Asus Strix GTX 980Ti OC 6GB DirectCU III Graphics Card Review and more
Posted on: 04/11/2016 07:33 AM

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:

Asus Strix GTX 980Ti OC 6GB DirectCU III Graphics Card Review
Azio MGK1 Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Cooler Master Storm SF-19 V2 Laptop Cooler Review
Corsair M65 Pro RGB FPS Gaming Mouse Review
Dell UP2715K 27-inch 5K Monitor Review
Firefox, DRM, and the end of NPAPI
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Review: Logitech's Best Ever Gaming Mouse Off-leash
Sennheiser HD800 S Review

Asus Strix GTX 980Ti OC 6GB DirectCU III Graphics Card Review
The manufacturer Asus has always attracted attention with their graphics cards performance cooling solutions. The latest model, the ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 980 Ti OC Edition Gaming graphics card has the famous DirectCU III cooling system. If the video card keeps a cool head, we will determine in the following review.


Read full article @ OCInside

Azio MGK1 Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
It’s no secret around the Lab that I love me some peripherals. A good mouse and a quality headset can make the difference between scoring and respawning. The same can be said for a quality keyboard. That’s why I am thrilled to get a chance to put the Azio MGK1 Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard to the test.

The MGK1 Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard offers a no frills performance setup in a compact surface mounted design with none of the clutter of extra keys and wonky drivers found in most gaming keyboards.


Read full article @ Hardware Asylum

Cooler Master Storm SF-19 V2 Laptop Cooler Review
If you ask me which consumer electronics product has one the fastest market growth rate in recent years, my answer would be the drone. According to an article from the website Dronelife, DJI sold 416,000 units in 2014, while in 2015, the number became almost one million. This is an impressive 100% growth! All of a sudden, we see drones all over the place -- big box retail stores, random places in the sky, the news, and for the enthusiast among us, even in your room. Actually, this amazing little thing is also quite simple. The essentials you need for making a drone are DC motors, propellers (essentially fans), and a control unit. The interesting thing is, if you use a different blueprint, the aforementioned materials could also become a laptop cooler, just like the main character of today’s review, the Cooler Master Storm SF-19 V2. It is hard to say which way is the best way of using these materials, since their purposes are really different. For one, the drone is designed to blow the air downward to generate lift force, while the laptop cooler is made to blow the air upward to cool your computer. We have reviewed the predecessor of this V2 version, which is the Cooler Master Storm SF-19 Strike Force, nearly six years ago. The question then becomes, has the product been improved since then? Let us find out!


Read full article @ APH Networks

Corsair M65 Pro RGB FPS Gaming Mouse Review
One of the things all people who like PC gaming have in common is that we are always looking for the best gear to "push" our experience to new levels and as mentioned many times in the past why not give us the edge when playing online games with friends. Now the good thing about the gaming peripherals industry is that it has many established manufacturers so unlike CPUs, graphics cards and storage media consumers really have countless keyboards, mice and headsets to choose from ranging from basic and mid-end models aimed towards casual gamers up to the feature-rich, top quality and usually more expensive models used even by eSports professionals. Our friends over at Corsair made a name for themselves by manufacturing high-performance and quality RAM modules and SSDs and top-of-the-line PC cases but right now they are also among the most popular gaming peripherals manufacturers so since they just released the new M65 Pro RGB gaming mouse we just had to test it out.

Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high-performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company's award-winning products include DDR3 and DDR4 memory upgrades, computer cases, PC cooling products, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, gaming mice, power supply units, USB flash drives, solid-state drives and system monitoring and control devices.

Although the original M65 RGB gaming mouse was released roughly two years ago it's now back and improved since in the brand new Pro version Corsair used the much faster and improved PWM336X optical sensor by Pixart (12.000DPI vs 8.200DPI). The PWM336X is almost identical to the PMW3366 optical sensor (40G max acceleration / 300IPS max speed) which we've seen used in the G303 Daedalus Apex by Logitech so we are well aware just how good it is and why Corsair chose to go with it. Now the reason as to why we said it's almost identical is because Pixart gave it a surface-calibration feature which means end users can calibrate it to track almost perfectly on any surface/mousepad. That aside the rest of the mouse remains pretty much the same so once again Corsair has used the same aluminum frame, RGB illumination, OMRON switches, sniper button, clickable scroll wheel and 8 programmable buttons in total.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Dell UP2715K 27-inch 5K Monitor Review
Users have barely warmed up to 4K (Ultra HD) displays but that hasn't stopped Dell from introducing a 5K monitor: the UP2715K. With professional cred and a factory calibration, we explore what you get for its premium price tag.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Firefox, DRM, and the end of NPAPI
There has been lots of talk about the end of the classic NPAPI interface which is currently supported by all versions of Firefox to make third-party technologies available in the browser.


Read full article @ gHacks

Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Review: Logitech's Best Ever Gaming Mouse Off-leash
The Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum has been designed with an emphasis on reducing as much weight as possible. From the thin wall molding to the hollow "spoked" hyper-fast scroll wheel design. The result is a wireless gaming mouse that weighs just 107g, which should make it comfortable to use over long periods while delivering quicker response to motion.


Read full article @ TechSpot

Sennheiser HD800 S Review
In the world of extreme headphone hifi, the Sennheiser HD800 have earned legendary status. Since their launch seven years ago the HD800 have not only managed to hold their own against cutting edge planar phones but in relative terms they have proved somewhat of a bargain. Sennheiser have released a new version with an ‘S’ moniker – featuring key acoustic improvements and an additional £250 balanced cable bundled at no extra cost.


Read full article @ KitGuru




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