Terramaster F2-420 NAS Server

TerraMaster F2-420 2-Bay Quad-Core NAS Review

TerraMaster F2-420 Diskless NAS Server The TerraMaster F2-420 2-Bay NAS Server is a diskless model that is priced at $299.99 shipped and backed by a 2-year warranty. This is your basic RAID 0/1/JBOD 2-bay NAS that is designed for home or small business use. It is powered by the Intel Celeron J1900 ‘Bay Trail’ Quad-Core CPU …more

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PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS

PUBG CPU Core Benchmarks – How Many Cores Do You Need

Last month, PLAYERUNKNOWNN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) released a patch with optimizations that improved performance for those running a CPU with six or more CPU cores in their gaming rigs. PUBG uses Unreal Engine 4, which is capable of producing solid image quality, but can be rather taxing on your PC hardware. This Early Access game developed …more

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Destiny 2

Destiny 2 Quick Review – Sequels Aren’t Always Worse

Destiny 2 Quick Review – Sequels Aren’t Always Worse No burying the lead:  Destiny 2 delivers and it does so beautifully! I’m always fairly skeptical when it comes to playing a sequel.  Looking at the franchise titles that have come out recently, the follow-up seems to deliver more of the same whenever a game developer …more

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Running 44 MH/s

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid – 44 MH/s Ethereum Mining

Over the weekend we started seeing stories that AMD Radeon Vega 64 air cooled models could get 43.5 MH/s at just 130 Watts of power when mining Ethereum using Claymore’s miner. It seems a bunch of sites picked up the story of a Reddit user that was able to get his AMD Radeon RX Vega …more

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Corsair NX500 SSD

Two PCIe NVMe SSDs Tested On Six Motherboards By Intel and AMD

Will One SSD Perform The Same on Six Different Motherboards? When Corsair sent us their new Neutron NX500 400GB NVMe PCIe AIC SSD to review we weren’t impressed by what we were seeing from Corsair’s new flagship storage drive. Corsair claims that the Neutron NX500 400GB and Neutron NX400 800GB drives can reach sequential speeds …more

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ASUS Video Card RMA Experience and Turnaround Time in 2017

Most review sites don’t cover the RMA process, but trying to get a motherboard or video card repaired can be a truly painful experience. We recently had an ASUS ROG STRIX-RX480-8G-GAMING video card fail on us. It didn’t blow up in a ball of fire and smoke, but while gaming something would go terribly wrong …more

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HyperX Predator DDR4 3200MHz

HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4 Memory Kit Review

HyperX Predator High Performance Memory For Enthusiasts When it comes to memory, Kingston is one of the first names people bring up.  HyperX is Kingston’s high-performance division, that focus’s developing the best peripherals for gamers and users that demad the best performance.  They are constantly updating their product line to meet the needs of gamers …more

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Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless SE

Corsair VOID PRO RGB Wireless SE Gaming Headset Review

Corsair Void Pro Wireless SE RGB Gaming Headset Introduction Corsair has put out a number of gaming headsets over the years which have continued to evolve and improve as all products do to remain relevant. The Void line of headsets were well received though faced some stiff competition, especially since the gaming headset market space …more

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 versus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 versus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

Radeon RX VEGA 56 versus GeForce GTX 1070 On August 14th, AMD announced three new graphics cards based on the ‘Vega’ GPU architecture: Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition, Radeon RX Vega 64 with air cooling and the Radeon RX Vega 56. The Radeon RX Vega 56 came a little sooner than we expected and we frankly weren’t prepared for it when the card arrived. AMD …more

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Samsung Portable SSD T5

Samsung Portable SSD T5 500GB and 2TB Performance Review

Samsung Portable SSDs Get 64-Layer V-NAND Flash Samsung today announced their newest Portable Solid State Drive (PSSD), the Samsung Portable SSD T5. This portable SSD uses the latest 64-layer V-NAND technology and USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface to get up to 540 MB/s sequential read and up to 515 MB/s sequential write speeds. The T5 comes …more

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AMD Radeon Software Crimson

AMD’s New Mining Block Chain Optimized Driver Tested

AMD Helps Ethereum Miners Keep Hashing Performance Stable AMD has finally released a video card driver for Radeon graphics cards that improves block chain performance! This driver was developed to improve the decreasing hashrate performance with Ether mining as the DAG size slowly increased. We did in-depth coverage on this issue back in June 2017, …more

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Vega 64 Mining Ethereum

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Ethereum Mining Performance

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56 Graphics cards are out now and hopefully you’ve taken a look at gaming performance in our full review of both those cards. There have been rumors that the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 is capable of getting hash rates as high as 100 MH/s …more

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AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64

AMD Radeon RX Vega Benchmark Review: Vega 64 and Vega 56 Tested

AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64 Arrives For Testing Ready or not AMD’s answer for a high-end series of consumer desktop graphics cards is finally here!  The Radeon Technologies Group is launching the Radeon RX VEGA 64 and Vega 56 today. The AMD Radeon RX VEGA 64 is powered by the full fat VEGA 10 GPU …more

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and Threadripper 1920X Processor Review

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Finally Arrives Today we’ll be looking at the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-core and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12-core processors. These processors are the the tip of the spear for AMD and are aimed at the high-end desktop market. This completes the AMD Ryzen processor lineup for the desktop and more importantly …more

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Unboxing and Installation

We wanted to post a good video showing our unboxing of the AMD Ryzen AMD Threadripper processor, but our attempts at a good unrehearsed video without proper lighting was a fail. So, we apologize to all the millennials as our unboxing coverage is mostly going to be images and text that you actually have to …more

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