PERFORMANCE

May 3rd, 2016

Ultra High End Gaming Notebook Roundup

Gaming performance of high end gaming notebooks is quickly closing the gap with desktops. In this roundup we look at over $11,000 worth of desktop replacement options from MSI, Origin and Eurocom.

May 2nd, 2016

Western Digital RED 8TB Helium HDD Review

In an effort to hit capacity and performance targets, Western Digital is going the helium route. Their first consumer-oriented helium filled HDD is the RED 8TB and we go under the hood for a closer look.

April 27th, 2016

GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 3 Motherboard Review

In the confusing world of Z170 motherboards one stands out. At just $150 but packing some of the most desirable features around, it is nearly impossible to beat.

April 25th, 2016

ViewSonic XG2401 FreeSync Monitor Review

Viewsonic’s new XG2401 may be one of the best value gaming monitors on the market; it has a 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support yet retails for just $300.

April 5th, 2016

AMD Details Bristol Ridge AM4 Performance

AMD’s Bristol Ridge platform is almost here and we go deep with a look at its initial updated APUs, their performance and the mountains of potential it brings to the table

March 28th, 2016

The AMD Athlon X4 880K Review

AMD’s new Athlon X4 880K may not have a performance-oriented nameplate but this may be the perfect CPU for a low cost gaming build and it even offers overclocking

March 24th, 2016

Linksys MAX-STREAM EA7500 Router Review

The Linksys MAX-STREAM EA7500 may not be marketed as the fastest or less expensive router around but its combination of MU-MIMO and many other features makes it one of the best.

March 22nd, 2016

ASRock Z170 Extreme4+ Motherboard Review

What compromises are you willing to make for an affordable motherboard? ASRock’s Z170 Extreme4+ seems to offer everything from overclocking to high end features yet it maintains a low price.

March 21st, 2016

Acer Predator XB271HK 4K G-SYNC Monitor Review

Acer’s latest Predator monitor, the 27″ XB271HK, has everything we could possibly want: G-SYNC, 4K resolution, a 10-bit IPS panel and a sub-$900 price. Could this be gaming perfection?

March 16th, 2016

Detailing NVIDIA’s GameWorks 3.1

At GDC 2016 NVIDIA detailed information about their upcoming GameWorks 3.1 revision which includes new technologies and a big push towards open source.