Analyzing Core i9-9900K Performance with Spectre and Meltdown Hardware Mitigations and more
Posted on: 12/04/2018 10:48 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Analyzing Core i9-9900K Performance with Spectre and Meltdown Hardware Mitigations
Aorus Z390 Pro Motherboard Review
Arctic BioniX P120 Review
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 Review
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review
ASUS RoG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti Graphics Card Review
ASUS TUF Gaming H5 Review
Crucial's P1 500-GB QLC NVMe SSD reviewed
Darksiders 3 Review
EasySMX Wireless Controller Review
Gigabyte RTX 2080Ti Gaming OC 11G Graphic Card Review
HyperX Cloud MIX Headset Review
HyperX SAVAGE EXO Review
LaCie Rugged RAID Pro Review
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review
Nixeus REVEL Fit Gaming Mouse Review
OnePlus 6T Review
Overclocking the $55 AMD Athlon 200GE CPU

Analyzing Core i9-9900K Performance with Spectre and Meltdown Hardware Mitigations
One of the key aspects of the most recent Intel processor launch, its Core 9th Generation processors, is that the new design affords some hardware-based protection for a couple of the Spectre and Meltdown family of security vulnerabilities. When these vulnerabilities were first discovered, they were patched using a combination of software and firmware, which unfortunately led to some performance regressions over an unpatched processor. The ultimate goal is for a hardware patch, which is always enabled, that loses zero performance – we’re testing out what the new patches have for us today.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Aorus Z390 Pro Motherboard Review
Just about everyone who builds a PC out of pocket wants the same thing. The best possible performance at the lowest possible price. However, that can be tricky at times. When I'm asked by someone what the best price to performance motherboard they can buy is, I always say Aorus. We were first introduced to Aorus branded motherboards in January …


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Arctic BioniX P120 Review
Today we look at one of their new 120mm fan offerings, the BioniX P120. This new fan is optimised for increased static pressure, making it useful on heatsinks and radiators, while other refinements include reduced power consumption through the use of a Neodym-Iron-Boron-Magnet motor, decreased motor vibration with clever magnet placement and, perhaps best of all, an extended lifespan via reduced operating temperatures.


Read full article @ Vortez

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 Review
The Phantom Gaming product line from ASRock takes a bolder, more focused stance than their award winning Taichi line. With an emphasis on gaming performance and featuring the new Phantom Gaming 2.5 Gb/s LAN, the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 is designed to be the ultimate gaming flagship.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review
The last two times I've bought a new motherboard I've had to do it because of a CPU upgrade, so most of my money has gone into that part. With my last system overhaul, after picking up my new i7-8700K a few months back, I again skimped on the motherboard. I went with a Gigabyte Z370P-D3 motherboard because the 6th-Gen variant I used with my 6700K was decent.


Read full article @ MMORPG

ASUS RoG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti Graphics Card Review
The extreme-performance gaming graphics card battle is real. All the big name brands have been pushing to squeeze more performance out of the already impressive RTX 2080 Ti chipset. We recently reviewed our fastest GPU ever, the Aorus RTX 2080 Ti.


Read full article @ eTeknix

ASUS TUF Gaming H5 Review
Today we'll be taking a look at one of ASUS's own TUF products which takes the shape of their TUF Gaming H5 headset. The Gaming H5 is a versatile headset that can be used not only on PC but also Mac, console and even mobile. Some of its core attributes include some 50mm Essence drivers, onboard 7.1 virtual surround sound, a dual microphone setup and support for their Armoury software.


Read full article @ Vortez

Crucial's P1 500-GB QLC NVMe SSD reviewed
Just a few days ago, we reviewed a quad-level-cell SSD for the first time ever. The experience left us wanting more. Not more QLC, to be clear. We want more of the comforting, familiar march of virtually indistinguishable drives based on various manufacturers' 3D TLC NAND that we'd been living through till recently. Soon, we may be looking back on those days wistfully. But you can't always get what you want, so today we've got another QLC drive on hand. Meet Crucial's P1 500 GB.The 860 QVO's role was cut and dried: to offer a sort of middle ground between smaller, faster SSDs and larger, cheaper mechanical storage.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Darksiders 3 Review
It's been a week to the day since I offered my first impressions piece on Darksiders 3. I've spent a lot of time with Fury and thinking over my experiences and my opinions have changed. The Darksiders of yesterday is all but gone but is that a good thing or bad thing? Read on to find out.


