After Doom and Wolfenstein put shooters on the map games like Call of Duty, Battlefield and Medal of Honor took them mainstream. With early entries focusing on World War 2 it wasn’t too long until consumers were worn out with the period and the trend of modern military shooters began. One game series set out to make a unique game set in World War 2, by refining it down to focus the core gameplay on being an OSS elite soldier. This series was Sniper Elite, developed and published by Rebellion the most recent entry Sniper Elite 4 recently released on PC. What remains to be seen is will there be anything new the series can do at this point or will it be another retread of an over exposed period?
The days of an SSD being a luxury seem to be all but in the past. Not only that, but the SATA interface, being all but saturated, is starting to look a bit out dated. Sure, with technologies such as 3D NAND, the SATA interface is still very much used still. But, with more and more companies producing NVME, or Non-Volatile Memory Express, drives, it’s only a matter of time before SATA drives go the way of IDE. With the launch of their all new Hellfire NVME M.2 SSD, Patriot understands what enthusiast wants these days. They proved this with the launch of their first NVMe SSD, the Patriot Hellfire, based on Phison's PS5007-E7, PCIe Gen3x4 SSD controller. We recently tested their 240gb model of the Patriot Hellfire M.2. With advertised speeds of Up to 3000 MB/s Read and Up to 2300 MB/s Write, it’s hard to argue with them. However, in a market cornered by the likes of Samsung and Intel, can the Hellfire stand up to the competition? Let’s look and see how it held up.
Gaming oriented high performance memory has been around for years, and RGB lighting has as well, but the combination of the two is a relatively new category. While Ram kits with LED’s can be found clear back in the DDR2 days, GeIL was one of the very first to put RGB capable modules into the hands of consumers with their new EVO X DDR4 Kits. Separating the high performance DDR4 module’s circuitry into 2 entirely independent sections allows maximum memory performance without interference from the lighting. On the opposite side, the RGB lighting effects can be powered via any 3 or 4pin fan header and the color selected by moving the Red GeIL switch on top of the module. Full RGB effects can also be had by connecting the included 4pin cable to your motherboards RGB header. This way, the Modules can sync with the rest of your system lighting and is compatible with ASUS AURA Sync, as well as MSI’s Mystic Lighting. No other memory kit currently on the market offers such flexibility to the end User.
The ROG (Republic of Gamers) Strix line has proven to be popular for Asus. Enthusiasts worldwide know that ROG is synonymous with performance and the ROG Strix line offers everything many have come to expect in an Asus ROG motherboard, but in a less expensive package.