Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 review: green entry-level card

In the entry-level segment of graphics cards the GT 730 was a popular choice for a long time. Recently Nvidia completed the Pascal-portfolio with a successor to that card, the GeForce GT 1030. We tested it and compared it with the RX550.

  • Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 review: green entry-level card

    Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 review: green entry-level card

    Review - 5 hours ago

    Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 review: green entry-level card In the entry-level segment of graphics cards the GT 730 was a popular choice for a long time. Now that the Pascal-architecture is running at full speed, Nvidia completed their product portfolio by releasing a new entry-level card: the GeForce GT 1030.  Read more

  • 16 gaming monitors review: beyond 144Hz

    16 gaming monitors review: beyond 144Hz

    Review - Sunday 11/19/2017 - 11:59 PM

    16 gaming monitors review: beyond 144Hz The options available have never been more plentiful in the search for a gaming monitor. Nowadays we don’t just get the choice of different monitor sizes and resolutions, but also higher refresh rates. The first models capable of displaying 240 frames per second are by now available. You will find those and an additional 12 models with 24 and 27 inch screens in this review.  Read more

  • Project Cars 2 review: benchmarks with 23 graphics cards

    Project Cars 2 review: benchmarks with 23 graphics cards

    Review - Friday 11/17/2017 - 11:59 PM

    Project Cars 2 review: benchmarks with 23 graphics cards Last month finally saw the release of the much anticipated successor to Project Cars. This latest instalment is one of the prettiest racing games out there, but will you require a beast of a PC to run it? We benchmarked 23 graphics cards on Full HD, WQHD and 4K resolutions to see how Project Cars 2 holds up. We’ll also check how the different weather types will affect performance, how well the game runs on AMD’s Ryzen platform and if CrossFire and SLI scale well. Read more

  • All-round Deluxe PC - November 2017

    All-round Deluxe PC - November 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Thursday 11/16/2017 - 08:00 AM

    All-round Deluxe PC - November 2017 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 graphic... Read more

  • Team TForce Cardea NVMe SSD 240GB review: cooled SSD

    Team TForce Cardea NVMe SSD 240GB review: cooled SSD

    Review - Wednesday 11/15/2017 - 11:59 PM

    Team TForce Cardea NVMe SSD 240GB review: cooled SSD The M.2 size standard for SSDs is the result of trying to fit hard drives into the ever-slimming laptops without compromising on the bandwidth. Within the world of desktops, this new standard causes a heating issue as the modules are placed flat on the motherboard, where there is little airflow. Team appear to have a solution in their new Cardea-SSD. Read more

  • eSports games performance: a look in the world of professional gaming

    eSports games performance: a look in the world of professional gaming

    Review - Monday 11/13/2017 - 11:59 PM

    eSports games performance: a look in the world of professional gaming Gaming has not been just a hobby for a long time now. Millions of prize money is on the line in worldwide competitions for games such as CS:Go Overwatch and Dota 2. These so-called eSports games aren't known to be graphical masterpieces, however a very high frame rate is crucial for many pro-gamers. It's high time we take a look at what you need to achieve such frame rates. Read more

  • Intel Gaming PC - November 2017

    Intel Gaming PC - November 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Saturday 11/11/2017 - 07:00 AM

    Intel Gaming PC - November 2017 This computer system is specifically geared towards gaming at WQHD resolution. That means a PC with a high-end graphics card and a processor that is fast enough to support the GPU, but also a fast monitor to display the rendered frames in the best way. Because there is much discussion about whether an AMD or an Intel processor should be inside a gaming rig, we split up our system advices. You'r... Read more

  • AMD Radeon RX 550 review: New (entry) card on the block

    AMD Radeon RX 550 review: New (entry) card on the block

    Review - Friday 11/10/2017 - 11:59 PM

    AMD Radeon RX 550 review: New (entry) card on the block On Hardware.info you'll find the latest high-end hardware news, but developments in the budget segment are equally interesting. Fresh in from AMD, we'll look at the AMD Radeon RX 550, based on the new Polaris 12 GPU with only 512 stream processors. We’ll see what it’s capable of by looking at the Gigabyte RX 550 Gaming OC. Read more

  • Sandisk Ultra 3D & WD Blue 3D 1TB SSD review

    Sandisk Ultra 3D & WD Blue 3D 1TB SSD review

    Review - Tuesday 11/07/2017 - 11:59 PM

    Sandisk Ultra 3D & WD Blue 3D 1TB SSD review The step to 3D NAND did not go swimmingly for all manufacturers, but for Sandisk and parent company WD the time is finally ripe to use the third generation BiCS flash memory in products. We tested both Sandisk Ultra 3D as well as the WD Blue 3D and will tell you the differences between the two in this review, as well as whether or not you should purchase them.  Read more

  • Entry-level PC - November 2017

    Entry-level PC - November 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Tuesday 11/07/2017 - 08:00 AM

    Entry-level PC - November 2017 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... Read more

