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Zalman ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 10:04A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Zalman is probably most widely known for their cooling products but they also have quite a few other product lines that cover quite a few categories, including storage. In that realm, they have quite a useful little tool with their ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 external drive case. As the name implies, it can be used as an enclosure for any 2.5? drive allowing it to connect to any USB capable computer, but that?s not all. Read on to find out the rest!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

NVIDIA 337.50 Driver Comparison
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 9:55A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From looking at the results, as long as you are not GPU bound, it seems as though the 337.50 drivers do offer some upside in most of the games tested. *Star Swarm* sees a 25% boost on the GTX 770 and the GTX 780 Ti is closer to 30%, exceeding the up to 21% stated on the release notes. In *BF4* the single card gains were minimal, as were the gains at 5760x1080. However when you run the SLI numbers at 1920x1080 you get an easy 5% to 6% boost. *Metro: Last Light*, much like *BF4*, shows minimal gains at 5760x1080, but shows promise in both the single and SLI testing at 1920x1080, with gains as high as 8%. The greatest performance boost in *Batman: Arkham Origins* bucked the trend of being GPU bound with a pair of GTX 780 Ti in SLI by bringing home a 10% boost in performance. *Far Cry 3* shows gains in almost every test; the largest gains coming from the SLI configurations at 1920x1080 with the GTX 770s delivering a 7% boost and the GTX 780 Tis delivering a 4% boost using the new driver."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 SED 4TB SATA III HDD
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Through the years we`ve had the chance to review several 3.5 and 2.5 HDD models ranging from normal everyday ones ideal for consumer use and up to enterprise class ones designed for 24/7 heavy duty workloads. However no matter how many HDDs we`ve gotten our hands onto we never really got interested in testing an enterprise class self-encrypting model since we just didn`t feel it was needed. That changed recently when some readers asked us whether or not self-encrypting models share the same performance numbers as their normal brothers and since we too were quite interested as well we decided to check it out. Of course aside the self-encrypting drive itself we also needed to have the normal version in our hands and what better candidate than the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 (AKA Constellation ES.3) 4TB drives by Seagate which we reviewed a while back? So today plugged into our primary test rig we have the latest Enterprise Capacity 3.5 SED 4TB SATA III drive by Seagate. "
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

802.11ac routers review: 20 models tested
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 9:03A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The market for routers is dynamic, and given that it has been a while since we have last published an overview covering the state of affairs surrounding 802.11ac routers on Hardware.Info, it's high time for an update. We've tested 20 different models, including a number of the already third generation 802.11ac routers.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

SilverStone PS10 Case Review
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 9:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Are you in the market for a budget priced chassis that looks like you spent more? Introducing the PS10 case from SilverStone, a mid-tower case that offers a wide variety of hardware configurations and cooling support. SilverStone frequently leans toward a more budget build of case, yet their cases don’t lack for interesting character which appeals to many builders. Can the new PS10 live up to both of these expectations? Read on to find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

CM Storm Recon Review
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The gaming mouse is a very subjective device and for a gamer is always difficult find the perfect model. On the market and there are many models with various shapes, sizes and customization possibilities. Cooler Master with Recon offers an optical mouse for left-handed and right-handed, with 11 customizable keys and the Avago ADNS-3090 sensor.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Microlab M-1910 Review
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 9:00A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Equipped with four input sources that can be selected via the included remote control, the M-1910 allows for various media devices to be connected all at once. To top it off, the use of PCM technology allows the M-1910 to stream uncompressed audio for high quality lossless sound.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

 
AMD Athlon 5350 APU and AM1 Platform Review
     Tue, Apr 22 2014 | 3:11A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the AMD Athlon 5350 APU and AM1 Platform with socket FS1b motherboards. This APU is based on AMD`s Kabini architecture bringing the CPU and the GPU close together. Kabini will aim at several low-end segments in the processor business to compete with Intel`s Bay Trail CPUs."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Thunderbolt 2: Ready for Windows with the ASUS ThunderboltEX II
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 5:57P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a close up look at the ASUS ThunderboltEX II and all the amazing performance that goes along with the new Thunderbolt 2 standard."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

KingFast Encrypted USB Key Review @ ModSynergy.com
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 4:50P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`ve been watching this great show called The Americans. The show is set during the Cold War time period when the Soviet Empire was at odds with their American counterparts. Essentially this spy drama has two KGB intelligence agents posing as a married couple in America and are tasked with spying on the American government. Their neighbor just happens to be an FBI counterintelligence agent so you have this FBI, CIA, KGB thing going against each other, its riveting stuff. You also get to see the high tech gadgets and spy equipment being used. The KingFast Encrypted USB Key aims to secure and protect any information you save onto it with its hardware based AES256 data encryption, self destroy function, among other features in its arsenal. Read on to see how you can best protect your data with an Encrypted drive such as the one from KingFast."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY.COM

NVIDIA announces its tiny next-gen GPU, Pascal, with 3D Memory
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 4:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA unveils its next-gen GPU at GPU Technology Conference 2014, the new NVIDIA Pascal has some incredible technology"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition vs. R9 290X
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A gamer simply can't get enough graphics power in their rig, which makes the upgrade question omnipresent. To show you whether it makes sense to upgrade from one generation to another we created this series of articles, where we will compare graphics cards from different generations. Today we're having a close look at the differences between the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and the R9 290X.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Raidmax RX-1000AE 1000W Power
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We mainly know Raidmax for their cases, but they also make power supplies. When talking about power supplies many people go for the highest wattage possible, but many people will never use that wattage in a 1200W+ unit. 1000W units are perfect for systems with multiple graphics cards and other demanding components. The RX-1000AE from Raidmax is a 1000W unit that is semi-modular, has an 80PLUS Gold certification, and a silent 135 mm cooling fan. What’s even better is that this unit is currently selling for around $150. Not bad for a 1000W unit with these features, but will the RX-1000AE make it through our tests? Read on as we find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Rosewill RSV-Z2600 3U Rackmount Server Chassis Review
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Our NAS / SAN test lab is growing quickly! To keep our systems orderly, we place servers in rackmount cases - enter the RSV-Z2600 3U chassis from Rosewill."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

AMD A10-7850K Kaveri @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 2:08P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past few years AMD has invested most of their efforts into their APU line. This has paid off for them in the way of performance improvements every launch and even more importantly this focus helped them score all three of this generations gaming consoles. Considering how many of the PC games that we play today are ports from those consoles AMD is in a great position to benefit from all of the fine tuning done on their console hardware. They recently introduced their Kaveri APUs and after spending some time making changes to our CPU test suite and retesting some of the competition I finally have the chance to sit down and talk about how their latest APU performs both from a compute side of things as well as the performance of the integrated graphics processor."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Kingston SDXC UHS-1 Speed Class 3 Flash Card
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 12:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Each day in the technology field there is a new advancement or improvement, whether that be faster solid state drive’s, televisions with increased visual quality, or cameras that take pictures in extreme detail. However, with these improvements it is common to find a subfield that slows down the process, such in the case of videography and it’s storage. As the demand for higher resolution video content increase (I.e., 4K television), so does the demand for storage options that can handle the content. The dilemma here lies when a videographer is filming a video in a high-resolution, the content not only requires larger than normal storage capacities, but also the transfer speed must be able to accompany the content. No one wants to waste their valuable time watching as Windows transfers the video file in slow motion.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

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