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BioShock Infinite Is The Latest Game Showing
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:25P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This week's release of BioShock Infinite for Linux reinforces the common recommendation by Linux game developers that those seeking the best support and performance should use the proprietary NVIDIA graphics driver. Here's an initial look at the BioShock Infinite performance on Ubuntu between AMD and NVIDIA graphics."

In Win 707 Full-Tower Chassis Review
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:24P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following hot on the heels of our review of the gorgeous In Win 703 Mid-Tower, which was one of the best value for money mid-towers we’ve ever reviewed! We’ll now be taking a look at the 703’s big brother, the 707 Full-Tower chassis. The 707 is designed for high-end gaming system builds and comes with an impressive array of specifications that make it perfect for the job. There’s room for huge E-ATX motherboards, some of the larger PSUs on the market, eight expansion slots and eight hard drive bays. You’ll also find an impressive array of fan and radiator mounting options, with a huge 206mm of clearance for a CPU tower cooler; more than enough for any high-end rendering, workstation or gaming system.

Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage 500GB Portable Hard Drive
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:24P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past several years, many companies have come out with wireless storage options for the ever growing mobile community; Seagate released the Wireless Plus a couple of years ago. At CES 2015, they announced the Seagate Wireless, a mobile storage drive that is designed to stream music, video, photos and other files to mobile devices without wires. Connecting through your devices Wi-Fi, it is compatible with Android, iOS and Windows devices using the Seagate Mobile App. The Seagate Wireless has a built-in battery that provides up to 6 hours of streaming to three devices at a time. Read on to see how the Seagate Wireless performs.

Patriot Ignite 480GB SSD Review
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:24P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot. A name I haven’t heard in quite some time. Years ago we reviewed a steady stream of their products, then they seemed to vanish from view to focus solely on mobile accessories. While the recent shift back may only be a cautious toe in the water today we look at their latest Solid State Drive, dubbed the ‘Ignite’. On a side note, the company have ditched the Sandforce controller, opting for a Phison controller.

Rosewill RNX-AC750RT Gigabit Router
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our review of the Rosewill RNX-AC750RT Gigabit Wireless AC router. This router is the current flagship from Rosewill, and while it isn't the fastest router we've seen, it makes up for the wireless speed with an awesome feature set that allows you to do a lot of extras - without hacking up the firmware. The wireless is still pretty snappy at close to 250Mbps, but it falls behind other products that are much more expensive. For price and performance, it's pretty hard to beat, but you should read our review for all the details.

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Case
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Since the introduction of their first case, the Enthoo Primo way back in 2013 Phanteks has been busy. While they could easily have sat around enjoying the success that the Primo brought, the crew at Phanteks has instead been bringing us many many new and innovative cases. With their finger on the pulse of the mod community, each new case seems to fulfill a niche that the PC world has just been waiting to have filled. Certainly no exception to this rule, today we are taking a close look at the newest addition to the Phanteks family, the Enthoo Evolv ITX. Like it’s wildly popular predecessor the Evolv, this new mini chassis is here to provide big install space in a tiny form factor. Accepting only mini ITX motherboards, we are excited to see what this micro machine has to offer."

Crucial BX100 500Gb SSD Review
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial have recently been refreshing and extending their ranges of memory, with DDR4 and SSDs with new models such as the Crucial MX200 and BX100 SSDs. Performance, silence and low power have become the norm and unless you are wanting big storage numbers, you won’t go wrong with an SSD. Crucial have been manufacturers for years now and they have a big product catalogue to browse and now they are expanding their range even further."

