Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. First Impressions and more
Posted on: 10/25/2018 09:26 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

A Beginners Guide to the Linux Command Line
ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Review
ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate Motherboard Review
ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2070 OC Review
Biostar X470GTN Motherboard Review
Creative Sound BlasterX G5 Portable Sound Card Review
Deepcool Gamer Storm DQ750-M Power Supply Review
Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. First Impressions
HyperX FURY RGB 480GB SATA SSD Review
ID-Cooling Zoomflow 240 Liquid Cooler Review
Mistel Vision MX650 Fanless 650 W Review
Palit Gaming Pro OC RTX 2080 Graphics Card Review
Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Dual Review
Razer Nommo Pro 2.1 Speakers Review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Review
Slimbook & Kubuntu - Combat Report 1
The RTX 2070 Overclocking Showdown vs. the GTX 1080 Using 35 games

A Beginners Guide to the Linux Command Line
Do you think of the command line as an antiquated leftover from the past, or an old fashioned way of interacting with a computer? Think again. In Linux, it is the most flexible and powerful way to perform tasks. Let's jump into the basics of the Linux command line including directory navigation, file/directory operations, and more.


Read full article @ TechSpot

ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Review
With all of the overclocking and less of the cost, can ASRock’s little Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac stand up to its X-series rivals? Motherboard makers love to load up tiny boards with big-model-number chipsets, but those boards often lack the bonus features that would have made the big chipset worthwhile. The Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac takes the opposite approach, offering most of the features of AMD’s low-cost chipset while retaining the overclockability associated with high-end motherboard models.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate Motherboard Review
Hot on the heels of our i9-9900K review and the ASUS Z390-E ROG Strix yesterday, we?re back again with one of the coolest motherboards on sale today. On the test bench we have the ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate. ASRock has made their name on delivering exceptional value per dollar. At $299, does it live up to that reputation? Join us as we find out.


Read full article @ MMORPG

ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2070 OC Review
Armed with a triple fan cooler and factory overclock, the ROG team presents their new STRIX RTX 2070 OC graphics card. Is this next-gen GPU from NVIDIA worth an upgrade?


Read full article @ Vortez

Biostar X470GTN Motherboard Review
Last year Biostar released the first mini-ITX AM4 motherboard and it did its utmost to impress us without too much fluff or unnecessary features - it was a simple yet sophisticated runner. With the release of the second generation of Ryzen processors, Biostar has released a refreshed mini-ITX for the X470 platform, called the X470GTN which looks again to target the budget-conscious users looking for Ryzen in a smaller form factor. 


Read full article @ Anandtech

Creative Sound BlasterX G5 Portable Sound Card Review
When the people at Creative asked us to take a look at their Sound Blaster G5 portable sound card and headphone amp, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. As enthusiasts, we always strive for the best of the best with our systems. Whether it’s graphics cards, processors, peripherals or even audio equipment, it's always a constant stream …


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Deepcool Gamer Storm DQ750-M Power Supply Review
We have the new Deepcool Gamer Storm DQ750-M power supply on our test bench. It’s an upgraded version of their previous model, the DQ750 which actually was released 4 years ago. It has 80 plus Gold certification, which means that it’s 90% efficient at 50% load @ 110V, and even 92% efficient @ 230 V. It’s a modular PSU, in fact, a fully modular one (we are still puzzled there as we assume at the very least will be always using use the motherboard connectors anyway, right?). This is becoming a bit less important nowadays, with more chassis having a PSU shroud, but it’s still easier to manage the cables this way (and plug only the ones that are really needed). The update is visible at first glance, as the casing is now painted white, and not the usual black. Also, the fan used to cool the unit is now optimized for generating less noise. It’s not a semi-passive design, but should still provide a good acoustic experience. The 120 mm fan is fitted with FBD bearings and is controlled via a temperature sensor. The Gamer Storm DQ750-M is built with 100% Japanese 105℃ capacitors, and they're a great choice for high-performance PCs where reliability is essential.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. First Impressions
Fallout 76 is the newest game from Bethesda Game Studios. The game features "control" Vault 76 meant for 500 occupants. The vault is supposed to re-open 20 years after the nuclear war. The protagonist's Pip-Boy is set to October 27, 2102, 5 years after The Reclamation.

Falllout 76 will take you to West Virginia, where you'll work with and against other survivors in a fresh wasteland. It's the biggest one yet, and 4 times the size of Fallout 4. You've got to rebuild the world and America after the fallout, but as a prequel, it's probably expected things won't be easy...

You were expected to spend 25 years under ground, and on Reclamation Day, you were to go back above ground and start life anew. You wake in Vault 76 after the Reclamation party, and find the vault emptied already. As you leave the vault, the sun burns your eyes. You're greeting by a beautiful, but hauntingly ruined world.


Read full article @ MMORPG

HyperX FURY RGB 480GB SATA SSD Review
Everything in last months is RGB so it’s not a surprise that also gaming series SSD are now equipped with RGB lighting. One of the first drives like that is HyperX FURY RGB which in 480GB capacity will be presented in this review.

I guess that all gamers are interested in how well it performs and if it fits their budget. To get that information, you will have to pass through our review but I think it’s worth the time. I won’t make this introduction any longer as there are more interesting things to tell you so let’s start with key features and specifications of the HyperX FURY RGB SSD.


