Latest ProClockers Hardware Reviews
With such a wide range of GPUs on the market today, it can be hard to make an educated choice on what GPU is right for you. Sure, the higher-end cards get plenty of coverage. However, what about the more budget oriented cards? Everyone knows a 1080 ti will destroy anything you throw at it, but what about its smaller brother, the 1060? The card I think is one of the most under rated cards on the market today, taking a back seat to the impressive performance of the 1070. ASUS recently sent us their GTX 1060 OC Edition, with 6 GB of GDDR5 RAM running at 9 Gbps. In theory, this card should have enough power to run any game, at high settings. So, we put the ASUS GTX 1060 OC to the test. Can it handle newer titles, at higher resolutions, or will this card be stuck running 1080p? Let’s see how it did.
Today we will be checking out a closed-loop all-in-one liquid CPU cooler with a 240mm radiator from Xigmatek. It features a unique pump integration wherein it is located at the radiator. Let’s find out how well it performs in our tests and setup.
Quality keyboards today don't always have to come with RGB lights to make them desirable. Attributes such as Cherry MX switches, thicker keycaps, on-board FN adjustments, & sturdy build design are more functional than cosmetic. Just like a mystic reading minds Cooler Master has constructed such a peripheral. The MasterKeys L with PBT Keycaps that they have sent to Proclockers to inspect their handiwork.
The Trident Z RGB offers the same brushed black aluminum finish on one side with the gunmetal gray brushed black aluminum finish on the other as the original Trident Z did, however G.Skill added a something special. That something special is a RGB lit bar running along the top of each module. The RGB lighting is controllable via G.Skill’s own software or with Asus’s Aura software.
Keyboards and mice to a gamer are like the shield and sword a fighter uses. Every computer user needs the right equipment to “take to battle”. Choosing your equipment is sometimes trial and error, not every keyboard is made equal. With all the different styles and choices of keys alone, picking one best fitting your needs may be a bit formidable. Thankfully here at ProClockers we have the task of testing them out and letting our readers know what is a good choice for them. G.Skill has sent us there Ripjaws KM570 RGB keyboard to test out to see if this is what we would take to battle! This G.Skill Keyboard is simple yet functional and includes some important features that will meet the standards of most PC users.
The enthusiast community has been waiting for one card since the announcement of Pascal, and that card is the new GTX 1080 Ti. This was in hopes for a repeat of the performance gap between the Titan X and the previous Ti card. With the latest performance numbers, the GTX 1080 Ti proves it was a card worth waiting for. Since the Founders Edition 1080 Ti was released to the public, several companies have released their own versions of the 1080 Ti with custom PCBs and coolers. One of those companies seems to stand out more than the rest, and that company is GIGABYTE, and their new line of AORUS Motherboards and GPUs, which brings us to today’s review of the GIGABYTE AORUS GTX 1080 Ti. With a few different 1080 Ti SKUs, GIGABYTE has offerings from the Founders Edition card, up to their flagship AORUS GTX 1080 Ti XTREME Edition. In this review, we’ll be looking at the XTREME Edition and seeing how it compares to the AORUS GTX 1080 Ti Standard Edition. So, let’s get into the review.
The new X299 platform brings a number of new features and enhancements over the previous X99 platform. First and foremost is the ability to utilize the new Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X 4-18 core X series processors via the new LGA 2066 socket. There’s added support for Intel Optane technology with Rapid Storage, faster throughput times thanks to DMI 3.0. 30 I/O lanes with support for up to 24 PCIe lanes, eight SATA 3.0 ports, and 10 USB 3.0 ports. Overall it’s a nice step up from the X99 chipset.
The new X299 platform brings a number of new features and enhancements over the previous X99 platform. It also brings with it a new line of processors. They range from 4 cores all the way up to 18 cores. Skylake-X handles the 6 core to 18 core variants, while Kaby Lake-X handles the 4 core models. We recently reviewed the top dog Skylake Core i9 7900X. Today we will be looking its little brother, the Kaby Lake Core i7 7740X.
At Computex this year Intel announced its new high-end desktop (HEDT) platform. All the architecture changes meant that Intel needed a new socket, Socket 2066. The new X299 platform brings a number of new features and enhancements over the previous X99 platform. It also brings with it a new line of processors. They range from 4 cores all the way up to 18 cores. Skylake-X handles the 6 core to 18 core variants, while Kaby Lake-X handles the 4 core models.
Now a days it is difficult to enjoy your favorite music or TV shows without someone complaining that you have the volume to loud for them. All you want to do is entertain yourself to your comfort level and with technology today that is possible with a wireless headset. Today we at Proclockers are testing out Hammo TV by Noontec a wireless/Bluetooth headset that can be used for many aspects of entertainment.
When deciding to get a mouse these days its hard to decide what your looking for in a mouse. What type of sensor or switches, does it have a weight system, and even what color will it be. I believe that is why EpicGear decided to create the Morpha X Gaming Mouse. Where you can create a perfect mouse by giving the choice of 2 types of switches, 2 sensors, 2 colors, with the ability to arrange it just the way you want. We at Proclockers was handed a Morpha X to show and try out all the options it has to offer.
When most think about gaming mice the first thought is RGB lights over the entire mouse. But that isn't what a gaming mouse is about there are ergonomics, response time, high quality switches, and so much more. Today we are taking a look at the NAOS 7000 Optical Gaming Mouse by Mionix. Where RGB is not the first aspect you notice about their gaming mouse.
Back in January, Patriot announced their new Viper RGB Gaming Keyboard V770 featuring 16.8 million colors. Since then people have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this top of the line input device that's equipped with Kailh Red mechanical switches to give players ultra fast response time. Also with 5 dedicated macro keys and a total of 108 programmable macro keys the abilities of the V770 is almost limitless. With that being said let's take a look a the Patriot Viper RGB Gaming Keyboard V770.