Kingston Technologies Mobile Lite G4 Media Reader @ Bjorn3d.com
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 11:45A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The need to have more storage space on our mobile devices is becoming a necessity. We require more storage space so that we can take longer videos, hold more of our pictures and are able to store and play our movies and songs on our portable devices; Phones and Tablets. Lets face it, these days using an 8-16GBs micro-SD cards are just not cutting it anymore. We are starting to require the larger 32-64GBs micro-SD cards on our mobile devices. Not to forget that these micro-SD cards also require transferring large amounts of DATA quickly, to and from our micro-SD cards. So the need to have a fast USB 3 to SD/micro SD card adapter has also become a requirement for us as well. Today, we over here at Bjorn3D.com are going to be looking at a 64GBs micro-SD card as well as the MobileLite G4 USB 3 to SD/micro-SD card adapter from Kingston Technologies. "

Laying the groundwork for the ideal adaptive sync standard
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While they may be entering the market second with their version of the technology, AMD has laid the groundwork with FreeSync for the ideal adaptive sync standard going forward. The company has delivered on their promises to create a cheaper, more flexible, open standard for variable refresh. We go through some of the main differences with Nvidia's G-Sync, our impressions gaming on a FreeSync monitor, and OEMs crucial role for FreeSync to reach its full potential.

Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Gaming
     Sun, Mar 22 2015 | 12:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The G910 Orion Spark is Logitech’s first RGB mechanical keyboard and it looks nothing like their past keyboards. Its exaggerated futuristic looking vibe stands in contrast to the more conserved, if still somewhat overdone G19 predecessor. There’s also the new naming scheme for Logitech Gaming products released since last year which involves tacking on some combination of two words with the first being the name of a character from Greek mythology. For the G910’s namesake, Orion was a giant huntsman who after his death and defeat to a giant scorpion was honorably placed in the night sky as a constellation. Read on to see how this gaming keyboard performs!

Raspberry Pi 2 - Then and Now, a Comparison
     Sun, Mar 22 2015 | 12:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It's been 3 years since the original Pi launched and seemed to single-handedly send the internet into meltdown. In the intervening years, several new versions of the board have been released, each adding small incremental improvements, with an additional 2 USB ports being added to version B+ and the RAM being doubled from 256MB (in versions A to B Rev1) to 512Mb in subsequent models. Due in no small part to the incredible demand for the Pi, it was some time before I was able to get my hands on one, picking up the model B rev 2, which came with just 2 USB ports and a friction lock SD card slot."

A6-6400K vs. Pentium G3220 CPU Review
     Sun, Mar 22 2015 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tested two low-cost, dual-core CPUs for desktop PCs: the A6-6400K from AMD and the Pentium G3220 from Intel. Let's see which one of the two is the best pick.

Palit GTX970 JetStream OC Review
     Sun, Mar 22 2015 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia launched their new GTX970 and GTX980 solutions last week, and there is no doubt that they have pushed the ‘performance to watt’ ratio to a new level. We have already reviewed the reference GTX980, the ASUS StriX GTX970 and the MSI GTX970 Gaming 4G. Today we look at the Palit GTX970 JetStream which actually features the highest overclock of them all- out of the box.

Kingston SM2280S3 120GB M.2 SATA SSD @ Bjorn3d.com
     Sun, Mar 22 2015 | 11:45A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Packed in a small clam shell about the same size as a normal stick of RAM the Kingston M.2. SM2280S3 120GB M.2. Solid State Drive can transform a sluggish system into a rip roaring fast machine. With speeds rated to run upwards of 500MB/s Read and 330MB/s Write the Kingston M.2. 120GB SSD packs a mean whollup for a puny price. Seen on shelves for a mere $86.99 USD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104482) the Kingston M.2. 120 GB SSD is probably the best investment, bang for buck, that you can get to bolster a M.2. capable machine."

BitFenix Prodigy M
     Sun, Mar 22 2015 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The prodigy M combines the mATX interior of the Phenom M with the portability of the original Prodigy. Doing so is no easy task as gamers would want to take advantage of all the interior features for multi-GPU setups, liquid cooling, or an external drive bay. We take a look at the green variant, but you may pick from among many different colors if this one is not to your liking.

TP-Link Archer C9 AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router
     Sun, Mar 22 2015 | 9:02A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to take a look at one of the latest wireless routers from TP-Link, the AC1900. This particular model is TP-Link’s top-of-the-range Wireless AC router and is priced very competitively.

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