During Computex 2013, Thermaltake gave us at Techwarelabs a sneak peek into what they have planned for the future of Tt eSports: A monitoring device embedded into their latest Theron mouse. This option when purchasing the mouse (Theron or Theron+) will allow the user to monitor APM, number of lifts, total distance traveled (as well as other planned metrics) during a gaming session. Since this is a hardware implementation the monitoring “app” is compatible with any game. While we were only able to see the beta for this “next level gaming”, the accuracy and desire is definitely there. The app (dubbed Tt eSports+) works by connecting to the mouse via bluetooth (or to your desktop via the existent USB cable) to receive real-time data and archive it for later reference. TT E-sports also plans to allow the app to integrate directly with Facebook and Twitter for live posting and comparison. The app is compatible with IOS, Android, and Windows based platforms.
Today AMD launches the new Trinity APU lines based on the Piledriver architecture. We have in their latest A10-588K and A8-566K APU's for testing. GPU as well as CPu enhancements await end users with this new product line. The big question on everyones mind is "Does Trinity close the gap and finally provide a compelling argument to the Ivy Bridge CPU. There's no doubt that Intel retains the performance crown but the really compelling argument is in where AMD is headed. The question you should be asking yourself is " What should I be looking for in a processor?"
So you've decided to build the desktop of your dreams: You're going all out with quad SLI/Crossfire, the latest 12 core i7 monster, RAID 5, and a hefty allotment of fans to cool it all. But what are you going to use to power this monster? What is the difference between an un-rated and a rated power supply? Does the power supply really matter at all? Today we're going to answer these questions as we take a look at the latest 1500 watt M2 PSU from Coolermaster. Last year, owning a 1000 watt PSU was known considered a club. But with this recent addition upping the wager to 1500 watts, what is needed to take advantage of this power supply? Follow us as we delve into these questions and the Coolermaster M2 1500w Silver Power Supply.
During our recent trip to Computex in Tiapei we were able to talk to ADATA and get a look at their USB 3.0 Storage line. With USB 3.0 being a large increase in speed and performance over USB 2.0 it's a no brainer upgrade. Today we will be taking a look at a 750GB external HDD from the the Nobility NH13 line. Our gauge for looking at this product will be Performance and Build Quality.
So lets say you're an enthusiast. Lets say you want to push your rig to the max. You always have the fastest processor and the highest video card(s). However your RAM is a measly 1600MHz or 1866MHz. Lets look at maxing that out with a 2400MHz kit. G.Skill has released a Dual Channel 2400MHz kit which is what we're taking a look at today. The 2400MHz RAM is often only meant for the enthusiast market (and often with an enthusiast price tag) however this 8GB kit comes in under $100. Lets move on to see if this kit is worthy of your enthusiast rig.
Getting into your game means hearing all that the developers intended. Much of your gaming experience is lost by plugging yourself into a cheap headset of going with lesser quality where audio is concerned. If you want to get the most out of your music and games you will want to read our review of the Corsair Vengeance 1500 7.1 USB headset. We test the Corsair 1500 to see if it is worth your money and what it brings to your experience.