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HTC One Mini Review: Downsizing the best Android phone
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 12:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On paper, the naming of the HTC One mini makes perfect sense. The mini is a mid-to-high-end aluminum-clad smartphone with a 4.3-inch display, designed for those who want a premium device without the massive size that’s often associated with its bigger and faster brother, as well as other Android 'superphones'. But will HTC’s tradeoffs have too much of an effect on the overall product, keeping it from being a great 4.3-inch device? Or will the price be just right for what you’re getting out of the box?
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss our Apple iPhone 5s full review, AMD's Radeon R9 290X and all of the other various announcements that came out of AMD's GPU14 Tech Day event in Hawaii last week, the new Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 and a whole lot more!
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Guru3D Rig of the Month - September 2013
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 11:45A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,The Guru3D Rig of the Month September 2013 comes with the name Iron Curtain. And it certainly is. The rig has been made by Saqib Mansoor who is a Blogger/Writer and Designer, at the age of 27 years. Have a look at the gorgeousness that he created with his rig, the Iron Curtain."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Adaptec (by PMC) ASR-8885 12Gb/s PCIe RAID Adapter Review
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 11:36A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Series 8 gives us the best of both worlds; high port count (16) and high port bandwidth (12Gbps). There are actually 5 different adapters in the Series 8 family. The first is the ASR-81605ZQ which has 16 internal ports with integrated Zero Maintenance Cache Protection. Next we have the ASR-8885 and ASR-8885Q. Both have 8 internal and 8 external ports, with the 8885Q coming with the AFM-700 flash-based cache protection module. Adaptec also has the ASR-8805, which has only 8 internal ports. Finally, the ASR-8885E, which is identical to the ASR-8885, but only has 512MB of cache protection, versus 1024MB for all other flavors. It also only supports RAID levels 0, 1, 1E and 10, which might be a deal breaker for many. All other version support RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50, 50 and 60. The ASR-8885 lists for $725, while the ASR-8805 is $640. The bargain of the group is the ASR-8885E, which lists for just $440."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

CM Storm Pulse-R Aluminum Gaming Headset Review
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 11:08A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I?ve never been a big fan of headsets. Instead, I?ve always tried to use a speaker system whenever possible. After my fourth kid was born a few months ago, however, my home office was converted into a nursery. That meant that my trusty 5.1 surround speaker system that had traveled to Iraq and back with me, was now a set of paperweights. Since then, I?ve become somewhat of an audiophile, seeking the most comfortable headset that produces the highest quality sound for the best price. Recently, Benchmark Reviews received the CM Storm Pulse-R Aluminum Gaming Headset SGH-4330-KATA1 for testing. In this article, I will outline my experience with the CM Storm Pulse-R and show you where it fits in the gaming headset niche."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Overclocking @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 10:03A | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We?ve spent pretty much all our free time this week using the Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK and if you couldn?t tell from our review, we love the new design and the Intel 4th Generation Core i5-4250U Haswell processor that powers it. In our review we showed you the general performance of the system running at stock speeds. The one question that we didn?t answer at that time is how it performs when overclocked. There aren?t too many things that you can overclock on the NUC since the CPU multiplier and bus speeds are locked down, but we can overclock the DDR3 memory. In the past overclocking the memory clock frequency has yielded some pretty good results for memory bandwidth limited applications and gaming benchmarks. Read on to see how the Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK performs with 1866MHz memory!"
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

16-Way Graphics Card Comparison On Open-Source Linux
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 9:42A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To get October off to a good start, in this article are benchmark results of sixteen Intel HD, AMD Radeon, and NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors all being tested from the latest open-source Linux graphics driver stack. The test setup is powered by the Linux 3.12 development kernel and the Mesa 9.3.0-devel OpenGL drivers."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

 
Corsair Vengeance K65 im Test
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 9:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people know CubiTek and their different PC Cases. In this review we look at the new CubiTek Mini Cube Case with a lot of nice features and a stylish black alu finish.
  FULL STORY @ HT4U

