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 [LATEST]  Nvidia Titan X @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, May 29 2015 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sometimes you can’t explain it but you need the biggest and best. When it comes to video cards from Nvidia the GTX 980 is a beast, hell I have GTX 980’s in both my main PC and my LAN rig, but with 4 giga of ram I don’t think you can really consider it to be the end all be all video card. This is where Nvidia comes in with their Titan cards. In the past they have had the original Titan as well as the Titan Z with its dual GPUs and the Titan Black. Well the latest Titan is the Titan X. Nvidia launched it this past March and we were a little slow to get one in but today I finally have one to run through our benchmark suite. Let’s find out if it really is godlike like the name implies.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

 [LATEST]  Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK Motherboard Review
     Fri, May 29 2015 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Intel Z97 chipset's life is getting ready to come to an end as the next generation of Intel processors are due for an update soon, which means a change in chipset and socket. That doesn’t mean that the Z97 motherboards and socket 1150 chips become useless, they’ll be available and popular for a few more years. There are so many different Z97 motherboards available, it can be confusing which one is the best option. Read on to see how the Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK Motherboard performs for a $140 motherboard that is backed by a 5-year warranty.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 [LATEST]  Asus GTX980 20th Anniversary Gold Edition Gallery
     Fri, May 29 2015 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you blinked you may have missed it – but Asus recently released a one of a kind, strictly limited edition GTX980. This card hit the United Kingdom in very small quantities and according to our sources in ASUS they sold out before you could say ‘YES PLEASE!’. We managed to get our hands on the card for a short while – just to show you what you are missing. No time for benchmarks, but no doubt we will see a handful of these hitting ebay soon at prices to make grown men weep.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

 [LATEST]  Dell Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation Review
     Fri, May 29 2015 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Before you even think about shopping for an Apple MacBook Pro for professional chores on the go, Dell wants you to give a long, hard look at its recently redesigned Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation. According to Dell, the M3800 is a superior product in several ways, and the OEM even put together an infographic showing more than half a dozen reasons why its 15.6-inch laptop is a better solution than Apple's...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Supermicro X10DRL-CT (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review
     Thu, May 28 2015 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Small form factor and high performance storage and network options makes the X10DRL-CT a top performer and powerful base motherboard for compact servers."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Router Review
     Thu, May 28 2015 | 4:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
TRENDnet gets added to the charts as the TEW-828DRU AC3200 Tri-Band wireless router hits the lab. Come and check out Tyler's full review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

600-650 watt power supply round-up
     Thu, May 28 2015 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although a 500W unit is actually capable of powering a pretty beefy system these days, choosing a 600-650W unit does offer a little more flexibility at only a modest price increase. Therefore, we tested 25 such power supplies, with prices ranging from $30 / £22 / €30 to $150 / £120 / €150. Based on our tests, we can once again conclude that there are no truly awful "branded" power supplies, just as was the case after our 500-550W power supply round-up. Furthermore, it's also clear that investing a little in a decent power supply is worthwhile: you really don't want to purchase budget models. Such power supplies are simply incapable of matching the quality standards that the rest of the market has established. So do yourself a favour, and don't try to save too much money on your power supply. A good system deserves a good power supply!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

 
upcoming AMD products
     Thu, May 28 2015 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The roadmap for upcoming AMD products has been pretty murky lately, but the company revealed some of its key plans for the next few years at its Financial Analyst Day today.
  FULL STORY @ HTTP://TECHREPORT.COM/REVIEW/28228/AMD-ZEN-CHIPS-HEADED-TO-DESKTOPS-SERVERS-IN-2016

Intel Intelligent Generations 2015
     Thu, May 28 2015 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote : We are now in Penang! Tomorrow, we will be going to the Intel PG12 facility for the Intel Intelligent Generations event! At the Intel Intelligent Generations event, we will have the opportunity to interview the "Intel Rockstars". The Intel Rockstars are members of the Intel teams that worked on the Intel Compute Stick, the 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family (codenamed Broadwell) and the Intel Atom X3 processor.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Samsung SM951 M.2 NVME SSD Review (256GB)
     Thu, May 28 2015 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung SM951 is one of the fastest SSD solutions out for those with a need for speed. It offers speeds that put most SSDs to shame and does it in a small M.2 2280 form factor. Last week we took a look at the 512GB variant that utilizes the AHCI host controller interface. To say the least, performance was very impressive. In that review we mentioned that the NMVe variant is starting to show up and that we would publish a review on one as soon as we could and well, today is the day. If you are a storage nut as I just happen to be, please get comfy and continue reading as we take a closer look at the NVMe variant of the Samsung SM951 M.2 PCIe SSD!
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1600W 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review
     Thu, May 28 2015 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Our first look at an EVGA power supply proves to be quite worth the wait. Their 1600W SuperNOVA G2 packs a ton of power with great performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Lian Li PC-O7S Case Review on Technic3D
     Thu, May 28 2015 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lian Li PC-O7S arrived Technic3D. The O7S supports ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 4x 120mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

Second-tier motherboard makers to see drops in 2015 shipments
     Wed, May 27 2015 | 4:24P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Among Taiwan-based motherboard players, Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have been in a price competition to maintain shipments and market shares, and consequently second-tier ASRock and Micro-Star International (MSI) are expected to see 2015 shipments drop to 6.5 million units and six million units respectively and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and Biostar Microtech International to 2.8-3.0 million units each, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

ASRock X99 Extreme 11 Review
     Wed, May 27 2015 | 4:24P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's X99, aka Wellsburg, is the company’s latest chipset for the high-end desktop market segment. Motherboards making use of the chipset have been readily available since last summer of 2014. Still, it took some time for motherboard manufacturers to kick out boards which can better take advantage of the supported Haswell-E processor family, and the promised drool-worthy feature set.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Toshiba Canvio Connect 2 TB External HDD Review
     Wed, May 27 2015 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Users are always damanding more and more storage space, not only inside their computers, but also as portable external hard disk drives. Nowadays, 2 TB portable external drives are becoming popular, and we will test the Toshiba 2 TB Canvio Connect, comparing it to the Seagate 2 TB Backup Plus Slim and the Western Digital 2 TB My Passport Ultra that we've already reviewed. They are all compact drives and make use of the USB 3.0 interface. Which one is the fastest? Let's see!"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU architecture
     Wed, May 27 2015 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's a Jordan-less episode this week, but that doesn't mean it's not any good. We talked about the AMD Zen rumors, enjoyed special guest Rys talking about his excellent Semiconductors from idea to product, and we dug into ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU architecture, among other things.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

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