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Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard reviewed
— 4:18 PM on November 25, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip....

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition: an overview
— 7:00 AM on November 24, 2015

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the second in a line of major annual graphics driver updates from the company. Crimson also replaces the Catalyst...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

Samsung's 950 Pro 512GB SSD reviewed
— 9:32 AM on October 22, 2015

Samsung's 950 Pro SSD makes the next-generation jump with a PCIe interface and the NVMe protocol, all wrapped up in an M.2 form factor. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on
— 10:36 AM on October 20, 2015

Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Networking

Samsung's 850 EVO 2TB SSD reviewed
— 3:05 PM on September 29, 2015

Samsung now offers its popular and affordable 850 EVO SSD in an enormous 2TB configuration. Read on to see what this gargantuan drive can do....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

Chess, guns, and chainswords collide in Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
— 11:39 AM on September 25, 2015

Dakka! Dakka dakka dakka! That, my friends, is the most beautiful sound in the universe. Well, second best, perhaps, after the dulcet tones of...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Software

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 24, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard has more next-gen storage connectivity than you can shake a stick at, Techicolor LED lighting, and premium Creative audio. Does all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Kingston's HyperX Fury and SanDisk's Ultra II SSDs reviewed
— 10:32 AM on September 14, 2015

Kingston's HyperX Fury 240GB SSD and Sandisk's Ultra II 960GB drive both offer solid-state storage at budget-friendly prices for their capacity. We put them through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard reviewed
— 3:20 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard serves up Skylake support with a gaming twist. With an impressive next-gen storage payload and some gamer-friendly features, can this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Nvidia's Shield Android TV reviewed
— 3:13 PM on August 12, 2015

Nvidia has finally created the set-top box we all asked for when it launched the Shield Portable. We put it to the test to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Asus' Z170-A motherboard reviewed
— 10:46 AM on August 5, 2015

Asus' Z97-A has long been our choice for a midrange enthusiast board. Will Asus' Z170-A carry on the company's tradition of excellence? We poked, prodded,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's X99-Gaming 5P motherboard reviewed
— 5:58 PM on July 23, 2015

Gigabyte's X99-Gaming 5P gives buyers a full-featured Haswell-E board with a gaming twist. Read on to find out what makes this board tick.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Samsung's SM951 PCIe SSD reviewed
— 11:08 AM on June 17, 2015

Samsung's SM951 SSD squeezes a quad-lane PCIe Gen3 interface onto a diminutive M.2 form factor. It offers incredible performance under the right conditions, but it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

Gigabyte's Z97-HD3 motherboard reviewed
— 2:40 PM on May 21, 2015

At $100, the Z97-HD3 is Gigabyte's most affordable full-sized Z97 board. We've taken a closer look at what the board has to offer, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Time Warner slings free Maxx upgrades to counter Google Fiber
— 1:35 PM on May 21, 2015

I've been chronicling the slow progress of Google Fiber moving into my metro area, my city, and eventually, into my house. Since Google Fiber...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Networking

Asus' Z97-P motherboard reviewed
— 9:29 AM on April 27, 2015

Asus' entry-level Z97 board is the Z97-P. Does the P in the model name signify that all it can hope for is a passing grade...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Intel's 750 Series solid-state drive reviewed
— 11:00 AM on April 2, 2015

Intel's latest datacenter drives combine a quad-lane PCIe Gen3 interface with the new NVMe protocol to deliver incredible performance with sequential and random I/O. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage