Archive for April 2015


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Detailed has 6GB and GM200 GPU

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New details on the pending GeForce GTX 980 Ti have surfaced, based on a GM200-310 series GPU the card would get 6 GB of graphics memory.  The card gets five display outputs: three DisplayPorts, HDMI and DVI-I.

Asustor AS-5102T NAS review

Networking 60 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 8

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A NAS unit armed with a smooth software DNA and priced competitive against the big guns in the industry like Qnap, Synology and Netgear; a year or two ago Asustor entered the market. We review the AS5102T NAS. We went blank into this review as we never had tested this brand before, but with very good hardware and an excellent software suite the AS5102T is not only a fast file server, it's also loaded with applications, streaming and HTPC functionality as well. 



BenQ offers 35in XR3501 Curved LCD Gaming Monitor

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BenQ announces a 144Hz high-performance curved LCD monitor with VA panel, the XR3501. Created for racing gamers, the XR3501 straps players in the driver's seat with its 2000R curvature and extra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. The screen is only 2560x1080, not 3440x1440 as some expected.


AMD Zen-based 8-core Desktop CPU in 2016 - Socket FM3

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There is going to be a series AMD Zen-based 8-core Desktop processors in 2016 based on Socket FM3 according to two new screenhots from an AMD investor PDF presentation. This means next to yesterday's quad-core Zen news, there will be a 8-core model as well. We are still a year away of course.


GTA 5 Online PC: confusion as Rockstar starts banning mods

Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 26

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Some gamers of GTA V Online for PC report being banned for using a number of different mods. The GTA 5 PC sub-Reddit is filled with posts about this, it is rather confusing if cosmetic mods are just as bannable as those that give the player an unfair advantage.


MSI Launches the Prestige Series Laptops

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MSI unveils the Prestige Series laptops with True Color Technology for mobile executives, creative professionals and multimedia lovers. Uncompromised in every way, MSI's Prestige Series laptops feature high-performance components, premium boutique design, and MSI's proprietary technology that maximizes display color accuracy.


ASUSTOR to Bring 61 series NAS to Computex 2015

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At Computex 2015 in Taipei, ASUSTOR will be exhibiting a range of cloud storage devices designed for personal and enterprise use along with its newest models, the prosumer and enterprise targeted 61 series and eye-catching diamond-plate finished entry-level 1 series devices.


Improve GeForce GTX series performance with a handy tweak

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Okay, if you are like myself and you don't even install GeForce Experience then you can skip this all-together. However if you do have GeForce Experience installed with the NVIDIA Streaming enabled and if you are not using that feature, you might want to disable it.


Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K Benchmarks

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A website called pcfrm shared Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K Benchmarks. The 6th generation core series processor will be the successor to Broadwell. The top-dog quad-core processor would be the Core i7-6700K.



Download Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Benchmark

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You can now download the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Benchmark. If you're a fan of the genre or simply want a new tool to measure your system's performance, you should grab the Heavensward Benchmark.

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Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Benchmark Download

Benchmarks & Demo's 179 Updated by Hilbert Hagedoorn 12

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Download Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Benchmark. If you're a fan of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, or simply want a new tool to measure your system's performance, you should definitely download the freshly-released Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Benchmark. The benchmark works in DirectX 9 and DirectX 11, with plenty of settings to opt.


AMD Zen architecture processors are true quad-core CPUs

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A number of slides about AMDs upcoming ZEN APU architecture have been shared on AMDs Financial Analyst day. Zen is the code name for a new 14nm x86 micro-architecture being designed by AMD from the ground up and is expected to launch in 2016–2017


Guru3D Rig of the Month - April 2015

Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 15

The Guru3D rig of the month April 2015 is a self built HTPC, but as you'd expect, not your average HTPC build. Thirty-one year old Cristian from Italy modded and fabbed his own product out of two Lian-Li PC cases, and then he even 3D printed the power and reset buttons domes, the end result is what he calls 'Casper', the friendly ghost ?

Check out his modded HTPC right here.


Guru3D Rig of the Month - April 2015

The Guru3D Rig of the Month 153 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 15

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The Guru3D rig of the month April 2015 is a self built HTPC, but as you'd expect, not your average HTPC build. Thirty-one  year old Cristian from Italy modded and fabbed his own product out of two Lian-Li PC cases, and then he even 3D printed the power and reset buttons domes, the end result is what he calls 'Casper', the friendly ghost ?



Lenovo Now Offers ThinkCentre Chromebox

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Lenovo has announced its the ThinkCentre Chromebox. This is a space-saving, one litre desktop based on Google's Chrome operating system, the new ThinkCentre is the first  Chromebox on the market that can combine with the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One to instantly offer a 23-inch all-in-one experience. 


Just Cause 3 Trailer released

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Wingsuit, Grapple Hook, Massive Explosions: The first Just Cause 3 Gameplay trailer takes you straight into the intense action. 


Broadwell Embedded System and Embedded Boards from MSI

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MSI demos their Intel® Broadwell solution to develop an array of embedded computing products, including the MS-98F3 3.5" fanless SBC, MS-98G5 mini-ITX industrial board, and MS-9A75 ultra-slim, fanless embedded system for divese workloads.


NZXT Launches Noctis 450 mid tower case

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NZXT is happy to introduce its new Noctis 450 mid tower case. Ushering the return of bold and daring designs, the Noctis 450 marries the modern functionality of the award winning H440 chassis with NZXT's renowned aggressive design style


AMD Godavari APUs at end of May 2015

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At least that is what industry sources claim, AMD will launch Godavari series APUs at the end of May to compete with Intel's Broadwell and Skylake platforms. This info was shared by Taiwan-based supply chain makers. 


Review: Be Quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler

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We review the Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Low Profile processorCooler. These small puppies can be used with any motherboard but focus on Micro ATX and Mini ITX. They are small, deadly silent but do pack enough punch to cool even a Core i7 4790K, albeit it's not an easy job for this one.  The cooler might not be the strongest performer on the block, but it is low profile and intended for small form factors.

Read the review here.



Cooler Master CM Storm Swift-RX Mousepad Series

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Cooler Master launches its addition of the Extra Large Swift-RX to compliment and complete the Swift-RX mousepad series. The Swift-RX XL's size is 900 x 360 mm, making it large enough to not only give enough space to the mouse but also the entire keyboard for maximum surface area.


DisplayLink USB-C Docking Experience “Just Works”

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DisplayLink removes the confusion over USB-C docking and demonstrates a full dock experience with peripheral connectivity, multiple monitor expansion, audio, Gigabit Ethernet and USB hub connectivity for notebooks with standard USB-A or the new USB-C connections. 

Be Quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler review

Cooling 183 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 2

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We test and review the Be Quiet! Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler. The cooler might not be the strongest performer on the block, but it is low profile and intended for small form factors. These small puppies can be used with any motherboard but focus on Micro ATX and Mini ITX. They are small, deadly silent but do pack enough punch to cool even a Core i7 4790K, albeit it's not an easy job for this one.



Gabe Newell From Valve Talks About Paid Mods Policy

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The Founder and CEO of Valve is sharing his ideas and thoughts on his company's new modding policy. In a Reddit AMA, Gabe Newell answered a number of questions about paid mods. It really is about Steam's new paid mods initiative, and how it could destroy modding as we know it. Read more below the fold (updated).