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QNAP NAS HD Station - The Next-Generation Media Player Overview
     Wed, Oct 02 2013 | 9:02P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HD Station from QNAP takes your typical networked storage appliance from the closet, to the center of your living room, with a full range of options."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

CM Havoc Gaming Mouse and QuickFire XT Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Wed, Oct 02 2013 | 6:21P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall I really enjoyed the CM Havoc gaming mouse. I usually don`t go for the fat mice, but this is one you can definitely be a chubby chaser for and still be thought of as okay. It is definitely set to fancy those with a palm grip and despite having small hands there`s not too much there. It is built nice and sturdy and even some rage smashes of the mouse have not shown any instant signs of loss. The little bit of lighting really adds to the mouse in my opinion; for some reason I fall into the category of loving a little bit of customization through a little bit of lighting on my peripherals. The lighting is subtle enough and you can turn it off completely without it looking like it is broken. I didn`t like that I couldn`t have my full RGB spectrum, but I can settle with the standard options provided. The mouse glides quite well even on the cheapest of mouse pads and is great for many hours of game play, work, and whatever else you use your mouse for. It`s just a nice simple connection between you and your machine."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

TDK STi710 High-Fidelity Headphones With iPhone Control
     Wed, Oct 02 2013 | 1:17P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Much like hardcore gamers who always like to use the highest-end graphics cards to enjoy playing their favorite games at their maximum audiophiles are also after the best possible set of headphones to enjoy listening to their favorite tunes and watching their favorite movies. Looking back now although Ive used and tested countless headsets and headphones i still haven`t found the one suitable for me. Many have come really close but personally Im one of those people who seek perfection (the jack of all trades) in every possible aspect so although Ive really enjoyed the audio reproduction of quite a few headsets/headphones i can`t say the same about their design, comfort and build quality. So while the quest for the best headphones out there continues for me TDK was kind enough to send us their STi710 High Fidelity Headphones with iPhone control and after 2 weeks of testing we can finally upload this review."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet - BCCHardware
     Wed, Oct 02 2013 | 11:45A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet is a solid product that feels well-built when you pick it up and handle it. Dropping it is probably not the best idea, but if you did so accidentally Im sure it could survive a few bumps and bruises. Like most devices, the Galaxy Note 8 doesn`t come with protectors or a case and this is left up to the consumer. If you decide to sit on it - well, I have no guarantees, ask Zeus how that turns out."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

News: Driver fix for CrossFire + Eyefinity/4K frame pacing issues coming this fall
     Wed, Oct 02 2013 | 11:36A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I just spoke with Raja Koduri, the new head of graphics hardware and software development at AMD, who recently returned to the company after some time away. Koduri, incidentally, spearheaded the development of the original CrossFire implementation way back when. In our talk, Koduri acknowledged that the frame delivery issues with CrossFire were unfortunate, and he expressed a desire to make things right. Koduri told me AMD is working on a fix for CrossFire and single-large-surface display configurations, like Eyefinity and tiled 4K monitors, for current Radeon graphics cards. He said AMD plans to deliver a driver with the fix this fall."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB DDR3-2133 Memory Kit Review
     Wed, Oct 02 2013 | 10:26A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some of the most difficult to answer questions in the enthusiast and high-end gaming PC world have to do with RAM, and more specifically with RAM clock speeds, latency, and timings. What differences do all of these make when it comes to better performance and higher frame rates in games? Typically, the answer is that they do very little when it comes to games. AMD has sought to change that answer with the release of their Richland series APUs, which are designed to take even more advantage of RAM speeds and support up to 2133MHz clock speeds. Intel?s Haswell now supports speeds of up to 1600MHz. Now that more is being done to increase the performance gain from higher RAM speeds, let?s take a look at the results. Here at Benchmark Reviews, we have a couple of new high-speed RAM kits to review. In this article, we will be taking a look at the Kingston HyperX 8GBx2 DDR3-2133 KHX21C11T3K2/16X kit."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

EVGA Hadron Air Mini ITX Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Oct 02 2013 | 10:12A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA and cases arent normally two things mentioned in the same sentence but the new Hadron Air blazes a new trail for a company thats normally associated with graphics cards, motherboards and power supplies. *"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

