Monthly Archives: December 2016

Game Changer: Analog Switch Technology On The Aimpad R5 Keyboard

By | December 31, 2016

Analog keyboards could become gamers’ most indispensible weapon of choice, but there aren’t many analog switch keyboards out there–none yet, certainly, from any keyboard manufacturers–but a couple of small outfits are fervently working on developing the technology. One of those is Aimpad, whose founder we interviewed recently. Following our discussion of what analog switches are… Read More »

NZXT S340 Elite Review

By | December 31, 2016

Based on the low-cost S340, can the somewhat smallish NZXT S340 Elite mid-tower achieve big performance and value? MORE: Best Cases MORE: All Case Content Why would you want a glass side panel behind the motherboard, where the ugly cables are hidden? This oft-asked question has received numerous responses from various manufacturers by way of… Read More »

Cryorig R1 Ultimate Dual-Tower CPU Cooler Review

By | December 31, 2016

Cooling value brand Cryorig shoots for top performance in a dual 140mm fan, dual-sink CPU cooler. Will the extra performance pay off in value? Specifications The best way to reach out to our readers and into their wallets is with a value message that focuses on quality. Cryorig has been doing that for a couple… Read More »

Zotac Has An External GPU Dock And A Mini GTX 1080

By | December 30, 2016

At CES, Zotac will join the small but growing troupe of companies selling external graphics docks. We think. In a teaser announcement, Zotac mentioned the unimaginatively named “Zotac External Graphics Dock” (we assume the name will change), and some of the details are light; further, the description in the press release leaves us with several… Read More »

Elitegroup Previews Four New Mini-PCs Ahead Of CES

By | December 30, 2016

Liva Z mini-PCElitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), a Taiwan-based electronics company and one of the biggest PC motherboard manufacturers in the world, announced a new mini-PC Liva Z family ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Liva XE The Liva XE is a mini-PC that is roughly the size of a palm (1156 x 83 x… Read More »

Rare Community Badge Available On Tom's Hardware

By | December 30, 2016

Hey there Tom’s Community! In our forum, we’ve recently seen a huge influx of new members with pressing questions after having opened their new gifts, and we’re grateful to have an epic community of experts that prides itself on answering. We’d like to recognize these vigilant experts with a rare, limited time event badge for… Read More »

Nvidia To Show New 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Footage At CES Event

By | December 30, 2016

This month’s Game Awards provided another glimpse into Mass Effect: Andromeda, Bioware’s latest entry in its popular sci-fi franchise, and we’ll get the chance to see more game footage during CES. Specifically, we’ll see the title during Nvidia’s press event on January 4. The announcement, which was made via the game’s Twitter account, was vague… Read More »

Watch Dogs 2 Performance Benchmarks

By | December 30, 2016

Here’s a fact: Watch Dogs 2 doesn’t run that well without decent hardware. Our focus today isn’t on the story. Rather, we’re trying to make the game look as attractive as possible. We knew this project would involve multiple Tom’s Hardware labs, so we didn’t want to simply run the same benchmarks as everyone else.… Read More »