AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPUs aren’t expected to launch until April 11 so up until now, benchmarks for the Ryzen 5 series were simulated by disabling cores on the octa-core Ryzen 7 series CPUs. However, according to a recent video released by Youtube channel Santiago Santiago, we get a glimpse at Ryzen 5 1400 performance in the flesh thanks to a retailer which appears to have jumped the gun on sales of the upcoming CPU.
In the video, the CPU was benchmarked with eight games: Battlefield 1 (DX12), Fallout 4, GTA 5, Hitman (DX12), Just Cause 3, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, The Witcher 3, and Rise of the Tomb Raider (DX 12). The test bench consists of an HIS Radeon RX [...]
Well, it’s been a year since our last budget gaming build and I’ve received a ton of requests to update it, so your wish guys, is my command.
Here it is – the October 2013 Budget Gaming PC build for under $800!
Our goal this time around is identical to our goal for the original under $800 gaming build. We wanted a gaming build that would be a powerhouse of a gaming system that could play almost any modern games at medium to high settings at 1920×1200 or below. Most importantly however, we also wanted to do this at a budget. A budget of $800 or less. Could it be [...]
You know, after reviewing a number of CyberPowerPC systems, I’ve always wondered how some of their naming schemes work. I mean, with a name comprised of badass sounding greek gods, natural disasters, adjectives, and numbers combined to form a single name that makes almost no sense, but sounds ridiculously awesome, it almost makes you wonder where the heck they come up with all these names.
Now, you’re probably asking why I’m even talking about CyberPowerPC’s system naming scheme. Well, that’s because today we’ll be reviewing a brand new system from CyberPowerPC, which [...]
Here at Custom PC Review, we generally don’t do too many reviews on pre-built systems. I’m a huge proponent of doing my own custom builds, but it’s understandable that not everyone has the time to spend building new systems and having the knowledge of building your own systems sometimes does come at a price – especially when all of your friends discover how much cheaper it is when you build a system for them (and invariably the issue of you becoming free tech support as soon as the system has any issues).
This is why today we’ll be reviewing a pre-built system from boutique PC builder, CyberPowerPC. While [...]
March Madness has arrived with AMD, Sapphire Technology, ADATA USA, AZiO Corporation & Fractal Design celebrating the month with a full DIY PC Gaming Rig, valued over $1,300. On top of this, these tech-savvy, and performance-enthusiast sponsors have provided daily PC swag prizes to give individuals more opportunities to win a prize during the month of March.
The DIY PC Gaming Rig has been equipped with top of the line technology ranging from the dominant and new AMD FX-8350 8-Core processor, driven by the Sapphire Technology AM3+ 990FX motherboard which has received multiple awards for being one of the most energy efficient yet powerful motherboards [...]
If you’re a budget conscious gamer these days, then you probably already know that you no longer need to empty your wallet to obtain decent gaming performance and high end features out of a graphics card. Mid-range cards such as the AMD’s 28nm Radeon HD 7800 series offer excellent performance to dollar ratio and even saves you money on your electricity bills too.
Today we’ll be reviewing one such mid range graphics card from our friends over at HIS, the HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ Turbo 2GB. Looking at the specs, the card is definitely promising. As its name suggests, it comes with a new revision of HIS’s custom IceQ cooler. We’ve had a [...]
For those of you who regularly follow our featured gaming builds here on Custom PC Review, you’ll notice that we didn’t really have anything for the month of September. Now, you may be wondering why is that?
Well, for those interested in the high performance segment and are willing to spend up to $2,000, we put together the “Best Gaming PC Build Under $2000” in August and for those willing to spend slightly over $1,000 at around $1,200 to $1,300, we put together the “Best Ivy Bridge Gaming PC Build Under $1,200 or $1,300” in July. Since these builds are still [...]
Hightech Information System (HIS) today introduces HIS 7970 X. The card is not only of HIS top class but is also the best of the best among 7970 cards. The 4-way crossfire HIS 7970 X achieved the number 1 world records on both 3dMark Vantage and 3Dmark 11 with 84669 and 29937 marks respectively. The card also won the ASRock Z77 Overclocking Competition on 3D mark.com
HIS 7970 X is overflown with special features such as X elements, IceQ X², iTurbo, PowerTune with Boost, OC equipment and [...]
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Hightech Information System (HIS) today announced the launch of HIS 7970 IceQ X² 3GB. The card has the top 7K GPU, providing the graphics power for enthusiastic and the most demanding users. The card is bios-overclocked out of the box, tuning at 1050 MHz/ 5600 MHz, significantly higher than the standard clock!
The performance-leading Twin Fan IceQ X² cooler offers one of the best cooling solution, making the card 17°C cooler and 12dB quieter than reference cards!
The card is made of HIS high quality component. It has improved [...]