Archive for the ‘Component’ Category
50 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 22, 2016 under CPU
It has been a while since we’ve had any interesting developments in regards to AMD’s upcoming Zen processors. However, this week someone managed to get a peek at a few Zen engineering samples, giv... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 22, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Samsung and Oculus have a pretty close working relationship at this point, with Oculus being the ones to design the GearVR and power it through its own software. However, the two could end up becoming... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 22, 2016 under Graphics
Today marks the launch of the Sapphire Radeon RX 480 Nitro+, combining features and a thoughtful cooler design to deliver the best value for gamers looking to upgrade to Polaris this year. The latest ... more.
21 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 22, 2016 under Graphics
By all accounts, Nvidia was expected to unveil its uber-high-end Pascal GTX Titan-X at Gamescom in August, but out of the blue it dropped last night. Nvidia came bearing images, specs and a swanky vi... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 21, 2016 under CPU
Intel officially began shipping out its Kaby Lake processors out to device makers this week, meaning we may see the 7th generation Intel Core CPUs popping up in PCs and laptops in a few months time. I... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on July 21, 2016 under Highlights 2, Power Supplies, Reviews
It has been talked about and teased for many months, but today we finally get to present our analysis of the new PRIME 750 watt power supply, a pivotal supply in a very important new range for market ... more.
10 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 20, 2016 under Graphics
The first waves of custom AMD Radeon RX 480 and Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics cards are starting to land and Asus is diving straight in with its new ROG Strix offerings, which promise higher levels of perf... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 19, 2016 under Hard Drives
If you're the type of person that doesn't like to uninstall games, or delete parts of your media collection, then you may want to keep an eye on Seagate as it just launched a trio of hard drives with ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 19, 2016 under Graphics
The Nvidia GTX 1060 officially launched today, with reviews showing it offering similar performance to a GTX 980 at a more budget friendly price point. Now that retailers have some stock in, it is a ... more.
37 CommentsPosted by Ryan Martin on July 19, 2016 under Component, Graphics, Highlights
AMD's decision to launch its first next-gen 14nm GPU in the mid-range, the RX 480, has invoked an almost instantaneous response from its rival Nvidia. AMD released the RX 480 at the end of June into t... more.
15 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 18, 2016 under Graphics
Now that Pascal is out in the open, the rumour mill has turned its attention to Nvidia’s next currently planned architecture on the roadmap, known as Volta. According to a report, Nvidia may be plan... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 18, 2016 under Virtual Reality
At one point in time, there was talk of Google developing its own virtual reality headset, a high-end one in a similar vein to the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. However, it now seems that the company may h... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 18, 2016 under Channel, CPU
One of the biggest technological deals in the UK's history is set to take place later this year, after it was agreed that Japanese telecoms company, Softbank, will purchase ARM Holdings for £24.3 bil... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 16, 2016 under Virtual Reality
The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets are now readily available and ship within days. However, the setup process can be a bit fiddly and not everyone is going to want VR sensors and headsets taking... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 15, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality is finally readily available to consumers, with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift now shipping out to buyers within days. However, there is still one big difference between these two head... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 14, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Sony will finally have a good use for its PlayStation Move controllers when its virtual reality headset comes out later this year. However, there are people out there that might still prefer to use a ... more.
27 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 13, 2016 under Graphics
Last week, Nvidia officially announced the latest addition to its Pascal lineup with the GTX 1060. At the time, we heard about the 6GB version of the card, but prior to its announcement, there were ru... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 13, 2016 under Graphics
AMD and Firaxis studios have decided to team up for Sid Meier's Civilization VI, creating a new DirectX 12 renderer specifically optimised to bring an in-game performance boost to Radeon graphics card... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on July 13, 2016 under Highlights 2, Reviews, SSD Drives
It's been quite a while since we looked at anything from Corsair's storage division but today we look at the new top end high-performance SSD family, the Neutron XTi. The new drives replace the old bu... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 12, 2016 under Drivers, Graphics
One of Nvidia's big selling points for its new Pascal graphics cards was the architecture's improved performance in virtual reality applications. Unfortunately, there have been some problems in that a... more.
8 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 12, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Oculus had quite the struggle when it came to meeting demand for the Rift headset at launch, to the point where it has taken the company nearly four months to fulfil pre-orders. The good news is that ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 12, 2016 under Cooling
This week, Cooler Master is revamping its range of liquid coolers, fans and even thermal paste with the new MasterLiquid, MasterFan and MasterGel series of products. Later this month, the company will... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 12, 2016 under Graphics, Software & Gaming
If any of you were waiting on Vulkan support to start playing this year's Doom then you will be happy to hear that support has officially been implemented. Vulkan is a new graphics API created by Khro... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 11, 2016 under SSD Drives
Samsung has been raising the bar when it comes to the amount of storage it can cram into its consumer SSDs. Last year the company began selling 2TB versions of its popular 850 Evo drive and now this y... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 11, 2016 under CPU, Laptop / Mobile
It looks like mobile processor technology is continuing to move at a fast rate with Qualcomm announcing its latest flagship chip today, the Snapdragon 821, overthrowing the Snapdragon 820 chip curren... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Ryan Martin on July 11, 2016 under Component, Graphics, Highlights
Back in early 2014 Nvidia first demonstrated its Maxwell architecture, based on a 28nm process, and in unorthodox fashion the first graphics card to emerge was the low-power GTX 750 Ti. It wasn't unti... more.
43 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 9, 2016 under Graphics
This week we saw the official announcement of Nvidia's latest addition to the Pascal family, the GTX 1060. At the time of announcement we got the specifications and we learned a little more about Pasc... more.
38 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 8, 2016 under Graphics
Right now, AMD is focusing on dominating the mid-range GPU market with the launch of the RX 480, with the RX 460 and RX 470 set to also hit the market soon. However, there will be higher-end cards on ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on July 8, 2016 under Component, Cooling, Highlights 2, Reviews
Following on from our round-up of SilentiumPC air coolers - which you can read HERE - we decided to take the next logical step and... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 7, 2016 under Motherboard
Intel's Broadwell-E processors are now out in the wild, which means this is also the perfect time for some exciting new motherboard launches. This week, ASRock has announced that its new Taichi and Fa... more.
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