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Netgear ReadyNAS 202
     Sun, Jul 05 2015 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we get to look at and test a NAS from Netgear for the very first time. The ReadyNAS 202 is powered by a Cortex A15 CPU and has two Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster network speeds. Its key feature is that it uses the BTRFS file system instead of the far more common EXT4 file system.

Zotac NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti 6GB Graphics Card Review
     Sun, Jul 05 2015 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another GM20x chip variation and slots in just below the Titan X, the GTX 980 Ti confirms rumours that Nvidia were planning something to fill the gap between the GTX 980 and the Titan X, the latter being out of most normal gamers price range."

Gigabyte G1 Gaming Geforce GTX 980 Ti Review
     Sun, Jul 05 2015 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are all these extras enough to raise the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 980 Ti video card to the top of your list? At a price point of $689.00 USD and one of the highest factory overclocks (with Super OC) it quite possibly could be."

BenQ RL2755HM Review
     Sun, Jul 05 2015 | 9:00A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The BenQ RL2755HM is a 27-inch gaming display with a TN panel and a 1ms G2G (grey-to-grey) response time. BenQ talks up its gaming credentials for both PC and consoles, thanks to its dual HDMI ports and a few ergonomic tricks such as an extendable headphone rest and a stand that’s shaped for gripping joypads. With a price that’s reasonable and competitive with other 27-inch screens, the RL2755HM is certainly worth a look if you’re after an affordable gaming display.

Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 Midi Tower Review
     Sat, Jul 04 2015 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Finding an affordable and strange/unique looking PC tower with plenty of features is not really hard nowadays mainly because there are many manufacturers out there that focus mostly on these three aspects whenever they get to release a new model. The hard part is finding a high quality PC tower with great looks plenty of features and almost noiseless operation whether that's when playing your favorite games or watching your favorite movies. Some manufacturers have introduced such PC towers in the past (most noticeably Antec and Nanoxia) but the small number of such models has left much room in the market for similar solutions by other manufacturers. Be Quiet! has been behind some of the top performing power supply units and CPU coolers to date so it wasn't really a surprise to see them enter the PC case market by releasing their very own Silent Base 800 midi tower.

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Special Edition 2-in-1 Review
     Sat, Jul 04 2015 | 12:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Inspiron 13 7000 is Dell's latest 2-in-1 convertible, and the one we're testing is a top-spec Special Edition model that's faster and more beautiful that the others currently in the line-up. What strikes us as most interesting here is the focus that Dell has placed on the "laptop" side of the equation. Said another way, we've grown used to 2-in-1 units being little more than tablets with a bolted on keyboard. That works fine for those who don't need a lot of horsepower or rigidity, but those in search of a powerful laptop that just so happens to convert to a tablet have been left with very little beyond the Surface Pro 3...

Sapphire R9 390 Nitro 8GB Review
     Sat, Jul 04 2015 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at a sub £300 graphics card from AMD partner Sapphire. The R9 390 Nitro is a model from Sapphire’s new range and features Black Diamond Chokes and a large triple fan cooler to keep temperatures in check. The card ships in an overclocked state and is priced to compete against the popular Nvidia GTX970.

Fractal Design Node 202 Review
     Sat, Jul 04 2015 | 12:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Node 202 is the first slim form factor HTPC case from Fractal Design. It is compatible with Mini-ITX motherboards and SFX power supplies. Despite the very small size, it's possible to install high-end dual-slot graphics cards and low profile coolers. Fractal Design offers this model in two different versions, with or without their own Integra 450W SFX PSU.

MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G Review
     Sat, Jul 04 2015 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we’re looking at our first card in the AMD launch of the 300-series graphics cards: the MSI R9 380 Gaming 4G. It’s a card that boasts a custom heatsink, improved power design, and a factory overclock for the discerning gamer who is on a mid-range budget. Factor in that AMD is bringing a few new features to the market with the R9 300 series launch, and we’re cautiously optimistic for strong gaming value.”

