AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7-6900K under Sniper Elite 4

We have here the first reliable performance test of an AMD Ryzen CPU, specifically the Ryzen 7 1800X, with 8 Zen cores and 16 threads at a Base/Turbo frequency of 3.60/4.00 GHz with a TDP of 95W and a price of 499 dollars, which was faced with the Intel Core i7-6900K, consisting of 8 Broadwell cores with 16 threads at Base/Turbo frequencies of 3.20/4.00 GHz with a TDP of 140W and a price close to 1021 dollars.

To fight this duel, the game Sniper Elite 4 was used accompanied by a CrossFire configuration of two Radeon RX 480. For the test to reflect the most reliable performance possible, the character was positioned exactly at the same point on the map with the camera focusing on the same point, revealing how, with both PCs running the game at 4K resolution, the Ryzen 7 1800X is a 6.6% faster, while the average running game translates to be a 6.7% more powerful average, not bad having 45W less TDP and costing practically half.


First RYZEN 7 1700X performance tests beat the Core i7 6850K

The VideoCardz guys have made a complete round of performance tests of the RYZEN 7 1700X, a processor that will make place just under the AMD series, that as we know will be the RYZEN 7 1800X.

Such processor counts with eight cores and sixteen threads at a base frequency of 3,4 GHz and 3,8 GHz in turbo mode, which can be increase if combined with a motherboard with a B350, X370 o X300 chipset. Its price has been leaked and it will be $389.


Apple suspends the LG UltraFine 5K, “the best monitor” for MacBook Pro

Apple began to sell last October the LG UltraFine 5K, which itself proclaimed as “the best monitor” for users that want to work with external displays from the MacBook Pro 2016.

LG UltraFine 5K

Is extremely weird for Apple to recommend and sell a product that isn’t part of its brand, but it has an explanation. In the last hardware conference, there was only room for the MacBook Pro 2016. Apple didn’t introduce any updates for the Mac Mini, Mac Pro or MacBook Air and neither a monitor of their own to reopen its Cinema Display series as it was rumored.


ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD, Power Gaming laptop at a affordable price

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has introduced a new high-performance laptop designed for gaming enthusiasts. The new ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD can boast some impressive technical specifications, careful design and great value for money.


This laptop proposed by ASUS presents a sober design with some gaming touches, such as the backlit keyboard in red, differentiated WASD key set, a larger space key and differentiated cursor keys.


Biostar unveils its new gaming mouse Racing GM5

Biostar is proud to present its latest model of peripheral for gamers with the most advanced mouse that Biostar has released to date : the Racing GM5, which has been designed and inspired completely in the spirit of high performance car racing. To this end it has been equipped with a cover made with carbon fiber that gives a unique and ultra precise feeling in the user’s hand when you are using it.

Racing GM5

For a while now, Biostar has been releasing a series of peripherals that, while we cannot really say are orientated towards the more seasoned gamers, there’s no denying that they are quite interesting, especially for the price at which they usually sell, which makes them a really interesting alternative for those users who are entering into the shifting sands of the gaming world and don’t have too much money to invest in their peripherals. Or for users who are sporadic gamers and are not willing to spend the small fortune that higher end devices usually cost, however much they promise that with them you will become the king of frags at midnight.


Do you want Swarovski crystals on your monitor? AOC is your company

AOC Monitor

The company AOC has just introduced two new computer monitors named Q27810PQ and Q2781PS, belonging to its Style Line equipped with AH-IPS panels and with 2K screen resolution. The main difference between the two is that the model Q2781PS will have crystals from the well-known manufacturer of Swarovski jewellery embedded in its back along with authentic leather, as well as the base and the contour of the external frame painted to appear as rose gold.


The Sapphire Radeon RX 460 Nitro OC arrives with 1024 SP unlocked

The Radeon RX 460 graphics cards are the humblest model of the new family of graphics based on AMD’s Polaris architecture. In principle, they integrate a Polaris 11 GPU with 896 Stream Processors, but in recent months we could already see some vBIOS that allowed the activation of the remaining 128 SP that the GPU has and that are deactivated as standard.

What Sapphire has done is launch a new model, the Radeon RX 460 Nitro OC, which comes directly with the Polaris 11 GPU unlocked with its 1024 Stream Processors at a speed of 1.250 MHz and 7 GHz for its 4 GB of GDDR5 memory.

Sapphire Radeon RX 460

It feeds from a single 6-pin PCIe connector, something that the original model went without, but that will allow a greater margin of overlock.

Its price has not yet been revealed, but should be a little more expensive than the model currently for sale.

The upcoming MacBook Pro will bring us 32GB of RAM and Intel’s Kaby Lake processors

MacBook Pro

It doesn’t sound like much after having passed a CES 2017 packed with gaming laptops, in which there are space for monstrous configurations, and are also well balanced. The common denominator in the industry is to move to the seventh generation of Intel processors, and the new MacBook Pro should not be left out of the game.

We will not discover anything with Apple, the Californian company has always been characterized by making evolutions at their considered pace, and do not always offer the latest in components common with other brands. This year they have been more concerned with placing an extra screen in devices, and according to the majority of tests, a battery life that has had to be fixed with updates.


The Philips BDM4037UW is the largest curved monitor on the market

Although it is true that there are curved televisions with sizes exceeding 65 inches, in the monitors market the most common in the larger models are the 34″. Philips has wanted to go a little further and has announced its BDM4037UW monitor with nothing more and nothing less than 40 inches.

This monitor includes a 4K resolution of 3820 x 2160 pixels and a viewing angle of 178 degrees thanks to its IPS panel. It is capable of representing 85% of the NTSC color range and can divide its viewing area into 4 full HD zones with MultiView technology.

Philips BDM4037UW

Its price will start at 630 Dollars, a fairly reasonable amount considering the market for monitors of this type, although it does not support technologies like HDR.

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Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300, router for gamers with triple WiFi and QoS

Companies try to brand all of their products with the gaming slogan, and that leads to curiosities like trying to put it on the routers. Linksys introduced the WRT32X at CES, of dubious utility, and Asus has also done the same with the ROG Rapture GT-AC5300-Republic of Gamers, the popular gaming brand from Asus.

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300

In appearance it is similar to other routers of the company that already are in the market (a characteristic form of spider with eight antennas), and with the maximum benefits in this sector: wifi of type 802.11 ac MU-MIMO, eight ports Gigabit Ethernet, Simultaneous use of three Wi-Fi networks (one at 1000 Mbps and two at 2167 Mbps), 1024 QAM modulation and 80 MHz bandwidth for connections, two USB 3.0 ports, and a full firmware with firewall and other security and configuration features.