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ROCCAT Siru Gaming Mousepad Review
     Mon, Apr 14 2014 | 11:32A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Optical and laser mice will work fine on just about any smooth surface they encounter. So what is the point of a mousepad? To answer that question we would need a science lesson so we will sum it up with one word: Friction. Everyone has their own preference and ROCCAT has many different gaming surfaces to cater to those needs. Today, Benchmark Reviews will be testing the ROCCAT Siru Pitch Black Desk Fitting Gaming Mousepad model# ROC-13-070. The Siru mousepad is unlike any mousepad I have seen before, it is a high speed wafer thin surface and is truly non-slip thanks to an innovative backing surface. Read on to find out more."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Logitech G19s @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Apr 14 2014 | 11:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With so many keyboard options on the market these days it`s really surprising that there hasn`t been very much competition with Logitech`s gaming line of keyboards with their display screens on them. This past year Logitech went through and refreshed their gaming lineup including the G19s with its full color screen. Having a screen on your keyboard can be a little gimmicky but considering how popular they have been for Logitech I was excited to see what they did with the G19s."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

DXRacer M-Series Game Chair @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Apr 14 2014 | 9:55A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ive spoken about it in a few previous reviews but its really important to remember that there are a few things beyond your PC itself that will really improve your gaming experience. A few of the obvious examples are your keyboard and mouse but there are others that you might not even consider. A perfect example of something that most people skimp on is their chair. The ironic thing is that your chair is used more than any other product at your desk. As someone who spends both their work and recreational time in front of a PC, a high quality chair is even more important. I have been using the same racing style office chair for nearly 10 years now, after being repaired multiple times the chair has seen better days. When I came across the chairs from a company called DXRacer they fit the bill perfectly. Lets see if their M-Series Gaming Chair can keep me gaming for the next 10 years."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Logitech G400s @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Apr 14 2014 | 9:12A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At this point Logitech`s gaming mouse lineup is extremely well rounded. They have a mouse for just about every price point and gaming style. Some of you might remember back in the day when all they had was the G5 and later the G7 for gaming mice. The design of the G5 has carried through into a lot of their current day mice, especially the G400s. At a first glance the G400s has carried on with the same design that made Logitech gaming mice so popular back in the day. Today I`m going to take a look at the G400s and see how well that design is holding up compared to competition as well as Logitech`s own product line."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Hardware Asylum Podcast - Frankenstein Builds
     Mon, Apr 14 2014 | 9:01A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another episode of the Hardware Asylum Podcast has been posted and in this show we look at Frankenstein Computer builds, the CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini and the LanETS Overclocking Livestream.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

MSI GE60 2PE Apache Pro 15.6in gaming
     Mon, Apr 14 2014 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Laptops are rarely given much credit when it comes to gaming ability, but the GE60 2PE Apache Pro from MSI has the potential to turn that idea on its head. Packing the ‘hot-off-the-shelf’ Nvidia GTX 860M, an Intel i7 4700 HQ CPU with 12GB of DDR3 and a 128GB SSD – the specs, on paper, are impressive. Read on to see how well this new MSI laptop does when we put it through some intensive testing.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ROCCAT Kone Pure Gaming Mouse @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 7:10P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Everyone has their short list of preferred gaming mice for various reasons and we rarely step outside our comfort zone with these choices, which is why I was excited when Wes offered me the opportunity to take a look at a gaming mouse from ROCCAT. It was an opportunity to take a look at something different from a company we have heard encouraging things about as of late and try out a gaming mouse that offered nearly infinite customization. Join me as I take a look at the Kone Pure and see if its deserving of joining our personal short list."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

