AMD Radeon HD 7790 2GB review: does another 1GB make a difference? and more
Posted on: 05/11/2013 11:40 AM

Here today's reviews and articles, including AMD Radeon HD 7790 2GB review: does another 1GB make a difference?, Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB vs WD Black 4TB Hard Drive Review, Diamond BV750 Low Profile 7750 Graphics Card, Video Perspective: iBuyPower Revolt R770 Mini-ITX Gaming PC Review, and RHA CA-200 Earphones Review

AMD Radeon HD 7790 2GB review: does another 1GB make a difference? @ Hardware.Info
Late March AMD introduced the Radeon HD 7790, and a week later Nvidia answered with the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost. We compared to the two cards, but it wasn't really a fair comparison since the first Radeon HD 7790 cards came with only 1 GB of video memory, while the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost has 2 GB. That influenced both price and performance.

Sapphire now sent us a Radeon HD 7790 with 2GB of video RAM, the Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 OC 2GB. With an average price of £139 or € 164 it costs almost exactly the same as the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost cards with 2 GB. It's a much fairer comparison, in other words. Read on to find out which card gives you the most value for your money.

In this review we will focus on the performance of the Radeon HD 7790 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost and how they compare, along with the specific test results of Sapphire's card. For an in-depth review on the underlying hardware, read the individual reviews of the Radeon HD 7790 and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost.


Read more: AMD Radeon HD 7790 2GB review: does another 1GB make a difference? @ Hardware.Info

Casio G-SHOCK GA-110-1AER Watch @ NikKTech
Judging by our review and the "out of stock" availability signs on many online stores it seems that the latest EDIFICE line of watches by Casio has taken the market by storm not only because of the high quality materials used and their amazing designs but also (and perhaps mostly) thanks to their very tempting price tags (always compared to the competition). Casio is not a new player so they know that in order to get people to trust and buy their new line (and at the same time become future clients once again) they need to follow an aggressive pricing policy and in the end since that's always a very good thing for consumers one can't really complain. However the EDIFICE line lacks but one thing and that's acknowledgement from the world through many years of history something that the G-SHOCK line of watches by Casio has in abundance since thanks to their amazing toughness they've accompanied people in the harshest possible environments for the past 30 years. Today we will be taking a look at one of the latest G-SHOCK models to hit the market the GA-110-1AER.


Read more: Casio G-SHOCK GA-110-1AER Watch @ NikKTech

Y-Cam Bullet HD 1080 Review @ Vortez
Y-Cam are a popular choice for consumers in the IP camera segment and although they haven’t been around for altogether that long, they have an impressive portfolio of cameras to choose from for home and office use. For the small office, security is a-must. The inevitable can often occur during the day time and even more so during the hours when no-one is around. Likewise, the home is another establishment where more and more consumers are installing security devices too.

The Bullet HD 1080 is under our observation today and is Y-Cam’s premium choice in their outdoor range. It boasts full HD capabilities, as well as up to 30fps, WiFi support and impressive Infrared night vision support. So let’s waste no further time and begin our look at Bullet HD 1080…



Read more: Y-Cam Bullet HD 1080 Review @ Vortez

Kingston Wi-Drive 64GB Review @ KitGuru
Today we are looking at the Kingston Wi-Drive. This portable device can be used to wirelessly transmit and share content with up to three tablets or smartphones simultaneously. Photos, videos and music can be shared with iOS and Android devices. Simply download a free Wi-Drive application, or access directly through a web browser. We have already reviewed similar devices, such as the ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 and the Patriot Gauntlet. How does the Kingston Wi-Drive compare?


Read more: Kingston Wi-Drive 64GB Review @ KitGuru

Watch_Dogs Preview and Developer Interview (Video) @ HardwareHeaven
Earlier this week our gaming editor Kaeyi Dream met with Ubisoft in Paris to discuss their upcoming game, Watch_Dogs...


Read more: Watch_Dogs Preview and Developer Interview (Video) @ HardwareHeaven

Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB vs WD Black 4TB Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
A 4TB hard drive offers a ton of storage space and is rather affordable ($180-$300) despite the fact that only HGST, Seagate and Western Digital (WD) make 4TB drives. We managed to get our hands on 4TB drives from WD and Seagate and will be comparing them against each other to see which has the best bang for the buck. The WD Black and Seagate Desktop HDD.15 are both 4TB drives with 64MB of cache, but we are going to put them to the test to see which one is right for you.

The WD Black and Seagate Desktop HDD.15 are both 4TB drives with 64MB of cache, but they differ internally on how they reach this large capacity. WD uses five 800GB platters and Seagate uses four 1TB platters to reach 4TB. Seagate informed us that the new 1TB per platter design significantly increases the hard drive's performance over the competition. It also consumes 35 percent less power than comparable drives on the market with 4TB capacities, so this will be an interesting matchup...


