Meet The Graphics Monster from ASUS. ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 Ti, is a monster both in size and performance! ASUS is no newcomer to the GPU game, and their ROG STRIX series of cards regularly lend themselves to extreme designs. The design or aesthetic is not the whole story, though, …Read More »
AMD’s 5600 XT Debacle – A Post Mortem of Arguably the Worst Launch in PC history.
The new RX 5600 XT launch went south very fast How did this happen, and why? In case the title did not strongly enough to allude to what this article will be, I will be addressing the way the RX 5600 XT was launched, the issues observed, and the impact …Read More »
Welcome the Radeon RX 5600 XT, Featuring the XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro
Welcome the new Radeon 5600 XT AMD unveils the “Ultimate 1080p” focused Navi AMD’s Radeon team once again has sprung another GPU upon us with the new RX 5600 XT, and this time it is destined to fill the gap between the previous RX 5500 XT and the RX 5700 …Read More »
Matt Wuebbling, Head of GeForce Marketing, Celebrates Something New and Exciting
While many of you may be NVIDIA GeForce fans and even use an NVIDIA GeForce GPU to fulfill your gaming needs, there are a lot of people behind the scenes that make much of this possible. One such notable character is Matt Wuebbling, who has been at NVIDIA since 2006 …Read More »
Introducing the Radeon 5500XT with the Powercolor Red Dragon 5500XT 8GB
Introducing the new Radeon 5500 XT Welcome the mainstream 1080p focused Navi AMD’s Radeon team has been hard at work finessing the 5700 series of GPUs and pushing them to get the most out of the 7nm Navi that they can. Meanwhile, late December is normally not very busy with …Read More »
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) – Is Nvidia RTX the “Way It’s Meant To Be Played”?
Call of Duty is back with a nostalgic new entry Can Call of Duty be the FPS that shines with RTX? Ever since the inception and announcement of RTX, Nvidia has hard a bumpy road getting it into the hands of gamers in a satisfying manner. The RTX launch title …Read More »
Nvidia Shakes Up Gamescom With Major Ray Traced Announcements Including Minecraft, CyberPunk and Many Others
Nvidia Drops Some Major Ray-Traced Teasers Pre-Gamescom Nvidia has made a spectacle at Gamecom 2018 with the announcement of the RTX Series, and now they are at it again. Gamescom has nary arrived and Nvidia is raising the gauntlet of ray-traced titles by including some major players not just in …Read More »
Nvidia Releases The Beast – Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Review
Introducing the new GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Meet The King of Super! Its been a few weeks since RTX 2060 and 2070 SUPER was unveiled. They brought with them some much-needed performance bumps and more importantly price reductions that will make these cards a lot more likely to find their …Read More »
Welcome 7nm, AMD NAVI is here! – AMD Radeon RX 5700XT and RX 5700 Graphics Card Review
Introducing the new Radeon 5700 series Navi is here! We could not be more excited to see a competitive GPU with the RX 5700 Series on the market from Radeon or Radeon Technologies Group (commonly summarized as RTG) which is the managing branch within AMD for display/Graphics. I know that …Read More »
The King is Dead, Long Live the King! – Ryzen 3900X & Ryzen 3700X Review
A New King Has Ryzen! A New King Has Ryzen! The wait for Zen 2 is over and Ryzen 3000 is here! I know I’m kinda spoiling the result by announcing the new king is here, but I don’t think anyone will be surprised with the results we will see …Read More »
Supercharging Turing? RTX Goes SUPER! – NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER & RTX 2060 SUPER Review
Introducing the new GeForce RTX SUPER Series RTX Goes SUPER! We all knew eventually Nvidia would have to make a big move with RTX, with all of the commotions around new RYZEN and Radeon Navi arriving soon. It is here and it’s the RTX SUPER series. But wait, let’s take …Read More »
Does Enermax have the new cooler you need? – Enermax Liqtech II & TR4 II 360mm All In One Coolers
Enermax Revised The Liqtech TR4 and Added RGB! Today we are looking at the new from Enermax, the Liqtech TR4 II 360 all in one cooler. Not just one but two of them as TR4 has such special requirements Enermax felt it required its own cooler model with a much …Read More »
