HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse

Kingston HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse Review

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Gaming Mouse Introduction It’s time again for us to take a look at a gaming mouse and this time it’s a first for a well-known company that’s been around a long time. That would be Kingston under their HyperX brand which encompasses their lineup of enthusiast gamer products. The HyperX Pulsefire FPS …more

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Overclocked Benchmark Results At 4.1GHz

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X – Overclocking to 4.1GHz With No Manual Voltage Increase A recent trip to the local Micro Center location in St. Louis, Missouri showed that all the AMD Ryzen 5 6-core processors were sold out and rightly so as the Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 1600 are both exceptional values. The …more

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Ryzen 1700x Vs Intel i7-7700x

Intel Core i7-7700k versus AMD Ryzen 1700X 14 Game CPU Showdown

Gaming Performance Showdown AMD Ryzen 1700x vs Intel i7-7700K We have been reading and seeing a lot of performance and testing done on the latest AMD CPU, the Ryzen 7 1700X.  After it was released, people were quick to find that there was a significant difference in performance between running the system in a Balanced …more

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Intel Optane Memory Packaging

Intel Optane Memory Review – 32GB Module With 3D Xpoint Tested

Intel Optane Memory Will Speed Up Your Hard Drive If you building a PC on a budget this year you’ll likely find yourself deciding between a high capacity Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or a smaller, albeit faster SATA III Solid-State Drive (SSD). You can currently buy a WD Blue 1TB 5400RPM desktop hard drive for about $50 or …more

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Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition

Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition Video Card Review

AMD Radeon RX 580 Arrives – RX 480 Enhanced The AMD Radeon RX 500 series was released this week and the new Polaris based graphics card series consists of the Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 and RX 550. These cards are mostly all based on the Polaris architecture found on the RX 400 series as …more

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Tt eSPORTS CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Tt eSPORTS CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset Thermaltake began making gaming peripherals in 2010 through the brand Tt eSPORTS to appeal to the growing PC gaming market. Along with Tt eSPORTS’ lineup are a number of keyboards, headsets, controllers, gaming chairs, etc. Thermaltake is a recognizable name in the world of cooling solutions and …more

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AMD Ryzen 5

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Overclocked Benchmark Results At 4.2GHz

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X – Overclocking to 4.2GHz The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is the newest 4-core, 8-thread processor to come out and at $189.00 it might make for a compelling budget system build that won’t break the bank. This AMD Ryzen 5 CPU is a 65W TDP part that has a base clock speed of …more

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X Processor Reviews

AMD Ryzen 5 – 6-Core CPUs Arrive For Under $220 After weeks of leaks the AMD Ryzen 5 series of processors has finally been launched! With the launch of the AMD Ryzen 5 processors, AMD is attacking the mainstream market at the $169 to $249 price points where most gamers buy processors. AMD believes that …more

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AMD Ryzen Windows 10 Custom Power Plan

AMD Ryzen Balanced Power Plan Benchmarked

AMD Ryzen Windows Power Plan Disables Core Parking Earlier this morning we were surprised with an e-mail from AMD offering a preview of a new Ryzen Balanced power plan for Windows that is said to improve performance on Ryzen processors. We pushed some of the things we were working on today off the agenda and started …more

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Ashes of the Singularity

AMD Ryzen Performance Update Released For Ashes of the Singularity

When the AMD Ryzen 7 platform was released many of the reviews were critical of the 1080P gaming performance on the Ryzen 7 processor series. AMD promised that we would see a series of game and engine updates for the new Ryzen architecture fairly quickly and the first game title to become optimized for Ryzen …more

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Samsung EVO Plus MicroSDXC Memory Cards

Samsung EVO Plus 128GB MicroSDXC Memory Card Review

When the Samsung 128GB Pro+ Class 10 microSDXC memory card came out in March 2016 it had wicked fast sequential speeds of 95 MB/s Read and 90 MB/s Write with an MSRP of $129.99. Over the past year the price on that card designed to be used by prosumers in action cameras, DSLRs, high-end smartphones, …more

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AMD X370 Chipset Motherboards

Thermal Image Testing on AMD X370 Motherboards by ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI

AMD X370 Motherboards Meet The FLIR Thermal Imager Thermal performance is important to PC gamers and enthusiasts, so we wanted to take a look at VRM thermal performance on some of the AMD X370 motherboards that we have in our possession for testing. Those boards would be the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero ($254.99), GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming 5 ($194.99) …more

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AMD Ryzen X370 Motherboards and Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 Memory Kits

AMD Ryzen – Single-Rank Versus Dual-Rank DDR4 Memory Performance

AMD Ryzen – Single-Rank Versus Dual-Rank DDR4 Memory Performance After finishing up our DDR4 memory scaling article on an AMD Ryzen processor with an AMD X370 chipset powered board we were left wondering if memory performance and scaling was similar on different AMX X370 motherboards from different manufacturers. We gathered up the MSI X370 XPOWER …more

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SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset For Lag-Free Gaming SteelSeries is the most dominant peripheral manufacturer in eSports, with their sponsored teams winning more prize money and competitions than Razer and Logitech’s sponsored teams, combined. While winning eSports tournaments is great, producing quality peripherals that appeal to actual gamers is just one key to a successful business. SteelSeries, …more

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Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X

Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X – Most Responsive Data Center SSD

Intel 3D Xpoint memory is a non-volatile memory (NVM) technology announced by Intel and Micron in July 2015 and today we are finally getting to see that technology come to market in a data center SSD, the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X! The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X will be offered in both PCIe add-in-board and U.2 form …more

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