In this review we look at the new AMD Radeon R9 285. Yes this is the new Tonga GPU based product that will drive the price from high-end gaming towards 249 USD while you can game with good image quality settings at WQHD - 2560x1440. Follow us into this review where we'll look at temperatures, noise, performance and go with the latest game titles on the globe.
We review the AMD FX 8370 and 8370E processor today. You guys have been hearing the magic word 'Vishera' for a while now and it is the codename for the Piledriver core based FX series processors from AMD. The CPU tested today has eight physical CPU cores, it will have a base clock of 4000 MHz, and can Turbo towards 4200. And that makes the FX series a multi-threaded high frequency monster. You can read our review right here at Guru3D of course.
We review the MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC motherboard, it probably is one of the most gorgeous looking X99 motherboards that will be available on the market. MSI took the X99 chipset and then started adding with he results a gorgeous motherboard that has SLI/Crossfire support, AC WIFI, heaps of SATA3 connectors, M.2., overclock features, a very nice audio solution and yeah, so much more. Join us in a the MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC review, a product that is bound to please the PC gamer.
We review the Core i7 5960X (Haswell-E) 8 core processor and 6-core 5930K and 5820K processors, we smack it on one of the long awaited X99 motherboards. Intel's most high-end processor SKUs just got updated with three new models, the top dog being the enthusiast class eight-core processor series aimed at enthusiasts and pro-consumers. The Intel Core i7-5960X and other Haswell-E chips are released into the market in September 2014 and are based on the new socket LGA2011-V3 infrastructure and DDR4 quad channel memory.
In this review we check out the Gigabyte X99 SOC Force, will the force be strong with this one ? We certainly can tell you that is is one of the most impressive X99 motherboards we have had our hands on. It has a massive feature set like SLI/Crossfire support, heaps of SATA3 connectors, M.2., VERY sweet overclock features, a near audiophile audio solution, and yeah the means to tweak. Join us in another X99 motherboard review, a product that is bound to shock and awe.
In this review we check out the ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard, armed with the X99 chipset and with that luxurious OC panel this motherboard is amongst the most high-end X99 motherboards available on the globe. It's big, fast, ROG themed and has luxurious features and overclocking written all over it. The Rampage V ROG Edition is an E-ATX form factor motherboard for the new Haswell-E series of processors.
In this review we check out the ASUS X99 Deluxe motherboard, armed with the X99 chipset and is covered in a chocolate dark design with white frosting on top of it. A very nice looking motherboard. It isn't about the looks though as this is a high performance motherboard with a massive feature set like SLI/Crossfire support, AC WIFI, heaps of SATA3 connectors, M.2., overclock features, a cool audio solution, M.2. PCIe compatibility and yeah the means to overclock. Join us in another X99 motherboard review, a product that is bound to tease and please.
We review the new Graphite 380T from Corsair, based on the original ideas of Corsair's R&D the designers wanted to put a mini-ITX compatible chassis with awesome looks, functionality and ease of use. As such the Graphite Series has been updated with model 380T we review the yellow mini tower case. Albeit being min, the 380T houses up to four 3.5in/2.5in drives and a full-length graphics card with ease.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/28/2014 08:39 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
The winner of the Guru3D Rig of the Month August 2014 is announced today, and we are going small and intricate. For this month we are going back to the roots of simply building a nice system. Nothing was custom modded, somebody simply built a nice high-end PC on a small form factor. Check the creation from Jack aka Concept73. The 19 year old Apprentice Avionic Engineering specialist created what is called "Compact Splash #89". A very nice build, have a peek at what he created.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/21/2014 09:09 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
In this review we will benchmark and test HIS Radeon R9-290X Hybrid ICEQ edition. The card uses liquid cooling for the GPU that runs towards a 120mm radiator. On the card itself there still is a small fan that blows air over the VRM area and other components. As a result this card will remain under 80 Degrees C at full load, and does so whilst being factory clocked to a nice 1100 MHz. Under SKU code H290XQH4GD the product will be released with 4 GB of graphics memory.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/19/2014 08:11 AM [ 16 comment(s) ]
We review the AMD Radeon R7 series SSD. 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 that is very fast and competitive in terms of pricing; combine that with endurance and you will get a very fast performing SSD.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/18/2014 09:59 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
We review the Angelbird SSD WRK 256 GB SSD. Angelbird recently released this new addition to their SSD lineup. Their WRK series needs to compete with Samsung and Micron mostly, in both price and performance of course. The end result is a very capable and overall fast SSD that can keep up with that tough to beat competition in the market.
