Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 13.3 and more
Posted on: 05/30/2013 01:00 PM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 13.3, HP Envy 120 E-All-in-One Review, Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Wheezy, Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Hard Drive Review, and ASRock Z77E-ITX Motherboard Review
Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 13.3 @ Tech ARP
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications!
Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.
Currently covering 899 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 19 different specifications for each and every CPU. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates!
Read more: Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 13.3 @ Tech ARPEagle Tech Neptor Foldable Portable Bluetooth Keyboard Review @ TestFreaks
I know many people still hate the on-screen keyboard on their devices, with tablets it has become easier but it still isn’t the same as a regular hardware keyboard that’s for sure. Many companies have come out with solutions to this problem and Eagle Tech is one of them with their recent launch of the Neptor ET-KB300BF-WH foldable Bluetooth portable keyboard which I have for review today. This keyboard is very stylish with leather inlays on the back of it, and of course it folds up to a small and portable size so you can just put it in your case or bag to take with you as needed. The keyboard is Bluetooth and I’ve found it works with most devices, it has built-in rechargeable battery that should give you up to thirty hours of use on a single charge. When folded it’s about six inches long and then doubled when unfolded, so it’s not exactly tiny like other keyboards of this type on the market today, which is one of the things I like about it, it’s a nice big keyboard for usability purposes but not too big as to be overly bulky. So read on to learn more…
Read more: Eagle Tech Neptor Foldable Portable Bluetooth Keyboard Review @ TestFreaksGigabyte FLY Headphones @ techPowerUp
FLY is the name of Gigabyte's first set of headphones. These supra-aural headphones only weigh 79g and feature a heavy-duty cable. Despite their low weight, Gigabyte managed to fit 40 mm drivers into the medium-sized ear cups.
Read more: Gigabyte FLY Headphones @ techPowerUpOPPO Find 5 Review @ Anandtech
The Android landscape of today is dominated by a handful of different product lines - Galaxy, Nexus, One, Optimus - both in terms of marketshare as well as mindshare. So it’s nice to be sent a smartphone from a smaller device OEM, particularly one with top shelf specs, a good design, and an interesting plan for actually selling it.
And such arrives the OPPO Find 5. The 5 in the name refers to the 1080p display, which you'll notice is roughly the same as what you'll find in the HTC Butterfly and Droid DNA, Sony's Xperia Z and ZL, the ASUS Padfone Infinity, and a handful of other notable devices from ZTE (Grand S), Huawei (Ascend D2), and LG (Optimus G Pro, Japanese variant). And like the HTC and Sony handsets, the Find 5 comes with Qualcomm’s APQ 8064 SoC, which features four Krait cores clocked at 1.5GHz and an Adreno 320 GPU. Also exciting is the pentaband DC-HSPA+ and the fact that OPPO is offering the Find 5 up for sale on their website in fully unlocked, contract-free form (third-party resellers are also selling it on Amazon). Pricing starts at $499 for the 16GB model, with a 32GB SKU commanding an extra $70. On paper, this is a device that I’ve been excited for since I caught wind of it late last year. How does it hold up in the glass and plastic? Read on to find out.
Read more: OPPO Find 5 Review @ AnandtechHP Envy 120 E-All-in-One Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One is a uniquely built printer that has excellent print quality and support for cloud and mobile printing. It does suffer from slow print speeds, small trays and an expensive cost.
Read more: HP Envy 120 E-All-in-One Review @ TechReviewSource.comVantec NexStar WiFi Hard Drive Dock Review @ Legit Reviews
There's a lot of hard drive docks available but few have wireless capabilities like the Ventec NexStar dock. This means expansive storage for virtually any device capable of wi-fi access. Even better, Vantec has apps for both the iOS and Android platforms making expanding storage for smart phones and tablets a snap. Have a look to see what our overall impressions were.
Using the Vantec NexStar WiFi dock is not much different than any other external dock when wired. Simply plug it into the USB 3.0 connector and the drive shows up just like a flash drive would. Access speeds through USB 3.0 is bottle-necked by the USB interface but still speedy as compared to USB 2.0. We used a 3Gbps Crucial M500 SSD in our test to make sure the drive wasn't the limiting factor. We hit 422MB/s read and 402MB/s write speeds with this docking station and SSD combination. Wireless performance will vary widely depending on the connection type, signal strength and paired hardware...
