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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G review

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G: Quiet and cool with high performance

REVIEW  /  04 Nov 2014

The MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G boasts of a new Twin Frozr V cooling system that features a pair of 100mm Torx fans. They have new dispersion fan blades too that provide better airflow at reduced noise levels. In addition, its massive heatsink, coupled with MSI's SuperSU heatpipes, provide optimal heat dissipation to its overclocked GM204 graphics core. Find out how it fared!

Gamestart 2014 Coverage: A Great Start

Gamestart 2014 Coverage: A Great Start

FEATURE  /  27 Oct 2014

Gamestart 2014 kicked off this past weekend and the HWZ team was there to check out what could potentially be Singapore's premiere gaming convention in upcoming years.

ASUS X99-Deluxe review

First Looks: ASUS X99-Deluxe motherboard

REVIEW  /  20 Oct 2014

The ASUS X99-Deluxe motherboard features an Intel X99 chipset that supports the extremely high-end Intel Core i7 "Haswell-E" processors. It is also the first desktop platform to support DDR4 memory. Due to its deluxe pedigree, this board has a rich feature set, and an abundant bundle of accessories to complement it. Read on to uncover its richness!

Hands-on with the ASUS Zenbook NX500, a super-slim 4K 15-inch Ultrabook

Hands-on with the ASUS Zenbook NX500, a super-slim 4K 15-inch Ultrabook

FEATURE  /  14 Oct 2014

First seen at Computex 2014, join us as we get up close and personal with ASUS' super-slim 4K 15-inch Ultrabook, the Zenbook NX500.

Aftershock S15 (GeForce GTX 970M) review

Preview: Aftershock S15 gaming notebook with GeForce GTX 970M

REVIEW  /  10 Oct 2014

After the release of the GeForce GTX 900M GPUs, Aftershock was among the first to send us a test sample of their new gaming notebook that's part of their high performance slim line series. Christened as the S15, this 15.6-inch notebook has big performance for a modest price point. We have the details inside!

Showcase: Gaming notebooks with GeForce GTX 900M graphics ready to roll out

Showcase: Gaming notebooks with GeForce GTX 900M graphics ready to roll out

FEATURE  /  08 Oct 2014

If you've been on the lookout to purchase a new gaming notebook, now would be the perfect time. When NVIDIA launched their new mobile GPUs yesterday, it wasn't just a paper launch. These new gaming notebooks from ASUS, MSI, Clevo and Gigabyte are ready to roll and we've a photo spread of them.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M: Mobile GPUs that unleash desktop class performance

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M: Mobile GPUs that unleash desktop class performance

FEATURE  /  07 Oct 2014

NVIDIA achieves desktop-class gaming performance with the new GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M mobile GPUs. We give you the lowdown behind the technologies such as Battery Boost to make this possible along with the second generation Maxwell GPU architecture. To prove that it's not fluff, we've got performance figures from a prototype notebook.

NVIDIA Gamer's Day held in collaboration with five add-in card partners

NVIDIA Gamer's Day held in collaboration with five add-in card partners

FEATURE  /  04 Oct 2014

NVIDIA Gamer's Day event was held in our very own backyard - Singapore! With the support of five add-in card partners from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, Palit and Zotac, this was the perfect opportunity for them to showcase their GTX 900 offerings to hardware and gaming enthusiasts from the HardwareZone community. Read on to uncover the event's happenings.

Hands-on with ASUS' new small form factor PCs and monitors

Hands-on with ASUS' new small form factor PCs and monitors

FEATURE  /  29 Sep 2014

ASUS has just unveiled a range of digital lifestyle products including its new VivoPC, Chromebox, ROG GR8 small form factor gaming PC, monitors and more. Here's a first-hand look at them.

ASUS ROG Swift P278Q G-Sync Monitor review

ASUS Swift ROG PG278 G-Sync monitor: This is a gamer's dream display!

