• Vertagear

    Caseking, a leading European distributor of exclusive top brands and a renowned online-retailer, will be an exhibitor at Gamescom. Located in Hall 8.1, Booth A051, Caseking, the exclusive European Partner of Vertagear, will have the Racing Series S-Line Gaming Chairs showcased at their booth. "Vertagear’s Racing Series S-Line includes the SL-2000, SL-4000, and SL-5000 all will be presented at Gamescom."See More

  • Gamescom 2015 - Vertagear Racing Series at Caseking's Booth

    Gamescom 2015 - Vertagear Racing Series at Caseking's Booth

    Cologne, Germany, July 29, 2015 – Gamescom 2015, the World’s largest event for interactive entertainment, will be located in Cologne, Germany from August 5th to August 9th. Organized by Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software) will have over 800 exhibitors from more than 45 countries that will present their new and upcoming products to an attendance of around 335,000 visitors. Gamescom will have a total of 11 halls which includes an Entertainment Area, Fanshop Arena, Family and Friends Area, Event Level, Business Area, and Outdoor Area.

  • "Crucial's latest has spent some time being punished in my memory testing rig, stretched to the limits and back again. Before giving it a chance to rest, I put Crucial's Ballistix Elite DDR4 through the paces. With a big black heatsink, this kit not only looks mean; Crucial's Ballistix Elite DDR4 packs a good punch, too!"

    techPowerUp

  • "Introducing Cyonic, a new player in the global PC power supply arena. Founded in 2013, Cyonic’s goal is to become a global brand of high performance computer parts and accessories. The business is starting off by selling power supplies and Cyonic will soon have three product lines: the AU Series (fixed cables), AUx Series (all modular cables), and the Arise Series (sold exclusively in Japan). The AU and AUx Series will both contain three models, ranging in output capacities of 450W, 550W, and 650W. In this review we will take a detailed look at the AU-450x we received for evaluation."

    PC Perspective

  • OCInside

    "How to overclock an Intel Core i7, i5, i3, Celeron and Pentium processor. The new Intel LGA1151 processors for Z170, H170 and B150 are already announced, therefore today we publish again a comprehensive and most current Intel OC guide for LGA1150 processors from Haswell to Broadwell for Intel Z97, Z87, H97, H87 and other motherboards from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI. This step by step OC instructions helps OC beginners and gives tips for advanced overclockers on how to increase the performance of your Intel CPU for the latest games or photo editing."

    OCInside

  • "2015 is the year of the Solid State Drive. The technology has advanced to the limit of the SATA 3 interface, and prices have never been more competitive. SK hynix are keen to cement their position in this market and regular readers will be aware of our reviews of their 128GB and 256GB SC300 drives. Today we look at a larger capacity 512GB drive within the SC300 portfolio – priced at £134.99."

    Kitguru

  • "Even if a person has no experience with power-tools, one of the easiest ways to mod involves adding interior lighting to a build. This is especially effective for cases with a large side-panel window Obviously not all lighting sources are the same and each present their own set of challenges when placed in a confined space. Halogen lights for example."

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "This week's Case Mod Friday feature comes from ‘Autobot Chao’ from Thailand. He is a fan of Hasbro's Transformers series, and was inspired to bring the Strix owl to life just like a Transformer. Components from ASUS and CoolerMaster were used to make the project possible."

    Think Computers

  • "The upgrade cycle begins, with Microsoft’s latest operating system--the highly anticipated Windows 10--rolling out over Windows Update for free, for users of 7, 8 and 8.1. For those that are ready to take the plunge over the weekend, there are some things to note. While this guide is by no means exhaustive, there are some useful reminders here as well as some potential pitfalls that may rear their ugly head during the upgrade process. So far, Microsoft has been rolling out the upgrade in waves and stages. If you are not one of the ‘lucky’ ones to be in the first wave, you can take matters into your own hands and begin the upgrade process manually. While the process is mostly simple, it won’t be for everyone."

    Hot Hardware

  • Corsair

    Corsair®, a leader in high-performance PC hardware, announces the availability of a comprehensive product line-up supporting the upcoming 6th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors and motherboards based on the Intel® Z170 chipsets. All of Corsair’s current liquid CPU coolers and PC power supplies will be compatible with the new Intel desktop platform, along with a full line of validated DDR4 and DDR3L memory kits."See More

  • ASUS

    ASUS announces the X99-M WS, bringing workstation features to a compact microATX motherboard that's perfect for powerful small-form-factor builds."The X99-M WS combines the reliable performance and extensive validation required by professionals with the overclocking prowess and fine-grained control expected by power users."The ASUS’ X99-M WS is priced at $279.99 and available at ASUS authorized resellers now. See More

  • NVIDIA

    NVIDIA announces a voluntary recall of its SHIELD™ 8-inch tablets that were sold between July 2014 and July 2015, which the company will replace. NVIDIA has determined that the battery in these tablets can overheat, posing a fire hazard."NVIDIA has determined that the battery in these tablets can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The recall does not affect any other NVIDIA products. NVIDIA is asking customers to visit www.nvidia.com/support/tabletrecall for information on how to obtain a replacement device. NVIDIA is also asking consumers to stop using the recalled tablet, except as needed to participate in the recall and back up data. Consumers will receive a replacement tablet after registering to participate in the recall."See More

  • EVGA

    EVGA announces the EVGA X99 Micro2 takes all the great features from the EVGA X99 Micro motherboard, and upgrades it with USB 3.1 Type-C, increased SATA ports, improved layout design + BIOS and refreshed look. The EVGA X99 Micro2 offers a stunning set of features and overclocking support, along with EVGA’s new GUI BIOS that focuses on the best overclocking support, functionality, and usability."See More

  • MSI

    MSI, world leader in motherboard design and G2A the fastest growing marketplace for digital gaming products and services G2A.COM are pleased to launch a SUR?RISE contest on Tuesday, July 28. This contest is quite easy and you can qualify the secret prizes sweepstakes by completing three simple steps. "It's so secret that we cannot even tell you what the amazing prizes are until August 5th. Be the very first who will receive the brand new MSI gear, and have a chance on winning MSI hot gadgets." Make sure not to miss it! See More

  •  XOTIC PC

    "XOTIC PC, a multi-award-winning Windows PC-based desktop systems integrator and reseller of highly customized gaming laptops since 1999, today announces the availability of Windows 10, the newest operating system by Microsoft, as part of its gaming desktops and highly popular laptops from Alienware, Aorus, Asus, GIGABYTE, Lenovo, MSI, Sager and Samsung."See More

  • AMD

    AMD invites all of it's #AMD Gaming fans to show your Gaming pride as they are proud to launch our We The Gamers video in celebration of the global gaming community which is at the heart of AMD. Help them celebrate the community by sharing the video in the following press announcement by showing your AMD GAMING pride with the hashtag #WeTheGamers." See More

  • ARK

    This Saturday, Studio Wildcard will unveil "Survival of the Fittest" (SotF), a new mode in ARK: Survival Evolved. "This “Hunger Games”-style competitive mode features brutal combat in a player versus player blood-fest. To pique your excitement, we have revealed the first in-game SotF screenshot showing how players start the match by beaming into a custom battle arena. The “Survival of the Fittest” mode will be available to all ARK players on Steam in mid-August."See More

  • Corsair Memory, PSUs, and CPU Coolers Pave the Way for Next Gen PC Processors

    Corsair Memory, PSUs, and CPU Coolers Pave the Way for Next Gen PC Processors

    All Corsair Hydro Series CPU coolers, power supplies, and memory lines validated and ready for next generation PCs

    FREMONT, California —July 28th, 2015 Corsair®, a leader in high-performance PC hardware, today announced the availability of a comprehensive product line-up supporting the upcoming 6th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors and motherboards based on the Intel® Z170 chipsets. All of Corsair’s current liquid CPU coolers and PC power supplies will be compatible with the new Intel desktop platform, along with a full line of validated DDR4 and DDR3L memory kits.

  • ASUS Announces the X99-M WS

    ASUS announces the X99-M WS

     The world’s most powerful microATX X99 motherboard for compactworkstations and high-performance desktops

    KEY POINTS

    • Ultimate microATX power: Supports dual PCI Express 3.0 graphics cards at full x16 speed, plus Xeon CPUs with up to 18 cores
    • Cutting-edge connectivity: 10Gbit/s USB 3.1, 1300Mbit/s 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and high-speed M.2 are all built in
    • Qualified for workstations: Premium components and extensive evaluation ensure long-term stability and broad compatibility
    • One-click tuning: ASUS 5-Way Optimization technology boosts performance and adjusts cooling to suit your workload

     

    Fremont, California (31st July, 2015) - Today ASUS announced the X99-M WS, bringing workstation features to a compact microATX motherboard that's perfect for powerful small-form-factor builds. The X99-M WS combines the reliable performance and extensive validation required by professionals with the overclocking prowess and fine-grained control expected by power users.

  • NVIDIA

    Notice for NVIDIA Tablet Customers

    Voluntary Recall of NVIDIA SHIELD Tablets

    SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 31, 2015) - NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced a voluntary recall of its SHIELD™ 8-inch tablets that were sold between July 2014 and July 2015, which the company will replace. NVIDIA has determined that the battery in these tablets can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The recall does not affect any other NVIDIA products.

  • Introducing the EVGA X99 Micro2 - Engineered for the mATX Enthusiast

    Introducing the EVGA X99 Micro2

    July 31st, 2015 – The EVGA X99 Micro2 takes all the great features from the EVGA X99 Micro motherboard, and upgrades it with USB 3.1 Type-C, increased SATA ports, improved layout design + BIOS and refreshed look. The EVGA X99 Micro2 offers a stunning set of features and overclocking support, along with EVGA’s new GUI BIOS that focuses on the best overclocking support, functionality, and usability.

  • Work and Play Like Never Before with AMD and Windows® 10

    Premium performance on your laptop.

    Premium performance on your laptop

    We're working closely with Microsoft and planning to deliver a great experience with Windows® 10.

    • Stream top titles from your Xbox One™
    • Experience epic gaming and video streaming
    • Free upgrade to Windows® 10 from Microsoft*
    • AMD and Windows® 10: Familiar and better than ever

     

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  • GAMESCOM 2015 SUR?RISE Contest from MSI & G2A

    MSI GAMESCOM 2015 SUR?RISE Contest from MSI & G2A

    Join and Win MSI GAMING Gears and other Prizes

    July 30th, 2015 -- 【Taipei, Taiwan】MSI, world leader in motherboard design and G2A the fastest growing marketplace for digital gaming products and services G2A.COM are pleased to launch a SUR?RISE contest on Tuesday, July 28. This contest is quite easy and you can qualify the secret prizes sweepstakes by completing three simple steps. It's so secret that we cannot even tell you what the amazing prizes are until August 5th. Be the very first who will receive the brand new MSI gear, and have a chance on winning MSI hot gadgets. Also, up to 80 fans can win 10 EUR G2A Giftcard in this contest. The great reveal will take place at the MSI conference during GAMESCOM 2015. The winners will be announced on August 18th, 2015 on MSI and G2A.COM social media profiles and the event page as well. Make sure not to miss it!

  • NVIDIA

    In an effort to place the United States at the forefront of scientific computing, U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order launching an initiative to build exaflop supercomputers. The National Strategic Computing Initiative, or NSCI, will require supercomputers to achieve incredible new levels of performance and power efficiency. Two things GPUs are poised to deliver.

  • XOTIC PC, LEADING PROVIDER OF HIGHLY CUSTOMIZED GAMING LAPTOPS AND DESKTOPS,

    OFFERS GAMER-FRIENDLY WINDOWS 10 ACROSS ITS ENTIRE PRODUCT LINE

     XOTIC PC, a multi-award-winning Windows PC-based desktop systems integrator

    Lincoln, Nebraska – (July 30, 2015) – XOTIC PC, a multi-award-winning Windows PC-based desktop systems integrator and reseller of highly customized gaming laptops since 1999, today announces the availability of Windows 10, the newest operating system by Microsoft, as part of its gaming desktops and highly popular laptops from Alienware, Aorus, Asus, GIGABYTE, Lenovo, MSI, Sager and Samsung.

  • GPUs Forecasting Foot and Mouth Disease in Real-Time

    Real-Time Epidemic Forecasting is Now a Reality

  • Celebrate Your Community by Showing your Gaming Pride

    AMD  Celebrate Your Community by Showing your Gaming Pride

    Show your Gaming prideToday we are proud to launch our We The Gamersvideo in celebration of the global gaming community which is at the heart of AMD.

  • ARK Reveals First Screenshot From New Survival of the Fittest Mode

    ARK Reveals First Screenshot From New Survival of the Fittest Mode

    Beam in, man up, and you might just live in the new "Survival of the Fittest" mode.

    This Saturday, Studio Wildcard will unveil "Survival of the Fittest" (SotF), a new mode in ARK: Survival Evolved. This “Hunger Games”-style competitive mode features brutal combat in a player versus player blood-fest. To pique your excitement, we have revealed the first in-game SotF screenshot showing how players start the match by beaming into a custom battle arena. The “Survival of the Fittest” mode will be available to all ARK players on Steam in mid-August.

  • "We haven't had a chance to sit down with any racing wheels for quite some time here at PC Perspective. We have an old Genius wheel on a shelf in the back of our closet here at the office. Ryan played around with that a few years back, and that was the extent of the racing wheel usage here at home base. Josh, on the other hand, frequents driving sims with a Thrustmaster F430. I hadn't ventured into racing sims, though I do dabble with the real thing a bit."

    PC Perspective

  • "We are back with another high-end X99-based motherboard on the test bed. This time around we've got the latest from ASUS, the Sabertooth X99 TUF motherboard, which supports USB 3.1 and sports ASUS' "OC Socket". The first wave of motherboards based on Intel's X99 chipset launched with attractive features and eye-catching designs. But as time has passed, most motherboard manufacturers have continued to update and optimize their X99-based boards. The ASUS Sabertooth X99 TUF builds upon ASUS' initial offerings, but adds USB 3.1 support, some board-level optimizations, active cooling, and ASUS' TUF Fortifier."

    Hot Hardware

  • "It's big. It's black. In fact it's "Obsidian!" Corsair's new 750D computer case is actually all steel and brushed aluminum, not volcanic rock. Corsair's take on the 750D Airflow Series is that it is easy to build in and has all the features you need rather than a plethora of bells and whistles that only look good on a spec sheet."

    [H]ardOCP

  • NikkTech

    "Although i may have assembled countless PCs in the years i was working as a PC technician (i still do just not as much since I only do it for myself and friends) one thing still continues to puzzle me and that's the reason behind the why people always place the keyboard and mouse last when they decide their new system configuration. Granted these are peripherals that people can swap at will whenever they feel like doing so but at the same time these are two devices that pretty much do the same as the wheel and gear changer inside a car so it's always good to spend money on them if you can (even though your real life doesn't depend on them). Mechanical keyboards are still in their infancy compared to the "classic" membrane ones but they have won the hearts of both gamers and professionals all around the world due to their superior durability, tactile and audio feedback and today we're going to be testing the Lobera Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard by our friends over at Tesoro."

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

    "I’m sure at some point you had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from July!"

    Think Computers

  • "When it comes to getting the best experience from any game, there is usually one overlooked aspect and that is sound. Most will opt for a cheap set of speakers from their local department store. Sure, they produce sound (if you want to call it that....more like noise if you ask me). However once compared even to a mediocre headset."

    Modders-Inc

  • "Network operators have really begun to emphasise their own mobile handsets in recent years. Today we look at a smartphone from Vodafone, the Smart ultra 6. It costs just £125 but has a full 5.5-inch display and beefy processor. Could this be the budget phone to beat?"

    Kitguru

  • AMD

    AMD has announced that they have released its latest Catalyst 15.7.1 WHQL Software Suite, following the Microsoft's official launch of Windows 10. "This driver builds on the improvements and optimizations provided with the AMD Catalyst™ 15.7​ driver," and also adds support for DirectX 12 for all Radeon GPUs based on the Graphics CoreNext architecture, including the first-gen GCN chips, such as the HD 7000 series. The new driver fixes a few issues specific with Windows 10, and also enables Virtual Super-Resolution (VSR), Frame Rate Target Control (FRTC), and FreeSync (including FreeSync with CrossFire) with compatible GPUs.

  • G.Skill

    G.SKILL is extremely thrilled to announce the first retail memory kit to break through the 4000MHz barrier and two brand new memory series – the Trident Z and Ripjaws V series – with updated performance specifications designed for the latest 6th generation Intel Core Processors and Z170 motherboards!"See More

  • G.SKILL Conquers 4000MHz Speed Barrier and Releases New Trident Z and Ripjaws V Series DDR4 Memory

    G.SKILL Conquers 4000MHz Speed Barrier and Releases New Trident Z and Ripjaws V Series DDR4 Memory

    Designed for 6th Gen Intel Core Processors

    Taipei, Taiwan (29 July 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory, solid state storage, power supplies, and gaming peripherals, is extremely thrilled to announce the first retail memory kit to break through the 4000MHz barrier and two brand new memory series – the Trident Z and Ripjaws V series – with updated performance specifications designed for the latest 6th generation Intel Core Processors and Z170 motherboards!

  • ADATA

    Being assured that your data is safe and secure is what it's all about when on the go, as ADATA® launches the HD720 ruggedized USB 3.0 external hard drive. "Featuring a sporty design, the HD720 has been crafted for travelers and users that demand the most durable portable storage. Highly robust, it meets strict dust, water, and shock resistance requirements and ships in several capacities up to 2TB." The HD720 External Hard Drive will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com., MSRP: 500GB $59.99 - 1TB $79.99 - 2TB (9.5mm) $129.99. See More

  • ADATA Launches the HD720 Rugged External Hard Drive

    ADATA Launches the HD720 Rugged External Hard Drive

    Large Capacity for Savoring the Biggest Adventures

    Taipei, Taiwan – July 30, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the HD720 ruggedized USB 3.0 external hard drive. Featuring a sporty design, the HD720 has been crafted for travelers and users that demand the most durable portable storage. Highly robust, it meets strict dust, water, and shock resistance requirements and ships in several capacities up to 2TB. Whether on an adventurous personal journey or on tough duty assignment, users gain access to durable and easy to use storage with the HD720.

  • EVGA

    EVGA has once again raised the bar with three new 3DMark Single Card World Records. Armed with liquid nitrogen cooling, an EVGA X99 motherboard, EVGA high performance Power Supplies, an EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N graphics card running at over 2GHz and EVGA PrecisionX 16 overclocking software, Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido was able to reach new heights in 3DMark Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme and Fire Strike Ultra presets."See More

  • MSI News -July headerMSI Game Better with Windows 10 - Available NowGo Back to School Armed and Ready with MSI Gaming PacksMSI Game Like a Boss Promotion

     

     

  • EVGA and K|NGP|N Set New 3DMark World Records

    EVGA and K|NGP|N Set New 3DMark World Records 

    July 29th, 2015 – EVGA has once again raised the bar with three new 3DMark Single Card World Records. Armed with liquid nitrogen cooling, an EVGA X99 motherboard, EVGA high performance Power Supplies, an EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N graphics card running at over 2GHz and EVGA PrecisionX 16 overclocking software, Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido was able to reach new heights in 3DMark Fire Strike, Fire Strike Extreme and Fire Strike Ultra presets.

  • MAINGEAR

    MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, announces the availability of gaming systems with Windows 10, including the radically powerful SHIFT, ultra-compact and STEAM-ready DRIFT, and the lightweight Pulse gaming laptops. “Microsoft’s newest operating system vastly enhances the gaming experience by giving gamers full control of the system with powerful features,” says Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of MAINGEAR. “Windows 10 makes gaming better and MAINGEAR is excited to be a launch partner.”See More

  • MAINGEAR Arms Acclaimed Gaming Powerhouses with Windows 10

    MAINGEAR Arms Acclaimed Gaming Powerhouses with Windows 10

    Award-winning gaming desktops and laptops now available with Microsoft’s latest operation system

    Kenilworth, New Jersey – July 29, 2015MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, announces the availability of gaming systems with Windows 10, including the radically powerful SHIFT, ultra-compact and STEAM-ready DRIFT, and the lightweight Pulse gaming laptops.

  • ORIGIN

    ORIGIN PC announced today the availability of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, to their full line of award-winning desktops and laptops for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. "Windows 10 brings back the most popular and familiar features from previous generations, plus a ton of great new technologies such as Xbox cross-platform gaming, Direct X 12 support, Cortana, Microsoft Edge web browser, and InstantGo that lets you boot up and resume quickly for a smoother and faster ORIGIN PC experience."See More

  • Razer

    Razer is now shipping the Blade and Blade Pro gaming notebooks with Windows 10 preloaded. Microsoft Stores in the U.S. have preloaded Windows 10 Razer Blade PCs available today, and Razer Store is also accepting customer orders online.To meet consumer demand for the award-winning Razer gaming notebooks, retail availability in the U.S. has been expanded to all Microsoft Stores, Fry’s, Micro Center and B&H Photo, providing a hands-on experience."See More

  • RAZER ANNOUNCES WINDOWS 10 UPDATE FOR BLADE AND BLADE PRO GAMING LAPTOPS; EXPANDS RETAIL AVAILABILITY

    Razer Announces Windows 10 Update for Blade and Blade Pro Laptops

    WHAT: Razer is now shipping the Blade and Blade Pro gaming notebooks with Windows 10 preloaded. Microsoft Stores in the U.S. have preloaded Windows 10 Razer Blade PCs available today, and Razer Store is also accepting customer orders online.

    Retail availability of the Blade and Blade Pro has also been expanded.

  • Faster, Smoother, and More Secure

    Windows 10 is Now Available on all award-winning ORIGIN PC Desktop and Laptops

    Windows 10 is Now Available on all award-winning ORIGIN PC Desktop and Laptops

    Miami, FL – July 29, 2015, 12:01 AM EST – ORIGIN PC announced today the availability of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, to their full line of award-winning desktops and laptops for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. Windows 10 brings back the most popular and familiar features from previous generations, plus a ton of great new technologies such as Xbox cross-platform gaming, Direct X 12 support, Cortana, Microsoft Edge web browser, and InstantGo that lets you boot up and resume quickly for a smoother and faster ORIGIN PC experience. For total confidence, Windows 10 also helps you stay up to date and has more built-in security features than ever to help protect against malicious software. All existing ORIGIN PC customers with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 can choose to upgrade to a full version of Windows 10 for free through Microsoft within one year of availability and will be backed by ORIGIN PC’s free lifetime 24/7 U.S. based technical support.

  • RAZER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO HONOR DEVELOPERS WHO TOOK PART IN OUYA’S FREE TO GAME MARKETING PROGRAM

    Razer

    WHAT: Razer and a new OUYA publishing entity will work to satisfy previously involved Free the Games (FtG) developers, while creating a more open, sustainable distribution model that benefits gamers and expands revenue opportunities for all parties involved.

    Razer plans to back the new OUYA to fulfil an estimated $620,000 fund established for FtG developers who had signed FtG agreements with the original OUYA and who fulfil their FtG agreement milestones and related commitments on Kickstarter.

  • "The GeForce GTX 980 Ti is pretty much the fastest GPU you can buy.The aftermarket cards offer higher clocks and better cooling than Nvidia's reference design. But which one is right for you?"

    The Tech Report

  • "With DDR4 prices being driven down in preparation for the launch of a mainstream chipset supporting the memory type, now can be considered a good time to bag a high density quad-channel kit. Combining a quartet of 8GB DIMMs in a quad-channel configuration with an operating frequency of 2400MHz and CL16 timings, how will Crucial's Ballistix Sport set of memory perform in our testing?"

    Kitguru

  • MSI

    MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, proudly announces the availability of gaming notebooks with Windows 10, including the ultra-powerful GT72 Dominator with G-Sync technology and the performance focused GE72 Apache and GE62 Apache. "Designed to deliver an amazing user experience, Windows 10 re-imagines a classic by incorporating an array of new features that enhances gaming performance, including more realistic visuals using DirectX 12."See More

  • MSI Ships Gaming Notebooks with Windows 10

    MSI Ships Gaming Notebooks with Windows 10

    First to offer gaming laptops preloaded with Microsoft's latest Operating System

    City of Industry, Calif. July 29, 2015 MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, proudly announces the availability of gaming notebooks with Windows 10, including the ultra-powerful GT72 Dominator with G-Sync technology and the performance focused GE72 Apache and GE62 Apache.

  • Intel

    Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. today unveiled 3D XPoint™ technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data. "Now in production, 3D XPoint technology is a major breakthrough in memory process technology and the first new memory category since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989."See More

  • New Class of Memory Unleashes the Performance of PCs, Data Centers and More

    Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. today unveiled 3D XPoint™ technology

     

    NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

    • Intel and Micron begin production on new class of non-volatile memory, creating the first new memory category in more than 25 years.
    • New 3D XPoint™ technology brings non-volatile memory speeds up to 1,000 times faster1 than NAND, the most popular non-volatile memory in the marketplace today.
    • The companies invented unique material compounds and a cross point architecture for a memory technology that is 10 times denser than conventional memory2.
    • New technology makes new innovations possible in applications ranging from machine learning to real-time tracking of diseases and immersive 8K gaming.

     

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., and BOISE, Idaho, July 28, 2015 – Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. today unveiled 3D XPoint™ technology, a non-volatile memory that has the potential to revolutionize any device, application or service that benefits from fast access to large sets of data. Now in production, 3D XPoint technology is a major breakthrough in memory process technology and the first new memory category since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989.

  • Razer

    "Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today launched the Razer Cortex: Deals video game price comparison engine for mobile devices. The new standalone software apps giving Android and iOS users access to the best deals in PC gaming from virtually anywhere."See More

  • MIONIX

    "Setting a new standard in ergonomic comfort and gaming performance, Mionix announce the CASTOR, the latest entry in their stellar lineup of premium gaming mice. "Named for one of the brightest stars in the night sky, the 6-button, multi-color optical CASTOR mouse is crafted especially for right-handed gamers with dedicated ring and pinkie finger grooves and enhanced rubber grip, and features the outstanding technical performance that has made Mionix a cult favorite worldwide."See More

  • RAZER CORTEX: DEALS MOBILE FINDS THE BEST PC GAME PRICES ON THE GO

    Razer Cortex: Deals Mobile Finds the Best PC Game Prices on the Go
    Razer’s price comparison app now gives instant access from mobile devices to best deals on PC games

    July 28, 2015 -- CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today launched the Razer Cortex: Deals video game price comparison engine for mobile devices. The new standalone software apps giving Android and iOS users access to the best deals in PC gaming from virtually anywhere.

  • THE MIONIX CASTOR - FIVE FINGERS, THREE GRIP STYLES, ONE MOUSE

     Five Fingers, Three Grip Styles, One Mouse: the Mionix CASTOR.

    Five Fingers, Three Grip Styles, One Mouse: the Mionix CASTOR.
    For the first time, a mouse caters all grip styles alike. Named for one of the brightest stars in the night sky, this 6-button, multi-color optical gaming mouse is crafted especially for right-handed gamers with dedicated ring and pinkie finger grooves and enhanced rubber grip. With its unique shape and the outstanding technical performance it is setting a new standard in ergonomic comfort and gaming performance. The Castor truly is a fine piece of craftsmanship.

  • NVIDIA GRID

    Let's admit it, gaming is just plain fun! Yep! one does not have to be extreme power user, overclocker or even a hardcore gamer, to take a spin and enjoy a few laps around the track when it comes auto racing. After all, how simple can it be to get your thrills, and "Get your motor running and head out on the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix—MotoGP 14 is available to play now on SHIELD. Just connect to GRID to play!"

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "As the consumer mechanical keyboard resurgence matures, vendors are looking for ways to distinguish their products. Thermaltake's “Tt eSPORTS” division has a new idea for a feature: a Bluetooth 4.0-enabled smart keyboard that, in conjunction with an iOS or Android applet on your phone or tablet, tracks and compiles statistics on how you use your keyboard (and your enabled mouse, if you have one) for posting to social media. Benchmark Reviews looks at the Poseidon Z Plus Smart Keyboard in this article."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Palit's triple-slot GTX 980 Ti Super JetStream is the quietest GTX 980 Ti we tested so far, it's actually quieter than the watercooled AMD Radeon Fury X. Thanks to the overclock out of the box, the card is 9% faster than the much more expensive GTX Titan X."

    techPowerUp

  • "USB drives offering varied levels of portable storage have been around for many years however times have very much changed and now cloud storage is a big thing. To some that would mean the end of USB storage however if you are a manufacturer like Seagate you embrace the change and create a product which works well with the cloud. Today we cover that in our Seagate Backup Plus Slim Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Powered by a dedicated and efficient platform from Intel, the J1900 quad-core processor and paired with 2GB of RAM, the TS-453mini is running the last version of the fully-fledged QTS which is currently at its 4.1.4 version and is also sporting a unique-shaped chassis design. Speaking about the chassis, now it looks more stylish, ideal to be installed in our living-room and the discrete LEDs help us find out the system status at all times; the memory is now very easy upgradable up to 8GB of RAM by simply removing a small plastic cover on the bottom area of the unit."

    Madshrimps

  • "We've got a fairly well defined set of expectations with today's current crop of ultrabooks. What you trade away in performance, you usually gain in convenience with these ultra-light, ultra-portable, and easy to carry laptops. However, we were pleasantly surprised to see Acer's Aspire S7-393 perform so well on most of the benchmarks we tossed its way, however, as you'll see on the pages ahead. This ultrabook is not only priced a touch lower than one of our favorite ultrabooks, the Dell's XPS 13, but it's also faster for general use and gaming (the latter, by just a smidge). Though you're a little stuck in that you can't customize the S7-393 from Acer directly, we're not sure what else you'd want to throw into this pretty stellar laptop."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Fractal Design offers its new Mini-ITX Node 202 either as a bare case or paired with its Integra SFX 450W PSU. When you consider how few SFX PSUs there are on the market it probably makes sense to go for the combo package, if only to save yourself hassle."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "I've said it before and I guess I'm saying it again; I have reviewed a lot of AiO coolers. As the resident AiO guy at ThinkComputers if there’s a new closed loop product on the market it finds it's way to me. As you might imagine I have seen everything from coolers that are basically bone stock, slap the company logo onto it and call it good, to very unique, well thought out and inventively engineered designs. It's the later that keeps me going, because every once in a while a sample will come along that you can tell some love and creativity was poured into the design. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Silverstone TD02-E. While Silverstone is far from being a one-off boutique brand, their products in general carry a certain feeling of quality and pride in the design. Follow along as we find out if the TD02-E has the genes of its counterparts or if it's simply a generic design with a logo slapped on as an after thought."

    Think Computers

  • OCInside

    "Today at OCinside.de we published a review of the Raijintek Triton water cooling. Oh no, not a water cooler, again ! Exactly this is what some of you might have thought, reading this new review in the news. At this point, we can give the all-clear, because at least at one point, this water cooling differs greatly from previously tested water coolers. We will find out in this Raijintek Triton AIO water cooler review."

    OCInside

  • "With the optical drive phased out in most modern PCs, the 5.25" external drive bay is feeling a bit of an "empty nest" syndrome. This space however, can be put to good use by adopting a fan controller that serves to provide thermal management much better than any built-in chassis fan controller could. As a company specializing in cooling components."

    Modders-Inc

  • NikkTech

    "Many people i know who either enjoy modding or just like to own something unique looking all agree that never before has the market been so vast and with so many available PC Cases for them to choose from. Of course as always in the years to come things should get even more interesting but i do agree with them since today you can find PC cases of all shapes and sizes with unique looking designs, plenty of features and pretty much in every price segment. Now it's no secret that not all PC case manufacturers out there have the ability to cover every single consumer in the market but Thermaltake is amongst the very few that thanks to their size and years of experience can and today with us we have one of their latest and most interesting mATX/mITX models the Core V21."

    NikkTech

  • Mushkin

    Mushkin Enhanced MFG announces its latest addition to the ATLAS family of products – the new ATLAS VITAL M.2 2280 Series for Ultrabooks, notebooks, and small form-factor PCs. "Atlas Vital is suitable for mobile gamers, professionals, or general end-users looking to take their computing experience to the next level with solid state storage."See More

  • ASRock

    We've already seen plentiful amounts of motherboards that have USB 3.1 ports built into the rear I/O, but I bet you've never seen this new interface appear on the front panel of your computer case. "Apparently not, because ASRock is the world's first to support front Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 ports with their Front USB 3.1 Panel. Additionally, the innovative company has also announced the birth of U.2 Kits, add-on cards that may support the latest and fastest Intel® SSD 750 Series."See More

  • Mushkin Launches New ATLAS VITAL Family of Solid-State Drives

    Mushkin Launches New ATLAS VITAL Family of Solid-State Drives

    Austin, TX — Jul 27, 2015 / — Mushkin Enhanced MFG, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and cost-effective solid state storage products, today announced its latest addition to the ATLAS family of products – the new ATLAS VITAL M.2 2280 Series for Ultrabooks, notebooks, and small form-factor PCs. Atlas Vital is suitable for mobile gamers, professionals, or general end-users looking to take their computing experience to the next level with solid state storage.

  • Speed Up with ASRock's Front USB 3.1 Panel and U.2 Kit

     ASRock presents the U.2 Kit.

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 16, 2015 – We've already seen plentiful amounts of motherboards that have USB 3.1 ports built into the rear I/O, but I bet you've never seen this new interface appear on the front panel of your computer case. Apparently not, because ASRock is the world's first to support front Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 ports with their Front USB 3.1 Panel. Additionally, the innovative company has also announced the birth of U.2 Kits, add-on cards that may support the latest and fastest Intel® SSD 750 Series.

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake announces the new Core P5, Supressor F51 and Tt eSPORTS gaming peripherals tour of both PDXLAN 26 (June 17-20) in Portland and Quakecon 2015 (June 23-26) in Dallas! "Thermaltake has been a long time sponsor and supporter of PDXLAN as it embodies many of the core values which Thermaltake holds true with the PC case mod community."See More

  • Thermaltake Sponsors PDXLAN 26 and Quakecon 2015

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    Portland & Dallas, U.S.A -July 27, 2015-Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units is happy to announce the new Core P5, Supressor F51 and Tt eSPORTS gaming peripherals tour of both PDXLAN 26 (June 17-20) in Portland and Quakecon 2015 (June 23-26) in Dallas!

  • Razer

    Razer™ has confirmed it acquired the software assets of OUYA, including its content catalog and online retail platform, the technical team and developer relations personnel behind OUYA, the leading Android game platform for the television, have joined the software team of Razer. "Razer has a long-term vision for Android TV and Android-based TV consoles, such as the Xiaomi Mi Box and Alibaba Tmall Box, to which OUYA already publishes,”says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “OUYA’s work with game developers, both triple A and indies, went a long way in bringing Android games to the living room and Razer intends to further that work. This acquisition is envisaged to usher more developers and content to the Android TV platform.”See More

  • RAZER ACQUIRES OUYA SOFTWARE ASSETS

    Razer to add OUYA’s digital platform assets and content to Razer’s product offerings

    Acquisition strengthens Razer’s commitment to open platform development and game developers

    Former OUYA team joins Razer to bring even more Android games to the living room

    Razer Forge TV

    July 27, 2015 -- CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today confirmed it acquired the software assets of OUYA, including its content catalog and online retail platform. The technical team and developer relations personnel behind OUYA, the leading Android game platform for the television, have joined the software team of Razer, the company additionally reported. Financial details of the transaction, which closed on June 12, 2015, were not disclosed.

  • "We are testing software-based voltage control on AMD's Radeon Fury X, up to 1.37V, in order to investigate what overclocking gains can be expected. We also measure the real-life performance effect and how voltage changes affect power consumption."

    techPowerUp

  • Think Computers

    "Over the past couple of years Zotac has really distinguished themselves as a producer of high-end NVIDIA-based graphics cards. They offer some of the highest-clocked and best looking cards available. For those who did not jump on NVIDIA's Titan X when it was first released now you have the choice of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which offers similar performance, will half the VRAM. Since the card has been out for a little while now we have seen many custom designs and today we will be taking a look at one such card from Zotac. On the test bench today is their GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! (ZT-90503-10P) graphics card. This card comes with a factory overclock of 1051 MHz base and 1140 MHz GPU Boost. On top of that this is one of the more sleek cards we have reviewed lately with its triple-fan carbon-fiber cooling solution and stylish backplate. Let's see what this card is all about!"

    Think Computers

  • "The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro G gaming laptop is a beast of a portable, with a GeForce GTX 980M graphics card and a 5th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor within its massive frame. And this iteration of the GT72 features NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology, which should help provide smooth gameplay on its 75 Hz IPS display."

    PC Perspective

  • "The Asus MG278Q is a 27-inch WQHD (2,560×1,440) TN gaming display that supports AMD FreeSync adaptive-sync technology. When in adaptive-sync mode, it’s capable of a wider frequency range than its IPS cousin, the MG279Q, as it can go from 35Hz all the way to 144Hz. And being a TN panel it has a fast response time of just 1ms – this is a display for people with AMD graphics cards who want gaming without tearing and micro-stutter across a wide frequency range with the lowest response time possible."

    Kitguru

  • "This is a new X99 motherboard I saw during Computex and was very impressed with how far MSI went to create a great looking motherboard. Much like the X99A Gaming 7 the Godlike is another perfect example of what a high-end gaming motherboard should look like with the added benefit of more cowbell."

    Hardware Asylum

  • NikkTech

    "When it comes to storage media it's no secret that laptop/notebook owners have been getting the short end of the stick for over a decade now something which is about to change since manufacturers have finally begun to focus in the development of 2.5" drives up to 3TB (as the name of the drive clearly states laptop owners may not be their primary target group but that matters very little in the end since anyone can use it). Certainly compared to the 6, 8 and 10TB 3.5" desktop models available 3TB may not seem as a breakthrough but since until recently the highest capacity model consumers had access to was just 1.5TB we're basically talking about a 100% increase. Unfortunately 3TB 2.5" drives may be a reality but they are months away from a massive release and so today we're going to be taking a look at the next best thing which is no other than the 2TB Enterprise Capacity 2.5 HDD V3 model by Seagate."

    NikkTech

  • "The technology incorporated inside the R9 390 GPU is not new but is based on the Hawaii (now baptized Grenada), with the same shader count, texture units, ROPs and so on. The manufacturing process is also still 28nm but there are minor improvements which allow running the card at higher speeds and the memory quantity has been doubled, from 4GB to 8GB. Since the HIS R9 390 IceQ X2 is marketed as a pre-overclocked card, the GPU clocked has been raised to 1020MHz instead of 1000MHz stock, while the memory clock remains the same as the OEM AMD cards."

    Madshrimps

  • ICY DOCK CLASSROOM - WEEKLY GIVEAWAY (7/24/2015 to 7/31/2015)

     

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  •  ARK Reveals Survival of the Fittest Battle Mode

    ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED TO FEATURE NEW ‘SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST’ BATTLE MODE

    Tune Into Twitch on August 1 for the Debut of the PvP Style Deathmatch With 35 Teams Competing for Cash and Prizes

    Seattle, WA – July 24, 2015 – Studio Wildcard unveiled today a completely new way to survive the dinosaur-filled landscape of the wildly successful game ARK: Survival Evolved.This “Survival of the Fittest” mode introduces a brand new last man standing, fight-to-the-permadeath contest, designed to create a completely new dynamic in the world of ARK.