 
Radeon Open-Source Performance Over Three Years Compared To Legacy Catalyst
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 3:50P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday on Phoronix I published results showing the Radeon Gallium3D performance getting close to Catalyst for the Radeon HD 5000 series and newer GPUs that are supported by the mainline Catalyst driver. On the open-source side the hardware is supported by the R600 and RadeonSI (for the GCN hardware) Gallium3D drivers. Yesterday`s results showed that on Ubuntu 14.04 for many OpenGL workloads the R600/RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers were now ~80% the speed of the proprietary Catalyst driver in many instances. While this is a great feat, how does it stand for older generations of AMD Radeon hardware? In this article are Radeon HD 4870 benchmarks looking at the performance of the open-source AMD Linux driver over three years of Ubuntu Linux releases and compared to the legacy Catalyst driver from 2011."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

NZXT Source 530 Case Review
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to take a look at the NZXT Source 530 case which has been designed to offer a balance between features and affordability. It is available for around the £80 mark, targeting a mass audience. There are a number of other manufacturers who have strong offerings around £80 and even NZXT themselves have a number of models at a similar price point. Is the Source 530 good enough to warrant consideration?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

BIOS Option Of The Week - Delay Prior To Thermal.
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 12:01P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Delay Prior To Thermal BIOS feature controls the activation of the Thermal Monitor's automatic mode. It allows you to determine when the Thermal Monitor should be activated in automatic mode after the system boots. Generally, the Thermal Monitor should not be activated immediately on booting as the processor will be under a heavy load during the booting process. This causes a sharp rise in die temperature from its cold state. Because it takes time for the thermal output to radiate from the die to the heat sink, the thermal sensor will register the sudden spike in die temperature and prematurely activate the TCC. This unnecessarily reduces the processor's performance during the booting up process..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro Gaming Keyboard Review
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 12:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PC Gaming is not dead, it’s just that there isn’t as much innovation happening to steal the headlines. Tablets, Laptops and Consoles are taking the limelight. Sure they’re great for intermittent gaming but can’t really compete with the ultimate solution – The humble PC. ROCCAT is making its debut into the thriving mechanical keyboard market with three variants of its Ryos MK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. In this review, Benchmark Reviews will be testing the top of the line ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (model# ROC-12-851-BN – US Layout) with Cherry MX Brown switches and individual backlit keys.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Ozone Strike Pro Gaming Keyboard @ Rbmods
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 11:32A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking a look at another mechanical keyboard; Ozone sent us a sample of their latest Strike Pro keyboard. This seems to be able to compete with quite a few keyboards currently on the market with a price under 150$."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

Join TweakTown and SanDisk to learn about SSDs in our free webinar!
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 11:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Get the SSD Advantage: Free Webinar by TweakTown next week, sign up now to get involved in it"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Cooler Master CM Storm Xornet Gaming Mouse Review @ Tweaknews
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 10:04A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CM Storm has proven once again that a quality gaming mouse doesn`t have to carry a hefty price tag. For under $30 the Xornet provides the right amount of buttons, features, and quality parts to appeal to FPS gamers on a budget. If you prefer a claw-grip style of mouse and don`t mind it being lightweight, the Xornet is an excellent choice."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS.NET

Lexar S73 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 9:12A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at the S73 from Lexar, a USB 3.0 pen drive that packs in high capacity flash storage. Let`s see how it performs right now in our review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

AMD “Kabini” AM1 Athlon 5350 APU (FS1b) Review
     Sun, Apr 13 2014 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at AMD’s new AM1 platform and given that I am writing with the realms of a traditional “tech enthusiast” website you’ll either think this is a great platform with potential, or just too slow to add anything new to the market. However, I am in the former, not the latter, camp – I can see the massive potential of AMD’s socketed Kabini APU. I have always been keen on budget and small form factor computing solutions; the Raspberry Pi is a great example of something that caught my eye. Of course at just $35 the Raspberry Pi is hardly comparable to AMD’s new Kabini socketed APUs that will cost a similar amount for just the APU. However, you can build a Kabini quad core system with a motherboard for just $64 – less than twice the cost of Raspberry Pi but no doubt with way more than twice the performance. The ethos with AMD’s AM1 platform is to bring the Athlon and Sempron product lines (that are orientated towards value for money and “upgradeability”) back with a bang.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

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