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EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Sat, Oct 18 2014 | 8:59A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA`s brand-new GeForce GTX 970 SC ACX uses the company`s latest ACX cooler, which promises reduced noise and lower temperatures than the reference design. It is also overclocked out of the box, for that little bit of extra performance to beat Radeon R9 290X."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

X99 Charts: 7 Boards - ASRock X99 Extreme 6 @ ocaholic
     Fri, Oct 17 2014 | 5:11P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far we`ve tested 7 X99 motherboards and we have to say that sometimes we got quite interesting results. What we`ve also done is, we have added results gathered with Right Mark Audio Analyzer in order to chek the quality of the onboard audio."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Performance Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Oct 17 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the GTX 980, NVIDIA`s Maxwell architecture has finally"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Plextor PX-G256M6e M.2 256GB PCIE SSD Review
     Fri, Oct 17 2014 | 9:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Compared to mSATA SSDs, M.2 PCIE SSDs have far more potential in the desktop market. mSATA has a much lower bandwidth limit than M.2. In fact, M.2 utilizes the PCIE lanes to transfer data which means much higher potential. Also, while mSATA is limited to its own little port, M.2 PCIE SSDs can be plugged into PCIE adapter cards. giving older systems a boost in performance, or it can provide an additional slot for fast storage when the main slot on the motherboard is already in use. Although M.2 PCIE SSDs currently come in x2, x4, how much faster are they in real life? Thats why we have the Plextor PX-G256M6e in our lab today to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Kingston SM2280S3 M.2 SATA 120 GiB SSD Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Oct 17 2014 | 9:14A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Installing an SSD in your computer is becoming common in high-end and even mainstream systems. Many motherboards nowadays are coming with an M.2 slot, so we can expect that SSD units that use this form factor will become more and more common in a near future. Today, we are testing an M.2 SM2280S3 120 GiB SSD from Kingston, and comparing its performance to a very popular 2.5 SATA SSD, the Kingston SSDNow V300 120 GiB SSD."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Oct 17 2014 | 8:59A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I know you are saying I have already seen these little computers before, but this one is a little different. It doesnt use an Intel Atom line of mini Microprocessor platform. The New ECS LIVA MINI PC Kit runs a fully dressed Intel BayTrail-M SoC (Intel Celeron Processor N2807), which has a full 1MB cache with turbo mode of up to 2.16 GHz. The little Intel Celeron is a dual thread, dual core 64 bit 4.3 watt TDP laptop processor with normal operation wattage of 2.5 Watts and will max out at 4.3 Watts. ECS LIVA MINI PC KIT also uses SKHyniex 2GB DDR3L 1333MHz speed memory soldered on-board RAM. The all black PC board uses either a 32GB or 64GB of eMMC memory which is like the main hard drive and also can use M.2 form factor combo wireless card that supports 802.11b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth 4.0 and also has a Gigabit LAN connection to boot."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ512GCSU Enterprise SSD Review
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 5:11P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Toshiba`s HG6 enterprise SSD is custom-built to serve a wide variety of light and read-intensive workloads. Read on for Paul`s full thoughts on the drive."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

 
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Cards in SLI & Overclocked
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI video card setup running perfectly, we overclock it to see just how much performance we can get out of it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ASUS X99 Deluxe LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 9:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intels new Haswell-E CPU series (reviewed here) and its accompanying X99 chipset launch has had its challenges. Originally, Haswell-E was going to get a completely new socket. Although the new LGA2011-3 is not backwards compatible with previous CPUs, it does work with all coolers that worked with standard LGA2011 sockets from the X79 platform. Those late in the quarter changes made it very difficult for Intel partners to validate their X99 platforms and solidify their products lines. In fact, only partners with enough resources were able to launch on time with the August 29th embargo lift. That means, ASUS came through first, with GIGABYTE right on their heels. The rest are still catching up. "
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 9:14A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HyperX Fury is the latest storage solution from Kingston. Read on as we take this pen drive through testing to see how it performs against others."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Luxa2 GroovyW Bluetooth Speaker w/ Wireless Charging
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have just posted up our review of the GroovyW Bluetooth and NFC speaker from Luxa2. What makes product stand out even more is that it charges by way of a Qi charger that is included - and that charger just happens to be a portable battery as well. That's right, this is pretty much three products in one and it is all awesome. If you want to see if this unit is right for you, please check our review for all the details.
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

Cutting the Cord: Part 1 Alternatives Boxes @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 8:59A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Well a few months ago I finally did the unbelievable and canceled my cable subscription. The main reason behind this is was that I rarely watched TV at all and honestly most of the stations I did watch showed the same shows over and over again. It was weird not having cable after having it for the past 29 years of my life it seems like, but I have really got used to it and with the money it has saved me I have been able to do other things and buy some other gadgets. In this article series I will be going through my journey of canceling my cable and finding alternatives. Today I will be focusing on hardware to watch media on your TV."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card Review
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA surprise today with a new high-end GPU model. Let`s find out just what the new GTX 980 4GB is all about, as Shawn puts it through its paces."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4 GB @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today NVIDIA releases their new GeForce GTX 980 which brings the Maxwell architecture to the high-end. It features massive power efficiency improvements, reduced noise, but also beats GTX 780 Ti in raw performance. Pricing is quite acceptable, too, with $549 MSRP."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Blackbox M10 SE Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 12:00P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of weeks ago i had to go to the airport near where i live at 7 in the morning in order to welcome a good friend of mine so as always i packed my smartphone along with my wallet and a pair of headphones and made my way there. Well the thing is that i actually managed to get there quite earlier and i was somewhat glad since i was hoping that there wouldn't be too many people at the airport so early in the morning (i rarely travel so early) and thus I’d be able to enjoy my coffee while listening to my favorite tunes. Unfortunately this wasn't the case and so the amount of noise coming from the terminals and from everyone around me made it quite hard for me to enjoy listening to music. Because of this the moment i came back home i started searching online to find a reasonably priced headphone set that offered active noise cancellation and thus could be used in noise intensive environments such as bus terminals, trains and yes even airports. The M10 SE active noise cancelling headphones by BlackBox were amongst the top results of our search and so it didn't take long for us to receive a review sample.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 SLI @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Oct 13 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At half the price of a GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the GeForce GTX 970 can tempt you to buy a pair of them. With Ultra HD monitors dropping below the $500 mark, a playable Ultra HD gaming PC under $2000 suddenly sounds realistic. Here`s why spending 3 grand on a GTX TITAN-Z was a bad idea."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

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