Windows 10 vs. Linux 4.15 + Mesa 17.4-dev Radeon Gaming Performance and more
Posted on: 11/30/2017 09:52 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Skylake-X Motherboard Review
Cherry MX Board 6.0
Gigabyte GTX 1070Ti Gaming OC 8G Review
Heres a first look at the battery life of HP's Ryzen-powered Envy x360
Intel Compute Card CD1M3128MK + DK132EPJ Dock SFF PC Review
OPPO F5 Youth Price & Specifications Revealed
Patriot Viper LED DDR-3200 16GB Memory Kit Review
Patriot Viper V770 Keyboard Review
The Complete Malware Removal Guide
Thermaltake Versa C23 TG RGB Case Review
Windows 10 vs. Linux 4.15 + Mesa 17.4-dev Radeon Gaming Performance
Z370 Motherboard Charts: 3 Models tested - ASUS ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming

ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Skylake-X Motherboard Review
Designed exclusively for Intel’s Skylake-X series LGA 2066 processors, can the X299E-ITX/ac put full-size computing power into small cases?


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Cherry MX Board 6.0
The Cherry MX Board 6.0 has a thick aluminum top, a technology called "RealKey" for extremely fast response times, high quality Cherry MX switches with low profile keycaps, and controllable red backlighting. Add in dedicated media control buttons and this is definitely a keyboard you want to read more about.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Gigabyte GTX 1070Ti Gaming OC 8G Review
When I first heard of the GTX 1070Ti, my first thought was that it is a more of a rumor than anything else. AMD’s launch of their Vega 10 architecture based cards the Vega 64 and the cut down version the Vega 56 have seen quite a stir in the market. AMD somehow managed to enter into the price fiasco with their latest hardware. While the specs of the Vega cards are whopping, they actually could not live up to the expectations. The Vega 64 could not meet or beat the Nvidia’s flagship GTX 1080Ti so much so that it even struggles to keep up with the GTX 1080. Not to mention that Pascal architecture is more than a year old when the cards based on the Vega 10 architecture were released.
It seems like Nvidia felt that the Vega 56 has the potential to take the mid to high-end market segment by taking over the popular GTX 1070 in that segment. Initial benchmarks have shown the mix results when it comes to the Vega 56 and the GTX 1070. Nonetheless, the Vega 56 was able to disturb the commanding position in that market segment and is initially announced price of $399 was too good to nail the competition.


Read full article @ Enos Tech

Heres a first look at the battery life of HP's Ryzen-powered Envy x360
My initial tests of AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU gave us a fine picture of the APU's performance, but we admittedly didn't test battery life in that initial article. Part of the reason for that omission was to avoid drawing unfair comparisons between the 15.6" HP Envy x360 that plays host to the Ryzen 5 2500U and the 14" Acer Swift 3 machines we used to represent Intel's Core i5-8250U.

Although the jump in screen size might not sound large on paper, the practical effects of the Ryzen system's bigger screen on battery life are likely quite significant. Getting the same light output from a bigger panel requires more power, as just one variable, and the HP system also has a pen digitizer in its LCD panel with unclear power-management characteristics.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Intel Compute Card CD1M3128MK + DK132EPJ Dock SFF PC Review
Today, we have something special in store for you as we take a look at Intel's mysterious Compute Card CD1M3128MK and compatible Compute Card Doc, the DK132EPJ. There has been little to no coverage of these new components, and their target market might not seem clear. However, we know a few things; the Compute Card will take over Intel's Compute Stick's legacy, and it's designed to offer affordable upgrade paths in the future. That means, the card will act as a replaceable brain inside different machines, with a standardized mounting system and connector array, you should be able to pop in and out Compute Cards to easily upgrade existing devices. Not only is that great news for industries, but also for small business, and dare I say, home users alike. Having used the card before writing the introduction to this review, I have to say, I didn't expect the card to be a quick and nimble as it was, it gives the Compute Stick a run for its money, but it's not all fun and games.


Read full article @ TweakTown

OPPO F5 Youth Price & Specifications Revealed
OPPO is about to launch the more affordable *OPPO F5 Youth*! Get the full details on the OPPO F5 Youth - price, specifications and availability!


