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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 SLI / 3-way SLI / 4-way SLI review

    Review Review - yesterday at 10:28 PM

    Nvidia introduces the GeForce GTX 980 and 970 today. More on this in our extensive review. What's the performance of these cards in tandem, you might wonder. Well, we've tested the GTX 980 in SLI, 3-way SLI, and 4-way SLI. So here goes!

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 SLI (4-way)

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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 / 970 review (incl. Ultra HD)

    Review Review - yesterday at 10:28 PM

    Today, Nvidia introduces the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970, two new high-end cards of the Maxwell generation. The GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti, which were introduced a few months ago, also belong to this generation. We extensively tested both new cards on our completely revamped test platform for video cards, including 2-way, 3-way, and 4-way SLI configurations for the GTX 980, as well as MSI's and ASUS' variants of the GTX 970.

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

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  • Gaming monitors review: on overdone overdrive

    Review Review - Monday 09/15/2014 - 07:00 AM

    Gaming monitors review: on overdone overdrive

    When considering gaming monitors, their response time is probably the first thing that comes to mind. While this is an important characteristic, a good monitor offers more than just rapid colour changes. Hardware.Info tested 12 gaming monitors, studied the principles behind overdrive, and demonstrates that a display which isn't as fast can still be of interest to gamers.

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  • Budget Game PC - September 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Saturday 09/06/2014 - 09:00 AM

    Budget Game PC - September 2014 The Hardware.Info Budget Game PC Advice has a balanced configuration for playing video games, without having to spend too much. The components have been selected to offer the best bang for your buck. That means you cannot always expect the highest settings, resolution and frame rate, but at the same time you should be able to play all modern games in Full HD resolution without making huge concessions to either the image quality or your enjoyment of the game. Unlike previous Budget Game PC... Read more
  • 15 Intel X99 motherboards review: new boards for Haswell-E

    Review Review - Thursday 09/04/2014 - 04:15 AM

    Intel has introduced their new high-end Haswell-E CPUs, click here for our extensive review. The new high-end processors make use of a new socket, Socket 2011 v3, and have to be paired with a new chipset, Intel X99. More than enough reason for several Taiwanese manufacturers to introduce one or more boards with this chipset. We tested 15 of these sent to us from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.

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  • Intel Core i7 5960X / 5930K / 5820K Haswell-E review: 8 cores at last

    Review Review - Thursday 09/04/2014 - 04:14 AM

    Recently, Intel introduced their new high-end processor platform, codenamed Haswell-E, in the shape of the Core i7 5960X, 5930K, and 5820K processors. With these being the first Intel desktop processors to feature 8 cores, along with the transition to DDR4 and a significantly improved chipset, Haswell-E is at least on paper a significant upgrade over Intel's current high-end CPUs. Within this extensive test, we will determine whether this is also the case in practice.

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  • Entry-level PC - August 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Saturday 08/30/2014 - 09:00 AM

    Entry-level PC - August 2014 Our guidelines for the Entry-level PC category are as follows. The entire computer system, excluding OS, should not exceed $500. Its primary, but not only, function is to provide a smooth and enjoyable online experience. This means that the cheapest processors won’t be enough, as modern web pages and internet applications do demand some processing power. Additionally, the system has to be able to efficiently perform internet-related tasks. This includes basic photo editing (cropping and re... Read more
  • Workshop XPEnology: Build your own "Synology"

    Review Review - Friday 08/29/2014 - 11:14 AM

    Workshop XPEnology: Build your own "Synology"

    Here at Hardware.Info, we regularly discuss the choice between a NAS and a custom built home server. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. But what if you could have the best of both worlds? The hobbyists behind XPEnology, that allows Synology's Disk Station Manager software to operate on a standard x86 system, have exactly that in mind. We got started with XPEnology and will explain how you can do so yourself.

