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ASUS GTX 760 DirectCU II Graphics Card
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 9:05A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After the GTX 760 card launched we were quite surprised as to the power on tap, and were more excited to see what exactly can be done when put in the capable hands of some of the board partners. ASUS stepped up with a custom version of the GTX 760 with a very capable looking cooler and even a neat implementation of a single 8 pin to replace the normal dual 6 pin of the GTX 760 model. Lets dig in and see what this midrange custom offers over the reference model."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

NVIDIA GTX 760 Review
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s GeForce GTX 760 is going to for the most part fill a niche between the HD 7950 and HD 7870 and deliver performance that is slightly better than the GTX 660Ti that it is replacing. You wonder what`s the upside if the performance of the GTX 760 is similar to the GTX 660Ti? Cost to the consumer is one thing. Current pricing from Newegg has the GTX 660Ti ranging from as low as $259 after rebates to as high as $315 after rebate. The GTX 760 is going to retail for $249 with today`s hard launch with stock available at all your popular e-tailers and brick and mortar stores. NVIDIA`s partners will have custom versions available and with the trend over the last few launches the pricing for these cards should prove to be attractive."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Patriot SuperSonic Mini 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 8:30A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s no secret that the most ideal way to carry regular data (and not mission critical ones) is without doubt to own a portable hard drive not only because you can`t really find many USB flash drives in the market with capacities exceeding 256GB but also because the ones that are available cost many times over the price of a regular portable hard drive and thus are out of reach for most people. Now as we all know USB flash drives come in various capacities to cover all the possible uses people intend for them but although prices have taken a serious dive for the past years making even 64GB USB flash drives quite affordable size is also a significant factor and for good or bad there aren`t that many tiny solutions around at 64GB (even if they were not everyone has use for 64GB). Furthermore there are even less USB 3.0 compatible flash drives in the market that can fit in the tiny size category but thanks to Patriot we now have the SuperSonic Mini USB 3.0 Flash Drive line."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

News: Samsungs 840 EVO solid-state drive reviewed
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 8:27A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung`s entry-level 840 EVO SSD combines affordable TLC NAND with a server-style SLC cache. We explain the drive`s unique buffering tech and explore how it affects performance."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Crucial M500 120GB SSD Review
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 6:19A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With all of the capacity sizes in hand, we`re finally ready to take a closer look at the Crucial M500 products. We start things off with the 120GB model, the smallest capacity size in the new SSD series."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: The TR Podcast 138: Samsungs snazzy SSD and Intels automagical data center
     Mon, Jul 29 2013 | 1:45A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week on the podcast, we discuss the health of the PC gaming industry, Samsung`s newest budget SSD, Intel`s datacenter developments, and the current state of Internet surveillance."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Kingston HyperX Beast 2x8GB DDR3-1866 CL10 1.5V Review @ Ocaholic
     Sun, Jul 28 2013 | 3:59P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After losing momentum with the HyperX T-series, Kingston have switched their focus to the relatively fresh Beast lineup. Eager to see if the new stuff is any good, in the coming articles we are going to submerge into this zoo of wild animals, kicking off tonight with a specie rated 1866C10."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