Read more: Vantec NexStar WiFi Hard Drive Dock Review @ Legit ReviewsCooler Master Notepal U2 Plus Cooling Pad Review @ OCC
The knobs located at the back of the raiser feet do not provide much in terms of cable management, due to the thickness of most cables attached to peripheral devices. The movable fans are a good concept but their positioning is limited towards the back of the cooler where there is enough clearance for an optimal airflow. Finally, the availability of the product seems minimal in the North American usual retail and online channels. The price listed above is from the only result I got on Amazon. Considering that the difference between the Notepal U2 Plus and the previous model - the Notepal U2 - is just the cable management knobs, I would say save your money and get the older SKU.
Read more: Cooler Master Notepal U2 Plus Cooling Pad Review @ OCCInstalling Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Wheezy @ Howtoforge
LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Debian Wheezy server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.
Read more: Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Wheezy @ HowtoforgeBrando Workshop Sony Xperia Z Accessories Presentation @ Madshrimps
Brando Workshop has lots and lots of accessories available for the new Xperia Z, along with products for protecting our phone like thin plastic films, cases. In this presentation we will try to cover some of them.
Read more: Brando Workshop Sony Xperia Z Accessories Presentation @ MadshrimpsSeagate Constellation ES 1TB Hard Drive Review @ PC Stats
In this review PCSTATS take's a look at Seagate's 1TB Constellation ES drive and finds out how it stacks up against Western Digital's RE4 enterprise disks. Let the hard drive smack down commence! All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing.
Read more: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Hard Drive Review @ PC StatsHauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus Video Review with DaveChaos @ HardwareHeaven.com
Today DaveChaos takes us through the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus. Be sure to check out Dave's YouTube channel for more of his personal videos, and subscribe to the HardwareHeaven channel to keep up-to-date with our video reviews.
Read more: Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus Video Review with DaveChaos @ HardwareHeaven.comNVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Review @ Neoseeker
One year ago (give or take a few hours depending on which part of the country you reside) NVIDIA released the GTX680 built around the GK104 GPU, and what a beast it was and still is today. It was also the first GPU from NVIDIA to feature the next generation Kepler architecture, along with a host of incredible new features unlike anything ever seen in a GPU before. For instance GPU Boost which would automatically increase the core clock speed as long as the board remained within the predefined thermal envelope set by the Thermal Design Point (TDP), giving you an instantaneous performance increase. Other features introduced with the 600 series focused on enhancing the visual quality of games, including FXAA and TXAA; out of the available AA methods TXAA offers the highest image quality. Of course every new generation is loaded with new technologies and capabilities.
Another beast from NVIDIA, the Titan, was built on the GK110 GPU and offered record shattering performance. Of course I could go on for hours with a history lesson regarding NVIDIA's kick ass GPU's, but I have a more pressing concern at the moment, and that is to introduce you to NVIDIA's latest high-end card based on the same GK110 found at the heart of the Titan. That's right, the GK110 is now also seen in the new GTX 780. The GeForce GTX 780 incorporates many of the features found in the Titan, like GPU Boost 2.0, FXAA, TXAA and the new Adaptive temperature control that dynamically adjusts the fan speed.
Read more: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Review @ NeoseekerioSafe N2 NAS / RAID Storage Solution Review @ OCIA.net
The ioSafe N2 is one of the newest ioSafe devices that build on an already popular concept: robust and resilient data storage backed by a data protection service. This model combines a fire, water and EMI proof chassis with the power of the Synology DSM allowing users to quickly connect the storage to a gigabit network and utilize it over a LAN. It also includes data recovery protection up to $5,000 out of the box.
Read more: ioSafe N2 NAS / RAID Storage Solution Review @ OCIA.netEnermax Triathlor FC 700W Power Supply Unit @ NikKTech
Summer may be the most exciting season for the majority of people around the world (i prefer winter slightly more) since it represents vacation time and of course endless dives in the deep blue sea (for some people anyways) but due to the extreme heat waves it's also without doubt the worst season when it comes to pretty much everything electronic and mechanical from TVs, refrigerators and PC hardware up to heavy industrial, car and bike engines. The Summer period is also one of the main reasons as to why we always recommend high quality and performance CPU Coolers and power supply units to people and since June is almost upon us we decided to spend a little bit more time over some of the latest power supply units to hit the market such as the Triathlor FC 700W by Enermax.
Read more: Enermax Triathlor FC 700W Power Supply Unit @ NikKTechASRock Z77E-ITX Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps
The Z77E-ITX board from ASRock can help us build our dream HTPC machine by supplying a ton of USB ports, eSATA, integrated Wi-Fi adapter + external antenna assembly, a good quality Realtek audio CODEC and more. For easy configuration we can either use the modern UEFI interface or fine-tune the performance via AXTU. Of course, ASRock has also added the usual 555 advertised applications like XFast RAM, XFast USB or XFast LAN.
Read more: ASRock Z77E-ITX Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps