PCSTATS Main Page Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews
The PCstats Forums

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters



Contact the Suite 66 Advertising Agency

Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
  More Seagate Reviews... and Hard Drives.
Waterfield Designs Muzetto Leather Notebook Satchel Review
 [>>]
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA III SSD Review
 [>>]
Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU
 [>>]
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips for Windows
 [>>]
More>>

Search...
General News RSS News Feed - PCSTATS
... 39 news stories awaiting approval  
Frame Rating: GeForce GTX Titan GeForce GTX 690 Radeon HD 7990 (HD 7970 CrossFire)
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 4:01P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA`s GeForce GTX 690 and GTX Titan present another debate though on the issue of single versus multi-GPU options. In our testing the GTX 690 definitely introduces more frame time variance than the GTX Titan, but the cards are so fast as it is that running the GTX 690 at single monitor resolutions like 1920x1080 and 2560x1440 don`t cause a big enough problem to be a factor, thus giving it the edge because of the higher average frame rates. The GTX Titan is a powerful card and performs admirably in the single display testing but it really stands away from the GTX 690 on multi-monitor resolutions like 5760x1080 where the 6GB frame buffer can help a TON."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Func MS-3 Mouse & 1030XL Mouse Mat @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 4:01P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Func`s leave from the gaming scene is over, and they are back with a revamped 1030 mat and a brand new mouse dubbed the MS-3. Based on Func`s previous outings, the bar is set high for their products. We take both mat and mouse for a spin to see if they can live up to the Func name."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Func Surface 1030 XL mousepad @ Rbmods
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 4:01P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Func was a big company back in the day when the mousepad starting meaning something in the gaming world. In early 2000 the Ratpad, Icemat and Func were the leading mousepads on the market but suddenly Funs dissapeard. Now they are back! Well in a sense they are back -however they do not want to call it a comeback because they have been around all this time. Today we are going to test the new Func Surface 1030 XL mousepad. This is a hard mousepad and not many manufacturers still make plastic pads so I am very curious to see what they have been able to come up with."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

The Do-It-Yourself All-In-One Computer Standard from Intel @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 3:54P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
All-in-one computers, also known as AIO, are systems built inside the same case as the video monitor, designed to remove clutter from your desk. The problem so far is that parts for all-in-one computers are not standardized, meaning that each manufacturer uses its own design and choice of components, which may not be compatible with an all-in-one from another manufacturer. To solve this problem, Intel is leading the industry in creating a standard for all-in-one components. This way, parts designed for one system will fit in another, making the life of AIO manufacturers easier. This standard also allows users to build their own all-in-one computers from scratch."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Android App Pick - Xbox SmartGlass - BCCHardware
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 3:50P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we are picking an App that makes your gaming experience better.  Xbox SmartGlass is a great little application that helps you interact with your Xbox, and also works stand-alone as a messaging for your Xbox buddies.  If you are into console gaming, Xbox SmartGlass is a worthy download and easily earns our App Pick of the Week.  Take a look and see all the cool stuff you can do from your Android!"
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - SDRAM Trc Timing Value.
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 12:09P | 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 *SDRAM Trc Timing Value *setting."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

NVIDIA and EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 11:56A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB video card launched in October 2012 with a $149 suggested retail price. Here we are just five months later and we have the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 1GB for $149. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST is a far better gaming graphics card at this price point and it just goes to show power of eliminating the memory bottleneck and the higher clocks speeds of NVIDIA GPU Boost technology. Owners of the original GeForce GTX 650 Ti video card won`t be happy when they read this, but if you`ve been waiting for something sweet to come out in the $150-$170 price range, you should have finally found it..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

 
[Tech ARP] Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 13.0
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 11:54A | 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 *887 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 12.9 : *- Added the Intel Core i3-3210 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Pentium G2130 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Pentium G2020 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Pentium G2020T dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Pentium G2010 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron G1620 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron G1610 dual-core processor. - Added the Intel Celeron G1610T dual-core processor. - Corrected the Instruction Set specifications for the Intel Pentium E6000 (Wolfdale-3M) family of dual-core processors. - Corrected the Instruction Set specifications for the Intel Pentium E5000 (Wolfdale-3M) family of dual-core processors.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

QNAP TurboNAS TS-469U-RP NAS Server Review
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 9:37A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During the last 3 years we`ve witnessed the introduction of quite a few new companies focused in the design and manufacture of NAS (network attached storage) devices, mostly entry level ones aimed at home users but in some cases mid-end ones for small business users and even high-end ones for large enterprises. Competition is always a good thing in the market since through that prices tend to take hit all the time while in the process build quality tends to improve. Still when you are about to spend your hard earned money (whether we are talking about home, small business and even enterprise users) to purchase something you simply want the best and at least to date QNAP has proven time and again not only that they are by far the most reliable NAS manufacturer in the market currently but also that their solutions can outperform with relative ease their counterparts. So today with us we have their latest 4-Bay TurboNAS TS-469U-RP Rackmount NAS server which due to its size, specifications and design is naturally aimed towards small business IT environments."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

