The portable gaming powerhouse packed with the latest GeForce GTX 1080 desktop grade graphics and 4k resolution
Need a promising water cooling kit for your system? The XSPC RayStorm Pro Ion AX240 is one you might want to consider for.
Great features and modularity at smaller size and lower price.
It's a pain to get just a bluetooth keyboard for each device. Why not go for one that actually works with multiple device altogether?
This is probably the best AIO we have tested to date.
October 30, 2015
Mega thanks to the awesome guys at ROOTS Asia Pacific for sending over a Sapphire Nitro R7 370 for today's review. AMD's R7 series GPU is pretty much similar to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 950 which both are meant for games that is less taxing to the GPU itself such as DOTA 2, League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and many more that falls into the same category.
Output option for the Sapphire Nitro R7 370 consist of 1 x DVI-D, 1 x DVI-I, 1 x HDMI and 1 x DisplayPort.
Test Rig Configuration
Intel Core i7 4770K
ASUS Maximus Gene VI
Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB
Primary Hard Drive
Crucial M500 120GB
Be Quiet! Straight Power 10 600W
We've conducted our test by installing the Sapphire Nitro R7 370 to our test bench as above. Each and every benchmark is conducted in a room with 30C° ambient temperature.
We ran a few graphically demanding games and synthetic benchmark in our possession on 1080p with the highest achievable clock speed for both its memory and GPU that is stable enough to be able to complete each benchmark with the following values:
- Maximum boost clock of 1125MHz
- 6320MHz on the memory clock
- 1.2V on the voltage for GPU
We ran a few graphically demanding games and synthetic benchmarks in our possession on a selected settings, which is considered as high for much of our test as usual.The final result of each benchmark is presented in the form of the graph below:
We've ran a 15 minute burn-in test on the FurMark GPU stress test utility with the fan operate under normal mode and maximum fan speed mode and the temperature for both test is recorded and populated in the graph below.
The Sapphire Nitro R7 370 might be marketed as an entry level graphics card that is meant for MOBA games, but our benchmark result shows that it is more capable than just handling the common MOBA game. Most of the graphically demanding games used for our benchmark is set on ultra settings and the Sapphire Nitro R7 370 managed to keep most of the games running on 30fps, which is deemed playable.
Compared to the cheapest GTX 950 which priced about the same as the Sapphire Nitro R7 370, RM799 isn't really an appealing price for what it can deliver. However, if you really need to enjoy your game on multiple display on a budget gaming system, the Sapphire Nitro R7 370 that comes with 4GB VRAM will do far better.
- Comes factory overclocked
- Good appearance
- Great choice for budget gamer who wants to enjoy gaming on 2 display setup
- A little expensive
- Limited overclocking headroom on GPU
October 29, 2015
Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G Platinum Series Smart Power Supply Unit with Smart Power Management (SPM) Platform
- Toughpower DPS G Platinum 850W – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002759
- Toughpower DPS G Platinum 1050W – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002760
- Toughpower DPS G Platinum 1200W – http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002738
- Smart Power Management (SPM) Platform – http://dps.thermaltake.com
October 28, 2015
October 27, 2015
Peripherals (like keyboards, mouse) are often one of the most niche topics when it comes to the whole gaming rig setup. Most of us (I believe) dumped a whole lot of cash into the machine (or rig) itself, leaving out others like mouse, keyboard, or even speakers to a limited budget.
|F1||Launch Music Player|
|F7||Play / Pause|
|F10||Home page (Web page)|
|Page Up||Brightness Up|
|Page Down||Brightness Down|
- Good typing feel for something that's membrane
- Design, futuristic look
- Pretty solid build
- Short palm rest for guys with huge hands or palms like me
- Limited selection of LED lighting modes