We'll be testing the RevoDrive 350 from OCZ Storage Solutions today. Let me just quickly throw some numbers at you that will get a smile on your face, so how do 1,700 ~ 1,800 MB/s maximum read and write performance sound? Yes Sir, that's the kind of performance OCZ offers to the performance aficionados in the year 2014, and exciting it surely is.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/22/2014 07:48 AM [ 11 comment(s) ]
We review the AMD Athlon 5350 APU and AM1 Platform with socket FS1b motherboards. This APU is based on AMD's Kabini architecture bringing the CPU and the GPU close together. Kabini will aim at several low-end segments in the processor business to compete with Intel's Bay Trail CPUs.
In this article we review the ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum, this particular model comes with a customized cooling solution. The card 11-inch long card will come with 4GB of graphics memory and an 8-phase power design with a MOS heatsink. Clock frequencies you can expect the card to launch at a 1150 MHz Boost clock frequency with a memory clock at 6008 MHz (affective data-rate).
Plextor released an M.2 Express based PCI Express SSD, and we review it. Designed and based on PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot, the newcomers are 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB SSDs powered by a Marvell controller. They developed a PCI-Express based SSD that can reach performance up-to say 770 Mb/sec. Incredible numbers really, but is that performance across the board, or just here and there in certain conditions we figured ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/10/2014 08:15 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
We review the Corsair Obsidian 450D. Let us call it mainstream version in the Obsidian chassis series. Not full, mini bit a nice mid-tower intended for mainstream to high-end class PCs.The details and features are really good. Armed with a competitive price this might be the product a lot of you are on the lookout for.
Join us, as we review the Radeon R9-295 x2 with 8 GB graphics memory. The Radeon R9-295 x2 is a dual-GPU based graphics card that comes with two Hawaii XT GPUs, these two GPU's are fully enabled on all shader processors and run up-to a cool 1018 MHz each. So that's over 12 Billion transistors, 5632 Shader processors and a good 11.5 TFLOPS of compute performance slapped onto a single PCB. Yes, AMD has just released the fastest graphics card in the world!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/01/2014 07:27 AM [ 6 comment(s) ]
Intel recently announced the series 730 SSD, and here we review it. The arrival of the new 730 series for consumers is interesting as it is a product that uses the server SSD DNA from Intel, and that means reliability, better durability and very fast performance. Let's check out the review with a 480GB super-sized version.
The Guru3D Rig of the Month March 2014 was made by Douglas Alves Vieira, he designed a PC that has a movie theme. It took doug 8 months to build this PC and he applied so many custom mods that we lost count. Welcome to the Umbrella corporation. Yeahs these words should sound familiar as the chassis is based on Resident Evil. When you look at it you will be impressed, so without further ado, have a peek at Guru3Ds Rig of The Month March 2014.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/28/2014 07:51 AM [ 20 comment(s) ]
We test and review the all new Corsair Graphite Series 760T chassis. The chassis is of course finds its legacy in the Graphite series but this one is different, in many ways. The looks are insane with a big redesign, large see through window, hinged and latched doors, magnetic top panel and even a fan controller. It is one of these x-factor products really, and will get embraced by the PC enthusiast community. The chassis is a mid-tower based chassis. Let's have a peek at what Corsair has to offer shall we?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/25/2014 08:30 AM [ 5 comment(s) ]
In this review we will benchmark and test the ASUS Radeon R9-290X Matrix Platinum edition. This Radeon R9-290X has been overhauled from A to Z. Yeah, the GPU might have remained in-tact, however the graphics card received an all custom 14-phase digital VRM based PCB, a luxurious cooler, some James Bond style gadgets for the hardcore overclockers and next to that, the product has been factory overclocked towards a nice 1050 MHz on the GPU core. Interesting stuffz we say !
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/20/2014 09:27 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
We review the rather colorful Corsair Raptor K40 with dome based keys and a rather wide variety of colors for backlighting of this gaming keyboard. The K40 is the first in the Raptor series. It has a very recognizable look and concept, but it adds some more features, it has LED back-lit keys that you can customize colors wise. Let's have a peek shall we?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/18/2014 09:43 AM [ 14 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti MATRIX edition. The all customized and LN2 ready product has already been overclocked to 1006 MHz for you, with a boost allowance to 1072 MHz. That makes this a top performing GeForce GTX 780 Ti. It doesn't stop there though as the card comes with terrific looks, good and quiet cooling and has an option or two extra hidden on that 14 GPU Phases empowered PCB. Behold the impressive power of 2880 unlocked Shader processors.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/13/2014 07:26 AM [ 6 comment(s) ]
MSI A88X-G45 gaming review - MSI has released two new AMD APU motherboards, and they do looks chill. As such we review the MSI A88X-G45 Gaming edition. It seriously is one of the most beautiful and feature rich motherboards that MSI can offer for Kaveri. The new MSI FM2+ gaming series motherboards features Killer LAN, Audio Boost sound enhancement technology, and a whole new software and hardware design for enhanced gaming performance. In addition Assassin's Creed Liberation HD comes for free.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/11/2014 09:17 AM [ 14 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the Zalman Reserator 3 MAX cooler. Compatible with most Intel and AMD platforms, including Intel Sockets 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011; and AMD Sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, and FM2. The Reserator 3 MAX is an all-in-one Liquid Cooling solution that should be easy to install and use.
