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AMD Athlon 5350 APU On Linux
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 8:11A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now that we`ve covered the general information about the new socketed Kabini APUs, here are our first benchmarks from the Athlon-branded Kabini APU we were seeded with by AMD: the Athlon 5350 with Radeon R3 Graphics. Let`s see how this 25-Watt APU with four processor cores can perform under Ubuntu 14.04 Linux."

AMD AM1 Athlon 5350 Reviewed: Low Power Low Price APU For the Masses
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 8:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AM1 is not the end-all, be-all of computing. It is a tightly focused product that is aimed at a certain market. It will not appeal to all consumers. It will appeal to some. It has shown itself to be a nicely performing part that is extremely energy efficient. AMD wont blow any hair back with this release, but they do deliver on a product that hits all the major checkboxes for modern home computing. Now we just have to see if the uptake in the consumer market was worth AMDs time. I think it might just be."

Grovemade Bamboo Case for iPad Air Review @ TestFreaks
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 8:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Grovemade Bamboo iPad Case for iPad Air is exactly what it sounds like; it is a case that is handmade using bamboo ply material. This case is multifunctional with versatile standing positions, includes smart cover capability and is made from mostly natural materials. Grovemade also offers a model using Eastern Hard Rock Maple as well as iPad Mini versions."

AMD AM1 Platform with Athlon 5350 and MSI AM1i Motherboard Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 8:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AM1 Platform takes APU technology and looks to keep costs as low as possible while maximising performance and features in the budget market. Today we take a look at MSIs AM1I motherboard along with AMDs $59 Athlon 5350 APU."

Pivos MANA 2200 mAh Battery Pack Review @ Bjorn3D
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 6:59A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Pivos has been known mostly for their media players so to see a new set of battery packs show up I was a bit surprised. The Company simply did not seem to be in that category but with so many tech companies extending their reach into so many other facets to ensure they can offer so many more solutions this move by Pivos shoudl not really be a major surprise. One thing is that its obvious that Pivos took note of the rise in mobile gadgets and with that and the inclusion of now Wearable tech, the ability to charge on the go is quickly becoming majorly important."

AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 DDR3 RAM Memory Review
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 5:50A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I love it when a company innovates and brings a product to market that people really want. AVEXIR have done just that with their Blitz 1.1 series DDR3 PC memory range ? with designs based on popular gaming motherboard brands. For this review AVEXIR have kindly sent Benchmark Reviews a wide range of samples for our testing pleasure. For performance testing, two of the seven memory modules were paired together to form the equivalent of an 8GB dual channel 1600MHz CL9 memory kit (model# AVD3U16000904G-2BZ1). This review will showcase the Blitz 1.1 series PC memory range available from AVEXIR as well as providing vital performance information."

Gumstick Smartphone Stand Review @ Bjorn3d.com
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 2:39A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Phones today do a lot more than just make phone calls. You can play games, listen to music, read books and watch videos on them. Some of these activities are best done without having to hold the phone all the time. If you are watching a movie or listening to music you might not want to have to hold it and instead want to prop it up somehow. There are a lot of stands available for the bigger tablets but not as much for phones. At least not many that are small and as portable as the phone itself. This is where the Gumstick Smartphone Stand comes in. It is a product that was started on Kickstarter and funded there and now is being shipped to backers and also sold on at least their website."

Thunderbolt - Do cables actually matter in Storage Applications?
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 2:10A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We explore the performance of various different Thunderbolt cables to see if they make any difference in storage application tests. Let`s go!"

Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1200 W @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Apr 09 2014 | 2:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Leadex Platinum 1200 W will hit our test bench today. It features 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, a fully modular cabling design, and promises to perform wonderfully while producing hardly any noise by utilizing an excellent platform and a semi-passive operation user can swap to by flipping a switch."

Keep your SSD Healthy ADATA SSD Toolbox @HiTech Legion
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 8:55P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA Technology recently released its own software for monitoring the status and maintaining performance of Solid State Drives. It includes features such as S.M.A.R.T., temperature monitoring and total space used. In its utilities section the user has the option af Secure Erase, firmware update (ADATA SSD`s only) and toolbox update./"

EVGA SuperNova 850 G2 Power Supply Review @HiTech Legion
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 7:10P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In that spirit, the EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 provides 850 watts of continuous power with 80PLUS Gold efficiency and less than 2% variance in voltage regulation. The EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 employs a single 849W/70.8A 12v rail with all 100% Japanese solid caps on the mainboard and DC/DC conversion for the secondary rail for outstanding efficiency and control."

Cougar CMX V3 850-Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 6:05P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cougar updates its CMX series of power supplies with a reduced footprint, fourth-gen Haswell support and more. Let`s see what Zac thinks of it right now."

Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 SSD Review RAID Tested at 1.4GB/s
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 3:50P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some time ago, we conducted a review of a new PCIe Card called the IOSwitch Raijin and it was constructed of a M.2 to PCIe x4 adapter, along with the Plextor M6e native PCIe M.2 (NGFF) 256GB SSD. At the time, the M6e was an unreleased SSD and it seemed that even Plextor was caught off guard at the publicity that report received, politely asking us to lay low with our M6e samples for a while. A few days back, we received the 512GB version of the M6e PCIe M.2 SSD from Plextor and within the packaging, we found something unexpected."

Corsair Carbide SPEC 01 Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 3:31P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SPEC 01 is aimed at those on a very strict budget and yet it promises to deliver on the visual appearance, feature-set and quality. Can this new mid-tower steal the limelight for entry-level system builders? Join us as we evaluate this new computer chassis."

Zalman Z3 Plus White Mid-Tower Case Review @HiTech Legion
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 2:29P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Zalman Z3 PLUS White is a midtower case that measures 192(W) x465(H) x430(D)mm and weighs only 6Kg (13.22lb). The Z3 PLUS White by Zalman is made of plastic and steel and supports standard and micro ATX mother boards and PSUs. For a midtower case the graphics card support is huge, measuring up to 360mm (14.1 inches), so there is plenty of room for any GPU you have. /"

AAEON EMB-BT1: A Linux-Friendly Mini-ITX Atom Bay Trail Board
     Tue, Apr 08 2014 | 1:54P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those after a low-cost mini-ITX board for use within an HTPC, SOHO file server, or other low-power situations, AAEON has out an interesting board called the EMB-BT1, or more formally the AAEON EMB-BT1-A10-3825. This mini-ITX motherboard has onboard an Intel Atom E3825 Bay Trail SoC for delivering decent performance out of the six Watt SoC and having open-source-friendly graphics under Linux."

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