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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Overclocked - Closing the gap on the GTX TITAN | Posted on: 24/05/2013 @ 20:48
Introduction Yesterday we checked out the newly released NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB video card and found ourselves impressed with what NVIDIA have been able to do with the new model. We found that at times performance was quite similar to the higher-end GTX TITAN, while the price tag came in a solid $350 cheaper. With performance between the two high-end models from NVIDIA being quite ...
MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Series (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review | Posted on: 24/05/2013 @ 11:12
Introduction While the next-generation Intel chipset is just around the corner, the current Z77 chipset continues to be a very current offering from Intel. So much so that we recently saw MSI launch not only a new motherboard based on it, but a new motherboard series. The new Gaming Series was first seen with the release of the new GTX 650 Ti 2GB Boost Twin Frozr Gaming Series video card ...
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 1TB 2.5" Hard Drive Review | Posted on: 24/05/2013 @ 3:00
Introduction Previously we mentioned in our review of the Laptop Thin SSHD from Seagate, manufacturers have started moving towards eliminating traditional 7200 RPM 2.5" platter based drives. These drives are being replaced with slower 5400 RPM drives with NAND packages that effectively cache the most common accessed data using pinning and other caching algorithms, in order to offer the ...
OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD Review | Posted on: 23/05/2013 @ 17:24
Introduction OCZ seems to be in the news more than normal lately. The company's financials are still in question as a third party auditing company mulls over the books. A new financial story hits the web almost every day. Buy, sell, long, short, stay! All of the stories are as consistent as a hospitalized bi-polar patient. What the financial people don't understand is the tech. Things ...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card Review | Posted on: 23/05/2013 @ 17:24
Introduction For a long time we used to see AMD and NVIDIA release similar models at the same time, but over the past few years, we've seen new GPU launches become separated. The only time that has changed in recent years is the release of the HD 7790 and GTX 650 Ti Boost, which saw both companies offer mid $100 models, just a few weeks apart from each other. When it came to the dual GPU ...
SuperSpeed RamDisk Plus 11 Software Review | Posted on: 23/05/2013 @ 10:24
Introduction RAM nowadays seems to be one of the most underused parts of our systems. An average system today has at least 4GB of RAM installed; and with the advent of new chipsets - and with RAM dropping in price, even higher configurations are becoming much more common. Still, the average computer user hardly makes full use of their RAM. Unless you're running specialized applications, ...
MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB OC Overclocked Video Card Review | Posted on: 22/05/2013 @ 9:12
Introduction The battle of the mid-range video card models from both NVIDIA and AMD has been a strong one. They've both come in at a similar price point; saying that, though, we know that the NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti Boost comes in slightly higher, but at the same time offers double the amount of memory with 2GB, and slightly more performance. The AMD Radeon HD 7790 comes in at around $20 less, ...
HP Envy TouchSmart 4 Touchscreen Ultrabook Laptop Review | Posted on: 21/05/2013 @ 21:12
Introduction We've got one of HP's touch-enabled Ultrabooks in the lab today. The Envy TouchSmart 4 is a 14-inch, touch-enabled Ultrabook inspired by Intel that is a bit easier on the wallet than some of the other Ultrabooks we've recently had through our lab. Is HP's Envy branding all that it is cracked up to be? Or is the Envy TouchSmart 4 not worth our attention? During our testing, ...
Seagate Laptop Thin 500GB Hybrid SSHD ST500LM000 Review | Posted on: 20/05/2013 @ 21:36
Introduction With the constant SSD assault not wavering for a split second, HDD manufacturers such as Seagate have had to change up their game plan a slight bit, in order to compete in the ever shrinking platter based consumer market. However, the SSD isn't the only reason we see 2.5" drives becoming increasingly thinner. In October of 2011, Intel released the first specifications for its ...
Top 10 TweakTown Content from the past week [20 May 2013] | Posted on: 20/05/2013 @ 20:24
Here are our top 10 articles, reviews and guides from the past week!Icy Dock FlexCage MB975SP-B Tray-Less 5 x 3.5" HDD Dock ReviewSapphire Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC Edition Video Card ReviewWestern Digital My Book Live 1TB Personal Cloud Storage ReviewKingFast F3 Plus Series KF2510SCF Enterprise SSD ReviewBang for Your Buck: Best 256GB Class SSD's under $200Audiofly AF78 Dual Driver Headphones ...
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Cinema Review | Posted on: 19/05/2013 @ 21:00
In 1990, the year before his death, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry told the L.A. Times, "There's a good chance that when I'm gone, others will come along and do so well that people will say, 'Oh, that Roddenberry. He was never this good." Casual audiences might agree, but for the many lifelong Star Trek fans, J.J. Abrams franchise revival opened an interesting aside for a franchise fast ...
Thermaltake EVO Blue 2.0 850-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review | Posted on: 18/05/2013 @ 8:36
Inside the Box The inside includes a little less protection than we would like to see, but nevertheless, it proved to be enough to get our unit safely to our doorstep. Thermaltake uses a semi-glass black finish on our unit which you can see along with the I/O specification label on the top of the EVO Blue 2.0 850W PSU. Both sides feature the same EVO Blue 2.0 logo with X pattern ...
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 1200-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review | Posted on: 17/05/2013 @ 11:00
Introduction As I stated not too long ago, the power requirements have been dropping for gamers and enthusiasts lately and will continue to do so with next-generation hardware right around the corner. Even though most will never need more than an 800W power supply to power a pair of video cards for their gaming rig, there are still quite a few who utilize three and four GPU systems for ...
Bang for Your Buck: Best 256GB Class SSD's under $200 | Posted on: 17/05/2013 @ 3:00
Introduction Last week the Seagate 600 SSD hit the market and we were in an odd position, we had to speculate on the new 600 price. Given this was Seagate's first consumer SSD, the fact that the company doesn't own a NAND flash fab or their own controller, we guessed high. Hours after the NDA lifted, the Seagate 600 SSD hit Newegg, Tiger Direct and the few other price reference sites we use ...
SilverStone ST60F-PS 600-Watt 80 PLUS Silver Power Supply Review | Posted on: 16/05/2013 @ 21:12
Introduction Up until today, we've focused on the high-end enthusiast offering from SilverStone. They make fantastic power supplies that hold up under torturous conditions with great performance and reliability. Today we are taking a look at something a little less high-end and more in line with what the "average gamer" or entry level enthusiast might purchase. The power supply in question ...
NZXT FZ-200 Airflow Fan Series 200mm fan | Posted on: 16/05/2013 @ 12:36
NZXT, being no stranger to the world of PC gamers and enthusiasts, manufactures many different products just for gamers and enthusiasts. They have been busy of late with a their latest fan series, and in particular their new NZXT FZ-200 Airflow Fan Series 200mm fan. The new NZXT FZ-200 Airflow Fan Series 200mm fan [...]This post NZXT FZ-200 Airflow Fan Series 200mm fan appeared first on - ...
Kingston SSDNow E100 Enterprise SSD Review | Posted on: 16/05/2013 @ 9:12
Introduction Kingston's humble roots began with just one memory product back in 1987. With time, and a focus on quality and reliability, they have expanded into the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston's stellar reputation for quality products and service after the sale has secured them a large customer base in both the client and enterprise markets. The ...
Sleeping Dogs Benchmarked with AMD Eyefinity in Portrait at 3240x1920 | Posted on: 15/05/2013 @ 21:12
Introduction We started off our Eyefinity benchmarks by looking into the most used monitor orientation - landscape. But there's something a little different out there in the form of multi-monitor gaming in portrait. Landscape Eyefinity is when you have your three monitors side-to-side, giving you a super-wide experience. Portrait sees them flipped on their sides, for some awesome gaming. ...
Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB 2133MHz Memory Kit | Posted on: 15/05/2013 @ 17:48
The Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB 2133MHz DDR3 memory kit was able to run completely stable with CL10 timings at 2133MHz and 1.6V. For those looking to run at lower clock speeds there is an XMP profile onboard to run at 1600MHz with 9-9-9-27-2 timings at 1.5V, and testing also revealed that it is possible to run this kit at 1866MHz with 9-9-9-24-1 timings at 1.5V.
KingFast F3 Plus Series KF2510SCF Enterprise SSD Review | Posted on: 15/05/2013 @ 8:36
Introduction KingFast, based out of Shenzhen China, recently announced a merger (April 25, 2013) with the much larger SSD manufacturer RunCore. For now, KingFast is operating as a sub-brand of RunCore. In the future, we would expect there to be some consolidation of the product lines. RunCore is a much larger company, currently ranked as the largest SSD manufacturer in China and one of the ...
Icy Dock FlexCage MB975SP-B Tray-Less 5 x 3.5" HDD Dock Review | Posted on: 14/05/2013 @ 8:48
Introduction Last month we tested the Icy Dock FlexCage MB973SP-2B, a three HDD into two 5.25" drive bay adapter that includes dual USB 3.0 connectivity. Today we're back with another FlexCage product from Icy Dock. The MB975SP-B stuffs five 3.5" HDD's into just three 5.25" optical disk bays. With optical media on the way out and digital media on the rise, the FlexCage products allow for ...
Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 2GB OC Edition Video Card Review | Posted on: 13/05/2013 @ 19:36
Introduction One of the main differences between the slew of GTX 650 Ti Boost and the HD 7790 video cards we've received is the amount of memory that is included onboard. While AMD has opted to push the 1GB model, NVIDIA opted for 2GB. The higher cost associated with the GTX 650 Ti Boost seems to be more due to the fact it carries with it twice as much memory when compared to its new AMD ...
Top 10 TweakTown Content from the past week [13 May 2013] | Posted on: 13/05/2013 @ 18:36
Here are our top 10 articles, reviews and guides from the past week!QNAP TS-669L 6-Bay NAS ReviewCooler Master V1000 1000-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply ReviewAcer Aspire S7-191 Touchscreen Ultrabook Laptop ReviewSeagate Pro 600 Enterprise SSD ReviewSeagate 600 SSD ST240HM000 240GB SSD ReviewSeagate 600 SSD 240GB RAID ReportNoctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler ReviewSeagate 600 SSD ST480HM000 480GB SSD ...
NZXT HALE90 V2 1000-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review | Posted on: 11/05/2013 @ 10:00
Introduction When NZXT reached out to me about their latest power supply coming to market, I was quite pleased to hear from them. I was told the new power supply was to be dubbed the HALE90 V2 and it immediately caught my attention, as the original HALE90 850W was the first power supply I reviewed for TweakTown back in 2010. Since its release, it has been a popular power supply and has been ...
