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Asustek, AMD said to strengthen partnership
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:38P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's partnership with Asustek Computer is growing tighter and the CPU maker reportedly will use Zen to name its next-generation desktop APU platform for 2016 and their expanding cooperation is also expected to influence the desktop market, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. However, Asustek and AMD did not confirm the news.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Corsair Graphite 780T Full Tower Case Review
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:38P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Corsair releases a case, they watch which features are popular and incorporate those into their next case line. When they released the Graphite 600T the side panels and the front I/O cluster were hits, however it was only a mid-tower with customizable interior to fit larger than normal systems in a mid-tower case. Taking the side panel style and front I/O cluster, Corsair expanded that into a full tower case and provided some additional popular features such as hidden 2.5? hard drives, large liquid cooling radiator support and an updated design. Corsair sent over the White model of the Graphite 780T for us to take a look at...
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

GPU Charts - 1080p, 1440p, UHD - FireStrike/Extreme/Ultra added
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:37P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With these chart lists we're publishing benchmark results from recent graphics cards with three different resolutions: FullHD, 1440p and UltraHD. In all cases we've set details to maximum and we're listing minimum framerates as well as maximum framerates. Other than that we will be updating and expanding these charts on a regular basis.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 8.4
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:37P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted the Workstation Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 8.4. Quote : These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this comprehensive guide to 184 workstation graphics cards. We hope this comparison will provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various workstation graphics cards in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates in Revision 8.4 :
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

NVIDIA GTX 970 SLI performance review.
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:37P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA's GTX 970 is arguably the best bang for buck graphics card currently available. That makes two of them in SLI an amazing performance value that will provide plenty of future proofing.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Digital Storm Bolt II: Devil’s Canyon Inside
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:36P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Digital Storm Bolt II is a midsize system that fits some powerful components into a very sleek, sophisticated case – one that looks as good standing upright as it does on its side, which is an important feature for a computer that might end up on your home theater setup. At $3,481 (as tested), the Bolt II’s price tag might raise some eyebrows, but the price strikes us as unsurprising for this rig, which is a luxury PC, after all. Given the prices we’ve seen in luxury gaming PCs of late, the Bolt II certainly commands a premium, but it's not out of line with expecations, especially considering the Devil's Canyon CPU, Liquid Cooling, and GeForce GTX 780 Ti inside...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD Radeon R9 285 Tonga Performance On Linux
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:36P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Announced over the summer when AMD was celebrating their 30 years of graphics celebration was the Radeon R9 285, a $250 graphics card built on the company's latest GCN graphics processor technology to replace the Radeon R9 280. We finally have our hands on a Radeon R9 285 "Tonga" for delivering the first look at its Linux performance."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

 
Palit GTX980 Super Jetstream OC Review
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:36P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia’s recent GTX970 and GTX980 launch has been one of the most successful we can remember. We have already analysed many partner cards and today we look at the new flagship model from Palit – the GTX980 Super Jetstream. This card is the first one that ships with a core clock speed over 1,200mhz ‘out of the box’. It is also the first high end Maxwell card we have tested with enhanced memory timings as well. How does it stack up against other cards available on the market today?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

MSI GTX 970 GAMING Twin Frozr V Review
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:35P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are reviewing the GTX 970 GAMING Twin Frozr V from MSI and we are going to put it through some synthetic, real life and feature tests. MSI state they have spent 18 months working on the Twin Frozr V, listening and incorporating the request from fans and users alike. The latest version of the MSI Gaming App is expanded with MSI Scenamax technology amongst other things and a brand new fan design which has a few tricks up its sleeve not to mention that are 100mm in diameter.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

Cooltek UMX2
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:33P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooltek UMX2 is a compact full ATX case with a designer body. Constructed of solid aluminum and utilizing an interesting approach to the interior layout, it does not only look good, but sounds intriguing as well. But is it all superficial beauty or does it also have what counts on the inside?
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today NVIDIA releases their new GeForce GTX 980 which brings the Maxwell architecture to the high-end. It features massive power efficiency improvements, reduced noise, but also beats GTX 780 Ti in raw performance. Pricing is quite acceptable, too, with $549 MSRP."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

NZXT Phantom 240 @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 12:57P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NZXT Phantom 240 is the Phantom series entry level gaming chassis. With the looks of the chassis mimicking that of its larger brothers, will this compact case be the menacing Phantom or just a little blimp on our radar?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Gainward Phantom GeForce GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card Review
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia’s Maxwell GTX 980 arrived into the high-end graphics card market with a thump just a few weeks ago, causing significant whiplash to AMD’s highest end offerings. The GTX 980 holds a significant advantage in terms of performance, price and power efficiency over AMD’s flagship R9 290X. During the GTX 980 launch it has been easy to forget that Nvidia actually launched the GTX 970 too which comes in $230 cheaper with only a marginal decline in raw GPU horsepower over the flagship GTX 980. On paper, at least, the GTX 970 looks to be a performance to price champion in the high-end graphics card market as it offers the best synthesis of price, performance and power consumption.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Blackbox M10 SE Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of weeks ago i had to go to the airport near where i live at 7 in the morning in order to welcome a good friend of mine so as always i packed my smartphone along with my wallet and a pair of headphones and made my way there. Well the thing is that i actually managed to get there quite earlier and i was somewhat glad since i was hoping that there wouldn't be too many people at the airport so early in the morning (i rarely travel so early) and thus I’d be able to enjoy my coffee while listening to my favorite tunes. Unfortunately this wasn't the case and so the amount of noise coming from the terminals and from everyone around me made it quite hard for me to enjoy listening to music. Because of this the moment i came back home i started searching online to find a reasonably priced headphone set that offered active noise cancellation and thus could be used in noise intensive environments such as bus terminals, trains and yes even airports. The M10 SE active noise cancelling headphones by BlackBox were amongst the top results of our search and so it didn't take long for us to receive a review sample.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

Be Quiet! Pure Power L8 730W Power Supply Unit Review
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 11:23A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Alien Isolation was just released for PC and already many of"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Palit GTX 970 JetStream 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 11:12A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Palit`s GTX 970 JetStream is one of the highest clocked, custom design GTX 970s out there. It features a triple slot, dual fan cooler that will completely stop the fans in idle and light gaming. Palit`s card is also the most affordable custom design, with just a $15 price premium."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

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