 
ADATA XPG V2 Series 2400MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Oct 02 2013 | 10:03A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ADATA`s newest RAM, the XPG V2 2400MHz DDR3 is certainly evidence of the beauty that RAM can take on. The XPG V2 PC3-19200 2400MHz RAM is a fairly unique looking memory module. The large fins (heat spreaders) that span the top of each module really make it a striking part of your rig. ADATA uses an extruded heat sink and a 2oz. double copper PCB. The heat spreaders remain within the bounds of the RAM module itself, so length is no issue. /"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

iconBIT NetTAB THOR QUAD MX NT-1006T Tablet Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Oct 02 2013 | 9:45A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Thor Quad MX is an entry level tablet from iconBIT, featuring 8GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM, a quad-core CPU at 1.2GHz from Actions (ATM7029) and a Dual Core Vivante GC1000+MP GPU. This gadget performs decently when browsing the web or for chat activities, reading books and office activities. 3D games do not work so well so we would advise on sticking to the less-intensive 2D versions."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Phanteks Enthoo Primo Full-Tower Case Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Oct 02 2013 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Phanteks Enthoo Primo uses a unique modular design to great advantage for thermal isolation and improved structural rigidity. With enclosed HDD bays, an isolated PSU area with dual PSU capability, that also features dedicated pump mount areas, and cable covers, the Enthoo Primo is one of the slickest looking designs we have ever seen. With Phanteks as the designer, one would anticipate that cooling would be at the forefront, and five included 140mm fans back that thought up. While there is no front panel fan controller, Phanteks implements a unique PWM hub which allows up to eleven 3-pin fans to be plugged in and controlled by one PWM signal. We all know Phanteks for their air cooling, however, it is the incredible versatility for water cooling that makes the Enthoo Primo stand out even further./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Mushkin 996996 8GB DDR3 2133Mhz Review
     Wed, Oct 02 2013 | 9:01A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Try as I might there is nothing I have to say bad about this set of Redline modules from Mushkin. The modules perform just as well as I expected them to do based on using these as part of the OCC test bed back during the heyday of the P67/Z68 chipsets, where the modules performed well when paired with an Intel Core i7 2600K or even with the Third Generation Core i7 3770K. Overclocking was just as I remembered and fairly robust with a 200MHz boost in speed achieved with just a bit of tuning time. The boost in speed did not come with the serious drop in performance that I have seen with some of the modules I have tested as the speeds increase and the timings get looser."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Patriot FUEL+ 3000mAh Mobile Rechargeable Battery Review
     Tue, Oct 01 2013 | 9:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
triot`s FUEL+ Mobile Rechargeable Battery is a must-have for any smart device user, the company continues this with its 3000mAh model."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

AMD & NVIDIA 4K Gaming with the ASUS PQ321Q Review
     Tue, Oct 01 2013 | 6:21P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the challenges that presents itself is how to eliminate vertical and horizontal tearing in game. AMD is currently working on something, but still has a way to go as you will see a vertical line in fast paced games as you move left to right. Additionally I saw instances of horizontal tearing in specific games. Hopefully this gets addressed soon with a driver release that supports higher resolutions. Where the deficits are obvious with AMD, NVIDIA has stepped up and delivered two technologies that seem to eliminate these issues with its GPUs in Fliplock that forces each GPU to flip frame buffers in sync and Scanlock that forces each GPU and each head to display scanlines in sync. Adjusting the refresh rate to 60Hz does help AMD some in this respect but does not fully eliminate the split in the panels. Again something that hopefully gets fixed sooner than later, and who knows, it might be introduced with AMD`s next-gen cards."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Jabra STONE3 Bluetooth Headset
     Tue, Oct 01 2013 | 1:17P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although smartphones have advanced quite a bit over the past few years and have reached a point where some models are one and the same as a tablet in terms of size there`s one peripheral that follows suit in terms of technological advancement, Bluetooth wireless headsets. Of course instead of increasing their size (which would be quite easy actually) scientists around the world do their best to shrink those devices so they are easier to carry and use. However what i really enjoy is the latest trend which has many Bluetooth wireless headsets accompanied by carrying cases that double as portable battery packs providing enough juice for up to 5 full recharge cycles. Now this may sound as a bit overkill to some people (perhaps even useless) but such battery packs make it very simple for you to have a Bluetooth wireless headset in your backpack or in your cars glove compartment at all times without worrying that the battery may die out (once i left the Plantronics Voyager Legend UC in my backpack for 5 weeks and it still was full on battery when i used it). The STONE line of Bluetooth wireless headsets by Jabra dates back to 2009 and it was amongst the very first to feature a portable battery for recharging while on the road. Well 4 years later and after the launch of the quite successful STONE2 roughly 2 years ago Jabra is releasing the STONE3."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

[Affiliates News] Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Review @ APH Networks
     Tue, Oct 01 2013 | 11:45A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The classic formula of WindForce 3X hits again with tons of overclocking headroom. How much are you getting for your buck with Gigabyte`s GTX 760 2GB?"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

News: Corsairs Obsidian Series 750D case reviewed
     Tue, Oct 01 2013 | 11:36A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Obsidian Series 750D is, according to Corsair, the successor to the acclaimed 650D. This newcomer is priced at $159.99, making it cheaper than its predecessor, and it has a different mix of features. Is it a worthwhile choice, or are you better off springing for the 650D?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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