Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/11/2014 09:17 AM [ 5 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the Zalman Reserator 3 MAX cooler. Compatible with most Intel and AMD platforms, including Intel Sockets 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011; and AMD Sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, and FM2. The Reserator 3 MAX is an all-in-one Liquid Cooling solution that should be easy to install and use.
This review will cover the MSI Radeon R9-290X Lightning, this graphics card could be considered to be the beast that rules them all ! With a PCB redesigned from ground up and usage of only the best components (high current chokes, International Rectifier PowIRstage, DirectFET chips, tantalum capacitors) MSI designed to design something really special. The factory overclocked product screams performance all over and with that TriFrozr cooler it is dressed to impress. The 2816 Stream processor based Hawaii chip will get paired with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 512-bit memory interface. The card will clock towards 1080 MHz but is clocked at reference clocks on the GDDR5 memory. Hmmm, I just catch your attention ? yeah I figured that much, let's go and check her out shall we ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/06/2014 08:38 AM [ 3 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II OC edition. Customized GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics cards are a hot thing these days, as they are silent, running cool and offer tremendous rendering power for the most heavy games. The customized product is equipped with the ASUS popular DirectCU cooler armed with two fans. It remains to be quiet and keeps temperatures at roughly 70 Degrees C. ASUS clocked this product for you towards 954 MHz on the GPU core, that means it can boost towards 1020 MHz on all of the unlocked 2880 Shader processors available.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 03/04/2014 08:44 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We review the cutest and most tiny chassis from EVGA, the EVGA Hadron Air. 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 can even be installed So yeah, it ain't mid, not full but mini and this is intended for small form factor PCs. At 305mm height and 169mm width the EVGA Hadron chassis is small, but very big.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/28/2014 08:17 AM [ 19 comment(s) ]
The Guru3D Rig of the Month February 2014 was made by Amlett, he designed a PC that is not extremely modded, but very stylish, simple and subtle. Yeahs these keywords would suit his rig called the Omen the best. Looking at is is understanding, so have a peek at Guru3Ds Rig of The Month February 2014.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/27/2014 10:06 AM [ 48 comment(s) ]
We review the all new A10-7850K APU from AMD. This APU is based on AMD's new Kaveri architecture bringing the CPU and the GPU even closer together. Kaveri will aim 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: 02/25/2014 09:11 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We review the PowerColor Radeon R9-290X PCS+ graphics card, this beast runs at low temperatures whilst being factory overclocked. The 2816 Stream processor based Hawaii chip will get paired with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 512-bit memory interface. The card itself is fully customized including component selection, custom PCB, custom cooling, well .. custom everything ! Powered through 8-Pin + 6-Pin power configuration it obviously runs at factory overclocked specifications as well. The card will clock towards 1050 MHz and has an improved GDDR5 memory frequency as well. Did I just catch your attention ? I figured that much, let's go and check 'r out shall we ?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/20/2014 08:41 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
In this review we take the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti WindForce for a spin. The card is obviously based on NVIDIAs Maxwell based GTX 750 Ti GPU. Gigabyte designed their own PCB, tweaked the card a hint and applied a WindForce model cooler on the product. The WindForce cooler works as the temperatures stay at 45 Degrees C under full gaming load. Not bad.
In this review we take the Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual for a test-drive. Palit's offering is the fastest GTX 750 Ti we have seen to date as it has been factory overclocked intensely on the GPU core frequency and memory. Being a Palit product you can expect multiple SKUs of the 750 series, and this is a new one. It is the StormX Dual edition based on a customized PCB and new model cooler cooler that will keep the product nicely chilled down.
We review the MSI GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti Gaming OC edition graphics cards. They both are bed on Nvidia's new Maxwell GPUs that offer low power comsumption and Full HD capable gaming. Being an MSI Gaming product you can expect a customized PCB and a simplified TwiNFrozer cooler that will keep the product nicely chilled down.
In today's article we review the new GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti from Nvidia. These cards are affordable - low power - decent performance graphics cards that will allow you to game even at 1080P. these cards are intended to compete with the Geforce GTX 650 series. For the technology-press however the most important fact is that a new GPU architecture was applied, these cards are Maxwell based products.
We review the AMD Radeon R7-265 series. That means 1080P gaming will become in reach at an affordable 119 USD price level. Nothing about this product was really planned we think, as we learned that Nvidia is updating their product line, and boom all of the sudden we get a call from AMD, asking if we want to do a product review on today's tested product, released merely days before the competitions 750 series. Hey we'll play... competition is good and keeps the manufacturers sharp and the prices low. What's not to like, eh?
