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  • Patriot Viper V570 Blackout RGB Gaming Mouse and Pad Review

    Introduction It’s only a matter of time before mice evolve into sentience and begin taking over the world. I’m not talking about the rodents! There are just SO many gaming mice out there, that I’m fairly confident they’ll bring on the robot ap...
  • Rosewill Neon K85 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

    Introduction Many a tech website will say, “once you go mechanical, you never go…back-chanical,” or something similar to that. Don’t quote me. There is, however, something to be said about moving up from brittle hinges on chicklet keys to meta...
  • Enermax MaxTytan 800W, RevoBron 700W Power Supply Review

    Introduction Power Supplies are one of the most critical components in computer systems, which is why it’s so sad that they’re also one of the most easily overlooked components. Stable and clean power should be a top priority for any high end system, yet ...
  • Noctua NH-S12L & NH-L9a-AM4 Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

    Are you in the market for a compact yet efficient heatsink for your next HTPC that happens to be Ryzen based? Perhaps the Noctua NH-S12L or NH-L9a-AM4 is for you. Read on for more info...
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Volta May Dominate the GPU World: Nvidia Unveils the Titan V

I’m guessing HBM2 is the real deal since we’re finally getting the opportunity to see it in an Nvidia card. Also, I’m seriously doubting Nvidia will lose the highest performing GPU crown for quite some years to come. One thing’s for certain, this company has done an impressive job with each new architecture release and the new Titan V is just the latest to raise what already was a very high bar. It’s easy to dismiss marketing jargon in this day and age of hardware releases, yet the 9x performance increase in deep learning is still a pretty solid accomplishment. Deep learning won’t help the average user directly, but looking at the normal performance numbers indicates around a 25% performance leap from the Titan XP. Considering the increase in transistors and performance, it’s very impressive that the TDP is still at 250W. Just when we thought Maxwell and Pascal were enough to curb our enthusiast appetites, Volta shows that too much performance is never a problem in the computer world. The Titan V reminds me of what hardware releases used to be about. We may not get a release every 6 months, but we do get a sizeable performance increase and it turns out for most of us, getting two years to let the budget recover is much better for purchasing an upgrade. We’ll have to wait a bit longer for the gaming card releases, but Volta is something worth looking forward to. Check out Nvidia’s site for the rest of the details! https:...


Patriot Viper V570 Blackout RGB Gaming Mouse and Pad Review


Introduction It’s only a matter of time before mice evolve into sentience and begin taking over the world. I’m not talking about the rodents! There are just SO many gaming mice out there, that I’m fairly confident they’ll bring on the robot apocalypse. That said, with all of the RGB LED effects added to everything today, at least humanity will die to a brilliant rainbow of style. Also, Patriot is adding to the foray with a new gaming mouse and mouse pad under their Viper branding. I got to say, the V570 Blackout looks pretty cool, but let’s see if Patriot’s vision has any mention of AI overlords or not. (I’m guessing they won’t) Our Vision Patriot started in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area. We dedicate ourselves to being the brand of choice for the tech industry with a high commitment to quality and outstanding customer service. Patriot Memory designs, manufactures and markets high performance memory modules, flash memory, mobile accessories and gaming equipment. Our Products Here at Patriot, we pride ourselves in developing new and innovative products that offer a sleek, modern and functional design. Along with high quality and innovative designs, our products come backed with our industry leading warranty and top of the line customer support. We ensure that every product meets or exceeds our high level of standards. For memory, that process begins with using high-quality components and ends with rigorous functional test...


 

Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition is Coming December 2017

AMD is getting into the teaser trailer business, though the wait time is admittedly less than your typical Star Wars movie in terms of the release date. Keeping to their promise of major software releases every year, Radeon is about to unveil the Adrenalin Edition of it’s video drivers and while there have been some rumors floating around, the official details are likely coming next week. Stay posted and check out the video below. It has some pretty cool music! Named after the vibrant Adrenalin Rose, Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition continues AMD’s commitment to releasing major driver updates annually. The fully redesigned and supercharged Radeon Software Crimson Edition in 2015 received the highest user satisfaction rating of any AMD software ever, while Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition continued the 90 percent user satisfaction for 12 straight months in a row. As a reminder, over the past three years, Radeon Software has delivered to users 70 software releases, launch day support for more than 75 games and over 50 new or enhanced features, with more than 250 million downloads across the globe. Radeon Software continues to lead the way in elevating high-performance gaming and VR experience for gamers, professionals and game developers.


AIDA64 v5.95 is Released

Some users want a computer that stays stable and plays games smoothly. Others like to benchmark the daylights out of their systems and see how far they can push the performance numbers. If you’re in the latter group, then you’ll be happy to know that Aida64 released a new version with support for a variety of components. Check out the PR for the full details below. New features & improvements of AIDA64 v5.95 – Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update support – Asus ROG RGB LED keyboard and mouse support – Advanced support for AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU – Corsair Commander Pro and EVGA iCX sensor support – Improvements for AMD X399, Intel X299 and Intel Z370 chipset based motherboards – OpenGL 4.6 and WDDM 2.3 support – RAID member enumeration for Intel NVMe RAID arrays – GPU details for AMD Radeon Vega Series – GPU details for nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, GeForce MX110, GeForce MX130 – Preliminary support for nVIDIA Tesla V100 Series What’s new since AIDA64 v5.00 – AVX and FMA accelerated FP32 and FP64 ray tracing benchmarks – Vulkan graphics accelerator diagnostics – RemoteSensor smartphone and tablet LCD integration – Logitech Arx Control smartphone and tablet LCD integration – Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update support – Proper DPI scaling to better support high-resolution LCD and OLED displays – AVX and FMA accelerated 64-bit benchmarks for AMD ...


