Best SSDs: Q2 2017 and more
Posted on: 06/17/2017 10:11 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Atari may re-release classic Atari console
Best SSDs: Q2 2017
Fnatic Gear RUSH Pro Silent Mechanical Keyboard Review
Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1060 Xtreme Edition 9 Gbps
Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 motherboard preview
How to Create a Bootable Windows 10 USB on Ubuntu
Intel Core i9-7900X (14nm Skylake-X) Review
MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review
MSI Z270 MPower Gaming Titanium Edition Review
Silent Ethereum Mining On EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 at 22 MH/s
Toms Hardware E3 2017 Highlights
Toshiba N300 8TB HDD Review
Xtorm EVOKE 10.000mAh Solar Charger Review

Atari may re-release classic Atari console
Atari may be resurrecting the classic home console that ushered in a golden age of gaming. Atari has recently teased the "Ataribox", which may be a re-release of the classic Atari console for the modern age.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Best SSDs: Q2 2017
The next generation of 3D NAND—with 64 or more layers—has not yet hit the shelves, but its getting closer. Toshiba and Western Digital announced their first mainstream client SSDs with 3D NAND recently at Computex. Micron and SK Hynix shouldnt be too far behind with their new generations of 3D NAND and mainstream SSDs based on them. As these flash manufacturers reach full production capacity of their new 3D NAND, the ongoing NAND shortage should begin to lift and SSD prices will stop climbing. However, none of these new SSDs are in stores yet, so this edition of the guide doesnt bring any major changes.

If you are considering making a significant investment in a large or high-performance SSD, consider waiting until the fall when 64+ layer SSDs start shipping. There will be many more high-capacity options and there will likely be a few new challengers to Samsungs performance lead in the NVMe SSD space.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Fnatic Gear RUSH Pro Silent Mechanical Keyboard Review
The Fnatic Gear RUSH Pro Silent is an intrinsically good keyboard equipped with awesome genuine Cherry MX Red Silent switches for $80.


Read full article @ APH Networks

Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1060 Xtreme Edition 9 Gbps
When Nvidia announced the extremely powerful GTX 1080 Ti they slipped in a few other launches as well, mostly unnoticed. The GTX 1080 with the Ti’s 11 Gbps memory was one of them and I have covered those recently. Then there is the GTX 1060 with upgraded memory running at 9 Gbps. This didn’t get much attention, but with AMD introducing the RX 500 series of cards I’m curious if the upgrade to the GTX 1060 was enough to keep up. Gigabyte sent one over and today I’m going to check it out, focusing on how it compares to the normal GTX 1060, the RX 480,
and the RX 580.


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 motherboard preview
Let's preview the Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 3 which is intended for the first wave of Intel's Skylake-X processors that will be released next week. This is just some simple common coverage with an expanded photo-shoot, discussing the new hardware.


Read full article @ Guru3D

How to Create a Bootable Windows 10 USB on Ubuntu
During the recording of the Ubuntu Podcast this week Ubuntu MATE’s Martin Wimpress mentioned a tool he used to create a bootable Windows 10 USB on Ubuntu.

I rarely make use of Windows 10 myself but I know that, every now and then, you might need to. And should you need to make a bootable Windows USB I’m sure you’d rather do it on your Ubuntu or Linux desktop.

Now, before we go on, be aware that the method I present in this post is just one of several ways to go about this. I’s probably the easiest way to make a bootable USB of Windows 10 that actually boots, but I’m not saying that it’s the only way.


Read full article @ OMG! Ubuntu!

Intel Core i9-7900X (14nm Skylake-X) Review
Out the way, Core i7, there's a new king in town. AMD seems to have rediscovered its mojo with the release of crowd-pleasing Ryzen processors, but in doing so may have awoken a sleeping giant filled with renewed resolve. That giant is Intel, and after years of unchallenged supremacy it is responding to the new threat by going into all-out attack.

The onslaught arrives in the form of the Core X-Series, a range of new 14nm CPUs described as Intel's most powerful, most scalable desktop processors to date. In an effort to appeal to a wide range of enthusiasts, prices start at $242 and extend right the way up to $1,999 for the all-singing, all-dancing Core i9-7980XE.

Said chip will boast a whopping 18 cores and 36 threads, but isn't expected to ship until Q4. For the time being power users will have to make do with the 10-core, 20-thread Core i9-7900X, priced at $999 and introduced as the first ever Intel Core i9 processor. All sounds rather good, however there are signs that Intel's retort to Ryzen has been fast tracked, resulting in uncertain availability, confusing segmentation and a few eyebrow-raising decisions.


Read full article @ Hexus

MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review
MSI looks to make premium X99 boards more affordable. It's nothing new that higher performing components cost more than their pedestrian stablemates. However this price premium seems impact in the X99 market more heavily. Entry-level Z boards start around $100, and boards in the $150 range would satisfy all but the most serious power users. With the exception of top-tier models, X99 boards are about twice the price of their Z counterparts, with basic models around $200 and the best-equipped products starting in the $300 to $350 range.
With the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon, MSI is trying to bring a premium board in at the $320 mark. It would be a compelling option if it succeeds.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

MSI Z270 MPower Gaming Titanium Edition Review
With the Z270 MPower Gaming Titanium Edition, MSI has a very well equipped motherboard in its portfolio, which comes with lots of features. There are for example three M.2 x4 Gen 3 slots. Apart from that this board comes with a great looking, unique design. Furthermore there are also some interesting features regarding overclocking onboard.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Silent Ethereum Mining On EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 at 22 MH/s
Earlier this week we showed you that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition had really good hashrate performance of around 27 MH/s in stock form and then easily over 30 MH/s with the memory overclocked. Most GeForce GTX 1070 8GB graphics cards are over $400, so today we are going to be looking at the lower cost GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card. This card in-stock for purchase at most retailers and prices start around $249.99 and depending on the model you should have a hashrate of around 18-19 MH/s. Once you overclock the memory you should be able to get the hashrate on the GTX 1060 up to around 22-23 on most cards. Read on to see what we did with the EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 FTW+ video card in order to make it silent while getting 22 MH/s mining!


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Toms Hardware E3 2017 Highlights
Here's a look back at one of the gaming industry's largest tradeshows of the year.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Toshiba N300 8TB HDD Review
We’ve already looked at the mainstream P300 and high-end X300 consumer hard drives from Toshiba, now we get the chance to have a look at something a bit more specialised … in the shape of the N300, a drive range specifically designed for use in NAS devices.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Xtorm EVOKE 10.000mAh Solar Charger Review
After 2 weeks of testing the AM121 EVOKE Solar Charger by Xtorm is among a handful of powerbanks we'd choose to have with us when far away from electrical sockets.


Read full article @ NikKTech




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