Issue 46

Issue 46

Another generation of CPUs means another generation of ASUS ROG Maximus motherboards! Additionally, join us at the GALAX OC Lab. More »

 

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.

Cooler Master is Introducing the New NR Series Cases

VENDOR: Cooler Master WEB: Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 | Cooler Master MasterBox NR600

Cooler Master, an award-winning PC components company, launches the NR Series with two new cases: the MasterBox NR400 and the MasterBox NR600. The NR Series streamlines form and function with a minimalistic design and bold performance.

Two models launch alongside each other, each supporting a different form factor. The smaller MasterBox NR400 supports up to mATX motherboards, while the larger MasterBox NR600 supports up to standard ATX motherboards. NR Series cases signify airflow performance in its purest, simplest form. Marked only by the iconic stripe from the original N Series, the new NR Series applies modern technology to a timeless design.

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.

Crytek Releases Neon Noir, A Real-Time Ray Tracing Demonstration For CRYENGINE

VENDOR: Crytek WEB: www.cryengine.com

Crytek has released a new video demonstrating the results of a CRYENGINE research and development project. Neon Noir shows how real-time mesh ray-traced reflections and refractions can deliver highly realistic visuals for games. The Neon Noir demo was created with the new advanced version of CRYENGINE’s Total Illumination showcasing real time ray tracing. This feature will be added to CRYENGINE release roadmap in 2019, enabling developers around the world to build more immersive scenes, more easily, with a production-ready version of the feature.

Introducing the EVGA GeForce GTX 1660

VENDOR: EVGA WEB: www.evga.com

March 14th, 2019 – The EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Graphics Cards are powered by the all-new NVIDIA Turing architecture to give you incredible new levels of gaming realism, speed, power efficiency, and immersion. With the EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Graphics Cards you get the best gaming experience with next generation graphics performance, ice cold cooling and advanced overclocking features with the all new EVGA Precision X1 software.

CORSAIR Launches Crystal Series 680X RGB and Carbide Series 678C Cases

VENDOR: Corsair WEB: Corsair Crystal Series 680X Black / White | Corsair Carbide 678C Black / White

Fremont, CA, March 12th, 2019 – CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of two new mid-tower cases to meet the wide-ranging needs and preferences of PC enthusiasts everywhere. The CORSAIR Crystal Series 680X RGB is a high airflow ATX smart case that puts its stunning RGB lighting on full display, with four included fans and a CORSAIR Lighting Node PRO for complete lighting control out of the box. The CORSAIR Carbide Series 678C is an ATX case emphasizing low noise and refined styling, with a plethora of cooling and storage options offering tremendous versatility to builders. Both are available in either black or white to fit any environment.

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.