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Something was clear during 2016: RGB LED is here and it wants to be everywhere. It seems that a multicolored piece of computer hardware is the new thing, and every vendor wants to show it off. Usually the LED comes with a colored product anyway, so there are multiple angles for aesthetics, but some motherboard manufacturers have decided that sometimes a cleaner look is needed. MSI’s Carbon series is meant to be this – clean, black, and carbon fiber accented. With today’s review, we’re looking at the MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon which follows this understated classical elegance, but then straps RGB LEDs on the top anyway.

Updates on Valve’s Steam OS, Steam Link, and Steam Machines at GDC 2015

It’s been a while since we had much to report on Valve’s Steam OS and Steam Machine initiative. In the meantime things have been rolling along, and at GDC...

66 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

AMD FreeSync Update

There are plenty of users looking for FreeSync displays, and for those of us in the US we will have to wait a bit longer. However, AMD sends word...

55 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Capsule Review

Logitech has been making mice for about as far back as most PC users can recall, enhancing and refining the input peripheral over the years. Their new G303 Daedalus...

77 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

Gigabyte 17.3” P37X Gaming Notebook Now in North America

Gigabyte has an interesting line of gaming notebooks these days, including their own brand of P-series laptops as well as the AORUS brand. We’re in the process of reviewing...

9 by Jarred Walton on 2/26/2015

Valve to Showcase SteamVR Hardware, Steam Machines, & More at GDC 2015

Typically we don’t do announcements of announcements. However in Valve’s case it’s not entirely clear if there’s actually going to be an announcement at GDC, so let's take a...

8 by Ryan Smith on 2/23/2015

NVIDIA Mobile Overclocking - There and Back Again

The past few months have been a bit interesting on the mobile side of the fence for NVIDIA. Starting with the R346 drivers (347.09 beta and later), NVIDIA apparently...

36 by Jarred Walton on 2/20/2015

Humble Square Enix Bundle #2

Lots of gaming bundles exist and come and go on a regular basis, and we’ve generally held back on trying to cover them all because… well, a lot of...

13 by Jarred Walton on 2/17/2015

NVIDIA 347.52 WHQL: Get Ready to Evolve

Today marks the release of the latest gaming beast: Evolve. Powered by CryEngine, you’d expect this to be another graphically demanding game that will require a lot of GPU...

43 by Jarred Walton on 2/10/2015

ASUS ROG Announces the B85M-Gamer Motherboard

In recent months it would seem that ASUS’ Republic of Gamers brand has split into some very distinct segments. We used to only have three SKUs to choose from...

30 by Ian Cutress on 1/31/2015

Interview at CES 2015: Eric Kuo and Sam Chern from MSI Notebooks

As part of a series of getting into the minds of those who run our industry, we were able to take the time at CES to interview two key...

7 by Ian Cutress on 1/23/2015

Oculus Demos Crescent Bay and VR Audio

I’ve been following Oculus Rift since the Kickstarter a couple years back, and while I didn’t help kickstart the project it has always been an intriguing idea. Of course...

21 by Jarred Walton on 1/13/2015

Origin PC Shows Off High-End Notebooks and the “Not-a-Steam-Machine” Omega

CES now over, which means for a lot of the editors we can finally sit down and write about some of the stuff we saw during the week. If...

33 by Jarred Walton on 1/13/2015

NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 965M

In a rather unusual turn of events, the first I officially knew of the GeForce GTX 965M was when I saw it in some of MSI’s new gaming notebooks...

16 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

AORUS Notebooks Updated with New X5 and X3 Plus

If you think the rather subdued (some might even go so far as to say drab or boring) Gigabyte gaming notebooks aren’t for you, the company has their AORUS...

14 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

Hands On with Gigabyte Notebooks at CES

One of the notebook vendors that I’ve been really interested in visiting is Gigabyte, as their P-series offerings look quite promising. Aesthetics are of course a rather subjective topic...

8 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

MSI GT80 Titan: Full Specs Revealed

Last year, MSI teased us with some images of their upcoming GT80 Titan notebook, an 18.4” gaming behemoth with support for SLI GPUs and a full Cherry MX mechanical...

23 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

MSI Announces GS30 Shadow Laptop and GPU Expansion Dock

One of the very interesting looking laptops from MSI is their upcoming GS30, which carries on the thin and light theme of the GS series but extends that down...

41 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

MSI Unveils GE62 and GE72 Apache Notebooks

After reviewing the GT72 Dominator Pro last year, I wondered how long it would take to see some of the updated industrial design elements make their way into other...

1 by Jarred Walton on 1/4/2015

ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Capsule Review

2014 is drawing to a close, and today we have a review of ROCCAT's flagship mechanical keyboard, the Ryos MK Pro. It was launched earlier this year and has...

21 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/31/2014

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