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BenQ GW2765HT 27-inch monitor
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:38A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BenQ’s latest mid-range monitor is a 27-inch 1440p screen with an IPS flicker-free panel. It’s suitable for most general tasks, with excellent picture quality and a bright screen. It should be fine for working at the computer, watching movies and web browsing. And with a low response time of 4ms, it’s great for gaming too. Along with a good feature set and excellent colour reproduction, the GW2765HT looks like a worthy investment, considering its relatively attractive price.

Crucial 16GB Ballistix Elite 2666MHz
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:38A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Random Access Memory (RAM) is one of those items that a lot of computer users love to have a lot of. And in reality, you can never have too much RAM for your computer systems. What our Operating System (OS) doesn’t fully use, we will find a way to use, while optimizing our computers at the same time. The one thing that limits our amount of memory usage isn’t so much our computers, but our wallet. How much money can we afford spend on our memory? So the need exists for us to find a large amount of memory that is not only fast, but also affordable enough for us to purchase and use for our computers.

ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX Gaming 6 GB
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:37A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX delivers the highest performance of all GTX 980 Ti cards we tested so far, thanks to a large overclock and increased Boost Clock range. The DirectCU III triple slot cooler turns off its fans in idle, media playback and light gaming. Price-wise the card clocks in at $670, similar to other custom GTX 980 Ti cards.

Intel preparing to release notebook Skylake in October
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:37A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following the upcoming release of desktop Skylake processors at Gamescom in Germany in August, Intel's Skylake processors for notebooks will start showing up in October. The CPU giant is planning to launch a total of 18 notebook Skylake processors in the fourth quarter, looking to help boost notebook demand. However, because many notebook brand vendors are still suffering from inventory issues, they are continuing to adjust their schedules for Skylake products to minimize the impact.

BitFenix Prodigy M Colour Series Micro-ATX Chassis Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:26A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s been two years since I first reviewed the BitFenix Prodigy M, but today, I’ll be revisiting this now classic Prodigy chassis design to take a look at the latest Colour series from BitFenix. Colour choices are always a welcome addition to any range and from a consumer perspective, having more choice is no bad thing. Colour coordinating your build becomes a lot easier when you can pick something that suits your needs and preferences. Today I’ve got the Prodigy M Red, as well as a few other bonus goodies from BitFenix to help with the build, such as the BitFenix Fury PSU, a 120mm Spectra Pro red LED fan, a BitFenix Alchemy white LED strip, as well as a red side panel window.

Asustek CFO David Cheng dies
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:25A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustek Computer announced on July 24 that its CFO David Cheng has died and the company is currently assisting Cheng's family handling related matters. The death so far has not yet made any major impact on the company's operation, according to a company post on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE).

Asus MG278Q FreeSync Game Monitor Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:23A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asus MG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD (2,560×1,440) TN gaming display that supports AMD FreeSync adaptive-sync technology. When in adaptive-sync mode, it’s capable of a wider frequency range than its IPS cousin, the MG279Q, as it can go from 35Hz all the way to 144Hz. And being a TN panel it has a fast response time of just 1ms – this is a display for people with AMD graphics cards who want gaming without tearing and micro-stutter across a wide frequency range with the lowest response time possible.

Thermaltake Poseidon Z Plus Smart Keyboard Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:23A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the consumer mechanical keyboard resurgence matures, vendors are looking for ways to distinguish their products. Thermaltake’s “Tt eSPORTS” division has a new idea for a feature: a Bluetooth 4.0-enabled smart keyboard that, in conjunction with an iOS or Android applet on your phone or tablet, tracks and compiles statistics on how you use your keyboard (and your enabled mouse, if you have one) for posting to social media. Benchmark Reviews looks at the Poseidon Z Plus Smart Keyboard in this article.

Thermaltake Core V21 Mini-ITX/Mini-ATX PC Case Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:22A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many people i know who either enjoy modding or just like to own something unique looking all agree that never before has the market been so vast and with so many available PC Cases for them to choose from. Of course as always in the years to come things should get even more interesting but i do agree with them since today you can find PC cases of all shapes and sizes with unique looking designs, plenty of features and pretty much in every price segment. Now it's no secret that not all PC case manufacturers out there have the ability to cover every single consumer in the market but Thermaltake is amongst the very few that thanks to their size and years of experience can and today with us we have one of their latest and most interesting mATX/mITX models the Core V21.

AMD A10-7870K Godavari APU Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:22A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back on May 28th, 2015 AMD introduced the new A10-7870K Accelerated Processing Units (APU) as part of the Kaveri refresh. Legit Reviews just got our hands on the AMD A10-7870K APU and it’s our first ‘new’ APU that we’ve been able to test since our Kaveri launch article in July 2014 that featured the A10-7800 and A8-7600 APU’s. When it comes to the architecture there really aren’t any changes as it’s using the same Kaveri CPU core with Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) and Radeon R7 graphics with the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. AMD is releasing this new processor to help booster is aimed at the home office family PC market that just in time for system builders and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) PC market to hopefully build a new PC for the upcoming Microsoft Windows 10 launch.

HP Omen Pro 15.6' Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:22A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OMEN gaming Notebooks from HP are a good looking breed and they come with some really interesting features. There is for example an Intel Core i7-4710HQ CPU as well as a GTX 860M graphics chip. Apart from that HP chose to equip this notebook with a FullHD touch display, which is quite an interesting choice for a gaming notebook. All this together sounds like a bit of a different approach for a gaming notebook and we're definitely curious to find out what this model can do.

AMD Fury X "Fiji" Voltage Scaling
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:21A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are testing software-based voltage control on AMD's Radeon Fury X, up to 1.37V, in order to investigate what overclocking gains can be expected. We also measure the real-life performance effect and how voltage changes affect power consumption.

Kingston microSDHC Mobility Kit 32GB Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:21A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is not just an ordinary microSDHC card. It is a Class 10 microSDHC card that is also USB and SD format capable.

Windows 10 Review
     Tue, Jul 28 2015 | 1:20A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 10 is the best Windows you can run today. This alone should make it a big win, not to mention the fact that it's "free." However I don't think Windows 10 is there yet. Can Windows 10 bring seamless updates that one or two years from now will make it the best, most polished desktop OS available, and still be called Windows 10? Microsoft must prove itself under this new direction.

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Review
     Mon, Jul 27 2015 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not too long ago we looked at the Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi, a smaller 2-in-1 hybrid laptop. While the concept of a 2-in-1 is interesting, the T100 Chi simply did not have powerful enough components inside to be a true laptop replacement. The 12.5? T300 Chi, however, incorporates an Intel Core M processor, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB M.2 SSD. We review the T300 Chi and measure how it stacks up against the competition.

Sapphire Tri-X R9 Fury 4GB Graphics Card Review
     Mon, Jul 27 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Something that we don’t really get much of a buzz from is the ‘second best’ graphics card, Okay the R9 390 is good, but we all want to know about the R9 390X; so why has the hype kept momentum even after the R9 Fury X launch, ready for the R9 Fury? The main reason is likely the fact that it’s water cooled from the factory, even though most people want water cooling, it can be problematic or even just too large to fit inside some cases. Those who held off buying the Fury X are now in for a treat thanks to AMD allowing sub-vendors the ability to customise the R9 Fury.

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