Intel Core i9-8950HK spotted and more
Posted on: 02/14/2018 11:36 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Beyerdynamic MMX 300 Professional Gaming Headset 2nd Gen Review
Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cryptocurrency: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mining
Building a Ryzen PC yourself? With this tutorial you can!
Corsair Dark Core RGB SE Review
Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Review
Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Review
Crucial BX300 480Gb SSD Storage Review
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age PC Review
HP Z38c Curved Display review: The ultimate ultrawide experience for creators
HyperX's Cloud Alpha gaming headset reviewed
Intel Core i9-8950HK spotted
Leaked roadmaps confirm Coffee Lake-E/H/S & Cascade Lake-SP to remain focus in 2018
Patriot Viper Gaming LED Mouse Pad Review
Patriot Viper V370 RGB 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review
Plextor M8V 512GB SATA III SSD Review
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review
Silverstone Tundra TD03-SLIM Review
Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card Review
Thermaltake Ttesports X Fit (XF100) Gaming Chair Review

Beyerdynamic MMX 300 Professional Gaming Headset 2nd Gen Review
As PC enthusiasts we often spend hours researching parts and agonizing over upgrades to get that extra edge when it comes to performance. Still in many builds the audio, most often headphones, are an afterthought. A good pair of headphones like the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 Professional Gaming Headset will not only bring a good game to life, they can also provide that competitive edge when it comes to gaming.

Beyerdynamic may not be a familiar name to many gamers but they are one of the oldest manufacturers of high-end headphones with a solid reputation amongst audiophiles. The MMX 300s was built to bridge a gap and please both serious gamers and audiophiles alike. As the most expensive gaming headphones in the lab, let’s find out if they measure up!


Read full article @ Hardware Asylum

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cryptocurrency: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mining
Just a few years ago, the word “Bitcoin” was only well known in technological circles. Ask the average person what it was, and they would give you a worried look. But at the end of 2017, as the value of a single Bitcoin approached $20,000 from under $1,000 at the beginning of the year, everyone was taking notice. Mainstream news sites were leading on the headline, and stories proliferated everywhere. Bitcoin was a mainstream story.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Building a Ryzen PC yourself? With this tutorial you can!
Our Build your own PC tutorials have been about Intel-based systems so far. Since last year, AMD offers a range of parts that are a great alternative to the market leader. When it comes to sockets and cooling, it is somewhat different. It was therefore obvious to also offer a step-by-step manual for this platform.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

Corsair Dark Core RGB SE Review
Plus a closer look at the MM1000 Qi Wireless Charging Mouse Pad. Gaming peripheral manufacturers have focussed on RGB illumination in recent years but the trend for 2018 is to cut the cord and go wireless. We've already seen good examples in the form of the HyperX Cloud Flight headset and Corsair K63 keyboard, and today we turn our attention to another wireless solution; the Corsair Dark Core RGB SE gaming mouse.


Read full article @ Hexus

Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Review
Corsair has released their new K63 Wireless keyboard, it's a tenkeyless design that saves on space and is easy to take along with you. However it's primary design was not mobility, it's intended for gaming, and in specifically paired with the compatible K63 gaming lapboard with you sitting in front of your telly. To be able to improve on that, this keyboard is wireless. And that wireless implementation is downright terrific thanks to Bluetooth. Next, to that, it's very responsive and has a proper range of a good 6-7 meters, that gives gaming on your Ultra HD telly on that big-screen a totally new meaning. While this is a keyboard review, we'll also include some photos of the lapboard that you can purchase separately.The keyboard itself as you will notice lacks numeric keys and adopts Cherry MX Red, the BLUE LEDs are equipped as a standard in the backlight, so there's no RGB functionality. The wireless connection supports Bluetooth 4.2 (2.4 GHz and 128-bit AES wireless encryption) but can also be connected through USB if you'd prefer that.


Read full article @ Guru3D

Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Review
We’re slowly starting to see wireless mechanical keyboards hit the mainstream, and to tap into this new trend Corsair has released its first wireless keyboard, aptly named the K63 Wireless. If you have ever used the original K63, the K63 Wireless is essentially the same thing but with the option for a wireless connection via a 2.4GHz dongle or over Bluetooth. At £119.99, does that make the K63 Wireless good value for money?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Crucial BX300 480Gb SSD Storage Review
We’ve reviewed most of Crucial’s SSD product line over the years and it’s given us some good insight into their market placement and development. We have recently reviewed the MX300 1Tb SSD, effectively the third generation of their MX series, and it gave a good score and representation of Crucial. Now we are on to the third generation of the BX series, the BX300, which was released recently.


Read full article @ Hardware Slave

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age PC Review
The Final Fantasy series has managed, since the release of Final Fantasy VII, to become one of the most popular Japanese role-playing game series ever released. Following the release of Final Fantasy IX, which is, probably, the most traditional entry of the PlayStation era, the series has changed quite a bit: Final Fantasy X featured a linear experience and a new battle system and Final Fantasy XI broke conventions altogether, being an MMORPG. But it’s with Final Fantasy XII that Square Enix went all out, combining the single-player experience the series is known for with features introduced in Final Fantasy XI. The result was a game that proved to be divisive, but impressive nonetheless. Last year’s release of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on PlayStation 4 introduced plenty of welcome improvements to the game (some taken from the International version that has only been launched in Japan on PlayStation 2) and now PC players can finally see why Final Fantasy XII is such a different and unique Japanese role-playing game.


