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Daily Roundup: 2013-09-06

Today, OCC reviews Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba PC3-19200 16GB, Techreport has ASUS X79 Deluxe review, Hexus reviews Gainward GeForce GTX 780 Phantom GLH, Ocholic takes a look at Gigabyte GTX 780 OC V2, and more. Related posts: Noctua Heatsink Roundup The juggernaut of elite air-cooling solutions, Noctua unleashes two new heatsinks.  Let’s examine the pair and see... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-05

Today, Hexus has the MSI Z87-G45 review, Hothardware reviews Moto X, Eteknix has MSI GeForce GTX 770 Twin Frozr, Custom PC Review has Razer Kraken 7.1 surround gaming headset, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-04

Today, HardwareHeaven takes a look at EUROCOM Racer 3.0 Gaming Laptop, Ocaholic has ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual, Legit Review has Giada D300 Mini-PC, Tweak has Oculus Rift VR, techPowerUp has Corsair Force LS 240 GB SSD, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-03

Intel has launched the Ivy Bridge-E and we got the review of the Core i7 7960X as well as sites around the world. In addition, check out the Avexir Core Sereis 3100 MHz DDR3 review from techPowerUp, PNY storeEDGE 64GB Flash Card review from the SSD Review, Western Digital Red 1TB review from Tweaktown, and more. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Noctua Heatsink Roundup The juggernaut of elite air-cooling solutions, Noctua unleashes two new heatsinks.  Let’s examine the pair and see... Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm Launch Event 3/11/2013 – Irvine, CA   Blizzard has a special was of not just launching a new game but making... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-02

Today, we got Gigabyte HD 7790 WindForce OC from Eteknix, Hardware Secrets has a guide on best position for a tower CPU cooler, Nikktech tests Kingston MobileLite Wireless Reader and Media Streamer, and more. Related posts: Gigabyte HD 7790 2GB (GV-R779OC-2GD) The Gigabyte HD 7790 (GV-R779OC-2GD) comes with Gigabyte’s own custom designed WINDFORCE x2 cooler, factory... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-01

Today, Eteknix takes a look at Club3D HD 7790 royalKing Poker Series, XFX Pro 650W PSU, and Kitguru has WaveMaster speaker review. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-31

Today, Kitguru has a preview of ASUS X79 Deluxe, techPowerUp reviews MSI GTX 780 Lightning, Legit Reviews is at PAX where Intel shows SSD Overclocking and NUC with Haswell, and more. No related posts. Read More »

AMD and Mixamo Brings Face Plus that Revolutionize Character Art

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AMD collaborate with Mixamo to launch Face Plus, an advanced real-time motion capture and 3D facial animation technology for the Unity game engine (v4.3). Face Plus leverages Unity’s blendshape technology and Mixamo’s rigging and animation algorithms where it is able to render expression captured with a webcam to 3D character in game in real time. This allows game developers to apply facial expressions to characters in games with vivid expressions that are captured from the webcam as oppose of traditional means of utilizing expensive equipment, sticky markers, and multiple 3D programs. The technology requires no proprietary hardware. All you need is a webcam, a system that runs Windows 7 or Windows 8 (where Mac OSX is coming soon) and a video cards taht supports Open CL 1.1 or higher. So, pretty much any current system should be able to run the plug-in, even those with integrated GPU. In the AMD Press ... Read More »

BitFenix Releases Shadow Case

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BitFenix’s latest case, Shadow, is designed for those who want a sleek chassis that can accommodate ATX, micro ATX, or mini-ITX motherboard. The chassis comes with three 5.25” drive bays, seven 3.5” drive bays, and one 2.5” drive bays. Plenty of room for expansion. It will fit graphics cards up to 320mm in length and four 120mm fan where two Scpectre fans are provided. There are filters on teh front, bottom and the PSU area to keep the dust out of the case. Like the popular Prodigy chassis, the Shadow also uses BitFenix SofTouch surface treatment. Below is a quick video that provides a tour of the case: Fore more information, you can check BitFenix’s website. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-30

