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Kolina K100 + V6 Smartphone Review
     Thu, Jan 29 2015 | 4:03P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Kolina K100 + V6 smartphone we have reviewed in this article shares the same SoC with the ThL 5000 and is a slightly overclocked version of the MTK6592, with the letter T at the end for Turbo. This SoC seems to provide decent performances for a mainstream product and is able to run most of the games available on Play Store. This specific terminal is quite an enthusiasts' dream since it has been picked by many ROM makers so we have widely known versions available for it like MIUI, ColorOS and so on. The K100 + V6 SoC is also paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory but does not feature a microSDHC card slot for expanding the storage even further.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

StarTech Thunderbolt Dual SSD Enclosure S252SMTB3
     Thu, Jan 29 2015 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even though it is popular to use a network attached storage sometimes it is nice to have storage closer to the computer, for example for Timemachine backup on a Mac or just as a way to add more storage space on a laptop with a small SSD. The Startech enclosure we are reviewing today, theStarTech Thunderbolt Dual SSD Enclosure S252SMTB3, comes with a Thunderbolt interface that not only lets you daisy-chain it with several other peripherals but also offers a lot of bandwidth making it a perfect option for increasing the storage space on a Mac Book Air or other computer with little initial storage. After testing it turns out that it performs just as well as expected with just a few minor complaints.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Asus Chromebook C300 Review
     Thu, Jan 29 2015 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After all the fanfare around Chromebooks when they were first launched in 2011, the concept seems to have dropped off the radar in the last year. Samsung, once a Chromebook champion, has stopped selling them in Europe, and indeed pulled out of the entire notebook market as well. But there are still new Chromebooks being released, and the standard is steadily improving. Asus’s latest offering is the C300. It’s a 13in Chromebook designed to be your go-everywhere daily companion.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

NVIDIA Unveils Tegra X1 Powered Drive CX and PX Intelligent
     Thu, Jan 29 2015 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today NVIDIA unveiled its upcoming Tegra X1 system on a chip (SoC) and a few automotive computer systems leveraging the X1. The Tegra X1 is a significant departure from the previous-gen Tegra K1 in that it features a 256-core Maxwell-derived GPU and eight CPU cores; four ARM A57 cores and four A53s in a big.LITTLE configuration. NVIDIA claims the Tegra X1 offers up to 2x the performance of the Tegra K1 in a similar power envelope, thanks to improved efficiency in the CPU and GPU cores and the chip’s more advanced 20nm manufacturing process. In addition to the Tegra X1 itself, NVIDIA also announced some new automotive computing platforms, the NVIDIA Drive CX Digital Cockpit Computer and Drive PX Auto-Pilot Platform, along with the Drive Studio software suite for developing in-car infotainment and autonomous driving systems based on Tegra X1...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Samsung Portable SSD T1 500GB Review @ ocaholic
     Thu, Jan 29 2015 | 1:15P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Portable SSD T1 Samsung has an external solid state drive in its portfolio with USB3.0 interface and seriously high throughput rates. Apart from that the drive comes with a nice and neat looking design and there is even an intuitive software included in the delivery. Overall this more than enough reason for us to have a close look at this drive."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CO.UK

News: Nvidia admits explains GeForce GTX 970 memory allocation issue
     Thu, Jan 29 2015 | 10:05A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve been tracking an issue with GeForce GTX 970 memory use for a little while now, most notably via a thread in our forums. Some GeForce GTX 970 owners have noticed unusual behavior from these cards compared to the GTX 980. Specifically, the GTX 970 sometimes appears to allocate less than its full 4GB of memory in cases where the GTX 980 does. Also, when asked to go beyond 3.5GB using a directed test, GTX 970 memory bandwidth appears to drop. Nvidia has been looking into the issue and has now issued the following statement:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Samsung Portable SSD T1 Review
     Thu, Jan 29 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The focus with T1 is super-fast storage on-the-go. This new drive utilises Samsung’s 3D V-NAND technology, resides in a compact shell, uses USB 3.0 interface and is available in 250GB, 500GB or 1000GB capacities.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

