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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 ?
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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.
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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.
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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?
We test and review the all new Corsair H110i GT Hydro Series Liquid cooler. This updated revision CPU 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 140mm fans and a nice 280mm radiator the performance should be really good, and Corsair even embedded a few easter eggs as well.
Today we will review the ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Platinum. This product has been designed for the true aficionados that sub-zero cool the product in order to shatter a benchmark or two. For the more regular folks there's still plenty off changes making this product super nice. It has a custom cooler, a custom PCB, quality components and a factory overclock, all that whilst staying silent. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. Oh and hey, it overclocks nicely as well to roughly 1500 MHz on the GPU boost frequency.
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We review the ASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer motherboard, this high-end X99 motherboard from ASrock has lovely features yet remains priced competitively in the 225 EURO / 279 USD margin. It has good tweaking options and allows up-to 3-way multi-GPU gaming in Crossfire or SLI. Features are nice, like the ten SATA 6 Gbps ports, the two Gigabit NIC jacks and the 7.1 channel HD audio as delivered by the high-end Realtek ALC1150 codec covered by an EMI shield, of course.
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In this review we check out the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC. This product is slightly cheaper opposed to the G1 gaming version, it remains among the most silent of all the cards we tested. The WindForce 2X based cooler is doing a proper job and the card is among the best overclockers as well. Let's check it out shall we?
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We have a peek at the rig of the month January 2015, though submitted in 2014 already we could not leave this one stranded in an abundance of entries, it is THAT good. A very special build that it deserves to be the ROTM January. Pablo from Argentina made this chassis and design by hand, and the craftsmanship is just amazing.
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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.