Featuring Four-Way SLI, Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro networking, Creative Sound Blaster ZxRi audio, and an EKWB water block covering its 22-Phase CPU voltage regulator, can the Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 design and firmware live up to its lofty specs?
For Honor, developed by Ubisoft Montreal, just launched for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is a mix of third-person combat and action-strategy. We're not here to talk about how you play it, though. Rather, we're digging into how it runs on your PC.
24-inch FHD monitors are a dime a dozen, but when you’re looking for a 16:10 aspect ratio, there are fewer choices. NEC is offering a great option with its EA245WMi IPS display. It sports a full set of enterprise features and terrific build quality.
Kaby Lake's improved transistors allow Intel to clock its Pentium CPUs a few hundred megahertz higher. More important, though, the company arms them with Hyper-Threading technology. We test the Pentium G4620 and G4560 models to gauge their value.
RGB LED lighting is the new hotness, and a lot of power supplies are incorporating it. Thermaltake's Toughpower Grand RGB with 750W of maximum power boasts RGB lighting, surprisingly good performance, and modular cabling.
Is there value in a budget gamer workstation? Are Intel's C232 chipset and Xeon part of the answer? We're putting ASRock's E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC motherboard on the test bench in an attempt to find out.