We review a new chassis from Corsair, it is the Corsair Carbide Air 240. Based on the popular success of the 540 this is 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 and liquid cooling ? Not even an issue. Not mid, not full, mini and this intended for small form factor PCs. Now the product might be tagged as mini, the details and features however are grand.
We review the Corsair HXi Series 750 Watt PSU, this beast has moved from Gold towards being 80plus Platinum certified. So that means it is fully modular and optimized for silence and high efficiency. The power supply is quite delicious in performance, the one massive 63 Amp 12-volts says it all really. Superb for mainstream to high-end and even multi-GPU solutions. Corsair also embeds their LINK technology into the PSU. That means you can monitor the PSU with the help of software, things like PSU efficiency, power usage or simply to adjust the fan RPM. We'll show you that in the review though.
We review the all new ARC 100 series SSDs from OCZ Storage Solutions. Based on the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller we test the product which comes with the latest iteration of Toshiba NAND flash memory. The end result is an SSD that is very fast and competitive in terms of pricing; combine that with endurance and you will get a top notch OCZ SSD.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/11/2014 10:15 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
Fractal Design released new Core series PC cases, we review the Core 3300, an all black, quite stylish mid-tower chassis. This ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX ready tower chassis can house a pair of external 5.25-inch drive bays, for ODDs (optical disk drives) or anything else that uses that form factor of course. The chassis is a wide-body ATX Mid Tower Case, allowing users to show off their build. High-performance features include superior liquid cooling potential with support for up to two 240mm radiators.
Gigabyte released the Force K7 Stealth gaming keyboard which we review. Not a 125 EURO mechanical for a change as you know, mechanical switches make keyboards expensive, this is a 30 EUR budget gaming keyboard that has a nice style and some good features. Though not mechanical for the money it is a pretty nice deal though.
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240 - 480 and 960 GB SSD review
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/07/2014 08:43 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
We revisit the SanDisk Extreme PRO review, this round we will look at all three available models including the 240 - 480 and 960 GB versions. Yeah, Sandisk has released the Extreme Pro series SSD which we'll benchmark and review. Though performance wise they will only be a notch faster, they offer better endurance, long lasting performance, 10 years warranty and slightly better pricing as well. Meet the “the best of the best” from SanDisk as we review their all new Extreme PRO SSDs with nCache technology.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 08/05/2014 09:08 AM [ 10 comment(s) ]
We review the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe PC chassis. This full Tower chassis however is impressive in style and originality. Not only is the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe good looking but it is oozing with nice features. A great design chassis, tool free, lots of space, nice airflow and prepped for liquid cooling. Have a peek at we'll review today, the Phanteks Enthoo luxe.
We review the A10-7800 APU from AMD, this is one of the three new APUs that AMD today adds into their lineup. This APU is based on AMD's Kaveri architecture bringing the CPU and the GPU close together. Kaveri aims 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: 07/30/2014 10:55 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
The winner of the Guru3D Rig of the Month July 2014 is announced today, and we are going camouflaged military style. Check the creation from Mathieu Delsuc aka MathMilitaryModding. The 36 year old fellah created what is called "Echelon", now Echelon is an officially unacknowledged U.S.-led global spy network that operates an automated system for the interception and relay of electronic communications. So yeah, have a peek and then hide man !
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/28/2014 10:15 AM [ 53 comment(s) ]
Join us as we review the ASUS Republic Of Gamers Swift PG278Q GSYNC gaming monitor. NVIDIA has announced GSync but 3rd party monitors with that GSYNC module have been hard to get. ASUS outs their second GSYNC compatible monitor, this round they do it with a nice 27-inch WQHD display that can handle a 144 Hz refresh rate and has 1ms response time. The downside, it is a TN screen. So how good is it really ?
Guru3D Contest 2014 - Win a Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black WindForce
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/25/2014 08:29 AM [ 68 comment(s) ]
With all the things happening in the world, it's time to cheer up a little. We just reviewed the Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black with that lovely WindForce cooler. And we are giving it away for free in a contest.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/24/2014 08:40 AM [ 9 comment(s) ]
We review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black WindForce GHz edition. You take the reference product, arm it with a custom WindForce cooler and you receive a 6GB Titan Black that has been factory overclocked towards 1111 MHz on the boost clock for you. How on this Earth is that not very interesting?