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CM Storm Quick Fire TK Gaming Keyboard Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Dec 29 2012 | 5:47A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mobility is one of the current buzzwords. If a gamer wants to be part of a championship or an LAN party, the worst peripheral to transport is the keyboard, especially the mechanical ones, which are heavier. With this player in mind, CM Storm releases the Quick Fire TK, a compact version of the Quick Fire Pro that fits in a backpack. The model is also indicated for those who don`t have a lot of desktop space. Although it is small, the product features a complete numpad, multimedia and illumination controls. The only things it doesn`t do are macro recording and key configuring. Let`s describe the Quick Fire TK and then evaluate it."

Tt eSPORTS Level 10M Gaming Mouse Review
     Fri, Dec 28 2012 | 1:34P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tt eSPORTS (by Thermaltake) unleashes the Level 10 M mouse for professional gamers. Read on to find out more."

Android App Pick - The End (The App not the end of App Pick) - BCCHardware
     Fri, Dec 28 2012 | 11:55A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

AMD 2012 Catalyst Driver Year-In-Review
     Fri, Dec 28 2012 | 5:47A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the past seven years I have been writing annual year-in-review articles for the AMD and NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers. Much progress has been made in recent years for bettering the OpenGL Linux support from these leading closed-source graphics drivers and this year is no exception. Up today is a recap of this year`s AMD Catalyst graphics driver releases plus benchmarks of this year`s driver releases going back to Catalyst 11.12."

[Affiliates News] Cooler Master Storm Ceres 400 Gaming Headset Review @ APH
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 4:05P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks reviews the CM Storm Ceres 400 gaming headset."

[DreamWare Computers] Cooler Master HAF XB PC Case
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 4:05P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today I have with me Cooler Masters latest PC enclosure: the HAF XB. HAF, standing for High Air Flow, aims to be the go to chassis for LAN enthusiast and test bench users. With its compact size and removable motherboard tray, the HAF XB really is in a market all to itself with very few other PC chassis in the same realm. So, without further ado, lets take a closer look at the Cooler Master HAF XB."

[DreamWare Computers] SilverStone Sugo Pack
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 4:05P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To make the transportation of small form factor cases even easier, SilverStone has what they call the Sugo Pack. The Sugo Pack is a durable, padded duffel bag type carry case which is designed specifically to transport the various cases from SilverStone`s Sugo lineup (although nothing would stop you from putting any SFF case inside it, as long as the dimensions fit). I figured I`d give the Sugo Pack a try now that I have a case here that is small enough to fit in it!"

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - DRAM Ratio (CPU:DRAM)
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 4:05P | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the *DRAM Ratio (CPU:DRAM)* setting."

[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 12.8
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 4:05P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering *876 desktop CPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare *up to 19 different specifications* for each and every CPU. Here`s the latest update in Revision 12.8 : *- Added the AMD A10-5800B quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A8-5500B quad-core processor. - Added the AMD A6-5400B dual-core processor. - Added the AMD A6-5300B dual-core processor. - Added the Voltage and Maximum Temp. specifications for the AMD A-5000 (Trinity) family of processors. - Added the Maximum Temp. specification for the AMD Athlon II X4 600 (Llano) family of processors. - Added the Maximum Temp. specification for the AMD Athlon X2 (Kuma) family of processors. - Corrected the Release Date, Other Features and L2 Cache specifications for the AMD A-5000 (Trinity) family of processors. - Corrected the Voltage specification for the AMD Athlon II X4 600 (Llano) family of processors.*"

SMART Optimus 400GB Enterprise SSD Review
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 1:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The SMART Optimus heralds the beginning of a new era for the datacenter, the inclusion of MLC NAND SSDs into roles typically only served via SLC high-endurance SSDs. Providing SLC-like endurance from MLC NAND sounds like a magic trick or marketing hype at its finest."

SuperSSpeed Hyper Gold S301 128GB w/5.03 FW SSD Review
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 1:19P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve tested SuperSSpeed`s S301 SLC before, but a lot has changed since we said it was the fastest SSD in the world. The competition has caught up a bit, and SuperSSpeed now stocks the drive in the US, and we get a newer TRIM fixing firmware."

The TR Podcast 125: The Radeon vs. GeForce brouhaha comes home for Christmas
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 1:19P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our last episode of 2012, we preview our upcoming PC build guide, share our Christmas gift suggestions, delve into the latest Radeon vs. GeForce brouhaha, and more."

Thecus N5550 5-Bay Home NAS Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 1:19P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to performance the Thecus N5550 did not disappoint. The Intel Atom D2700 processor running at 2.13Ghz and 2GB of DDR3 1333MHz memory felt snappy on our setup. In real world use you can expect file transfers to the N5550 come in at ~95MB/s for uploads and~ 50MB/s downloads as this is what we get with most file types on our RAID 6 array. Streaming multiple HD movies was also not a problem..."

Thermaltake Revo Gene Snow Edition Review
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 1:19P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The side panels are a bit thinner and you are minus a fan, but the Gene retains the essence of what makes the Thermaltake Armor Revo the great case it is. From the exterior you are hard pressed to tell the difference between them. To begin with, the Revo Gene retains the width and depth of the full tower version while giving back only three inches in height (one bay worth). This means that the Revo Gene will be able to house the largest of graphics cards for an all-out gaming build. Thermaltake has also kept the nifty top hot-swap Dock-X system, the hidden HDD bay, and even the cool looking `breathe` lighting effect."

Tt eSPORTS Theron Mouse Review - BCCHardware
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 1:19P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One thing I found really great about the Theron was my hand position. The tall arch for your palm actually lets you keep your hand more relaxed during gaming. Also, having a more relaxed hand allows for longer more comfortable gaming sessions. . ."

Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop OpenGL Performance Comparison
     Tue, Dec 25 2012 | 1:19P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article are benchmarks of six different desktops (Unity, GNOME Shell, GNOME Classic, KDE Plasma, Xfce, and LXDE) on five different GPU/driver configurations (Radeon, Catalyst, Intel, NVIDIA, and Nouveau) running the very latest Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail development packages to look at the latest state of the Ubuntu Linux gaming OpenGL performance."

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