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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.
While we all impatiently wait for Vega to release, AMD and Radeon Technologies has just released their RX 500 series of graphics cards. The 500 series is based on their 4th Gen GCN, or Graphics Core Next Architecture. The ASUS STRIX RX 580 has a clock speed, in OC Mode, of 1380 MHz. That’s a 7% increase over the reference card. That fact, combined with the excellent performance of the STRIX cooler, should make the STRIX RX 580 a great card. So, we put the STRIX RX 580 through our regular synthetic benchmarks, as well as some of my favorite games in my library. Let’s see how the STRIX RX 580 did.
Carbon fiber instantly sends visions of speed, performance, and exotic technology to many. Wrapped in carbon fiber look trim, B350 Gaming Pro Carbon aims to instaill many of those same visions.
ROG Strix RX 570 utilizes 4GB of GDDR5 memory with 2048 stream processors and 32 compute units. It ships with 1300MHz core clock speed, and has 1750MHz memory clock speed which is connected to a high speed 256-bit memory interface.
Laptop bags need to provide shelter for your gadgets and still be comfortable for you to carry outdoors for traveling. Frabicon sent us their Xplorer Laptop bag to check out. Follow us today and see if the Frabicon Xplorer bag everything you need to be your next travel laptop bag.
Gigabyte has dropped quite a few breathe taking motherboards in the last couple of years. First the redesigned their Gaming line when Z170 was released. Then there were quite a few eye catching X99 designs. More recently they release their new Aorus line. Even after all of that, Gigabyte still had an even more unique design, the Designare series. The Designare series was first released on the X99 and Z170 motherboards. Both gathered much attention, especially the X99-Designare EX. Now comes their newest entry, the Z270X-Designare.
The GTX 1080 has proven to be quite popular ever since it was released just shy of a year ago. Although NVidia could be content with just happily selling GTX 1080s until the next generation of video card are released, they weren’t. In fact, they gave the GTX 1080 a memory upgrade. NVidia bumped up the original GTX 1080s GDDR5X memory clock speed by 10% to 11Gbps. This is the same as the more expensive GTX 1080 Ti and increases the GTX 1080s memory bandwidth from 320 GB/s to 352 GB/s.