Can This 2-Bay NAS Be Your Next Media Center Solution? – Qnap TS-251B Review
Is the Qnap TS-251B The Answer To Your Media Needs? Today, we are looking at the Qnap TS-251B which is more than just a dumbed down file storage appliance. There is always a need to store data locally that you can access with every system in the home or office. …Read More »
GeIL Super Luce RGB Sync DDR4-3600 16GB Memory Review
Checking Out Some High-Speed Memory With Sweet Sweet RGB Today we have the new GeIL Super Luce RGB memory kit (PN: GLS416GB3600C16ADC) something which has been a long time in the process. We were testing a batch of memory and our test motherboard decided it had enough, which admittedly it …Read More »
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha – ASUS Takes Threadripper to The Next Level
AMD Released the 2990WX 32 Core Monster, ASUS Answers with the Zenith Extreme Alpha AMD made a remarkably huge splash with its 2nd gen Ryzen parts. Next up were the Threadripper 2nd gen updates. There were rumors abound of all kinds of craziness going in at the time. When AMD …Read More »
MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X Review – an Even Lower Cost Turing Option
MSI Introduces the Newest in Turing at $249.99 MSI has put into our hands today the new Turing powered GTX 1660 Gaming X. This is, of course, a continuation of the non-RTX enabled parts like you had seen recently in the other models listed below. The thing is this one …Read More »
MSI GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X – Turing Without The RTX.
MSI Brings The New GTX 1660 Ti to Life With Some Gaming X Style MSI has put into our hands today the new Turing powered GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X. Now, wait a minute, I thought the new cards were RTX? Well, that is true but this is the first …Read More »
MSI X299 Creation – HEDT, With an Extra Helping of Excess?
Welcome the Big Daddy of X299 boards from MSI Today we look at the new MSI MEG X299 Creation motherboard. X299 may be a bit long in the tooth for some, but with the recent refresh for Basin Falls, I think some new boards were necessary. The first showing of …Read More »
MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z – MSI Brings The Heat For The Mini Turing.
MSI Took a GeForce RTX 2060 and Added Some Gaming Z Flair to it. MSI is no stranger to making custom cards and they have shown this with the Gaming Z series of cards. Today we have the RTX 2060 Gaming Z which may not seem like a very impressive …Read More »
Fractal Design Meshify S2 – Meshify Gets a Define S2 Mash-Up
The Case That Feels Familiar But With Some New Style. Fractal Design I am quite sure most of you reading this have some sort of familiarity with. Fractal today has provided their newest release the Meshify S2. For those of you familiar with the Define S2, this will look like …Read More »
Zotac RTX 2070 Mini – Zotac Puts RTX 2070 on an Even Smaller Form Factor and Smaller Price!
Zotac Shaved a Little Off The Already Dainty RTX 2070. One of the first aftermarket partner model 2070’s has rolled in. It is from our friends at Zotac, the RTX 2070 Mini. This model does not appear to be a Overclock model on the surface and might even be a …Read More »
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition – Nvidia Unleashes RTX on The $350 Market
RTX Meets the Sweet Spot in Value. Better late than never right? That seems to be the mantra with recent GPU releases post RTX launch. This time I did not get a card in hand until the day of Embargo release and rather than rush it out I did my …Read More »
AMD Keynote for CES 2019 – Radeon VII “Vega on 7nm”, Mobile Graphics and an Interesting Zen 2 Benchmark
AMD Had A Lot of Expectations to Live Up to For Enthusiasts, Did They Deliver? “Note: I am covering this Keynote via Livestream remotely and unfortunately quality was not awesome, so please forgive the lackluster screenshots.” AMD came to the show floor knowing what they were in for as they …Read More »
3DMark Port Royal: Real Time Ray Tracing Benchmark is Here! Every Capable GPU Tested
Finally We Have a Way to Gauge Real Time Ray Tracing Performance So, you want to see what your new RTX or ray tracing capable can do? Don’t have the time or skill to plot a run on the only real ray tracing title (Battlefield V) available as of now? …Read More »
Nvidia Announcement at CES 2019: RTX 2060, Adaptive Sync Support and So Much MORE!!!
Nvidia who is normally kicking off announcements and press conferences with talk of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, And autonomous driving threw the collective audience for a loop. They started the show with Nvidia’s Founder and CEO Jensen Huang “Usually at CES, I talk to you about Self Driving cars, and …Read More »
Team Group DELTA R RGB SSD Review – Has This RGB Thing Gone Too Far?
RGB has entered yet another part of your PCB build There are many RGB SSD’s showing up on the market but the TForce Delta R RGB SSD is the first to come across our bench. Love it or hate it RGB is only getting more prevalent. RGB started getting into PCs …Read More »
Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 – Is The Sound Card Really Dead?
Time to look at what feels like an old friend Before we dive into the new Sound BlasterX AE-5 we must do a little archeology. Put on your time traveler hats as we look back into the origins of PC as I grew up with. I an remember the beginning …Read More »
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC: MSI Takes On The Sub 200 Dollar Z390 Market
The MSI MPG Z390 Gaming EDGE AC Has Arrived!! Today we have on the bench the third of the initial 3 motherboards for testing the new Z390/9900K platform: the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming EDGE AC. This board, much like the Gigabyte model we looked at recently, is a sub 200 dollar …Read More »
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro WiFi: Is Midrange AORUS Right For Your Next Build?
Gigabytes midrange take on Z390 is here! Today we have for you the Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro WiFi. Gigabyte has long made motherboards for consumers and also pushed the limits for the overclocking/XOC community with a staff of well adept overclockers at their disposal. Gigabyte has made arguably some of …Read More »
ASUS Maximus XI Extreme: Z390 with all the things!
Z390 ROG to the extreme is here! We would like to introduce you to the ASUS ROG Maximus XI Extreme. ASUS and their Maximus series of boards have been synonymous with gamers, overclockers and overall enthusiasts over the many years since ROG or Republic of Gamers came to be. However, …Read More »
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition Review – Turing at $599
Time to meet the more value-friendly RTX brethren. I know we are a bit late to the party with this one, and that’s ok. We had a testbench failure which required complete rebuild and retest to ensure continuity. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 is now on the bench! The Nvidia …Read More »
Intel Core i9 9900K – Intel’s Answer to RYZEN is here!
Core i9 9900K is here! I know the 9900k has been rumored until the cows come home but in reality, it has only been a recent development in the core race that really heated up once AMD dropped RYZEN shortly followed by Threadripper. With that we had the 6 core …Read More »
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 – Does AMD Have an Underrated Gaming Beast?
RYZEN 2600 – The gaming wolf in sheep’s clothing Before we start talking about the new RYZEN 5 2600, I feel a little history is in order as to how RYZEN came to be. AMD is one of those companies that I think really does not need an introduction at …Read More »
Western Digital Black NVMe – WD’s Acquisition of Sandisk Made This Possible
Take one part WD legacy and one part Sandisk and stir = Magic! When talking about Western Digital, I think the first thought is a storage Behemoth that has been around since seemingly the beginning of PC (since 1970 actually, so close enough). I am betting if you asked Western …Read More »
Intel X599 and Z399 Rumored to Split New HEDT Lineup.
Today the tech chatter has been ablaze with more rumors/leaks about the upcoming refresh of the X299 or HEDT platform from Intel. Ever since Computex with the questionable demo of the “28 core” HEDT chip which created a huge controversy things sort of fell silent… Well, today things are heating …Read More »
NVIDIA GeForce RTX IS HERE.. Introducing the GeForce RTX 2080 & RTX 2080 Ti – 4K 60 FPS or bust!
Introducing the new GeForce RTX At long last, we have the replacement to Pascal. I have really gone back and forth on how to open this as, Well the new Nvidia RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti cards are something like I have never really dealt with before. I mean, yes, …Read More »