Read full article @ MMORPG

EasySMX Wireless Controller Review
So this time on Jake's review desk we have a budget friendly, wireless gaming controller from the folks over at EasySMX. Join us in this review where we take a look at this controller and see how well it performs for PC gaming.


Read full article @ Play3r

Gigabyte RTX 2080Ti Gaming OC 11G Graphic Card Review
Gigabyte RTX 2080Ti Gaming OC 11G Like everytime when new SKUs come out, GIGABYTE comes up with few graphics card variants. For a while, this was observed to be under AORUS sub-branding but surprisingly this is a Gigabyte labeled graphics card.


Read full article @ Hardware BBQ

HyperX Cloud MIX Headset Review
We’ve been fans of HyperX’s Cloud gaming headsets since they were first released a few years back. Since the first headset HyperX has just got it right in terms of sound quality, comfort, and style. HyperX’s latest release, the Cloud MIX, attempts to go into a realm HyperX has not been before, wireless. The Cloud MIX as the name suggests is not just for PC use though, it is designed as a gaming headset that you can use on your PC, console, mobile device, etc. It features not only Bluetooth wireless connectivity, but a wired connection too, so HyperX is hoping this is the all-around headset for anyone. Will this headset replace the Cloud Alpha, which I use daily? Or my wireless travel headphones, the BOHM B66’s? Read on as we find out!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

HyperX SAVAGE EXO Review
The HyperX SAVAGE EXO uses 3D NAND and the USB 3.1 Gen. 2 protocol to present speeds approaching 500MB/s in sequential reads and 480MB/s writes. The USB 3.1 Gen. 2 connection is catered for in both Type-C and Type-A, depending on your use-case. HyperX claim the drive can reduce PS4 and Xbox One game loading times by as much as 20%.


Read full article @ Vortez

LaCie Rugged RAID Pro Review
LaCie has perhaps one of the most iconic lineups in external drive history, with that they have now shipped over 4 million "Rugged" drives. The Rugged lineup goes back several generations and covers nearly all connectivity platforms from USB to Thunderbolt 3.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a hybrid mix between turn-based strategy and a free-roam RPG. While it takes ideas from the basic concoction of strategy games, it sets itself apart from the group with a nice sprinkling of compelling story and some truly bizarre and unique characters.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Nixeus REVEL Fit Gaming Mouse Review
It was the fall of 2004 and I was next deep into playing UT2K4 whether it was modding or living in Onslaught, sorry conquest youve got nothing on Onslaught. But back then there really wasnt a lot of gaming focused marketing or peripherals.


Read full article @ Wccftech

OnePlus 6T Review
Earlier this year we took a detailed look at the OnePlus 6 and determined it was one of the best values in Android flagship smartphones on the market. The OP6 has a beautiful, large display, a clean near-stock Android setup and great performance with 6GB or 8GB RAM standard at price points of $529 and $579 respectively. When rumors of the OnePlus 6T hit, we wondered if OnePlus could really improve on an already great design and offer even more of a good thing. As is the case with virtually any high tech device, trade-offs are a constant in the overall design equation. Then again, with its mantra of "Never Settle" seemingly driving the company's design choices, the question remained, how would OnePlus one-up themselves and the original OnePlus 6?


Read full article @ HotHardware

Overclocking the $55 AMD Athlon 200GE CPU
In an unexpected turn of events, it's now possible to overclock the otherwise-locked $55 Athlon 200GE processor. In what appears to be a slip up by MSI, the component maker has enabled Athlon overclocking with their latest BIOS release across its entire AM4 motherboard lineup.


Read full article @ TechSpot




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