Today, Hardocp reviews Intel Ivy Bridge-E Core i7-4960X, HardwareHeaven has XMG P303 Pro Gaming Laptop, Kitguru has Synology DS1513+, Tweaktown takes a look at SanDisk X210, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-29

Today, Phoronix tests Intel Haswell performance under Linux, Ocaholic tests gaming performnace of Core i7-4770K against i7-3770K, Eteknix has Antec High Current Gamer 850W PSU review, Legit Reviews has Samsung 840 Evo SSD, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-28

Today, Vortez has AMD Richland A10-6800K review, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at Intel Core i5-4430 CPU, Kigturu has Gigabyte GTX 780 WindForce, Vortez has Kingston HyperX 3K Na’Vi 240GB SSD, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-27

Today, HardwareHeaven has the HTC One (Red) review, Hothardware takes a look at Alienware 18 Notebook, Tweaktown tests Intel DC S3700 Enterprise SSD in RAID, Eteknix has TP-Link TL-PA551KIT AV550+ Gigabit Powerline, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-26

Today, ThinkComputers takes a look at CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 4200 Gaming System, Hardware Secrets has Samsung ATIV S Cell Phone, Eteknix reviews Kingston HyperX Predator USB 3.0 1TB Flash Drive, Benchmark Reviews tests Antec SP1 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, and more. Related posts: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 Hot on the heels of the GeForce GTX 780 Nvidia has released a “new” GPU,... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-24

Today, we got Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H from techPowerUp, Zotac ZBOX Nano ID65 Plus from HotHardware, Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 cooler from Eteknix, Razer Naga 2014 from LanOC Reviews, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-23

Today, Vortez has ASUS Maximus VI Formula, Madshrimps has MSI Z87-G45 board, Hardware Secrets reviews CM Storm Havoc Mouse, Tweaktown reviews Lexar Professional 64GB XQD Memory card, and more. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm Launch Event 3/11/2013 – Irvine, CA   Blizzard has a special was of not just launching a new game but making... I’ve seen the future and it is game streaming For a week I have had a imported Nvidia Shield at home. I’ve been busy... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-22

Today, we got Dell XPS 18 from MEGATech Reviews, MSI GS70 Laptop from Hardwareheaven, ASUS Maximus VI Hero from Hardocp, OCZ Vector from Techarp, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-21

Today, Tweaktown reviews ASUS ROG Maximus VI Impact motherboard, Benchmark Reviews has Thermaltake Chaser A71 VP400MW2N case review, Hardwareheaven takes a look at ASUS PB298Q Ultrawide Screen, Madshrimps has HGST Travelstar 5K1500 Mobile hard drive, and more. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Read More »

Windows 8 RTC Bug Affects Intel Platform Benchmark Results

The folks at HWBOT have discovered a flaw in Windows 8 real-time clock (RTC) implementation that affect how the operating system’s sense of time. According to the site, “Microsoft made changes to how it measures time to be compatible with embedded or low cost PCs that do not have a fixed RTC clock.” How does this affect the benchmark results? Well, the HWBOT team has tested system running at same 4.16GHz speed with two different configurations: 130 MHz BCLK x 32 CPU ratio and 122 MHz BCLK x 34x CPU ratio. The results is that the system with 122MHz BCLK yield 1 to 7% improvement in performance across various benchmarks that include Wprime32M, Prime95, Heaen, SuperPi, PiFast, Aquamark3, and 3DMark. As it appears, lowering the BCLK speed has essentially slowed down Windows sense of time. In one test where the team downclock the base clock by 6%, they observed Windows ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-20

Today, Futurelooks has Intel Z87 Motherboard roundup from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI. Custom PC Review takes a look at Razer Blade 14-inch Notebook, Legit Reviews has Vantec 3-port USB 3.0 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet, and more. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Read More »

ASUS Introduces the World’s First Intel Thunderbol​t 2 Certified Motherboar​d

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Due to the cost, Thunderbolt port only appears on high-end motherboards and laptops. As a result, we have not seen the market filled with devices equipped with such port. As you may recall, Thunderbolt is Intel’s solution to essentially unify every external I/O ports (display, graphics, storages, etc) to a single connector. With up to 10GB/s bi-directional bandwidth, it doubles the speed that USB 3.0 offers, and is backward compatible with USB 3.0 ports. Related posts: Intel Core i7 4770K: Haswell and the Z87 Chipset Intel’s newest offering to the upper mainstream platform is here with the new Haswell. The... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-19

