Archive for the ‘Component’ Category
0 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on July 1, 2016 under Graphics, Highlights V, Reviews
In recent weeks we have analysed GTX 1080 partner cards from ASUS and GIGABYTE, and today we look at the Gaming X 8G model from MSI. This graphics card is supplied with a beautiful looking custom dual... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 1, 2016 under Graphics
The midrange GPU market is starting to look very interesting as not only has the RX 480 from AMD launched but now we are starting to hear quite a bit about Nvidia's GTX 1060. Last night rumours pointe... more.
14 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 30, 2016 under Graphics
AMD is taking the mid-range GPU market by storm with the RX 480 this week, which offers excellent performance for a $200 graphics card. However, AMD could end up with some competition quite soon as th... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on June 30, 2016 under Component, Cooling, Highlights 2, Reviews
For this review today, SilentiumPC sent us 6 different air coolers from their product catalogue. We decided to put them head-to-head and see which cooler comes out on top in regards to performance and... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 29, 2016 under Virtual Reality
HTC hasn't been doing too well in the smartphone market lately but the company has become a huge name in Virtual Reality thanks to the Vive headset and now, Vive is spinning off into its own company, ... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 29, 2016 under Graphics
The reviews are now live and those of you who were waiting to grab AMD's RX 480 now know exactly what sort of performance you will be getting for the money. So when will these cards be available to b... more.
37 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on June 29, 2016 under Graphics, Highlights V
2016 has been a slow year for graphics cards and while Nvidia launched their high end GTX1070 and GTX1080 solutions - they are strictly for the gaming audience with deeper pockets. AMD have approached... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 28, 2016 under Graphics
AMD is set to launch the RX 480 very soon but it looks like Nvidia won't be too far behind with a mid-range offering of its own as the first image of the GTX 1060 has appeared online today, ahead of a... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 28, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Although HTC has done a far better job of getting its Vive virtual reality headsets out to consumers than Oculus has done with its Rift, some have still found themselves wishing for another controller... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on June 28, 2016 under Cases, Component
Aerocool describes its Dream Box as a 'revolutionary DIY kit...to give you the flexibility to build a computer case like no other!' and if you take a look at our photos and video no doubt you will agr... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 27, 2016 under SSD Drives
Toshiba has gone ahead and quietly made a 1.6TB and a 3.2TB dual-port ZD6000 NVMe SSD available to OEMs, it was revealed this week after startup company, Apeiron certified them. There is also talk of ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 27, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Much like the deal that HTC struck with Valve to bring the HTC Vive virtual reality headset to market, Starbreeze has announced a partnership with Acer to make the StarVR headset a reality. To help th... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on June 27, 2016 under Component, Highlights 2, SSD Drives
Plextor's M7V is the companies first to be based around TLC (triple level cell) NAND and is being offered as a more cost-effective solution to Plextor's existing MLC drive range. Plextor also claim ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 25, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Oculus might be changing its often criticised approach to keeping Rift games on the Rift as the latest Oculus Home update removed hardware DRM checks, meaning the software is no longer checking you a... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 24, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Microsoft recently announced Project Scorpio, its most powerful console ever with the intention of driving high-fidelity VR titles and 4K gaming. Microsoft has yet to jump into VR in the same way tha... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 24, 2016 under Graphics
Although cards from AMD's new Polaris line up have yet to even hit store shelves, AMD is already looking to the future. Its next-generation graphics cards, currently codenamed Vega, have just hit a ne... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 24, 2016 under Software & Gaming, Virtual Reality
If you have a HTC Vive headset and want to continue playing those games Oculus has popped behind its storefront wall, you can do so with the latest version of the Revive driver. It's not a bad time to... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 23, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Oculus has faced a lot of criticism recently, largely due to the fact that the company has been buying timed exclusivity for a lot of upcoming VR games, some of which were previously going to launch o... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 23, 2016 under Hard Drives
Drobo is a company known for supplying storage devices with a leading combination of sophisticated data protection and management features, affordable capacity, and ease-of-use. This week, they announ... more.
17 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 23, 2016 under Graphics
Along with Newegg jumping the gun and listing the Visiontek RX 480 a week early, we've now got a number of other listings from other RX 480 manufacturers all appearing online. From Sapphire, to XFX, t... more.
19 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 22, 2016 under Graphics
AMD's new RX 400-series graphics cards are on their way at the end of the month and while we already know quite a bit about the new range, we now know that there will be two versions of the RX 480, a... more.
8 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 22, 2016 under CPU
Back in 2009, the European Union hit Intel with a record breaking $1.2 billion antitrust fine, after concluding that the chip maker had abused its market position to try and stifle AMD's growth and a... more.
14 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on June 22, 2016 under Graphics, Highlights, Reviews
Today we take a look at the new Asus Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1070 - a custom, overclocked card featuring a triple fan cooling system and dedicated RGB lighting system. We tested its bigger brothe... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 22, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Playing board games with friends all over the world while feeling like you're in the same room as them is about to get a whole lot easier: Tabletop Simulator now supports the HTC Vive. Although curre... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 21, 2016 under Virtual Reality
When it comes to Valve, what goes on in its offices is kept very secret, we can never really be too sure on what's being worked on or how far along any particular project is. However, we do know that... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 21, 2016 under Graphics
Last week, news hit the web that MSI and Asus had been sending out graphics cards to hardware reviewers featuring seemingly higher out of the box clock speeds than what was available at retail. ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 21, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), the platform that wants to see VR hardware and software be as open and wildly available as possible, has now begun accepting applicants for its game developmental ... more.
16 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 21, 2016 under Highlights, Virtual Reality
When I reviewed the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets, I added a caveat to both pieces saying t... more.
35 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 21, 2016 under Development, Virtual Reality
Ever since the big exclusivity debate kicked off between the likes of Oculus and the virtual reality community, Palmer Luckey has been rather quiet online. Once a regular Redditor and Tweeter, he's be... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 20, 2016 under Graphics
Back at the start of this month sources began claiming that Nvidia may skip the GTX1080M this generation and bring a modified/lower TDP version of the desktop GTX 1080 to laptops right off the bat. Nv... more.
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