Corsair for their Power Supply U
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 9:01A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people know Corsair for their Power Supply Units. In this review will will take a closer look at the new Corsair RM750 Power Supply Units with flat modular cables, a 62,5A +12V rail and a 80 Plus Gold certification.
  FULL STORY @ TWEAK

Corsair Obsidian 350D review: 900D Mini
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this year, Corsair released their flagship chassis, the Obsidian 900D. A bit later a mini version came out, the 350D. Almost like the mini versions from smartphone brands such as Samsung and HTC, there are many similarities with the bigger sibling, but the features are less extensive and less advanced. It's smaller, more affordable and it will only fit micro-ATX motherboards.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 8:49A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This card is NOT a replacement for the HD7970, that honour goes to the upcoming R9 290X. HD7950? No, that will be the R9 290. The 270X features the Pitcairn core which was the base of the 78XX series of GPUs so where does that leave the R9 280X? Which card does this replace? We will leave question unanswered until we give our closing thought at the end of this review."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition On Linux
     Tue, Oct 15 2013 | 2:05A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the beginning of September Intel launched the Intel Core i7 4960X processor as the long-awaited upgrade for their LGA-2011 platform. The Core i7 4960X is not Haswell-based but an Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition processor for maintaining socket compatibility and being derived from the Ivy Bridge Xeon. Over the Sandy Bridge Extreme processors, the Ivy Bridge upgrade brings 22nm processors to the socket and the top-end i7 4970X EE model is running at 3.6GHz with 4.0GHz Turbo, 15MB L3 cache, and has a 130 Watt TDP. There`s been plenty of Windows benchmarks out there already for the Core i7 4960X EE while coming out today is our full Linux review with plenty of Ivy Bridge Extreme benchmarks on Ubuntu."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Corsair RM Series 850 W @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Oct 14 2013 | 6:21P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With six PSU series, Corsair decided that there was room in their portfolio for another one! Today, we will take a look at the fresh RM Series, or, more specifically, the RM850. It offers Gold efficiency and comes with a fully modular design, and, on top of that, a very quiet operation."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Intel Core i5-4670K vs AMD FX-4350 Gaming-Performance
     Mon, Oct 14 2013 | 4:59P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Especially gamer see themselves confronted with the question which is the best CPU for their system from a performance as well as a price perspective. For the upcoming weeks we planned a series of articles, where we compare the gaming performance of two CPU's in recent games. Obvisously you will see the performance difference and we will also point to the price of these chips. Last but not least you will get an overview which CPU is most suitable for the type of gaming PC you want to build.?
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Cooler Master CM 690 III Mid Tower Chassis Review
     Mon, Oct 14 2013 | 4:59P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master have gone back to the drawing board, aiming to improve on one of their best ever and most popular chassis designs, adding a third part in the now Trilogy of CM 690 chassis. The 690 and of course the 690 II are fantastic cases, but they're getting a little old now. Cooler Master are on a bit of a winning streak at the moment, they have had several award-winning chassis hit the market recently such as the 352 and the N200. So I'm really looking forward to seeing if the 690 III is worthy of adding to that list. With a price tag of just under £100 it's not a cheap case, but the specification sheet does promise quite a few features. Today we'll be looking not only for improvements on the old 690 II chassis design, but also the premium quality and features that we have not only come to expect from Cooler Master, but also to justify the premium price tag.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

October 2013 Rumours @ Western Digital.
     Mon, Oct 14 2013 | 4:58P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Before you scoff at us for being so outdated, Western Digital is looking into a hybrid drive that uses RAM, not flash memory. This would most likely be a DDR3 SDRAM solution, possibly LP-DDR3 with backup power from built-in capacitors. Such a hybrid drive would offer a tremendous boost in performance for HDDs, because RAM is many, many times faster than the fastest flash memory. Of course, its performance would be restricted by..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

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