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Daily Roundup: 2013-10-04

Today, Hexus reviews Gigabyte P34G, Kitguru reviews MSI AG2712A all-in-one gaming PC, Technic3D reviews Corsair Carbide 300R case, Techreport reviews Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB hybrid drive, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-10-03

Today, Ochaolic put the Intel Core i7-4770K against AMD FX-4170 in various games to see who comes up top, OCC has a guide on how to overclock Intel Core i7 4770K, HEXUS reviews PC Specialist SkyFire III X14 and Optimus V X17, Tweaktown reviews Samsung Galaxy S4, The SSD Review takes a look at Corsair Force LS 240GB SSD, 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... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-10-02

Today, The SSD Review has Sony VAIO Pro 13 Touch Ultrabook review, Techspot reviews HTC One Mini, Hothardware has ASUS Z87 ROG Maximus VI, Tweaktown reviews Google Nexus 7, HCW takes a look at the ASUS Xonar Phoebus Solo, Nikktech reviews Seagate Business Storage, and more. Related posts: Seagate Wireless Plus External Storage Back in January 2012 we reviewed the Seagate GoFlex Satellite, a 500 GB external hard... 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: 2013-10-01

Today, Ocaholic has Corsair Vengence Pro 2x8GB DDR3-1866, Kitguru reviews Gamer Storm Lucifer CPU cooler, Techspot and 3DGameman review Silversone Fortress FT04, Technic3D has OCZ Vertex 450 review, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-30

Just few more hours to get your entries in before it’s too late for our Antec giveaway. If you have not yet submitted your entries, get it done now. Today, Kitguru has MSI GS70 20D-Stealth 17.3” laptop review, OCIA reviews Gigabyte Z87-D3G, Vortez reviews Asus GTX 760 DirectCU Mini OC, The SSD Review has ADaptec ASR-8885 PCIe RAID card, Madshrimps has Asustor AS-304 NAS, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-29

Don’t forget that you only got two days left to enter our Antec giveaways. Be sure to get your entry in before it is too late. Today’s news is short that we only got two news. Tweaktown reviews the Grand Theft Auto V and Nikktech reviews Tesero Kuven 7.1 Virtual surround gaming headset. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-28

Today, Kitguru has ASRock M8 Mini-ITX Z87 Barebone system review, Legit Reviews takes the Nokia Lumia 1020 out for a spin, 3DGameman has Be Quiet! SilentWings 2 fan review, Hardwareheaven has Eurogamer Expo 2013 Gallery, and more. Related posts: 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... 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Read More »

OCZ Introduces new Deneva 2 Series

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OCZ updated the Deneva 2, the enterprise SSD, with 19 nm toggle NAND flash. The Deneva 2 uses LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller and will come in three capacity: 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB. It is rated to have up to 550 MB/s read, 520 MB/s write, 45,000 IOPS 4K random read, and 34,000 IOPS 4K random write. The new Deneva 2 includes advanced features such as data fail recovery, intelligent block management, wear leveling and robust error correction. The new model also has lower power consumption. Related posts: Seagate 600 Pro SSD 400GB (ST400FP0021) One thing you can be certain of in the tech industry is that you can... OCZ Vertex 3.20 – Vertex 3 updated to 20nm   Today we get a chance to look at OCZ’s newest refresh of the Vertex... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-27

Today, Ocaholic has Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC 4GB review, Hexus has PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 Devil, PureOverclock reviews OCZ Fatal1ty 750W PSU, Bigbruin reviews Synology DiskStation DS213j, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-26

Today, Kitguru reviews Aerocool Strike-X Xtreme Black Edition case, LanOC reviews Thermaltake Chaser A31, Hexus has Intel SSD DC S3500, Ocholic review Tesoro Colada G3NL, Eteknix has Gigabyte Force K7 Stealth Gaming Keyboard, 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 »