Starting Black Friday, get 2 FREE games with the purchase of any Radeon RX Vega GPU

Ah, Thanksgiving! Families getting together, eating way too much, turkeys everywhere, and sales!!! AMD has a pretty sweet promotion going on through the rest of December. If you were thinking of getting a Vega card and wanted to get a good deal as well, two free games added to the purchase always sweetens the deal quite a bit. Bonus Round: You have an option for punching Nazis as well. Check out the details below and have a happy holiday! Gamers looking for the best enthusiast-class gaming experience possible can get TWO FREE Games when they buy any Radeon RX Vega GPU, starting Black Friday until the end of December. Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 are the most advanced consumer graphics cards on the market, built on the forward-looking “Vega” GPU architecture. Previously reserved for high-end graphics products, RX Vega graphics cards use pioneering graphics technology in High Bandwidth Cache composed of 8GB of leading-edge HBM2 memory. Radeon RX Vega GPUs continue to see performance gains with the full realization of Vega’s robust feature set, including Rapid Packed Math, High Bandwidth Cache Controller (HBCC) and new Geometry and Pixel Engines, which better harness low-level APIs and excel in the latest DirectX 12 and Vulkan games. Offer varies by region. Available games include: Prey (Excludes China) Wolfenstein II: The Next Colossus (Excludes the DACH Region & China) Sniper Elite 4 (DACH Region only) The promotional period begins on November 24, and ex...


Rosewill Neon K85 RGB Mechanical Keyboard


Introduction Many a tech website will say, “once you go mechanical, you never go…back-chanical,” or something similar to that. Don’t quote me. There is, however, something to be said about moving up from brittle hinges on chicklet keys to metal parts that hold up to 50 million clicks. Rosewill, ever on the quest for best quality for the lowest price, has attempted the top tier mechanical keyboard feature: fully programmable RGB. Have they succeeded or gone the lackluster way of many budget RGB Mechanical keyboards before it? Time to take it out of the box. In case you know nothing about Rosewill: Rosewill’s mission is to consistently deliver reliable, high quality PC gaming, IT hardware and home products through leading innovation and long-lasting relationships. Rosewill Inc. was established in 2004, founded by manufacturing reliable, high-quality technology products. The first products under the Rosewill brand name included computer components such as computer cases, power supply units, keyboards, mice and cables. Over time, the product line strategically developed and entered new areas of growth, including PC gaming and home products. Under the management of experienced e-retail experts, Rosewill products can be found on all top e-commerce sites, along with product information and reviews. Today, Rosewill currently manufactures and markets an immense catalogue of inventive products among its three product categories. Through innovation and fl...


 

OPSeat has a Black Friday Sale and New Chair Features

We did a review of the OPSeat Master Series a while back and we were impressed by the value the newer company was offering. It’s been a bit since we’ve checked back in and they upped their game since the last time we reviewed it. It looks like improvements were made to the base and the armrests, yet the price is still holding out at $249, a pretty good deal. Of you want an excellent deal, then get your chair this weekend because the new models are $50 off through the end of Monday. Check out the link below, get yourself a good ergonomic chair, and enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend! OPSeat Website


Enermax MaxTytan 800W, RevoBron 700W Power Supply Review


Introduction Power Supplies are one of the most critical components in computer systems, which is why it’s so sad that they’re also one of the most easily overlooked components. Stable and clean power should be a top priority for any high end system, yet builders and companies alike tend to skimp on this critical element of PC building. Needless to say here at PureOC, we highly recommend finding a good quality PSU unit for your rig. However, performance isn’t the only thing that’s skimped on in this segment. Aesthetics have also been woefully overlooked in power supplies as well. Sure, we have fancy RGB fans on certain units, but when most cases have bottom mounted designs, it kind of defeats the purpose of making the PSU fan look shiny. In fact, the number one thing you’ll see from a PSU in most builds today is the cable connections on the motherboard and graphics cards. If that’s the case, making nicer connection cables would seem like a pretty important feature to have in modern PSUs. Enermax seems to be thinking in these directions so let’s begin looking at the units once we’ve taken a quick look at the company themselves. Lepatek Corporation an ENERMAX Company is an exclusive authorized supplier for ENERMAX and LEPA brand products for both North America and South America. Lepatek Corporation strives to provide only high quality products within the Computer Hardware & Components and Consumer Electronics market. Both m...


 

PATRIOT Launches New VIPER LED Series DDR4 Performance Memory

Patriot is releasing more LED lighted RAM modules. If you were waiting for RGB, well you might have to wait a bit longer, but the aesthetic design on the heat spreader and LED integration is excellent. It ranks up there as one of my favorite designs so I hope they come out with RGB capabilities soon. Of course for those who like one color lighting schemes, these kits could work out great. Check out the full press release below! Glamorous LED lighted memory modules offering extreme performance, available in 16GB kits at speeds up to 3600Mhz Fremont, California – Nov.20th 2017. – PATRIOT, a global leader in performance memory, SSDs, gaming peripherals and flash storage solutions today announced its new VIPER LED Series Performance DDR4 Memory. A remarkable LED-lit top decorative lighting and stylish aluminum heat shield design, VIPER LED Series DDR4 Memory is optimized for maximum performance on the Intel 100/200/300 series and AMD 300 series motherboards. VIPER LED Series available in both red and white LED model which light up gaming rig with bright integrated lighting designed to make the gaming rig look as good as it performs. The modern gaming PC is exposed with many featuring large windows and tempered glass side panels. A perfect complement to these systems is a well-placed lighting scheme which includes LED lights on all of the major components. VIPER LED Series DDR4 Memory is available in both red and white LED lighting configurations with a decorative s...


Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.2

Click below to enlarge the image. RSCRE 17.11.2 will be available on amd.com once it goes live.





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