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Cloud series of headsets
     Thu, Feb 15 2018 | 3:55P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HyperX has continually refined its Cloud series of headsets ever since the original became a smash hit for the company, and the Cloud Alpha is one of the latest fruits of that work. We put this headset to the test with games and music to see whether HyperX's mantra of continuous improvement has paid off.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 3 Review @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 15 2018 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the AORUS Gaming 3, Gigabyte has a well equipped mid-range motherboard in its portfolio, which comes with a bunch of interesting features. There are for example two M.2 Gen 3 x4 slots as well as a good looking design. Apart from that this model should feature a rather interesting price.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Samsung 860 PRO 2TB SSD review
     Thu, Feb 15 2018 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung releases its 860 PRO series as well, a 6 Gb/s SSD range available from 250GB up-to a whopping 4 Terabyte this new revision is fabbed with 64-cell layer V-NAND and their new MJX controller. Armed with truckloads of performance and interesting pricing, Samsung will once again set the tone and bumps up endurance levels in TBW even more.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SSD review
     Thu, Feb 15 2018 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung releases its 860 EVO series SATA 6 Gb/s SSDs. Available from 250 GB up-to 4 Terabytes, this new revision is fabbed with 64-cell layer V-NAND and their new MJX controller. Armed with truckloads of performance and interesting pricing, Samsung will once again set the tone.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Samsung 860 PRO SSD Review – 2TB Drive Tested
     Thu, Feb 15 2018 | 9:00A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung released the 850 PRO way back in July 2014 (our review) and the series was quickly found to be an ideal drive for PC gamers, enthusiasts and storage snobs needing a SATA SSD. We’ve pretty much saturated the SATA III interface and as a result of that there hasn’t been anything too terribly exciting in the SATA SSD market in recent years. Enthusiasts looking for bleeding edge storage technology have moved on to PCIe NVMe storage drives, but those drives cost more and have capacity limitations. After a long 4-years the folks over at Samsung figured now is the time to freshen up what they have to offer the SATA SSD market by launching the 860 PRO and 860 EVO series...
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Intel 760P 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
     Wed, Feb 14 2018 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel and SMI team up again for an M.2 NVMe SSD, and this time the results are spectacular."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

mainstream SSD market
     Wed, Feb 14 2018 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel is shaking up the mainstream SSD market by releasing a new NVMe drive at what it calls near-SATA prices. We run the drive through our storage-testing gauntlet to see whether the SSD 760p 512 GB and its 64-layer NAND turn out to be a game-changer.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

 
ASUS ROG G20CI Review
     Wed, Feb 14 2018 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS ROG G20CI comes equipped with an NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card and an Intel Core i7 7700 processor to push those frames to your display. Alongside the grunt from the GPU and CPU, the G20 is bolstered with M.2 NVMe and a SATA HDD for storage to provide a balance between speed and capacity. Other included components include a 16GB of DDR4 memory, a slimline DVD player and built in 802.11AC WiFi.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) Laptop Review
     Wed, Feb 14 2018 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is the workhorse that has handled the computing needs of many companies, and homes users. Dell recently upgraded it with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors, so let's check out the latest, refreshed Dell Inspiron 7570 model!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

GIGABYTE AORUS Winter OC Challenge
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 3:44P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its GIGABYTE AORUS Winter OC Challenge for the overclocking community to be hosted this February on HWBOT.org. Kicking off February 1st, the GIGABYTE AORUS Winter OC Challenge Competition will challenge overclockers to push their motherboards and 8th Gen Intel® processors to the limit in a three stage competition. This competition is open to all skill levels such as Novice, Rookie, Enthusiast, Elite and Extreme, allowing anyone to participate. There are a number of awesome hardware prizes up for grabs! Moreover, participants that submit a score in all stages of their respective categories are eligible to enter a lucky draw for one of two GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming motherboards and one HWBOT Open bench table. Prize info and event rules for GIGABYTE AORUS Winter OC Challenge are listed below:

 

Timeline: February 1st, 2018 – February 28th, 2018
 
1st Place Prizes

Intel Core i7 8700K

GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7

EK-KIT S240

G.SKILL F4-3600C17D-16GTZSW TridentZ Series
 
2nd Place Prizes

Intel Core i7 8600K

GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming

SEASONIC PRIME PLATINUM 850W
 
3rd Place Prizes

Intel Core i7 8600K

G.SKILL F4-3600C17D-16GTZSW TridentZ Series
 
Lucky Draw Prizes

GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming

GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming

HWBOT Open Benchtable

  FULL STORY @ ESPORTS

Crucial MX500 500GB SSD Review
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 3:42P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MX500 is very first SSD line by Crucial to use their brand new 256Gbit 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash and today we have the 500GB variant on our test bench.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Complete List Of CPUs Vulnerable To Meltdown
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 3:41P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BILLIONS of CPUs around the world, including those powering smartphones, are affected by Meltdown and/or Spectre. Find out if your desktop, mobile or smartphone CPU is one of them! Don't forget to BOOKMARK & SHARE!

In this update, we added 128 AMD server CPUs, 11 AMD workstation CPUs, 128 AMD desktop CPUs, and 59 AMD mobile CPUs. A total of 2,472 vulnerable CPU models have been identified.

  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Tesoro Gram SE Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 3:41P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Tesoro Gram SE Spectrum with optical red switches is a great product for those who are looking for a long-lasting tactile mechanical keyboard with no clicky noise.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Review: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G APU
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 3:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At a value price of 99 USD there is another APU released today, the four core Ryzen 3 2200G, this puppy is an integrated Radeon Vega based desktop APU (Raven Ridge) that is priced very competitively, yet comes with a 3.5 GHz base and 3.7 GHz boost clock. Not bad, eh?
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Review: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 3:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we peek at the new Vega enabled desktop APUs (Raven Ridge) from AMD, in this review we look at the Ryzen 5 2400G with its four cores and eight threads. AMD has been going strong with their processors, and now increases their market validity by adding a series of processors that have powerful built-in graphics capabilities, APUs.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G Review
     Tue, Feb 13 2018 | 3:40P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We run AMD's Raven Ridge through some testing, finally we have integrated graphics that can play actual games at reasonable resolutions."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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