Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I

CPU by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-29 read/post comments()

August 29, 2014 the launch date of another of Intel's finest desktop processors. This time the enthusiast range gets a complete overhaul! Bye bye Ivy Bridge-E, welcome 22nm successor Haswell-E and it is more than a new processor architecture; DDR4 memory support is finally here. Now in contradiction to other launch articles and due to time constraints the exploring of Intel's latest marvel will be spread out over a few parts. Having just received the sample from Intel a few days back it was nearly impossible to properly explore the new architecture. First of all our official Intel sample was lost for over a week in the Benelux Bermuda Triangle; secondly the main motherboard manufacturer which promised us a board… read more

CRYORIG R1 Universal CPU Cooler Review

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2014-08-25 read/post comments(0)

CRYORIG launches onto the CPU cooler market with a bang. Their R1 cooler is build to cool down the hottest of CPU out there, weighing over 1000 gram and equipped with 2x140mm fans this product means business, let's see how it does! read more

HIS R9 290 iPower IceQ X2 OC 4GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2014-08-25 read/post comments()

By using a proven high-quality cooling system and also adding a few bonuses like a custom backplate, HIS is releasing a pre-overclocked R9 290 which trades punches with the Nvidia GTX 770. While the factory overclock is quite mild, we will be able to raise the clocks even further in order to enhance the gaming experience even more. read more

Crucial MX100 256GB Solid State Drive Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2014-08-21 read/post comments()

The Crucial MX100 SSD we are reviewing today offers plenty of performance and is bundled with the Acronis True Image HD for easy cloning when transferring data from an older SSD or mechanical drive. The product comes in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB flavors and is very affordable. read more

Thecus N2310 Soho/Home NAS Server Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2014-08-19 read/post comments()

This time we will review an entry-level NAS from Thecus, with an AMCC APM 86491 800MHz processor which is paired with 512MB of DDR3. The device works on the latest ThecusOS version and for storage expansion we have two USB ports, one of which is 2.0 and the other USB 3.0. read more

CORSAIR CARBIDE SPEC 01 Gaming Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-18 read/post comments(0)

Corsair surprised friend and foe when they released the Carbide SPEC series: three affordable gaming enclosures would join the ranks of Corsairs elite enclosure lineup. With affordable Corsair really meant affordable; take for example the SPEC 01 which retails at just below the 50 dollar mark, thus similar priced as many OEM products. Usually the latter means low build quality, average hardware compatibility, a maximum trim down in functionality and features to keep the price as low as possible. In fact everything which a CORSAIR case is renowned for is missing in many OEM solutions. Time for the Fremont giant to show the world it can be done differently. read more
Tradeshow & OC events Gigabyte Extreme Overclocking Competition 2014 by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-13
Videocards/VGA Reviews Gigabyte GeForce 750Ti Ultra Durable BLACK EDITION Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-08-12
Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling EKWB ASUS GTX 780 Ti DCII OC Full Cover Water Block Review by leeghoofd @ 2014-08-05
Videocards/VGA Reviews ASUS R9 270 Direct CU II OC 2 GB Video Card Review by stefan @ 2014-08-04
Motherboards/Intel S1150 ECS Z97 Machine Motherboard Review by stefan @ 2014-08-01

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Achieves DDR4 Memory Record at 4004MHz

@ 2014/08/31 read/post comments(0)
G.SKILL never stops pushing the computing performance to the limits. Over the past few months, G.SKILL has been dedicated to develop the fastest DDR4 memory and test the performance boundary on the latest Intel X99 platform. All the hard work…

[M] Intel Octacore i7-5960X Haswell-E Review Part I

@ 2014/08/30 read/post comments(0)
August 29, 2014 the launch date of another of Intel's finest desktop processors. This time the enthusiast range gets a complete overhaul! Bye bye Ivy Bridge-E, welcome 22nm successor Haswell-E and it is more than a new processor architecture; DDR4… Go To Full Article

Why has Website Text Size Suddenly Increased While Browsing with Google Chrome?

