Palit's triple-slot GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream is the quietest GTX 980 Ti we tested so far, it's actually quieter than the watercooled AMD Radeon Fury X. Thanks to the overclock out of the box, the card is 9% faster than the much more expensive GTX Titan X.
We are testing software-based voltage control on AMD's Radeon Fury X, at up to 1.37V, in order to investigate what overclocking gains can be expected. We also measure the real-life performance effect and how voltage changes power consumption.
The new ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX delivers the highest performance of all GTX 980 Ti cards we have tested so far, thanks to a large overclock and increased Boost Clock range. The DirectCU III triple-slot cooler turns off its fans in idle, media playback, and light gaming. Price-wise, the card clocks in at $670, which is similar to other custom GTX 980 Ti cards.
Things may have been a bit quiet on the case front with Zalman, but they still offer a wide range of products, including the Z11 NEO, which surprises. The Z11 NEO looks bulky and comes with a great feature set on paper and a small price tag. Having reviewed Zalman cases quite some time ago, it is now time to figure out what the Z11 NEO brings to the table.
ASRock's updated X99 OC FORMULA is here, now called the ASRock OC FORMULA/3.1. Fitted with the latest in USB technology, the ASRock X99 OC FORMULA/3.1 is ASRock's top-level overclocking board built to smash clock records time and again. USB 3.1 isn't everything: we've got SATA Express, Ultra M.2, Xeon, and ECC support - every high-speed item you could ask for when overclocking X99 is here.
Pint-sized and full of pep, the Noctua NH-L9x65 takes an already solid design and scales it up. Made with compatibility in mind, it keeps clear of memory and first expansion slot while offering a quieter alternative to stock coolers. With the quality you expect and the low noise output you desire, can the NH-L9x65 deliver on performance?
The Asustor AS5102T is ideal for home users in need of a NAS that can fullfill multiple roles, including that of a simple data-storage device. This NAS can easily be the centerpiece of a multimedia setup because of its HDMI and S/PDIF ports, or it could play a key role in a surveillance system.
Luxa2 recently launched a smart little Bluetooth speaker dubbed GroovyA. The GroovyA features physical buttons for playback control and a rugged aluminum stand that allows you to change the device's output angle.
Today, AMD released their Radeon R9 Fury. Only two vendors are allowed to build designs for the Fury Non-X: ASUS and Sapphire. Today, we are reviewing the ASUS R9 Fury STRIX, which comes with a new large DirectCU thermal solution that keeps noise levels in check.
OCZ's new Trion 100 SSD is built around brand-new TLC NAND chips from Toshiba, using a Toshiba TC58 controller. Thanks to TLC technology, the drive competes with Crucial BX100 in pricing, which is less than 40 cents per gigabyte.
Seasonic recently released another Snow Silent unit, this time with less capacity to address a wider range of users. The Snow Silent 750 W is smaller than its big brother, but comes with many of its features like low noise and high quality capacitors.
ZOTAC's GTX 980 Ti AMP! Edition comes at GTX 980 Ti reference-design pricing, which makes it the most affordable GTX 980 Ti custom-design. The card is overclocked out of the box, running faster than the GTX Titan X. Zotac is also introducing a new all-metal cooler that looks fantastic and reaches great temperatures.
Today, we are reviewing MSI's highly anticipated GTX 980 Ti Gaming, which comes with a new TwinFrozr dual-fan cooler. In idle, the fans will completely turn off for the perfect noise-free experience. The card is also highly overclocked for the highest performance of any GTX 980 Ti we tested so far.
Today, we get to look at and test a NAS from Netgear for the very first time. The ReadyNAS 202 is powered by a Cortex A15 CPU and has two Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster network speeds. Its key feature is that it uses the BTRFS file system instead of the far more common EXT4 file system.
PowerColor introduces a new triple-fan, triple-slot, full-metal cooler with their R9 390 PCS+. The card comes overclocked out of the box, and PowerColor is asking a small $10 premium over reference-design pricing. Like all R9 390 cards, it features 8 GB of VRAM, which is twice that of the R9 290.
If you're into the latest tech, DDR4 is in your sights, and G.Skill is here on these pages yet again with another Ripjaws4 kit, its timings 15-16-16-35 at a blazing 3000 MHz. Great-looking, the F4-3000C15Q-16GRBB quad-channel kit is affordable, fast, and clad in blue.
Corsair revamped the Hydro Series of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers once again with the H80i GT. This new design takes the thick 120 mm radiator design a step further with an ultra-thick radiator. Add in a new look, full Corsair Link support, and exceptional performance, and it is another top AIO from Corsair.
AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X is released today, introducing HBM memory for graphics cards. The new card is built around a watercooled Fiji GPU, which enabled AMD to design a very compact card that will fit into many small-form-factor cases. Gaming performance at 4K is good and roughly matches the GTX 980 Ti.
The EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+ comes overclocked out of the box, using the company's ACX dual-fan cooling solution. It features low noise in gaming, and the fans will turn off completely in idle for that perfect noise-free experience. Performance levels exceed those of the much more expensive GTX Titan X.
Corsair introduced the RMi series at Computex 2015, and it offers some major upgrades compared to the previous RM line. Today, we will evaluate the strongest RMi unit with 1 kW capacity in order to figure out how it does against its predecessor and all other competing offers in its category.
MSI's Radeon R9 390X GAMING comes with a massive triple-slot, dual-fan cooler that turns its fans off completely when the card idles. Thanks to the overclock out of the box, the card matches GTX 980 performance at 1440p and beyond. Like all R9 390X cards, the MSI R9 390X GAMING is equipped with 8 GB of video memory.
The NOX Xtreme Coolbay CX joins the fray of sub 70 euro mATX cube cases - a hard fought-over case segment. It aims to catch your eye with its ability to hold a 280 mm radiator and its built-in card reader. But will that be enough to take away from more specialized or more colorful mATX cases?
Gigabyte's GTX 980 G1 Gaming comes with a large overclock out of the box, which lets the card surpass the GeForce GTX Titan X in performance, at a much lower price. The cooler is also better than the reference heatsink and avoids the 84°C thermal limit at all times - it also turns off its fans in idle and light gaming.
Thermalright looks to improve upon the ever-popular Macho series with the new Macho Revision B. This revision offers an offset design for better memory compatibility while sticking with a massive single tower. Offering fantastic performance for the price when compared to ultra high end solutions, it could very well be just what you are looking for.
Synology's DS1515+ mostly addresses SMB environments since it can combine with two DX513 expansion units to support up to 15 HDDs. Today, we have the opportunity to evaluate a DS1515+ along with one of Synology's expansion units, which make for a great opportunity to figure out how this combination performs in various usage scenarios.