a smile to your face. The Maximus VIII Hero comes with a ROG black & grey design with red accents. Add to that the hippest features of 2015 and you are sure you'll have the right infrastructure for gaming de-li-cious product.
In this review we test the ASUS Z170 Deluxe. Armed with that new Core i7 6700K processor this product is bound to please. The Deluxe comes with a nice black & white design with added benefits in USB 3.1 and the fastest WIFI solution we have ever tested! Interested? Have a peek!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/11/2015 09:13 AM [ 2 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS Radeon R9 390X STRIX. The card's equipped with that renamed Hawaii GPU, now called Grenada. Thanks to a huge triple slot air cooler based on the new DirectCU III design the product is purring at just roughly 83 Degrees C, that's under full gaming load whilst being factory overclocked towards 1070 MHz on the GPU base clock.
We review the ASUS Radeon R9 Fury STRIX, this cut-down version of the Fiji XT GPU comes with the new ASUS DirectCU III air-cooler. Armed with 4GB HBM memory we'll have a look as to how the product performs, in every way possible.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/07/2015 05:31 AM [ 48 comment(s) ]
We review and benchmark that owl of a card, the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX, the graphics card is named after a beast, and is one. The product comes factory overclocked at great levels and has got that all new three fan cooling. Albeit not the best performing cooler. Merge all that with the default goodness the GeForce GTX 980 Ti has to offer like the 6 GB graphics memory and this product simply is a h00t.
We review the AMD Radeon R7-370 series. That means 1080P gaming will become in reach at an affordable 149 USD price level. Based on older architecture this product now is reinjected as the 370 series, performing close to the 270 series yet with 4GB of graphics memory.
In this review we look at the new ASUS Radeon R9 380 STRIX. Armed with a silent cooler this Tonga GPU based product brings you mainstream gaming at a price of roughly 200 USD - With 2GB and 4GB options of graphics memory you can game with decent image quality settings at Full HD. Follow us into this review where we'll look at temperatures, noise, performance and go with the latest game titles on the globe.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/14/2015 09:13 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
In this review we check out the ASUS X99 TUF SaberTooth motherboard, armed with the X99 chipset this motherboard is amongst the more high-end X99 motherboards available on the globe. It has luxurious cooling features and tweaking written all over it. The X99 TUF SaberToothEdition is an ATX form factor motherboard for the powerful Haswell-E series of processors.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/30/2015 09:32 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
A NAS unit armed with a smooth software DNA and priced competitive against the big guns in the industry like Qnap, Synology and Netgear; a year or two ago Asustor entered the market. We review the AS5102T NAS. We went blank into this review as we never had tested this brand before, but with very good hardware and an excellent software suite the AS5102T is not only a fast file server, it's also loaded with applications, streaming and HTPC functionality as well.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/25/2015 11:40 AM [ 17 comment(s) ]
We review a USB 3.1 motherboard from ASUS alongside RAID0 SSD based storage unit that is USB 3.1 compatible. Recently we have tested USB 3.0 SSDs from Samsung (the T1) and that performance was staggering at roughly 400 MB/s. With USB 3.1 now becoming available things change once again as we can reach speeds of an excess of 700 MB/s or better over USB 3.1, and in this article we'll show you all the details involved, and some performance numbers as well of course.
Today we will review the ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Platinum. This product has been designed for the true aficionados that sub-zero cool the product in order to shatter a benchmark or two. For the more regular folks there's still plenty off changes making this product super nice. It has a custom cooler, a custom PCB, quality components and a factory overclock, all that whilst staying silent. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. Oh and hey, it overclocks nicely as well to roughly 1500 MHz on the GPU boost frequency.
We review the ASUS Strix edition of the GeForce GTX 960. Actually not one, but two of them as we go SLI all the way as well! This premium version of the GTX 960 comes with an all silent design, good looks, a factory overclock and very nice overclock potential as well. All that whilst the temperatures do not go out of control. The mainstream graphics card has 2 GB graphics memory and is definitely capable of playing games in 1080P really well. Let's check the product, shall we?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/27/2015 10:57 AM [ 10 comment(s) ]
Today we'll review the ASUS Z97 SaberTooth Mark S Limited Edition motherboard. It's bright and white alright! Join us in a review on a product that is bound to please the PC gamer. The all white Z97 TUF themed mainboard is intended for Intel's 22nm Haswell and Haswell refresh processors on that Socket LGA1150 platform. It is a mainstream to high-end segmented product amongst the ASUS Sabertooth series that comes with some nice features and very VERY decent overclock potential.