Patriot Memory Viper V551 RGB Optical Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-05-07 read/post comments(0)

After choosing our preferred DPI settings and button mappings, we fired up NieR Automata, Zombie Army 4, GTA V and Resident Evil 7 Biohazard; the mouse has tracked without any issues on our cloth pad and we enjoyed the positioning of the extra buttons. The supplied braided cable is a bit more rigid than the one we have seen with other models, but this aspect can be fixed by using a mouse cable bungee. read more

CORSAIR iCUE SP140 RGB ELITE Performance 140mm PWM Fans Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by stefan @ 2021-05-03 read/post comments(0)

The iCUE SP140 RGB ELITE fans from CORSAIR are targeted towards more budget-conscious people and do offer good airflow thanks to the anti-vortex vanes, with a CFM of up to 68.1. These can be successfully installed on computer cases but also on AIO radiators for improving the stock kits, while the RGB effects will be controlled via the included Lighting Node Core (shipping only with the dual-fan kits). For powering the fans, we would also need a fan controller but for a more ideal iCUE integration we would opt-in for the CORSAIR Commander CORE RGB & PWM Fan Controller. read more

SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2021-04-26 read/post comments(0)

After connecting the headset to our test computer, we have adjusted the EQ settings and then went ahead to play various games such as Forza 4, Outsiders, Drift City and Call of Duty: Warzone: the headset is being able to deliver the same pleasing audio quality as the Arctis 9, with well represented bass and clear highs and we have found the Sidetone Volume wheel to be quite handy when talking with the fellow gamers. The only missing feature is the DTS HeadphoneX V2 surround, which was quite accurate, and we enjoyed it quite a bit on the Arctis 9 model; this was replaced by Playstation 5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech, present on the described console. read more

Patriot Memory Viper V380 Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2021-04-19 read/post comments(0)

Even without installing the supplied software, we did really like how the Viper V380 does sound like, thanks to the very large 53mm neodymium drivers. The product is initially configured in order to offer more bass, ideal for gaming purposes but can be fine-tuned for other purposes as well by using the downloadable utility. The software interface requires a system restart for the headset to be recognized correctly but afterwards all will become functional. read more

Neo Forza MARS RGB 64GB 3200MHz DDR4 Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2021-04-12 read/post comments(0)

The Neo Forza Mars 32GBx2 3200MHz C16 kit has performed great on the test platform and provides the much-needed capacity for productivity work that requires more resources such as video encoding. If you have a case with a plexiglass window, the kit can deliver quite a show, being compatible with RGB utilities from the most known motherboard manufacturers! read more


Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2021-04-08 read/post comments(0)

After customizing the DPI and button mapping with our preferences, we started up gaming in Outriders, Diablo 3 and DOOM Eternal: the mouse felt great when used with a palm grip, while the PixArt PMW3392 sensor has tracked flawlessly even more intense action scenes. The paracord cable and low weight of just about 74 grams completes the experience and if the setup is installed optimally you may think that you would be using a wireless mouse instead. read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO XT Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2021-04-03
Storage/SSD Patriot Memory Viper VP4100 PCI-E m.2 Gen 4x4 1TB SSD Review by stefan @ 2021-04-01
Others/Mice & Keyboards CORSAIR K65 RGB MINI Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2021-03-27
Storage/SSD Neo Forza eSports NFP075 m.2 2280 1TB PCIe SSD Review by stefan @ 2021-03-22
Storage/SSD Patriot P300 M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 2TB SSD Review by stefan @ 2021-03-15

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Lexar SL200 Portable SSD 1 TB @ TechPowerUp

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The Lexar SL200 Portable SSD is priced quite competitively at $120 for 1 TB. In our testing we found good sequential transfer rates that are considerably higher than what you'll get from any HDD-based enclosure, and with 300 GB, the… Go To Full Article

EVGA Z20 Optical Mechanical Keyboard Review

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Description: EVGA has entered the gaming peripherals market with their new Z-series of gaming keyboards the flagship of which is the Z20 Optical Mechanical Keyboard which I’ve been using for 2 weeks now. Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Reflex Tested with LDAT v2 @ TechPowerUp

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NVIDIA Reflex is a collection of advanced technologies set out to drastically reduce end-to-end system latency and make you a bigger threat on the virtual battlefield. We used the latest iteration of the Latency Display Analysis Tool to thoroughly test… Go To Full Article

Intel’s Integrated Graphics Mini-Review

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In the last few months we have tested the latest x86 integrated graphics options on the desktop from AMD, with some surprising results about how performant a platform with integrated graphics can be. In this review, we’re doing a similar… Go To Full Article

Intel Alder Lake-S Core-1800 ES specs leak

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4.6 GHz on two Golden Cove cores and up to 3.4 GHz on four Gracemont Atom cores at 1.3147 V Technical specifications of an Alder Lake-S Core-1800 16-core 24-thread engineering sample (ES) have been leaked online.… Go To Full Article

