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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X Review

Its been just over a month since AMD launched the first of their all new Ryzen CPUs. They really shook up the market, offering fantastic performance at a very competitive price relative to their Intel counterparts. The first wave contained the high end Ryzen 7 series, the eight core monsters

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Intel introduces its first Optane SSD

Intel's long teased and highly anticipated 3D Xpoint technology has finally made an appearance in the form of the P4800X Optane SSD. The drive is now shipping to selected customers with a 375Gb capacity.  Intel claims the new Optane SSD offers improved throughput, lower latency and improved endurance. The write

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ECS Liva Z Mini PC Review

We at VR-Zone have long been fans of the compact mini PC. The trend towards small footprint machines continues, but perhaps not as quickly as one might have expected in the age of smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks. The ECS Liva Z we're reviewing today is a new generation ultra compact

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Western Digital Blue 1Tb SSD review

Western Digital is a brand name that has always been associated with computer storage, though traditionally the mechanical kind as opposed to the increasingly prevalent flash kind. WD made the fundamental leap in 2015 with the announcement that they would purchase flash memory giant Sandisk. This transformed WD into a

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Review

AMD is back! Those 3 words alone poorly emphasize the importance of what is perhaps the most anticipated PC product launch in the last decade. AMD’s new Ryzen processor series is the talk of the town. It has been the dominant theme across PC enthusiast forums for many months, and

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ECS launches new LIVA Z Mini PC

ECS have announced the latest model in their LIVA line of mini PC's; The LIVA Z. The new LIVA model comes equipped with the new Intel Apollo Lake SoC and an updated feature set making the LIVA Z a significant upgrade compared to prior Braswell equipped models.   As mentioned,

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