GIGABYTE X99 SOC Champion Motherboard Review

It has been a while since anything GIGABYTE has graced us with its presence at Overclockers.com, but it has come back with a vengeance in the form of their top of the line X99 overclocking motherboard – the X99 SOC Champion. You may remember a news article we published a couple weeks back outlining some of the features the new Champion series motherboards offer, such as faster XMP profile support (up to 3400 MHz!), all digital PWM, Realtek ALC1150 audio, and the Killer E2200 NIC, etc. Read More

G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4-2800 MHz 32GB Memory Kit Review

When you think of enthusiast-level memory, one of the first names that comes to mind is G.Skill. They’ve been catering to the overclocking and enthusiast crowd since the company was founded back in 1989. That tradition has carried forward to their DDR4 memory line; and today, we’ll have a look at another of G.Skill’s Ripjaws4 offerings in the form of a 32 GB DDR4-2800 MHz kit. We recently published a review on the 16 GB kit of this same memory, so let’s find out what the 32 GB version has to offer. Read More

Luxa2-Thermaltake Mobile GroovyA Wireless Speaker Review

The Luxa2-Thermaltake Mobile GroovyA wireless stereo speaker hits the test bench today and promises to offer a few unique features we have yet to see from a portable Bluetooth speaker. From its adjustable listening angles to its sleek modern looks, the speaker appears well-equipped to handle your mobile listening tasks. Oh yea, lest we forget… there’s an App for that! Let’s get started and see what Luxa2-Thermaltake Mobile brings to the table. Read More

Kingston HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe G2 x4 480GB SSD Review

We’re finally beginning to see more manufacturers bring M.2 SSDs to market, and Kingston HyperX now has SATA and PCIe interface units available. The SATA interface M.2 SSDs offer similar performance to the standard 2.5″ design we’ve been using for some time now, but with the advantage of much smaller space requirements. Of course, the most intriguing M.2 interface is PCIe, which promises wicked speeds over and above 1000 MB/s. Kingston sent over one of their new HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe x4 SSDs so we can see for ourselves what these drives are capable of. Read More

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD Review

Now that SSDs have been out for a few years, manufacturers have managed to saturate the SATA 6 GB/s interface with as much speed as it’s capable of. With that in mind, attention has been turned to greater longevity, reliability, and energy efficiency. With the new 850 EVO series SSDs, Samsung aims to do just that by utilizing their new proprietary MGX controller and 3D V-NANA flash memory. So, let’s take the Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB SSD for a spin and see what Samsung has in store. Read More

GIGABYTE Champion X99-Gaming 5P Motherboard Review

It’s been seven months since the Haswell-E X99 platform was released to the masses, but their appears to be no end in sight as far as new motherboard options hitting the market. Case in point is GIGABYTE’s recent announcement of four new X99 Champion series motherboards to add to their already impressive X99 family. GIGABYTE was kind enough to send along one of their new Champion series motherboards for us to have a look at. The X99-Gaming 5P is on tap today and is obviously aimed squarely at the enthusiast gaming market. Read More