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Affordable Core Act : Ryzen 7 1800X Review

The CPU market has sort of been an Intel monopoly for the past few years, but with the Ryzen series of processors, the competition surely seems to be revived. The Ryzen CPUs are based on the new AMD Zen architecture and the AM4 socket, the direct successor to AMD’s Piledriver based FX processors with the AM3 & AM3+ sockets released over five years ago. It’s been a long time coming. The Ryzen 7 series is Ryzen’s high-end line of processors, with eight cores and 16 threads, making them the AMD counterparts to Intel’s i7 range. We’re reviewing the Ryzen 7 1800X, the top end of the Ryzen 7 series. Check out the tech specs below: Tech Specs CPU 1800X Cores 8 Threads 16 Socket AM4 Base Clock 3.6 GHz Boost Clock 4.0 GHz TDP 95W The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X has a base cl...

Review: Gamdias Hermes 7 Colour Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Gamdias isn’t exactly the first word that comes to mind when one thinks about gaming peripherals. For those who don’t know, Gamdias is relatively new and up-and-coming brand that makes keyboards, mice, headsets and other accessories for gamers. The brand takes inspiration from Greek mythology, which is reflected in the product names as well. Today, I review the Hermes 7 colour mechanical gaming keyboard that makes use of Gamdias certified blue switches. Take a look at the tech specs below: Specifications Key Switch GAMDIAS certified mechanical switches Key Switch Type Blue Dimensions 458 x 220 x 44 mm Weight 1.1 Kg Built-in Memory 8 KB Polling Rate 1000 Hz Additional Macro Keys NA Programmable keys NA Multimedia Keys 7 Switch Lifecycle 50 Million Backlit 7 colors N-Key Rollover...

Review: Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

Samsung might have screwed the pooch with the Galaxy Note 7, but they’re coming back, and they’re coming back strong. One of the latest additions to the Galaxy family is the C9 Pro, the mid-range beast of a smartphone. It is as fast and powerful as the Galaxy S7, Samsung’s flagship phone. Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Key Tech Specs 1.95GHz Snapdragon 653 Octa-Core Processor 6GB RAM With 64GB ROM 6 Inch FHD AMOLED Display Dual Micro SIM 16MP Camera With Dual Tone LED Flash 16MP Front Camera 4G VoLTE/WiFi USB-Type-C NFC Fingerprint Bluetooth 4.2 4000mAh Battery. The Galaxy C9 Pro packs a powerful 1.95 GHz octa-core processor at its core. Not only that, this is also the only Samsung smartphone in the market right now that comes with 6 gigs of RAM and a USB Type-C connector. Though ...

Review: WD Blue SSD 250 GB

WD Blue SSDs are the brand’s first consumer SSDs after WD acquired SanDisk last year. With PC users favouring faster data transfer rates and better safety features, SSDs are slowly becoming a viable replacement for hard disk drives (HDDs), as they can greatly reduce boot and load times, and are a lot easier to maintain and carry around than an HDD.   The WD Blue is a SATA SSD available in two form factors: a 2.5″ and an M.2 version, and comes in three variants: 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB. It is supposed to be their mainstream SSD that focuses on PC enthusiasts, gamers and content creators. Like most Solid State Drives, the WD Blue 2.5″ is rather compact, only 7 mm in height. It comes in a black metal case which is mostly covered with stickers on both sides. While the to...

Review: GIGABYTE GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6 GB Graphics Card

The GTX 1060 is NVIDIA’s response to AMD’s RX 480. Built on the 16nm GP106  Pascal architecture, it offers better performance compared to the previous gen $300 GPUs at a price point of close to $250. GIGABYTE has their own versions of the card, the G1 Gaming Edition and the Xtreme Gaming Edition, the latter being the company’s most powerful rendition with 6 GB VRAM and factory overclocks for both the base clock speed and the memory clock. Tech Specs Chipset GeForce GTX 1060 Core Clock Boost: 1873 MHz / Base: 1645 MHz in OC Mode                                                                 Boost: 1847 MHz / Base: 1620 MHz in Gaming Mode Process Technology 16 nm Memory Clock OC mode: 8316 MHz                                                                                 ...

Review: BenQ Zowie XL2540 240 Hz E-sports Gaming Monitor

The rise in the popularity of e-sports has led to a tremendous boom in both the volume and quality of hardware and peripherals catering specifically to the competitive gamer. BenQ, a well-known name in the display industry, after acquiring Zowie, a similarly famous name in the gaming industry focuses on produces high quality displays focused towards professional and competitive players. One such product is the Zowie XL2540 monitor, a 24.5 inch 1080p display with an ultra-fast refresh rate of 240 Hz. And that is native, people. Check out the tech specs below: Technical Specifications Screen Size 24.5 inches Resolution 1920 x 1080 Aspect Ratio 16:09 Panel Technology Twisted Nematic Film Refresh Rate 240 Hz Response Time 1 millisecond Contrast Ratio 1000:1 / 12000000:1 (dynamic) Brightness 40...

