When AMD released the Radeon RX 470 in August of last year, high demand coupled with low supply meant that it almost didn’t make much sense thanks to its inflated pricing at the time. However, in the months since, pricing has dropped quite a bit and with recent driver updates, the performance of the Radeon RX 470 has significantly improved in performance as well. Is the RX 470 worth considering for someone looking for a sub-$200 1080p gaming graphics card?
Today, we’re going to see about answering that question as we look at the PowerColor Radeon RX 470 Red Devil 4GB, which is one of the more premium and fully-loaded RX 470 GPUs [...]
It would be a fair assumption that AMD named its new GPU after one of the brightest stars in the night sky because to them, that’s exactly what this new GPU is. Huge strides have been made in its engineering, including a brand new architecture based on the new Samsung/GlobalFoundries 14nm FinFET process.
Over the past few years, AMD has been making aggressive pushes into the mainstream PC gaming market. With an all-new ad campaign entitled “The Uprising”, which encourages gamers to join the “Radeon Rebellion” – this Rebellion, of course refers to the fact that AMD has decided that instead of debuting an all-new [...]
Ever since Phanteks first appeared on the market with their massive PH-TC14PE CPU cooler, Phanteks has always been a company known for making some of the most innovative products in both the PC case and cooling markets. Constantly pushing the envelope in terms of features, build quality and value, Phanteks has achieved great success in the chassis market following their debut of the Enthoo Primo back in 2013. This then led to Phanteks’ introducing several more models in the Enthoo lineup such as the more budget focused cases like the Enthoo Pro and Luxe, and the stylish Enthoo EVOLV line.
Today, we’re taking a look at the latest of the Enthoo EVOLV [...]
Lenovo made an interesting move at CES 2016 by splitting its ThinkPad X1 series into three sub-product segments. Among them is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, which from the spec sheet looks like it borrowed features from many other products in the ThinkPad lineup.
The biggest selling point of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is that it features a 14″, Samsung-made Organic LED display (OLED) on its higher end models. OLED has many advantages over traditional LEDs. Because OLED’s LEDs are self emissive and are exactly the size of a pixel, there’s no blooming effect when it’s displaying dark scenes. Contrast ratio of OLED display is vastly superior to [...]
While the gaming peripherals market is saturated with all the mice one could possibly want , we always welcome a good blend of price and performance. Introducing the SteelSeries Rival, a basic, bare-bone mice from SteelSeries that has a few nifty surprises under its hood.
There’re several interesting specs worth mentioning. Instead of using AVAGO sensors like many of today’s gaming mice, the Rival touts the Pixart PWM 3310 Optical sensor with max DPI of 6400. Since it uses the tried and true optical technology, in theory, it should have very little to no acceleration. The sensor isn’t the Rival’s only highlight; It also [...]
As technology has progressed over the years, we’ve seen a number of products that were once singular function devices that become more versatile and useful through development and innovation. Smartphones, smartbands, smartwatches, smart TV’s, smart appliances, etc. were all once not so smart but with the addition of processors, sensors, advanced software, etc. have come a long way in versatility and functionality since their original designs.
While all these products have seen a lot of innovation over the years, one product that hasn’t really changed much is the computer mouse. Sure, there are companies that have introduced onboard processors, LEDs, [...]
Earlier this year, we visited Razer at CES where they showed us an early prototype of the Nabu smartband, which as of a couple days ago would become Razer’s first entry into the wearable devices market. During the show, wearable devices had been quite a hot topic with seemingly everyone trying to break into the space, but thanks to the Nabu’s unique blend of social, smartwatch, fitness tracking capabilities, and an almost cult-like following of loyal customers, it earned a Best of CES People’s Choice award, beating more than 40 finalists to the top spot.
For those who missed the coverage earlier this year, the Razer Nabu is essentially a fitness band [...]
As a tech journalist, one of the things I’ve always been a bit ashamed to admit is the fact that I’m still rocking a lot of paper. From business cards to receipts, there’s simply a ton of paper I keep locked up in the filing cabinets, and while numerous attempts to go paperless have been made at one point or another, it’s always ended in complete and utter failure.
Recently, after receiving what is a mountain of business cards, receipts, and paperwork at the “supposedly” innovative and forward thinking CES (Consumer Electronics Show), I received a very welcome e-mail from the guys over at Neat, who offered to help clear the [...]
As usual for CES, PC gaming peripherals giant Razer had probably some of the most exciting stuff to show at CES 2014.Razer Nabu
Without a doubt, CES 2014 was dominated by smart wearable devices. From Google Glass clones to smartwatches, everybody and their moms had something to show and Razer did too.
Dubbed the Razer Nabu, the Nabu is a social wristband wearable that also does notification and tracking. Hardware wise, it’s a simple device. The entire unit is constructed of a comfortable rubber material. There’s a notification LED up top and there’s an OLED screen at the bottom. The top of the device quickly notifies you of anything [...]
Valve has just released a video showing its recently announced Steam Controller in action. The video demonstrates the Steam Controller’s unique controls style in four different titles.
Portal 2 is up first. We can see that the two trackpads simulates a typical keyboard and mouse combo. The demo is shown on a legacy version of the game with no modifications added to support controller.
Next is Civilization 5, a RTS normally restricted only to your desktop unless you’re willing to deal with a clunky mouse and keyboard on the couch. Finding a surface for the mouse to work on can also be challenging. The Steam Controller shows us that it can remove that [...]