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 [LATEST]  News: TRs September 2014 System Guide
     Sat, Sep 20 2014 | 11:05A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve updated our System Guide to include Intel`s new Haswell-E processors, the associated X99 platform, and DDR4 memory. The new guide also features AMD`s new Radeon R9 285 graphics card, plus the usual tweaks to account for the latest pricing and availability changes."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Full-Tower Case Review
     Sat, Sep 20 2014 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently we had the opportunity to look at Phanteks low cost full tower case, the Enthoo Pro. Now, Phanteks is following up with a higher end Enthoo model, the Luxe. There are similarities between the Pro and Luxe, along with multiple differences. Phanteks takes care in making sure that the features the enthusiasts want in a case are provided; this includes multiple cooling options, ranging from air cooling to liquid cooling. Then Phanteks goes a step further and adds features to make their cases stand out. Read on to see what they did!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Corsair Graphite Series 780T Full Tower Chassis Review
     Sat, Sep 20 2014 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We first saw this chassis at Computex 2014 earlier this year, not that we could miss it given that this chassis is certainly on the larger side. Our initial impression of the case were good, it looked stunning and packed full of features, but this week is the first time we’ve been able to get properly hands on with it and take a good long look at what it has to offer. At £150 the 780T isn’t cheap, so there’s no doubt that this is for the high-end user/enthusiast market. This means it needs to offer some pretty impressive features, build quality and a whole lot more to justify the wallet busting price tag. As you can see from the specifications below this chassis is incredibly capable, with support for everything from tiny Mini-ITX motherboards right up to E-ATX, so even workstation motherboards will be right at home here. There is an abundance of storage bays, as well as extra dedicated 2.5? bays, room for four radiators ranging in size from 120mm right up to 360mm, as well as plenty of room for taller CPU coolers. There are 9 expansion slots that’ll be ideal for multi-GPU configurations and with 355mm GPU support, you’ll have no trouble getting even the largest cards on the market into this chassis.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

ASUS GTX750 Ti STRIX OC Edition review
     Sat, Sep 20 2014 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kitguru rates the GTX750ti very highly – we have reviewed a handful of partner cards since Nvidia launched the model earlier this year. For the modest asking price it delivers solid frame rates at 1080p – but it is the Maxwell architecture that deserves special praise. These cards run exceptionally cool and take all the power they need direct from the PCI e slot. We like the combination of high efficiency, low noise and modest heat output - Nvidia seemed focused this year on reducing power demand which can only be seen as a positive step forward.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Samsung EVO 32GB and 64GB MicroSD Memory Cards Review
     Sat, Sep 20 2014 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the lab today, we have two top capacity options (32GB and 64GB) from Samsung`s EVO line-up of microSD memory cards. Check out Tyler`s full review now."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

BIOS Option Of The Week - DRAM Refresh Rate
     Sat, Sep 20 2014 | 9:00A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Although JEDEC standards call for a 64 msec refresh cycle, memory chips these days can actually hold data for longer than that. So, using a longer refresh cycle is quite possible. With a longer refresh cycle, the memory chips are refreshed less often, reducing both the amount of bandwidth wasted on refreshes and the amount of power consumed (which is great for laptops and other portable devices).
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Crucial DDR4-2133 32GB Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sat, Sep 20 2014 | 8:58A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel recently launched their Haswell-E HEDT (high-end desktop) processors and accompanying X99 chipset. With that came the introduction of DDR4 memory to the consumer market. DDR4 memory has been used in server implementations, but the X99 chipset is the first consumer platform to support DDR4 memory. DDR4 brings with it faster data rates (2133 MHz standard), higher capacity levels and improved efficiency over DD3. Today we will be taking a look at our first DDR4 memory kit and it comes from Crucial. We are taking a look at their 32 GB (4x8GB) DDR4-2133 Kit (CT4K8G4DFD8213). This is Crucials JEDEC kit so it is not fancy at all and does not come with a XMP profile. The kit runs at 2133 MHz with timings of 15-15-15-36 at 1.2V."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 
COUGAR 700M Review @ Vortez
     Sat, Sep 20 2014 | 1:16A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at COUGAR`s 700M - a professional laser gaming mouse with more customisation than you can throw a hat at. This flexible gaming mouse allows the user to customise button assignment, the weight system, palm grip and grip height to expand favourability and after an initial look we`re filled with anticipation, so without further delay let`s take a look at this exciting new peripheral."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Gamdias Hephaestus Gaming Headset (GHS2000) Review @ TechwareLabs.com
     Fri, Sep 19 2014 | 4:16P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Choosing the right headset is often a challenge, with a handful of established headsets out there it is often very difficult for a new headset to make an impact on the over-saturated market. PC and console headset makers are implementing new features to differentiate their headset from others, these new features may often end up being a game changer or are quickly buried and forgotten. Gamdias, the Greek mythology themed peripheral design company has surprised us with some of the most unique gamer gear out there. The Gamdias Hephaestus Gaming Headset (GHS2000) beings a new dimension to sound quality by adding a blast source identifier that causes the ear cups to vibrate independently. Ear cup vibration plus an interesting built in cooling..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

