Hands on with the Fall Update for Xbox One and more
Posted on: 10/18/2017 11:20 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

AMD EPYC 7251 Provides Great Value At Less Than $500 USD
ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Unboxing Video
ASUS ROG Strix Scar (GL703VW) Laptop Review
ASUSTOR AS6302T 2-Bay NAS Server Review
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 RGB Case Review
Cooler Master MasterWatt 650W Review
Ethereum Mining After The Byzantium Hard Fork Have Profits Up
Google Pixel 2 XL And Pixel 2 Review: Android Never Looked So Good
Hands on with the Fall Update for Xbox One
HP S700 SSD Review
Intel Core i5-8600K Review: Coffee Lake's Jolting Value
Intel Z270 Motherboard Roundup
MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview
Roccat Isku+ Force FX Keyboard
SwiftStream Z-9 Camera Drone Review

AMD EPYC 7251 Provides Great Value At Less Than $500 USD
We have been delivering a number of EPYC 7601 Linux benchmarks since receiving this 32 core / 64 thread high-end server processor a little more than one month ago. Recently we received some additional EPYC processors from AMD for testing and for this next batch of benchmarking decided to begin with the EPYC 7251, which is the current lowest-end EPYC part. For priced at under $500 USD, this eight core / 16 thread processor has a lot to offer.


Read full article @ Phoronix

ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Unboxing Video
Today, we have published an unboxing video with English subtitles of the new ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac, an awesome ITX motherboard for AMD Ryzen Socket AM4 processors. The written review of this ASRock X370 Gaming ITX motherboard is coming soon as well on OCinside.


Read full article @ OCInside.de

ASUS ROG Strix Scar (GL703VW) Laptop Review
ASUS ROG’s Strix Scar laptop is aimed squarely at first person shooter gamers. It boasts GTX 1060 graphics, an i7-7700HQ processor and 16GB of DDR4 – but most impressive is the 120Hz Full-HD display and its 5ms response time. As with most ROG products, though, it does not come cheap – priced at £1599.99 here in the UK, the Scar is a pretty serious investment. Is it one worth making?


Read full article @ KitGuru

ASUSTOR AS6302T 2-Bay NAS Server Review
We have covered a wide variety of network attached storage (NAS) servers over the years, but up until now we have never had the chance to look at any products from ASUSTOR. ASUSTOR is focused on making just NAS servers, and in this review we are going to take a look at their AS6302T. This 2-bay unit features a 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, and dual Gigabit network connections to power your networked storage.


Read full article @ Bigbruin.com

Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 RGB Case Review
ooler Master’s MasterBox series of cases sort of sits as their entry-level case series behind the ever popular MasterCase series. There are currently 10 cases in the MasterCase series, all of which are well under $100. The case we are checking out today is no different, the MasterBox Lite 5 RGB is only $69.99, but packs in the features. This mid tower case has a tempered glass side panel, 4 included cooling fans (3 of which are RGB fans), room for long graphics cards, tall CPU coolers, and much more. This case could be over of the best value cases that we’ve seen this year! Read on as we take a look!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Cooler Master MasterWatt 650W Review
Going after the mainstream. Cooler Master has been known for its fair share of innovation over the years. The huge Cosmos chassis - new and old - remains a formidable case for building a high-spec rig into, but the company is aware that it needs a strong presence in more than one PC segment for continued growth. What better place to invest than in the power-supply market.

The firm has a dizzying array of PSUs because it services the retail and bulk-volume OEM markets concurrently. Breaking down the supplies via their 80 PLUS rating - a rough and ready reckoner of performance - shows there is scope to further extend its new MasterWatt brand by replacing the G- and V-series supplies, and this is exactly what it is doing with today's release of four 80 PLUS Bronze models.


Read full article @ Hexus

Ethereum Mining After The Byzantium Hard Fork Have Profits Up
The Ethereum network began a planned hard fork at block number 4,370,000 yesterday and it appears that the Byzantium hard fork has been a smooth transition so far (check the status). Miners are having some fun as they are seeing that some blocks are being mined in as little as 1 second and profits are up! Read on to learn more!


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Google Pixel 2 XL And Pixel 2 Review: Android Never Looked So Good
Google has been designing and building premium Android smartphones for many years, co-branding with various hardware partners since back in the days of the company's Nexus devices. More recently with its first generation Pixel series, the Mountain View team has taken more prominent ownership of the brand, with devices specifically underscored as "Made By Google." And indeed the design signatures of the first generation Pixel and Pixel XL were distinctly different from any other handset on the market, as are the latest Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that Google is launching today, along with a redesigned Daydream View VR headset.

Designed by Google but manufactured by HTC (Pixel 2) and LG (Pixel 2 XL), these two new handsets also boast Google's latest Android 8.0 operating system, aka Oreo, an exclusive to Google Pixel and certain Nexus devices, at least for now. In some ways, this is also a big advantage as you'll note on the pages ahead...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Hands on with the Fall Update for Xbox One
Yesterday, Microsoft released the Fall Update for the Xbox One family of consoles, adding Fluent Design, a redesigned Home and Guide, and more. Here's our hands on video with the new update.


Read full article @ Neowin

HP S700 SSD Review
Now, when you look at the actual performance delivered versus the rated specifications, the HP S700 drive showed both some positives and negatives. In the ATTO testing, the drive came close to its up to 560MB/s rating at 552MB/s and was quite a bit shy on the write side of the equation, only mustering a 470MB/s result. Rated at up to 75000 read IOPS and 90000 write IOPS, the drive showed that it did not quite get there in the Anvil Storage utility test with a result in the QD16 read and write tests with results closer to the ratings of the 250GB drive being offered in this series of 40572 read IOPS and 79139 write IOPS. Where the drive showed the most positive performance was when it was being written to.


Read full article @ OCC

Intel Core i5-8600K Review: Coffee Lake's Jolting Value
Intel's Core i5-8600K races to market with 50% more cores and impressive performance.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Intel Z270 Motherboard Roundup
This roundup of Intel Z270 Kaby Lake motherboards pulls from our in-depth reviews, and includes recommendations for gaming, value & all-around performance.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview
With the Gaming Pro Carbon AC, MSI has a well equipped mid-range motherboard in its portfolio, which comes with a bunch of interesting features. There are for example two M.2 Gen 3 x4 slots and RGB backlight. Apart from that the Gaming Pro Carbon AC features a black color scheme with carbon-like looks and on top of that this particular model should feature a rather interesting price.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Roccat Isku+ Force FX Keyboard
The Roccat Isku+ Force FX is a very large form-factor keyboard with 123 separate keys, a pressure-sensitive key zone offering analog control, 16.8M RGB backlighting, and an integrated wrist rest. It is complemented well by a powerful software driver to make the most of the provided hardware.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

SwiftStream Z-9 Camera Drone Review
With the year coming closer to an end, now is a good time to prepare some gift ideas for the holiday season. Christmas arrived early here for us as Swift Stream sent us their Z-9 Camera Drone for this review. Some of its main features include an extra set of propellers, 360° flips, headless mode, and a Wi-Fi camera that is compatible on Android and Apple devices. The Z-9 Camera Drone makes a great gift for teenagers over the age of 14 or for anyone who wants to learn to fly drones. In this article, Benchmark Review will be taking a look at the Z-9 Camera Drone.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews




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