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Azio KB505U Backlit Large Print Keyboard Review @ HiTech Legion
     Thu, Sep 05 2013 | 7:31A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those looking for better key visibility without all of the add-ons, the Azio KB505U Large Print Backlit Keyboard may be just the answer. While the Azio Large Print Backlit Keyboard doesn`t offer a wealth of gaming options, it does offer a solid, comfortable quality keyboard with backlighting and a couple of extra perks. Up at the top of the keyboard resides a set of hot keys for multimedia and frequently used commands. Keeping programming out of the picture, all are Plug and Play with Windows 7 and work flawlessly by simply plugging the keyboard`s USB interface in. Key markings are oversized for easier recognition, while backlighting is selectable between blue, red and purple. A quiet membrane keyboard is used for good feel and key travel. Azio backs the high quality KB505U with a 3-year warranty./"

ASUS Maximus VI HERO motherboard review
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 6:46P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,In this article we take a peek at the ASUS Maximus VI HERO motherboard and review this motherboard. It is the high-end to enthusiast and pro-overclockers segmented product amongst the ASUS ROG series that comes with some nice features and decent overclock potential. The Z87 ROG themed mainboard is intended for Intel`s 22nm Haswell processors on Socket LGA1150."

     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 6:46P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NGFF stands for Next Generation Form Factor and was a working name for the new generation of MPCIe solid state drives, now affectionately known as M.2 SSDs. While many imagined the M.2 to be industry standardization for mSATA and similar small SSDs today seen in ultrabooks, a closer look at MPCIe demonstrates that unbelievable performance will soon be seen in a MPCIe design even smaller than mSATA. Having sat with just about every SSD manufacturer at countless tech events this year alone, I can relate that initial predictions of 500MB/s performance for M.2 drives have now grown to unbelievable speeds of 1800MB/s."

MSI GS70 Stealth Gaming Laptop Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 5:43P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last couple of generations the mobile team over at MSI have started to move towards more slimline, high end chassis for their laptops. The latest model to follow that trend is the GS70 Stealth which MSI claim to be the thinnest and lightest 17 gaming laptop. Even though it contains a 4th gen i7 CPU and GTX 765 GPU. Today we are going to see how it performs in games like StarCraft 2 and Bioshock infinite as well as general computing tasks."

PAX Prime 2013 with NVIDIA
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 3:43P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PAX Prime is an entirely different event from shows like CES and E3, because they are completely open to the public and they are geared toward being a more public event for fans of all kinds of gaming. Whether you’re a console gamer, a PC gamer, a card gamer, a tabletop gamer, a handheld gamer or you’re just really into cosplay, there is definitely something here for you. Just as we did with last year’s event, we’ve put together a little video compilation of our journeys through PAX in Seattle this year."

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H Motherboard
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We are looking at the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H, a motherboard with the sharp aesthetics of a premium motherboard but the price tag of a mid-range board. At $190, it’s definitely well priced. But the question is: how will it perform? We get it hooked up with a custom water cooling setup and see how far it can be pushed. Let’s take a closer look at the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H tested to see how well it performs.”

CyberPower PC Zeus EVO Lightning 2000 SE System Review
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 12:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: CyberPower PC Zeus EVO Lightning 2000 SE System Review Pre-configured systems like what is available at CyberPower PC can help take out some of the guess work and give you a solid starting point for getting exactly what you need.

Ivy Bridge-E Review: New flagship, old flagship
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Haswell has been out in the wild for 3 months now, while Sandy Bridge-E has remained Intel’s "ultimate" desktop platform for almost 2 years. However Intel is now ready for a refresh of its Extreme platform, but they won’t be skipping the Ivy Bridge architecture and moving straight to Haswell. Enter the Core i7-4960X which still features 6 cores, 12 threads, 15MB L3 cache, quad-channel DDR3 memory and is supported by the same aging X79 chipset. This doesn’t sound very exciting, so what’s new?

Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
e over, 22 months ago when we tested the first LGA2011 processor, the Core i7-3960X, we felt the platform was going to be somewhat of a tough sale given the featureless X79 chipset. Almost 2 years later Intel’s flagship desktop platform is powered by the same horribly outdated chipset, while the more cost effective Haswell platform is backed by a range of impressive 8 series chipsets, which includes the Z87.

AMDs Processor Shift: The Future Really is Fusion
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 10:29A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This transition will not be seamless, nor will it be smooth. AMD has to continue to convince users that their higher end offerings for AM3+ and C32/G34 are good enough to compete with Intel, all the while working on getting the APU above the $150 price point. Eventually at 20/22 nm AMD will have a four module (or more) APU available that will satisfy enthusiasts and power users alike, but that is some time off. Until then, AMD will stave off the competition by pushing Kaveri, keeping Kabini competitive, and keeping the royalties from the semi-custom group rolling in."

Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Illuminated
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a very bright blue illumination of the keys, Tt eSPORTS brings forth the Poseidon Illuminated to take on all other mechanical keyboards."

Amped Wireless RTA15 700mW
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 9:02A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Amped Wireless RTA15 700mW AC Wi-Fi Router is one of the best routers on the market when it comes with range and speeds. It have 10 amplifiers, 3 high power antennas, super-fast AC1200 Wi-Fi speeds, gigabit LAN ports and tons of security features. If you're in the market for an outstanding router, this is it." ~3dGameMan.com

Fractal Design Define XL R2 Enclosure Review
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Fractal has continued to be one of the PC industry’s fast rising manufacturers focusing immensely on enclosures and power supplies. What stood out most about the Define R4 were the use of Bitumen sound dampening materials on both side panels and the front door. This is great for anyone with a need to quiet down their system. While the Define R4 enclosure is intended for regular end user purposes, the Define XL R2 has a larger (XL) role in supporting larger systems and a larger number of components as well."

Intel Haswell Linux Performance Remains Mixed
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 9:00A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Summary: "Last month I published benchmarks showing Windows 8 beating Ubuntu Linux when it came to the Intel OpenGL performance for the latest generation Intel "Haswell" desktop processors. Since then there's been lots of commits to Mesa and continued improvements to the Linux kernel and for some tests the open-source Linux driver is in better standing. For the testing today is a comparison of Windows 8 Pro against the latest Ubuntu 13.10 development packages when using a System76 Gazelle Professional laptop with Core i7 4900MQ CPU."

Fractal Design Define XL R2 Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Out of all the Fractal Design cases the one Ive really wanted to get my hands on has been the Define XL, what can I say I am a fan of big cases. Well Fractal Design has recently revised the Define XL, coming out with the Define XL R2 case. The R2 takes the best parts of the original Define XL case and adds upon it. The Define XL R2 supports large motherboards like E-ATX and XL-ATX, has room for up to 8 hard drives, 4 optical drives, 9 expansions slots, has three included fans with a fan controller and much much more! Did I mention Fractal Design intends this case to be pretty quiet as well. Lets jump in!"

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 8:08A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For only around $400, the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z has a responsive 11.6-inch touch screen display. It also has good battery life and plenty of ports, but it is a little heavy for an ultraportable."

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