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How To - AMD FX ATX Gaming Rig
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:22P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're going to show you a guide on how to build an AMD based system. This rig should be a multi-talent and we want it to perform everyday tasks very well. Therefore we occasionally wish to play games with FullHD resolution. We also want this system to be very silent and upgradeable.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 Review: Beauty And Brawn
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:22P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Love it or hate it, Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines have remained a watermark for which the majority of notebook manufacturers aspire to, whether it's enthusiast gaming companies like Razer with their Blade, or mainstream vendors like Dell via their outstanding XPS 13. Enter Asus. They've utilized their ZenBook line to satisfy a wide range of demographics and price points, but their UX501 -- with its "Pro" designation, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960m GPU, and 4K touchscreen display -- is a Zenbook aspiring to meet and exceed Apple's flagship notebook, and look stunning while doing it...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ASUS Z170-DELUXE (Intel LGA-1151)
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:21P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've seen a GAMING board, but what about those of us who want the best while making use of all the features provided by a platform? With support for NMVe devices right in the box, the ASUS Z170-DELUXE hits the ground running. Mixed with great audio and one of the most extensive BIOSes ever, the ASUS Z170-DELUXE is exactly that - deluxe.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Nixeus MODA v2 Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:21P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year, we reviewed the MODA tenkeyless mechanical keyboard from Nixeus. Today we’re looking at the MODA v2 which conserves the tenkeyless form while introducing some improvements. You might be more familiar with the monitors from Nixeus which use high-end panels in a no-nonsense product. Their first MODA keyboard followed a similar fashion of straightforwardness that we expect to see in the MODA v2. Read on to find out if that is what happened!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:20P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the long anticipated and awaited MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning edition. You'll retrieve up-to 1.3 Volts to play with on the GPU voltage range for example. This 6 GB card is overclocked for you at default already, typically a reference GTX 980 Ti will run 1 GHz. The Lightning however comes with default clocks of 1203 (base) / 1304 (boost) MHz. Armed with 6 GB graphics memory this product was built to impress.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI Motherboard Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 5:20P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte’s Z170XP-SLI is aiming to tempt users looking for a motherboard that offers the Z170 platform’s core features, but without requiring a significant cash outlay. In the Z170XP-SLI, Gigabyte offers one of the lowest cost boards to support SLI, while also retaining features such as USB 3.1, USB Type-C, and a 32Gbps M.2 connector.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

AMD's Next Generation Graphics Architecture
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: AMDs is on the verge of launching their hotly anticipated next generation graphics architecture, code named Fiji. We delve into the elements that could make or break their new cards.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

 
TRENDnet TEW-818DRU AC1900 Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 4:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we’ll be taking a look at TRENDnet’s TEW-818 DRU – an AC1900 dual-band wireless router. 802.11ac has been a hot topic in the networking world in the last 18 months and many home users are seeking to take advantage of the extra bandwidth this standard offers. The 818 DRU seeks to provide an affordable option to those wanting to transition to this new technology.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the latest Nvidia GTX980Ti reference card, and today we follow up with a look at the latest flagship model from one of their key partners. The ‘EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+’ is quite the mouthful, but EVGA have earned a reputation for releasing some of the finest hardware to target the enthusiast audience. This particular model ships with a 6+2 power phase, custom cooler and unlike the reference Nvidia card, EVGA have decided to fit the card with a custom backplate.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