PNY Prevail Elite 240GB SSD Review | Posted on: 11/05/2013 @ 2:12
Introduction PNY has flown under the radar here at TweakTown for quite some time. The company tends to focus on their high-margin big box store products, NVIDIA Quadro parts that they have a monopoly on, at least on this side of the globe or with their relationships with large OEMs. From time to time, the company supports the DIY / overclocking / enthusiast market, but they don't ...
Case Mod Friday: Open Air | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 16:36
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday case showcase! This week we have Shane McAnally's custom open air case made of both wood and acrylic. Here is what he had to say about it: I wanted something to showcase the internals of the system, but not not look like most open test benches. I love wood and acrylic both and they work together beautifully. Read on to check it out!
Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB vs WD Black 4TB Hard Drive Review | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 15:37
A 4TB hard drive offers a ton of storage space and is rather affordable ($180-$300) despite the fact that only HGST, Seagate and Western Digital (WD) make 4TB drives. We managed to get our hands on 4TB drives from WD and Seagate and will be comparing them against each other to see which has the best bang for the buck. The WD Black and Seagate Desktop HDD.15 are both 4TB drives with 64MB of cache, ...
Steiger Dynamics Offers Their ?LEET? $798 PC Case For DIY Builders | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 15:36
Steiger Dynamics is a company I have personally never heard of before, and they may indeed be new to you too, although you may have read about them in the PCGamer Magazine or the PCMag. Just yesterday they announced what can only be described as a case of mind-boggling build quality, with a price to [...]The post Steiger Dynamics Offers Their “LEET” $798 PC Case For DIY Builders appeared ...
Rumour: Next Xbox To Be Called Infinity | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 15:36
This rumour has been going around for quite some time now, in fact I had heard the name Xbox Infinity almost two years ago now and it was the codename I had heard before we even know what a “Durango” was. Sources are saying that Microsoft has finally settled ona name they like for the [...]The post Rumour: Next Xbox To Be Called Infinity appeared first on eTeknix.
Report: Snapchat Pics Not Self-Destructing | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 14:25
Real-time chat app Snapchat was built to capture a moment, share it with friends, then move on. But it turns out the self-destruct function may have a fatal flaw. Utah-based Internet safety company Decipher Forensics revealed last week that the application ? which allows users to set a time limit of up to 10 seconds before their [...]
Facebook Home Tops 1M Downloads as Update Rolls Out | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 14:25
Facebook Home officially reached the 1 million download mark today, and in celebration of the milestone, Facebook is rolling out new updates for the mobile app. For those running the official application, today's update will provide only bug fixes, but the company will push out several more improvements over the coming weeks. Those include a [...]
International Space Station Starts Using Linux, Not Windows | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 14:24
Good bye Windows XP and hello Linux says the International Space Station as the United Space Alliance, who manage the computers on the ISS state that ?We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable.? There are dozens of laptops used on the ISS, all of [...]The post International Space Station Starts Using Linux, Not Windows ...
PC Specialist £1000 Gaming PC Giveaway Winner Announced | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 13:12
It’s taken us a while but we have finally managed to go through all of the entries for our PC Specialist gaming PC giveaway that was run last month here. Now we have to firstly admit, that there was some simply amazing entries and a lot of thought and effort went into each and every [...]The post PC Specialist £1000 Gaming PC Giveaway Winner Announced appeared first on eTeknix.
Discrete GPU Market Has A Strong Future Says Nvidia | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 13:12
It doesn’t take rocket scientist to know that graphics solution have been getting increasing more powerful each year and it doesn’t matter if your gaming on a high-end laptop, or a custom-built desktop, chances your system has a discrete GPU of some sort that will be powering the visual side of what you’re doing. PC [...]The post Discrete GPU Market Has A Strong Future Says Nvidia appeared ...
The Wii U Is Unofficially Dead And You Can Blame EA | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 12:12
The Wii U hasn’t had the best start in life, it has struggled to win over the mass market and Nintendo have had the industry equivalent wake up call as the Wii U fails to meet their expectations. Now I’m not going to say the console it rubbish and isn’t selling well, simply because both of [...]The post The Wii U Is Unofficially Dead And You Can Blame EA appeared first on ...
Intel i7 4770K Overclocked to 5GHz On Just 0.9 Volts | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 11:12
Of late it seems like Ocaholic could pull the lost city of Atlantis out of the CPU-Z database if they wanted to. Their latest find concerns the i7 4770K and is another exciting installment for enthusiasts to speculate over. According to this latest CPU-Z validation the Haswell Core i7 4770K is capable of running at 5GHz with [...]The post Intel i7 4770K Overclocked to 5GHz On Just 0.9 Volts ...
Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Review | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 11:00
Fractal is back again with a revised edition of its performance oriented Arc Midi chassis.
ModRight Xtreme Super Large Anti-Static Mod-Mat | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 11:00
We’ve all seen the giant Modders Mat that most of us wanted or have purchased. Here’s the next upgrade to that. This one grabbed me at first sight. I just couldn’t stay away. After my 3rd return to eyeball it like a sweet new piece of candy, I had to partake. It’s like having my [...]This post ModRight Xtreme Super Large Anti-Static Mod-Mat appeared first on - ...
Western Digital My Passport Enterprise 500GB USB3.0 External Hard Drive Review | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 10:00
All portable hard drives on the market are in essence the same in generally speaking there is very little that sets each one apart, after all they take your files from one place to another. But waht if you wanted your portable hard drive to give just a little bit more? How about taking not [...]The post Western Digital My Passport Enterprise 500GB USB3.0 External Hard Drive Review appeared first ...
Thermaltake Chaser A41 Mid-Tower Chassis Review | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 10:00
Introduction Here we are almost five months since CES has passed, and I finally get to get up close and personal with one of about eight to ten new cases hitting the market. Today we are going to be speaking about the Chaser series of cases. I do recall writing up a Chaser chassis previous to this, but that chassis is like 18 months old now, and was a full-tower when seen in the Chaser MK1 ...
Ultimate Ears Personal Reference Monitors Review | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 9:00
The flagship custom in-ear solution by Ultimate Ears gets put to the test against the best customs around. The Personal Reference Monitors target audiophiles who want a go at tuning their own custom in-ears. Almost everything is customizable, from the sound signature to the bundle.
Acer Says Microsoft Coming ?Back To Earth? With Windows Blue | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 7:48
Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system wasn’t received all that well by the general public which in turn provoked an angry response from Microsoft OEM partners like Dell and Acer, to name but a few. The main bone of contention was that they were angry sales had suffered because of Windows 8 not being popular. Acer’s [...]The post Acer Says Microsoft Coming “Back To Earth” With Windows ...
Noctua fans: Silent giants | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 3:00
Quality of Noctua products is unparalleled in terms of cooling systems, and they offer a large variety of their products. Their products fulfill the needs of most of the customers, and three models that we?re about to review confirm that. At first look, they are very similar, even their designations are nearly the same, but their purposes are different. Their designations are as follows: NF-A14 ...
Western Digital and SanDisk Announce Partnership to Produce Hybrid Drives | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 0:36
Yesterday Western Digital and SanDisk announced their collaboration for hybrid hard drives (or SSHDs as they are now called). The idea behind the move is that SanDisk will supply Western Digital with iSSDs (I’ll explain what these are in a bit), which WD will then integrate with their hard drives to act as a read/write cache. The new WD Black that was first showcased at IDF last year will be ...
Logitech G19s Gaming Keyboard Review | Posted on: 10/05/2013 @ 0:36
Introduction Anyone who has paid attention to what Logitech has provided in keyboards over the years has always had an eye on their boards that come with an LCD screen. I remember when they first came out - even the idea of being able to see what the PC was doing, live right on your keyboard, always seemed like a great concept, even if the LCD technology then wasn't exactly great. As the ...
Btrfs In Linux 3.10 Gets Skinny Extents, Quota Rebuilds | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 23:24
The Btrfs file-system pull request by Chris Mason has been submitted for inclusion into the Linux 3.10 kernel...
Half-Life 2 Games Released For Linux On Steam | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 23:24
In Valve's continued Linux conquest, their latest titles they have ported natively to the penguin platform is Half-Life 2 and many of the add-ons...
AT&T Launches No-Contract Service, Aio Wireless | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 22:12
AT&T today launched a new wireless service, dubbed Aio Wireless, that will provide customers with no-contract talk, text, and data. Aio Wireless, which will function as a subsidiary of AT&T Inc., is coming to "multiple markets" over the next year, but will initially start in Houston, Orlando, and Tampa. Aio said pricing will vary from [...]
Reports Tip Summer Production for iPhone 5S | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 22:12
iPhone rumors continued this week, with reports that Apple's next-generation handset will begin production this summer, in advance of a third-quarter release. AppleInsider cited Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, which said Sharp will use its Kameyama Plant No. 1 to manufacture LCDs screens for the "iPhone 5S." Japan Display and LG Electronics have reportedly already started production ...
Report: Amazon Working on Smartphone With 3D Screen | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 22:12
Rumors about an Amazon smartphone have been circulating for some time, but according to a new report, the phone may have 3D capabilities. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed "people familiar with the company's plans," on Wednesday reported that Amazon is gearing up to expand its hardware lineup beyond its current slate of Kindle devices. The online retail giant [...]
YouTube Officially Launches Paid Channels | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 22:12
If you want to watch videos from certain YouTube channels, you're going to have to pay up. As expected, the Google-owned video-sharing site on Thursday launched paid channels as part of a new pilot program that gives content creators a new way to earn revenue from their videos. There are currently 53 paid channels participating in the [...]
Comparing The Ubuntu And Fedora Linux Kernels | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 22:12
Josh Boyer of Red Hat has shared his thoughts when comparing the kernel configurations between the kernels that are shipped in Fedora and Ubuntu Linux...
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z87X 3D Motherboard Pictured and Detailed | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 22:12
It looks like we get to see another Z87 motherboard! Today we have BioStar's upcoming Hi-Fi- Z87X 3D motherboard which has been pictured and detailed by Playwares. Besides being made for Intel's upcoming 4th generation Haswell processors the Hi-Fi- Z87X 3D motherboard features an integrated independent audio power design with a built-in amplifier.
SilverStone Raven RV04 Case Detailed | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 22:12
SilverStone's Raven cases have been pretty impressive to say the least. The are very unique and make for a great gaming machine. Today we have the first pictures of the upcoming Raven RV04 case. Big changes on this case is the 90-degree clockwise-tilted motherboard tray in the RV03 has been replaced with an upside-down BTX-style motherboard tray. Read on for photos and more information about ...
Noctua Gives Award-Winning NF-A14 Fan a High-Speed PWM Performance Boost | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 21:00
I was recently asked by a close friend why I thought the brand name on the case fans I use was so important. The short answer is the brand name is not important but the quality of the fans I use is. It just so happens that Noctua and quality …The post Noctua Gives Award-Winning NF-A14 Fan a High-Speed PWM Performance Boost appeared first on Futurelooks. Related posts: CORSAIR Hydro Series H70 ...
Slacker Radio Pulls in 6M New Users After Redesign | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 19:49
Slacker Radio's February website overhaul really paid off, resulting in millions of new fans and mobile downloads in less than three months. Since launching its completely redesigned digital music service on Feb. 13, Slacker picked up more than 6 million new listeners, 3.5 million of whom are listening via mobile devices. Slacker's makeover provided the site with [...]
Fedora's Account System Faces Security Issue | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 19:48
Two years after the Fedora Account System (FAS) upped its security, an announcement has been made today that they have discovered a security vulnerability in their system that dates back to 2008...
OpenNebula 4.0 Improves The Open-Source Cloud | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 19:48
OpenNebula 4.0 "Eagle" has been released as the latest major release of this popular, open-source cloud computing system...
AMD Announce 2133MHz 16/32GB Gamer Series DDR3 Memory Kits | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 19:48
AMD has been in the memory business now for quite a while, they initially started working with Patriot as their OEM supplier back in late 2011. On their latest releases they have announced that they are now partnering up with the Dataram corporation. Their latest release is the AMD Radeon RG2133 Gamer Series memory. These [...]The post AMD Announce 2133MHz 16/32GB Gamer Series DDR3 Memory Kits ...
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 19:48
Thermaltake’s Water 2.0 series has already come and gone. We were lucky enough to be able to take a look at the Water 2.0 Extreme which we felt was a great cooler in terms of performance but was let down slightly by its very high price tag relative to the competition. Now Thermaltake have progressed [...]The post Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro CPU Cooler Review appeared first on eTeknix.
Pixman 0.30 Release Has Major Back-End Work | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 18:36
A major release of the Pixman rendering library happened on Wednesday. Pixman 0.30 now has some major back-end improvements and other changes to better the pixel manipulation software...
EA Register Battlefield 13 to 20 Domains | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 18:36
EA has not even released Battlefield 4 yet but that hasn’t stopped it registered Battlefield 13 to 20 domains. Battlefield also already owns Battlefield 1 to 9 domains but 10, 11 and 12 have reportedly been secured by a third party. With Battlefield 4 expected out by the end of this year it is unlikely [...]The post EA Register Battlefield 13 to 20 Domains appeared first on eTeknix.
Thermaltake GOrb II Portable Laptop Cooler Review | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 18:36
Introduction Last year around this time, I was seeing press releases for something called the GOrb from Thermaltake. While being not much more than a pair of stands to raise a notebook off the table, the 8-ball looks, and the black and white theme was an idea that was well outside the box of what we typically think of when it comes to cooling a notebook of any size. In this concept, you were ...
Valve's Gabe Newell To Keynote LinuxCon 2013 | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 17:24
Gabe Newell, the well-known leader of Valve Software, will be keynoting this year's Linux Foundation LinuxCon event...
Intel Releases OpenCL SDK XE 2013 For Linux | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 17:24
Intel released yesterday the Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications XE 2013. This is an OpenCL SDK for Linux that supports OpenCL 1.2 and all of the latest and greatest Intel hardware...
Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Enters Development Sights | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 17:24
With last weekend's release of Debian 7.0 Wheezy, Debian 8.0 Jessie is now in early stages of development...
NVIDIA Releases 310.51 Driver To Kill Off The Series | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 17:24
NVIDIA has announced the release of their 310.51 "certified" proprietary graphics driver for Linux, Solaris, and BSD operating systems...
SilverStone Raven RV04 Chassis Revealed | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 17:24
SilverStone have revealed some pictures of their upcoming flagship computer case, the Raven RV04. The Raven RV04 is a clear evolution of its predecessor the RV03 featuring a more curved front design, yet it drops the highlights on the front that the RV03 used. While the SilverStone RV03 featured a 90 degree rotated motherboard [...]The post SilverStone Raven RV04 Chassis Revealed appeared ...
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32GB Flash Drive Review | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 16:12
The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 USB 3.0 Flash drive has been redesigned with a slim new case and improved transfer speeds. We take the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32GB capacity drive for a test drive and see if this device is worthy of holding your important data on the go!
MSI Z87 MPower MAX Motherboard Unboxed and Detailed | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 16:12
MSI's upcoming Z87 MPower MAX motherboard has been fully unboxed and detailed by EgyptHardware. MSI has been teasing this board as well as the Z87 XPower board over the past few weeks. These two boards are the top of the line Haswell motherboards MSI will be releasing for overclockers and enthusiasts. Read on to see all of the photos and information about the upcoming Z87 MPower MAX ...
XSPC RayStorm 750 RS240 Watercooling Kit Review | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 16:12
In the computer world, every once in awhile a company that is thought of as bargain basement starts to come out with great products. In this case we?re talking about XSPC. Usually considered at best to be entry level, not many would give XSPC a second look for pure performance. That is until they released their first Raystorm blocks. Now not only are they affordable, but they actually stack ...
Intel Core i7 3770K Overclocked To 7.2GHz On Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Motherboard | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 16:12
A week ago we showed you a CPU-Z validation of an Intel Core i7 4770K at 7GHz with a ridiculously high core voltage of 2.56 volts. This time we have another Intel processor cracking the 7GHz marker but it is a current generation Core i7 3770K. A recent validation showed that the i7 3770K was [...]The post Intel Core i7 3770K Overclocked To 7.2GHz On Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Motherboard appeared first on ...
Thermalright AXP-100 Low-Profile Review | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 15:00
With the AXP-100, Thermalright has a promising cooler for HTPC's or small form factor desktop PCs in its portfolio. Already at a first glance it shines with a very good build quality and no less than six heatpipes. We're already curious how this thing is going to perform in our test parcours.
Dragon?s Call II: Honor for Dragon Hunter | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 15:00
In addition to the abundant featured systems and thrilling gameplay, the development team behind Dragon?s Call II also designed several leisure mini-games for players. Here, Gorzt, the game publisher, was very willing to introduce Dragon Hunter, one of the leisure games, for all fans. Details are as follows. The ?Dragon Hunter? system offers players a [...]The post Dragon?s Call II: Honor for ...
Sony VAIO Fit 14 (SVF14A15CXB) | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 13:48
The Sony VAIO Fit 14 is a mainstream laptop that comes as close as you can without being an official ultrabook, but it went over specification. It's nice to look at and somewhat powerful, but a couple of issues keeping it from scoring higher.
Gran Turismo 6 Announcement Coming Next Week | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 13:48
Something made me feel like an old gamer today and while I’m not exactly having a mid life crisis or anything I was still amazed to find out that Gran Turismo was 15 years old this year, given that I remember snapping up the original game when it was launched on the PlayStation 1 back [...]The post Gran Turismo 6 Announcement Coming Next Week appeared first on eTeknix.
CoolerMaster N200, N400 & N600 Out Now | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 12:48
It was just a few days ago that we announced the pending release of the new CoolerMaster range and now it seems we didn’t have long to wait at all! CoolerMaster have released three new models into the wild, the N200, N400 and the N600, although no sign of the two models we discussed in [...]The post CoolerMaster N200, N400 & N600 Out Now appeared first on eTeknix.
Kabini Looks To The Future, Drops Support For Windows XP & Vista | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 11:36
There are still a lot of supports of Windows XP out there, maybe not so many out there for Vista but I’m sure there will be some people on the OS that simply won’t, can’t or don’t want to upgrade for what ever reason and if your one of these people, and your also someone [...]The post Kabini Looks To The Future, Drops Support For Windows XP & Vista appeared first on eTeknix.
Arcade-style shooter ?Thunder Wolves? Now Available For Preorder On Steam | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 10:36
The Thunder Wolves are taking off next week to obliterate evildoers everywhere. Available on Steam May 15, the game can be preordered now. Early-birds get a discount of 20-percent off the regular price of $9.99. In addition to the PC release, the engines are already warmed up for the upcoming release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation [...]The post Arcade-style shooter “Thunder Wolves” Now ...
Passive Cooled Powercolor HD 7850 Out Now | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 9:36
Powercolor has finally released their latest HD 7850 graphics card, a passively cooled and very stylish looking number that may be perfect for HTPC, or silent builds that don’t want to sacrifice on GPU performance. The card if pretty well designed under the cooler too, with some high efficiency VRMs, Gold Power Kit PCB, Ferrite [...]The post Passive Cooled Powercolor HD 7850 Out Now appeared ...
Infinite Crisis: Closed Beta Begins Today! | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 8:24
Beginning today, the Closed Beta phase for Infinite Crisis begins! Select players chosen from the pool of registrants will get their first chance to dive into the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) PC game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Turbine. To help celebrate, a new Champion Profile video highlighting The Joker is [...]The post Infinite Crisis: Closed Beta ...
InWin G7 Mid Tower Chassis Review | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 8:24
In the office this week I have the latest budget friendly chassis offering from InWin and while they are earning quite a lot of fame and reputation for their, shall we say, slightly crazier chassis designs such as the D-Frame and H-Frame, its easy to forget that they make normal cases too. InWin is well known [...]The post InWin G7 Mid Tower Chassis Review appeared first on eTeknix.
Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 8:24
Introduction ? ?With Swedish House Mafia clearing my head and getting me in the mood to type away, I want to bring you the larger brother in the NH-U series of freshly released coolers from Noctua. From what we saw with the NH-U12S, it shows that the basic design we are used to over the past five or six years can still be a winning design. Any cooler that is worth its salt has to have great fans ...
Linux 3.10 Kernel Integrates BCache HDD/SSD Caching | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 7:12
After being in development for more than one year, BCache was finally merged on Wednesday into the mainline Linux kernel code-base. BCache serves as an SSD caching framework for Linux by offering write-through and write-back caching through a newly-exposed block device...
Toshiba KIRAbook Ultrabook Review | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 5:48
Toshiba throws their hat into the high-end ultrabook ring with this 13.3" gem featuring a 2560x1440 IPS display.
F2FS File-System Gets Major Changes In Linux 3.10 | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 2:36
F2FS, the promising "Flash Friendly" file-system developed at Samsung and has shown promising performance results on various flash devices, has seen more improvements with the Linux 3.10 kernel...
Calligra 2.7 Beta Is Packing New Features | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 0:12
The Calligra open-source office/productivity suite for KDE users is nearing their 2.7 release in the next month. Today, however, the Calligra 2.7 beta was released and it's feature complete...
Canonical Plans For Usable Ubuntu Phone By Month's End | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 0:12
On the same day as sharing their plans for Ubuntu's own package format and installer, Rick Spencer of Canonical has laid out plans for the Ubuntu Phone to be "usable as our daily phones" by month's end...
