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August 17, 2017

Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S RGB Review

Simple, Portable, Durable

Over the years, Cooler Master has grown up quite a bit with their mechanical keyboard designs. Unlike many of the designs of the past, Cooler Master’s new keyboards now focus on a more of the back to basics design approach with minimal frills, but all the functionality you’d want in a mechanical keyboard.

The Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S is the embodiment of that new design philosophy. Aside from the logo, Cooler Master keyboards appear to have few differentiating factors against its competitors, but as the platitude goes, never judge a keyboard by its cover.

Today we’ll be reviewing one of Cooler Master’s [...]

 
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July 31, 2017

AMD Radeon RX Vega Pricing Leaks on Newegg, Starts at $499

The official launch of the AMD Radeon RX Vega is on our doorstep and retailers are beginning to gear up to start selling the new cards as soon as they get the green light.

Online retailer Newegg however, may have been a bit too enthusiastic about Vega’s launch as Guru3D forum member, NvidiaFreak650 recently discovered the pricing list of the upcoming Radeon RX Vega 64 lineup by simply inspecting the source code on Newegg when searching for “radeon vega”.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air: $499 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air Limited Edition: $549 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooler: $599 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooler Limited Edition: [...]

 
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July 29, 2017

Official AMD RX Vega Product Image Pictures Leaked

AMD’s upcoming RX Vega graphics card is just a few more days away and while we’ve already seen the performance numbers leaked, this time we have the official product renders thanks once again to tech leaks site, Videocardz.

The AMD Radeon RX Vega will come in three different models, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, the RX Vega 64 Limited Edition and the RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition.

First up is the Radeon RX Vega 64 reference graphics card which follows the same design language of the current RX 500 series designs. The card will feature a blower style cooler, two 8-pin power connectors, three DisplayPort connectors and one HDMI. [...]

 
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July 17, 2017

PSA: Watch Out for Fake AMD Ryzen CPUs

Reddit / sh00ter999

Fake goods plague almost every industry and sometimes the scammers behind the fakes go to pretty elaborate lengths to make their goods look legit.

Case in point. Recently, several Reddit users in the /r/AMD Reddit reported receiving fake CPUs from Amazon. The CPUs were in actuality older and lower end Intel LGA CPUs, but the criminals covered up the Intel branding on the CPU with a well faked AMD Ryzen sticker and stuck the CPU along with a fake cooler in real AMD Ryzen packaging.

Currently, there have been two reported cases of this happening so far, but given the lengths the scammers went through to do something [...]

 
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July 22, 2017

Best Gaming Workstation PC Build Under $2,000

Welcome to our Best Gaming Workstation PC Build Under $2,000 build guide! In this article, we’ll be showing you all the components you’ll need to put together a workstation that can not only handle serious work, but also play as well.

The gaming workstation build today will be focused building an excellent gaming PC that  can handle games on large, high resolution monitors such as 1440p, 1600p and 4K as well as handle workstation productivity applications such as photo editing, video editing, 3D modeling, video encoding, CADD, and more. This build today will have a budget of $2,000 and have a focus of creating a top notch gaming workstation build [...]

 
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July 28, 2017

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X Review

The AMD Ryzen Flagships

AMD launched their newest Ryzen CPUs to great fanfare back in March and while we found performance to be good in our launch review of the Ryzen 1700, we noted that there were quite a few growing pains that needed to be fixed before Ryzen could really shine against Intel. As such, rather than publishing another review of Ryzen on motherboards using incomplete BIOS firmware and badly optimized Windows, we decided to wait it out until AMD and its motherboard partners roll out the badly needed updates to allow Ryzen to really shine in all its glory.

As such, today we’ll be finally reviewing the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X, the flagship AMD [...]

 
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June 4, 2017

Let the Core Wars Begin: Intel Announces 18-Core, 36-Thread Core i9-7980XE CPU

With Intel cancelling their IDF (Intel Developer Forum) event this year, Intel is making their big reveal at Computex, introducing their highly anticipated, high end Intel Core i7 and Core i9 X Series CPUs. The new Intel Core i7 and Core i9 X-Series CPUs are expected to be Intel’s answer to AMD’s upcoming Threadripper CPUs which feature up to 16-cores and 36-threads.

According to Intel, the new Intel X-Series CPUs will be designed for content creation, 4K gaming, streaming, and overclocking. The new processors will feature up to a 15% performance increase in single threaded workloads and a 10% performance increase in multi-threaded [...]

 
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May 17, 2017

Review: Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-04 Chassis

Introduction

Corsair recently updated their budget case lineup with the new Carbide SPEC-04, the successor to the Carbide SPEC-03. The Carbide SPEC-04 brings an overhauled design and some extra features yet maintain its budget price point.

For our review today, we received the Corsair Carbide SPEC-04 in black however, it will also come in red and yellow as well. Corsair’s Carbide SPEC case series has always had the design language that screamed gaming, but the fourth iteration of the series, the SPEC-04, is quite a bit different. Whereas previous generation SPEC series cases featured an ultra-aggressive design, the new SPEC-04 features a design that’s a bit [...]

 
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July 30, 2017

ASUS STRIX Radeon RX 570 4GB Review

Polaris Enhanced?

A few weeks ago, AMD launched the Radeon RX 500 series, which is mostly a refresh of the previous-generation RX 400 series they launched less than a year ago. Mostly because the Radeon RX 500 series is based on the very same Polaris architecture as its predecessor, albeit on a slightly more mature process. Whatever your stance on rebadges, it’s clear that AMD has decided to double-down on its Polaris architecture in 2017, at least for the midrange and entry-level segments until its RX Vega GPUs appear later on to cover the high-end market. So like it are not, Polaris is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Today, we’re going to take a [...]

 
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April 23, 2017

MSI Releases GTX 1080, GTX 1060 Gaming X Plus Graphics Cards

MSI recently announced a new lineup of souped-up NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 graphics cards under the Gaming X+ and Gaming+ moniker, adding to its ever-expanding catalog of custom gaming graphics cards.

Based on the MSI Gaming+ series design, the two new MSI GeForce graphics cards will feature NVIDIA’s newer, faster GRDDR5 and GDDR5X memory modules. In addition, they also come with fairly heavy factory overclocks for the GPU clock itself. The new MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X+ cards also feature custom PCBs backed by an aluminum backplate.

As expected, cooling will be handled by the updated MSI Twin Frozr VI Cooler. The iconic cooler is now [...]

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