Saturday, February 25, 2017

Desktop PC & Laptop

25 years of PC gaming back when Red Alert 1 was made. I remembered the times when I played 8-bit games around the 90's era and now we have evolved into the Gen Y industry. Having saved a lot of money to divide into two personal gadgets to use. Here's my midrange PC and laptop I have used along my gaming journey!

Now, I had intention to upgrade my laptop's HDD into SSD as a start and up to 8GB RAM possible. With AMD Ryzen released, I might need to save a lot more before I can change my i5 3570 processor into their awesome one's estimated around RM7xx as replacement in future. Enjoy gaming!


Desktop PC


Laptop

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pentium G4560


Why choose Intel Pentium G4560 over your older i3 and i5 model? The answer here is "Value". This is the very first time you hear in 2017 that Pentium undergoes Hyper Threading technology and with that 2 Core 4 Thread norm in this spectacular budget CPU, you are actually comparable to those with i3 7th gen users in mind.

It also uses Kaby Lake as it's name for the processor and it's widely new. Here's a quote from several online articles that has proven that G4560 is worth your 2017 budget and the slow economy across the globe.




Quote from Eurogamer.net:

"To test the Pentium G4560, we put together a budget-orientated PC gaming set-up. The Z270 boards we've previously used for reviewing the unlocked Core 'K' chips are replaced with a more modest MSI B250 Mortar board. The B250 chipset has no CPU overclocking facilities whatsoever, making motherboards based on this set-up better suited for a budget build. However, the B250 chipset has a secret weapon - support for 2400MHz DDR4 memory, compared to the 2133MHz limit on RAM imposed on all Skylake processors. We've yet to confirm it, but even cheaper H110 boards may support 2400MHz RAM too - but it will require an updated BIOS.

But the point is that this support for additional memory bandwidth is significant. Prior Digital Foundry processor reviews have found a distinct relationship between CPU performance in gaming and faster memory. This is especially significant for lower-end chips like the Core i3 line and the Pentium G4560 - because you are far more likely to be CPU-bound using one of these chips, so anything that can push up lowest recorded frame-rates is obviously a good thing. And this is borne out in the benchmarks where the move from 2133MHz DDR4 to the new 2400MHz standard effectively allows the Pentium to overcome its clock-speed disadvantage against the Core i3 6100. In six out of the seven games we tested, the G4560 with 2400MHz DDR4 matches the performance of an i3 6100 paired with slower memory."




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

AMD Ryzen Price Leak

AMD Ryzen have been releasing their price to several sources and it was by then leaked around early February 2017. The chart below shows the Ryzen processors that is going to ship and battle against i5 and i7 series from Intel. It looks promising as even the Ryzen 5 series may outclass the likes of i7 7th-Gen processor series.



Then again, which Ryzen series are you going for? The budget type or the midrange one's? I would prefer to wait until the official announcement at 28th February which is next Tuesday for the announcement.


In my whole opinion, I would still prefer Intel as they offer the most recent Kaby Lake processor called G4560 which is far more convincing than choose the pricey Ryzen series unless your up for it. I'll be posting about why choosing Pentium G4560 is much better for your CPU value and how it saves your budget for another future upgrade.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi



It's official. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is the next chapter of the Skywalker saga. This December. #TheLastJedi

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Graphics Card Buyer’s Guide – January 2017


Credits to 144hzmonitors.com



This is by far the best website to measure what you should get or what you should need to skip. As for the best budget for people with extremely tight budget, GT 730 is good to go despite criticism about it being cheap and unreliable. Trust me, it still works on common games you play nowadays excluding AAA titles.

Also, if you wanted a better midrange budget GPU, go for RX 460 or 1050 Ti. And for the richie rich of gamers, you can opt for 1070 to 1080 series that is released recently from 2016 and now expanding until 2017.

There is also news rumor of NVIDIA Volta and I believed that would be announced in forth quarter of 2017 while AMD is also having their next-gen GPU which is named Vega. How much would they fare?