QNAP TVS-871U-RP-i3-4G NAS Server Review
     Sat, Jul 04 2015 | 9:02A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roughly 5 months ago i had the opportunity to visit one of the largest data centers in the world (located inside the EU) and needless to say the moment i stepped in their quite massive installation i was overwhelmed not only by their amount of servers and drive arrays (actually they use HDDs, SSDs and flash drives) but also by their local data transfer speeds (40GbE anyone?) and extreme cooling methods (did you know that they even use warm water for cooling?). Anyways when i got back to our "lab" (can hardly even call it that after experiencing what i did) i decided to perform several upgrades the first of which had to do with our NAS testing methodology since 1GbE has been maxed out for years now. Well the next "obvious" step was for us to implement 10GbE testing (40GbE is the next step, don't know the when however) and a couple of weeks ago we finished "gathering" all the necessary components. Having the hardware however is not enough so the very first NAS server to make use of that is the brand new TVS-871U-RP-i3-4G by our very good friends over at QNAP.

PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Jul 04 2015 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So last week we had our first peak at the kind of new R9 380. Well it just so happens that card was only a 2GB model. Lucky for us PowerColor sent over their PCS+ R9 380 and it has a 4GB frame buffer. So today I’m going to check out the card from PowerColor and see what they have going on and along with that we can see if having the additional frame buffer is worth it in our benchmark suite. With these cards not exactly being focused towards higher resolution gameplay I’m not sure if we will see too much at 1080p but given the 1440p numbers we saw before I bet we see some improvement there!

AMD A8 7650K APU Review – The Little APU That Could!
     Sat, Jul 04 2015 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Oftentimes we will get people asking us about building a gaming PC on a budget, with the ability to upgrade in the future. Well today we will be bringing you our AMD A8 7650K review, which is priced aggressively and certainly packs a punch. This APU can be used in a variety of ways, like a low budget gaming PC with room for upgrades, a HTPC, heck even cheap work stations aren’t out of the realm of possibility, but before we make any bold claims lets take a look at its performance.

Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Gaming Mouse Review
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Logitech’s G303 Daedalus Apex we have up for review today is quite different from any other gaming mouse we’ve previously seen from Logitech. Distancing itself from the edgy and futuristic looking G502 Proteus Core and G402 Hyperion Fury, the G303 has a more organic look and RGB lighting, a feature we haven’t seen since the G600 MMO mouse and before that, the G9x. The G303 Daedalus Apex might be that gaming mouse with a different type of style Logitech fans have been waiting for...

AMD R9 Fury X 4GB Graphics Card Crossfire Review
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here at eTeknix, we strive to give the consumer the best possible advice in every aspect of technology. Today is no different, we are extremely excited to bring you the CrossFireX review of the recently released AMD Radeon R9 Fury X. As we all know, the R9 Fury X is AMD’s latest attempt to take the crown from NVIDIA in the top end consumer GPU market. In some ways, AMD has succeeded, thanks to the introduction of a new GPU architecture and the innovative High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). With the use of HBM, it has been proven that the quantity of VRAM isn’t the issue, it is the quality of the connection and bandwidth allowance for the VRAM to do its work; although more VRAM certainly couldn’t hurt.

Kingston's HyperX Savage
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston's HyperX Savage is one bold name for an SSD, but maybe we're really in for something ferocious when the included Phison controller moves away from its value-oriented roots and tackles the enthusiast-level market. The quad-core, 8-channel Phison S10 controller promises up to 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write speeds, and up to 100k/89k read/write IOPS. We review the 240GB offering to see how it compares against similar SSDs that also leverage the Phison S10, as well as SandForce-based competitors.

Seagate Laptop SSHD ST500LM000 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive Review
     Fri, Jul 03 2015 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested Seagate's hybrid drive for laptops this week. 2 years after it was released, does it still make sense in the presence of value SSDs like the Crucial BX100 and MX200?

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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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Samsung's 5-Series NP540U3C-A01 Ultrabook is the first touch screen laptop to cross PCSTATS test bench with Windows 8 installed. Our first impressions of this new touch screen interface are positive...
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