@ 2014/08/29 read/post comments(0)
For now, a temporary workaround is to force HiDPI support in Chrome. To do this: - Right click on Chrome’s shortcut link. - Choose Properties and then add /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1 to the existing… Go To Full Article

Google stops showing who wrote what in its search results

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Google Authorship is no more. It has lived for only three short years, from the time Mountain View launched it in 2011, displaying people's faces alongside anything they've written on a website tied to their Google+ accounts. Yes, it stopped… Go To Full Article

TRENDnet Launches Outdoor PoE Access Point

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TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the 10 dBi Outdoor PoE Access Point, model TEW-738APBO. "The TEW-738APBO provides the ability to extend an existing network to a remote location or connect to… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA to Pole-vault GTX 800 Series, Name its Next Big Parts GTX 970 and GTX 980

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NVIDIA is expected to brand-name its next GeForce GTX desktop discrete GPU lineup under the GTX 900 series, and not the previously thought about GTX 800. In what is a similar brand-name pole-vault to the GTX 300 series ahead of… Go To Full Article

Mozilla starts testing sponsored tiles in Firefox Nightly's new tabs

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Firefox typically fills a new tab with tiles of your most-visited websites, but if you're one of the brave souls using the Nightly experimental build, you'll see something else in there, too: ads. Mozilla has started rolling out sponsored tiles...… Go To Full Article

Google is testing delivery-by-drone too, say hello to Project Wing

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Amazon is selling a phone and reportedly even getting into the online ad business, so of course Google is ready to compete with its still-in-testing Prime Air drone delivery service. The Atlantic has a report on (and a short video… Go To Full Article

The Xbox One is ready to play your music, videos and even GIFs

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Well, that happened a bit sooner than we expected. The Xbox One update detailed earlier this month is rolling out to everyone over the next few days, according to Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb. The patch brings a revamped… Go To Full Article

Titanfall Game Mode With No Titans?

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What do you guys thing of the new Pilot Skirmish mode being added to Titanfall? Pilot Skirmish is the New Featured Game Mode - Pilot Skirmish is an 8v8 mode with no AI and no Titans. Due to the difference… Go To Full Article

ASUS X99-E WS Motherboard Pictured and Priced

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Among ASUS' soon-to-be-released line of X99-based motherboards workstation users will be able to find one product made specifically for them, the X99-E WS. This new ATX board offers support for both Core i7 5xxx Series and Xeon E5 processors and… Go To Full Article

MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Review @ OCC

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"At $379, the Z97 XPOWER AC is at the top of MSI's Z97 overclocking product stack and rightly deserves its place there. The feature set of this board compares favorably with the ROG offerings from ASUS in terms of functionality… Go To Full Article

Sony Leaks the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Again

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Sony is probably one of the few android manufacturers out there that just can’t keep their upcoming products under wraps. First it was the Xperia Z3 that leaked in all its glory and now it’s the turn of Xperia Z3… Go To Full Article

Valve Supports In-Home Streaming on Latest GeForce Cards

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Valve and NVIDIA have just made game streaming better than ever. Last week, Valve officially released support for hardware encoding on NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in the Steam client. Pair this support with one of our latest GeForce GTX GPUs and… Go To Full Article

A Look at Bioshock for iOS and How it Compares to its PC Counterpart

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I originally bought Bioshock for PC a number of years ago during one of Steam's summer sales. It was $2, and I had heard good things about it so I decided to buy it. Unfortunately like many of the inexpensive… Go To Full Article

ZyXEL Launches SISO and MIMO HPAV2-based Gigabit Powerline Adapters

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Last year, we saw the introduction of HomePlug AV2 (HPAV2) silicon from both Broadcom and Qualcomm Atheros. In conformance with the usual product development cycle, we saw the announcement of various HPAV2 products at CES in January. TP-LINK and TRENDnet… Go To Full Article

