These days, the holiday season is a great time to get all the newest gadgets at a price you can afford. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the inevitable sales that follow bring costs down, while developers and manufacturers hurry to get their new toys on the shelf before the new year has time to sneak […]
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Borderlands The Pre-Sequel Performance and PhysX Review @ HiTech Legion
Assassin’s Creed Unity Review @ OCC
ROCCAT Apuri Active USB Hub Review @ Benchmark Reviews
Cougar 700M Gaming Mouse @ LanOC Reviews
Silicon Power Stream S06 4TB USB 3.0 3.5″ External Hard Drive Review @ NikKTech
AMD R7 240GB SSD Review @ Hardware Canucks
Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ APH Networks
Samsung 850 EVO Review @ Vortez
Samsung 850 EVO Series SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB Solid State Drive Review @ CDRLabs.com
Samsung 850 EVO SSD Review (120/500GB) @ The SSD Review
Gigabyte GTX970 G1 Gaming @ Technic3D
While there are plenty of ways in which businesses can utilize technology to their advantage, retailers can greatly benefit from the use of POS (point of sale) systems. Such systems have increased in popularity over the average cash register as it does more than tally up the day’s sales. The right POS system can provide instant reports on information about company inventory and customers.
LG has been under the shadow in the smartphone and tablet market for a while, but the cooperation with Google has led to a remarkable evolution in the past few years. After Apple released the iPad mini Retina, LG offered an alternative, low-cost option in the form of LG G Pad 8.3.
If you have a brick and mortar store and you are looking to update your POS system, one of the things that you might consider purchasing are POS receipt printers for your business. But you may be uncomfortable updating to new technology because of some of the things that you have heard of POS receipt […]
The Core X3 series, Fractal Design’s entry level line of cases, now includes the Core 3300 looking to deliver what the enthusiast on a budget is gunning for. Throwing itself into the hardest-fought-over case segment, it’ll be interesting to see whether it manages to deliver on the core elements it needs to capture the hearts of its buyers.
Overclocking Diamond’s R9 270X was about as straight forward as it gets. With a lack of voltage control the only means of improving current flow to the core was by increasing the power limit settings. By maxing this setting out at +20%, I was able to boost the core clock speed on the Pitcairn-based core to 1190MHz – a 140MHz boost in clock speed over the default 1050MHz. Having worked with a couple R9 270X cards already, I had a good idea of where the core clock speed would end up, but each and every sample is different. Sometimes you get a (pardon the pun) “Diamond” in the rough. Memory overclocking also fell into the expected range. Based on the SK Hynix GDDR5 memory ICs used, around 1600MHz is a reasonable clock speed for the memory on this card from Diamond. This card was able deliver a 200MHz increase in the GDDR5 memory speeds over the as delivered 1400MHz. The boost of the memory clock speed to 1600MHz delivers a 6400MHz data rate versus the stock 5600MHz data rate for some help when the memory is your bottleneck. Keeping the card cool is paramount to getting stable clock speeds at higher than the rated capabilities of the hardware. Bumping the fan speed up to 100% helps cool the R9 270X down enough to bring stability at the clock speeds tested.
Deep Cool has done this with their first liquid CPU cooler, the Gamer Storm Maelstrom 240 AIO Liquid Cooling. Do we see the force of a Maelstrom being represented? You be the judge. They use a unique pump with closed impeller to offer more power, less vibration, and lower noise as a result.
Using an open air case or otherwise called a test bench can save those that which out hardware on a regular basis a lot of time. Even for those that rarely change out hardware need to look at Dimastech Bench/Table Easy V3.0 for its ease of access, looks and options. Lets jump into the review and I will walk you though the build.
PCI-Express x16 3.0 is well established in the market, and the majority of gamers are using that interface. But what happens if you end up in a slot-bandwidth constrained situation? We are testing NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX 980 flagship in 17 games, at four resolutions, including 4K, to assess what performance to expect.
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