REVIEW  /  25 Sep 2014

The new ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q G-Sync monitor boasts impressive specifications such as a speedy 1ms response time and ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rates, and supports both NVIDIA G-Sync and 3D Vision technologies. Could this be the ultimate gaming monitor?

A feature on Plextor M6 Pro (256GB)

AMD Radeon R7 vs. Plextor M6 Pro - Two high-end SSDs challenge for honors

FEATURE  /  12 Sep 2014

The AMD Radeon R7 and Plextor M6 Pro are two of the latest high-end SSDs to hit the market. We put them through their paces to see if they can challenge other established high-end SSDs, such as the Samsung SSD 840 Pro and OCZ Vector 150.

Why I'm giving The Sims 4 a miss

Why I'm giving The Sims 4 a miss

BLOG  /  29 Aug 2014

Maxis games are generally really fun to play. Maybe it is because I'm a control freak, but I love Sims Tower, Sim City and The Sims. However, I think I'm giving The Sims 4 a miss, at least for now. Here is why.

Netgear Nighthawk X6 Tri-band WiFi Router review

Preview: Netgear Nighthawk X6 router and more on Broadcom's 5G XStream chipset

REVIEW  /  26 Aug 2014

The new Netgear Nighthawk X6 tri-band router is one of the first routers in the market to employ Broadcom's latest 5G Wi-Fi XStream platform. What does it do and how can it improve your wireless networking experience at home? Find out in our preview of Netgear's latest flagship router.

ASUS B85-Pro Gamer review

ASUS B85-Pro Gamer motherboard makes affordable gaming DIY systems possible

REVIEW  /  12 Aug 2014

The ASUS B85-Pro Gamer is billed as an affordable gaming board that would make a budget DIY enthusiast pleased as punch! Sporting the previous generation Intel B85 chipset, this full ATX board attempts to make up for lost time with a fine balance of performance and features. Despite being late to the party, is it really good value?

Kingston HyperX Fury (240GB) review

Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB sounds furious, but only in name

REVIEW  /  01 Aug 2014

Kingston has just released its new HyperX Fury SSD, a mainstream drive specifically targeted at budget-conscious gamers. Oddly, it uses a SandForce controller, but we gave it a go to see how it compares to other mainstream heavyweights from Crucial and Samsung.

Tips to improve online gaming performance

Tips to improve online gaming performance

FEATURE  /  29 Jul 2014

Have you lost a gun fight because of lag? Or came close to killing your enemy's hero but missed out because your spell wouldn't cast? Fear not, here are some tips that hopefully can help improve your online gaming experience.

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro review

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro - Ultraportable 15.6-inch gaming all-rounder

REVIEW  /  26 Jul 2014

MSI has released a range of refreshed notebooks in its GS series, with the GS60 2PE Ghost Pro boasting an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M GPU in a sleek chassis no more than 23mm thick and 2kg heavy. But how is the user experience? And how does it stack up against other similar gaming notebooks in the market? We find out.

Gigabyte Aorus X7 v2 review

Gigabyte Aorus X7 v2 - Fastest slim SLI gaming notebook

REVIEW  /  23 Jul 2014

Gigabyte refreshed the Aorus X7 with a pair of the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics chips for a significant boost in performance. But is top notch performance enough to keep it ahead of other new competitors? Find out how it fared in this review!

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK review

First Looks: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK

REVIEW  /  14 Jul 2014

The Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK is a gaming-centric board with its exclusive AMP-UP audio technology and support for quad-GPU setups. In addition, the board has been subjected to stringent system stress tests, and certified to offer outstanding durability. Join us as we uncover more details!

Samsung SSD 850 PRO (256GB) review

Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB - A Game Changer in the Making

REVIEW  /  11 Jul 2014

The Samsung SSD 850 PRO is a milestone because it is the first consumer SSD to use 3D Vertical NAND, a special type of NAND memory invented by Samsung to overcome the shortcomings of traditional NAND architecture. Why is it important and how does this new drive perform? Read on to find out.

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