Review: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse

Logitech’s gaming mice range is a bit mind-boggling, and so is making a decision when it comes to buying that perfect mouse that suits your needs. However, one thing that’s for sure is that the G502 Proteus Spectrum is Logitech’s absolutely high-end wired gaming mouse, and boasts of a wide range of features which attract gamers of all genres. Before getting started with the review, I should mention that I myself have been using its predecessor, the Proteus Core for over a year now, and frankly, it’s the best mouse I’ve ever used. The only major difference between the G502 Proteus Spectrum and the Proteus Core is customizable RGB lighting.  Agreed, they don’t really add much, but the Proteus Core in itself is a solid device. Measuring 132 x 75 x 40 mm, th...

Review: ASUS ROG Strix GL502VS Gaming Laptop

ASUS has successfully carved a niche for themselves in the gaming sector under the ROG banner, and provide a whole range of products catering specifically to gaming. Today, we take a look at the ROG Strix GL502VS, their budget range laptop with a GTX 1070 GPU and G-Sync. Specifications CPU Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz GPU NVIDIA GTX 1070 8 GB Memory 32 GB DDR4 Display 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS 60 Hz w/G-SYNC Optional 3840×2160 IPS w/G-SYNC Storage 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD Optional 128/256/512GB M.2 SSD, SATA or PCIe I/O 3 x USB 3.0 Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C) 1 x HDMI 2.0 output Port (with HDCP) 1 x mini DisplayPort 1.3 output Ports 1 x SD Card Slot 1 x Headset Jack 1 x Realtek PCIe GbE RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps) Dimensions 390 x 266 x 30 mm 15.35 x 10.47 x 1.18 inches Weight 2.34...

Samsung Gear S3 First Look | Gadget Review | Gaming Central 🎮

We get our hands on the Samsung Gear S3 at the launch of the Smartwatch. A classy looking Smartwatch designed by Yvan Arpa. Full review for the Samsung Gear S3 coming soon, so stay tuned! Be sure to follow us all over social media. We love attention! YouTube:: http://bit.ly/17kS5ot Facebook :: http://bit.ly/1Vp1dj5 Twitter :: http://bit.ly/1LJxjwS Instagram :: http://bit.ly/1TaB0V7 Favorite

Review: Logitech G302 Daedalus Prime Gaming Mouse

Logitech has a horde of gaming accessories, and among them is the simple, yet impressive Daedalus Prime, the mouse for MOBA lovers.  It has been designed for a specific group of people with a specific aim, which means it does a lot of things incredibly well that other mice don’t. It also means that the mouse lacks in a lot of places, which might be a hassle. Connection: full-speed USB corded Yes Programmable buttons 6 Sensor High-definition optical Maximum resolution with on-the-fly DPI shifting 4,000 dpi System support Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista The Logitech G302 hugs the ground (meaning it’s quite low), and measures about 4.5 x 2.6 x 1.5 inches. It has a unique shape as well, like something inspired from a futuristic sci-fi movie. Personally, I did not fi...

Review: Zion Blaze DDR4 2400MHz RAM

The highly rapid development in PC components, especially processors has created a demand in the industry for more compatible products, ushering in a similar development pace for other components thanks to which we now have a plethora of hardware at our disposal. DDR4 RAMs have been out in the market for a while now, and very recently, Zion launched its latest series of DDR4 memory sticks which have a clock speed of 2400 MHz, making them on of the fastest Zion RAMs. Specifications Memory Type DDR4 Capacity 8GB / 16GB Tested Speed 2400 MHz Latency 17-17-17 Tested Voltage 1.35V Registed / Unbuffered Unbuffered Error Checking Non  – ECC SPD Speed 2133 Mhz SPD Voltage 1.2V Heatsink Aluminium Alloy Warranty 3years + 2 Years Extension Zion has heated things up with the Blaze memory sticks, give ...

Choke-A-Hoe! Final Fantasy XV Review

Yes, this is a Final Fantasy for Fans & First Timers alike. And that’s a monumental achievement in itself, given how deep-rooted in tradition JRPG mechanics the franchise is. One of the things that made this abundantly clear (other than the obligatory disclaimer the game throws up every time it boots) was how quickly I was thrown right into the beautiful open world. After a brief opening cutscene, the game had me off on a roadtrip with the best of friends, pushing a fancy, albeit broken down, car down the road. As the vastness of the world of Eos greeted my eyes, and a cover of Stand By Me greets my ears, I knew that this was going to be, uh, finally fantastic. And the reason for the roadtrip, a journey to Accordo’s capital city of Altissia, where Noctis’s wedding to ...


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