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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The New Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti: Features and Tech Overview
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980Ti Nvidia is at it again with another major launch shoring up a strong start to the upcoming Computex Event. Now with Computex 2015 Nvidia has dropped something which has been rumored for awhile: the GTX 980 Ti! The 980 Ti has been “The Unicorn” product like we see …Read More »
Kingston HyperX Predator Predator DDR4 3000MHz – Putting Pedal to the Metal on X99
Introduction Kingston has probably one of the longest standing and most diverse histories in memory with its KVR line being a staple in many business and OEM systems along with its performance “HyperX” Line branching off in many areas for OC and gaming. Today we are looking at the newest …Read More »
ASUS X99-E WS Motherboard – Workstation Durability and Compatibility
Introduction – ASUS X99-E WS ASUS has many models of X99 shipping and one particular model that always interests me is the WS series of boards as they are tested to be enterprise class and then some with max capacity and normally extended connectivity along with component MTBF ratings that …Read More »
ASUS RAMPAGE V Extreme – The Extreme Enthusiasts X99 Board From ASUS Is Here!
Introduction – ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME X99 has been around a bit now and the next board to hit our bench is what we have here today and it is no joke as it is the Rampage V Extreme or what many hold as the benchmark for every other board in …Read More »
MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G – MSI’s Flagship Maxwell Model Makes Its Debut!
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G Very much on the heels of the Maxwell and GTX 980 launch was the partner cards and the first GTX 980 model we received much like the 970 we recently looked at is the MSI Gaming 4G edition. First of all the cooler for …Read More »
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHZ 16GB Quad Channel Memory Kit
Introduction Corsair has been a long known player in the memory game and even after branching out into many other products they still deliver some great memory products very consistently Now that we have come upon DDR4 Corsair was the first to get us some hands on time with DIMMS …Read More »
EVGA X99 Classified – EVGA’s Top Dog in The Enthusiasts Arena
Introduction – EVGA X99 Classified EVGA is one of those brands we have all seen come up and become a very strong force in the graphics card market and even motherboards. Their history is a bit of a roller coaster ride starting with NF series Nvidia chipset boards which no …Read More »
MSI X99S Xpower AC – Taking Haswell E performance to the next level!
Introduction – MSI X99S XPOWER AC MSI has made motherboards and Graphics offerings for some time now and has recently extended its reach into the Notebook and all kinds of other accessory devices. Today we get the awesome opportunity to follow up the powerful and feature packed X99S Gaming 9 with …Read More »
Maxwell is here! GTX 980 is now revealed!
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Nvidia always has a bit of flair when it comes to new launches and this newest launch is no different as they organized a special gaming/modding event based around the celebration of gaming as a whole over the massive expanse of years. GAME24 and MOD24 is the name …Read More »
MSI X99S Gaming 9 – MSI brings gaming to a new level!
Introduction – MSI X99 Gaming 9 AC Hot on the heels of the ASUS board our second X99 to arrive is what we see today and its MSIs flagship gaming model the X99S Gaming 9 which is the top of the gaming board spectrum. We have seen gaming boards from …Read More »
ASUS X99 Deluxe – A new look and features for ASUS X99!
Introduction – ASUS X99 Deluxe When X99 started to become a reality we noticed that every manufacturer was running very late on boards and before you know it ASUS delivered with a board. This does not exactly surprise me since ASUS has a huge engineering and R&D team so getting …Read More »
Core i7 5960X Haswell-E is here for the extreme enthusiasts
The long-awaited update to the enthusiasts platform is here, meet the Core i7 5960X To say X79 is getting long in the tooth would be putting it extremely mildly. X79 has been around a very long time and all the while the 8 and 9 series mainstream chipsets have come along …Read More »
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC – MSI’s top tier gaming offering for the Haswell refresh
Introduction – MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC MSI looks to be hitting Z97 pretty hard with not just a gaming board but a full line along with OC series boards and even standard boards so now this begs the question. If offering so many SKU’s will it pay off in better customer …Read More »
Intel Core i7 4790K – Haswell gets a refresh
Say Hello To Devils Canyon and the 4790K Devils Canyon is here, and well honestly has been here for a while but upon starting the writing for this article I struggled alot with how to start it as like we have seen many times recently with Intel, this is another …Read More »
Sapphire R9 280X VaporX Graphics Card
Sapphire Radeon R9-280X VaporX Sapphire as we all know is AMDs premier partner so we always see cool stuff coming from them, but honestly we had already seen a VaporX 280X so we have all simply been waiting for what would come next such as the much rumored 295X or …Read More »
MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming
MSI Radeon R9-290X Gaming We have seen many MSI custom PCB or fully custom PCB or even just custom cooled cards and they always impress with some very nice temps along with looking pretty awesome as well. The gaming series carries the Red/Black theme with a custom Twin Frozr model …Read More »
Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti GHZ Edition Review, Super Overclock is now sleeker and cooler!
Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition Gigabyte has made some definite noise in the graphics side over the past few years, and with the Super Overclock series being the top horse in the Gigabyte stable we always saw soem great performance from them, well it looks like Gigabyte has changed …Read More »
MSI Goes Mini! Z87I Gaming and GTX 760 Mini ITX Gaming Review!
Introduction – MSI Z87I Gaming and GTX 760 Gaming Mini MSI’s gaming line has now seen a few entries for board and GPU models and this set I have to say is extremely interesting as these models are made for the very popular mini PC builds which are becoming very …Read More »
The Black is Back! ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Motherboard Review
Introduction – ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Echoes of AC/DC ring in my head as I came up with this title, and it took everything in me not to have about a thousand different “Back in black” references but I think we can survive a few. ASUS seems to reserve …Read More »
MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming! Even more cooling power to push the Ti Limits!
MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Gaming MSI has always entered the graphics game with some excellent twin Frozr based models and even a lightning here and there to really spice it up! If I had to sum up MSI’s specialty it would be making graphics models with a better cooling …Read More »
Biostar Z87X 3D Motherboard Review
Introduction – Biostar Z87X 3D Motherboard Biostar is one of those names you hear about but not as common as the “bigger” players in the component game but regardless of this they have a decent share in the more cost conscious market which is actually a very large segment to …Read More »
MSI Z87M Gaming Micro ATX Motherboard Review
Introduction – MSI Z87M Gaming MSI has already had a few entries of its gaming line for Z87 and now there is a third with the board we are looking at today the Z87M Gaming. This board is the mATX version for those looking for a smaller form factor gaming …Read More »
Powercolor Radeon R9-290X
Powercolor Radeon R9-290X OC Powercolor has been a long time AMD partner and like the Devil card we looked at recently they have made a name for themselves with many special edition including high end liquid cooled cards. Today I have their OC version of the 290X which has a …Read More »
Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil
Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil Powercolor is one of the AMD partners that you see from time to time and they are really known for such designs as the Devil series cards which really shot them into the limelight for the AMD camp about a year or so back now. Well …Read More »
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti – Nvidia takes GK110 to the Next Level
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti Nvidia launched the 700 series and really took the market by storm with the capability to offer exceptional power savings and super strong performance per watt, along with cool running cards which makes for a great gaming package. However nothing ever is safe for very …Read More »
MSI GTX 780 Lightning
MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning MSI had shocked the market with the Gaming series but the ones for the extreme overclocker on the high end has always been the Lightning series. With that I knew it was only a matter of time till we got one of the new Nvidia …Read More »
Gigabyte GTX 780 Windforce OC
Gigabyte GTX 780 Windforce OC When thinking graphics so many times names jump into out minds like EVGA, ASUS and whatnot but many times when you think about Gigabyte, graphics cards simply don’t jump to the forefront. Gigabyte is best known for their extensive motherboard offering while for some reason …Read More »
ASUS Z87I-Deluxe Motherboard Review
Introduction – ASUS Z87I-Deluxe ASUS while best known for the crazy features and designs on ROG boards they also do design some very impressive mainstream level boards much like the ITX offering we are looking at today. The Z87I-Deluxe is a highly featured ITX Z87 model that offers ASUS performance …Read More »
Patriot Viper III 2400MHz “Black Mamba” Memory Kit Review
Introduction Patriot has been in the market for a long time but it is the lesser known little brother in the memory game. However this has not kept them from making some very cool memory models among other devices such as USB flash drives, mobile wireless storage and even a …Read More »
Gskill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD 2666MHz Dual Channel 8GB Memory Review
Introduction Gskill has been a popular memory provider for some time and their innovation along with work with high end overclockers helps push them to even more popularity as their memory can be seen at some tof the top benchmarks records in the world. Also the recent Computex show Gskill …Read More »
ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II OC Mini
ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II Mini Graphics Card After the 680 card launched there was the 670 and the line carried on, then we had heard word of a special “Mini” card and even a few sneak peeks here and there but I never honestly thought it would materialize. Now …Read More »
Introduction – Gigabyte Z87X-OC Well we are now many boards deep into the Z87 line and now we got a new fun toy from the team over at Gigabyte. This is one of the OC Series boards, and yes I did say one of them as there are two different …Read More »