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  • How Does Hyper Threading Work in Intel Core i7 Processors?

    You have heard the term Hyper-Threading plenty of times. It is supposed to be some magical technology that doubles the speed of your processor once it is enabled. Companies can either turn it on or off and charge plenty more like a premium. I would like to say that all…

  • What Type of Motherboard is Compatible with Intel Core i7 8700K and 7700K?

    Motherboards are one of the most crucial components of a computer, especially a gaming one. As the name suggests, almost every component of a computer is related to the motherboard. A powerful motherboard can help you achieve greater processing frequencies, provide better cooling solutions, and also last much longer. To…

  • How Does i7-7700K Compares to i7-8700K

    For a long time, four cores were considered overkill and most of the computer applications required fewer cores. As time passed, the industry felt a great need to increase the core count to improve performance in various fields. In terms of the gaming industry, we can say that most of…

  • How to Find Out Intel’s i7 Processor Generation

    If you look around for a new CPU, chances are that you must have been bombarded with a lot of information when you go out for a purchase. It is quite well established now that companies release new products and assign a “generation” to them. Similarly, semiconductor manufacturers like Intel,…

  • Center Channel Speakers: Everything You Need To Know Before Buying Them

    A home theatre system cannot be really complete if the center channel speaker is missing. This is because almost all of the dialogues are played through the center speaker. It’s also where musical instruments and movie effects are more prominent. In fact, you can still use the center channel speaker…

  • Which Sound Card Should You Buy and Why

    Audio is rarely a huge focus for people when putting together a new gaming setup. The average person just buys a decent gaming headset and that’s the end all be all of their audio setups. Regardless of how often audio is overlooked by most consumers, it can really be the…

  • How to Choose a Soundbar for Home Use

    If you look at the current crop of television sets, you will immediately realize one thing. The quality of video has been considerably improved. Manufacturers are also working towards making the TVs as slim as possible. All these are excellent additions but they have come at a price. Reduced sound…

  • Are NVMe PCIe M.2 Drives Compatiable with Macs?

    Apple’s largely successful Mac lineup has always been respected for having great design, build quality and performance for the most part (unless you’re a gamer, sorry). While all of that is great for people who have grown to love MacOS, there still stands the one thing Apple is notoriously known…

  • Can you use an SSD as a Secondary Drive?

    SSDs are slowly but surely becoming the standard for storage in many PCs. It’s not too difficult to comprehend why that is. SSDs are several times faster than a typical mechanical hard drive. Despite that during the initial release of the early SATA SSDs, the prices were so high that…

  • How to Check PCIe M.2 NVMe SSDs Compatibility with your PC or Motherboard

    PCIe SSDs have definitely garnered a lot of attention over the past few years. Especially among high-end users and working professionals who want even faster flash storage than your typical SATA SSD. While SATA SSDs are more than sufficient for most people, many people are oblivious to the fact that…

  • Which Brands are the Best for PCIe NVMe M.2 SSDs

    M.2 NVMe is the blazing fast form of flash storage we all know and love. The rapid speed, small form factor, and ease of use of these drives have earned them the reputation they deserve. We’ve already talked in detail about the working process and all the benefits of M.2…

  • What are the Benefits of Using NVMe Add-in Cards

    NVMe has been a buzzword for a while now. Ever since its debut, we have seen super-fast flash storage slowly propel into the mainstream market. What was once considered a novelty for even the most elite group of gamers, is now finally the money’s worth. As soon as prices dropped…

  • Can the Operating System be Installed on a NVMe Add-in Card

    This is a bit of a tricky question to answer because it depends on the motherboard, the SSD chip and a whole plethora of other factors that can actually influence the performance of the system itself. The short and simple answer is: Yes, it can. However, like with pretty much…

  • Why is NVMe better than SATA and mSATA

    NVMe is a protocol that stands for Non-Volatile Memory Express or Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCIS), This protocol offers users the accessibility of non-volatile memory devices through the Peripheral Component Interface Express (PCIe) port. It’s a great way to meet the alternative to conventional SATA SSDs. PCIe SSD…

  • NVMe PCIe M.2 Vs. SATA – Which Should You Buy and Why?

    Hopefully, everyone is aware of the performance gain you can achieve when upgrading from a mechanical hard drive to any type of SSD. The gap in speed is enormous. Flash storage sweeps the floor with hard drives when it comes to performance, reliability and overall efficiency. This is why SSDs…

  • Are 240Hz Monitors Good for Gaming?

    I might be stating the obvious here, but, the crux of an ultimate gaming experience rests on the flawless graphics and seamless gameplay. Nothing is more satisfying than getting immersed completely into the world inside the game which can be manifested by the smoothly flowing movements thanks to the high…

  • QNAP vs Synology – Which is better?

    A network attached storage (NAS) solution can be a godsend for those of you looking for ways to optimize and protect your data storage – whether it’s for your home or for your office. But deciding on the ideal network attached storage is no easy task, especially if you are not tech…

  • Gaming with Volta Cards – A Glance into the Architecture

    While the Titan V, the only available Volta card with the addition of Nvidia Quadro GV100 and the Tesla V100 which cost a fortune, might not be a gaming card, it still might be a glance into what the Volta architecture’s got in store for us, as opposed to Pascal…