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NVIDIA G-Sync explained (article)
     Mon, Nov 04 2013 | 11:45A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,On Friday NVIDIA announced G-Sync, and considering the little details available out there I wanted to write a quick follow-up on this new technology, as it really is a big announcement - a really big thing actually. NVIDIA G-SYNC is a solution that pretty much eliminates screen tearing, VSync input lag, and stutter. You need a G-SYNC module into monitors, allowing G-SYNC to synchronize the monitor to the output of the GPU."

AMD Radeon R9 290X Hawaii - The Configurable GPU?
     Mon, Nov 04 2013 | 11:21A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD`s claim the that the R9 290X is an enthusiast configurable GPU does have some merit though. I would agree that most users purchasing a $500+ graphics card will have a basic knowledge of the control panel and its settings. Gamers will be able to get some extra performance out of the R9 290X by simply increasing the maximum fan speed as long as they are comfortable with the increased sound levels."

Intel HD Sandy/Ivy Bridge Linux Graphics Performance On Ubuntu 13.10
     Mon, Nov 04 2013 | 11:08A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With most of the exciting Intel Mesa open-source Linux graphics driver updates being now about Haswell or Bay Trail (Valley View), it`s been a while since last publishing any benchmarks of previous-generation Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge graphics results with the latest open-source driver code. Changing that, today are benchmarks of several different Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors when running Ubuntu 13.10 with the Linux 3.11 kernel and Mesa 9.2."

Assassins Creed Brotherhood 3-Years Later Review
     Mon, Nov 04 2013 | 10:58A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Should most of the Borgia die for their crimes against the Assassins and Rome, or can history-making be left to others? If you want an assassination done right, you have to do it yourself. Assassin`s Creed Brotherhood is a very enjoyable and well-made game, offering a solid gameplay experience. It also introduces many mechanics we see in the later games, and some important story information. That being said though, I will say it is not as good as Assassin`s Creed II (yes, I finally mention it by name. I did not want too many `Assassin`s Creeds` in the text to possibly confuse people). The older game offers an outstanding story while Brotherhood stands out primarily for its new mechanics, in my opinion. The story is not bad, but not of the same caliber. It would not reduce the game by calling it supplemental material though; it deserves better than that. Just recognize where its strength truly lies: the gameplay experience and not the story."

Corsair RM650 PSU
     Mon, Nov 04 2013 | 9:29A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair RM650 PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with one +12V rail (54A), a 135mm Fan, 8x SATA hard disk connectors and 4x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."

AMD expected to reach global GPU market share of 40% in 6 months
     Mon, Nov 04 2013 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's global market share for GPUs is on the rise since the launch of its Radeon R7 and R9 series and is expected to increase to 40% over the next half year, according to Taiwan-based graphics card makers.

Review: PNY XLR8 Pro 240GB SSD @ Custom PC Review
     Mon, Nov 04 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As such, today we’ll be doing a review on the PNY XLR8 Pro 240GB SSD. PNY offers a complete line of SSDs oriented towards the entry level user to the enthusiast/enterprise user with the XLR8 Pro that we’re reviewing falling into that enthusiast user category. Like most enthusiast class SandForce..."

Radeon HD card from AMD
     Sun, Nov 03 2013 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are looking at a new high end Radeon HD card from AMD. It's the AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB. It's called a GeForce GTX TITAN killer, let us see if that is true or not. Let the game begin.

In-depth look at QNAP’s new QTS 4.0, TS-x70 Pro NAS
     Sun, Nov 03 2013 | 4:02P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The TS-470 Pro, 670 pro and 870 Pro are available with 4, 6 and 8 bays, and all run on a powerful Intel Core i3 3220 Ivy Bridge processor. They have 2 GB of RAM and 512 MB dedicated storage for the OS. They come with two Gigabit LAN ports, and with an expansion slot you can add two extra Gigabit ports or a 10 Gigabit port.

ASUS Maximus VI Impact review: extreme Mini-ITX board
     Sun, Nov 03 2013 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Implementing all of the extra features that belong on an RoG board on a compact Mini ITX board was a challenge, and ASUS had to come up with some clever solutions. The components for the CPU power supply, for example, have been put on a vertical PCB, and the SupremeFX sound card is also located on a separate PCB (which benefited the audio quality). Extra features such as a debug HEX display were also put on an extra little PCB between the I/O connectors. ASUS definitely achieved squeezing a large amount of features onto very little surface area.

Cooler Master Cosmos SE
     Sun, Nov 03 2013 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Cooler Master Cosmos and Cosmos II are some of the best cases on the market as far as features and options go. They are also renowned for their sheer size as well; however, Cooler Master has gone and shrunk the venerable Cosmos just a tad and made a few other tweaks. The result is called the Cosmos SE and it might just be awesome. The Cosmos SE has a boatload of features I’m just dying to tell you about right now. Luckily for you, Cooler Master sent me over a Cosmos SE to check out, so let’s test it and find out if it’s as amazing as I suspect it will be.”

Synology DS214 Review @ Vortez
     Sun, Nov 03 2013 | 1:11P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The end of the year is upon us and as usual, Synology are on hand with their latest, 2014 edition NAS solutions. This week, Synology announced their new DS214. The DS214 is a 2-bay NAS with some subtle improvements over its predecessor and ready to effectively use DSM 4.3 operating system."

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-1600C9D-16GRSL 2x8GB DDR3 Laptop RAM Review @ APH Networks
     Sun, Nov 03 2013 | 1:06P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ripjaws in your laptop? We`ve tested the latest version that runs at 1.35V."

Synology DiskStation DS414
     Sun, Nov 03 2013 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The product we are looking at here, is the Synology DiskStation DS414. It's a 4-bay NAS box with a lot of options. There are good opportunities for connecting external devices via 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 and 2x Gbit RJ45 connectors. The NAS box also uses their popular DiskStation Manager 2.0 software, but let us see how it performs.

Apple 27-Inch iMac (Late 2013) Review, Haswell Inside
     Sun, Nov 03 2013 | 12:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's hard to believe there's a full fledged system packed inside Apple's slim and sexy iMac chassis. It was roughly a year ago when Apple revamped its all-in-one line, tasking the company's engineers to flatten the design as much as possible without sacrificing performance. What emerged was a sleek display measuring just 5mm at its edge with up to 40 percent less volume than the previous generation. It was such a radical design change that Apple had to abandon traditional welding methods in favor of a process called friction-stir welding, which combines friction-generated heat and pressure to force molecules from two separate aluminum surfaces to mingle with one another.

Nvidia G-Sync in action
     Sun, Nov 03 2013 | 12:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The G-Sync demonstration was very impressive, and it could very well have a very positive impact on PC graphics. For a final verdict it's of course too early. It will have to be thoroughly tested with a variety of hardware configurations and games. It’s a shame that consumers are forced to choose between this and AMD’s equally impressive Mantle and TrueAudio technology.

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