AMD Announces Radeon R9 and R7 Graphic Cards

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AMD has announced the latest generation of the GPUs. The new product series have gotten a new branding that forgo the HD branding. Instead, the upcoming cards will be branded as Radeon R7 for mainstream and budget models and the R9 for the performance and enthusiasts models. The R9 series will be DirectX 11.2 compatible with enhanced energy efficiency. While AMD has not disclosed any specification on the card, it has stated that the top of the line GPU will deliver 5 TFLOPs of performance, 300 GB/s of memory bandwidth, calculate 4 billion of triangle per second, and has more than 6 billion of transistors. The top model Radeon R9 290X will come with 4GB memory and a new heatsink design. The card will be available pre-order starting on October 13, 2013 but AMD has not announced the pricing yet. Below the R9 290X is the R9 280X. The card ... Read More »

Arctic’s Latest Power Bank: The Power Bank 2000

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ARCTIC launched the Power Bank series portable battery aimed to bring extended battery to your mobile device. Retailed at $12.90 from Amazon, the Power Bank 2000 portable battery measures 82 x 42 x 13 mm (LWH) and packed 2000mAh juice for all of your mobile devices. Need more power, then go with the Power Bank 4000 that doubles the battery to 4000 mAh lithium polymer battery. Both device will come in sexy hot pink, vibrant blue, silver, and black color to fit your own personal taste. They will also come with mini USB and micro USB charging cables. Source: ARCTIC Related posts: Silicon Power Armor A80 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive The Silicon Power Armor A80 is designed to provide protection against water, drop, pressure, and... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-25

Today, Hardwareheaven reviews iPhone 5C, Hothardware reviews iPhone 5s, and Eteknix has ASUS Z87 Sabertooth review. Hardcoreware takes a look at the MSI N780 TF 3GD5/OC GTX 780 and Ocaholic has MSI GeForce GTX 760 HAWK, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-24

Today, Hardwareheaven takes a look at iPhone 5S and APH Networks reviews Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760. In addition, Technic3D, Vortez, Eteknix, Hexus, Kitguru, and Techreport all have a review of Corsair Obsidan 750D. TechnologyX has QNI QX2710 27” Evolution II display, and more. Related posts: 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... 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 Roudnup: 2013-09-23

Today, Hardocp reviews MSI GeForce GTX 780 Lightning, Hexus and Ocaholic reviews Corsair RM750 PSU, TestFreaks reviews Synology DiskStation DS1513+ NAS, TechnologyX reviews Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Stealth keyboard, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-22

Short list of news today. The SSD Review has Samsung XP941 M.2 PCIe SSD review, Tech ARP has BIOS Option of the Week-Dithering, and Tweaktown takes a look at the Star Trek Into Darkness. Related posts: 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: 2013-09-21

Today, Legit Reviews has Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Overclocking, Quentinradermaker reviews Creative Inspire T10 speaker, techPowerUp reviews OCZ Vertex 450, Nikktech has Jabra STONE3 Bluetooth headset, Hardwareheaven takes a look at Thecus N2560 NAS, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-20

Today, OCInside reviews ASRock Z87 Extreme4, Kitguru reviews HTC One Red Edition, Ocaholic reviews Func MS-3, Eteknix reviews Bitfenix Ronin, Tweaktown has Transcend Ultimate 64GB SDXC, and mroe. Related posts: Kingston 64GB microSDXC SDCX10/64GB Promised to deliver at least 10 MB/s, the 64GB Kingston microSDXC card packs plenty of... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-19

Today, Techspot reviews Google Nexus 7, Hothardware reviews Samsung ATIV Book 6, Technic3D has Gigabyte GTX 780 OC WindForce 3X review, Ocholic has Asus GTX 760 DirectCU Mini review, and Hexus has  EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Classified review, and more.   CPUs, RAMs, Mobos Intel Iris Pro Linux Graphics Yield Some Wins Against Windows at Phoronix Google Nexus 7 Review: The Android Tablet to Beat at Techspot Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1866 SODIMM 16GB Kit Laptop Memory Review at HardwareHe​aven.com Samsung ATIV Book 6 Notebook Review at Hothardware Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB DDR3-2133 Memory Kit Review at Benchmark Reviews Video Cards Gigabyte GTX 780 OC WindForce 3X Review at Technic3D ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU Mini OC Review at Ocaholic EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Classified at HEXUS Cases, PSUs, Coolers Phanteks Enthoo Primo Review at Vortez Rosewill RSV-L4000 Rackmount Server Case Review at Tweaktown Mountain Mods Ascension CYO at Modders-In​c MSI ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-18

