Ever wonder if you could get a solid video card at a decent price? Tired of trying collect spare change to get that gaming card you’ve always wanted? Look no further, because we’ve got answers (and science) for all of your GPU needs! Last week, I received the Gigabyte Radeon RX 560 Gaming OC 4GB graphics card to take for a test drive and put through its paces.
Racing style chairs are all the rage these days. If you watch a major streamer, there's a good chance they're sitting in a racing style gaming chair. We decided to dig a little deeper. They look great, but is it form over function? We got in touch with our partners at GT Omega Racing to see for ourselves. Today, we're taking a look at the GT Omega Sport, a premium gaming chair with the looks to match.
It’s been over three years since I last built a gaming PC. At the time, my Angry Caretaker devoured every MMO on the market, delivering outstanding performance in World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. I even splashed out for a new-fangled SSD, blessing my favourite games with ultra-fast load times.
Since Nvidia unleashed the GTX 1080Ti on the world, two things have become clear. First, that the card is just incredibly powerful. It is arguably the first consumer grade graphics platform able to pump out 4K resolutions at framerates the developers intended their games to be seen at. Second, it’s that the chip is hot. Open air cards are now pushing space boundaries to two and a half and three slot widths more than ever before. Enter MSI’s 1080 Ti DUKE OC.
Released in August of 2016, The Gigabyte Aorus Geforce GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming graphics card comes from a long line of cards designed with gamers in mind. Boasting 6GB of GDDR5 with boost clock speeds of 1873 MHz, the Aorus 1060 comes VR ready. Sporting the Gigabyte Xtreme VR Link, a gamer can connect up to 4 monitors/devices using the provided 3 DisplayPort and 3 HDMI ports.
Corsair has been on an incredible streak. Since releasing the original K70 mechanical keyboard, they’ve become synonymous with high quality, customizable gaming peripherals that are a cut above the competition. The GLAIVE RGB gaming mouse is no exception. Featuring three interchageable thumb grips, an ultra-precise 16000 DPI optical sensor, three zones of RGB backlighting, and premium OMRON switches, the GLAIVE makes for a great new addition to the Corsair family.
Last month, we took a look at ZOTAC’s solid state drive flagship, the Sonix 10 Year Anniversary Edition. We were quite impressed by how it performed on our tests. You told us loud and clear: there were M.2 drives on the market giving the ZOTAC a run for its money. We got in touch with our friends at Samsung and they were kind enough to send over their new 960 EVO 500GB for us to test out. It’s smaller, cheaper and, according to Samsung, should even faster. Let’s see how it made out.
In October of last year, we had the chance to go hands on with Steelseries’ Rival 500, a neat little MMO/MOBA mouse that won us over from our number pad MMO mouse. This week, Steelseries reached out to see if we would take a look at the next mouse in the Rival line-up, the Rival 700. There are fewer buttons but more modularity, and a unique OLED screen to give the edge for the customization happy consumer. Does it fit the bill? Let’s see.
One of the biggest hurdles in providing a quality interactive stream is having to constantly jump around browser and application windows while still trying to play and keep the focus on the game you’re streaming. I’ve been streaming with MMORPG for years now, and it’s still always a fight to get the setup just right. Thankfully, the Elgato Stream Deck was just released and solves just about every issue you can think of when it comes to stream juggling.
To say that I am impressed with the power of ASUS’ AMD RX580 is an understatement. I’ve long been an NVIDIA-based PC gamer, but there was a time back in the AGP days where ATI (AMD) could do no wrong for me. On the verge of the Vega cards coming out this year, one would think the $279 RX580 wouldn’t perform so well, since it’s basically on par with NVIDIA’s 1060 line of cards. But that’s the rub…
Last week, Nvidia was kind enough to send over a Founder’s Edition of their 1080Ti for us to take a look at. We’ve already examined ZOTAC’s 1080Ti AMP Edition, but a Founder’s Edition is an important benchmark for any GPU generation. More importantly, since many of the major manufacturers have their own branded versions of this exact same model, establishing this baseline gives us a good indication of how each subsequent 1080Ti FE should also perform.
You asked and we delivered. Today we’re taking a look at ZOTAC’s GTX 1080Ti AMP Edition. It’s a two-fan powerhouse, coming in at $40 less than most of its competition, but is the 4K killer we hoped for? Read on to find out.
This week, we were lucky enough to get our hands on Zotac’s latest solid state drive, the 10 Year Anniversary Sonix 480GB SSD. This edition celebrates 10 years of operation for Zotac and joins their Anniversary Edition GTX 1080 video cards offering refreshed aesthetics, features, and increased performance. As an NVMe add-in card utilizing the PCI-Express pipeline, we know the drive is faster than your average SATA SSD. Let’s see how it holds up in the real world.
EVGA recently refreshed their line of GTX 1080 video cards with their brand new and innovative iCX cooling solution. Do nine thermal sensors and dual fan control set it apart from the pack? We went hands on to find out for ourselves, and we’ve got good news. Read on for our full review of EVGA’s new GTX 1080 SuperClocked 2 graphics card.
Razer recently refreshed their flagship Blackwidow Chroma with a new version. The V2 features the same appealing design and Chroma capability as the original, but with a few smart additions and a brand new, high speed linear switch. We had the opportunity to take the new slate for a ride. Is it worth your money to upgrade?