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Guide to PC Workstations
     Sat, Aug 29 2015 | 4:03P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the second part of this series, we presented some initial tests to illustrate how CPU and graphics can affect different types of performance in a PC workstation. In this third part, we focus down on one particular, industry-standard benchmark that puts a workstation through a range of tests with popular 3D modelling and design applications.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Zotac GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme – The fastest 980 Ti available?
     Sat, Aug 29 2015 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GTX 980 Ti is not only a fast GPU but also a GPU that overclocks extremely well. This means that few cards for sale actually are running at reference speeds, 1000 Mhz, and instead are overclocked at different levels. Zotac are no strangers to overclocking usually offering a wide variety of cards for each generation. Their AMP!-edition cards not only are overclocked but come with their own special cooler and thus when we got a question whether we wanted to review one of their GTX 980 Ti AMP!-cards we jumped to the chance, especially as it turned out to be the Zotac GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme-card. With a base core clock of 1253 MHz, 25.3% higher than a reference GTX 980 TI, this is so far the highest clocked GTX 980 Ti we’ve seen from any OEM. And just to whet your appetite, the card even overclocks further! Add to that 6 GB of DDR5 memory running at 7220 MHz (up from 7010 MHz) and a special silent tri-fan cooler (IceStorm – love the names) and it is clear that this on paper is the “king of GTX 980 Ti”
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Cherry MX Board 6.0 @ LanOC Reviews
     Sat, Aug 29 2015 | 4:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This past January Cherry revealed an upcoming keyboard design called the Cherry MX Board 6.0. We have taken a look at the 3.0 but the 6.0 that they showed was a complete departure from anything they have done in the past. For one the entire keyboard was backlit and it had a heavy duty aluminum casing. But more importantly with it they were showing off a new technology called RealKey. Basically Cherry designed a way to almost completely drop any key lag while also giving full N key rollover and no ghosting. To do that they actually had to step back and go back to analog rather than the standard digital signals that all of the keyboards use today. Well after a few delays, I can finally say that I have spent nearly two weeks testing the Cherry MX Board 6.0 and I’m finally ready to sit down and talk a little about the keyboard and RealKey technology that it introduces.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

NZXT Noctis 450 Mid-Tower Case Review
     Sat, Aug 29 2015 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Noctis 450, NZXT offers a small refresh of the H440. Despite the completely different shape and design, the interior is very similar to the previous model. Compared to H440 only minor changes have been made. This make perfect sense, since the H440 was already a good case. Nevertheless we're curious to find out more about the different improvements.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Cube Raptor Gaming PC Review
     Sat, Aug 29 2015 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is no secret that there are a lot of people who are interested in gaming PCs but do not have the time or the experience to build their own. It is also no secret that PCs made by gimmicky system builders like Alienware are over-priced and are not good value for money, you are mainly paying for the brand name and reputation and get very little hardware for your money. So what other options do you have? Buying from a system integrator is rapidly becoming a popular alternative, with the constant year-on-year growth in the PC gaming industry it is no wonder that there are more system integrators to choose from than ever before. Today we are taking a look at a gaming system made by the system integrator called Cube. We are checking out their Cube Raptor Gaming PC which offers up a sweet-spot balance of components at a fairly attractive sub-£700 price point. The Raptor boasts the latest Core i5 Haswell Refresh CPU from Intel with the flagship Z97 chipset as well as a 2GB AMD R7 265 overclocked graphics card and 8GB of DDR3. Interestingly, there’s no either/or rubbish going on with the storage – Cube have equipped a hybrid drive so it can bring the benefits of an SSD and large capacity HDD to an attractive price point. All in all this system has an interesting mix of components and is finished off nicely with In Win’s GT1 gaming mid tower case. Check out the full specifications of this system below:
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Gamdias Hermes gaming keyboard review
     Sat, Aug 29 2015 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are in the market for a new gaming keyboard then there are no shortage of products available from companies such as Razer, Steelseries, Roccat and TTeSports. Today we are seeing how new kid on the block Gamdias fares against the competition with their flagship keyboard, The Hermes.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

MSI GT70-2PE ‘Dominator Pro’ Gaming Notebook Review
     Sat, Aug 29 2015 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few weeks I’ve been looking at a few of MSI’s latest gaming notebooks, each featuring NVIDIA’s brand new 800 series GPUs. As we look back at the two units that we’ve seen already, the first of these being the GS60-2PE ‘Ghost Pro’ – which, as a mid range system, wows me with the amount of power that I has tucked away inside its slim and lightweight frame, giving it some credentials that could almost give it the right to be known as a Ultrabook. On the other hand, the GP70-2PE ‘Leopard’ that we looked at more recently brought some fresher and more up to date components over its older brother the straight up GP70. Although it featured a full solid state boot drive and the latest run of 800 series graphics from NVIDIA, the balance between some of the components such as the high-end processor and entry-level graphics card, along with a couple of note around the chassis such as the track pad left me a little disappointed as it has the right foundation to be a cracking budget option for the rapidly changing market. The third and last system from MSI’s gaming series range that we’ve picked out for review today is targeted right at the top end of the gaming notebook market. Compared to the Ghost Pro which looks for the balance in performance and cost, along with functionality and the Leopard which is aimed more at the budget conscious gamer, the GT70-2PE ‘Dominator Pro’ is a no holds barred out-and-out performance system. Featuring a top end 880m GPU from NVIDIA, an i7 CPU from Intel, SuperRAID SSD and the capacity to upgrade its performance even further, the GT70 is set to be their flagship gaming notebook.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