Today, Ocholic has Asus G750J Gaming Notebook review, Legit Reviews has Intel NUC D54250WYK, Vortez has Inno3D iChill GTX 780 HerculeZ X3 Ultra, Nikktech has Western Digital RED WD30EFRX, 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... 2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland) Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-17

Today, OCIA reviews Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB DDR3-2133, PureOverclock has Thermaltake Chaser A41, Technic3D reviews EVGA Supernova 1000 G2, Rbmods reviews Zalman Reserator 3 Max, Tweaktown has Toshiba 500GB SSHD Review, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-16

Today, Futurelooks has Intel Core i7 4960X review, Madshrimps reviews ECS GANK Z87H3-AX motherboard, Bigbruin has Sapphire Radeon HD 7730, Legit Reviews has Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870, Hexus reviews Thecus N2560, 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: 2013-09-15

Today, Eteknix has XFX FX7850 Double Dissipation HD 7850, NikkTech reviews Thermalright AXP-200 Low Profile CPU Cooler, The SSD Review has SuperTalent USB Express 3.0 DRAM Disk review. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-14

Today, MEGATech has Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, techPowerUp has Intel Z87 and Haswell OC Guide, The SSD Review takes a look at the Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD, Tweaktown has Micron P420m 1.4TB PCIe SSD review, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Giveway: Antec SP1, PowerUp Slim 2000, USB Charging Station, and games

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We are not going to scare you on this Friday the 13 but we are going to give you some nice stuff courtesy of Antec. We got Antec SP1 wireless speaker, PowerUp Slim 2000 portable charger, USB charging station, ARMA III, and Total War: Rome II. If you want to grab one of these awesome prizes, then head to our Facebook or (just click on the link directly if you are lazy) where you would be able to get your entries in. The contest will run until the end of month so you got plenty of time to enter it.  Related posts: Kingston V300 120GB, 7mm Slim SSD On a Budget   Today we look at the new V300 Drive from Kingston which is a Sandforce... Antec TrueQuiet Antec brings something more then just performance case fans.  Read on to discover the secrets! ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-13

Today, Ocaholics has Core i5-4670K vs i5-3570K Gaming Performance, Hexus shows off Gigabyte P25W, Kitguru has Palit GTX 760, GTX 770 and GTX 780 Super JetStream, Benchmark Reviews has LIan Li PC-Q28 mini-ITX review, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-12

Today, Techspot reviews Sony Xperia Z Ultra, HardwareHeaven reviews Samsung Galaxy Mega, Ocaholic has G.Skill Trident-X 2x4GB DDR3-2666, Legit Reviews has NZXT Kraken X40 and X60 Water cooler, 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: 2013-09-11

Today, techPowerUp has Shuttle Fanless Slim-PC DS47, Legit Reviews, Hothardware, and Tech Report have Intel Atom Processor Z3770 Bay Trail, Hexus has KFA2 GeForce GTX 780, Ocaholic reviews Antec High Current Pro 1000 Platinum PSU, 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 »

GI​GABYTE Updates BRIX Ultra Compact PC “Haswell”

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GIGABYTE’s BRIX is a compact desktop based on the Intel NUC that packed a tiny PC in 29.9mm x 107.6 mm x 114.4 mm. With the release of the Haswell, GIGABYTE has updated their BRIX series to include the latest and the greatest CPU from Intel. The BRIX features glass surface mounted on anthracite aluminum frame GIGABYTE upgraded the BRIX with four 4th generation Intel Core processor: Core i7-4500U, Core i5-4200U, Core i3-4100U, and Celeron 2955U. All of the models are dual-core 15W TDP with the Core model features Intel HD 4000 graphics and hyperthreading support. The Celeron lacks the hyperthreading support and comes with HD Graphics.   Despite its tiny footprint, the BRIX is packed with all of the essentials. Regardless of the models, they all come with dual display via HDMI and mini DisplayPort, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0/3.0 combo mini PCIe module, Realtek Gigabit Lan, two SO-DIMM ... Read More »

