Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/28/2014 10:09 AM [ 18 comment(s) ]
You can tell that the ROTM November was built by a guy who mods at a regular basis, the chassis is inspired to the train of the film Snowpiercer. And man, does it show craftsmanship. This month's rig of the month is breathtaking. Check out the rig made by Scherrer Thomas from France. You can tell that the man is working in industrial 3D design and drawing alright.
In this article we benchmark Dragon Age: Inquisition - many graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll look at frametimes, graphics memory and even more.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/25/2014 10:26 AM [ 10 comment(s) ]
There have been a lot of Intel reviews lately, but if you are on a budget and want an 8-core processor for under 200 USD to combine with a smexy motherboard, then we think we may have found the answer. Join us as we review the MSI 970 Gaming, an affordable but high-end motherboard that has incredible good looks and a decent feature-set. We will pop an AMD FX 8370E processor onto it today. And hey, gaming at FullHD will be good even with the latest graphics cards. You can read a full review right here at Guru3D of course.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/20/2014 10:39 AM [ 19 comment(s) ]
For the true FPS gamers out there we review the Corsair Gaming M65 RGB game mouse, the device is sturdy with an aluminum design, it's aesthetically pleasing with configurable RGB LEDs and has a grip that is intensely impressive. The high DPI mouse is fully programmable, has additional thumb game buttons (programmable as well). All in all this might be one of the most impressive mouse’s we have tested to date.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/18/2014 11:56 AM [ 18 comment(s) ]
We peek at a new anti-aliasing mode that Nvidia has announced and is releasing today. We take a closer look at MFAA or better known as Multi-Frame Samples Anti Aliasing, it offers near MSAA quality with a smaller impact on performance. In this guide the initial steps to get MFAA going and a handful of numbers.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/13/2014 09:15 AM [ 17 comment(s) ]
We'll be testing the GSKILL Phoenix Blade PCIe SSD today. Let me just quickly throw some numbers at you that will get a smile on your face, so how does 2,000 MB/s maximum read and write performance sound? Yes Sir, or 245K IOPS? That's the kind of performance GSKILL offers to the performance aficionados in the year 2014.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/11/2014 10:08 AM [ 4 comment(s) ]
With the launch of the professional Corsair Gaming line, the H1500 is headset has been revamped and reintroduced onto the market. Armed with good looks a comfortable feel and pretty great audio quality this product is bound to impress. it has big 50mm neodymium drivers and newly revised USB drivers that include Dolby 7.1 surround sound, it is capable of offering 16-bit/48 KHz playback and has an excellent frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz. In stereo you can apply Dolby Pro Logic IIx certification and in 5.1 and 7.1 you get to fool around with Dolby 7.1 surround. All that and a new and a new color theme as well, Corsair Gaming is back baby.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/06/2014 10:16 AM [ 10 comment(s) ]
GALAX is on it again, this time we review their GeForce GTX 970 EXOC edition as in Extreme Overclocked. The product comes factory overclocked with a boost clock of 1317 MHz (!). The product has a custom and relatively small PCB, it's the cooler that makes it lengthy in a more regular fashion. Talking about that cooler, GALAX had a mission, it was to make the card both silent whilst offering temps in the 60 Degrees C range, and hey they certainly achieved. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and comes factory overclocked for you. Let's check it out shall well?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/05/2014 09:49 AM [ 37 comment(s) ]
One of the more popular GeForce GTX 980 cards currently available on the market is the GeForce GTX 980 G1 Gaming. We reviewed the product that has been fitted with that lovely new 600W WindForce cooler. And we are giving it away for free in a contest.
