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?

June 30, 2017

Edifier G3 Gaming Headset Review

By: Low Chern Lin

Other than just making high quality audio products for the enthusiasts, Edifier has its gaming headset specially tailored for the gamers as well, namely the G series gaming headsets.

For this review, we'll be having a closer look at the new Edifier G3 gaming headset that has been improved from the previous generation G3, special thanks to Edifier and Inter-Asia Technology Sdn Bhd for the provision of the review unit. With no further adieu, let's move on with the review and see what kind of audio quality we can expect from the newly revised G3 gaming headset.

(The Edifier G3 gaming headset is retailed at RM229)

Warlord Phantom Gaming Chair Review

By: John Diew

The gaming chair market has been booming since last year. Especially during our trip to the Computex 2017 in Taipei, we have noticed an increase in the brands that decided to invest in their own gaming chair series. Obviously, the supply rises because of the customer's demand.

Warlord is a South-East Asian brand where they get their hands dirty in designing and improving the current existing gaming gears. Today what we have in our labs is the Warlord Phantom gaming chair. It is the second most expensive model Warlord has to offer as opposed to the Horsemen X and Templar. Let's take a look at what do we get from the price tag of RM 899.

Transcend StoreJet Cloud 110K Review

By: Low Chern Lin

Instead of relying of cloud storage services, more and more people is moving towards the direction of having their own personal cloud storage that doesn't binds them to any form of rules and additional costs for more space and download speed.

Instead of another NAS for the advanced users, we'll be looking at a much simpler NAS, the Transcend StoreJet Cloud 110K (SJC110K) that is specially tailored for entry level users who just wanted to get things done without any hassle. 

June 29, 2017

Sunset Smartphonegraphy Tips featuring Huawei P10 Plus

By: John Diew

Sunset photography, it may seem easy where you simply point the smartphone camera at the setting sun and press the shutter button. However, with a few extra steps, your shot will look a lot more attractive than the regular run-and-gun photos.

Read on for a few quick smartphonegraphy tips on how to take really nice looking sunset landscape image.

GIGABYTE Unveiled Its AB350N-Gaming WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard For The Small Form Factor Enthusiasts

By: Low Chern Lin

Gigabyte today unveiled the AMD AB350N-Gaming WIFI Mini-ITX motherboard, based on AMD B350 chipset. Besides built-in Smart-Fan 5, Hybrid Fan Pin Header, RGB fusion and server-class components, GIGABYTE AB350N-Gaming WIFI motherboards have been designed to support AMD flagship-class Wraith Max CPU cooler, a high-performance cooling solution for the latest AMD CPUs, including Ryzen 7 processors.

AMD Launches Radeon Vega Frontier Edition With 16GB HBM2 Memory at $999 - The New Titan Xp Killer?

By: Low Chern Lin

AMD today unleashed thefirst product based on its highly anticipated “Vega”graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture: Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition. Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is the world’s first graphics card designed to empower the next generation of data scientists, game designers and visualization professionals,with up to 172 percent faster rendering performance than the comparable competitor card. Through its disruptive High Bandwidth Cache Controller, the cornerstone of the world’s most advanced GPU memory architecture – HBM2 – Radeon Vega Frontier Edition expands the capacity of traditional GPU memory to 256TB, allowing users to tackle massive datasets with ease, and scored up to 33 percent faster than the competition in the DeepBench benchmark that measures the performance of basic operations involved in training deep neural networks.

ASUS Announces Graphics Cards For Cryptocurrency Mining - AMD RX 470 and NVIDIA P106-100 With 6GB GDDR5 Memory

By: Low Chern Lin

ASUS today announced Mining RX 470 and Mining P106, two new graphics cards specifically built to serve the needs of the burgeoning global coin-mining community, featuring high-efficiency designs for maximum hash-rate performance at minimum cost. Compared to non-mining graphics cards, Mining P106 enhances the megahash rate by up to 36%. The new cards are also engineered to be seriously durable, enabling 24/7 operation for uninterrupted coin production. With GPU Tweak also included for easy clock-speed and voltage tuning, Mining RX 470 and Mining P106 provide the vital hardware and software tools cryptocurrency miners need to succeed in their quest to make a profit — making the new cards a great choice for building mining systems with the best possible cost-performance ratio.

