MSI Radeon HD 7790 TurboDuo OC gets tested
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/17/2013 07:37 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
To we look at MSI's offering in the form of a Radeon HD 7790 OC. We benchmark the product incl FCAT Frametimes. The new graphics card is intended to boost a little more performance into entry-level gaming. The MSI HD7790 OC clocks in at 1050 MHz on ther boost engine, packed with custom cooling and two heat pipe direct touch technology.
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Metro Last Light VGA performance benchmarks
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/15/2013 05:35 PM | 46 comment(s) ]
We cooked up a little article, slash benchmark review where we'll look at Metro Last Light VGA Graphics benchmark performance with roughly 20 graphics cards. The new and popular title is interesting from a graphics point of view. This review will cover all these basics and then more so you know what choice to make either graphics card or in-game settings wise.
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Western Digital My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/18/2013 08:52 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Western Digital released a new line of USB 3.0 portable hard drives, the My Passport Ultra. Available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities, these ultra-compact hard drives come with a USB 3.0 connection interface, NTFS format and have built-in WD SmartWare Pro backup software with Dropbox integration. The 500GB and 1TB models are priced at $99.99 and $129.99, respectively.Read more
HP SlateBook x2 Android 4.2 Tablet
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/18/2013 08:51 AM | 1 comment(s) ]
HP has showed off their newest Android 4.2 tablet for the mass market. Called the SlateBook x2, the tablet packs a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS Full HD touchscreen display, a 1.8GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, a 2GB DDR3 RAM, a 64GB of internal storage, an SD card sot, a 720p front-facing camera, a 1080p rear-facing camera, WiFi, an HDMI output port, DTS+ capable speakers and runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. The SlateBook x2 will hit the market from August for $479.99 (a removable keyboard dock included).Read more
10 percent of notebooks have a touchscreen
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/18/2013 08:46 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
A report by IHS DisplayBank claims 4.57 million notebooks shipped in Q1 2013 featured a capacitive touchscreen, up 51.8 percent from the previous quarter. The number represents just over ten percent of all 46 million notebooks shipped in the period.Read more
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PC Port Confirmed
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/18/2013 08:44 AM | 7 comment(s) ]
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is officially coming to the PC platform, Hideo Kojima has announced. This confirmation came via today's Hideradio and was spotted by GameChup. The PC version was demanded by a lot of people due to the advantages the platform provides and Kojima has listened to them and has made the game possible on the platform.Read more
Mad Catz Ships R.A.T.M Wireless Gaming Mouse
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/17/2013 07:33 AM | 5 comment(s) ]
Mad Catz Interactive now officially announced that the Company has begun shipping the R.A.T.M Gaming Mouse, the first in a new range of GameSmart mobile gaming accessories. The R.A.T.M is the first mouse to combine Bluetooth Smart (4.0) technology and a gaming grade laser sensor, providing market leading battery life, universal compatibility and the performance expected from a R.A.T. gaming mouse.Read more
NVIDIA delays Tegra 4 in favor of Tegra 4i
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/17/2013 07:30 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
NVIDIA decided to delay the introduction of its Tegra 4 SoC to speed up the arrival of Tegra 4i. The latter part features an integrated LTE baseband modem, a feature the firm desperately lacks in its regular Tegra chips. NVIDIA says Tegra 4 will arrive three months later than previously anticipated, while Tegra 4i should arrive six months sooner than expected.Read more
SilverStone Tundra TD02 and TD03 liquid coolers
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/17/2013 07:29 AM | 5 comment(s) ]
SilverStone is to release two new sealed watercooling units; the Tundra TD02 and the Tundra TD03. Based on a design by Asetek, these coolers feature a SilverStone fan and some other customizations. Availability is slated for later this week. The TD02 has a radiator measures 278 x 124 x 33.5 mm (LxWxH, excluding fans), and can mount up-to four 120 mm fans, two FM121 fans come included.Read more
Xigmatek Janus low-profile HSF
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/17/2013 07:27 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Xigmatek launches Janus, a low-profile HSF with a nickel-plated copper base, six 6mm diameter nickel-plated copper heatpipes, and a large auminium fin array. There are two fans but they're arranged in a somewhat unusual top-flow push-pull configuration. The top fan is a 120mm PWM model, it spins at 800 - 1200RPM with a max airflow of 38.42CFM at a noise level of 22.4dBA, while the bottom fan is a 2000RPM 80mm model with max airflow of 13.53CFM at a noise level of 19.2dBA.Read more
Lenovo Yoga 11S convertible tablet
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/17/2013 07:26 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Lenovo announced availability for the IdeaPad Yoga 11. The acclaimed 360° flip and fold Yoga 11S premiered in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show, following its popular predecessor, the IdeaPad Yoga 13. Sized well for mobility in a thin, 11.6-inch design, the Yoga 11S Ultrabook convertible comes with choices of a powerful third generation Core i3, i5 or i7 Intel processor giving consumers the ability to create high-performance content and presentations and seamless graphics that make it a great entertainment device.Read more
Razer Atrox Arcade Stick ships - costs $199.99
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/17/2013 07:24 AM | 6 comment(s) ]
Razer has announced Atrox, an arcade stick for the Xbox 360 designed in cooperation with the fighting game community. The device is now available for pre-order on Razer's website and will ship worldwide in June for $199.99 (199.99EUR).Read more
Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S4 wi-fi connection problem
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/17/2013 07:22 AM | 10 comment(s) ]
Samsung has acknowledged an issue that can cause its recently-launched flagship Galaxy S4 handset to fail to connect to, or stay connected to, some wi-fi networks. Handset maker Samsung has acknowledged that there is a problem using the Galaxy S4 on some wi-fi networks that use D-Link routers. The company confirmed to ZDNet that the Galaxy S4 had problems connecting to, or staying connected to wi-fi networks that used some D-Link model routers.Read more
EA Kills Online Pass Program
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/17/2013 07:22 AM | 14 comment(s) ]
In a surprising move EA has decided to end its Online Pass program, citing player displeasure as the reason.