Corsair Neutron 128GB and 256GB (2013 Hynix Edition) SSD Review | Posted on: 09/05/2013 @ 0:12
Introduction ? ?It's been quite a while since we wrote about Corsair's Neutron Series, Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD) or SK Hynix Memory solutions. That's going to change this week because we went out and purchased a handful of Neutron and Neutron GTX drives. Before we start down that road, let's take a look at the LAMD and SK Hynix relationship. ?LAMD is a specialty SoC builder with a handful of ...
iOS 7 Web Traffic Spikes as WWDC Nears | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 23:00
As Apple gears up for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference next month, more evidence of iOS 7 is showing up in the wild, an update to its mobile OS that's expected to debut at the show. Several sites have reported seeing major spikes in traffic from devices running iOS 7 in recent days. Though the next-generation [...]
The First Nouveau Benchmarks On Linux 3.10 | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 21:48
Similar to yesterday's early Radeon DRM benchmarks from Linux 3.10, here's some initial OpenGL performance results for NVIDIA GeForce hardware when using the Nouveau DRM that's updated in the Linux 3.10 kernel...
T-Mobile Sells 500,000 iPhones in First Month | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 20:48
T-Mobile sold 500,000 iPhones since officially adding the Apple smartphone to its lineup in early April, the company said in a Wednesday earnings report. Revenue for the first quarter landed at $4.68 billion, down 7 percent year over year. Adjusted earnings were $1.2 billion, up 12.4 percent from the fourth quarter, but down 7.5 percent [...]
Colorful Unveils Liquid-Cooled GeForce GTX TITAN iGame | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 20:36
NVIDIA has been pretty strict on what graphic card manufacturers can do with the GeForce GTX Titan graphics card. The one major exception is if the manufacturer installs a full-coverage waterblock on the card. Well it looks like Colorful has done that and will be releasing a factory overclocked GeForce GTX Titan iGame card. Of course this card will feature a full-coverage water block that you ...
Report: Yahoo in Talks to Acquire Hulu (Again) | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 19:36
The gradual transformation of Yahoo, led by former Googler Marissa Mayer's aggressive software acquisitions and internal reorganization strategy, appears to be moving ahead at full steam. Now, according to a new report, the company is in talks to snap up online video site Hulu. Initially launched as a free, advertiser-supported video aggregation site in 2007, [...]
Internet Restored in Syria, Government Blames Severed Cable | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 19:36
Internet access in Syria has returned, according to those monitoring Web traffic in the region, as well as Syrian media reports. Internet monitoring firm Renesys said this morning that Web traffic resumed in Syria after a 19.5-hour outage - from 6:45 UTC on Tuesday to 2:13 UTC today. Google's Transparency Report, meanwhile, which keeps tab [...]
Google Maps New Interface? | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 19:36
Is Google gearing up to premiere a new Maps interface at next week's Google I/O? The unofficial Google Operating System blog reported on Tuesday that the search giant is testing out a new look for Google Maps that sheds the traditional sidebar in favor of floating boxes on top of a full-screen map. Information like [...]
Gigabyte Z87X-OC Motherboard Unboxed and Detailed | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 19:36
It looks like PCWorld has unboxed and gone over many of the different features of the Gigabyte Z87X-OC Haswell motherboard. The Z87X-OC is Gigabyte's top of the line motherboard in their Haswell designed specifically for overclockers and enthusiasts. Read on to see all of the details and photos of this awesome motherboard.
Nvidia?s Tegra 4 Gets Benchmarked | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 19:36
Nvidia’s Tegra 4 system on chip (SoC) has yet to find its way into any device that is currently on sale for consumers to purchase. Despite this, performance details about the Nvidia Tegra 4 have managed to emerge thanks to Project Shield developers and testers giving up some information. A developer managed to run the [...]The post Nvidia’s Tegra 4 Gets Benchmarked appeared first on eTeknix.
Garry's Mod Creator Comments On Linux Plans | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 18:24
Garry Newman, the creator of the popular "Garry's Mod" Source Engine game mod, has commented on their Linux release plans...
Ubuntu To Get Its Own Package Format, App Installer | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 18:24
While Ubuntu already has its own software store, Canonical developers are now working on their own application package installer and package format...
Twelve New Grand Theft Auto V Screenshots Revealed | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 18:24
Just yesterday we brought you the news that Grand Theft Auto V would be coming to the PC platform according to some leaks. However, over the past few months there have been a lot of other developments with GTA V and if you have missed any of them then you can check them all out here. [...]The post Twelve New Grand Theft Auto V Screenshots Revealed appeared first on eTeknix.
BitFenix Unveil Green and Blue Prodigy Cases | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 18:24
BitFenix’s Prodigy mini-ITX cases has been one of the most popular on the market since its release. It has spurred a ”tech-fashion” of building high performance portable gaming rigs thanks to ever shrinking graphics cards, motherboards and ever increasing CPU performance with lower TDPs. The BitFenix prodigy came out over 9 months ago and if [...]The post BitFenix Unveil Green ...
Next-Gen Haswell ASRock Motherboards To Be Waterproof | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 18:24
A couple of days ago we brought you the news of the ASRock Haswell LGA 1150 motherboard line up, which had been revealed by a series of leaks. From that we found out not only what models ASRock were producing and what they looked like, but also that ASRock was opting to integrated 802.11.ac WLAN [...]The post Next-Gen Haswell ASRock Motherboards To Be Waterproof appeared first on eTeknix.
Review: Sony KDL-55W905A | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 17:36
IntroductionAfter years of being left hanging limply on the ropes by its big hitting Korean rivals, Sony suddenly exploded back onto the TV scene in 2012 with its multi-award winning HX853 series. This set saw Sony combining its high-end X-Reality Pro processing engine with the most sophisticated local dimming system ever seen on an edge LED TV to spectacular effect, instantly redefining our ...
GX Gaming KMH 100 Gaming Kit Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 17:24
Many people do not have the right gaming gear when they first build or purchase their computer. A lot of the time they discover a game then get really into it. So then they will need to go out and buy that gaming mouse, keyboard and headset. GX Gaming makes a wide variety of gaming peripherals and has put three of their best products together into a single gaming kit called the Gaming KMH 100. ...
Choosing a Gaming CPU: Single + Multi-GPU at 1440p, April 2013 | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 16:24
One question when building or upgrading a gaming system is of which CPU to choose - does it matter if I have a quad core from Intel, or a quad module from AMD? Perhaps something simpler will do the trick, and I can spend the difference on the GPU. What if you are running a multi-GPU setup, does the CPU have a bigger effect? This was the question I set out to help answer.
LLVM 3.3 Release Candidate 1 Now Available | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 16:12
Following yesterday's branching of LLVM and the related components from trunk, LLVM 3.3 Release Candidate 1 is now available for those interested in testing the Apple-sponsored compiler...
More Details Emerge On AMD?s Next Generation ?Volcanic Islands? 20nm GPUs | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 16:12
Yesterday we broke to you some pretty important news. This was that AMD’s next generation of video cards (likely to be HD 8000) would be released at the end of 2013, which is later than Nvidia releasing their GTX 700 series, but the reason for this is that AMD are advancing to 20nm and a [...]The post More Details Emerge On AMD’s Next Generation “Volcanic Islands” 20nm GPUs appeared first ...
Corsair Obsidian 350D Micro-ATX Chassis Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 16:12
Introduction ? ?This year when I was shown around the suite at CES in Las Vegas, Corsair had plans for two new chassis designs to enter the Obsidian series of cases. The first of them is a huge tower chassis that takes all of what made the 800D such a success, along with some redesigns and new ways of looking at solving problems of the previous designs, and if not for some shipping delays, I ...
Buffalo AirStation N600 Dual-Band Wireless Router Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 15:12
Today we take a look at Buffalo?s AirStation N600 802.11n wireless router that is shipped with a customized DD-WRT firmware. Those who are interested in the ultimate customization of their network should read on to see how the WZR-600DHP AirStation competes against several other popular routers!
Wolfenstein Reboot Coming To Current Gen, Next Gen & PC This Year | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 15:12
Wolfenstein is one of the most highly regarded pieces of gaming history, not only was the game one of the first (although debated to be the actual first by many) FPS and Wolfenstein Enemy Territory was a precursor to free-to-play and for its time, offered gorgeous graphics, ragdoll physics and some absolutely classic multiplayer deathmatch gaming [...]The post Wolfenstein Reboot Coming To ...
Zotac Zbox ID89 Plus Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 15:00
Zotac crams an Ivy Bridge CPU into its latest mini-PC. Is it the perfect media companion?
MechWarrior Online Brings Misery to the Battlefield | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 13:48
Today pilots across the Inner Sphere can add ?Misery? to their list of weapons in their arsenals as Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing announce the long-awaited 85-ton Stalker Mech, Misery, now available in the Mech Lab for MechWarrior Online. Sporting top speeds of 48.6 kph and armed with four medium lasers, a Gauss rifle, [...]The post MechWarrior Online Brings Misery to the Battlefield ...
Review: Samsung UE46F7000 | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 12:48
IntroductionAfter being hugely impressed by the flagship Samsung UE46F8000 and Samsung UE55F8000 from Samsung's 8 Series of LED TVs, can equal amounts of hyperbole be heaped on this step-down 46-inch LED TV? Darn right it can - and at £300 (around AU$450 / US$463) cheaper, we're almost convinced that this Samsung Series 7 screen is a better value option.Part of that conclusion comes from the ...
DeepCool Gammaxx 300 CPU Cooler (Heatsink) Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 12:48
The Gammaxx 300 is DeepCool’s entry range cooling solution. Does it work well? This review was made possible by DeepCool The Heatsink As you can see from the photo above, it’s a simple heatsink. The most striking part of it is the fan. The fan is different from the usual fan that comes with a [...]
Western Digital & SanDisk Join Forces To Build SSHDs | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 12:36
Earlier today we reported that Seagate were set to enter the SSD market and that is of course a good thing for both consumers and fans of Seagate products, yet it looks like Western Digital & SanDisk don’t want Seagate to have all the spotlight today as they announce their new partnership. Western Digital and [...]The post Western Digital & SanDisk Join Forces To Build SSHDs appeared first on ...
Rumor: Next Xbox Might Be Delayed Due to Blu-Ray Licensing | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 11:24
It’s not yet known if the next Xbox will have a Blu-ray drive. An e-mail circulated in-house at Microsoft makes mention of watching Blu-rays, but not specifically with their next-gen system. A rumor from MondoXbox however not only thinks they have the disc drive, but are having difficulty nailing down the license. This is the [...]The post Rumor: Next Xbox Might Be Delayed Due to Blu-Ray ...
