Category: PC Hardware Reviews

Dec
13

Shuttle Unveils SZ270R9 SFF PC with ‘Turbo’ Button: Core i7, Long GPU, 6 Drives & More

By Anton Shilov Shuttle has introduced its new high-end PC barebones designed for gamers and enthusiast who are not afraid of overclocking. The new XPC SZ270R9 features the R9 chassis that can accommodate a modern desktop graphics card, several 3.5” […]

Dec
13

Intel Launches New Pentium Silver and Celeron Atom Processors: Gemini Lake is Here

By Anton Shilov Intel on Monday introduced its next-generation Pentium Silver and Celeron platform and processors. These processors are under the codename ‘Gemini Lake’ and are focused on low-power platforms for inexpensive desktops and mobile computers. The new Gemini Like […]

Dec
13

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition: Overlay, App & More for 2017

By Nate Oh Today, AMD’s Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition is finally upon us. Succeeding Crimson and Crimson ReLive, Adrenalin continues AMD’s yearly cadence of driver software features, again pushing the user experience (UX) angle. For the headliners, Adrenalin introduces the […]

Dec
12

ZOTAC Launches MEK1 Upgradeable PCs: Up to Core i7-7700, GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, RGB LEDs

By Anton Shilov ZOTAC this past week formally introduced its first family of upgradeable small form-factor desktops for gamers. The ZOTAC MEK1 systems will come in two configurations, each featuring Intel’s Kaby Lake CPUs as well as NVIDIA’s Pascal GPUs. […]

Dec
12

VESA Announces DisplayHDR Specification: Defining HDR Capabilities In Performance Tiers

By Nate Oh Today, VESA is announcing the first version of their DisplayHDR specification, a new open standard for defining LCD high dynamic range (HDR) performance. Best thought of as a lightweight certification standard, DisplayHDR is meant to set performance […]

Dec
12

Silicon Labs to Acquire Sigma Designs, Get Z-Wave IP

By Anton Shilov Silicon Labs has announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma Designs in a cash transaction valued at $282 million. By taking over Sigma Designs, Silicon Labs will be acquiring the former’s Z-Wave-related IP […]

Dec
12

BenQ Launches EW277HDR: 27-Inch FHD Display with DCI-P3 & HDR10, Sub-$300

By Anton Shilov For the past several quarters, we have seen numerous launches of 4K UHD monitors supporting the DCI-P3 color space as well as the HDR10 standard. To that end, BenQ has introduced its new 27” display that features […]

Dec
11

Marvell Announces 802.11ax Wireless Portfolio

By Andrei Frumusanu Today Marvell announces the introduction of their new 802.11ax wireless portfolio which promises to be the company’s first product line laying the groundwork for advancing the new wireless standard. We’ve first written about 802.11ax products well over […]

Dec
11

The ASUS ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming Motherboard Review: Strix Refined

By Joe Shields Today we have a chance to dig down on the ASUS ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming. The XE Gaming differs from the non-XE by adding a larger VRM heatsink and includes a 40mm fan and mounting hardware to […]

Dec
09

AMD Ryzen CPU Giveaway: Win A Ryzen 5 1600X, Ryzen 5 1500X, or Ryzen 3 1300X

By Ryan Smith In the mood for some free hardware? Well then you’re in luck: our awesome community team has collected a few of AMD’s Ryzen CPUs and put together a giveaway for this weekend. Altogether we’re giving away one […]