 
In Win S-Frame Open Air Limited Edition Chassis Review
     Sat, Aug 29 2015 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was only a few weeks ago that I was in Taipei to attend one of the technology industries largest trade shows Computex. While eTeknix were attending the show we were lucky enough to be invited to the In Win factory, where we got to see the many stages of product development and manufacturing, as well as being part of a small group who were the first to see their new D-Frame Mini and S-Frame chassis. While attending the tour we were also awarded the awesome gift of a one of a kind S-Frame of our own, of which only fifteen will ever be produced. The retail edition of the chassis comes in a stunning black and red colour scheme and only 500 of these will be made, each one branded with a special serial number, as too are the 15 models sent to the technology industries review media, such as our selves. The model we were given comes in a blue-tinted colour scheme and I’m sorry to inform you that this colour isn’t available to the public, but the core design and feature set of our model is identical to the retail release, so it shouldn’t have any effect on our review. In Win have come from being just any other manufacturer, to somewhat legendary status in the last few years. Their passion for creating some truly unique and awe-inspiring products has given them a reputation for creating chassis that are borderline works of art. With products such as the H-Frame, D-Frame, Tao and the 904 being prime examples of how In Win are literally thinking outside of the box these days and it looks like the S-Frame is one of their boldest designs yet.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

How To - AMD FX ATX Gaming Rig
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:22P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're going to show you a guide on how to build an AMD based system. This rig should be a multi-talent and we want it to perform everyday tasks very well. Therefore we occasionally wish to play games with FullHD resolution. We also want this system to be very silent and upgradeable.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Review: Beauty And Brawn
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:22P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Love it or hate it, Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines have remained a watermark for which the majority of notebook manufacturers aspire to, whether it's enthusiast gaming companies like Razer with their Blade, or mainstream vendors like Dell via their outstanding XPS 13. Enter Asus. They've utilized their ZenBook line to satisfy a wide range of demographics and price points, but their UX501 -- with its "Pro" designation, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960m GPU, and 4K touchscreen display -- is a Zenbook aspiring to meet and exceed Apple's flagship notebook, and look stunning while doing it...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ASUS Z170-DELUXE (Intel LGA-1151)
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:21P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've seen a GAMING board, but what about those of us who want the best while making use of all the features provided by a platform? With support for NMVe devices right in the box, the ASUS Z170-DELUXE hits the ground running. Mixed with great audio and one of the most extensive BIOSes ever, the ASUS Z170-DELUXE is exactly that - deluxe.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Nixeus MODA v2 Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:21P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year, we reviewed the MODA tenkeyless mechanical keyboard from Nixeus. Today we’re looking at the MODA v2 which conserves the tenkeyless form while introducing some improvements. You might be more familiar with the monitors from Nixeus which use high-end panels in a no-nonsense product. Their first MODA keyboard followed a similar fashion of straightforwardness that we expect to see in the MODA v2. Read on to find out if that is what happened!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:20P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the long anticipated and awaited MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning edition. You'll retrieve up-to 1.3 Volts to play with on the GPU voltage range for example. This 6 GB card is overclocked for you at default already, typically a reference GTX 980 Ti will run 1 GHz. The Lightning however comes with default clocks of 1203 (base) / 1304 (boost) MHz. Armed with 6 GB graphics memory this product was built to impress.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI Motherboard Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:20P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte’s Z170XP-SLI is aiming to tempt users looking for a motherboard that offers the Z170 platform’s core features, but without requiring a significant cash outlay. In the Z170XP-SLI, Gigabyte offers one of the lowest cost boards to support SLI, while also retaining features such as USB 3.1, USB Type-C, and a 32Gbps M.2 connector.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

AMD's Next Generation Graphics Architecture
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: AMDs is on the verge of launching their hotly anticipated next generation graphics architecture, code named Fiji. We delve into the elements that could make or break their new cards.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

TRENDnet TEW-818DRU AC1900 Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 4:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we’ll be taking a look at TRENDnet’s TEW-818 DRU – an AC1900 dual-band wireless router. 802.11ac has been a hot topic in the networking world in the last 18 months and many home users are seeking to take advantage of the extra bandwidth this standard offers. The 818 DRU seeks to provide an affordable option to those wanting to transition to this new technology.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

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