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/11/2014 09:20 AM [ 13 comment(s) ]
In this review we test the Corsair H75 liquid cooler. The H75 features a 120 mm radiator that is 25mm thin but also was applied with two really silent low RPM fans, so you add this kit in a push-pull configuration. The end results is a LCS kit that cools pretty nicely, but remains absolutely silent.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/06/2014 09:04 AM [ 8 comment(s) ]
We review the Fractal Design Arc XL, it is a notch bigger and better as far as we are concerned. This all black and white chassis comes with plenty of cooling options, great design and aesthetics and is so big that it will even house the biggest motherboards. This product is made with airflow and liquid cooling in mind to serve the more performance oriented PCs. You'll be excited about storage, style, USB 3.0 options and an even integrated three-speed fan controller.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 02/04/2014 08:23 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
We review, test and benchmark the MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard. The Z87M Gaming is made on a Micro-ATX form factor at 24.4 x 24.4 CM, that means you can seat a processor as powerful as the Core i7 4770K onto a motherboard this size. MSI has been going strong with their Gaming series motherboards alright, and props where props are due, they are excellent platforms for a modern and fast PC. Especially when you will learn it still has a fully fetched PCIe x16 slots, KillerNIC Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and heck even four SATA 6 Gbps ports.
It has been a long time coming but we take a look at early and initial Mantle performance. The upcoming 14.1 Beta driver will receive many improvements. At the simplest level, Mantle is an Application Programming Interface (API), or a language that game developers can use to write code that creates the beautiful graphics on your screen. In its current iteration, the Mantle API uniquely leverages the hardware in the Graphics Core Next architecture (GCN) of modern AMD Radeon.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/31/2014 08:57 AM [ 13 comment(s) ]
The Guru3D Rig of the Month January 2014 was made by Luciel Campbell, in the past he already won a prize and that drove him towards his latest creation, called APASF. He has made a LAN box beyond believe with a modest steam-punk style. Actually, come to think of it, it maybe a little weird to look at really but it certainly is something unusual and beautiful, his rig called "APASF aka Campus Party Europe 2013 London Edition" we feel is a hit in design and customization. And that makes it an awesome Rig of the Month here at Guru3D.com
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/28/2014 08:51 AM [ 44 comment(s) ]
We review the MSI Radeon R9-290X Gaming OC. The cards equipped with that Hawaii GPU now is proper cooled thanks to the TwinFrozr cooler and steadily running and purring at just over 70 Degrees C, that's under full gaming load. The 2816 Stream processor based Hawaii chip will get paired with 4 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 512-bit memory interface. The card itself is fully customized including component selection, custom PCB, custom cooling, well .. custom everything ! Powered through 8-Pin + 6-Pin power configuration it obviously runs at factory overclocked specifications as well. The card will clock towards 1040 MHz bit is clocked at reference clocks on the GDDR5 memory. Did I just catch your attention ? I figured that much, let's go and check 'r out shall we ?
OCZ just released the OCZ Vertex 460 SSD series in 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB versions. Based on the Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller we test the 120 GB NAND flash memory based model. The end result is an SSD that is very fast and competitive in terms of pricing, combine that with endurance and you just gotten the golden mix for the OCZ Vertex 460. Head on over into the review.
We review a new chassis from Corsair, it Obsidian 250D. 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.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/17/2014 07:41 AM [ 22 comment(s) ]
We review the ASUS Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC edition. Ever since AMD released their Hawaii based GPUs they have been popular. The reference cards might run hot, but the custom cooled editions from the board partners are becoming very popular. The card tested today comes from ASUS and is armed with the latest revision of the DirectCU II cooler and will get that Hawaii chip chilled down. The DirectCU II card will be equipped with a fully custom PCB design featuring the Digi+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology and high quality C-Caps and MOSFETs. The card is powered through 8-Pin + 6-Pin power configuration and obviously runs at factory overclocked specifications. The card clocks in at 1000 MHz and is clocked to 5040 MHz (effective) on the GDDR5 memory.
Posted by: Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/16/2014 09:20 AM [ 15 comment(s) ]
ASUS recently released an update to their Rampage IV series motherboards with a black edition. It's big, fast, black and has tweaking written all over it. The board is just gorgeous and totally pimped out with an OC dock and even stuff like Wireless AC. Today we review the product armed with a Core i7 4960X (Ivy Bridge-E) processor onto this seriously high-end LGA2011 infrastructure. Can we overclock it? Yes we can!
We review the all new A8-7600 APU from AMD. This APU is based on AMD's new Kaveri architecture bringing the CPU and the GPU even closer together. Kaveri will aim 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: 01/09/2014 09:51 AM [ 7 comment(s) ]
We review the Corsair RM650 GOLD power supply. Yes, the silent and a bit mainstream RM650 is now Gold certified, that means it's 90% efficient at 50% load. Efficiency matters. The PSU itself is partly modular, for most of you with a side panel window in their chassis a must really as you'll want modular cables. The new PSU also improved on the audibility front. Have a peek at the article.