June 28, 2017

Which SSD Suits You The Best? Here's A Quick SSD Selection Guide From Transcend

By: Low Chern Lin

Upgrading from a traditional HDD to an SSD grants you a faster loading and access time to your data on your current HDD based system. As there are no moving parts in an SSD, lower power consumption are expected and the chances of failure from impact are pretty much negligible.Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, presents a quick guide on how to select the right Transcend SSD based on your needs, from the wide range of Transcend SSD lineup that caters to the needs of different users.

Cooler Master Announces Cooler Support for LGA 2066 Socket on Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X Platform

By: Low Chern Lin

Cooler Master announces support for Intel ‘Basin Falls’ platform with LGA2066 socket for forthcoming ‘Skylake-X’ and ‘Kaby Lake-X’ processors. Cooler Master’s existing mounting system for current LGA2011-V3 (X99 platform) also natively supports LGA 2066 (X299) without requiring adjustment or bracket replacement.

June 25, 2017

Cryorig Existing LGA 2011v3 Socket Supported Coolers Will Support Intel LGA 2066 Socket

By: Low Chern Lin

In response to the soon to be launched new Intel™ LGA 2066 socket, PC thermal solution brand CRYORIG announces that all existing LGA2011v3 supported models will support the new LGA 2066 socket.

G.SKILL Announces New DDR4 Specifications for Intel X299HEDT Platform

By: Low Chern Lin

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces new high-speed DDR4 memory specifications designed for the latest Intel® Core™ X-series processors and X299chipset motherboards.All the new memory kits are built with high performance Samsung 8Gb ICs, and tested under the highest standards of the Trident Z family.

June 24, 2017

Apacer BLADE FIRE DDR4 Memory Kit Review

By: Low Chern Lin

Regardless of brands and its frequency, DRAM memory modules have always been one of the core components for a system to be able to function. As the trend is shifting towards the aesthetics of having all fancy lightings in a PC, memory manufacturers had to come up with different varieties of memory modules with different coloured LEDs to meet the end user's demand. 

The Apacer BLADE FIRE DDR4 we have here today is the one such module from Apacer, a gaming memory that comes with RED LED, compared to the non-LED counterpart, the Blade DDR4. Let's find out just what kind of performance this kit can deliver, or is it just the aesthetics that have any improvements - will it be a yay or nay?

June 22, 2017

Western Digital Unveils Its First WD Portable SSD, Price Starts From RM579

By: Low Chern Lin

Western Digital Corporation today introduced its fastest WD® brand portable driveyet, the My Passport™ SSD. Featuring blazing-fast speeds and award-winning design, the new My Passport SSD compliments the company’s leading portfolio of My Passport palm-sized storage devices. Designed for content creators and tech enthusiasts, the new My Passport SSD combines exceptional speed and portability to manage massive files on the go. 

Lenovo Celebrates Its Best-Selling Yoga Series Products With “Yoga Your Way” Giveaway Campaign

By: Low Chern Lin

After Lenovo pioneered the 2-in-1 convertible laptop, its Yoga Family quickly emerged as critically acclaimed devices for Malaysian consumers looking for a stylish, powerful companion that helps them to multi-task effectively while also stand out from the crowd. 

Wiko Malaysia Launches Three New Smartphones; Price starts RM 499

By: John Diew

Wiko Mobile Malaysia is proud to unveil their newest smartphone collection to the Malaysian market, featuring Wiko Harry and Wiko Kenny from Wiko Y series and Wiko Upulse from Wiko U series. The three smartphones targets at the budget conscious users who are looking to own a good performing smartphone without spending a fortune.

June 20, 2017

Transcend Introduces DrivePro 230, Featuring Sony Exmor Sensor

By: Low Chern Lin

Transcend Information Inc., a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the introduction of the DrivePro 230 dashcam. Equipped with a Sony Exmor™sensor, the dashcam captures high-resolution images with extremely fine tonal gradation even in low light. Among the device’s other features are a GPS receiver, a G-sensor, a high-capacity Li-polymer battery, a convenient snapshot button, and Wi-Fi connectivity. 

Cooler Master Announces New MWE Series Power Supplies - Affordable Yet Uncompromised Performance

By: Low Chern Lin

Cooler Master today announces its new MWE series power supplies for users on a budget. There new energy efficient and economical MWE series power supplies supports the latest hardware that is currently on the market and it comes in a total of 3 models: 400W, 450W and 500W.

