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ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 5:18P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In case you missed our recent review of the Core i7 5960X, Intel’s first consumer eight-core CPU is an all-round powerhouse with strong overclocking potential to boot. So what better way to analyse ASRock’s X99 OC Formula motherboard than by pushing our 5960X as far as we can take it? ASRock’s Z87 OC Formula was one of the best LGA1150 motherboards that we ever tested, but can the LGA2011-3 X99 OC Formula live up to the success of its sibling?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Overview and Overclocking Guide
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 4:18P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE:"Steven Bassiri gets down and dirty with the ASRock X99 OC Formula motherboard. In this overview and overclocking guide, you'll learn plenty about it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 4:05P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since last month`s Linux review of the GeForce GTX 980 as NVIDIA`s newest high-end GPU powered by their Maxwell architecture, many Phoronix readers have been requesting Ubuntu Linux tests of the GTX 970 too. I`ve now got my hands on an EVGA GeForce GTX 970 and am putting it through its paces today."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

NEC MultiSync EA244UHD 24-Inch 4K Monitor Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 4:03P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're evaluating NEC's new MultiSync EA244UHD, a 24-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor. As part of NEC's EA series, this monitor is intended for high-end desktop users as opposed to professional graphics users, though there are features of the EA244UHD that may tempt potential customers who fall into the latter category. Things that separate this monitor from a traditional desktop display include extras like up to four-way display matrix support (there are multiple inputs for connecting multiple PCs), a ControlSync feature that lets users control the settings for up to half a dozen daisy-chained displays, a high-speed USB 3.0 hub, and a standard warranty that even covers the backlight for the first three years.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and Wireless Controller Hands-On Preview
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 4:02P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA just officially announced the SHIELD tablet (powered by their Tegra K1 SoC) and SHIELD wireless controller. As the SHIELD branding implies, the new SHIELD tablet and wireless controller builds upon the previously-released, Android-based SHIELD portable to bring a true gaming-oriented tablet to consumers. In some ways, the SHIELD tablet and wireless controller are somewhat of mashup of the SHIELD portable and the Tegra Note 7, but featuring updated technology and better build materials. You could think of the SHIELD tablet and wireless controller as an upgraded SHIELD portable gaming device, with the screen de-coupled from the controller. The device features the aforementioned NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC, paired to 2GB of RAM and an 8”, full-HD IPS display, with a native resolution of 1920x1200...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

MSI GT60 Dominator Pro Gaming Laptop Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI's Dominator Pro GT60 packs two significant firsts. It's the first high-end gaming laptop we've reviewed with a HiDPI display (the GT60's 2880x1660 panel is the equal of the vaunted MacBook Pro's Retina display), and it's the first system we've looked at to sport NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 880M. MSI has also packed this system with a plethora of high-end components in a bid to challenge the dominance of more conventional boutique builders like Alienware. We'll be comparing and contrasting the GT60 against the Alienware 17 we reviewed recently to give you a sense of how the two systems compare head to head. First, though, we want to talk about the specs MSI has brought to the table and the total system package.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

MSI GT60 Dominator Pro Gaming Laptop Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI's Dominator Pro GT60 packs two significant firsts. It's the first high-end gaming laptop we've reviewed with a HiDPI display (the GT60's 2880x1660 panel is the equal of the vaunted MacBook Pro's Retina display), and it's the first system we've looked at to sport NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 880M. MSI has also packed this system with a plethora of high-end components in a bid to challenge the dominance of more conventional boutique builders like Alienware. We'll be comparing and contrasting the GT60 against the Alienware 17 we reviewed recently to give you a sense of how the two systems compare head to head. First, though, we want to talk about the specs MSI has brought to the table and the total system package...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 3:18P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the highest possible compute performance that consumers can purchase, Intel’s Haswell-E processors and the X99 chipset make a viable combination for users with demanding workloads. If the price, features, and performance are right, there’s nothing stopping a semi-professional buying a consumer-grade motherboard to house their LGA2011-3 CPU and DDR4 memory.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