QNAP TVS-863+ vNAS Server Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 4:00P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The QNAP TVS-863+ Turbo vNAS is part of a new hardware platform for QNAP that brings a high level of performance to the small tower-based format, at a lower cost than was possible before. That’s not an uncommon theme for NAS product announcements, but this is. The TVS-x63 series is based on a System-On-Chip (SOC) offering from AMD. Stunned…? I know I was when I first heard it. After years of suffering with multiple generations of Intel Atom-based NAS devices with lackluster performance, from every NAS manufacturer in the market, finally we have a low power replacement that rocks the world. The Intel Bay Trail-D CPU is a great little replacement for the Atom, but the new AMD GX-424CC is in another league altogether. The Radeon graphics section inside, plus four CPU cores running at 2.4 GHz, and a well-developed APU architecture that marries the two together for challenging loads, provides a sea change in computing performance for the low-power, low-cost NAS segment.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While mini-ITX is the “fashionable” small form factor of choice for most compact system builders, the micro-ATX form factor is still popular as it offers a better compromise between size, features and cost. Unlike mini-ITX motherboards micro-ATX motherboards require less R&D, encounter less technical challenges and are much cheaper to execute as a result. Enter Gigabyte’s latest Intel 9 Series based motherboard, the GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5. At just $130 this motherboard offers a great balance between size, performance and features – at least on paper. Today we will be putting this micro-ATX offering from Gigabyte through its paces to see how it shapes up in practice. As a Gaming series motherboard it comes with the usual beefed up audio implementation and Killer networking as well as support for multiple GPUs meaning it has most things a gamer could want in a motherboard. Being an Intel 9 Series motherboard there’s also support for the new storage options like M.2 and SATA Express. Below you can find detailed specifications on exactly what this motherboard offers:
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

AMD A10-7850K (Kaveri)
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For years, AMD is pushing the idea of treating CPU and GPU equally when comes to computing power through the concept called “heterogenous computing”. With the release of Kaveri, AMD has gotten all of the interconnect between the CPU and the GPU worked out so that it can finally treat the CPU and GPU as equal partner and delivers the true “heterogenous computing” that it has set to achieve. With Kaveri, AMD has further refined the Bulldozer microarchitecture that is now in its third generation. Codenamed Steamroller, the CPU on the Kaveri is able to deliver a better performance at lower power consumption.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Seagate Laptop SSHD 1 TB Solid State Hybrid Drive Review.
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate has been the foremost proponent of the SSHD - the solid state hybrid drive. It's basically the integration of a regular hard disk drive with a solid state cache. This allows them to significantly improve the performance of their hard disk drives with just a small bump in the price tag. Seagate considers the SSHD to be superior to the Flash Cache Module (FCM) because of potential data integrity issues during power or device failures, and superior to the Dual-Drive concept because of cost reasons. That's why they are not just offering this technology in their laptop HDDs, they are also offering it in their desktop HDDs.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Asus GTX780 Ti ROG Matrix Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we follow on from our recent analysis of the remarkable ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 144hz G-Sync monitor and focus on the partner card for that review – the Asus GTX780 Ti ROG Matrix. ASUS claim this card is created around ‘hand chosen cores’ to ensure the highest levels of performance. Asus use a sophisticated 14 phase power system, with digital voltage regulation and the highest grade Japanese made 10k black metallic capacitors. The GTX780 Ti ROG Matrix is supplied in a highly overclocked state, but can it justify the equally high £649.99 asking price?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Tesoro Lobera Spectrum @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Aug 27 2015 | 4:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last fall, when the initial wave of RGB keyboards were first coming out, I had the chance to check out the Lobera Supreme from Tesoro. While the keyboard wasn’t perfect I was impressed with its value. One of the issues I had with the keyboard was the lack of individual key RGB lighting but recently that changed. Tesoro introduced the Lobera Spectrum with a similar design but with the spectrum backlighting. Today I’m going to dig into it and see if anything else has changed and find out if it is still a good value like their first RGB keyboard.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Alienware Alpha Intel-Powered SFF Gaming PC: Consoles Beware
     Thu, Aug 27 2015 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
2015, the SteamOS gaming platform (and Valve’s tantalizing Steam Controller) are still works in progress. SteamOS hasn’t been written off, but Dell, which was one of the first PC makers to build a custom console-sized system for SteamOS, isn’t waiting around. Its Alienware gaming brand launched the Alienware Alpha, which is meant to be your next (or your first) living room gaming PC. The Alienware Alpha plugs the holes left by Valve with Microsoft hardware and software and a simple 10-ft UI developed in house. Instead of shipping with a Steam Controller, for example, the Alpha features an Xbox 360 wireless controller. The 10-foot user interface, which would have been handled by SteamOS, comes courtesy of Dell’s custom Alpha UI...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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