EA is doing away with its Online Pass program from this point forward, a decision the video game publisher says is partially based on player response.
"Yes, we're discontinuing Online Pass," EA senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg confirmed to GamesBeat in an e-mail. "None of our new EA titles will include that feature."Read more
S.K.I.L.L.- Special Force 2 Announced
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/17/2013 07:20 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Gameforge announced today its intention to release the online first-person shooter S.K.I.L.L. - Special Force 2 in Europe. This new FPS promises to offer numerous weapons and equipment, individually customisable characters, varied maps and a grand selection of varying game modes.
ECS Intel 8-Series Motherboards
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/16/2013 09:11 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
ECS introduces the first Intel 8-Series Motherboards featuring the new 4th Generation Intel Core processor family for their new family of desktop motherboards Pro, Deluxe and Essentials.
The new ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) family of motherboards featuring the new Intel 8-series Chipset family with new designed specifically for the new 4th Generation Intel Core processor family of CPUs, which will be available and shipping worldwide in Q2 2013. The new chipset features support for full SATA III 6 Gb/s internal ports and PCI-Express Gen.3 x16 bus design. They also integrate USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, and enable responsiveness technologies like Intel Smart Response, Intel Smart Connect, and Intel Rapid Start.Read more
ASUS Z87 Republic of Gamers Motherboard Series
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/16/2013 07:54 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
ASUS also unveils a premium gamer-overclocker targeted Republic of Gamers (ROG) Maximus VI series which will be based off three models, the Maximus VI Hero, the Maximus VI Gene, and the Maximus VI Extreme. The Maximus VI Hero can be considered the somewhat affordable ATX miotherboard; the Maximus VI Gene obiously micro-ATX and the Maximus VI Extreme will be the flagship motherboard from ASUS for socket LGA1150.Read more
ASUS Z87 TUF Series
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/16/2013 07:54 AM | 6 comment(s) ]
Next to the Classis and ROG boards ASUS will also launch their TUF series. There are two TUF boards in Asus' Haswell lineup. The first is the Sabertooth Z87, an ATX model peppered with premium electrical components, thermal armor, auxiliary temperature probes, and dust covers for all the slots. Asus has also filled the ports with dust plugs, tweaked the position of the circuit board's ventilation holes, and added adjustable ducting around the CPU socket.Read more
Planex MZK-1200DHP Dual-Band WiFi Router
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/16/2013 07:53 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Planex releases their latest dual-band WiFi router, the MZK-1200DHP. Corresponding to the ‘Draft 11ac’ (the new standard for Wireless LAN IEEE802.11ac), the MZK-1200DHP is equipped with two built-in antennas, one Internet LAN port, four LAN ports and supports for dual-band WiFi access point (2.4GHz – 300Mbps and 5GHz – 866Mbps). The MZK-1200DHP will go on sale from May 28th for unannounced price yet.Read more
NEC VN770/MS All-In-One Desktop PC
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/16/2013 07:51 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
All-In-Ones Desktops are popping up everywhere. NEC is preparing to unleash another all-in-one desktop PC, the VN770/MS. As part of the VALUESTAR N series, this space-saving machine is equipped with a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS Full HD display, a 2.40GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM processor, an Intel HM76 Express Chipset, an 8GB DDR3 RAM, a 3TB hard drive, a BDXL drive, a TV tuner x2, WiFi and runs on Windows 8 64-bit OS with Office Home and Business 2013.Read more