QPAD UC50 & FX90 Mouse Mats
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 2:18P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QPAD's newest gaming mats are put to the test. The new UC series is the simple soft-performance mat, while the FX-series seeks to bridge the gap between the harder hybrid mats and the soft top mats. Both are available in five different sizes, so you can get one that fits your needs. Prices start at a very reasonable €10 for the smallest ones.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Testing the £4,254 Abyss 1266 Headphones
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 1:18P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you were given the task of creating the world’s best headphones how would you do it? American cable experts JPS Labs proposed the same question but took it a stage further by taking the lofty challenge head on. Targeting the wealthy audiophile audience, money was firmly a secondary factor for consideration. After many years of research and development their planar magnetic Abyss 1266 headphones are the end result. Just be sure to check your bank balance beforehand, because the price of admission is a heart stopping £4,254 inc vat.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

QNAP TS-253 Pro Consumer NAS Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 12:18P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE:"Today Tyler takes a look at the latest two-bay solution from QNAP, the TS-253 Pro. It has a stack of features to impress the consumer, so come take a look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

The Best Chassis for Steambox/HTPC Style Gaming Systems
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 11:18A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Steambox is certainly grabbing a lot of headlines throughout 2014, with system integrators (such as CyberPower) creating their own custom Steambox style systems, and chassis manufacturers creating new cases that are suitable for the job. Of course, there is a lot of smoke and mirrors surrounding Steambox, but we’re going to blow away any doubt and get you up to speed on what a Steambox is and how you can do it. First thing is first, Steambox is a PC, nothing less and nothing more. What we’re really looking at here is a clever rebranding by Valve to make HTPC gaming sound cool. Of course, it really is cool and credit goes to Valve for creating something that is appealing to both mainstream console gamers, as much as it is PC gamers. The major difference for Steambox is the introduction of SteamOS, which is still in beta, but once again all that really is a Linux distro designed to launch Steam as the native desktop. This may sound a little complicated for some, but don’t worry as I’ll be revisiting this subject over the next couple of weeks to bring you up to speed on how it all works, how you can build your own, set everything up and more. While much of the fun stuff is certainly contained within the games you’ll be playing, let’s start things off nice and easy and find out about the chassis you’ll be using. There are lots of great PC chassis’ on the market, but I’ve picked up a bunch that I thought would be ideal for the job and today I’m going to put them to the test. I’ll be looking for several key factors from each chassis, their price, form factor, hardware/component compatibility, built quality, acoustic performance and thermal performance.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Lian-Li PC-05S Wall Mountable Mini-ITX Chassis Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 10:18A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lian-Li is a master of aluminium chassis design. Time and time again they’ve created incredible chassis that are works of art as much as they are practical, high-performance juggernauts. Today is a pretty special day for Lian-Li as it marks the launch of their latest fanciful chassis, the PC-05S, which is rather unique in the sense that it can be used as a horizontal HTPC style chassis, mounted vertically on a special stand for desktop use, or even more special than that, you can mount it on a wall! The chassis modding scene has seen wall mounted chassis already, as there are a lot of people out there who love to show off their rigs and what better way than putting it right up on display where everyone can see it. Of course, this is a pretty specialist product, which isn’t going to appeal to everyone out there, but for those that want to take a break from the standard chassis form factors that sit under your desk, the PC-05S is certainly a breath of fresh air.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 9:18A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Featuring Micron's 16nm flash memory, how does it perform against the competition like the OCZ ARC 100?
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Silicon Power Armor A60 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Silicon Power brings you a ruggedized portable hard drive with the Armor A60 drive. The Armor A60 is available in various capacities up to 2TB in size and is tested to the MIL-STD 810G (122cm) standard for the common issue of dropping the drive. The way Silicon Power has designed this drive is with additional casing, and a suspension system to absorb the shock of falls."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

Smartphone Showdown - Galaxy S5, Note 3, Xperia Z2, G3 and Nexus 5
     Wed, Dec 31 2014 | 9:02A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We pit five of the best phones on the market against one another, in a battle of the flagship Android smartphone showdown. Who takes the benchmark crown?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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