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Cougar 600M Laser Gaming Mouse
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 12:00P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Cougar 600M gaming mouse, a $60 peripheral featuring 8 programmable mouse buttons, OMRON switches for the main click buttons, an ADNS-9800 (8200 DPI) laser sensor, 512KB onboard memory that stores up to three user profiles, and a soft touch surface available in black or orange colors. Button functions and macro can be customized via the Cougar UIX Interface System management software.

Linux Benchmarks Of NVIDIAs Early 2015 GeForce Line-Up
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 10:05A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following yesterday`s NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 launch, here`s an 11-way comparison looking at all of NVIDIA`s Maxwell GPUs as well as many Kepler and Fermi GeForce graphics cards under Linux. Beyond the raw OpenGL performance, the thermal and power efficiency data is also available for the tested range of GeForce 900/700/600/500/400 series graphics cards."

Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 mATX/mITX PC Case Review
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
How would you reply to a very good friend if he asked your opinion about which is the best mATX compatible PC case in the market currently? Obviously i can't speak on your behalf but when a good friend asked this of me roughly a week ago i honestly didn't know what to tell him since i doubt there's a perfect one out there. So instead of answering his question i asked him what he thought was the most important feature/aspect for his dream mATX case. Of course we all know how hard it is to choose a PC case based on a single thing but everything has to start from someplace. So after discussing this for a while over a cup of coffee he decided that he wanted a high quality and virtually noiseless mATX tower which he could also use in his bedroom during the night without worrying about waking up by it. With that in mind my answer was very clear and actually had to do with today’s review of the Deep Silence 4 mITX/mATX PC Case by Nanoxia.

Hands-On: Alienware Alpha Intel-Powered Gaming PC Console
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We first caught wind on the Alienware Alpha in the lead-up to Valve’s Steam Box announcements, prior to the Consumer Electronics Show. If you’re unfamiliar with the Alienware Alpha, it is a sleek, small form factor gaming PC, designed specifically for gamers. Valve is not quite ready with Steam OS or the Steam Controller, so the whole Steam Box angle is on hold for now, but that didn’t stop Alienware from re-tooling a bit and shipping the Alpha with Windows 8.1 instead...

AMD's Open-Source Radeon Linux Driver
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 9:01A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With this week having delivered our 2014 Catalyst Linux Graphics Benchmarks Year-In-Review that looked at the evolution of the AMD Catalyst Linux driver performance over this year, now it's time to see how the open-source Radeon driver performance has evolved."

Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 9:00A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Corsair RGB series launched recently. Following on from their successful range of mechanical RGB keyboards, such as the K70 RGB which we reviewed, you can also pick up their new RGB series gaming mice. The Corsair Gaming M65 is at my disposal today and sports the new lighting gear, making them (hopefully) an ideal match for the new range of keyboards. Corsair have had great success with their range of gaming peripherals. I’ve yet to test a Corsair mouse that didn’t impress me in one way or another, so I have pretty high expectations for the M65 RGB. The mouse is very well equipped with a range of features that are sure to appeal to gamers. There’s a high-end laser sensor with a range of 50 to 8200dpi, so we should have impressive accuracy and blazing fast tracking speed. The mouse is lightweight, but also comes with a weight tuning system for those that prefer something a little heavier. The side of the mouse has a sniper button and then we’ve got all the usual features such as internal memory, programmable buttons, three zone RGB lighting and more. The M65 RGB certainly sounds like a capable gaming mouse on paper, so let’s take a closer look at what it has to offer.

Install Windows 10 Preview From A Flash Drive @ Bjorn3d.com
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 8:59A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Its that time again, yet another version of windows to install. You can wait for long boring periods of time and install from an optical drive or you can supercharge the install from a Flash Drive. We show you how to do it. "

Lexar Workflow DD512 Review
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today's sample offers a huge 512GB of storage courtesy of Micron technology and is an external drive that can be used alone or as part of Lexar's Workflow product line. Connecting up to a USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 backwards compatible) means that most modern PCs or laptops can take advantage of this diminutive storage device that promises to offer SSD speeds without a compromise on storage capacity.