  • "We have been tracking the differences between AMD’s FreeSync and Nvidia’s G-Sync for some time now. The launch of FreeSync-capable displays started out a bit shaky, as some features we took for granted went missing. The first round of FreeSync displays we reviewed came with non-functional overdrive when the display / GPU pipeline was operating in FreeSync mode."

    PC Perspective

  • "Hi, HardwareHeaven reviews from this last week are...

    This could be the fastest 980 Ti around... ASUS GTX 980 Ti Strix Review:

    Razer Mamba Tournament Edition Review:

    Audio-Technica ATH-PDG1 Review, a premium gaming headset for PC, PS4 and mobile"

  • "We have covered Intel's Broadwell microarchitecture extensively over the last few months. The relatively high-performance and low-power characteristics of Broadwell make it a good fit for a wide range of devices and systems. And as such, Broadwell has found its way into everything from notebooks and tablets, to an array of All-In-Ones and Intel’s own NUC ultra-small-form-factor systems. Broadwell, however, just recently—as in the last few weeks—made it to the DIY and full-sized desktop market. 14nm Broadwell processors weren't originally destined for the channel, but Intel ultimately changed course and launched a handful of 5th Generation Core processors, the most powerful of which we'll show you here today, the Core i7-5775C."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Targeting gamers with a keen eye for a deal, Wired2Fire has combined a concoction of the best bang-for-buck components to form an attractively-priced, and aptly powered, gaming system. Leveraging the power of a 4.4GHz overclocked Devil’s Canyon i5 and the well-balanced GTX 970, can the Wired2Fire Diablo Reactor show off its performance potential in a variety of scenarios?"

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have adamski07's “Project Imagination” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "I'm finally back again with a new case mod project! Now is the time for new project on the CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper Case. Project Imagination is going to be the line up of some of my mods. Another version of this mod is my scratch build that is ongoing right now, I call it Project Imagination SV. The Scratch Version."

    Think Computers

  • "Gigabyte's X99-Gaming 5P gives buyers a full-featured Haswell-E board with a gaming twist. We dug into its features and ran it through our testing gauntlet to figure out what makes this premium motherboard tick."

    The Tech Report

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR announces the arrival of a revolutionary pair of gaming mice to the market: 230M and 250M. These mice's significance comes not only from their specs or appearance, but also from the idea behind them: putting pro level gaming mice within everybody's grasp. "The new 230M and 250M offer a solution to every gamer, including both right and left handed users: Their ambidextrous design is highly comfortable for everybody." The two gaming mice give an excellent option to all those people who want an affordable gaming mouse, 250M's USA MSRP is 29.9 USD, 230M's USA MSRP is 19.9 USD. See More

  • Phoenix Online Studios

    "Pinkerton Road Studio and Phoenix Online Studios today announced that Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition, Jane Jensen’s remake of the 1993 classic Sierra hit, is available now for iPad and Android tablets. With gorgeous updated high-res graphics, new scenes and puzzles, a remastered soundtrack and bonus behind-the-scenes content, this “remake done right” (Digital Spy, 4/5) combines everything that made the original moody, mature murder mystery a “provocative story experience” (Adventure Gamer, 4.5/5) with modern graphics, gameplay, and audio"See More

  • Razer

    The Razer Mamba Tournament Edition is now available for pre-order from July 23 to July 31, 2015. "Announced at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition wired gaming mouse is specifically designed for eSports athletes, with an ultra-precise 16,000 DPI gaming sensor, ergonomic form factor and advanced Chroma customizable lighting."The Razer Mamba wireless gaming mouse is estimated to be available on RazerStore around September with other retailers to follow in Q4 2015. See More

  • EVGA

    For a limited time, get the latest mega hit from Kojima Productions, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, with a qualifying purchase of EVGA GeForce® GTX™ 980 Ti, 980, 970, or 960 GPU. "Only GeForce GTX gives you the power and performance to game like the Big Boss. Experience METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN with incredible visuals, uncompromised gameplay, and advanced technologies. NVIDIA G-SYNC™ delivers smooth and stutter-free gaming, GeForce Experience™ provides optimal playable settings, and NVIDIA GameStream™ technology streams your game to any NVIDIA SHIELD™ device."

  • COUGAR Makes Pro Gaming Affordable with 230M and 250M

    COUGAR 250M - Affordable Pro Gaming Mouse

    July 24th, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan - COUGAR announces today the arrival of a revolutionary pair of gaming mice to the market: 230M and 250M. These mice's significance comes not only from their specs or appearance, but also from the idea behind them: putting pro level gaming mice within everybody's grasp

  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Is Available Now On iPad and Android Tablets

    The “Remake Done Right” of the 1993 Sierra Classic Debuts Today on Mobile Tablets as a Free Download with In-App Purchases (www.GabrielKnight20th.com)

    Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Is Available Now On iPad and Android Tablets

    “A great remaster of a great adventure game.” – Eurogamer Spain, 8/10

    “All the things that made the original a legend – while improving the graphics and audio.” – JustAdventure, A+

    Mount Joy, Penn. – July 23rd, 2015 – Pinkerton Road Studio and Phoenix Online Studios today announced that Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition, Jane Jensen’s remake of the 1993 classic Sierra hit, is available now for iPad and Android tablets. With gorgeous updated high-res graphics, new scenes and puzzles, a remastered soundtrack and bonus behind-the-scenes content, this “remake done right” (Digital Spy, 4/5) combines everything that made the original moody, mature murder mystery a “provocative story experience” (Adventure Gamer, 4.5/5) with modern graphics, gameplay, and audio. First released for PC & Mac in October 2014, Day 1 of the mobile version is available as a free download, with in-app purchases for the remaining Days available upon release, priced at $2.99 and $3.99, and can be found in the iTunes Store (https:itunes.apple.com/us/app/id972316145) and on GooglePlay (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.postudios.gk1). The new mobile trailer can be viewed here, and more information is available at www.GabrielKnight20th.com.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The Phanteks Enthoo Pro M has a few similarities from both the Enthoo Pro and the Evolv ATX case but in a mid-tower form factor. The front of the case includes just one 5.25″ ODD bay and a large air intake similar to the Enthoo Pro. The interior frame looks almost identical to the Evolv ATX due to the 2.5″ drop-N-lock mounts and the lack of interior HDD bays. Built specifically to target water cooling enthusiasts, the top and front of the case can support up to a 360mm or a 280mm radiator with plenty of space for a large reservoir."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The new ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX delivers the highest performance of all GTX 980 Ti cards we tested so far, thanks to a large overclock and increased Boost Clock range. The DirectCU III triple slot cooler turns off its fans in idle, media playback and light gaming. Price-wise the card clocks in at $670, similar to other custom GTX 980 Ti cards."

    techPowerUp

  • "The Bitspower AIX99R5E Nickel Plated water block set is a set of full cover blocks for cooling the X99 chipset and CPU VRMs on the ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard. The block set is split into two parts, a block for the CPU VRM circuits and a block / cover plate for the chipset area. Each block has two G1/4" threaded ports for coolant inlet/outlet."

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

    "We previously tested the DeepCool Captain 240 liquid CPU Cooler and weren't very impressed with the results. As it turns out neither was DeepCool when they saw our results so they decided to send us a second test unit after all. Fortunately this one arrived from Hong Kong with the thermal paste intact so we got to work immediately retesting."

    Think Computers

  • "AMD has certainly kept our test benches busy lately, with the debut of two Fiji-based flagships, namely the liquid-cooled Radeon Fury X and its surprisingly capable air-cooled little brother, the Radeon Fury. Now it’s time to turn our attention to the Radeon R9 390X, specifically Asus' handsome STRIX offering, which utilizes Asus’ DirectCU III cooling solution with triple wing-blade fans and boasts “0dB Fan Technology”, along with a healthy 8GB of memory and healthy GPU oveclock."

    Hot Hardware

  • Pre-Orders Open for Razer Mamba Tournament Edition Gaming Mouse

     Razer Mamba Tournament Edition is now available for pre-order.

    WHAT: The Razer Mamba Tournament Edition is now available for pre-order.

    Announced at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition wired gaming mouse is specifically designed for eSports athletes, with an ultra-precise 16,000 DPI gaming sensor, ergonomic form factor and advanced Chroma customizable lighting.

  • Buy Select EVGA GeForce GTX - Get METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN

    Buy Select EVGA GeForce GTX - Get METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN

    July 23rd, 2015 – For a limited time, get the latest mega hit from Kojima Productions, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, with a qualifying purchase of EVGA GeForce® GTX™ 980 Ti, 980, 970, or 960 GPU.

  • Addonics Announces Rack-Mount SATA to USB 3.1 Converter

    Addonics Announces Rack-Mount SATA to USB 3.1 Converter

    SAN JOSE, CA (July 23, 2015) -- Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) today announced a rack-mount SATA to USB 3.1 Converter, which allows users to turn any SATA device into the latest SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 storage.

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks is excited to introduce the new high-performance computer liquid cooling radiators EK-CoolStream CE. "The EK-CoolStream CE family radiators combine EK's unique CSQ design with latest radiator core engine. Built for nearly released EK-Vardar 140mm high static pressure fans, these radiators are optimized for maximum heat dissipation across an entire fan operational range, thus delivering exceptional performance at both low- and high airflow operation."See More

  • EK-CoolStream CE - a successor to XTC is here!

    EK-CoolStream CE - a Successor to XTC

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is excited to introduce the new high-performance computer liquid cooling radiators EK-CoolStream CE.

  • Futuremark

    With the public release of Windows 10 less than a week away, Futuremark has decided to move Peacekeeper, their browser benchmark, to a list of unsupported products. "Even though Peacekeeper will be unsupported after July 29, you will still be able to use it and your saved results will continue to be available at http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/."See More

  • Peacekeeper Support Ends July 29

    Futuremark Peacekeeper

    With the public release of Windows 10 less than a week away it's a good time for us to review our current line up. As a result, we have decided to move Peacekeeper, our browser benchmark, to our list of unsupported products.

  • "Things may have been a bit quiet on the case front with Zalman, but they still offer a wide range of products, including the Z11 NEO, which surprises. The Z11 NEO looks bulky and comes with a great feature set on paper and a small price tag. Having reviewed Zalman cases quite some time ago, it is now time to figure out what the Z11 NEO brings to the table."

    techPowerUp

  • "The TUF series is one of our favorite product lines at HardOCP. The TUF series Sabertooth motherboards have never disappointed us and we couldn't help but take ASUS’ Sabertooth Z97 Mark S for a test drive. This one is a bit special in that it is a special edition color, but all else is the same as other retail Sabertooth motherboards."

    [H]ardOCP

  • The SSD Review

    "Something that many never think about until it is too late with their memory cards, is just what they might endure in the course of their lifetime. Whether it be going through airport x-ray equipment, inadvertent drops in the toilet, unexpected drops or the inevitable waterproof camera that isn't completely waterproof, we can only lose our digital memories once. Once gone recovery is never as easy, or even possible as many think. Samsung’s new release of both the high-speed Pro Plus 32GB SDHC and the high-capacity EVO Plus 128GB SDXC cards take into account, not only the power and capacity needed in today's devices, but also, the security that we need in our active lifestyles."

    The SSD Review

  • TechnmologyX

    "Thanks to our friends at AMD we are glad to bring you a Gigabyte A88X UP4 Motherboard Review. This board came with our test kit of the AMD A8 7650K APU which was a pleasant surprise thanks to our experiences in the past with other Gigabyte boards like the Z97X UD3-BK and the X99-UD3P so naturally we have some high expectations, does this motherboard meet them? Let's find out!"

    TechnologyX

  • Think Computers

    "Deepcool's original Assassin CPU cooler came out in 2013 and one one of the largest and best performing coolers available. 2014 brought in the Lucifer, which we tested and it proved to be one of the best coolers available at the time. It is now 2015 and Deepcool has released the successor to the original Assassin, the Assassin II. This massive air cooler features a dual tower design, two cooling fans (140mm and 120mm), 8 nickel-plated copper heatpipes and its own 4-port fan hub. Can this cooler reign supreme like Deepcool’s previous two coolers? Read on as we find out."

    Think Computers

  • "VK6735 from VKWorld is another low-cost smartphone which is using the already established VK6735 SoC but at a lower frequency of 1GHz, while sporting the same ARM Mali-T720 GPU. We get 2GB of RAM for running more applications in the same time, 16GB of storage space with a single partition and the possibility to install a SD card makes things more interesting. The VK6735 is dual-SIM and features integrated 4G LTE WorldMode and CDMA2000 3G for global high-speed mobile network compatibility and is also equipped with a Sony 13MP shooter on the back while the selfie camera is 5MP. Of course, the VK6735 also comes with Android 5.1 release pre-installed which is the latest available for the current SoC."

    Madshrimps

  • "KitGuru has reviewed a wide selection of partner GTX980 Ti’s in the last month and today we take a look at the new PNY GTX980 Ti XLR8 OC Edition which is due for release soon in the United Kingdom. This card ships with out of the box overclocked speeds and a custom 3 fan cooler. How does it shape up against MSI, Asus, Palit and Gigabyte cards?"

    Kitguru

  • "As the name suggests the Ripjaws 4 is a fourth generation memory module designed for the new Intel X99 and comes available in a variety of different configurations."

    Hardware Asylum

  • GIADA

    "Giada Technology announces its new GT200 Micro Server entry level server for small businesses and homes. The GT200 is powered by a high-performing Intel®1037U dual-core processor with a TDP of just 17W. With 2 hot-swappable SATA 3.0 drive bays, an mSATA bootable SSD slot, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and Giada’s own Active Hardware Control technology, the GT200 packs enterprise features into a compact tower server less than 7 inches tall."See More

  • PHILIPS

    MMD showcases 2 new innovative Philips Monitors at the Philips stand at IFA 2015, such as the first curved Philips monitor brings the user to the centre of the action: This new 34-inch display wraps around the user’s line of vision to create a truly immersive, focused experience. The edge-to-edge glass and ultra-narrow border maximize the viewing area and make viewing more comfortable. The display also features CrystalClear, UltraWide Quad HD resolution (3440 x 1440) and a wide viewing angle to bring graphics and images to life. Taking colour intensity to the max, a new 27-inch IPS-ADS Adobe RGB display with Quantum Dot Color IQ™ is also premiered. Delivering over 50% more colour than traditional LEDs, this transformative technology is more affordable, costing a fraction of most colour-critical technologies."See More

  • Giada USA Announces Affordable Micro Server for Small Businesses and Home - GT200

    Giada USA Announces Affordable Micro Server for Small Businesses and Home - GT200

    2-Bay Dual Core Celeron Based Server features Low Power Consumption and Active Hardware Control for Reliability

    July 22, 2015, Brea, California – Giada Technology, a provider of Micro Servers, Mini-PCs and embedded motherboards, announces its new GT200 Micro Server entry level server for small businesses and homes. The GT200 is powered by a high-performing Intel®1037U dual-core processor with a TDP of just 17W. With 2 hot-swappable SATA 3.0 drive bays, an mSATA bootable SSD slot, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and Giada’s own Active Hardware Control technology, the GT200 packs enterprise features into a compact tower server less than 7 inches tall.

  • Sharper, Brighter, Clearer: Display Innovations from Philips Monitors at IFA 2015

    Curved displays and dazzling Quantum Dot Color lead this year’s line-up

    Amsterdam, 21 July 2015 – A one-stop encounter with industry-leading display innovations awaits you with MMD at the Philips stand in Hall 22 – such as panoramic curved screens and colour with unrivalled brilliance. The highlight products at IFA will be:

    The first curved Philips monitor BDM3490UC

    The first curved Philips monitor brings the user to the centre of the action: This new 34-inch display wraps around the user’s line of vision to create a truly immersive, focused experience. The edge-to-edge glass and ultra-narrow border maximize the viewing area and make viewing more comfortable. The display also features CrystalClear, UltraWide Quad HD resolution (3440 x 1440) and a wide viewing angle to bring graphics and images to life.

  • Vertagear

    "Vertagear, a new up and coming gaming chair company today announce their very first gaming chair designs, the Racing Series. Combining strong design with versatility and enhanced comfort, the new Racing Series S Line includes three models, SL2000, SL4000, and SL5000."Available in most local retailers in August, 2015 and the recommended retailed price are: VG-SL2000 Series - $289.99 / VG-SL4000 Series - $329.99 / VG-SL5000 Series - $349.99. See More

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Many enthusiasts probably haven’t heard of Tesoro Technology, which is perhaps understandable, since the company is so secretive their web page doesn't even have an “About Us” section. Apparently based in Milpitas, California, Tesoro started out making mechanical keyboards a few years ago and has since branched out into mice and headsets, all aimed at gamers. Benchmark Reviews has just received their latest product, the RGB-illuminated and programmable Excalibur Spectrum mechanical gaming keyboard, so let's take a look at it!"

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "So maybe it's time to take another look at the sub-$1000 gaming notebook options, and that's exactly what we are doing today with the Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition."

    PC Perspective

  • "The tablet world is shifting quickly. While arguments for and against the need for a "third device" have been raging since the early days of the iPad, we're seeing tablets emerge that are far more potent and capable than ever before. In fact, it's tough to lump products like Dell's Venue 10 7000 in with bargain-bin slates that are clearly built to be used primarily for mobile Internet browsing and other strictly consumption-based use. This device we're testing here is cut from a different cloth. In many ways, it's paving a new path for tablets, and at first blush, you may assume that such a well-engineered product has Windows underneath. Instead, there's Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), alongside a radical design, a high-resolution display, an optional attachable keyboard, and it's got an upscale price point to boot."

    Hot Hardware

  • TechnologyX

    "The Blackberry Passport has been available for some nine months now and, contrary to initial predictions of failure due to its odd and rather large stature, it has prevailed. Not only has it found success, but also, its initial release experienced a 24 hour sell out of 200,000 units with supply and demand issues remaining even as we write this report…several months after release. It is popular. It is the most powerful smartphone on the market. It has an enormous HD screen. It is unlocked. Its battery lasts in excess of 24 hours and it is big. It is very big. It is the size of a Passport…who would have guessed?"

    TechnologyX

  • NikkTech

    "Compared to even just 10 years ago the market today is literally overflowing with PC hardware components and peripherals suitable both for regular consumers (gamers, overclockers, enthusiasts and casual users) and professionals (enterprise users included). Unfortunately due to their target audience high-end components are not always affordable by everyone and that goes double for power supplies since they are considered to be the heart of every PC. We have seen several "affordable" high-end models in the past by many manufacturers but in the end there's always room for more such products aimed at people on a tight budget. Raidmax is mostly known for their towers but they've also ventured into the PSU market and today we're going to test their latest Vampire RX-1000GH 1000W PSU to see whether or not this was the right move by them."

    NikkTech

  • Think Computers

    "LUXA2's Smart Clip and Tab Clip perform similar functions but for different devices. Smart Clip holds 3.5” – 6” mobile phones, while Tab Clip holds tablets 6” – 10”. Each feature a powerful suction cup, full 360 degree swivel and rotation, and non-slip rubber grip for extra stability. Let’s see what the Smart Clip and Tab Clip are all about!"

    Think Computers

  • "The deceptively simple notion of "watching TV" has continued to change dramatically over the years. We started with only a few select channels in black and white, quickly progressing to all sorts of network television, local stations and special interest channels. These days, so much of "watching TV" has nothing to do with traditional TV at all, since it is delivered in streaming format over the Internet. If you don't have a smart TV (or even if you do), you might consider adding the new Roku 3 to your home theater to best tap into this increasingly impressive range of content."

    MegaTechNews

  • "The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti recently hit the planet like a bolt of lightning offering more CUDA processors and memory bandwidth to satisfy the extreme gaming enthusiast. The Maxwell GPU shares all the familiar features of the original GTX 980 which is a very powerful GPU in its own right, but still ones ups it on paper. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition, is the first wave of enhanced, non-stock models that boast the fastest internal frequencies to date. With three cooling fans, heat pipes, extreme frequencies and 6GB of video memory, this video card is poised to beat all others right out of the box."

    Futurelooks

  • Vertagear Launches Racing Series S Line Gaming Chair

    Vertagear Launches Racing Series S Line Gaming Chairs

    Los Angeles, California, July 21st 2015 - Vertagear, a new up and coming gaming chair company today announce their very first gaming chair designs, the Racing Series. Combining strong design with versatility and enhanced comfort, the new Racing Series S Line includes three models, SL2000, SL4000, and SL5000.

  • QNAP

    "QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of QTS 4.2 Beta – the smart NAS operating system that empowers users to achieve more in business and home life with minimal effort. With a revamped user interface and many exciting features, QTS 4.2 makes for smarter, smoother and spectacular cloud experiences with stronger security."See More

  • ADATA

    ADATA® launches the UV140 USB 3.0 USB Flash Drive, that features a unique tail wing-shaped bookmark clip and a capless, light, and compact design. Users save time on data transfers with the USB 3.0 high speed interface, while enjoying convenience, efficiency, and ease when using the drive on the go.The UV140 USB 3.0 Flash Drive will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com, MSRP: 16GB $ 7.99, 32GB $14.99, 64GB $29.99.See More

  • QNAP Releases QTS 4.2 Beta, Adding Container Virtualization, Snapshot, Multi-zone Multimedia Control, and other Exciting Features

    QNAP Releases QTS 4.2 Beta

    Taipei, Taiwan, July 21, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of QTS 4.2 Beta – the smart NAS operating system that empowers users to achieve more in business and home life with minimal effort. With a revamped user interface and many exciting features, QTS 4.2 makes for smarter, smoother and spectacular cloud experiences with stronger security.

  • ADATA Launches the UV140 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

    ADATA Launches the UV140 USB 3.0 Flash Drive
    Featuring a Compact Clip for Handy Storage

    July 21, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the UV140 USB 3.0 USB Flash Drive. It features a unique tail wing-shaped bookmark clip and a capless, light, and compact design. Users save time on data transfers with the USB 3.0 high speed interface, while enjoying convenience, efficiency, and ease when using the drive on the go. The UV140 helps users embrace a more successful lifestyle.

  • EVGA

    EVGA unveils the GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N graphics card, and is designed for overclocking perfection. "With a 14+3 power phase design, this new digitally controlled VRM can deliver up to 600A of current, all delivered through 3 power inputs. A pre-binned GPU, ACX 2.0+, and the ability to go single slot with the included single slot bracket, makes this one of the most versatile graphics cards on the planet. You can get a card customized for you with the Ultimate OC Project."See More

  • EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N - Pre-binned for Overclocking Perfection

     EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N - Pre-binned for Overclocking Perfection

    July 21st, 2015 – The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|NGP|N graphics card is designed for overclocking perfection. With a 14+3 power phase design, this new digitally controlled VRM can deliver up to 600A of current, all delivered through 3 power inputs. A pre-binned GPU, ACX 2.0+, and the ability to go single slot with the included single slot bracket, makes this one of the most versatile graphics cards on the planet. You can get a card customized for you with the Ultimate OC Project.

  • Microsoft

    Hold on to your Windows folks! Microsoft has released an emergency patch for a critical flaw, affecting all supported versions of Windows. The "critical"-rated software update is for all currently supported versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows RT including those running Windows Server 2008 and later.

  • MSI

    MSI proudly announces the MSI GODLIKE OC Tournament!  "This new overclocking competition held at HWBOT.org in partnership with HyperX, gives a chance to all MSI motherboard users to Battle like a God to win an incredible MSI GODLIKE Setup, including the latest MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING, Intel Core i7 CPU, HyperX memory and SSD! Competition starts with 2D Battle from July 20th, 00:00 GMT+0 to August 20th, 00:00 GMT+0 and will continue with 3D Battle from August 30th, 00:00 GMT+0 to September 20th, 00:00 GMT+0."See More

  • ID-COOLING

    "ID-COOLING officially releases the world’s first integrated AIO water cooler for CPU & GPU with one radiator two pumps design, named HUNTER DUET. Along with this cooler, ID-COOLING is going to launch a full product line of water cooling under FROSTFLOW series."See More

  • ID-COOLING Releases HUNTER DUET Integrated AIO Water Cooler

    ID-COOLING Releases HUNTER DUET Integrated AIO Water Cooler

    One Radiator & Dual Pump Design for CPU & GPU

    July. 20, 2015 ID-COOLING officially releases the world’s first integrated AIO water cooler for CPU & GPU with one radiator two pumps design, named HUNTER DUET. Along with this cooler, ID-COOLING is going to launch a full product line of water cooling under FROSTFLOW series.

  • MSI GODLIKE OC Tournament – 2D Battle

    MSI GODLIKE OC Tournament – 2D Battle

    Battle like a God to win a GODLIKE Setup!

    July 20th, 2015 -- 【Taipei, Taiwan】 MSI, world leading manufacturer in motherboard and graphic cards is pleased to announce the MSI GODLIKE OC Tournament! This new overclocking competition held at HWBOT.org in partnership with HyperX, give a chance to all MSI motherboard users to Battle like a God to win an incredible MSI GODLIKE Setup, including the latest MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING, Intel Core i7 CPU, HyperX memory and SSD! Competition starts with 2D Battle from July 20th, 00:00 GMT+0 to August 20th, 00:00 GMT+0 and will continue with 3D Battle from August 30th, 00:00 GMT+0 to September 20th, 00:00 GMT+0. To give everyone a chance to win, both Ambient and Extreme cooling are allowed but separated in two categories. For 2D Battle, Ambient cooling users will have to compete in three different benchmarks stages which are XTU, HWBOT Prime and Geekbench. As for Extreme cooling users they will have to compete in 4 benchmark stages with different CPU frequency cap which are Super Pi 32M - 5G. HWBOT Prime - 5.5G, GPUPI for CPU 1B - No Limit. . The competition ranking is based on the sum of points accumulated across the 2D and 3D battles. Top 2 winners of each category will bring their MSI GODLIKE Setup home, while 3rd, 4th and 5th place will also be awarded with incredible MSI and HyperX prizes!

  • "In this edition of our System Guide, we update our recommendations to account for Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 Ti and AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X graphics cards. The Breadbox Mini-ITX build makes a return for the college-bound."

    The Tech Report

  • "ASRock's updated X99 OC FORMULA is here, now called the ASRock OC FORMULA/3.1. Fitted with the latest in USB technology, the ASRock X99 OC FORMULA/3.1 is ASRock's top-level overclocking board built to smash clock records time and again. USB 3.1 isn't everything: we've got SATA Express, Ultra M.2, Xeon, and ECC support - every high-speed item you could ask for when overclocking X99 is here."

    techPowerUp

  • "Join us for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks Webcast! In this episode, Dave, Marco, Paul and newcomer "The Game Technician" Jason Evangelho talk tech from Windows 10 to AMD's new Radeon R9 Fury (on air), 11K displays, Xotic PC's Executioner gaming system, affordable Microsoft CloudBooks, Lenovo's ThinkPad W550s, details of our current sweepstakes where you could win some cool Intel gear, and a whole lot more!"

    Hot Hardware

  • "Today we look at the newly released AMD Radeon R9 380 GPU. We have XFX's new R9 380 Double Dissipation custom video card featuring new cooling and a factory overclock. We will also compare the XFX R9 380 to a GTX 960 4GB, in addition we will test the AMD R9 285 clock-for-clock with the XFX R9 380 to see if there are any differences."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "Sapphire is AMD's larger board partner so as expected that have a pretty nice selection of AMD's 300 series graphics cards. Sitting at the top of the 300 series is the Radeon R9 390X. This is of course a rebrand of AMD's previous R9 290X, but with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. Also the rebrand has given AMD time to fine-tune the chip and add new features. This card is 100% DirectX 12 compliant and has AMD specific features like FreeSync, Super Virtual Resolution, and Eyefinity. Sapphire's take on the card brings with it their Tri-X cooling solution that uses Intelligent Fan Control II technology that will turn the fans off when the GPU is not running hot and a massive 10mm heatpipe to keep things cool, 16K hours capacitors to lengthen the lifespan of the card, a dual BIOS, and the card is of course factory overclocked. Let's jump in and see what this card can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "While it is important to recognize one's strengths and leverage it as an asset, accepting shortcomings and working on them is equally as important for the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. For others, it is hard to admit weakness in a certain area and there are plenty of efforts placed on internal rationalization on why it."

    Modders-Inc

  • "Not too long ago we looked at the Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi, a smaller 2-in-1 hybrid laptop. While the concept of a 2-in-1 is interesting, the T100 Chi simply did not have powerful enough components inside to be a true laptop replacement. The 12.5" T300 Chi, however, incorporates an Intel Core M processor, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB M.2 SSD. We review the T300 Chi and measure how it stacks up against the competition."

    Kitguru

  • "The Vector 180 from OCZ takes part from their high-end offerings and besides the useful Power Failure Management Plus (PFM+) addition, we do also benefit from the ShieldPlus warranty which implies no shipping costs and no extra hassles. Thanks to the OCZ Barefoot 3 M00 controller, the performances of the drive are top-notch and succeeds to stay in top for both read and write operations which is great for gamers or the usual workstation activities."

    Madshrimps

  • OCInside

    "Today we are testing at OCinside.de the Philips 288P6LJEB UHD Monitor. HD television exists for some time now. However, HDTV is not fully established yet, despite the better picture quality. The wide range of BluRay HD movies, the video on demand services and the amount of non-HD televisions keep the sales of HD TVs still high. For the manufacturers that is no reason to rest on their laurels and thus exist for quite some time televisions with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels (UHD-1) and 7680×4320 pixels (UHD-2). Also for computer displays the time has come to support UHD resolutions. Therefore we would like to present and test the Philips monitor 288P6LJEB with UHD-1 resolution."

    OCInside

  • NikkTech

    "PC cases offer a large number of HDD trays nowadays allowing people to mount and use several drives without ever having to worry about storage capacity. Still for professionals and even enthusiasts there's no such thing as sufficient storage space and because of that external HDD enclosures offer a good way to expand drive capacity without much hassle. HDD enclosures may not be hard to use and usually it doesn't take long to mount a drive inside but for people looking for the easiest and fastest possible way to use 3.5/2.5" drives nothing beats the simplicity of a HDD/SSD docking station. Docking stations however have evolved quite a bit over the years so dual bay models are not only the easiest way to access two 3.5/2.5" drives but also to clone one onto another and the CR-H236 by CineRAID which we have here with us today is one such model."

    NikkTech

  • "We're happy to take a look at a board from BIOSTAR whom we haven't seen in the labs before. The board in question is the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97Z7 motherboard aimed at audio and potentially gaming enthusiasts at a leg sweeping affordable price. We ran the board through extensive testing to see if it hits its mark as well as whether or not it meets our tried and true standards."

    Futurelooks

  • "The Dell Venue 10 7000 Series has a lot in common with the 8-inch version I reviewed a short while back. You get a similar kind of design language with a remarkably slim profile. The software optimizations and technical specifications are also pretty well the same."

    MegaTechNews

  • Transcend

    Transcend®, a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, is proud to announce the launch of the 16GB DDR3L memory modules. "The newly released 1600 MHz U-DIMMs and SO-DIMMs feature 1.35V low voltage design and leading 16GB high capacity on a single module based on 1Gbx8 DRAM chips. These modules are fully compatible with Intel ® Atom Avoton/Rangeley processors C2000 series and AMD DDR3 platforms, ideal for high performance computing (HPC) applications."See More

  • Transcend Announces 16GB DDR3L Memory Modules for Upgraded Capacity and Energy Efficiency

     Transcend Announces 16GB DDR3L Memory Modules for Upgraded Capacity and Energy Efficiency

    July 20, 2015 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, is proud to announce the launch of the 16GB DDR3L memory modules. The newly released 1600 MHz U-DIMMs and SO-DIMMs feature 1.35V low voltage design and leading 16GB high capacity on a single module based on 1Gbx8 DRAM chips. These modules are fully compatible with Intel ® Atom Avoton/Rangeley processors C2000 series and AMD DDR3 platforms, ideal for high performance computing (HPC) applications.

  • AMD

    AMD adds to it's A-Series line of desktop processors, with the new A8-7670K APU, that's designed to deliver an excellent experience and value for today’s modern workloads and also supports Microsoft® Windows® 10. The A8-7670K APU features 10 compute cores(4 CPU running up to 3.9GHz + 6 GPU running at 757MHz) allowing new levels of performance, and efficiency, while providing the processing and graphics capability budget conscious mainstream users need today.See More

  • New AMD A-Series Desktop Processors: Smart Choice for Everyday Computing,
    Powerful eSports Engine and Ready for Windows® 10

    New AMD A-Series Desktop Processors: Smart Choice for Everyday Computing

    — New AMD A8-7670K APU delivers an excellent experience and value
    for today’s modern workloads and Microsoft® Windows® 10 support —

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. — July 20, 2015AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), the company whose technology helps power the Microsoft® Xbox One™ and the Sony® PlayStation 4™, today introduced the newest addition to its A-Series line of desktop processors. The A8-7670K APU provides a superb experience for Microsoft Windows 10, mainstream workloads, and eSports online gaming.

  • Automatically Categorizing 11 Billion Photos

  • EVGA

    It's that time of year and once again time for EVGA’s yearly anniversary celebration! This year we have over $65,000 worth of prizes in the “Hardware for the Battleground” event including hardware, software and complete gaming systems! Grand prize being 5,000 worth of EVGA Bucks that can be used to buy any EVGA products."See More

  • AMD

    AMD today announced revenue for the second quarter of 2015 of $942 million, operating loss of $137 million, and net loss of $181 million, or $0.23 per share. Non-GAAP1 operating loss was $87 million and non-GAAP1 net loss was $131 million, or $0.17 per share. “Strong sequential revenue growth in our EESC segment and channel business was not enough to offset near-term challenges in our PC processor business due to lower than expected consumer demand that impacted sales to OEMs,”said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. “We continue to execute our long-term strategy while we navigate the current market environment. Our focus is on developing leadership computing and graphics products capable of driving profitable share growth across our target markets.”See More

  • Intel

    Intel Corporation today reported second-quarter revenue of $13.2 billion, operating income of $2.9 billion, net income of $2.7 billion and EPS of 55 cents. "Second-quarter results demonstrate the transformation of our business as growth in data center, memory and IoT accounted for more than 70 percent of our operating profit and helped offset a challenging PC market,"said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. "We continue to be confident in our growth strategy and are focused on innovation and execution. We expect the launches of Skylake, Microsoft's Windows* 10 and new OEM systems will bring excitement to client computing in the second half of 2015."See More

  • EVGA 16th Anniversary Event! Over $65,000 in Prizes

    EVGA 16th Anniversary Event! Over $65,000 in Prizes

    July 16th, 2015 – It is once again time for EVGA’s yearly anniversary celebration! This year we have over $65,000 worth of prizes in the “Hardware for the Battleground” event including hardware, software and complete gaming systems! Grand prize being 5,000 worth of EVGA Bucks that can be used to buy any EVGA products.

  • "Pint-sized and full of pep, the Noctua NH-L9x65 takes an already solid design and scales it up. Made with compatibility in mind, it keeps clear of memory and first expansion slot while offering a quieter alternative to stock coolers. With the quality you expect and the low noise output you desire, can the NH-L9x65 deliver on performance?"

    techPowerUp

  • "Offering a lot more features for the same price or as their competitors seems to be ASRock’s style, and it certainly has served them well and in turn, the consumers get more value."

    Modders-Inc

  • "Over the years I've bought a slew of generic high-back desk chairs that looked reasonably good at first sight, but quickly deteriorated into a rigid skeleton of protruding bars and flattened foam--I presume many of you have done the same. I eventually splurged on a Herman Miller task chair, which had minimal features, but was incredibly well made and comfortable. Although there are several factors and considerations I will discuss later, I have been using the Maxnomic Commander S BWE exclusively now for months and have not turned back to my Herman Miller chair yet."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Today we take a look at the second Fury card to hit our labs, the Asus Radeon R9 Fury Strix. This card ships with the latest Asus DirectCU III cooler and a very modest overclock, activated directly via ASUS GPU Tweak 2 software. I was impressed with the Sapphire Tri-X R9 Fury when I tested it last week, so we will see today if Asus are able to bat at the same level."

    Kitguru

  • The SSD Review

    "Big data is BIG. We create billions of gigabytes of data on a daily basis, from uploading a photo to Facebook or emailing a new project document, all this data is stored in data centers across the globe. Big data is usually divided between high performance and storage. While SSDs are much faster and help greatly to accelerate the analytics side of big data, but they don’t offer the capacity value of HDDs quite yet. Thus, a storage tier of high density and high performance HDDs has been the medium of choice for mass storage solutions and is in high demand. Actually as of late, enterprise HDD sales have been thriving while consumer sales have been taking a hit. Okay, so now that that has been said, what is all this talk about big data and HDDs? Doesn't The SSD Review just test SSDs? Those are good questions. Our answer to them is simple. We were given the opportunity and we couldn’t resist. If someone offered to a test drive in their new Lamborghini, would you say no? We didn't think so! So, today we will be reviewing the HGST Ultrastar He8, but we won't be testing just one drive. Today we will be testing eight of them in multiple RAID configurations as well! That is right, 64TB worth of the latest and greatest enterprise storage! Go big or go home right?"

    The SSD Review

  • "We are indeed dealing with a refresh of the previous Hawaii XT GPU now baptized Grenada XT, featuring GCN 1.1, 6200 million transistors, 2816 shading units, 176 TMUs, 64ROPs and 44 Compute Units. The available VRAM is now 8GB instead of 4GB GDDR5 and now runs at higher frequencies than on 290X cards by default (1500MHz, 6000MHz effective); this surely helps when running multiple cards for a CrossFireX setup and using multiple monitors. Speaking of the frequencies, the defaults of the GPU on OEM cards have been raised to 1050MHz and with its pre-overclocked card HIS has added extra 20MHz."

    Madshrimps

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Gabrielzm's “Chessboard” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "Dual loop with redundant d5 pumps. One loop for the GPU + Aquaero 5 lt waterblock and another loop for the ram + CPU block. GPU loop - It is a reverse case so the white rads (XSPC 480 and 240) will handle the two titan blocks. This loop is with fittings in white and dark grey liquid. CPU loop - The single 560 mm HWlabs rad on the bottom compartment will handle this loop. The rad, fittings and reservoir are black with white liquid (either Aurora 2 or Pastel)."

    Think Computers

  • AMD Reports 2015 Second Quarter Results

    AMD

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. 7/16/2015 ​AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced revenue for the second quarter of 2015 of $942 million, operating loss of $137 million, and net loss of $181 million, or $0.23 per share. Non-GAAP1 operating loss was $87 million and non-GAAP1 net loss was $131 million, or $0.17 per share.

  • Intel Reports Second-Quarter Revenue of $13.2 Billion, Consistent with Outlook

    Intel

    News Highlights:

    • Revenue of $13.2 billion consistent with outlook, gross margin of 62.5%, slightly better than outlook
    • Client Computing Group revenue of $7.5 billion, up 2 percent sequentially and down 14 percent year-over-year
    • Data Center Group revenue of $3.9 billion, up 5 percent sequentially and up 10 percent year-over-year
    • Internet of Things Group revenue of $559 million, up 5 percent sequentially and up 4 percent year-over-year
    • Software and services operating segments revenue of $534 million, flat sequentially and down 3 percent year-over-year
    • Qualified Intel 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor ("Skylake") for production, which will deliver exciting new PC experiences in the second half of 2015

     

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 15, 2015 -- Intel Corporation today reported second-quarter revenue of $13.2 billion, operating income of $2.9 billion, net income of $2.7 billion and EPS of 55 cents. The company generated approximately $3.4 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.1 billion, and used $697 million to repurchase 22 million shares of stock.

