Streaming Games On Facebook Live - NVIDIA ShadowPlay or OBS Studio?

Streaming games on Facebook Live is a faster way to reach your audience, but which one is better?

ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U) Review - The 15-Incher On Budget

Check out on this review article to learn more about ther ASUS VivoBook S15 (S510U)!

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and Ryzen 5 1400 Performance Review - It's finally here!

Why pay more for Intel i5 when the Ryzen 5 can give you more?

March 31, 2017

HyperX Cloud Revolver S Virtual Dolby 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review

By: Low Chern Lin

After continuous success in the gaming headset market, HyperX recently launched its Cloud Revolver S gaming headset, a new addition to the lineup. The HyperX Cloud Revolver S is based on the design of the Cloud Revolver and it's bundled with a Plug-N-Play virtual Dolby® Surround 7.1 audio USB sound-card that features three additional sound profiles; bass boost, flat and vocal equalizer modes, making it easier for gamers to swap between setups tuned for games, streaming, music or movies.

Thanks to Kingston Technology, we managed to get our hands on one for today's review. We've previously tested the Cloud Revolver and we have our bars slightly higher for the Cloud Revolver S for this round, mainly because of the USB sound-card with virtual Dolby® Surround 7.1 audio. Let's move on to the review and see how well will the Cloud Revolver S perform.

(The HyperX Cloud Revolver S is retailed at RM699.00)

March 28, 2017

Futuremark Ending Its Support For 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage Starting From April 11

By: Low Chern Lin

Most of you might have already know that Microsoft is ending the support for its 10 years old Windows Vista operating system this coming April 11, 2017. 3DMark, one of the most popular gaming benchmark and graphics card test is used by millions of gamers and overclockers today announced the end of support for its Vantage benchmark.

ASUS Intel Optane Memory Supported Motherboards List Announced

By: Low Chern Lin

ASUS today announced new UEFI BIOS updates that add support for the revolutionary new Intel® Optane™ memory technology in compatible ASUS 200-Series motherboards.

Intel Optane memory is a new class of non-volatile memory — packaged in an M.2 module format — that enables SSD-like performance from a large hard disk drive (HDD), accelerating overall system performance and improving responsiveness for a blazing-fast computing experience. The new UEFI BIOS updates allow installation of the Intel Optane memory application, which activates the M.2 module. The combination of Intel Optane memory and a large HDD delivers intelligent system acceleration that minimizes boot-up times, reduces file-load times and speeds up frequently performed tasks. As it works with HDDs, Intel Optane technology allows users to enjoy the benefits of faster system performance while maintaining large storage capacities.

March 27, 2017

Huawei Launches First Regional Flagship Store in Malaysia

By: John Diew

Huawei has opened its first flagship store in the Southern Pacific Region at Pavilion Elite, Kuala Lumpur. The 4,476 sqft one-stop centre other than providing sales, they also have private product consultation, onsite services as well as send-for-repair services. During the opening event, the first 100 customers who spent RM1,000 and above walked home with an exclusive SWAN speaker, and others received an exclusive merchandise. Huawei Malaysia donated a total of RM 7,200 to Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal Malaysia from the charity auction held in the flagship store.

ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB SSD Review

By: Low Chern Lin

Due to the higher cost of SLC and MLC NAND flash, more and more SSD manufacturers has opted for TLC NAND flash to deliver affordable high-speed storage solution for the end-users. While there are still users who questioned the reliability of TLC NAND compared to SLC and MLC NAND, the manufacturers has continuously improving their design to deliver better NAND flash with higher capacity, better performance and reliability by day.

The ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB we have here today is one of ADATA's new entry-level SSD that uses Micron's TLC 3D NAND flash which the company claimed to offer high performance and better reliability over most previous designs. Special thanks to Lazada Malaysia and ADATA for making this review possible. We'll keep the introduction short and let's dive into the review to see what kind of performance and features can we expect from the SU800.

(The ADATA Ultimate SU800 retails at RM239 for 128GB, RM349 for 256GB and RM676 for 512GB from

March 23, 2017

Apacer Announces AC730 Military-Grade, IP68 Standard Rugged Portable Hard Drive

By: Low Chern Lin

AC730, a military-grade shockproof portable hard drive equipped with USB 3.1 Gen 1, is the latest from Apacer. Built with high standards against pressure, shock, vibration, water, dust, extreme environments, and accidental impacts, AC730 is all about solid protection. It is also crushproof, with pressure resistance up to 1500KG and compliant with Mil-Spec drop test and IP68 test.

