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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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CPU and Storage Performance

07/14/2017 - 12:12

While gaming is obviously the main focus of the ROG Zephyrus, we wanted to get a better idea of general performance in tasks as well. Equipped with an Intel i7-7700HQ quad-core mobile processor, the ROG Zephyrus is the most powerful laptop we have ever...

Graphics Performance and Thermal Throttling

07/14/2017 - 12:11

Gaming performance is obviously one of the biggest marketing points of the ROG Zephyrus, so we decided to put it through our normal workload of GPU benchmarks. In these tests, we are comparing the Max-Q GTX 1080 found in the Zephyrus with its GTX 1080...

ASUS XG-C100C NIC - 10 Gigabit Ethernet for the Masses

07/12/2017 - 11:54

To say that the consumer wired networking market has stagnated has been an understatement. While we've seen generational improvements on NICs from companies like Intel, and companies like Rivet trying to add their own unique spin on things with their...

A Quick Look at the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 470 Mining Edition

07/10/2017 - 11:23

There has been a lot of news lately about the release of Cryptocurrency-specific graphics cards from both NVIDIA and AMD add-in board partners. While we covered the currently cryptomining phenomenon in an earlier article, today we are taking a look at...

External Graphics over Thunderbolt 3 using the AKiTiO Node

07/06/2017 - 17:11

External video cards for laptops have long been a dream of many PC enthusiasts, and for good reason. It’s compelling to have a thin-and-light notebook with great battery life for things like meetings or class, with the ability to plug it into...

RX 570, and Final Thoughts

06/26/2017 - 22:55

In order to test out AMD's "XConnect" implementation of external graphics driver support, we decided to pair our ThinkPad X1 Carbon with an RX 570. The 570 is a great option for 1080p gaming and would be ideal for gamers looking to...

Performance Testing

06/26/2017 - 21:41

Once we had the AKiTiO Node up and running, we did what any excited person would do, install a GTX 1080 Ti and see how we could push gaming on an ultrabook-class laptop. [inline:files/review/2017-06-26/DSC03493.JPG] For our testing here, we used the...

802.11ad (WiGig) Tested with ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe and Netgear Nighthawk X10

06/21/2017 - 21:24

It feels like forever that we've been hearing about 802.11ad. For years it's been an up-and-coming technology, seeing some releases in devices like Dell's WiGig-powered wireless docking stations for Latitude notebooks. However, with the...

Donate to the PC Perspective Mining Pool! A NiceHash How-to

06/17/2017 - 21:23

Over the last several weeks, we have been experimenting with the most recent GPU-shortage-inducing coin mining craze, with Ken's article as a jumping off point. On a recent podcast, I mentioned the idea of running a community coin mining group that...

Let's Talk About Mining - Cryptocurrency Revisited

06/09/2017 - 14:38

Astute readers of the site might remember the original story we did on Bitcoin mining in 2011, the good ole' days where the concept of the blockchain was new and exciting and mining Bitcoin on a GPU was still plenty viable. [inline:files/review/2017-...