How to Buy the Right CPU: A Guide for 2019 and more
Posted on: 02/06/2019 10:35 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

AdoredTV Analyzes AMD Engineering Sample Benchmarks
Apple iPhone XR Review
Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380
Cooler Master SK630 / SK650 Keyboards Review
Cougar Panzer G Review
Crucial BX500 480GB SATA SSD Review
DeepCool Captain 240 PRO Review
DOOGEE Y7 Plus Smartphone Review
How to Buy the Right CPU: A Guide for 2019
Intel Optane SSD 900P 480GB SSD Review
Lenovo Yoga C630 Review
Logitech G432 and G935 Gaming Headset Combined Review
MetallicGear Neo Case Review
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition Review
OWC USB-C Dual-Bay Drive Dock Review
Palit GeForce RTX 2060 GamingPro OC Review
TECWARE Phantom 104 RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Review

AdoredTV Analyzes AMD Engineering Sample Benchmarks
Some AMD engineering samples with strange performance figures have been popping up in the UserBenchmark database recently. In an effort to put those results in perspective, AdoredTV just uploaded a video that starts with a brief history of CPU memory hierarchies. Then, he attempts to analyze just what's going on with the AMD engineering sample's inconsistent latency curves.


Read full article @ HardOCP

Apple iPhone XR Review
The latest generation of iPhones have been out for a couple of months now – we’ve extensively reviewed the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max shortly after their official release. Missing in the review was the lower-tiered iPhone XR – the main reason for this being Apple deciding to release this variant a month after the original XS models had become available. Today, albeit a bit late, we finally got the chance to get our hands on a unit, and investigate some of the differentiating factors of the iPhone XR – such as the LCD screen and the phone’s overall battery life.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Asus ROG Dominus Extreme listed, priced at approx £1,380
Adding the $3k Intel Xeon W-3175X, and hexa-channel RAM could easily push costs >$5k. Asus launched the ROG Dominus Extreme motherboard last week, and the official product pages were published at around the same time. Despite Intel's Xeon W-3175X launch statement, asking would-be users to enquire with OEMs and systems integrators if they were interested in the platform, it has now become apparent that these Xeon processors and associated components will become available directly to PC DIY enthusiasts.

At the weekend Tom's Hardware reported upon US dollar pricing of the Intel Xeon W-3175X (US$2,979) and Asus Dominus Extreme motherboard (US$1,800). Now another source, CotCowLand, has noted that the Asus ROG Dominus Extreme has been listed at CAD$2347. Both US and Canadian sourced motherboard prices are equivalent to about £1,400. As TPU comments, this could make the Asus ROG product the most expensive client segment motherboard in history.


Read full article @ Hexus

Cooler Master SK630 / SK650 Keyboards Review
Cooler Master’s new SK650 and SK630 keyboards promise all of the typing comfort and RGB glamour you have on your desk at home in a lightweight form factor that fits easily in your bag.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Cougar Panzer G Review
The Cougar Panzer G is an upgraded version of the original Panzer which combines the benefits of the Panzer-S having additional fans with even more glass panels all around. All that without a crazy big price difference make the Panzer G quite the intriguing choice for those who are fans of understated looks and maybe a more professional work environment.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Crucial BX500 480GB SATA SSD Review
Crucial has been into memory and SSD business for a long time. Their most affordable line of performance SSDs is labeled as “BX”. Crucial's latest addition to the BX line is BX500. BX500 Is a 2.5” based SATA SSD that is offered in multiple capacities starting from 120GB to 960GB. If you still using a spinning disk for the Operating …


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

DeepCool Captain 240 PRO Review
We test and review the DeepCool Captain 240 PRO, the kit has been updated with an improved All-in-One Liquid cooling kit is very decent in performance for an AIO with a 240mm rad.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

DOOGEE Y7 Plus Smartphone Review
The DOOGEE Y7 Plus smartphone offers a good overall experience for everyday use thanks to its mainstream SoC, the enough RAM quantity (6GB) and the 64GB of included storage for taking quite a bit of photos. At the time of the review, the latest software version was 8.0 and did pack the Android security patch level from 5th of October. The 6.18’’ screen packs a 2246x1080 resolution, is enough bright during use outside, while the included bottom speaker can deliver decent, enough loud audio.

