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Intel Optane Memory With 3D XPoint Review
     Sat, Apr 29 2017 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel Optane Memory is designed to accelerate the storage subsystem on compatible machines, to improve transfer speeds and reduce latency. It is among the first products to leverage 3D XPoint memory technology that was co-developed by Intel and Micron. 3D XPoint offers many of the same properties as NAND flash memory, but with much higher endurance and certain performance characteristics that are similar to DRAM. We revealed many details regarding Intel Optane Memory a couple of weeks ago. To quickly reiterate, Intel Optane Memory products and their associated software are designed to cache the most frequently accessed bits of data on a compatible system, which can significantly increase performance and improve responsiveness...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Intel Optane Memory 32GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review
     Sat, Apr 29 2017 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel Optane is here. It redefines low queue depth random read performance. Simply amazing!"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

HyperX Pulsefire FPS Optical Gaming Mouse Review
     Sat, Apr 29 2017 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HyperX just released their very first gaming mouse called the Pulsefire FPS and as you will see in our review it follows the same exact "principles" as their very successful Alloy FPS mechanical gaming keyboard.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

ASUS USB-AC53 Nano AC1200 Wireless Adapter Review
     Sat, Apr 29 2017 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS adds to its already expansive portfolio of wireless adapters with the tiny and very portable USB-AC53 Nano AC1200."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Audioengine HD3 Desktop Computer Speakers Review
     Sat, Apr 29 2017 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

The Audioengine HD3 are small speakers. But they are not small in performance.

  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Pentium G4560 CPU by Intel Review
     Sat, Apr 29 2017 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested the Pentium G4560, a low cost dual-core CPU with Hyper-Threading technology, from the new Intel Kaby Lake family. Check it out!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Game Max Sapphire RGB Case Review
     Sat, Apr 29 2017 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently we have reviewed a couple of cases from Game Max, and while they both scored very well, they were definitely aimed at users on a budget. Today, we are seeing what Game Max can offer those looking for a more luxurious case, as the Sapphire RGB is definitely luxurious – it features no less than 3 tempered glass side panels, and not ordinary tempered glass either. The Game Max Sapphire’s highlight feature (quite literally) is its use of mirror-finish tempered glass.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

 
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1050 Ti OC 4GB Review
     Sat, Apr 29 2017 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS has outfitted its ROG STRIX GTX 1050 Ti OC with a dual-fan cooler and a 90-100MHz overclock past Nvidia’s rated frequencies. The addition of a 6-pin PCIe power connector is intended to aid the maximum GPU Boost core frequency during gaming, while the two 100mm fans force air over a well-sized heatsink. An RGB LED and user-controllable 4-pin chassis fan header are provided as quality points for this £170 GTX 1050 Ti.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

14-Way NVIDIA Kepler/Maxwell/Pascal OpenGL
     Sat, Apr 29 2017 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Yesterday game porter firm Feral Interactive released a public beta of Mad Max that features a Vulkan renderer in place of its OpenGL API for graphics rendering on Linux. In addition to Radeon Vulkan numbers, I posted some NVIDIA Mad Max Linux benchmarks with both renderers. Those results were exciting on the few Pascal cards tested so I have now extended that comparison to feature a line-up of 14 NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards from Kepler, Maxwell, and Pascal families while looking at this game's OpenGL vs. Vulkan performance."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

ICY DOCK ICYCube Quad Bay 2.5" & 3.5" SATA External
     Sat, Apr 29 2017 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ICY DOCK has released yet another quality quad-bay external enclosure for 2.5”/3.5” drives but the ICYCube falls short in pretty much everything but performance compared to the far more affordable Black Vortex model.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Cougar Minos X3
     Sat, Apr 29 2017 | 9:00A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Cougar Minos X3 aims to be highly affordable while still bringing quality to the gaming market. There are no surprises with the tried and true PWM3310DH sensor, which has been on the market for years. The OMNRON switches are the same story – they are rated for 10 million clicks each for reliable quality."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

HyperX is making a foray into yet-unexplored gaming peripheral
     Fri, Apr 28 2017 | 4:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HyperX is making a foray into yet-unexplored gaming peripheral territory today with its Pulsefire gaming mouse, a simple and software-free rodent. We put this mouse to the mat to see whether HyperX's keep-it-simple approach plays well with gaming mice.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

