Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X (375GB) Review and more
Posted on: 04/21/2017 09:07 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

5 Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Minimalist Wallpapers
ASUS RoG Crosshair VI Hero X370 Motherboard Review
ASUS ROG Strix Impact Mouse Review
Cherry MX Board 6.0 Keyboard Review: A Most Comfortable Tank
Dell Announces UP2718Q HDR Display, And Two InfinityEdge Displays
EpicGear's Defiant modular gaming keyboard reviewed
Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB Review
HP Spectre x360 15 Review: A Versatile, Attractive, Premium Ultraportable
Intel 3D XPoint Optane SSD DC P4800X Performance Preview
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X PLUS 11 Gbps GDDR5X review
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus Review
MSI GTX 1080 11Gbps Gaming X+ 8G
MSI TOMAHAWK B350 Review
Overclocking The Radeon RX 580 Under Linux
Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition Video Card Review
The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X (375GB) Review: Testing 3D XPoint Performance
XFX RX 460 4GB Slim Single Review

5 Days of Awesome Wallpapers: Minimalist Wallpapers
A great background can start your day off on a good mood. Whether you are into beautiful landscapes, minimalism, abstract illustrations, or eye-catching designs and patterns, with the kind of hours we spend looking at our computer and smartphone screens, why not make them a little prettier?


Read full article @ TechSpot

ASUS RoG Crosshair VI Hero X370 Motherboard Review
Ryzen is here at last, and with that comes dozens of motherboards from the many AMD partners. Today, we'll be taking a look at the new ASUS RoG Crosshair VI Hero, an X370 chipset board for the latest Ryzen AM4 socket chips from AMD. The new board brings all the high-end thrills you would expect, promising plenty of overclocking features, SLI/Crossfire support, M.2 storage, RGB lighting and much more! It's primed to appeal to enthusiast system builders, overclockers and gamers alike, so let's take a closer look at what it has to offer!


Read full article @ eTeknix

ASUS ROG Strix Impact Mouse Review
Ambidextrous mice definitely split opinion - some love their slim bodies, or the fact that they can be used in either hand, while others decry the lack of ergonomic design. Whatever your opinion, there is definitely a market for ambidextrous mice, so today we are looking at the new ASUS ROG Strix Impact. It boasts Aura lighting, a PMW 3310 sensor and an ultra-light body. Could this be the perfect ambidextrous mouse?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Cherry MX Board 6.0 Keyboard Review: A Most Comfortable Tank
Unlike most other hardware that gets swapped out frequently, the interaction between a user and their keyboard is a lot more intimate. It is a device that is literally touched every day and is almost an extension of the user’s personality.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Dell Announces UP2718Q HDR Display, And Two InfinityEdge Displays
Right now, the National Association of Broadcasters conference is on, and Dell is using it to launch their latest UltraSharp display. The Dell UltraSharp UP2718Q is the company’s first display to support HDR10, in addition to its UHD 3840x2160 resolution, and it’s backed by the UHD Alliance Premium Certification.

Dell has been in the UHD display game for some time, and the UltraSharp U2715Q and U2415Q have been solid displays for the company for some time, but the latest model takes Dell to a new level. The UP2718Q offers a very wide color gamut, supporting up to 97.7% of DCI-P3 (76.9% Rec 2020), and each display comes factory calibrated. The monitor has an adjustable internal lookup-table as well, so it should be able to be further tuned accurately if necessary.

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, requires much brighter backlighting than is typical in a desktop display, and the UP2718Q is stated to hit up to 1000 nits, and while not listed in Dells brief press release, this is very likely being driven by full-array backlighting.


Read full article @ Anandtech

EpicGear's Defiant modular gaming keyboard reviewed
Some gaming keyboards offer customizable backlighting and key caps to change up the feel of the keys underneath one's fingers. EpicGear's Defiant keyboard goes one better and lets gamers change out its key switches themselves for a different tactile experience. We switched around the Defiant's clickers to see if the feature upped our game.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB Review
Nvidia’s GTX Titan Xp aside the fastest single GPU graphics card of the moment aimed at gamers and PC enthusiasts is the GTX 1080 Ti. Not content with the default performance Gigabyte, using it’s burgeoning Aorus brand, has given the GTX 1080 Ti an “Xtreme Edition” makeover.


Read full article @ KitGuru

HP Spectre x360 15 Review: A Versatile, Attractive, Premium Ultraportable
HP is not one to let the weeds grow under its feet, at least not when it comes to its Spectre x360 line. The company it has no problem changing things up in an effort to keep its premium ultraportable hip and trendy. Having already gone through a few mild wardrobe changes over the past few years, the newest iteration of the Spectre x360 brings another slightly different look than last year's model -- one that is perhaps more refined and mature. It retains the gold accents introduced by its predecessor, but does not flaunt them quite as loudly.

