Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/27/2015 10:57 AM [ 4 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.
We review the MSI GeForce GTX Gaming OC, the card comes with a newly revised TwiNFrozr model cooler. And that makes it silent and deadly as you will not hear this product. The GTX 960 is introduced in the mainstream space, aiming to be the affordable 1080P alternative. The card has 2 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and comes factory overclocked for you. Let's check it out shall we?
In this review we check out the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 960. This product is gorgeous as it is the most silent of all the cards we tested. Next to some fantastic looks including a proper backplate, the product comes factory overclocked, has a WindForce based cooler and was the best overclocker as well. The card has 2 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and comes factory overclocked for you. Let's check it out, shall we?
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?
KFA2 aka GALAX releases their mid-range GeForce GTX 960 EXOC edition, yep, as in 'Extreme Overclocked'. The product comes factory overclocked with a boost clock of 1266 MHz. The product has a custom and relatively small PCB. GALAX was on a mission, to make the card both silent whilst offering temps in the 65 Degrees C range, and hey... mission accomplished. The card has 2 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and comes factory overclocked for you. Let's check it out shall we?
We review the 7cm - 30 gram - Samsung T1 Portable SSD. It is the fastest portable storage to date on USB 3.0, combined with the DNA of an SSD it can reach 450 MB/sec on both reads and writes - making this a VERY fast storage unit. In fact this product houses the very latest 3D Vertical NAND. Our sample has been equipped with a 500 GB SSD and if you are on the move, this great looking device might just be what the doctor ordered.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/15/2015 10:37 AM [ 16 comment(s) ]
We review Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WaterForce, a 3-way SLI review on the GeForce GTX 980 that has been water-cooled by a complete AOI kit. We'll FLIR them, overclock them and look at Ultra HD performance as well. Join us in this review where we'll once again look at everything.
Seasonic 1050 Snow Silent Platinum power supply review
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/13/2015 10:18 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
Today we peek at the Seasonic 1050 Snow Silent Edition Platinum power supply series. It's 1050W, Platinum certified, really silent, modular and can be spotted for just 235 EUR. Hell they even throw in a 7 year warranty. That just oozes value, features and lifespan for your enthusiast grade all black and white PC build.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/08/2015 10:17 AM [ 38 comment(s) ]
When we reviewed the Intel Core i7 4790K processor (Devils Canyon) the Haswell based processor refused to overclock over 4800 MHz. So why not purchase a binned Silicon Lottery processor that is guaranteed to run 5.0 GHz ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/06/2015 10:51 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
In this review we check out the Gigabyte X99 UD4, it is the more affordable X99 motherboard in the Gigabyte range and we have had our hands on. It has a nice feature set like SLI/Crossfire support, heaps of SATA3 connectors, M.2., good tweaking features, a near audiophile audio solution, and yeah the means to tweak. Join us in another X99 motherboard review.
Guru3D Contest 2014 - Win a Gigabyte FORCE H3X gaming headset
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/31/2014 10:12 AM [ 11 comment(s) ]
It's Christmas week 2014 and that traditionally means we start-up contests here at Guru3D.com join us in a queste to win prizes in competition #8, win a Guru3D Contest 2014 - Win a Gigabyte FORCE H3X gaming headset.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/30/2014 10:20 AM [ 11 comment(s) ]
It's Christmas week 2014 and that traditionally means we start-up contests here at Guru3D.com join us in a queste to win prizes in competition #7, win a GSKILL 16GB Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 MHz DIMM memory kit.
Guru3D Contest 2014 - Win a MSI Z97 GAMING 5 motherboard or Far Cry 4
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/25/2014 10:21 AM [ 15 comment(s) ]
It's Christmas week 2014 and that traditionally means we start-up contests here at Guru3D.com join us in a queste to win prizes in competition #2 Win a MSI Z97 GAMING 5 motherboard or one of ten Far Cry 4 keys !
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/23/2014 10:19 AM [ 40 comment(s) ]
We review the AMD FX 8320E processor today. It's Vishera time again, and yeah that is the codename for the Piledriver core based FX series processors from AMD. The very affordable (125 EURO / 139 USD) CPU tested today has eight physical CPU cores, it will have a base clock of 3200 MHz, and can Turbo towards 4000. And that makes the FX series a tiny multi-threaded beast. You can read our review right here at Guru3D of course.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/19/2014 10:30 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
The last Rig of the Month of this year is December, this round we take a look at an entry submitted a few months ago. It however is such a special build that it deserves to be the ROTM December. Poseidon, made by János Kerekes a.k.a. Jones965 is a formidable build. Have a peek.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/18/2014 10:59 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Tagged in their L337 Gaming series, ECS recently released a Z97 motherboard with a tasty design, good features and a very good price. ECS took the Z97 chipset and made a nice dark looking motherboard that has SLI/Crossfire support and tweaking features. It also comes with a custom audio solution. Join us in a the Z97 Machine, a product that will please the budget PC gamer with the hunger for a high-end PC.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/16/2014 10:32 AM [ 2 comment(s) ]
We review the Be Quiet! Silent Base 800, their first ever chassis and when you have quiet in your name, it better be just that. For a first release this chassis is not bad, not bad at all! The ATX tower chassis however has very nice looks, seems to be made with quality and originality and has some nice features. A lovely chassis design, fairly tool free, good space to work in and it has very quiet airflow plus is prepped for liquid cooling. Have a peek at the product we'll review today, the Silent Base 800.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/12/2014 10:56 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We test the ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 980. Armed with a massive liquid cooling block (DirectCU H2O), a custom PCB, quality components and a factory overclock this product is bound to perform, whilst staying silent. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. Oh and hey, it overclocks very nicely!
Posted by: PantherX on: 12/11/2014 10:54 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
We are pleased to state that Guru3D now offers you our quarterly PC Buyers Guide! This is the 2014 Winter Edition and it outlines a set of recommendations of products we feel are great components to build yourself a nice gaming rig. We have three different system recommendations and something special to choose from so read all out it after the break...
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 12/09/2014 07:16 AM [ 30 comment(s) ]
AMD is getting ready for the winter, in this article we look at what AMD labeled the 'Omega Driver'. This is the new 14.12 Catalyst driver which has had some TLC from AMD, improving overall performance on a number of games, and next to that AMD is injecting a few new features as well. Time for a quick article, to cover all topics.