Archive for July 2018
We review the Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro, optimized for Ryzen processors, and in specific the new Ryzen 2000 / Zen+. The new B450 series chipset based board offer some more appealing value, as budget wise these board sell at a sub 125,- USD/EUR price point, and Gigabyte certainly chucked this board full with features. So much so that you cannot really look at it as a budget offering anymore.
We review the MSI B450 Tomahawk, based on the new B450 chipset it is aimed at for Ryzen processors, and in specific the new Ryzen 2000 / Zen+. The new B450 series chipset based board offer some more appealing value, as budget wise this board sells at a sub 109,- USD/EUR price point. It is a lovely looking value alternative and hey, there's very little LED bling as also.
It's that time of the year again! Welcome, all to the (Late) Summer 2018 edition of Guru3D's PC Buyer's Guide. This article will show you PC builds at various price points that we - as a unit - feel happy to recommend.
You can read the guide right here.
The B450 is streamlined for straightforward builds and smaller form factors, and ASUS has a complete collection available now: the ROG Strix B450-I and B450-F Gaming elevate the platform with signature features for serious gamers; the TUF B450-Plus and B450M-Plus Gaming focus on essentials and durability; and the Prime B450-Plus, B450M-A, and B450M-K put a more professional face on the platform.
HyperXannounced that it is shipping the HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro RGB gaming mouse. The Pulsefire FPS Pro features the Pixart 3389 sensor for accurate tracking and utilizes premium Omron switches with 20M click durability, six programmable buttons, and onboard memory to save up to three custom profiles through HyperX NGenuity software.
German test lab AV-Test tested many virus scanners for Windows 10. The end result shows that there hardly is a difference in the actual detection rate of them nasty critters. AV-Test tested 18 different home user security products, 11 were rated at “Top Product”, surprizingly among it is Windows Defender (which is free).
Gaming routers are a hot topic these days, Netgear now offers a 2.6Gbps capable Dual Band Wi-Fi Router. We also check out the EX8000 Mesh extender. But also 10 Gigabit anyone? Sure we'll peek at the all-new SX10 (10 GigE) Switch also.
Check out the review right here.
It's summer, time for an update of the ten top selling titles on Steam for the week as reported by Valve:
No Man's Sky
Monster Hunter: World
Grand Theft Auto V
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale
Monster Hunter: World - Deluxe Kit
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Jurassic World Evolution
Will DRAM prices go down in 2019? The chatter indicates it, recent capacity ramps by Micron Technology and the planned kick-off of commercial production by China-based Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit and Innotron Memory (previously known as Hefei ChangXin) could lead to oversupply for the memory in 2019.
Some interesting remarks have been made by Intel during a quarterly financial discussion, an Intel representative mentioned that data center products will be followed by desktop processors fabbed at 10nm at the earliest by 2019. So, long story short, all procs for another year will be based on 14nm.