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Linksys Velop Mesh Wi-Fi Router System
     Fri, Feb 24 2017 | 9:03A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back at CES earlier this year, one of Linksys’s biggest announcements was their new Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System which is Linksys’s first entry into the Mesh Wi-Fi market. As we recently got our hands on a test unit, today we’ll be reviewing Linksys Velop to see if it’s actually lives up to its claims..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

The Honor 6X Media Preview
     Fri, Feb 24 2017 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Honor invited us to an exclusive Honor 6X media preview. Check out what’s new and great about the new Honor 6X and what improvements Honor has made since last year’s Honor 5X phablet.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Intel's Sandy Bridge chips
     Fri, Feb 24 2017 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The question of whether it's worth upgrading from Intel's Sandy Bridge chips accompanies every new TR CPU review. For one TR contributor, the arrival of Kaby Lake finally motivated him to make a move. See what the upgrade to a more modern platform did for him.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Keyboard Review
     Fri, Feb 24 2017 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What is the main reason to spend money on a “gaming” mechanical keyboard vs a regular keyboard? With membrane based gaming keyboards, your purchase depends mainly on features that you can only utilize during gameplay. But with a gaming mechanical keyboard, your priorities in performance to value are more broad. You’re looking for a long life keyswitch that offers tactile feel and a comfortable typing experience as well. This is what we should all look for in a gaming mechanical keyboard, does the K95 Platinum live up to these expectations? We’ll find out in this article for Benchmark Reviews.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Sniper Elite 4: Performance Analysis
     Thu, Feb 23 2017 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We test Rebellion's new shooter on 10 modern graphics cards, with the latest game optimized drivers from AMD and NVIDIA. A surprise is that AMD gains up to 27% performance from switching to DX12 with Async Compute, while the performance uplift for NVIDIA users is only up to 5%.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Nioh Beginner Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Rules to Live By
     Thu, Feb 23 2017 | 9:02A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Derek gives us a comprehensive list of tips, tricks, and rules to live by for Nioh in our beginner's guide."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Radeon Windows 10 vs. Linux RadeonSI/RADV Gaming Performance
     Thu, Feb 23 2017 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"On Monday I published a Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux gaming performance comparison with NVIDIA GeForce graphics while today the tables have turned and is a Windows vs. Linux gaming benchmark battle with AMD Radeon graphics."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

 
Project Build: Crush – Part 4 - Performance Testing @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Feb 23 2017 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Getting the Crush build all together took a lot of time and a lot of coordination working with the whole list of sponsors, especially after having to pull the motherboard and CPU for our test bench. But it is all finally together, at least for now, so today is the day I finally get to see how it performs. The build didn’t end up being as crazy as The Fridge, but it did end up being a lot more usable and more practical for my office space. Plus the orange theme is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, it's exciting to check that one off the to-do list. Of course, I’m already looking at more things I can do to the build and I am always open to suggestions, but for now let’s see how it performed and check out the office area around it now that I gained space back from the HUGE Fridge build.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

HiFiMAN Edition S Open/Closed back Headphones
     Wed, Feb 22 2017 | 4:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HiFiMAN's Edition S brings an entirely new category to the world of headphones. The Edition S allows you to convert it from closed-back to open by removing a small back plate. This allows it to double up as an open headphone for at home use while still offering some ambient noise attenuation for on the go!
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide
     Wed, Feb 22 2017 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Currently covering 203 workstation graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 24 different specifications for each and every graphics card. Here are the latest updates :
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Aorus X3 Plus v7-CF1 Gaming Laptop Review
     Wed, Feb 22 2017 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The brand new Aorus X3 Plus v7-CF1 follows the usual Aorus philosophy of packing a good deal of gaming hardware in a laptop chassis that seems impossibly thin. Not, admittedly MacBook Air thin, but Aorus is playing in a different league as this gaming laptop measures only 22.9mm in thickness.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Intel Core i3 2100 Sandy Bridge vs. Core i3 7100 Kabylake
     Wed, Feb 22 2017 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"At the end of January I published my initial Core i3 7100 Linux benchmarks while for those still on older Sandy Bridge hardware and thinking of upgrading to a Core i3 Kabylake, here are some interesting comparative benchmarks. For these weekend tests are raw performance and performance-per-Watt metrics for the Core i3 2100 Sandy Bridge to the Core i3 7100 Kabylake processors."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Razer Blade Stealth Review
     Wed, Feb 22 2017 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Blade Stealth is smallest and sleekest laptop in Razer's line-up, boasting a 12.5-inch display and powerful yet efficient hardware. Combined with an elegant, well-constructed chassis, the Blade Stealth is a laptop that should be on your radar
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Logitech G213 Prodigy RGB Gaming Keyboard
     Tue, Feb 21 2017 | 4:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Logitech's G213 Prodigy RGB gaming keyboard goes under the spotlight today as we determine if it's a winner or not."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 34.8.
     Tue, Feb 21 2017 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Covering almost 800 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 24 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Gigabyte's Editor's Choice-winning GTX 1080
     Tue, Feb 21 2017 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Aorus is expanding into graphics cards today with the GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G, a card that builds on the strong bones of Gigabyte's Editor's Choice-winning GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming. We dig in to see whether Aorus' take on a GTX 1080 is good enough for a repeat.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

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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/SSD
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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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  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
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  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
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  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
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  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
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