  • Thermaltake

    "CaseLabs, a manufacturer of computer cases, has issued a letter of retraction and apology for its recent attacks upon competitor Thermaltake, Inc., another manufacturer of computer cases and other computer components. Recently, CaseLabs and some of its personnel, including Kevin Keating, posted attacks upon Thermaltake. Those attacks have included accusations that Thermaltake and one of its employees, Mr. Shannon Robb, "stole" CaseLabs' case design and engaged in unfair competition. CaseLabs now regrets those statements and apologizes for making them. CaseLabs’ accusations were false."As CaseLabs admits in its retraction and apology letter that follows. See More

  • CASELABS APOLOGIZES FOR ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THERMALTAKE

    Thermaltake

    California, U.S.A -July, 16, 2015 - CaseLabs, a manufacturer of computer cases, has issued a letter of retraction and apology for its recent attacks upon competitor Thermaltake, Inc., another manufacturer of computer cases and other computer components.

  • CableMod

    "Since the launch of CableMod cables, users have been urging us to introduce new cable kits compatible with more power supplies. One of the most often requested brands is Cooler Master®, and today, CableMod is proud to launch CM-Series Premium Cable Kits designed for Cooler Master V Series PSUs. Made from premium materials and available in a wide variety of luscious colors, CableMod CM-Series Premium Cable Kits add the perfect finishing touch to any V Series build."See More

  • CableMod Launches CM-Series Kits

    CableMod Launches CM-Series Kits

    Premium Cables Designed for Cooler Master V Series PSUs

    (July 16, 2015) – Since the launch of CableMod cables, users have been urging us to introduce new cable kits compatible with more power supplies. One of the most often requested brands is Cooler Master®, and today, CableMod is proud to launch CM-Series Premium Cable Kits designed for Cooler Master V Series PSUs. Made from premium materials and available in a wide variety of luscious colors, CableMod CM-Series Premium Cable Kits add the perfect finishing touch to any V Series build.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Aside from the inclusion of a variable speed pump, the NZXT Kraken X61 improves from it’s predecessor by including a massive 280 mm radiator with a desner fin array which accounts for 36% more surface area. NZXT has also given the Kraken X61 extended tubing to ensure compatibility with all installation environments. Included with the Kraken X61 are two FX140 V2 PWM fan which according to NZXT are more powerful, quite, and durable than the inclusions of it's predecessor. Most importantly, the Kraken X61 has a 6 year warranty, which just goes to prove how confident NZXT is of the Kraken line."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "XFX comes to us today with its new XTR series power supply weighing in at 550 watts. XFX is promoting "Super Efficiency and Quality Components," "Extreme Heat Tested Capacitors," and a "True Wattage Guarantee" that touts full power at above 50C operating temperatures. Sounds exactly like our kind of PSU!"

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "The NZXT NOCTIS 450 is a mixture of engineering and modern art; sharing an internal frame that we have come a custom to find with the more familiar S340 and H440 in addition adding to that mix a completely different outer shell design theme. The NOCTIS 450 is like imagining a Phantom and a H440 metamorphosing together into a completely different mixture of look and style, but still keeping that similar inner engineering that we have come to enjoy with NZXT sharing of innovations of Custom Computer Case Modders around the Globe. The fit is solid and the case has a great price point at $139.99. I would highly recommend this case to a new builder or someone looking to replace an older case if they are really into its Art Deco Modern Artistic styling offered by this new NOCTIS 450 NZXT CASE design because for the price there are very few cases out there at this price point that have what this case has."

    Think Computers

  • "Join us this week as we discuss the AMD R9 Fury, Fury X Multi-GPU, Windows 10 and more!"

    PC Perspective

  • ADATA

    ADATA launches the XPG SX930 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s Gaming SSD for professional gamers,overclockers,professional workstations, and enthusiasts. The XPG SX930 Series SSDs features a JMicron JMF670H controller and Enterprise-grade MLC plus NAND Flash, offering excellent performance and durability for gaming systems and workstations. The XPG SX930 2.5” SSD will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com. MSRP: 120GB $ 79.99 - 240GB $109.99 - 480GB $199.99. See More

  • COUGAR

    COUGAR proudly announces the launch of its new flagship gaming mouse, COUGAR 550M, and it is the result of years of continuous work with a single objective: creating the most perfect gaming mouse the world has ever seen."em>"COUGAR 550M stays away both from gimmicks and from other mice that hide their lack of basic functionality under claims of "purity" or "no-nonsense design". COUGAR 550M brings you everything a pro gamer needs." For those who want to enjoy this design and want a quality option at a lower price, COUGAR will also offer COUGAR 500M, with a 4000 DPI sensor and some other different features. These gaming mice will be available in most of the world starting from late July and early August 2015, with a MSRP of 59 USD for 550M and 39 USD for 500M.See More

  • ADATA Launches XPG SX930 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s Gaming SSD

    ADATA Launches XPG SX930 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s Gaming SSD
    Invincibility Redefined

    Taipei, Taiwan – July 16, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launches the XPG SX930 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s Gaming SSD for professional gamers and overclockers. It comes with a JMicron controller and Enterprise-grade MLC plus NAND Flash, offering excellent performance and durability for gaming systems and workstations. Thanks to ADATA’s exclusive pSLC Cache Technology and DDR3 DRAM Cache Buffer, the SX930 leads to victory when you’re in a 3D battle with highly-improved efficiency!

  • COUGAR Announces New Flagship Gaming Mouse, COUGAR 550M

    COUGAR Releases 550M Gaming Mouse

    July 16th, 2015 – Taipei, Taiwan - COUGAR is proud to announce today the launch of its new flagship gaming mouse, COUGAR 550M. This device is the result of years of continuous work with a single objective: creating the most perfect gaming mouse the world has ever seen.

  • MSI News - Outperform The Competition GTX 980Ti GAMING 6G

  • James Bond 007

    "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are releasing special edition Blu-rays, DVDs and collectible box-sets on September 15th, ahead of the November 6th global release of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure."See More

  • All-New Special Edition James Bond Blu-ray and DVD Releases Arrive This September!

    All-New Special Edition James Bond Blu-ray and DVD Releases Arrive This September!

    BOND COLLECTIBLES WITH NEW SPECIAL FEATURES RELEASED AHEAD OF UPCOMING 24th JAMES BOND ADVENTURE, SPECTRE

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 15, 2015) – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are releasing special edition Blu-rays, DVDs and collectible box-sets on September 15th, ahead of the November 6th global release of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure.

  • Thonet & Vander

    Thonet & Vander, the German audio company that specializes in merging technology and design for state of the art sound, announces the availability of Ratsel BT Bluetooth 2.1 speaker system in the U.S. The system is composed of HDAA high density wood, an exclusive technological development by Thonet & Vander which maximizes acoustic performance. Ratsel BT, like all Thonet & Vander systems, also offers Antimagnetic Shield® technology, that blocks out external interferences. "Delivering a magnified sound and entertainment experience, Ratsel BT is available for a limited-time with $50 off MSRP for $199 at Amazon.com, among other retailers."See More

  • Ratsel BT 2.1 Speaker System Provides Immersive Sound Experience for Gamers and Audiophiles

    Ratsel BT 2.1 Speaker System Provides Immersive Sound Experience for Gamers and Audiophiles

    Now available in the U.S., German-engineered Ratsel BT combines high density wood construction and Wider FX technology to maximize your multimedia experience

    Miami, FL. July 15, 2015 Thonet & Vander, the German audio company that specializes in merging technology and design for state of the art sound, announces the availability of RatselBT Bluetooth 2.1 speaker system in the U.S. The system is composed of HDAA high density wood, an exclusive technological development by Thonet & Vander which maximizes acoustic performance. Ratsel BT, like all Thonet & Vander systems, also offers Antimagnetic Shield® technology, that blocks out external interferences. Ratsel BT defines Thonet & Vander's signature minimal distortion rate for superbly clear audio even at high volume. The system also offers Bluetooth input for wireless sound and features NFC pairing. A standalone box panel with volume, bass and treble controls, mute button and playback source selector comes with the system, along with a separate remote to control audio settings from anywhere in the room. Delivering a magnified sound and entertainment experience, Ratsel BT is available for a limited-time with $50 off MSRP for $199 at Amazon.com, among other retailers.

  • "There is a small subset of computer enthusiasts that have been asking for an X99 option in the mini-ITX form factor. Ask and you shall receive, right? ASRock steps up to the plate to provide small form factor enthusiasts with just such a motherboard. We evaluate the X99E-ITX/ac and experience the good, the bad, and the ugly...if any."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Corsair offers a large selection of PC power supplies and today we will be taking a detailed look at their new RM850i PSU. The RMi Series includes four models: the RM650i, RM750i, RM850i, and RM1000i. As you can see in the diagram below, the RMi Series is located squarely in the middle of Corsair’s power supply lineup. Corsair currently offers thirty four different models ranging from the 350 watt VS350 all the way up to the king-of-the-hill 1,500 watt AX1500i."

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

    "Whenever i get a few free minutes between reviews i always like to visit forums and Reddit to read the hottest topics and although lately the usual AMD vs NVIDIA flame (all over again this time because of the new Radeon Fury and GeForce 980 Ti cards) leads the pack once again there are many people out there who wonder which is the best solution for their systems, AIO liquid CPU coolers or CPU Air Coolers. The answer has much to do with what kind of case/tower you own and the amount of airflow inside but generally AIO liquid CPU coolers are easier to "optimize" compared to regular CPU air coolers since they can be configured to suck air from the outside and thus provide even better cooling results. One such solution is in our test bench today and more specifically the first complete 240mm AIO liquid CPU cooler by Alphacool called the Eisberg."

    NikkTech

  • "Sapphires version of the R9 Fury is, in my opinion, almost perfect. Their goal was great gaming performance with almost silent cooling."

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "ASUS's STRIX Series started with AMD's R9 280 series and NVIDIA's GTX 780. From there the series has branched out to gaming peripherals, many of which we have also reviewed. STRIX has become ASUS's mainstream gaming line behind their higher-end republic of gamers line. So when it comes to graphics card STRIX has effectively replaced the DirectCU line. While the cards still make use of variations of the DirectCU cooler, the marketing has changed to STRIX, which we feel is better anyways. That brings us to the card we are reviewing today, the STRIX GeForce GTX 970. The card features a nice factory overclock of 1114 MHz core and 1253 MHz GPU Boost, ASUS’s DirectCU II cooling with 0dB fan technology, which means the card will only run once it reaches a certain temperature threshold, a 6-phase DIGI+VRM design with Super Alloy Power and much more! Let's see what this card can do!"

    Think Computers

  • "KitGuru had a sneak preview of the be quiet! Silent Base 800 Window at Computex and now we have got our hands on the finished case (we’re still waiting to see the Silent Base 600, however). The quick take is that the Silent Base 800 is unchanged, the windowed panel is substantial and well engineered and the price has been increased to account for the new feature. We wondered whether be quiet! might have made the odd tweak to the hardware but in fact we have no surprises to unveil. You get an ATX tower with seven expansion slots, four optical drive bays, seven storage drive bays, two front 140mm fans and a rear 120mm fan."

    Kitguru

  • LEPA - Aim for Excellence

    "LEPA announces the EXllusion 240, the liquid CPU cooler with 400W TDP cooling capacity. It is equipped with the dual patented CDP (Central Diffusing Passage) cold plate, 240mm radiator, and Dual-Convex-Blades fans for the powerful yet silent cooling. EXllusion 240 also features coolant refillable design, and included red, blue, green dyes allow users to customize the preferred coolant color. This facilitates modders to customize the tone of their coolant to their wildest imagination."See More

  • BitFenix

    Just in case you are looking for a simply way to illuminate your components with natural looking white light or give your system a cool color theme with either red, blue, green or purple, "the new BitFenix Alchemy 2.0 LED strips now make it easier than ever to illuminate your system thanks to powerful magnets embedded directly into the LED strip substrate - It only takes a minute to open your case, connect the alchemy strip to your PSU and attach it to your case!" See More

  • LEPA EXllusion 240, vivid colors controlled by your imagination

    LEPA EXllusion 240, the liquid CPU cooler

    Taoyuan, Taiwan – LEPA announces the EXllusion 240, the liquid CPU cooler with 400W TDP cooling capacity. It is equipped with the dual patented CDP (Central Diffusing Passage) cold plate, 240mm radiator, and Dual-Convex-Blades fans for the powerful yet silent cooling. EXllusion 240 also features coolant refillable design, and included red, blue, green dyes allow users to customize the preferred coolant color. This facilitates modders to customize the tone of their coolant to their wildest imagination.

  • Bitfenix Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED Strips

     Bitfenix Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic LED Strips

    Alchemy 2.0 LED strips now make it easier than ever to illuminate your system thanks to powerful magnets embedded directly into the LED strip substrate - It only takes a minute to open your case, connect the alchemy strip to your PSU and attach it to your case!

  • be quiet!

    be quiet! is now offering the Window version of the popular Silent Base 800. In addition to the existing feature set, the case has been fitted with an innovative window that not only retains the silent properties, but also allows for an optimal, transparent presentation of the entire system. "The Silent Base 800 Window is available now at an MSRP of €149.90 (119 GBP / 149.90 USD ex. VAT) in black/black, black/orange and black/silver. The Window Side Panel will be available in August at an MSRP of €29.90 (24.99 GBP / 29.90 USD ex. VAT)."See More

  • Silent Base 800 Window available in stores right now

    be quiet! Silent Base 800 Window available in stores right now
    Whisper silent operation thanks to innovative, double-glazed polycarbonate window

    Glinde, July 15th 2015 - be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for nine consecutive years*, is now offering the Window version of the popular Silent Base 800. In addition to the existing feature set, the case has been fitted with an innovative window that not only retains the silent properties, but also allows for an optimal, transparent presentation of the entire system.

  • OtterBox

    People rely on the smartphone wherever they go for just about everything. For some it is just a matter of time before their favorite mobile device is broken. It's true that accidents can happen to the best of us, yet surprisingly there maybe some particular situations, or pets, that can lead to a broken smartphone. Interestingly enough, 31.1% of both men and women that responded in a survey admitted to dropping their smartphone at least one a week, and 70% broke the phone by dropping it. The others are either lying or may be to embarrassed to admit how it happened. Either way, that is why "OtterBox announces Broken Phone.com so you can learn how to protect against an early and untimely phone demise." As for which pets have are responsible for trashing the most phones?... Man's best friend takes the lead, because 100% of the time the cat says the dog did it. See More

  • PowerColor -Unleash the Gaming Power

    PowerColor unleashes even more Gaming Power as they proudly announce the PowerColor R9 Fury 4GB HBM graphics card, that has the capability of the highest gaming power in the most advanced GPU ever created for PC gaming. "The PowerColor R9 Fury 4GB HBM is the world’s first graphics card with AMD-pioneered High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) integrated on-chip delivering 60% more memory bandwidth over GDDR5 powering performance and bleeding-edge technology."See More

  • Before it Breaks: OtterBox Launches BrokenPhone.com

    Before it Breaks: OtterBox Launches BrokenPhone.com

    Jul 14, 2015 -- FORT COLLINS, Colo., Between shattered-screens, cracked buttons and dead batteries, demanding use delivers a beating to smartphones. Before the next drop or ding, check out BrokenPhone.comand learn how to protect against untimely phone demise. Breakage statistics for smartphones is high, OtterBox dove into some of the ways those breaks occur.

  • "The Asustor AS5102T is ideal for home users in need of a NAS that can fullfill multiple roles, including that of a simple data-storage device. This NAS can easily be the centerpiece of a multimedia setup because of its HDMI and S/PDIF ports, or it could play a key role in a surveillance system."

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Thermaltake has been somewhat under the radar in the custom PC world for a while now, mainly due to a string of underwhelming products. However, with the release of the Core series they're starting to make a comeback, and their newest product is their first silent chassis design, the Thermaltake Suppressor F51 E-ATX Mid-Tower Chassis."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "When Xotic PC asked us to be judge and jury of its Executioner gaming system, we thought to ourselves, "this better be one helluva setup to warrant its killer moniker," and spoiler alert, it is. We'll get to the benchmarks and other particulars in due time, but there's more to this $6,500 PC than raw performance alone. Yes, we said $6,500, which is the rounded up cost of the version Xotic PC sent us. When shopping an Executioner, you begin by picking one of four baseline setups dubbed Stages 1-4. Ours is a Stage 4 configuration that starts at just shy of $5,100."

    Hot Hardware

  • "For some while now CableMod has been happy to provide a kit of cables for your modular power supply. They cover specific models of BeQuiet!, Corsair, EVGA and SeaSonic at a cost about £70 with the idea is that you bin your dull black cables for a braided set in black, white, red, orange or green. Alternatively you can choose a funky combination such as black and orange or black and green."

    Kitguru

  • The SSD Review

    "Just as in the consumer market is starting to flood with many lower cost value based SSDs, we are starting to see more and more low cost read-centric SSDs in the enterprise market. These SSDs are targeted towards Web 2.0 and cloud storage use case scenarios and are typically much cheaper than mission critical storage options due to lower performance and write endurance. Compared to HDD deployments, however, these SSDs are much faster and more power efficient. They help to remove bottlenecks and speed up response times in content delivery and VDIs as well as lower total cost of ownership."

    The SSD Review

  • OCInside

    "Today we tested a brand new X99 motherboard with USB 3.1 support here on OCinside.de. This time we have tested and overclocked the ASRock X99X killer 3.1 LGA 2011-3 motherboard with an Intel Core-i7 5930K CPU and four Crucial Ballistix Sports DDR4-2400 memory modules. This motherboard contains, in addition to the built-in USB 3.1 Type-C port an ASRock USB 3.1 Card/A+A for the PCIe slot with two additional USB 3.1 Type-A 10 Gb/s ports as special feature. The ASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer 3.1 has also eight DDR4 slots, an Ultra M.2 slot up to 32 Gb/s, a mini-PCIe slot, ten SATA3 connectors, eSATA3, the HDD saver function, Purity Sound 2 with analog and digital sound output, five PCIe slots, two Gigabit LAN ports, and much more."

    OCInside

  • PowerColor R9 FURY 4GB HBM

    Taipei, Taiwan – July 14th, 2015 - TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, has proudly announced a new graphics card that has the capability of the highest gaming power in the most advanced GPU ever created for PC gaming. The PowerColor R9 Fury 4GB HBM is the world’s first graphics card with AMD-pioneered High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) integrated on-chip delivering 60% more memory bandwidth over GDDR5 powering performance and bleeding-edge technology.

  • EKWB

    Achieving highly efficient and very quiet cooling is the name of game when it comes to keeping your temps in check,especially with today's liquid cooling systems. However, only specific fans are shown to be optimally designed for that purpose, and it comes to no surprise that some perform actually better than others. EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the latest addition to the company's first fully in-house engineered computer cooling fan family, the EK-Vardar. These new fans are available in either All Black or All White design and feature Extended Range (ER) of operation!"See More

  • EK releases new Extended Range series EK-Vardar fans

     EK releases new Extended Range series EK-Vardar fans.

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the latest addition to the company's first fully in-house engineered computer cooling fan family, the EK-Vardar. These new fans are available in either All Black or All White design and feature Extended Range (ER) of operation!

  • Seagate Announces Preliminary Financial Information for Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2015

    Seagate

    CUPERTINO, CA – July 13, 2015 – Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced selected preliminary financial information for its fiscal fourth quarter of 2015, which ended on July 3, 2015.

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE has recently announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge, to be hosted this July and August on HWBOT.org. "This new challenge gives the community a last chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE Z97 platform before the next series of motherboards comes around. Starting July 10th 2015, overclockers will have a chance to win some great prizes by choosing their preferred cooling method and submit their best score within 4 stages. Most points win, it’s as simple as that! "See More

  • GIGABYTE Hosts Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge

     GIGABYTE Hosts Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge

    Last Chance to Bench on Z97 Before the Next Generation Invasion

    City of Industry, California, July 8th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge, to be hosted this July and August on HWBOT.org. This new challenge gives the community a last chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE Z97 platform before the next series of motherboards comes around. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win $2,000 USD in cash prizes and two mystery motherboards, which will be revealed soon!

  • NETGEAR

    NETGEAR expandes its portfolio with the "next generation in AC1750 Smart WiFi Routers offers great value as it is packed with features and the latest technologies to boost performance and range for faster streaming and gaming at home. "Packed with user-friendly features such as new remote network management via the NETGEAR genie® app and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, it’s a high performance, high value solution for large homes with an increasing number of wireless devices."The NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router is available now worldwide from major retailers in stores and online, at an MSRP of $149.99 in the U.S. See More

  • NETGEAR RATCHETS UP PERFORMANCE OF NEW AC1750 SMART WIFI ROUTER

    NETGEAR NEW AC1750 SMART WIFI ROUTER
    The next generation in AC1750 Smart WiFi Routers offers great value as it is packed with features and the latest technologies to boost performance and range for faster streaming and gaming at home

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 13, 2015 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today expanded its portfolio of Smart Routers with the NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router (R6400) (www.netgear.com/r6400). A new design that includes high power amplifiers, external antennas and Airtime Fairness®, combined with implicit and explicit Beamforming, boosts this router’s WiFi performance at long range by up to 80 percent over the previous-generation NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router, the R6300. Packed with user-friendly features such as new remote network management via the NETGEAR genie® app and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, it’s a high performance, high value solution for large homes with an increasing number of wireless devices.

  • Microsoft Windows 10

    Microsoft Corp. announced its plans to launch Windows 10 on July 29 with global fan celebrations, joint efforts with thousands of retailers, including all Microsoft store locations, a new global advertising campaign, and a new year-long initiative to celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world. "Available for the first time as a free upgrade*, Windows 10 delivers a fast and familiar experience that is more secure and automatically up-to-date. Featuring new innovations like Cortana**, Microsoft Edge and Xbox integration, Windows 10 is the best Windows ever."See More

  • Microsoft to celebrate Windows 10 launch around the world on July 29

    Windows 10  purported images of the official 'box shots' for the OS

    (Purported first renders of what the retail channel packages of Windows 10 could look like.)

    REDMOND, Wash. — July 13, 2015 — On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced its plans to launch Windows 10 on July 29 with global fan celebrations, joint efforts with thousands of retailers, including all Microsoft store locations, a new global advertising campaign, and a new year-long initiative to celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world. Available for the first time as a free upgrade*, Windows 10 delivers a fast and familiar experience that is more secure and automatically up-to-date. Featuring new innovations like Cortana**, Microsoft Edge and Xbox integration, Windows 10 is the best Windows ever.

  • "Luxa2 recently launched a smart little Bluetooth speaker dubbed GroovyA. The GroovyA features physical buttons for playback control and a rugged aluminum stand that allows you to change the device's output angle."

    techPowerUp

  • "MSI's gaming series, as the name suggests, are geared towards gamers in general. From professional to amateur to the occasional gamer, these motherboards are build for you."

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "Mini-ITX motherboards have been extremely popular over the past couple of years. So much so that many case manufacturers have created special cases just for the form factor that have become some of their best sellers. Typically Mini-ITX motherboards have been reserved for mainstream systems, recently we saw many impressive Z97 Mini-ITX motherboards. But what about Intel’s HEDT (High-End Desktop) platform? Because of the size of the CPU package the thought of having an X99 motherboard in the Mini-ITX form factor was unheard of, until ASRock released the X99E-ITX/ac. They were able to fit the LGA2011v3 socket onto a Mini-ITX form factor and still have room for quite a lot of other features. The only real downfall of this motherboard is that you are limited to dual-channel memory and you have to use ASRock’s included proprietary CPU cooler, which we will get into a bit later in the review. But this board packs in ASRock’s OC socket, a SATA Express port, Ultra M.2 slot, Wireless 802.11ac + Bluetooth, USB 3.1, ASRock’s Super Alloy design and much more! Let’s see what this tiny, yet powerful motherboard is all about!"

    Think Computers

  • "BIOSTAR has arrived to the market with their high-end board a little bit later but not without a lot of improvements like a revamped design, a bonus Gaming Commander box, a solid VRM, USB 3.1 capabilities, a redesigned and easier to use UEFI and more. Through the board features we cannot help but to remind of the superior audio implementation, SATA Express and M.2 support (slot which is hidden under the plastic shroud for a stylish appearance) and good overclocking results."

    Madshrimps

  • "One glance at the Mini ITX Deepcool GamerStorm Tristellar makes it clear this isn't a run-of-the-mill PC case. In fact you might struggle to tell it is a PC case at all."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "Seven to eight years ago enthusiasts, professionals and hardcore gamers who decided to trust a brand new and revolutionary storage technology called solid state drives only had products from a handful of manufacturers to choose from including Intel, Micron, SanDisk, Kingston, OCZ and Corsair. Of course by then SSD technology had been in the works and evolving for much longer (over a decade actually) but it wasn't until 2007 that it made its first "shy" steps in the consumer market and thus was available to the masses at quite reasonable prices. Today there are literally hundreds of SSD manufacturers (most are OEM ones) around but it's always preferable to pick a model by one of the first ones to jump in the SSD wagon and since Kingston just released the latest addition in their HyperX line called the Savage we decided to take a look and see how it does."

    NikkTech

  • "Today AMD has released their Radeon R9 Fury. Only two vendors are allowed to build designs for the Fury Non-X: ASUS and Sapphire. Today we are reviewing the ASUS R9 Fury STRIX, which comes with a new large DirectCU thermal solution, which helps to keep noise levels in check."

    techPowerUp

  • "The air-cooled version of AMD's Fiji GPU is here in the form of the Radeon R9 Fury. We go inside the second with the Asus version of this card, the Strix R9 Fury. We also finally get a look at R9 390 and 390X cards from XFX and Asus, respectively, that round out AMD's refreshed lineup of high-end Radeons."

    The Tech Report

  • "At the event AMD also talked about the Radeon R9 Fury (without the X) as the version of Fiji that would be taken by board partners to add custom coolers and even PCB designs. (They also talked about the R9 Nano and a dual-GPU version of Fiji, but nothing new is available on those products yet.) The Fury, priced $100 lower than the Fury X at $549, is going back to a more classic GPU design. There is no "reference" product though, so cooler and PCB designs are going to vary from card to card. We already have two different cards in our hands that differ dramatically from one another."

    PC Perspective

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have Buehlar's “Mid-Lif Cry-Sys” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "Alright guys, here's the deal. I'm 40 years young, over the hill and bored to death...so the title "Mid-Life Cry-Sys" kinda fits the um...build. Well, I had way too much hardware crammed into the Corsair C70 and as a result it was just impossible to maintain. The C70 was great but I'm the guy who likes to tinker and swap out hardware with my builds and I couldn't get a finger inside the chassis after it was complete. So here I go again after many months of contemplating on a new case for the build. I just want to do something that has a different attitude...classic style and in the end, easy to maintain."

    Think Computers

  • "AMD's Radeon Fury X is here, the AMD Radeon R9 Fury presents itself and we evaluate a full retail custom ASUS STRIX R9 Fury using ASUS' new DirectCU III technology. We will compare this to a GeForce GTX 980 using the new drivers AMD just released and find out what kind of gameplay experience the R9 Fury has to offer."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "When AMD launched the liquid-cooled Radeon Fury X, we witnessed a company willing to commit to new architecture and bleeding edge technologies (Fiji and High-Bandwidth Memory, respectively). Beyond that, Fury X showed a level of ambition and hardware design chops we hadn't seen from AMD in years. There's no denying that between its exceptional thermals and strong performance, Fury X is a force to be reckoned with. However, it fell shy of the mark that enthusiasts and press hoped it would achieve, unable to quite deliver a definitive victory against NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Today, AMD offers up their Radeon R9 Fury (sometimes referred to as Fury Air or Fury Pro), a video card that brings a compelling value proposition to the table. In truth, this is the Fury release that should give AMD a more competitive edge against NVIDIA in the $500+ graphics card bracket."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Today we take a look at AMD's second graphics card based on the 28nm ‘Fiji’ Silicon. The Sapphire Fury card is the first to hit our labs, and it features a new version of their highly acclaimed ‘Tri-X’ cooling solution. To reduce the retail price against Fury X – the new (non X) Fury model ditches the all in one liquid cooler and has 56 of the 64 compute units on the silicon enabled to yield a total of 3,584 stream processors. At around £445 inc vat it is priced almost identically to rival GTX980 solutions – but can it compete?"

    Kitguru

  • "In this episode Dennis explains the purpose of the new Asylum Builds section and Darren tries to live vicariously by learning more about what else you can do in Taiwan."

    Hardware Asylum

  • Sapphire

    Hey everyone the wait is finally over as SAPPHIRE Technology has just introduced a new enthusiast level graphics card, designed to deliver “Best in Class” performance in 4K gaming and multi-screen applications, while at the same time running cool and quietly. "The SAPPHIRE Tri-X Radeon R9 FURY is based on an exciting new GPU from AMD that combines Graphics Core Next architecture with the revolutionary high bandwidth memory (HBM). This is coupled with a new and sophisticated cooling solution developed specially for this card, based on SAPPHIRE’s award winning multi-heatpipe triple fan Tri-X cooler to allow the card to run totally silently at low loads, and quietly and at low temperatures even when gaming or in demanding applications."In the mean time, as an added bonus, everyone has a chance to WIN a FREE Fury card, and the clock has already started. See More

  • SAPPHIRE Takes Tri-X to the Next Level with R9 FURY

    SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 FURY

    FURY Fast and Super Cool

    SAPPHIRE Technology has just introduced a new enthusiast level graphics card, designed to deliver “Best in Class” performance in 4K gaming and multi-screen applications, while at the same time running cool and quietly. The SAPPHIRE Tri-X Radeon R9 FURY is based on an exciting new GPU from AMD that combines Graphics Core Next architecture with the revolutionary high bandwidth memory (HBM). This is coupled with a new and sophisticated cooling solution developed specially for this card, based on SAPPHIRE’s award winning multi-heatpipe triple fan Tri-X cooler to allow the card to run totally silently at low loads, and quietly and at low temperatures even when gaming or in demanding applications.

  • AMD

    AMD announces the new AMD FirePro S9170 server GPU, the world’s first and fastest 32GB single-GPU server card for DGEMM heavy double-precision workloads1, with support for OpenCL 2.0."Based on the second-generation AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) GPU architecture, this new addition to the AMD FirePro server GPU family is capable of delivering up to 5.24 TFLOPS of peak single precision compute performance while enabling full throughput double precision performance, providing up to 2.62 TFLOPS of peak double precision performance."See More

  • AMD Delivers World’s First Server GPU with Industry-Leading 32GB Memory for High Performance Compute

    AMD FirePro S9170 server GPU
    AMD FirePro S9170 Server GPU Offers Unmatched Onboard Memory to Support Large Dataset Computations

    Sunnyvale, CA. 7/8/2015 -- AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced the new AMD FirePro S9170 server GPU, the world’s first and fastest 32GB single-GPU server card for DGEMM heavy double-precision workloads1, with support for OpenCL 2.0. Based on the second-generation AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) GPU architecture, this new addition to the AMD FirePro server GPU family is capable of delivering up to 5.24 TFLOPS of peak single precision compute performance while enabling full throughput double precision performance, providing up to 2.62 TFLOPS of peak double precision performance.

  • Aerocool

    Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, is preparing the release of a revolutionary chassis DIY kit for creative minds. The DIY kit has yet to be named, which is why Aerocool is launching the "Free Your Imagination“ contest. "Everyone is invited to participate in the contest starting 10th of July until 31st of July. The final name for the DIY kit will be chosen from the suggested names after the contest is finished."See More

  • Aerocool sets off the “Free Your Imagination” Contest

    Aerocool sets off the “Free Your Imagination” ContestAerocool sets off the “Free Your Imagination” Contest

    10.07.2015, Taipei, Taiwan – Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of world’s leading manufacturers of excellent gaming PC gear, is preparing the release of a revolutionary chassis DIY kit for creative minds. The DIY kit has yet to be named, which is why Aerocool is launching the "Free Your Imagination“ contest. Everyone is invited to participate in the contest starting 10th of July until 31st of July. The final name for the DIY kit will be chosen from the suggested names after the contest is finished.

  • EKWB

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer would like to invite you to the EK YouTube Channel, and "help you out on your liquid cooling journey! " The EK Team plans to bring a lot of content about liquid cooling in the following months! And invites you to subscribe and comment on what would you like to see, as they have decided to bring more content to the EK YouTube Channel in the future.

  • Sennheiser

    At IFA 2014, Sennheiser expanded its MOMENTUM range with premium ear-canal phones unveiling the MOMENTUM In-Ear. At this year’s IFA Innovations Media Briefing, the audio specialist introduces the new color variant MOMENTUM In-Ear Black Chrome. "Beautifully crafted from the highest quality materials, the ear-canal phones feature class-leading proprietary transducer technology that delivers the acclaimed MOMENTUM sound performance in the smallest, most compact form."See More

  • Sennheiser adds MOMENTUM In-Ear Black Chrome to its MOMENTUM range

     MOMENTUM In-Ear Black Chrome.jpg

    Old Lyme, Conn., July 9, 2015 – At IFA 2014, Sennheiser expanded its MOMENTUM range with premium ear-canal phones unveiling the MOMENTUM In-Ear. At this year’s IFA Innovations Media Briefing, the audio specialist introduces the new color variant MOMENTUM In-Ear Black Chrome. Beautifully crafted from the highest quality materials, the ear-canal phones feature class-leading proprietary transducer technology that delivers the acclaimed MOMENTUM sound performance in the smallest, most compact form.

  • Phoenix Online

    Pinkerton Road Studio and Phoenix Online Studios are thrilled to announce that Jane Jensen’s remake of the 1993 classic Sierra hit Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition will be releasing for iPad and Android tablets on July 23rd. "First released for PC & Mac in October 2014, it has been called a “remake done right’ by Digital Spy (4/5) and “a provocative story experience” by Adventure Gamers (4.5/5). Upon release on the mobile platform, Day 1 of the game will be available as a free download, with in-app purchases for the remaining Days available upon release, priced at $2.99 and $3.99."See More

  • GABRIEL KNIGHT: SINS OF THE FATHERS® COMING TO iPAD AND ANDROID TABLETS ON JULY 23RD

    GABRIEL KNIGHT: SINS OF THE FATHERS® COMING TO iPAD AND ANDROID TABLETS ON JULY 23RD

    The Remake of the 1993 Sierra Classic Debuts for Mobile Tablets as a Free Download with In-App Purchases (www.GabrielKnight20th.com)

    Mount Joy, Penn. – July 9th, 2015 – Pinkerton Road Studio and Phoenix Online Studios are thrilled to announce that Jane Jensen’s remake of the 1993 classic Sierra hit Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition will be releasing for iPad and Android tablets on July 23rd. First released for PC & Mac in October 2014, it has been called a “remake done right’ by Digital Spy (4/5) and “a provocative story experience” by Adventure Gamers (4.5/5). Upon release on the mobile platform, Day 1 of the game will be available as a free download, with in-app purchases for the remaining Days available upon release, priced at $2.99 and $3.99. More information is available at www.GabrielKnight20th.com.

  • NikkTech

    "Enthusiasts, hardcore gamers, overclockers and professionals may all belong in different segments of the market but they do share some similarities one of which is that they usually spend quite a bit in order to get one of the many CPU cooling solutions in the market from regular air coolers and A.I.O systems up to custom watercooling kits and in some extremely rare cases even external Freon units. The same however doesn't apply for casual users who're always looking for a regular CPU air cooler with the best possible balance between value and performance. Luckily compared to even just 5 years ago there's a vast number of such models in the market currently and one of the most recent ones is the H7 by Cryorig."

    NikkTech

  • "OCZ's new Trion 100 SSD is built around brand-new TLC NAND chips from Toshiba, using a Toshiba TC58 controller. Thanks to TLC technology, the drive competes with Crucial BX100 in pricing, which is less than 40 cents per Gigabyte."

    techPowerUp

  • "OCZ sent us a round of samples for their new OCZ Trion 100 SSD. This SSD was first teased at Computex 2015. This new model would not only use Toshiba sourced flash memory, it would also displace the OCZ / Indilinx Barefoot controller with Toshiba's own. Then named 'Alishan', this is now officially called the 'Toshiba Controller TC58'. As we found out during Computex, this controller employs Toshiba's proprietary Quadruple Swing-By Code (QSBC) error correction technology."

    PC Perspective

  • "OCZ's new Trion 100 SSD is its first with TLC NAND and a Toshiba-designed controller. OCZ is positioning this new Trion series SSD as an entry level product for first time SSD buyers migrating from a spinning data drive. Does this budget SSD have what it takes to finally get average users off of magnetic storage?"

    [H]ardOCP

  • "OCZ is launching a brand new series of solid state drives today, dubbed the Trion 100. Early prototypes of the drives were shown off at CES a few months back, but the drives are now ready for primetime. We should note that the Trion 100 series breaks some new ground for OCZ. Not only are they the first drives from the company to use TLC NAND, but they're also the first to use all in-house Toshiba technology with the drive's Flash memory and controller both designed and built by Toshiba. The OCZ Trion 100 series is targeted at budget conscious consumers and users still contemplating the upgrade from a standard hard drive."

    Hot Hardware

  • The SSD Review

    "Not four months after launching their Vector 180 flagship consumer SSD, OCZ is launching a new value-oriented TLC SSD named the Trion 100. Our first look at the Trion 100 was at Computex 2015 where we that, while it is a value offering, its performance will be anything but. Thanks to OCZ's acquisition by Toshiba, they are able to, not only leverage Toshiba's second generation A19 TLC but also, they are able to integrate a new Toshiba controller into the Trion 100's design."

    The SSD Review

  • "One of the big changes in the SSD marketplace in recent times was OCZ Technology (or OCZ Storage Solutions depending on your age) becoming part of the Toshiba group. Since that integration we have seen OCZ starting to take advantage of Toshiba’s resources and today we see for the first time an SSD under the OCZ brand which features Toshiba controller and NAND… and good news for those on a budget, this is a value orientated model. Welcome to our OCZ Trion SSD Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Today we look at the new OCZ Trion 100 drive, in 240GB and 480GB capacities. These drives are designed to deliver excellent all round performance while being very cost effective at £60.99 and £124.99 inc vat respectively. This is also the first 100% Toshiba based OCZ SSD featuring a Toshiba controller and A19 TLC NAND flash."

    Kitguru

  • Think Computers

    "We carry smart devices in our pockets, but for as smart as our personal gear is, our homes are severely lacking in technology. Without a wattmeter it is difficult to track how much power an outlet is using, and if you want to put an outlet on a schedule, current timers are clunky and confusing. Enter smart products and an initiative of having a connected home. D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug will track power usage, set schedules, and allows remote operation of outlets."

    Think Computers

  • ADATA Launches PV150 Power Bank with Leather-Like Exterior

    ADATA Launches PV150 Power Bank with Leather-Like Exterior
    Long-lasting Power, Enduring Elegance

    Taipei, Taiwan – July 9, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launches its PV150 Power Bank. Featuring a leather-textured exterior with smooth streamlined design, a bright LED power level indicator shows how much power remains for more charging. The PV150 Power Bank is available in black, white, or blue and packs a huge 10000mAh capacity.

