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Seagate's first few rounds of SSHD's
     Sun, Aug 31 2014 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've looked at many hybrid options over the past few years. First we checked out Intel's RST Caching solution, introduced on the Z68 chipset. Then we looked into Seagate's first few rounds of SSHD's, which were basically a standard HDD with an 8GB cache tacked on to the controller. Despite larger adoption of SSD's taking place, Seagate continues to push further into the hybrid market, with the addition of dual mode caching and other advancements. Today we take a look at their most recent push.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X R9 290X TRI-X OC Video Card Review
     Sun, Aug 31 2014 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at the SAPPHIRE Vapor-X R9 290X TRI-X OC video card which has the highest factory overclock we've ever encountered on any AMD R9 290X video card. This video card is feature rich and very fast. We'll overclock it to the highest GPU clocks we've seen yet on R9 290X and compare it to the competition.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Sapphire R7 260X (100366-3L) Video Card Review
     Sun, Aug 31 2014 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Priced at $119.99, the Sapphire R7 260X (100366-3L) video card hurts the wallet a lot less while aiming for high-quality 1080p gaming. As the largest AMD Radeon video card partner in the world, expectations are high from Sapphire to produce an R7 260X offering that aims to win the hearts of budget gaming enthusiasts."
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Thermaltake Core V71 Full-Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sun, Aug 31 2014 | 2:57P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

News: Zotacs Zbox ID92 mini-PC reviewed
     Sun, Aug 31 2014 | 11:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In recent months, we`ve reviewed two Gigabyte mini-PCs with Haswell inside. In light of those experiences, we figured we`d take a look at one of Zotac`s newest Zbox systems: a 7.4 x 7.4 x 2 machine with a 35W Haswell processor, room for dual storage devices, and generous connectivity."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

GAMDIAS HADES Extension Mouse Review at HardwareHeaven
     Sun, Aug 31 2014 | 10:47A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Compared to previous years there`s no denying that gaming peripherals of all sorts are currently dominating the market and since we hardly have any time left to spend with our favorite game titles this is actually very good news for us since testing such products obviously requires spending quite a bit of time with these games. Now as many of you are aware mechanical gaming keyboards are very popular amongst gamers currently so more and more of the new players in the market release their own solutions based on either the original and more widely used Cherry MX mechanical switches or the rather new ones made by Kailh (the clones as i like to call them). One of those manufacturers is GAMDIAS and for the past three days we`ve been using their latest HERMES Ultimate Black mechanical keyboard (Cherry MX Blue Switches) not only with games but also with our daily tasks."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

AMD Radeon R7 Series SSD 240 GB Review @ ocaholic
     Sun, Aug 31 2014 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Radeon R7 SSD series AMD is launching their first solid state drive and at the same time OCZ has now a rather interesting customer at hand to grow their foundry business. Based on OCZs proven Barefoot 3 M00 controller and combined with Toshiba A19nm NAND flash AMD appears to be capable of offering a quick drive with very reasonable endurance rating. At this point we`re curious to find out whether AMD succeeded with their plan or not"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CO.UK

 
Kingston SSDNow V310 SSD Review (960GB)
     Sun, Aug 31 2014 | 8:53A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few weeks back, we published our announcement of Kingstons newest v310 SSD, which features just shy of 1 TB of storage. It was not greeted with open arms. To explain the controversy we were met with from the moment we published this story, the 1TB V310 had a MSRP of $928.00, and random 4K read speeds are stated as (up to) 27,000 IOPS, with random 4K write speeds of (up to) 10,500 IOPS. If you are looking for the slickest and fastest drive on the market today, you can stop reading here. There are other drives available that can achieve higher throughput and at, unfortunately, a lower cost. As we do for every SSD, we requested a review sample nonetheless, and were shocked to find one in the mail just a few days before the Flash memory Summit."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Sapphire Dual-X R9 280 3GB OC Video Card Review
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Radeon R9 280 series is basically a re-branded Radeon HD 7950 with a few tweaks. Powered by a single 28nm Tahiti XTL GPU, it features 1792 Stream processors running at 850MHz with a boost to 940Mhz. The AMD Radeon R9 2xx series has been out since October 2013, and we are continuing to see new versions of the R9 200 series. The AMD Radeon R9 280 series is basically a re-branded Radeon HD 7950 with a few tweaks. Powered by a single 28nm Tahiti XTL GPU, it features 1792 Stream processors running at 850MHz with a boost to 940Mhz. The AMD Radeon R9 280 reference card has its core clocked at 827MHz base clock and 933MHz boost, so this particular card has a small overclock already done to it. Read on to see how it performs!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB SSD
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Released in early June, SanDisk's Extreme Pro is the successor to the venerable Extreme II, which was among the best SSDs of its generation in terms of performance and reliability. The drive is aimed at gamers, enthusiasts and professionals who demand the highest real-world performance, and will trade blows with Samsung's excellent SSD 850 Pro.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Seagate 600 Pro 400GB Enterprise SSD
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Seagate's 600 Pro Enterprise SSD has become available at an outstanding lower price point. We re-test the 600 Pro against the value-class SSD test pool."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Wavemaster Stax Second Generation Speakers Review
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wavemaster designs speakers in Germany and then manufactures in the Far East. It’s a clever partnership that allows them to get the best of both worlds: Teutonic desire for engineering perfection with a Chinese love of cost control and affordability. In 2013, that resulted in the most impressive set of speakers we saw all year – the Stax. The product has evolved and today we listen out for improvements in the Second Generation model.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Z97 & Z87 Motherboard Charts: 42 Models tested - Update Gigabyte H97-D3H @ ocaholic
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 3:45P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 42 recent Z97 and Z87 motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard. "
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 2:57P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This time we will review an entry-level NAS from Thecus, with an AMCC APM 86491 800MHz processor which is paired with 512MB of DDR3. The device works on the latest ThecusOS version "
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

News: TRs August 2014 peripheral staff picks
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 11:02A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this second edition of the peripheral staff picks, we`ve reworked the display section with the latest 4K and G-Sync monitors in mind. We`ve also updated the other sections to account for price fluctuations, changes in product availability, and findings from our latest round of reviews. The result should be, we hope, a more informative and up-to-date resource for your back-to-school shopping needs."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Fwd: ioSafe 214 Fire and WaterProof NAS Video Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Aug 30 2014 | 10:47A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CRYORIG launches onto the CPU cooler market with a bang. Their R1 cooler is build to cool down the hottest of CPU out there, weighing over 1000 gram and equipped with 2x140mm fans this product means business, let`s see how it does!"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

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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.
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