Read full article @ Wccftech

HP Z38c Curved Display review: The ultimate ultrawide experience for creators
Having a wide curved display increases production. Ever since I've placed the HP Z38c Curved Display on my desk, I've been able to edit videos faster, write more quickly, and become more productive.


Read full article @ Windows Central

HyperX's Cloud Alpha gaming headset reviewed
Two years ago, I reviewed HyperX's Cloud Revolver, a newly-designed headset that branched out from the company's famous Cloud. In that review, I mentioned that I'd briefly tried out the Cloud II, the refreshed edition of HyperX's original. Unfortunately for me, the Cloud II was shipped off as part of a giveaway to some lucky soul, but even in its short time with me, it became the standard of a high-quality gaming headset in my mind.Since then, a number of Cloud headsets have succeeded the Cloud II, each with slight improvements or added features.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Intel Core i9-8950HK spotted
The first (and only) Core i9 mobile processor has made an appearance.  Intel Core i9-8950HK, 6 cores and unlocked multiplier? The rumors about upcoming i9 mobile processor have emerged in November, when AIDA64 developers added identification support for i9-8000H SKU. Other rumors included clock speeds (which were reflected in the chart below), and news about the unlocked multiplier. The I9-8950HK is allegedly unlocked for overclocking. The leak comes from 3DMark, where MSI notebook with two GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards on board has been found.


Read full article @ VideoCardz.com

Leaked roadmaps confirm Coffee Lake-E/H/S & Cascade Lake-SP to remain focus in 2018
Intel in 2018/2019 The main roadmap confirms Coffee Lake-S to last until at least Q1 2019. Shortly after the rest of mid-range CFL-S SKUs become available Intel has plans to release Coffee Lake-H, consumer high-end gaming mobile series. The roadmap also lists Cascade Lake-SP as Skylake-SP replacement and Coffee Lake-E as Kaby Lake-E replacement. Mobile Interestingly the roadmap only lists two CFL-H processors: Core i7-8850H and i5-8400H. It's possible that Core i9-8950HK we covered yesterday will arrive at the same time as 8-core CFL-S for the desktop platform.


Read full article @ VideoCardz.com

Patriot Viper Gaming LED Mouse Pad Review
We have often said that 2017 was the year of RGB and tempered glass, and 2018 seems to be continuing the RGB trend, as we saw many new products at CES 2018 that sport plenty of colorful lighting. Not to be left out of the RGB LED mouse pad arena, Patriot Gaming has released their Viper Gaming LED Mouse Pad, which we will be taking a look at in this review. While we have taken a look at a few mouse pads in the past, we have only reviewed one other RGB version, the Corsair MM800. Let’s jump right in and see how the Patriot Viper Gaming LED Mouse Pad shines!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Patriot Viper V370 RGB 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review
Looking for a brand new Gaming Headset with good audio quality, plenty of features and all that at a bargain price? If the answer is yes then you should really take a look at the latest Viper V370 RGB 7.1 Surround Sound Headset by our friends over at Patriot Memory.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Plextor M8V 512GB SATA III SSD Review
Plextor is bringing to market a next-gen SATA III SSD powered by Toshiba BiCS 64-layer flash. The M8V is designed as a value-oriented legacy storage device that can deliver MLC like performance on a TLC budget. The M8V will be initially offered in two form factors and three capacities. We don't know if larger capacity points will be offered in the future, but for now, the M8V Series tops out at 512GB. Plextor has once again teamed up with Silicon Motion for the M8P Series. Powering the M8V is SMI's venerable SM2258 SATA controller. Silicon Motion's 4-channel SM2258 has become a favorite of ours because it is chock full of advanced features and more importantly delivers outstanding performance.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review
We are living in a smart world. Refrigerators that order food on their own, televisions that are better connected than some PCs and Home automation which can relieve the user of even the simplest tasks. Today, we want to take a closer look at an area that makes things easier for the user and at the same time contributes to physical exercise. We are talking about intelligent wristwatches, also known as smartwatches. Our well-informed users are likely to have followed the release of the Samsung Gear Sport at IFA 2017. Today, however, we would like to take a look at Samsungs flagship, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. In the following smartwatch review on OCinside.de we will find out how clever this watch really is and whether the concept can prove itself in daily life.


Read full article @ OCinside.de

Silverstone Tundra TD03-SLIM Review
Silverstone looks to shake things up with their Super Slim series of Tundra all-in-one liquid CPU coolers. The TD03-SLIM is the smallest of the bunch at just 37 mm thick with the fan included. The Tundra TD03-SLIM could very well be the answer to your CPU-cooling conundrum for all those tiny systems where space is at a premium.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card Review
Over the last few generations, motherboard manufacturers have really stepped up the onboard audio on their motherboards, especially on the higher-end boards. This has sparked a debate in the community on whether an add-in sound card is even necessary anymore.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Thermaltake Ttesports X Fit (XF100) Gaming Chair Review
Thanks to Thermaltake, well be taking a quick look at their TTesportsX Fit (XF100) Gaming Chair.


Read full article @ FunkyKit




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