  • Phanteks

    Phanteks announces the release of the budget friendly, Enthoo PRO M. The PRO M’s look is based on the award-winning Enthoo Pro while the interior is based on the open concept of the Enthoo EVOLV ATX. Th PRO M combines the features of the EVOLV ATX and the design of the original Enthoo PRO. "Like the original Enthoo PRO, the PRO M retains the brushed plastic with the aluminum appearance and comes in two color, Black (PH-ES515P_TG) and Titanium Green (PH-ES515P_TG)."Both models will be available at most local retailers in August 2015, with a recommend price of 79.99 and include a 5 Years Limited Warranty. See More

  • ADATA

    ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launches its PV150 Power Bank. "Featuring a leather-textured exterior with smooth streamlined design, a bright LED power level indicator shows how much power remains for more charging. The PV150 Power Bank is available in black, white, or blue and packs a huge 10000mAh capacity."he PV150 Power Bank will be available at Amazon.com and Newegg.com. MSRP: $29.99.See More

  • ENTHOO PRO M

    Phanteks ENTHOO PRO M

    Walnut, California July 9th, 2015 - Phanteks today announce the release of the budget friendly, Enthoo PRO M. Th PRO M’s look is based on the award-winning Enthoo Pro  while the interior is based on the open concept of the Enthoo EVOLV ATX. The PRO M combines the features of the EVOLV ATX and the design of the original Enthoo PRO.

  • AMD Gaming Evolved

    Come visit the AMD Star Wars™ Battlefront™ PC Experience at Nerd HQ at the San Diego Comic Con on July 9th -12th to be among the first to ever play Star Wars™ Battlefront™ on the PC. AMD is the headline sponsor and we are excited to be sharing an amazing massive multiplayer Battlefront experience or try it on the Sony™ PlayStation™, all powered by AMD technology. PCs are provided by HP and feature AMD Radeon™ graphics. "Can't make it in person? You can still watch the celebrity panel events via live stream right here on AMD.com courtesy of IGN, the official media sponsor."See More

  • Sennheiser

    The Sennheiser Group presented its annual results for fiscal year 2014 today: compared to the previous year, total sales at the audio specialist rose by 44.3 million euros to 634.8 million euros, representing an increase of around 7.5 percent. Net earnings also increased by 20.4 million euros to a total of 34.7 million euros. The company, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2015, grew in all regions worldwide – and Sennheiser significantly increased its sales in Asia and Australia in particular. "With this further increase in sales revenue in fiscal year 2014, the Sennheiser Group is sustaining the continuous rise in sales seen in recent years."See More

  • Come VISIT AMD at Nerd HQ 2015 in San Diego!

     Nerd HQ logo Come visit the AMD Star Wars™ Battlefront™ PC Experience at Nerd HQ at the San Diego Comic Con on July 9th -12th

    Come visit the AMD Star Wars™ Battlefront™ PC Experience at Nerd HQ at the San Diego Comic Con on July 9th -12th to be among the first to ever play Star Wars™ Battlefront™ on the PC.

  • Sennheiser

    Sennheiser Completes Fiscal Year 2014 with Record Sales

    Wedemark, Germany, July 8, 2015 – The Sennheiser Group presented its annual results for fiscal year 2014 today: compared to the previous year, total sales at the audio specialist rose by 44.3 million euros to 634.8 million euros, representing an increase of around 7.5 percent. Net earnings also increased by 20.4 million euros to a total of 34.7 million euros. The company, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2015, grew in all regions worldwide – and Sennheiser significantly increased its sales in Asia and Australia in particular.

  • AOC

    AOC announces their U2870VQE, an affordable 28-inch 4K monitor with 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD Resolution. The 28” large screen size offers more space and four times the resolution of a Full HD display and delivers clear crisp images to the value-minded shopper. "The display features a professional non-glare TN panel with fast refresh and response times, along with 1 billion colors for rich details and ample connectivity options. The U2870VQE monitor is available today on sale at Microcenter for $349 ($499 MSRP)."See More

  • AOC’s U2870VQE: A New 4K Ultra HD Monitor That Won’t Break the Bank

     AOC’s U2870VQE

    Fremont, California – July 8, 2015 AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces their U2870VQE, an affordable 28-inch 4K monitor with 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD Resolution. The 28” large screen size offers more space and four times the resolution of a Full HD display and delivers clear crisp images to the value-minded shopper. The display features a professional non-glare TN panel with fast refresh and response times, along with 1 billion colors for rich details and ample connectivity options. The U2870VQE monitor is available today on sale at Microcenter for $349 ($499 MSRP).

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to restructure the company’s phone hardware business to better focus and align resources. "Microsoft also announced the reduction of up to 7,800 positions, primarily in the phone business."See More

  • Microsoft Announces Restructuring of Phone Hardware Business
    Microsoft

    REDMOND, Wash., July 8, 2015  — Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to restructure the company’s phone hardware business to better focus and align resources. Microsoft also announced the reduction of up to 7,800 positions, primarily in the phone business. As a result, the company will record an impairment charge of approximately $7.6 billion related to assets associated with the acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services (NDS) business in addition to a restructuring charge of approximately $750 million to $850 million.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Over the last 15 years Azio has made quality peripherals focusing on the aspects of convenience, entertainment, and accessibility. One of their latest foray in the market is the Azio MGK1 mechanical keyboard, featuring an alternative Kailh Switch set contrasted to the more commonly known Cherry MX switches. What really sets this keyboard apart from the rest is its rock-solid durability, the exquisite gun-metal finish, and a streamlined approach to functionality. Before the detailed breakdown of this “Elegantly Fierce” beauty of a keyboard, check out the rather unique feature set."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Seasonic recently released another Snow Silent unit, this time with less capacity to address a wider range of users. The Snow Silent 750 W is smaller than its big brother, but comes with many of its features like low noise and high quality capacitors."

    techPowerUp

  • "Logitech has been around seemingly forever. The Swiss based company is ubiquitous in the peripherals market, providing products ranging from keyboards and mice, to speakers and headsets. There is not much that the company does not offer when it comes to PC peripherals. Their 3 button mice back in the day were considered cutting edge that also happened to be semi-programmable. Since that time we have seen them go from ball mice, to optical mice, to the latest laser based products that offer a tremendous amount of precision."

    PC Perspective

  • "Despite the performance benefits, PCIe SSDs remain an expensive niche market. That means that most of us are not going to be loading up a high end system with PCIe SSDs. Most of us mere mortals will be using SATA SSDs. We tested some of the best SATA drives with enthusiast-friendly price tags."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "AS5102T 2-bay NAS from ASUSTOR is undoubtedly the AS5104T little brother and while it loses the LCD display and two extra bays, most of the other features are included like the solid chassis, the Intel Celeron J1900 CPU, upgradeable memory feature from the included 2GB (up to 8GB), lockable trays with the help of a screwdriver or plenty of expansion ports. The metallic chassis is also present here for extended durability, while the drives and motherboard are cooled by a single silent 70mm fan. Thanks to the included HDMI port, the product can be used without a PC by simply using the ASUSTOR remote or a keyboard/mouse combo which can be plugged via USB."

    Madshrimps

  • Think Computers

    "The illusive PC Test Bench, something that if you are reviewing or testing PC hardware is a must have. Test benches make it extremely easy to swap out hardware compared to a traditional PC case. This not only makes things easier, but saves you quite a lot of time and frustration as well. Surprisingly there are not that many companies that offer PC test benches, but Lian Li is one of them. They first released the PC-T60, which supported ATX motherboards, but lacked room for AiO watercooling. The Lian Li PC-T80 is now here and supports motherboards up to XL-ATX and has room for radiators up to 360mm. We will be using this test bench for our new graphics card test rig, will it fit the bill? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • "Inspiring future generations to learn, never mind learn computer programming, at a younger age, provides a great outlook as to what we can expect in the years to come. It's also interesting to read stories of children who, at such young ages, have taken an interest in such, and are already doing mind-blowing things with robotics and computers. Its easy to remember our younger days, when the most excitement we got out of using a computer was playing the metal tab on a floppy disk!"

    TechnologyX

  • "Phanteks has released a budget PC case with a model code that suggests it is a junior version of the Enthoo Pro. In fact the Pro M (M for mid-tower) is a hybrid of the Pro and the recent Enthoo ATX, with a number of changes to keep the price as low as possible."

    Kitguru

  • Introducing the ICY DOCK EZConvert Air Lite MB482IP-3B Open Air 2.5" to 3.5" SAS (SFF-8482) HDD & SSD Converter /  Mounting Kit

    ICY DOCK EZConvert Air Lite MB482IP-3B Open Air 2.5" to 3.5" SAS (SFF-8482) HDD & SSD Converter /  Mounting Kit

    The EZConvert Air Lite MB482IP-3B ICY DOCK SAS/SATA 2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD converter is specifically designed for builders who needs SAS 2.0 (12Gbps) support and prefer to mount their 2.5" hard drive or SSD with screws for maximum stability. The EZConvert Air Lite MB482IP-3B features a top-free open air design with exceptional cooling and converts any 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSDs into an exact 3.5" hard drive form factor (requires SAS host for both interfaces). The entire converter is made of robust stainless-steel that is perfect for the most demanding applications. The perforated vents, top-free open air design, and metal construction all work synergistically to keep your drives as cool as possible.

  • ICY DOCK

    ICY DOCK announces the EZConvert Air Lite MB482IP-3B ICY DOCK SAS/SATA 2.5" to 3.5" HDD/SSD converter is specifically designed for builders who needs SAS 2.0 (12Gbps) support and prefer to mount their 2.5" hard drive or SSD with screws for maximum stability. "The EZConvert Air Lite MB482IP-3B features a top-free open air design with exceptional cooling and converts any 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSDs into an exact 3.5" hard drive form factor (requires SAS host for both interfaces). The entire converter is made of robust stainless-steel that is perfect for the most demanding applications. The perforated vents, top-free open air design, and metal construction all work synergistically to keep your drives as cool as possible."See More

  • QNAP

    Work Smarter, Not Harder!  with QNAP Q'center that is a powerful managing tool that helps you manage multi-site QNAP NAS. You can use the Q'center server to centrally monitor system logs and to handle firmware updates & maintenance for all of your QNAP NAS units. "The Q'center web interface gives you the ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, convenience & flexibility to manage multiple NAS, across multiple sites, from any internet browser."See More

  • Work smarter, not harder

    Centrally manage & monitor all of your QNAP NAS with Q'center

    Centrally manage & monitor all of your QNAP NAS with Q'center

    Q'center is a powerful managing tool that helps you manage multi-site QNAP NAS. You can use the Q'center server to centrally monitor system logs and to handle firmware updates & maintenance for all of your QNAP NAS units.

  • MSI

    "MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, announces the most powerful X99 gaming solution, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard. Featuring Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro, Turbo M.2 connectivity, 2X Faster USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C and a whole new gaming oriented LED feature, MYSTIC LIGHT, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING is the most powerful motherboard to serve you in battle."See More

  • MSI Unleashes the X99A GODLIKE Gaming Motherboard

    MSI Unleashes the X99A GODLIKE Gaming Motherboard

    MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, announces the most powerful X99 gaming solution, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard. Featuring Killer DoubleShot-X3 Pro, Turbo M.2 connectivity, 2X Faster USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C and a whole new gaming oriented LED feature, MYSTIC LIGHT, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING is the most powerful motherboard to serve you in battle.

  • Mushkin

    Mushkin announces the launche of its new ECO2 memory for value-minded gamers and enthusiasts. "Featuring an eye-catching black and silver symmetrical heatsink design made of high-grade aluminum, the sleek, low profile ECO2 memory modules make it a perfect fit for builds needing space for oversized CPU coolers. With its low operating voltage and ECOnomical design, the Mushkin ECO2 Series memory delivers unprecedented performance and value, while consuming less power than standard DDR3 modules."See More

  • Mushkin Launches New ECO2 Memory Line for Entry-Level Overclocking and Gaming Enthusiasts

    Mushkin Launches New ECO2 Memory Line for Entry-Level Overclocking and Gaming Enthusiasts

    Austin, TX — Jul 07, 2015 / — Mushkin Enhanced MFG an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today announced the launch of its new ECO2 memory for value-minded gamers and enthusiasts.

  • ASUS Announces the Strix GTX 980 Ti

    ASUS today announced the Strix GTX 980 Ti , a super-cool new graphics card with pumped gaming performance, perfected manufacturing, and strong fortification for extreme reliability and longevity.

    Fremont, CA (7th July, 2015) - ASUS today announced the Strix GTX 980 Ti , a super-cool new graphics card with pumped gaming performance, perfected manufacturing, and strong fortification for extreme reliability and longevity.

  • Razer

    Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of League of Legends (LoL) Scouter, the VoIP messenger add-on for the popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game. "The latest version of the software has a new URL feature that provides Razer Comms users with an alternative method to invite teammates into calls. The update was redesigned in line with LoL developer Riot’s third-party app guidelines and is available now."See More

  • RAZER LAUNCHES LEAGUE OF LEGENDS SCOUTER FOR RAZER COMMS

     New Razer Comms add-on brings detailed in-game player information and crystal-clear voice chat to League of Legends

    New Razer Comms add-on brings detailed in-game player information and crystal-clear voice chat to League of Legends

    July 7, 2015 - CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of League of Legends (LoL) Scouter, the VoIP messenger add-on for the popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game. The latest version of the software has a new URL feature that provides Razer Comms users with an alternative method to invite teammates into calls. The update was redesigned in line with LoL developer Riot’s third-party app guidelines and is available now.

  • NVIDIA

    NVIDIA announces updates to its GPU-accelerated deep learning software that will double deep learning training performance. "The new software will empower data scientists and researchers to supercharge their deep learning projects and product development work by creating more accurate neural networks through faster model training and more sophisticated model design."See More

  • NVIDIA Doubles Performance for Deep Learning Training

    New Releases of DIGITS, cuDNN to Deliver 2x Faster Neural Network

    New Releases of DIGITS, cuDNN to Deliver 2x Faster Neural Network
    Training; cuDNN to Enable More Sophisticated Models

    LILLE, France—ICML—July 7, 2015—NVIDIA today announced updates to its GPU-accelerated deep learning software that will double deep learning training performance.

  • "ZOTAC's GTX 980 Ti AMP! Edition comes at GTX 980 Ti reference design pricing, which makes it the most affordable GTX 980 Ti custom-design. The card is overclocked out of the box, running faster than GTX Titan X. Zotac is introducing a new all-metal cooler which looks fantastic and reaches great temperatures, too."

    techPowerUp

  • "The wealth of ultra-portable laptops continues to grow, and we're seeing a more varied array of options than ever before. Be it 2-in-1s like Asus' T300 Chi or a tablet-gone-laptop like Microsoft's Surface 3, those in the market for a mobile computer have plenty of options these days. As manufacturers seek out their own differentiation, we're seeing Lenovo carve out its own special space in the sector with their new LaVie Z series of ultralight notebooks. The LaVie Z and LaVie Z 360 are similar machines, hence our doubled-up review here. The innards are identical, and their dimensions are too."

    Hot Hardware

  • The SSD Review

    "Intel’s Broadwell launch has been quite interesting to say the least. If you can remember when we first heard of Broadwell its was rumored that it would not be a socketed processor, but rather it would come in the BGA package. On top of this rumor the actual launch of Broadwell was supposed to happen last year at the same time as the 9 Series chipset. Intel decided to delay the launch of its Broadwell processors till they were officially announced at Computex last month, luckily we did get socketed processors! Broadwell will be the “tick” in Intel’s “tick-tock” release schedule which we have seen for many years now where a “tick” is a node shrink of a previous microarchitecture and a “tock” is a new microarchitecture. The previous microarchitecture was Haswell at 22nm at now Broadwell will be 14nm. On top of just the node shrink Intel has really tried to focus on power efficiency, meaning that they are looking shooting for better performance using less power. Intel has also added their Iris Pro 6200 integrated graphics on the chip, which is a first for a socketed processor. On top of that the processor is fully unlocked and features 128 MB of eDRAM for the Iris Pro Graphics, which can also be overclocked. Broadwell comes at a very weird time for consumers as well. We have heard that Intel could be launching their Skylake processors and 100 Series chipset at Gamescom in August. Skylake will be the “tock” in Intel's release schedule. So consumers could get Broadwell with a 9 Series motherboard or just wait a little bit for a Skylake processor with a 100 Series board. Having just a few months between launches does not give a lot of time for Intel to really push Broadwell or even get it out into the channel. As of writing this it is quite hard to find Broadwell Desktop processors at major online retailers. Today we will be taking a look at the flagship processor in the Broadwell desktop processor line, the i7-5775C. This quad-core processor has a base CPU frequency of 3.3 GHz with a turbo boost up to 3.7 GHz. While this might be slower than the 4770K it achieves this with far less power and has much more powerful integrated graphics."

    Think Computers

  • The SSD Review

    "As you know, many people buy SSDs to not only speed up their computing experience, but also speed up the boot time of their machines. SSDs will sometimes cut minutes off boot times when compared to hard drives, however, more often than not, many people do not know how to properly configure, or even know that it is possible to configure their system in such a way to speed up their boot time even more.There are some other things you can do than just slapping an SSD in your system and setting the SATA mode to AHCI or RAID to achieve ultra-fast boot times by using the latest hardware. When we say ultra-fast, we mean powered off system to desktop in 6-10 seconds."

    The SSD Review

  • "Summer is here, and as we start off July, some may be re-starting their fitness routine. It has been said in studies that just by listening to your favorite music, you can see an increase in your performance and endurance. A pretty simple tweak to help you get a jump start. Why not give your gym music arsenal a switch, and test out the Sennheiser MX 686G Sport Earphones. Why you may ask? Take a read to find out!"

    TechnologyX

  • "Today we look at one of the most exciting graphics cards to hit our labs this year – the new Asus STRIX Gaming GTX 980 Ti featuring the latest Direct CU 3 cooling system. This 3 fan cooling system uses a new patented wing blade fan to provide greater air pressure, and cooling capabilities. The DCIII cooler is equipped with two beefy 10mm direct touch copper heatpipes. Interestingly, the Asus GTX980 Ti Strix solution is built with a total automated production process and incorporates a 14 phase (12+2) Super Alloy Power II power system for maximum reliability. With the highest ‘out of the box’ overclock speeds to grace our labs yet, is this the high end GPU you should be shortlisting for a new system build this summer?"

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "This may strike some of you as a bit odd but the first thing i do whenever i go to a hotel, restaurant or cafeteria I’ve never been in the past i always check to see if they have WiFi available and if so what is its strength and range. To my surprise most places feature mediocre WiFi signal strength at best with average overall range so in most cases it's not easy to get access especially if there are many people already logged on. This of course is not a problem we encounter at home or at the office but that doesn't mean people are not always looking for ways to improve both signal strength and range. Lately many manufacturers have focused in bringing consumers the latest 802.11ac standard which they many times marry with the older 802.11n standard to boost available wireless signal strength and in some cases even range. However it was no other than Netgear that first took things a step further with the revolutionary Nighthawk X6 R8000 router which is here with us today."

    NikkTech

  • EK Water Blocks

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is excited to launch the true single-slot liquid cooling solution for AMD® Radeon® reference design R9 FURY X graphics card. "EK-FC R9 Fury X directly cools the GPU, HBM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas, thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks."See More

  • EK releases AMD® Radeon® R9 FURY X Full-Cover water block

    EK releases AMD® Radeon® R9 FURY X Full-Cover water block

    EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is excited to launch the true single-slot liquid cooling solution for AMD® Radeon® reference design R9 FURY X graphics card.

  • AMD

    AMD announces that revenue for the second quarter ended June 27, 2015 is expected to be lower than previously guided. The company now expects second quarter revenue to decrease approximately 8 percent sequentially, compared to the previous guidance of down 3 percent, plus or minus 3 percent. "The sequential decrease is primarily due to weaker than expected consumer PC demand impacting the company’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) APU sales. The company expects second quarter channel sales and channel inventory reduction efforts to be in-line with the company’s plans."See More

  • AMD Updates Second Quarter Outlook

    AMD

    SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 6, 2015) – AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that revenue for the second quarter ended June 27, 2015 is expected to be lower than previously guided. The company now expects second quarter revenue to decrease approximately 8 percent sequentially, compared to the previous guidance of down 3 percent, plus or minus 3 percent. The sequential decrease is primarily due to weaker than expected consumer PC demand impacting the company’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) APU sales. The company expects second quarter channel sales and channel inventory reduction efforts to be in-line with the company’s plans.

  • ICY DOCK

    Check out the latest ICY DOCK Classroom Weekly Giveaway program and allow yourself the opportunity to learn more about ICY DOCK products and a chance to get your hands on them! By the way,.. it should come to no surprise that several member of the HTL community have already won, and this time it could be you. See More

  • AMD Gaming Evolved

    Join AMD week as they will be featuring MSI’s R9 390 on Twitch.tv/AMD. All this week, AMD they will be featuring the MSI Twin Frozr V R9 390 on the AMD Gaming Twitch channels where you can join AMD’s resident Twitch celebrity, Jake, while he unboxes, games with and gives away a MSI Twin Frozr V R9 390 throughout the week.

  • ICY DOCK CLASSROOM - WEEKLY GIVEAWAY (7/3/2015 to 7/10/2015)

     

    We are starting ICY DOCK Classroom Weekly Giveaway program to give opportunities for our fans to learn more about ICY DOCK products and a chance to get your hands on them!

  •  GoPro, Inc.

    GoPro, Inc., enabler of some of today’s most engaging content, is proud to announce HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than GoPro’s best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, HERO4 Session packs GoPro’s Emmy Award-winning image quality and performance into an exciting new low-profile form factor. "HERO4 Session benefits from a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control to make capturing immersive photos and video quicker and more convenient than ever before." HERO4 Session is compatible with existing GoPro mounts and will retail for$399.99 MSRP at authorized GoPro retailers around the world and on GoPro.com beginning July 12, 2015.See More

  • GoPro Launches HERO4 Session: the Smallest, Lightest and Most Convenient GoPro,

    GoPro Launches HERO4 Session
    Yet 50% Smaller and 40% Lighter – HERO4 Session Combines Ultra-Compact Waterproof Design with Easy One-Button Control for Simple Yet Powerful Life-Capture Solution

    SAN MATEO, Calif., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most engaging content, is proud to announce HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than GoPro’s best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, HERO4 Session packs GoPro’s Emmy Award-winning image quality and performance into an exciting new low-profile form factor. HERO4 Session benefits from a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing and features simple one-button control to make capturing immersive photos and video quicker and more convenient than ever before. HERO4 Session is compatible with existing GoPro mounts and will retail for$399.99 MSRP at authorized GoPro retailers around the world and on GoPro.com beginning July 12, 2015.

  • "Over the past few weeks there has been a significant amount of movement in the graphics card marketplace as AMD released their 300 series, along with their new Fury cards. That followed NVIDIAs launch of the GTX 980 Ti which had found a pretty impressive mix of price and performance, especially when compared with the Titan X. Now manufacturers are throwing out enhanced versions of NVIDIAs card and we have one of those on our test bench today, welcome to our Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Polaroid Cube+™

    Hot on the heels of its debut at CE Week 2015, Polaroid’s next generation lifestyle action camera, the new Wi-Fi-enabled Polaroid Cube+, is available for pre-orders at www.polaroidcube.com/cubeplus. "In 2014, the Polaroid Cube lifestyle action camera broke the mold and challenged the notion that action cameras are solely the tools of extreme sports enthusiasts. With its 35mm cube-shaped form factor, fun colors and accessories, competitive feature set and a sub $100 price-point, the Polaroid Cube opened the market to everyday consumers and families who wanted to capture their less than extreme memories."See More

  • Polaroid Flips the Switch on Pre-Orders for the Next Generation Polaroid Cube

      Polaroid Flips the Switch on Pre-Orders for the Next Generation Polaroid Cube

    The New Polaroid Cube+™ Lifestyle Action Camera Will Begin Shipping End of August

    Ridgefield Park, NJ – July 6, 2015 – Hot on the heels of its debut at CE Week 2015, Polaroid’s next generation lifestyle action camera, the new Wi-Fi-enabled Polaroid Cube+, is available for pre-orders at www.polaroidcube.com/cubeplus.

  • "Where are all the 2TB SSDs? It's a question we've been hearing since they started to go mainstream seven years ago. While we have seen a few come along on the enterprise side as far back as 2011, those were prohibitively large, expensive, and out of reach of most consumers. Part of the problem initially was one of packaging. Flash dies simply were not of sufficient data capacity (and could not be stacked in sufficient quantities) as to reach 2TB in a consumer friendly form factor. We have been getting close lately, with many consumer focused 2.5" SATA products reaching 1TB, but things stagnated there for a bit. Samsung launched their 850 EVO and Pro in capacities up to 1TB, with plenty of additional space inside the 2.5" housing, so it stood to reason that the packaging limit was no longer an issue, so why did they keep waiting?"

    PC Perspective

  • "In this edition of our mobile staff picks, we chose our favorites from the current cream of the crop in tablets, convertibles, laptops, and phones."

    The Tech Report

  • "We take the new MSI Radeon R9 390X GAMING 8G video card and overclock it to it fullest and compare it with an overclocked GeForce GTX 980 at 1440p and 4K in today's latest games. Find out how much overclocking the R9 390X improves performance, and which video card is best performing. Can R9 390X overclock better than R9 290X?"

    [H]ardOCP

  • The SSD Review

    "If you look back over the past several years, there have always been three constants that needed to be addressed in order for SSDs to become a viable consumer solution to storage; value, reliability and capacity. One of our first SSD reviews was on an MTron 32GB SSD with a whopping price tag of more than $1500…and they sold! Both value and reliability have come along and, I guess, capacity has for the most part as well since we can get a 1TB SSD for under $500. Settling into the digital age logically means that we have much more pictures, videos and music to store and many find that even 1TB is not enough. Along comes Samsung with the 2TB Pro and EVO SSDs."

    The SSD Review

  • Think Computers

    "If there is one thing to be said about Beijing based hardware manufacturer DeepCool, it would be their tenacity for pushing the limits of their own design while creating new and inspiring pieces of tech. While company has been around and creating cooling solutions since 1996, it hasn't been until recently that they have thrust themselves onto the global enthusiast stage. Since we have been reviewing their products we have moved from simple air coolers to the very steampunk inspired AiO that we are taking a look at today. The Captain 240 is the middle of their Captain line of AiO coolers and really sets itself apart with it's aesthetics. Read on as we find out if the design is just a veneer or if this cooler really has what it takes to be one of the best."

    Think Computers

  • "The Asus Republic Of Gamers G551J laptop delivers the styling cues we have come to expect so you get a black and red colour scheme with red accents on the WASD keys and red back lights for the keyboard. If you take a squint inside the cooling exhaust vent you'll find it is red inside there too."

    Kitguru

  • NikkTech

    "If you were a teenager in the 90's then you probably know that compared to that time combat flight and space simulators are almost non-existent today mainly because this particular genre doesn't have as many fans as it used to (perhaps age has something to do with that). You see back then we had the joy of playing not one but several space simulators like the entire Wing Commander series (I/II/III/IV/V/Privateer), Frontier: Elite II and Frontier Wars, Tie Fighter, X-Wing, X-wing VS Tie Fighter, Starlancer, Freelancer and Decent: Freespace I/II along with many regular combat flight simulators like Strike Commander, F-14 Fleet Defender, Jane's ATF, Jane's IAF: Israeli Air Force and of course Falcon 4.0. Fortunately game developer legends like Chris Roberts (creator of the Wing Commander, Starlancer, Freelancer and Strike Commander games/series) and David Braben (creator of the Elite Frontier series) have returned and are currently working on two separate massive space simulators called Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous. Alone these two may not be just enough to "even" things between now and then but with the help of other upcoming and not as "known" space simulators like No Mans Sky gamers may actually have something to keep them busy for a long time to come. To enjoy these games however in all their glory gamers are not only required to own high-end systems but also need to have a Joystick capable of giving them the edge they need like the X-55 Rhino HOTAS system by Saitek."

    NikkTech

  • QNAP Certified ‘DataCore Ready’ for SANsymphony-V

    QNAP Certified ‘DataCore Ready’ for SANsymphony-V

    Taipei, Taiwan, 6 July, 2015 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that its enterprise-class TVS-ECx80, TS-ECx80, TS-x79U-SAS and SS-x79U-SAS series Turbo NAS are certified DataCore Ready for SANsymphony-V™, a storage virtualization platform from DataCore Software, making them beneficial for organizations to maximize the availability and utilization of IT assets and to simplify data storage management.

  • Transcend Unveils DrivePro Body 10 Body Camera with Infrared LEDs, Ideal for Police Officers and Security Guards

    Transcend DrivePro Body 10 Body Camera with Infrared LEDs

    July 6, 2015 -- Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend®), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its DrivePro Body 10 body camera. Featuring a F/2.8 aperture, a wide 160° viewing angle, a built-in battery, a handy snapshot button and infrared LEDs for a clear night vision, Transcend's DrivePro Body 10 is also shock and water resistant, ideal for police officers and security guards to capture the crucial images.

  • ASUS

    "ASUS announces the Strix GTX 980 Ti , a super-cool new graphics card with pumped gaming performance, perfected manufacturing, and strong fortification for extreme reliability and longevity."Powered by the latest GeForce® GTX™ 980 Ti graphics-processing units (GPUs), Strix GTX 980 Ti features GPU boost clock speeds of up to 1291MHz in gaming mode and 1317MHz in OC mode, delivering up to 24% faster gaming performance than reference cards in The Witcher® 3. It is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III with a patented triple wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three times (3X) quieter performance."See More

  • QNAP

    "QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that its enterprise-class TVS-ECx80, TS-ECx80, TS-x79U-SAS and SS-x79U-SAS series Turbo NAS are certified DataCore Ready for SANsymphony-V™, a storage virtualization platform from DataCore Software, making them beneficial for organizations to maximize the availability and utilization of IT assets and to simplify data storage management."See More

  • Launch of “POLAR” – CPU Cooler

    GELID “POLAR” – CPU Cooler

    1U Low Profile cooler for Intel CPU

    HONG KONG, 3 July 2015 -- Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions unveils the latest 1U low profile cooler for Intel CPU. The POLAR CPU cooler is a product of GELID Solutions SILENT product line.

  • Transcend

    Transcend®, a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its DrivePro Body 10 body camera. "Featuring a F/2.8 aperture, a wide 160° viewing angle, a built-in battery, a handy snapshot button and infrared LEDs for a clear night vision, Transcend's DrivePro Body 10 is also shock and water resistant, ideal for police officers and security guards to capture the crucial images."Transcend's DrivePro Body 10 ($179) carries Transcend's two-year warranty and bundles a high-quality 32GB microSDHC MLC memory card that offers consistent durability and endurance.See More

  • ASUS Announces Strix GTX 980 Ti

    Blazing-fast, armor-protected graphics card delivers up to 30% cooler and three times quieter gaming performance than reference card

    ASUS Strix GTX 980 Ti

    KEY POINTS

    • Cool, silent gameplay: DirectCU III with a patented triple wing-blade fan for 30%-cooler, 3X-quieter operation, plus silent 0dB mode
    • Premium quality and reliability: Industry-first Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components
    • Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for easy tweaking and streaming

     

    Taipei, Taiwan (2nd July, 2015) — ASUS today announced Strix GTX 980 Ti , a super-cool new graphics card with pumped gaming performance, perfected manufacturing, and strong fortification for extreme reliability and longevity.

  • GELID Solutions Ltd

    GELID Solutions launches the latest 1U low profile cooler for Intel CPU, and is the latest product of GELID Solutions SILENT product line. "The POLAR is designed for HTPC, Panel PC, Car PC and 1U Server. Heatsink height of just 27 mm fits most slim low profile cases. The POLAR also has an improved heatsink fin configuration to achieve high cooling performance in a compact design."The POLAR CPU cooler is available now and has a MSRP of USD 14 or Euro 12. See More

  • "Today we are reviewing MSI's highly anticipated GTX 980 Ti Gaming, which comes with a new TwinFrozr dual-fan cooler. In idle, the fans will completely turn off for the perfect noise-free experience. The card is also highly overclocked reaching the highest performance of any GTX 980 Ti we tested so far."

    techPowerUp

  • DEEPCOOL Launches Turbo Series Case Fan TF120

    DEEPCOOL Launches Turbo Series Case Fan TF120

    Beijing, China – July, 2015– DEEPCOOL -- GAMER STORM is a High-end brand of DEEPCOOL, serving gaming enthusiasts with products that have elegant design and great cooling performance. Adhering to these characteristics, DEEPCOOL releases the GAMER STORM Turbo Series Case Fan– TF120.

  • RAZER™

    Razer™, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of eSports, today announced a new partnership with SK Telecom T1 (SKT-T1) that welcomes the professional eSports team into the Team Razer elite ranks. "SKT-T1, one of the world’s most revered League of Legends teams, joins an already world-class lineup at Team Razer League of Legends that includes KTRolster, Najin e-mFire, LGD, Team Liquid, Counter Logic Gaming, Unicorns of Love, PaiN Gaming, Turquality, Atlas, and Furious Gaming."See More

  • "In our previous article here, we demonstrated how to mod the EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 video card to get higher performance and significantly lower running temps. Now we decided to take two of these custom modded EVGA GTX 970 cards to see how well they perform in an SLI configuration. ASUS was kind enough to supply us with one of their newly introduced ROG Enthusiast SLI Bridges for our experiments.:

    PC Perspective

  • TEAM RAZER SIGNS SOUTH KOREAN GAMING POWERHOUSE SK TELECOM T1, EXPANDS WORLDWIDE ELITE ROSTER

    SKT-T1, is now part of Team Razer.

    Team Razer signs League of Legends Season 3 World Championship winners

    CARLSBAD,Calif. – Razer™, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of eSports, today announced a new partnership with SK Telecom T1 (SKT-T1) that welcomes the professional eSports team into the Team Razer elite ranks.

  • "Today we take a somewhat belated look at the latest AMD flagship, the R9 Fury X. This graphics card has been designed to tackle Nvidia in the high end, specifically their similarly priced GTX980 Ti. The Fury X is the first consumer GPU equipped with Stacked High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) – but the big question needs answered … how does it fare against the latest Nvidia solutions?"

    Kitguru

  • "In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Paul, and Marco talk about AMD's recently released Radeon R9 300 series and Fury X graphics cards, the much-maligned Batman: Arkham Knight, the Microsoft Surface 3 and Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Special Edition 2-in-1 convertible notebooks, Microsoft's Surface Hub experience, and more."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    "Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have ciobanulx's “Vault Boy” build. Here is what he had to say about it, "I would like to introduce you to the Vault Boy, a Fallout inspired build! I know the Prodigy has been out for a while now and there have been plenty really nice looking builds in it but I always wanted to build in one and never had the chance until now."

    Think Computers

  • DEEPCOOL

    GAMER STORM is a High-end brand of DEEPCOOL, serving gaming enthusiasts with products that have elegant design and great cooling performance. "Adhering to these characteristics, DEEPCOOL releases the GAMER STORM Turbo Series Case Fan– TF120."The GAMER STORM turbo Series TF120 case fan will be available in July, 2015, with a MSRP: 16.99USD. See More

  • "Corsair has nailed it again with the release of the HG10 A1 GPU bracket, which is recycling the stock blower fan for optimal VRM cooling and combines it with the usage of one of the available AIO CPU coolers in order to bring excellent cooling performance for our 290/290X R9 card from AMD. Depending on the water cooler selection, we would also be able to use a CrossFire setup which will take minimal amount of space in term of occupied slots. The only limitation for this design is the fact that it only works with OEM, original PCB AMD-designed cards and not with custom versions but we can always check the full compatibility list on the Corsair web page to see if our card is included."

    Madshrimps

  • Turtle Beach

    Turtle Beach, the leading-edge audio technology company and #1 in gaming audio, is pleased to announce that its third 100% fully wireless Xbox One headset, the EAR FORCE Stealth 420X is available for pre-order now! "Head over to www.turtlebeach.com or your favorite participating retailer and pre-order the Stealth 420X right now to ensure you get it on Day 1 when it becomes available July 18, 2015."The EAR FORCE Stealth 420X is planned to be available Saturday, July 18, 2015 at participating retailers for a MSRP of $179.95. See More

  • Turtle Beach Corporation’s EAR FORCE Stealth 420X 100% Fully Wireless Gaming Headset For Xbox One

    Is Available For Pre-Order Now

    Turtle Beach EAR FORCE Stealth 420X Now Available For Pre-Order

    SAN DIEGO, July 2, 2015  — Following the success of the Company’s Stealth 500X and Elite 800X gaming headsets,Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), the leading-edge audio technology company and #1 in gaming audio, is pleased to announce that its third 100% fully wireless Xbox One headset, the EAR FORCE Stealth 420X is available for pre-order today! Head over to www.turtlebeach.com or your favorite participating retailer and pre-order the Stealth 420X right now to ensure you get it on Day 1 when it becomes available July 18, 2015.

  • AMD Gaming Evolved

    Tune-in to the latest edition of the AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter featuring the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card, along with Sapphire's top of line R9 390 Nitro gaming graphics card, that's designed to deliver extreme 4K performance with all of today's hottest gaming titles. Be sure to check out several of the upcoming new games ad trailer videos, such as Star Wars™ Battlefront™, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™, HITMAN™, Ashes of the Singularity, Mass Effect: Andromeda™, along with AMD's headline sponsorship of Gaming Tribe and the NerdHQ ’15 at San Diego Comic Con, July 9th to 12th.See More

  • AMD Gaming Evolved Newsletter July 2015

    AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X graphics. Don’t just upgrade. Revolutionize.

    AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury X graphics is revolutionary inside – and out

    AMD’s most advanced and innovative GPU to date delivers the highest GPU memory bandwidth ever for an unparalleled 4K and VR gaming experience.

  • IBM

    IBM in collaboration with NVIDIA and Mellanox, today announced the establishment of a POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France to advance the development of data-intensive research, industrial, and commercial applications. "Born out of the collaborative spirit fostered by the OpenPOWER Foundation – a community co-founded in part by IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox supporting open development on top of the POWER architecture – the new Center provides commercial and open-source software developers with technical assistance to enable them to develop high performance computing (HPC) applications."See More

  • IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox Launch Design Center for Big Data and High Performance Computing
    New Center Expands Developer Resources for the OpenPOWER Ecosystem

     Europe's second POWER Acceleration and Design Center is located at the IBM Client Center in Montpellier,

    Europe's second POWER Acceleration and Design Center is located at the IBM Client Center in Montpellier, France where developers can get hands-on, technical assistance for creating OpenPOWER-based high performance computing apps.

    MONTPELLIER, France, July 2, 2015 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM), in collaboration with NVIDIA and Mellanox, today announced the establishment of a POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France to advance the development of data-intensive research, industrial, and commercial applications.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Aside from the inclusion of a variable speed pump, the NZXT Kraken X41 improves from it's predecessor, the Kraken X40, by adding a thicker radiator with a more dense fin array which accounts for 36% more surface area. NZXT has also given the Kraken X41 extended tubing to ensure compatibility with all installation environments. Included with the Kraken X41 is a FX140 V2 PWM fan which according to NZXT is more powerful, quite, and durable than it's predecessor. Most importantly, the Kraken X41 has a 6 year warranty, which just goes to prove how confident NZXT is of the Kraken line."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Today, we get to look at and test a NAS from Netgear for the very first time. The ReadyNAS 202 is powered by a Cortex A15 CPU and has two Gigabit Ethernet ports for faster network speeds. Its key feature is that it uses the BTRFS file system instead of the far more common EXT4 file system."

    techPowerUp

  • "The Bitfenix Aegis is a standout case for its looks as well as purpose. It does not have any major design flaws that undermine its functionality although it has a couple of small quirks that can be irritating."