Cooler Master Launches the MasterMouse Pro L RGB at RM 249

By: Low Chern Lin

Cooler Master, a leading manufacturer of desktop components and peripherals, today announced the MasterMouse Pro L RGB, the mouse for all gamers. Whether you are new to PC gaming and have yet to discover your ideal grip or if you’re an established PC user with intimate knowledge of their mouse preferences, the MasterMouse Pro L RGB will meet all your needs. The MasterMouse Pro L RGB was made with customization in mind, making it a mouse that can adapt to any and all situations as quickly as you need it to.

Apacer AS681 ARMOR 480GB SSD Review

By: Low Chern Lin

TLC NAND flash based SSD has become more common nowadays as a replacement for SLC and MLC NAND flash based SSDs. Apacer as one of the renown brand for memory module and storage devices too is adopting TLC NAND flash for their latest SSD to provide affordable high speed storage solutions for the end users.

Apacer has just launched the AS681 ARMOR SSD few weeks ago, its new TLC NAND flash based SSD. The AS681 ARMOR as according to Apacer, utilizes the most advanced 8-channel synchronous transmission design that makes read/write speed of up to 545/520 MB/s possible on the TLC NAND flash based SSD, making it the ideal storage upgrade for your system.

We got our hands on one with 480GB capacity here today, just to see what kind of performance we can expect from the new AS681 ARMOR - special thanks to Apacer for making this review possible! 

(The Apacer AS681 ARMOR retails at RM229 for 120GB, RM399 for 240GB and RM669 for 480GB)

March 22, 2017

Transcend Introduces Ultra Slim Portable Storage StoreJet® 25C3 For The Professionals

By: Low Chern Lin

Transcend Information, Inc., a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products,is pleased to introduce the ultra slim portable storage, StoreJet 25C3, as the essential gadgets for the professionals. Featuring a stylish Aluminum Alloy enclosure and USB 3.0 interface for blazing-fast data transfer rate, the StoreJet 25C3 is a perfect representation of both style and technology.

Razer Introduces Ergonomic Keyboard Rest For Gamers

By: Low Chern Lin

Razer today announces a new attachment for their gaming keyboards, its very own armrest that has been longed by majority of the Razer fans.

According to Razer, its armrest aka Ergonomic Keyboard Rest is wrapped in poly hi-gauge interlock fabric with an anti-fray stitched frame to prevent damage even when in contact with water. The base of the armrest is padded with anti-slip rubber material to prevent accidental slippage during intense gaming session.

The Razer Ergonomic Keyboard Rest comes in 2 different sizes, standard fit for full-size keyboard and tenkeyless fit for tenkeyless keyboard users, and can be purchased from Razer Store from today onwards at the price of RM99.00.

Kindly visit the following link to learn more about the Razer Ergonomic Keyboard Rest:

March 21, 2017

Kingston Ships Second-most SSDs in Channel Worldwide in 2016

By: Low Chern Lin

Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it owns 16 percent of the global channel SSD unit market share for 2016. Data was compiled by the research firm, Forward Insights, which has been analyzing the non-volatile semiconductor industry since 2008. 

MSI Announces New AM4 Motherboards Lineup, First In The Market To Support DDR4 A-XMP

By: Low Chern Lin

MSI, the leading gaming motherboard brand, is proud to announce its R&D engineers developed and enabled world’s first 1-second DDR4 performance and stability feature, A-XMP. By using A-XMP, MSI AM4 motherboard owners can simply set their memory timings and speed to its optimal settings in a single click for the best performance and stability. A-XMP also enables support for higher rated DDR4 memory kits to work without any hassle. A-XMP will be rolled out in soon to be available BIOS updates for all MSI AM4 motherboards.

Apacer Announces Its New Panther Rage DDR4 Illuminated Gaming Memory Module

By: Low Chern Lin

After the huge success from its previous release of the PANTHER series DDR4 memory, Apacer is announcing its next-generation desktop gaming memory module, the PANTHER RAGE DDR4 Illuminated Gaming Memory Module. Built with advanced technologies and a top-quality heat spreader, the PANTHER RAGE DDR4 Illuminated Gaming Memory Module comes with more cutting-edge designs and features, which makes it ideal for gaming, overclocking, and PC modding projects. The LED lighting on the PANTHER RAGE DDR4 too, is designed to mimic the glistening teeth of a panther to make the name more literal!
Overclocking at a Lightning Speed of 3000MHz with a Stable Performances 
The PANTHER RAGE DDR4 Illumination Gaming Memory Module is designed to be compatible with the latest platform of Intel®, offering memory frequency of 2400/2666/2800/3000MHz via Extreme Memory Profile (XMP 2.0) with memory timings of 16-16-16-36(2400/2666MHz), 17-17-17-36(2800MHz), and 16-18-18-38(3000MHz). 

