Gaming

‘Ian, when are we going to see smartphones with RGB?’ is a question I am never asked. The PC space has figuratively jumped in a barrel and fallen over Niagara Falls with its love of RGB and gaming, but the same excitement and thrill has not (yet) made it to the smartphone area. We saw ASUS’ ROG Phone earlier this year with some RGB, and earlier in the year Nubia launched the Red Magic. I got some hands on time at IFA 2018. Nubia Red Magic: GameBoost and Bling The obvious point to address first is the bling. On the rear of the Red Magic is an RGB LED strip, similar to those found in modern PCs, that can respond to how the system is being...

The MSI GT75 Titan Laptop Review: Hex-Core DTR

The gaming laptop segment is one of the most profitable around, and MSI has focused their laptops almost exclusively on this market for the last couple of years. Today...

40 by Brett Howse 5 days ago

Netgear XR700 Router Brings 802.11ad and 10G to the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Family

At the 2018 CES, Netgear had introduced the Nighthawk XR500 gaming router and the SX10 (GS810EMX) NBASE-T switch as part of the Nighthawk Pro family to server the needs...

25 by Ganesh T S on 8/30/2018

Acer Wants To Sell a Dual Xeon Predator X System: Please No

Acer’s leading gaming branding, Predator, is all about maximizing performance, particularly around gaming. In the modern era, that now extends into content creation, streaming, video editing, and all the...

35 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

The MSI MEG X399 Creation Motherboard Review: The New 16-Phase Shark In Town

With the highly anticipated launch of AMD's second generation Threadripper processors, it gives motherboard vendors the incentive and justification to release more boards. As there aren’t tons of Threadripper...

17 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/13/2018

The ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/ac and B450 Gaming K4 Motherboard Reviews

With the launch of the new AMD B450 budget focused chipset, we’re taking a look at two gaming branded ASRock motherboards; the B450 Gaming ITX/ac and the Fatal1ty B450...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

Analyzing B450 for AMD Ryzen: A Quick Look at 25+ Motherboards

One of the secondary stories from Computex was that AMD and its partners were set to launch a new generation of mid-range chipsets and motherboards with the new lower-power...

50 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

The ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme Motherboard Review: Top Tier Threadripper

Today we are having a look at the most expensive motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper processors, the ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme. The motherboard has a very impressive list of...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/17/2018

Cooler Master Releases CM310 Gaming Mouse: 10000 DPI Sensor, RGB Illumination, $30

Cooler Master has announced the release of a new gaming mouse in the CM310. The mouse includes a 10000 DPI gaming grade optical sensor, RGB illumination, and is designed...

10 by Joe Shields on 7/13/2018

The ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: Mini-ITX with Thunderbolt 3

There's a lot of love for mini-ITX, and our next review is the ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac. This gaming-centric board offers users a number of features which make it highly...

35 by Joe Shields on 7/13/2018

Hands On With The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition

One of the more interesting laptop designs to come out of the Computex week was from Acer: its new Predator Helios 300 Special Edition was an eclectic mix of...

20 by Ian Cutress on 7/11/2018

The GIGABYTE B360 Gaming 3 WIFI Review: A Cheaper Alternative at $120

One of GIGABYTE's first B360 series motherboards in the Gaming 3 WIFI. This is our first review of this new chipset, and it offers users a cheaper way into...

20 by Joe Shields on 7/11/2018

ASRock DeskMini Z370 GTX1060 Review: A Compact Coffee Lake Gaming PC

Small form-factor machines have emerged as a very significant chunk of the PC market. Building on the success of the UCFF NUCs, Intel introduced the mini-STX platform in 2015...

24 by Ganesh T S on 6/12/2018

Alienware Releases Wireless headset and Elite Gaming Mouse

After an absence from the headset market for nearly a decade, Alienware has jumped back in it feet first with the Alienware Wireless Headset (AW988). The headset also happens...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

ASUS Displays New TUF Gaming Products

In another Announcement from Computex today, ASUS has shown four new peripherals designed for their new TUF gaming products in the TUF Gaming M5 mouse, K5 keyboard, H5 headset...

2 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Strix Gaming Chassis: Branding Beyond Components

To cap the range of ASUS ROG announcements today, rather than offer pre-built systems with the ROG design, users will be able to buy an ROG branded chassis and...

0 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Press Event at Computex 2018 (6:30pm Taiwan, 10:30am UTC)

ASUS' Press Event. For Those Who Dare, apparently. We've got some tasty news lined up, and we're coving the press event with a Live Blog.

6 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Acer Nitro VG0 and RG0 Series Monitors: Freesync, IPS, Up to 144Hz

Along with Acer’s new Nitro 50 Series gaming desktop PCs, the company has announced new Nitro Series monitors to compliment those devices. The new VG0 and RG0 monitors use...

20 by Joe Shields on 5/25/2018

Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) Gaming Performance - A Second Look

The Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) was reviewed back in late March, and emerged as one of the most powerful gaming PCs in its form-factor class. Our conclusion was that...

39 by Ganesh T S on 5/14/2018

Corsair Releases Value-Priced Carbide SPEC-05 Mid-Tower Case

Corsair announced the release of a new case in the Carbide series, which they've named the SPEC-05 Mid-Tower Gaming Case. The $50 chassis adds to Corsair's SPEC value segment...

10 by Joe Shields on 5/8/2018

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