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BenQ PD3200U 32" Ultra HD Monitor Review

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Ultra HD displays are becoming more affordable in all sizes but 32" is still the best way to capitalize on those extra pixels. Today we’re looking at BenQ’s new PD3200U designer monitor. At under $1000, it offers a lot for the money.

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ASRock Z270 Killer SLI/ac ATX Motherboard Review

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Does adding 802.11ac Wi-Fi endow a mainstream gaming motherboard with better value?

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Passive Cooling: XFX RX 460 Heatsink Edition Vs. Palit GTX 1050 Ti KalmX

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:01 -0700

(image) After hacking together our own passively-cooled card, we now compare off-the-shelf solutions based on AMD and Nvidia GPUs. Was our attempt amateurish or could there be a more general problem with passively cooling current-gen graphics processors?

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Review

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) AMD's entire Ryzen 7 series features unlocked multipliers, so we're eager to match the 1800X's performance using the less expensive 1700X. Is this the way to go for value-seekers, or is there a reason to spend an extra $100 on the flagship?

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EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G3 PSU Review

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) We already reviewed the SuperNOVA 850 G3, which left a good impression on us. Today, we're looking at the 1000 G3, this family's current flagship model. It's a physically diminutive PSU that offers high performance in every area.

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The Ultimate Phison E7 Prototype NVMe SSDs

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:45:00 -0700

(image) We have two Phison E7 NVMe SSD reference designs that we may see in 2017 as retail products. The first features a double dose of DRAM to increase random performance. The second uses MLC flash that is programmed as SLC to boost performance.

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Best Gaming Laptops

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:15:00 -0700

(image) We tested gaming laptops with a series of real-world and synthetic benchmarks to measure battery, cooling, CPU, display, GPU, storage, and overall system performance.

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SSD Finder

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:30:00 -0700

(image) Tom’s Hardware has reviewed hundreds of SSDs. Use this configurator to find the best SSD with respect to your needs: price, specs, features, and more.

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Mushkin Redline Ridgeback 16GB DDR4-3200 C20 Dual-Channel Kit Review

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Mushkin’s latest Redline Ridgeback modules look great in red. Does its MRB4U320LLLM8GX2 kit look equally good in our performance and value charts?

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Enermax Ostrog Advance ATX Mid-Tower Case Review

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) The Ostrog Advance (Ostrog ADV) offers traditional features with modern bling. Let's see how this mid-tower case performs.

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Sager NP8156 Gaming Laptop Review

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Based on the Clevo P650HP-G and packing an Nvidia GTX 1060, the Sager NP8165 is priced at $1,600, but does it outshine other GTX 1060-based gaming laptops?

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Best PSUs

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:15:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best power supplies for gaming PCs. These PSUs offer the best reliability, performance and protection for your components.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics Card Roundup

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Eight different GeForce GTX 1060 cards (with 6GB and 3GB of GDDR5) do battle in a round-up we'll continue updating as new cards make it through our lab.

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De-Lidding and Overclocking Core i7-7700K with Water and LN2

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) We're testing Kaby Lake's maximum frequency at various core voltages, the influence of de-lidding, and even applying a bit of liquid nitrogen. Get ready to learn more about overclocking Intel's latest architecture with a bunch of Core i7-7700K CPUs.

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Acer BE270U 27-Inch QHD/IPS Monitor Review

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Acer kicks off its new BEO series of premium monitors with a 27-inch QHD-res model sporting an IPS panel. Though the BE270U looks to be all about business, it includes FreeSync and a 75Hz refresh rate. We’re checking it out today.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Performance Review

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) How well will Ghost Recon Wildlands run on your PC? We test eight graphics cards across two versions of the game (launch day and patch 1.1.5) in order to determine what you need for a smooth 60 FPS.

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EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3 PSU Review

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:01 -0700

(image) EVGA refreshed its popular G2 PSU family with the G3 one using Super Flower's Leadex II platform. The 850 G3 is the second strongest member in this line-up, offering high performance and a depth of just 15cm.

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Best PC Builds

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) Here are nine gaming PC builds that are recommended by the Tom’s Hardware community. These builds range from $500 to $2,500 and include three VR-ready systems.

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Desktop GPU Performance Hierarchy Table

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:30:00 -0700

(image) Here is a resource to help you judge if a graphics card is a reasonable value: The gaming GPU hierarchy chart groups GPUs by performance.

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ASRock X370 Taichi AMD Ryzen Socket AM4 ATX Motherboard Review

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) This is the first X370 motherboard in our AM4 review series. Is ASRocks' X370 Taichi the answer for those wanting to jump into the deep end of Zen?

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Best SSDs

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:45:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best PCIe and SATA SSDs on the market, ranging from 256GB to 2TB. These drives offer the best performance per dollar.

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Plextor M8Pe Series SSD Review

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:00:00 -0700

(image) Plextor launched an aggressive attack on the NVMe market with the new M8Pe that comes with three various cooling options and a plethora of capacities.

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Bitfenix Portal Mini ITX Case Review

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:00:00 -0700

(image) Bitfenix launches yet another case with an eye catching design, although this time it's aimed at the HTPC market. Let's see if its performance can match its looks.

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FCAT VR: GPU And CPU Performance in Virtual Reality

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Hot on the heels of Futuremark's synthetic VRMark suite, we now have a test tool that lets us evaluate graphics and host processing performance using real-world games. Follow along as we introduce Nvidia's FCAT VR Capture and Analyzer packages.

