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Inno3D GTX 980Ti iChill Black Graphics Card Review

Introduction Closed-loop liquid coolers have become extremely popular in the CPU market due to the cleaner build, and greater space around the CPU socket compared to traditional air cooling hardware. This means you can install an…

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Inno3D GeForce GTX 980Ti X3 Ultra DHS Graphics Card Review

Introduction NVIDIA’s GTX 980Ti has proved to be a very popular choice among hardware enthusiasts requiring extreme performance at demanding resolutions. Whether you’re opting for a 21:9 3440×1440 60Hz panel, 4K display or high refresh rate…

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DirectX 12 3DMark Shown For The First Time!

3DMark is an essential tool in the technology industry and predominately used to differentiate between various graphics cards. More specifically, FireStrike, FireStrike Extreme and FireStrike Ultra determines the GPU’s performance at different resolutions and provides an…

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Intel Skylake i7-6700K Manages 6.5GHz on Liquid Nitrogen

The synthetic benchmarks of Intel’s highly anticipated 14nm Skylake microarchitecture have started to emerge and the results are fairly promising. More specifically, the i7-6700K is approximately 3% faster at stock in 3DMARK 11 with only a…

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Intel Skylake i7-6700K Benchmarks Leaked

Another batch of Skylake benchmarks have leaked out a little under a month before the expected launch. This time we have the Intel i7-6700K on an ECS Z170-Claymore paired with 16GB of 2133Mhz DRR4, 128GB SSD…

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AMD Fury X Quadfire Results

There’s been a lot of negative press about the new AMD cards recently, but there is a diamond in the rough to be found. Despite the poorer than expected, although still very impressive, performance of the…

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Great Deals on Benchmark Software in Steam Summer Sale

The Steam Summer Sale, or any steam sale for that matter, is mostly known for the games. That is pretty much a given, but it is not the only thing you can pick up for a…

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Futuremark Begins Development of VR Benchmark ‘VRMark’

It’s no secret that VR gaming is taking off in a big way, with Oculus, Vive and many others all pushing their new hardware in one form or another. However, one major issue still holds a…

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iBuyPower Noctis Intel Z97 Review

Introduction Once again, it is review time at eTeknix HQ and iBuyPower gives us the chance to test their Noctis Intel Z97. The case is a brand new iBuyPower version of the equally new NZXT Noctus 450. Inside we…

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AMD Reveals DirectX 12 Performance Stats in 3DMark Benchmark

Futuremark has released a new update for 3DMark that adds 3DMark API Overhead benchmark. It didn’t take long for AMD to get straight into showing its performance stats for the Radeon R9 290X graphics and the…

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AMD R9 290X and Titan X Go Head to Head With DX12

DirectX 12 support has just been added to 3DMark and the results look too good to be true! Delivering performance up to 20x faster than DirectX 11 in certain tests. While Nvidia cards gain a lot…

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New Tool Coming To Benchmark DirectX 12, 11 and Mantle

We saw some impressive figures from Microsoft this week, making huge promises about the performance of DirectX 12. However, you’ll soon be able to test out the new API for yourself on your own hardware. Futuremark…

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K|NGP|N Smashes 3DMark Record with 4-Way GeForce GTX 980 SLI

Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido has entered the record books once again, using four of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 GPUs, all set at 2GHz. He broke the 3DMark FireStrike world records with the 4-way SLI setup, using four…

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3DMark Update Adds Ultra HD Benchmark

Ultra high-definition gaming is the next big thing and something that is starting to become available to the boarder gaming community. The last generation of GPUs made this a possibility with multi GPU setups. The new line…

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AMD Reveal Full R9 285 Specifications And Performance: A GTX 760 Killer?

AMD’s R9 285 was confirmed by AMD earlier today but now AMD have gone one step further and revealed detailed specifications as well as performance numbers. AMD’s R9 285 pretty much conforms to all the rumours…

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EVGA and Kingpin Take the GTX 780 Ti To A Staggering 2GHz

EVGA have announced that their professional overclockers Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido working with Illya “Tin” Tsemenko have set a new benchmark and frequency record. The pair of pro-overclockers managed an impressive 2025MHz frequency on the GTX 780…

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3DMark Update Coming With a New Test Scenario For Mid-Range Systems

Futuremark’s 3DMark benchmarking suite is one of the biggest benchmarking suites that is out on the market for the testing and comparative positioning of gaming systems and as the outer reaches of performance grow on a…

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First Images Of The MSI GeForce 780 Ti Lightning Revealed

The first pictures of the MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Lightning finally surface, having a shiny black color with yellow stripes and killer performance. Reports show MSI’s GeForce 780 Ti Lightning is not too different from…

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EVGA Hardware Dominates The 3DMark Leaderboards With 9 World Records

EVGA has once again teamed up with extreme overclocker Vince “k|ngp|n” Lucido to set no less than nine 3DMark World Records using the latest EVGA hardware! Armed with the new EVGA X79 Dark motherboard, EVGA GeForce…

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Futuremark Respond To Windows 8 HWBot Blanket-Ban

While HWBot have banned Windows 8 based benchmarks, which includes things like 3DMark and PCMark submissions, Futuremark is stressing that customers and businesses do not need to worry. The exploit was based on issues with the…

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Win A £2000 DinoPC T-Rex 7990 Gaming PC With DinoPC, XFX and eTeknix!

In the past few years we have had some truly amazing giveaways at eTeknix such as our £1000 PC Specialist Gaming System giveaway in March 2013 and our Big Get Active Xmas giveaway in December 2012.…

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Futuremark Unveils PCMark 8 For Windows 8 and 7

PCMark 7 has been the industry standard benchmark for testing whole systems for a while now. For reviewers like us it is very much the first port of call when measuring the overall performance of Windows…

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EVGA and K|NGP|N Set Four New 3D Mark World Records

Since the release of Nvidia’s new GTX Titan graphics card we have seen “back-and-forth” battling between the big graphics card vendors to try and claim as many world records as possible. Just 3 days ago we…

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AMD introduce new Richland A-Series APUs for mobile devices

AMD’s push of their Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) continues with a new generation of mobile APUs under the “Richland” codename. These new APUs are targeted at high performance Ultra-thin systems, laptops, notebooks, tablets and small form factor desktop systems. These…

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MSI bundle new 3DMark Advanced Edition with selected motherboards and graphic cards

Futuremark have released their new 3DMark benchmark where MSI is the exclusive sponsor of the Fire Strike Demo. To sweeten the deal with selected models of motherboards and graphic cards, they are bundling 3DMark Advanced Edition…

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Nvidia GeForce “Titan” (and/or GTX 780) 3DMark 11 benchmark leaked

Nvidia’s next gen “Titan” Geforce card is expected to be released by the end of February and there will be cards the models GTX 780, 770 and the versions of the card with “Ti” versions set for release.…

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Futuremark to release the new version of 3DMark Benchmark on 4th Feb

Futuremark is all set to release the new version of 3DMark on February 4th, 2013 18:00 hours UTC. There will also be a release for Android, iOS and Windows RT powered mobile hardware however there is…