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AMD Radeon R9 290
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This makes the Radeon R9 290 our new favorite high-end GPU as it offers by far the best price vs. performance ratio of any $300 - $500+ product right now. The great news for Battlefield 4 fans is that the R9 290 was just 6% slower than the R9 290X in this title allowing for playable performance at 2560x1600 using the ultra-quality settings.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:02A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What happens when you have a large number of products to be reviewed around and you suddenly receive a large box containing two of the most anticipated PC game titles of 2013? Now as expected we usually place all products in a line based on the when we received each one so we can be fair to every manufacturer out there. However we do make some exceptions due to certain events and so since we recently received Batman Arkham Origins and Battlefield 4 naturally we wanted to enjoy them as much as possible and the only possible way to do that was to place priority on certain gaming peripherals which is exactly what we did in the end. Of course combining business with pleasure is not the easiest thing but it`s better than just business so for the past 7 days we`ve been focusing in testing gaming peripherals. So since we all know how important it is for game immersion to have good and clear audio today we will be taking a closer look at the latest 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Headset by Logitech the G430."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

GameWorks, GameStream and ShadowPlay
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It seems that NVIDIA is set to redefine 'The Way It's Meant to Be Played' once again. This value proposition was backed by some impressive announcements and unveilings last week during 'The Way It's Meant to Be Played' 2013 Montréal Press Event. The two-day event was held in the heart of picturesque Montréal city in Canada."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Motorola S10-HD Bluetooth Headset Review
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There’s nothing worse than yanking your laptop off the table as you stand up or pulling the headphones right out of your ears when they get caught on something. Mobility has become a major focus for everyone, and bluetooth technology has been at the center of it, many devices and products having some sort of wireless alternative. The Motorola S10-HD is one such product, an “entry level” bluetooth headset for any consumer interested in wireless technology. The S10-HD is an in ear, bluetooth headset designed for mobility and being on the go. They are designed to be sweat proof, which is more than useful to anyone who runs consistently. And if you just so happen to run long distance and need headphones with a good amount of battery life, the S10-HD’s have a listed, and verified, 8 hours of continuous play time. I’ve gone entire days, using these headphones on and off, without having to plug them in for a recharge (which is great for lazy student me.)
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

Gigabyte Aivia Uranium Wireless Laser Mouse Review @ APH Networks
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 8:56A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A mouse with its own OLED display? Let`s see what Gigabyte has in their latest line of gaming peripherals."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Nov 08 2013 | 6:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What happens when you take an AMD Radeon R9 290X video card and disable four compute units, lower the core clock speed just a smidge and slash the price by $150 dollars? You end up with the lower cost AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card. The new Radeon R9 290 features same exact Hawaii GPU that is found on the Radeon R9 290X and supports all the new stuff like AMD TrueAudio, Mantle, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.3. Read on to see how it performs! "
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Intel Performance With Ubuntu Linux vs. Windows 8.1 Is A Mixed Bag
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 4:35P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this week I published an extensive set of results from thirteen discrete AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards benchmarking various OpenGL games and comparing the Ubuntu Linux and Windows 8.1 performance when using the official AMD and NVIDIA drivers for each operating system. Those results were very interesting for both the AMD and NVIDIA GPUs, but now it`s time to see how the Intel graphics are performing under Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 Pro x64. Making things even more interesting here is that Intel has only an open-source Linux driver and no closed-source solution."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

 
Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 4:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte version had no problem matching the thermal performance of the IceQ X² and was in fact a degree cooler under load. Another fact to consider is that the Gigabyte R9 280X is around 4cm shorter which should help it fit into smaller cases. Last but not least the Gigabyte version is the most heavily factory overclocked R9 280X we have come across, with a boost clock of 1.1GHz.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

ASRock M8 review: sleek portable gaming barebones
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASRock M8 is a beautiful piece of design, both in terms of style and what it offers as hardware. It's a great foundation for a fairly portable and powerful gaming system. Gamers are probably the main target audience for this rig, but anyone interested in a portable system with style should give this one a closer look.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

COUGAR Presents MX500 – A Midtower Case with Superior Capacity and Cooling
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 2:45P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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COUGAR, leading PC case and power supply maker has introduced a PC case with great cooling potential and superior capacity, the MX500. With a European style panel design, the MX500 exudes a classic and minimalistic presence. The sleek modernistic look with a hair-lined surfaced front panel design especially makes for a more detailed and delicate elegance. The MX500 mid-tower case is perfect for users demanding a large upgradeability capacity, with optimal airflow and ventilation characteristics.                                    