MSI R9 280X Gaming 3G GPU Review
     Fri, Sep 19 2014 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In my opinion, MSI has done a bang up job with AMD’s R9 280X GPU. From the pictures of the naked card, we are using Rev 1.2. Compared to other reviews at launch time, the PCB and components are a little different. Hardware wise, I have no complaints about this card.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

AIDA Memory Bandwidth Overall World Record
     Fri, Sep 19 2014 | 4:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you take a closer look at the screenshot below you will notice Hiwa managef to score 83’460 MB/s memory read speed and 78’216 MB/s write speed. In order to do so he had to push the G.Skill DDR4 kit (F4-3000C15-16GRR) to 3.0 GHz and reduce the latency to CL 11-14-16-15 with tRFC at 270 and command rate 1T. Also note the NB (Uncore) frequency which is almost 5.0 GHz. Apart from the uncore running highly overclocked the CPU was clocked at 5’124.91 MHz and CPU cooling was handled with liquid nitrogen. In this case the memory was capable of doing the job aircooled. All this hardware was installed on an ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard and powered by a Seasonic Platinum Series 1050 Watt power supply.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Shogun Bros Ensense Commander Series Pro Gaming Headset Review
     Fri, Sep 19 2014 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today is a good day in the office, Shogun Bros are one of the newest players in the peripherals market and they’re back again with their second feature review here at eTeknix. When I reviewed their Ballista MK1 gaming mouse it proved that the company knows how to make a great peripheral without the need for a crazy budget, it was packed full of features, had great build quality, really nice aesthetics and competitive performance. Now they’re launching their first headset and if it is half as good as their gaming mouse, then we should be in for a real treat today.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Fractal Core 1100 Computer Case Review
     Fri, Sep 19 2014 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal introduced the new Core series at Computex 2014; instead of having a booth at the infamous Nangang Hall, they unraveled the different Core versions at the Hyatt Hotel. In a similar trend as other enclosure manufacturers the focus point is on very affordable cases, a challenge as affordable usually goes hand in hand with making compromises. MadShrimps has already reviewed several 50 dollar cases, though with the Core 1100 Fractal goes even a few notches lower with a street price of a whopping low 35 dollars. Can Fractal maintain their typical stylish look and professional build quality even at this price level? Let us pop the box and explore the Fractal Core 1100 mATX case.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Western Digital My Passport Ultra Review @ TechwareLabs.com
     Fri, Sep 19 2014 | 1:09P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at Western Digital`s performance portable drive, the My Passport Ultra. This drive offers up exceptional speeds through USB 3.0 with up to 2TB of capacity. Combine that with an incredibly small and slim package and this drive looks to have a lot of promise. Read on to see how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard Review
     Fri, Sep 19 2014 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA has been known as some of the best components out there for some time now. Today I have the opportunity to look at the flagship motherboard from their Intel X99 product stack. The EVGA X99 Classified motherboard (151-HE-E999-KR) is hitting the shelves with a retail price of only $399.99! The EVGA X99 Classified isn’t geared for the casual overclockers, it’s built for those that want to push the Intel core i7-5960X to the extreme speeds using liquid nitrogen and other sub-ambient cooling methods. Read on to see how this board performs!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Foxconn considering lawsuit over leukemia report
     Fri, Sep 19 2014 | 12:02P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is considering taking legal action against UK-based Daily Mail for its recent report claiming Foxconn employees working in Shenzhen plants have developed leukemia. Foxconn has demand the Daily Mail present evidence of its claim within a week.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

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