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Graphics Cards - Making The Step Up From Integrated Graphics
     Tue, Jun 16 2015 | 12:00P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few months back we posted an article outlining what a graphics card is, in layman's terms. We went one step further and demonstrated the overall graphics processing power of a single graphics card, then went beyond that by installing another graphics card in two card SLI configuration, with Zotac's GeForce GTX 680 AMP! Edition. But really, why do you need to have a graphics card in the first place? What is wrong with using integrated graphics, or using the graphics that come with my motherboard? That brings us to today's topic and comparison. Today we are going to provide you with benchmark testing of a previous solid state drive testing system, which only utilizes integrated graphics. In our analysis we will take these results and compare it to that of our single and dual graphics card SLI configuration we provided to you previous with Zotac.

Broadwell NUC w/ Iris Pro
     Thu, May 14 2015 | 8:40P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Marco, and long-time HH tech editor extraordinaire, Paul Lilly, discuss Intel's latest 18-core Xeons, the Broadwell NUC with Iris Pro and the Compute Stick, the slick Asus T300 Chi ultrabook, Samsung’s Galaxy S 6 and LG’s G4, WD's latest My Cloud NAS devices, our awesome Syber giveaway, which is running until the end of the month, and much more...

In Win 707 Full-Tower Chassis Review
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:24P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following hot on the heels of our review of the gorgeous In Win 703 Mid-Tower, which was one of the best value for money mid-towers we’ve ever reviewed! We’ll now be taking a look at the 703’s big brother, the 707 Full-Tower chassis. The 707 is designed for high-end gaming system builds and comes with an impressive array of specifications that make it perfect for the job. There’s room for huge E-ATX motherboards, some of the larger PSUs on the market, eight expansion slots and eight hard drive bays. You’ll also find an impressive array of fan and radiator mounting options, with a huge 206mm of clearance for a CPU tower cooler; more than enough for any high-end rendering, workstation or gaming system.

Intel Reveals HDMI Compute Stick @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Jan 12 2015 | 1:15P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While visiting with Intel at CES 2015 they showed us something that really caught our attention. We all have seen HDMI sticks for streaming content etc, but what about an entire working PC in the form factor of an HDMI stick? Well Intel had a prototype of what they are calling their Intel Compute Stick and it looks very promising. Again only a prototype at this point the Intel Compute Stick will have a quad-core Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage."

Corsair Graphite 780T
     Fri, Jan 09 2015 | 4:48P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Graphite 780T is a full tower case that's big on features and interior space ready to accommodate some of the largest water coolers, but it also sports a premium price at just under $200 USD. We review the 600T's successor to see if it delivers for the price.

Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X CPU & X99 Chipset
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 3:18A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are many members of the "1366 X58 Enthusiast Overclockers Club" that have been waiting with bated breath for Intel's launch of the new X99 Express Chipset and new family of Core i7 Haswell-E processors. All this new hardware comes bundled with brand new DDR4 RAM technology packing huge bandwidth as well.

NZXT H440 Razer Edition Case Review
     Tue, Dec 02 2014 | 9:00A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Razer, creator of all things peripheral, has finally released their hotly anticipated entry into the chassis market. This is the NZXT H440 – Designed by Razer. With a completely new appearance featuring a matte black exterior and interior, four black NZXT fans, a large tinted window, and plenty of LED lighting, this chassis will be sure to make every Razer fan’s wish list, especially given that it retains the original H440 quality and simplicity.

BitFenix Phenom Mini-ITX Chassis Review
     Thu, Sep 18 2014 | 8:58A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the last of the BitFenix cases filters through, we get to see a much sleeker, and much heavier Mini-ITX design like the Prodigy, in the latest Phenom."

Intel Haswell-E and X99 Chipset Preview
     Tue, Aug 26 2014 | 10:11A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Intel’s 4th Generation Core i7 HEDT (high-end desktop) processors codenamed “Haswell-E” along with the accompanying X99 chipset will be launched at the end of this week. With this launch we will see a whole slew of new motherboards and since this will be the first consumer platform to support DDR4 we will see many new DDR4 modules as well. Today we will be going over what we know about the upcoming processors, X99 chipset, new motherboards and DDR4 memory. If you are interested in the upcoming HEDT platform then this article should give you all of the information that you need."

AMD to release A68 chipsets in September
     Mon, Aug 18 2014 | 2:46P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is planning to release a new chipset, the A68, in September, looking to accelerate its CPU inventory digestion. However, motherboard players who still have inventories of AMD's existing chipsets are against the plan and will be reluctant to support the new chipset, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Shuttle Barebone DS81 Review
     Fri, Jul 18 2014 | 1:36P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Slim PC chassis from been reincarnated in the shape of the DS81 which supports the latest Haswell processors with a TDP up to 65W and supports 4K video output thanks to the DirectX 11.1 IGP. The DS81 chassis features a 1.3-liter slim design with a thickness of only 43mm, so it is suitable for many commercial applications; a VESA mount is also included as a bundle in order to mount the device behind the monitor.

NZXT Phantom 240
     Sun, Jul 13 2014 | 9:01A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We've posted a new review of the the NZXT Phantom 240, the lowest priced mid-tower offering in the manufacturer's Phantom case lineup. Does it cut corners on features or quality in the name of budget pricing?

Intel Bay Trail Graphics On Linux Are Slower Than Windows
     Mon, Jun 09 2014 | 4:55P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few days ago my benchmarking revealed Windows 8.1 is outperforming Ubuntu Linux with the latest Intel open-source graphics drivers on Haswell hardware. I have since conducted tests on the Celeron N2820 NUC, and sadly, the better OpenGL performance is found with Microsoft`s operating system."

Computex Taipei 2014 Manufacturers might not showcase Intel X99 chipset
     Mon, Jun 02 2014 | 12:43P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"You have probably read about the upcoming Intel X99 chipset which features DDR4 support. As scheduled, the chipset, processor and supporting motherboards should be available in the period of August 2014. Accordingly to various manufacturers we spoke to, their main focus of this show is still on the more mid range and gamers board based on the just released Intel Z97 chipset."

Antec EU Joint Giveaway
     Tue, May 27 2014 | 8:35A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After a couple of months with no giveaways whatsoever we"

News: This is Intels 9 Series chipset
     Sun, May 25 2014 | 2:29P | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A new wave of Intel motherboards is upon us. Here`s what you need to know about the 9 Series chipset on which they`re based:"

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