Read more: Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB vs WD Black 4TB Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews

MSI Radeon HD 7790 OC Edition: Mid-Range Graphics Performance @ HotHardware
Just before the mid-range AMD Radeon HD 7790 hit store shelves in early April, NVIDIA countered with the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST. NVIDIA's move also involved pricing changes that were good for mid-range card shoppers, but what matters most is that the card NVIDIA managed to launch coincident with the Radeon HD 7790's launch, offers better performance in most of our benchmarks. With the dust settling, all that's left now is for the factory-overclocked cards to battle it out.

Asus and Sapphire have already taken a crack with their overclocked Radeon HD 7790s. Those cards definitely out-perform the stock-clocked Radeon HD 7790 we tested in March, but couldn't always overcome the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST.

Today, we're looking at the MSI Radeon HD 7790 OC Edition (R7790-1GD5/OC)...


Read more: MSI Radeon HD 7790 OC Edition: Mid-Range Graphics Performance @ HotHardware

Diamond BV750 Low Profile 7750 Graphics Card @ Bjorn3D
So many times we discount the fact that many people purchase thin profile systems for home usage or even business units. Today Diamond offers a excellent solution for these tiny profile prebuild systems with some decent horsepower and multi-display capability, now lets take a look at what this card can do.


Read more: Diamond BV750 Low Profile 7750 Graphics Card @ Bjorn3D

ModRight Xtreme Super Large Anti-Static Mod-Mat @ Modders-Inc
Right off I see very useful guides, templates, specs and nomenclatures that would help both pro and novice builder. In my shop it laid perfectly over the mesh of my side by side 24 X 36shelves giving me a 24 x 48 work surface.


Read more: ModRight Xtreme Super Large Anti-Static Mod-Mat @ Modders-Inc

MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost TwinFrozr Gaming 2 GB @ techPowerUp
MSI's GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Gaming uses the company's famous TwinFrozr dual-fan cooler. In our testing we see fantastic noise levels that make the card almost inaudible even with heavy gaming. The card is overclocked, too, which makes it a great buy, being just $5 more expensive than the reference design.


Read more: MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost TwinFrozr Gaming 2 GB @ techPowerUp

Video Perspective: iBuyPower Revolt R770 Mini-ITX Gaming PC Review @ PC Perspective
Today we are taking a look at the iBuyPower Revolt, in particular the Revolt R770, the highest end base offering of the system. Built around a small, but not tiny, PC chassis iBuyPower is able to include some pretty impressive specifications.


Read more: Video Perspective: iBuyPower Revolt R770 Mini-ITX Gaming PC Review @ PC Perspective

Gelid Black Edition CPU cooler review @ Hardware.Info
We primarily know Gelid from their popular Tranquilo Rev. 2 cooler, an affordable yet very silent and effective CPU cooler. It's one of the best coolers you can get in terms of value for your money. We were therefore quite eager to test Gelid's new cooler, called the Black Edition. It's positioned a bit higher, with an average price of £51 or € 50. It will be interesting to see whether it can compete in this segment.

The Black Edition, which isn't actually black for the most part, is a tower cooler consisting of two heatsinks. In between them is a 12cm fan, and on the front is a second fan. There's room for an optional third one too.


Read more: Gelid Black Edition CPU cooler review @ Hardware.Info

XFX Radeon HD 7790 Black Edition Overclocked 2GB @ Hexus
It is HEXUS' belief that the Radeon HD 7790 'Bonaire' GPU, launched six weeks ago, has largely failed to make a much-needed impression on the £100-£150 graphics card market. The primary reason for this, in our opinion, is the similar pricing of faster GPUs such as the Radeon HD 7850 and GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost.

We've seen a number of Radeon HD 7790s pass through the labs, overclocked by varying degrees, and all have been equipped with a 1GB framebuffer. This makes sense as the mid-range settings the GPU is ideally suited to rarely require memory footprints larger than 1GB.

But with product differentiation firmly in mind and with the enticement of a double-sized framebuffer, XFX is releasing a Black Edition Overclocked HD 7790 kitted out with 2GB of memory.


Read more: XFX Radeon HD 7790 Black Edition Overclocked 2GB @ Hexus

RHA CA-200 Earphones Review @ Reliable PC Reviews
If you’ve been following our site then you may remember we posted a review on the RHA MA-350 In-Ear earphones not too long ago. However we dealt with some trouble with our old web-host and transferred servers and as a result that review was lost. That’s okay though because today we’re taking a look at another product from RHA, their CA-200 over ear earphones! The CA-200′s come with a pair of 40mm drivers, which is more than enough to deliver crisp highs and powerful lows, and comes in two different colors. Today, we’re going to be looking at the white edition, but there is also a black version. The CA-200′s also feature a fully detachable 1.2 meter cable and weigh just 166 grams! RHA has also given them a 3 year warranty! They can be found on Amazon for just $29.95!


Read more: RHA CA-200 Earphones Review @ Reliable PC Reviews


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