Best CPU: 10 top processors reviewed and more
Posted on: 04/13/2013 01:18 PM
Here today's reviews roundup with Best CPU: 10 top processors reviewed, Netgear WNDR3700v4 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review, QPAD Gaming Products Video Roundup, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB Intel Z77 Motherboard Review, and Samsung Galaxy S4 Coming To AT&T First, 4GB RAM, Up to 2.5X Faster Than GS3
Buying Guide: Best CPU: 10 top processors reviewed and rated @ Techradar
This is it, boys and girls. We're nearing the end of days for the PC processor as we know it. There are storms of change on the horizon and it's anyone's guess what the PC will be like in hardware terms when it blows over. Right now, things are much as they've always been. You pays your money, you takes your choice. In other words, you get to choose any CPU you like and match it with a motherboard and a graphics card. You've got both AMD and Intel options. And in many cases, you've still got full control over the chip you buy. You can overclock it, underclock it, swap it out and generally mess about with it. Trust us on this - much of that could begin to disappear within the next 18 months, so enjoy it while it lasts. If you're wondering why, there are a number of trends at work.
Read more: Buying Guide: Best CPU: 10 top processors reviewed and rated @ TechradarEnermax Ostrog GT Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review @ PC Perspective
In this review we are going to take a detailed look at one of the latest case offerings from Enermax, the Giant Ostrog GT, a fortress for your hardware. The new Ostrog GT is a mid-tower case that incorporates advanced cooling features along with support for multiple, extended length VGA cards. The Ostrog GT enclosure features a clear acrylic side window, comes with a classic black finish inside and out, and is available with either Red or Blue accent colors. The Ostrog GT comes with two 140mm LED intake fans in the front and one 120mm exhaust fan on the back with optional locations for up to twelve fans along with support for a 240/280mm liquid cooling radiator.
Note: Ostrog is a Russian term for a small fortress – now you know!
Read more: Enermax Ostrog GT Mid-Tower Gaming Case Review @ PC PerspectiveEVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost SC 2 GB @ techPowerUp
EVGA's GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SuperClocked comes with a large overclock of 92 MHz out of the box which gives it a significant performance boost over the reference design. Since it's only $10 more expensive than the reference GTX 650 Ti Boost, the card actually offers a better price/performance ratio than the original.
Read more: EVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost SC 2 GB @ techPowerUpZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 TI Boost Edition @ Modders-Inc
The GeForce GTX 650 TI chip is aimed squarely at the mid range market which is typically somewhere between the $150.00 to $250.00. The Zotac GeForce GTX 650 TI Boost edition graphics card deviates from the standard reference design with a stylish heatsink and fan and features 2GB on board RAM as well as SLI support
Read more: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 TI Boost Edition @ Modders-IncCupertino funk @ The Tech Report
Our resident Mac blogger thinks Apple has a leadership problem. Here's part I of his diagnosis
Read more: Cupertino funk @ The Tech ReportNetgear WNDR3700v4 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review @ Legit Reviews
Today we look at the re-released Netgear N600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router, the WNDR3700v4. Obvious by the router’s model number you can see that this is the fourth revision of this very popular router. Priced at $99.99 shipped, the Netgear WNDR3700v4 is an N600 rated Dual Band router which means two channels (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz) performing at up to 300 Mbps each. Dual-band routers are pretty much the standard now and continue to give users flexibility to stream high definition multimedia and play games online with no interruption. The Netgear WNDR3700v4 router is designed to give ample wireless coverage for “medium to large” homes and offices. This is one of Netgear’s “middle-of-the-road” routers when compared to “economic” N300 that retails for around $50 and the “best-in-class” wireless-AC R6300 for $200.
Read more: Netgear WNDR3700v4 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Review @ Legit ReviewsGateway DX4870-UB17 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The Gateway DX4870-UB17 is the latest budget desktop we've seen from the company with the cow print on its logo. It's a fine replacement for the six-year-old PC you're thinking about replacing, particularly if you have no need for a touch-enabled all-in-one PC or want to continue to use the LCD monitor you bought a few years ago.
Read more: Gateway DX4870-UB17 Review @ TechReviewSource.comQPAD Gaming Products Video Roundup @ HardwareHeaven.com
Today Kaeyi Dream takes a look at some of the latest QPAD gaming products, including the QPAD 5K Mouse, MK-85 Keyboard, QH-90 Headset and CT Mousepad. Check it out!
Read more: QPAD Gaming Products Video Roundup @ HardwareHeaven.comGigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB Intel Z77 Motherboard Review
The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB motherboard is a fully featured mainstream-gaming platform based around the Intel Z77 chipset and bundled with a Wireless 802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0 PCI Express x1 card, not to mention all the bells and whistles of a highly expandable workstation platform and a good set of overclocking tools.
Read more: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB Intel Z77 Motherboard ReviewSamsung Galaxy S4 Coming To AT&T First, 4GB RAM, Up to 2.5X Faster Than GS3 @ HotHardware
We can finally put an end date on the long wait for the Samsung Galaxy S4. According to a trusted source, the much-hyped handset will first land at AT&T on April 26th, and we're told that it will boast up to 2.5 times the performance of its predecessor, the Galaxy S3, at least in certain benchmarks. AnTuTu was noted as the metric this performance was observed in.
Read more: Samsung Galaxy S4 Coming To AT&T First, 4GB RAM, Up to 2.5X Faster Than GS3 @ HotHardwarePlantronics Voyager Legend UC Bluetooth Headset Review @ NikKTech
I got my first Bluetooth wireless headset back in early 2003 and it was the none other than NOKIAs first real attempt in the Bluetooth wireless headset market, the HDW-2 (i still have it in working condition) which i paired back then with my brand new NOKIA 6600 smartphone. Of course 10 years later things have changed a lot both when it comes to Bluetooth wireless headsets and smartphones and by a lot i mean in ways we couldn't had predicted back then. Sure the concept has remained the same just like with most things that have evolved (take cars or PCs for example) but we now have wireless headsets that look better, weigh a lot less, have far superior audio quality for both ends, feature impressive noise-cancelling technologies, can be voice controlled, have longer battery lives, feature motion sensors, can stream media from your Bluetooth enabled device and much more. A while ago we reviewed the Voyager Legend Bluetooth wireless headset which is pretty much the best one currently available in the market both in terms of audio quality and features. Well it seems that Plantronics thinks so too and so recently they unveiled the more "complete" UC version which we have here with us today.
Read more: Plantronics Voyager Legend UC Bluetooth Headset Review @ NikKTech