Today, TechwareLabs takes a look at Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 2x8GB DDR3, Legit Reviews checks out LG Optimus G Pro, Eteknix has Gigabyte GTX 760 WindForce OC, MegaTech has TRENDnet TEW-751DR N600 Router review, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-18

We got MSI GTX 760 TWIN Frozr review from Vortez, Prolimatech Vortex Fan review from Eteknix, HGST Turbo Mobile Pro 500GB USB 3.0 HDD from legit Reviews, and more. No related posts. Read More »

GIGABYTE announces 7 FM2+ Motherboards for the Upcoming Kaveri

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While AMD has yet officially announced the release date for the Kaveri, the successor to the Richland/Trinity APU, we are expecting it to arrive before the year ends. The motherboard vendors, like GIGABYTE, are gearing up for the upcoming APU and have announced list of boards supporting the forthcoming Kaveri. According to the press release, the upcoming Keveri will use the new FM2+ socket that will also be compatible with current FM2 socket Trinity and Richland APU. As far as we know, current generation FM2 socket will not be forward compatible with the upcoming FM2+ APU. The FM2+ socket motherboard will utilize new A88X chipset that brings support for 8 GT/s PCI Express 3.0, DirectX 11.1, and 4K resolution on HDMI and DisplayPort support. All motherboards will include unique GIGABYTE features such as UEFI DualBIOS™, Digital Power delivery, as well Triple Display support.   GIGABYTE’s line up includes seven boards: five ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-17

Today, techPowerUp reviews MSI Z87 POWER MAX, Techspot takes a look at the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27” AIO, Kitguru reviews the Prodigy GT ‘Hulk’ mini gaming PC, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-16

Today, Tweaktown reviews the MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Gaming Laptop, OCC takes a look at the Asus ROG Maximus VI Extreme, Hexus reviews Buffalo LinkStation 421DE, and more CPUs, RAMs, Mobos ADATA XPG V2 Series 8GB DDR3 2400MHz Memory Kit Review at Legit Reviews Superphone Round-Up: Samsung, HTC, LG and More at Hothardware MSI GT70 Dragon Edition Gaming Laptop Review at Tweaktown ASUS ROG Maximus VI Extreme Review at OCC ECS Z87H3-A2X Extreme at Phoronix Cases, PSUs, Coolers Prolimatec​h Megahalems Rev C Review at Vortez SilverSton​e Tundra TD03 AIO CPU Cooler Review at Tweaktown NZXT H230 Classic Silent Mid-Tower Review at Eteknix Peripherals Buffalo LinkStatio​n 421DE at HEXUS Shooting Target Impact Signal System Bullet Hit Sensor Review at Benchmark Reviews Arctic S113BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review at Kitguru CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review at Tweaktown Tenda W150M Portable Wireless Access Point & Router Review at Eteknix Func ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-15

Today, check out our review of the mini-ITX FM2 motherboard,the Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI. In addition, Ocholic takes a look at Asus Z87I-Pro, Eteknix has the PowerColor HD 7850 SCS3 Passive card, OCC reviews Lian Li PC-9N, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI (A85X Mini-ITX) Motherboard

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Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI (A85X Mini-ITX) Motherboard   With only 17cm x 17 cm of area to work with, available real estate limits what manufacturers can put on a mini-ITX motherboard. However, for the Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI, Gigabyte has done a very good job at offering what users need the most. The F2A85XN-WIFI does not come with a lot of the bells and whistles that we find on gaming boards or extreme overclocking boards. However, Gigabyte is able to pack in quite a lot of extra features, including DualBIOS, a WiFi card, Bluetooth, and plenty of USB and SATA ports on such a tiny board.   The F2A85XN-WIFI comes in the typical cardboard box. Inside we see the motherboard is placed on top of the box and underneath the board is where the accessories are located. There is not much includes with the board: we get the usual driver disk, a utility disk, ... Read More »

