Rise of the Tomb Raider: tested with 23 graphics cards and more
Posted on: 04/16/2016 08:00 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Asustor AS6204T NAS Review
Budget All-round PC - April 2016
Corsair SF450 PSU Review
Noctua NH-D9DXi4-3U LGA2011 Xeon Server/Workstation Heatsink Review
QNAP TS-453A Network Attached Storage Review
Raidmax Monster II Midi Tower Review
Rise of the Tomb Raider: tested with 23 graphics cards
XCOM 2 - GPU / CPU / Memory / OC Performance scaling

Asustor AS6204T NAS Review
Asustor's AS6204T sports Intel's Braswell-based Celeron N3150 processor, 4GB of RAM, tons of I/O and a long list of software features. Is the NAS worth its hefty price tag compared to some of the other strong appliances in this segment, though?


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Budget All-round PC - April 2016
The all-round PC is a PC with comprehensive features for around £650 - £750 that can do a little bit of everything. It should have enough speed and capacity to meet your needs for some time. Currently it can run all applications, and you're able to upgrade it with small future investments when you need more power or storage capacity.

Surfing, gaming, business applications, photo and video editing should all be possible on the all-round PC without giving you the feeling that it's lacking in performance.

This means a fast processor and graphics card with an excellent price/ performance ratio, in combination with more than enough memory and storage space. Let's not forget a good computer case and a power supply that will remain energy efficient and silent enough for some years to come. Since the monitor, mouse and keyboard will be used daily you should definitely not skimp on these peripherals.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

Corsair SF450 PSU Review
Corsair enters the SFX PSU market with its new SF series consisting of two models at 450W and 600W capacities. Both power supplies are fully modular, promise high performance and come with 92mm fans to minimize noise output.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Noctua NH-D9DXi4-3U LGA2011 Xeon Server/Workstation Heatsink Review
The Noctua NH-D9DXi4-3U is a mid-sized heatsink designed specifically for lower noise cooling of Intel Xeon processors in 3U height computer/server chassis. It's compact stature makes it ideal for rack mounted computers in a recording studio, video editing suite, operations control center, office environment or anywhere Xeon-based computers have typically had to be relegated to the 42U rack. The NH-D9DXi4-3U heatsink stands 111mm tall and has a footprint of just 95mm square, ensuring it won't overhang adjacent memory slots or interfere with PCI Express cards.


Read full article @ FrostyTech

QNAP TS-453A Network Attached Storage Review
In the last ten years or so, I have personally owned four main laptops from three different manufacturers. If you ask me what my favorite one of all time is, it will have to be my current one that I bought last year. It runs Windows 10 Pro, and comes loaded with a powerful yet efficient Intel Core i5-5287U CPU, 16GB DDR3L-1866 RAM, 512GB PCIe based SSD, high resolution 2560x1600 13.3" IPS display, and about 10 hours battery life. Best of all, its all-aluminum construction makes it only 1.8cm thick, and tips the scale at a rather lightweight 3.48lbs. I could go on all day about how amazing my latest Windows laptop is, but I think you can just look up the rest yourself on the company's product page: It is called a MacBook Pro. Wait, what? Yes, my 2015 MacBook Pro is really the best Windows laptop I have ever owned. Now, you may think I may be missing the point of owning a MacBook Pro in the first place, but let us be honest here for a moment -- cutting edge hardware deserves a real operating system. Shots fired! Jokes aside, I think the best way to utilize our equipment is not to confine it to certain software, but rather, to unleash its potential by expanding the collection of programs it can run. To carry on with this thought, what do you call a system that has an Intel Celeron N3150 quad core processor, 4GB of RAM, a full array of connectors at the back, and runs your choice of a Linux distribution? As much as that sounds like a modest PC for casual internet users, what I am really talking about is the QNAP TS-453A network attached storage system. If I can run Windows on my MacBook Pro, how much can you do with a QNAP NAS that can also run a Linux distribution of your choice?


Read full article @ APH Networks

Raidmax Monster II Midi Tower Review
We all know and we've also pointed it out numerous times in the past that the market is currently filled with a huge number PC cases designed for every consumer out there but what happens if you can't find the right one for you? This is something a friend of mine told me a few weeks ago when he was searching around for a PC case which he could use for his office system since on one hand he didn't want to spend much while on the other the ones he did find with all the features he wanted were designed after gamers. Well i for one never thought of that since most people i know spend quite a bit for their work systems but i never can say no to a friend so i started looking around for a budget-friendly and feature-rich PC case which could also be used in an office. Coming up with one was not that hard thanks to Raidmax and their recent announcement of their Monster II Midi Tower which we have here with us today.

Raidmax was founded in 1988 with the mission of providing the best solutions: specifically, meeting your requirements for innovative designs, excellent performance and quality products. In early 2003, Raidmax was the first to debut the design "Scorpio": an alien eye shape on its general front panel. At the time, it was the best ever hit in the gaming case business and almost every factory had owned at least one similar design back in China. Two years later, Raidmax released another cutting-edge design, Samurai, and people who had seen the case itself instantly fell in love. After numerous global feedback, Raidmax is known all over the world. It is said our company is not only a case designer but also the perfect budget keeper. You can simply spend a little but you receive higher quality than you expect. It has been more than 10 years since Raidmax began its work on its unique product lines and market position. The name of Raidmax is synonymous to gaming design and budget cases. In the United States, Raidmax is considered to be the best second tier brand; in Asia, it is said that only Raidmax can offer the budget cases with great designs; in Europe, with almost no brand management, Raidmax' followers are still showing their loyal support in many ways.

The Monster II midi tower by Raidmax fully supports ATX, Micro ATX and Mini ITX mainboards, features a clear side window and has enough room for four 2.5" and one 3.5" drive (or three 3.5" and two 2.5" drives), two 5.25" optical drives, 240/280mm radiator at the front (360mm with the two 5.25" bays removed), 120mm radiator at the rear (you should be able to install a 140mm one however), 280mm radiator at the top (providing you remove the 5.25" bays), 180mm tall CPU coolers, 400mm long graphics cards and 180mm long power supplies (260mm with the 3.5" drive cage removed). It also comes with two 140mm fans placed at the front and rear (the front has a blue LED) and is currently available only in black. Let's move closer and see what the Monster II is all about.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Rise of the Tomb Raider: tested with 23 graphics cards
The average gamer will be very familiar with the name Tomb Raider. After all, the Tomb Raider series has been around for nearly twenty years now. The latest game was released recently, and it's called Rise of the Tomb Raider. In this review, we'll investigate which graphics card you'd need to play the game at different quality settings at Full HD, WQHD and Ultra HD.

The first Tomb Raider game came out in 1996. It was a commercial success, and in the following years, three sequels and two other Tomb Raider games were released. The first six games were developed by Core Design, and after that Crystal Dynamics took over the development of the series. The games are no longer published by Eidos, but by Square Enix.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

XCOM 2 - GPU / CPU / Memory / OC Performance scaling
On the following pages we're going to have a close look at how XCOM 2 performs in combination with an overclocked Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake CPU as well as overclocked memory. We're also going to show you the effect when both memory and CPU have been overclocked and that we do in combination with nine different, recent graphics cards and at three resolutions: 1080p, 1440p as well as 2160p at ultra settings.


Read full article @ ocaholic




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