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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.

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.

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