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Razer Leviathan Review
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Razer Leviathan comes in at quite a competitive position in consideration of other options, though is one of the few to specifically target gamers. Featuring a 3.5mm jack and optical inputs you can get sound from your TV, PC and games console in one hit while it also features Bluetooth and aptX for high quality wireless playback from a mobile device and for convenience you can even connect via NFC.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 WindForce 3X OC 4GB Graphics
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Graphics cards have been the alpha and the omega for gamers all around the world since the mid 90's when the first really "serious" game titles made their appearance on the PC (titles like Mech Warrior, Tomb Raider, Phantasmagoria, Tex Murphy and Wing Commander 3). Back then of course things were a lot simpler compared to now since gamers only had a handful of cards to choose from by manufacturers like NVIDIA (Riva 128/TNT/GeForce), 3DFX (Voodoo), Matrox (Millennium/Mystique) and ATI (3D Rage/Rage Pro) and the one thing everyone cared most was compatibility with games rather than performance (something which continued for many years to come). NVIDIA and ATI/AMD cards have dominated the market for the past 14 years and today in the market gamers can find the 18th line to carry the name GeForce (10th generation GPU) and the 23rd line to carry the name Radeon (if I’m not mistaken) so it's easy to see how much things have advanced compared to back then. We haven't had a graphics card review on NikKTech for a long time but when we were asked to test one of the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970's to hit the market and more specifically the WindForce 3X OC by GIGABYTE we simply couldn't refuse.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Keycool Hero 84 @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While I have been a huge fan of TenKeyLess keyboards, for those who don’t have a lot of desktop space and especially for LANs. I recently jumped into smaller form factors, I took a look at the 60% Infinity and even bought a Poker 2 as well for my personal collection. I love the 60% boards but if you are used to a TKL you might miss a few things. For me it is the direction pad. Well because of that I had my eye on an interesting keyboard from Keycool called the Hero 84 that pack most of the keys that you get on a TKL into a smaller format, similar to the 60% keyboards. Well Massdrop was nice enough to help get a sample from Keycool and I have been using it off and on for nearly a month in between our other keyboard reviews. Today I can finally sit down and recap how it has performed and go into detail on what the Hero 84 is all about.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

AMD GPU Open-Source Driver On Linux 4.2 Works
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 12:03P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With the Linux 4.2 kernel settling down nicely and AMD developers having already sent in a few round of fixes for their new AMDGPU kernel DRM driver, I've started testing out this new kernel driver -- plus the new xf86-video-amdgpu DDX and the associated new Mesa/LibDRM code -- that is providing the open-source accelerated graphics support for Tonga and all new/future GPUs like Carrizo and Fiji."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Eachine Bar Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review @ Technogog
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There’s plenty of Bluetooth speakers on the market and companies need to find a way to set themselves apart to get them to sell and to do this they add more and more features to them. Today for review I’ve got another product from our friends over at Eachine and it’s a Bluetooth speaker but it’s much, much more than that. This product is a Bluetooth speaker but it’s also an alarm clock and an FM radio, and it’s also an MP3 player via microSD or USB Flash drive and it can also be a speakerphone. All in all it’s decent device, I like the alarm clock feature and have used it often, it does have one small issue though. Read on to learn more… "
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOGOG

HIS Radeon R9 390 IceQ X2 OC 8GB Video Card Review
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The technology incorporated inside the R9 390 GPU is not new but is based on the Hawaii (now baptized Grenada), with the same shader count, texture units, ROPs and so on. The manufacturing process is also still 28nm but there are minor improvements which allow running the card at higher speeds and the memory quantity has been doubled, from 4GB to 8GB. Since the HIS R9 390 IceQ X2 is marketed as a pre-overclocked card, the GPU clocked has been raised to 1020MHz instead of 1000MHz stock, while the memory clock remains the same as the OEM AMD cards.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Inno3D iChill GTX 980 Ti HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have tested the Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 980 Ti HerculeZ X3 Air Boss Ultra video card. But what‘s behind the long name, maybe a powerfull card with a great silent cooler? We’ll see…..
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK

 
System Guide
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 9:01A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this edition of our System Guide, we update our recommendations to account for Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 Ti and AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X graphics cards. The Breadbox Mini-ITX build makes a return for the college-bound.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Blackberry Passport Review - Size Can Be Deceiving, Sales Cannot
     Wed, Jul 29 2015 | 9:00A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Blackberry Passport has been available for some nine months now and, contrary to initial predictions of failure due to its odd and rather large stature, it has prevailed. Not only has it found success, but also, its initial release experienced a 24 hour sell out of 200,000 units with supply and demand issues remaining even as we write this report…several months after release. It is popular. It is the most powerful smartphone on the market. It has an enormous HD screen. It is unlocked. Its battery lasts in excess of 24 hours and it is big. It is very big. It is the size of a Passport…who would have guessed?
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

Sapphire Nitro R9 380 4GB Graphics Card Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 7:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Graphics card giant, Sapphire, are no strangers to being at the forefront of technology when it comes to AMD graphics cards. Producing some of the best graphics cards in the world, Sapphire push the envelope with cooling designs like the Vapour-X and Tri-X. They have recently signed a worldwide exclusive deal for the AMD FirePro graphics card range which deals with professional users, with this; they can bring the ever-increasing technology to the consumer market to provide us with the best gaming experience possible.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

ADATA Premier SP610 512GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 7:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ADATA Premier SP610 512GB SSD is an affordable high capacity alternative when looking for a mainstream drive. The 7mm shell encases a four channel controller by Silicon Motion (SM2246EN)."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 7:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SATA III based solid state drives (SSDs) may have reached the maximum supported read & write numbers most enthusiasts and gamers look for when out in the market for one but durability and sustained performance are the two most important aspects for professionals and enterprise users (probably even more important than maximum read & write speeds). Unfortunately ever since we made the SNIA IOMeter tests part of our testing methodology we've seen that not many models can produce good sustained performance numbers and so this might just be the next thing for them to focus on. However OCZ with their ARC 100 SSD model which we tested a few months back proved that they've already started to focus on that area (most likely thanks to their merge with Toshiba) and today we're taking their top of the line SATA III SSD model the Vector 180 480GB for a spin to see just how better it is compared to the ARC 100 and of course it's immediate competition.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

It's been three and a half years since AMD made great strides with its first GCN
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 7:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Last week I started posting AMD A10-7870K Linux benchmarks for this "Godavari" APU that's effectively a Kaveri Refresh and slightly faster for its four CPU cores and Radeon R7 Graphics over the former high-end Kaveri, the A10-7850K. In today's articles are some benchmarks of the Radeon R7 Graphics on the A10-7870K when running Ubuntu and testing the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver against Catalyst on Linux."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

Radeon R9 390X, R9 390 & R9 380 Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 7:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's been three and a half years since AMD made great strides with its first GCN-based GPU. While there have been some notable releases in between, they're essentially rebadges with little to no performance edge over the original. We've been wondering what AMD's next move would be and it looks like the answer is yet another round of rebadged Radeons ahead of the real next-gen release. On hand today is the HIS IceQ X² OC R9 390X, R9 390 & R9 380.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

GPU Charts 2015 - 1080p, 1440p, UHD @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 7:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These garphics cards charts contain benchmark results of numerous recent graphics cards. We've tested the card with three different resolutions, where there are 1080p, 1440p and 2160p. Apart from that we also show live price tags for all models.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

ECS sees increasing profits in 2014
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 6:59P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$55.9 billion (US$1.8 billion) for 2014, down 11.89% from a year ago, while net profits were NT$1.39 billion, up 22.33% on year and EPS NT$2.09.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

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