22-Way AMD+NVIDIA Graphics Card Tests
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 4:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few days back I wrote about being able to finally get the Metro Redux game benchmarks running in an automated manner under Linux to the point that we're now able to test it with the Phoronix Test Suite. With Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux now running well for our testing purposes, I've carried out performance tests of these two games with twenty-two AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards on Linux. Besides looking at the normal FPS result there's also frame latency metrics, power consumption data for each of these graphics cards, performance-per-Watt metrics, and GPU thermal results. If you're wondering what graphics card works best for your needs for OpenGL 4.x Linux gaming, here's an interesting look with the Metro Redux titles that premiered on Steam for Linux back in December."

Asus Rampage V Extreme Mainboard Review
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Asus Rampage V Extreme Mainboard arrived Technic3D. We check the E-ATX-Mainboard with Intel X99 chipset functions and Performance in the following Review with a Intel Core i7-5820K CPU on Windows 7 64 Bit."

Thermaltake Core X1 Mini-ITX Case Review
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake’s Core V Series has been extremely popular, especially with their latest Core V21 and Core V1 cases. It is time for a new Core series, which has launched today with three cases. Each case has a cube-like design and they are made to be builders cases, which means they are very easy to work in, have interchangeable parts, have lots of air are water cooling options, and fit some of the largest components possible. The Core X series starts with the Mini-ITX Core X1, then moves up to the Micro-ATX Core X2, and finally finishes off with the big-boy Core X9 that supports E-ATX motherboards. Today we will be taking a look at the Core X1, it has room inside for 4 hard drives, a mini-ITX motherboard, 3-slot full-size graphics card, CPU coolers up to 200 mm and a full-size ATX power supply. Let’s get started!"

BIOS Option Of The Week - Multi-Sector Transfers.
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 2:50P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meagre beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the Multi-Sector Transfers BIOS setting. Here's an excerpt :

The RAM Disk Guide Rev. 3.0.
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 2:50P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The RAM disk has been around since the 1980s, but it has never been popular due to the high cost of computer memory. It is now making a comeback, partly because RAM is now cheap and plentiful and partly because solid state drives (SSDs) are fast replacing hard disk drives as the storage medium of choice. SSDs are not only much faster than hard disk drives, they are silent and virtually impervious to vibration and shock. The downside though is their limited lifespan. That's where the RAM disk comes in - it allows the user to reduce wear and tear on the SSD by shifting some of the work to it. There are, of course, pros and cons to the RAM disk, and this guide will guide you through it all. On top of that, we will teach you how to make full use of your RAM disk.

Asustek ships 5 million, Gigabyte 3.6 million graphics cards in 2014
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 2:50P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the global graphics card market suffered an about 10% decline in shipments in 2014, Asustek Computer still managed to maintain its graphics card shipments at five million units in 2014, while Gigabyte shipped about 3.6 million units in the year, according to sources from the graphics card industry.

Lian Li PC-T80 Modular Test Bench Chassis Review
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 2:49P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Test benches are a vital part of the work we do here at eTeknix. They’re used for our motherboard, processor, CPU cooler, graphics card, hard drive reviews and no doubt many other components we’ve reviewed have been hooked up to a system on one of our test benches. Of course, we’re not the only people in the world with need of a good quality test bench, as there are many professional industries and enthusiast users that need easy access to their components for everything from product testing and design, through to overclocking and modding. With all that in mind, having a modular test bench that is capable of many different tasks can be a huge boost to your productivity and with Lian Li having already created some of the best test benches in the business, we’re eager to see what their latest one is capable of.

In Win D-Frame Mini Case Review – The Coolest Lanbox on The Block
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 2:49P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past few years In Win has established a reputation for making some of the most well built cases available. With entries such as the 904, the S-Frame and the original D-Frame, which like most In Win cases, was very well built! It had sharp lines and had craftsmanship that is unheard of from most other chassis manufacturers. Today we have newest addition to In Win’s lineup the D-Frame Mini which is a smaller mini-ITX version of the original and lighter on your wallet. The D-Frame Mini is retailing at $290 at time of writing.

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