    Modders-Inc

  • Think Computers

    "When it comes to power supplies there are always a few names I always recommend and Corsair is typically at the top of my list. I still find it quite impressive that Corsair has transitioned from a memory to producing some of the best cases, power supplies, AiO watercoolers and more. Corsair's HXi Series power supplies and designed with gamers and enthusiasts in mind. Each HXi model features 80PLUS Platinum certification, Corsair Link compatibility, and a Zero RPM fan which means it will not even spin up at medium and low loads. Today we will be taking a look at the flagship unit the HX1200i, which if you can guess is the 1200W unit. Let's jump in!"

    Think Computers

  • "ASUS’ SABERTOOTH X99 promises premium quality and unmatched stability alongside industry leading fan control. Saberooth motherboards have in the past all been universally excellent and this motherboard is one of the newest in the TUF series. Can ASUS keep that streak going? It's going to be TUF."

    [H]ardOCP

  • NikkTech

    "Finding an affordable and strange/unique looking PC tower with plenty of features is not really hard nowadays mainly because there are many manufacturers out there that focus mostly on these three aspects whenever they get to release a new model. The hard part is finding a high quality PC tower with great looks plenty of features and almost noiseless operation whether that's when playing your favorite games or watching your favorite movies. Some manufacturers have introduced such PC towers in the past (most noticeably Antec and Nanoxia) but the small number of such models has left much room in the market for similar solutions by other manufacturers. Be Quiet! has been behind some of the top performing power supply units and CPU coolers to date so it wasn't really a surprise to see them enter the PC case market by releasing their very own Silent Base 800 midi tower."

    NikkTech

  • Intel

    Intel Corporation's CEO, Brian Krzanich, announced a series of leadership and organizational changes in a message to employees. Intel President Renée James informed the board that she will be stepping down as President of Intel to pursue an external CEO role. She has agreed to stay at Intel until January in order to transition the Executive Office. In connection with today's news, James today distributed an employee message about her plans. "In addition, other leadership and organizational changes that are being made to streamline operations and better position Intel for future growth."See More

  • AMD

    AMD today unveiled innovation in heterogeneous high performance computing (HPC) by delivering more than 1.5 petaFLOPS of AMD FirePro™ S9150 server GPU performance for the Next Generation Sequencing Centre (NGSC) at the Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw in support of bioinformatics research related to next generation sequencing (NGS) studies. "The new ORION cluster features 150 Dell PowerEdge R730 servers with two AMD FirePro S9150 server GPUs, for a total GPU peak of 1.52 petaFLOPS single precision and 0.76 petaFLOPS double precision performance."See More

  • AMD and Dell Support Bioinformatics Studies at University of Warsaw in Poland

    AMD FirePro™ S9150 server GPU

    ​Dell PowerEdge servers with AMD FirePro S9150 GPUs power 1.5 petaFLOPS of performance for OpenCL applications in the ORION supercomputer cluster at Next Generation Sequencing Centre, Centre of New Technologies

    Sunnyvale, CA. 7/2/2015 -- ​AMD(NASDAQ: AMD) today unveiled innovation in heterogeneous high performance computing (HPC) by delivering more than 1.5 petaFLOPS of AMD FirePro™ S9150 server GPU performance for the Next Generation Sequencing Centre (NGSC) at the Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw in support of bioinformatics research related to next generation sequencing (NGS) studies. The new ORION cluster features 150 Dell PowerEdge R730 servers with two AMD FirePro S9150 server GPUs, for a total GPU peak of 1.52 petaFLOPS single precision and 0.76 petaFLOPS double precision performance1. The energy-efficient cluster enables high speed and efficient calculations for genomic data, applicable to a range of genomics and bioinformatics studies, using a fast and power efficient OpenCL™ implementation for research applications.

  • Intel Announces Leadership Changes

    Intel President Renée James

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 2, 2015 – Today Intel Corporation's CEO, Brian Krzanich, announced a series of leadership and organizational changes in a message to employees.

  • ZOTAC

    ZOTAC sets loose the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti series of high-performance gaming graphics cards that are engineered to deliver more power to your to gaming experience. "Graphics technology is shifting quickly jumping from 1080 HD to 4K. As 4K gaming gains ground as the standard, our teams are working harder to engineer higher limits into our products,"says Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International. "We are bringing performance and design to the forefront that will help extract more power in each ZOTAC graphics card." See More

  • ZOTAC engineers more power into your game

    ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti series.

    HONG KONG - June 1, 2015 - ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics card and ZBOX mini PCs, sets loose the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 Ti series. Engineered to game, ZOTAC has taken the reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti and amped it with more power.

  •  Highly Reliable Systems, Inc.

    Highly Reliable Systems, the innovative American-made server backup storage experts, today announced production of their highly anticipated 120-Terabyte RAIDFrame 5000 server backup device and 96TB network-attached RAIDFrame 4000 NAS backup system."This development enables High-Rely to offer up to five 24TB RAIDPac drives secured into their direct-attached RAIDFrame 5000 backup device, generating 120-Terabytes of storage in RAID-0 or 80TB in RAID-5 mode. On the network-attached four-bay RAIDFrame 4000 backup NAS system this amounts to as much as 96TB of available combined capacity for long-term backup retention and archive storage sets."See More

  • 120TB RAIDFrame Computer Backup Device Available

    120TB RAIDFrame Computer Backup Device Available
    8TB HGST Helium disks increase RAIDPac drives to 24TB each

    RENO, NV - 1 JUL 2015 - Highly Reliable Systems, the innovative American-made server backup storage experts, today announced production of their highly anticipated 120-Terabyte RAIDFrame 5000 server backup device and 96TB network-attached RAIDFrame 4000 NAS backup system. Utilizing the latest 8TB HGST Helium hard disk drive technology, High-Rely RAIDFrame backup appliances now deliver unprecedented storage capacities for computer backup and long-term retention.

  • EVGA

    EVGA launches the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified graphics card, that's accelerated by the groundbreaking NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, and combined with enthusiast features such as 14+3 Power Phases, Dual BIOS support, and also features EVGA ACX 2.0+ cooling technology to deliver unmatched overclocking and performance. "With 2816 NVIDIA CUDA Cores and 6GB of GDDR5 memory, it has the horsepower to drive whatever comes next."See More

  • EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+ - Built for the Extreme Overclocker

    EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+ - Built for the Extreme Overclocker

    July 1st, 2015 – Introducing the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified. Accelerated by the groundbreaking NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, and combined with enthusiast features such as 14+3 Power Phases, Dual BIOS support and more, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified delivers unmatched overclocking and performance. With 2816 NVIDIA CUDA Cores and 6GB of GDDR5 memory, it has the horsepower to drive whatever comes next.

  • "PowerColor introduces a new triple-fan, triple-slot, full-metal cooler with their R9 390 PCS+. The card comes overclocked out of the box, with a small $10 premium over reference design pricing. Like all R9 390 cards it features 8 GB of VRAM, which is twice that of the R9 290."

    techPowerUp

  • "In our review of AMD's latest flagship graphics card, the Radeon R9 Fury X, I noticed and commented on the unique sound that the card was producing during our testing. A high pitched whine, emanating from the pump of the self-contained water cooler designed by Cooler Master, was obvious from the moment our test system was powered on and remained constant during use. I talked with a couple of other reviewers about the issue before the launch of the card and it seemed that I wasn't alone. Looking around other reviews of the Fury X, most make mention of this squeal specifically."

    PC Perspective

  • "The Inspiron 13 7000 is Dell's latest 2-in-1 convertible, and the one we're testing is a top-spec Special Edition model that's faster and more beautiful that the others currently in the line-up. What strikes us as most interesting here is the focus that Dell has placed on the "laptop" side of the equation. Said another way, we've grown used to 2-in-1 units being little more than tablets with a bolted on keyboard. That works fine for those who don't need a lot of horsepower or rigidity, but those in search of a powerful laptop that just so happens to convert to a tablet have been left with very little beyond the Surface Pro 3."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Today we look at a sub £300 graphics card from AMD partner Sapphire. The R9 390 Nitro is a model from Sapphire's new range and features Black Diamond Chokes and a large triple fan cooler to keep temperatures in check. The card ships in an overclocked state and is priced to compete against the popular Nvidia GTX970."

    Kitguru

  • "It seems that in recent times manufacturers want to take our audio completely into their own hands…which may not be a bad thing for those with laptop, or inbuilt audio solutions. Taking control used to mean bundling a basic USB soundcard with a headset but nowadays we get amps, surround sound and the like. Today we test one of those advanced headsets in our ASUS Strix 7.1 Review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • OCInside

    "After the great interest in our review of the Raspberry Pi PiCam HD camera with monitoring functionality, we have decided to test a Start-Up solution of a WiFi video surveillance with recording and night vision function at OCinside.de as well. The SpotCam HD is a cloud based WiFi security camera, which is relatively easy to install and then can be watched on a PC, Mac or even on mobile iOS or Android based Smartphones and Tablets. Our SpotCam HD review will show if this is the right solution for you and offers you a step-by-step SpotCam HD installation guide."

    OCInside

  • Think Computers

    "Gaming accessories can be quite expensive, just looking at my current gaming setup my keyboard, mouse and headset collectively cost over $300. While my setup might be high-end it is not out of the ordinary for a gamer to spend at least $50 per device when it comes to gaming accessories. I think that most gamers would rather put that extra $300 towards a better graphics card. This is where the Tt eSPORTS Commander Gaming Gear Combo comes in. It is a keyboard and mouse combo that costs you a total of $30. Yes you heard that right you get both a keyboard and mouse for $30. This means you can have that extra money to spend on hardware. At $30 what can we really expect from the Commander Gaming Gear Combo? Read on as we take a look."

    Think Computers

  • "Be quiet! has been a favorite brand around the labs for some time. Their focus on premium case cooling has produced some of the best heat sinks and fans on the market today. Now be quiet! is branching out into case design with their Silent Base 800 case."

    Hardware Asylum

  • NikkTech

    "Roughly 5 months ago i had the opportunity to visit one of the largest data centers in the world (located inside the EU) and needless to say the moment i stepped in their quite massive installation i was overwhelmed not only by their amount of servers and drive arrays (actually they use HDDs, SSDs and flash drives) but also by their local data transfer speeds (40GbE anyone?) and extreme cooling methods (did you know that they even use warm water for cooling?). Anyways when i got back to our "lab" (can hardly even call it that after experiencing what i did) i decided to perform several upgrades the first of which had to do with our NAS testing methodology since 1GbE has been maxed out for years now. Well the next "obvious" step was for us to implement 10GbE testing (40GbE is the next step, don't know the when however) and a couple of weeks ago we finished "gathering" all the necessary components. Having the hardware however is not enough so the very first NAS server to make use of that is the brand new TVS-871U-RP-i3-4G by our very good friends over at QNAP."

    NikkTech

  • PHILIPS

    "MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announces a new display with 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution. The BDM3275UP display – at 32 inches a new size for Philips Monitors with this resolution – responds to growing demand for super-fine resolutions at comparatively modest screen dimensions. Users can look forward to 4K UHD clarity for detail-rich entertainment such as movies and games, as well as for data-intensive office applications." The new Philips 32-inch display with 4K resolution will be available in July 2015. The RRP is £ 799.See More

  • Philips Monitor with Ultra HD Quality and 4K Resolution in New 32-inch Size

     Philips Monitor with Ultra HD Quality and 4K Resolution in New 32-inch Size

    • Super-fine UHD 4K resolution for brilliant images with flicker-free technology
    • 32-inch size provides richer midsized display choices with UHD 4K

     

    Amsterdam, 30 June 2015 – MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, announces a new display with 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution. The BDM3275UP display – at 32 inches a new size for Philips Monitors with this resolution – responds to growing demand for super-fine resolutions at comparatively modest screen dimensions. Users can look forward to 4K UHD clarity for detail-rich entertainment such as movies and games, as well as for data-intensive office applications.

  • ADATA

    ADATA® launches the Premier SP600NS34 M.2 2242 SATA 6Gb/s SSD for Ultrabooks and desktop PCs. To meet the latest platform and users’ expectations, “slimmer, faster, and power-saving”, ADATA’s Premier SP600NS34 features multiple functions to enhance efficiency, such as DEVSLP, BCH ECC technology, and Intel® Smart Response Technology. "If you are seeking a new solution to upgrade your Ultrabook, the Premier SP600NS34 will be a great choice with the best cost-performance ratio!"See More

  • ADATA Launches SP600NS34 M.2 2242 SATA 6Gb/s SSD

    ADATA Launches SP600NS34 M.2 2242 SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    Ultra Compact, Most Power-Saving

    Taipei, Taiwan – June 30, 2015 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launches the Premier SP600NS34 M.2 2242 SATA 6Gb/s SSD for Ultrabooks and desktop PCs. To meet the latest platform and users’ expectations, “slimmer, faster, and power-saving”, ADATA’s Premier SP600NS34 features multiple functions to enhance efficiency, such as DEVSLP, BCH ECC technology, and Intel® Smart Response Technology. If you are seeking a new solution to upgrade your Ultrabook, the Premier SP600NS34 will be a great choice with the best cost-performance ratio!

  • CoolIT Systems

    CoolIT Systems, Inc., the world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technology, today announced that the U.S Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company three new patents in the space of liquid cooling. "These patents bring CoolIT’s patent portfolio to 50 issued patents and represent the company’s continued commitment to innovation in data center cooling."See More

  • CoolIT Systems Reaches 50th Patent Milestone

    CoolIT Systems Reaches 50th Patent Milestone

    DCLC Leader Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio

    Calgary, Canada. July 1, 2015 – CoolIT Systems, Inc., the world leader in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technology, today announced that the U.S Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company three new patents in the space of liquid cooling. These patents bring CoolIT’s patent portfolio to 50 issued patents and represent the company’s continued commitment to innovation in data center cooling.

  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES announces that it has completed its acquisition of IBM’s Microelectronics business. "With the acquisition, GLOBALFOUNDRIES gains differentiated technologies to enhance its product offerings in key growth markets, from mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) to Big Data and high-performance computing. The deal strengthens the company’s workforce, adding decades of experience and expertise in semiconductor development, device expertise, design, and manufacturing. And the addition of more than 16,000 patents and applications makes GLOBALFOUNDRIES the holder of one of the largest semiconductor patent portfolios in the world."See More

  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES Completes Acquisition of IBM Microelectronics Business

     GLOBALFOUNDRIES Completes Acquisition of IBM Microelectronics Business

    Transaction adds differentiating technologies, world-class technologists, and intellectual property

    Santa Clara, Calif., July 1 2015: GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced that it has completed its acquisition of IBM’s Microelectronics business.

    With the acquisition, GLOBALFOUNDRIES gains differentiated technologies to enhance its product offerings in key growth markets, from mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) to Big Data and high-performance computing. The deal strengthens the company’s workforce, adding decades of experience and expertise in semiconductor development, device expertise, design, and manufacturing. And the addition of more than 16,000 patents and applications makes GLOBALFOUNDRIES the holder of one of the largest semiconductor patent portfolios in the world.

  • Acer

    Take your gaming experience beyond your limits and expectations asAcer America is rounding out its gaming line for customers in the United States with the Acer XR341CK, an ultra-wide curved monitor featuring a 34-inch QHD panel with AMD FreeSync technology in a zero frame design." By wrapping around the gamer’s field of view, the curved 21:9 panel draws gamers deeper into the action for a more fully immersive experience. The wide field of view increases the perceived area of peripheral vision compared to a flat display of the same size. “This killer new monitor makes game play incredibly realistic,”said Charlotte Chen, Acer America product manager. “The ultra-wide curved design, stunning image quality and dynamic audio take the thrill of gaming to a new level.”See More

  • Acer Brings Curved QHD Gaming Display With AMD FreeSync to the United States

    Acer XR341CK Delivers Incredibly Immersive and Smooth Game Play

    Acer XR341CK Delivers Incredibly Immersive and Smooth Game Play

    • 34-inch QHD (3440×1440) panel with AMD FreeSync technology in a zero frame design provides stunning visuals with maximum viewing area
    • Curved screen puts every corner of the screen at the same distance from the customer’s eyes for more uniform viewing
    • Wide field of view increases perceived area of peripheral vision compared to a flat display of the same size
    • High speed connectivity provided by HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, miniDisplayPort and USB 3.0 hub
    • IPS panel delivers accurate color up to 172 degrees horizontally and 178 degrees vertically

     

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 30, 2015) – Acer America is rounding out its gaming line for customers in the United States with the Acer XR341CK, an ultra-wide curved monitor featuring a 34-inch QHD panel with AMD FreeSync technology in a zero frame design.

  • OtterBox

    OtterBox announces protection for iPhone 6 and GALAXY S6 into the slim and fashionable Symmetry Series with a metallic finish. "The new styles include "Carbon," with a black, carbon fiber appearance or "Slate Gridlock," with a white, shining appearance. These iPhone 6 cases boast anti-scratch polycarbonate, so the graphics stay looking fresh longer. Symmetry Series also comes in a wide variety of wraparound colors and graphics." Metallic finishes for iPhone 6 and GALAXY S6 are available now on otterbox.com and at select retailers for $44.95.See More

  • Shine Bright with New OtterBox Symmetry Series Metallic Cases for iPhone 6, GALAXY S6

    iPhone 6 metallic Symmetry Series options, available now on otterbox.com.

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 30, 2015  -- Street style is just as important as street smarts. Symmetry Series flaunts the best of both with new metallic finishes and trusted OtterBox protection for iPhone 6 and GALAXY S6, available now.

  • ADATA

    ADATA announces the launch of the Premier DDR4 2133 Unbuffered DIMM memory, which supports the latest Intel® Haswell-E platform for extreme performance. "With speeds of up to 2133MHz and a transfer bandwidth reaching 17GB/s, the Premier DDR4 2133 Unbuffered DIMM provides greater efficiency of data transfer than previous generations of DRAM. Compared to DDR3, DDR4 memory features faster clock frequencies and lower power consumption."See More

  • NZXT CAM

    NZXT is proud to announce a host of new cutting-edge features for CAM alongside the first official CAM Mobile application. "NZXT is finally ready to release the first version of its CAM Mobile application on iOS (Android coming soon). In addition to offering the full functionality of the CAM Basic software, CAM Mobile allows users to receive push notifications in real time. Whenever CAM on the desktop receives a notification, users can be notified directly on their smartphone as well, immediately informing them of any issues."See More

  • CAM v1.1.4 and CAM Mobile

    CAM v1.1.4 and CAM Mobile

    Los Angeles, CA – NZXT is proud to announce a host of new cutting-edge features for CAM alongside the first official CAM Mobile application.

    NZXT has again worked with PCPartPicker to bring partlist integration to CAM Basic. Now users will be able to paste their PCPartPicker partlist url and import their full build information directly into CAM’s specifications page. This allows users to view exact spec, brand and model information alongside their vital PC statistics.

  • "Palit's GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX is the first completely fanless NVIDIA graphics card in a long time which offers performance that doesn't suck. Thanks to its fanless design there is no noise coming from the card, which is important for media PC systems or quiet office PCs."

    techPowerUp

  • "When I met with Logitech while setting up for our Hardware Workshop at Quakecon this year, they wanted to show me a new mouse they were coming out with. Of course I was interested, but to be honest, mice have seemingly gone to a point where I could very rarely tell them apart in terms of performance. Logitech promised me this would be different. The catch? The G402 Hyperion Fury includes not just an optical sensor but an accelerometer and gyro combo."

    PC Perspective

  • "Power supplies have a come a long way over the past several years. To see just how far they've come, we gathered semi-modular 750W units with 80 Plus Gold certification from Cooler Master and Rosewill—including a representative of Cooler Master's newly released VSM series—and stacked them up against a member of the old guard, PC Power and Cooling's Silencer 760W."

    The Tech Report

  • Ocaholic

    "The HyperX name was founded in 2002 as a branch of high end products from Kingston Technology. Recently, Kingston has decided to work with greater autonomy by creating the HyperX brand. HyperX Cloud are a partial facelift of the famous QPAD QH-90 headset. HyperX Cloud, today in white color, are built with high quality materials in order to offer the ultimate in terms of comfort."

    Ocaholic

  • "Last week, NVIDIA officially announced the SHIELD tablet (powered by the Tegra K1 SoC) and its companion SHIELD wireless controller. To quickly recap, the SHIELD tablet's specifications include NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC (clocked at up to 2.2GHz), paired to 2GB of RAM and an 8", full-HD IPS display, with a native resolution of 1920x1200. There are also a pair of 5MP cameras on the SHIELD tablet (front and rear), 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 MIMO WiFi configuration, GPS, a 9-axis motion sensor, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. A few days after the initial announcement was made, we got our hands on a SHIELD tablet, wireless controller, and cover. We're still working (and playing) with the SHIELD tablet, and will be posting up some more information about its gaming prowess in the days ahead, but in the meantime, we thought you'd all like to take to see just how the device performs..."

    Hot Hardware

  • Think Computers

    I'm sure at some point you had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from July!"

    Think Computers

  • "At the end of June AMD announced a new addition to their range of Kaveri APUs. Today AMD are allowing reviews of that CPU, so let?s take a look?"

    Hardware Heaven

  • "Nvidia's GTX750ti Maxwell card has impressed us. We reviewed several partner solutions back in February and March this year and for the modest asking price it delivered some great frame rates, especially when factoring in the incredibly modest power demand. Today we look at a new GTX750 Ti Maxwell card from Palit, their passively cooled, silent solution dubbed the 'KalmX'."

    Kitguru

  • TechnologyX

    "Have you ever shopped for a graphics card before? Maybe it was your first graphics card, maybe you didn't buy a card and decided to stick with the integrated graphics that accompanied your fancy motherboard. Maybe you went out upgraded to the new AMD Radeon R9 295X2. Whether you are a graphics guru or new to the graphics market, this article is a good place to start. This article serves the purpose of giving you a basic understanding of the underlying components and aspects of a graphics card to be cautious of when heading onto Amazon for a graphics upgrade."

    TechnologyX

  • The SSD Review

    "At the 2014 Samsung SSD Global Summit, Samsung showcased its latest consumer SSD, the 850 PRO. Just like the 840 PRO before it, we loved the 850 PRO's performance and technological advances. In fact, it is probably the best SATA 3 (6Gbps) drive on the market. As an enterprise reviewer, I expected the normal 6-12 month wait before the 850 PRO would spawn an enterprise cousin, as we have seen with the Samsung SM843 and 845DC EVO. That 12 month wait was closer to 12 minutes as Samsung surprised all in attendance with their announcement of the 845DC PRO, alongside the 850 PRO."

    The SSD Review

  • Lian Li

    Lian Li announces the release of a new brushed aluminum full tower chassis – PC-V2130. The update of the popular PC-V2120, the PC-V2130 improves on the design by adding extensive water cooling support, a more versatile HDD system, enhanced cable management. "At 94L, the PC-V2130 can handle any hardware PC enthusiast desire. Motherboards up to HPTX are supported. Up to 11 3.5”/2.5” drives can be mounted behind the motherboard tray and on the individually removable hard drive bays. An included removable bracket allows for 4 more 2.5” drives to be installed. The chassis also features a modular 5.25” cage that gives builders the flexibility to use the space as they see fit."See More

  • Lian Li Announces the PC-V2130 Brushed Aluminum Full Tower
    Extensive Watercooling Support and Tool-less Features

    Lian Li Announces the PC-V2130 Brushed Aluminum Full Tower


    July 31, 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd today announces the release of a new brushed aluminum full tower chassis – PC-V2130. The update of the popular PC-V2120, the PC-V2130 improves on the design by adding extensive water cooling support, a more versatile HDD system, enhanced cable management.

  • ADATA Launches Premier DDR4 2133 U-DIMM Memory
    DDR4. That’s How Upgrade is Spelled.

     ADATA Launches Premier DDR4 2133 U-DIMM Memory
    Taipei, Taiwan – July 31, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the Premier DDR4 2133 Unbuffered DIMM memory, which supports the latest Intel® Haswell-E platform for extreme performance. Thanks to the benefits of DDR4 and rigorous production of ADATA, the DDR4 2133 U-DIMM memory module is the best upgrade solution for PC DIY users.

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR announces that it has verified compatibility of 5 new WD hard drives models with ASUSTOR NAS devices. These new hard drives consist of 3 new WD Red Pro models (WD4001FFSX, WD3001FFSX, WD2001FFSX) for SMB and 2 high capacities WD Red models are available in 6 TB and 5 TB models (WD60EFRX, WD50EFRX) for home and SOHO markets. "ASUSTOR NAS users will now enjoy more flexibility and choice when selecting suitable hard drives for enterprise or personal cloud storage applications."See More

  • ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility for New WD Red® Pro 4 TB, 3 TB, 2 TB and WD Red 6 TB, 5 TB NAS Hard Drives

    ASUSTOR Announces Compatibility for New WD Red® Pro 4 TB, 3 TB, 2 TB and WD Red 6 TB, 5 TB NAS Hard Drives
    ASUSTOR announces compatibility for WD’s newest 4TB, 3TB, 2TB WD Red Pro SMB NAS hard drives (WD4001FFSX, WD3001FFSX, WD2001FFSX) and 6 TB, 5 TB high capacity WD Red hard drives (WD60EFRX, WD50EFRX).

    Taipei, Taiwan, July 30th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced today that it has verified compatibility of 5 new WD hard drives models with ASUSTOR NAS devices. These new hard drives consist of 3 new WD Red Pro models (WD4001FFSX, WD3001FFSX, WD2001FFSX) for SMB and 2 high capacities WD Red models are available in 6 TB and 5 TB models (WD60EFRX, WD50EFRX) for home and SOHO markets. ASUSTOR NAS users will now enjoy more flexibility and choice when selecting suitable hard drives for enterprise or personal cloud storage applications.

  • LUXA2 Now Available on Select EXPANSYS.com Online Stores Worldwide

    LUXA2, a market leader in power, audio and holder solutions, is extremely pleased to announce that a select range of power and audio solutions are now available from EXPANSYS.com online retail stores. "Visitors can go to the URL www.expansys.com in the following regions of Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Philippines, Egypt and Qatar to find comprehensively detailed content on LUXA2 products as well as some exciting images."See More

  • LUXA2 Now Available on Select EXPANSYS.com Online Stores Worldwide

    LUXA2 Now Available on Select EXPANSYS.com Online Stores Worldwide

    Taipei, Taiwan -July, 31, 2014- LUXA2, a market leader in power, audio and holder solutions, is extremely pleased to announce that a select range of power and audio solutions are now available from EXPANSYS.com online retail stores. Visitors can go to the URL www.expansys.com in the following regions of Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Philippines, Egypt and Qatar to find comprehensively detailed content on LUXA2 products as well as some exciting images.

  • GOgroove by Accessory Power Set to Make Third Appearance at IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited Show in Berlin, Germany

    GOgroove by Accessory Power is pleased to announce their third appearance at the IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited Show in Berlin, Germany from September 5th through the 10th. With new, fresh ideas from the product development department, the company is excited to announce innovative products and brands for the near future."In addition, the successful launch of a fully redesigned, user-friendly GOgroove website has Accessory Power firing on all cylinders in 2014 and looking to further familiarize themselves with the European Marketplace."See More

  • GOgroove by Accessory Power Set to Make Third Appearance at IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited Show in Berlin, Germany with Big Plans for the Future

    GOgroove by Accessory Power Set to Make Third Appearance at IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited Show in Berlin, Germany
    Accessory Power to announce new major products and continued expansion in to the European Marketplace

    (WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.) – Continuing their decade long attendance of European tradeshows, GOgroove by Accessory Power is pleased to announce their third appearance at the IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited Show in Berlin, Germany from September 5th through the 10th. With new, fresh ideas from the product development department, the company is excited to announce innovative products and brands for the near future.In addition, the successful launch of a fully redesigned, user-friendly GOgroove website has Accessory Power firing on all cylinders in 2014 and looking to further familiarize themselves with the European Marketplace.

  • "Looking for a decent board to push that shiny new Pentium G3258 in an HTPC? Biostar has what you need in the Hi-Fi Z97WE, an affordable option that offers great audio and a high-level feature set you'd not expect for so cheap."

    techPowerUp

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "The GAMDIAS Hephaestus Multi-Sensorial Gaming Headset (GHS2000) is a feature packed headset promising big sound in a big package. The Hephaestus sports virtual 7.1 surround, built-in cooling, and a unique feature called the blast source identifier. The headset also sports leather ear pads and headband, allowing for a very comfortable gaming experience during long sessions."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Seasonic is a well known and highly respected OEM that produces some of the best PC power supplies on the market today. In addition to supplying power supplies to many big-name companies who re-brand the units with their own name, Seasonic also sells a full line of power supplies under the Seasonic name. The new XM2-1250 is the latest addition to the X-Series and features an improved Hybrid Fan control circuit and upgraded copper conduction bars on the main PCB, which together increase efficiency and performance."

    PC Perspective

  • "Digital Storm's latest offering, the Vanquish II, features some excellent components inside, but none is quite the top end. Performance will take a hit to be sure, but so does the cost. Digital Storm offers four base configurations of the Vanquish II. Level 1 costs a mere pittance (relatively speaking) at $699, while the Level 2 ($779) and Level 3 ($979) give users three Vanquish II systems to choose from under $1,000. It's the Level 4 that we're evaluating today, and at $1,259 the question is, did Digital Storm find the right balance of performance and price?"

    Hot Hardware

  • "MSI once again brings us a solid, stable, and reliable motherboard with some great overclocking and positions it in the multi-GPU category. Usually when we see marketing moves like this we think of $200, $300, or even $400 motherboards. This MSI platform rings in at the $138 mark, which spikes this motherboard in the value category as well."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "Over the past couple of years NZXT has really set the bar when it has come to computer case design, not only on the outside, but on the inside as well. One of their newest cases the H440 also hopes to do the same. Its extremely sleek design is made possibly by completely removing optical drive bay cases from the case, which make way for an all-new storage system. Inside we see new things like a steel power supply cover that has a NZXT logo on it and even two solid state drive mountings that can be seen through the large side panel window. NZXT really thought out every aspect of this case. Will it impress? Read on and find out!"

    Think Computers

  • Ocaholic

    "Dead Silence DS200 is the latest silent ATX solution from Aerocool. Introduced at the last Computex few months ago, the case is a strong reminder to the ITX model and is made mainly in soft touch material. DS200 is not just perfect for who loves the silence since it offers plenty space of cooling solutions even for water cooling systems."

    Ocaholic

  • BigBruin

    "I think the Motorola Moto G with Republic Wireless service may hit the sweet spot for many people tired of paying high cell phone bills. The Moto G is a solid phone that performs really well, and the network in my area had less dead zones than T-Mobile and AT&T. As is the case with all discount providers there are some concessions you make to get these lower prices, but the concessions at Republic Wireless seem minor."

    BigBruin

  • "Today we are going to take a look at one of the latest wireless networking products from Asus – the RP-AC52 Dual Band Wireless AC750 Range Extender. This product is designed to alleviate wireless range issues that may occur in large houses, or those with thick walls."

    Kitguru

  • "In this review we will be looking at the Gigabyte Z97X SOC Force motherboard. As the name suggests this is an overclocking enabled motherboard that was created as a successor to the popular Z87X OC and Z87X OC Force motherboards from the previous generation."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "Today we take another look at a Gamdias product this time a virtual 7.1 USB gaming headset, with a 4D experience in the form of vibrating ear cups. This is the Hephaestus..."

    Hardware Heaven

  • CRYORIG

    CRYORIG is now releasing the H5 Universal as part of a new line of single tower coolers. CRYORIG H Series will for the first time feature CRYORIG’s proprietary Hive Fin™ technology. The Hive Fin™ design allows for turbulence reduction of the airflow as well as Jet Fin Acceleration™ for faster hot air exhaust. CRYORIG’s H series will fit into the mainstream range within CRYORIG’s lineup. "Similar to the high-class R1 Universal, H5 Universal will be equipped with CRYORIG’s XT140 slim profile fan for zero ram interference on Intel/AMD platforms. With a total height of 160 mm, the H5 Universal will be able to fit into almost all mainstream PC chassis setups."See More

  • Introducing the CRYORIG H5 Universal Tower CPU Cooler and Industry first Animated Installation Guide

    Introducing the CRYORIG H5 Universal Tower CPU Cooler

    30.07.2014, Taipei, Taiwan - First introduced during the 2014 Taipei Computex, the innovator of PC thermal peripherals CRYORIG is now releasing the H5 Universal as part of a new line of single tower coolers. CRYORIG H Series will for the first time feature CRYORIG’s proprietary Hive Fin™ technology. The Hive Fin™ design allows for turbulence reduction of the airflow as well as Jet Fin Acceleration™ for faster hot air exhaust. CRYORIG’s H series will fit into the mainstream range within CRYORIG’s lineup. Similar to the high-class R1 Universal, H5 Universal will be equipped with CRYORIG’s XT140 slim profile fan for zero ram interference on Intel/AMD platforms. With a total height of 160 mm, the H5 Universal will be able to fit into almost all mainstream PC chassis setups.

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake launches the new Core V1, a small and cute ITX based chassis with a 200mm fan in the front panel, now available worldwide. "Especially designed for gamer who looks for a powerful mini system with mobility and portability. Smart interchangeable side panels allow users to flip it accordingly to showcase either for superior liquid cooling or superb airflow. Additionally, Core V1 has the ability to house various overclocking components to keep it really cool!"See More

  • Fractal Design

    Fractal Design is proud to announce the new Modular generation of the award winning Integra PSU. Fractal Design Integra M Series power supply units feature excellent electrical performance, including 80PLUS® Bronze certified efficiency. "The modular flat cable system allows for a clean installation, and enhances airflow patterns inside the case. The short 140mm length makes for easy installation in small computer cases, and the extra-long ATX12V cable accommodates modern, bottom-PSU cases."See More

  • Thermaltake The New Core V1 Mini and Cute ITX Based Chassis
    Don’t Miss Out!

    Thermaltake New Core V1 Mini ITX Based Chassis

    Taipei, Taiwan-July 30, 2014Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units today launch the new Core V1, a small and cute ITX based chassis with a 200mm fan in the front panel, now available worldwide. Carrying on the mission of “Delivering the perfect user experience”, Thermaltake continues developing innovative and amazing products. After the ultimate powerhouse Core V71, which gained favorable reviews, Thermaltake new Core V1 is ready to lead Core Series to another trend! Especially designed for gamer who looks for a powerful mini system with mobility and portability. Smart interchangeable side panels allow users to flip it accordingly to showcase either for superior liquid cooling or superb airflow. Additionally, Core V1 has the ability to house various overclocking components to keep it really cool! Don’t miss out!

  • Launching a new Power Supply: INTEGRA is now Modular!

    Fractal Design Integra M Series power supply units

    Fractal Design is proud to announce the new Modular generation of the award winning Integra PSU.

    Fractal Design Integra M Series power supply units feature excellent electrical performance, including 80PLUS® Bronze certified efficiency.

  • NVIDIA

    NVIDIA proudly announces that "The ultimate tablet for gamers ships today, with prices starting at $299, the SHIELD tablet packs a huge number of next-generation technologiesinto a compact, 8-inch Android tablet powered by our 192 core super chip, Tegra K1.

  • Fractal Design

    It should likely come to no surprise, that many readers of this community and others like it, has members that often participate in contests and giveaways for a wide variety of computer hardware and gaming gear. Even now you can "Win a Gaming PC and Logans' Car!" as Fractal Design has teamed up with Tech Youtuber Logan of TekSyndicate.com to give away a high end gaming PC which will be personally delivered in his car...the same car that the lucky winner also gets to keep!See More

  • Win a Gaming PC & Logan's Car!

    That's right, odd as it may sound, we have teamed up with Tech Youtuber Logan of TekSyndicate.com to give away a high end gaming PC which will be personally delivered in his car...the same car that the lucky winner also gets to keep!

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "XTracGear (formerly XTracPads) is a company dedicated solemnly to manufacture the best mousing surfaces and accessories for gamers and professionals. This year XTracGear has decided to update some of their products, as well as introducing new ones. Please read along as Benchmark Reviews takes a look at one of their newest products, the XTracGear Carbonic Surface Mouse Pad, a low cost mouse pad which features a carbon fiber print that XTracGear claims to enhance mouse cursor accuracy."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "An interesting thing happened a couple of weeks back, while I was standing on stage at our annual PC Perspective Hardware Workshop during Quakecon in Dallas, TX. When NVIDIA offered up a SHIELD (now called the SHIELD Portable) for raffle, the audience cheered. And not just a little bit, but more than they did for nearly any other hardware offered up during the show. That included motherboards, graphics card, monitors, even complete systems. It kind of took me aback - NVIDIA SHIELD was a popular brand, a name that was recognized, and apparently, a product that people wanted to own. You might not have guessed that based on the sales numbers that SHIELD has put forward though. Even though it appeared to have a significant mind share, market share was something that was lacking."

    PC Perspective

  • "Gigabyte's Brix Gaming BXi5G-760 is a mini-PC on steroids, with a discrete Nvidia GPU and a dual-core Haswell CPU inside. Can it hang with traditional gaming PCs? We put it through some tough tests to find out."

    The Tech Report

  • BigBruin

    "The Thecus N2310 2-bay NAS server is a solid option if you are looking for a 2-bay device that doesn't waste your time and money with fancy extras and just gets down to serving your files from a RAID 0, 1, or JBOD array. For a small network this could be a good setup for sharing files and streaming media, and testing proved it will allow you to read or write at up to almost 90MB/s."

    BigBruin

  • "Bitfenix have earned a strong reputation in enthusiast circles thanks to their wide range of quality case designs. In the efforts to diversify their portfolio they recently launched a power supply range – dubbed the 'Fury'. Available in three capacities – we look at the mid model today – the Fury 650W. These semi modular power supplies have all achieved 80 Plus Gold Certification and are competitively priced. One of the main talking points is actually the individually sleeved cabling, eye catching at this price point."

    Kitguru

  • Ocaholic

    "The Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon R9 280X OC Edition is a completely redesigned Radeon R9 280X graphics card, which has almost nothing in common with the reference design. In fact there is a new PCB as well as Sapphires powerful Vapor-X cooler. This combination, paired with a factory overclock sounds promising and we're hoping for a seriously quick R9 280X here."

    Ocaholic

  • NikkTech

    "A few weeks back we promised to bring you several reviews of mITX/mATX PC Cases and today we have yet another one for you from our friends at Antec. My first encounter with an mITX case by Antec was back in 2009 when i managed to get their brand new then ISK 300-65 in my hands and started building a small HTPC with equipment from ASRock, OCZ and other manufacturers. It was a great little case but it lacked space for anything more than just the smallest hardware components one could find around something which in the end forced me to change my plans and search for something larger. Fast forward almost 5 years in the future and Antec has finally upped their game quite a bit so they've finally released something that i only wish i could have back then the quite affordable yet gamer oriented ISK 600."

