In Depth: Windows 8.1 Update 1 and more
Posted on: 03/22/2014 08:29 AM

Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles:

AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU Processor Review
Corsair Hydro Series H105 Review
DirectX 12 will also add new features for next-gen GPUs
Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remaster Video Review
Gigabytes G1.Sniper 5 motherboard reviewed
In Depth: Windows 8.1 Update 1: whats in Microsofts latest Windows update
Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Wireless Router Review
Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
The Pen Is Mightier Than The Finger, Well Sometimes: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Review
Thermolab LP53 Review
XFX TYPE01 Bravo Case Review

AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU Processor Review
In the beginning 2014, AMD released the new Kaveri APU. The new APU consists of a quad core processor and a Radeon R7 built into the chip and a slew of other features that are designed to enhance the user experience while using an AMD Kaveri powered system.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Corsair Hydro Series H105 Review
Does bigger mean better for Corsair's 240mm Hydro Series cooler?


Read full article @ Hexus

DirectX 12 will also add new features for next-gen GPUs
When Microsoft announced DirectX 12 yesterday, we learned that a broad swath of existing hardware would support the new API. That wasn't the whole story, however, as Nvidia's Tony Tamasi clarified in an interview with us today. It turns out that DirectX 12 will introduce a set of new features in addition to the lower-level abstraction, and those features will require new hardware.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remaster Video Review
Square Enix have recently released the newly remastered HD edition of Final Fantasy X and X-2 for the PlayStation 3. Kaeyi Dream has been checking out the titles and here is her findings in the latest HardwareHeaven video review.


Read full article @ HardwareHeaven.com

Gigabytes G1.Sniper 5 motherboard reviewed
Gigabyte's G1.Sniper 5 is a beast. It has a Haswell-compatible socket, multiple wired and wireless networking options, exotic integrated audio with a replaceable OP-amp, and enough PCIe x16 slots to fuel quad CrossFire and SLI setups. We spent some quality time with the board to see how it measures up.


Read full article @ The Tech Report

In Depth: Windows 8.1 Update 1: whats in Microsofts latest Windows update
It would be fair to say, at this point, that Windows 8 has not been a success. Beyond the typically harsh technology community, even the everyday users of Windows 8 are not content.The fragmentation between the elements of Windows 7 that made it into Windows 8 and the more 'Modern UI'/Metro elements are confusing, with basic Microsoft products such as the Office suite awkwardly flipping between the two states.


Read full article @ Techradar

Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Wireless Router Review
Today we look at Netgear’s flagship dual-band router, the Nighthawk R7000. Legit Reviews has been evaluating Wireless-AC devices for a number of years and has put off upgrading from a the original Netgear R6300 V1 router. While not the absolute fastest, nor the most customizable, the Netgear R6300 V1 has been a fairly reliable device that has never let us down with wireless drops. The Netgear R6300 V1 has been around for a number of years and has been surpassed by the R6300 V2 and the Nighthawk R7000. The Netgear Nighthawk R7000 is said to make a huge step forward in performance and thus our interest in evaluating the device today.


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB
It's common knowledge that the appearance of consumer oriented Solid State Drives (SSDs) revolutionized the storage industry but even after several years in the market their price/capacity ratio is nowhere close to the one of regular mechanical drives and that's something that drives away casual consumers who are not really interested in getting the highest possible performance levels. Well because manufacturers know how the market works the next obvious step for them was to somehow marry the high performance levels of SSDs with the capacity of regular HDDs in order to dish out something just as fast but with higher capacity and lower price and out of that marriage hybrid drives were born. Unfortunately although the first attempts did offer some performance improvements at roughly the same price as regular HDDs they weren't very successful in convincing consumers that this was the way to go. Today we will be taking a very thorough look at the latest Desktop SSHD 4TB model which is actually Seagate€™s very first attempt in combining the speed of an SSD with the large capacity of a 3.5" HDD.


Read full article @ NikKTech

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Finger, Well Sometimes: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Review
Samsung introduced its Pro line of Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note tablets at CES in January. We had a brief chance to check out these new tablets while at CES and now we have the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 in house for a full hands-on review. As you may recall, this tablet features a 10.1-inch WQXGA display that supports a resolution of 2560 x 1600.

On paper, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has the hardware specifications we’d expect to see from a tablet that targets professionals who are looking for the “best of the best” including an impressive display, Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor, Android 4.4 (KitKat), 2GB RAM, and 16GB of Flash storage. Samsung also claims the Tab Pro 10.1 can last for up to nine hours on a single charge.

In addition to powerful hardware, Samsung includes a number of unique software features with the Tab Pro 10.1 that bring additional functionality to the tablet. Let's have a closer look...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Thermolab LP53 Review
After we've had a look at Thermolab's ITX30 cooler, we're now reviewing the LP53. Both coolers are compact and mainly suitable for HTPC builds. Thermolab is known for producing high quality products, and at the first glance, this full-copper cooler perfectly fits into the company's line-up. So far we're rather curious to see what this little thing can do.


Read full article @ ocaholic

XFX TYPE01 Bravo Case Review
Over the past decade or so XFX have built up a great reputation for producing exceptional graphics cards and power supplies. They dabbled in motherboards for a while too, but the core business has remained the GPUs and PSUs (with the odd flurry into monitor stands and the like). Recently though XFX launched their first range of PC chassis. Today we have the Type01 Bravo case on our test bench and will find out how XFX have done at creating an enthusiast chassis.


Read full article @ HardwareHeaven.com




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