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Cooler Master WAVE Universal Aluminum Stand for iPad and Tablets Presentation @ Madshrimps
     Thu, Feb 20 2014 | 9:48A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to the Wave Stand from Cooler Master we will be able to place our tablet comfortably at a desired angle in both portrait and landscape modes. The stand comes in two color fla"

Sapphire Radeon R9 Tri-X OC video card @ Hardwareoverclock.com
     Thu, Feb 20 2014 | 9:30A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hardwareoverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Sapphire Radeon R9 Tri-X OC video card. This card has 3 temperature controlled fans, a big heatsink with thick heatpipes. But is that enough for quiet and efficient use? That and more you can find in our review."

AMD Radeon R9 290: Still Not Good For Linux Users
     Thu, Feb 20 2014 | 9:07A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When reviewing the AMD Radeon R9 290 under Linux back in November we found the Catalyst Linux performance to be quite poor for this high-end Hawaii graphics processor compared to the pleasurable performance reports under Windows and a strong showing against NVIDIA`s wares. Even with succeeding updates we still found the R9 290 Linux performance to be poor -- and that`s for the high-performance Catalyst driver over the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D-based driver. In this article are fresh benchmarks of the high-end NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards from Ubuntu Linux using the latest beta graphics drivers."

Noctua NH-U14S Review
     Thu, Feb 20 2014 | 8:31A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At idle (stock and overclocked), the Noctua NH-U14S was able to deliver temperatures consistent with the highest performing air coolers in this comparison field, which contains coolers costing much more. Looking at the stock load results, the NH-U14S does a fine job of removing the thermal load generated by the hot-running Haswell processor and keeps the temps within two degrees of the liquid cooled AIO (All In One) Nepton 280L. When overclocked, it is only three degress higher than the 280L, and still well below the thermal danger zone. And it is close, very close, to the performance of the much larger D14."

Seagate Business Storage Windows Server 4-Bay NAS Review - Linux and Intel Atom Powered
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 4:20P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate takes NAS storage to another level with Windows Storage Server 2012 and a 4-bay unit that uses Storage Spaces. Chris takes a look."

MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard Review
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 2:15P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review the the MSI Z87M Gaming Motherboard. The Z87M Gaming is made on a Micro-ATX form factor at 24.4 x 24.4 CM, that means you can seat a processor as powerful as the Core i7 4770K onto a motherboard this size. MSI has been going strong with their Gaming series motherboards alright, and props where props are due, they are excellent platforms for a modern and fast PC. Especially when you will learn it still has a fully fetched PCIe x16 slots, KillerNIC Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and heck even four SATA 6 Gbps ports."

Cougar CMX V.3 850W Power Supply Review @HiTech Legion
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 11:50A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cougar CMX 850W PSU is an attractive PSU. The shell of the CMX 850W by Cougar is painted in a stylish black with red accents and are branded with the Cougar name and signature cat profile image, that make for a simple yet stylish change from the bricks I am used to. The CMX 850W is semi-modular which means users can use only the cables they need. Cougar has opted to use a double ball bearing 140mm fan in this PSU. The CMX PSUs are 80 plus Bronze rated (up to 89%), are protected by OCP, SCP, OVP, UVP, OPP. The main capacitor is a 105C Japanese capacitor for better reliability and durability. /"

Cooler Master Storm Ceres 500 Gaming Headset Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 9:48A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is this a big improvement over the Ceres 400? We took one in to find out."

RAVPower Qi-Enabled Wireless Charger Charging Pad Review
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 9:30A | Press Release | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Qi wireless charger from RAVPower offers a large surface area for charging your smartphone or tablet, but how well does it work? Let`s find out."

AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 9:07A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week AMD beefed up their entry-level and mid-range graphics cards with the introduction of the AMD Radeon R7 250X and the Radeon R7 265. It appears that AMD did this to help fill in both the performance and price between the Radeon R7 260x and the Radeon R9 270 ahead of NVIDIA?s rumored GeForce GTX 750 Ti launch. AMD did not send us their Radeon R7 265 reference card, but instead shipped us the Sapphire Dual-X R7 265 2GB GDDR5 OC with Boost. Read on to see how this card performs!"

Sapphire Radeon R7 260X
     Wed, Feb 19 2014 | 3:59A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those in the market for an affordable mid-range graphics card that will run just fine on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions while having the choice between the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver and the binary but high-performance Catalyst driver, meet the Sapphire Radeon R7 260X. Our Linux hardware review for today is looking at the Sapphire 100366L Radeon R7 260X 2GB graphics card."

Mionix Avior 7000 Optical Gaming Mouse
     Tue, Feb 18 2014 | 2:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With highly anticipated games like Titanfall, Thief, Watch Dogs and The Witcher 3 being just a few months away from getting released now is perhaps more crucial than ever before to have a gaming mouse capable of delivering the best possible experience. However with gaming mice getting unveiled almost on a weekly basis by a very large number of manufacturers it`s really not very easy to pick the right one for the job. Luckily for consumers there`s just a handful of gaming peripherals manufacturers out there currently with a perfect track record and Mionix is without doubt one of them. Now although just a few months ago we tested their latest Avior 8200 Gaming Mouse which scored very high in all of our tests thanks to its Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor it seems that Mionix is not done with the Avior line quite yet and so today we will be taking a look at the brand new Avior 7000 Laser Gaming Mouse."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Benchmark Performance
     Tue, Feb 18 2014 | 1:10P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card is designed for mainstream 1080p gaming with moderate settings. GeForce GTX 750 Ti utilizes first-generation NVIDIA Maxwell GM107 GPU architecture with 640 CUDA Cores. The memory subsystem of GeForce GTX 750 Ti consists of two 64-bit memory controllers (128-bit total bandwidth) and 2GB of 5.4Gbps GDDR5 memory. GeForce GTX 750 Ti?s base clock speed is 1020MHz, and features a typical Boost Clock speed reaching 1085MHz. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card using several highly-demanding DX11 video games, such as Metro: Last Light, Batman: Arkham City, and Battlefield 3."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Feb 18 2014 | 12:38P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA today announced the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 video cards, which are very interesting to use as they are the first cards based on NVIDIA`s new Maxwell graphics architecture. NVIDIA has been developing Maxwell for a number of years and have decided to launch entry-level discrete graphics cards with the new technology first in the $119 to $149 price range. NVIDIA heavily focused on performance per watt with Maxwell and it clearly shows as the GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB video card measures just 5.7-inches in length with a tiny heatsink and doesn`t require any internal power connectors!"

NVIDIA GTX 750Ti & MSI GTX 750 Gaming Review
     Tue, Feb 18 2014 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Boosting performance even further is possible by overclocking the core and memory speeds. Both the reference card and MSI`s factory overclocked GTX 750 Gaming offered up robust overclocking on both the CPU and memory bus. NVIDIA`s GTX 750 Ti maxed out the core clock speed on each of the overclocking utilities I tried, reaching a 1286MHz boost clock speed. MSI`s GTX 750 Gaming was even more impressive, hitting 1353MHz on the core. Literally the highest clock speed I have seen on any of the cards I have looked at to date. Memory overclocking was equally as robust on both the reference GTX 750 Ti and the MSI GTX 750 Gaming, reaching speeds of 1677MHz on the reference card and 1510MHz on the GTX 750 Gaming. Pretty impressive again, I would have to say."

Corsair Obsidian 250D Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Feb 18 2014 | 11:40A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are to cast our critical eye over Corsair`s new 250D. Embracing the characteristics many have come to love, this new case delivers Mini-ITX support for those demanding a small form factor and condensed layout."

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