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Metro: Last Light Review @ Techgage
     Fri, Jun 07 2013 | 3:52A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last Light is an interesting game. Its not directly tied to the book series like the original was, its been delayed numerous times, and has even changed developer hands. Given all this, does Last Lights emergence herald a new classic, or should it have stayed in the dark?"

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Review @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Jun 06 2013 | 2:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today the NDA regarding NVIDIAs new GeForce GTX 780 is ending. In this context ASUS was kind enough to provide us with a reference card and obviously, we`ve had to check what this thing is actually capable of. The GTX 780, like the GeForce GTX Titan, is based on NVIDIA`s monstrous GK110 chip, which is made from 7.1 billion transistors. In case of the GTX 780 there are twelve SMX units activated and not 14 like you get with the GTX Titan. Nevertheless, this card is going to perform like hell."

Mad Catz R.A.T.M Wireless Mobile Gaming Mouse
     Thu, Jun 06 2013 | 12:35P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far 4 great things have happened this month, first Ubisoft Montreal released Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon (retro FPS that no one saw coming), SOE gave 1 free premium month to all of their PlanetSide 2 players (both Free and Premium members), Metro Last Light by Deep Silver/4A Games finally made it to retail (after several unfortunate incidents that led to the dismantle of THQ and sale of their assets to several game developers/publishers) and finally Mad Catz launched both their M.O.U.S.9 and R.A.T.M Bluetooth wireless mice. Now as most of you are aware we did test the M.O.U.S.9 a few days ago which in the end left us with mixed impressions especially because of its rather low DPI and somewhat high price tag so although my quest for the perfect notebook wireless mouse continues it`s very possible that the R.A.T.M wireless mobile gaming mouse which we have here with us will be the one to rule them all."

MSI GTX 770 Gaming Review
     Thu, Jun 06 2013 | 12:14P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After seeing how well the GTX 780 performed and how it was replacing the GTX 680, you had to see the writing on the wall that the GTX 770 was going to fit into the stack at a level just above that of the GTX 680. And here we are after running the MSI GTX 770 through the test suite to find that it does indeed deliver a level of performance above that of the GTX 680, and in many cases above that of a well overclocked 6GB HD 7970. MSI brings a card to the table in its GTX 770 Gaming that is tailored for the gamer with a comprehensive package that fits just about every situation using its G.A.M.E. spirit. You get the (G)aming App for one touch over/underclocking, (A)dvanced thermal design with the Twin Frozr IV cooling, (M)ilitary Class components, and (E)xperience - Predator, MSI`s game capture software. Looking at each of the components of the G.A.M.E. spirit you can see how this philosophy works."

Logitech G430 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset Review @ Techgage
     Thu, Jun 06 2013 | 11:46A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Surround sound done well and properly, its a treat to the ears. Done poorly, its an affront. Logitechs new G430 promises to deliver 7.1 Dolby Headphone surround to satisfy your gaming and entertainment audio needs. How well does it come to hitting the mark? Read on and find out!"

EVGA GTX 770 ACX @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Jun 06 2013 | 11:35A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This morning we introduced you to Nvidias latest video card, the GTX 770. Not to spoil to much from the review, because you really should take a look at it. But not only was I impressed with its performance, I was blown away at the overclock I was able to get on it, all while running the stock cooler. The fine folks over at EVGA are introducing a few variations on the GTX 770 as well, one of them being their new Active Cooling Xtreme or ACX for short model. We just happened to get our hands on it and Im going to put it through its paces. We know what the GTX 770 with a reference cooler, but what is it capable of with a little more cooling."

SteelSeries WOW Wireless MMO mouse
     Thu, Jun 06 2013 | 10:31A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you enjoy playing all the latest PC game titles like we do you should be very well aware that pretty much all serious gaming mice in the market currently are corded ones with very few exceptions such as the R.A.T.9 wireless gaming mouse by Mad Catz. Still since more and more people are looking to ditch the limitations of that extra cable by purchasing a wireless gaming mouse it`s only natural for gaming peripherals manufacturers to follow close and offer such products. SteelSeries hasn`t really focused in wireless gaming mice in the past since their main target group is hardcore gamers and professionals who much like i prefer wired gaming mice over wireless ones. Still a manufacturer of their caliber couldn`t stand back and watch from the sidelines so with their latest World of Warcraft wireless MMO mouse (mists of pandaria version) they are aiming at one of the largest segments of the market, Warcraft fans."

GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H Intel Z87 Haswell Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Jun 06 2013 | 10:10A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H Intel Z87 motherboard is the first motherboard with the Intel LGA1150 socket to come across my bench and after seeing the numbers today, I think the Haswell platform is going to be a great platform for those looking for a complete upgrade from an older system. Not totally sure if it would be a worth while upgrade from an `Ivy Bridge` system, but probably worth it from a Sandy Bridge system or older..."

HiTechLegion Z87 Motherboard Round-Up @ HiTech Legion
     Thu, Jun 06 2013 | 9:22A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s 4th Generation Core Processor has been released and HiTechLegion also has NINE motherboard reviews to go with the Intel Core i7-4770K processor review. Full articles and benchmarks are available, as well as video overviews and features for the latest Intel, MSI and ASUS Z87 motherboards.///"

Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Jun 06 2013 | 8:21A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So what of the S4, is it enough of an upgrade from the S3 to entice current users? Can it compete with the impressive build quality offered by the HTC One? Today we take a look at the new model to see how it fairs in the current market."

Asus Z87 Pro and Asus Z87 Plus @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Jun 06 2013 | 8:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When trying to think of a name for our look at Asuss new Z87 mainstream motherboard options I went through countless bad jokes and Bond Goldmember comments. I came to the conclusion that much like Asus I would let the boards speak for themselves. Today we are going to take a look at the Asus Z87 Pro and Z87 Plus, both what they call Channel boards. In other words this is Asuss standard lineup. In the past I have been extremely impressed with what Asus had to offer in their standard lineup; hopefully they can keep that up. Lets see what they have to offer."

News: Intels Core i7-4770K and 4950HQ Haswell processors reviewed
     Wed, Jun 05 2013 | 2:13P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Haswell is here, and we`ve somehow produced more words and graphs about it than the chip has transistors. We have frame latency-focused gaming tests for the eDRAM-enhanced Iris Pro integrated graphics and performance comparisons to over 30 different CPUs dating back to the Pentium 4. Read up:"

Android App Pick - Lapse It - BCCHardware
     Wed, Jun 05 2013 | 2:09P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The key difference this time around, however, is the selection of MLC NAND. As the name indicates, the Vertex 3.20 uses 20nm MLC NAND compared to the larger 25nm / 34nm variants found on the original Vertex 3. It`s part of a market-wide push for smaller flash across the board. That aside, everything else under the hood remains virtually the same although LSI now owns SandForce.?"

Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 5 Gaming Headset Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Jun 05 2013 | 12:35P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The F.R.E.Q. 5 headset from Mad Catz is available in multiple colors and sports a robust design by combining plastic and light metal. The product comes with 50mm Neodymium drivers, "

MSI GeForce GTX 770 Gaming and ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Jun 05 2013 | 12:14P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 brings a welcomed performance increase to the now year-old GeForce GTX 680 graphics card. Our testing found the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 2GB OC Edition cards by ASUS and MSI were between 5-15% faster than the original GeForce GTX 680 2GB reference card. This is a nice performance increase thanks to the higher clock speeds and the additional memory bandwidth provided by the 7.0 Gbps memory."

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Jun 05 2013 | 11:46A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo has been making headlines with their IdeaPad Yoga. It is a tablet convertible that can be used as a laptop as well. There are 11-inch and 13-inch models. While the larger 13-inch model has the choice of Intel Core processors, the 11-inch does not and is rather powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 platform. Today we will be taking a look at that unit which does offer a very sleek and slim design, responsive 11.6-inch touchscreen, Lenovos patent-pending hinge design that allows the screen to flip completely over and it is running Windows RT. Lets check it out!"

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