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NVIDIA GTX 980 3-Way and 4-Way SLI Performance
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Multi-GPU gaming has always, and will likely always, present more problems to gamers than any single GPU solution will. With a single, fast GPU you will nearly always get 100% of your paid-for performance while going down the road of SLI or CrossFire always means there will be some sacrifice of individual GPU performance for the scalability you get. Our testing today with a set of four GeForce GTX 980 4GB reference cards proves that this is still indeed the case, despite claims from all parties involved that it would be better with this generation. Maybe it still can be, but drivers need to be optimized clearly."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

ThinkComputers & Thermaktake Fall Giveaway! @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 12:57P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Summer is officially over and the weather is changing. I know this is a bummer to many people so to cheer you up we decided to give away some awesome products from our friends over at Thermaltake! They are supplying us with their Core V71 Full Tower Case, Toughpower DPS 850WPower Supply, and their Water 2.0 Pro AiO Watercooler! So how can you get your entry in to win? It is pretty simple, read below to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Supermicro SSE-X3348TR Layer 3 10G-BaseT Switch Review
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 11:12A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Supermicro`s SSE-X33TR switch brings 48 10GBASE-T ports to the top of the rack with four 40GbE expansion ports. Come check out Chris` full review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX OC Edition Review @ ocaholic
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 9:34A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Next to the GTX 980 STRIX, ASUS is also launching the GTX 970 STRIX graphics card today. As usual the GTX 970 is the smaller brother of the GTX 980 and it comes with a more attractive price but therefore offers a little less performance. There is also a custom design PCB as well as - apparently - ASUS STRIX cooler and overall this should be a rather punchy card."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Maxwell is here! GTX 980 is now revealed! @ Bjorn3D.com
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 9:14A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia always has a bit of flair when it comes to new launches and this newest launch is no different as they organized a special gaming/modding event based around the celebration of gaming as a whole over the massive expanse of years. GAME24 and MOD24 is the name of the celebration and this is also the main stage for the new product announcement of the new Maxwell Architecture GPU and of course the GTX 980 we are going to look at today. To top this off Nvidia is actually launching two cards: the flagship GTX 980 and the GTX 970 as well so lets dive in and see what Maxwell is all about!"
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Tesoro Kuven.pro True 5.1 Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 9:05A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we?re looking at a true 5.1 gaming headset from the likes of Tesoro Technology, an up and coming gaming peripheral company based in Northern California that?s been around since 2011 and not to be confused with the petroleum refining company Tesoro Corporation. The headset is officially called the K????.pro, in the Greek spelling of the mythological Helm of Darkness owned by Hades, the Greek god of the underworld. However, Tesoro also spells the product name as Kuven.pro."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

SanDisk Extreme UHS I and Extreme Plus microSDXC U3 Memory Card Review
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 9:03A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the need for some more storage for your camera or want something a bit quicker? Tyler tells us all about two new SanDisk Extreme memory cards."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

 
XFX R7 250E Core Edition @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 9:02A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days even a lot of the low power cards still require dual PCI slots. So if you have a setup that requires a single slot video card solution it can be a little hard to find something that performs well and will also fit in your case. I donít think people realize it, but XFX does a great job of creating a wide selection of cards to cover special uses like this. In the past we have seen models from them for people who need half height cards and even silent models. So it wasnít a big shock when they sent over their R7 250 Core Edition single slot card. Really, the only question is how does it compare to the dual slot cards. If itís anything like their past cards it should perform well, but the only way to find out for sure it to run it through our benchmark suite and see how it performs.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Intel Core i7-5960X SLI Gaming Performance Scaling
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 9:01A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our SLI gaming performance scaling articles we're going to investigate SLI scaling factors. Today we're combining an Intel Core i7-5960X processor with two GTX 980 graphics cards from ASUS. Apparently we want to find out how big the performance benefit is when we add a second GTX 980 to our test system. Apart from that we're investigating the results at 1080p, 1440p as well as 2160p (UHD).
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Inateck UC4002 4-Port 30W USB Family Sized Desktop Charger Review @ TestFreaks
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
USB chargers are fairly common but it seems anymore that I just dont have enough of them. Ive got three kids and they all seem to have stuff that needs charging over USB and then I have all my stuff too. When you think of USB hubs you think of those that connect to your computer but how about one thats stand alone? Today for review I have the Inateck UC4002 which is a 4 port 30 watt USB charger that you dont need a computer for, you can just plug it into any wall socket and youre ready to go. Read on the learn more "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Razer DeathAdder Chroma Gaming Mouse Review
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 9:00A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Razer is a company that needs little introduction, being one of, if not the most well-known names in gaming hardware. Many cite the effectiveness of Razerís aggressive marketing, but there is no denying that they were able to put themselves into that position with several key developments in their history. One of those developments was the original DeathAdder mouse released in 2006 and was quickly hailed as one of the best ergonomic mice ever made. Though the DeathAdder has seen many updates since, the ergonomic design and the use of an optical sensor have remained the same. The DeathAdder Chroma we are reviewing is the 2014 revision that updates the lights with RGB LEDs.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Fractal Design Core 3300 Computer Case Review @ APH Networks
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 8:59A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fractal Design is known for their Define series cases. But how well will they fare with their budget line? We took in a Core 3300 to find out."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Micron M600 SSD Product Family Overview - SATA mSATA and M.2
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 6:14A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Micron`s M600 SSDs in various form factors will soon make their way into systems from OEMs and SI. Today Chris looks at the 256GB and 1TB models."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

XFX R7 250E Review
     Mon, Oct 20 2014 | 1:34A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you look purely at the gaming performance numbers, it`s hard to really think of this card as a gaming performance card with the eye candy turned up. If you are buying this card to play the latest FPS games maxed out at 60 FPS, you will be disappointed. However, when you go to play in the wheel house it fits in, you can get performance up and over the commonly recognized 30 FPS threshold for playable performance at 1920x1080, or even higher at 1680x1050. When you get down to its DNA, this card has its roots in the 2012 release of AMD`s Cape Verde Pro GCN architecture and is comparable to the HD 7750 seen at that time. Where you can really beef up performance is by connecting the XFX R7 250E into an AMD APU system and running a hybrid CrossFire configuration, which would drive performance up when needed and spools down the power consumption when you do not need the 3D GPU horsepower. In that respect, the XFX R7 250E has a lot to offer for a minimal financial impact."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

ZOWIE FK1 Competitive Gaming Mouse Review
     Sun, Oct 19 2014 | 5:11P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week we mentioned the latest game by Bungie called"
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH.COM

Nvidia GTX 980 @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Oct 19 2014 | 4:22P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia may have officially launched Maxwell with the GTX 750 Ti launch back in February, but I think we can all agree that things dont get really serious until they refresh their flagship card with the new architecture. Well the wait is over, Nvidia is taking the cover off of their new cards as you read this at their Game24 event. The new card is the GTX 980, this may come as a surprise seeing that the last generation of cards was the 700 series. Nvidia needed to sync their mobile and desktop GPUs, skipping 800 and jumping to the 900 series was the way to go about doing this."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

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