For a brief and fleeting moment, I was cool in high school, my 15 minutes of fame. As it turned out while poking around a garage’s trash can one night, I found an old Rochester 2-barrel Chevy carburetor. I took it home, cleaned it up, and took it apart. And then I cleaned all the parts and put it back together. In the process, I figured out how it worked, and I could see why … [Read more...] about Review: EVGA’s CLC CPU cooler
You will with EVGA’s Nu Audio Pro Surround boards. AAA games, especially FPS games have amazing 3D models, and graphics and, equally amazing sound usually with unique (and not inexpensive) soundtracks, voice overs, and special effects. If you don’t have a good sound system, you’ll never hear them. The DACs and decoders on the motherboard and in the CPU or GPU are pretty … [Read more...] about Did you hear that!
The updated G1+ series promises reduced noise in a smaller package. With lightspeed GPUs and RAM comparisons all the rage, the humble PSU barely gets a mention in the news these days. On that note, EVGA recently introduced an updated version of its classic G1 line of PSUs, with the less than imaginatively titled “G1+” series. Confusing monikers out of the way, the G1+ line … [Read more...] about EVGA upgrades old workhorses with new G1+ line of PSUs
Nvidia Pascal technology in the (literally) coolest board. By Robert Dow The Performance segment graphics add-in boards featuring Nvidia’s new Pascal processor were released June 10. Nvidia has been promising a 3X performance boost from the GTX 970, a faster clock, and more memory, all while consuming less power. Our friends at EVGA provided us with their version of the … [Read more...] about Reviewing the EVGA GTX 1070
SF Green Space on Mission will host the JPR Dessert and Data session. Two EVGA boards will be given away. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has announced the location of its Dessert and Data press conference as part of its participation in the 2015 Game Developers Conference. Dr. Jon Peddie and the JPR team will discuss its updated analysis of the gaming hardware market and talk about … [Read more...] about Venue set for JPR gaming hardware press conference
The stock edition is a great board, but the overclocked versions rate two thumbs up from our reviewers. By Harrison Garovi and Robert Dow Jon Peddie Research The word “intimidating” still only applies to one graphics card, the MSI Mars II, which was basically two GTX 580 cards mashed together. In fact, we are still looking for a tower big enough to house ours. As far as … [Read more...] about Reviewing the EVGA Titan Superclocked graphics board
Disruption rules the marketplace as diverse form factors come and go. By Jon Peddie For over a decade now we have had a pretty stable, standard way of segmenting the desktop PCs: Workstation (and there are sub-categories in this segment) Gaming Enthusiast Performance Mainstream Value (entry) Depending on the strengths and weaknesses of their lineups, AMD and … [Read more...] about Notebook PC categories continue to proliferate