Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:
Last year it was the main trend in the world of computer cases: tempered glass side panels. Right now on multiple sides as well, or even a nearly completely glass case. We compare twelve models we tested.
We at Hardware.Info always say: there is no accounting for taste. Because of this we do not take looks into consideration for our conclusion; whether or not a certain design looks good is up to the reader. Nevertheless, most will agree that a tempered glass side panel looks a lot better on a case than a perspex window. Until recently this was only for exorbitantly priced models such as the In Win S Frame or the Antec S10. However, now the amount of ‘glass cases’ is increasing nearly every week, with prices that do not differ all that much from regular steel and plastic models. Existing models receive an update with glass, and more and more new cases use this material.
When is a Core i7 not a Core i7? When it’s a Core i9! Intel’s latest and greatest processor, a 10-core chip clocked at 3.3GHz, comes to us in the form of the i9-7900X. Sharing the same 140W TDP of its predecessor, the i7-6950X, the $999 Skylake-X i9-7900X shaves at least $700 off the price, generation to generation, and performs better at the same time, too.
Seeing as Intel launched this (and other Core X) chips last month, I couldn’t tell you much here that you probably didn’t already know. I’ll tackle some basics, though, and then dive into a deeper look at the models available from Intel right now.
HEDT assault begins with a trio of giant TR4 chips priced from $549. AMD's high-end desktop (HEDT) Ryzen Threadripper processors are now available for pre-order ahead of retail availability starting August 10.
The enthusiast additions to the Ryzen range extend the reach of the Zen architecture from $109 for the Ryzen 3 1200 right the way up to $999 courtesy of the new Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. AMD's range-topping part has been on the cards for some time, as has the second-rung Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, and the manufacturer is now revealing some of the finer details including TDP and cache size, as well as confirmation of a third HEDT chip, the $549 Ryzen Threadripper 1900X, due August 31.
AMD has finally unveiled the curtain off their RX Vega enthusiast gaming hardware. With two versions having 4096 and 3584 next gen compute units, and priced at $499 and $399 respectively, AMD aims to appease the needs for the end user waiting for a single card solution capable for providing a good gaming experience at WQHD and UHD resolutions. Backed by FreeSync, Enhanced Sync and new Radeon Software features, we may finally have a contender for NVIDIA's Pascal-based GPUs in the sub-$500 market.
AMD has officially lifted the veil on its new Radeon RX consumer graphics line-up, featuring the company's next-generation Vega GPU architecture. After months of architecture disclosures and rumors, we finally have real specifications and details on the actual Radeon RX Vega graphics card line-up, including pricing, and what AMD is doing to make the cards as attractive as possible for gamers...
Based on their latest Zen architecture, AMD is proposing a low-end to mainstream segment with their Ryzen 3 SKUs; we are not discussing about a 2-core part but a real 4-core processor (SMT disabled) with dual CCXes, where each CCX module sports two active units. The processors do feature an 8MB L3 cache and are aimed to compete against the Pentium G4560, the Core i3-7100 but also the Core i3-7300 from Intel. Given the technical specifications and stock clocks, these CPUs are recommended to be paired with mainstream video cards in order to make smooth 1080P gaming possible.
At the dawn of its Radeon RX Vega family launch, we visit its underlying GPU architecture, which AMD touts as the most advanced and future-ready, in a bid to find out if the company has overcome its longstanding architectural weaknesses while building on its strengths.
AMD's Radeon RX Vega graphics cards are finally here in the form of the RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56. Join us as we see what AMD's new high-end graphics cards have in store for gamers.
AMD's Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are poised to take the fight to Intel's high-end desktop processors and the X299 platform. Take a first look at this trio of chips and their performance potential with us.
With this week's release of AMDGPU-PRO 17.30, here are some fresh benchmarks of this latest AMD hybrid Linux graphics driver release compared to using the newest pure open-source driver stack in the form of the Linux 4.13 development kernel and Mesa Git.
ASRock seeks serenity among the X99 budget market. As a Tom's Hardware reviewer, I'm incredibly fortunate to get my hands on tech I otherwise wouldn't be able see (the X99 Godlike motherboard and EK custom loop kits come to mind). But as a pragmatic enthusiast, I realize that some of these components are well outside the reach of the majority of the readers here. So I get a different, yet longer-lasting thrill when I get to review motherboards or parts that I could actually afford to use in my personal builds.
Nevertheless, affordable parts are accompanied by a mix of excitement about new upgrades and foreboding that you'll be let down by too many corners cut to hit an adequately low price point. The arrival of ASRock's X99 Taichi elicited these thoughts.
Most of the combo reviews I’ve written so far is from Cooler Master. It started with Devastator, continued with Octane and then the Masterkeys Lite L which is better out of the three. Gamdias is making a lot of gaming keyboard and mouse combo dubbed as ‘Ares’ and this particular one is the GKC6000.
The LG G6 is truly a complete package from beginning to end; in the minor details and the major implementation. It truly has impressed me and fights well against other flagship phones of 2017.
Here at Play3r we’re always on the lookout for new tech and new ways of using old tech, so when todays review product arrived on my desk, I was eager to get started. Bluetooth speakers are not anything we haven’t seen before, but this speaker also incorporates a phone stand and a Qi wireless charger, which definitely puts the MusiQi Wireless Charging Speaker from Fone Salesman in the unique product category. Of course, with so many products combined in one unit it should be awesome, but only if all three work seamlessly. To that end, let’s get down to business and take a look at what features you get for your money.
Noctua is a company specialized in designing and producing of high end coolers and fans for PC type systems. The company was founded in 2005 by Rascom Computerdistribution and Taiwanese company Kolink International. Today Noctua is present in more than 30 countries, being one of the most known manufacturers of cooling solutions.
The cooler is packaged in a multicolored cardboard box, it has the following dimensions: 23.5(L) – 19(W) – 27(H)cm. The front side of the packaging has a two-tone abstract design, in the middle a couple of the cooler’s features are listed while the name of it is printed on the left side.
If you're looking to equip your brand new NAS with the fastest and most durable HDDs covered by what might be the best warranty plan in the market today then you should really set your eyes on the Seagate IronWolf Pro 10TB model.