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Ken Addison
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Cincinnati, OH

Interested in PC Hardware, 3D Printing, Audio, Networking and much more!

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Our Core i7-8086K Experiences: Problematic at Best

06/11/2018 - 14:37

Last Friday marked the release of the Intel Core i7-8086K to consumers through retail channels like Amazon, Newegg, and Microcenter. Announced just earlier that week at Computex, the i7-8086K is essentially an i7-8770K, running slightly higher clock...

Accelerating Secondary Storage with Intel Optane Memory

06/11/2018 - 14:00

Intel's Optane Memory caching solution, launched in April of 2017, was a straightforward feature. On supported hardware platforms, consisting of 7th and 8th generation Core processor-based computers, users could add a 16 or 32gb Optane M.2...

Intel CPU-attached NVMe RAID Uncovered on ASUS Z370 Motherboards

06/08/2018 - 10:29

EDIT: We've received some clarification from Intel on this feature: "The feature is actually apart of RST. While this is a CPU-attached storage feature, it is not VROC. VROC is a CPU-attached PCIe Storage component of the enterprise version of...

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) Review: Kaby Lake-G Hits the Road

06/01/2018 - 09:03

The initial announcement of Intel and AMD's collaboration on the "8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors With Radeon™ RX Vega M Graphics" (Kaby Lake-G) at CES this year caused a big stir amongst the PC hardware space.  [inline...

SPECgpc Releases SPECviewperf 13 Workstation Benchmark

05/23/2018 - 21:01

SPECgpc, makers of industry standard benchmarks such as SPECint, released an updated version of SPECviewperf today. The new SPECviewperf 13, is an update to the industry staple benchmark for measuring the graphics performance in workstation and...

ASUS Unveils Pricing, Availability for PG27UQ HDR-enabled G-SYNC Display

05/23/2018 - 16:21

We're one step closer to the official launch of G-SYNC HDR displays with the official announcement of a release window and pricing from ASUS for their PG27UQ 27" G-SYNC HDR Display. While the Acer Predator X27 was put up for pre-order last week...

Samsung Updates 2018 QLED TVs with FreeSync Support

05/23/2018 - 13:43

Hot on the heels of the pricing and pre-order availability of the first G-SYNC HDR displays, we have news on more support for FreeSync, this time expanding to TVs. Our 2018 @Samsung QLEDs (Q6FN, Q7FN, Q8FN and Q9FN) and NU8000 have received firmware...

AMD Releases Updated Raven Ridge Desktop APU Graphics Drivers

05/18/2018 - 16:33

Today, AMD released the first driver update for the desktop Raven Ridge APUs since their launch in February of this year. The new Q2 2018 drivers are based on AMD's current Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition release and bring features such as...

Acer Predator X27 4K G-SYNC HDR Monitor listed on Newegg

05/18/2018 - 12:02

Thanks to a listing that appeared on Newegg this morning, we seem to finally have an idea of what pricing will be like for the long-awaited 27" 4K HDR G-Sync displays in the US region. [inline:files/news/2018-05-18/predatorX27-newegg.png] For...

Battery Life and Pricing

05/17/2018 - 17:36

[inline:files/review/2018-05-17/battery_0.png] Comparing the battery life of the XPS 15 2-in-1 to the same notebooks we used for our performance comparisons puts the Dell towards the bottom of the pack at 5.6 hours. Given the larger 15" form...