AMD Releases Open-Source UVD Video Support
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 9:33A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Within the next few hours AMD will be publishing open-source driver code that exposes their Unified Video Decoder (UVD) engine on modern Radeon HD graphics cards. This will finally allow open-source graphics drivers to take advantage of hardware-accelerated video decoding. Read more details in this Phoronix exclusive."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

REVIEW: Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 9:19A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?With the popularity of small form factor builds becoming more common place over recent years, sometimes finding the right CPU Cooler can be a challenge. With the tight spaces in small factor builds, it really takes a special cooler to do the job correctly. Today we will be looking at the Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler. From an aesthetics stand point, we see that Noctua remains true to its brand by sticking to its traditional colors with the tan and brown fans. While this cooler looks small compared to the traditional line up from Noctua, this small form factor CPU cooler has a unique look of its own. From a performance stand point, we are going to see if it also holds true to Noctua?s past performance. While this cooler was not designed to support high overclocks, today we are still going to put it to the test and see what it can do.?"
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Overclockers.com - ASUS HD 7790 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card Review
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 9:05A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It?s launch day! Today AMD is bringing forth its new HD 7790 GPU, code named Bonaire. We?ve got the details on Bonaire and are bringing you a review of ASUS? HD 7790 DirectCU II OC. Sit back, relax and enjoy the benchmarking!"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS.COM

Razer DeathAdder Left-Hand Edition Review
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Razer DeathAdder is now my day to day workhouse, brought in to replace an ageing Razer Copperhead. The left-handed design was a big draw and I don’t regret the decision – there really is a great lack of attention spent on left-handed peripherals from manufacturers. Ignoring the feature set and technical spec’s for a moment, it’s raw performance was exactly what I was looking for and in many ways expected.
  FULL STORY @ DEATHADDER

3DMark for Android @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Apr 02 2013 | 8:01A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
3DMark for Android @ HardwareHeaven.com Today Futuremark are releasing, for free, a version of 3DMark which runs on Android (3.0 and above). This is their next step in allowing us to compare the latest mobile devices to each other with iOS support to follow soon. We have had some time with the new Android edition of 3DMark and today we have a selection of benchmark results from various devices as well as some information on the software itself."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

ASUS VivoBook S500CA Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Apr 01 2013 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS VivoBook S500CA is a Windows 8 touch screen laptop that offers a stylish, portable design, a great-looking display and solid overall performance. It does suffer from below average battery life and an overly sensitive touch pad."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

AZiO Large Print Tri-Color Backlight Keyboard Review
     Mon, Apr 01 2013 | 4:01P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I do think that the keyboard works well enough to be used, but I would just prefer to use even a cheap Dell keyboard over this one due to the lack of a friendly touch typing experience. However, it is a perfect keyboard for the elderly folks who are still chicken pecking away at the keys to write out emails and search AOL. Though I`d say at that point it doesn`t matter what keyboard is used as long as it gets letters to the screen. The oversized letters are quite a plus despite all the downsides. My grandmother has poor eyesight, near and far, so being able to look down and easily find the symbols or letters adds quite the benefit to this keyboard, as do the lighting options for typing in the dark (though my grandmother is too old school for that it`s bad for your eyes!!!). All in all it was fun, but I think I`d prefer anything else after a week`s worth of typing on this keyboard"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

General News NEWS PAGE: of 1792    
Hardware Sections     08/30/2016 | 7:19PM  
Beginners Guides
PCSTATS RSS Feeds
RSS Newsletter
RSS News
Motherboards
Mouse Pads
Networking
Notebooks
Peripherals
Powersupply
Printers
Servers
Videocards
Editorials
Cases and Access.
CD-ROMs
Computers / SFF PCs
Cooling - Heatsinks
CPU / Processors
Digital Cameras
HDD / SSD
Home Theatre
Memory
MP3 Players
Monitors
Technology Content    
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
Beginners Guides: 99 Performance Tips and Tweaks for Windows
Feb 25 | Beginners Guides
Rating:  
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
Beginners Guide: Hi-Resolution Panoramic Images with MSFT ICE
Jan 27 | Beginners Guides
Rating:  
Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
Samsung ATIV Book 9-Lite NP915S3G-K01 13.3-inch Touch Screen Notebook Review
Dec 23 | Notebooks
Rating:  
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player Review
Nov 25 | Home Theatre
Rating:  
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Nov 18 | Beginners Guides
Rating:  
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Beginners Guides: Repairing a Cracked / Broken Notebook LCD Screen
Oct 02 | Beginners Guides
Rating:
A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Jul 27 | Motherboards
Rating:
The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
May 29 | Hard Drives
Rating:
All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
MORE » Complete PCSTATS Article and Review Listings...