Mushkin Unveils Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD and Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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Mushkin launched Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD and Ventura Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive. The Scorpio Deluxe PCIe SSD utilizes SandForce controller that boasts 100,000 4K read IOPS, 2165 MB/s read and 1990 MB/s read speed. Four storage capacities will be available: 240GB, 480GB, 960GB, and 1920GB. According to the press release the production unit will be available by the end-August though no pricing is provided. The Venture Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive comes in either 60GB, 120GB or 240GB capacity. It promised to deliver 455 MB/s read and 445 MB/s write speed. It will also be available toward the end of August as well. Source: Mushkin No related posts. Read More »

Bitfenix Launches Prodigy M

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One of our favorite mini-ITX cases has gotten even better. The good folks at Bitfenix has tweaked the Prodigy to allow the tiny case to support not just mini-ITX motherboard but also micro ATX board. The new Prodigy M retained the same overall footprint of 250 x 404 x 359 mm (WxHxD) as the Prodigy but now is able to fit the larger motherboard for those who may need more than one PCIE expansion slot. To accommodate the larger motherboard and gain the three additional expansion slots, the Prodigy has lost a couple of storage space but still able to hold up to one 5.25 drive, four 3.5 drives, and five 2.5” drives. The internal of the Prodigy M has been redesigned where the motherboard now sits vertically as oppose to horizontally that is found on the Prodigy. Bitfenix has added a panel on the side of the case to ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-14

Today, Eteknix takes a look at Dino PC T-Rex 7990 System, Ocaholic has the GeForce GTX 780 Market Overview, Tweaktown reviews Zalman CNPS2X Mini-ITX cooler, Tweaktown takes a look at the Seagate Enterprise Constellation ES.3 HDD, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-13

Today, Ocholic takes a look at the gaming performance with Core i7 4770K and Core i5 4670K, Hardwareheaven reviews Zotac GTX 780 AMP!, Tweaktown reviews Toshia 4TB Enterprise HDD, DreamWare Computers takes a look at Samsung S27C750P LED Monitor, and more. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-12

Today, Tweaktown reviews the ASUS Republic of Gamers ROG G750 Gaming notebook, Hothardware reviews HP Z1 27 inch AIO Workstation, Madshrimps takes a look at HIS 7950 IceQ X2 Boost Clock Video card, and more. Related posts: 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-11

Happy Sunday! We got Gainward GTX 760 from Technic3D, Gigabyte GTX 780 OC Windforce X3 from Vortez, Prolimatech Samual 17 cooler at Eteknix, Bitfenix Prodigy at Hardware-Factory, Seagate Laptop Thin SSD at Nikktech, and Silverstone ARM11SC Arm One Monitor Mount at Phoronix. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-10

Today, we got MSI GTX 760 HAWK from Tweaktown, Steelseries Siberria V2 Red Gaming Headset from Eteknix, Corsiar Raptor M30, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-09

Today, we got Galaxy S4 Active from Hothardware, Seagate 1.2TB Enterprise Performance 10Kv7 Hard drive from Tweaktown, Patriot EP Series 128GB SDXC from TechnologyX, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-08

Today, we got Gigabyte Z87N-WIFI from Tweaktown, Asus Maximus VI Hero from Kitguru, MSI GTX 760 HAWK from PureOverclock, Lian Li PC-TU100 M-ITX from Eteknix, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-08-07

Today, we got MSI N760 HAWK from Legit Review and LanOC, OCZ Vertex 450 at Vortez, AMD Radeon RG2133 Gamer 16GB Memory Kit from Neoseeker, and more. No related posts. Read More »

ARCTIC S113BT Bluetooth Spaker with NFC Support

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ARCTIC launched S113 BT, a portable Bluetooth speaker with NFC pairing. The colorful portable Bluetooth speaker  comes in six variety of colors that fits your taste. It supports AAC and Apt-X codec and NFC pairing for simple tap and connect. The speaker outputs audio through two 3W RMS with rated 8 hours of playback time with the included rechargeable battery. There is even a built-in omni-directional microphone for turning the speaker into a speaker phone in conference calling.  No related posts. Read More »

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