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GeForce GTX 770 Review: Adding Value to High-End GFX?
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having taken the covers off the GeForce GTX 780 a week ago, Nvidia is ready to release their next part in the GeForce 700 series. Earlier rumors indicated that the GeForce GTX 770's specifications would be much like a GTX 680 on steroids, and as it turns out that's exactly what it is. The GTX 770 features the fastest GDDR5 memory we have ever seen at 7GHz. Memory at that clock rate is good for a peak bandwidth of 224GB/s, 16% more than the GTX 680. Therefore, technically if you could overclock a GTX 680 well enough you could create a GTX 770.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Gigabyte GTX 780 WindForce OC 3GB Video Card Review
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the coming of the GTX Titan derivation named GTX 780, we have very good performances available at a lower price point. Gigabyte is one of the companies which offer a highly overclocked variant and a custom, compact cooling system which is enough silent when the card is placed in a well ventilated computer case.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Coverage of GIGABYTE’s INTEL “Haswell” Z87 Series
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, GIGABYTE unleashes to the world, their entire onslaught of Intel 8 series motherboards based on the Z87 chipset and the new LGA1150 socket. We were fortunate enough to be one of few sites to have the chance to experience all of their new Z87 series motherboards including ones from their new “Standard Series” which includes their best looking board, the new “red” Z87X-UD4H, their “Gaming Series” and their two boards that feature a new audio feature called “AMP UP” that allows you to swap out the Op-AMP onboard for better sound quality, and finally their new “Extreme OC Series” which is built for extreme overclockers looking to break records and take names."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

Intel "Haswell" Core i7 4770K Review
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 4:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we bring you details on the next iteration of Intel's desktop CPU architecture - Haswell. We check out the Core i7 4770K in this CPU review.
  FULL STORY @ HARDCOREWARE

A Futurelooks News Flash - Kepler Completed The NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 760 Reviewed
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 1:15P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GTX 760 features clocks speeds and features around the GTX 680 mark, but minus the price tag. With 2GB GDDR5 video memory at decent speeds, a 256-bit bus and 1152 CUDA cores, its one GPU that should easily bring on the eye candy without hitting unplayable frame rates in the latest triple A tites. Weve got some new game titles test and plenty of PhysX to throw at this new card. Lets see if the $249US NVIDIA GTX 760 is exactly what you need to last you for another couple years of gaming enjoyment."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

PQI Air Drive External Wireless Storage Device Product and Video Review
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PQI Air Drive is a portable storage device the size of a credit card (and a bit thicker) that enables up to five people to connect and stream live music, movies or photos from the drive to their portable devices simultaneously. Unlike traditional storage devices that uses on fixed memory to store your files, the Air Drives only source of storage is an SD card (or in our case microSD card) up to a maximum capacity of 32GB and can be purchased with different capacity cards included.
  FULL STORY @ STORAGE

Synology DiskStation DS1513+
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 12:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synology categorize the DS1513+ as a small to medium business solution and this is obviously where it makes the most sense, opposed to home use or even SOHO usage. With four Gigabit LAN ports offering Link Aggregation the DS1513+ is an ideal solution for feeding lots of client PCs data at the same time.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

 
Gainward GeForce GTX 770 Phantom
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gainward GTX 770 Phantom certainly is an impressive graphics card that not only looks cool, but also runs cool. It is also very quiet, making less noise than most case fans - it certainly wasn’t heard over anything else in our test system. While the Gainward GTX 770 Phantom does provide more performance when compared to a standard GTX 770, as is often the case with factory overclocking the gains are not huge. Still with an average of 5% more performance in the ten games that we tested with, the gains are worth it.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

AMD A4-5000 - Kabini the mainstream APU
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Benchmarks aside, from our perspective the AMD A4-5000 was fast enough for general usage. With an SSD in tow it would open up Word 2013 or any of the other Office applications in seconds for example. For those wanting to surf the Internet, e-mail, conduct some word processing or even a little graphic design, the A4-5000 will provide enough power and the run time to avoid you looking for another power socket the moment you disconnect it from one.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Palit GTX 760 JetStream 2 GB @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 10:04A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Palit`s GeForce GTX 760 JetStream comes with a large overclock out of the box, on both GPU and memory. This makes it one of the fastest GTX 760s that we review today. The card also uses a dual fan, triple slot cooler, with just a $5 price premium over the reference design."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - Intels 4th Generation Haswell Core i7-4770K LGA1150 Processor Reviewed
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 9:25A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple weeks ago, Intel released their 4th Generation Haswell processor series. It continues to offer every feature but is architecturally different from Ivy Bridge. All the marketing data and other laboratory testing point to improved performance all around including new integrated Intel Iris HD graphics processing designed for supporting 4K displays. But does Haswell offer a new processor experience? Is Iris the boost needed to to move to 4K displays? And finally, is Haswell thermal friendly enough to overclock? These questions are what Ive been taking the time to answer. "
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Quirky Converge Universal USB Dock Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 9:17A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the person with many gadgets, the Quirky Converge Universal USB Docking Station is a way to centralize your device charging. It`s a sleek shelf that has four USB plugs to charge up to four devices simultaneously. It`s perfect for charging a tablet, a phone and a digital camera all at once."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

MSI GeForce GTX 770 Gaming edition
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let's review the MSI GeForce GTX 770 Gamer edition. This more affordable version of the GTX 770 might be stock clocked but is armed with military class components, an awesome TwinFrozr cooler that is very silent and keeps this GPU chilled down at a cool 70 Degrees C temperature. Oh and it overclocks as well as any GTX 770 card really, making this a bargain buy for just 370 EUR.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Genius X-G510 Gaming Mouse
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 9:02A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Genius X-G510 won’t break your bank account and when priced at $34.99 - it is great value. I would recommend this mouse for anyone looking for an attractive and well functioning mouse who is on a tight budget. At the end of the day when you consider how well it tracks and how it feels in the hand as well as the sick lighting design, the positive elements outweigh the negative areas. . .
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

QNAP TS-421 4-bay Home & SOHO NAS Review
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 9:01A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QNAP has introduced a new NAS series with the latest QTS 4.0 Operating System. The unit comes with a single-core Marvell CPU at 2.0GHz, 1GB of RAM and features a lot of connectivity options. On the front it looks pretty much the same as the TS-469L, but now we also have an active LCD screen with two buttons for navigation, but the IR sensor is missing since the unit does not come with a HDMI output.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Fractal Design Newton R3 800-Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review
     Fri, Jun 28 2013 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design`s Newton R3 series promises plenty in both looks and performance. Find out just how well it does with our review of the 800W model."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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