  • Seasonic Prime Gold & Platinum review: gold with platinum characteristics

    Seasonic Prime Gold & Platinum review: gold with platinum characteristics

    Review - Sunday 11/05/2017 - 11:59 PM

    Seasonic Prime Gold & Platinum review: gold with platinum characteristics Mid last year Seasonic introduced the technical high level Prime Titanium power supplies, which we were very happy about. At the start of this year the brand released versions that are more affordable; these Prime-models are still high-end power supplies, but Gold and Platinum certified. They are available in different variants; we tested all of them for this article.  Read more

  • Cooler Master Cosmos C700P review: Big and versatile

    Cooler Master Cosmos C700P review: Big and versatile

    Review - Saturday 11/04/2017 - 12:59 AM

    Cooler Master Cosmos C700P review: Big and versatile Earlier this year Cooler Master carefully blew new life into their Cosmos series with the release of the special 25th Anniversary Edition of the Cosmos II. The result was an elegant case, that unfortunately was somewhat dated due to its old roots. However, some time ago Cooler Master released the completely new Cosmos C700P: a high-end case that, although it is clearly related to its illustrious predecessors, it is entirely up-to-date. Read more

  • Biostar Racing X370GT3 review: pole position?

    Biostar Racing X370GT3 review: pole position?

    Review - Friday 11/03/2017 - 12:59 AM

    Biostar Racing X370GT3 review: pole position? Whenever we discuss motherboards, we'll mostly be looking at models from the four big names, so we're always excited whenever we get a sample from a different, smaller manufacturer. Biostar introduced boards for AMD's Ryzen CPU series, of which we could test the Biostar Racing X370GT3. Is there new and unexpected competition?  Read more

  • MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio review: more is better?

    MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio review: more is better?

    Review - Thursday 11/02/2017 - 12:59 AM

    MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio review: more is better? The last years more and more manufacturers make the switch to graphics cards with a triple-fan cooler. Recently introduced graphics cards do not have the tendency to become more efficient, while nobody wants a lot of noise coming from their fans. MSI managed to keep pace with the competition with their dual-fan Twin Frozr-coolers, but now they also make the switch to three fans with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio. We tested the youngest MSI graphics card extensively.  Read more

  • Samsung T5 Portable SSD review: fast lighweight

    Samsung T5 Portable SSD review: fast lighweight

    Review - Wednesday 11/01/2017 - 12:59 AM

    Samsung T5 Portable SSD review: fast lighweight An external drive is ideal if you want to quickly back-up and transfer data in an easy way. Regular external hard drives are slow and primarily good for your coffee consumption. An external SSD is a lot faster. Samsung already raised the bar with their T3, but raises it once again with their brand new T5. We tested the Samsung Portable SSD T5 in the 500GB, 1TB and 2TB variants. Read more

  • Budget Game PC - October 2017

    Budget Game PC - October 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Tuesday 10/31/2017 - 09:00 AM

    Budget Game PC - October 2017 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 conce... Read more

  • 8 34- & 35-inch wfhd-monitoren review: widescreen gaming

    8 34- & 35-inch wfhd-monitoren review: widescreen gaming

    Review - Tuesday 10/31/2017 - 12:59 AM

    8 34- & 35-inch wfhd-monitoren review: widescreen gaming If you want a truly immersive experience in racing games or flight sims, a wide full hd super-wide monitor might be something worth considering. While it might be a small market segment, this does not prevent us from covering it. We tested eight of these big boys, including LG's brand new 34UM69G-B.  Read more

  • Cheap gaming mice round-up: budget mice

    Cheap gaming mice round-up: budget mice

    Review - Monday 10/30/2017 - 12:59 AM

    Cheap gaming mice round-up: budget mice A while ago we published an extensive round-up of 37 gaming mice from the more expensive segment. If you want to have the best sensors and the most unique features, check out that article, however those looking for an affordable gaming mouse also have plenty to choose from. In this article we're comparing 20 cheap gaming mice that cost no more than 60 dollars at the time of writing this review, but most of the time they can be found for less.  Read more

  • Seagate IronWolf Pro 10 TB review: fast NAS-specialist

    Seagate IronWolf Pro 10 TB review: fast NAS-specialist

    Review - Sunday 10/29/2017 - 12:59 AM

    Seagate IronWolf Pro 10 TB review: fast NAS-specialist The capacity of the biggest available hard drives is 10 TB at the moment. Despite their price tag these are ideal drives for those that want to use a single hard drive in their system, or want to fully utilize a NAS with a limited amount of bays. In this article we take a closer look at the new Seagate IronWolf Pro 10 TB.  Read more

  • Laser printer test: Entry-level work horses

    Laser printer test: Entry-level work horses

    Review - Friday 10/27/2017 - 11:59 PM

    Laser printer test: Entry-level work horses What should a printer be capable of? Printing documents quickly and efficiently; it would be nice for the device, if it's an all-in-one, to be capable of scanning and printing with no issues. In short, no rocket science and such a device should not be expensive. Hardware.Info tests four attractively-priced laser printers. Read more

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