20 of the Worst PC Setups February 2017 and more
Posted on: 03/08/2017 12:07 PM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

20 of the Worst PC Setups – February 2017
ADATA SU800 SSD Ultimate Review
AMD Poised To Disrupt The Data Center With Zen-Based Naples Platform
AMD Prepares 32-Core Naples CPUs for 1P and 2P Servers: Coming in Q2
Crucial MX300 Limited Edition 750GB 2.5" SSD Review
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Review
Ghost Recon Wildlands: Performance Analysis
MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium Edition Review
Qnap launches TS-453Bmini NAS
The Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard Review
WD Black PCIe 512GB SSD Review
Where minimum-FPS figures mislead, frame-time analysis shines

20 of the Worst PC Setups – February 2017
I'm sure at some point you've had a bad PC setup.  Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room.  I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college.  If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups.  We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month.  Here are some of the bad ones from February.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

ADATA SU800 SSD Ultimate Review
The ADATA SU800 SSD is a 2.5″ solid state drive for the ever-popular SATA 6Gb/s interface found on mainstream desktop and notebook PCs. ADATA promises 560 MB/s read and 520 MB/s write speeds with their new 3D NAND technology, allowing Ultimate SU800 to deliver higher storage density and reliability than ever before. SU800 also features intelligent SLC caching, a DRAM cache buffer to boost transfer performance, and Low-Density Parity Check ECC. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, we test the 512GB ADATA SSD Ultimate SU800 against the competition.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

AMD Poised To Disrupt The Data Center With Zen-Based Naples Platform
We learned a lot about the Zen microarchitecture and the consumer-targeted Ryzen 7 series of desktop processors at AMD’s tech day a couple of weeks back. Much of the information we gleaned from AMD at the event, in addition to the numerous leaks, rumors, and official news items that trickled out over the last couple of years, was explained in our Ryzen 7-series launch coverage.

There were some other interesting bits of information disseminated at tech day that we weren’t able to reveal in our launch piece, however, related to AMD's Zen-based server platform, codenamed Naples. As we’ve mentioned in the past, Naples is an up to 32-core / 64-thread variant of Zen, targeted at enterprise and data center applications...


Read full article @ HotHardware

AMD Prepares 32-Core Naples CPUs for 1P and 2P Servers: Coming in Q2
For users keeping track of AMD’s rollout of its new Zen microarchitecture, stage one was the launch of Ryzen, its new desktop-oriented product line last week. Stage three is the APU launch, focusing mainly on mobile parts. In the middle is stage two, Naples, and arguably the meatier element to AMD’s Zen story.

A lot of fuss has been made about Ryzen and Zen, with AMD’s re-launch back into high-performance x86. If you go by column inches, the consumer-focused Ryzen platform is the one most talked about and many would argue, the most important. In our interview with Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, the launch of Ryzen was a big hurdle in that journey. However, in the next sentence, Dr. Su lists Naples as another big hurdle, and if you decide to spend some time with one of the regular technology industry analysts, they will tell you that Naples is where AMD’s biggest chunk of the pie is. Enterprise is where the money is.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Crucial MX300 Limited Edition 750GB 2.5" SSD Review
Crucial, a brand name from top five semiconductor company Micron Technology Inc, becomes the second company (in partnership with Intel) to develop and offer 3D NAND technology inside a Solid State Drive. Read our thoughts on the Crucial MX300 750GB SSD.


Read full article @ ModSynergy.com

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Review
Every major player in the Windows PC business has a 2-in-1 laptop these days and now Dell has hopped on the train. The XPS 13 2-in-1 has a clunky name, but it brings a 360-degree hinge to Dell's most popular ultraportable for the first time.


Read full article @ TechSpot

Ghost Recon Wildlands: Performance Analysis
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is Ubisoft's latest open-world tactical-shooter. We test this highly demanding game on a wide selection of graphics cards, at full HD, 1440p and 4K, in Ultra and Very High settings. We also took a look at VRAM usage using GeForce Titan X Pascal.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

MSI Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium Edition Review
With the Z270 XPower Gaming Titanium Edition, MSI has a very well equipped motherboard in its portfolio, which comes with lots of features. There are for example three M.2 x4 Gen 3 slots. Apart from that this board comes with a great looking, unique design. Furthermore there is arguably one of the most high-end power designs on this motherboard.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Qnap launches TS-453Bmini NAS
Space-saving vertical form factor with the power of a quad-core Intel processor. Qnap's rapidly expanding family of NAS solutions has picked up another member in the form of the TS-453Bmini.

Now available with prices starting at £460, the new addition to the firm's award-winning range adopts a vertical form factor promising the performance and feature set of a traditional Qnap NAS in a "compact and user-friendly chassis."


Read full article @ Hexus

The Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard Review
In this review we are having a look at the recently released Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Platinum, a mechanical gaming keyboard. It is a hybrid between the K70 RGB and K95 RGB models, with more features and a brand new CUE software package, designed to leave no gamer unsatisfied (for a price).


Read full article @ Anandtech

WD Black PCIe 512GB SSD Review
Western Digital enters the PCIe SSD market with a design that meshes new and old technology. NVMe is the latest go-to technology to create high-performance SSDs, but will the choice of planar TLC NAND hold the flagship Black PCIe back?


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Where minimum-FPS figures mislead, frame-time analysis shines
Do minimum-frame-rate values tell an important story about system performance, or do they place undue value in outliers? We deploy a new tool to go Inside the Second to find out.


Read full article @ The Tech Report




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