Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/03/2016 09:03 AM [ 5 comment(s) ]
EK has released a liquid cooling kit consisting out of all components needed to assemble and design your own liquid cooling loop. In this review we will build a performance class PC and test this kit on a Core i7 6700K processor. The end result is a setup that is surpassing any AIO kit in both performance and low noise levels. Even overclocked the results are terrific!
Hitman 2016: PC graphics performance benchmark review
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/30/2016 08:06 AM [ 138 comment(s) ]
We take a look at the latest iteration of Hitman in our usual geeky manners. We'll test the game on the PC platform relative towards graphics card performance with the latest AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers. Multiple graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/28/2016 10:53 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
It is time for the April edition of the Guru3D Rig of the Month 2016. This months build is build bu a guys that is a semi-pro modder, and that shows. His rig is all red and called, Project Eris as built by Adam Braithwaite aka DarwinPC.
AMD today releases their Radeon Pro Duo. The product is a dual FIJI GPU based product. Unfortunately there will not be any reviews on this product, and that is going to upset many of you. Especially since AMD has been on a very public marketing campaign teasing the product openly for both consumer and prosumers, and therein is the conundrum to be found.
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.
Gigabyte X170 Extreme ECC and Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/21/2016 09:13 AM [ 11 comment(s) ]
We review the Gigabyte X170 Extreme ECC motherboard, an Xeon compatible Intel chipset based product that is loaded with kit, ECC memory support (if you use a Xeon) and features. Though the chipset and processor used are intended for the server platform this motherboard was made all consumer grade with all whistles and bells. It is SLI/Crossfire capable. Combined with a few extra's and an overall high class build Gigabyte is showing a mighty fine offering paired with a Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5. But how will it perform?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/19/2016 08:56 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
Zalman released an all white edition of their Z9 Neo chassis, a chassis has a very nice design chassis and comes with some proper fan LED bling as well. It is a chassis that can keep up with the bigger names in the industry as it has refined features with the ability to hide your components inside the chassis. Let's have a peek at the Zalman Z9 Neo White edition.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/14/2016 08:37 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
Join us in a review of the new Plextor M7V series SSDs, with that 'V' for value. The M7V series is all about delivering a product at a low price to you. It is an SSD series that uses Toshiba proprietary 15nm NAND modules, TLC written. We test the Plextor M7V 512GB SSD and 512GB M.2 SSD.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/12/2016 09:17 AM [ 14 comment(s) ]
We review the Noctua NH-D15S CPU cooler, the Mack Daddy of Noctua coolers now is available in an S model, the silent version. The D15S is basically your D15 yet with one fan. As we learned it helps making the product more silent, and you won't loose much cooling performance compared to that regular version either.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/08/2016 08:36 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
We review the Z170A Gaming PRO CARBON from the MSI Gaming PRO Series motherboards. With a nice price of €150,- this motherboard has refined looks, an RGB LED lighting system and next to that, this is Z170 meaning it is fast, feature rich and tweakable as well. A motherboard that offers features plentiful to provide your Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Skylake processor the full infrastructure is needs for a delicious gaming PC. Dressed in black and with added benefits like USB 3.1, M.2. slot and DDR4 support the product will offer a lot of value for your money!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/06/2016 09:10 AM [ 37 comment(s) ]
Nvidia have released their NVIDIA Shield game console to the European Benelux market, as such we finally have received a sample for review. The Android TV box based unit is a little gem as it properly takes over your Smart-TV experience, but can also function as a simple game console. You can use Nvidia Grid to stream games (subscription based) and, if you install Kodi, you'll have a fully fledged Ultra HD ready media player.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/04/2016 10:31 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We review the new X2 Spitzer 20 PC Chassis, a product series shows design and positions itself in a more mainstream Market. Available in two versions, the full tower SPITZER 20 and the micro tower SPITZER 22 version, for those who prefer a smaller and lightweight enclosure. We review the Spitzer 20 - Join us in the review.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/31/2016 08:57 AM [ 11 comment(s) ]
We review the Noctua NH-C14S Low Profile CPU cooler. These CPU coolers offer massive cooling performance albeit being low profile configurable with the single fan it uses, that fan can be placed below the cooler radiator area. That makes the NH-C14S are relatively low, deadly silent and a more than powerful enough product that can take on the even a Core i7 4790K as you can even overclock a bit as well.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/29/2016 09:03 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
We review the lightweight SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD. It a very fast portable storage unit based on USB 3.0 and combined with the DNA of an SSD, it can reach over 400 MB/sec on both reads and over 300 MB/sec writes - making this a VERY fast storage unit that is easy to carry around.
For the hooked MMO gamers out there we review the Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR RGB game mouse, the device is sturdy in design, aesthetically pleasing with configurable RGB LEDs and has a grip that is intensely impressive. The looks are all about the configurable thumb buttons though as that jumps out like a cannon. The high DPI (up-to 12,000) mouse is fully programmable from A to Z. It might be the most remarkable mouse’s we have seen and tested to date!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/24/2016 10:22 AM [ 6 comment(s) ]
We'll be testing the all new nVME based Zotac SONIX PCI-Express SSD today. Let me just quickly throw some numbers at you that will get a smile on your face, so how does 2,600 MB/s maximum read and 1,300 MB/s write performance sound?
We review the all new be quiet! Pure Power 9 CM 700 Watt power supply. The series has been fiddled and fooled around with and comes with some new tweaks, features and hey now, is an 80 Plus Silver certified product series. With the ever-growing demand of power consumption this is a highly modular, with two 12V rails (for this 700 watt model), highly energy efficient product that remains very silent.
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.
We take a look at The Division in our usual in-depth ways. That would be tested on the PC gaming wise relative towards graphics card performance with the latest AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers. Multiple graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/08/2016 09:39 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
We test the Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Core graphics card. The card has 4 GB graphics memory (well, 3.5 GB), is energy efficient and massively factory overclocked for you. You will be surprised by how this card looks, how silent it is and how well it performs!
We take a look at Far Cry Primal in our usual in-depth ways. That would be tested on the PC gaming wise relative towards graphics card performance with the latest AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers. Multiple graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies.
Stardock and Oxide Games have updated their Beta with a new DirectX 12 benchmark. We take a look at this new build in relation towards PC gaming graphics card performance with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards, and mix them in Explicit Multi-GPU mode.
We review the new Corsair Gaming VOID Surround Dolby headset. The Dolby certified VOID is another model in the Corsair gaming series and both through a mini-jack (for usage on your phone or console as well comes with a USB adapter for the PC, which when used allows for Dolby Surround 7.1 (virtualized) gaming. All that is based on the all familiar and trusty 50mm neodymium drivers and the Corsair CUE software suite.