Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 10/01/2014 08:38 AM [ 19 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 [ 26 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.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/25/2014 09:48 AM [ 5 comment(s) ]
Palit is back in the house as we review their GeForce GTX 970 Jetstream edition. The product comes factory overclocked with a boost clock of 1304 MHz. The product has a custom and very small PCB, it's the Jetstream cooler that makes it lengthy in a more regular fashion. Talking about that Jetstream cooler, Palit has a mission, it was to make the product as silent as possible, and that 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: 09/24/2014 09:41 AM [ 15 comment(s) ]
We review the new ASUS GeForce GTX 970 Strix edition. A product that has been overhauled in terms of PCB and cooling. ASUS also clocks the product a little faster then reference. The new DirectCU II based cooler is so good that it won't even spin with GPU temperatures up-to 67 Degrees C. This card however has one8-pin power feed and again, does come with that new revision model DirectCU cooler, the one with the two ROG eyes. 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.
We review the Corsair Gaming K70 cherry MX mechanical keyboard with the all new RGB LEDs. The K70 RGB is the successor of the REGULAR K70 in terms of the overall basis and concept, but it adds this all new feature, RGB lighting per key configurable with full RGB LED lit keys that can be animated and profiles, next to that these mechy keys also have trick or two encompassed in the new design as well. Let's have a peek shall we ?
We review the GeForce GTX 970 and 980 reference cards today. The long awaited Maxwell architecture based high-end cards are ready to rock and roll. Armed with 4 GB graphics memory, the energy efficient and well priced products are ready to slay the way in gaming performance.
After the reference review we will now review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 G1 SOC gaming graphics card. Armed with a totally custom design, two 8-pin power feeds and an all new WindForce based cooler this Maxwell based high-end card hauls azzz! The G1 Gaming 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 and how well it performs.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/19/2014 04:31 AM [ 33 comment(s) ]
Next to the flagship product we also test the more budget Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 SOC gaming graphics card. The product does not vary much from the 980 other than a chunk of performance. This card however has one 6 and one 8-pin power feed but then again, does come with that 600 Watt WindForce cooler. The G1 Gaming 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 and how well it performs.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/19/2014 04:31 AM [ 69 comment(s) ]
We review the new MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming OC edition. This affordable model comes with the new TwinFrozr V cooler. The GM204-200 chip is smacked onto a custom PCB surrounded with Military class components and obviously, with OC in the name... it comes a little tweaked as well. This card however has one 6 and one 8-pin power feed and again, does come with that new revision model 5 TwinFrozr cooler. 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: 09/16/2014 11:17 AM [ 12 comment(s) ]
In this review we take the Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX. Palit's offering is the most silent of them all, as it uses passive cooling. That's right, just a big heatsink is being used. The KalmX runs reference clock frequencies and is based on a customized PCB with that new model cooler that will keep the product nicely inaudible.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/11/2014 12:55 AM [ 5 comment(s) ]
Corsair released the Graphite Series 780T chassis, today we review and test it. The aesthetics are fairly impressive with a big design, large see through window, latched doors, magnetic top and front mesh panels and even a fan controller. The 780T is one of x-factor products really, and will get embraced by the PC enthusiast community. The chassis is a full-tower based chassis. Let's have a peek at what Corsair has to offer shall we?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/09/2014 09:50 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Today we have the Plextor M6 Pro SSD on our test-bench. Plextor recently released this new addition to their SSD lineup. The series is to compete with Samsung and Micron mostly. This SSD series is tagged PRO, and as such you may expect an extra thing or two in performance. Plextor also includes PlexTurbo, a rather fun second-generation RAM caching software. The end result is a very fast SSD that can keep up with the big players in the channel, yet still remains priced attractively.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 09/05/2014 09:17 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
In this review we look at the new PowerColorRadeon R9-285 TurboDuo. Armed with an ultra silent cooler this Tonga GPU based product bring you high-end gaming at a price of 249 USD - With 2GB of graphics memory you can game with good image quality settings at Full HD. Follow us into this review where we'll look at temperatures, noise, performance and go with the latest game titles on the globe.
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.