Read full article @ FunkyKit

ID-Cooling Zoomflow 240 Liquid Cooler Review
The Zoomflow 240 offers up tasteful RGB lighting cues and moderate cooling performance with budget-friendly pricing. ID-Cooling is no stranger to the AIO liquid cooling scene with several models currently roaming the digital marketplace shelves, offering RGB panache and cooling potential to keep up with the Joneses. In fact, maintaining a position that is relatively budget-friendly in the 240 AIO space, the ID-Cooling Zoomflow 240 liquid cooling solution provides RGB visual appeal while keeping the evil CPU thermal monsters at bay. It quietly sneaks into the AIO cooling pack with respectable thermal performance and a savory price tag.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Mistel Vision MX650 Fanless 650 W Review
The Mistel MX650 comes from a fairly unknown brand in the PSU market, but packs lots of interesting features, including passive design, RGB lighting, and super compact dimensions. Is it worthy of its high price tag, though?


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Palit Gaming Pro OC RTX 2080 Graphics Card Review
The battle of the titans rages on this week, as we continue our coverage of the latest Nvidia RTX graphics cards. Today, we have the Gaming Pro Oc from Palit, and I’m quite looking forward to this one. A lot of the RTX cards features massive coolers, which is a real downer for those tight on space. While the Gaming Pro OC is still a “big” card, it’s one of the few new ones that sticks with a strict 2-slot design. Furthermore, it doesn’t have extra width and sticks within the size of the rear PCIe bracket. Does the “smaller” cooler mean smaller performance? Well, that’s what we’re here to find out.

While the card does have a bit of RGB, a bit of an overclock, and a custom cooler, it’s nothing too outlandish. This is nice and simple if anything, and as such, it’s not as heavily overpriced compared to say, the Founders Edition, like some of the flagship models.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Dual Review
Before we begin, there was a limited scope of reviews during launch week. NVIDIA and its board partners have been extremely late shipping the RTX 2070 card, some of them got stuck in customs (this card), other board partners could not get them shipped in time. Partly the core issue is that a week or so ago NVIDIA told the board partners to ship out a 499 USD product, as well they do need at least one RTX product to make some sense pricing wise. The biggest mistake, however, is that NVIDIA made the call to not supply founder edition cards. So yes, this was a disaster waiting to happen, it has been one the typical pre-launch mess. Ergo this slightly delayed Palit review, our apologies to Palit for that.

So yes, the 3rd RTX card also comes with the Turing architecture of the new GPUs, offering a fundamental change in the graphics card arena as next to your normal shading engine, NVIDIA has added RT (Raytracing) cores, as well as Tensor (AI), cores onto the new GPUs, and these are active. Is Turing is the start of the next 20 years of gaming graphics? Well, that all depends on the actual adoption rate in the software houses, they guys and girls that develop games and a dozen or so RTX games are in development and a dozen or so announced titles will make use of deep learning DLSS running utilizing the Tensor cores. For the new RTX series, it's mostly about Raytracing though. So welcome to a long row of RTX reviews. We start off with the reference cards and will follow with the AIB cards as for whatever reason NVIDIA figured it to be an okay thing for them to launch everything at once. First a quick recap of what's tested in this article, a bit of architecture and then we'll dive into real-world testing of course. NVIDIA last month announced the 499 USD GeForce RTX 2070. This 185 Watt car will have 2304 shader procs. It has a 1410 MHz base clock and a 1710 MHz boost clock for the standard founder version. The AIB cards are allowed to be clocked at 1620 MHz on that boost frequency. The card has 8GB of the now familiar GDDR6 memory running a 256-bit wide bus (448 GB/s), the price is 499 USD and 599 for the founders' version. That means the cheapest of cheap AIB card will sit at the 500 USD marker, realistically though we expect them all to sit on the 550~600 USD ranges. But even 500 USD is already a steep price for a product in this performance range.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Razer Nommo Pro 2.1 Speakers Review
It's a HUGE 2.1 speaker system from Razer - priced at £499. Back in June we took a look at Razer’s first set of desktop speakers – the Nommo Chroma. The 2.1 speaker system we are looking at today, however – the Nommo Pro – makes the Nommo Chroma pale in comparison. Not only does it boast an absolute massive subwoofer, but each satellite sports an additional tweeter and there are plenty of input options offered to the user. At £499, these don’t come cheap – but are they worth it?


Read full article @ Kitguru

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Review
2 in 1 is something that tablets have recently been striving for, with the best on the market being Microsoft with the Surface and Apple attempting it with the iPad Pro. Of course, the tablet also wants to act as a lovely but slightly bulky portable media device for you to enjoy everything you can. Samsung, with the Galaxy Tab S4, is looking to take on this challenge and make the first true Android 2 in 1 high-end tablet.

The thing about looking at the Galaxy Tab S4 is judging it both as a high-end tablet as well as the 2 in 1 functions. Also, looking at the competition. There’s little doubt that Apple are the market leaders for tablets and Microsoft have the best 2 in 1 device on the market. I have my reservations on the latter aim, but if anybody is likely to topple Apple on high-end Tablets, it’s Samsung. This is exactly what they’re aiming for with the Galaxy Tab S4.


Read full article @ Wccftech

Slimbook & Kubuntu - Combat Report 1
Here's a review of Slimbook Pro2 & Kubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver experience following a series of meaningful, real-life use cases, including ergonomics, network, office and collaboration, performance, battery life, good things, various annoyances and problems, and more. First of many such reports. Take a look.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo

The RTX 2070 Overclocking Showdown vs. the GTX 1080 Using 35 games
This is our third evaluation featuring the RTX 2070. We reviewed the stock-clocked EVGA RTX 2070 Black and then pitted it against the factory-overclocked Founders Edition of the RTX 2070 and versus the GTX 1080. This evaluation will overclock each card as far as they can go to compare their stock and overclocked performance.

The built-by-NVIDIA RTX 2070 Founders Edition and the EVGA RTX 2070 Black use identical TU106 GPUs with the difference being that the Founders Edition along with all other overclocked partner cards come from an overclocked bin. NVIDIA also uses a more robust 6-phase power supply for the Founders Edition coupled with a 2-phase power supply for the GDDR6 memory.


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