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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.

Hands-on with the Tt eSPORTS Theron Plus Smart Mouse

Hands-on with the Tt eSPORTS Theron Plus Smart Mouse

FEATURE  /  05 Jun 2014

Personal gadgets with sensors that track our health, sleep, movement and exercise are becoming increasingly popular, and if you're a gamer, there's now a mouse that can track your gaming performance. Here's our initial impressions of the Tt eSPORTS Theron Plus Smart Mouse.

ASUS Releases Two SteamOS Compatible Small Form Factor PCs - the G20 and GR8

ASUS Releases Two SteamOS Compatible Small Form Factor PCs - the G20 and GR8

FEATURE  /  04 Jun 2014

As part of ASUS’ ROG announcements today, two new small form factor desktop systems were announced. The high-end G20 and ultra-compact GR8, which are both powered by Intel processors and NVIDIA GPUs, and will be compatible with SteamOS.

Hands-on with ASUS’ Ultra-slim ROG GX500 4K Gaming Notebook

Hands-on with ASUS’ Ultra-slim ROG GX500 4K Gaming Notebook

FEATURE  /  03 Jun 2014

Not to be outdone on the display resolution wars, ASUS has just officially unveiled the ROG GX500 gaming notebook, which sports a 4K resolution display. Furthermore, it measures just 19mm thick and weighs just 2.2kg. Here’s a quick look at this sexy beast.

Aftershock XG13 V2 (QHD Version) review

Aftershock XG13-V2 - A Champion Gets Refreshed

REVIEW  /  29 May 2014

Aftershock has just refreshed its 13-inch XG13 model, which also happens to be our Tech Awards 2014 winner for best portable gaming notebook. Apart from the various hardware tweaks, it now also comes with an optional QHD high-resolution display. We check it out to see if it can handle gaming at such extreme resolutions.

Gigabyte Aorus X7 review

Gigabyte Aorus X7 - True SLI Graphics in a Slim Gaming Machine

REVIEW  /  20 May 2014

Beware, gaming notebook makers. Here comes competition in the form of the 17.3-inch Aorus X7 that's packed with twin NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPUs. This brawny powerhouse comes in a 22.9mm slender package that rivals an Ultrabook, but yet it packs serious gaming firepower. Tune in to our review for the full details!

MSI Nightblade review

MSI Nightblade Compact Mini-ITX Gaming System Reviewed

REVIEW  /  15 May 2014

The MSI Nightblade is a compact barebone mini-ITX system featuring the Z87I Gaming AC board, bundled with a 650W Gold Plus PSU and a slot-load ODD. Just choose your own CPU, memory, graphics card and storage options to complete this mini gaming system, but can it compete with regular full sized systems? Find out in our review!

Upclose with MSI's New Intel 9 Series Chipset Motherboards

Upclose with MSI's New Intel 9 Series Chipset Motherboards

FEATURE  /  14 May 2014

We are at a special event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to check out MSI’s latest motherboards that are based on Intel’s new 9 Series chipset. Apart from checking out MSI’s latest offerings, we also learn more about the company’s strategy and plans for the year ahead.

Hands-on: Aftershock's Next-Gen X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 Gaming Notebooks

Hands-on: Aftershock's Next-Gen X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 Gaming Notebooks

FEATURE  /  18 Apr 2014

Lately, Aftershock rolled out its next-gen X and XG series gaming notebooks. Every machine now comes equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series GPU as well as a few other enhancements. We dive in to see what the refreshed X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 models have to offer.

A feature on ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS (256GB)

ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS vs. Crucial M550 - Battle of the Mainstream SSDs Round 2

FEATURE  /  05 Apr 2014

Two more mainstream SSDs have been launched recently, the Premier Pro SP920SS from ADATA and the M550 from Crucial. We put them to the test to see which is best and how it stacks up against other comparable drives in this tightly contested segment.

Hands-on: Heroes of the Storm

Hands-on: Heroes of the Storm

FEATURE  /  27 Mar 2014

Currently in technical alpha testing, Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's newest franchise, a free-to-play MOBA (or ARTS if you prefer) in the style of DotA and League of Legends featuring an all-star cast from the Diablo, Starcraft and Warcraft universes. We take a closer look in this hands-on.

OCZ Vertex 460 (240GB) review

OCZ Vertex 460 (240GB) - Dawn of a New Era?

REVIEW  /  08 Mar 2014

OCZ has just released the first SSD under its new leadership of Toshiba - the Vertex 460. With flash memory giant Toshiba giving backing and support, we gave the drive a spin to get a taste of things to come.

IT Show 2014 - Notebooks, Networking, & Gaming Gear Buying Guide

IT Show 2014 - Notebooks, Networking, & Gaming Gear Buying Guide

FEATURE  /  27 Feb 2014

If you are looking for a new notebook, router, gaming keyboard or mouse, then look no further. In this guide, we offer some buying tips and also highlight the best deals from IT Show 2014.

Investigating Samsung's RAPID Caching Technology

Investigating Samsung's RAPID Caching Technology

FEATURE  /  26 Feb 2014

When Samsung launched its mainstream SSD 840 EVO last year, it also introduced a new caching technology called RAPID mode and it has now included this technology for its flagship SSD 840 Pro drive. We take a closer look to find out how and if it really works.

A feature on SanDisk Extreme II SSD (240GB)

The Great High-end SSD Shootout (2014 Edition)

FEATURE  /  28 Jan 2014

Around this time last year, we brought to you our first ever high-end SSD shootout which pitted the latest and greatest SSDs that were in the market against each other. This year, we've refreshed the shootout with several high profile candidates from Samsung, Plextor, Corsair, OCZ and more doing battle. Find out who emerged victorious!

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