The back shooter offers 2x optical zoom thanks to the wide set of lens, but when using it we must make sure that we will keep the smartphone on a steady surface, otherwise the result will be blurry, low quality. Besides the good looking design of the Y7 Plus, it includes a battery of 5080mAh and its benefits can be observed during normal use.


Read full article @ Mad Shrimps

How to Buy the Right CPU: A Guide for 2019
Whether you’re building or upgrading a new PC, the CPU matters a lot (and the chip you choose will also dictate your motherboard purchase). Here is a guide.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Intel Optane SSD 900P 480GB SSD Review
It's another SSD using Intel 3D XPoint memory - is it worth £535 though?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Lenovo Yoga C630 Review
On paper, the Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon) laptop doesn't seem to the stand out much, save for perhaps the somewhat unique system processor under its hood. Regardless, as an affordable, always-on, always-connected convertible PC with middle-of-the-road specs and benchmark scores (more on this later), you might be forgiven for thinking that there's little reason for this machine to be remarkable in any significant way. And yet, the Lenovo Yoga C630 is impressive indeed...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Logitech G432 and G935 Gaming Headset Combined Review
Not long ago, I had the privilege of reviewing Logitech?s new HERO series mice, the PRO G, PRO G Wired, and G502 HERO. Today, we're looking at their latest and greatest in the way of headsets with the G432 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset and the G935 Wireless LIGHTSYNC Gaming Headset. Do they bring your game to the next level of awesome? Find out in our full review.


Read full article @ MMORPG

MetallicGear Neo Case Review
MetallicGear is a company you might have heard of recently. They are actually a sub-brand of Phanteks. Phanteks is well-know for their quality cases, we are huge fans of their Enthoo series of cases. With MetallicGear the whole idea is to provide a striking balance between form and function while maintaining an affordable price. Their first series of cases are called “Neo” and are available in a normal ATX (Neo), Micro-ATX (Neo Micro), and mini-ITX (Neo Mini) versions. Today we are checking out the Neo, which offers a sandblasted aluminum exterior, dual tempered glass side panels, some nice cable management, and much more. It seems that MetallicGear is packing a lot into this $99 case, read on to see if that’s the case.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition Review
The RTX 2060 may be the lowest spec offering in the lineup, but it's still able to serve up true next-gen features which we first saw introduced months ago - including real-time ray tracing and AI rendering at hardware level.


Read full article @ Vortez

OWC USB-C Dual-Bay Drive Dock Review
Industry trends, such as increasingly compact PCs and Macs that are incapable of being upgraded, and faster connections to network-attached storage devices, have made the traditional “bare” 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drive far less common in typical homes and businesses. But for those who still use bare drives for backup, archiving, data transfer, or troubleshooting, the importance of a solid drive dock is crucial.

These devices, which generally accept the SATA connections of bare mechanical and solid state drives and allow access to the drives via a more handy external I/O protocol, have been around for years, with certain devices offering access via USB 2.0, FireWire, eSATA, USB 3.0, and even Thunderbolt. But the ones you find today in typical online marketplaces often suffer from reliability issues or limited functionality, such as the inability to boot from a connected drive.


Read full article @ PC Perspective

Palit GeForce RTX 2060 GamingPro OC Review
Faster than reference, cooler than reference, and not a whole lot more expensive. Settled on the GeForce RTX 2060 as your next graphics card? A fine choice, as Nvidia's latest x60 GPU serves as a useful upgrade path for gamers on previous-generation hardware. Prices start from £329, and for your money you're getting solid gameplay credentials at FHD or QHD resolutions, as well as the promise of a forward-looking Turing architecture.

The question that remains is do you opt for the tried-and-trusted Founders Edition, or should you lean toward a custom-cooled partner card? We've already taken a closer look at offerings from Asus, EVGA and Gigabyte, with mixed results, and today we turn our attention to Palit's GeForce RTX 2060 GamingPro OC.


Read full article @ Hexus

TECWARE Phantom 104 RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Review
Good build quality, 18 RGB effects, 5 brightness levels, modular/detachable switches and a very affordable price tag are the main selling points of the Phantom 104 RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard by TECWARE.


Read full article @ NikKTech




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