Seagate Step Into The World OF SSDs | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 11:24
Seagate is one of the biggest names in the storage industry, in fact, they’re one of the biggest names in the computer industry too and it’s amazing that they’ve managed to keep out of the SSD race up until now, but it seems they’re finally playing their hand with the launch of three brand new [...]The post Seagate Step Into The World OF SSDs appeared first on eTeknix.
Review: Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 10:36
The Samsung Series 9 NP900X3D is an extremely portable 13-inch laptop that goes right up against the likes of the Asus Zenbook and Acer's Aspire S7. This is the latest version of the Series 9, though the name has been around for a while now. As you'd expect, it includes Windows 8, an Intel Core i5 processor and a now standard 4GB of memory. You'll be amazed at how thin the NP900X3D actually is ...
Microsoft Will Reveal Windows 8.1 This Month | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 10:12
According to rumours, Microsoft is going to launch the first beta version of Windows Blue, a.k.a Windows 8.1, later in June at the BUILD developer conference. It will then proceed to release and sell the final version to consumers at some point in September. Reports suggest that Microsoft could officially reveal the Windows 8.1 OS by [...]The post Microsoft Will Reveal Windows 8.1 This Month ...
PQI i-mini USB 3.0 32GB Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 10:12
PQI has made things as small as possible with the i-mini flash drive while also offering the modern USB 3.0 interface. We take the minuscule i-mini for a spin to see if PQI has not shaved off too much performance in the process of shrinking things down.
Asus GTX 670 DirectCU Mini 2GB Graphics Card Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 9:00
Whilst there have been a few new cards come to the market over the last month or so from both NVIDIA and AMD, there’s always the time available in each manufacturers R&D departments for them to tweak, tune and create new products to bring to market. Normally these come in the form of overclocked cards [...]The post Asus GTX 670 DirectCU Mini 2GB Graphics Card Review appeared first on eTeknix.
Phanteks PH-TC14PE Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 9:00
The Phanteks PH-TC14PE is a behemoth of a CPU cooler that looks ready to maul the competition. This anodized aluminum and nickle-plated copper beast has twin cooling towers and five 8 mm heatpipes. Are the giant towers and fleshed-out pipes enough to deliver top tier performance?
AMD Cutting Desktop CPU Prices | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 8:00
AMD have a tradition of cutting their prices down incrementally over time. Not only does it help them shift a few more units but it also allows them to keep “old tech” attractive even when they release new models. Their latest round of price cuts is no exceptions and we can see some very attractive [...]The post AMD Cutting Desktop CPU Prices appeared first on eTeknix.
PC Garage AMD FX-6300 Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:15
Cum nu to?i utilizatorii se pricep în a alege ?i / sau asambla diversele componente ce alc?tuiesc un sistem PC, pia?a de profil le ofer? un segment compus din sisteme gata asamblate / branded. Ast?zi avem pentru voi un review la un astfel de sistem - PC Garage AMD FX-6300, cu componente alese ?i asamblate cu grij? de retailerul PC Garage, suntem ner?bd?tori ce s? afl?m ce au reu?it ace?tia s? ...
Paintball Photography | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
Did you know that I am Paintball Photographer? I bet many of you didn’t know that. I’m a professional photographer specializing in food and interiors, however I do photograph other subjects when there’s opportunity – Paintball is one of them. It’s always good for a photographer, whether hobbyist or professional, to expand their horizons and [...]
Network Experts Confirmed Authorities Blocked Content Related to Malaysia?s GE13 | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
Network experts over Lowyat.net’s Forum confirmed all plaintext HTTP connections on Unifi (and maybe Celcom + Maxis) are being man-in-the-middle’d and dropped if they contain blacklisted data. Looks like there are videos some people don’t like us Malaysians to see. The discussion is found here, you may follow the thread to get updates on the [...]
Malaysia?s Ruling Party Spends on Improperly Executed Google Ads | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
Malaysians have been bombarded with ads from the ruling party over the past weeks as the nation approaches the General Election on May 5th. The curious little me, after seeing one too many ads, decided to give one of their ads on Google a click to see where it leads to. If they advertised on [...]
Cooler Master Jas Pro (notebook holder) for Macbook | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
The stunning new JAS PRO display stand turns your MacBook into an art exhibit that showcases its striking features. It also affords you with an ergonomic view that is enabled by utilizing the various available screen height settings of JAS Pro to help improve your posture while seated. The intelligent JAS PRO design ensures that [...]
Simulate Lighting in a Virtual Photo Studio with set.a.light 3D STUDIO | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
“set.a.light 3D STUDIO is the world’s first photo studio simulation, with which you can build lighting sets in advance on a PC and realistically simulate the expected picture results. Smart tools and innovative features offer countless options for the optimization of work flows on the actual set and ensure improved picture results ? from the [...]
Photography : ISO Performance from a Proper Perspective | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
Photography hobbyists today (and over the past years) are too focused on ISO performance (noise control) that it makes it so difficult for them to decide on what to buy. Every time a new camera body appears, the ISO performance would be the first (or at least, top 3) things anyone talks about. You can [...]
QWERTY make a come back on BlackBerry Q10 | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
Just when you thought keyboards are a thing of the past – in comes BlackBerry Q10!! Q10 specs is similar to Z10 - 3.1-inch (720×720 pixels) touch display - powered by dual core 1.5 GHz processor - 2GB RAM - 16GB internal storage with microSD card support - 8MP rear camera - 2MP front camera [...]
Windows 8 Passes 100 Million License Sales | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
In a recent Q&A session with Tami Reller, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft, it seems that Windows 8 has sold over 100 Million licenses. We recently surpassed the 100 million licenses sold mark for Windows 8. This number includes Windows licenses that ship on a new tablet or PC, as well [...]
Acer Aspire R7: A Laptop to Make You Flip | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
Today Acer held a press conference in New York to announce a variety of new products. Given the timing, it’s no surprise that Intel 4th Generation CPUs aren’t specifically listed, though we expect additional updates in the coming months. What we have in the meantime are a few interesting takes on where computing and touchscreen interfaces are headed. We’ll start with the Aspire R7, which is ...
Acer Aspire P3 Ultrabook Launched | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
In contrast to the Aspire R7, the P3 is basically a reworking of the Iconia W700 tablet from last year, only with a shell that makes the result very similar to Microsoft’s Surface Pro with its own variant of the Type Cover. There are a few immediately notable differences, however, like the standard 1366x768 resolution instead of 1080p—but thankfully the panel technology is still IPS. The ...
Acer Iconia A1 7.9? Tablet | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
Continuing with the spate of Acer announcements from today, next up we have the Iconia A1 Tablet. Details on the SoC are a bit scarce, but it’s listed as a quad-core 1.2GHz 28nm MT8389W MediaTek chip (with MT6167 for 3G); MediaTek has used PowerVR SGX 544 previously, but it’s not clear which GPU is in the MT8389W. Regardless, the 1024x768 LCD resolution doesn’t need a ton of graphics power ...
Acer Aspire V Series: New AMD APUs and Other Upgrades | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
The final piece of news out of Acer from today consists of updates to their Aspire V series of laptops targeted at value-conscious consumers. We’ve previously reviewed the Aspire V3-571G and the Aspire V5-171, and while neither was able to set the stage on fire, in both cases we came away impressed with the value being offered. The updated systems look to build on that successful combination of ...
Intel?s Silvermont Architecture Revealed: Getting Serious About Mobile | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
The most frustrating part about covering Intel’s journey into mobile over the past five years is just how long it’s taken to get here. The CPU cores used in Medfield, Clover Trail and Clover Trail+ are very similar to what Intel had with the first Atom in 2008. Obviously we’re dealing with higher levels of integration and tweaks for further power consumption, but the architecture and much ...
Synology's DS213j Targets Budget-Conscious Home NAS Market | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
Synology is one of the few NAS vendors to successfully pull through multiple units in our labs without any showstopper failures. The quality and breadth of the feature set offered in the DSM (Disk Station Manager) firmware is unrivaled in the SMB / SOHO NAS industry. Out of the very few factors that might force users to reconsider going the Synology route is the pricing of their units. In ...
The Seagate 600 & 600 Pro SSD Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
If you had asked me back in 2008 who I thought would be leading the SSD industry in 2013 I would’ve said Intel, Western Digital and Seagate. Intel because of its commanding early lead in the market, and WD/Seagate because as the leaders in hard drives they couldn’t afford to be absent from the long term transition to SSDs. The days of having to explain why SSDs are better than mechanical ...
Seagate 1200 SSD: Custom Seagate SAS Controller, X8 PCIe SSD Also Announced | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
Alongside the Seagate 600 and 600 Pro SATA SSDs, Seagate is also announcing its 1200 SSD aimed squarely at the enterprise market. While the 600/600 Pro use Link A Media's LM87800 controller with some degree of Seagate firmware customization, the 1200 apparently uses a fully custom Seagate designed controller. Seagate is planning on using a mixture of custom designed and 3rd party controllers ...
Sony Announces VAIO Fit Series of Laptops | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
Today Sony is launching their newest line of laptops, the VAIO Fit series. There will be two different lines, the Fit and the Fit E, and all of the new laptops are "thin and light" and feature aluminum exteriors. Sony didn't provide detailed specifications, but it sounds like the VAIO Fit series is going after users that like the idea of an Ultrabook but aren't willing to pay the higher price ...
AMD Releases New Radeon Memory SKU: RG2133 Gamer Series | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
After entering the PC memory market about a year and a half ago, things have for the most part been quiet for AMD’s fledgling memory operations. With DDR3 enjoying a long, prosperous reign as the memory of choice for PCs, memory is not a fast-moving field that has the kind of rapid innovation and quick product turnovers as AMD’s GPU and CPU businesses do. But with that said, even as a ...
ASUS MX279H Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
The ASUS MX279H is an attractive display with a very decent, frameless design. With a mere 18 millimeter thick display you get a 27 inch AH-IPS panel, FullHD resolution, a touch sensitive menu bar and the possibility to tilt the panel. Thanks to the AH-IPS panel image quality should be very good and furthermore we're curious whether FullHD is or isn't enough for a 27 inch display.
Fractal Design Define R2 XL Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
Almost exactly two years ago the young Swedish company Fractal Design presented with the Define R3 their first midi tower. Now they have the Define R2 XL big tower in their portfolio which should be the next step in evolution of their Define series cases. The Swedes provided this case with an increased build quality and they also added features like USB3.0.
OCZ Vertex 3.20 240 GB Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:14
With the Vertex 3.20 OCZ officially launches their first product that features 20 nanometer NAND from the Intel/Micron joint venture. This step is quite a critical one for OCZ since it means that have to do a balancing act between endurance and price. There are quite a few manufacturers out there in the market that already offer TLC based SSD with significantly lower prices. At this point we just ...
