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ASRock Z77E-ITX Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 11:35A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z77E-ITX board from ASRock can help us build our dream HTPC machine by supplying a ton of USB ports, eSATA, integrated Wi-Fi adapter + external antenna assembly, a good quality Realtek audio CODEC and more. For easy configuration we can either use the modern UEFI interface or fine-tune the performance via AXTU. Of course, ASRock has also added the usual 555 advertised applications like XFast RAM, XFast USB or XFast LAN."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

QNAP TurboNAS TS-221 NAS Server
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 10:53A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NAS (network attached storage) devices/servers have taken the market by storm these past few years, that pretty much is old news what however may come as a surprise to most people is that mid-end solutions aimed for office and SMB use are actually quite higher in sales around the world compared to both high-end Enterprise/SMB and entry-level home/SOHO solutions. The reasons for that are quite simple and so you can have a powerful NAS unit that`s extremely easy to setup, has all the applications your heart desires right out of the box (ok almost since you may have to download extra ones) and of course is able to run 24/7/365 and not having to worry about stability issues and power consumption levels since the average one uses slightly over 20W while operating at full capacity. QNAP is trying to bridge the gap between entry level and mid-level NAS devices with their latest TurboNAS TS-X21 line and today we will be taking the TS-221 for a ride."
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

NVIDIA GeForce Chips Comparison Table @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 10:14A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you don`t follow the video card market almost daily, it is really complicated to understand the differences between the several different NVIDIA graphics chips available on the market today. To facilitate knowing and understanding the differences among these chips, we have compiled the following table:"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Overclocked - Closing the gap on the GTX TITAN
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 10:14A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We overclock NVIDIA`s new GeForce GTX 780 video card to see just what kind of performance we can get out the new GPU. It has the $999 GTX TITAN in its view."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

NZXT Phantom 630 Case
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 10:14A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NZXT Phantom 630 is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D Editorship. The Phantom 630 supports XL-ATX, ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 4x 140mm and 4x 200mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

OCZ Vertex 3.20 120GB SSD Review @ Techgage
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 10:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently, OCZ began simplifying its SSD product line quite significantly in order to make the decision-making process easier for consumers. This was also encouraged by the fact that even budget models today offer some great performance. OCZs Vertex 3.20 targets that market, replacing the Agility and Vertex 3. Is it a worthy successor?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SATA III 2.5 SSD Review @ Madshrimps
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 10:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest SSD from OCZ is the Vertex 3.20, a revised model of the winning Vertex 3, which now features 20nm NAND flash along with a proven SandForce SF-2281 controller. Considering"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

 
Digital Storm ODE Haswell-powered Desktop Gaming PC Review
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 10:10A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have Digital Storm`s ODE system in our labs, customized with Intel`s new Haswell processor. Let`s dive in and take a close look at this gaming PC."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Intel Core-i7 4770K Haswell Processor Review @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 9:31A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After months of rumors and speculation, Intel`s 4th generation Core CPUs, code-named Haswell, are here. Haswell CPUs are a tock-- that is, a new microarchitecture-- in Intel`s tick-tock annual release cycle. Based on the same 22nm fabrication process and 3-D transistors introduced with last year`s Ivy Bridge CPUs, Haswell brings with it a new socket 1150, which means that you can`t just drop it in to replace an Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge CPU, since you`ll need a new motherboard. But what new features and performance does Intel`s Haswell processor bring with it? Let`s find out."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H Intel Z87 Haswell Motherboard Review
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 9:22A | 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..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Intel Core i7-4770K HD Graphics 4600 GPU Performance @ techPowerUp
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Intel released their new Haswell processors, which include improvements to the integrated graphics core. We test 17 of the latest games to investigate whether Intel HD Graphics 4600 is of any use for serious PC gaming."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Overclockers.com - Haswell Release Day Coverage
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel`s clock keeps ticking and tocking like...um...clockwork. Today we have a big fat tock for you in the form of Intel`s new microarchitecture, code-named Haswell. It manifests itself in our hands as the brand new 4th generation Intel Core processor, the i7 4770K."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERS.COM

Removing and Wiping Drivers Guide
     Sat, Jun 01 2013 | 8:21A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you open Driver Fusion you will be greeted by the `Driver Inspection` page, which lists the different drivers you may want it to scan for. Just click on the items in the list in order to select them, and clicking on multiple items will select those multiple items. Pressing the `Analyze` button will have the program start searching for what remains of the drivers you told it to look for, and what it finds will be listed for you to inspect. It finds files, folders, and registry entries, each of which you can choose to leave on your computer by clicking the appropriate checkbox on the side of the list. It may be a good idea to check this list before pressing the `Delete` button because it may find something you do not want deleted, such as files that have been extracted for when you install new drivers. You can see I have unchecked the C:\NVIDIA directory in the screenshot, and I did so specifically for that reason."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Intel Linux Driver For Ivy Bridge Still Catching Up To Windows
     Fri, May 31 2013 | 8:20P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After yesterday`s Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge Linux graphics comparison using the very latest Intel Linux graphics driver, here are new benchmarks using the latest Windows and Linux Intel OpenGL graphics driver. Facing competition this morning is Microsoft Windows 7 Pro x64 and Ubuntu 13.04 with its updated open-source stack."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Rosewill RK-9100 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ techPowerUp
     Fri, May 31 2013 | 4:27P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rosewill recently updated its mechanical gaming keyboard lineup with the introduction of the RK-9100. New for the 9100-series keyboards are LED lit key modes. This keyboard features the same sturdy steel base plate design as its predecessor."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Sunrise Charm3 & Dragon2 Ear buds @ techPowerUp
     Fri, May 31 2013 | 2:09P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sunrise is known for their high end ear buds. Today, we will take a good look at their two most recent offerings--namely, the Charm3 and Dragon2 ear buds. Both come with a big bundle and are competitively priced."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

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