Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/12/2017 10:31 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
Join us as we review yet another Kaby Lake ready motherboard. This is the all new ASRock Z270 Gaming K6 Fatal1ty edition with nice black/red looks and an AURA RGB LED system that can be controlled from the EUFI BIOS. ASRock enhanced a thing or two on this motherboard, including an easier to tweak environment, dual M2 slots, enhanced audio and two Gigabit jacks from Intel.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/10/2017 09:21 AM [ 14 comment(s) ]
We test and review the all new NZXT Kraken 62 Series Liquid cooler. An all-in-one liquid CPU cooler for cases with 280 mm radiator mounts. This updated revision CPU cooler is compatible with NZXT CAM software. This allows you to program, customize and monitor this all-in-one liquid cooling solution for your processor. Armed with two PWM fans and a nice 280 mm radiator the performance should be really good, and with the CAM software you can monitor temperatures, adjust cooling performance and customize LED lighting directly from your desktop.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/06/2017 11:51 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
So you have just read our Gaming 7 series review right? Well, there's a Gigabyte GA-Z270X Gaming 5 model as well, and quite honestly this one makes a lot more sense value for money wise. Let's go check it out...
This one is for the players, for the PRO MMO gamers out there. Corsair releases the new PRO model Gaming SCIMITAR RGB game mouse with an improved optical sensor at 16,000 DPI. The looks remain the same, an aesthetically pleasing with configurable RGB LEDs and has a grip that is intensely impressive.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/05/2017 10:02 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
We turn to ASUS who has released a new Z270 motherboard in ye ol' SaberTooth line. Actuality, it is called simply TUF these days. The more rugged and shielded design comes with proper features, and THE most fan connectors I have ever seen. Though very little RGB bling is injected, this motherboard is compatible with the new generalized ASUS AURA SYNC, which is a software suite that allows for multiple choices in additional RGB gear to be driven from your one software suite.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/04/2017 09:21 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
You've probably just read out budget oriented MSI Z270 GAMING Pro Carbon from MSI. Well yes, there needs to be a enthusiast flagship product as well of course, meet the MSI Z270 XPOWER GAMING Titanium ! pricy, but gawd this one is very sweet.
We review the flagship quad-core Intel Core i7 7700K processor, the new Kaby Lake generation from Intel is fabbed on the 14nm node; these processors are energy friendly. For this review we look at the performance of this processor in a wide variety of benchmarks and situations.
We review the Intel Core i5 7600K processor, a respin from Intel based on the 14nm node; these processors are energy friendly. For this review we look at the performance of this processor in a wide variety of benchmarks and situations.
ASRock released the Z270 EXTREME 4. A Kaby lake ready motherboard with proper looks and an AURA RGB LED system that can be controlled from the EUFI BIOS. Other then that you are looking at your normal high-end Intel chipset based motherboard, with a few hidden easter-eggs of course.
We have a peek at the Mac Daddy of the ASUS Z270 motherboards, let's all hail the ASUS Maximus IX Formula from the Republic of Gamers line. The board boasts everything you want and need, has a deep and profound AURA LED lighting system, is all shielded, comes with VRM area water-block from EK and then some.
With the 7000 series processor (Kaby Lake) released, it's time for a peek at the motherboards based on Z270. In this review we'll discuss the Gigabyte GA-Z270X Gaming 7, in a wide variety of benchmarks and situations.
In this review we test the Corsair Force MP500 480GB M2 NVMe SSD. Corsair is in full attack modus to make your PC even faster with this affordable yet seriously fast M.2 units which use the nvm express (NVME) protocol and that means storage technology at terrific speeds while remaining competitive in pricing. Will Corsair be able to deliver a unit that manages to shock and awe?
Preview: Core i5 7600K processor - Desktop Kaby Lake
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/17/2016 11:28 AM [ 69 comment(s) ]
We preview the Intel Core i5 7600K processor, a respin from Intel based on the 14nm node; these processors are more energy friendly. For this review we look at the performance of this processor in a wide variety of benchmarks.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/15/2016 09:52 AM [ 5 comment(s) ]
Crucial recently released new versions of the MX300 SSD series, among them a huge 2 Terabyte model which we will review. The MX300 series should offer a bit more storage space yet remain more price-competitive at mainstream to high-end class SATA3 performance.
Radeon Crimson Driver December 2016 Performance Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/13/2016 11:42 AM [ 16 comment(s) ]
AMD released their new AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLIVE Edition and as such we'll have a quick peek at driver performance compared to several other AMD Catalyst drivers. In this article we'll fire off the multiple games from the Guru3D benchmark suite at multiple drivers with the Radeon RX 480 to see how much performance you will really gain (or not).
We review the new Thecus N4810, a Linux based NAS unit that is price competitive while offering great performance. The four bay beast is now fitted with a quad-core Intel Celeron processor and has received an upgrade to 4GB of system memory, with the ability to upgrade. Triple four my man.
AMD is getting ready for the winter, in this article we look at what AMD labeled the Radeon Crimson ReLive Edition. This is the new 16.12 driver which has had some TLC from AMD. The release is not offering overall performance for games, but AMD has been working on new features. Time for a quick article, to cover all topics.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/06/2016 09:48 AM [ 2 comment(s) ]
We review a 16GB T-Force Night Hawk 3000 MHz CAS16 DDR4 memory from Teamgroup. It's high-frequency, it has animated LEDs and runs XMP 2.0 memory profiles on Intel platforms as well. Join us as we review some of the nicest looking DIMM bars of memory your money can get you.
Corsair celebrates the fact that they have been selling power supplies for 10 years, next to that they sold over 10 million PSU’s! We have our hands on a Special Edition power supply to celebrate, which you can win.