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CM STORM TRIGGER Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Fri, Feb 22 2013 | 10:48A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yesterday SONY announced the upcoming Playstation 4 console, short of that is since we didn`t actually see the console itself so my guess is that SONY has yet to decide on the design which is fine since we will not see it before this summer. Of course Microsoft is not far behind since they will also be announcing their upcoming XBOX 720 quite soon (probably by July in order to make Christmas sales). Regardless i am not much into consoles (but i do acknowledge that many are) mainly because i consider them quite inferior (specs wise) and also because i don`t like gamepads/d-pads (a keyboard just doesn`t feel at home when used with a console so PCs all the way for me). So because i happen to love using keyboards i always do my best to test every single one i can get my hands on and today we will be talking about the TRIGGER Mechanical Gaming Keyboard by CM STORM."

Enermax Triathlor FC 650 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Feb 22 2013 | 10:35A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Triathlor FC is the latest power supply series with the 80 Plus Bronze certification from Enermax, coming to replace the MODU82+ series. So far, three models were released: 550 W, 650 W, and 700 W. Let`s see if the 650 W model is a good buy."

Dune HD TV-303D Universal FullHD Network Media Player Review
     Fri, Feb 22 2013 | 9:23A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Standalone hardware media players have been around for around 5 years (and some of you know that Ive been putting them through rigorous tests right from the beginning) but they really started to make DVD and Blu-Ray players obsolete roughly a couple of years ago when people started to realize that they can have the basic functionality of an dedicated HTPC system (mainly media file playback, file sharing and web surfing) at just a fraction of the cost and in many cases with superior image quality. Now looking back a few months i really can`t remember when was the last time we had a hardware/network media player on our test bench so when a courier arrived at our door just over a week ago holding the latest TV-303D Universal FullHD Network Media Player by Dune HD i felt somewhat relieved to be on the receiving end of a newly released device which is not directly related to PC and smartphones."

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 512GB Flash Drive Review @ Techgage
     Fri, Feb 22 2013 | 9:04A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* For years, theres been a constant battle in the flash drive market where companies have tried to build the smallest drive possible but boast the most amount of space. In this regard, it has to be said that Kingston is the current winner. Its DT HyperX Predator isnt much larger than a regular performance thumb drive, but its storage *starts out* at 512GB."

ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP (Intel H77) Motherboard Review
     Fri, Feb 22 2013 | 8:43A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Moving away from the more expensive Z77 chipset, we take a look at the cheaper H77 chipset on an ASRock board today."

Overclockers.com - NVIDIA GTX TITAN Video Card Review
     Fri, Feb 22 2013 | 7:05A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well, the day is finally herepart two! Today is the day we can show you what NVIDIAs new TITAN GPU can do."

Arctic Breeze USB Desktop Fan Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Feb 21 2013 | 11:52P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Arctic Breeze is a USB desktop fan that is portable and flexible. The Arctic Breeze`s 92mm fan has a range of 800 up to 1,800 RPM and can be controlled through the built-in knob. A 1.8 meter long USB 2.0 cable is used to power the Arctic Breeze fan and it has a flexible shaft to freely direct the airflow wherever required. Arctic also offers a Pro version of the Breeze which has an illuminated knob and doubles as a USB hub. An even more compact version is also available, dubbed the Arctic Breeze Mobile which does not come with a tabletop stand. The Arctic Breeze carries a 2-year warranty and is compatible with any device that has a 5V, 0.2A powered USB port."

nVidia ForceWare 310.90 WHQL - GeForce GTX 680 Gaming Performance @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 21 2013 | 5:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ForceWare 310.90 WHQL was released just two weeks and a half ago and is the first driver released by the green side this new year 2013. It shouldn`t bring much for old games acording to the changelog but we are going to test it anyway to see if maybe they missed something. This driver performance test will also most probably be the last one featuring the current game selection as it`s planned to update it soon with newer."

