AND Adrenalin 2019 Driver Performance Analysis and more
Posted on: 12/17/2018 11:17 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Adrenalin 2019 Driver Performance Analysis featuring the RX Vega 56 & RX 590
ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate Motherboard Review
Cooler Master CK550 Mechanical Keyboard Review
Crucial BX500 480GB Solid State Drive Review
Huawei Watch GT Review
MSI MEG Z390 ACE Motherboard Review
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Review
Noctua NH-U12S DX-3647 (LGA3647) CPU Cooler Review
Scythe Ninja 5 Review
The Best Laptops

Adrenalin 2019 Driver Performance Analysis featuring the RX Vega 56 & RX 590
As a regular feature of BabelTechReviews, this driver performance analysis will chart the performance of 38 PC games using the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 18.12.2 which was released last week. We will compare these new drivers with the 18.8.40 launch drivers for the RX 590 and also with September’s drivers used for the RX Vega 56, and we will also compare them with 18.12.1 that released last month.

The Adrenalin 2019 Edition is AMD’s special annual update which introduces important new features that we will briefly cover although our emphasis is on driver performance changes. BTR driver performance analyses track the progress of every major driver release from NVIDIA and from AMD with every game in our 38-game benchmark suite including Just Cause 4 and Battlefield V. We also compare the Red Devils RX Vega 56’s and RX 590’s rivals, the RTX 2070 FE’s and the EVGA GTX 1060 SC’s performance.


Read full article @ BabelTechReviews

ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate Motherboard Review
The Ultimate version of ASRock’s Z390 Taichi adds 10GbE without taking away any of the cheaper version’s integrated networking. Is it worth the cash?


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Cooler Master CK550 Mechanical Keyboard Review
There are way too many mechanical keyboard manufacturers with way too many switch options to suit your needs, budget, requirement, etc. Just when you thought the choices are obvious, you get analog keyboards like Wooting One, Wooting Two and even a project Cooler Master had raised funds for since it feels its requirements is a micro-niche. Eventually, a niche product seeps into the mainstream- like how mechanical switches did. Sometimes, THE best keyboard might just be get lost somewhere, even if it is from a mainstream manufacturer. Everybody makes so many peripherals simply because they are able to sell it out. Headset market is equally ridiculous. Might as well wear those RGB headsets and use it to signal left or right turns when riding a bicycle!


Read full article @ Hardware BBQ

Crucial BX500 480GB Solid State Drive Review
The Crucial BX500 480GB is an ultra-budget drive that can be had for $70 at press time, but for an extra $3, you can get the MX500 500GB -- a significantly better SSD by every metric.


Read full article @ APH Networks

Huawei Watch GT Review
Huawei's wearable OS could be great, but it doesn't fit this $230 smartwatch.


Read full article @ ArsTechnica

MSI MEG Z390 ACE Motherboard Review
During Computex 2018 we were exposed to a new product line from MSI called MEG or the MSI Enthusiast Gaming with their flagship motherboard called the X399 Creation. The motherboard had a great overall design that would lay the groundwork for a unified product line with similar graphic treatments, features and performance.

In this review I’ll be showing you the MSI MEG Z390 ACE. This board shares many of the design cues found on the X399 Creation but is built on the Intel Z390 chipset for LGA 115x 8000 and 9000 series processors. Position wise, it is one step down from the MEG Z390 Godlike and really designed to do more than just game. Of course the reason for the Intel 300 series is to support the new Core i9 9900K Coffee Lake processor but, is fully backwards compatible with existing Coffee Lake processors giving you the same features with the option for more performance in multi threaded applications.


Read full article @ Hardware Asylum

MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Review
After taking some time to delve into what MSI has to offer with the MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, I found that to get the most out of the latest Intel 10-core beast you do not need to step up to the king of the hill $500 board. Now what you may give up other than $300 or more are features that you may or may not use. For most users, the price point of the MSI MPG Gaming Edge AC is a great compromise between performance and all-out feature set. Performance-wise, this board from MSI did well by comparison to another Z390-based board and a Z370 board. The metrics, for the most part, were close in just about every test. That's a given at this point. So what separates the boards are feature set and what the intended use case
will be.


Read full article @ OCC

Noctua NH-U12S DX-3647 (LGA3647) CPU Cooler Review
Today we’re starting a new segment of our cooler reviews. This new series of reviews will be based around server and workstation processors which also require proper cooling. However, servers and workstation users aren’t looking for the same things as gamers, and as such, we think these reviews are very relevant. We’re kicking the series off with a review of Noctua‘s NH-U12S DX-3647. As the name suggests, it’s an LGA3647 cooler for the latest Xeon Scalable processors with a TDP of up to 205W.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Scythe Ninja 5 Review
Scythe Ninja 5 – Big n’ quiet air cooling needs more breeze, if you please


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

The Best Laptops
When choosing the right laptop it all comes down to what you are willing to spend and what you plan to use it for. After looking at several of the best devices this year and analyzing dozens of professional reviews and user opinions, we bring you the best of the best in a handful of popular categories.


Read full article @ TechSpot




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