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Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD Review

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:40:00 -0700

(image) Samsung's EVO dominates the consumer SSD market by balancing performance and price, but NVMe is an industry-wide reset. Will Samsung's reign continue?

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Ryzen Versus Core i7 In 11 Popular Games

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) We put all three Ryzen SKUs to the test against Kaby Lake and Broadwell-E CPUs in a wide variety of popular games.

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Best Graphics

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:20:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best gaming GPUs for the money. These graphics cards offer the best performance at their price and resolution (from 720p to 4K).

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Overclocking GeForce GTX 1080 Ti To 2.1 GHz Using Water

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

(image) Our launch coverage showed that Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition is held back by its stock cooler. So, we replaced the vapor chamber and centrifugal fan with a custom water-cooling loop. Was it worth it? Absolutely!

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Intel & AMD Processor Hierarchy

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:30:00 -0700

(image) Here is a resource to help you judge if a CPU is a reasonable value: The gaming CPU hierarchy chart groups CPUs with similar performance.

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Best CPUs

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:15:00 -0700

(image) Here are the best gaming CPUs for the money. These processors offer the best performance at their price and are suitable for overclocking.

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Tigo G5 NVMe SSD: Underclocking The SM2260

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) The Tigo G5 might be from across the globe, but it's more like a product from another world. The drive features a unique feature to save power, but it also takes premium SSDs to a new level.

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Best Motherboards

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:45:00 -0800

(image) Here are the best motherboards for Intel and AMD’s top processors. These boards offer great features, overclocking performance and pricing.

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Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero Intel Z270 ATX Motherboard Review

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:01 -0800

(image) Designed for gamers who overclock and show system builders who want to look like gamers who overclock, how well does the Maximus IX Hero actually overclock?

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Review

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is now the fastest graphics card available, and at $500 cheaper than the previous champ! Should you buy now, or wait for AMD's Vega?

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop Review

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Following the release of Nvidia's mobile GTX 1050s and GTX 1050 Ti, Dell sent us a gaming laptop equipped to address the value end of this market. Let's see how it performs.

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WD Black PCIe 512GB SSD Review

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Western Digital enters the PCIe SSD market with a design that meshes new and old technology. NVMe is the latest go-to technology to create high-performance SSDs, but will the choice of planar TLC NAND hold the flagship Black PCIe back?

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Best Monitors

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:15:00 -0800

(image) Here are the best gaming monitors available today, ranging from inexpensive 60-144hz monitors to top-of-the-line 4K panels equipped with G-Sync or FreeSync.

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Raidmax Alpha Mid-Tower ATX RGB Case Review

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:00:01 -0800

(image) The Alpha from Raidmax adds remote RGB control to low-cost gaming. Does it also perform like a gaming case?

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Philips BDM3270 32-inch VA Monitor Review

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) If you’re thinking of moving up to a 32-inch monitor, the Philips BDM3270 might just be cause enough to pull the trigger. It features a VA panel with contrast over 5700:1 and the most accurate out-of-box color we’ve ever seen.

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Tom's Hardware's GDC 2017 Highlights

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) In which we recap the highlights from our time at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017.

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The History Of AMD CPUs

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:45:00 -0800

(image) We take a look through AMD's history in the CPU market.

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ASRock Z270 SuperCarrier 4-Way SLI ATX Motherboard Review

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) With 5 Gb/s Ethernet, dual Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, triple M.2, and even 10 SATA ports, is ASRock’s fully-loaded SuperCarrier the ultimate value in Kaby Lake compatible motherboards?

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AMD AM4 B350 Motherboard Price List

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:00:01 -0800

(image) With overclocking features, AMD's B350 chipset primarily competes against Intel's H-series. We take a look at all AM4 B350 motherboards currently available.

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AMD AM4 X370 Motherboard Price List

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0800

(image) We've compiled a listing of all the currently available AMD AM4 motherboards based on the X370 chipset.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Review

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:00:01 -0800

(image) AMD brings its hotly-anticipated eight-core sixteen-thread Ryzen 7 1800X to market with an impressive IPC boost and SMT technology.

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Riotoro Enigma 850W PSU Review

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Riotoro is a newly founded company that's currently involved in the PSU, chassis, cooling, and gaming peripheral markets. It only has two PSU lines with three total members, and today we're looking at the Enigma 850W, its flagship offering.

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Intel B250 Motherboard Price List

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:00:00 -0800

(image) Intel's B250 chipset outshines B150 with increased connectivity and support for faster memory and storage devices. Here is a list of all B250 motherboard's currently available.

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Intel H270 Motherboard Price List

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Intel's H270 chipset offers increased connectivity and support for faster memory and storage devices. Here is a list of all H270 motherboard's currently available.

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Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Oversized-ATX Motherboard Review

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) Featuring Four-Way SLI, Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro networking, Creative Sound Blaster ZxRi audio, and an EKWB water block covering its 22-Phase CPU voltage regulator, can the Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 design and firmware live up to its lofty specs?

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For Honor Performance Review

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0800

(image) For Honor, developed by Ubisoft Montreal, just launched for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is a mix of third-person combat and action-strategy. We're not here to talk about how you play it, though. Rather, we're digging into how it runs on your PC.

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