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Round-Up: GeForce GTX 980 and 970 Cards
     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In all of its iterations, NVIDIA's new Maxwell GPU has proven to be a good performing, power-efficient architecture. But it’s at the high-end of the market where some of the most exciting products reside. Typically, when NVIDIA launches a new high-end GPU, cards based on the company’s reference design trickle out first, and then board partners follow up with custom solutions packing unique cooling hardware, higher clocks, and sometimes additional features. With the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980, NVIDIA’s board partners were ready with custom solutions very quickly and they’ve only been refined over time, as NVIDIA has tweaked their drivers and board partners massage specs, fan profiles, and the like.

MSI X99S MPower Board Review
     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The X99 platform has introduced many great features and new levels of performance for overclockers and professionals. The MPower series of boards are at the top of the enthusiast market, designed for serious overclocking beyond what standard liquid cooling can handle. Let’s take a closer look and touch on some of these features that allows this board to withstand extreme overclocks and be a platform for the hardcore types out there.”

Plextor M6e Black Edition PCI Express SSD Review
     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 9:01A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year, Plextor introduced its M6e family of solid state drives. The drives are / were offered in M.2 and PCI Express flavors, though technically the PCIe-based models were the same M.2 drives parked in a PCIe-to-M.2 adapter card. Regardless of the technicalities involved, the Plextor M6e’s specifications and performance were relatively strong, with peak read speeds topping the 770MB/s mark

OCZ Challenge update: 1x ARC 100 dies
     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Regular readers will know of the challenge submitted to KitGuru by OCZ – to kill 5 of their ARC 100 Solid State Drives. If you need a recap, then head back to this original page posted on December 10th.

     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 3:04A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year, APH Networks reviewed the MS-3 from Func with great results. Is the MS-2 a worthy brother to its corporate sibling?

Inateck HB3001G OTG 3-Port USB Hub and Card Reader Review
     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 3:03A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Modern smart devices can perform all sort of things and we’ve reached a time where the term smart might actually apply, that is at least until we get to the issue of connectivity. And this is where the On-The-Go (OTG) feature comes into play, it allows us to expand the connectivity to our Android and other OTG devices by turning the micro USB connector into a USB host adapter. We’ve recently tested some flash drives that support this feature, but OTG is so much more. Inateck have taken a serious look at what smart device users could lack on features and created the HB3001G All in one Card reader and 3-port USB hub for smart devices. While the packaging highlights Samsung S4, S5, Note 3, Note 4, Tab 4 and Tab S devices, this hub will work fine with any OTG enabled device. One of the great features that USB has, the plug and play nature, makes this a possibility.

Plextor M6 Pro 256GB SSD Review
     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 3:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Chris concludes his extensive looking at Plextor's latest storage products with the M6 Pro 256GB SSD. Is this one for you? Take a look."

Thermaltake Core V1 mITX Chassis Giveaway
     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 3:02A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareslave is giving away some of our review samples. They maybe slightly tampered with, but you will still enjoy them!

Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe 256GB SSD Review
     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 3:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is always a pleasure to get an SSD in for review, and even more when it is a high-performance PCI-Express based M.2 SSD. We’ve previously had a look at the Plextor M6e and today it’s time to take a closer look at the brand new Plextor M6e Black Edition PCI Express SSD with 256GB capacity. This drive doesn’t just promise to be a high-performing SSD, but it is also a beauty to look at.

Asus Echelon Forest Multi-Platform Gaming Headset Review
     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 3:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There’s no shortage of gaming headsets on the market and it can be hard to find the one best suited to your needs. You may want it for gaming at your desk, but what if you also want something good enough to listen to music, or watch movies. What if you want to travel with it and have it work with your mobile devices, or even a games console? That’s where the Asus Echelon Forest comes into play. The Echelon is a multi format headset, which means it will work with multiple devices. It comes equipped with a 4 pole 3.5mm jack plug, making it compatible with devices such as your mobile phone, the PlayStation 4 (connects to the controller), a tablet, or a portable device such as the PS VITA. It also comes bundled with an adaptor to change the single 4-pole connector to a dual 3.5mm setup, making it compatible with your desktop PC.