Logitech introduces Flow and new MX Mice for Multi-Computer Functionality

By: John Diew

Logitech has finally announced the Logitech Flow software where it allows you to control up to three computers with a single mouse. This is probably one of the most requested features consider that Logitech has brought us the Unifying receiver where you can connect multiple Unifying peripherals to it. Also announced are the Logitech's next-generation flagship mice, the Logitech MX Master 2S and the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S.

June 19, 2017

Smartphone Photography Manual Mode Cheat Sheet: featuring Huawei P10 Plus

By: John Diew

Have you ever wondered what it means by manual or semi-manual photography? As most of the smartphone nowadays comes with Manual mode supported, many users are still left dumbfounded by all the technical terms displayed on the screen.

In this article, I will provide you with a really simple crash course on how to get familiar with manual mode photography on your smartphone.

June 16, 2017

ASUS 2017 ZenBook and VivoBook series now in Malaysia

By: John Diew

ASUS Edge of Beyond

Two weeks ago, during the Computex 2017, ASUS has unveiled 5 new laptops across the ZenBook and VivoBook series. Today, ASUS Malaysia is proud to announce that Malaysia will be the first country to receive the new laptops.

June 15, 2017

NVIDIA Powered GeForce eSports Xtreme Tournament in SEA Has Prizes Worth $75,000 Up For Grabs

By: Low Chern Lin

NVIDIA is powering the GeForce eSports Xtreme Tournament (GEXT) in Southeast Asia again this year with US$75,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

This time round, thousands of gamers will battle for supremacy in Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2) where two five-player teams fight to destroy the other’s Ancient building located within the opposing stronghold; and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a multiplayer first-person shooter video game.

June 13, 2017

Destiny 2 Is Coming To PC - All Thanks To The Collaboration Of NVIDIA with Activision and Bungie

By: Low Chern Lin

NVIDIA today announced it is partnering with Activision and Bungie, creators of the award-winning Destiny game franchise, to bring Destiny 2 to PC for the first time.

June 12, 2017

Huawei P10 Plus Review

By: John Diew

The Huawei P series smartphone has been a tremendous success in various regions, all thanks to the P9 family where it positioned the phone in a unique category that focuses on photography. The collaboration with Leica has indeed paid off where the Huawei brand itself now is receiving more positive recognition by the public.

After a year from the release of the iconic and successful P9 family with Leica Dual Camera, today we are looking at its successor, the Huawei P10 Plus. The "Plus" suffix indicates that the phone we're holding is having a 5.5-inch display as opposed to the standard P10 with a 5.1-inch display.

Read on to find out what do we think of the Huawei P10 Plus and whether it suits your needs or not.

June 08, 2017

Computex 2017: Plextor Announces M9Pe SSD Packed With Toshiba's 64-Layer 3D TLC NAND and RGB Lightings

By: Low Chern Lin

After announcing its M8Se SSD lineup just a few weeks ago, Plextor decided to showcase its upcoming M9Pe SSD lineup during its launch event at Computex 2017. 

Computex 2017: be quiet! Showcases New CPU Coolers, SFX Power Supplies

By: Low Chern Lin

This year at Computex 2017, be quiet! showcased quite a few interesting new products which include a new wire-free premium power supply series, Straight Power 11, as well as the company’s first SFX L power supply, and a limited edition of the award-winning Dark Base Pro 900 PC chassis in white. 

New revision of the Shadow Rock Topflow, the Shadow Rock TF 2 CPU cooler and the new Silent Loop 360mm All-in-One water cooler that is equipped with a 55mm thicke 360mm will also make appearances at this year’s Computex, following their recent reveals at CeBIT 2017.

June 07, 2017

Noctua Unveils The Next Generation 120mm A-Series Fan - The New King Has Arrived?

By: Low Chern Lin

Noctua is one of the few brands that have solid fans and CPU coolers across the board. It's NH-D15 CPU cooler for example, can easily put a generic AIO liquid cooler to shame. After years of waiting - 4.5 years to be exact, Noctua's next generation A series fans which has been showcased back in Computex 2016 will soon be available by 2017 Q4.

June 06, 2017

Apple refreshes the iMac with 7th gen Intel Processors

By: John Diew

iMac 2017

Apart from updating the MacBook line, Apple also announced the overdue refresh for their desktop computers - the iMacs. Packed with Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake processors and latest Radeon Pro 500 series graphics card, the new iMacs are now much more powerful than ever. The display also received an upgrade where it is now brighter and colourful than before.

