Hardware Roundup: Monday Edition

bp9801 - September 16, 2013 09:37AM in Affiliate News

We have a lot on the plate today, so let's begin. If you need a new video card, we have a review on the ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II Mini that may look tiny, but packs a definite punch. We have a couple of Z87 motherboards to check out: the ECS GANK Z87H3-AX GOLDEN and the Gigabyte Z87X-OC. A 16GB kit of Crucial Ballistix Sport XT DDR3-1866 memory gets reviewed, which sees how well this 10-10-10-30, 4x4GB kit performs. A pair of Samsung SSD 840 Evos get tested, with both the 250GB and 1TB model on the test bench. We also have a wireless adapter from ASUS and a look at how various video cards perform on Saints Row IV to round things out.

Video Cards
ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II Mini @ Bjorn3D

Motherboards
Gigabyte Z87X-OC @ Bjorn3D
ECS GANK Z87H3-AX GOLDEN @ Madshrimps

Gaming
Saints Row IV Video Card Performance and IQ @ [H]ardOCP

Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport XT DDR3-1866 16GB @ ThinkComputers

Storage
Samsung SSD 840 Evo: 250GB & 1TB Drives Tested @ TechSpot

Networking
ASUS PCE-A66 Wi-Fi AC1750 PCIe Wireless Adapter @ Benchmark Reviews