NVIDIA GeForce 347.52 Performance Analysis
     Sun, Feb 15 2015 | 3:00A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia are well known for an extremely fast turnaround time for new drivers, even WHQL-certified drivers. Game Day drivers – GeForce 347.52, the drivers we're focusing on, among them – tend to be issued on the day of every major game release. AMD by contrast tend to rely on progressive beta candidates before rolling in changes to a major update later in the month. By working closely with game developers Nvidia tend to have access to game release candidates early on, allowing their driver team some lead time prior to release to smooth out any problems.

LUXA2 Lavi-S Bluetooth Headphones Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sat, Feb 14 2015 | 3:39P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
LUXA2 has slowly been growing on customers as they have been coming out with some really great mobile products and accessories. Today we have one of their latest products, the Lavi-S, which is a Bluetooth headset that not only sounds great but has a feature you just will not find on other headsets. First off the headset features 40 mm drivers that will give you a balanced range of bass, midrange and treble tones. The really interesting thing about this headset is that it has three different play modes. So you have Bluetooth and wired (aux in) playback, which is typical on most Bluetooth headsets, but with the Lavi-S you also have external speakers on the earcups. This allows you to share the music you are listening to with your friends and the people around you. Will this 2-in-1 device replace the need for a separate Bluetooth headset and speaker? Read on as we find out."

MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G Graphics Card
     Sat, Feb 14 2015 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960 is here and it is really going to hit that sweet spot for gaming when it comes to the price / performance ratio. MSI of course have released a few different GTX 960 models (4 currently) and today we will be taking a look at their highest performance part the GTX 960 Gaming 2G. This card of course falls in MSI’s very popular gaming line and comes with a factory overclock bringing the core clock up to 1216 MHz and the boost clock up to 1279 MHz. The card also ships with MSI’s new Twin Frozr V cooling solution that has many new improvementsthat we will go over in detail. Being part of the Gaming Series this card uses MSI’s Military Class components and also comes with a great software suite. Will this be the GTX 960 for you? Read on as we find out!"

MSI GT80 Titan Review (2x GTX980m
     Sat, Feb 14 2015 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Few products have generated as much hype and interest as the MSI GT80 Titan Gaming laptop. Kitguru was the first major publication to cover the new laptop when we flew over to Taipei last November. LEO then got his hands on an early pre retail sample for KITGURU TV back in December. Today we present our full, in depth analysis of what can only be considered the most powerful laptop that money can buy. Add a full mechanical keyboard with Cherry switches into the mix and you have a heady combination for a gamer demanding a fully mobile form factor.

Linksys WRT1900AC AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router
     Sat, Feb 14 2015 | 9:01A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whether we like or not (i don't much) cables will soon become a thing of the past in most applications something which has been made clear from all the recent and continuous advancements in the industry from the new Wi-Fi standards (802.11ac) and technologies (such as Beamforming) up to wireless media streaming (via Wi-Fi) and even wireless electricity which although so far is primarily used in the charging of portable devices (PowerMat & Qi) we might see it sooner rather than later in our homes used to power full sized electrical appliances. Now although we haven't focused on every new wireless product out in the market we have tested several of the latest 802.11ac compatible Wi-Fi modem/routers lately and today we will the current flagship of the Linksys dual-band smart Wi-Fi router line the highly acclaimed WRT1900AC.

GTX 960 Gaming Rig Under $900
     Sat, Feb 14 2015 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hey everybody, we’re back this week with another Build Of The Week, this time doing a GTX 960 Gaming Rig under $900. We originally wanted to do a build featuring the Nvidia GTX 960, What we ended up with is a system capable of doing Ultra/Max settings at 1080P 60FPS

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