The New Features Of Linux 4.15: AMDGPU DC, RISC-V, EPYC Benefits, VR Improvements and more
Posted on: 11/27/2017 02:13 PM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Acer Predator Z35P Curved Gaming Monitor Up Close
Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme Review
F1 2017 review: tested with 21 graphics cards
First AMD Ryzen 5 2500U benchmarks shared
Jaybird X3 Wireless Earbud Review
Kinesis Freestyle Edge ergonomic gaming keyboard reviewed
Mayhems Aurora 2 Red and Blue Review
Sennheiser GSP 303 Need For Speed Payback Edition Headset Review
Silicon Power A55 256GB 3D NAND SSD Review
Synology DiskStation DS418j Review @ KitGuru
The New Features Of Linux 4.15: AMDGPU DC, RISC-V, EPYC Benefits, VR Improvements

Acer Predator Z35P Curved Gaming Monitor Up Close
The new *Acer Predator Z35P* curved gaming monitor boasts a 1800R curvature and a VA panel, as well as support for NVIDIA G-SYNC. Check it out!


Read full article @ Tech ARP

Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme Review
Join us in a review of the hippest board of 2017, the Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme, yes, the Rampage is back. An enticing looking motherboard in a dark theme offering nice features, design and of course performance. This X299 motherboard can house Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors.


Read full article @ Guru3D

F1 2017 review: tested with 21 graphics cards
Driving in an actual F1 car is not an option for many people, however a series of racing games has been available for years for those who still want a similar experience. The newest iteration, F1 2017, was recently released and tested by us in combination with no less than 21 graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia.

The racing game F1 2017 is based on the new season of the Formula 1, with all actual cars, drivers and tracks. Compared to the previous editions the game features a more extensive form of team management, which allows you to manage the development of car parts. Furthermore, the game also features historical F1 cars from the period of 1988 to 2010. These cars were last seen in F1 2013.

The British Codemasters has used its own EGO 4.0 engine for the game, which has been used for this series since F1 2015. The engine was also used for DiRT 4. Support for newer features such as DirectX 12 and such is therefore not present in this game. Nvidia SLI and AMD Crossfire are also not supported - unfortunate, but in line with what we've been seeing this year.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

First AMD Ryzen 5 2500U benchmarks shared
Matches the Intel Core i5-8250U for CPU grunt, but doubles up on GPU performance.


Read full article @ Hexus

Jaybird X3 Wireless Earbud Review
The rise in popularity of wireless earbuds has benefited athletes and casual listeners alike. The sleek wire-free design lets consumers multitask without the worry of getting caught up in wires while allowing for easy portability. Although it's safe to say that early wireless earbuds were lacking in sound quality, that is no longer the case. Today, we will be taking a look at the Jaybird X3 wireless earbuds. Jaybird has a long history in the wireless earbud market and has consistently improved their products to meet customer demands. Anyone familiar with the Jaybird brand will notice a number of key features still present in the X3. However, the Jaybird X3 boasts increased sound quality, a longer battery life, and a more secure fit over its predecessor - Jaybird X2. With the X3, Jaybird also made their way into the sweat-proof market which makes sense if they are designed and built for runners by runners as their website states.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Kinesis Freestyle Edge ergonomic gaming keyboard reviewed
2017 is coming to a close before long. I'm not getting any younger, and neither are my wrists. I've been fortunate to avoid the worst of repetitive strain injuries so far, but the occasional aches and intermittent numbness in my wrists and fingers are getting harder and harder to ignore. In the early part of this year, I spent a considerable amount of effort looking for an ergonomic keyboard that wouldn't impact my workflow or gameplay too much, but I just couldn't find one that had all the features I was looking for.

Then, about a month after I gave up looking, we did a front-page news post about the Kickstarter campaign for an upcoming gaming keyboard. It seemed too good to be true. The keyboard ticked almost every single box on my wishlist of keyboard features: ergonomic design, mechanical keyswitches, LED backlighting, and even full programmability with macro support. I backed the crowdfunding campaign even as I was finishing up the news post about said campaign and eagerly waited for the keyboard to arrive. Well, now it has: gaze upon the Kinesis Gaming Freestyle Edge.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Mayhems Aurora 2 Red and Blue Review
From time to time some water cooled PCs would like to be prepared for presentation purposes. So today we are testing the coolant Aurora by Mayhems on OCinside.de, which wants to attract attention with an unique effect. In addition, there is a new video of the red and blue Mayhems Aurora 2 coolant at our OCinside YouTube Channel.


Read full article @ OcInside.de

Sennheiser GSP 303 Need For Speed Payback Edition Headset Review
It should come as no surprise that Sennheiser is a premium audio brand specialising in high-end and high cost acoustics. What might surprise you is that they also make gaming headsets. It certainly surprised me… I always thought that they were a bit too elite for us mortal gamers, especially those on a budget. Yet considering that today’s review item, the Sennheiser GSP 303 Need For Speed Payback Edition headset, comes bundled with that brand new racing title for just £89.99, you’re not really paying that much for the hardware portion of the pair. So it’s a cheap Sennheiser, but is that a bad thing or a really, REALLY good thing? That’s what we’re about to find out!

First, the specifications as listed on the Sennheiser website product page.


Read full article @ Play3r

Silicon Power A55 256GB 3D NAND SSD Review
As we have seen before with TLC NAND SSDs, the SLC cache is used first for gaining a respectable speed boost and once this one gets filled up, the write speed will start dropping gradually, sometimes under 100MB/s. This particular aspect does not recommend the drive if our workload does imply writing large files frequently onto the drive, but even when we are writing straight to TLC, the access times do remain smaller versus mechanical drives. For a better compatibility, A55 256GB does ship with a 7mm form factor, while the integrated DRAMless Silicon Motion SM2258XT controller does come with support for TRIM command and Garbage Collection technology.


Read full article @ MadShrimps

Synology DiskStation DS418j Review @ KitGuru
Synology's J series of DiskStation NAS are aimed at the value end of the market. The latest 4-bay addition to the range is the DS418j, which takes over from the DS416j and is marketed as an entry-level 4-bay NAS for home data backup and multimedia streaming.


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The New Features Of Linux 4.15: AMDGPU DC, RISC-V, EPYC Benefits, VR Improvements
The merge window is effectively over for Linux 4.15 with it being the 14th day of the process, although 4.15-rc1 might not end up coming out today due to Linus Torvalds' traveling around the US Thanksgiving holiday. But with Torvalds tending to not approve major last minute additions to new kernels, we don't anticipate any last minute surprises and therefore here is our feature overview of the changes and new features of Linux 4.15. This is arguably the most exciting and feature-packed kernel update ever.


Read full article @ Phoronix




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