    NikkTech

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake proudly announces its whole new online forum ─ the “Tt Community”, which comprises of Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS, and LUXA2, each brand having its own dedicated section for discussion on its products and topics. "For a number of years Thermaltake has increasingly relied on communications via digital channels and in social networks to have interactive communication with the worldwide fans and the brands’ potential customers and target groups."See More

  • ADATA

    ADATA will be displaying a complete industrial, commercial and server grade storage solutions, which includes customizable ISSS312 SSD, wide temperature industrial storage and latest DDR4 server DIMMs at Flash Memory Summit. Starting from August 5th to 7th, ADATA invite you to experience the variety of fascinating innovations at booth #908, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA.See More

  • Tesoro

    Tesoro announces the Tesoro Lobera Supreme mechanical keyboard with full color illumination is now available in the US and Canada, for the suggested retail price of US$ 139.99 " The Lobera Supreme gives gamers a 16.8 million backlight color palette to choose from. Each key is individually illuminated, and the Lobera Supreme's illuminated side bar completes the gaming experience. The LED backlight features four levels of brightness, breathing mode, color loop mode and gaming mode, where only the gaming keys are illuminated. The gaming mechanical switches for the Lobera Supreme are available in Black, Blue, Brown and Red."See More

  • ADATA to Showcase Industrial, Commercial and Server Storage Solutions at Flash Memory Summit

    ADATA to Showcase Industrial, Commercial and Server Storage Solutions at Flash Memory Summit

    Taipei, Taiwan – July 29th, 2014 – ADATA Technology Co., Ltd., will be displaying a complete industrial, commercial and server grade storage solutions, which includes customizable ISSS312 SSD, wide temperature industrial storage and latest DDR4 server DIMMs at Flash Memory Summit. Starting from August 5th to 7th, ADATA invite you to experience the variety of fascinating innovations at booth #908, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA.

  • Tesoro Lobera Supreme Full RGB Mechanical Keyboard Now Available in the North America

    Tesoro Lobera Supreme Full RGB Mechanical Keyboard Now Available in the North America
    Customize Your Gaming Experience with a 16.8 Million Backlight Color Palette

    July 29, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces that the Tesoro Lobera Supreme mechanical keyboard with full color illumination is now available in the US and Canada.

  • Thermaltake announces the launch of Tt Community Forum

    Thermaltake Press

    Taipei City, Taiwan-July 29, 2014- Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units is proud to announce its whole new online forum ─ the “Tt Community” (http://community.thermaltake.com/). The forum comprises Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS, and LUXA2, each brand having its own dedicated section for discussion on its products and topics. For a number of years Thermaltake has increasingly relied on communications via digital channels and in social networks to have interactive communication with the worldwide fans and the brands’ potential customers and target groups.

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR announces the series of mini ITX with CPUs on board, (known as System on a Chip or SoC). "These boards are centered on being small and efficient using a small form factor with an embedded CPU, having low power consumption, and being fan-less. They are perfect for all sorts of various industrial applications."See More

  • Tt eSPORTS

    Tt eSPORTS announces the new CHALLENGER GO membrane gaming keyboard, offering a sleek, streamlined look with a focus of being the perfect weapon for gaming at home and at lan. "The new Tt eSPORTS CHALLENGER GO membrane gaming keyboard has a MSRP of USD $59.99, will be available globally in August."See More

  • BIOSTAR System-On-Chip Solutions - Smaller is Better

    biostar socs

    July 28th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has announced the series of mini ITX with CPUs on board, (known as System on a Chip or SoC). These boards are centered on being small and efficient using a small form factor with an embedded CPU, having low power consumption, and being fan-less. They are perfect for all sorts of various industrial applications.

  • Tt eSPORTS CHALLENGER GO membrane gaming keyboard –
    Go all the way to victory!

    Tt eSPORTS CHALLENGER GO membrane gaming keyboard

    Taipei, Taiwan – July 28th, 2014 – Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional e-Sports gaming peripherals is releasing the new CHALLENGER GO membrane gaming keyboard. The Challenger GO is a membrane gaming keyboard offering a sleek, streamlined look with a focus of being the perfect weapon for gaming at home and at lan.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Last fall Benchmark Reviews examined the predecessor to the Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ tablet, and found that it represented an excellent value for the money. This time around, Lenovo ups the ante with a dramatically improved screen, faster quad-core Snapdragon processor, and double the memory of the earlier model. Add its unique design and construction and the Lenovo Yoga tablet becomes on of the more intriguing Android devices available."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Seasonic recently added a new high-end model to their arsenal, a 1200 W unit with Platinum efficiency, extraordinary performance, semi-passive operation, and a fully modular cabling design. This PSU is one of the best we ever tested and teaches manufacturers a lesson in how to push analog circuits to their limits."

    techPowerUp

  • "The next candidate in our barrage of ThinkPad reviews is the ThinkPad Yoga, which, at first glance, might seem a little bit redundant. After all, we've already got three current-gen Yoga models to choose from between the Yoga 2 11- and 13-inch iterations and the Yoga 2 Pro top-end selection. What could possibly be missing?"

    PC Perspective

  • "Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S boasts of all of the high-end features you'd expect from Samsung's latest flagship including an Exynos 5 Octa core processor, Android KitKat 4.4, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, and a microSD slot that supports up to 128GB. You'll also find a front-facing 2.1 megapixel camera that supports Full HD along with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash. To deliver the best possible visual experience, the high-resolution Super AMOLED display found in the Galaxy Tab S supports a resolution of 2560x1600 and boasts of a 73% wider color gamut than conventional LCD displays. The display also offers deeper blacks and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. To further add to the functionality available with the Galaxy Tab S, Samsung includes a number of software features including Multi Window, SideSync 3.0, Samsung Knox, and others that we'll explore..."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Enermax comes to us today with its Liqtech 240 AIO liquid cooling system for CPUs sporting healthy list of features including; copper cold plate with patented Shunt-Channel-Technology (SCT), seamless contact radiator fins, non-permeable flexible tubing, and a fan control system offering three cooling modes."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Ocaholic

    "Next to the 845DC PRO Samsung has also launched the 845DC EVO series. This drive is equipped with TLC NAND flash memory chips and therefore it's suitable for read-intensive workloads, preserving precious write cycles. Furthermore TLC NAND allows for highly competitive pricing, which you will get with this drive. Overall we're curious to see how this drive is going to perform."

    Ocaholic

  • Think Computers

    "There always comes a time where a hard drive dock comes in handy. It could be you are building a new system and need to transfer files, want to share files with a friend, or you can even use a hard drive dock for an external hard drive setup. Hard drive docks are extremely convenient and today we are taking a look at the MB981U3-1S from Icy Dock. This USB 3.0 hard drive dock supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drives and has USB 3.0 Boost UASP support. Let's take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • BigBruin

    "The Diskstation DS414j 4-Bay NAS server is just another fine example of what Synology is capable of. The aesthetics of the design are retro and understated, and with the minimal noise created by the device it will be able to disappear in most home or small office settings. With 4-bays available for configuration with the drives of your choice, you can choose just how much storage space you need, and what sort of drive array is best for your needs."

    BigBruin

  • "Flagship parts on a mainstream platform can cause confusion for motherboard vendors. Do they go all-out, offering 4-way SLI and CrossFire via a PLX chip, with the knowledge that many people inclined for such configurations will use a HEDT platform instead? Or do they put that expenditure into a full-blooded feature set, accepting the potential hit in graphics and overclocking capabilities?"

    Kitguru

  • OCInside

    "As an established manufacturer Cooler Master has already proved several times their experience in many product areas. For some time now, Cooler Master produces AIO water cooling systems and we have already tested their powerful Eisberg Prestige 240L cooler. The latest water cooler model is the Cooler Master Nepton 140XL, at which we will take a closer look today."

    OCInside

  • "Corsair has developed another great product in the name of the LX 256GB SSD, which has a very accessible price point and offers very decent performances all over the board. Regarding the internal construction, we could remind the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller, 128MB of DDR3 buffer, but also 8 MLC NAND Flash chips with 32GB capacity each."

    Madshrimps

  • "This is a great one. Short, sweet, and to the point. Give it a shot."

    The Tech Report

  • "While the Z97 MPower may be marketed for overclocking there is nothing in the design that says you are limited to that singular purpose, in fact that is just the opposite."

    Hardware Asylum

  • NANOXIA

    Nanoxia announces the classically styled Deep Silence 3 mid-tower PC chassis, that's packed with many enthusiast's most sought after features, and also comes fully soundproofed. The case is designed for ATX, Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboards. Decoupled mounting of the 3.5 inch hard disks and the PSU, anti-vibration case feet, tool free mounting of the optical drives and a step-less 2-channel fan control are included. "And of course the Deep Silence 3 offers the exquisite looks and timeless elegance that users have come to expect from a Deep Silence case."See More

  • iBUYPOWER

    iBUYPOWER and ASUS announce a partnership that will offer ASUS’ market-leading technology and design with iBUYPOWER’s highly rated customization program – Optiboost. "With Optiboost there is no shortage of ways to make the desktop experience truly your own. In addition, with ASUS’ renowned product design and reliability you can feel safe whether you need a personalized desktop focused on enjoying the latest in digital content delivery, improving productivity or just wanting to play the latest games."See More

  • iBUYPOWER and ASUS Partner to Bring Optiboost to ASUS Desktops

    BUYPOWER and ASUS Partner to Bring Optiboost to ASUS Desktops

    July 25, 2014, City of Industry, CA – iBUYPOWER and ASUS today announced a partnership that will offer ASUS’ market-leading technology and design with iBUYPOWER’s highly rated customization program – Optiboost. With Optiboost there is no shortage of ways to make the desktop experience truly your own.  In addition, with ASUS’ renowned product design and reliability you can feel safe whether you need a personalized desktop focused on enjoying the latest in digital content delivery, improving productivity or just wanting to play the latest games.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Now, SilverStone has just released the latest chassis in the Raven series, the RV05. Drawing it's design straight from the RV01, the Raven RV05 continues a trend started by the NZXT H440 with the removal of all 5.25″ drive bays. Without the bays, the RV05 is smaller than many mid-towers while still retaining compatibility for a full range of standard features such as ATX motherboards and power supplies, bays for dual 3.5″ drives and 2.5″ drives, and even water cooling support."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "The Streacom NC1 is one of the more intricate NUC enclosures available since it offers a modular approach, allowing for easy installation and upgradablilty. The NC1 is also an excellent compact alternative to Intel's retail NUC chassis."

    techPowerUp

  • The SSD Review

    "Silicon Motion (SMI) has met with success as of late with release of their SM2246EN SATA 3 SSD controller. It was just under a year ago that we sat with Robert Fan to discuss the future of SM2246EN, while today it can be found in the PNY Optima, Corsair LX, as well as the ADATA SP610 of this report. Our initial thoughts with respect to the SM2246EN were that its success was depend on two things, value and performance. We believe ADATA may have found just that mix in the SP610 and our opinion is that this report is indicative of just that success we hope to see in many of today's SSD purchases."

    The SSD Review

  • "Despite its $149 asking price, Asus' Memo Pad ME176C tablet has a quad-core Bay Trail SoC, a 7" IPS display, and little extras like a Micro SD slot and GPS functionality. We take a quick look at this budget slate to see how well Android runs on x86 hardware--and whether a $149 tablet can deliver a good experience."

    The Tech Report

  • "A few months back, we took a look at the ADATA Premier Pro SP920 series of SSDs. Those came equipped with the Marvell 88SS9189 controller. Marvell SSD controllers have always done a good job, and they were among the first to support SATA 6Gbit speeds. Crucial was one of the first to adopt the Marvell controller into their SATA SSD products, so it seems fitting that we revisit the 88SS9189 controller in the form of Micron's Crucial M550 Series of SSDs."

    PC Perspective

  • "Today DaveChaos takes a look at the Liqtech 240 CPU Cooler from Enermax, including benchmark performance results."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Ocaholic

    "With their W1 Cooltek have great looking mini ITX case in their portfolio suitable for gaming, enthusiast and HTPC builds. The enclosure is made ​​of aluminum with overall reasonable dimensions. Other than that there is a good number of interesting solutions and installing a high-end graphics card for example is not big deal with this case. In this review we're going to have a close look at the windowed version of the W1."

    Ocaholic

  • "It has has been around a year since we last looked at a Sandisk Solid State Drive – the Extreme II... their ultimate performance model at the time. Today we look at their latest flagship drive – the Extreme Pro. This SSD is designed to deliver the fastest speeds possible, but with a focus on long term reliability. If you are an enthusiast gamer or media professional this may very well be the drive you will want in your next system build. The 480GB version we review today is priced around the £260 inc vat mark."

    Kitguru

  • Nanoxia Newsletter Presenting the Deep Silence 3

    Presenting the Deep Silence 3
    The Deep Silence 3 is a classic Mid Tower, fully soundproofed and equipped with a bunch of awesome features. The Deep Silence 3 closes a gap in our Deep Silence series. The case is aimed at users who don’t need the extraordinary features of the Deep Silence 1 or the above-average depth of the Deep Silence 2, while maintaining all the strong points of the Deep Silence case series.

  • DEEPCOOL

    DEEPCOOL announces its first ideal Macbook cooler, the U-HUB that supports notebooks with a maximum screen size of 15.6 inches and includes a pure aluminum panel. The cooler offers ergonomics angle design, one USB3.0 input port and four USB output ports. The cooler also combine white and grey in colors, offering an aesthetic appreciation, it is an ideal partner for your Macbook, and has a MSRP of $49.99."See More

  • DEEPCOOL Launches Modern & Minimalism Notebook Cooler For Macbook

    DEEPCOOL Launches Modern & Minimalism Notebook Cooler For Macbook

    DEEPCOOL, the leading manufacturer of desktop CPU cooler, DC case fan and Notebook cooler, officially released its first ideal Macbook cooler – U-HUB.

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers

    PC gamers can be quite particular when it comes to the type of headsets,mice,keyboards, and even the mousepad they prefer to give them that extra bit of 'gamer's edge'.ASUS announces Strix DSP, a gaming headset with audio station, Strix Claw optical gaming mouse, Strix Tactic Pro mechanical gaming keyboard and Strix Glide Control and Glide Speed gaming mouse pads. "The new products follow the recent launches of the Strix Pro gaming headset and Strix R9 280 and GTX 780 graphic cards, completing the Strix gaming-gear line-up that sharpens gamers’ hearing and places everything under their control."See More

  • ASUS Announces Strix DSP, Strix Claw, Strix Tactic Pro and Strix Glide Series

    ASUS Announces Strix DSP, Strix Claw, Strix Tactic Pro and Strix Glide Series

    New headset, optical mouse, mechanical keyboard and mouse pads represent complete gaming-gear line-up that unleashes gamers’ instincts

    Taipei, Taiwan (24th July, 2014) — ASUS today announced Strix DSP, a gaming headset with audio station, Strix Claw optical gaming mouse, Strix Tactic Pro mechanical gaming keyboard and Strix Glide Control and Glide Speed gaming mouse pads. The new products follow the recent launches of the Strix Pro gaming headset and Strix R9 280 and GTX 780 graphic cards, completing the Strix gaming-gear line-up that sharpens gamers’ hearing and places everything under their control.

  • Thermaltake

    Thermaltake launches the new Water 3.0 Ultimate, an All-In-One liquid cooling system, featuring a high performance and reliable water pump, "a specially designed 360mm large surface radiator, that not only doubles the cooling surface, but also supports up to 6 x 120mm fans for additional heat dissipation," easy installation, and universal socket compatibility to suit the performance cooling demands of a wide range of gamers and enthusiasts. See More

  • Thermaltake: Water 3.0 Ultimate All-In-One Liquid Cooling System to Exceed Your Expectations!

    Thermaltake: Water 3.0 Ultimate All-In-One Liquid Cooling System

    Taipei, Taiwan-July 25th , 2014-Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units today launch the new Water 3.0 Ultimate, an All-In-One liquid cooling system with a large 360mm radiator design especially to support the desires of enthusiasts. Equipped with power as well as performance, Water 3.0 Ultimate is top of the line liquid cooler, compatible with universal socket type. When choosing a highly-efficient liquid cooler to control any escalating CPU temperatures, gamers definitely take easy, clean, and low-maintenance setup in consideration. And Water 3.0 Ultimate can be their best choice! The new Thermaltake All-In-One LCS Water 3.0 Series is designed to exceed user expectations. One simple upgrade allows users to enjoy a better cooling performance with superior CPU protection.

  • BIOSTAR

    BIOSTAR announces its newest motherboard based on the Intel B85 single chip architecture that's ready to work, play or can even literally make you money if currency mining is your plan. "The Hi-Fi B85S2G supports Intel's 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 package. The Hi-Fi B85S2G is also a good choice for virtual currency mining with plentiful PCI-E slots for users who wish to create a dedicated mining machine. With the Hi-Fi B85S2G's PCI-E slots you get a value oriented motherboard that can be loaded up with graphic cards for mining." See More

  • BIOSTAR's Hi-Fi B85S2G, Intel Platform Board for Multiple Uses

    BIOSTAR's Hi-Fi B85S2G, Intel Platform Board for Multiple Uses


    July 24th, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan – The newest motherboard based on the Intel B85 single chip architecture by BIOSTAR is ready work, play or to even literally make you money. The Hi-Fi B85S2G supports Intel's 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 package.

  • Samsung

    Imagine going on a trip, or to a business convention, and getting home and realizing that those once in a lifetime pics or notes from that all important presentation were somehow misplaced on your laptop or hard drive. Unfortunately this happens, even to the best of us. Having a back-up plan is always a good idea, yet not all ultrabooks have optical disc drives, and tablets could also take advantage of multi-media content from DVDs. Better safe than sorry, I say, as Samsung announces its newest ultra-slim portable DVD writers, the SE-218GN and SE-208GB optical disc drives (ODDs) with a sleeker design and mobile size for Ultrabook™ users on-the-go.See More

  • "Sapphire's R9 290 Vapor-X comes highly overclocked out of the box, matching R9 290X in performance. The card's triple fan, triple slot cooler manages temperatures very well and offers a unique feature: you decide whether the card idles with one or three fans running, letting you focus on temperature or noise."

    techPowerUp

  • "In the preparation for this review, we noted abnormal behavior with the 6TB Red. After coordination with Western Digital, they replicated our results and will be issuing a firmware to correct the issue. We are publishing this piece as-is, with caveats added as appropriate. We will revisit this piece with an additional update once we have retested the 6TB Red on the updated firmware / configuration. More information / detail is available in our related news post on this matter."

    PC Perspective

  • NikkTech

    "Low-profile CPU Coolers seem to be favored by manufacturers lately a lot more compared to the past most probably because of the somewhat recent explosion of mITX/mATX mainboards and systems in the market. I happen to be much more fond of full tower housed systems (XL-ATX/HPTX) with plenty of interior space and large components (old school i guess) but i do realize that the future lies in tiny low-power eco-friendly systems and although i don't really like the idea i think that in the end we'll all benefit from it. That being said it's not often that we get to test a much promising low-profile CPU Cooler model manufactured by someone other than the usual "suspects" in the market (like Noctua, Thermalright and be quiet!) but todays review is exactly that. So today installed on our LGA2011 test rig is the latest C1 Top-Down CPU Cooler by our friends over at CRYORIG."

    NikkTech

  • "Cooler Master has been off the enthusiast radar in terms of computer power supplies for a while now. It simply walked a different line than much of the rest of the field. Today however we have one of Cooler Master's second foray back into the high end with a mid-level PSU rated for operation at 650 watts."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Today we're evaluating NEC's new MultiSync EA244UHD, a 24-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor. As part of NEC's EA series, this monitor is intended for high-end desktop users as opposed to professional graphics users, though there are features of the EA244UHD that may tempt potential customers who fall into the latter category. Things that separate this monitor from a traditional desktop display include extras like up to four-way display matrix support (there are multiple inputs for connecting multiple PCs), a ControlSync feature that lets users control the settings for up to half a dozen daisy-chained displays, a high-speed USB 3.0 hub, and a standard warranty that even covers the backlight for the first three years. The star of the show, of course, is the 10-bit panel. It boasts 99.3 percent coverage of AdobeRGB and 1.07 billion displayable colors, along with wide viewing angles (178 degrees horizontal / 178 degrees vertical)."

    Hot Hardware

  • OCInside

    "Today, a very special review of the ASRock Z97 Extreme6 motherboard is published here at OCinside.de, which brings tears of joy to the eyes of enthusiasts. The motherboard is based on the Z97 chipset, which already has many features and ASRock has perfected these features again at this new Z97 flagship. The ASRock Z97 Extreme6 offers e.g. a HDD saver function, an Ultra M.2 slot with up to 32 GB/s, a M.2 with 6 GB/s, a mini PCIe slot, SATA Express port, purity sound 2 with DTS connect, digital sound output by an optical S/PDIF output, TPM, additionally five PCIe slots, up to ten USB3.0 ports, ten SATA3 ports, eSATA3, DisplayPort, DVI-I, HDMI, two Gigabit LAN ports and many other innovative features, we will explain in detail in this LGA1150 mainboard review."

    OCInside

  • Think Computers

    "For the past few years Thermaltake's cases have sort of been mainstream, appealing to pretty much anyone who wants a case. While this may or may not be the best thing other case companies have been really becoming popular with enthusiast builders out there. At CES this past January Thermaltake told us that they were going to be returning to their roots with some of their new cases, making these cases specifically for builders, modders and enthusiasts. Today we are taking a looking at the Urban T81 Full Tower which features a dual-swing door design, full modular drive concept, three 200 mm and a 140 mm fans included and the sleek design that you expect from Thermaltake's Urban Series. Will this case impress? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • "Gaming on the go has become very popular and what better way to support this habit than to use a lightweight in-ear headset. Cooler Master pull out the stops with their latest entry, sporting exclusive 8mm drivers housed in all aluminium."

    Vortez

  • Ocaholic

    "With the Maximus VII Formula, ASUS actually surprised us, since we did not expect this board to arrive already now. Like with the predecessor you get an "Armor" and the same characteristic looks as with the Maximus VI Formula. Furthermore there is an armada of features, which should make this board appealing to overclockers, modders, enthusiasts as well as - obviously - gamers."

    Ocaholic

  • "Can a retail version of the Core i7-4790K paired up with a fancy MSI Z97 MPower motherboard reach higher speeds than our early sample? We're about to find out."

    The Tech Report

  • Samsung Introduces New External Optical Disc Drives for Ultrabooks

     Samsung Introduces New External Optical Disc Drives for Ultrabooks


    SAN FRANCISCO -- July 23, 2014 --Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, announced today its newest ultra-slim portable DVD writers, the SE-218GN and SE-208GB optical disc drives (ODDs) with a sleeker design and mobile size for Ultrabook™ users on-the-go.

  • SANDISK COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF FUSION IO
    Acquisition to Boost SanDisk’s Enterprise Growth

    MILPITAS, Calif., July 23, 2014 - SanDiskCorporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Fusion-io, a leading developer of flash-based PCIe hardware and software solutions that enhance application performance in enterprise and hyperscale datacenters.

  • ADATA Launches UV130 USB Flash Drive

    ADATA launches the stylish UV130 USB Flash Drive, featuring the high-quality titanium appearance with solid zinc-alloy materials, and a race car spoiler-inspired strap hole, the UV130 not only provides durability, but also a fashion accessory for your daily life! To meet the different demands for storage capacity, the UV130 is available in capacities of 8GB and 16GB. "In addition, purchasers of ADATA USB flash drives can download the free software “UFDtoGO” and “OStoGO” and enjoy the lifetime warranty for great mobility and convenience."See More

  • ADATA Launches UV130 USB Flash Drive

    ADATA Launches UV130 USB Flash Drive
    The Beauty of Simplicity

    Taipei, Taiwan – July 24, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the UV130 USB Flash Drive. Featuring the high-quality titanium appearance with solid zinc-alloy materials, and a race car spoiler-inspired strap hole, the UV130 not only provides durability, but also a fashion accessory for your daily life!

  • logo1blk

    ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announces the Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor, a 27-inch WQHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time to cater to the graphical requirements of today’s fast paced games. It boasts gamer-centric features for a better gameplay experience, NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology for smooth, fluid visuals, as well as exquisite and ergonomic design touches. "The PG278Q is ideal for today’s fast-paced games and delivers fluid visuals thanks to a 144Hz refresh rate and rapid 1ms response time. Users have the option of selecting their preferred refresh rates, with the exclusive Turbo key for one-click switching between 60Hz, 120Hz or 144Hz display modes."See More

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor

    The world’s first and only WQHD G-SYNC monitor with rapid
    144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time

    Taipei, Taiwan (22 July, 2014) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor, a 27-inch WQHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time to cater to the graphical requirements of today’s fast paced games. It boasts gamer-centric features for a better gameplay experience, NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology for smooth, fluid visuals, as well as exquisite and ergonomic design touches.

  • ADATA

    ADATA launches the latest XPG V3 series overclocking memory, running at a stellar 3100 megahertz. Its dual channel is designed to bring gamers and PC enthusiasts ultimate performance by Intel® Core™ fourth and fifth-generation processors and the latest Z97 platform.See More

  • ADATA Launches XPG V3 DDR3 Overclocking Memory

    ADATA Launches XPG V3 DDR3 Overclocking Memory

    Ready to Fire With XPG!

    Taipei, Taiwan – July 24, 2014 – ADATA® Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, today launches the latest XPG V3 series overclocking memory, running at a stellar 3100 megahertz. Its dual channel is designed to bring gamers and PC enthusiasts ultimate performance by Intel® Core™ fourth and fifth-generation processors and the latest Z97 platform.

  • Adesso

    Adesso unveils the Adesso® SlimTouch™ 1200, the 2.4 GHz RF Wireless Stainless Steel Keyboard & Mouse Combo. "Also known as WKB-1200UB, this multi-featured combo is sleek, portable, slim, and wireless, preventing tangles while saving desk space. This Wireless Stainless Steel Keyboard and Mouse Combo features 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency wireless technology which gives you the wireless convenience and freedom of a smooth connection without tangled cables for up to a 30-foot range."See More

  • Adesso(R) Launches SlimTouch 1200 2.4 GHz RF Wireless Stainless Steel Keyboard & Mouse Combo

    Adesso(R) Launches SlimTouch 1200 2.4 GHz RF Wireless Stainless Steel Keyboard & Mouse Combo

    The SlimTouch1200 combo brings affordability, practicality, and style to your office

    Walnut, CA -- Jul 23, 2014 / (Adesso Inc., a leading manufacturer of computer input peripherals, has unveiled the Adesso® SlimTouch™ 1200, the 2.4 GHz RF Wireless Stainless Steel Keyboard & Mouse Combo. Also known as WKB-1200UB, this multi-featured combo is sleek, portable, slim, and wireless, preventing tangles while saving desk space.

  • "Recently SanDisk launched their latest range of SSDs, the Extreme Pro range. Today we take a look at the 480GB version and compare it to the best the competition has to offer."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "We take the ASUS STRIX GTX 780 OC 6GB video card and run two in SLI and overclock both of these at 4K resolutions to find the ultimate gameplay performance with 6GB of VRAM. We will also compare these to two overclocked ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II CrossFire video cards for the ultimate VRAM performance showdown."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "ASRock has had a partnership with the Fatal1ty brand for a while now. With the introduction of Intel's Z97 chipset ASRock has released three Fatal1ty-branded motherboards, today we will be looking at the Fatal1ty Z97 Killer. Of course being Fatal1ty-branded we know that this board is going to cater to gamers. With that said it does offer gaming features like the Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform, ASRock's Gaming Armor which has loads of features, Purity Sound 2 audio, ASRock Key Master software and you even get a 3 month premium license of XSplit to stream and broadcast your gaming skills. Is this the next motherboard for you? Read on as we take a look..."

    Think Computers

  • Ocaholic

    "Presented at Computex 2014, Steam Castle is a new cube case from Deepcool. The case features a unique design and is characterized by four large vents on top with multi-color LED backlight. Other than that the Steam Castle is compatible with mATX as well as mini-ITX motherboard. Since this is one of the first cases from Deepcool we're curious to find out what they've come up with."

    Ocaholic

  • NikkTech

    "One of the things i love about Greece and Attica in particular is that we hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and thanks to some of them i always seem to come in contact with electronic devices which i may have missed otherwise. So a few nights back while i was walking at the beach (trying to cool down after spending several hours performing tests on HDDs and SSDs) a guy ran past me carrying a large backpack on which he had a tiny portable wireless speaker secured with the help of a carabiner. That speaker offered very little in terms of volume and audio quality but i did like it's very tiny size (and in part the carabiner feature) and so i was quite glad to receive an email by TDK a couple of days later asking me if I'd like to test their latest A12 TREK Micro Wireless Speaker which aside the tiny size it also shares one more similarity with that speaker, it makes use of a carabiner."

    NikkTech

  • GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd.,announces the winners of the GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC Contest hosted on HWBOT.org. With $1,000 and two GIGABYTE Z97 series motherboards up for grabs, the GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC Contest invited the overclocking community to push their hardware to the limit by running the custom made CATZILLA benchmark skin on their GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboard.See More

  • GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC Contest Winner Breaks Another World Record
    Overclocker WebTourist and DANCOP Walk Off with Motherboards, Cash Prizes and World Record

    GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC Contest Winner Breaks Another World Record

    Taipei, Taiwan, July 22nd , 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the winners of the GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC Contest hosted on HWBOT.org. With $1,000 and two GIGABYTE Z97 series motherboards up for grabs, the GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC Contest invited the overclocking community to push their hardware to the limit by running the custom made CATZILLA benchmark skin on their GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboard.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Earlier this year the BitFenix Fury PSU Series was introduced, and quickly gained interest among desktop system builders looking to benefit from the power supply's individually-sleeved modular cables and 80 PLUS GOLD energy efficiency certification. Builders wanting to manage cables now have the option to choose the connections they need, then cleanly route the sleeved wires through smaller spaces. In this product spotlight, Benchmark Reviews covers the new BitFenix Fury PSU series."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Intel's solid state storage offerings are as diverse as they come. Although Intel started with only a single family of enthusiast-class drives a number of years ago, the company has since expanded its scope to include everything from ultra-high-end PCI Express-based offerings to small, entry-level SATA drives, meant to be used solely as a cache. The product we'll be showing you here, the just-announced Intel SSD 2500 Pro, falls somewhere in the middle of Intel's SSD line-up. The SSD 2500 Pro is the follow-up to last year's SSD 1500 Pro series, which targets corporate and small-business clients. The drive shares much of its DNA with some of Intel's consumer-class drives, but the Pro series cranks things up a few notches with support for advanced security and management features, low power states, and an extended management toolset. We've got one of Intel's 240GB SSD 2500 Pro series drives in house and have run it through a suite of benchmarks."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Kingston have been known for some time now as a manufacturer of high performance memory and with their HyperX brand have added some stylish modules to their range. In more recent times we have seen them branch out into SSDs and now they are taking another leap, this time with the release of a headset. The HyperX Cloud."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "The SilverStone Raven series of cases long ago broke the mold when it comes to "normal" computer chassis. Its design execution has always been good and the Ravens' airflow characteristics are excellent. Today SilverStone pushes the new Raven RV05 out there a little bit further in terms of design and function."

    [H]ardOCP

  • Think Computers

    "I hate wires. No, really, I hate wires. I was one of the first people I knew to get WiFi in my house, I've never had a landline, and I used to joke that I cut the cable cord out of principle alone. All of this said, it's no surprise that I'm big on wireless charging. I've got a Tylt VÜ at work, an official Nexus wireless charger (with magnets!) on my nightstand, and a DiGiYes dual-spot wireless charger in my living room. Now, with the iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Standard Charging Car Mount, I've got wireless charging in my car, too. We first saw the Easy Flex Qi, as I've come to call it, and do remember that Qi is pronounced "chee", at CES 2014, where it won a coveted CEA Innovations Award for its fantastic design and functionality. We're glad to finally get our hands on one to see how it fairs under review."

    Think Computers

  • Ocaholic

    "Also MSI has meanwhile a gaming motherboard in their portfolio, that features mATX form factor. Therefore there is an interesting mix of features mainly targeting gamers but also addressing overclockers to a certain extent. Overall we are really curious to find out what MSI came up with in case of this board and here we will have a look at features as well as layout."

    Ocaholic

  • "Z87 saw cost-effective gaming-calibre motherboards take the limelight. All of the big vendors released at least one product that provided gaming-orientated features in a cost-effective package. Asus SKU of choice was the successful Hero – a board which ticked many of the boxes and did so with an efficient price tag. The motherboard market is fierce so Asus welcomes back its Hero for Z97 and adds an even more aggressively priced variant to its Republic of Gamers (ROG) arsenal – the Maximus VII Ranger."

    Kitguru

  • "Gigabyte continues to produce their orange themed overclocking motherboard series. The first of the series was the immaculate X58 OC motherboard, a trimmed down on features board, however purely designed to provide the ultimate overclocking experience. Sadly the X58 OC board arrived just a tad too late on the market to become a major selling product. Nevertheless a trend was set: deliver affordable, yet customized for maximum tweaking potential motherboard series. Other brands had similar overclocking friendly boards yet retailing at far more elevated prices. The predecessor, the Z87X-OC was one of the most utilized overclocking boards during the last year according statistics expert Massman from HWBot.org. Gigabyte had to live up to its name and make the Z97X-SOC FORCE as good or preferably even better..."

    Madshrimps

  • NikkTech

    "Solid state drives (SSDs) based on the SATA standard may not have gone a very long way in terms of raw read/write performance levels during the past few years but they have advanced a lot both in features (AES hardware encryption, TCG Opal 2.0/IEE-1667 support, garbage collection/TRIM, power-loss protection) and build quality (higher controller MTBF, NAND Flash write endurance) effectively making them far more solid solutions compared to earlier models (there used to be a time when SSDs would just die on us after just being used for a few weeks). However until the next SATA standard makes its appearance in the market in numbers SATA III based solutions (along with PCIex ones) are ontop of our list and so although we don't expect to encounter performance miracles still we need to check and compare all the models available in the market we can get our hands on. Today on our test bench we have the latest offering by Plextor the M6S 256GB SSD model."

    NikkTech

  • Razer

    Evil Geniuses, the western world’s premier professional gaming team, and Razer™, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of eSports and a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, made history today celebrating Evil Geniuses’ Dota 2 team, which placed third at The International 2014."Evil Geniuses’ finish earned the team just over $1 million, a record for a U.S.-based team. The crowd-sourced prize pool for the entire tournament topped $10 million, easily a record amount for professional gaming tournaments."See More

  • TEAM RAZER’S EVIL GENIUSES WINS $1 MILLION AT DOTA 2 THE INTERNATIONAL

    Razer’s flagship eSports organization earns third place at the biggest competitive gaming tournament ever

    SEATTLE (The International 2014) – Evil Geniuses, the western world’s premier professional gaming team, and Razer™, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of eSports and a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, made history today celebrating Evil Geniuses’ Dota 2 team, which placed third at The International 2014.

  • NVIDIA launches the SHIELD tablet – world’s most advanced tablet built for gamers

    NVIDIA launches the SHIELD tablet – world’s most advanced tablet built for gamers

    NVIDIA today launched the newest members of the NVIDIA SHIELD family — the SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD wireless controller. Both devices join the existing SHIELD portable to give gamers even more choice.

  • NVIDIA Launches World’s First Tablet Built for Gamers

    SHIELD Family Expands as World’s Most Advanced Mobile Processor, 192-Core Tegra K1, Serves Up Unmatched Tablet Experience, Amazing Gaming

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.—July 22, 2014—NVIDIA today launched the newest members of the NVIDIA® SHIELD™ family: the SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD wireless controller.

    Designed and built by NVIDIA, the SHIELD tablet is first and foremost a high-performance tablet that is packed with exceptional features. Powered by the world’s most advanced mobile processor – the NVIDIA Tegra® K1, with 192 GPU cores – it’s supplemented by regular software updates that bring new capabilities and levels of performance.

  • NVIDIA announce the SHIELD tablet and wirelesss controllor.

    Let's face it. Many of us use tablets and many of us honestly would like to get a bit out of them. Ever since lasts year's Computex trade show when NVIDIA announced SHIElD to the masses and receiving shouts of "Shut up and take my money!" Today's enthusiast and mainstream users demand even more multimedia and gaming performance from current tablets and mobile devices. And why not? Especially when today's latest tech and the folks at NVIDIA are more than capable of delivering the goods as they announce the New NVIDIA SHEILD Tablet and SHILED Wireless Controllor.

  • Thermaltake

    It's Victory once again for Thermaltake! As Thermaltake Wins the prestigious “IDEA Award 2014” (International Design Excellence Awards) for the innovational Core V71 Extreme Full Tower Chassis. The Thermaltake Core V71 is the new of its kind concept for more versatility and adaptability to any configuration. The Core V71 full-tower E-ATX case gives PC enthusiast flexible installation and keeps the system cool. Users can modify for superior liquid cooling or superb airflow through seamless operation. "This new chassis is the ultimate powerhouse suitable for any type of PC enthusiast."See More

  • Thermaltake Wins the Prestigious “IDEA Award 2014” for the Innovational Core V71 Extreme Full Tower Chassis

    Thermaltake Wins the Prestigious “IDEA Award 2014” for the Innovational Core V71 Extreme Full Tower Chassis

    Virginia, United States – July 22, 2014 – Victory once again for Thermaltake! Carrying on the mission of “Delivering the perfect user experience”, Thermaltake continues developing innovative and amazing products being the industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units. After receiving the “COMPUTEX d&i Awards 2014”, Thermaltake is honored to celebrate the second victory with the “IDEA Award 2014” (International Design Excellence Awards) this year! Standing out from numerous contestants, out of 687 finalists this year, Thermaltake Core V71 Extreme Full Tower Chassis is one of the undisputed winners among the category of “Computer Equipment”.

  • be quiet!

    Avid PC enthusiasts and gamers are already familiar with the highly regarded products from be quiet!, a German manufacture of world class PC power supplies and cooling solutions. Earlier at this years Computex trade show, be quiet! announced their first mid-sized ATX tower chassis, that was the culmination of more than 18 months of R&D. The new chassis had been designed with optimal cooling performance in mind, and thanks to the implementation of sound absorbing panels, the 'case with no name' is also designed to be very quiet. Since then, be quiet! has refined the design, and the only finishing touches that where left, was the actual name of their first PC chassis. be quiet! recently even had a contest on YouTube for folks to suggest a name for the highly anticipated chassis, and earlier today be quiet! was kind enough to forward several more pics of their first PC case, as they proudly add the SILENT BASE 800 to their current line up.

  • Work Faster and Play Sooner

    With ORIGIN PC’s Back to School Promotion

    Miami, FL – July 21, 2014 — ORIGIN PC announced today an exclusive Back to School promotion for their award-winning line of GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, CHRONOS desktops, EON laptops and their new EVO15-S laptop. Customers who purchase any ORIGIN PC desktop or EON series laptop today will receive a FREE 240GB Visiontek GO PRO SSD; plus a free digital copy of Watch Dogs for a limited time only and while supplies last! Powered by the latest SandForce® SF-2281 processor and utilizing the ultra-fast SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, the VisionTek 240GB GoDrive SSD brings incredible speed and high-performance with enough capacity to fulfill the needs of any student, gamer, or professional.