To ensure superior stability for PANTHER RAGE DDR4, Apacer employed professional technologies that are used toward the making industrial memory modules, a high efficient heat spreader and high quality memory IC that operates at low voltage. This design not only allows the memory to operate at its optimal state but also helps to prolongs the lifespan of the memory kit. 
The PANTHER RAGE DDR4 is available in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB variant, and it can be paired with a Intel chipset motherboard (X99) that is able to support a total of 128GB memory for the best performance.

The Glistening Fangs and Design Details that Reveal Tough Performances 
No panthers can be fierce without sharp teeth. The uniquely designed LED lighting features are inspired by the fangs of a panther. A stamping technique is applied to create an embossment of the beast, and the letters of the name are debossed to create a contrast. The bars that align at the right side of the panther’s head is a hint of energy level from battle games. The jagged line at the bottom imitates the serration on military knives. 

The release of PANTHER DDR4 once impressed gamers and PC modders and won 2017 Taiwan Excellence Award with its superior performances in overclocking, heat spread, stability, and excellent value. Apacer is ready to take the market by storm again at a new height with its new PANTHER RAGE DDR4 Illumination Gaming Memory Module.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Gladius II RGB Gaming Mouse

By: Low Chern Lin

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Gladius II, the successor to the popular ROG Gladius optical gaming mouse. Gladius II features an ergonomic right-handed design that is optimized for first-person shooter (FPS) games. It has an exclusive push-fit switch socket design for varied click resistance, and durable switches rated to at least 50 million clicks. In addition, it features a dedicated DPI target button for more accurate sniping, an advanced 12000 DPI optical sensor and ASUS Aura RGB lighting technology with Aura Sync support.

March 20, 2017

SilverStone Sugo Series SG13 Review

By: Low Chern Lin

When it comes to a powerful gaming PC, the first few things that most people will think of will be collossal full tower chassis, high-end graphics card and motherboard, lots and lots of memory, or perhaps a custom liquid cooling system. Instead of going for the size, SFF enthusiats are those who prefers something that has a smaller footprint, small enough that is easy to carry around for gaming events and LAN parties. To build a powerful mini gaming power house, a good SFF chassis with good hardware compatibility, good airflow design is required. 

Special thanks to SilverStone and Inter-Asia Technology Sdn Bhd for supporting this review, the SilverStone Sugo Series SG13 we have here today, is one of the popular choice for a mini gaming power house. Other than the seemingly good SRP of RM 229, let's see what other features does the SG13 offer that is enough to make it a popular choice by the SFF enthusiasts.

(The Sugo Series SG13 is retailed at RM229)

March 19, 2017

Event Coverage: Cooler Master MasterClacker Keyboard MeetUp 2017

By: Low Chern Lin

Cooler Master has been working closely with the end users and makers, aka its Maker Ecosystem since its announcement of a new direction back in Computex 2015. Just so you know, the Maker Ecosystem consists not only the PC modders and PC enthusiasts who wanted the best for their system, but also the gamers and keyboard enthusiasts who takes the peripherals we're using everyday to a whole different level.

March 18, 2017

Kingston Year of the Rooster USB Drive Review

By: Low Chern Lin

Kingston continues its annual tradition of adding a new member to its DataTraveler Chinese Zodiac line up with its latest but limited Year of the Rooster DataTraveler. For those who has been collecting the Chinese Zodiac DataTraveler drives since the Year of the Rat design, this is definitely a new and must have addition to your collection.

March 17, 2017

AMD Ryzen 5 CPU To Be Available Worldwide From April 11 Onwards, Price Starts From RM 819

By: Low Chern Lin

Following the successful introduction of AMD Ryzen™ 7 desktop processors including record pre-orders and award-winning performance, AMD(NASDAQ: AMD) today announced Ryzen™ 5 desktop processors will launch worldwide on April 11, 2017, offering disruptive price-to-performance for gamers and creators. With end users at the heart of everything AMD does, the new Ryzen 5 processors feature the powerful and efficient “Zen” architecture in 6-core,12-thread as well as 4-core, 8-thread options, to deliver enhanced performance, immersive experiences and high performance innovation to gamers and consumers worldwide with a price range of RM 819 to RM1199. 

