Author: GaK_45

Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G: Putting the G back in Gaming

AMD certainly had great last year – maybe even their best in a decade. First they captured the hearts and minds of the mainstream buying public with their eight-core / sixteen thread Ryzen 7 and six-core / twelve thread Ryzen 5 series of CPUs. Then they caused such a disruption in the entry level marketplace that Intel was forced to finally stop trying to sell 2c/4t processors (and even then the 4c/4t Ryzen 3 are still hard to beat on value). Then to cap it all off their massive 12 and 16 core ThreadRipper series ripped into Intel’s HEDT...

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Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB: a new breed of LED RAM

While it certainly is true that not every build requires lighting as the finishing touch… a lot do. A little bit of color can indeed make a good build into a great one. This is why motherboards, video cards and even RAM now come equipped with LEDs for custom light effects. Unfortunately, when it comes to RAM getting LEDS on to the extremely small form-factor DDR4 standard has not be without its numerous issues and downsides. G.Skill and their Evo-X series is probably one of the best examples of this, as while pretty they are a pretty big pain...

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ZenFone 4 PRO

Very recently we had the opportunity to put three radically different ASUS ZenFone 4’s under the microscope and for the most part felt… underwhelmed by all but one – the 3GB RAM version of the ZenFone 4 Max. For the most part this comes down to a few simple reasons. The first is asking price. In the case of the 2GB ZenFone 4 MAX and ZenFone 4 their abilities simply could not justify their asking price in the face of such stiff competition from the likes of Samsung. In the case of the Asus ZenFone 4 Pro we hope...

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Crucial MX500 1TB: Bigger, Faster, Stronger – but not harder

Crucial MX500 1TB: Bigger, Faster, Stronger – but not harder Very recently we had the opportunity to put the all new MX500 500GB solid state drive under the microscope and, while it is not without controversy, we did walk away very impressed with what it could do and what Crucial has created. For those who have not read that review, Crucial was able to create a ‘small’ SATA solid state drive that acts like a ‘big’ one. This is very remarkable as the rule of thumb states the bigger the SSD’s capacity the bigger the performance will be. This...

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ASUS STRIX GTX 1070 O8G Gaming: the best GTX 1070 available today?

Assuming that you do not have an unlimited budget when doing a GPU upgrade and for most of us who does? When it comes to video cards the age-old problem of performance vs price is always at the forefront of (most) people’s minds. No one likes wasting money on a video card they will never get the most from, and no one likes buying a card to only later realize it is not powerful enough to do what you want it to do. On the surface this is really not all that hard of a problem to solve. Pick...

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