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Corsair Raptor M40 Gaming Mouse Review
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 9:00A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair acquired Raptor Gaming last year in a deal that made quite a few in the European market quite happy. Raptor Gaming was known for their quality gaming peripherals, and the deal meant that Corsair would be adding their expertise to the mix as well. With the release of the new Corsair Raptor line of gaming products, today we will be examining the Corsair Raptor M40 gaming mouse. It is a mid-range mouse (~$45) that appears to pack quite a punch for the price point, and definitely has the build quality expected from Corsair. In this article Benchmark Reviews will take a look at the Raptor M40 and let you know if it is a true gaming beast worthy of its name!
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

NVIDIA Optimus On Ubuntu 13.10 Linux vs. Windows 8.1
     Tue, Dec 24 2013 | 8:59A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With having picked up an ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD recently that features Intel HD Graphics 4000 and the discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M graphics, I decided to run some benchmarks seeing how the currently available Linux solutions for supporting NVIDIA`s Optimus technology are comparing to Windows 8.1. The benchmarks in this article compare the performance of this Core i7 3517U ultrabook between its stock operating system to Ubuntu 13.10 with its stock open-source packages, to using DRI PRIME, and then lastly using the Bumblebee solution with the NVIDIA binary driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

VisionTek Radeon R9 270X 2GB Gaming Graphics Card @ TechwareLabs.com
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 4:37P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the introduction of the R7 and R9 series Radeon cards, AMD has been making a concerted effort to reclaim the attention of the enthusiast market. Given the dominance Nvidia has had with the Geforce GT 600 series, AMD`s got their work cut out for them. As part of their effort to beat Nvidia in the performance-per-dollar game, they`ve released several new cards across a wide range of price points. The R9 270X, aimed at the $200 price range, is meant to cater to the gamer on a budget. Let`s dive in and see just what AMD and Visiontek have given us, and how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

iBuypower Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate: AMD Gaming PC
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
iBuypower is offering an AMD-based system in its Chimera 4SE line, which is designed to give users serious gaming performance without a wallet-busting price tag. The Chimera is part of iBuypower's Signature Series, which includes iBuypower's highest-priced and most powerful gaming systems, like the Revolt and Valkyrie. The centerpiece of the Chimera 4SE FX Ultimate is an all AMD-based CPU/GPU combo. The processor is a 4.7GHz (5.0GHz with Turbo), eight-core AMD FX-9590, designed with overclockers in mind. It's cooled by a closed-loop liquid cooler, which seems to be the way most custom builders are going these days. That's likely due to not only the headroom they give overclockers, but also to the stability of their relatively lightweight physical connections inside the case...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

BitFenix Prodigy M mATX Case Review
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After seeing numerous modders do just that (and the customer feedback that was clamoring for such a case), BitFenix has responded with the Prodigy M. Using the frame of the original Prodigy, they reworked the internals to accommodate a micro ATX motherboard and all of the enthusiast configurations that go along with it. Even with its proven performance in ITX trim, can the Prodigy chassis keep up with mATX components? BitFenix sent their Midnight Black Prodigy M, model number BFC-PRM-300-KKXSK-RP to Benchmark Reviews so we could have a look.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD Review (480GB)
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Marketing of PCI Express SSDs has always been somewhat tricky as the fine balance between performance and value wasn’t much of a balance at all; performance being the obvious strongpoint of these cards. The difficulty in manufacturing a consumer directed PCIe SSD, that can promise value, has most likely been the reason all haven’t jumped aboard the ‘PCI Express’. VisionTek saw this opportunity and have come up with the Data Fusion PCIe SSD, a PCIe card that they believe is the perfect balance of both speed and pricing. A quick look at VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD prices definitely opened our eyes.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Attitude One Almaz Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 1:32P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Attitude One have taken that formula and produced the Almaz headphones. They are available in Orange, Green, White, Blue, Black, Pink, so there is a good selection to pick your favourite from. Aside from coloured glossy plastic, these closed back on-ear headphones are armed with high performance 40mm drivers, supplied with various cables for different situations and are backed by a 2 year warranty."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

 
27-Way NVIDIA & AMD Graphics Card Benchmarks On Linux
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 11:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After last week delivering a 21-way graphics card comparison on Linux using the open-source Intel, Radeon, and NVIDIA (Nouveau) graphics drivers, this week at Phoronix we have a 27-way graphics card. This time around all of the graphics cards were tested using the closed-source/proprietary AMD Catalyst and NVIDIA graphics drivers."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Fantec BeastVision HD Action-Cam
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 10:02A | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fantec BeastVision HD Wi-Fi Edition Action-Cam arrived Technic3D. The BeastVision: Bike & Ski Edition is the most advanced BeastVision camera yet? We will check the Features on the HD Wi-Fi Edition with Video."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

A Week with NVIDIAs G-SYNC Monitor @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:12A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s G-SYNC is almost ready for prime time and we`ve spend a week up close and personal with a supporting monitor. This is one new technology you don`t want to miss!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Seagate 600 Series 480GB RAID 0 SSD Report
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:03A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate's 600 series 480GB SSD is available in an elegantly designed, super-slim, 5mm configuration. Let's check out RAID 0 performance right now."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Evercool Aiolus NPB-101 Notebook Cooler
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:02A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This notebook cooler, Aiolus NPB 101, was inspired by Greek Mythology. The appearance of the external fan implies the image of Aeolus, also the ruler of wind in mythology, holding the airbag. Sounds cool, right? Well let's see how it actually performs."
  FULL STORY @ EVERCOOL

ASUS Z87-Expert Review @ ocaholic
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Z87-Expert, ASUS have a motherboard in its portfolio that features a decent price tag, well below 200 Euro and the board comes with quite a few good features. There is for example onboard WiFi, which supports the latest ac-standard. Other than that there is an adequate power design as well as quite a few other things you might like."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

GIGABYTE R9 280X WindForce 3X OC Review
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Can the Tahiti core still hang with the big boys that cost twice as much? If so the GIGABYTE R9 280X WindForce 3X OC could well be the gamers card of choice. We suspect however, that the R9 280X while being a capable range filler that will also strike a balance between cost and performance which in today's market is certainly no bad thing.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Toxic Review
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Toxic Graphic Card arrived Technic3D. Technic3D will check the OC 280X in the following Review with a Resolution from 2560x1600, 1920x1200, 1680x1050, the real Power Consumption, loudness, temperature, Overclocking and many more against other Graphic Cards."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 3.5 Consumer HDD Review
     Mon, Dec 23 2013 | 8:59A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DT01ACA100 is part of the first wave of 3.5 hard disk drives to come from Toshiba. Let`s look at how it fairs in the market."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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