Read full article @ TechARP

Patriot Viper LED DDR-3200 16GB Memory Kit Review
Back in the sweet spot for many users, we now have a set of memory with speeds which are more attainable on just about any system running DDR4. In this new series from Patriot, we are shown that there are two choices in LED illumination. Buyers can choose from red LEDs or white LEDs, and these kits range in speeds, with 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 3000MHz, and 3200MHz kits are available with the red LEDs, while the white LED versions omit the 2666MHz option and offer a 3600MHz kit instead. That being said, they all conform to a more standard approach to the XMP 2.0 profile, with voltages ranging from 1.20V on the two lower speed kits, and 1.35V used for the kits at 3000MHz and beyond. Patriot has sent the new Viper LED RAM for us to tinker with and deliver a verdict on it. Specifically, we have the PVL416G3200C6K kit, which boasts a speed of 3200MHz, has timings of 16-18-18-36 2T and uses 1.35V to power the sticks and the LEDs. These limited lifetime guaranteed sticks employ an XMP 2.0 profile, which means they are pretty much plug-and-play in any Intel system utilizing DDR4. Pricing of said kits ranges from just $134.99 for the 2400MHz kits but does break the $200 barrier to obtain the 3200MHz RAM we are going to show you here.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Patriot Viper V770 Keyboard Review
While Patriot isn’t well established in the peripheral market, its flagship set of mice have already proven that the Viper gaming line can contest with the best (https://www.kitguru.net/peripherals/mouse/damien-cox/patriot-viper-v570-and-v570-blackout-mouse-review/) . Its high-end Viper V770 keyboard comes in with a plethora of features that has it coined as a potential flagship killer, while attempting to add its own flavour to the mix for good measure, but does it have what it takes to dethrone the Corsair K70?


Read full article @ KitGuru

The Complete Malware Removal Guide
Malware is everywhere these days. You only have to sneeze in the wrong café, and you have malware. Okay, maybe not that bad. But as the networked world expands, so does the potential for infection. This MakeUseOf guide is a step-by-step approach to removing a significant amount of malware. Furthermore, were going to show you how to stop malware infecting your system, to begin with. And if you dont have to worry about malware, youll have more time for the finer things in life.


Read full article @ MakeUseOf

Thermaltake Versa C23 TG RGB Case Review
Whether you are a fan or not, there is no denying that Thermaltake has to be one of the biggest manufacturers of PC related components. Not only are they on the Global market, they also have sub-brands such as Tt eSports and Luxa which continue to allow them to expand on their wide-range of products they have to offer. Thermaltake has recently been releasing loads of new products as they do, a lot of which currently feature RGB LEDs. Lighting aside, Thermaltake is also big on offering products geared towards modders and those looking to completely show off their internal PC components. Today, we will be taking a look at the Versa C23 RG TG which is one of the new cases they have released.
As the name suggests, the case features RGB Lighting and Tempered Glass (TG) which are currently two of the bigger trends in the case/chassis market. The Versa C23 RGB TG is a Mid Tower and is compatible with ATX, Micro ATX and Mini ITX motherboard. There is also plenty of enough room for some cooling upgrades which can include up to 5x 120mm fans or some custom liquid cooling gear. Those looking to go the LCS route will be happy to know you can fit 2x 240mm and a 120mm radiator in the case alongside a host of different sizes tubing and reservoirs. All in all, the Versa C23 RGB TG looks like a decent case but does it live up to our expectations? Let’s find out!


Read full article @ Enos Tech

Windows 10 vs. Linux 4.15 + Mesa 17.4-dev Radeon Gaming Performance
As we end out November, here is a fresh look at the current Windows 10 Pro Fall Creator's Update versus Ubuntu 17.10 with the latest Linux 4.15 kernel and Mesa 17.4-dev Radeon graphics driver stack as we see how various games compete under Windows 10 and Linux with these latest AMD drivers on the Radeon RX 580 and RX Vega 64 graphics cards.


Read full article @ Phoronix

Z370 Motherboard Charts: 3 Models tested - ASUS ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming
Meanwhile you can find benchmark values of the first Z370 motherboards in our comparison tables. We do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you an overview which helps you choose the right motherboard simply based on facts in the form of numbers.


Read full article @ ocaholic




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