The COUGAR MX500 offers ample space for powerful graphics cards of up to 410mm in length. This is achieved by a unique 3-Mode drive cage concept. In standard mode there is 300mm of space, by using a special HDD track mechanism you can relocate the drive cage to gain another 30mm for a space of 330mm, and when removing it entirely you get the maximum clearance of 410mm.

Innovative air filters on the bottom PSU cover and the side panel prevents dust from entering the inside and accumulating there. Additionally, these filters are now attached on the outside with a magnetic mechanism, allowing for easiest assembly and disassembly. It is very easy to take the dust filters off at any given time, without the need to open the case. A large 20 cm intake fan in the front (with LED lights), and a 12 cm rear Turbine exhaust fan, come pre-installed and therefore provide excellent ventilation characteristics, right out of the box.

To always have easy and clean access to the entire system, the COUGAR MX500 comes with a huge cutout on the motherboard backplate, allowing for spacious room to install or exchange CPU coolers. Additionally, the newly designed cable management system keeps cables away from the setup and tunnels them in a way so users can easily keep track of their hardware lifelines and change them conveniently. This is also a precondition for optimized ventilation characteristics of the overall setup.

The cooling fans of the MX 500 that come pre-installed are two 120mm COUGAR Ultra fans, one in the front and the other in the rear. Not only that, on the top cover, which is the most preferable cooling location that gamers choose, the MX 500 also have a maximum fan size of 200mm as an optional installation.
 

  FULL STORY @ COUGAR

AMD Radeon R9 290 Review: Hawaii Just Got Cheaper
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 2:36P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This has been an exciting few weeks in the GPU space, to say the least. AMD has released a new line-up of cards that cover the entire spectrum, from entry-level, affordable products, to ultra-powerful, high-end solutions, targeted at hardcore gamers. We've also seen NVIDIA react to AMD's recent releases with significant price cuts on the GeForce GTX 770 and GTX 780, new game bundles, and the announcement of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, which will be available very soon. In less than a month, the entire GPU landscape has changed, and the metamorphosis isn't quite complete just yet. Today AMD is officially releasing the Radeon R9 290. This card was originally slated to do battle with the GeForce GTX 770, but due to NVIDIA's price cuts, AMD decided to move the R9 290 upmarket at the 11th hour. Instead, thanks to a few tweaks that came via a last minute driver drop that improves performance, the Radeon R9 290 is poised to take on the $499 GeForce GTX 780...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Western Digital My Passport Slim
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 2:36P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote : Today, we are going to take a look at their latest portable hard disk drive for the PC market - the 1 TB Western Digital My Passport Slim (WDBGMT0010BAL). It boasts the following features :
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

AMD Radeon R9 290 review: cheaper Hawaii vs. GTX 780
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 2:35P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not even the most avid Nvidia fanboy can deny the outstanding value you get with the Radeon R9 290. There is a slight trade-off, however, and that's the noise level of the 290. AMD's GPU gets hotter than Nvidia's at the same level of performance, and therefore requires more cooling which produces more noise. AMD had to boost the 290 in order to get that type of performance with fewer shader units than in the 290X.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Accessing Network Storage from Windows 8
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 2:35P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having a large focus on network attached storage here at C.O.D., we get a lot of questions regarding NAS. Lately, we have been getting some questions about NAS and Windows 8. The latest, and one of the more interesting ones, was how to interact with your NAS after moving your Windows 8 profile to a Microsoft connected account. Although there isn’t really a clear and easy way to get around having two different profiles, one on NAS and one on Windows, there is hope.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

Amped Wireless BTSA1 Long Range Bluetooth Speaker
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 2:34P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Amped Wireless BTSA1 Long Range Bluetooth Speaker Adapter transforms any non-Bluetooth speaker/receiver into one that is. It offers up to twice the range of standard Bluetooth adapters, which is possible because of the high gain antenna, high power Bluetooth amplifiers & the latest Bluetooth technology. This is an affordable solution, that's easy to setup and compatible with any Bluetooth device. It's a must have product!" ~3dGameMan.com
  FULL STORY @ 3DGAMEMAN

Tt eSPORTS CRONOS Gaming Headset Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Nov 07 2013 | 1:11P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the past few weeks we here at ThinkComputers have been spending time reviewing several gaming products. This is a great opportunity with the upcoming release of Battlefield 4 and Callof Duty Ghosts. Today we are going to be reviewing the Tt eSPORTS CRONOS headset. The CRONOS is part of the eSports lineup of gear at Thermaltake. Thermaltake has pushed the bar, time and time again, releasing all around great products which focus on their gaming line. The Tt eSPORTS line has something for every type of gaming style on the market. Today we are going to be reviewing the Tt eSPORTS CRONOS headset to see if it is a perfect fit for you."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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