AMD Ryzen Laptop Preview: Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC Benchmarked
Featuring the Ryzen 5 1600 and RX 580 4GB
Featuring the Ryzen 5 1600 and RX 580 4GB
The Corsair Commander Pro replaces the Commander Mini and adds new features.
The Creative Sound BlasterX H7 attempts to give you 7.1 immersive sound.
We look at some of the new Z270 offerings from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI between £100 and £350.
Every year we challenge the world's leading professional PC builders to craft the most technologically advanced, innovative, eye-catching PCs they can. We call this competition Dream PCs, and here is the second entry - the water-cooled Chillblast Fusion Artisan.
Every year we challenge the world's leading professional PC builders to craft the most technologically advanced, innovative, eye-catching PCs they can. We call this competition Dream PCs, and here is the first entry - the water-cooled Beast Cerberus.
Intel gave us a sneak peek at its upcoming 32nm Westmere CPUs for desktops and laptops. Clarkdale and Arrandale will arrive later this year and are the first processors to integrate the GPU onto the CPU package.
At the request of our readers, we take a look at In-Win's cute and elegant mini-ITX chassis to see whether we have finally found the right mix of design and build quality to make a great ultra-SFF case.
Packed with features, the P55-GD80 is MSI's premium P55 motherboard and it's built to take an overclocking pounding. We take a first look at these overclocking features, the board's layout and the new tech that MSI has incorporated.
We're rocking the first look boat recently aren't we? Just hit our doorstep is not one but two MSI P55 boards we've dissected to see what's new and this time around we think MSI will give Asus and Gigabyte a run for their money.
The first LGA1156 motherboards are just starting to trickle into the bit-tech labs. As we're still being held at bay with the performance numbers, we take a look at Asus' particularly striking P7P55 Deluxe to see what kind of features we can expect from the pending range.
Corsair's first foray into the chassis market drives a stake into the heart of the usual contenders and rips the market wide open. Is this our next upgrade, or has Corsair over-thought this matt black behemoth?
We've got our hands on an early, working sample of Gigabyte's upcoming P55-based GA-P55-UD5 motherboard. It's another LGA1156 hoping to win the hearts of early Lynnfield adopters, so we've had a look at the board to see what you can expect if you opt for a new Intel and Gigabyte system in the Autumn.
Asus rushes us the first working sample of it's very first LGA1156 motherboard in the UK. We take a look, benchmark and overclock this first of its kind motherboard for the forthcoming Lynnfield Core i5 and i7 CPUs.
We grab some shots of Asus' latest Republic of Gamers motherboard, the Maximus III Formula. It uses Intel's P55 chipset and has some interesting new features. We dig deep into its new red and black looks to see what's on the horizon.
Apple released a whole load of information about Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard at last week's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. We have a look at the new features Apple will introduce when Snow Leopard is released in September.
We've got one of the first ever mini-ITX Nvidia Ion motherboards direct from Zotac's Macau office. To our surprise, it's far more than just a dual core Atom N330 with Nvidia 9400M mGPU...
The Asus W90 notebook can play Crysis at 1,920 x 1,200 with very high settings. This was enough for us to want to take a look and the two Mobility Radeon HD 4870s inside will at least keep us warm until the spring arrives...
We have managed to grab some hands-on time with the new Eee PC T91 net tablet, which is set to be released at the end of April. It marks the first major departure from the tried and tested Eee PC formula - read on to find out what we thought of it...
First seen at Computex 2008, the new SilverStone Raven RV01 has arrived in the bit-tech labs. With its mobo tray rotated 90 degrees, the Raven points your graphics cards upwards and uses the laws of thermodynamics to keep them cool. We take a first look at what might be the future of case design.
With Microsoft opening the beta of its next generation Windows 7 OS to the public, we put it up against the current standard of Vista x64 with Service Pack 1 to see what's new and how it compares in an early look at performance.
Gaming is about to burst out into the third dimension and we're there to take a look with the help of Nvidia's latest effort at stereoscopic gaming. Gone are the days of flimsy cardboard glasses and red and blue images though - this is 3D gaming as you've never seen it before!
