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Mionix's gaming mice were developed in collaboration with Kickstarter and the Twitch streaming community. The Mionix QG mouse measures the user’s biometric information and movement data via integrated sensors and visualizes the captured data through an in-game overlay. Proclockers was able to evaluate the function of this unique mouse. Our hope is to inform others that are looking into this peripheral a better understanding of its abilities.
Not too long ago we had the privilege of reviewing HyperX’s Predator DDR4 2x8Gb dual channel memory kit. The performance was rather impressive and we came away quite pleased. Now we have an opportunity to test the 4x8Gb quad channel version!
ASUS’s STRIX branded product line has been a popular choice for gamers the last few generations due to its affordable price tag attached to a product good looks, great performance, and unbeatable ROG bloodlines. ASUS now brings this pedigree to Intel’s new X299 platform in the form of the ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming. From the AURA Sync Lighting, to the reinforced metal reinforced SafeSlots, to the SupremeFX Audio, everything here is about serious gaming.
Few names in the industry stick out quite as much as Johnathan ‘Fatal1ty’ Wendel, arguably THE first professional gamer. For ASRock to collaborate and brand a motherboard with this moniker, you know they have to mean business. ASRock knows you are only as good as your foundation, so they loaded the X299 Professional Gaming i9 up with everything needed to make sure nothing stands in your way.
Intel’s X299 chipset provides support for Intel’s latest Kabylake-X and SkyLake-X CPU’s up to 18 cores, up to 128GB of Quad Channel DDR4, 4 PCIE x16 slots, triple Turbo M.2 slots, and Dual Intel Gigabit LAN ports. If that wasn’t enough for your, they even stuffed in the very latest Aquantia powered TEN gigabit networking, Intel dual band 802.11AC Wifi, Creative Sound Blaster Cinema audio, full RGB support and more super speed USB and connectivity options that you’ll know what to do with. Can it fight its way to the top of the scoreboard? We’re about to find out.
Nearly six years ago in November of 2011, Intel divided its lineup by releasing its first HEDT (High-End Desk-Top) in the form of the X79 platform and a trio of Sandy Bridge-E CPU’s with the flagship 6-core Extreme Edition Core i7-3960X. The platform eventually received an update to Ivy Bridge-E with three new CPUs. Three years later, the updated X99 platform was launched with another trio of Haswell-E CPU’s with the 8 core i7-5960X, later to be trumped with Broadwell-E’s 10-core i7-6950X. Fast-forward just under 3 years and Intel brings us X299. This time however, Intel changed the game and announced NINE different CPU’s over a stagger launch. Spanning 2 architectures at the same time, Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X, X299 hits the ground with a starting lineup from quad core to 18 cores, up to quad channel ddr4 memory and up to a hefty 44 PCIe lanes.
While we wait for the remaining Sky Lake-X CPU’s to arrive, we’ll take a look at one offering near the middle of the shotgun pattern launch with the 8 core, 16 thread Intel Core i7-7820X. Does it compare to the retiring 8 core champion of X99? We certainly aim to find out!