This review will cover the MSI Radeon R9-290X Lightning, this graphics card could be considered to be the beast that rules them all ! With a PCB redesigned from ground up and usage of only the best components (high current chokes, International Rectifier PowIRstage, DirectFET chips, tantalum capacitors) MSI designed to design something really special. The factory overclocked product screams performance all over and with that TriFrozr cooler it is dressed to impress. The 2816 Stream processor based Hawaii chip will get paired with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 512-bit memory interface. The card will clock towards 1080 MHz but is clocked at reference clocks on the GDDR5 memory. Hmmm, I just catch your attention ? yeah I figured that much, let's go and check her out shall we ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/06/2014 08:38 AM [ 9 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II OC edition. Customized GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics cards are a hot thing these days, as they are silent, running cool and offer tremendous rendering power for the most heavy games. The customized product is equipped with the ASUS popular DirectCU cooler armed with two fans. It remains to be quiet and keeps temperatures at roughly 70 Degrees C. ASUS clocked this product for you towards 954 MHz on the GPU core, that means it can boost towards 1020 MHz on all of the unlocked 2880 Shader processors available.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/04/2014 08:44 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We review the cutest and most tiny chassis from EVGA, the EVGA Hadron Air. A small mini ITX form factor chassis that will house the smallest, but also the biggest stuff inside your computer. A high-end graphics card can even be installed So yeah, it ain't mid, not full but mini and this is intended for small form factor PCs. At 305mm height and 169mm width the EVGA Hadron chassis is small, but very big.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/28/2014 08:17 AM [ 19 comment(s) ]
The Guru3D Rig of the Month February 2014 was made by Amlett, he designed a PC that is not extremely modded, but very stylish, simple and subtle. Yeahs these keywords would suit his rig called the Omen the best. Looking at is is understanding, so have a peek at Guru3Ds Rig of The Month February 2014.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/27/2014 10:06 AM [ 48 comment(s) ]
We review the all new A10-7850K APU from AMD. This APU is based on AMD's new Kaveri architecture bringing the CPU and the GPU even closer together. Kaveri will aim at several segments in the processor business like notebooks, desktops, embedded and even server solutions. Armed bit a good 2.41 Billion transistors and based on a 28nm fabrication process, let's have a look at what Kaveri can do.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/25/2014 09:11 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We review the PowerColor Radeon R9-290X PCS+ graphics card, this beast runs at low temperatures whilst being factory overclocked. The 2816 Stream processor based Hawaii chip will get paired with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 512-bit memory interface. The card itself is fully customized including component selection, custom PCB, custom cooling, well .. custom everything ! Powered through 8-Pin + 6-Pin power configuration it obviously runs at factory overclocked specifications as well. The card will clock towards 1050 MHz and has an improved GDDR5 memory frequency as well. Did I just catch your attention ? I figured that much, let's go and check 'r out shall we ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/20/2014 08:41 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
In this review we take the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti WindForce for a spin. The card is obviously based on NVIDIAs Maxwell based GTX 750 Ti GPU. Gigabyte designed their own PCB, tweaked the card a hint and applied a WindForce model cooler on the product. The WindForce cooler works as the temperatures stay at 45 Degrees C under full gaming load. Not bad.
In this review we take the Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual for a test-drive. Palit's offering is the fastest GTX 750 Ti we have seen to date as it has been factory overclocked intensely on the GPU core frequency and memory. Being a Palit product you can expect multiple SKUs of the 750 series, and this is a new one. It is the StormX Dual edition based on a customized PCB and new model cooler cooler that will keep the product nicely chilled down.
We review the MSI GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti Gaming OC edition graphics cards. They both are bed on Nvidia's new Maxwell GPUs that offer low power comsumption and Full HD capable gaming. Being an MSI Gaming product you can expect a customized PCB and a simplified TwiNFrozer cooler that will keep the product nicely chilled down.
In today's article we review the new GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti from Nvidia. These cards are affordable - low power - decent performance graphics cards that will allow you to game even at 1080P. these cards are intended to compete with the Geforce GTX 650 series. For the technology-press however the most important fact is that a new GPU architecture was applied, these cards are Maxwell based products.
We review the AMD Radeon R7-265 series. That means 1080P gaming will become in reach at an affordable 119 USD price level. Nothing about this product was really planned we think, as we learned that Nvidia is updating their product line, and boom all of the sudden we get a call from AMD, asking if we want to do a product review on today's tested product, released merely days before the competitions 750 series. Hey we'll play... competition is good and keeps the manufacturers sharp and the prices low. What's not to like, eh?