March 16, 2017

HyperX Announces The Cloud Revolver S with Plug N Play Virtual Dolby® Surround 7.1 Audio

By: Low Chern Lin

HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, today announced it is now shipping the HyperX Cloud Revolver™ S, the latest addition to the HyperX headset range. Primed for action with Plug N Play virtual Dolby® Surround 7.1 audio, HyperX Cloud Revolver S will bring the best gaming experience to all enthusiast gamers.

Transcend Announces the Ultimate microSD Cards With UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30) for 4K Ultra-HD Video Recording

By: Low Chern Lin

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to release the Ultimate UHS-I U3M Video Speed Class 30 (V30) microSD memory cards. These MLC-based microSD cards reach blazing-fast transfer speeds of up to 95MB per second and offer optimum protection with capacities up to 128GB, ideal for 4K Ultra HD recording. 

G.SKILL Announces “OC World Cup 2017” Online Qualifier Overclocking Competition

By: Low Chern Lin

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is announcing the online qualifier competition of its biggest annual overclocking competition G.SKILLOC World Cup 2017!

March 15, 2017

Lenovo Unveils Its Gaming Sub-Brand Legion In Malaysia, Price Starts From RM 3,299

By: Low Chern Lin

Gaming laptop has gained quite a significant traction in the gaming community in the recent years and you can actually notice more and more laptop manufacturers has come up with a gaming dedicated sub-brand to cater to the gamers' needs. Being no exception, Lenovo today unveiled its gaming dedicated sub-brand, Legion, aimed to deliver the best possible performance, flexibility and immersive experiences for the gamers. 

March 14, 2017

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces The Maximus IX Extreme

By: Low Chern Lin

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus IX Extreme, a seriously powerful new Z270 gaming motherboard that’s expertly tooled to be totally cooled, with an integrated monoblock for water-cooled performance right out of the box.

To create this all-new water-cooling solution, ROG teamed up with Bitspower. Designed from the ground up, Maximus IX Extreme’s monoblock has flow-rate, water-leak and temperature sensors all seamlessly integrated to keep wiring and tubing complexity to a minimum.

March 13, 2017

Cooler Master Malaysia To Host MasterClacker Keyboard MeetUp 2017 This Weekend

By: Low Chern Lin

A gathering for the keyboard enthusiasts, how about that? In Collaboration with Store Uni, Cooler Master invites Keyboard Enthusiasts of all kinds to join its first official keyboard enthusiasts event, the MasterClack Keyboard MeetUp 2017 this weekend, March 18th, 2017 at the Yellow Apron, Petaling Jaya.

Is the WD Black Hard Drive Really Worth the Money?

By: Low Chern Lin

Video games graphics gets better and better every year and you don't really have to be a hardcore gamer to actually notice that improvement. Components like graphics card, processor, memory is no doubt the parts that majority users will focus more on to improve their gaming experience, but what about the storage?

Win and Live Unplanned with Samsung Galaxy A Series (2017)!

By: Low Chern Lin

What if the key to experience life’s pleasures was less about planning and more about living life in the moment? Employing the “YOLO” mantra in life can be exciting and rewarding – as many millennials do – whether it’s for some height-defying thrill or taking that spontaneous vacation to the tropics.

ASUS Announces ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

By: Low Chern Lin

today announced the Republic of Gamers (ROG)Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti and ASUS Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards.These VR-ready gaming graphics cards feature the latest NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics processing units (GPU), delivering 35 percent faster performance than GeForce GTX 1080, and even outperforming the NVIDIA Titan X during gaming. ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080i and ASUS Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti feature the industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology for premium quality and reliability. They also feature GPU Tweak II for intuitive performance tweaking and XSplit Gamecaster for instant game play streaming.

March 10, 2017

MSI Wins the Second Straight Award of Best Windows Laptop of PCMag Readers’ Choice in 2017

By: Low Chern Lin

As the premier gaming brand, MSI notebook is always a top pick for the immense gaming population. By powerful gaming notebook line with experimental and unique designs, MSI is the first to meet gamers’ needs of different dimensions. This year, MSI wins the second consecutive award of Best Windows Laptop of PCMag Readers’ Choice. PC Magazine, which is the one of the most authoritative and well-reputed computer magazines in the U.S., conducts the reader surveys every year and converts readers’ feedback into statistic. MSI achieved incredible victory including taking the first place among Windows laptops and literally getting an impressive improvement in the part of likelihood to recommend. Remarkably, MSI received its highest satisfaction for its prominent reliability. This result reveals this company is not just a big name among gamers, but also drives itself as a well-certified laptop brand with the best Windows laptops with its innovation, enthusiasm, and reliability for general users.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition Review

By: Low Chern Lin

NVIDIA has officially launched its flagship GTX 1080 Ti today and compared to all the unbox and teases from a few days ago, this is probably the moment that you all have been waiting for - the performance benchmarks. Let's dive in and see what kind of crazy performance does the GTX 1080 Ti yields to support the claims of '35% faster than GTX 1080 and faster than Titan X Pascal'.

