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Examining Nvidia’s Driver Progress Since Launch Drivers: GTX 780 Ti & GTX 680

Introduction Just over a month ago we published our AMD driver analysis article looking at the progress two generations of AMD flagship GPUs, the HD 7970 and R9 290X, had made with driver updates. We compared…

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XFX PRO 650W XXX Edition Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging XFX’s PRO series of power supplies are well renowned among the enthusiast community for their great performance and fantastic value for money. Anyone who’s ever heard about XFX’s current PRO series power supplies…

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Interview: AMD’s Richard Huddy Responds To Criticisms of Mantle

AMD’s Mantle API is an interesting development in the PC Gaming industry, it allows developers to leverage low-overhead designs to improve the performance of their games on AMD hardware. Around a month ago we put AMD’s…

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G.Skill Ares 8GB 2400MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit Review

Introduction   Choosing the right memory kit for your system is a fairly mundane task, for most people it is just about getting the right amount of memory and at a good price. While price and…

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Super Flower Golden Silent 500W Semi-Modular Passive Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging If you want a truly silent system there are a lot of things to consider purchasing: a passive graphics card, a passive CPU cooler, SSD storage instead of mechanical hard drives and more…

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Corsair Voyager Air 2 1TB Wireless Hard Drive Review

Introduction and A Closer Look For the modern computer user a smartphone or tablet is a vital accessory: sure the desktop PC is great for a lot of things the notebook, tablet and smartphone aren’t, but…

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be quiet! Power Zone 1000W Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging It is fairly common for high wattage power supplies to boast top-end components, the best performance and as a result of that a very hefty price tag – making them quite inaccessible for most…

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Graphics Card Overclocking Guide Featuring The AMD Gigabyte R9 270

Introduction To Graphics Card Overclocking Here at eTeknix we serve a wide range of readers: from casual to hardcore PC users as well as gamers, overclockers and more. As a result our readers have differing levels of…

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XFX PRO 450W Core Edition Non-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging When you’re building a budget system with fairly minimal power requirements you won’t really find wattages lower than 400-450W for a standard ATX power supply. While getting a cheap power supply may be…

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Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 “Ivy Bridge-EP” Processor Review

Introduction When it comes to x86 processors of pure unadulterated power Intel’s high-end Xeon platforms are the only way to go. Intel’s “EP” (Efficient Performance) SKUs are often some of the most impressive processors that come to…

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Cooler Master V750 Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging Cooler Master have earned a solid reputation as one of the leading providers of power supplies in the desktop and enthusiast market, and rightly so. Unlike some PSU vendors Cooler Master do not…

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Striker Platinum GTX 760 4GB SLI Review

Introduction It isn’t very often that the ASUS Republic of Gamers brand brings a graphics card to a fairly mainstream price point. However, with the ASUS ROG Striker Platinum GTX 760 that’s exactly what ASUS did…

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PC Specialist Vanquish 270X System Review

Introduction Intel’s Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU release has been very exciting for the PC market, the main reason is that you can now get high-end desktop performance for the price of an entry level system.…

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AMD A10-7800 “Kaveri” APU Review

Introduction & What’s New? In January 2014 AMD unveiled its latest generation of accelerated processing units dubbed “Kaveri”. The range was formed of the A10-7850K flagship, the A10-7700K mid-range part and the entry level & low…

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Seasonic Platinum Series 660W Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging Since joining eTeknix over 3 years ago I’ve seen us work with a lot of big brand names and have personally done countless reviews with those brands. Power supplies are something I’ve been covering…

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XFX XTS 520W Passive Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging For PC users who are serious about noise there really is no alternative to a passive power supply. Sure there are power supplies on the market that operate incredibly quietly (such as Be…

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MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging When it comes to premium motherboards bursting at the seams with features MSI’s MPower and XPower motherboards are certainly well recognised. Although tailored specifically for overclocking, and themed to join the ranks…

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Examining AMD’s Driver Progress Since Launch Drivers: R9 290X & HD 7970

Introduction AMD and Nvidia both talk fairly big when it comes to driver updates. With every driver iteration that is released we hear the usual technical (or should that be marketing?) talk about improved performance in this, that…

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ASUS Z97 Gryphon Armor Edition (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging The ASUS TUF line is always one of the more exciting product ranges to come out of the ASUS consumer motherboard platform, albeit a very niche form of excitement (well I find…

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GeIL DRAGON RAM 8GB 1600MHz Memory Kit Review

Introduction Today we are examining our second memory kit from GeIL after looking at their lovely EVO POTENZA kit. The DRAGON RAM series is where the kit we’re looking at today comes from and from the…

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6400×1080: Testing Mixed-Resolution AMD Eyefinity

Introduction Around a month ago we announced to you that AMD was releasing version 3.0 of its Eyefinity software package. One of the key new additions to AMD’s Eyefinity 3.0 software is the ability to support mixed…

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Win a Cooler Master HAF Stacker Mega Upgrade Bundle!

Upgrading your PC is a great way to boost your performance, but what if you could take your PC and make it look truly epic! Well thanks to the awesome team at Cooler Master you can…

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Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB 1866MHz Memory Kit Review

Introduction Back in February we attended a Kingston press event in London where Kingston showed off their newest range of memory kits dubbed the “HyperX Fury” series. The HyperX Fury is the latest incarnation of the…

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PC Specialist Cosmos II 15.6″ Notebook Review

Introduction When it comes to finding a decent-spec notebook you will be overwhelmed with options. If you’re after something slim and stylish you’re likely to be stung for a hefty premium by Apple, Sony, Samsung and…

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Intel Core i7 4790K “Devil’s Canyon” Processor Review

Introduction & What’s New? Intel released its Devil’s Canyon CPUs at the start of this month in time for this year’s Computex event. Sadly we were delayed in getting our sample of the Core i7 4790K,…

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Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK (LGA 1150) “Black Edition” Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Gigabyte have given their Ultra Durable series a bit of a revamp for Z97 offering their boards up in Black Edition flavours. Whilst the implications of the Black Edition are fairly obviously,…

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GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB 2400MHz Memory Kit Review

Introduction GeIL, or Golden Emperor International Limited, are certainly not a new player in the technology industry even if many people in the “West” have not heard of them. GeIL Memory are veterans of the DRAM industry having…