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Fractal Design Core Series 3300 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 4:16P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is our first look into the Core Series cases from Fractal Design. It is time to see what they have evolved into as we look at the mid-tower Core 3300."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Plextor M6 PRO 256GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 3:21P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor has been a big name in storage for as long as I can remember. In the past they were the crowned kings of optical drives and these days we see one great performing Solid State Drive (SSD) after another. We’ve tested several of them lately and today the time has come to the brand new Plextor M6 PRO 256GB SSD. When you hold this drive in your hands, it becomes clear right away that this isn’t your everyday SSD. The golden package is the first giveaway, including the the entire inside of the packaging. Plextor has clearly given it some thought on how to present this drive the best and at the same time pack all the accessories into the tiny box.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

G.Skill 16GB 2400MHz RipJaws 4 Quad Channel DDR4 Memory Kit Review
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 3:20P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
G.Skill always seem to be ahead of the competition when it comes to releasing high frequency memory products and with DDR4 nothing has changed. Just a few days before writing this review G.Skill announced their 3300MHz DDR4 memory kits were available to buy but we have something a lot more modest in the office for today’s review. We have G.Skill’s RipJaws 4 series memory, the 4 obviously denotes DDR4, and more specifically we have a DDR4-2400MHz kit that is 16GB in size with modest CL15 latencies. G.Skill have opted for a very neat and tidy heat-spreader design that comes in a variety of colours (blue/red/black) on a matte black PCB. G.Skill are also using the latest Hynix ICs that are famed for their overclocking potential: lets hope that holds true today.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

ASRock D1800M Motherboard
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 3:20P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASRock D1800M is a microATX motherboard that comes with a Celeron J1800 "Bay Trail-D" dual-core CPU soldered. It has one USB 3.0 and two SATA-300 ports, but its highlights are actually its low TDP and low cost."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Intel 18-Core Haswell-EP Xeon E5 v3 Preview
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 3:19P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this year we detailed the launch of new 15-core Ivy Bridge-based server processors from Intel, as part of the Xeon E7 refresh cycle. Today, Intel is pushing the Xeon E5 family forward -- except in this case, the new Xeon E5 v3 chips are leaping to higher core counts, the more advanced Haswell-EP architecture, and DDR4. The result? The highest-performing Intel server we've seen to date.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

TB (2.5-inch) Hard Drives
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 3:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While both are members of the WD Red family, the 6TB model is a massive flagship desktop drive, while the 1TB model is a tiny 2.5-inch drive for the budding slim NAS market.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Silverstone SX600-G: SFX 80+ Gold PSU
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 3:18P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The highest power SFX power supply to date, boasting 80 PLUS Gold efficiency rating, is Silverstone's latest PSU offering. Is it quiet enough for SPCR?
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

 
Steelseries Sensei Wireless Review
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 3:18P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As you might be assuming by its name, the Sensei Wireless is SteelSeries wireless gaming mouse. It features a PixArt ADNS 9800 laser sensor and eight programmable buttons. Apart from that there is an ambidextrous design and the build quality is simply excellent.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

MaxxMEM DDR4 World Record
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 3:17P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For this score Hiwa has been using the same liquid nitrogen cooled setup like for cracking the AIDA world record. The basis is the ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard and on top of that there come G.Skill DDR4-3000 memory (F4-3000C15-16GRR), an Intel Core i7-5960X CPU and the whole story gets its power from a Seasonic Platinum Series 1050W power supply. Having a closer look at the the different clock speeds we find the CPU running at 5’078.66 MHz and the memory was at 3047.7 MHz with CL 11-14-16-15, tRFC 270 and Command Rate 1T. Also again not the NB (uncore) frequency, which was at 5’078.7 MHz. Values above 5.0 GHz for the uncore are just crazy these days on an i7-5960X CPU. From the screenshot below you can also see that the MaxxMEM score was 2172.8 points and memory copy speed was at 37’897 MB/s.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Sapphire ITX Compact R9 285 OC
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 3:17P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”Overclocking is a way to basically add free performance for added frame rates in games. Initially I thought this card would at best deliver a small overclock due to the work done to fit the TDP. However, I was wrong when I saw the clock speeds climb, finally reaching 1078MHz on the core and 1550MHz on the GDDR5 memory. These are boosts of over 10% from both the GPU and memory, which do indeed deliver additional performance, including a nice 700+ point boost in 3DMark's Fire Strike test. Not bad if you can get it. Overclocking is a way to improve you performance-to-cost ratio, and with this card, you do get that added value."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Plextor M6 Pro SSD review
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 2:37P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We put the new Plextor M6 Pro SSD to the test in a review. Plextor recently released this new addition to their SSD lineup. The series is to compete with Samsung and Micron mostly. This SSD series is tagged PRO, and as such you may expect an extra thing or two in performance. Plextor also includes PlexTurbo, a rather fun second-generation RAM caching software. The end result is a very fast SSD that can keep up with the big players in the channel, yet still remains priced attractively.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

First Actual Intel Broadwell Core M Benchmarks From IDF 2014
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 2:37P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We just got the scoop on some actual benchmarks run on Intel’s just-released Broadwell platform. We’ve gone into detail on Broadwell’s architecture and features and discussed expected power and performance characteristics in a couple of previous articles. But now we can finally show you some cold, hard numbers—not percentage comparisons versus previous platforms. We saw a 12.1” Broadwell-based, Core M 5Y70-powered Windows tablet live at IDF 2014, and have pictures of the actual benchmark runs posted for you here...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Tt eSPORTS Poseidon ZX Mechanical Keyboard - BCCHardware
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 1:09P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Poseidon ZX is a solid product that performed well, feels great and is built like a tank. If you`re in the market for a new mechanical keyboard to take to a LAN (and you`re a WASD gamer), make sure to check out the Poseidon ZX. There are a lot of other keyboards this size in the wild, but this keyboard just plain gets the job done. There is no software, no fuss and nothing to update."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

TP-Link AV500 Powerline and Wi-Fi Review at HardwareHeaven
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 12:18P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we take a look at powerline networking in our TP-Link AV500 Review. Two products are covered, their starter kit and a more advanced Wi-Fi capable kit."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Cooler Master N600 Mid Tower Review
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 12:16P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One can easily say that Cooler Master is a household name among PC enthusiasts. With an absolute plethora of cooling products and chassis to choose from, Cooler Master boasts one of the largest product lines in the industry. With products such as the immensely popular Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler and the HAF 932 chassis, one can generally expect good things to come from Cooler Master. Last year Cooler Master released the N-series cases, which includes the N200, N400, and N600 models. The N600 is the premier model in the series, designed to bring enthusiast features at a more affordable price point.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

G.SKILL Releases World's Fastest DDR4 3333MHz Memory
     Tue, Sep 16 2014 | 12:12P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
G.SKILL International Co., Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, is releasing the world's fastest DDR4 memory kit at a breath-taking and neck-breaking 3333MHz!!! With a total capacity of 16GB (4GBx4), the system can take full advantage of quad channel mode and crank up the bandwidth speed to new heights. Not to mention the CAS timings are maintained at a nice CL16-16-16-36, and fully validated on the newest ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme X99 motherboard!
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

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