Crucial M500 480GB Solid-State Drive Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:01
If you've been waiting for the time when a near 1TB SSD has a reasonable cost per GB price tag, Crucial may have something for you. Their new M500 series has drives available from 120GB to 960GB and feature the latest iteration of the Marvell controller and some updated architecture to match. Have a read to see how well it compares to the latest drives from other makers.
Spring Storm Preparedness - A Look At Energizer & Maglite LED Flashlights | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:01
This year, the first day of spring fell on March 20th, and for those in the Midwest that means that Tornado season has started. The season has started off slow so far, but dozens of tornadoes have already touched down and more are surely coming. It was around this time that we realized that we have prepared our computers for a power outage, but we weren't prepped for a long term power outage. ...
ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:01
The DashDrive Air AE400 can be used an a wireless Access Point, USB drive, memory card reader and even a power bank! These features make this $80 device extremely versatile for people on the go. Users can easily share photos, music, video, or documents with others. Read on to see what we think of it when we use it on both Apple and Android based smartphones!
Intel LANFest SoCal 2013 ? Local Gaming & Fun | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:01
This past weekend during April 26 through 28, Legit Reviews returned to Cal Poly Pomona in Southern California to attend the second Intel LANFest SoCal. Last year?s summer LANFest SoCal occurred alongside the GIGABYTE ESport LAN. While GIGABYTE's invitational tournament did not return this time, a good portion of the GESL volunteer staff returned as LANFest SoCal 2013 gamers or volunteers. Check ...
Intel GT3 Graphics in Haswell - Twice as Fast as Ivy Bridge | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:01
Next month Intel will be releasing dozens of processors based on the new highly anticipated ?Haswell? microarchitecture. These processors use the brand new 22nm 3D Tri-Gate production process and have some pretty interesting features, but we are going to be talking about the graphics aspect of the new processors today. Intel GT3 graphics is said to double the performance over current Intel ...
Intel Iris Graphics Announced For 4th Gen Core Processors | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:01
Today Intel unveiled the performance capabilities of Intel Iris graphics, which will be available on select SKUs of our highly-anticipated 4th Gen Intel Core processor family. For the very first time Intel is showing off 3DMark performance benchmarks, so read on to find out what is in store for all of us when Haswell processors come out!
Spire Power Bank 4000 Battery Charger Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:01
Spire recently introduced a new, and very slim Power Bank to their lineup, helping your mobile gadgets last just a little bit longer throughout the day. If you haven?t guessed from the product title, the Spire Power Bank 4000 boasts a cool 4,000mAh Li-ion battery. Read on to see how we liked this unit and how well it performed.
ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400 10.1 inch Windows 8 Tablet Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:01
Tablets are the wave of the future! They are becoming more powerful, more capable, and have more bells and whistles. Today we have one of the latest tablets from ASUS, the VivoTab Smart 10.1" tablet. The VivoTab Smart runs a full version of Windows 8, is powered by a dual core Intel Atom processor, and has 64GB of storage built in! Read on to see how it performs!
Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850W BN603 PSU Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:01
Today we are having a look at another product from Be Quiet!, the German supplier of high end PC parts, the Dark Power Pro 10 850W power supply. Despite boasting excellent performance and unique features, it comes in a very competitive range of the market. Does it have what it takes to survive the relentless competition? We will find out in this review.
New LG Smartphone Images Leak: LG Optimus 2? Nexus 5? | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:01
LG Optimus 2? Google Nexus 5? No idea. As in, we have absolutely no clue as to what phone is being shown off in the latest leak from "evleaks," of Twitter and Facebook smartphone-leaking fame. While it's thought that the recent pictures evleaks posted are from a next-gen Optimus G2 device, there's also talk that [...]
Acer Aspire A5600U-UB13 | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
The Acer Aspire A5600U-UB13 is a nice looking all-in-one desktop PC with a solid feature set and acceptable, though not exceptional performance. It's a decent all-in-one desktop at a decent price, but there are better systems out there for not much more money.
Report: Nintendo Modifying Wii U to Run Smartphone Apps | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
Nintendo is thinking outside of the box in an effort to boost sales of its Wii U game console. According to The Japan Times, the company is working to modify its new console so that it is compatible with smartphone applications. Nintendo has offered professional-use conversion software to app developers, the newspaper said, so they can [...]
Fortune 500: Apple Cracks Top 10, Facebook Makes Debut | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
Apple landed at No. 6 on this year's Fortune 500 list, the only tech company to crack the top 10. Facebook, meanwhile, made its first appearance on the top 500. Apple was at No. 17 in 2012, and its entrance into the top 10 proves that it's "bigger than ever,"Fortune said, despite some setbacks. "At Apple's press event this [...]
The Sims 4 Arrives in 2014 for PC, Mac | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims 4 will debut next year. The game will be available for PC and Mac in 2014 from EA subsidiary Maxis. "The Sims franchise is fueled by the passion and creativity of its millions of fans around the world," Maxis said in a blog post. "Their continued devotion to the [...]
Intel Introduces New 22nm Atom Lineup | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
SANTA CLARA, Calif. ?Intel on Monday raised the curtain on a next-generation, 22-nanometer Atom core microarchitecture code named Silvermont, promising major improvements in power and power efficiency compared with current-generation Atom System-on-a-Chip (SoC) cores. "Silvermont is a leap forward and an entirely new technology foundation for the future that will address a broad range of [...]
Toshiba Kirabook | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
The Toshiba Kirabook is an attempt to conquer the Apple MacBook laptop. It is an upscale Ultrabook laptop that has a sleek, thin design and a Retina-like 13.3-inch touch screen display. With the Kirabook, you also get excellent battery life and a speedy solid-state drive.
Microsoft Windows Blue Coming Later This Year | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
The upcoming Windows Blue, the first major update to Windows 8, will incorporate feedback from early adopters to build on the "bold vision" of the new OS, Microsoft said this week. Windows Blue, expected later this year, "will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, [...]
Sony Unveils Vaio Fit Entry-Level Laptop Line | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
Sony today introduced four new portable PCs, all of which include cheap price tags, sleek design, and touch-screen capabilities. Sony's Vaio Fit laptop series will debut later this month, just in time for the annual Dads-and-Grads gifting tradition. The Fit 14 and 15 focus on design, while the Fit 14E and 15E are described as [...]
Seagate Unveils New Solid State Drive Lineup | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
Seagate today introduced a new lineup of solid state drives (SSDs), including its first client SSDs and next-generation enterprise drives. The new lineup, built to provide ultra-fast speed and high data integrity, includes the Seagate 600, 600 Pro, and 1200 SSD. The company also threw in the new Seagate X8 Accelerator, a storage class memory [...]
The New Corsair 350D Downsizes Obsidian Series Into The Micro ATX Form Factor | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
Although Corsair just announced a plan to sell off the company sell off a minority stake in the company for a cool $75 million, it still continues to move forward with their PC case line-up in a somewhat alternating pattern. The last few releases were for the Carbide Series and now it …The post The New Corsair 350D Downsizes Obsidian Series Into The Micro ATX Form Factor appeared first on ...
GETAC?s New X500 is a Full Server in the Body of a Ruggedized Notebook | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
GETAC is well known for their product line consisting of ruggedized notebooks, tablets and PDAs built for the toughest of conditions. Futurelooks has had quite a bit of experience in the past torturing their products including dancing on them, tossing them, and dunking them in water (roll video). …The post GETAC’s New X500 is a Full Server in the Body of a Ruggedized Notebook appeared first ...
Finally! A Winner For Our BitFenix Custom Alchemy Sleeved Cable Kit Contest is Identified! | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
Once again, thank you to all our readers on Futurelooks, viewers on YouTube, followers on Twitter and of course, of fans on Facebook, for entering our latest and greatest contest. This contest truly would not be possible if it wasn’t for BitFenix and their generosity. Especially their flexibility in being …The post Finally! A Winner For Our BitFenix Custom Alchemy Sleeved Cable Kit Contest is ...
Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX PC Case Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
There are several major factors you must consider when selecting a new case for your current system, or selecting a new case for a new build. Although Futurelooks isn’t in the business of recommending specific PC chassis’ to people, we are in the business of showing people what to look …The post Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX PC Case Review appeared first on Futurelooks. Related posts: ...
Futurelooks Deals ? Hard Drive and SSD Deals from Tiger Direct (US) | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 7:00
If you’re looking for a hard drive or SSD for a new build, we just spotted some deals from Tiger Direct this week for our US readers. Although many of them rebate based (some are instant rebates with a coupon), the free shipping is also a welcome surprise for each …The post Futurelooks Deals – Hard Drive and SSD Deals from Tiger Direct (US) appeared first on Futurelooks. ...
Func MS-3 & Surface 1030 XL | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:50
Func is probably a bit less well known computer accessory manufacturer. After a few years of silence Func published the MS-3 high-end mouse and the Surface 1030 XL mouse mat. Now we are going to take a look at these new products.
How to fix Video Stuttering on Pivos Xios with XBMC | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:50
There's nothing really wrong with the Xios, You just have to tweak some settings to get around some limitations.
How to fix 100% CPU on Pivos Xios | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:50
XBMC was originally developed on a console, hence the "Xbox" part of "Xbox Media Center". Because of this, the CPU had to run all the time to match up with the resolution.
ASUS VivoBook X202E Laptop | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:50
Let's take a good look at the ASUS VivoBook X202E, a touchscreen laptop with a 11.6" screen, Core i3-3217U CPU, and Windows 8. Check it out!
SteelSeries Call of Duty Black Ops II Mouse Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
With a light ambidextrous body, this thematic mouse reaches 5,670 dpi and features seven programmable buttons. Read our evaluation.
Supermicro X9DRL-EF Motherboard | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
The Supermicro X9DRL-EF is a dual socket LGA2011 motherboard for Xeon E5-2600 series processors, based on the standard ATX form factor.
Corsair Obsidian 350D Case Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
Let's take a look at this mini-tower case from Corsair, the Obsidian 350D, and see if it is a good buy.
In Win D-Frame Case Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
The D-Frame from In-Win is one of the most unique cases ever released for personal computers, made out of aluminum tubes and tempered glass, following the "open case" concept. Let's check it out.
Asus Orion Pro and Echelon: Comfort comes first | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
When it comes to products of ASUS, we can safely assume that it will be of top quality and that its technical capabilities will far exceed those of its competitors. That already became a standard for motherboards and video cards, but ASUS doesn?t lag behind in other areas and that?s the reason why we?ve seen great notebooks, displays, networking equipment? In the last few years the company?s name ...
