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 [LATEST]  Netgear ReadyNAS RN212 Network Attached Storage
     Wed, Feb 10 2016 | 9:03A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Netgear has released a new line of high-end-yet-consumer-friendly Network Attached Servers (NAS) dubbed the RN210 family. They are available in both two-and-four bay models, and this time around we’ll be examining its two-bay model, the RN212. Keep in mind, however, that almost everything we cover here applies to the four-bay model as well, which goes by the moniker RN214. The big deal with this NAS is that, according to Netgear, it’s the “only ARM-based NAS that delivers full HD 1080p to 480p transcoding,” with the purpose being the ability to stream content from the NAS to your smart phone or tablet without any dropped frames. Another notable is that it uses the BTRFS file system, which is a copy-on-write (CoW) system designed to improve data reliability and scalability...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 [LATEST]  Raidmax Monster II mid-tower case
     Wed, Feb 10 2016 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at the Raidmax Monster II mid-tower case, the successor to the manufacturer's original 2009 design. The Monster II measures 480mm x 210mm x 526mm (L x W x H), and comes with three drive bays supporting a number of 3.5" and 2.5" drive configurations, as well as two 140mm cooling fans with support for up to three more 120/140mm fans. The case interior is designed to facilitate cable management, with a special passage for any side cables.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

 [LATEST]  Patriot Viper 4 3400MHz 8GB
     Wed, Feb 10 2016 | 9:01A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"After taking some time to play with these modules, I have found that they deliver good performance across the entire test suite. In the majority of the tests run, this set of Patriot Viper 4 DIMMs usually performed just lower than the top performer in the comparison field. Not a bad showing indeed. Running at 3400MHz with decent timings of 16-18-18-36 out of the box shows that speed does equal performance when all other things are equal. In the gaming test, this kit from Patriot showed the largest overclocking performance gain during the gaming benchmark. Before jumping off the deep end, I should temper that statement some by saying that the maximum increase at 1920 x 1080 was a 1.3 FPS gain.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

 [LATEST]  Tronsmart Vega S95 Telos Android 4K Media Player Review
     Wed, Feb 10 2016 | 9:00A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Tronsmart Vega S95 Telos is performing as promised by the manufacturer, being able to playback 4K content without any issues at all and at the same time it is able to output at this resolution with a frequency of 60Hz. We do get plenty of possibilities to connect extra storage to it via the included USB 2.0 ports, the SATA Data/Power interface but also via LAN, Wi-Fi or even the SD Card reader. The 3D performance of the product is also quite decent so considering that we do actually have a fully-functional Android 5.1.1 mini-PC on our hands, we can install plenty of other applications on it via Play Store.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Lian Li PC-X510 PC Case Review
     Tue, Feb 09 2016 | 4:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Taiwanese company Lian Li has always been known for its high-quality aluminum cases. In terms of workmanship and quality there were no doubt about that the customer gets the best value for money. Today Lian Li send the midi tower case PC-X510 WX into the race. What this premium medium tower really has to offer and for whom it is suitable, we present in the following review.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

NZXT Manta Review
     Tue, Feb 09 2016 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Manta is a small, curvaceous computer chassis which is primarily concerned with Mini-ITX systems. NZXT has given this new case a series of steel reinforced panels to ensure utmost durability and inside there is a platform which supports high-end kit including big CPU coolers, large graphics cards and water cooling radiators.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

GeForce GTX TitanX vs. Radeon R9 FuryX
     Tue, Feb 09 2016 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the GeForce GTX TitanX NVIDIA has a very powerful pixel accelerator in its portfolio, which is really expensive at the same time. The AMD Radeon R9 FuryX is also a highly powerful graphics card but comes at a way more reasonable price. In this article we're going to check which card is faster and we're putting this into relation to the price.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

 
Thermaltake Core X9 Snow Edition Case Review
     Tue, Feb 09 2016 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Thermaltake Core X9 Snow Edition arrived Technic3D. The X9 supports E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards and have place for 4x 200mm, 20x 120mm or 13x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

Inno3D GeForce GTX 980Ti X3 Ultra DHS Graphics Card Review
     Tue, Feb 09 2016 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA’s GTX 980Ti has proved to be a very popular choice among hardware enthusiasts requiring extreme performance at demanding resolutions. Whether you’re opting for a 21:9 3440×1440 60Hz panel, 4K display or high refresh rate 1440P monitor, there’s very few single card configurations on the market capable of dealing with advanced AA, complex tessellation and other visually taxing effects while driving a large number of pixels. Technically, the Titan X is NVIDIA’s flagship product and its 12GB frame buffer initially appears like an enticing proposition. However, the price to performance ratio is quite poor especially when you consider the 980Ti is based on the same GM200 silicone and only exhibits a few cost saving measures. Most notably, the video memory is reduced from 12GB to 6GB and the shader units have been slightly scaled back from 3072 to 2816.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX Chassis Review
     Tue, Feb 09 2016 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design have a long history of creating high-end, very high-quality products, but in recent years they’ve also turned their attention to a more consumer friendly end of the market, with more affordable, yet still very stylish and well-made products, such as the Core 500 we have in the eTeknix office today.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Kingston HyperX Savage 128GB USB 3.1 Gen 1 Flash Drive
     Tue, Feb 09 2016 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Flash drives make it extremely convenient to transport and share data. With large USB 2.0 drives copying data was painstakingly slow. With USB 3.0, the transfer rate increased and so did the size of the drives. Kingston has released their 1st generation of USB 3.1 called the HyperX Savage. The drive is available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB and …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Block Google DNS per device
     Tue, Feb 09 2016 | 9:03A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some apps, like Netflix, have recently started hard coding Google's DNS servers into them to combat the use of VPNs and Smart DNS services. Most of the guides I've seen have indicated that the best way to combat this is via "static routes to nowhere". While this is an approach, I don't think it's the best, or most reliable way to get it done. In my opinion IP filtering is a much better option.
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE

honor 5X, honor 7 Enhanced & honor Band Z1 Revealed.
     Tue, Feb 09 2016 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
honor officially launched the honor 5X smartphone, the honor 7 Enhanced Edition smartphone and the honor Band Z1 smartband. Join Allen An, honor Director of E-Commerce, as he talks about honor’s achievements and how these new devices are part of their aggressive push for more market share this year.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury OC 4GB Review
     Tue, Feb 09 2016 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD released their R9 Fury back in July 2015, and our review at the time was fairly positive with concerns mainly leveled over the pricing. Today we look at the Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury 4GB – a new triple fan custom solution featuring enhanced out of the box clock speeds.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Synology DS416 4-bay NAS
     Tue, Feb 09 2016 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synology has lots of offerings for enthusiast home users and the DS416 is one of them. It uses an Annapurna Labs Dual-Core SoC that offers enough computing power while consuming very little energy.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

the phenomenon of PCI-Express SSD’s
     Mon, Feb 08 2016 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We’ve been digging into the phenomenon of PCI-Express SSD’s for a while now, covering Intel’s P3700 drive as well as looking at an assortment of other models available in the market. One that was missing so far, at least from our English language publications, was Samsung’s 950 Pro. We’ve now amended that omission with a full and in-depth review of this NVMe PCIe SSD, that in many ways represents a first in the market and surely is a harbinger of storage products to come.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

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