BIOSTAR RACING X370GT7 AM4 Motherboard Review
     Fri, Apr 28 2017 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The RACING X370GT7 AM4 board from BIOSTAR does perform well and at the same time is being able to hold some decent system overclocks. The product does pack one of the latest Realtek (Dragon) Gigabit LAN controllers, which is accompanied by a software for optimizing traffic in games. The Realtek ALC1220 8-channel CODEC takes care of the audio interface, an NVMe M.2 cooler is bundled for bringing the temperature down of these specific devices, while the RGB lighting can be synchronized with other supported products too, given the dual 5050 headers."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Optane Memory
     Fri, Apr 28 2017 | 4:01P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I knew XPoint was going to enable all sorts of performance gains to storage systems, but I honestly did not expect Optane Memory to net such large benefits and to do it so well. While previous hybrid/caching technologies have been decent, the outstanding latency of XPoint enables an Optane Memory cache to boost HDD systems to meet or even exceed the performance of NAND-SSD equipped machines! While the intended market is clearly as an upgrade to HDD-only systems, measurable benefits can be seen even when caching a SATA SSD. When paired with a budget SATA SSD, we saw boot times cut in half and coming in nearly a second faster than a NAND-NVMe SSD! Overall I am extremely impressed with the performance benefits and implementation of Optane Memory."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Game Max Onyx RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Fri, Apr 28 2017 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today is a very exciting day here at eTeknix HQ, as we’re taking a look at our very first Game Max chassis! The Onyx is already a popular product, having sound quite well, we’re eager to see what all the fuss is about. With a focus on competitive prices, while still delivering the high-end features you would expect from most brands premium products, it’s easy to understand why it’s so popular, but we’re here to take a much more in-depth look that the specifications table doesn’t let you appreciate.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

ASUS Launches Tinker Board in North America
     Fri, Apr 28 2017 | 2:39P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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ASUS, maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards, is excited to launch the ASUS Tinker Board in North America today. Imagine the freedom to make your ideas come alive, the ability to invent an IoT device for a connected home or just having fun creating an entertainment hub for the family or powering your DIY robot project at school. With Tinker Board, the possibilities to create personalized devices are endless. Tinker Board is a single-board computer (SBC), which makes it the ideal foundation for makers, hobbyists, educators, and electronic DIY enthusiasts to develop and build low-cost, great-performing computers.

ASUS Tinker Board offers class-leading performance, robust multimedia support, IoT connectivity, and enhanced DIY design and compatibility with a wide range of leading SBC chassis and accessories. The result is a near credit card sized computer that offers people the freedom to tinker and apply their ingenuity to create platforms for a wide variety of uses.

Key features of Tinker Board include:
  • CPU: 1.8GHz Rockchip® RK3288 SoC quad-core processor
  • GPU: Mali-T764 GPU
  • Video: HD/UHD video playback support – including H.264/H.265 decoding
  • Audio: 192kHz/24-bit audio support
  • Memory: 2GB of dual-channel LPDDR3
  • Storage: Micro SD(TF) slot features SD 3.0 support
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth° 4.0 + EDR and on-board 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Networking: 1Gb Ethernet
  • Ports: (4) USB2.0 ports, (1) HDMI 1.4 out port, (1) 3.5mm audio jack
  • I/O Ports: (1) 40-pin GPIO interface header, (1) 15-pin MIPI DSI, (1) 15-pin MIPI CSI, (1) 2-pin contact point for PWM and S/PDIF signals
  • Power: Suggested 5V/2A AC adaptor via the micro-USB port (power adaptor not included)
  • OS: ASUS TinkerOS (Debian-based Linux) & Android Support
  • Dimensions/Weight: 85.60mm x 56mm x 21mm, 45g without included heatsink
AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS Tinker Board is available now at Amazon and Micro Center with a suggested MSRP of $54.99. For additional information and support on this exciting new product, please visit our Tinker Board website at Tinker Your Way to the Future.
  FULL STORY @ MICROCENTER

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