Desktop PC: Intel Says the End is Near @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Feb 21 2013 | 4:23P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back on August 2010, I made a prediction: desktop PCs have an expiration date, and that time may not be far off. I followed-up that article with several more editorials that contained plenty of truth, but our readers commented in revolt. Even some of my industry peers said I was pessimistic, and that the enthusiast desktop PC industry would continue to thrive and grow. I later predicted key points that would prove themselves essential for Intel to sustain desktop motherboard development, and now Intel has announced the end of the desktop platform - or rather a slow three-year wind-down toward an end by 2016. Here`s how the desktop PC ends..."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Feb 21 2013 | 1:19P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB is without a doubt the most powerful single-GPU video card ever released. This card is aimed at gamers and enthusiasts that are gaming at Ultra HD resolutions like 2560x1600 or 5760x1080 (Surround gaming setups). The GeForce GTX Titan and the GK110 GPU runs great at 1920x1080, but that is like doing the speed limit with a super car. This card was build to game at high resolutions and really starts to stretch its legs when you get to the higher resolutions..."

HIS Radeon HD 7850 4GB iPower IceQ Turbo review
     Thu, Feb 21 2013 | 1:17P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We test and review the a HIS Radeon HD 7850 iPower IceQ Turbo as single card and in Crossfire today. The HIS Radeon HD 7850 iPower IceQ Turbo is a factory overclocked 4GB version of the Radeon HD 7850 graphics card and fully customized with 3rd party cooling. We test the product with the hottest games like Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN The Most Advanced Single-GPU Video Card Ever Made @Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, Feb 21 2013 | 12:52P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GeForce TITAN video card is meant to perform beyond any single GPU Kepler video card that has been previously released. The GeForce TITAN is equipped with the GK110 core, with five graphics processing clusters, 14 streaming multiprocessors, 224 texture units and 48 ROP units. The GeForce TITAN runs at an 836MHz Base clock with a Boost clock of 876MHz. In terms of memory, the GeForce Titan has 6GB of GDDR5 to utilize across a 384-bit memory interface providing a total memory bandwidth of 288.4 GB/s. Usually, this much performance is expected to be a power hog but due to further optimizations on NVIDIA`s part, the GeForce GTX TITAN TDP is a scant 250W, requiring only a single 6-pin and 8-pin power connector."

OCZ Vector 256GB Review
     Thu, Feb 21 2013 | 11:48A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ`s Vector line of solid state drives is every bit the performer that the Vertex 4 drives are with very few exceptions. In many of the tests, the two fastest drives were the Vertex 4 and OCZ`s latest Indilinx Barefoot 3-equipped Vector. The only real weakness I saw was that the Vector was less frugal with the CPU cycles than the other Indilinx equipped drives. OCZ`s move to the Barefoot 3 controller is beginning to pay dividends as it uses the technologies it has available in-house after the Indilinx and PLX acquisitions. It`s taken a while to go all-in but that time has come. As the first totally in-house designed controller from OCZ, it seems to have hit on a controller that does better at managing real world usage scenarios and handling both compressible and incompressible data streams."

The Core i5 3570K processor revisited
     Thu, Feb 21 2013 | 11:19A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Many moons ago we have shared performance of this processor with you already, but over time benchmarks have been updated repositioning the processor. Now we know a lot of people have a hard time overclocking these processors even over 4300 MHz, so as such these are all good reasons to retest this processor we say. So today a standalone review on the Ivy bridge architecture based Core i5 3570K where we`ll learn you how to take it towards 4700 MHz as well."

Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD Performance Roundup @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Feb 21 2013 | 11:04A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the end, the 525 Series drives are really the mSATA version of the 520 Series drives with some additional firmware tweaks that are unique to Intel. Being powered by the SF-2281 controller, they put up stellar numbers when faced with data the controller can compress to turbocharge performance. On the 60GB drives and up, performance is roughly the same in that respect with reads all topping out around the 555MB/s mark and writes in the 520MB/s to 530MB/s range..."

Das Keyboard Model S Professional @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, Feb 21 2013 | 10:35A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Metadot`s Das Keyboard is one of the most recognized keyboards on the mechanical keyboard market. The Das Keyboard has become one of the standards to which all other mechanical keyboards are compared. The question that Benchmark Reviews will be trying to answer is Metadot`s keyboard The keyboard to have or is it just another mechanical keyboard in the growing market of mechanical keyboards aimed at both the gamers and the professionals. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Das Keyboard Professional Model S Mechanical..."

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