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 [LATEST]  Budget RTX 2060 or Premium RTX 2060?
     Tue, Jun 25 2019 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're going to compare the most affordable RTX 2060 graphics card you can buy right now to one of the most expensive models from MSI. Prospective buyers often ask this and particular details aside, you could extrapolate this comparison to other GPU series as well

 [LATEST]  Corsair M55 RGB PRO gaming mouse
     Tue, Jun 25 2019 | 4:02P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair is adding more rodents, this round we review the Corsair M55 RGB Pro Gaming mouse. It’s a mouse from a lower segment of the market than the M65 RGB Elite, which we reviewed back in January. It’s a mid-range product that can attract quite a few customers and isn't expensive either.

 [LATEST]  Corsair M55 RGB Pro Mouse Review
     Tue, Jun 25 2019 | 4:01P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair has already released several new mice this year – though most have been refreshes or updates to existing models like the Harpoon, IronClaw and Glaive. Today, Corsair has unveiled something entirely new, the M55 RGB Pro. It sports an ambidextrous design, PixArt PAW3327 sensor, and is quite lightweight at 86g. With an MSRP of £44.99, is Corsair onto a winner?

 [LATEST]  OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Killer Display, Great Performance And Value
     Tue, Jun 25 2019 | 4:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the most highly anticipated Android phones to hit the market this year for a number of reasons. At first blush, it was about a few stand-out specs. The phone's 6.7-inch display supports a speedy 90Hz refresh rate and a super-tight 3120x1440 QHD+ resolution in punchy, HDR10+ certified OLED technology. The new OnePlus phone is also powered by the fastest Qualcomm chip on the market currently, the Snapdragon 855, but it's also backed up but up to 12GB of RAM as well as up to 256GB of snappy new UFS 3.0 based Flash storage. Oh, and the aforementioned display is not marred by either a notch, nor a bullet-hole punch-out for its front facing camera -- nothing, nada, just a clean super-thin bezel design...

     Tue, Jun 25 2019 | 12:02P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The QNAP TVS-472XT costs a bomb, but has a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports and can take a GPU for faster media transcoding, and its operating system is probably the best in the NAS market. This NAS is mostly for video editors or small and mid-sized businesses that want a very reliable external storage device with tons of features and options.

Cougar Panzer G Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Tue, Jun 25 2019 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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ASRock Z390 Steel Legend Motherboard Review
     Tue, Jun 25 2019 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ASRock introduced their Steel Legend motherboards with the B450 Steel Legend, which we took a look at not that long ago. ASRock is now bringing over the Steel Legend series to Intel with the Z390 Steel Legend made for 8th and 9th generation Intel Core processors. ASRock is keeping the same type of design with the winter digital camo and silver accents. You’ll also get dual M.2 slots which come with heatsinks, a unique board design, premium 60A power chokes, nichicon 12K black caps, and of course RGB lighting. Could ASRock have another winner on their hands with the Z390 Steel Legend? Read on as we find out!"

Crucial MX500 1TB SATA 2.5" 7mm Internal SSD Review
     Tue, Jun 25 2019 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" The 1TB version of the MX500 Crucial SSD does trade punches with the 500GB and 250GB versions we have previously tested and overall we are seeing good mainstream performance for both reads and writes. We are getting plenty of storage space for different activities and the endurance is great as well: the 1TB model is rated at 360TB of written data, which translates in about 197GB per day for the warranty period of 5 years. "

Xiaomi Mi 9 In-Depth Review
     Tue, Jun 25 2019 | 9:01A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As Senior Vice President and General Manager of SAP Concur APJGC, Andy Watson is a veteran business traveller in every sense of the term. He shared with us, his guide on how to declutter business travels! This is useful, not just for business travellers, but also holiday-goers. The same tips he shares works just as well for anyone flying for pleasure, as they do for those who fly for work!

Benchmarks Of OpenMandriva's AMD Zen Optimized
     Tue, Jun 25 2019 | 9:00A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Released this week was OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 as the latest major release for this Linux distribution of Mandriva/Mandrake heritage and continues on the interesting trend of innovations. In addition to continuing to use the LLVM Clang compiler by default rather than GCC, among other changes that position it more uniquely than many other Linux distributions out there, their 4.0 release has a "znver1" spin that is optimized for AMD Ryzen/Threadripper/EPYC processors. Here are benchmarks comparing not only OpenMandriva 4.0's x86-64 and Znver1 options but also how that performance compares to the likes of Ubuntu 19.04, openSUSE Tumbleweed, and Intel's Clear Linux."

NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER : Everything You Need To Know!
     Mon, Jun 24 2019 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA has been teasing us about the upcoming GeForce RTX SUPER Edition graphics cards for weeks. We now have A TON of information on these Turing Refresh graphics cards. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX Super Edition graphics cards!

How CPUs are Designed
     Mon, Jun 24 2019 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite continuous improvements, we haven't had industry shifting advancements for a long time. Yes, transistors have gotten smaller, chips have gotten faster, and performance has increased hundredfold, but we're starting to see diminishing returns... learn what 3D integration, FPGAs, sea of accelerators and near memory computing is all about.

Corsair M55 RGB PRO Mouse Review
     Mon, Jun 24 2019 | 4:01P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today Corsair is launching their latest gaming mouse, the M55 RGB PRO. At first glance, this seems like a pretty straightforward mouse, and for the most part you would be right. The M55 checks off all the boxes of a standard gaming mouse, and one additional box as well. With RGB lighting, programmable buttons, on-the-fly DPI switching, lightweight construction, and a high-DPI optical sensor this mouse looks great on paper. So what was that extra feature box that we haven’t mentioned yet? Oh yeah, the M55 RGB PRO is designed for both left and right-handed gamers, featuring an ambidextrous shape for claw, palm, or fingertip gamers alike. Offering a comfortable design for everyone, does the M55 RGB PRO live up to the high standard that existing Corsair products offer? Read along to find out!"

CORSAIR M55 RGB PRO Ambidextrous Multi-Grip Gaming Mouse Review
     Mon, Jun 24 2019 | 4:00P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
" The new M55 RGB PRO mouse from CORSAIR features a compact ambidextrous chassis and a 3327 mainstream sensor from PixArt that is able to reach up to 12400 DPI via interpolation (the native DPI value is 6200). If you are a mainstream gamer and also need to perform office work, the M55 RGB PRO can perform the needed tasks wonderfully; the iCUE software really adds value to the product by providing quite a bit configuration options regarding the programmable buttons, DPI steps and RGB lighting. "

Intel Optane Memory H10 512GB Review
     Mon, Jun 24 2019 | 1:42P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Intel first introduced their Optane Memory technology it was as in the form of small SSD’s with the primary aim of boosting the performance of SATA based drives through SSD caching. The latest incarnation of the technology, the Optane Memory H10, takes this idea further on by combining Optane Memory technology with the latest QLC 3D NAND on a single PCB.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Performance Analysis
     Mon, Jun 24 2019 | 1:42P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It has taken quite some time, but I have finally returned to Shadow of the Tomb Raider to look at graphics quality and performance. Though the long wait between when the game released and now may mean this is of less interest, it also worked in my favor as the game was not only updated to support ray traced shadows, but NVIDIA released drivers enabling Microsoft DXR support on non-RTX graphics cards, including the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 I have for testing. DirectX Ray tracing (DXR) is a hardware-agnostic ray-tracing technology and so does not require the RT cores of NVIDIA RTX GPUs, but RTX is able to act as a layer above DXR, significantly accelerating it. The RTX GPUs also support NVIDIA's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology, and it too had support added to the game, so I took a look at its image quality impact."

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Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.
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