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GIGABYTE GTX 1660 GAMING OC Review

WEB: www.gigabyte.com  MSRP: US$ 229.99  AUTHOR: Neo

 

NVIDIA has had mixed reactions when it comes to the RTX line of GPUs. More recently however, sentiment has seemingly softened. That could very well be due to normalizing prices, greater availability and of course better drivers. The last of particular importance as NVIDIA has enabled DXR on GPUs without the dedicated hardware. As such Pascal GPU and of course for GTX 1660/Ti owners can now join in on whatever ‘fun’ DXR has brought and will continue to bring to gaming titles.

Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB Review

WEB: www.corsair.com  MSRP: US$ 250 | ZAR 4,329 AUTHOR: Neo

Building on a foundation of the highly sort after 280X, Corsair has brought to us the latest edition to the Crystal Series in the 680X. Not only is it bigger than the 280X; offering E-ATX board support, but it allows more radiator and fan options among other improvements.

T-Dagger ESCORT T-TGK303 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

WEB: www.t-dagger.com MSRP: US$ 49.99 | ZAR 627 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

T-Dagger is an entry level gaming peripheral brand by Eastern Times Technology in China that offers a full range of peripherals for the gamer on a budget. Today we’re having a look at the ESCORT T-TGK303 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which is a mechanical keyboard with the price of some membrane keyboards.

Corsair Ironclaw RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review

WEB: www.corsair.com MSRP: US$ 59.99 | ZAR 959 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

Corsair has been making massive strides in the peripheral world over the last few years, with each new iteration addresses issues of the previous generation and being an overall improvement on the last. Today we’re having a look at the Corsair Ironclaw RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse which was revealed at the beginning of the year at CES 2019.

Mushkin atom 64 GB Flash Drive Review

WEB: http://www.poweredbymushkin.com/Home/ MSRP: US$ 21.99 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

Mushkin goes back quite a long way, with some of their first consumer products being DDR1 RAM aimed at enthusiasts. I haven’t used a Mushkin product since my old Mushkin Blackline Level II 2x 256 MB DDR433 kit, so when I was given the opportunity to review one of their flash drives it was quite a throwback. That’s not to say that they’ve been out of the game; I just haven’t had a Mushkin product go through my hands. Today we’re having a look at the Muskin atom USB 3.0 64 GB flash drive, one of the smallest (physically) on the market.

T-Dagger T-TGM303 Major Gaming Mouse Review

WEB: www.t-dagger.com MSRP: US$ 19.99 | ZAR 338 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

T-Dagger is a fairly recent brand we’ve been having a look at recently, with an offering of peripherals aimed at the budget gamer. Some have offered brilliant value for money, such as the … keyboard, so we’re hoping that the T-Dagger T-TGM303 MAJOR Gaming Mouse will impress us, too. Based in Guangdong, China, Eastern Times Technology is the company behind the brand that is attempting to break into the international market with an increasingly large range of headphones, mice and keyboards, all of which carry attractive prices.

Cooler Master MasterBox K500 Review

WEB: www.coolermaster.com MSRP: US$ 79.99 | ZAR 1,204 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

Cooler Master is one of the older names in gaming cases, and they’ve pioneered a lot of what we use today. While most if their innovations have been in the cooler industry, their cases are not an exception. Cut-outs behind the motherboard tray for easy access to cooler back plates? That was Cooler Master. Covers for said cut-outs? That, too, was Cooler Master. The company has come a long way with their case designs, and today we’re having a look at their MasterBox K500 offering, which is available in black.

ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 Review

WEB: ( ASRock ) MSRP: US$ 233.99 AUTHOR: Neo

Whatever one may believe about the order of the pack in as far as motherboard vendors are concerned. I think we can all agree that ASRock is somewhat underrated. The products for the most part offer the best bang for buck.

GIGABYTE RTX 2060 GAMING OC PRO Review

WEB: ( GIGABYTE ) MSRP: US$ 389.99 | ZAR 7,239 AUTHOR: Neo

 

 

As with all new graphics technology, DXR supporting games on NVIDIA’s Turing GPUs have had teething issues, but even this early into the product cycle, great strides have been made from both the software developers and of course NVIDIA’s Geforce driver team. In light of this and the latest Turing GPU sans Ray Tracing, it’s time to examine the RTX 2060 which just may be the mid-range performance GPU the market has been looking for. With plenty of vendors all vying for the same space, RTX 2060 GPUs have to make some sacrifices the more premium models do not. That’ said, GIGABYTE’s Gaming Pro OC card isn’t attempting to circumvent this in anyway, but simply provide you with one of the highest clocked RTX 2060’s on the market at a reasonable price. What follows then is our analysis of the GIGABYTE RTX 2060 GAMING OC PRO.

AORUS RTX 2070 XTREME Review

 

Much has been said about NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs. Be it you agree with the popular opinion or not, the point is NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs are here to stay and the industry is better off for that.Let’s not forget, someone had to build the first Ray Tracing capable GPU on the market and NVIDIA has done just that, much as the firm built the world’s first GPU 20 years ago. Naturally we would all like to have the power of the RTX 2080 Ti GPU in our systems, but the high pricing simply makes this unfeasible for a great number of people. So, something a little more affordable is in order and that’s the RTX 2070 GPU and more specifically – the AORUS RTX 2070 Xtreme.