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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Video Card Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Thu, May 23 2013 | 8:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GeForce GTX 780 is based on the 7.1 Billion transistor behemoth GK110 GPU used by the GTX TITAN. The GTX 780 delivers a massive 70% performance upgrade compared to the GTX 580, equipped with 2,304 CUDA cores and 3GB of memory across a 384-bit interface. The GeForce GTX 780 also inherits GPU Boost 2.0 from the GTX TITAN, providing superior clock speed boosts through smarter headroom assessment and optimized boost algorithm."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 SLI @ techPowerUp
     Thu, May 23 2013 | 8:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s new GeForce GTX 780 delivers impressive performance. We put two of them in an SLI configuration to see what you can expect when doubling down on the GTX 780."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Review
     Thu, May 23 2013 | 8:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Firing up the latest beta version of EVGA`s PrecisionX overclocking and tuning utility, I increased the fan speed to the maximum level; this is to provide the best possible cooling scenario as well as looking at the worst noise levels the fan would ever deliver. I then maxed out the voltage and started increasing clock speeds. The first adjustment netted a dynamic boost clock of 1100MHz on the core for a hefty 200MHz boost over the reference boost clock. Further tuning got the boost clock up to 1202MHz, which proved stable through all of the gaming tests. I could run higher clock speeds through some of the games but not all with 3DMark being the primary failure point. Even so that`s about a 34% boost in clock speed on the Kepler core. The memory was a lot less forgiving when it came to overclocking, only reaching 1612MHz or about 7%. Every bit helps when you chase benchmark scores."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Graphics Card Review - GK110 Mini
     Thu, May 23 2013 | 8:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 isn`t the fastest single GPU graphics card on the planet, the GTX Titan is. It isn`t the best value in terms of frames per dollar either, that belongs to the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition. Instead the GTX 780 sits firmly in between being the best value option and the best option so I find it hard to decide who should actually buy it. With a $650 price tag, it doesn`t quite hit the ludicrous rate of the GTX Titan, GTX 690 and the HD 7990 but the price hike from the GTX 680 and the HD 7970 is not insignificant."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card Review
     Thu, May 23 2013 | 8:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA released a new high-end GPU model today in the form of the GeForce GTX 780. We check it out to see how it performs under our gaming tests."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Review
     Thu, May 23 2013 | 8:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the GTX 600-series slightly more than a year old, NVIDIA is now ready to start refreshing their GeForce lineup once again. The first card out of the gate is their GTX 780, a $649 GK110-based flagship which boasts performance that`s within spitting distance of the ultra expensive GTX TITAN."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Graphics Card @ Benchmark Reviews
     Thu, May 23 2013 | 7:58A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s GeForce GTX TITAN allowed gamers to challenge any video game they choose with the highest quality settings possible, but in limited supply and high price tag. For many players, their games really only needed half as much power and memory from a video card. Enter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780: built from GTX TITAN to deliver 3GB of GDDR5 video frame buffer memory, and 2304 CUDA cores from the GK110 GPU that reach 900 MHz using NVIDIA Boost 2.0 technology. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests and compares the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 graphics card using several highly-demanding DX11 video games, such as Metro: Last Light, Batman: Arkham City, and Battlefield 3."

Wi-Ex zBoost SOHO DataBlast YX550-VLTE-AWS Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Thu, May 23 2013 | 6:37A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Wi-Ex zBoost SOHO DataBlast YX550-VLTE-AWS definitely does what it promises to do, and it does it rather well. With zero configuration, you can greatly improve the data signal strength in your home or office. The review unit was able to take a zone with just about zero signal and subsequently provide 4G download speeds approaching 3Mbps with 2-3 bars showing at all times."

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium (MX Brown) Gaming Keyboard Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, May 22 2013 | 12:12P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not long ago, we received the Aivia Osmium keyboard from Gigabyte for reviewing. Imagine our surprise when we received another Aivia Osmium with almost no difference in the presentation, aside from having white illumination instead of blue, and featuring Cherry MX Brown mechanical switches instead of the red model. The boxes have different visuals, but the consumer has to keep a keen eye to know which Osmium he or she is buying because there is no hint in their names (like Osmium Brown or Osmium Red, for instance). Let`s test this new Osmium and compare it to the one previously reviewed the main thing here is to know the difference between those two types of mechanical switches."

Gigabyte Z87X-OC Motherboard - Picture Madness @ Ocaholic
     Wed, May 22 2013 | 11:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today it is Chris who has made the effort to create a complete set of pictures from Gigabyte`s Z87X-OC High-End motherboard."

[Tech ARP] 64 GB Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 Flash Drive Review
     Wed, May 22 2013 | 10:28A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As one of the top manufacturers of USB flash drives, it`s no surprise that Kingston offers a wide variety of USB flash drives under their DataTraveler label. Not only do they have a ton of choices for the discerning consumer, they also have some exotic options like ultra-encrypted USB flash drives for the enterprise and government market, and performance-grade USB 3.0 drives for hardware enthusiasts. Today, we are going to take a look at Kingston`s latest USB 3.0 flash drive targeted at the performance market - the *Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 (DTU30G3)*. Here are the DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3`s key features..."

FEZ Review
     Wed, May 22 2013 | 10:14A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When playing the game just to finish it, you will have a good time trying to find everything and going everywhere like you would in any well-designed game world. Getting lost does not matter because you can just keep going through doors, ending up where ever you may, with more items to collect. Once you start trying to complete it and find every single collectible, the experience becomes more irritating and tedious with confusing puzzles and a poorly designed map for getting from one area to another. The basic gameplay is quite good but left me unimpressed, though perhaps that is a good thing, because the world-spinning mechanic was so well implemented that it never stood out to me. The advanced gameplay that follows does not appear to be designed for the average gamer, but even if you can only solve a few anti-cube puzzles without help, you will enjoy doing so."

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable Storage Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, May 22 2013 | 9:17A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital has been focusing on cloud integration and this is the first My Passport drive to come with new standalone WD SmartWare Pro app that just came out in 2013. Before the WD My Passport and accompanying WD SmartWare software would automatically back up file changes to the My Passport local drive on the fly, but now you can schedule backups to both the drive and a Dropbox account. This is the major new selling point for the WD My Passport Ultra and shows that WD is fully embracing the cloud movement that is taking place right now worldwide..."

Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard Review
     Wed, May 22 2013 | 9:11A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are in search of a gaming keyboard that can display stats in the heat of battle or even watch a movie on, Logitech may have your answer."

Teratrend TS231U Dual Bay USB 3.0 / eSATA Enclosure Review
     Wed, May 22 2013 | 6:37A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Professional grade storage at the fingertips of the consumer. Teratrend sent over the TowerStor TS231U for testing."

be quiet! Shadow Rock TopFlow SR1 CPU Cooler Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, May 21 2013 | 8:12P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have to admit something; I hate top down air coolers. I cant put my finger on what it is about them I so dislike. Perhaps its simply that they dont tend to perform very well. Or maybe its just their strong dissymmetry that rubs me the wrong way. Whatever it is, something inside tells me to take a tower cooler over them any day. And so it is with great fear and trepidation that I present another air cooling product from German manufacturers, be quiet!, the Shadow Rock TopFlow SR1. Please follow along as I attempt to prove my instincts wrong., or right, as we find out how this cooler performs."

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