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OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD Review
     Thu, Mar 26 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ Vector 180 takes the place of the Vector 150 which was previously OCZ’s flagship drive and it’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since we tested that drive. OCZ has increased the capacity this time around with the largest drive nearing the terabyte mark at 960GB. However, they still offer a 120GB drive for those with more meager storage needs. Many of the drive makers have been dropping this capacity drive, especially with their enthusiast level drives so this is a break from the trend. In terms of performance, there isn’t any change in the specifications from the Vector 150 with 550MB/s read and 530MB/s writes being the same for both. Likewise with the IOPS at 100,000/95,000 reads/writes. The biggest change as we mentioned is the inclusion of a Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+) technology. It monitors for power anomalies (e.g. power loss) and then leverages the built in capacitor for power to protect system-critical routines. Finally, the firmware creates a new mapping table snapshot and writes that to non-volatile flash to mitigate data loss before the drive finally shuts down. Read on to see how it performs!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

BitFenix Prodigy M
     Thu, Mar 26 2015 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The prodigy M combines the mATX interior of the Phenom M with the portability of the original Prodigy. Doing so is no easy task as gamers would want to take advantage of all the interior features for multi-GPU setups, liquid cooling, or an external drive bay. We take a look at the green variant, but you may pick from among many different colors if this one is not to your liking.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

SilverStone PS11B-Q Mid-Tower Case Review
     Thu, Mar 26 2015 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SilverStone brings us the Precision Series PS11B-Q ATX case for the budget minded or entry level enthusiast. The Precision Series includes two variants, the PS11B-Q and the PS11B-W. This review will focus on the SilverStone PS11B-Q, which is the silent version of the Precision series.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Torq X5 and X10 mice
     Thu, Mar 26 2015 | 12:00P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA has long been known for its GPUs, but the company is expanding into gaming peripherals, too. We put the company's Torq X5 and X10 mice to the test to see whether they live up to the company's gaming heritage.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 vs GTX 980 vs GTX 980 SLI in 4K Surround
     Thu, Mar 26 2015 | 11:45A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We throw a bunch of GeForce GTX 900 series cards at 4K Surround, with a huge 6480x3840 resolution."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ASRock X99 WS-E Motherboard Review
     Thu, Mar 26 2015 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From motherboards sporting M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slots to others with support for a ridiculous amount of SATA ports, ASRock has jumped into the fast lane in the past few years with great motherboards that feature great connectivity options when it comes to fast storage. One of their latest Intel X99 boards proves to be no different. Today we are going to take a close look at a newly released workstation/server motherboard of theirs that continues to impress, the ASRock X99 WS-E. Best of all, this board will now be the heart of our new enterprise review bench!
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Zotac GeForce GTX980 AMP Omega Edition
     Thu, Mar 26 2015 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at the Zotac GTX GeForce 980 AMP! Omega Edition video card. As the name implies this is one of Zotac’s top cards which comes with a lot of extra bells and whistles compared to a regular GTX980. Not only is the card overclocked from start, you also get access to the OC+-feature which promises even more control over the overclocking.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

 
Startech Universal USB 3.0 Laptop Docking Station
     Thu, Mar 26 2015 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Laptops have for quite some time offered a lot of extra advantages over a stationary computer as they offer good performance while still being mobile. The docking station we are looking at today, the Startech Universal USB 3.0 Laptop Docking Station, is a universal USB3.0 dock that offers both a bunch of extra USB3-ports, a gigabit ethernet port and two DVI-display ports that can be used with a HDMI and a VGA-monitor with adapters.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Titan HD E500 Octa-Core 1.4GHz Smartphone Review
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 4:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Posh Mobile is a new up and coming American mobile phone brand founded in 2014 and owned by PCS Wireless that's focus is offering elegant and stylish GSM mobile devices such as smartphones, phablets and tablets at an affordable price. Posh Mobile thinks it has the answer with its new Titan HD E500 smartphone. The Titan HD E500 comes with a large 5" 720p HD IPS display, 1.4GHz Octa-Core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, dual SIM slots supporting 4G HSDPA+, USB OTG support, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The most interesting part is the price. Right now you can purchase the Titan HD E500 through Amazon USA for $150. Can the Posh Mobile Titan HD E500 be a surprise in today's mobile marketplace?"
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB HDD Review – Large Capacity At A Low Price
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate is one of the oldest producers of HDD storage solutions in the industry, having started out in 1978 before becoming publicly traded in 1981. Seagate has certainly made its contributions to the consolidations taking place in the storage industry in the last few years, acquiring the likes of Maxtor (2005), LaCie (08/2012), LSI from Avago (05/2014), and backup and recovery provider Evault (07/2014).
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD Review
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ has completely revamped their brand image for the better since they have been purchased by Toshiba. They have unified their product designs and now all their products are easily recognizable and powered by in house Indilinx Barefoot 3 controllers paired with Toshiba’s A19 Toggle MLC NAND. With this combination in addition to their ShieldPlus warranty, they have been able to deliver customers some fast and reliable SSDs with great warranty coverage and customer support. Since their acquisition, however, they have not refreshed their enthusiast class SSD line, their Vector 150 does not have the same ShieldPlus warranty as their other SSDs. Not only that, but their product line capacity maxes out at only 480GB. With so many new 1TB SSDs being released and 2TB SSDs around the corner, they need something to fill that void so they can maintain competitiveness in the high capacity market segment. Well, today they have addressed this issue. Meet the OCZ Vector 180 family.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Be Quiet! Silent Base 800
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:37P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Be Quiet! has a bit of price tag which brings it down when it comes to desirability. The temperature charts put the chassis near the worst I've tested. This is not because of poor airflow, but because it was designed around near silent operations, which in turn means slows fans and they don't ramp up when the temperatures start to raise. That is all the gripes I have. While this chassis isn't design for the high performance that many readers have come to expect from a bigger tower. It also doesn't help some chassis like the NZXT H440, is marketed towards one and does the opposite. Just remember you are buying a product geared towards quiet operations that sacrifices a little bit of performance.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Where the SSD Market is Headed in 2015
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:36P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Chris Lonardo is HardOCP's new Storage Engineer and Editor. HardOCP has been out of the SSD reviewing game for a couple of years looking for the right person to take the reins and Chris is our man. Today in his inaugural editorial, he shares with us what his thoughts are about in the SSD arena.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

At CES this past January....
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:28P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The perfect laptop; it is every manufacturer’s goal. Obviously no one has gotten there yet (or we would have all stopped writing reviews of them). At CES this past January, we got our first glimpse of a new flagship Ultrabook from Dell: the XPS 13. It got immediate attention for some of the physical characteristics it included, like an ultra-thin bezel and a 13-in screen in the body of a typical 11-in laptop, all while being built in a sleek thin and light design. It’s not a gaming machine, despite what you might remember from the XPS line, but the Intel Core-series Broadwell-U processor keeps performance speedy in standard computing tasks.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Mushkin Chronos 480GB @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:27P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week I took a look at Mushkins new flagship SSD. Well it just so happens I also had another Mushkin SSD floating around the office to review. This one isn’t anything like the Striker. The Chronos is a little older but with that it is also a little better value when you are shopping. Our sample is the big guy with a 480GB capacity but it is priced to compete. So today I’m going to see what is inside of the Chronos and most importantly I am going to figure out if the aging Sandforce controller is still fast enough to justify a purchase for someone who is on a budget.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Battlefield Hardline VGA graphics performance review
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:26P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we benchmark Battlefield Hardline - over twenty graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frametimes, graphics memory and a thing or two more.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

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