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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

Slow SSD Transition and The Consumer Mindset
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week I posted the comment on a social site that stated, “If you are a friend of mine and still use a hard drive, I am embarrassed for you”. This drew criticism that I truly never expected, much from friends who responded through private thoughts back to me, some that I would never print. I was definitely taken aback that so many followed my social thoughts, but more importantly, I guess I was more concerned with the number of people close to me still using a hard drive. Many of these same people spend several hours a day on a computer.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Crucial M550 SSD Review (1TB)
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today’s introduction of the Crucial M550 SSD family is intended to cross that speed hurdle, offering the consumer the perfect combination of performance, capacity and value. Crucial has accomplished this, not only through introduction of a new Marvell SATA 3 controller, but also by effectively using both 128Gb NAND, as well as 64Gb NAND, to tackle the performance numbers we saw in the M500. Will the Crucial M550 have what it takes to conquer the SSD triangle of speed, capacity and value?
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

 
VidaBox OpenSqueeze Network Players @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 11:01A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
VidaBox`s new media player, dubbed the OpenSqueeze, fills the gap left by Logitech`s Squeezebox devices. The OpenSqueeze is powered by an open source OS and comes with the same functionality as the original Squeeze products."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Win a Raidmax Agusta Case & RX1000-AE Power Supply @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 10:04A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is contest time here again at ThinkComputers! We have teamed up with our friends over at Raidmax to give away two of their products. First we have the Agusta case which just looks awesome. Secondly, is the RX-1000AE power supply which really is a 1000W 80PLUS Gold certified power supply with some great features. So how can you get your hands on these two awesome products?"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Lumsing 11000mAh External Battery Bank Review @ TestFreaks
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 9:55A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for review today I have another portable battery for mobile devices and its a big one at 11000mAh in capacity but whats even more interesting is that it has five USB ports which you can use all at the same time. The battery doesnt really have any specific name, its from a company called Lumsing that makes many different products, this battery being just one of them. The Lumsing battery has five USB ports but they all vary in output from .5A up to 2.1A so you can charge a multitude of devices from small Bluetooth headphones up to tablets. Read on to learn more "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Samsung PN64F8500 64 Inch Plasma Smart TV Review @ Tweaknews
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 9:12A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With close to six months of use in my den, I can easily say that Samsung`s PN64F8500 Plasma Smart TV is an excellent TV with pretty well every feature any buyer would appreciate. If you are looking into buying a large TV that will not have to be upgraded for years to come and with every bell and whistle known in the industry, then your search stops here."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS.NET

Gigabyte Tegra Note 7
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 9:03A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
...it’s not all good news for Gigabyte’s Tegra Note 7 as the Nexus 7 is superior in a number of ways. For starters it offers a higher DPI display, there is also 5GHz WiFi connectivity and the internal storage is faster while the battery life is also a little better. That said where the Gigabyte Tegra Note 7 takes charge is in its superior CPU and GPU performance which can easily justify the more limited battery time.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet: Windows 8.1 And A Gorgeous
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo is targeting its ThinkPad 8 at business users, which makes sense. Everyone values portability and power, but it’s the business user who’s most likely to say “I need my tablet to be capable of doing everything that my main PC can do.” With a full 32-bit version of Windows 8.1 and a 19200 x 1200 display, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 very nearly can... Intel’s Bay Trail Atom CPU powers the Lenovo ThinkPad 8. The Intel Z3770 quad-core Atom chip in the ThinkPad 8 runs at up to 2.39GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost. That’s a bit faster than the chip running the Dell Venue 8 Pro (a rival 8-inch, Windows 8.1 tablet) we recently reviewed, but it’s not the processor that’s going to get the attention of customers comparing the ThinkPad 8 to a Dell tablet: it’s the ThinkPad 8's extremely sharp 1920x1200 full HD display, which we'll discuss on the following pages, that will turn heads...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Zero-latency Matrox Avio
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 9:01A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At ITEC 2014 (Cologne Messe, Germany, May 20-22, stand E170) Matrox® Graphics Inc. will present a variety of products ideal for military training, education, and simulation environments. Zero-latency Matrox Avio™ F125 fiber-optic KVM extenders enable realtime remote access to computing resources secured in a separate location up to 10 km from the operator. Matrox Maevex™ 5100 Series of 1080p60 H.264 encoders/decoders offer low-bandwidth streaming over COTS IP network equipment. Matrox DualHead2Go™ and TripleHead2Go™ external multi-display feature a rugged, solid-state design. Matrox Mura™ MPX Series of capture and display boards provide exceptional switching, scaling and compositing capability for large-scale video walls. Live demonstrations of these products will be combined to replicate a fully collaborative, multi-platform military training environment.
  FULL STORY @ ENCODERS

CM Storm Havoc Gaming Mouse Review
     Mon, Apr 21 2014 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Most people know Cooler Master’s gaming brand CM Storm and their long line of cases, keyboards, headphones, mice, and other peripherals. What seems to be missing is a high performancemedium-sized mouse. Well not anymore. Cooler Master sent us their new medium-sized CM Storm Havoc 8200 DPI Laser Gaming Mouse with an Avago 9800 Laser sensor and Omron micro switches. We put it through our test so let’s see how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Thermaltake Urban T81 Full Tower
     Sun, Apr 20 2014 | 5:57P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In a market filled with all kinds of PC Cases by a huge number of manufacturers we all know how hard it is for someone to pick the right one for the job especially if price is of a concern. The reason i mentioned price should be quite obvious so if you`re aiming to get one of the most expensive towers in the market then you currently only have a handful of choices to pick from by just a few of the leading manufacturers. On the other hand if you`re on a budget things get tougher since most manufacturers out there aim for the masses and not enthusiasts, serious gamers and professionals so the number of available choices skyrockets. Primarily Thermaltake also seeks to win over the masses but from time to time they too release high quality and feature rich PC Cases aimed at serious consumers and the brand new Urban T81 Full Tower which has been with us for roughly a week now certainly wants to get in their ranks. "
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

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