  • Kingston Technology

    Kingston announces the V310 to it's latest addition of the SSDNow V300 series. The Kingston® SSDNow V310 solid-state drive dramatically boosts system responsiveness while also offering 960GB capacity to store all movies, music, games, files and applications. The new SSDNow V310 is 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive. "Powered by a Phison 3108 controller, the drive achieves 450MB/s read and write speeds." The large capacity of the SSDNow V310 allows enough space for a true HDD replacement so users can migrate their entire hard drive over with storage to spare.See More

  • Kingston Digital Ships Large Capacity Near 1TB SSD

    Kingston Digital Ships Large Capacity Near 1TB SSD

    • New V310 Solid-State Drive Joins SSDNow V Series Family
    • Boosts System Responsiveness and Speed
    • Large 960GB Capacity Allows To Migrate Entire Hard Drive

     

    Fountain Valley, CA – July 21, 2014– Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its latest addition to the SSDNow V300 series, the V310. The Kingston® SSDNow V310 solid-state drive dramatically boosts system responsiveness while also offering 960GB capacity to store all movies, music, games, files and applications.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Whether it's in the automotive, clothing, or furniture industry, European companies have always brought innovative ideas that make big part of the most elegant and simple designs. One clear example is Fractal Design, a Scandinavian company that has showed Benchmark Reviews what stylish and efficient designs look like. This year Fractal Design is updating many of their product lines, including their Core series, to which we reacted in a very excited manner as we could never get tired of their simple minimalist approach. Today we are going to be taking a look at the Fractal Design Core 3500 Mid Tower Case."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Rosewill built up a solid reputation over the last few years, especially for PSUs, where things are tough because of the strong competition. In this review, we will evaluate the Capstone series' flagship model. It features 1 kW capacity, a semi-modular design, and a nice price tag. Our expectations are high because the unit is based on a Super Flower platform."

    techPowerUp

  • "Back in May a Chinese company announced what was then the first and only product based on NVIDIA's Tegra K1 SoC, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9. Since then we have had a couple of other products hit our news wire including Google's own Project Tango development tablet. But the Xiaomi is the first to actually be released, selling through 50,000 units in four minutes according to some reports. I happened to find one on Aliexpress.com, a Chinese sell-through website, and after a few short days the DHL deliveryman dropped the Tegra K1 powered machine off at my door."

    PC Perspective

  • "Earlier this year Toshiba announced their new generation of SSDs, the HG6. It might not have the snappiest name but if it performs as well against the competition as their previous drives we should be in for an impressive set of figures."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

    "If it seems to you that every company in the market has an all in one liquid cooling offering you're not alone. But this isn't a bad thing. It just means there is more competition and competition drives innovation. Today we'll be taking a look at one result of this competition, the slightly more evolved offering of AIO cooling from Enermax, the Liqtech 120X. At the top of their liquid cooling offerings the 120X is everything they can throw a hot CPU. Follow along as we take a closer look at this refined AIO and see how it compares to others."

    Think Computers

  • "The new Enthoo Luxe tower case fills a gaping chasm in the Phanteks range between the £199.99 Primo and the £89.99 Pro (£79.99 without window). Priced at £129.99, the Luxe delivers a set of features that are similar to the Pro, however there are a couple of significant changes to the specification as the Luxe includes a lighting system and also has an extra fan. In addition the cosmetics have been given a significant overhaul and while there are obvious similarities the Luxe looks quite different to the Pro."

    Kitguru

  • Ocaholic

    "The Samsung 845DC PRO 800 GB is Samsung's flagship offering regarding enterprise-grade SATA SSDs. The series feature Samsungs latest 3D V-NAND with 24 layers and 128Gbit density. Paired up with this NAND flash the drive offers endurance rated at 10 Drive Writes per Day over a time of five years, which is a seriously high value. Furthermore this drive is recommended for write-intense workloads featuring high sequential as well as random throughput rates."

    Ocaholic

  • "With the R9 280 GPU (rebadged Radeon HD 7970), HIS have released a new card which features the proven 5-heatpipe two-slot cooling system; the product comes with a mild overclock but retains a very good overclocking potential, being able to reach and even surpass cards based on the 7970 GHz Edition. The card can handle most games at Full-HD resolutions, with or without filtering, while at 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 we may often need to adjust the detail levels."

    Madshrimps

  • The SSD Review

    "In all fairness, our recent review of the Intel P3700 800GB NVMe SSD, both from an enterprise and enthusiast perspective, is the first look the storage world has really had at NVMe, and definitely the first taste of how it may appear for business use, enthusiast and even the consumer. In short, it is a powerhouse that revolutionizes the storage industry and will affect all segments within the next year. And then came the e-mail, PM's and comments once again... Will it boot? Is it hot? What about start times? Can we migrate the system as a backup to a SATA 3 SSD? Is it difficult to install? Questions like this played right into our hands as we fully intended on creating just that enthusiast build this weekend."

    The SSD Review

  • NikkTech

    "At the beginning of each summer we always try to test CPU Cooler models that we haven't had the chance to do so earlier but this year we decided to focus more on testing various portable devices such as wireless speakers, action cameras, headsets and battery packs that could improve the experience of your long awaited summer vacations. However it is now that most of you are out in the market looking to get a brand new CPU Cooler to keep your systems running smoothly and so although we have uploaded low-profile CPU Cooler reviews as promised a while back (plenty more to come) we also need to focus on the higher performance models as well. One of those models is the tower design Dark Rock 3 by be quiet! and after several hours of extensive tests we can finally bring this review to you."

    NikkTech

  • ROCCAT

    ROCCAT goes all out at this year's "Gamescom, one of the most highly anticipated gaming trade fairs in the world, and the largest held in Europe, bringing an entire gaming city to Hall 8, Booth A10 in what they are proudly calling, ROCC-City, where one of the most exciting announcements in ROCCAT's history will be shared with the public." With the biggest news of two revolutionary products paving the way into the next phase of ROCCAT latest gaming creations. In addition ROCC-City will host a series of entertaining events, as well as giving gamers a hands-on with some of ROCCAT's newest products, new games and tons of prizes.See More

  • ROCCAT Debuts Two Products at Gamescom 2014

    Complete repertoire of next generation gaming peripherals showcased in Cologne, Germany from August 13th to 17th

    ROCC-City booth features interactive exhibits, new games and tons of prizes

    ROCCAT Debuts Two Products at Gamescom 2014

    Hamburg July 21, 2014 Gamescom, one of the most highly anticipated gaming trade fairs in the world, and the largest held in Europe, once again hosts ROCCAT Studios August 13 17. This year, ROCCAT goes all out, bringing an entire gaming city to Hall 8, Booth A10 in what we’re proudly calling, ROCC-City, where one of the most exciting announcements in ROCCAT's history will be shared with the public.

  • Scythe

    Japanese cooling expert Scythe presents a new cooling solution for users seeking a low cost entry-level CPU cooler with great performance. Scythe has used the latest technologies such as the M.A.P.S fin structure and H.P.M.S. mounting system for the new Tatsumi to raise the entry-level bar higher once again. "Tatsumi CPU Cooler proves that great cooling performance for latest AMD® and Intel® processors doesn’t necessarily needs to cost a fortune." Scythe Tatsumi (model no. SCMGD-1000) is available as of today. Suggested MSRP is 21,60 EUR (excl. taxes).See More

  • Scythe Tatsumi: Entry-level CPU Cooler with great performance and features

    Scythe Tatsumi: Entry-level CPU Cooler

    21.07.2014, Oststeinbek (Germany) - Japanese cooling expert Scythe presents a new cooling solution for users seeking a low cost entry-level CPU cooler with great performance. Scythe has used the latest technologies such as the M.A.P.S fin structure and H.P.M.S. mounting system for the new Tatsumi to raise the entry-level bar higher once again. Tatsumi CPU Cooler proves that great cooling performance for latest AMD® and Intel® processors doesn’t necessarily needs to cost a fortune. The new addition to the entry-level portfolio of Scythe offers an optimum mix of high built-quality and performance for a reasonable price.

  • Western Digital

    Western Digital announces the expansion of its award-winning WD Red® line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with the release of a 5 TB and first-to-market 6 TB capacity for NAS-specific storage and the introduction of WD Red Pro hard drives that address the medium to large business NAS market. "WD Red 3.5-inch hard drives are now shipping in 1 TB to 6 TB capacities; and the new WD Red Pro 3.5-inch hard drives are available in 2 TB to 4 TB capacities." See More

  • WD® Expands NAS Storage Offerings with 6 TB, 5-Platter Hard Drive Featuring Industry-Leading Areal Density

    WD Red® Now in 6 TB Capacities; NASware 3.0 Increases NAS System Bay Count Support to Eight Bays; New WD Red Pro Deepens Reach into Medium to Large NAS Market

    IRVINE, Calif, – July 21, 2014 – WD®, a Western Digital® (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and world leader in storage solutions, today announced the expansion of its award-winning WD Red® line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with the release of a 5 TB1 and first-to-market 6 TB capacity for NAS-specific storage and the introduction of WD Red Pro hard drives that address the medium to large business NAS market. Compatibility-tested with top NAS system manufacturers and optimized for power and performance, WD Red 3.5-inch hard drives are now shipping in 1 TB to 6 TB capacities; and the new WD Red Pro 3.5-inch hard drives are available in 2 TB to 4 TB capacities.

  • TrendForce

    2013 was definitely a strong year for the entire DRAM industry as far as price growth is concerned. "The DRAM market’s transformation into an oligopoly has enabled the market’s supply and demand to be more tightly regulated, while the top tier DRAM manufacturers’ decision to transition to Mobile DRAM following the increased sales of smartphones and tablets caused PC DRAM supply to tighten."See More

  • TrendForce

    TrendForce: Kingston Technology Leads the DRAM Module Industry in 2013; Micron Group treading near ADATA and Ramaxel

    Friday , 07 / 18 / 2014 - 03:15 [ Analysts: Ken Kuo ] -- 2013 PC DRAM global module market revenues arrived at US$ 7.3 billion, a 32% YoY increase from 2012’s $US 5.5 billion, according to DRAMeXchange, the memory and storage research division of TrendForce. The main factors leading to the revenue growth included price increases for PC DRAM, increased spot market demand, and the rising proportion of contract market transactions.

  • Intel Bunny Suit image.

    "Ever wonder why Intel lab workers look like they’re about to blast off into space? Those outfits they’re wearing are called “bunny suits,” and the lab workers wear them not to protect themselves, but to protect the microprocessors from any contamination they might have on them. Since its debut in 1973, the Intel bunny suit has been synonymous with high tech innovation – outfitting workers at semiconductor fabrication plants, or “Fabs.” Check out this video to see just how far they’ve come!"

  • Swiftech®

    Swiftech announces the release of the H220-X all-in-one CPU liquid cooling kit, featuring a dual 120mm copper radiator coupled to an enthusiast grade pump and water-block. "For casual users, the kit is shipped factory pre-filled, ready for plug-and-play installation, and it is maintenance free during its three year warranty period. For enthusiast users, the kit can be fully customized thanks to easily replaceable tubing and fittings, and its powerful pump can easily support additional components such as graphics cards and/or extra radiator(s)."The H220-X all-in-one CPU liquid cooling kit has a MSRP of $139.95. See More

  • Swiftech® unveils the H220-X all-in-one CPU cooler

    Swiftech® unveils the H220-X all-in-one CPU cooler


    Long Beach, Calif., July 19, 2014, 09:30 Pacific Standard Time -  Rouchon Industries Inc., dba Swiftech® (OTC Pink Current: RCHN) today announced the release of the H220-X all-in-one CPU liquid cooling kit.

  • GeForce GTX Gaming Newsletter-July 2014 GeForce GTX Gaming Newsletter-July 2014

    Buy GeForce GTX Get Watch_Dogs

    BUY GEFORCE® GTX™ GET WATCH_DOGS™
    The hugely anticipated Watch_Dogs brings a stunning, next-generation gameplay experience to the PC. Now get the game when you buy a select GeForce GTX 870M/880M notebook or GeForce GTX 760 or above graphics card.

    Learn more >>

  • NVIDIA Ultimate Quest

    NVIDIA announces "The Ultimate Quest, a tweet-based text adventure, will span five days and immerse you in a brave new world filled with powerful technologies and mysterious forces. "A new episode in “Ultimate Quest” will unfold on each day from July 18-July 22, the day the product launches. New pieces of the story reveal new ways to interact with the game, including on social media, and solving a variety of unusual and perplexing problems brings the story forward. You need to participate every day in order to win, so get on it."Text On! Game On! Play Now! Enter & Win! See More

  • WIN ULTIMATE QUEST, GET NVIDIA’S LATEST RELEASE

    Ultimate Quest 

    Big things are happening at NVIDIA, but we’re not exactly sure what that means. The PC gaming hardware gurus have decided to gameify the launch of a mysterious new product by putting it in the form of a tweet-based text adventure. It’s called “Ultimate Quest,” and from what we’ve heard it’s a five-day saga that will bring players across a dystopian urban landscape in search of a power that will change the world. This will be an adventured to challenge the most skilled gamers, but the first players to beat it will win the new product the moment it’s made available to the public.

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers

    ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announces the Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs, Z97 chipset-based ATX gaming motherboards ready for the latest 4th-, new 4th- and 5th-generation Intel® Core™ processors — codenamed ‘Haswell’, ‘Haswell Refresh’, ‘Haswell Refresh K-Series’ (‘Devil’s Canyon’) and ‘Broadwell’ — and engineered with many new and exclusive ROG game-boosting features. "Two packages will be available — Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs. The latter includes the full version of Watch Dogs™, so customers are able to experience 2014’s most exciting game action on 2014’s finest gaming motherboard."See More

  • MSI

    MSI unleashes the GT72 Dominator Pro Gaming Lap that features a solid one-body full aluminum chassis, gamer red accents and a stealthy yet aggressive cutting edge design. The MSI takes mobile gaming to a new level by "Harnessing the power of the most extreme graphics card in the world, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M delivers next-generation graphics with fast and fluid gameplay at the highest settings for those who won’t settle for less."The MSI GT72 Dominator Pro gaming laptop is Available Now! See More

  • ASUS

    ASUS announces Strix GTX 750 Ti OC, a new graphics cards powered by the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 750 Ti graphics-processing unit (GPU) and designed for players who like to game on the edge of instinct. "Strix GTX 750 Ti OC is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II for cooler, quieter and faster performance for incredible action gaming, and 0dB-cooling technology for light gameplay in total silence and Blu-ray movie playback that’s free from distracting background noise."See More

  • ASUS Announces Strix GTX 750 Ti OC

    ASUS Announces Strix GTX 750 Ti OC

    All-new graphics card with exclusive DirectCU II and 0dB fan technologies
    boosts game speed by up to 7.7%, and stays 58% cooler and 3X quieter than reference

    Taipei, Taiwan (14th July, 2014) — ASUS today announced Strix GTX 750 Ti OC, a new graphics cards powered by the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 750 Ti graphics-processing unit (GPU) and designed for players who like to game on the edge of instinct.

  • MSI News

  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Maximus VII Formula Z97 Motherboard

    ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Maximus VII Formula Z97 Motherboard

    ROG’s Z97 ATX gaming motherboard is engineered with exclusive CrossChill Copper hybrid cooling, flawless SupremeFX Formula 2014 audio, double-sided ROG Armor covers and Watch Dogs game bundle

    Taipei, Taiwan (17th July, 2014) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs, Z97 chipset-based ATX gaming motherboards ready for the latest 4th-, new 4th- and 5th-generation Intel® Core™ processors — codenamed ‘Haswell’, ‘Haswell Refresh’, ‘Haswell Refresh K-Series’ (‘Devil’s Canyon’) and ‘Broadwell’ — and engineered with many new and exclusive ROG game-boosting features.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Superlux is a Taiwanese manufacturer of audio components that targets the "affordable market". Their headphones have slowly entered the market during the past years and they have made quiet a hype in various enthusiast forums and gaming communities. At first, we were quite skeptical about the relatively unknown company as it is the first time we ever heard from them, and at such a low price, the Superlux HD 668B Headphones are the most affordable set of headphones that Benchmark Reviews has ever taken a close look at."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Thermaltake is shaking things up with their non-interference line of CPU coolers which includes the NiC C5. This single-tower, dual-fan offering not only beats the heat, it also offers unobstructed access to all DIMM slots. So if you like stylish memory kits with tall heatsinks, Thermaltake's NiC C5 has you covered."

    techPowerUp

  • "Now, 18months after the launch of their first Mobile Wireless Storage device Corsair have a new revision, the Voyager Air 2. With USB 3.0 support, 1TB capacity and a more compact design it aims to provide for many of our storage needs, especially integration with smart devices."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

    "Steve Ballmer was the CEO of Microsoft from 2000 up until February of 2014. If you didn't know he is quite the eccentric guy. Throughout his career has has said some pretty outstanding and rather funny things in interviews and presentations. I'm sure there are a whole lot we could list here, but here are 10 Incredibly Stupid Quotes By Steve Ballmer, enjoy!"

    Think Computers

  • "Cooler Master has re-built the Quick Fire series with the Rapid-i model, which features fully-customizable backlighting, but also some preset catchy modes, which sport the ActivLite marketing name. More modes will be introduced in the near future via firmware flash and the tenkeyless design saves a lot of space while making the product lighter for going to LAN parties."

    Madshrimps

  • "It is rare that I get a product through the post to review and have to spend a good few minutes figuring out just what it is. That is what happened this week though when I got my first look at the Gamdias Aegis gaming set. It turns out that it is a USB hub and headset stand that sticks on to the side of your monitor. Bizarre? Perhaps. Unique? Certainly."

    Kitguru

  • TechnologyX

    "If any one number could be considered lucky for BlackBerry, it would be the number 10. Their release of the BB Z10 full screen smart phone was followed a short time later by the Q10 with its physical keyboard; both of which contain the totally redesigned BB 10 OS. All of this occurred during the year that Blackberry was hit the hardest, both financially and in the press. The number 10 not only served as a safety net for BlackBerry, but also, it just may be the good luck charm needed as stock numbers are so close to a 52 week high at the time of this report."

    TechnologyX

  • New Tt eSPORTS VENTUS ambidextrous laser gaming mouse

    Tt eSPORTS releases the new VERTO ambidextrous laser gaming mouse. "Designed specially to fulfill the needs of both left handed and right handed gamers, this gaming weapon is the ultimate tool enhance your gaming skills and place you at a perfect winning position." The VENTUS ambidextrous laser gaming mouse MSRP is USD $39.99,and will go on sale globally in August.See More

  • GIGABYTE

    "Get an Instant Performance Boost with the Click of a Button" as GIGABYTE announces a new version of its overclocking assistant EasyTune has been released just in time for the new Intel® Pentium® Anniversary Edition CPU, an unlocked CPU designed to bring overclocking to the mainstream. "The new EasyTune application allows users to get the highest level of overclocked performance from their CPU and GIGABYTE Z87 / Z97 series motherboard, and with one click automatic overclocking, even novice users can experience enhanced computing performance right from the start."See More

  • GIGABYTE’s EasyTune App Makes Overclocking a Breeze on New Intel® Pentium® Anniversary Edition CPUs
    Get an Instant Performance Boost with the Click of a Button

    GIGABYTE’s EasyTune App Makes Overclocking a Breeze on New Intel® Pentium® Anniversary Edition CPUs

    City of Industry, California, July 16th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards announced a new version of its overclocking assistant EasyTune has been released just in time for the new Intel® Pentium® Anniversary Edition CPU, an unlocked CPU designed to bring overclocking to the mainstream. The new EasyTune application allows users to get the highest level of overclocked performance from their CPU and GIGABYTE Z87 / Z97 series motherboard, and with one click automatic overclocking, even novice users can experience enhanced computing performance right from the start.

  • The New Tt eSPORTS VENTUS ambidextrous laser gaming mouse : the perfect weapon for any hand

    New Tt eSPORTS VENTUS ambidextrous laser gaming mouse

    Taipei, Taiwan – July 18th, 2014 – Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional e-Sports gaming peripherals is releasing the new VERTO ambidextrous laser gaming mouse. Designed specially to fulfill the needs of both left handed and right handed gamers, this gaming weapon is the ultimate tool enhance your gaming skills and place you at a perfect winning position.

  • MSI

    It's easy to say that mobile gaming is better than ever these days, with desktop performance packing more punch than ever before and readily available on the mobile frontier! MSI unveils the GT72 Dominator Pro, that's "designed for the mobile gamer who demands gaming prowess and unmatched gaming experience above all, the GT72 Dominator Pro gaming notebooks are armed with top-of-the-line components, including an Intel® Core i7 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M discrete graphics, Killer DoubleShot Pro, Super RAID, and more." MSI's GT72 Dominator Pro is now available with prices starting at $2,599.99.See More

  • MSI Unveils GT72 Dominator Pro, the Benchmark Breaking Desktop Replacement

    Revamped gaming laptop packs even more devastating power in a sleeker, lighter, cutting-edge design

    MSI Unveils GT72 Dominator Pro

    City of Industry, Calif. July 17, 2014 MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the GT72 Dominator Pro, the new icon in mobile gaming notebooks.  Designed for the mobile gamer who demands gaming prowess and unmatched gaming experience above all, the GT72 Dominator Pro gaming notebooks are armed with top-of-the-line components, including an Intel® Core i7 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M discrete graphics, Killer DoubleShot Pro, Super RAID, and more.

  • Cooler Master

    Folks that spend a lot of time behind the PC desktop can get pretty particular when it comes to pin-point accuracy, touch and lighting preferences, and other 'nuances' when it comes to keyboards and mice. Especially PC gamers! CM Storm announced earlier today new variants of the Devastator Keyboard and Mouse Combo and QuickFire Rapid-i Mechanical Gaming Keyboards.See More

  • CM Storm Devastator and QuickFire Rapid-i
    New Editions Available

    New Editions of CM Storm Devastator & QuickFire Rapid-i
    Chino, CA — July 16th —Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components, mobile accessories, and gaming peripherals, announced today new variants of the Devastator Keyboard and Mouse Combo and QuickFire Rapid-i Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

  • NikkTech

    "The recent appearance of 80 Plus Titanium certified power supply units (although not really that many in number) has finally forced manufacturers to perform price cuts on their Platinum and Gold certified models so it's not really a surprise that lately some of you have asked us to also focus our reviews on the best Platinum models currently in the market (we would had done so either way eventually). A few months back we had the latest HCP-1300 (High Current Pro Platinum 1300W) power supply unit by Antec on our test bench and as some of you may recall it was without doubt one of the best units to ever pass from our lab (not to mention one of the most highest output ones to date). Since the HCP-1300 isn't however the only model in the High Current Pro Platinum line by Antec we decided to also test its two smaller brothers and so today we will start with the lowest output model the HCP-850 850W PSU."

    NikkTech

  • The SSD Review

    "It's not every day that we see an SSD that makes us stop and think. After our trip to Computex, we were able to take delivery of something that is fairly unique in terms of enterprise storage. The ALLONE Cloud Disk Drive 101 RAMDisk is not your normal SSD, in fact, it really isn't an SSD at all. Technically speaking, it is a battery backed, PCIe-based RAM disk. RAM disks are nothing new. They have been around as long as we can remember."

    The SSD Review

  • "The Enthoo Primo was Phantek's first entry into the case market, and the company is now throwing the line's smaller brother into the frey: the Luxe. It features the same look, an interesting feature set, and comes in either black or white, along with some nifty lighting element."

    techPowerUp

  • "Today Linksys launch their latest high end device, the AC1200 Max range extender which compliments their routers by boosting our Wi-Fi signal towards the edge of the routers range. We have one for review, so let's find out if it shares the same easy setup and good performance as their latest routers."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Ocaholic

    "The Spire Ridge 6602B is a seriously low priced case with a rather aggressive design. With this product Spires wants to attract gamer who are looking a new home for their hardware that doesn't burn a hole into their pocket. What this case has to offer, that we will show on the following pages."

    Ocaholic

  • "Most enthusiasts will agree that overclocking performance is relative and the intent of this article is to look at the performance differences between a Core i7 4770K and the new Core i7 4790K (Devils Canyon) processor on a new 9-series motherboard."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "The Slim PC chassis from been reincarnated in the shape of the DS81 which supports the latest Haswell processors with a TDP up to 65W and supports 4K video output thanks to the DirectX 11.1 IGP. The DS81 chassis features a 1.3-liter slim design with a thickness of only 43mm, so it is suitable for many commercial applications; a VESA mount is also included as a bundle in order to mount the device behind the monitor."

    Madshrimps

  • "Biostar's latest Haswell motherboard sells for only $125, but it's specced like pricier alternatives. You get an overclocking-friendly Z97 chipset, PCIe slots primed for multi-GPU configs, an M.2 slot for next-gen SSDs, and upgraded audio hardware. We spent some quality time with the Hi-Fi Z97WE to see what it's really like, and you might be surprised by what we learned."

    The Tech Report

  • Tesoro

    Tesoro introduces the Tizona tenkeyless mechanical keyboard with optional Tizona Numpad to the US and Canada."Taking its name after Spanish Hero, El Cid's sword, Tizona, allows gamers' to choose the setup they want, either a comfortable space-saving tenkeyless or a classic full sized board with the numberpad on either the left or right side."The Tizona features laser-etched keys and gaming grade mechanical switches available in Black, Blue, Brown and Red for true full customization,full USB N-Key Rollover, and the Tizona keyboard and numpad will be available for the suggested retail price of US$89.99 and $39.99, or as a combo for US$109 respectively. See More

  • Tesoro Tizona Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Now Available in North America

     Tesoro Tizona Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Now Available in North America

    Customize Your Gaming Experience

    July 17, 2014, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., manufacturer of high-tech gaming products, today announces that the Tizona tenkeyless mechanical keyboard with optional mechanical numberpad -Tizona Numpad - is now available in the US and Canada.

  • Luxa2

    Keeping your mobile devices charged, and at the ready is the name of the game these days, and having a bit of style while doing so is definitely the way to go. LUXA2 announces a new addition to their highly successful leather power pack series, the new PL3 10,400mAh Leather Power Pack. Designed to charge your USB enabled compatible device, and at the same time, provide a sense of sophistication and elegance that will ultimately leave you turning heads - even when not in use. The LUXA2 PL3 10,400mAh Leather Power Pack has a suggested price of $59.99 USD. See More

  • Leather Power Returns in the Shape of LUXA2’s New PL3 10,400mAh Leather Power Pack

    Leather Power Returns in the Shape of LUXA2's New PL3 10,400mAh Leather Power Pack.jpg

    Taipei, Taiwan -July, 17, 2014- LUXA2, a market leader in power, audio and holder solutions, today announced a new addition to their highly successful leather power pack series, the new PL3 10,400mAh Leather Power Pack. Designed to charge your USB enabled compatible device, and at the same time, provide a sense of sophistication and elegance that will ultimately leave you turning heads - even when not in use.

  • Corsair

    Corsair announces the availability of the Flash Voyager® GTX USB 3.0 flash drives that where announced earlier at Computex in June. Available in 256GB and 128GB capacities, "the Flash Voyager GTX is the fastest USB flash drive Corsair has ever produced, offering blisteringly fast peak transfer speeds of up to 450MB/sec read and 350MB/sec write, vastly reducing waiting time when accessing or transferring files on the go."Both Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 flash drives are available now, with the Flash Voyager GTX 128GB at $119.99, and Flash Voyager GTX 256GB priced at $239.99 USD. See More

  • Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB Flash Drive Now Available

    Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB Flash Drive Now Available

    Corsair’s fastest ever flash drives deliver scorching 450MB/sec read speeds and up to 256GB of capacity

    FREMONT, California — July 16, 2014Corsair®,  a worldwide leader in high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the availability of the Flash Voyager® GTX USB 3.0 flash drive that was announced at Computex in June. Available in 256GB and 128GB capacities, the Flash Voyager GTX is the fastest USB flash drive Corsair has ever produced, offering blisteringly fast peak transfer speeds of up to 450MB/sec read and 350MB/sec write, vastly reducing waiting time when accessing or transferring files on the go.

  • The SSD Review

    "As fast as SSDs have found mainstream consumer use, they are unfortunately grouped in the same picture as a hard drive, if only for the fact that they are seen as storage and little more. Both the size and demography of our readership paints this picture clearly, however, there exists an amazing opportunity to take our readers a step further; an opportunity to show why we might have such passion for what many might consider a very dry area. In this segment of 'Learning To Run With Flash' let's gain an understanding of the 'Big 3′ of SSD performance, these being throughput, latency and IOPS."

    The SSD Review

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Gamdias Technology Co., Ltd. is a Taiwan based company that was recently formed in 2012. As a result, their offerings are quite small, with four keyboards, a few mice, a couple of gaming headsets and some accessories such as gaming gloves. The Gamdias HERMES is their premier gaming keyboard series, with Cherry MX switches, 512KB of memory, 32-bit ARM processor, 13 customizable macro keys, and USB / audio ports. With many already existing gaming keyboards such as the Logitech G510 and Corsair Vengeance, can the HERMES Essential make inroads in an already congested market? In this Benchmark Reviews article, I'll discuss the design and features of the HERMES GKB2000 as well as Gamdias's peripheral software, the Gamdias HERA."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "When we reviewed the Maingear Epic Rush a few months ago, we found its performance jaw-dropping, and thus we expected the same out of its sibling, the Maingear Rush. However, these are different systems with different configurations on board. For instance, they have different CPUs--the Rush we're testing today has a newer, more powerful GPU configuration, and Maingear approached storage on the two quite differently as well. What both systems definitely do share is high performance and impeccable build quality. The Maingear Rush is a top-shelf system with killer components; there are no compromises here, and no concern for the final bill either."

    Hot Hardware

  • NikkTech

    "When we first launched NikKTech in March 2012 we had no idea how things would work out but since in just under 28 months online we've already reached 40 giveaways and almost 430 reviews and comparisons we decided to do something special with our friends over at Nanoxia. So today we are giving away one Deep Silence 1 Midi Tower (Anthracite), one Deep Silence 4 Mini Tower (White) and three Deep Silence 120mm fans (1300RPM)."

    NikkTech

  • "Remember when Volvo was "Boxy but safe?" While Corsair's new Obsidian 450D may not hit that point exactly, it does pretty darn well in the "Boxy but with a roomy interior that's optimized for airflow." The 450D has all the features you want for a new cool build whether it be air or water cooled with tons of components."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "Today we have a walk-through of the latest Hazard Ops open beta, including 4K game footage."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Ocaholic

    "The Z97 OC Formula is ASRocks new high-end motherboard when it comes to overclocking. There is also a beefed up audio solution with a very decent headphone amp, which makes this board even more interesting for gamers too. What you also get with this board is ASRocks "Conformal Coating", which basically makes this board waterproof. It's especially extreme overclockers who will love this feature. Overall we're really curious about this motherboard. ASRock has been investing quite some extra time in crafting this board and now we really want to know what it can do."

    Ocaholic

  • "The latest release from Synology's enormous range of NAS is the DS415play. This 4-bay NAS looks pretty much identical to the DS414j (review) however it includes the features we saw in the DS214play(review). In essence this means the dual core ARM processor in the DS414 has been replaced with a dual core Intel Atom to ensure the DS415play has enough grunt to stream HD media across a network."

    Kitguru

  • Phanteks

    Phanteks announce a new line of new Enthoo Series accessories, which will easily allow enthusiasts and DIY PC builders a simple and direct solution to upgrade and mod their Enthoo cases. The new line includes a PWM hub (PH-PWHUB_01-$14.99), Y-Splitter (PH-CB-Y3P - $2.99), to further optimize cooling performance, single slot SSD bracket (PH-SDBKT_01 - $5.99) double slot SSD bracket (PH-SDBKT_02 - $6.99), a pump bracket (PH-PUMBKT_01 $6.99 ) providing an "easy upgrade with the pre-drilled mounting holes which is compatible with many of the water pumps on the market," and multicolored LED strips, that are . *Compatible with Enthoo Luxe ONLY. and available in two lengths, 1 meter (PH-LEDKT_M1 - $14.99), and 2 meter (PH-LEDKT_M2 -$19.99). Modding and upgrading your Enthoo chassis just got a whole lot simpler! See More

  • ASUSTOR

    ASUSTOR has announces the release of its AiFoto mobile app. AiFoto is a photo app that interfaces with the Photo Gallery online photo album on ASUSTOR NAS devices to let users manage and view photos from the convenience of their mobile devices. "AiFoto gives users the power to free up storage space on their mobile devices by backing up photos to their NAS while giving them the freedom to browse their photo collection while on the go."See More

  • Phanteks Announce New Enthoo Series Accessories

    Walnut, California, July 16th, 2014 - Today, Phanteks announced the new Enthoo Series accessories line, which includes the PWM hub, SSD bracket, pump bracket, Y-Splitter and multicolor LED strips. Whether upgrading or adding to your current case or the Enthoo cases, the accessories will help make modding that much more easy.

  • ASUSTOR eNewsletter

    ASUSTOR Launches AiFoto Mobile App

    ASUSTOR announces the official release of ADM 2.2 for all of its NAS devices. In addition to the features released in the beta version, the official version will also include a beta version of the Mail Server App, the HiDrive cloud storage service App and support for external optical drives (CD, DVD, Blu-ray).

    Taipei, Taiwan, July 1st, 2014 - ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the official release of the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.2 operating system for all ASUSTOR NAS devices. In addition to the features released in the ADM 2.2 beta version, this official release will also feature a beta version of the new Mail Server App and support for external optical drives. The Mail Server App is a must-have for enterprise users and features encrypted transfers and scheduled backups for email. External optical drive support allows users to connect an external optical drive (CD, DVD, Blu-ray) to their NAS via USB and then  use File Explorer to directly access any files that they have backed up to optical media and even transfer files from optical media to the NAS via drag and drop.

  • Phanteks

    Phanteks proudly announces the release of the Enthoo Luxe to the esteemed Enthoo Series, that combines all the flexibility and functionality any enthusiast or DIY PC builder would desire in a great aircooling or watercooling case. The Enthoo Luxe comes fully equipped with many accessories, including 2x removable Drop-n-Lock SSD brackets, PWM hub, pump bracket, reservoir bracket, and PSU cover.""The Phanteks Enthoo Luxe will be available at most local retailers in August 2014 with a recommended retail price of PH-ES614L_BK - $149.00 and PH-ES614L_WT - $159.99. See More

  • ORIGIN

    ORIGIN PC announces a brand new line of “EVO” high-performance thin and light laptops beginning with the launch of their new EVO15-S for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. "Weighing in at a mere 4.36 lbs and measuring only .79 inches thick, the new EVO15-S is ORIGIN PC’s thinnest and lightest high-performance laptop ever offered. The EVO15-S features a beautiful 15.6" Full HD eDP wide view angle display or an optional 15.6" WQHD+ IPS (2880*1620) stunning 3K display (coming soon); all powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB graphics card and an Intel Core i7-4710HQ mobile processor."See More

  • Phanteks Announces the Release of the Enthoo Luxe

    Phanteks announces the release of the Enthoo Luxe.

    Walnut, California July 16th, 2014- Phanteks announces the release of the Enthoo Luxe. The Enthoo Luxe’s luxurious chassis combines flexibility and functionality without the added cost. A case worthy for all computer enthusiasts that want a great aircooling or watercooling case. Unleash unlimited possibilities with, our latest addition to our Enthoo Series, the Enthoo Luxe.

  • ORIGIN PC Launches New EVO15-S High-Performance Thin & Light Laptop

    ORIGIN PC Launches New EVO15-S High-Performance Thin & Light Laptop

    Stunningly Thin, Amazingly Light, and Ruthlessly Powerful
    Introducing a NEW Line of “EVO” High-Performance Thin and Light Laptops from ORIGIN PC
    Beginning with the New EVO15-S. Available Today!

    Miami, FL – July 15th, 2014, 9:00 A.M. EST— ORIGIN PC announces  a brand new line of “EVO” high-performance thin and light laptops beginning with the launch of their new EVO15-S for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. Weighing in at a mere 4.36 lbs and measuring only .79 inches thick, the new EVO15-S is ORIGIN PC’s thinnest and lightest high-performance laptop ever offered. The EVO15-S features a beautiful 15.6" Full HD eDP wide view angle display or an optional 15.6" WQHD+ IPS (2880*1620) stunning 3K display (coming soon); all powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M 3GB graphics card and an Intel Core i7-4710HQ mobile processor.

  • OtterBox

    OtterBox announce the Symmetry Series™ of protective smartphone cases which is now available in a limited edition design created in collaboration with Project Runway judge Nina Garcia. "Garcia brings her style and fashion industry expertise to this fashion-oriented case. Protection no longer comes at the expense of style with 'Brazilian Pop!' – a runway-ready blend of designer fashion and premium protection."See More

  • Seagate

    Seagate announces a new portfolio of Networked Attached Storage (NAS) solutions specifically designed for today’s small businesses. The new portfolio includes five NAS products in a range of capacities from 2TB to 30TB and performance perfectly suited for the home office to small businesses with up to 50 employees. "The Seagate NAS and NAS Pro lines set the standard for ease-of-use by introducing a new intuitive operating system, NAS OS 4, together with hardware specifically designed for small businesses without dedicated IT resources." See More

  • Synology

    Synology proudly announces the DS415play, the four-bay follow-up to 2014’s popular two-bay DS214play. As the second Synology NAS to support hardware video transcoding, the DS415play delivers full 1080p HD video to nearly any media-streaming device. "Paired with Synology’s award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM 5.0), the DS415play is a full-featured NAS acting as ‘the’ multimedia hub for any tech-savvy household."See More

  • Synology Releases the DS415play, Experience a Better Cloud, Built for Media

    Synology Releases the DS415play, Experience a Better Cloud, Built for Media 

    Washington, Bellevue—July 15th, 2014— Synology America Corp. is pleased to announce the DS415play, the four-bay follow-up to 2014’s popular two-bay DS214play. As the second Synology NAS to support hardware video transcoding, the DS415play delivers full 1080p HD video to nearly any media-streaming device. Paired with Synology’s award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM 5.0), the DS415play is a full-featured NAS acting as ‘the’ multimedia hub for any tech-savvy household.

  • Seagate Delivers Storage Simplicity For Small Businesses With New Network Storage Portfolio    

     Seagate NAS and Seagate NAS Pro for Home and Small business

    NAS and NAS Pro Lines Offer New Operating System and Productivity Apps Optimized for Revenue Growth and ‘Anywhere’ Access to Vital Data

    CUPERTINO, CA — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX) today announced a new portfolio of Networked Attached Storage (NAS) solutions specifically designed for today’s small businesses. The new portfolio includes five NAS products in a range of capacities from 2TB to 30TB and performance perfectly suited for the home office to small businesses with up to 50 employees. The Seagate NAS and NAS Pro lines set the standard for ease-of-use by introducing a new intuitive operating system, NAS OS 4, together with hardware specifically designed for small businesses without dedicated IT resources.

  • "Silverstone has been offering fanless PSUs for quite some time; however, they hadn't released a relevant product for some years now, which changed recently as their Nightjar fanless series now includes the NJ520 with Platinum efficiency, a fully modular cabling design, and a promise of total silence."

    techPowerUp

  • "We don't normally do reviews on USB flash drives, even if they are USB 3.0 based. But the Corsair Flash Voyager GTX turned out to be a bit different. Not only is this a USB 3.0 capable thumb drive, it is powered by an SSD controller, pushing performance as high as 460 MB/s in our testing! Add to that capacity options of 128GB and 256GB and you have a flash drive that really stands out from majority of the market."