 
NVIDIA GTX 960 graphics card
     Thu, Jan 29 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At just $199 NVIDIA's new GTX 960 is looking to provide a perfect combination of performance, efficiency and value for a highly competitive market segment. Its benchmark numbers are good, but are they enough?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Thermaltake Core V21 Stackable Micro-ATX Chassis Review
     Thu, Jan 29 2015 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Why have one chassis, when you can have two for twice the price! That’s the motto I’m sticking to for today’s review, because the new chassis from Thermaltake, the Core V21, has a funky trick I would like to show you. Thermaltake are one of the biggest names in the business and they have a rock solid reputation with the enthusiast PC market, thanks in no small part to their efforts in creating some of the most capable chassis products on the market. The Thermaltake chassis range is packed full of feature heavy chassis’, capable of extreme air and water cooling, holding epic amounts of hardware and there’s no shortage of innovative features along the way; hopefully the new Core V21 is no exception.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Raijintek Metis Mini-ITX Aluminum Chassis Review
     Thu, Jan 29 2015 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Raijintek are one of the hottest components brands right now, they’ve only been on the market a couple of years and they’ve already proven time and time again that they can do great things. Of all the CPU coolers and chassis products I’ve tested from the Raijintek range, every single one of them has been an award winner. They’ve shown that they can make exceptionally well-designed products, with great build quality, premium quality features and still maintain a budget friendly price tag; which obviously makes them very appealing to consumers. The chassis I’m reviewing today is the Metis, a mini-ITX cube style chassis with aluminium construction. There’s a lot of mini-ITX chassis hitting the market over the last couple of years and their demand is still growing thanks to the booming LAN gaming market, as well as the need for sleek HTPC style systems and Steambox style system. The Metis comes in a wide range of colours, giving it a lot of appeal as it’s easy to find one that best suits your taste and to colour match to the rest of your setup, with the added bonus of a luxurious brushed aluminium finish that should look great in any setting.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Hands On With NVIDIA Tegra X1 With Benchmarks and Video
     Wed, Jan 28 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the last few years, NVIDIA has used the lead-up to the Consumer Electronics Show to announce new Tegra-related products and technologies. This year is no different. Earlier today, we got together with representatives from NVIDIA to talk about the company’s upcoming Tegra X1 system on a chip (SoC) and see the reference platform in action, running a variety of benchmarks and demos. At last year’s CES, NVIDIA announced the Tegra K1 featuring a Kepler-derived GPU, which has since found its way into the excellent SHIELD Tablet, Google’s Project Tango device, and the Nexus 9. The Tegra K1 proved to be a strong performer, in both its quad-core 32-bit and dual-core 64-bit configurations, and the 192-core Kepler-class GPU was a clear leader in the space. The Tegra X1, however, is a significant departure from the K1 in that it features a Maxwell-derived GPU and eight CPU cores; four ARM A57 cores and four A53s in a big.LITTLE configuration...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Fatal1ty 990FX Killer Motherboard Review: The Last of Its Kind
     Wed, Jan 28 2015 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is an odd way to start the new year with a review of what many enthusiasts consider old technology (990FX mainboard) but the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer is an interesting and unique in that it incorporates many modern comforts not found on other 990FX mainboards. Plus, with the release of lower power 95W FX processors a few months ago, …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL Chassis Review
     Wed, Jan 28 2015 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Phanteks has taken a bold step with its new Enthoo Mini XL case as we are seeing the introduction of a new form factor called Super Micro ATX. The idea is that you can install two motherboards inside the case along with their power supplies, processors and all the other hardware you need to run two PCs simultaneously inside a common chassis.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD Review
     Wed, Jan 28 2015 | 1:15P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Chris gives us his full thoughts on Plextor`s new M6M 256GB, an mSATA SSD, which replaces the aging M5M. Should you buy it? Read on and find out."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

CM Storm NovaTouch TKL Review @ ocaholic
     Wed, Jan 28 2015 | 12:16P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the NovaTouch TKL, CM Storm introduces a new gaming keyboard for those who want the best of the best. Apart from that you also have to able to afford this keyboard, since it`s anything but cheap. What`s so special about the NovaTouch TKL is the fact, that there aren`t traditional, mechanical CherryMX switches. In fact, the keys from NovaTouch are so called hybrids and they combine the advantages of mechanical and rubber dome switches. Follow us in this new review to find out more about these new switches."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CO.UK

5 generations of Radeon graphics cards compared
     Wed, Jan 28 2015 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After taking half a decade's worth of DirectX 11-capable GeForce graphics cards, it's time to look at things from the opposite side as we compare five generations of Radeon cards with the latest Catalyst driver to see when and where AMD has made its biggest performance leaps and which GPUs have aged the best.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

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