Gaming

Bringing a new range of hardware to market is not an easy task, even for Intel. The company has an install base of its ‘Gen’ graphics in hundreds of millions of devices around the world, however the range of use is limited, and it doesn’t tackle every market. This is why Intel started to create its ‘Xe’ graphics portfolio. The new graphics design isn’t just a single microarchitecture – by mixing and matching units where needed, Intel has identified four configurations that target key markets in its sights, ranging from the TeraFLOPs needed at the low-end up to Peta-OPs for high performance computing. Leading up the charge on the driver and software side of the equation is Intel’s Lisa Pearce. Lisa is a 23 year...

Analyzing B450 for AMD Ryzen: A Quick Look at 25+ Motherboards

One of the secondary stories from Computex was that AMD and its partners were set to launch a new generation of mid-range chipsets and motherboards with the new lower-power...

60 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

The ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme Motherboard Review: Top Tier Threadripper

Today we are having a look at the most expensive motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper processors, the ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme. The motherboard has a very impressive list of...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/17/2018

Cooler Master Releases CM310 Gaming Mouse: 10000 DPI Sensor, RGB Illumination, $30

Cooler Master has announced the release of a new gaming mouse in the CM310. The mouse includes a 10000 DPI gaming grade optical sensor, RGB illumination, and is designed...

10 by Joe Shields on 7/13/2018

The ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: Mini-ITX with Thunderbolt 3

There's a lot of love for mini-ITX, and our next review is the ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac. This gaming-centric board offers users a number of features which make it highly...

36 by Joe Shields on 7/13/2018

Hands On With The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition

One of the more interesting laptop designs to come out of the Computex week was from Acer: its new Predator Helios 300 Special Edition was an eclectic mix of...

20 by Ian Cutress on 7/11/2018

The GIGABYTE B360 Gaming 3 WIFI Review: A Cheaper Alternative at $120

One of GIGABYTE's first B360 series motherboards in the Gaming 3 WIFI. This is our first review of this new chipset, and it offers users a cheaper way into...

18 by Joe Shields on 7/11/2018

ASRock DeskMini Z370 GTX1060 Review: A Compact Coffee Lake Gaming PC

Small form-factor machines have emerged as a very significant chunk of the PC market. Building on the success of the UCFF NUCs, Intel introduced the mini-STX platform in 2015...

24 by Ganesh T S on 6/12/2018

Alienware Releases Wireless headset and Elite Gaming Mouse

After an absence from the headset market for nearly a decade, Alienware has jumped back in it feet first with the Alienware Wireless Headset (AW988). The headset also happens...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

ASUS Displays New TUF Gaming Products

In another Announcement from Computex today, ASUS has shown four new peripherals designed for their new TUF gaming products in the TUF Gaming M5 mouse, K5 keyboard, H5 headset...

2 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Strix Gaming Chassis: Branding Beyond Components

To cap the range of ASUS ROG announcements today, rather than offer pre-built systems with the ROG design, users will be able to buy an ROG branded chassis and...

0 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Press Event at Computex 2018 (6:30pm Taiwan, 10:30am UTC)

ASUS' Press Event. For Those Who Dare, apparently. We've got some tasty news lined up, and we're coving the press event with a Live Blog.

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Acer Nitro VG0 and RG0 Series Monitors: Freesync, IPS, Up to 144Hz

Along with Acer’s new Nitro 50 Series gaming desktop PCs, the company has announced new Nitro Series monitors to compliment those devices. The new VG0 and RG0 monitors use...

20 by Joe Shields on 5/25/2018

Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) Gaming Performance - A Second Look

The Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) was reviewed back in late March, and emerged as one of the most powerful gaming PCs in its form-factor class. Our conclusion was that...

40 by Ganesh T S on 5/14/2018

Corsair Releases Value-Priced Carbide SPEC-05 Mid-Tower Case

Corsair announced the release of a new case in the Carbide series, which they've named the SPEC-05 Mid-Tower Gaming Case. The $50 chassis adds to Corsair's SPEC value segment...

10 by Joe Shields on 5/8/2018

The AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive: The 2700X, 2700, 2600X, and 2600 Tested

With 2017 finished, and Ryzen being very successful for AMD, the inevitable question was due: what happens next? Early in 2018, the plans were laid bare: a second generation...

546 by Ian Cutress on 4/19/2018

The ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

With high performance desktop ITX options appearing more frequently with each new generation of chipset, ASRock released a pairing of AM4 offerings to satisfy small form factor enthusiasts. Although...

30 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/18/2018

Mainstream Gaming: HP Updates Pavilion Gaming Desktop/Laptop Lineups

On the heels of Intel releasing their 8th Generation Core processors in late 2017, OEMs hustled to get their next generation of desktops and laptops ready to accept that...

4 by Joe Shields on 4/11/2018

Chuwi Announces The HiGame Mini-PC With Kaby Lake G

Although we’ve mostly covered Chuwi’s laptop and tablet ventures to date, the company has just announced the HiGame mini-PC, and it’s worth a look. Chuwi is stepping out of...

25 by Brett Howse on 4/9/2018

The ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 Motherboard Review: Dual M.2 at $90

A low-cost alternative for Ryzen systems to the high-calibre but higher-cost motherboards is the B350 range. Today we are testing the ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 motherboard, coming in under...

44 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/9/2018

Samsung Odyssey Z Gaming Notebook: Going For Gamers with 8th Gen and Max-Q

Samsung this week introduced its latest laptop designed primarily for gamers. The new Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z will be based on Intel’s Core i7 processors with six cores as...

31 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2018

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