Gigabyte X399 DESIGNARE EX Review and more
Posted on: 11/13/2017 07:03 PM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

But Can It Run Crysis? 10 Years Later
Fractal Design Define Mini C TG Review
Gigabyte X399 DESIGNARE EX Review
Intel 600p 512 GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review
MSI X370 GAMING M7 ACK Review
Phanteks Eclipse P300 - Tempered Glass and RGB lighting Chassis
Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Tournament edition - Tenkeyless Keyboard Review
Scan 3XS WI600 Viz Workstation Review
Sennheiser GSX 1200 Pro Gaming Amp Review
TeamGroup PD500 Portable SSD Review
TP-Link Deco M5 Mesh Wireless Router Review
Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Edition Graphics Card Review

But Can It Run Crysis? 10 Years Later
“But can it run Crysis?” It’s a question that’s still asked jokingly when new graphics cards are introduced, even if the answer nowadays is almost always affirmative. But exactly 10 years ago, experiencing Crysis in its full glory simply wasn’t possible. Resolutions as low as 1680x1050 were enough to overwhelm the likes of Radeon HD 3870 and the once-mighty GeForce 8800 GTX. Let that sink in. The fastest graphics cards available were too slow for the game’s most taxing settings on relatively mainstream monitors.
Subsequent GPUs continued struggling for playable frame rates, and it took years before the averages approached what most of us would consider acceptable. By the time Tom’s Hardware stopped testing with Crysis, we were well into 2010, GeForce GTX 480 was taking on Radeon HD 5870, and not a single card averaged more than 30 FPS at 2560x1600 in this game.
Why emphasize Crysis’ top quality presets? Because, the game still looks gorgeous when you lock its options to Very High.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Fractal Design Define Mini C TG Review
With the Define Mini C TG, Fractal Design updated their Mini C with a tempered glass side panel. Like the previous model, the new Mini C is a case capable of housing custom watercooling builds and micro-ATX motherboard. There is a lot of space available for radiators and there are mounts for reservoir and pump.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Gigabyte X399 DESIGNARE EX Review
Let's perform some mega-threading with a Ryzen Threadripper processors In this review we take the mighty Gigabyte X399 DESIGNARE EX for a spin.


Read full article @ Guru3D

Intel 600p 512 GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review
Today, we test the Intel 600p 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD on OCinside.de. The Intel SSD 600p supports PCIe Gen3 x4 and that is already one sign for high performance. But the best thing is that the Intel 600p is priced at the level of much slower SATA SSDs! In the following review you will find some benchmarks, a large SSD benchmark comparison, infrared thermal images of this Intel SSD 600p as well as tips for the correct NVMe SSD installation.


Read full article @ OcInside.de

MSI X370 GAMING M7 ACK Review
MSI have included some very welcome additions on this X370 motherboard, including an additional M.2 slot, along with a custom designed heatsink 'M.2 SHIELD FROZR', to reduce the chance of your M.2 drive throttling. However, the party piece of the X370 GAMING M7 ACK is revealed in its name, 'AC' 'Killer'. MSI have implement the Killer Doubleshot Pro technology which allows the Killer E2500 LAN to work together with the Killer Wireless AC 1535 to optimise network traffic to ensure low latency while gaming.


Read full article @ Vortez

Phanteks Eclipse P300 - Tempered Glass and RGB lighting Chassis
When Phanteks released the Eclipse P400 case early in 2016 (https://www.kitguru.net/components/cases/leo-waldock/phanteks-eclipse-p400-chassis-review) they set a new standard with a cheap case that looked good, performed well and also had a decent list of features. Since then the P400 has been updated from an acrylic window to tempered glass yet the price is still only £65. So we were impressed to learn at Computex 2017 that Phanteks had plans for an even cheaper case called Eclipse P300. This seemed like a bold move yet Phanteks assured KitGuru they could deliver a budget case that was well constructed and that offers a bunch of features including RGB lighting, all for £55.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Tournament edition - Tenkeyless Keyboard Review
The Razer Blackwidow keyboard is a staple in Razers Keyboard line up. With a range of variations, It allows users to choose a specific combination of design, features, and switches. We take a look at the Chroma V2 Tournament edition which features a compact tenkeyless design. With a price tag of £139.99 can this little keyboard stand up to some big competition?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Scan 3XS WI600 Viz Workstation Review
Core i9 and Quadro at the helm. The line between high-end desktop (HEDT) and workstation PCs has been blurring year on year. This is in no small part due to Intel using very similar technology on both fronts, with the latest Xeons and Core i9 chips armed with lots of cores and bags of performance. Run in a uniprocessor environment, there really is no good reason for many workstation users to look past the Core X series or, for that matter, the latest performance Threadripper chips from rival AMD.

GPU decisions are more contentious, as both Nvidia and AMD have professional ranges built on the guts of consumer technology. Often costing multiple times as much as their consumer cousins, these professional cards have ISV-certified drivers that excel at various workstation applications.

Thinking about the market as a whole, a thoroughly modern workstation in 2017 would likely take in an Intel Core X-series processor and Quadro graphics from Nvidia. We have such a system in from Scan Computers today - the 3XS WI6000 Viz - designed for high-end digital content creation.


Read full article @ Hexus

Sennheiser GSX 1200 Pro Gaming Amp Review
When it comes to gaming audio, most people are content to either run a gaming headset through their motherboard’s in-built DAC, or use the headset’s own DAC if it connects via USB. Sennheiser is looking to change that with its GSX series of dedicated gaming amplifiers. We have already looked at the GSX 1000, and it walked away with our ‘worth buying’ award. Today we look at the GSX 1200 Pro – specifically designed for competitive eSports gamers.


Read full article @ KitGuru

TeamGroup PD500 Portable SSD Review
The Team Group PD500 is lighter than many thumb drives but delivers SSD-like performance. The Team Group PD500 doesn't ship with an elaborate software package, a rainbow of colors, or exceptional performance. What this product does deliver is SSD-like performance in a package that's so small and light that you might not know it's in your pocket.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

TP-Link Deco M5 Mesh Wireless Router Review
The TP-Link Deco M5 system is an unobtrusive mesh router that is easy to setup and offers good performance.


Read full article @ APH Networks

Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Edition Graphics Card Review
NVIDIA introduced their “Pascal” GPU architecture all the way back in May 2016. Since that time NVIDIA has been practically unchallenged by AMD in the mainstream and performance segments until AMD’s Vega 64 and Vega 56 graphics cards were released recently. Most people I talked to said that the Vega 56 card was the real winner of the two. Its performance sat right between the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 and gave buyers looking in that price / performance area an actual choice between two cards. At the same time the GeForce GTX 1070 had been out for quite a while, so the new Vega 56 did look more appealing to many gamers. So with the holiday season approaching NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which will sit between the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has 2432 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8.0 GHz (GDDR5-effective). Today we are checking out Zotac’s GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP Edition, which features their IceStorm cooling solution, full metal backplate, RGB lighting, and more. Since NVIDIA has not allowed for any factory overclocks this card ships at the default base clock of 1607 MHz and boosts up to 1683 MHz. Let’s get this card on the test bench and see what it can do!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org




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