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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked
     Tue, Jul 07 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not long ago we did a first review of the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ which we of course loved because who cannot love a card with that much power? Today we are following up with another EVGA card, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked. It is almost the same card as the previous one as it has the same clock speeds. The big difference is that this card uses the reference design while the Superclocked + ACX 2.0 uses a dual-fan-configuration. In this review we will focus on the performance difference against a high-end GTX 980-card (the pre-overclocked Zotac AMP! Omega-edition card) and specifically how it handles 2560×1440 and 4K-resolutions.

BIOS Option Of The Week - L3 Cache.
     Tue, Jul 07 2015 | 4:02P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Level 3 cache is designed to handle data requests that the Level 1 and Level 2 caches fail to satisfy. Although slower than the Level 2 cache, the Level 3 cache compensates by being much larger in size. While the largest Level 2 cache at this time is only 5 MB, Level 3 caches can be as large as 45 MB! Irrespective of the actual numbers, the larger size of the Level 3 cache allows it to store a lot more data than the Level 2 cache. This gives it a high probability of satisfying cache misses from the Level 2 cache. With three caches working together, the chance of the processor stalling due to..."

ASUS X99 Sabertooth motherboard
     Tue, Jul 07 2015 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS X99 Sabertooth has everything you could possibly want in a motherboard. It has high grade components, a mature BIOS, great automatic overclocking and a laundry list of must-have features.

Microsoft Surface 3 Review
     Tue, Jul 07 2015 | 4:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The full metal body of the Surface 3 makes it one of the best designed, most attractive Windows tablets on the market. Throw in great features like the three-position kickstand, the hidden microSD card slot, the full-sized USB port, the 3:2 display, and Microsoft has nailed the design of this tablet.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6 GB
     Tue, Jul 07 2015 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are reviewing MSI's highly anticipated GTX 980 Ti Gaming, which comes with a new TwinFrozr dual-fan cooler. In idle, the fans will completely turn off for the perfect noise-free experience. The card is also highly overclocked reaching the highest performance of any GTX 980 Ti we tested so far.

Visiontek Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Review
     Tue, Jul 07 2015 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a somewhat belated look at the latest AMD flagship, the R9 Fury X. This graphics card has been designed to tackle Nvidia in the high end, specifically their similarly priced GTX980 Ti. The Fury X is the first consumer GPU equipped with Stacked High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) – but the big question needs answered … how does it fare against the latest Nvidia solutions?

Kingston HyperX Savage 240GB Solid State Drive Review
     Tue, Jul 07 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Phison S10 controller recently gained quite a bit of popularity in the SSD market. 2 months ago, we have reviewed the Patriot Ignite 480GB with the same controller. How will the Kingston version -- with high endurance Toshiba A19 ICs and a super generous bundle -- compare?

AMD Radeon R9 390X CrossFire Scaling
     Tue, Jul 07 2015 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the new AMD 300 Series cards there are now VGAs with 8 Gigabyte VRAM and we're curious to find out how CrossFire scaling is going to be after this upgrade. We've tested one and two AMD Radeon R9 390X graphics cards with synthetic benchmarks as well as a selection of no less than 10 recent games.

Arespark AS100 Bluetooth Speaker and MP3 Player Review
     Tue, Jul 07 2015 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I get all kinds of mobile accessories for review and most of them are just more of the same, but every once in a while I run across on that stands out from the crowd like what I have today for review does. The Arespark AS100 Bluetooth speaker is wireless speaker yes, but it also has a microSD slot that turns it into a basic MP3 player. The AS100 also comes with a 3.5mm cable so it can be used with non-Bluetooth devices and it can be used as a speakerphone if need be. All that aside, the speaker itself is very well made, it’s durable and seems rugged and it sounds good and it can get very loud. Read on to learn more… "

Toshiba AL13SXB60EN 600GB SAS 12Gb/s HDD Review
     Tue, Jul 07 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people i know think that enthusiasts and serious gamers are the ones who always choose the fastest hardware components money can buy for their own systems but that's really far from the truth at least in regard to storage media. In that area for most consumers (enthusiasts and serious gamers included) even a regular SSD is good enough to do the job but for professionals and enterprise users alike there are more important things to take into account other than performance with endurance and the typical price/capacity ratio leading the list. There are of course several enterprise-grade SSD models in the market as we speak but unfortunately to date they haven't been able to catch up with mechanical HDD models in terms of price (that may change in 2016 however) and in some cases even endurance. Toshiba has released several enterprise-grade HDD lines over the past 3 years or so and they continue to do so this time with the brand new AL13SXB60EN (and to date we're the first to take a look).

Kingston SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 128gb SD Memory Card Review
     Tue, Jul 07 2015 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Kingston recently updated their SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 line with the addition of 128GB and 256 GB cards. Today we will be looking at one of these larger capacity cards. The Kingston SDXC cards take advantage of UHS-I Class 3 write speed performance making them ideal for capturing the latest 3D and 4K2K video formats. "

Zotac ZBOX CI321 Fanless Nano PC
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 10:43P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Zotac ZBOX CI321 Nano is not a speed king with a low speed Haswell-based Celeron processor but its built-in peripherals and fanless chassis make it a compelling budget barebones mini-PC.

Fractal Design Define S Tower Case
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 7:43P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest edition of Fractal Design's Define series takes the R5 and implements a more open airflow dynamic and improved watercooling compatibility.

Logic Supply ML100G-10 Fanless NUC PC
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 5:43P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Employing a 7.5W Bay Trail SoC and a bulky NUC chassis, Logic Supply's latest fanless PC is an energy efficient yet rugged machine well-suited for industrial/commercial applications.

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Contest
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 4:46P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Only TWO MORE WEEKS remain before we find out who wins one of the FOUR My Passport Wireless Drives! All you have to do is answer FOUR simple questions to be in the running for FOUR My Passport Wireless drives! The My Passport Wireless drive from Western Digital is a revolutionary new storage device that melds the hard disk drive with a wireless hub, an SD card reader and a battery pack to allow you to share storage on-the-go!

Gigabyte X99-UD4P Haswell-E Motherboard
     Mon, Jul 06 2015 | 4:43P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte X99-UD4P is a high-end E-ATX LGA2011-v3 motherboard with 4-way SLI/CrossFire support, a healthy number of storage options, and an eclectic set of lighting effects, all at a relatively modest price.

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