We should find out while enjoying our current GPU's until late 2020 to see new changes ahead!




Sunday, January 15, 2017

Geforce GTX 1050 Ti


So, after upgrading for over a decade, I pumped up closer to a great GPU from Geforce brand. Goodbye to my R7 260x from Radeon, it served me well for the 3 years plus but it wasn't enough. After pushing my budget limit, I managed to grab hold of it and there you go!

For those who wants to play Ultra Settings for next-gen games, I advise to purchase Radeon RX460 or Geforce 1050 series as you can bare for another 5-10 years of gaming. Nevertheless, Royce have wasted more than RM10K+++ for so many CPU I have when I was young but after I'm older, I set the rules.

DIY Gaming PC for LIFE!!!

Regards,
Royce

Monday, December 19, 2016

New Graphic Card Revolution

I have remembered a few I used and some are quite worthwhile, efficient and performance. You don't need a really high-end graphic cards to play a game. A good gamer can also play games with budget types 3D graphic cards GPU or even a medium type. Below shows a few 3D card I have used in these years ongoing!

Noted that I have copy pasted my old thread to bring forward here to keep track and you would love to see how many years I have spent with one of these graphic cards I have bought in the past years.


From 2002 to 2015, a change is impending for graphic cards!
  • Geforce 4 MX440 64 MB RAM (AGP)
  • Geforce FX 5200 128 MB RAM (AGP)
  • Radeon 9550GE 256 MB RAM (AGP)
  • Geforce 8400GS 256 MB RAM (PCI)
  • Geforce 8600GT 256 MB RAM (PCI)
  • Radeon HD 5750 1GB RAM (PCI-E)
  • Radeon R7 260x OC 1GB RAM (PCI-E)
Current 3D Card Used (Updated 15.1.2017)
  • Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB RAM (PCI-E)



As you see this is what I naturally had in the past few years excluding the 1990s CPU I had like 3 to 6 PCs at least! These 4 graphic cards above I listed shows what made my gaming performance a wonderful stay! Some are being sold online with some posted memorable photos and one of them are currently in the Core2Duo CPU I have been using just for roughly a year! So my advise is appreciate all the 3D Cards you had bought with the CPU and make full use of it! You will realize that even old cards etc Geforce 7600 and below are still able to play games like GTA IV , Call Of Duty 4! So remember to know how to set details of a game to the lowest for performance and also tweak your resolution! Screen resolution is factor to performance and as well a proper smooth gameplay.

After 6 years of graphic cards and how I looked back my old blog post, things have changed a lot. I am now owning one of the medium-tier graphic card led by Radeon R7 260x! Compared my previous budget gaming graphic cards which was quite long lasting enough, I behold the power to play all games up to high quality or subpar based on the current year of 2015! What more can you ask for revolution? A gamer will always be a gamer.

PERFORMANCE GAMING UPGRADE !
[DoP]RollsRoyce (2008) / KMG.Royce (2015)



In six years of time, my NovaBench benchmark is different and 20x times more powerful! (2008)


The magic of gaming never ends. I myself have upgraded my gaming rig into the beast it is today. Despite not being the most expensive one's out there, it is capable to do Medium quality settings without a sweat! Some games are even greater at Ultra quality and vice versa but they are old game titles. So I'm enjoying my next-gen games such as Dota 2 , Assassin's Creed , Battlefield 4 with good playability. (2015)



So after 2017, I decided to blog this old post that's bumped up again. Having purchased Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti series, it made my midrange CPU into a beastly machine. All games can be Ultra Settings and at 1080P resolution provided that your monitor supports but I'm having so much fun with 1366x768 which is considered around 720P and it does wonders. So, probably around 2022 or 2025 then I'll upgrade provided that the GPU itself is sustainable. Now, I can always set full High / Ultra settings without dropping below 60FPS and it's always 120FPS for Dota 2 , Overwatch and what not. Recommended!