Undoubtedly, overclockers and hardcore hardware enthusiasts are the most demanding target group, especially when it comes to cooling, since they rarely settle for anything but the best. One of the most reputable CPU coolers among enthusiasts is the Noctua NH-D14. Noctua’s behemoth has been available for some time now and always is amongst the
Behind the scenes, Intel is trying to raise uncertainty around its competitors in the mobile field which have as crushing share as Intel has on the PC market. However, with continuous delays of their next-gen hardware, one must ask is "Intel's manufacturing advantage" really all that?
Intel is chalking out a wide range of price cuts for its consumer SSD families, which will likely take effect in August. The updated pricing will see prices go down by as much as 37 percent. Prices of several models in the SSD 320, SSD 330, and SSD 520 series, are on the chopping block.
One of this year’s most popular system upgrades is the installation of a caching SSD, mainly due to their low cost and trouble-free installation. There are many approaches which manufacturers take when designing a caching SSD; others opt for maximum performance, others strive for balance and others aim for the best possible value. Today
Huawei network switch? Then, Huawei smartphone? Well, get used to Huawei supercomputers soon.
One may think that the Ivy Bridge 17W Ultrabook bins power consumption is a great feat, but it may pale to next year 22nm Haswell's 15 watts TDP – including the PCH chipset in the same CPU package! What happens then if you want a bit more performance at a bit more TDP? The answer
Everyone already knew back in early May that the Nvidia Kepler GK104 based GTX 670 is a serious contender for the price-performance crown. We re-visit that conclusion again with ASUS's factory overclocked GTX 670 fitted with their DirectCU II heatpipe cooler and run a few tests with the latest 304.79 drivers.
The eagerly awaited Vishera FX desktop and Abu Dhabi server refreshes of AMD processor lines seem scheduled for late summer or early fall (Q3 to Q4 2012) as of now. What's in store?
Looking for a new mouse? Get ready for CM Storm’s latest addition to their premium line of gaming device. The Sentinel Advance II comes straight out of a Transformer movie, complete with a streamlined ergonomic shape, multi-colour LED lights and an OLED display. Everything about this mouse spells high tech and next generation.
We first saw during CES 2012 an early engineering sample of the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, which is essentially a 1920×1200 screen upgrade of the much acclaimed Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF200 . Our counterparts at Chinese VR-Zone have put it through its paces to find out why it is probably the best convertible Android tablet around.
Even though OCZ bought PC Power & Cooling several years ago, the firm never stopped developing and marketing power supplies under their own brand name. Today we are going to have a close look at one of the latest and most powerful units from OCZ, the Fatal1ty 1000W unit. As the name suggests, this
After months of BIOS firmware updates and software patches, both platforms from Intel and AMD should have reached some level of maturity by now. We run a myriad of tests with HD 7970 GHz Edition CrossfireX and G.Skill 16GB 2400MHz ram to see how everything goes at a typical 4.6GHz CPU overclock.
Last month we looked at the much coveted Maximus V Formula and today we have another board from the ASUS Republic of Gamers team in our hands. Featuring 4-way GPU support and an elaborate host of overclocker centric features in an extended ATX form factor, could the Maximus V Extreme be the Z77 motherboard that hardcore
Here at VR-Zone we continuously strive to provide you with the highest quality and most accurate product reviews. Thoroughly and accurately testing a power supply is a complicated matter, not only because the testing has to be done in a controlled environment and with full control over the power load but also because laboratory grade
CoolerMaster has certainly been moving very quickly in the gaming peripherals market; no more than 2 months ago we had a look on the high-end Trigger Mechanical Gaming keyboard and the company already released a new gaming mechanical keyboard, the QuickFire Pro. Although the QuickFire Pro does not have the number of features or
In the final part in our series on the Internet Protocol, we discuss measures being taken to mitigate the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, as well as IPv6.
A certain DRAM major's frantic lobbying for the arrival of DDR4 seems to be paying off, as we're seeing some of the first leaks of information related to Intel's next-generation enterprise platform, Haswell-EP, slated for 2013-2014. Three crucial slides related to the platform component arrangement, the innards of the processor and core-logic themselves, were leaked. Haswell-EP
Buffalo is well known for their high power AirStation wireless routers and their latest WCR-HP-G300 wireless N router aims to provide better wireless coverage by eliminating dead spots at an affordable price tag. Let's see how well this entry level router does.
Even prior to its name unveiling last week – or official announcement later in the year – Intel's Xeon Phi shook the supercomputer world with supposedly snatching some of the upcoming large projects mostly away from Nvidia Tesla. What about its performance?
NZXT is a well-known company amongst enthusiasts which ever since 2004 has been developing and distributing some of the best computer cases available. Today the company has one of the largest computer case selections available, with a product for every kind of user and budget. In this review we will examine the Switch 810, a