There are gaming laptops, and then there are uncompromising gaming laptops. ASUS’ ROG G751JY falls into the latter category for a number of different reasons, with a great one being that it packs some seriously powerful hardware under its hood. How does a 1GB/s SSD sound? 24GB of RAM? GTX 980M? Exactly. Read on!April 16, 2015 | Rob Williams | Systems
Released this past fall, AMD’s FX-8320E processor promises to deliver a lot of processing power for those on a budget. It sports eight cores, and as a Black Edition, its overclocking capabilities are unrestricted. But is that enough to make this the best go-to budget processor, especially for gamers?April 6, 2015 | Matthew Harris | Processors
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX TITAN X is the world’s latest fastest single GPU solution. But does that mean we should just leave it alone, and ignore its true potential? We could, but that’d be boring – so join us as we take a look at the TITAN X from an overclocking perspective, and provide some ‘Best Playable’ results for good measure.April 2, 2015 | Rob Williams | Graphics & Displays
Grey Goo is the newest kid on the real-time strategy block. It was created by veteran RTS studio Petroglyph, and while this title may have the pedigree, does it mean that it will win our hearts and minds when going up against the crowd favorite MOBA? There’s only one way to find out.March 27, 2015 | Brandon Mietzner | Gaming
The 2015 GPU Technology Conference proved to be an exciting event with a number of big announcements and a slew of other cool bits of information. In this article, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the biggest announcements made at the show, as well as some of the lesser talked-about items that are still worth highlighting.March 26, 2015 | Rob Williams | Trade Shows
During a financial call held on Wednesday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings laid his claim that “linear” TV is done. As the chief of a company that’s in direct competition with TV subscription services, it’s no surprise that he’d downplay those offerings, but, at this point, it’s hard to disagree. Of course, this…..
How does 743,000 random read IOPS sound? Not wanting to be left out of the PCIe SSD renaissance brought about by NVM Express, HGST has unveiled its Ultrastar SN100 PCIe drives with truly impressive performance. The SN100 is primarily targeting datacenter and enterprise deployments and of course will include native NVMe support.…..
Dell has just updated its business-targeted Vostro line with the 14 and 15 3000. As the names suggest, there’s a 14- and 15-inch model available, with a range of different configurations for each. Whereas the Latitude series focuses on cutting no corners, Vostro is designed to deliver a well-built, dependable, and fast…..
There are gaming laptops, and then there are uncompromising gaming laptops. ASUS’ ROG G751JY falls into the latter category for a number of different reasons, with a great one being that it packs some seriously powerful hardware under its hood. How does a 1GB/s SSD sound? 24GB of RAM? GTX 980M? Exactly.…..
Samsung’s SM951 was a hot item when it was first announced, but unfortunately, it was intended as an OEM-only drive making it hard for prospective buyers to snag one. To make matters worse. there was a great deal of confusion abound surrounding early announcements versus actual launch day capabilities, a major point of…..
We haven’t talked much about WD’s Purple hard drive series in the past, but it’s one that serves an important purpose: to keep surveillance data safe. While that might immediately sound like something best-suited for the enterprise, it can also serve the home user well. Many today install IP cameras into their…..
Competition sure is a good thing, something the folks in Charlotte, North Carolina, are now having reaffirmed. In late January, Google announced that it’d be expanding its Fiber ISP into four additional cities, with Charlotte being one of them. Well, no surprise: ISPs in the area were not pleased. Time Warner Cable…..
Apple’s iPhone has long been praised for its excellent camera, and it’s clear that the company would like that praise to continue. So, it’s of little surprise that it’s scouting for companies it can snatch up that will help it continue its optical domination, and one such example has just come to…..
Kingston has just updated its business-class SSD line to include a mammoth 960GB model. Called the KC310, Kingston’s latest SSD includes an eight-channel Phison PS3110-S10 quad-core controller to help deliver up to 550MB/s on read, and 520MB/s on write. Admittedly, I tend to be more interested in IOPS performance than I am…..
Announced today, Synology updates its lineup with two new NAS models. The DS1515 and RS815 are logical updates to the current products offered in both the desktop (DS) and rack-mounted (RS) lines. With a focus on value and scalability, both models are priced competitively and have the ability to accommodate data growth with…..