The Best Gaming Laptops 2018 and more
Posted on: 05/11/2018 10:38 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

ABOX T22 Portable LCD Projector Review
ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Review
Conan Exiles Xbox One Review
Corsair RM850x (2018) Power Supply Review
FSP CMT330 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
GAMDIAS Hermes P2 RGB Keyboard Review
Hyper Sentinel Xbox One Review
Patriot Viper V760 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Samsung 970 EVO 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive Review
The Best Gaming Laptops 2018

ABOX T22 Portable LCD Projector Review
Let’s face it, if we all had the space and money we would all build ourselves a man-cave, and what better way to put the final touches to your man-cave than a LCD projector! We’ve all wanted one, but we could never find the excuse to go out and get one.

Today we will be taking a look at the ABOX T22 portable LCD projector, and boy are we excited!


Read full article @ FunkyKit

ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming Review
Yeah, Zen+ was launched in April, aka Ryzen 2000 or 12nm optimized Ryzen processors, the 'refresh' SKUs so to say. The new 12nm Zen+ processors will work fine with your X370 chipset based motherboard and vice versa, however, AMD launched the X470 chipset alongside these new Zen+ processors. The new chipset offers small improvements in combo with the new 12nm products. For example, to better facilitate XFR2 options. It has been a year already ever since AMD launched the first generation Ryzen processors. It had a bit of a rocky launch with the inter-core latency discussion a 1080p gaming performance as well as memory support. But the tide definitely turned for AMD as more and more people are considering to purchase an AMD processor-based PC, for their next purchase. The memory compatibility issues are mostly all gone, of course, we'll look at game performance in this article as well. But yes, things are looking good. The new 12nm processor generation can be clocked a notch higher. The upper range frequencies at 4.2~4.3 now are feasible, that also means that on the lower end of the spectrum, AMD is now capable to increase base-clock performance ion the more high-end parts. All these little tweaks bring the benefit of an overall faster processor series. Add to that improved memory latency and improved XFR2 ranges and you'll notice that the new ZEN+ generation now has become a really viable and more competitive product. So the ones that have not made a move towards AMD Ryzen just yet, now potentially could or will. So if you go with a proper processor, you'll like want a proper motherboard as well eh? X470 will give a home to the new Zen+ procs, with socket AM4 and will provide faster DDR4 memory support (as well as all other modern usual suspects like USB 3.1 gen 2, SATA Express, as well as NVMe protocol based M.2 support and surely PCI-Express Gen 3.0).


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Conan Exiles Xbox One Review
Here's why Conan Exiles deserves your attention.

Conan Exiles is an online survival game either played from the first-person or third-person perspective. While the title features numerous characters and mysteries to uncover, it still revolves around gathering resources, learning new schematics, and crafting better gear and shelter. Starting off with nothing more than a mysterious bracelet on your wrist, you'll eventually be able to build entire cities with dangerous siege weaponry. This progression — from a lowly exile to the most powerful being — is what makes Conan Exiles so rewarding to experience.


Read full article @ Windows Central

Corsair RM850x (2018) Power Supply Review
We review the RM850x power supply from Corsair. This 2018 update for the RM series now is offered in a silent RMx series that comes with 80plus Gold certification.

The silent RMx series is offered in five models, the RM550x, RM650x, RM750x, RM850x (all 16cm in length) and A 180mm-long casing for the RM1000x. The numbers in the product names obviously refer to its maximum wattage. It is a Gold certified product series, that means it's 90% efficient at 50% load, hey efficiency matters; years ago PSUs were as low as 70% efficient, meaning that 30% of the used power simply vanishes and is lost in space, whilst you are paying for it on that electricity bill. If your components internally eat away 500W then with that 70% efficient product you'd actually use 650W. With a 90% efficiency, you just saved 100 Watts. The PSU itself is 100% modular as well, for most of you with a side panel window in their chassis a must really as you'll want modular cables. The PSU itself is even 100% modular, for most of you with a side panel window in their chassis a must really as you'll want modular cables.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

FSP CMT330 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
With two cases under our belt from FSP, we have seen their high-end, and we have seen their low-end. It would only make sense that we also see something they have to offer in the mid-range of what is possible in mid-tower cases. The basic concept with the latest chassis we are looking at is to be very similar to the CMT230 while adding much more bang for the buck for their potential customers.

