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Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Gaming Mouse Review
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Logitech’s G303 Daedalus Apex we have up for review today is quite different from any other gaming mouse we’ve previously seen from Logitech. Distancing itself from the edgy and futuristic looking G502 Proteus Core and G402 Hyperion Fury, the G303 has a more organic look and RGB lighting, a feature we haven’t seen since the G600 MMO mouse and before that, the G9x. The G303 Daedalus Apex might be that gaming mouse with a different type of style Logitech fans have been waiting for...

AMD R9 Fury X 4GB Graphics Card Crossfire Review
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here at eTeknix, we strive to give the consumer the best possible advice in every aspect of technology. Today is no different, we are extremely excited to bring you the CrossFireX review of the recently released AMD Radeon R9 Fury X. As we all know, the R9 Fury X is AMD’s latest attempt to take the crown from NVIDIA in the top end consumer GPU market. In some ways, AMD has succeeded, thanks to the introduction of a new GPU architecture and the innovative High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). With the use of HBM, it has been proven that the quantity of VRAM isn’t the issue, it is the quality of the connection and bandwidth allowance for the VRAM to do its work; although more VRAM certainly couldn’t hurt.

Kingston's HyperX Savage
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston's HyperX Savage is one bold name for an SSD, but maybe we're really in for something ferocious when the included Phison controller moves away from its value-oriented roots and tackles the enthusiast-level market. The quad-core, 8-channel Phison S10 controller promises up to 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write speeds, and up to 100k/89k read/write IOPS. We review the 240GB offering to see how it compares against similar SSDs that also leverage the Phison S10, as well as SandForce-based competitors.

Seagate Laptop SSHD ST500LM000 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested Seagate's hybrid drive for laptops this week. 2 years after it was released, does it still make sense in the presence of value SSDs like the Crucial BX100 and MX200?

XFX Radeon R9 390X 8Gb Dual Dissipation Black Edition Graphics
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We recently reviewed the Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X in preparation for the AMD Radeon R9 300 Series release and to be honest, we were a little underwhelmed by the card. Still a strong contender in the high end graphics market but in the shadow of the GTX970 from Nvidia, not to mention the GTX980 or GTX980 Ti. So a couple of days ago we tuned into the live broadcast and we got a sense of excitement from the event, it seems like AMD are really proud of the R9 300 Series release and the supporting product ranges they launched on that day."

AVM FRITZ!Box 7490 AC1300 Gigabit Modem Router Review
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 9:01A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The world may be filled with all types of people from casual everyday consumers, gamers and overclockers and up to enthusiasts, professionals and enterprise users all of which have different priorities but if i had to think of something common that every single person out there wants to have (when it comes to computers that is) that would probably be the fastest possible internet connection. Now it goes without saying that most casual users who just like to surf the internet can do so with very basic speeds (once upon a time we all did that and even more with just 14.4 Kbit/s dial-up modems) but anything extra like downloading media content, preloading new game titles, playing demanding MMO games and/or even sharing your work with several colleagues all around the globe simultaneously (successfully that is) requires a lot more juice from your internet connection. The secret however behind a fast internet connection is not only the type you have installed and paying for but also the equipment you're using with it and this is where manufacturers like AVM come in with their state of the art modem/routers like the FRITZ!Box 7490.

G.Skill Ripjaws4 F4-3000C15Q-16GRBB
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 6:49P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're into the latest tech, DDR4 is in your sights, and G.Skill is here on these pages yet again with another Ripjaws4 kit, its timings 15-16-16-35 at a blazing 3000 MHz. Great-looking, the F4-3000C15Q-16GRBB quad-channel kit is affordable, fast, and clad in blue.

AMD lineup of 300-series cards
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 6:49P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hope you’re enjoying weather as marvelous as we’re currently experiencing here in the Netherlands, but if not, at least we have some reading material for you. And if it’s too hot to read, rest assured: most of this article is graphs and benchmarks. We tested most of the ‘new’ AMD lineup of 300-series cards. To be precise: R7 370 2GB and 4GB, R9 380 2GB and 4GB, R9 390 and 390X. Of course we compared the performance against all relevant current Nvidia cards and we did this with 12 games plus 3D Mark Fire Strike, in 2 quality settings and in 3 different resolutions. Two things are particularly interesting: the performance of the R9 390 (non-X) versus ye olde & mightye GeForce GTX 970 and wether the 4GB of graphics memory on select versions of the R7 370 and the R9 380 makes any sense at all (spoiler: it does not).

Supply chain players gear up for new Nintendo console
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 6:48P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Japan-based Nintendo is planning to launch its next-generation games console in 2016 and has recently asked its supply chain partners to start pilot production in October, at the latest. The console will be manufactured by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), but Pegatron Technology is aggressively trying to snatch some of the orders, according to sources familiar to the plan.

MSI gives KitGuru a tour of the most powerful laptop ever: KitGuru TV
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 4:02P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When a Director from MSI’s notebook team tells you that his new product will be the fastest ever, you have to pay attention. You should also fire up the 8mm GuruCam and get some footage.

Inside the OC Lab at MSI HQ in Taipei: KitGuru TV
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 4:01P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At a recent gaming event, Beat IT 2014, KitGuru was able to get an exclusive look inside the MSI OC Lab for a quick interview with main man Manny Chang. Look out for the horrific attack with LN2 at the end!

Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB USB 3.0 Review
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 4:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston is already well known for its desktop RAM modules and Solid State Drives but they also make flash drives for those of you who need to back up data and take it on the go. Chances are, you have several USB sticks lying around already so what makes the HyperX Fury stand out from the rest? Lets find out…

AMD R9 Fury X graphics card
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:20P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's R9 Fury X has been rumored, leaked, previewed and now finally benchmarked. There are some high expectations placed on its shoulders but is there enough performance to overcome NVIDIA's GTX 980 Ti?

Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition Mid Tower Case Review
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:20P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition is a Mid-Tower chassis that is targeted at those of us looking for a simple, yet quiet design."

Microsoft Surface Hub Live Demo Shows Collaborative 84-inch 4K
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:19P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this month, Microsoft offered more details and availability information for their forthcoming Surface Hub system. With pre-orders starting July 1st, these 55-inch or 84-inch machines offer a new collaborative version of the Surface experience, for businesses, scientists, education and perhaps power user consumers. Last week, we got to spend some time downtown at Microsoft's Envisioning Center. Microsoft Technical Solutions Specialist, Mark Skoog showcased the company's Perceptive Pixel technology that they've been developing further since its acquisition back in 2012 and its related impact to science, humanity and business productivity. He took time to demo the new Microsoft Surface Hub as well...

Matias Tactile Pro 4 Keyboard Review
     Thu, Jul 02 2015 | 12:19P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Keyboard Company has just started to bring in the Matias Tactile Pro and has lots of stock for potential enthusiast buyers. The newer v4 version is featuring re-engineered Matias Click switches compared to v3 and are meant to eliminate the ringing sound of the previous Fukka. Be warned that these are not designed to be silent and their sound is similar to a regular typewriter; however, the typing experience is unique and the product is recommended to people which write a lot of documents or get to work in accounting / do a lot of spreadsheet work. We would not recommend it for gaming purposes (the Quiet Pro is more suitable for that).

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