March 09, 2017

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Its Official Sponsorship of PSG eSports

By: Low Chern Lin


ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the sponsorship of Paris Saint-Germaine Sports (PSG eSports)—an elite eSports team that plays in League of Legends (LoL) and FIFA competitions. ROG will be the official sponsor of PSG eSports, and will be supporting PSG eSports players throughout the 2017 entire season.Combining 27 years of innovation from ASUS, over 10 years of ROG gaming expertise and the ambitious plans of PSG eSports, this partnership is expected to be one of the most exciting eSports projects in Europe.

Cooler Master Launches the MasterWatt Lite Power Supplies

By: Low Chern Lin

Master, a leader in design and manufacturing computer components and peripherals, today announced the launch the newest addition to its power supply range, the MasterWatt Lite 230V. The power supply is the survival kit for reliable, affordable power.

March 08, 2017

Bitfenix Shogun Review

By: Low Chern Lin

If you are one of our loyal fans and/or long-time readers, we apologize for the lack of content containing Bitfenix products. However, after a long hiatus of sorts, we now have the Shogun, which seems to be Bitfenix's answer to the whole tempered-glass and RGB lighting trend of chassis as of late.

Being a "Super Mid-Tower" chassis, the MSRP for the Shogun is at RM759 at the time of review, and I think you will agree with me that this is a very premium product, and I can't wait to just dive right into the review.

Huawei P10 family now official in Malaysia

By: John Diew

After the successful launch at Mobile World Congress 2017 last week, Huawei today has officially announced that the Huawei P10, P10 Plus and P10 Lite to be available in Malaysia on 31st March.

ZOTAC To Host First Computex eSports Tournament With Grand-Sized Prize Pool of $100,000 USD

By: Low Chern Lin

ZOTAC, a leading gaming hardware company and a fully owned subsidiary of PC Partner Group, is pleased to announce the first ever ZOTAC CUP MASTERS, the premier ZOTAC CUP esports competition. Partnering with BattleFy, the ZOTAC CUP MASTERS is a highlight and will be the first esports tournament to happen during Computex where players will pit their skills against one another in one of the most popular MOBA games in the world, Dota 2. The regional qualifiers will begin on March 12th, culminating with the finals which will take place from May 30th to June 3rd at Computex Taipei, Taiwan. Regional qualifier winners will be flown to the venue to participate in the ZOTAC CUP MASTERS Computex finals.

Honor 8 - A Pearl White Companion

By: John Diew

White Day is less than a week away and Honor Malaysia is presenting an exclusive package starting on 7th March. If you don't know what's this White Day about, a few Asian countries observe the occasion on 14th March. Guys are to return the favour on this day as they received gifts on Valentines Day.

March 07, 2017

CRYORIG Announces Its Full AM4 Line Up and Offers Free Upgrade Kit To Existing Users

By: Low Chern Lin

With the much-anticipated release of the AMD Ryzen, CRYORIG prepares to launch a full line of AMD Ryzen dedicated coolers as well as simple upgrade kits for existing AMD compatible CRYORIG cooling products. Beginning from Type A to Type D, there will be a total of 4 different AM4 upgrade kits depending on the corresponding CRYORIG product. Natively supporting Ryzen dedicated version models will begin to release later in Q2 2017 and will consist of the full CRYORIG cooling portfolio.

Unboxing The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition

By: Low Chern Lin

It's been almost a week since NVIDIA announced the GTX 1080 Ti and reviewers around the world already got their hands on the new beast, that including us here at Tech Critter. NVIDIA just lifted the embargo today, for unboxing that is. You'll have to wait for few more days for the reviews and benchmark, but hey, let's have a first quick look at the GTX 1080 Ti, the current best single GPU card for the money.

March 04, 2017

Overclocking Evangelist Der8auer and Elmor Breaks World Record Using AMD Ryzen 7 1800X

By: Low Chern Lin

While the AMD Ryzen hype train might seem to be derailed after a number of reviews and benchmark result showing that 4.2GHz is seemingly impossible for the Ryzen 7 CPU, the elites in the overclocking scene has already claimed some of the world record titles on using the Ryzen 7 CPU.