Overclockix Is Still Around For Linux Stress-Testing | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
Overclockix, a Linux distribution with a long and bumpy history, has seen a new release. Overclockix .017 is now available as a Debian/Knoppix-based platform for hardware tweaking, stress-testing / burn-in software, and network security...
Sambamba: Another Way To Automatically Parallelize Code | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
Sambamba is an interesting research project out of academia that's yet another attempt at coming up with a better means of automatically parallelizing code. The Sambamba project describes itself as "A Runtime System for Online Adaptive Parallelization."..
Early Radeon OpenGL Benchmarks From Linux 3.10 | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
While the first release candidate of the Linux 3.10 kernel isn't even out yet, there's already been the DRM graphics pull, as a result here's some early open-source Radeon Linux graphics benchmarks...
Humble Bundle Launches Double Fine Bundle | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
The latest Humble Indie Bundle has just launched and it includes games from Double Fine...
Blender 2.67 Brings Freestyle Rendering | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
The open-source 3D modelling software Blender has a new release out this afternoon and it brings with it some prominent changes...
LLVM/Clang 3.3 Branched With Many New Features | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
LLVM 3.3 and an adjoining update to the Clang C/C++ compiler is due out in June with new features. Today the code for version 3.3 was branched from trunk...
Red Hat Announces Fedora "Flock" Linux Conference | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
While Fedora has had its Fedora Users and Developers Conference (FUDCon) since nearly the Linux distribution's conception, only now are they coming up with a new contributor conference design...
Greater Radeon Gallium3D Shader Optimization Tests | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
After delivering preview benchmarks of the AMD Radeon Gallium3D driver's new shader optimization benchmark, Vadim Girlin, the back-end's author, has shared some complementary Linux OpenGL benchmark results...
Brütal Legend Is Exciting To Linux Gamers | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
With today's debut of the Humble Double Fine Bundle, Linux gamers seem particularly excited by the debut of the Brütal Legend game for the penguin platform...
Tux3 File-System Claims To Be Faster Than Tmpfs | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
The experimental Tux3 file-system has already made claims of being faster than EXT4. The latest claims out of the open-source file-system is that it's faster than Tmpfs, which is quite a feat given its very thin layer between VFS and SWAP...
ROCCAT Kone XTD Gaming Mouse Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
When I got my hands on this mouse, I was thrilled to be doing the review. The German company ROCCAT is one of the top of the line gaming peripherals companies around today, very well known in Europe. Their USA launch started in 2012 and has been making a big impact with gamers. They started out with the Kone, then came the Kone[+], and now the Kone XTD, their flagship mouse. This mouse is ...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M Specifications Revealed | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
NVIDIA recently introduced the GeForce 700M mobile family. While we have seen specifications and performance for the entry level chips like the GK106/107 based GT 750M and GT 740M which both have 384 cores. A leaked GPU-Z screenshot shows that the GeForce GTX 760M will make use of the 28nm GK106 core architecture and will feature 768 CUDA cores.
Next-Gen Xbox Offline Features Detailed | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
One of the big things many gamers have been worried about with the next generation Xbox is that it would require an always-on internet connection. While we have internet pretty much everywhere these days there are some instances where it is not available, or when it goes out. Well it seems that you will still have some features available to your next generation Xbox if this happens. These ...
Intel Unveils low-power Silvermont Microarchitecture | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
When it comes to the processors inside most mobile devices they are going to be ARM-based processors. Intel wants to change that with their next generation Atom chip codenamed Silvermont. These new SoC (System on Chip) processors are made using a 22nm manufacturing process, offer 3 times the performance and (in some cases) will use 5 times less power as current Atom core processors.
Ineo Alien Vibes W601 Speaker System Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
When it comes to getting speakers sadly many people just simply go to the store and pick up what they have there and do not do any research at all. Speakers allow you to take the headphones off and share the music you are listening to. Today we are taking a look at an interesting 2.2-channel speaker system from a new company called Alien Vibes. The Alien Vibes W601 features a large dual ...
NZXT Announces H630 Silent PC Case | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
NZXT has a new silent case on their hands in the H630. NZXT says this case was engineered for one purpose, to provide enthusiasts the ability to build the highest performing systems while remaining audibly invisible. The H630 will feature a high-density sound dampening design that will not impede cooling capabilities.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 and GTX 780 Pictured! | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
Photos of both of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 770 and GTX 780 have been leaked on the Chiphell Forums. Looking at the leaked photos it looks like NVIDIA will be using the same cooler that was featured on their Titan graphics card. This is the NVTTM cooling design which makes use of a vapor chamber, extended fin cooling and of course much better looks than previous coolers.
Seagate Unveils Complete SSD Product Line | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:49
Seagate who we have known for years for their hard drives has been relatively quiet in the solid state drive space. Well it seems that is changing as today they are unveiling a complete solid state drive line, including their first consumer-based solid state drives. The new products include the Seagate 600 SSD, Seagate 600 Pro SSD, Seagate 1200 SSD and Seagate X8 Accelerator.
Microsoft Confirms Windows Blue | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
After tons of rumors, leaked screenshots and much more it looks like Microsoft has finally has confirmed the existence of Windows 8.1, which is better known as Windows Blue. Microsoft let the information go in a interview with Tami Reller (Microsoft's CFO) on the official Windows Blog.
GELID Solutions Launches Sleeved Power Cable Adapters | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
Sleeving your own power supply cables can be a real pain and can take quite a while to actually do. GELID knows this and today has announced their new sleeved power cable adapters. These plug into your components then plug right into your power supply cables, giving the inside of your system a nice look! The sleeved adapters will be UV reactive an available in black, white, red and blue.
Microsoft Hit with Patent Lawsuit Over Skype Features | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
Melville, New York-based CopyTele Inc. (CTI) said that subsidiary Secure Web Conference Corporation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York. CTI claims that Skype infringes on their patents for encryption technology utilized by Microsoft’s video conferencing service. With coverage on web conferencing [...]The ...
Analysis: Were EA Right About SimCity? The Evidence Says That They Were! | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
It’s been two months now since the release of the latest Sim City, and it sure has been an adventure in terms of PR for both consumers and EA alike. Yet two months is a long time in the gaming world and people are quick to move onto the next farce and start yelling at that, forgetting whatever was [...]The post Analysis: Were EA Right About SimCity? The Evidence Says That They Were! ...
EA Signs Deal As Exclusive Video Game Rights Holder To Star Wars | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
EA’s recent announcement states that it has an exclusive license to publish and develop Star Wars games. EA studios DICE (Battlefield) and Visceral (Dead Space) will both make new games in the popular sci-fi franchise, and BioWare (Star Wars: The Old Republic) will once again work on Star Wars games. Disney will retain the rights [...]The post EA Signs Deal As Exclusive Video Game Rights Holder ...
GMOD Hits Kickstarter, Aims To Bring Game Modding Into The Mainstream | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
Olympus Games announced today the launch of their new Kickstarter campaign, which will help them fund the development of its upcoming mod management platform, GMOD. GMO is set to be built on powerful new technology, which can streamline the modding experience for hardcore and casual PC gamers, delivering an intuitive platform where mods ?just work?. [...]The post GMOD Hits Kickstarter, Aims To ...
iNCEPTIONAL Offers Up To $100,000 To First Player To 100% The Game | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
The latest Light Hero update is available now and with it comes all new levels, expanded gameplay mechanics and the chance of a maximum $100,000 prize for 100% completion, which is to say, awesome! For those who don’t know of it already, Light Hero is a retro style arcade space shooter where the goal is [...]The post iNCEPTIONAL Offers Up To $100,000 To First Player To 100% The Game appeared ...
Rumour: Nvidia GTX 780 Has Direct X 12.0 | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
We have covered quite a few of these CPU-Z database leaks from Ocaholic recently. One showed us about an FX 8570 CPU and HD 8970 GPU and the other showed us a Haswell i7 4770K at 7GHz.Whether either of those turn out to be true is anyone’s guess. However, it looks like Ocaholid are onto ANOTHER [...]The post Rumour: Nvidia GTX 780 Has Direct X 12.0 appeared first on eTeknix.
Nvidia GTX 770 Pictured, Uses GTX Titan Cooler | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
For those of you who haven’t had a chance to keep up with the latest GTX 700 series rumours then be sure to check out Peter’s article on that where he detailed the GTX 780 to GTX 760 Ti. However, if you don’t have time to read that then below is a summary table of [...]The post Nvidia GTX 770 Pictured, Uses GTX Titan Cooler appeared first on eTeknix.
Win A NZXT H630 Ultra-Tower Chassis | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
Today sees NZXT unveiling their latest product; the H630 Ultra-Tower chassis. Being at the forefront of technology, we made sure to team up with leading manufacturer NZXT to give one lucky reader the chance to win this new addition to their product lineup. The new H630 has been designed to provide users with high-performing systems [...]The post Win A NZXT H630 Ultra-Tower Chassis appeared first ...
NZXT H630 Ultra-Tower Chassis Revealed | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
NZXT have finally lifted the curtain on the NZXT H630 and I can now officially very smug about my prediction yesterday! Were I did in fact guess the name of the new chassis from clues left on the NZXT website! Yet with all that taken into consideration, I didn’t expect anything that looks as spectacular as [...]The post NZXT H630 Ultra-Tower Chassis Revealed appeared first on eTeknix.
Grand Theft Auto V For PC Could Be Coming After All | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
Grand Theft Auto V is probably going to be one of the most popular releases of the year in the gaming market. Yet initial rumours suggested that Rockstar Games wouldn’t be bringing Grand Theft Auto V to the PC platform for whatever reasons. This resulted in a petition being created to bring GTA V to [...]The post Grand Theft Auto V For PC Could Be Coming After All appeared first on eTeknix.
Silverstone Heligon Series HE01 Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
Silverstone's Heligon series HE01 is a truly monstrous and unique cooler. The insane 140 mm x 38 mm 171 CFM fan really serves up some big air flair. Will the Heligon HE01 deliver blistering performance or is its big fan just for show?
Lian Li PC-V650B Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
Lian Li has taken a traditional mini-tower case and moved the PSU to the side of the chassis. The result is the PC-V650: a case that can still take full-sized components for a powerful rig. This unique capability, the four pre-installed fans, and a card reader, make it an interesting foundation for a functional high-end system.
Inno3D iChill GTX 650 Ti Boost 2 GB Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
Inno3D has engineered a unique GTX 650 Ti Boost using the company's iChill triple-slot, dual-fan cooler. It provides amazing noise levels, which makes the card almost inaudible during gameplay. Temperatures are also much improved, so the triple-slot design certainly paid off. The card is also overclocked and comes at a reasonable $190 price-point.
