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 [LATEST]  Aorus Thunder K7 Review
     Sun, May 03 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thunder K7 is the lastest mechanical gaming keyboard from Aorus. This keyboard features a palm rest, blue backlight and multimedia keys and we are curious to find out how this thing does. In addition Aorus used a modular design with magnet attachment system.

 [LATEST]  GeForce GTX TITAN X Video Card Review
     Sun, May 03 2015 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Launched last month, the GeForce GTX TITAN X is the fourth video card from the TITAN high-end video card series from NVIDIA, and the first one to support DirectX 12 (actually, DirectX 12.1), promising to be the fastest single-GPU video card to date. With superlative specifications, such as 12 GiB of memory, let's see how well it performs in games using UHD 4K resolution, compared to the GeForce GTX 980."

 [LATEST]  Boston Venom 3401-7T Workstation Review
     Sun, May 03 2015 | 12:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although Boston may at first not be familiar to many, rest assured with offices in California, New York, UK, Munich and Bangalore this is a company with a truly global presence. They supply one of the widest variety of business hardware available, from micro servers, blade servers, Quadro workstation and even green and cloud solutions. Today we will be looking at the Boston Venom 3401-7T, which is one of their flagship models of their Venom series, which has been designed for high-performance graphics, parallel processing and high-speed rendering. With this being one of our first enterprise workstation reviews we have a fresh selection of benchmarks which will help us push these high specification systems to their limits. We have a wide range including CPU, GPU, Memory and storage benchmarks which will help us collect some statistics which will help us find the cream of the crop of workstation rigs and at the same time provide our audience with informative concise results.

 [LATEST]  Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB DDR4 Review
     Sun, May 03 2015 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The last Ballistix Sport we reviewed impressed us and attained our Silver award so this latest revision has a lot to live up to. The new revision doesn't appear to add very much on paper. In fact we struggled to see any difference. Even the heatspreaders themselves appeared near identical. Looking closer however and we see the heatspreader design has been tweaked slightly with vents uppermost and a digital camouflage sticker across the midriff. Is this enough to improve on the Ballistix Sports last outing though? Read on to find out...

SilverStone Strider Gold S ST75F-GS V2.0 750W Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, May 03 2015 | 10:16A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
V2.0 of SilverStone`s Strider Gold S 750W PSU takes it to the minimum at 14.0cm long, while still being a fully modular, 80 Plus Gold certified power supply. We took one apart to see what is inside."

DinoPC Slayer 15.6? GTX 870M and Magma Wrath GTX 770
     Sun, May 03 2015 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What kind of gaming system can you get for £1,099 inc vat? Perhaps you are contemplating a desktop replacement style laptop but are wondering how the performance will compare? With this in mind we approached UK system builder DINOPC and they built a desktop and a laptop system at the same price point – the Slayer 15.6? GTX 870M and the Magma Wrath GTX 770.

AMD A10-7800 Review
     Sun, May 03 2015 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the latest Kaveri from AMD – the AMD A10 7800. This new APU has a reduced TDP and is clocked slower than the unlocked A10 7850K – down from 3.7ghz to 3.5ghz. It is available in the UK today for £115.66 or around £9 less than the K version. Is it really worth saving the money and opting for the locked processor?

Corsair Voyager Air 2 review
     Sun, May 03 2015 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Contemporary smartphones have come on leaps and bounds in the past few years but if you are a mass media consumer they are still lacking in one key area: storage space. You can pick up hard drives for your PC with multiple terabytes for a fraction of the cost of a new phone and yet they come with merely a few gigabytes, often at most 64. So it is no wonder that companies are starting to produce larger storage devices, designed with mobile in mind. Take Corsair’s latest effort, the Voyager Air 2. It is a one terabyte, mobile, wirelessly connected storage hub and streaming platform, giving your tablet or smartphone the ability to connect to whole archives worth of music, TV shows and movies, wherever you go.

Palit GTX750 Ti KalmX Review
     Sun, May 03 2015 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia’s GTX750ti Maxwell card has impressed us. We reviewed several partner solutions back in February and March this year and for the modest asking price it delivered some great frame rates, especially when factoring in the incredibly modest power demand. Today we look at a new GTX750 Ti Maxwell card from Palit, their passively cooled, silent solution dubbed the ‘KalmX’.

Buying advice: ITX Gaming PC - Updated
     Sat, May 02 2015 | 4:03P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Systems based on mini ITX motherboards are becoming increasingly popular these days, which is precisely why we've put together a buying advice article to keep you updated on several great miniITX configurations for different budgets. Included in these articles there are links to Geizhals.at as well as Toppreise.ch, which display automatically updated prices. If you're thinking about building a miniITX rig, this article might be a good starting point for you.

PiPO X7 Review
     Sat, May 02 2015 | 4:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
X7 from PiPO is a TV Box based on Microsoft Windows 8.1 Bing and Intel platform. The price is very attractive and the perfomances offered by the small Intel Atom Z-series CPU looks on a good level and able to play any multimedia content. Let's find out in this short review.

14nm Tri-Gate process
     Sat, May 02 2015 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On February 3rd, ARM announced a slew of new designs, including the Cortex A72. Few details were shared with us, but what we learned was that it could potentially redefine power and performance in the ARM ecosystem. Ryan was invited to London to participate in a deep dive of what ARM has done to improve its position against market behemoth Intel in the very competitive mobile space. Intel has a leg up on process technology with their 14nm Tri-Gate process, but they are continuing to work hard in making their x86 based processors more power efficient, while still maintaining good performance. There are certain drawbacks to using an ISA that is focused on high performance computing rather than being designed from scratch to provide good performance with excellent energy efficiency.

RTGS Micro LED Light Kits Review
     Sat, May 02 2015 | 4:00P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for review today I have something a bit different, two sets of micro LED lights. Yes they are LEDs meaning they use less power and put out virtually no heat at all, but since they’re micro they’re just smaller. These have no real official name, just Micro Leds and they’re from a company called RTGS that seems to specialize in lighting as they have numerous products on their website. In the pack I have today are two sets of micro LEDs with fifteen per string and they’re about six feet long. The LEDs are battery operated with two CR2032 batteries that should last about 24 hours with continuous use. Read on to learn more.. "

Intel Compute Stick PC Review: Tiny, Sleek, And Versatile
     Sat, May 02 2015 | 12:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We first got an official look at the Intel Compute Stick earlier this year, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In one of those “But wait! There’s more!” kind of moments common at trade shows, one of the good folks at Intel that was previously showing off a few upcoming NUC systems pulled a tiny device from his shirt pocket and revealed the diminutive Compute Stick.

GTA V Gameplay And Performance Review: The PC Version Rules
     Sat, May 02 2015 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As with each successive installment in the GTA franchise, Rockstar Games has increased the scope of GTA V in many ways. Grand Theft Auto V is another open world, action-adventure game that allows players to explore the city of Los Santos and the countryside of Blaine County. Not only are the locations bigger and more engrossing in GTA V, but players will switch between the game’s three playable leads and experience an interwoven story that, in previous installments, only focused on a single main character. But the fun doesn’t stop there...

The Internet Censorship Bypass Guide
     Sat, May 02 2015 | 12:01P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Of course, this is not just the Malaysian experience. Internet censorship is prevalent everywhere. It's just a matter of what and how much of the Internet is being blocked. This guide seeks to build up a database of methods by which the common Internet user can easily bypass such censorship. We will start with the most common bypass method - switching the DNS servers, and add more over time.

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