    PC Perspective

  • "Generally speaking ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards set the bar extremely high in all categories. Fortunately motherboards have nothing in common with films and generally the sequels are as good if not better than the originals. In films this is almost never the case. Does ASUS have another hit with this micro-ATX sized motherboard?"

    [H]ardOCP

  • BigBruin

    "In real world use, the mS200 240GB mSATA SSD proved to be exactly what I expected. It made a notebook computer that didn't seem all that old seem so much faster and more enjoyable. The drive was capable of hitting its target read and write speeds (540MB/s and 530MB/s respectively) during the execution of benchmarks, but results will not look as impressive if the test selected uses incompressible data."

    BigBruin

  • "Chances are you already have several flash pen drives at home, either lying around on a desk or in a drawer. Smaller drives are ideal for flashing a motherboard BIOS and updating firmware, but the larger drives are more serious – used for backing up and moving large amounts of data between computers. It is true they are generally not the most exciting of devices however today we look at something very special from Corsair, a new flash drive they say is their fastest ever – The Voyager GTX."

    Kitguru

  • TechnologyX

    "Typically when you go to buy a DSLR and you don't have any lenses already, you would opt to buy one with what is called a kit lens. It is called a kit lens because with DSLRs, there are two main parts to the camera. The body and the lens. Together they form a "kit," you need both in order for the camera to take photos. Usually, when I think of kit lenses I think of cheap, low quality optics and casing and worst of all, a variable aperture over the focal length range."

    TechnologyX

  • Ocaholic

    "Wireless Flash Drive from SanDisk is a USB 2.0 / WiFi flash drive mode to add storage space to your smartphone and/or tablet. The dongle is easy to use and it is available with 16, 32 and 64GB of storage space."

    Ocaholic

  • "Today Synology update their Play range of NAS with the DS415play, a 4bay device with enhanced media features and we have one to review."

    Hardware Heaven

  • OCInside

    "A relatively new brand on the PC market is the company X2 Products, with their headquarter in the Netherlands. The more interesting it will be for all readers, that we are taking a closer look at their first CPU cooler, today. Here at OCinside.de we test today the brand new X2 Products Eclipse IV CPU cooler."

    OCInside

  • NikkTech

    "When i first heard that scientists had taken the first steps for wireless charging od devices a few back i was very intrigued since i do think that the future holds complete wireless freedom for everything in the electronics industry. Unfortunately to this day the consumer oriented devices that feature wireless charging are far from what i had hoped to see back then so in order to use wireless charging you need to place your smartphone on special Qi pads which only work with Qi compatible devices (since factory-ready Qi devices are quite rare Qi cards exist that add compatibility). Of course i expect "full" wireless charging in the coming years without such limitations but for now Qi is one of the "hottest" technologies around although it's not really as popular as one would think. Still it's popular enough for many manufacturers to implement it into their latest products to hit the market and one of those is the GroovyW Bluetooth Speaker by LUXA2."

    NikkTech

  • Ready for the Runway: OtterBox Collaborates with Nina Garcia

    Ready for the Runway: OtterBox Collaborates with Nina Garcia

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new OtterBox® Symmetry Series™ is now available in a limited edition design created in collaboration with Project Runway judge Nina Garcia. Garcia brings her style and fashion industry expertise to this fashion-oriented case. Protection no longer comes at the expense of style with 'Brazilian Pop!' – a runway-ready blend of designer fashion and premium protection.

  • Palit

    Palit announces the KalmX series of silent GeForce graphic cards, that consists of the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750, and both feature passive cooling combined with NVIDIA"s power saving Maxwell architecture."Utilizing NVIDIA’s Maxwell architecture, the Palit GeForce GTX 750 series is capable of providing better performance without the need for more power. It doesn’t require any extra power connectors, so you can upgrade your desktop PC without buying a new power supply."See More

  • Palit releases the Silent 0dB GTX 750Ti/GTX750 KalmX series
       Palit releases the Silent 0dB GTX 750Ti/GTX750 KalmX series     

    Palit Microsystems Ltd, the leading graphics card manufacturer, releases a new line called KalmX and is consist of GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750. With passive cooler and power saving Maxwell architecture, Palit GeForce GTX 750 StormX series - pursue the silnent 0dB gaming environiment.

  • SteelSeries

    SteelSeries a world class leader in professional gaming peripherals, unveils the SteelSeries Rival: Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse. "Based on the award-winning Rival Optical Mouse, this ultimate performance device will also include an exclusive in-game item, Hell’s Glare for Doom. This weekend, attendees of The International 4 Dota 2 Championship in Seattle, Washington will be among the first to have access to the new SteelSeries Rival Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse." The SteelSeries Rival Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse will be available for pre-order after the conclusion of The International 4 Dota 2 Tournament for $69.99 MSRP.See More

  • STEELSERIES INTRODUCES THE STEELSERIES RIVAL DOTA 2 EDITION GAMING MOUSE

    SteelSeries Rival: Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse

    Will Include Exclusive In-Game Item – Hell’s Glare for Doom


    Seattle – July 15, 2014SteelSeries,the global leader in gaming peripherals, today announced the SteelSeries Rival: Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse. Based on the award-winning Rival Optical Mouse, this ultimate performance device will also include an exclusive in-game item, Hell’s Glare for Doom. This weekend, attendees of The International 4 Dota 2 Championship in Seattle, Washington will be among the first to have access to the new SteelSeries Rival Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse.

  • GX Gaming Gear

    GX Gaming will be attending QuakeCon 2014, giving attendees a chance to check out and possibly win the latest GX Gaming gear at their booth in conjunction with Enermax booth #242. The GX Gaming Series encompasses a full range of professional PC gaming peripherals. Designed for MMO, RTS, and FPS gamers, the GX Gaming Series includes diverse products such as 7.1-channel headsets, programmable keyboards and mice, and gaming speakers that deliver thundering bass. "Genius invites all QuakeCon 2014 attendees to come by booth #242 to play around with, and perhaps win, its latest product offerings." See More

  • SP/ Silicon Power Launches USB 2.0 Touch T07 & USB 3.0 Jewel J07 Mini USB Flash Drives

    SP/ Silicon Power announces a new collection of mini-sized USB flash drives- USB 2.0 Touch T07 and USB 3.0 Jewel J07. "To better satisfy users’ different mobile needs, Touch T07 and Jewel J07 offer multiple choices of transfer interfaces and storage capacities. Touch T07 provides the interface of USB 2.0 and five options of capacities including 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB while Jewel J07 is engineered with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface and available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. All Silicon Power USB flash drive products come with a lifetime warranty."See More

  • GX Gaming to Display Latest Gaming Gear at QuakeCon 2014

    GX Gaming to Display Latest Gaming Gear at QuakeCon 2014
    Get Your Game On And Win GX Gaming Gear

    July 15, 2014, Chino, California – GX Gaming will be attending QuakeCon 2014, giving attendees a chance to check out and possibly win the latest GX Gaming gear at their booth in conjunction with Enermax: #242.

  • SP/ Silicon Power Launches USB 2.0 Touch T07 & USB 3.0 Jewel J07 Mini USB Flash Drives

     SP/ Silicon Power Launches USB 2.0 Touch T07 & USB 3.0 Jewel J07 Mini USB Flash Drives

    Taipei, Taiwan – July 15th, 2014 –SP/ Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, launches the new collection of mini-sized USB flash drives- USB 2.0 Touch T07 and USB 3.0 Jewel J07. Designed with bright colors and extremely compact exterior, Touch T07 and Jewel J07 are definitely out of the ordinary to deliver colorful and delightful user experiences. Just the right colors that fit everyone, it feels great to have Touch T07 and Jewel J07 with you wherever you go and whenever you want to store your precious memories.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "If you haven't heard, desktop computing is losing serious ground to other, increasingly affordable computing solutions, including notebooks, chromebooks, and tablets. Desktops are still around. You probably have one at home and you probably use one at work. With mobile gaming on the rise and so many productivity features being streamlined for mobile platforms, the need for a powerful desktop computer because your other devices can't handle the load is declining. According to AMD, entry level computing options make up the majority of the market. In this review, Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini desktop processor paired with the Gigabyte GA-AM1M-S2H mATX motherboard and 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz AMD Radeon Series RAM."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Today we continue our quest at finding the best value for 1080p gaming at less than $200. We are looking at two video cards from ASUS, the R7 265 DirectCU II and the GTX 750 Ti DirectCU II OC. We will compare across a variety of 1080p gaming, and draw our conclusion on the best value between the R7 260X, R7 265, and GTX 750 Ti."

    [H]ardOCP

  • "It has been almost two years since AMD launched the FirePro W9000 and kicked off a new battle in the workstation GPU wars. Today, we're reviewing the company's FirePro W9100 -- a new card based on the same Hawaii-class GPU as the desktop R9 290 and R9 290X, but aimed at the workstation market and professional consumers. Does AMD's new card have what it takes to seize the professional performance crown? The W9100 is a full Hawaii GPU with 2,816 stream processors, 320GB/s of memory bandwidth, and six mini-DisplayPorts, all of which support DP1.2 and 4K output. It carries more RAM than any other AMD GPU -- a whopping 16GB of GDDR5 on a single card."

    Hot Hardware

  • "We have some beta keys for one of the latest and greatest free to play titles available from today. Nosgoth is a competitive, team-based Human versus Vampire free-to-play multiplayer experience set in the brutal fantasy world of the Legacy of Kain series.Developed by the team who worked on Gears of War, Unreal Tournament 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Homefront, Bulletstorm, and Mass Effect 3 it looks to offer a fresh take on competitive action."

    Hardware Heaven

  • BigBruin

    "While these new features help make this an even more appealing device for travelling professionals, it still offers the same features that made the first version great for professionals and families. Being able to stream/share files with a handful of different wireless device simultaneously is still the key selling point, and the MobileLite Wireless G2 still handles that task with ease."

    BigBruin

  • Think Computers

    "Not that long ago we took a look at be quiet's Dark Rock 3 CPU cooler, which proved to be a pretty decent cooler. The Dark Rock 3 was sort of the mid or entry-level cooler the Dark Rock 3 line and today we are checking out the big daddy or high performance offering the Dark Rock Pro 3! The Dark Rock Pro 3 is one of the largest CPU coolers we have taken a look at lately. It features dual heatsink towers, two be quiet! Silent Wings fans, seven large heatpipes and that sleek look that we have come to know from be quiet! CPU coolers. Now the question is how well is it going to perform? Read on as we find out!"

    Think Computers

  • Ocaholic

    "Nineteen Hundred is the flagship of Antec, this model has been designed for high-end systems since it is able to accommodate over 10 HDDs, EATX and SSI CEB motherboards and dual PSUs. Nineteen Hundred is available in red / black and green / black colors scheme."

    Ocaholic

  • "The latest D7 ADSL2+ Modem Router from TP-LINK sports simultaneous 2.4GHz 450Mbps and 5GHz 1300Mbps dual band, features a LAN/WAN combo port and comes with two USB 2.0 interfaces for connecting printers and/or storage devices. The web GUI is still based on the old design but most of the settings can be saved and modified right away, without the need of a software reboot."

    Madshrimps

  • "Today we take a look at the Cowin CuteBeat BT Vibration speaker which features 'Resonance Technology'. This speaker will let you play music from various external sources using either a 3.5mm audio cable or by streaming directly to the unit via Bluetooth. It will 'vibrate sound' from any hard surface and official ratings measure the sound output at 12W. A rechargeable battery means you can take music with you, anywhere you decide to go. But is it any good?"

    Kitguru

  • "With the arrival of the Pentium Anniversary Edition, Devil's Canyon, and new solid-state drives—not to mention a round of GPU price cuts—there's hardly ever been a better time to upgrade. If you haven't maxed out your credit card on Steam games already, you really ought to get in on this."

    The Tech Report

  • "Is it possible to game on a 1080p monitor,with most of the eye candy turned on without having to spend $200 or more for a graphics card? Well, we saw the Fermi based NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti make that a reality on most games available at its launch. To date, only a few new games demand a more capable GPU to handle the job. With Fermi slowly fading from the shelves, it was only logical that a GTX 750 GPU take over the reigns. This is the first of Maxwell GPUs to launch. If NVIDIA's advancement trend continues, we suspect it can handle some if not all graphic intensive games today, and more, like its predecessor."

    Futurelooks

  • NikkTech

    "Who would had thought even just 5 years ago that a few years later one could just walk inside an electronics store and pick an SSD (Solid State Drive) out of a whole section filled with models from virtually every single storage media manufacturer out there? Well i always thought it would be just a matter of time but i have to admit that i never really expected to see SSD models get released even by companies which appeared out of nowhere and without any previous products in the market. That being said the competition with the leading manufacturers that hold the largest percentage of the SSD market as we speak is always a good thing since it helps keep product quality at good levels while it also helps control prices so i can't say i mind. Today on our test bench we have one of the most recent SSD models to hit the market the Slim S55 240GB by our close friends over at Silicon Power."

    NikkTech

  • QNAP

    QNAP announces QGenie, a pocket-sized 7-in-1 mobile NAS for file storage, power bank, Internet sharing, and more. With its compact design, QGenie fits perfectly in the pocket yet provides powerful functions to meet users’ day-to-day mobile needs. "QGenie offers a great mobile NAS solution to wirelessly and flexibly extend the storage space of mobile devices. Users can optimize their storage space by transferring files to QGenie when they need to make room for more photos, music, and apps."See More

  • QNAP Launches 7-in-1 Mobile NAS QGenie for File Storage, Power Bank, Internet Sharing, and More

    QNAP Launches 7-in-1 Mobile NAS QGenie for File Storage, Power Bank, Internet Sharing, and More

    Taipei, Taiwan, July 14, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of QGenie, a pocket-sized 7-in-1 mobile NAS for file storage, power bank, Internet sharing, and more. With its compact design, QGenie fits perfectly in the pocket yet provides powerful functions to meet users’ day-to-day mobile needs.

  • Tt eSports

    Folks can get pretty picky when it comes to headsets, especially gaming headsets that are comfortable enough for extended gaming sessions. Tt eSPORTS announce the Verto headset, that features a stainless steel headband to fit a wide variety of users, protein leather earpads, for maximum comfort and breathablitiy, and open balanced audio with "a slight bass emphasis to maintain a great atmosphere for both movies and casual gaming."The VERTO also features a bendable and pivotable omni-directional microphone, removable cable design that is both PC and mobile friendly; via two included cables, and even folds flat for easy transport convenience. The VERTO headset has a MSRP of USD $79.99. See More

  • HighPoint

    HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for over 19 years, proudly announces that RocketStor 6328 Thunderbolt ™ 2 RAID Adapters and SAS 6Gb/s RocketRAID 4500 Series HBA’s now support LTO 5 and 6 Tape drives! "This 2-in-1 approach to connectivity technology allows customers to reap the benefits of our versatile Dual Storage Modes solution. Hardware RAID, SAS Expansion, SATA Port Multiplier, and LTO Tape drive devices can now be hosted, simultaneously, from a Thunderbolt ™ 2 RAID Adapter or 6Gb/s SAS Hardware RAID HBA!"See More

  • VERTO headset – Stay sharp through fierce competition

    Tt eSPORTS VERTO headset.

    Taipei, Taiwan – July 14th, 2014 – Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional eSports gaming peripherals is releasing the new VERTO, a headset offering strong styling paired with comfort. The head band design is auto adjusting to get the right sizing for anyone who wears it, and protein leather ear pads maintain comfort even over long hours of use. The bold geometric design is strong enough for gaming yet sophisticated enough for in-office use.

  • HighPoint Launches LTO Tape Support for RocketStor 6328 Thunderbolt ™ 2 Adapters and RocketRAID 4500 Series HBA’s

    July 2014, Milpitas, CA. HighPoint Technologies, a pioneering force in the storage industry for over 19 years, proudly announces that RocketStor 6328 Thunderbolt ™ 2 RAID Adapters and SAS 6Gb/s RocketRAID 4500 Series HBA’s now support LTO 5 and 6 Tape drives!

  • LG Display

    LG Display, recently announced that it has developed a 18-inch flexible OLED panel that is rollable as well as a 18-inch transparent OLED panel. "With these new panels, LG Display shows that it has already acquired fundamental technologies to lead the large-sized flexible and transparent display market."See More

  • LG Display Unveils 18-inch Flexible and Transparent OLED Panels

    LG Display Unveils 18-inch Flexible and Transparent OLED Panels

    Seoul, Korea (July 10, 2014) – LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, announced today that it has developed a 18-inch flexible OLED panel that is rollable as well as a 18-inch transparent OLED panel.  With these new panels, LG Display shows that it has already acquired fundamental technologies to lead the large-sized flexible and transparent display market.

  • Razer Announces Atrox Arcade Fighting Stick for Xbox One

    Razer unleashes the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for at The Evolution Championship Series (EVO) 2014, the world’s largest fighting game tournament. "Tested by some of the world’s best eSports athletes, the new console controller is customizable and constructed with modders and competitive gamers in mind. The Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox One is the definitive Arcade Stick for tournament-grade gaming. It features eight genuine Sanwa™ Denshi buttons and an ergonomically authentic arcade layout. The inside of the platform opens up at the touch of a button, making it a breeze to customize for all tastes and play styles." The Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox One is prices at $199, and will be available in August 2014.See More

  • RAZER ANNOUNCES ATROX ARCADE FIGHTING STICK FOR XBOX ONE™

    Razer Announces Atrox Arcade Fighting Stick for Xbox One

    Razer’s latest controller adds to its growing console gaming lineup that gives gamers the competitive edge

    July 11, 2014 -- LAS VEGAS (EVO 2014) – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today unveiled the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for at The Evolution Championship Series (EVO) 2014, the world’s largest fighting game tournament. Tested by some of the world’s best eSports athletes, the new console controller is customizable and constructed with modders and competitive gamers in mind.

  • "Rosewill's RGB80 is one of the first mechanical keyboards with RGB LED backlighting, which can produce a dizzying array of colors. We've taken it through its paces."

    The Tech Report

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "FM2+ Motherboards sporting the A88X chipset started appearing in October 2013, but the improved functionality over the latest FM2 motherboards only became truly apparent with the release of the Kaveri line of APUs in January 2014. Add to that the recent release of AMD drivers supporting the Mantle API, and the FM2+ motherboards start to make sense. Benchmark Reviews has the AMD A10-7850K APU and a couple of FM2+ motherboards on hand. This article is dedicated to reviewing the ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ Motherboard to discover what sets it apart from the rest of the FM2+ crowd."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Black is really an absence of color, or light, all there was before time began. Now, there is the Z97X-GAMING G1 WIFI-BK, Gigabyte's top-tiered Black Edition board. So powerful it can create black holes itself, the Gigabyte Z97X-GAMING G1 WIFI-BK is here to take your gaming experience to a whole new level."

    techPowerUp

  • "ASUS recently refreshed its 7-inch MeMO Pad 7 tablet with Intel's new Atom Z3745 Bay Trail-based processor. Having overcome its rocky start, the latest generation of Atom processors is building a reputation for power efficiency and computational chops. Despite its early days in ill-fated netbooks, today's Atom looks to be a good fit for tablets and smartphones and sports new-found graphics horsepower that is up to the task for these types of devices. We checked out the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176C, which comes in at a relatively affordable $149.99, in light of competing tablets in this category."

    Hot Hardware

  • Ocaholic

    "With the Neos, BitFenix have the next case in their portfolio that aims at entry-level market. In this case you get midi tower, that features a mesh front, that is available in different colors. Inside there is quite some space and we're curious to find out wether this is a convincing product or not."

    Ocaholic

  • NikkTech

    "When i first started testing NAS (network attached storage) devices a few years back my main target audience were small business and enterprise users so naturally the main focus of my reviews were high-end multiple-bay models that could easily feel right at home in such demanding environments. Years passed however and i can't say that I've changed my focus group that much since pretty much every single NAS device i test has at least 4 bays and is also ment for SMB and sometimes even for Enterprise use. Some of you have brought this to my attention over the past few months so instead of uploading yet another review of a high-end multi-bay model today i decided to take things the other way around and look at a much more affordable solution primarily aimed for home use. Well what better way to do that than to test the latest TurboNAS TS-121 single bay NAS server by our friends over at QNAP?"

    NikkTech

  • LUXA2

    LUXA2, announces the Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker, the newest and most dynamic addition to the LUXA2 Groovy audio series. "The Groovy Duo is a set of compact twin speakers that provides the most remarkable musical experience for all your lifestyle experiences. You can share your twin speaker with friends for mono to mono sound, or simply pair it up with its unique dynamic pairing mode for true stereo sound, or even a mini home theater." The Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker has a suggested price of USD 99.99. See More

  • Take Your Musical Experience to New Heights with LUXA2 Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speakers & LUXA2 Groovy Audio Center App

    LUXA2 Groovy Duo is a set of compact twin speakers that provides the most remarkable musical experience for all your lifestyle experiences.jpg

    Taipei, Taiwan -July, 11, 2014- LUXA2, a market leader in power, audio and holder solutions, today announced the Groovy Duo Live Wireless Speaker, the newest and most dynamic addition to the LUXA2 Groovy audio series. The Groovy Duo is a set of compact twin speakers that provides the most remarkable musical experience for all your lifestyle experiences. You can share your twin speaker with friends for mono to mono sound, or simply pair it up with its unique dynamic pairing mode for true stereo sound – watching movies, music and game playing, or even use as a mini home theatre system, the Groovy Duo compliments all your wireless musical needs.

  • SoundSight

    Heads Up! "Imagine creating a social presence, hands free from your point of view. Imagine capturing content as you walk down the streets of New York, LA, Paris, anywhere. Imagine having the world see from your eyes with music in sync. Well, the wait is over. A true ‘smart headphone’, SOUNDSIGHT is the FIRST EVER Video + Audio Recording headphones that allow you to record, video, edit, and mix your music to share with world."See More

  • MSI

    Tune in and check out the latest gaming news in this Special Edition of the MSI Gaming Newsletter, as MSI rolls out a Limited Dragon Edition of the GT70 Dominator Dragon-2202 gaming laptop, latest news of the MSI Nightblade gaming barebone PC, and AMD fans can expect top notch gaming and audio performance with MSI AMD 970 chipset based motherboards, and even a budget gaming performance with the N730-2GD3 GeForce GT 730 graphics card. MSI also announces that they will be attending Quakecon 2014 in Dallas Texas on July 17-20 in #booth 433. Stay Tuned! See More

  • MSI News - Dragon Edition Notebook Returns

  • SOUNDSIGHT Launches Revolutionary Video Recording Smart Headphones Enabling Consumers to Experience A Fully Immersive Visual Social Experience

    SOUNDSIGHT Launches Revolutionary Video Recording Smart Headphones

    July 10th 2014 - New York, NY:  SOUNDSIGHT Headphones has set to release the world’s first video recording smart headphones, offering consumers an entirely new way to create visual content, share music and develop soundtracks from their unique point of view via the SOUNDSIGHT mobile app.

  • Benchmark Reviews

    "Rosewill's Legacy series of cases brought a new image with them to the Newegg in-house brand's typically budget-oriented lineup. That's not to say there weren't splendid offerings available previously – I still maintain that Rosewill's Thor V2 chassis is one of the best "price for performance" cases produced in recent memory. Even excluding the stand-out cases, there was a chassis at almost every price point that usually offered just as much as the competition at a lower price (even though they may have sacrificed a feature or a little build quality – usually negligible – to do so). Still, Rosewill's penchant for penny-pinching produced (alliteration!) a few compromises along the way. Looking to provide some premium offerings and possibly shed their "budget" image of the past, Rosewill may just end up revamping their legacy with the new Legacy W1 Mini-ITX computer case. Available in black or silver with or without a window, this aluminum-clad mini-ITX case appears to be a premium answer to enclosures like the BitFenix Prodigy."

    Benchmark Reviews

  • "Deepcool is jumping into the sea of all-in-one liquid CPU coolers with the release of the Maelstrom 240. Featuring stunning looks, solid performance and high quality fans it has the specs and features that enthusiasts not only expect, but demand."

    techPowerUp

  • "Corsair is on a roll in 2014 as they continue to expand their PC enclosure lineup. Today we are taking a detailed look at Corsair's new Graphite Series 760T Arctic White Full-Tower Windowed case (the 760T is also available in black). In addition to the 760T, the Graphite Series currently includes the 730T Full-tower, the 600T Mid-Tower, and the 230T Compact Mid-Tower cases. And Corsair continues to offer one of the largest selections of memory products, SSDs, power supplies, coolers, gaming peripherals, and PC accessories currently on the market today!"

    PC Perspective

  • "Today we're looking at the Sound Blaster ZxR, Creative's flagship audio solution for PC power users. It's also one of three available cards in Creative's ultra high-performance Z-Series of sound cards, the ZxR being the top-end solution. It boasts a signal-to-noise (SNR) of 124dB that Creative claims is 89.1 times better than your motherboard's integrated audio solution. It also features a built-in headphone amplifier, beamforming microphone, a multi-core Sound Core3D audio processor, and various proprietary audio technologies. We'll examine the Sound Blaster ZxR in detail and figure out what kind of audience is best suited for a card of this caliber. To do that, we'll compare the ZxR to onboard audio and offer up some subjective analysis based on what we hear, as well as look at any potential impact in gaming performance."

    Hot Hardware

  • "Thecus released the N5550 NAS and gives the consumers a ton of options on how it can be configured. The Thecus N5550 is aimed at home and SOHO users and houses up to 5 hard drives."

    Modders-Inc

  • Ocaholic

    "The Z97 XPower is MSI's flagship offer when it comes to Z97 Express based motherboards. This board not only comes with a massive 32 phase digital power design but also lots of additional overclocking and gaming related features. Other than that MSI provided this board with their unique and good looking color scheme, where basically almost anything is black apart from a few yellow spots."

    Ocaholic

  • "There was a time a few years ago that Hi-Fi/AMP like HTPC cases were everywhere. That has changed a bit in recent times due to some excellent m-ATX boards allowing builds in compact chassis however there is still something about the home theatre component style of design which can be appealing in certain setups. Today we have a modern take on the HTPC style of chassis from Silverstone, in the form of the GD09. We'll also be taking a quick look at the 600w ST60F PSU and AR02 cooler as they could be ideal for this build."

    Hardware Heaven

  • "The company SilentiumPC was established in 2007 in Warsaw, Poland. Their main objective is to offer quality products at a very affordable price level; the latter is achieved by applying cost-cutting in banners, promo gear, packaging... however not in the quality of the product itself. The SilentiumPC lineup consists of cases, CPU air coolers, power supplies, fans, notebook cooling and other accessories. Today we introduce you to the SilentiumPC Aquarius X90: a mid-tower case, designed specifically for the liquid cooling enthusiasts in mind. SilentiumPC labels it as the ultimate choice for high-end gaming systems with compact dimensions and at an amazing value."

    Madshrimps

  • "Our hardware quests don't always stop with the PC and while Hardware Asylum may not review much in the mobile space that doesn't mean we ignore our enthusiast roots."

    Hardware Asylum

  • "Today we are going to look at an exciting new cooler from Noctua – the NH-D15. Unfortunately to some technical issues, our review of this has been delayed for some time now. The Noctua NH-D15 slots in at the top of their range of coolers – above the critically acclaimed NH-D14 which we dubbed the 'Austrian Sandwich'."

    Kitguru

  • The SSD Review

    "A few days ago, we released our review of the Intel SSD DC P3700 NVMe SSD. This new entry to the enterprise market brought in just under 500K IOPS in a single PCB and single controller design package, a design not needing the traditional RAID solution to achieve performance above 2.5GB/s. As much attention as it gained from the enterprise community, we were literally swamped with e-mails requesting common enthusiast benchmarks, along with the question of the day, "Will it boot?" As much as the DC P3700 is built as an enterprise storage solution, interest definitely carries much further as we anticipate release of the entire P3000 NVMe SSD family in the near future."

    The SSD Review

  • D-Link

    D-Link, the networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, announces the DAP-2660, a new high power 802.11ac wireless access point. Packaged in a discrete, low profile white housing, the DAP-2660 is ideal for ceiling or wall mount applications in schools, office buildings, hospitals, government facilities, hotels, and more.See More

  • Thecus

    Thecus announces today the newest update to T-OnTheGo, the Thecus mobile app, allowing users to share files even more easily, automatically sync photos from their mobile device, and streamlining T-OnTheGo setup. "Since its initial release, T-OnTheGo has been about giving users the power of Thecus NAS wherever they are, offering file sharing, data protection, and allowing them to access their files on the go."See More

  • D-Link Now Shipping Low Cost, High-Performance 802.11ac Wireless Access Point

    D-Link DAP-2660 -  Low Cost, High-Performance 802.11ac Wireless Access Point

    Wireless Access Point Supports Increased Device Densities with 802.11ac Technology and Advanced Processing Power

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Jul 9, 2014 D-Link, the networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, today announced the DAP-2660, a new high power 802.11ac wireless access point. Packaged in a discrete, low profile white housing, the DAP-2660 is ideal for ceiling or wall mount applications in schools, office buildings, hospitals, government facilities, hotels, and more.

  • Thecus® Updates Comprehensive Personal Cloud Mobile App

    Thecus® T-OnTheGo™ for Android and iOS now with New Features.

    T-OnTheGo™ for Android and iOS now with New Features

    Milipitas, California - 10/07/2014 – Thecus announces today the newest update to T-OnTheGo, the Thecus mobile app, allowing users to share files even more easily, automatically sync photos from their mobile device, and streamlining T-OnTheGo setup.

  • Vision Research

    A leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, Vision Research proudly announces the release of the Phantom v2511, the most light sensitive, flexible and highest-performance ultrahigh-speed camera on the market. The Phantom v2511 can capture up to 25,600 frames-per-second (fps) at full 1 megapixel resolution, making it the fastest member of the Phantom ultrahigh-speed digital camera line. "The v2511 also features improved sensitivity, providing better picture quality and more lighting flexibility."See More

  • Vision Research Advances the Boundaries

    On The World’s Fastest Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Camera

     Vision Research Phantom v2511, the World’s Fastest Ultrahigh-Speed Digital Camera.

    The Phantom v2511 Increases Performance, Flexibility and Light Sensitivity with A Market-Leading 25,600 Frames-Per-Second at 1 Megapixel Resolution

    WAYNE, N.J. July 9, 2014 – Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, has announced the release of the Phantom v2511, the most light sensitive, flexible and highest-performance ultrahigh-speed camera on the market.  The Phantom v2511 can capture up to 25,600 frames-per-second (fps) at full 1 megapixel resolution, making it the fastest member of the Phantom ultrahigh-speed digital cameraline.  The v2511 also features improved sensitivity, providing better picture quality and more lighting flexibility.

  • "The In Win S-Frame is what you get when a case designer has fun with nearly no limitations. Constructed of a single, 4 mm thick Aluminum sheet and hand folded 15 times, the chassis weighs in at nearly 18 kg and 800 USD. With all these attributes, the question presents itself, if the S-Frame can pull off looking like a star when equipped with hardware."

    techPowerUp

  • "Late last year, Western Digital launched their My Cloud series, first with a single-drive My Cloud, and immediately followed up with a beefier small-office product, the 4-drive My Cloud EX4. Then earlier this year, they filled My Cloud gap (so to speak), with a 2-drive variant of the EX4 - the My Cloud EX2. As the EX2 was more of a business type of NAS, it commanded a bit of a price premium as compared to competing 2-bay NAS devices. The logical solution is was for WD to expand the standard My Cloud lineup upward by adding a 2-bay device to their existing consumer line."

    PC Perspective

  • "If there is one type of component which has a saturated market it is motherboards. Thinking back a generation or two of Intel chipsets we can remember one manufacturer having over twenty different models just on that one socket...TWENTY. Of course that means a wide selection of price and feature options for consumers. A similar thing is happening on the Z97 platform and mixed in with some craziness from various manufacturers are others which are much more focused in their board releases. On our test bench today is the Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE which looks to deliver many of the features of the competition such as enhanced audio and M.2. support but at a more aggressive price point."

    Hardware Heaven

  • Think Computers

    "We are starting a new series of articles here on ThinkComputers. We define our "Mobile Arsenal" as what we would recommend to you for your mobile setup. Many of us are traveling all the time and we need to be able to be productive on the road. After using quite a lot of different types of mobile products and applications we are going to focus on the best and present them to you here. Today we are going to focus on the mouse. Unless you are extremely comfortable using a trackpad it is very hard to be productive on the road without using a mouse. We consider mice in our "Mobile Arsenal" category as mobile mice, so you are not going to find any full-size mice here. So if you are looking for the perfect mouse for your travels read on and see what we would recommend."

    Think Computers

  • Ocaholic

    "The GTX 750 Ti has been available for a few months already and meanwhile all partners from NVIDIA have at least one model in their portfolio. Today we're going to have a look at the GTX 750 Ti Black Edition from Gigabyte. Special about the Black Edition products from Gigabyte that's the fact, that they have been tested for 168 hours before being shipped. This way Gigabyte is able to deliver higher quality standards."

    Ocaholic

  • "The KingFast Encrypted USB Key comes in 8GB, 16GB or 32GB capacities and for securing the internal data we have a keypad available, while the data stored is encrypted on the drive. Internal data encryption can be disabled if needed but after this procedure the data on the drive and password will be erased so the contents must be saved on another medium before the operation."

    Madshrimps

  • NikkTech

    "Largely thanks to the somewhat recent technological advancements people can now experience the features and performance only found in full sized ATX/EATX/XL-ATX mainboards up until today with the much smaller mITX and mATX ones. None of us here are much into such solutions since we prefer to use full towers for a number of reasons but we also can't deny that for people who want a system that doesn't take much space such mainboards are the obvious choice. Now in the past when people chose such a mainboard they normally paired it with a relatively small HTPC case in order to save both space and money but nowadays with many people pairing such mainboards with long high-end graphics cards (even mGPU ones) getting a small HTPC case is really not the way to go. Raidmax however decided to take things a bit further with their brand new Horus MX Water Cooling Gaming Micro ATX tower which we have here with us today."

    NikkTech

  • "This new Pentium is an unlocked dual-core CPU based on the latest 22-nm Haswell silicon. I ran out and picked one up as soon as they went on sale last week. The list price is only 72 bucks, but Micro Center had them on sale for $60. In other words, you can get a processor that will quite possibly run at clock speeds north of 4GHz—with all the per-clock throughput of Intel's very latest CPU core—for the price of a new Call of Shooty game. Also, ours overclocks like a Swiss watchmaker on meth."

    The Tech Report

  • NZXT

    "It’s time to take the plunge." As NZXT releases the Kraken X31, NZXT's first 120mm based liquid CPU cooling solution. "By utilizing a 120mm radiator, we’re able to increase the radiator’s compatibility to include cases that don’t support our traditional 140mm standard. The X31 radiator is also optimized to run on a single fan without losing static pressure, airflow, or performance." The Kraken X31 is available immediately for pre-order exclusively at the NZXT Armory Store for $79.99 with an anticipated ship out date of mid-July.See More

  • Introducing the Kraken X31, NZXT's First 120mm Based Liquid Cooler!

    Introducing the Kraken X31, NZXT's First 120mm Based Liquid Cooler!

    It’s time to take the plunge.

    Los Angeles, CA - The Kraken X31 takes our Kraken liquid coolers to new depths by reimagining our industry-leading 140mm platform in a smaller, more affordable 120mm package without sacrificing performance or the cutting edge hardware the Kraken has come to be known for.

  • Vantec NewsLetter - July, 2014

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  • HGST

    HGST announces that it is now shipping the world’s highest capacity and highest performing 10K RPM hard disk drive (HDD) – the Ultrastar® C10K1800. "Based on HGST’s field proven high-quality design, the 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), enterprise-class Ultrastar® C10K1800 combines high capacity with a significant improvement in both random write and sequential performance for mission-critical storage applications requiring 24/7 availability."See More

  • HGST Ships Highest-capacity, High-Performing 10K RPM Hard Drive for Mission-Critical 24/7 Data Center Applications

    World’s first 1.8 TB 10K Drive Delivers a 2.5X Boost in Random Performance and a Next-Generation 12Gb/s SAS Interface, Establishing a New Standard for 10K RPM HDDs

    SAN JOSE, Calif., July 9, 2014HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced that it is now shipping the world’s highest capacity and highest performing 10K RPM hard disk drive (HDD) – the Ultrastar® C10K1800. Based on HGST’s field proven high-quality design, the 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF), enterprise-class Ultrastar® C10K1800 combines high capacity with a significant improvement in both random write and sequential performance for mission-critical storage applications requiring 24/7 availability.

  • QNAP

    QNAP® Systems, Inc. announces the availability of Virtualization Station: an industry-leading integrated virtualization operating platform that empowers the Turbo NAS to host multiple virtual machines (VMs). With a simple & centralized management interface, it is easy for anyone to create and run multiple VMs on a single Turbo NAS. "Different from typical virtualization platforms, Virtualization Station is designed not only to be beneficial for businesses but also accessible for general users."See More

  • Thecus

    Thecus announces firmware enhancements on all consumer and enterprise NAS models. Updates to ThecusOS 5 and 6 mean enhanced capability and security across the entire Thecus NAS lineup. "Updates available for Thecus consumer and SOHO NAS will enhance their capabilities, giving them features found usually on business class storage."See More

  • QNAP Releases Virtualization Station Enabling Running Multiple OS on Turbo NAS

    QNAP Releases Virtualization Station Enabling Running Multiple OS on Turbo NAS

    Taipei, Taiwan, July 9, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of Virtualization Station: an industry-leading integrated virtualization operating platform that empowers the Turbo NAS to host multiple virtual machines (VMs). With a simple & centralized management interface, it is easy for anyone to create and run multiple VMs on a single Turbo NAS.

  • Thecus Announces OS Updates for Full NAS Lineup

    Updates to Consumer and Enterprise Models Enhance Functionality and Boost Security

    July 09, 2014 – Milpitas, California – Thecus Technology Corporation today announces firmware enhancements on all consumer and enterprise NAS models. Updates to ThecusOS 5 and 6 mean enhanced capability and security across the entire Thecus NAS lineup.

  • iBUYPOWER

    iBUYPOWER and Newegg are proud to announce an amazing new way to get the best components you want without having to deal with the hassles of building, troubleshooting, and maintaining on your own. You pick what you want and your high-performance gaming system ships to you, completed! "Never before has this been possible. iBUYPOWER, known for its selection of high-performance gaming systems, together with Newegg, known for carrying the widest selection of gaming components, brings together the best of both worlds."See More

  • iBUYPOWER

    iBUYPOWER and Newegg Launch Live Configurator

    The best thing to happen to enthusiast PC gaming

    July 8, 2014, City of Industry, CA – iBUYPOWER and Newegg are proud to announce an amazing new way to get the best components you want without having to deal with the hassles of building, troubleshooting, and maintaining on your own. You pick what you want and your high-performance gaming system ships to you, completed!

  • Razer

    Razer™, announces that it received over 250,000 applicants following the inauguration of the Nabu Beta Program at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2014 last month. Presently, there are less than 24 hours left for interested parties to sign up for a chance to be one of 500 exclusive Beta testers for Razer’s all-new Nabu wearable. "Selected Beta applicants can expect to be notified shortly with instructions on how to purchase a Razer Nabu Beta unit for just $1 on RazerStore. Razer plans to ship Nabu Beta units beginning July 10."See More

  • RAZER NABU BETA PROGRAM SEES OVER 250,000 SIGN-UPS,