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MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G Graphics Card Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Feb 27 2015 | 12:46P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIAs GeForce GTX 960 is here and it is really going to hit that sweet spot for gaming when it comes to the price / performance ratio. MSI of course have released a few different GTX 960 models (4 currently) and today we will be taking a look at their highest performance part the GTX 960 Gaming 2G. This card of course falls in MSIs very popular gaming line and comes with a factory overclock bringing the core clock up to 1216 MHz and the boost clock up to 1279 MHz. The card also ships with MSIs new Twin Frozr V cooling solution that has many new improvementsthat we will go over in detail. Being part of the Gaming Series this card uses MSIs Military Class components and also comes with a great software suite. Will this be the GTX 960 for you? Read on as we find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ASRock X99 WS-E/10G Review
     Fri, Feb 27 2015 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The key attraction to this motherboard are the Two 10G BASE-T LAN ports by Intel® X540. A further two gigabit LAN ports by Intel® I210AT with all four LAN ports supporting teaming means this board represents perhaps the fastest LAN solution on the consumer market. We say consumer lightly though, perhaps 'pro-consumer/pro-enthusiast' would be a better description because this board may well have a massive amount of features including the 4 LAN ports, 4way SLI and a 12 phase power design the huge specification has a big price to match.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Fri, Feb 27 2015 | 12:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
TransMemory-EX II is not a product to skip from Toshiba since it features very good transfer speeds when working with large files (confirmed from the performed benchmarks), a solid build and also comes with EX II Pad Locker, which adds value to the product.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

GTX 980 SLI vs R9 290X 8GB CF vs R9 295X2 on the AMD FX-9590 at 8K
     Fri, Feb 27 2015 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"What better way to test out the GeForce GTX 980 SLI, Radeon R9 290X 8GB CF and R9 295X2 than at 4K and beyond?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB USB3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Fri, Feb 27 2015 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
True to form there is always one manufacturer that sees this weakness in the market and ventures on to resolve the problem with a new class of drive and this is exactly what SanDisk has aimed to do with the Extreme PRO USB3.0 flash drive. Although we don’t know exactly which NAND in particular has been used, going by the specs we could make a fair bet that its of a synchronous variety and guaging by the sixe of the drive there could easily be two NAND packages alongside the drives controller. That said though, all of this is packed into an aluminium and black plastic body and with read and write speeds of 260MB/s and 240MB/s respectively on offer, we are touching on the performance that SATAII SSDs have to give. Sounds good doesn’t it? Boasting up to 60x the performance of USB2.0 flash drives is a big thing to shout about so it’s all down to those all important performance results to make or break SanDisk’s claims that this is truly an Extreme performing drive.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Shuttle XH97V w/ Pentium G3258 @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Feb 27 2015 | 10:36A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We now have the opportunity to test the XH97V from Shuttle. As its model number denotes, this barebone is based on Intel`s H97 chipset, making it compatible with 4th generation Haswell CPUs (its cooling system can support up to 65 W TDP CPUs). Shuttle advertises it as a blend of energy efficiency and performance, and our tests show their claims to be true."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Cougar 600K Review at HardwareHeaven
     Fri, Feb 27 2015 | 9:29A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we get to see another higher end keyboard, though this time with no frills, in our Cougar 600K (Mechanical) Review."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

 
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Review
     Fri, Feb 27 2015 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their TUF series motherboards ASUS, have rather interesting products in their portfolio. Next to their unique design, these boards feature good cooling with the thermal shield and apart from that there is a decent power design as well as an overall high quality. In the case of this motherboard especially the design is simply stunning and we're very curious if ASUS is able to convince us with this product.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

GIGABYTE GA-X99M-Gaming 5 Review
     Fri, Feb 27 2015 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we get to look at the latest LGA2011-3 Socket X99 motherboard from GIGABYTE only this time it is far from the monolithic SOC Force we reviewed upon release. This time the motherboard is much smaller but still encompasses the Gaming-G1 branding so it will be interesting to see if this mATX motherboard still has what it takes to house Intel's finest range of processors or it is simply a diminutive but basic motherboard hoping to draw in consumers on the back of previous success and clever marketing.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Crucial MX200 and BX100 Series SSD Review
     Fri, Feb 27 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial and Micron have been hard and heavy in the SSD arena and since they are also a big player in the semiconductor business they have a good foundation for the storage media platform. We had a look at the MX100 drive back in June of '14 and we found that the performance was very good and the pricing was very attractive. They've now released the follow up drive in the MX200 series along with a more budget friendly BX100 series. They sent us over some samples to evaluate and see what improvements they've made. They are really targeting to cover both entry level and mainstream consumers with these drives and as a spoiler we'll say that they did a pretty good job....
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller with Samsung TLC NAND Review
     Fri, Feb 27 2015 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Controllers are the heart and soul of every SSD. Without one, an SSD would be a useless PCB with some components slapped on it. It is responsible for everything from garbage collection and wear leveling to error correction and hardware encryption. In simple terms, all these operations can be quite complicated to implement as well as expensive to develop. This is why many companies who want to get into the SSD game turn to controller manufacturers for solutions. They can offer companies complete reference designs and firmware to get products to market quicker than they could on their own, especially if they don’t have the funds to support in-house solutions.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

littleBits Smart Home Kit Review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 4:01P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Retrofitting an existing home with so-called "Internet of Things" gadgets isn’t cheap, but with the right tools you can hack cloud functionality into your dumb appliances. littleBits is an ever-growing library of small electronic modules that easily connect together. Created by Ayah Bdeir, it started as a tool to help designers incorporate electronics into the prototyping process. Today, it’s much more than that. Think of them as Legos for the iPad generation.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Alienware 13 + Graphics Amplifier Review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 4:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the main issues with gaming laptops is the limitations of the form factor. This is why the Alienware 13 is such an interesting laptop; paired an optional accessory called the Graphics Amplifier that houses a standard desktop GPU and power supply, you get essentially the same power as a typical gaming desktop while docked at home, and a level of upgradeability otherwise not possible with another laptop.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Adesso iMouse E10 – 2.4 GHz RF Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Mouse Review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 2:25P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The peripheral market is booming, there’s a huge range of products with a wide range of features available between each device, so finding something suitable for your needs shouldn’t be too difficult. Naturally, not all products are created equally and some are designed for a more niche part of the market than others, such as the iMouse E10 which we have in for review today. The E10 is one strange-looking mouse, with a design that is almost vertical. It has been crafted to help prevent or alleviate wrist strain while using your desktop computer; much in the same way that an ergonomic keyboard better suits the natural angle of your arms and wrists.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Intel NUC5i5RYK
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 2:25P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
But Intel's development team continues to push the NUC platform forward and today we are evaluating the most recent iteration. The Intel NUC5i5RYK is based on the latest 14nm Broadwell processor and offers improved CPU performance, a higher speed GPU and lower power consumption. All of this is packed into a smaller package than any previous NUC on the market and the result is both impressive and totally expected.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+ tested with the ASUS Z97-A/USB
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 2:20P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review USB 3.1 today alongside a RAID0 SSD based storage unit that is USB 3.1 compatible. With USB 3.0 performance is amazing at roughly 450 MB/s. With USB 3.1 we can reach speeds of an excess of 800 MB/s or even better over USB 3.1, and in this article we'll show you all the details involved, and some performance numbers as well of course.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

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