This 8'' Windows 8.1 tablet will cost only $149

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Much like columns of Russian tanks in recent days, Windows 8.1 tablets are advancing into new territory. Archos has announced a Win8.1 tablet that will cost only $149 when it hits stores in October. That's $50 cheaper than the most… Go To Full Article

Microsoft now lets you record gameplay with Xbox One SmartGlass

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Microsoft has been working hard to make Xbox One SmartGlass more useful and appealing for users, and it's doing a great job so far. The most recent update to the app, however, may just be its best yet. Most notably,… Go To Full Article

Apple's next iPhone event confirmed for September 9th

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We've been hearing rumblings about an iPhone 6 event next month for some time now, but Apple has made it official: the company's next affair will indeed be held on September 9th. While there aren't the usual clues as to… Go To Full Article

Apple's new iPhone might really, seriously have NFC this time (maybe)

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Smartphone prognosticators have claimed for years that the next iPhone would have NFC for mobile payments, and for years they've written follow-ups explaining why it never happened. As always, there's plenty of NFC smoke in the air, but is there...… Go To Full Article

HIS Multi-View USB Portable Docking Station Video Review

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"The HIS Multi-View USB Portable Docking is super convenient for adding another HDHI or VGA display port and it even has a gigabit LAN port. Just connect the device into a USB port and you have the capability of a… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook review

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There was a time when Barnes & Noble was so big, so dominating, that even Tom Hanks managed to look like a jerk when he played a book-chain executive. But times have changed, and as people began to order their… Go To Full Article

Leap Motion's next sensor is designed specifically for virtual reality

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Virtual reality has made huge strides in headgear recently, but developers are still grappling with control. How do we interact with an artificial world in a natural way? There are plenty of devices to answer this: gamepads, the Sixense Stem… Go To Full Article

Western DIgital My Cloud EX2 Review @ TechwareLabs.com

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We have previously looked at and reviewed the Western Digital My Cloud EX4 and were extremely impressed with it, so much so we awarded it out Editor's Choice award. Now Western Digital has sent us their next model down, the… Go To Full Article

Antec Kuhler H2O 1250 Water Cooler Review

@ 2014/08/29 read/post comments(0)
The company Antec is mainly known for their high-performance power supplies. Antec recently published this AIO water cooling, which is remarkable for its design. Can the cooling performance satisfy and are all other results of the Antec H2O… Go To Full Article

PowerColor Officially Launches Radeon R9 285 TurboDuo OC

@ 2014/08/28 read/post comments(0)
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, announces the latest model, the PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 OC. This card will be offered a cost-effective choice for those who are looking for the best bang for their… Go To Full Article

Water-powered phone chargers are coming to downtown Seoul

@ 2014/08/28 read/post comments(0)
Unless you've made a habit of carrying around a solar charger, topping off your phone outdoors can be a bit of a challenge. Well, unless you're living in South Korea. The city of Seoul just announced that it's building a… Go To Full Article

Samsung's Gear S smartwatch doesn't need a phone to get online or make calls

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Samsung is taking the wraps off of yet another new smartwatch, but the Gear S (not Solo) has a twist: there's a 3G modem inside. While it may not be especially fast, that means that even when it's outside of… Go To Full Article

LG officially reveals circular G Watch R with improved design and familiar features

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Not one to wait around for trade shows to officially begin before flaunting its new products to the world, LG is no longer teasing the G Watch R, its upcoming circular Android Wear smartwatch -- it's showing it off in… Go To Full Article

Risen 2: Dark Waters 2-Years Later Review @ OCC

@ 2014/08/28 read/post comments(0)
"Now, I am not going to say Risen 2 is a bad game, because it is not quite to that level. It definitely has some bad elements, but just enough good to keep from tipping over. It is a game… Go To Full Article

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