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 [LATEST]  G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 8GB Dual
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 5:35P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"G.SKILL is definitely a name you have to think of when it comes to high-performance memory. G.SKILL entered the DDR4 market with their Ripjaws 4 quad channel kits that launched with the Intel X99 chipset. Now that we have DDR4 on the mainstream Z170 chipset G.SKILL comes back with Ripjaws V, which are available in quite a few different offerings and offer a more subtle look. G.SKILL is offering their Ripjaws V memory in speeds all the way up to 3600 MHz in both 8GB and 16GB dual channel kits. Today we will be taking a look at the F4-3200C16D-8GVK kit which is an 8GB kit that runs at 3200 MHz with timings of 16-16-16-36 at 1.35V. Let’s get this kit in our Z170 system and see what it can do!"

 [LATEST]  VISC CPU architecture
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 5:20P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Soft Machines presented details about its intriguing VISC CPU architecture, along with a roadmap for VISC CPUs and SoCs, at the 2015 Linley Processor Conference today. We spoke with Soft Machines founder and CTO Mohammad Abdallah and the company's VP of marketing and business development, Mark Casey, to learn more about these chips.

 [LATEST]  EVGA Z170 Stinger Motherboard Review
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 5:05P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Anyone bought an Intel Z97 motherboard recently? We think it is one of the best Chipsets out there but Intel think it’s time for an upgrade. They recently launched their Skylake range of CPU’s and a supporting Chipset, the Z170. We have a couple of motherboard and CPU samples kicking around the office and we must admit we are already very interested in their capabilities and performance.

 [LATEST]  Plextor M6V SSD (1TB) & PlexTurbo Review
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:50P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently our big brother website, The SSD Review, posted an article outlining the standard performance of the Plextor M6V. The article looked at the throughput through your standard SATA 3 (6Gb/s) port, and if you take a read through the article you can see that this value oriented drive provided very consistent performance. While we could sit here and regurgitate the information and details found in the previous article, we wanted to take things one step further. Today, we are going to look at PlexTurbo and how it changes the performance of the Plextor M6V.

 [LATEST]  Silverstone ML06-E Mini-ITX HTPC Case Review
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:35P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Still one of the only players in the very small form factor market, SilverStone has consistently iterated on its various designs to bring us new improvements and features, case after case. Not content to rest with their niche ML05 HTPC enclosure, they dressed up the exterior with a full aluminum panel and released the ML06. That isn’t the case Benchmark Reviews is reviewing here – SilverStone decided they weren’t done, and evolved the internals of the ML06 into the product we see here today: the ML06-E. Featuring re-worked internals but the same exterior dimensions, the ML06-E is poised to be the best of the series so far. Let’s take a closer look.

 [LATEST]  Features not frequency key to greater profitability
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:30P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Within the desktop CPU market, the HEDT segment (which targets enthusiasts, overclockers, high-end gamers, and professional workstations) offers the ability for chipmakers and their partners to increase profitability by offering premium products at very-high prices. A new analysis report from HWinsights has determined that in terms of product differentiation, a unique feature set is the primary factor chipmakers need to prioritize to maximize profitably. The report also finds that increasing clock-frequency has a minimal impact on overcoming price-sensitivity among enthusiast buyers.

 [LATEST]  Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 Review: Features Galore For Skylake:
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:19P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel Skylake processors have landed and motherboard manufacturers now have a wide range of boards sporting the necessary LGA 1151 socket and Z170 chipset to support the CPUs. Under the microscope today we have a high-end model from Gigabyte, the formidable Z170X-Gaming G1—a board that's virtually bursting at the seams with top-end features for the discriminating enthusiast. It's got everything from a 22 phase power array, to support for USB 3.1, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, quad GPUs, Gen3 x4 M.2 connectors and dedicated network processing via on-board Killer DoubleShot Pro X3 NICs—just to name a few...

 [LATEST]  Best Routers of 2015
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:16P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Routers may not be the most exciting piece of technology out there, but with the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, streaming boxes, and more, the need for a good wireless router in modern homes is undeniable. We've gone through dozens of expert reviews and long-term usage impressions from actual owners to bring you the best routers in three unique price points.

 [LATEST]  D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:15P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whether someone is at home, work, school, hotel, or sporting events, chances are they would love to be connected to Wi-Fi. Cellular networks are much better than they were years ago, but there’s still nothing like a quality Wi-Fi connection. Like every radio, Wi-Fi access points only have so much output power, and even at ideal power levels for an access point, it may not extend to the far reaches of an area. A common way to reach hard to reach areas is with an extender. D-Link Wi-Fi Audio Extender will help extend a 2.4GHz b/g/n Wi-Fi network and also has a little bonus, audio streaming!"

 [LATEST]  ATX case from BitFenix
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:15P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Aegis micro ATX case from BitFenix, a smaller enclosure with a modular and removable drive cage design which provides room to support watercooling solutions in different positions. Depending on the model, the Aegis can also come with a front panel 2.8" LCD to display whatever the users wishes.

 [LATEST]  KingFast 256GB F9 SSD Review
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:15P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The F9 256GB is another low-cost SSD product from KingFast, which pairs the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller with Micron NAND MT29E1T08CUCBBH8-10:B and the cache is assured by the Samsung K4W2G1646E-BC11 DDR3 RAM (256MB). This model is able to follow the read performances of the Crucial BX100 250GB we have reviewed earlier, but falls behind in terms of writes.

 [LATEST]  GPU that better represented a typical build
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:14P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After 20 or so enclosure reviews over the past year and a half and some pretty inconsistent test hardware along the way, I decided to adopt a standardized test bench for all reviews going forward. Makes sense, right? Turns out choosing the best components for a cases and cooling test system was a lot more difficult than I expected going in, as special consideration had to be made for everything from form-factor to noise and heat levels.

 [LATEST]  NikKTech & Mionix Enjoy Gaming Worldwide Giveaway
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:14P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to our friends over at Mionix up for grabs today we have one Nash 20 Stereo Gaming Headset, one Avior 7000 Optical Gaming Mouse and one Propus Gaming Surface / Mouse Pad.

be quiet! Silent Base 600 (Windowed) Review
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
be quiet! began its foray into the case market with the high end Silent Base 800 and now it is tackling the mid-range with the Silent Base 600. The 600 uses an ATX form factor, just like the 800, and launches in two versions. There is a regular model with plain side panels as well as this Silent Base 600 Window which uses the same double glazed technology we saw in the Silent Base 800 Window.

Asus Maximus VIII Hero Z170 Mainboard Review
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asus Maximus VIII Hero Z170 Mainboard arrived Technic3D. We check the ATX-Mainboard with Intel Z170 chipset functions and Performance in the following Review with a Intel Core i7-6700K CPU on Windows 7 64 Bit SP1."

EK-XRES DCP 4.0 PWM combo
     Thu, Oct 08 2015 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the EK-XRES DCP 4.0 PWM combo. EK-XRES DCP 4.0 PWM (incl. pump) is water pump / reservoir combo unit bunled with EK-DCP 4.0 PWM, a powerful 12V DC pump.

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