Steam Machine Review and more
Posted on: 12/25/2013 02:37 PM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles: Steam Machine Review, Cougar MX500, Lepa G Series 850W, SteelSeries Rival Optical Mouse Review, Oppo Find 5 Review: A Phone Of Firsts From A Brand To Watch, and HIS R7 250 IceQ Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review
Steam Machine Review @ Neowin
Only 300 people were selected to test Valves take on the future of a home entertainment gaming platform. One of those testers is also a Neowin regular, and we are allowed to share it with you.
Read more: Steam Machine Review @ NeowinCougar MX500 @ LanOC Reviews
Just in time for Christmas we have a mid-tower for you, this time from Cougar. The MX500 promises to be a case with a gaming centric design and the capability to handle just about any ATX/mATX setup you could want to throw at it with an array of possible drive setups. With the promise or flexibility and expandability the MX500 looks to target gamers and ever since we got our hands on their Vortex PWM fans we knew Cougar was capable of making quality products. Let’s see if they can continue to impress us.
Read more: Cougar MX500 @ LanOC ReviewsLepa G Series 850W @ PureOverclock
We’ve seen a recent rise in popularity of dual GPUs, Quad CPUs, even hex-core processors. While manufacturers are working on power efficiency for their products, the general trend has been higher energy consumption. Systems now feature more graphics cards, generally to increase the FPS in games or even possibly due to their excellent mining abilities (in the case of AMD cards). With an abundance of models in various wattages, there is a wider selection of choices available to consumers, and the once-lowly power supply has become a more critical component in modern systems.
Read more: Lepa G Series 850W @ PureOverclockSteelSeries Rival Optical Mouse Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Today we take a look at a new mouse in the SteelSeries range, the Rival. This mouse features a new body shape, taking us away from the design used on the likes of Sensei and Kana. Is it for the better though?
Read more: SteelSeries Rival Optical Mouse Review @ HardwareHeaven.comOppo Find 5 Review: A Phone Of Firsts From A Brand To Watch @ Toms Hardware
Has a relatively unknown Chinese manufacturer of high-end home theater equipment actually created a flagship Android smartphone capable of going head to head with the industry's established heavyweights? We take Oppo's S4 Pro-powered Find 5 for a spin.
Read more: Oppo Find 5 Review: A Phone Of Firsts From A Brand To Watch @ Toms HardwareHIS R7 250 IceQ Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review @ FunkyKit
HIS R7 250 IceQ is one more, new graphics card from Radeon R7 series.
The same as previously reviewed HIS R7 240 it's not a card dedicated for high end gaming computers ... so what can we expect from this product ? Let's find out reading our review.
Read more: HIS R7 250 IceQ Boost Clock 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review @ FunkyKit