It is that time of the year again, we take out a dozen or so graphics cards and benchmark Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Join us in this article where many graphics cards are being tested with the new Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. The new and popular title is looking great from a graphics point of view.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/04/2014 09:52 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
We test and review the DeepCool Maelstrom 240, this AIO (All-in-One Liquid) cooler kit is top notch in performance for an AIO with a 240mm rad. These liquid cooling kits are pre-fitted with a single loop and ready to install straight out of the box. Armed with pretty nice looks and an attractive price, can DeepCool keep up with similar Asetek and competing products? Let's find out!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/31/2014 10:06 AM [ 39 comment(s) ]
Sometimes a RIG does not have to be the PC chassis and internals PC, it can be a table being modified, it can be a game room or man cave, and sometimes it's just a frame. This month's rig of the month is exactly that, a race frame shaped like a roll-bar construction - and then some more. And though you will probably need a room to house this puppy, it is sheer awesomeness. Check out the rig made by Robert Ehrling from Sweden. The man is 39 years young and works as work as a upper secondary school teacher.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/30/2014 09:11 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
We review the GALAX GeForce GTX SOC edition. SOC is short for Super Overclocked, and that certainly is the case. Armed with sturdy looks, based on a custom PCB and a third party cooler the guys behind KFA2 and Galaxy introduce this gaming weaponry. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. Oh and hey, it overclocks nicely as well as we even pass 1500 MHz on the GPU boost frequency.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/28/2014 09:30 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
SanDisk has released the affordable Ultra II series SSD which we'll benchmark and review. Performance wise these SSDs will be fast, reads really good, writes due to Toggle NAND flash a little slower. However armed with a very competitive price performance ratio these thinks kick the proverbial azz in a laptop or mainstream PC.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/23/2014 09:47 AM [ 1 comment(s) ]
BitFenix recently released Pandoras Box, yes we review the BitFenix Pandora Micro ATX chassis. A small affordable chassis solution fits big graphics cards, but houses the smallest Micro-ATX (µATX), Mini-ITX form factor motherboards. Tagged with a 120 EURO price tag this chassis is locked and loaded with its cross-hair aimed at gamers.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/21/2014 11:20 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
We test and review the all new Cooler Master Nepton 240M, an All-in-One Liquid cooler kit that is performing quite OK in a very saturated LCS kit market. Can it keep up with similar products? Let's find out!
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/21/2014 09:44 AM [ 18 comment(s) ]
We review one of the fastest GeForce GTX 980 cards from Palit, the Super Jetstream edition. It comes all customized, has an improved Jetstream series cooler and runs factory tweaked at clock frequencies that will raise your eyebrows. It does that while staying very silent. Heck, the cooler won't even spin with GPU temperatures up-to roughly 65 Degrees C. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. Oh and hey, it overclocks nicely as well as we pass 1500 MHz on the GPU boost frequency.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/16/2014 09:30 AM [ 35 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD. A lovely piece of technology. An SSD that is extremely fast and actually amongst the handful of fastest storage units we have ever tested. Head on over into the review.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/14/2014 09:30 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We review the ASRock X99 OC Formula motherboard, it is a high-end X99 motherboard from ASrock with some pretty nifty features. The OC Formula comes with not one but two M.2. slots, wide tweaking options and a pretty interesting design. Features are grand, 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.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/09/2014 09:17 AM [ 18 comment(s) ]
Hot on the heels of the ASUS GTX 970 Strix review, we test the ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Strix. Armed with that h00t of a cooler, a custom PCB, quality components and a factory overclock this product is bound to perform, whilst staying very silent. Heck, the DirectCU II based cooler won't even spin with GPU temperatures up-to roughly 67 Degrees C. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. Oh and hey, it overclocks nicely as well to almost 1500 MHz on the GPU boost frequency.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/07/2014 09:30 AM [ 5 comment(s) ]
We review the MSI X99S XPower AC motherboard, it is the most high-end and quite frankly gorgeous looking X99 motherboards available on the X99 market. MSI took the X99 chipset and then started adding, resulting in 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 XPower AC review, a product that is bound to please the enthusiast PC gamer.
In this review we test the MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming OC edition graphics card. It is the big brother of the GTX 970 Gaming OC edition we tested last week. Armed with some more performance this model comes with that new TwinFrozr V cooler. The GM204-400 chip is plastered onto a custom PCB. The card comes factory clocked faster as as well at a 1216 MHz base /1317 MHz boost clock frequency. The card has 4 GB graphics memory, is energy efficient and factory overclocked for you. You will be surprised by how this card looks, how silent it is, how well it performs and how much it can be overclocked.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/01/2014 08:38 AM [ 66 comment(s) ]
We review GeForce GTX 980 but this time in a 2-way and 3-way SLI. We'll FLIR them, Overclock them, look at ultra HD performance as well as a micro stuttering analysis with the help of FCAT. Join us in this review where we'll once again look at everything.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/30/2014 09:25 AM [ 30 comment(s) ]
The winner of the Guru3D Rig of the Month September 2014 is announced today, and we got a woody ! Ehm, no lame puns intended as Savell, who works in trade-show support made a gorgeous desk PC, yes Desk PC not Desktop PC. So join the article and read up on Savell Martin aka N0_Klu3 and his "The Baby Grand", a very nice PC .. or desk, dang what should we call it ?
We review Nvidias little money maker, the GeForce GTX 970 but this time in a 2-way SLI. As such we'll be going from fast to faaaaast. In this review we'll run the standard benchmarks, but we will also have a good look at Ultra HD gaming performance as well as a micro stuttering analysis with the help of FCAT. Join us in this review where we'll once again look at everything.