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ASUS RT-AC56U Gigabit Router @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Nov 17 2013 | 9:59A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The home network is one of the most consistently neglected things in modern computing, usually relegated to the if it aint broke, dont fix it category even by most enthusiasts. However, it is also a market with constantly evolving technologies just like everything else and in the current landscape of always online games and every phone and gadget starving for wireless data why wouldnt you want a network you can rely on? Earlier we reviewed My Net AC1300 from Western Digital and today we are back to put the ASUS RT-AC56U through the same paces. Is wireless AC technology all its cracked up to be? We will soon find out."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

SilverStone EP01 Four Port Round USB 3.0 Hub Review
     Sun, Nov 17 2013 | 9:41A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Need an additional four USB 3.0 ports? SilverStone has you covered with the EP01. Let`s take a close look at this unique and affordable device."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1000 W @ techPowerUp
     Sun, Nov 17 2013 | 9:31A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA shook the PSU market with top-performing G2 units and is doing it again with the SuperNOVA P2 1000 W model released recently. Many features in common with the G2s, it uses the same Super Flower platform, but comes with extras, like Platinum efficiency and a selectable semi-passive operation."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Review
     Sun, Nov 17 2013 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In my testing, a boost clock speed of 1291MHz was reached with a memory speed of 1940MHz for a stunning improvement in 3DMark scoring. The baseline clock speeds for the GTX 780 Ti are 875MHz on the core with a typical GPU Boost 2.0 frequency of around 928MHz over a wide array of games. During my testing, I never saw speeds drop below the 928MHz threshold. A much different strategy than what we recently saw with the R9 290X, which when run in Quiet Mode would shed clock speed as fast as donuts disappearing at the morning roll call at your local police department. No such troubles here. Both manufacturers use dynamic clock speeds, but it`s how well it`s implemented that makes the difference once the cards heat up during gaming. This is where we see another point of difference. The vapor chamber cooling solution used by NVIDIA for its GTX 700 Series Kepler cores has been rock solid in terms of cooling efficiency and the low noise profile it uses thanks to the improved fan algorithms implemented over successive launches."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

News: AMDs Radeon R9 290 graphics card reviewed
     Sun, Nov 17 2013 | 6:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Less than two weeks ago, AMD introduced the Radeon R9 290X to good reviews and much fanfare. Here`s hoping you didn`t buy one, because the just-introduced Radeon R9 290 is really the one to get. Read on to find out why."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

News: AMD reveals 2014 APU roadmap for tablets convertibles
     Sun, Nov 17 2013 | 4:14A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We already know that AMD`s next-gen Kaveri APU is coming to mobile systems. However, the chip will only fit into power envelopes ranging from 15W to 35W. For the tighter TDPs suited to tablets and convertibles, AMD has a couple of other, lower-power chips plannedand it announced them today at its APU13 event in San Jose. These low-power APUs are called Beema and Mullins, and they`re successors to today`s Kabini and Temash offerings. AMD says they deliver twice the performance per watt of their predecessors and are scheduled for release in the first half of 2014."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 On Linux
     Sat, Nov 16 2013 | 4:34P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are after a low-end graphics card for use on Linux, up for review today is the Zotac GeForce GT 610 Synergy 1GB graphics card that sells for less than $50 USD. The results in this Linux hardware review compare the GT 610 to a range of other AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards using the proprietary drivers under Ubuntu Linux. Even if you`re not interested in the GT 610, this article makes for a nice 12-way Linux graphics card comparison with the very latest AMD/NVIDIA GPU drivers."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

 
HIS Radeon R9 290X 4GB in CrossFire Video Card Review
     Sat, Nov 16 2013 | 11:21A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We pair a HIS R9 290X 4GB video card with our reference model and check out CrossFire performance in our full suite of apps and games."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

HIS R9 270X IceQ X Turbo Boost Clock 2GB GDDR5 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Nov 16 2013 | 10:58A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new R9 270X implementation from HIS comes with a custom PCB, an award-winning cooling system which is very efficient while keeping the noise down and is also pre-overclocked. Th"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

CM Storm Pulse R Headset @ Rbmods
     Sat, Nov 16 2013 | 10:17A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Coolermaster is finally out with some new products and today we taking a look at one of them. First out is the Pulse R gaming headset that is newly released! We are going to compare them vs some awesome headsets we have tested in the past and just how comfortable they are after hours of gaming. So stick around for this review to find out the answers."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

Android App Pick - Pianist HD - BCCHardware App Pick
     Sat, Nov 16 2013 | 9:59A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are having some fun and getting a bit creative - all while learning how to play piano.  Pianist HD is the Pick of the Week and this app will have you tapping out your tunes as you learn to play piano.  It`s not guaranteed to make you into a Mozart, but it might get you started.  Check it out!"
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Sandberg Worldwide Joint Giveaway
     Sat, Nov 16 2013 | 9:41A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
People say that theres always calm before the storm but I tend to disagree so although we are in the process of securing a massive number of prizes for our global Christmas giveaway that doesnt mean we will halt our regular ones. So today in cooperation with our friends from Sandberg we have not 1 but 5 PowerBar 2200mAh models up for grabs (colors may vary) and as always you just have to complete 4 small steps in order to participate:"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Performance Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Nov 16 2013 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s GTX 780 Ti is quite simply the fastest graphics card available and at $699 it is also one of the most expensive. But for that price, you get TITAN-demolishing performance for hundreds less."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA and BPU-124DE-SS HDD Docks @ Pro-Clockers
     Sat, Nov 16 2013 | 6:59A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The two products from them that will we will be taking a look at are the BPN-2535DE and the BPU-124DE-SS. Both are backplanes that will fit in either a 3.5 or 5.25 bay depending on the model that best fits your needs. Also, they each share the ability to house multiple 2.5 drives. For most average computer users today, these products are ideal for if you have problems with having lack of support for internal drives in your chassis. Getting either the BPN-2535DE or the BPU-124DE-SS will be a wiser solution than buying a larger chassis which would likely cost you more. Now, read on to check the differences of the two to determine the best for your need."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming OC and Sapphire Dual-X R9 270 OC Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Nov 16 2013 | 4:14A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has been keeping us extremely busy launching new graphics cards and this week is no different. AMD announced the Radeon R9 270 graphics card this morning at the $179.99 price point. This is the sixth video card that AMD has added to the Radeon R7 and R9 series of  video cards since October! This `new` card is interesting as it reduces the entry price into the high-end R9 series down to the $179 price point and uses the same exact Pitcarin GPU found on the AMD Radeon R9 270X!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

NuForce S3-BT High-Fidelity Bluetooth Speakers
     Fri, Nov 15 2013 | 4:34P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the past 2 years or so we used and tested many portable Bluetooth wireless speakers some of which offered a very good size/performance ratio while others were not really as portable but offered amazing amounts of volume at reasonable prices. Still all these are not called portable without reason and so no matter how we see it in the end they can`t go up against a good stereo desktop solution especially when it comes to volume levels. However it`s not very easy to find a high quality stereo desktop system featuring both Bluetooth and wired connectivity that doesn`t really cost an arm and a leg so with that in mind we set out to see what`s available in the market. The answer came from our friends over at NuForce who`ve been manufacturing a very successful pair of speakers for quite some time now the S3-BT High-fidelity Bluetooth speakers for audiophiles so it didn`t take long for us to grab a sample in order to find out the reason behind their popularity."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

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