AMD Radeon Software 16.4.2 offers full support for Thunderbolt 3 eGFX and more
Posted on: 04/27/2016 09:41 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Preview: Fiji GPU x 2
AMD Radeon Software 16.4.2 offers full support for Thunderbolt 3 eGFX
ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard Review
Biostar Racing Z170GT7 (Intel LGA-1151)
Building your first Custom Designed Watercooled PC: Part 2
Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Keyboard Review
Creative SoundBlaster X Pro-Gaming H5 Headset Review
Crucial MX200 250 GB SSD Review
Feniks Essence Speakers Review
IOGEAR Kaliber Gaming IKON Gaming Keyboard (GKB703L)
Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset Review
The Riotoro Prism CR1280 Case Review
Transcend SSD370S 512GB Review
XFX R9 Fury Triple Dissipation Review

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Preview: Fiji GPU x 2
After almost a year of sneak peaks and strategic demos, AMD has finally begun shipping its dual-Fiji GPU powered graphics card, the Radeon Pro Duo. AMD is positioning the Radeon Pro Duo as a card for “gamers who create, and creators who game” and for budding VR developers in need of some monstrous compute performance, though the simple fact that it is packing a pair of AMD's current top-end GPUs will make it interesting to hardcore gamers with big budgets as well...


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AMD Radeon Software 16.4.2 offers full support for Thunderbolt 3 eGFX
AMD XConnect feature allows hot-plugging Radeon graphics cards in TB3 enclosures.


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ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard Review
There are an extraordinary number of Z170 motherboards currently available to buy, of which a substantial proportion of these directly target the growing PC Gaming market. While it is true that Gaming motherboards tend to be more expensive than non-Gaming counterparts, due to the extra design work and features implemented on them, Gaming motherboards are still available at surprisingly aggressive price points.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Biostar Racing Z170GT7 (Intel LGA-1151)
The Biostar Racing Z170GT7 is a fully-featured high-performance platform that includes an LN2 switch. Unlike previous motherboards from Biostar that were affordable with more basic features, this one has everything a gamer would want and does very well in our testing.


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Building your first Custom Designed Watercooled PC: Part 2
Do you want to build your first custom watercooled system? then watch Part 2 of our guide today - its 48 minutes long but it goes into some detail on tubing, how to cut it, shape it and the tools you need to create some amazing system builds.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Keyboard Review
With mechanical gaming keyboards now common, vendors are looking for more ways to distinguish their products. Corsair competes on features, and in an exclusive deal with German key switch manufacturer Cherry, brings a new mechanical switch to the market: the Cherry MX Speed. This switch forms the backbone of the new Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE mechanical gaming keyboard, and while it’s an impressive new feature, it’s far from all this high-end keyboard has to offer. Benchmark Reviews offers a look at this new product for gamers who want only the very best.


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Creative SoundBlaster X Pro-Gaming H5 Headset Review
Creative are on of the most iconic and instantly recognisable brands on the market when it comes to audio. Having created some of the most popular and best-performing consumer audio products for the PC market over the last few decades, I’m sure many of you, if not all of you, have owned or used a Creative product at one point or another. So when I heard that Creative felt they had one of the best gaming headsets on the market and that it would cost less than £100, I simply had to try it out.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Crucial MX200 250 GB SSD Review
You might want to buy an inexpensive SSD, but hardly anyone wants to compromise on safety and durability. After testing the Crucial MX200 1 TB and MX200 500 GB SSD, we have now also tested the Crucial MX200 250 GB SSD. The MX200 250 GB SSD is quite inexpensive due to its lower capacity, but offers reliability and data security. If you have to take compromising performance in buying, we show in the following review at OCinside.


Read full article @ OcInside

Feniks Essence Speakers Review
Our reviewers are sometimes spoiled, and it's not just because they get to review cool hardware. While nice audio equipment is usually last on the list for most gamers looking for an upgrade, Dmitry doesn't need to worry. His ears are usually enveloped in the Sennheiser HD800s, which retail for $1,000 or more and are considered some of the best headphones in the world. Can his coddled ears be blown away by the Feniks Essence speaker set, which aims to be one of the best in world?

Feniks set out to creative a harmonic cohesion between speaker design and audio properties with the Essence speaker system, which was designed and produced in Switzerland. The compact pair are available in a variety of color combinations, with a metal exterior featuring a matte front surface and glossy sides. The modern design language looks sharp, while still being totally friendly to a computer desk or small space.

The main housing for the 4.5-inch drivers is elevated in order to create enough area for the bass port to breath. The design helps tremendously with the bass response, which is surprisingly deep for a speaker set of this size. The Essence set is active, with a 24bit 96kHz USB and TOSLINK DAC processing audio inside the speaker to guarantee the best quality for the digital pass.


Read full article @ Hardware Canucks

IOGEAR Kaliber Gaming IKON Gaming Keyboard (GKB703L)
Far to often the least consideration given to a killer computer is the gaming accessories. Face it by the time you get the core parts built you have an empty wallet and whatever you can afford often ends up being your keyboard. Your old keyboard might take up that gaming slot but gaming every advantage is important and if you settle for a regular $15 keyboard you are giving up a lot of advantage to the competition. The IOGEAR Kaliber IKON Gaming Keyboard is a full featured membrane gaming keyboard with 26 anti-ghosting keys and 3 color adjustable back light it features key swap and key lockout. Coming in at $44.95 free shipping the IKON is aimed at affordable gaming.


Read full article @ Bjorn3D

Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset Review
The Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver is the latest headset in Kingston's product family. Kingston's gaming headset line up has grown to four different models which feature both 3.5mm and USB connectivity. Last years HyperX Cloud and the updated HyperX Cloud II met with quite a bit of success and we were impressed with them and gave the HyperX Cloud II … Read more.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

The Riotoro Prism CR1280 Case Review
In this review we are having our first encounter with Riotoro, a new manufacturer of PC cases and peripherals. The Prism CR1280 that we are putting to the test today is the world’s first RGB case, a very large tower primarily designed for advanced gaming systems.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Transcend SSD370S 512GB Review
When thinking about which SSD to buy Transcend might not be the first name that springs to mind but they have been in the Flash storage game for many years. They have a range of SSD’s for both consumer and industrial market segments using a variety of controllers and NAND. The current flagship of the consumer SSD’s is the SSD370.


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XFX R9 Fury Triple Dissipation Review
Earlier reviews of the R9 Fury pointed out a lack of overclocking capability, especially when talking about the High Bandwidth Memory. I found that I was able to squeeze some additional clock speed headroom out of both the Fiji core and the HBM. In my testing I was able to see clock speed increases of over 10%. Pretty stout for a card with supposedly no overclocking headroom. In each case, the R9 Fury delivered improved gaming performance with the clock speed bump. To reach the tuned clock speeds I did have to push more current through the core. Usually this results in a significant bump in the card's thermals. However, the Tripe Dissipation cooling system XFX worked on does a phenomenal job at keeping the components cool. In fact, this has been one of the best cooling solution/GPU combos I have ever tested. XFX's six heat pipe, dual fin array solution just gets it done, and quietly. Even when the IP-5x fan speeds are cranked up, the noise penalty is not severe in any way. Especially when you have the chassis buttoned up.


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