Intel Meltdown and Spectre-proof CPUs to launch this year and more
Posted on: 01/27/2018 09:34 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

be quiet! Straight Power 11 1000W Power Supply Review
Best Gaming Laptops January 2018
Best Graphics Cards January 2018
Cougar Immersa Pro Gaming Headset Review
Intel Meltdown and Spectre-proof CPUs to launch this year
Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 CPU Cooler Review
Seagate IronWolf ST12000VN0007 12TB Hard Drive Review
Seagate Skyhawk 10TB SATA III HDD Review
Sennheiser Game One Review
Vulkan Continues To Show Its Gaming Strength On Low-End Hardware
WD My Cloud Home Duo Review

be quiet! Straight Power 11 1000W Power Supply Review
Today we take a look at one of the latest power supplies from be quiet! – the Straight Power 11. This family includes models ranging in capacity from 450W to 1000W – and we look at the flagship model today. It is an 80 Plus Gold, fully modular power supply and has just been released in the United Kingdom.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Best Gaming Laptops January 2018
We tested gaming laptops with a series of real-world and synthetic benchmarks to measure battery, cooling, CPU, display, GPU, storage, and overall system performance.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Best Graphics Cards January 2018
Here are the best gaming GPUs for the money. These graphics cards offer the best performance at their price and resolution (from 720p to 4K).


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Cougar Immersa Pro Gaming Headset Review
Take a proven and tested headset, put in larger drivers, add an external USB sound card, software, simulated surround, and top it off with RGB lighting. Does all of that justify twice the price? We test Cougar's Immersa Pro to find out.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Intel Meltdown and Spectre-proof CPUs to launch this year
Confirms CEO in an earnings call, following record quarterly and yearly revenue figures. Intel shared its fourth quarter 2017 financial results last night. The figures looked attractive, with outstanding growth and record Q4 revenue of $17.1 billion and record full-year revenue of $62.8 billion. Additionally Intel was pleased to report to shareholders that it would raise the quarterly cash dividend by 10 per cent. In afterhours trading Intel shares have responded well and have been up as much as 5.3 per cent so far (reaching $47.71). The last time Intel shares were valued so highly was back in November 2000.


Read full article @ Hexus

Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3 CPU Cooler Review
Downdraft cooling is back in the Scythe Grand Kama Cross 3. Will it reign supreme in cooling, noise, or value?


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Seagate IronWolf ST12000VN0007 12TB Hard Drive Review
Like to shoot in 4K? Store away with speed and style with the colossal capacity Seagate IronWolf ST12000VN0007 12TB.


Read full article @ APH Networks

Seagate Skyhawk 10TB SATA III HDD Review
Did you just get a brand new DVR/NVR or you already have one and you're looking for a larger capacity drive tailored for such use? If the answer is yes then you should really consider getting the brand new Guardian Series Skyhawk 10TB model by Seagate.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Sennheiser Game One Review
Although it doesn't look the part, the Sennheiser Game One is a serious gaming headset with great sound quality and a class-leading microphone. Its price is hefty, but you do get excellent performance in return.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Vulkan Continues To Show Its Gaming Strength On Low-End Hardware
As we have shown in past benchmarks, while current generation Linux games with current Linux GPU drivers using the Vulkan API rather than OpenGL may not be significantly faster with higher-end hardware right now, the impact of this newer Khronos graphics API tends to be more profound on lower-end hardware, especially when it comes to lightening the load on the CPU. Following the recent Pentium vs. Ryzen 3 Linux gaming tests, I carried out some fresh benchmarks looking at OpenGL vs. Vulkan on the Ryzen 3 1200 quad-core CPU with NVIDIA and Radeon graphics.


Read full article @ Phoronix

WD My Cloud Home Duo Review
Bringing NAS to the mainstream. Network-attached storage (NAS) can be an extremely useful addition to today's multi-device household. A centralised data store makes a whole lot of sense, as do regular backups from our desktops, laptops and smartphones, and the modern NAS is typically brimming with useful features ranging from something as simple an in-house media server to something as complex as full-blown virtualisation.

The caveat? Well, NAS can be daunting for users with little-to-no experience in the field, and there needs to be a simpler product for those wanting to benefit from basic NAS functionality. Many manufacturers have attempted to deliver streamlined solutions over the years and one of the latest is WD, whose My Cloud Home serves as a successor to the popular 2013 My Cloud.


Read full article @ Hexus




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