The next chassis in the line is the slightly bigger brother to the CMT230, and not only is it bigger it is wiser, has more interior space, and has learned a few tricks its smaller sibling has yet to figure out. This chassis does have a more aggressive look, yet at the same time brings a feel of elegance to the mix. There is room for better water cooling options, a new PSU cover is in play, and capabilities of hardware potential has also been increased. To be blunt, this is more of what we expected to see when we opened up the CMT230.


Read full article @ TweakTown

GAMDIAS Hermes P2 RGB Keyboard Review
GAMDIAS is entering the optical keyboard market with their Hermes P2 RGB keyboard. It features great software and onboard customization, a choice of four optical switches with dust and spill resistance and, of course, a strong RGB backlighting game.

The first time I heard of GAMDIAS was when I caught the general media covering the smaller brands at Computex a few years ago. Their products all appeared to be named after Greek gods, which seemed like a gimmick at the time, but looking them up more did provide a background for this. Indeed, the very name GAMDIAS translates to "god of gaming". They went all-in here, with references to Zeus, Mount Olympus and more which you can catch here and here if interested. From where I stand, the name did the job in getting people's attention, and now, the product has to do its part. As such, we take a look at their Hermes P2 RGB keyboard here, and thanks again to GAMDIAS for providing a review sample.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Hyper Sentinel Xbox One Review
Hyper Sentinel is a chaotic and engaging retro-style shoot 'em up that occasionally feels a tad too hectic for its own good.

If you're old enough to know of its existence, the side-scrolling spaceship shooter Uridium for the Commodore64 was one of the most influential titles in the gaming industry of yesteryear. Between the smooth controls and fast-paced laser gun action, reviewers and players alike were singing praises from the hills.

Over time, though, gaming has changed, and the releases of games similar to Uridium have been few and far between. Hyper Sentinel, a brand new Xbox title, draws largely on Uridium for inspiration, bringing the classic game style to modern consoles.


Read full article @ Windows Central

Patriot Viper V760 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Just recently, we reviewed the flagship Patriot Viper V770 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, and we loved it. Not only was it cheaper than its rivals flagship models, but it was just as well if not better equipped than any of them. Today, we’re taking a look at one step down the ladder, the Viper V760. It’s a little more affordable and trims off just a couple of features, but at its core, it promises to be every bit as good as its big brother when it comes to performance.

Equipped with an aluminium chassis, full RGB lighting, mechanical switches, a magnetic wrist rest, and much more, it’s certainly well equipped. For those looking for a high-end keyboard that doesn’t break the bank, it’s certainly appealing, and I’m eager to take a closer look at what it has to offer.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Samsung 970 EVO 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Solid State Drive Review
Samsung Electronics has been a leader in the electronics industry for more than 30 years. Since the introduction of their first television in 1970, this Korean company has grown to become one of the world's leading electronics manufacturers, offering everything from tiny semiconductors to large home appliances. Samsung is no stranger to the storage industry either. Along with an assortment of DVD and Blu-ray Disc drives, the company offers both hard drive and flash based storage solutions for the portable and desktop computer markets.

Samsung recently introduced its new 970 series SSDs. In addition to their new flagship drive, the 970 PRO, the company released its latest mainstream NVMe SSD, the 970 EVO. Both drives are powered by Samsung's new Phoenix controller and equipped with a PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe 1.3 interface. The biggest difference between the two is the type of NAND used. Where the 970 PRO features Samsung's 2-bit MLC V-NAND flash, the 970 EVO is available with up to 2TB of their 3-bit MLC (TLC) V-NAND flash. The 970 EVO also utilizes Samsung's Intelligent TurboWrite technology, which uses a large SLC buffer to accelerate sequential write speeds.


Read full article @ CDRLabs.com

The Best Gaming Laptops 2018
With the complete rollout of 8th-gen Core processors for laptops, including the more powerful Coffee Lake H-series parts, we've seen a lot of new and refreshed laptops hit the market for both productivity and gaming.

These are our recommendations for the best gaming laptops you can buy right now, covering not just the most powerful and most expensive models on the market, but also practical options that provide great value for money, possess a thinner profile or how about a great ultrabook that doubles as a decent gaming machine.


Read full article @ TechSpot




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