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 [LATEST]  Best Routers 2016
     Fri, Jul 01 2016 | 4:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, streaming boxes, and more, the need for a good wireless router that can handle multiple devices fighting for bandwidth is undeniable. We've gone through hundreds of expert reviews and long-term usage impressions from actual owners to bring you the best routers in five distinct categories.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 [LATEST]  SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB SSD (SDSSDA-120G-G25) Review
     Fri, Jul 01 2016 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk SSD Plus uses a DRAM-less implementation unlike the newer entry-level SSDs, namely the SSDNow UV300 and the UV400. But it uses TLC flash chips and I am curious to know if a bit older SSD is any good compared to the newer entry-level SSDs. This would make a good comparison now since it will tell us where the newer and the older drives stand in terms of performance. Would it make a lot of difference for home users, notebook users and for gamers?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

 [LATEST]  Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jul 01 2016 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a silver casing and its trademark logo on the front, Kingston SSDNow UV400 seems to be an updated variant of the previous version, the SSDNow UV300. It assures the baseline performance (using ATTO) of up to 550MB/s read and 490MB/s write, backed with a three-year warranty support. The Kingston SSDNow UV300 that I reviewed earlier used a Phison controller. That unit’s availability was very limited with countries like India. The SSD did attract some interest because it was a cost-effective solution to get a larger SSD or an entry-level for general purposes. Kingston wasn’t the first to target the entry-level market.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

 [LATEST]  Gigabyte X99 Designare EX Motherboard Review
     Fri, Jul 01 2016 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we looked at the Gigabyte X99 Designare-EX. This motherboard is part of an X99 refresh to support the launch of the Intel Broadwell-E processor and has taken a special approach to how a motherboard should be designed.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Graphics Performance With Radeon
     Fri, Jul 01 2016 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Yesterday I published some Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Linux gaming benchmarks using the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards. Those numbers were interesting with the NVIDIA proprietary driver but for benchmarking this weekend are Windows 10 results with Radeon Software compared to Ubuntu 16.04 running the new AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver as well as the latest Git code for a pure open-source driver stack."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

CPU Performance Content Creation: 9 CPUs tested - Intel Core i7-6900K
     Fri, Jul 01 2016 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days there are basically two different groups of customers who demand lots of processing power: content creators and gamers, while this 2D performance comparison is targeting content creators. After having had a look at the following pages you'll have an overview on how fast recent CPUs are in regarding a variety of programs, may it be video encoding, rendering, ...
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Palit GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock Premium Edition + G-Panel review
     Fri, Jul 01 2016 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Palit GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock Premium Edition, this version has a G-Panel included to externally monitor your graphics card in relation to temps, rpm and clocks. The product looks totally different opposed to what you are used too in a black and white coating. Don't let the looks fool you though as this card runs very fast, in fact it is the fastest tested to date.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

 
SilverStone Redline RL05 Case Review
     Fri, Jul 01 2016 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When people come to me asking for build advice I tell them two things. Spend money on your motherboard and don’t skimp on the case. Other items like processors and video cards can always be upgraded later however swapping a motherboard or chassis is a more involved process and deserves your attention.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

Raidmax Narwhal Midi Tower Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to its rugged looks, sturdy construction, plenty of interior space and packed features the Narwhal midi tower from Raidmax is worth checking out for yourselves.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Corsair's K70 RGB Rapidfire
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 4:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's K70 RGB Rapidfire is the first keyboard on the market with Cherry's MX Speed switches, a new type of clicker that offers shorter travel and a higher actuation point than the wildly popular MX Red. We got these switches under our fingers to see whether they make a real difference in the heat of battle.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

BIOS Optimization Guide
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 4:01P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The operating system scans the ACPI SRAT at boot time and uses the information to better allocate memory and schedule software threads for maximum performance. Find out what you should set it to..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ASUS ROG GTX 1080 STRIX GAMING Video Card Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we examine in full detail our first custom GeForce GTX 1080 video card. ASUS has decked the ROG GTX 1080 STRIX GAMING out with a factory overclock, the STRIX cooling system, and fully customizable lights to enhance your style points. Let's see this beast overclock and compare it to the previous gen's GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury X.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Seagate NAS HDD ST8000VN0002 8TB Hard Drive Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seagate NAS HDD ST8000VN0002 8TB is a super-sized and super fast near-enterprise grade mechanical hard drive that is actually relatively energy efficient for its performance class.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Creative Sound BlasterX H7 Gaming Headset Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Despite the fact that we are dealing with a steel reinforced headband, brushed aluminum and large cups which do hold 50mm drivers that should add some weight, the Sound BlasterX H7 headset remains quite light, having about 364g. By including a 24-bit/96kHz USB DAC, Creative is basically offering us a 2-in-1 product, but can be only used when the headset is connected via USB. If the product is plugged in via analog connection, the DAC is bypassed and the audio quality will highly depend on the sound card/CODEC we are working with."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon Motherboard Review
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI’s Godlike Gaming X99 motherboard first made an appearance mid last year with a striking design and a brazen claim to X99 motherboard superiority. Positioned against the ASUS Rampage V Extreme, now the Rampage V Edition 10, the Godlike Gaming motherboard is MSI’s no holds barred X99 implementation.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Win a NZXT S340 case!
     Thu, Jun 30 2016 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are a regular KitGuru reader then you will know we like to give away as much cool hardware as possible! This week, we are teaming up with NZXT to give away an S340 mid-tower PC case! You can find all of the details below…
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

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Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Jul 27 | Motherboards
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
May 29 | Hard Drives
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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