We test Rebellion's new shooter on 10 modern graphics cards, with the latest game-optimized drivers from AMD and NVIDIA. A surprise is that AMD gains up to 27% performance from switching to DX12 with Async Compute, while the performance uplift for NVIDIA users is only up to 5%.
Gigabyte's new brand, AORUS, has released their first graphics card. The AORUS GTX 1080 Xtreme comes with identical specifications as the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming, but adds adjustable RGB lighting and a copper block on the back to improve GPU temperatures.
Ergonomics, customization, open source, split keyboard. Those are probably the four terms I would use to introduce the ErgoDox EZ Shine: a pre-assembled split keyboard built on a proven concept but with added tweaks to make this your keyboard, not what someone else designed for you.
HiFiMAN's Edition S brings an entirely new category to the world of headphones. The Edition S allows you to convert it from closed-back to open by removing a small back plate. This allows it to double up as an open headphone for at home use while still offering some ambient noise attenuation for on the go!
G.SKILL's KM570 MX keyboard is targeted at the more budget-conscious consumer. It features genuine Cherry MX switches (red, brown or blue), on-the-fly macro recording, full backlighting, lighting animations, all for well below $100.
Streacom is known for its high-quality enclosures that utilize the case exterior as big heat pipes to achieve a completely passive experience. The Streacom DB4 takes it to the next level with a unique, compact, yet functional and potent design, that supports up to seven HDDs and 20 cm long GPUs.
MechanicalKeyboards.com is a prominent retailer of mechanical keyboards, as the name would suggest, based in the USA. Today we get to take a look at their new MK Fission full size keyboard that comes in 18 possible options to choose from, Yes, there is RGB included but perhaps not the way you think.
MSI's Trident 3 is a compact SFF system that can provide a console-like gaming experience. Equipped with an Intel Core i7-7700, a custom mITX MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GAMING, 16 GB of RAM, an M.2 SSD and a mechanical HDD for storage duties, it is small yet extremely capable.
The Rosewill RK-9000 V2 RGB is here! For those who loved their RK-9000 but wanted something a little extra. Rosewill kept the excellent Cherry switches and added new features, like multiple lighting options, macro options and full media control.
With the Corsair K95 Platinum, the company introduces an upgraded microcontroller to the keyboard series which enables improved RGB lighting, dedicated macro keys and hardware playback. Also included is a lightbar and USB passthrough. The K95 Platinum doesn't come cheap though at $199.
The Roccat Kone EMP is the successor to the Kone XTD, Roccat's ergo mouse for people who palm grip or have large hands. It's a high quality product with stunning performance, best-in-class sensor and well-rounded software for a reasonable price of $70.
As a revised version of the UMX2, the UMX4 combines a steel chassis for maximum stability with an extravagant exterior designed in brushed aluminum. We take a closer look to see if the improvements are more than a simple number.
The Vortex CORE is a keyboard that takes up less than half the space as an average full size keyboard. It does this by having just 47 keys in what is referred to as a 40% keyboard layout. With no dedicated arrows, number keys and function keys, it still manages to be an extremely functional keyboard.
Crucial's Ballistix Elite DDR4 are on our test bench today. These 3200 MHz 4 GB DIMMs are the top speed Crucial offers right now, featuring large heatsinks and fairly respectable timings. Also included is a nice software suite that lets you monitor temperatures and adjust the LED lighting.
CRYORIG looks to improve their share of the all-in-one liquid cooler market by dominating the competition with the A80. Featuring their unique Hybrid Airflow Fan paired with a large 280 mm radiator, this interesting design might just turn a few heads.
Hardware Labs has been a mainstay in the PC DIY watercooling industry for over 15 years now, with an emphasis on radiators for different needs. Today, we take a look at the new Nemesis GTR 360 for those who want the best possible thermal dissipation performance from their radiators.
G.Skill has long been a bastion of affordable high-performance memory, and their Trident Z line-up is the ultimate version of what DDR4 they have on offer. Featuring a large heatsink ready for some abuse, G.Skill's Trident Z sticks now can also be had in other colors!
AMD has shared technical details of their highly-expected, upcoming Radeon Vega GPU architecture that succeeds Polaris. We dive down into its individual graphics units to detail what has changed and what improvements these changes promise.
It's here! Our first look at Intel's Kaby Lake supporting motherboards comes from none other than ASRock, with their white and black mainstream motherboard, the ASRock Z270 Extreme4. With all the base features of Intel's latest, including a bit of ASRock's engineering magic thrown in, the ASRock Z270 Extreme4 is the perfect example of what you can expect from Intel's Kaby Lake platform.
The Rosewill Himars is quite the unique beast. It tries to appeal to both the gamer and the professional user. It features support for thick radiators, a window, and a blue LED-equipped fan, The hot-swap bays in front may also make it interesting for the professional user.
Intel's new Kaby Lake processors were just launched. We compare the Core i7-7700K to the i7-6700K, both stock and overclocked, to investigate the performance gains using AMD's Radeon RX 480 and NVIDIA's GTX 1080 in 22 games at three resolutions.
Shuttle's newest release is the NC02U series whose predecessor is the NC01U line. Today, we will take a look at this line's entry model featuring Windows support, an Intel Celeron CPU and quiet operation.
Biostar's tiny RACING P2 mini-PC is an Intel Atom-based compute unit built for basic desktop and web use with a minimal footprint. Ready to support 5050 LEDs, the Intel Z8350 Quad Core Biostar RACING P1 comes with everything you need for your basic PC needs.
The Raijintek Styx is a larger variant of the Metis. It offers the ability to hold an mATX board and comes with 240 mm radiator support. Thanks to the slightly larger size, you may also go for bigger components, like GPUs and air coolers, and up to five hard-drive bays and a slimline ODD bay. Just like the Metis, the Styx is available in a large number of colors - so take your pick!
Team Group sent us their newly released T-Force Night Hawk 3000 MHz DDR4, which comes with a new look, and other features not common to today's DDR4. T-Force is Team Group's latest focus on bringing something a little bit different for any memory-related gear, including memory and SSDs.