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  • All-round Deluxe PC - August 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Tuesday 08/26/2014 - 09:00 AM

    All-round Deluxe PC - August 2014 The all-round Deluxe PC will last you a few years without requiring any upgrades. It is a bit more expensive, but is very complete as well. Using the internet, gaming, business applications, photo and video editing - all of these are possible on a good all-round PC, and you should never feel that you are lacking in performance for any of those activities. This means a good processor and graphics card from the upper mid-range segment. Fast, yet affordable. You also need enough RAM and storage ... Read more
  • Gaming PC - August 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Sunday 08/24/2014 - 09:00 AM

    Gaming PC - August 2014 This computer system is specifically geared towards gaming. That means a PC with a high-end graphics card and a processor that is fast enough to support the GPU. The rest of the configuration needs to be balanced as well. Since many gamers also enjoy overclocking their PC to improve performance, it is also important to choose a motherboard and memory that is suitable for this. Keep in mind that you will pay extra for that overclocking potential. Having the right accessories is also importa... Read more
  • 15 AMD Radeon R7 260(X)/265 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 (Ti) cards review

    Review Review - Friday 08/22/2014 - 04:00 AM

    15 AMD Radeon R7 260(X)/265 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 (Ti) cards review

    Nvidia recently introduced the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti. AMD responded by lowering it's prices for the R7 260 and the 260x and introducing the R7 265. As a result you can now buy more performance than ever for under $170. 

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  • Gamepads review: 7 models for PC

    Review Review - Monday 08/18/2014 - 05:00 AM

    Gamepads review: 7 models for PC

    It's been a while since we last covered gamepads for the computer. It's high time for an update! We tested and compared 7 gamepads for PC.

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  • Crucial MX100 256GB/512GB SSD review: SSD for 32 cents per GB!

    Review Review - Thursday 08/14/2014 - 12:00 AM

    Crucial MX100 256GB/512GB SSD review: SSD for 32 cents per GB!

    At the start of June, Crucial introduced their new MX100 series SSDs. Due to a transition to flash memory that has been produced on a 16nm process node, Crucial is able to take their next step in the ever lowering prices of SSDs. The MX100s are most certainly cheap. But, are they any good?

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  • Mini-ITX Game PC - August 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Tuesday 08/12/2014 - 11:59 PM

    Mini-ITX Game PC - August 2014 The Mini-ITX Game PC is a desktop computer that is small enough to be portable, but has better performance than a gaming notebook. Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products are released that should replace one or more of the components, then the component(s) will remain the same as the previous month. If you want to know more about how we compile our PC Buying guides, have a look at this art... Read more
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order review: tested on 32 GPUs

    Review Review - Monday 08/11/2014 - 04:00 AM

    Wolfenstein: The New Order review: tested on  32 GPUs

    Wolfenstein is a game title with a long and infamous reputation. The series has come a long way since its first iteration on 2D in 1981. We have tested The New Order on a wide range of current graphics cards to establish the ideal configuration for different resolution setting. The game is not one of the most graphically demanding titles, making it a perfect candidate to play on Ultra HD resolutions without sacrificing too many details.

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  • Step by step: How to assemble a custom watercooling set in your pc

    Review Review - Friday 08/08/2014 - 03:00 AM

    Step by step: How to assemble a custom watercooling set in your pc

    Some time ago we published an article on assembling a watercooling set yourself. How to get this into your PC build is explained in this workshop step by step.

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  • Home Server Deluxe - August 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Thursday 08/07/2014 - 09:00 AM

    Home Server Deluxe - August 2014 The Deluxe edition of the Home Server distinguishes itself from the standard home server by its smaller size and more powerful hardware. This server is more versatile and takes up less space, and is a lot more expensive. Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products are released that should replace one or more of the components, then the component(s) will remain the same as the previous month. I... Read more
  • Custom water cooling: what do you need and what can you expect?

    Review Review - Wednesday 08/06/2014 - 03:36 AM

    All in one water cooling sets are nice, but for a lot of hardware enthusiasts creating your own custom water cooling is very tempting. You will achieve better cooling, or a quieter machine, and usually the looks of a custom made set are a factor as well. In this article we explain everything you need to consider when assembling your own cooling and what you can expect from custom cooling by running some benchmarks with an example configuration.

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  • All-round PC - August 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Tuesday 08/05/2014 - 09:00 AM

    All-round PC - August 2014 The all-round PC is a PC with comprehensive features for around $800 - $900 that can do a little bit of everything. It should have enough speed and capacity to meet your needs for some time. Currently it can run all applications, and you're able to upgrade it with small future investments when you need more power or storage capacity. Surfing, gaming, business applications, photo and video editing should all be possible on the all-round PC without giving you the feeling that it's lacking in p... Read more
  • 16 1000-1250 watt power supplies tested

    Review Review - Sunday 08/03/2014 - 11:59 PM

    16 1000-1250 watt power supplies tested

    If you are going to run three or even four graphics cards then you will have to invest into a power supply of 1000 watts or more. Hardware.info tested 16 models between 1000 and 1250 watts.

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