 
ROCCAT Hiro Gaming Mousepad Review @ HiTech Legion
     Sun, Jul 28 2013 | 11:55A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 1000W power supply is 80 Plus Gold rated, meaning that it runs efficiently according to the 80 Plus standards. The SuperNOVA 1000 G2 is cooled by a variable speed, ball bearing fan to keep fan noise to a minimum, while keeping the PSU cool. The 1000 G2 has a powerful single 12 volt rail capable of pushing 83.3A of power, and uses all solid state Japanese capacitors. The single 12 volt rail ensures compatibility for high end CPUs and GPUs. The full modular cable design allows for the cleanest computer build possible and easy routing of all cabling. The EVGA 1000 G2 also has a full suite of power protection circuits built in to protect your property and equipment. Best of all, you get 10 years of warranty coverage with EVGA`s excellent tech support./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 13.4
     Sun, Jul 28 2013 | 11:33A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering *920 desktop CPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare *up to 19 different specifications* for each and every CPU. Here`s the latest update in Revision 13.4 : *- Added the Intel Core i7-4770TE quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-4770T quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-4770S quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-4770R quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-4770K quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-4770 quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i7-4765T quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-4670T quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-4670S quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-4670K quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-4670 quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-4570TE dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-4570T dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-4570S quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-4570 quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-4430S quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i5-4430 quad-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-4158U dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-4100U dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-4010Y dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Core i3-4010U dual-core processor.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Corsair CX600M PSU review
     Sun, Jul 28 2013 | 11:23A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,So you need a PSU that is not too expensive but comes from a reputable brand ? Well perhaps the Corsair CX600M PSU we review in this article is something you might find interesting. This 600 Watt Power Supply is grand in performance but even better in price. A product that is affordable, yet comes with the quality you can expect from a name like Corsair. Being the more `regular` non CX model these power supplies are a bit more affordable, yet remain high quality and high performance and 80 Plus Bronze certified. 80 Plus Bronze, semi-modular, and the fan doesn?t really spin up beyond its minimum speed until around 50% load. How does that sound ?"
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

SteelSeries FLUX In-Ear Pro Gaming Headset
     Sun, Jul 28 2013 | 10:08A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As far back as i can remember whenever i would find the time to attend a large LAN event i would see dozens of people wearing full sized closed type gaming headsets since these solutions obviously offered the best possible noise isolation along with good positioning audio (at least for most models). Personally i also use a closed type gaming headset with my primary test system to avoid intruding in other peoples privacy at night when playing online MMOs line Planetside 2 so this never really came as a surprise to me. However things seem to be changing and so lately many gaming peripherals manufacturers have begun to release in-ear headsets (i prefer the term earsets) featuring drivers with exceptional audio specifications making them ideal for gaming use. SteelSeries hardly needs any introductions and as it was expected they were the first manufacturer to join this new trend so follow us as we take their latest FLUX In-Ear Pro Headset and put it through rigorous testing with all the latest gaming titles, movies and of course our favorite new and old tunes."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC review
     Sun, Jul 28 2013 | 10:08A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,In this article we review ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC edition, this particular model comes with a dual-slot DirectCU II cooing solution. That boils down to a silent product versus and more than excellent cooling performance. The DirectCU heatsink uses a Vapor Chamber with flattened heatpipes. The proprietary CoolTech fan combines the advantages of axial and radial fan."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

ASRock Z87 Extreme6 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Sun, Jul 28 2013 | 9:05A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is a top mid-range socket LGA1150 motherboard targeted for the Haswell processors (fourth-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors). Let`s see what this motherboard has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Nvidia GTX 760 @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Jul 28 2013 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just this past week I was away on vacation, I came back to a stack of boxes with most of them being video cards. This time, most of them are a new model from Nvidia. Just like with other big launches, the Nvidia GTX 780 was quickly followed up by the GTX 770. To continue filling in gaps in their product line that the GTX 780 launch created Nvidia is launching the GTX 760 that will replace the GTX 660 Ti. Today we are going to take a look at the new GTX 760 and see what it is all about as well as seeing what it is capable in our test suite. The GTX 780 and GTX 770s were both impressive, I am very curious to see what they will be following them up with."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

OCC E3 2013 Awards
     Sun, Jul 28 2013 | 8:30A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is there any question? You only have to look at the small novel I wrote on the RPG category to see why The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is my Game of the Show. CD Projekt RED looks to be sending Geralt out on the highest note possible, with a massive world to explore, around 100 hours of quests (both main and side), and more things than you can shake a silver sword at. The Witcher 3 just looks like what I expect a next-gen game to be, and the best part is it`s still coming to the PC. I mean, what more can you ask for? OK, I know, more photos/videos of Geralt doing his Witcher`s stuff and probably (definitely) Triss Merigold, but give CDP time!"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Mionix Naos 8200 Gaming Mouse @ techPowerUp
     Sun, Jul 28 2013 | 8:27A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mionix`s biggest breakthrough came with the Naos 5000 mouse launched three years ago. The Naos model has been beefed up and now features the newest 8200 DPI sensor from Avago. That, combined with market-leading ergonomics, could make this mouse the best from Mionix yet."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

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