GIADA Q11 Android OS Mini PC Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
The Android operating system is starting to invade the world of PCs. Today, we will test a mini-PC from Giada, the Q11. It uses an ARM CPU and runs on an Android OS. This unit has access to numerous applications through the Google Play store and consumes very little energy, barely exceeding 10 W at full load.
ASRock Z77 Extreme11 Intel LGA1155 Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
Fourteen SSDs, quad VGAs, 32 GB of RAM, and 8 threads of high performance Intel horsepower--is that what you are looking for? Look no further as the ASRock Z77 Extreme11 offers all that. ASRock's flagship Intel Z77 Express product, the Z77 Extreme11, does it all and includes an LSI SAS controller for an additional eight SATA ports.
Enermax NAXN ADV 650 W Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
The Enermax NAXN series is one of the few models Enermax doesn't produce themselves. This is done for cost-reduction reasons. In this review, we will check on the performance of the strongest member of the NAXN 82+ ADV line. It has a capacity of 650 W, features a non-modular design, and is 80 Plus Bronze certified.
Samsung 840 SSD 250 GB Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:48
The Samsung 840 SSD is the first solid-state drive using TLC flash technology, which promises higher data density for a lower overall cost. Our testing sees decent performance that turns into "outstanding" when taking into account performance per dollar and price per GB.
What is the best 720-750W Power Supply? | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:36
We put eight 720-750W PSUs through their paces to separate the champs from the chumps.
Synology DS213air Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:36
Synology has added built-in WiFi and a beefier spec to it's latest mid-range NAS box.
SilverStone Argon AR01 Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:36
SilverStone's new range of coolers is here, and we take one of them for a spin.
Netgear Powerline Music Extender XAUB2511 Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:36
This pass-through Powerline kit can be an Airplay receiver, print server and USB storage NAS.
Acer Aspire S7-391 Touchscreen Ultrabook Laptop Review | Posted on: 08/05/2013 @ 6:36
Introduction ? ?Today we are taking a look at the big brother to the Acer Aspire S7-191 we recently reviewed. That's right, we have the Acer Aspire S7-391 in the lab today. The S7-391 is a premium Ultrabook that features a touch-enabled 13.3-inch 1080p display. ?As stated in our previous reviews, some benchmarks have been updated to their latest version. Notably, PCMark 7 and Powermark have been ...
Seagate 600 SSD ST480HM000 480GB SSD Review | Posted on: 07/05/2013 @ 17:24
Introduction ? ?Welcome back to our continuing coverage of the 2013 Seagate SSD launch event here at TweakTown. We have two more products to cover today. The first is largest mainstream capacity drives, the 600 SSD 480GB. After this, we'll take an enthusiast look at the new 600 Pro 400GB. ?480GB capacity size SSD's are perfect for mobile users. Notebooks rarely offer two or more drive trays so ...
Seagate Pro 600 Enterprise SSD Review | Posted on: 07/05/2013 @ 15:00
Introduction ? ?Seagate has announced their third generation of SSD's; ranging from a consumer model, the Seagate 600, all the way up to a PCIe accelerator. The refresh of their enterprise SSD models includes the dual-port 12GB/s SAS Seagate 1200 and the entry-level Seagate 600 Pro. ?The Seagate 600 Pro is designed to target the entry-level enterprise SATA SSD market, in particular hyperscale ...
Seagate 600 SSD ST240HM000 240GB SSD Review | Posted on: 07/05/2013 @ 13:48
Introduction ? ?We have a wide span of Seagate products to cover today in a number of articles. By now we've broken the new products down in the Seagate 2013 SSD Lineup article is on the front page of TweakTown and we can start with the actual reviews now. ?First up is the mid-capacity consumer drive, 600 SSD in 240GB capacity size. This is Seagate's entry to the consumer SSD market, an expected ...
Seagate 600 SSD 240GB RAID Report | Posted on: 07/05/2013 @ 13:48
Introduction ? ?I'm often asked about RAID performance and what happened with the TweakTown RAID reports. For a long period of time we would routinely take the top performing consumer SSD's or some of the best bang for the buck SSD's and run them in RAID 0. Over the years our office turned into a warehouse for emerging products and I was overrun. At one point in 2012 over 30 products were in ...
ADATA XPG DDR3 2133 Memory Kit | Posted on: 07/05/2013 @ 9:00
I am old enough to remember when home PCs started to become more and more popular however, upgrades to the PCs were extremely expensive. A 250 megabyte hard drive, that’s right I said megabyte, could cost upwards of $500.00 and RAM was extremely expensive. I remember the cost of an 8 megabyte module being over [...]This post ADATA XPG DDR3 2133 Memory Kit appeared first on - Modders-Inc.
Cooler Master V1000 1000-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review | Posted on: 07/05/2013 @ 6:36
Introduction ? ?With Computex Taipei 2013 less than a month away, tech companies are scrambling for a number of reasons. Some are using this week as launch to bring forth many products seen at CES, while others are putting finishing touches on things that will be seen at the event. The unit that we have on our bench today is one of the former and it is meant to bring Cooler Master back to the top ...
Top 10 TweakTown Content from the past week [06 May 2013] | Posted on: 06/05/2013 @ 17:48
Here are our top 10 articles, reviews and guides from the past week!Samsung Galaxy Note II Phablet ReviewIron Man 3 (2013) Cinema ReviewInfortrend EonNAS Pro 510 NAS ReviewTurn your Raspberry Pi into a full featured XBMC Media Center in an hour or lessEVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SuperClocked 2GB Video Card ReviewiBUYPOWER Revolt SFF Desktop Gaming PC ReviewCorsair SSD Toolbox Software Overview ...
Acer Aspire S7-191 Touchscreen Ultrabook Laptop Review | Posted on: 06/05/2013 @ 16:48
Introduction Welcome to our first review of an Acer laptop. This, along with its larger 13.3-inch brother, represent what a premium Ultrabook should feel like. The 11.6-inch S7-191 that we will be reviewing today definitely carries the premium experience better than the larger S7-391, which we'll have a review online of soon. As stated in our previous review, some benchmarks have been ...
Wi-Ex zBoost SOHO DataBlast YX550-VLTE-AWS | Posted on: 06/05/2013 @ 15:36
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 at all times.
QNAP TS-669L 6-Bay NAS Review | Posted on: 06/05/2013 @ 9:36
Introduction I'm often asked about bang for the buck NAS servers. No one wants to pay more for less, so getting a large volume of features, while retaining some volume in your wallet, is universal. When it comes to included features, QNAP takes the cake. QNAP's hardware and software features routinely outrank other products on the market, but the high feature count usually means paying a ...
Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler Review | Posted on: 05/05/2013 @ 22:12
Introduction I remember back when CPU cooling didn't have to rely upon a huge mass of fins that overtake the motherboard. There was a time when you could buy very efficient coolers. Ones that were just a single tower design, came with a single fan, wouldn't run over the memory, cause issues with expansion slots, nor did they make it near impossible to get to the motherboard screws and the ...
Fractal Design ARC Midi R2 Mid-Tower Chassis Review | Posted on: 04/05/2013 @ 1:48
Introduction This chassis we will see today was a mix of me finding the perfect chassis for another build I had in mind for the house, and random happenstance that something new was down the line and seemed to be releasing right around the same time. I actively hunted down the right components after testing the H220 from Swiftech, as it inspired a sort of "mini-me" build idea from my daily ...
Corsair SSD Toolbox Software Overview - Better than Never | Posted on: 03/05/2013 @ 16:24
Introduction One of the largest distinguishing factors between a number of the large SSD manufacturers and the enthusiast product providers has been a SSD software package. When purchasing an Intel, Samsung or even OCZ SSD, one of the perks has been a collection of software tools built-into a single interface. Most "toolboxes" display status information from SMART attributes, allow for ...
Turn your Raspberry Pi into a full featured XBMC Media Center in an hour or less | Posted on: 03/05/2013 @ 3:48
Introduction [img]01[/img] With all of the online and digital content we are consuming these days, media center PCs are quickly becoming a staple in households worldwide. Some prefer large purpose built PCs with tons of storage, while others simply settle for OEM set top boxes like the Roku or Pivos XIOS, and either of these routes will end up costing anywhere between $75 to $1000+, depending ...
iBUYPOWER Revolt SFF Desktop Gaming PC Review | Posted on: 02/05/2013 @ 20:48
Introduction Today, we will be looking at a second offering from iBUYPOWER. We have in the lab the iBUYPOWER Revolt, a small form-factor gaming desktop that has been engineered and built from the ground up by the engineers at iBUYPOWER. The iBUYPOWER Revolt was first introduced to the world earlier this year at CES 2013. It features a custom motherboard inside a custom plastic case. Of ...
Gigabyte P2742G Gaming Laptop | Posted on: 02/05/2013 @ 9:00
Being a gamer as well as a tech junkie, I have always longed for the ability to game on the road. I tend to travel quite a bit for both work and for fun. Being stuck in the hotel room playing Facebook games, is not my idea of gaming. I would like to be able [...]This post Gigabyte P2742G Gaming Laptop appeared first on - Modders-Inc.
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SuperClocked 2GB Video Card Review | Posted on: 02/05/2013 @ 3:12
Introduction Our video card content category lately has been truly dominated with some extremely high-end setups ranging from $1,000 - $2,000. Today we take everything back to what a lot of people consider normal, and move over to the mid $100 price bracket, where the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost GPU sits. We've looked at a number of AMD Radeon HD 7790 and GTX 650 Ti Boost models since ...
Iron Man 3 (2013) Cinema Review | Posted on: 01/05/2013 @ 15:24
One year after Marvel and Disney took their greatest gamble yet, putting their biggest franchise stars Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk and Thor together in The Avengers, now transition their franchises back to standalone features. Iron Man 3 just like the original Iron Man kicks things off with the next venture dubbed 'phase II'. Following on from the events of The Avengers, the ...
Samsung Galaxy Note II Phablet Review | Posted on: 01/05/2013 @ 11:48
Introduction Samsung entered the market with their 5.3-inch Galaxy Note not expecting it to sell well, but they pretty much single-handedly created the 'phablet' market we all know and love today. Before the Galaxy Note was released, smartphones at the 5-inch market were laughed at, and considered tablets. Samsung changed all of that. Most people expected Samsung to increase the size of ...
Infortrend EonNAS Pro 510 NAS Review | Posted on: 01/05/2013 @ 2:24
Introduction Infortrend delivered the first dual-bay NAS we would ever consider purchasing. In our EonNAS Pro 200 review we glossed over the Infortrend story, but in order to tell you about the EonNAS Pro 510, we first have to tell you a bit more about the company. In our research, we tracked Infortrend back to 1993, when the company first shipped an EISA-to-SCSI controller. To put this into ...