Other upgrades are not as subtle. HP continues to offer the Spectre x360 in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch form factors, the latter of which we're reviewing here...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Intel 3D XPoint Optane SSD DC P4800X Performance Preview
Intel offered us the opportunity to remotely test the DC P4800X in its top-secret lab buried in its expansive Folsom campus. Of course, we couldn’t pass up a crack at testing the hottest new storage device in, well, forever, so we have some results.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X PLUS 11 Gbps GDDR5X review
Nvidia announced GTX 1060 and 1080 cards with faster memory. Today we review a new SKU has been inserted with super fast graphics memory. And that would be an MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X PLUS this is an all custom, tweaked and cooled better product. Let's check out the new 8 GB model from MSI, the GTX 1080 GAMING X PLUS with 11000 MHz clocked memory.


Read full article @ Guru3D

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus Review
The venerable GeForce GTX 1080 outfitted with 11Gbps GDDR5X memory. With the spotlight focussed firmly on Nvidia's high-and-mighty GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, it was easy to overlook the fact that multiple other GeForce GPUs have been introduced in recent months.

Augmenting Nvidia's assault on all things Radeon, the GTX 1080 Ti was joined by 'OC' variants of the GTX 1080 and GTX 1060. Both are armed with faster GDDR5X memory from Micron, and though said GPUs risk slipping below the radar now that a new Titan is out in the wild, GTX 1080 OC partner cards are belatedly beginning to filter into the channel.


Read full article @ Hexus

MSI GTX 1080 11Gbps Gaming X+ 8G
So this week has been mostly filled with information on the AMD 500 series launch but today Nvidia taking the NDA off of their updated GTX 1080’s that were introduced at the same time as the GTX 1080 Ti. The new GTX 1080’s now have 11Gbps memory, just like the 1080 Ti. MSI sent over the GTX 1080 Gaming X+ for me to check out so today I’m going to run it through our recently refreshed test suite and see how it compares to the GTX 1080 Ti and the original GTX 1080 as well. Being an aftermarket card it should run cooler and quieter than the two bounders Editions that I tested, but how does it all translate to in game performance. I test at 1080p, 1440p, and 4k to see just how they all compare.


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

MSI TOMAHAWK B350 Review
Making use of AMD's B350 chipset, as opposed to the flagship X370, this motherboard is more for gamers and mainstream users looking to create a system that doesn't quite need the additional extras found on the enthusiast platform.


Read full article @ Vortez

Overclocking The Radeon RX 580 Under Linux
Yesterday I posted the initial Radeon RX 580 Linux benchmarks while now with having more time with this "Polaris Evolved" card I've been able to try out a bit more, like the AMDGPU Linux overclocking support. Here are the ups and downs of overclocking the Radeon graphics card under Linux.


Read full article @ Phoronix

Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition Video Card Review
The AMD Radeon RX 500 series was released this week and the new Polaris based graphics card series consists of the Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 and RX 550. These cards are mostly all based on the Polaris architecture found on the RX 400 series as they use the same cores. AMD tinkered under the hood of the Polaris GPU a bit and took advantage of improvements in the manufacturing process to get higher clock speeds than they could get last year when the RX 400 series was launched. AMD didn't send over any reference models this time around, so we were given the Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition graphics card. This is a factory overclocked model and just happens to be the fastest Radeon RX 580 that you can buy today from Sapphire.


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X (375GB) Review: Testing 3D XPoint Performance
Intels new 3D XPoint non-volatile memory technology, which has been on the cards publically for the last couple of years, is finally hitting the market as the storage medium for Intels new flagship enterprise storage platform. The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X is a PCIe SSD using the standard NVMe protocol, but the use of 3D XPoint memory instead of NAND flash memory allows it to deliver great throughput and much lower access latency than any other NVMe SSD. In this review, we go deep to see if it really works as it should.


Read full article @ Anandtech

XFX RX 460 4GB Slim Single Review
The XFX RX 460 4GB Slim Single is a purpose built video card to fill a very specific market. One that needs a slim single slot cooler equipped video card. That being said, it also fits the bill when you just need a fully capable discrete GPU and don't want to spend an arm and a leg to get top tier performance. As a single slot solution, the cooling performance of this card's cooler is effective enough that the temperature never peaks over 70 °C. The cooler is efficient enough that even bumping the clock speeds and fan speed up when overclocked keeps the silicon under 70 °C. A pretty impressive feat for such a small, single slot cooling solution. Some of that speaks to the efficiency of the design of the card. To put that in perspective, XFX makes a version of the RX 460 that is passively cooled. Again, pretty solid for the third tier in the RX series.


Read full article @ OCC




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