AMD 2014 Embedded Roadmap: Steamroller and GCN for for high-end, a GCN based GPU, and ARM SOC

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Fall is here and that means that tech companies are launching new products and revealing plans for 2014. AMD kicks off its plan for 2014 with its embedded chip as it is one of the fastest growing market. AMD plans to release four family of products targeting different market segments. On the high-end, we got “Bald Eagle” that will come with which either two or four Steamroller CPU paired with HD 9000 series GPU based on the graphics core next (GCN) architecture. The APU carries 17~35W TDP. It will replace the current R-Series APU with the Piledriver CPU and HD 7000 GPU. Based on what we have seen with the Streamroller desktop APU, we can expect up to 10% improvement on the CPU front. The upgrade to the GCN architecture on the GPU should bring performance boost but more importantly, it will be able to better utilize GPU for compute. ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-10

Today, we got Zotac ZBox ID 89 Plus from Hothardware, RWLabs reviews EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard, Hexus has Zotac GeForce GTX 780 AMP! Edition, techPowerUp reviews Palit GTX 780 Super JetStream 3GB, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Seagate Introduces 500GB Ultra Mobile HDD for Tablets

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Seagate wants to expand our storage capacity of our tablets beyond typical 64Gb or 128GB with the new Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD. The new Ultra Mobile HDD is designed exclusively for mobile device that has integrated with the Seagate Mobile Enablement Kit with Seagate’s Dynamic Data Driver software technology. As the device is aimed for tablet, it is ultra-thin profile of 5mm thin and 3.3 ounce as shown on the picture below but provides up to 500GB of storage space, or 7 times of what we often get on a typical tablets (64GB). According to Seagate, in order to get the HDD to work under mobile apps, it has to overcome several key areas that includes shock management, heat and vibration and gyroscopic motion, which they claim have heavily tested to ensure the best experience.   In addition, the Dynamic Data Driver software also does some power management and shock ... Read More »

Seagte Enters Rackmount NAS

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Seagate entered rackmount NAS market with the new 8-bay and 4-bay 1 U rackmoutn. The rackmount will be compatible with Windows PCs and Apple’s Time Machine. The rackmount will come with a new version of the Seagate NAS OS that has integrated Wuala cloud service and business-focused apps for PC, Mac, smartphone, and tablet. As the rackmount NAS is designed for business in mind, the Wuala apps “automatically sync files and make them accessible from mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Android devices to improve empolyees’ productivity while on the go.” The 8-bay model is powered by Intel 2.3 GHz dual core processor, eight Enterprise Capacity (formally Constellation ES.3) drives, and dual Gigabit Ethernet. The 4-bay model uses 2.13 GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM, and Seagate NAS HDD. Both units will be available in October. The 8-bay carries an MSRP of $2,999.99 for 8TB capacity ... Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-09

Today, RWLabs compare Intel 4960X vs Intel 4770K in SLI, Eteknix has PC Specialist Vortex IV X780 Gaming Notebook, Kitguru has MESH Elite G4 760SLi REview, ThinkComuters has Raidmax Vampire Full Tower, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-08

Today, Eteknix has Intel Core i7 4960X Extreme Edition Review, Kitguru has be quiet! PowerZone 650W PSU review, Tweaktown has PQI Air Drive External Wireless Storage review, and more. No related posts. Read More »

Daily Roundup: 2013-09-07

Today, Vortez reviews ASUS Maximus VI Impact, 3DGameman has Bitfenix Ronin Case review, Tech Report has an update on their SSD Endurance Experiment, Hothardware has external storage roundup from LaCie, Toshia, and Western Digital, and more. No related posts. Read More »

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 »

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