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Sapphire Toxic R9 270X @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Oct 24 2013 | 2:05A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to AMD video card manufactures there really only a few different names that come to mind. At the top of that list for most people will be Sapphire. Those of you who made it out to LanOC v13 will also remember that Sapphire joined us for our event as well. When they offered to let us take a look at their new R9 series cards, I jumped at the chance. Boy was I surprised to see that they had made some significant changed to their product line, especially the Toxic model that we are going to take a look at today."

AMD RADEON R9 290X Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Oct 24 2013 | 1:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The wait is finally over. The R9 290X is finally here. After a somewhat disjointed media frenzy we can today reveal everything you wanted to know about AMD`s latest flagship graphics card. Fuelled by enthusiast speculation, there have been numerous details `leaked` to the public from some very dubious origins. Rumours ranged from TITAN Killer performance for less than the price of a GTX780 to a total flop of epic proportions. Sifting through the wheat we can say, after thoroughly testing this graphics card that some of the rumours were correct (to a certain extent, and others were wildly inaccurate. The question everyone wants to know is can it beat a GTX TITAN and lay claim to being the new performance king? Yes and no. Yes it does better the NVIDIA GTX Titan in certain scenarios but not in others."

News: AMDs Radeon R9 290X graphics card reviewed
     Thu, Oct 24 2013 | 1:47A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is the one we`ve been waiting for. The Radeon R9 290X brings some truly new technology in the form of the GPU code-named Hawaii. Read on for our pleasingly-yet-slightly-threateningly-detailed review."

AMD Radeon R9 290X Tested - CrossFire and 4K
     Thu, Oct 24 2013 | 1:06A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has put itself in a great position with the Radeon R9 290X based on the new Hawaii GPU. The R9 290X is faster than the GTX 780, just about on par with the GTX Titan, all while coming in at a price well under what NVIDIA has on the shelves today. It isn`t perfect and the warts of noise, power, and heat will bother some. Still, users looking for a top performing single-GPU graphics card will find the R9 290X at the top of their list."

Launch: AMD Radeon R9 290X Graphics Card Review with 4K Performance @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Oct 24 2013 | 12:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of weeks ago AMD launched their new R9 and R7 series cards which replace the 7000 series in the market. The models released up to this point have primarily been tweaked versions of existing GPUs however today we get to see something new from AMD, their R9 290X which is based on the Hawaii chip, priced at $549/449 and takes on the Geforce GTX 780. Today we will be taking a look at the R9 290X in games such as Battlefield 3, F1 2013 and Total War: Rome 2 to establish whether it can take on the GTX 780 and win."

AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Oct 23 2013 | 11:04P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is nearly two years old and if you calculate that in ?gamer years? it would be easily considered past its prime. Video cards don?t get better as they age, so you would think that this card would be obsolete by now. The funny thing is that the Radeon HD 7970 is still a very competitive graphics card and was just re-branded this month as the lower cost Radeon R9 280X at $299. The AMD Radeon HD 7950/7970 and even some of the Radeon HD 7870 cards were powered by the 28nm Tahiti GPU that had 2048 stream processors and 3GB of GDDR5 memory in its full form. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 was designed in a time period where the largest resolution monitor available was 2560x1600, but now we have massive 4K Ultra HD monitors at 3840x2160 readily available and falling in price. In order to get more performance, AMD had to tape out an entirely new GPU called Hawaii for the Radeon R9 290X at the $549 price point. "

AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB Reference Video Card Review
     Wed, Oct 23 2013 | 11:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another piece of the R series puzzle comes together. Today we check out the high-end Radeon R9 290X 4GB video card from AMD in full detail."

AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Oct 23 2013 | 11:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD`s R9 290X 4GB is finally here. This card has been designed to compete directly against NVIDIA`s GTX 780 and TITAN but there`s one major surprise in this launch: a price of just $549."

AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Oct 23 2013 | 10:57P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review, we put two AMD Radeon R9 290X cards into a CrossFire configuration, delivering massively improved framerates that will easily handle the latest and greatest titles. With the pair of cards retailing at just $100 more than a single GTX Titan, this is also quite an affordable combination."

AMD Radeon R9 290X 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Oct 23 2013 | 10:55P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD`s new Radeon R9 290X launches today. Based on a new Hawaii GPU, the card promises record-breaking performance. Not only performance is impressive: With a price of $549, it`s also the most affordable high-performance option, which will certainly put massive pressure on NVIDIA."

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Review
     Wed, Oct 23 2013 | 6:07P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For what the board is, it is virtually perfect. There is always room to want more, but this board didn`t leave me feeling like I was missing out on anything. If there are any features you want that aren`t provided, there are higher end Gigabyte motherboards that have them, but for a strong general purpose board this is hard to beat. The only things a user could realistically miss are: IEEE 1394 headers and Wi-Fi. IEEE 1394 isn`t nearly as common as USB and Wi-Fi is a premium feature (that is offered on higher end Gigabyte boards). The software worked almost perfectly; it required an update but after that it worked without any problems! The only bug I noticed was incorrect memory frequency being reported but that didn`t affect performance. The board was completely stable; the only time I ever had a crash was when the pushing the CPU with too low of voltages!"

Humble Bundle with Android 7 Review
     Wed, Oct 23 2013 | 5:59P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So what stands out of this 4+2 bundle, and does any one game make the bundle worth buying on its own? In my opinion the best games of the bundle are Anodyne, Incredipede, Greed Corp, and The Bard`s Tale. They each offer enjoyable experiences, based on what I have played, and are almost certainly going to be worth your time, if you purchase the bundle. Incredipede and Greed Corp are both innovative takes on their genres, so if you like puzzlers or turn-based RTS games, you will want to play these. Anodyne is a well-constructed return to 16-bit adventure games with a healthy sense of humor, but requires some time investment. The Bard`s Tale is a dated game, but is also well designed and has a mildly inappropriate sense of humor that can bring a smile to your face (or an eye roll)."

ASUS ROG Orion for Consoles Gaming Headset Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Oct 23 2013 | 5:34P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kaeyi Dream checks out the Orion for Consoles headset from ASUS released under the Republic of Gamers brand mark."

AMD Radeon R9 270X 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Oct 23 2013 | 3:45P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD`s new Radeon R9 270X matches last generation`s HD 7950 in performance, while still coming at an attractive $200 price point. We were a bit disappointed by the reference design cooler, but board partners will soon release their own designs with custom heatsinks that will perform better."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 On Linux
     Wed, Oct 23 2013 | 2:32P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week I featured the first Linux review of an AMD Radeon Rx 200 series graphics card in the form of an AMD Radeon R9 270X Curacao XT benchmarked on Ubuntu. If you`re looking to buy a new graphics card for use on the Linux desktop but prefer NVIDIA hardware or buying a GPU isn`t dependent upon the incomplete RadeonSI driver, being looked at today on Phoronix is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Kepler graphics card."

SMS Audio Street by 50 Wired On Ear Headphones Review
     Wed, Oct 23 2013 | 2:28P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today for review I have the SMS Audio Street by 50 Wired On Ear Headphones which feature a foldable design making them very portable but they included a nice carrying case for you to help protect he headphones. The headphones come in a variety of colors so there’s one for your personal style. The Street by 50 one ear headphones feature 40mm drivers in them to offer a warm and well balanced sound and there’s even a removable audio cable with in-line remote and microphone. "

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