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Haswell Debuts: Intel Core i7-4770K Review
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 4:02P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Regular TechSpot readers will have no doubt spotted several mentions of Haswell on our front page this year. In the past few months we have covered everything from model names to performance and battery life claims. A key focus has been Haswell's graphics, with rumors suggesting its performance is set to be 2 to 3 times that of current HD 4000 integrated graphics. So what is Haswell exactly? It is Intel’s 4th generation Core architecture which will see a major refresh of the entire Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 product lineup in 2013. Whereas last year’s Ivy Bridge was a "tick" release, Haswell is a tock and traditionally that's meant a more significant advance forward.

     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Like the awesome bang for buck GTX 670 before it, the NVIDIA GTX 770 falls in to the role of a more cost effective and high end gaming GPU. Price at a more palatable $399 USD, we want to know how much performance we’re losing over the GTX 780. Or is it just a rebaged GTX 680? Join us for another round of game play to see what kinds awesome you can expect from NVIDIA’s GTX 770."

How I Fell (Back) In Love With the Desktop PC:
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 4:00P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
True confession: Until recently, I never owned a desktop PC. My parents had one when I was in high school that I used (primarily to email girls), but once I hit college, it was laptops all the way. I always needed to have a mobile machine to work on, hopping from class, to a job, to the library, to another job, and back to the dorm, so a desktop never made sense. Besides, who had space in a cramped dorm room for a bulky tower and monitor combo anyway? Even when I entered the tech industry, I worked in an office setting where we used notebooks connected to external monitors instead of desktops, and the only actual desktop PCs I used were builds I put together to test hardware in the lab. Fast forward a few years, and I'm now in the pantheon of lucky SOBs that work from home. When you work from home, the entire house is your office, which makes having a lappie that much more magical. (Edit product photos in bed while Monday Night Football is on in the background? Don't mind if I do!) However, over the months I began to notice something: I started using the desktop(s) down in my test lab more than my laptop. Much more...

Gigabyte Business Class GA-B85M-D3H Motherboard
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 2:12P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards like the GA-B85M-D3H support the latest 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® B85 chipsets. As well as a boost in overall productivity, the latest HD4600 Intel® processor graphics provide native 4K resolution playback over standard HDMI connectivity, with significantly higher frame rates in the latest DX11 3D game titles.

GIGABYTE motherboards possess a range of features that are designed to offer vastly improved and simplified control over unmanaged IT infrastructure. These business oriented features include: Software Monitor, Data Backup and Restoration, USB Blocker, PC Health Center, Energy Saver and Intel Wireless Display.

Supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Plus Technology
GIGABYTE Hybrid digital power engine
Multi-GPU Support
GIGABYTE 333™ Onboard Acceleration (USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 & 3x USB Power)
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge™ for USB devices
LAN with high ESD Protection
Intel® Small Business Advantage

Thermaltake Chaser A31 Thunder Case Review
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake Chaser A31 Thunder Case Review The Chaser A31 Thunder, or A31 for short, is the latest in the TT Chaser series and firmly targeted at the eSports crowd. The A31 is designed to bring a combination of cooling, performance and expandability normally found in the full size chassis to this mid tower design.

Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 32GB Flash Drive Review
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 12:02P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 32GB Flash Drive Review If you are looking for a good and compact USB Flash drive give the UE700 a look. At a maximum of 64GB there is little need for anything else.

NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller and NZXT Grid Fan
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 12:01P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we are looking at a new arrival from NZXT. It is a successor to the Sentry Mix, and appropriately labeled the Sentry Mix 2. The new Sentry Mix 2 from NZXT along with its continuation of customizable lighting features, also brings with it a new look. Also on the test bench today is another new arrival from NZXT, it’s called the NZXT Grid. This is a fan hub that sports LED lighting, and is designed not only for the NZXT family of controllers, but can also be powered by your power supply’s 4-pin Molex connection. Let’s take a closer look.”

AMD A10-6700 CPU & MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 Motherboard
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today, we have the AMD A10-6700 processor at hand to put to the test. To put this new AMD A10-6700 to the test, we also have a chance to introduce to you the MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 microATX motherboard. The motherboard sports the A85X chipset but in a small form factor. While the FM2-A85XMA-E35 isn’t a top shelf motherboard, it has all the features we need for this test. Let’s dive in and take a closer looks at both products here.”

News: The TR Podcast 135: Alls well thats Haswell
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 11:49A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This episode of the TR Podcast is all about Intel`s new Haswell processors. We discuss architecture, benchmark results, and overclocking."

NZXT H630 Silent Ultra Tower Chassis Review
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 10:04A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is a return of the Switch 630 chassis, but this time it is silent. Have a look at the H630 and its newly designed exterior in our full review."

2013 MacBook Air Disassembled and Benched Samsung 256GB PCIe SSD Performs at 700MB/s
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 9:25A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In just over a week since its release, the MacBook Air has redefined storage speed and become the first to introduce the world to the reality of the new PCIe form factor. It appears that when it comes to money, both Apple and Samsung can shed their differences with the new MacBook Air pulling off SSD performance of 700MB/s in an ultra, even before Samsung themselves, and while utilizing Samsungs own SSD."

QPAD QH-90 Gaming Headset @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 9:17A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QPAD`s newest high-performance headset, the QH-90, gets put to the test. This headset features some brilliantly performing 53mm drivers and a highly ergonomic design. Priced at 99, this headset is sure to mix things up in the sub 100 price category."

Startech.com S2510U2W review: WiFi disk
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The concept of the Startech.com S2510U2W is an interesting one. It's a compact WiFi drive that can also be used as access point. Whether you should call it a small NAS or a wireless external hard drive is less important, it remains an interesting product. The menus are also user-friendly.

Cooler Master Seidon 240M
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 9:02A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“AiO (all in one) CPU coolers have been around for quite some time now. These days just about every company is coming out with their own version and most of them typically look the same with only one or two distinguishing features. Then there’s the Cooler Master Seidon 240M. The Seidon on the surface seems like your typical 240mm AiO CPU cooler, but Cooler Master has added their own unique style to this unit. We’ve got one to put through the wringer, so let’s get to it, shall we?”

NVIDIA Announces It Will License Its Graphics
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the last 20 years, NVIDIA has developed and used its own graphics IP in-house. While the company engaged in several prominent cross-licensing deals with companies like Intel, those deals never resulted in an Intel-branded graphics card or an equivalent product from another company. Today, that changes -- NVIDIA has announced that henceforth, it will license its graphics designs to other companies. It's not hard to see why. Imagination Technologies is currently the graphics darling of the mobile industry. It has provided GPU solutions to Apple, Intel, Samsung, and a host of other, smaller players. With Tegra, NVIDIA tackled the market with an all-in-one solution that it hoped would win designs on the strength of its overall performance and mobile graphics. Clearly, NVIDIA now feels it has more to offer beyond just a silicon solution...

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SuperClocked w/ ACX Review @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Jun 26 2013 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the GeForce GTX 760 SuperClocked ACX, EVGA sent us a GTX 760 before the actual launch which comes with some very interesting features. First of all the card has been customized all the way. There is a custom PCB, a custom cooler and there is even quite a massive factory overclocking. Overall this might be one of the GTX 760 cards you actually want to buy."

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