Civilization 6, the latest installment in the Civilization series, offers new and improved fidelity and tons of graphics settings that now also focus on VRAM usage. We took a closer look at the game's performance using a wide spectrum of graphics cards and also tested its video memory usage.
Gigabyte's GTX 1070 XtremeGaming is the fastest GTX 1070 we have tested so far, running clocks of up to 2076 MHz. The triple-slot, triple-fan cooler also works extremely well, providing super low temperatures and low fan noise. You also find an extra two HDMI ports and adjustable RGB lighting on the card.
MSI looks to break into the CPU cooling market with the Core Frozr L. Offering their distinct GAMING series looks with solid performance and exceptional build quality, it looks to give the competition a serious run for their money.
SteelSeries is always trying to push the boundaries to give gamers something new with their products. The Rival 700 is the latest mouse from them, and it not only comes complete with vibrating tactile feedback and a set of customizable options, but even has an OLED screen!
Gigabyte's GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming comes with an incredible triple-slot cooler that keeps the card very cool and runs quieter than any other GTX 1060 we tested before. The board also features an additional two HDMI outputs, adjustable RGB lighting, and a metal backplate.
The Fractal Define Nano S takes the same engineering and quality standard we have become accustomed to from the larger Define enclosures, but shrinks things down to a small form factor chassis.With the ability to hold four drives, a long PSU and graphics card this case might be ideal to build a powerful SFF system.
The Cougar GX-S550 is an affordable PSU with decent performance, ultra-compact dimensions, and a silent operation under normal ambient temperatures. The only compromise is the lack of modular cables.
Fnatic a well-known eSports team with their own peripheral range has released the Gear Rush Keyboard, featuring Cherry MX switches. You also have two USB ports on the back, which you can never have enough of. Macro functionality is included too, through a software, which is optional if you don't plan on using macros.
The Predator 280 from EKWB aims to eat the competition alive. Offering top-tier performance, low noise levels, and easy expansion thanks to its QDC fittings, it offers users near custom watercooling performance without the headaches of doing it all yourself.
The Raijintek Aeneas is an mATX chassis that allows for multi-GPU and liquid cooling within a compact frame. It also aims to provide a lot of extras at an attractive price point by including unique lighting elements and plenty of fans right out of the box.
ECS has been known to have some rather crazy board names in the past, but none are as crazy as the ECS Z170-LIGHTSABER! With a name like that, you can only naturally expect one thing: a bunch of lights, right? Or will it lean toward the dark side?
Here's another $400 option for ultra-small PCs, this time based on Intel's 35W Skylake CPU, the Core i3-6100T. The ECS LIVA One ups the performance a notch compared to past LIVA units, but the ECS LIVA One also ups the size a fair bit.
MSI's GTX 1070 Gaming Z is the bigger brother of the Gaming X, with a higher GPU overclock and a memory OC. The backplate has also been pimped, featuring an RGB-illuminated MSI logo. Thermal performance is identical, which means the card is whisper-quiet and runs low temperatures - all at the same time.
Fnatic is well known for being one of the leading eSports teams in Europe, and now, they have released their own peripheral range. The Fnatic Gear Flick is hoping to go head to head with the wide range of currently available gaming mice. With the input of professional gamers readily available, we will hopefully to see some exceptional products from Fnatic Gear.
The Rosewill Cullinan utilizes glass panels on three sides of the chassis. It looks sleek and clean and comes with four LED-equipped fans, but also offers a long set of functional and design-specific features. We light it up and take a closer look behind its tinted glass panels.
Cooler Master is back with a new range of keyboards aptly named "MasterKeys". I got to grips with their latest TKL board, the MasterKeys PRO S RGB and put it through its paces.
OCZ's new VX500 SSD is built around a Toshiba controller paired with Toshiba 15 nanometer MLC flash chips. The drive offers excellent performance at even better pricing, making it a great candidate if you want to stay away from TLC drives, but don't want to break the bank.
Thermalright's Le Grand Macho RT is massive in size, weighing in at 1060g with the fan. Capable of being used passively, it offers users a near-silent operation and top-tier performance when paired with the TY-147B fan. The competition should take note as Thermalright looks to steal the air-cooling crown.
The ASUS GTX 1060 STRIX OC is the fastest GTX 1060 we have tested so far thanks to a large GPU and memory overclock out of the box. You will also find plenty of features, like RGB lighting, idle-fan-off, and the recently introduced ASUS fan headers. Thermal performance is good too: the card uses the GTX 1080 STRIX cooler.
MSI's GTX 1060 Gaming X 3 GB might come with half the memory amount only, but still brings the big guns in form of the large dual-fan TwinFrozr cooler. Our review will test whether 3 GB is a viable alternative to 6 GB if you are trying to save some money.
The TVS-682T is an incredibly high-end QNAP NAS with a fast Skylake Intel CPU and 8 GB of RAM. Its two Thunderbolt ports and two 10GBase-T ports even allow it to offer blazing fast network transfer speeds, which makes smooth 4K video transfers are a definite reality.
MSI has gone and smashed overclocking and gaming into a single motherboard! The MSI Z170 MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM has a huge list of abilities to go along with its huge name! Fitted with an aesthetic unmatched by anything else on the market today, MSI's Z170 MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM is truly a board built to be tougher than steel!
Silverstone has taken the RAVEN Z RVZ02 and toned it down a bit for the more traditional PC user. The result is a clean and slim chassis with mass-market appeal and that same great feature set gamers want. Add the handle and you are presented with the ability to build a compact, ultra portable, briefcase-like system that can deliver all the computing power - even for high-end scenarios.
Kennerton Audio's newest mid-end offering, the Laguz, is put to the test. Priced at $110, it will face fierce competition from the Brainwavz S5 and HiFiMAN RE-400. The Laguz is absolutely tiny and features a rugged aluminum design that is pretty unique.
Cooler Master looks to redefine all-in-one liquid coolers with the MasterLiquid Maker 92. Offering a completely unique design that has more in common with a traditional tower cooler than a liquid cooler, it manages to stand out in a crowded market. However, the question is whether it can keep your CPU cool?