Seasonic breaks its own mould with the highest power unit it has ever launched. That's not what's special though - the ultra high quality fan and 80Plus Silver efficiency rating could very well raise the PSU bar again.
Over the past few days, we've been playing around with Nvidia's next high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX 295. We have an early look at how it performs ahead of its launch at CES in January.
With Microsoft making the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 beta available on Friday, we check out how the new service pack will likely perform when it's officially released next year.
DFI fans hold onto your hats because we've got the latest LANParty UT complete with crazy cooling and DFI design to make your Core i7 buying decision, just that. much. harder.
The Radeon HD 4850 X2 has been strangely absent from AMD's line up ever since it was announced at the same time as the 4870 X2. Sapphire has come to market with a custom Radeon HD 4850 X2 and we take it for a quick test drive.
Gigabyte drops us the barebones of its new Extreme X58 motherboards with the, uh, EX58-Extreme. With ten SATA, six DIMMs, three PCI-Express x16 and the latest Ultra Durable technology, what do we think to Gigabyte's latest and greatest?
Asus has released its latest addition to the hugely successful Eee PC line today and it marks a huge shift away from the traditional Eee PC design. We managed to grab some exclusive hands-on time with the all-new S101 to find out how it's shaping up.
Asus' new Rampage II Extreme is about as high-end as they come. Designed for Intel's next generation Core i7 CPU and X58 chipset, it's got one purpose only: extreme overclocking and breaking records. Well, OK, that's two but we digress...
We take a quick look at Enermax's spangly new power supply that will replace the popular Galaxy DXX range later this year. It has an 80Plus Silver award already, as well as a few new features but does it deserve to be called the Revolution?
We take a sneak peek at Cooler Master's new Storm series with an early sample of its new Sniper Gaming Chassis that should launch later this year. Do you like it, dislike it, want to throw a party for it or tarred kittens at it? Read on and let us know your thoughts.
The excitement level in the office has risen in a crescendo of ohhhs and ahhhs - our Lian Li XB01 has finally arrived! Offering a replacement enclosure for the ever popular Xbox 360, join us as we unbox and give our first impressions of this warranty voiding aluminium wonder!
Hot on the heels of Asus' announcement last week, MSI lets bit-tech in on a sneak peek of its new X58 to Eclipse all others. From the looks of things, it's a fresh start in the right direction!
Asus lets bit-tech in on its secret new X58 motherboard and oh my, does it look fully featured - overclocking, energy efficiency, serial attached SCSI (SAS), SLI (?), CrossFire and even the kitchen sink!
We've got the low down on exactly what AMD's new "performance-leading" integrated graphics northbridge offers, in addition to its latest southbridge which is apparently primed for some super-overclocking. Has the AMD platform finally come good again?
Asus has just dropped into the office with an extra special present - a brand new Eee PC 901 model with Bluetooth, an Atom Processor and a whole heap of new games, software and utilities. Take a look at our unboxing as we take a glance at the latest Eee on the market.
The netbook revolution continues to motor forwards, and with the launch of Intel's new tiny Atom processor just a short while away - we take a quick first look to see what MSI's new 10-inch Wind is like to use. If you have an Eee already - you might want to look away now.
Acer has just launched a new series of gaming desktops, dubbed the Predator series. More importantly, Richard has just got back from Munich where he's had a first look at the machine - check out his thoughts within!
We take a quick first look at the new Asus P45-based Republic of Gamer motherboard: the Maximus II Formula. We also have a look at the company's new feature packed P5Q3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n to see what's hot, what's green and if it's potentially worth the upgrade.
During our trip to China and Taiwan earlier this month, we paid a visit to MSI's headquarters in Taipei to see what the company is up to. Today, we've got pictures and thoughts on two of the company's newest motherboards - the P45 Platinum and K9N2 Diamond.
We had some time this morning with Asus' new Eee PC 900 that features a bigger screen, bigger SSD drive, more memory and even a Windows XP option. Check inside for unboxing pictures and our first thoughts!
We have a UK exclusive early look at Gigabyte's next-generation P45-DS5 motherboard. It's DDR2 based and will be released in May when the chipset is officially launched. Let's find out what's changed from Gigabyte's current P35 range of motherboards.