NAPA Summer Press Event

Gigabyte, Intel and Corsair Summer Press Event Highlights

GIGABYTE, Intel and Corsair Press Update June 2016 For those of us that were not fortunate enough to attend Computex 2016, Gigabyte, Intel and Corsair held a private press event.  At this event, they went over many of the items that were shown at Computex, but also provided us a few new pieces of information. …more

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AMD Radeon RX 480 Lowered Voltage Settings

AMD Radeon RX 480 Undervolting Performance

The AMD Radeon RX 480 has already proven itself to be an affordable solution for 1080P and 1440P gaming displays in our launch review and then later when we looked at 4GB versus 8GB frame buffer performance. We don’t have a proper Data Acquisition (DAQ) tools needed to measure board power, so we’ve had to …more

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AMD Radeon RX 480

AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB versus Radeon RX 480 8GB

4GB versus 8GB of Memory on the Radeon RX 480 Yesterday we took an in-depth look at the new AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB reference card and found that it was a great card for gamers running 1920 x 1080 or 2560 x 1440 displays. The performance was pretty good for a $239 graphics card, but …more

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AMD Radeon RX 480 Video Card

AMD Radeon RX 480 Video Card Review – Polaris Arrives

AMD Radeon RX 480 Video Card – Best Bang For the Buck GPU? The Radeon RX 480 is finally here and after weeks of leaks we can finally show you our performance numbers and tell you what we know about the card. As you likely already know the AMD Radeon RX 480 features the Polaris 10 …more

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card Review

The GeForce GTX 1080 You’ve Been Dreaming About? The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 video card is currently the most powerful graphics card in the world according to our own benchmarks. The GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition is a great card, but many are waiting for custom board partner cards that feature higher clock frequencies and custom …more

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240mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

Alphacool Eisbaer 240mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review

Introduction to the Alphacool Eisbaer AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Eisbaer?  What!?  Try pronouncing it like ‘Ice Bear’ and it’ll make a whole lot more sense!  It could be written as Eisbär, to confuse native English speakers more, but thankfully it is not.  It translates to ‘Polar Bear’ in German, which Germany is exactly where Alphacool …more

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E3 2016 Cosplay Coverage From The Floor

Cosplay, Booth Babe and Booth Dude Photos From E3 2016

It’s Not Just the Games As E3 2016 comes to a close, it’s that time again for our annual E3 Cosplay/Booth Babe/Booth Dude! This year’s edition had all sorts of cute, cool, and sexy sights signifying a shift away from just sexy. We definitely took pictures of booth babes, models, cosplayers, fast cars, modded computers, …more

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WD My Passport Wireless Pro

WD My Passport Wireless Pro Review

WD My Passport Wireless Pro – 2nd Gen Portable Device Western Digital (WD) introduced the WD My Passport Wireless mobile storage back in 2014 that allowed tech savvy users to wirelessly connect up to eight devices to backup or share content for up to six hours of streaming. The appeal of a wireless drive is …more

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Thermaltake Core X5

Thermaltake Core X5 Cube Chassis Review

Thermaltake Core X5 Cube Chassis At CES 2015, Thermaltake introduced us to their Core X line which included three models, X1, X2 and X9.  Each of them was designed for different size of motherboards but maintained the ability for the end user to customize the chassis to fit their specific need.  The Thermaltake Core X5 …more

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ADATA SP550 Series SSDs

ADATA Premier SP550 120GB, 240GB and 480GB SSD Review

ADATA SP550 Series – The Lowest Priced SSDs Around If you are looking for a low cost SSD for you system you have likely seen the ADATA Premier SP550 SSDs for sale online. The Premier SP550 is one of the lowest priced SSDs around and feature a Silicon Motion SM2256 controller and SK Hynix 16nm Triple-Level …more

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Crucial MX300 SSD Retail Packaging

Limited Edition 750GB Crucial MX300 SSD Review

Crucial MX300 – First 3D TLC Drive For Crucial Crucial announced a new ‘limited edition’ SSD today that the company believes well help show off their brand new Micron 3D TLC NAND Flash memory technology. Yes, Micron is the latest semiconductor manufacturer to move from planar 2D TLC NAND to 3D TLC NAND! Micron says that the …more

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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2400MHz DDR4 SODIMM

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2400MHz DDR4 SODIMM Memory Kit Review

Crucial Ballistix Sport LT SODIMM Kits Aimed At Enthusiasts Last month our friends over at Crucial announced the availability of Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 SODIMMs that are aimed gamers and performance enthusiasts looking to get the most from their mobile platforms. The modules feature a ‘stealth digital camo’ design, Intel XMP 2.0 profiles, speeds of …more

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Basemark Power Assessment Tool

Our New Tool For Measuring USB Power – Basemark PAT

Have you ever wanted to geek-out a little and know how much power your smartphone and tablet are using through the USB interface? Over the years we’ve looked at a number of mobile devices and found that it has been tough to accurately know how much power they are pulling let alone in real-time! This is …more

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Kingston UV400 SSD

Kingston UV400 480GB TLC SSD Review

Kingston UV400 – First Kingston Mass-Market TLC Drive Last year Kingston Digital released the UV300 SSD series in emerging markets like India, Mexico and Russia. The UV300 series was the first TLC NAND drive for Kingston and was designed to be their low-cost budget friendly Solid-State Drive (SSD).  The UV300 series wasn’t anything stellar on the performance …more

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Intel Core i7-6950X

Intel Core i7-6950X Processor Review – 10-core Broadwell-E Benchmarked

Intel Core i7-6950X Arrives With 10-Cores! Intel Broadwell-E processors are finally here and sadly before I even started to type this review most of the details have been leaked out around the web this month and some have already made it up on eBay. It’s getting harder to keep a secret these days and it certainly …more

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