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 [LATEST]  Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB Case Review
     Fri, Mar 22 2019 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you liked the look of Corsair’s Micro ATX 280X case that was released last year, but were a little disappointed it didn’t come in a larger form-factor, then you are in luck! Corsair has today released the 680X, a very similar – but larger – case with plenty of breathing room for a whole host of tasty RGB hardware. With a dual chamber design making it easier to hide away cables, plenty of tempered glass, included RGB fans and the option to vertically mount your GPU, there is certainly an emphasis on aesthetics.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

 [LATEST]  SteelSeries Rival 710 Review
     Fri, Mar 22 2019 | 9:02A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Rival 710 brings over many features that were found on the previous iteration, the customisable OLED display and tactile vibration alerts as well as swappable sensor modules all make an appearance in this refresh of the Rival 700.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

 [LATEST]  ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless
     Fri, Mar 22 2019 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gladius is back, and this time, it doesn't need a wire! ASUS joined the ultra-low latency wireless game, and they certainly don't just play around. The Gladius II Wireless features a PMW3389 top-of-the-line optical sensor, the ROG-exclusive socket-switch system, a 800 mAH battery, and, of course, a ton of RGB features, including Aura Sync lighting.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X – Turing Without The RTX
     Thu, Mar 21 2019 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI has put into our hands today the new Turing powered GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X. Now, wait a minute, I thought the new cards were RTX? Well, that is true but this is the first of the non-RTX powered GPUs based on new Turing architecture. What this means is that while it has all of the increased shader performance we have come to know, it does so without the inclusion of RT and Tensor cores. The MSI 1660 Ti Gaming X looks eerily similar to the previous review model we just covered recently the MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

PC graphics performance benchmark analysis
     Thu, Mar 21 2019 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is an online open-world third-person shooter role-playing video game developed and published by Ubisoft. We take a look at The Division in our usual in-depth ways. We have a look at performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. Multiple graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked with the latest cards such as the GeForce GTX 10 and RTX series included as well as the latest Radeon RX series 500, Vega and VII graphics cards.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

MSI showcase 2019 RTX laptop range
     Thu, Mar 21 2019 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier in the week, I took a trip down to Leo’s studio where I was joined by Natalie McMorrow from MSI, who took us through an overview of some of the upcoming gaming laptops that MSI will have to offer. We also managed to get a sneak preview of a completely different type of laptop made specifically for content creators.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASUSTOR AS4004T 10GbE NAS Server Review
     Thu, Mar 21 2019 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest AS4004T NAS by ASUSTOR is an affordable NAS with very good data transfer speeds and plenty of features aimed towards people who already own or plan on owing 10GbE compatible network equipment.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

 
MSI GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G Review
     Thu, Mar 21 2019 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Almost three weeks ago, Nvidia launched the GTX 1660 Ti – the first GPU based on the Turing architecture to not have any RTX features. In what will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, today marks the release of the GTX 1660. GTX 1660 uses the same TU116 GPU as its bigger brother, but with one TPC disabled – meaning there are two less SMs and 128 less CUDA cores. It also keeps 6GB of VRAM, but in the form of older GDDR5 memory, rather than GDDR6. With prices starting at £199, is GTX 1660 worth buying?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G Graphics Card Review
     Thu, Mar 21 2019 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As expected NVIDIA has launched their GeForce GTX 1660 (non-Ti) graphics card today. With this release they are bolstering their lower-end segment with a new card at the $219 MSRP. Compared to the GTX 1660 Ti we took a look at earlier this week the GTX 1660 features only 1408 CUDA cores (1536 on the GTX 1660 Ti), so about a 9% reduction in cores. The other big change is that the GTX 1660 will feature 6GB of GDDR5 (8GBps) memory, compared to the 6GB of faster GDDR6 (12Gbps) on the GTX 1660 Ti. Just like the GTX 1660 Ti, the GTX 1660 launch is completely partner driven so we do not have a Founder’s Edition card. The card we are taking a look at today is the MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X 6G. This card is the highest clocked GTX 1660 available from MSI with a GPU Boost clock of 1860 MHz (compared to 1785 MHz reference). It also features MSI’s Twin Frozr 7 cooling solution, a nice bushed aluminum backplate, and RGB lighting. Is this the GTX 1660 card to get? Read on as we find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Zotac GTX 1660 @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Mar 21 2019 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia introduced the GTX 1660 Ti late in February and this answered a lot of questions about how the rest of the product stack would fill in under all of their recently launched Turing based RTX cards. The GTX 1660 Ti showed that they were bringing Turing to the mainstream cards by dropping ray tracing and it quickly jumped past the GTX 1070 and put AMD into a pricing bind with the Vega 56 as well as the RX590. Well, the GTX 1660 Ti name did bring up a lot of questions as to why they didn’t stick with the 2000 series or even move up to the 1100 series from the previous GTX cards. But the Ti in the name did let us know that there would most likely be a model that slotted in below it and today that card, the GTX 1660 launches. There aren’t Founders Edition models so we had to reach out to get a card and Zotac was kind enough to send their GTX 1660 so I am going to take a look at that today and see how Nvidia’s new card compares to the GTX 1060, GTX 1660 Ti, and of course the RX580 and RX590 from AMD.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

CORSAIR Crystal Series 680X RGB Tempered Glass PC Case Review
     Thu, Mar 21 2019 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new CORSAIR Crystal Series 680X RGB is a dual-chamber tempered glass ATX case available in both white and black colors. With room for up to eight fans and four radiators, including one 360mm, superb airflow and brilliant RGB lighting from three LL120 RGB fans all being controlled by the included CORSAIR Lighting Node PRO and powered by iCUE software
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Addlink S70 NVMe SSD Review - Phison E12
     Wed, Mar 20 2019 | 4:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Addlink leaps in the US market with a powerful and affordable NVMe SSD designed for gamers, power users, and multimedia professionals."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Apex Legends Benchmarked: Core i9-9900K With The Latest GPUs
     Wed, Mar 20 2019 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our extensive Apex Legends benchmarks start with the Core i9-9900K, with some of the best graphics cards you can buy."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Cooler Master MK730 Keyboard Review
     Wed, Mar 20 2019 | 4:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master has released a whole stack of new peripherals over the last year, refreshing its lineup ready for 2019 and beyond. As part of this, today we are looking at the MK730 tenkeyless mechanical keyboard. As somewhat of a spiritual successor to the MasterKeys Pro S RGB, it features Cherry MX RGB mechanical switches, a brushed aluminium top plate and revamped RGB lighting. Is it worth the £115.99 asking price?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

noblechairs Hero Real Leather Gaming Chair
     Wed, Mar 20 2019 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has top build quality, nice looks, and the ability to support heavy and large users. All above sound nice, but is the noblechairs Hero Real Leather gaming chair worthy of its intimidating $720 price tag?
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

GeForce GTX 980 Ti vs. GTX 1660 Ti vs. RTX 2060
     Wed, Mar 20 2019 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're revisiting the GeForce GTX 980 Ti to see how it stacks up to the newly released RTX 2060 and GTX 1660 Ti, particularly in more recent titles such as Apex Legends, Resident Evil 2 and Far Cry New Dawn. The GTX 980 Ti is now four years old, so you'd expect new GPUs around half the price to deliver a similar level of performance... or do they?
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

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