APC BE600M1 Desk

APC UPS 600VA BE600M1 Battery Backup & Surge Protector Review

The APC Back-UPS 600VA BE600M1 was introduced in 2016 as the replacement to the APC Back-UPS 550VA BE550G that originally came out in 2008. I actually bought the old APC Back-UPS 550VA nearly a decade ago and it just recently started giving off an alert that the battery was on it’s last leg. The battery life …more

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AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB Video Card Roundup

AMD Radeon RX 590 Roundup – PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX

AMD Radeon RX 590 Roundup The Radeon RX 590 is the latest and greatest mainstream graphics card from AMD and is targeted at targeted to 1080P gamers that want to play every game on the market today at respectable frame rates for under $300. You also get three PC games for free when you purchase …more

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Samsung SSD 860 QVO

Samsung 860 QVO SSD Review – 1TB/2TB Drives Tested

Samsung launched a new consumer Solid State Drive (SSD) series today called the Samsung 860 QVO SSD. This SATA III 2.5-inch drive series is available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities and feature Samsung’s brand new high-density 4-bit multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash. The Samsung 860 QVO was brought to market to help eliminate the …more

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BPX PRO SSD

MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro SSD Benchmarked With Phison Firmware v12.1

MyDigitalSDSD is the first company to release firmware version 12.1 for drives powered by the Phison E12 controller. We’ve been waiting months for this firmware to be released as it promised to deliver massive performance gains. After testing the MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro 960GB drive with this new firmware build versus the original firmware version 11.0 …more

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Emerson EM756 Tablet

Emerson EM756-8 Android 7″ 8GB Tablet Review

Bargain retail chain Dollar General is currently having a 4-day sale on an Emerson EM756BK-8 7-inch tablet running Android 5 ‘Lollipop’ for $35. We just happened to be in the market for some cheap tablets for the kids to watch movies on during holiday travels. Seeing your 2-year old and 4-year old grabbing your expensive …more

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JBL JR300BT Headphones

JBL JR300BT Bluetooth Headphones For Kids Review

The 2018 holiday season is here with Thanksgiving and other festivities right around the corner. AAA has projected that over 54 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more away from home for just Thanksgiving. That also means that millions of kids will be traveling for the holidays and parents will be stuck trying …more

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Battlefield V with DXR Enabled

Battlefield V Ray Tracing Performance on GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

When the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards were announced in August 2018 they promised to bring real-time ray tracing to PC games. After some unfortunate delays along the way we finally have the hardware and software to play Battlefield V with DICE’s DirectX Raytracing (DXR) reflections technology enabled. To get the realistic real-time reflections …more

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XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy

XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy Video Card Review

AMD Polaris Refined Thrice AMD introduced the Polaris GPU architecture with the introduction of the Radeon RX 400 series in July 2016. They then ‘refined’ Polaris and launched the Radeon RX 500 series in April 2017. AMD must really like Polaris as here we are in November 2018 and they are bringing the AMD Radeon …more

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Intel Core i9-9980XE Processor

Intel Core i9-9980XE Extreme Edition Processor Review

Intel Core i9-9980XE – 18-Cores With Higher Clocks Last month, Intel announced the “Basin Falls Refresh” for their Core X-Series HEDT processors. Seven new parts were announced with the flagship of the series being the Intel Core i9-9980XE 18-core, 36-thread processor that is the successor to the Intel Core i9-7980XE 18-core, 36-thread processor launched just …more

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Toshiba XG6 Client NVMe SSD

Toshiba XG6 1TB NVMe SSD Review Featuring 96-layer 3D TLC NAND

First 96-Layer SSD – Toshiba XG6 Series Today we are going to take a quick look at the Toshiba XG6, which is a mainstream PCIe NVMe series of SSDs that is aimed at the OEM market. We generally don’t review OEM SSDs since they can’t be purchased in the retail market, but we are making …more

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Corsair H100i RGB Platinum AIO CPU Cooler

Corsair Hydro H100i RGB Platinum CPU Cooler Review

Earlier this year our friends over at Corsair released three new all-in-one liquid CPU coolers with the “Pro” series and today they are introducing two brand new models in the “Platinum” series. The two new models are the Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB PLATINUM and H115i RGB PLATINUM. The H100i RGB PLATINUM comes equipped with two 120mm …more

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EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Graphics Card Review

EVGA Gives the RTX 2080 The XC Ultra Gaming Treatment If you are looking for an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card for your gaming PC the folks over at EVGA have you covered. EVGA has built eight different RTX 2080 models to pick from. You get to pick the style of card that you …more

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Redshift Benchmark

Redshift Benchmark GPU Render Times with GeForce RTX 2070, 2080 & 2080 Ti

Today we will be taking a look at GPU performance in Redshift. Redshift claims to be the world’s fastest biased renderer and is used by many professionals. We’ve noticed that many artists are looking to integrate Redshift into their workflow with applications like Houdini, Cinema 4D and Maya rather than using high-end CPU rendering solutions. …more

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ROG STRIX 2080 Ti Retail Box

ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition Review

ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition – The Best ASUS Has For Turing ASUS currently has three NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card models on the market today. They have the Turbo Edition that has a blower style GPU cooler that boosts up to 1560MHz, a dual-fan OC edition that boosts up to …more

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9900K Front and Back

Intel Core i9-9900K CPU Review – 9th Gen 8-Core, 16-Thread Benchmarks

9th Gen Intel Core i9 9900K The Intel Core i9-9900K 8-Core, 16-Thread LGA1151 95W desktop processor that was announced earlier this month is finally something you can walk into a store today and purchase! It’s certainly been a long and weird road to get to this point, but here we are. We’ve already covered much …more

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