The best Guides by the best writers on the internet; PCSTATS Beginners Guides explain computers, software, and all those other wonderful things that cause you frustration.

Learn how to use your computer better, master the internet while protecting yourself, and know what to do when your hard drive kicks the bucket.

  1. 10 Steps to a Secure PC
  2. 101 Tips and Tweaks for Windows XP
  3. 104 Killer Tech Tips for Windows XP
  4. 99 Performance Tips for Windows XP
  5. 99 Windows Vista Performance Tips
  6. Annual PC Checkup Checklist
  7. Assembling Your Own PC
  8. Back up and Restore Data in WinXP
  9. Browser Hijacking and How to Stop it
  10. Building a Home Theatre PC / HTPC
  11. Burning CDs and DVDs
  12. Cloning WindowsXP
  13. Converting Videotape Into Video Files
  14. Crash Recovery: The Blue Screen of Death
  15. Creating a Weblog / Blog
  16. Creating MP3 Music Files
  17. Decrypting Lost Document & Zipped File Passwords
  18. Diagnosing Bad Hard Drives
  19. Diagnosing Bad Memory
  20. Downgrading Windows Vista Back To Windows XP
  21. Dual OS Installation of WindowsXP 32-bit/64-bit
  22. Encryption and Online Privacy
  23. Ergonomics & Computers
  24. Flashing a Video Card BIOS
  25. Flash Memory Data Recovery and Protection
  26. Firewalls and Internet Security
  27. Firewall Setup and Configuration
  28. Forgotten Passwords & Recovery Methods
  29. Formatting and Partitioning a Hard Drive
  30. Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC
  31. Hard Drive Data Recovery
  32. Home Networking and File Sharing
  33. How to Install: Intel Socket 775 CPU and Heatsink
  34. How to Install: Intel Socket 1366 CPU and Heatsink
  35. How to Install: Intel Socket 1155 CPU and Heatsink
  36. How to Install: AMD Socket AM3 CPU and Heatsink
  37. How to Install: AMD Socket FM1 CPU and Heatsink
  38. How to Fix Homesite Design Mode to Work in WindowsXP/ Vista
  39. How To Make a Budget Desktop Computer on the Cheap
  40. How to Update a Motherboard BIOS
  41. Installing RAID on Desktop PCs
  42. Installing Windows Vista
  43. Installing Windows XP
  44. Internet Connection Sharing
  45. Legally Copying Software and Music
  46. Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
  47. Linux Part 2: Installing a PC
  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
  49. Little Known Features of WindowsXP
  50. Making Old Software Compatible with Windows Vista
  51. Making DVD Movies from Video Files
  52. Most Common Ways to Kill a PC
  53. Optical Drives & Recording Formats
  54. Overclocking the CPU, Motherboard & Memory
  55. Overclocking the Videocard
  56. Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
  57. Printer Sharing on a Home Network
  58. Quick Guide for Eliminating Spyware and Hijacker Software
  59. RAM, Memory and Upgrading
  60. Registry: Backups, Repairs, and Protection
  61. Remote Access to Computers
  62. RSS Feed Setup & Subscriptions
  63. Safe Mode in Windows Vista For Crash Recovery
  64. Setting up an FTP Server in WinXP
  65. Slipstreaming WindowsXP with Service Pack 2
  66. Spyware Protection and Removal
  67. Stopping Spam
  68. Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
  69. Synchronizing Files and Folders
  70. Unattended Windows 2000/XP Installations
  71. Understanding & Creating Batch Files
  72. Understanding & Tweaking WindowsXP Services
  73. Upgrading A Motherboard Without Reinstalling
  74. Upgrading Win98 to Windows XP
  75. USB Memory Drive Projects & Tips
  76. VPNs and Internet Connection Security
  77. Website Hosting From A Home PC
  78. Website Hosting With Apache
  79. Windows Vista Crash Recovery and Repair Install
  80. Windows XP Command Prompt
  81. Windows XP Safe Mode Explained
  82. Wireless Home Networking
  83. Wireless Network Security
"Get the 'Stats and Stay Informed!"


Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsink Comparison Charts

Recommended Tech Resources:
Frostytech.

 
The PCstats Forums
 
PCstats Network Features Information About Us Contact
FrostyTech
TransmetaZone
BeginnersPC
PCSTATS Newsletter
PCSTATS Forums
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCSTATS Wallpaper
About Us
Employment
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2016 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.