Apple Refreshes the MacBook Line with Intel 7th gen Processors

By: John Diew

WWDC 2017 MacBook

At WWDC 2017 Keynote, Apple has announced the hardware refresh for the MacBook lineup. The 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pros are now getting Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake processors. Surprisingly, the MacBook Air are still being offered while retaining it's Intel 5th generation Broadwell configurations and pricing.

ROG Masters 2017 eSports Tournament announced with US$ 500,000 prize pool

By: John Diew

ROG Masters

The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced that the ROG Masters 2017 eSports tournament is now official. The competition will offer a prize pool of US$ 500,000 and feature over 20 top professional teams from four continents. The tournament is set to bring Defence of the Ancient 2 (DotA 2) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) to a whole new scale.

June 02, 2017

Computex 2017: ASUS Republic of Gamers unveils a series of gaming gears

By: John Diew

One of the most exciting announcements during the ASUS ROG's "Join the Republic" press event is no other than the ultra-slim gaming laptop - the ROG Zephyrus. Still, that doesn't mean that the world's leading PC gaming brand is not showcasing any innovations for their other products. Also announced are the Strix SCAR and Strix Hero ROG laptops, Swift PG35VQ gaming monitor, Strix Fusion gaming headset, Rampage VI Extreme and Apex motherboards.

June 01, 2017

Computex 2017: Kingston HyperX Showcases Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Keyboard and PulseFire FPS Gaming Mouse

By: Tech Critter

In this year's Computex, Kingston HyperX showcases its upcoming gaming peripherals specially tailored for FPS gamers, the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB mechanical keyboard and HyperX PulseFire FPS gaming mouse.

Computex 2017: Kingston Announces the Availability of Its KC1000 NVMe SSD

By: Tech Critter

Kingston showcases its upcoming Enterprise-class SSD, the DCP1000 PCIe AIC SSD and DCU1000 PCIe U.2 SSD, previously made its appearance back in CES 2017, during our brief visit to Kingston's booth. 

Computex 2017: AMD Demonstrates the Ryzen Threadripper & Radeon Vega

By: John Diew

During the AMD press conference today at Computex Taipei, the company had showcased a series of upcoming product timeline and demonstrations. AMD also took the chance and invite top global OEM partners to showcase their new systems based on Ryzen processor.

EPYC Launch

The new EPYC processor lineup is AMD's latest high-performance processors for cloud-based and traditional on-premise data centres. Previously codenamed Naples, the new EPYC processors will deliver the "Zen" x86 processing engine that scales up to 32 physical cores. The first EPYC processor-based servers are scheduled to launch on 20th June 2017.

Ryzen Mobile

AMD also demonstrated publicly for the first time a Ryzen mobile APU in an ultraportable reference design, bringing 4 cores, 8-threads and “Vega” architecture-based graphics into a sub-15mm thickness notebook design. The demo featured the Ryzen mobile-powered notebook playing HD video content.

Ryzen Momentum

Consumers are expected to see more Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 systems from OEMs. During the product showcase, Acer, ASUS, Dell and Lenovo has brought us a wide variety of PC systems ranging from All-in-one, towers and laptops.

  • Acer Aspire GX-281 Desktop
  • ASUS G11DF Desktop
  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix GL702ZC desktop replacement – the world’s first 8-core gaming notebook
  • Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop
  • Dell Inspiron 27 7000 Series AIO – Computex d&i award winner
  • Lenovo IdeaCentre 720
  • Lenovo IdeaCentre 510

Ryzen Threadripper

Targetted at the world's fastest ultra-premium desktop systems, the Ryzen Threadripper was announced and scheduled for release in Summer 2017. AMD has demonstrated the power of Threadripper's processing raw power with an ultra fast live rendering of the Ryzen logo. The team also demonstrates the live rendering of a 3D scene with the help of the Threadripper and the Vega-based GPU.

*PS, hey, it supports 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes.

Radeon “Vega” Updates

AMD also announces that the first "Vega" architecture-based graphics card will be called the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition - a premier solution for both machine learning and advanced visualisation. It is expected the card to be available for sale starting 27th June 2017.

Then the highly anticipated Radeon RX Vega graphics card did not make its debut here in Computex Taipei 2017, but the AMD team manage to showcase the graphic quality with a brief gameplay of "Prey". Dr Su mentions that the card is expected to launch at SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles, California.