Texas man sues over exploding Apple battery

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Claims Jobs' Mob flogs defective batteries A bloke in Texas is taking Apple to court claiming it flogged him a shonky battery for his iPhone which exploded. Robert Franklin filed a lawsuit against Apple… Go To Full Article

Ericsson smokes peace pipe with Samsung

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Reaches agreement on global patent licences Ericsson has reached a multi-year agreement on global patent licences with Samsung ending a dispute that hit the Swedish telecom equipment maker's first-quarter revenue. Ericsson expects second-quarter patent… Go To Full Article

Apple iPhone flaw allowed China to target Uighur Muslims

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Competition winner An attack that targeted Apple devices was used to spy on China's Muslim minority -- and US officials claim it was developed for the country's top hacking competition. The Tianfu Cup offered… Go To Full Article

IBM creates 2nm chip

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Intel has a little sob IBM boffins have emerged from their smoke-filled labs claiming to have invented the world’s first 2 nm chip. The Tame Apple Press is furious as everyone knows that Apple… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm modem bug hits a third of smartphones

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Attackers can access the device’s call and SMS history Around a third of all smartphones in the world are believed to be affected by a new vulnerability in a Qualcomm modem component that can grant attackers access… Go To Full Article

Apple’s Night Shift does not work

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Does not make the slightest difference to your sleep patterns Boffins at Brigham Young University have called out Apple's Night Shift system as snake oil and said that it does not improve your sleep quality. Go To Full Article

Creative SBS E2900 Desktop Computer Speakers Review @ APH Networks

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The Creative SBS E2900 is a 2.1 computer speaker set that sounds surprisingly good and loaded with more features than you would think for $100. Go To Full Article

Toshiba launches a new lineup of Fire TV Edition televisions

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Toshiba has launched a lineup of smart TVs with built-in Fire TV experience that will be available in five screen sizes. Go To Full Article

Raijintek ORCUS 140 RBW AIO Cooler

@ 2021/05/07 read/post comments(0)
" The Raijintek Orcus 140 RBW is an excellent AIO cooler that performs really well, and delivers terrific illumination effects. The product is inexpensive and should meet the demands of most gamers and computer enthusiasts alike. What also makes this… Go To Full Article

Netflix explores building an online hub around its original content

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"N-Plus is a future online space where you can learn more about the Netflix shows you love and anything related to them," the company says of the project. Go To Full Article

A free-to-play The Division game is on the way

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Ubisoft will release a new standalone, free-to-play game in its ongoing Tom Clancy Division series called The Division Heartland. Go To Full Article

ASRock Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula @ TechPowerUp

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The ASRock Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula is built using AMD's new Navi 21 XTXH chip, which runs much higher clocks than what the regular RX 6900 XT can achieve. In our testing this is the first AMD card… Go To Full Article

YouTube TV is now available on PlayStation 5

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YouTube TV subscribers now have a new platform available: PlayStation 5. Go To Full Article

Facebook adds new audio and inbox features to Messenger and Instagram

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Facebook is adding several new themes and features to Messenger and Instagram. Go To Full Article

Google will require privacy data in Play Store listings

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Google will soon require developers to provide more privacy and security information about their apps. Go To Full Article

EVGA Z15 RGB Gaming Keyboard @ TechPowerUp

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Alongside the flagship Z20, EVGA also released the more budget-friendly Z15 with its keyboard lineup revamp. Today, we take a long due look at it in detail and compare it to the Z20, too. Knowing that it has a hot-swappable… Go To Full Article

Google is turning on two-factor authentication by default

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You'll only need to tap a prompt to confirm your identity. Go To Full Article

Brave's iOS browser now queues music and videos in a playlist

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Brave has added a Playlist feature to its iOS browser that lets you queue music and videos on the web. Go To Full Article

Call of Duty League will resume in-person events on June 17th

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Call of Duty League is returning to in-person events starting on June 17th, although fans will stay at home for now. Go To Full Article

Square Enix, Bandai Namco and Sega confirmed for this year's virtual E3

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Square Enix, Bandai Namco and and Sega are will all participate in this year's virtual E3 event, which begins on June 12th. Go To Full Article

HP’s latest all-in-one comes with AI noise reduction

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The EliteOne 800 G8 has a sleek design and an optional pop-up webcam. Go To Full Article

'Outriders' creators finally begin restoring your lost gear

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The 'Outriders' team has begun restoring gear lost in a wipe, although you're not guaranteed to get everything back. Go To Full Article

Citroën turned its compact Ami EV into a tiny delivery van

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Citroën is launching the Ami Cargo, a new electric van model of its original compact car, to target delivery drivers. Go To Full Article

Lenovo premium Android tablet spotted in China

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Featuring 90Hz OLED screen and Snapdragon 870 SoC It appears that Lenovo could be bringing a high-end Android tablet to the market, as one has been spotted in China under the Xiaoxin Pad Pro 2021 name, featuring… Go To Full Article

'Returnal' patch fixes the save-breaking issue from yesterday's update

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Housemarque has released a patch for 'Returnal' to fix a bug that ate game save files. Go To Full Article

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