EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SuperClocked ACX review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/24/2013 10:32 AM | 21 comment(s) ]
Today we test and review a GeForce GTX 780 from EVGA, the SC ACX edition specifically. The Superclocked model comes with a nice factory tweak and that all new ball bearing fan based ACX cooler. Overall the card is almost as fast as a GeForce GTX Titan, 100% cool and 100% silent. We test the product with the hottest games like Metro: Last light, Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more.
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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 WindForce 3x OC gets tested
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/23/2013 02:14 PM | 20 comment(s) ]
Oh yes, one more GeForce GTX 780 review. Meet the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 WindForce 3x OC edition. The graphics card comes with a factory overclock and the new WindForce 3X 2 Slot 450W fan sink with Triangle Cool fans, as they like to cool it. That would be three silent 80mm fans. Overall the card is almost as fast as a GeForce GTX Titan, 100% cool and 100% silent. We test the product with the hottest games like Metro: Last light, Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more. You can read the article right here.
OCZ Vertex 450 SSD gets tested
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/23/2013 01:55 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
In this article we test, benchmark and review the all new OCZ Vertex 450 SSD. Armed with the new Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller this is the fifth incarnation of the popular OCZ Vertex series.
You can read this article right here.
GeForce GTX 780 gets tested
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/23/2013 01:54 PM | 112 comment(s) ]
In this article we review NVIDIA's all new GeForce GTX 780 (with FCAT as well). The GeForce GTX 780 is a new high-end graphics card based on the Flagship product, the GTX Titan. This means it is based on the GK110 GPU and has an whopping 7.1 Billion transistors.
You can read this article right here.
GeForce GTX 780 SLI and Multi monitor gets tested
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/23/2013 01:53 PM | 13 comment(s) ]
For this article we review the GeForce GTX 780 SLI, do a handful of FCAT Frametime measurements yet also do a SurroundView session with three monitors. The boards used are reference from NVIDIA. Over the next few pages we'll tell you a bit about multi-GPU gaming, the challenges, the requirements and of course a nice tasty benchmark session with the latest games.
You can read this article right here.
Intel's answer to ARM: Customisable x86 chips with HIDDEN POWERS
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/21/2013 07:39 AM | 3 comment(s) ]
Intel is dabbling in the customization of its x86 processors for specific large-scale customers in the server market. The effort is a strategy to expand its dominance and increase competition vs ARM. Intel will not only select parts based on unusual temperature, power supply or overclocking tolerances, but will now even implement different features or instructions onto chips for specific customers.Read more
AMD snatches away NVIDIA's Sean Pelletier
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/21/2013 07:36 AM | 1 comment(s) ]
Interesting news, I've spoken to the man a couple of times myself. Sean Pelletier has left his position as Senior Technical Marketing Manager for Windows, Windows RT, and Apple notebooks at NVIDIA to take up a position at AMD. It's unknown what Pelletier's focus will be at his new job.Read more
Samsung Shows 85" 3840x2160 and AMOLED Displays
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/20/2013 02:17 PM | 11 comment(s) ]
Ah, serious e-peen stuff, and I'm not talking about the two girls on the photo. Samsung is showcasing several industry-leading technologies and mobile to extra-large-sized display prototypes at the Society for Information Display's Display Week 2013, May 21-23, 2013, in the Vancouver Convention Centre (Booth 700). These include a Full HD (1920x1080) mobile AMOLED display with the world's broadest color gamut, and an 85-inch Ultra HD (3840×2160) LCD TV panel.Read more
Futuremark Announces PCMark 8
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/20/2013 01:07 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
You won't be surprised to learn that FM has been working on a new PCMark. For the first time in the series, PCMark 8 will combine performance testing with battery life measurement. You can estimate battery use from each benchmark test or use Battery Life mode to loop a test until the battery is almost empty for more accurate results.Read more
EVGA Teases ACX Graphics Card Cooler
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/20/2013 08:20 AM | 10 comment(s) ]
EVGA has teased its new "Active Cooling Xtreme" (ACX) graphics card cooler with a 38 second trailer that unfortunately only reveals that it will incorporate two cooling fans and that more information will be available on May 23rd 2013. The trailer is available after below. Be sure to stay tuned for further updates as we learn more about EVGA’s new cooling system.Read more
I-O Data US2-HB4ETX 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub with Wired LAN Adapter
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/20/2013 08:18 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Check out this new 4-port USB 2.0 Hub with wired LAN adapter ‘US2-HB4ETX’ from I-O Data. Designed specially for MacBook Air and Ultrabook, this 2-in-1 device is equipped with four USB 2.0 ports and one LAN port. The US2-HB4ETX will become available from late May for 3,255 Yen (about $32).Read more
Steam's Weekly Top Sellers May 20 2013
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/20/2013 08:17 AM | 3 comment(s) ]
Here are the ten top selling titles on Steam for the week as reported by Valve:
2.Metro Last Light
3.XCOM: Enemy Unknown
4.Borderlands 2 Psycho Pack
5.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
6.Total War: ROME II
7.Call of Duty: Black Ops II: Uprising
9.Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Western Digital My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/18/2013 08:52 AM | 2 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 | 5 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 | 10 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 | 17 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
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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Mad Catz Ships R.A.T.M Wireless Gaming Mouse
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/17/2013 07:33 AM | 7 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