Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/23/2015 09:47 AM [ 26 comment(s) ]
We review the Lian-Li O7S (PC-O7S), a big aluminum chassis with incredible looks. Based on a revolutionary design this PC case will set a new standard in the industry. Got curious already ? Yeah, you most certainly should be.
We review the Design Define S, a silent, stylish mid-tower chassis. This all predominantly black and white chassis comes with plenty of cooling options, great design and it will house up-to ATX motherboards. This product is made with airflow and liquid cooling in mind to serve the more performance oriented PCs. You'll be excited about storage, style, USB 3.0 and low noise levels.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/17/2015 08:57 AM [ 13 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the new M.2. and mSATA models of the Samsung 850 EVO Series SSDs. Seriously nice storage technology as they are hyper fast, yet made to be very competitive in pricing. Armed with truckloads of performance and that attractive pricing, Samsung will shock and awe you...
In this article we benchmark Grand Theft Auto V (GTA-V) on the PC - many graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frametimes, graphics memory and a thing or two more.
We review the new Intel 750 NVMe 1.2 TB PCIe SSD. The product is the fastest storage unit we have had in our lab, and I mean ever! In certain scenarios weclose in at 3 GB/sec speeds whereas 1 GB/sec writes can be considered normal. Priced aggressively Intel seems to have the crown jewels of storage performance in their hands.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/09/2015 09:24 AM [ 14 comment(s) ]
In this article slash review we will test out the 579 EURO costing FreeSync compatible LG 34UM67 Freesync (34-inch 2560x1080) screen. AMD tackled stutter and tearing while gaming using a different approach, if you create a setup with the right combination. The LG 34UM67 is a Lovely looking IPS monitor with great image quality, but the FreeSync range is difficult to reach.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/07/2015 08:50 AM [ 21 comment(s) ]
In this review we check out the 4GB version of the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 960. The GTX 960 is the mainstream product that we figured has too little memory, will this 4GB version resolve our concerns ? We do know that this card is among the most silent we have ever tested, it also has great looks including a proper back-plate. The G1 Gaming comes factory overclocked, has a WindForce X3 based cooler and is a great overclocker as well. Let's check it out, shall we?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/03/2015 09:10 AM [ 19 comment(s) ]
Let's review the budget enthusiast board G1.Sniper B6 from Gigabyte, it is based on the lower cost B85 chipset from Intel. B85 based motherboards typically end up in business desktops and normally are limited from overclocking. Well, that is just different with the Gigabyte G1.Sniper B6! A small price, nice features and tweakability?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 04/01/2015 11:16 AM [ 10 comment(s) ]
We review the all new A8-7650K APU from AMD in combo with a new A68H motherboard from ASUS. The kit is intended for system-integrators who want to offer a nice balance in-between performance and energy consumption. The 7600 series APU is based on AMD's Kaveri architecture bringing the CPU and the GPU even closer together. Kaveri aims at several segments in the processor business like notebooks, desktops, embedded and even server solutions. Armed with a good 2.41 Billion transistors and based on a 28nm fabrication process, let's have a look at what it can do.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/31/2015 09:03 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
Have a look at the Guru3D rig of the month March 2015, actually let's call it the PC Desk of the Month. A build that comes from Mathieu Heredia. Mathieu made this build all by himself, and all by hand. The craftsmanship and eminence is quite overwhelming really. Every project must have a name, his is called the Watermod Ares III Desk.
In this article we benchmark Battlefield Hardline - over twenty graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frametimes, graphics memory and a thing or two more.
We review the all new OCZ Vector 180 - 480 and 960GB SSDs. Based on an Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller the product comes with the latest iteration of Toshiba NAND flash memory. The end result is an SSD series that is very fast, versatile and competitive in terms of pricing; combine that with endurance and power outage protection and this series might be a little gem.
In this article slash review we will test out the 499 EURO costing FreeSync compatible Acer Freesync (27-inch 2560x1440p - 144Hz) screen. Following NVIDIAs GSync AMD took a different approach, no more tearing and sync stuttering during game-play if you create a setup with the same circumstances.
We review the GeForce GTX Titan X. Now it surely hasn't been a long wait as in-between the introduction announcement and launch there have been two weeks. But yeah, the 12 GB beast has arrived. Initially the Titan series was positioned to be a professional line of products, however these puppies are fetching a lot of interest as gaming graphics cards.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/12/2015 08:36 AM [ 11 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the Corsair H80i GT Hydro Series Liquid cooler. This newly introduced processor cooler is compatible with Corsair's LINK software. This allows you to program, customize and monitor this all-in-one liquid cooling solution for your processor. Armed with two 120mm fans in a push-pull configuration and a nice extra thick 120mm radiator; the performance should be pretty okay. All that and you get configurable RGB lightning as well.
Plextor released an update of its M.2 Express based PCI Express SSD, we review the M6e Black Edition. An M.2. SSD mounted onto a PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot could be interesting for many. Alongside an aesthetic overhaul this product will be available in 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB volume sizes, all powered by a Marvell controller. Plextor developed a PCI-Express based SSD that can reach performance in the 700 toi 800 MB/s range.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/06/2015 09:04 AM [ 5 comment(s) ]
The Carbide series of PC cases from Corsair have been updated with the budget 100R and 100R silent, Corsair markets the product being entry-level, and with a 50 to 60 USD pricetag, we can not argue on that. These chassis remain to be good looking but really are feature rich products. Keywords here would be a dark design chassis, tool free, decent space and nice airflow with the help of a small fan controller.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/03/2015 09:45 AM [ 2 comment(s) ]
Small, smaller 17 CM ! Tagged in their L337 Gaming series, ECS released the Z97I Drone motherboard. It offers decent features at a very good price. ECS took the Z97 chipset and made a nice dark looking motherboard. It also comes with a custom audio solution. Join us in the Z97I Drone review, a product that will please the budget PC gamer with the hunger for a high-end PC at an incredibly small form factor.
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.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/24/2015 10:30 AM [ 10 comment(s) ]
We have a peek at the rig of the month February 2015. A very special build that comes from the Czech Republic. Filip made this chassis and design by hand, and the craftsmanship is pretty nice. Every project must have a name, his is called the ROG V-3.
PCI Express Scaling Game Performance Analysis review
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/19/2015 10:17 AM [ 44 comment(s) ]
Join us in a review where we look into the PCIe slot in Gen 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 configurations as we measure performance versus single and Multi-GPU solution. Will that outdated slot configuration really have a huge impact on today's high-end graphics cards ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/17/2015 10:31 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
We test and review two new coolers from Noctua, the NH-D9L and NH-U9S CPU coolers. These small puppies can be used with any motherboard but focus on Micro ATX and Mini ITX. They are small, deadly silent but do pack enough punch to even cool a Core i7 4790K. And yes, you can even overclock a bit as well. Yup, that would be Noctua for ya.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/13/2015 09:06 AM [ 95 comment(s) ]
In this article we benchmark Dying Light - almost 30 graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frametimes, graphics memory and a thing or two more.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/12/2015 10:23 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
In this review we check out the Palit GeForce GTX 960 Super JetStream. This product is in the top 3 of the best GTX 960 cards as it performs the fastest, it is the most silent one, and it has just gorgeous looks. The card has 2 GB of graphics memory, is energy efficient and comes factory overclocked for you. Let's check it out, shall we?