Intel Core i7 4790K Devils Canyon CPU Review and more
Posted on: 06/23/2014 12:36 PM
Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:Edifier Luna Eclipse 2.0 Speaker Set Review Intel Core i7 4790K Devil’s Canyon Review (inc. Overclocking) Linksys WRT1900AC Dual-Band Wireless Router Review Thermaltake Urban T81 Full Tower Case Review XFX Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review Zalman ZM-VE300 External Hard Drive Enclosure Review
Edifier Luna Eclipse 2.0 Speaker Set Review
Luna Eclipse 2.0 speaker system takes part of the Edifier Image product section, which implies a stylish and unique design. This model is pretty compact, comes with active drivers for both high and medium frequencies while the lows are taken care of by two passive radiators which are placed in the back of each satellite. The speakers are also equipped with Bluetooth and for a more convenient control method Edifier also supplies a slim and sleek IR remote with removable battery.Read full article @ MadshrimpsIntel Core i7 4790K Devil’s Canyon Review (inc. Overclocking)
Our review of the new Intel Core i7 4790K. It has been some time coming even though we have had an Intel sample for some time now. We wanted to take our time and not only review the processor but create a little overclocking guide for our readers buying one. We found a lot of interesting things - including some processor degradation when we pushed it too hard, for too long. All things considered Is this the processor you want to consider for your next system? What about Intel's new NGPTIM? How does it overclock? How is power consumption? How does it rate beside the 4770K?Read full article @ KitGuruLinksys WRT1900AC Dual-Band Wireless Router Review
Over the last few years there have been many products that have come to market that have had the ability to grab our attention for one reason or another. In some instances this has been due to the new technologies and levels of performance that they bring or in other instances it may have been a radical design that changes the way in which we look at type of product. The product that we’re looking at today though has me buzzing in a completely different way and one which I doubt will happen again any time soon.Read full article @ eTeknixThermaltake Urban T81 Full Tower Case Review
Linksys’ WRT1900AC is a router that, as anyone into their networking would know, is built on the legacy of the WRT54G, which came to market back in December 2003 and it’s range of substrates that followed, including the WRT54GS. Of all the features that made the original WRT so unique and legendary, the Open-source platform and performance for the time were the two biggest selling points. To show how successful this router was and believe it or not, still is, the WRT54G and GS have been used for so many applications aside residential network applications, with open-source firmware playing a major part in these unique applications.
As the years have moved on and the world of networking advanced considerably, the WRT range has slowly started to drop in numbers as 802.11n and more recently 802.11ac wireless connectivity and also the 5GHz band have become the new industry standard along with Gigabit LAN on the wired side of the network. Following their acquisition by Belkin, Linksys have been looking at ways in which they can bring the brand back into the front line, alongside the likes of Netgear who are one of today’s industry leaders, and the choice was made last year to rekindle the essence of what was then their most iconic product – the result of months of work sees us looking at what could quite possibly be another iconic product and for anyone who is into their networking, this is a very exciting product to see launched.
Some desktop PC's were designed to push limits. Sometimes they push technological limits with the latest hardware overclocked to the bleeding edge. Others tease the creative side, such as building your system in an aquarium full of mineral oil, complete with bubbling diver and colorful fake coral. For most hardware enthusiasts it can be both and that is what makes them ours, that's what makes them unique. The ability to dream it, and build it has been the driving force for PC enthusiasts and modders for years. Read full article @ Hardware AsylumXFX Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review
So with everyone's ideal PC components, layout, and designs all different many chassis manufacturers were faced with a unique problem in finding how to cater to these demands, Thermaltake, a long-time PC chassis and component maker has approached this dilemma with a blank canvas approach. A chassis that can be stripped down completely and rebuilt into a variety of different configurations gives the user the ability to setup their build how they like, Meet the Urban T81, from Thermaltake.
AMD’s R9 290X is back in business when it comes to competing with Nvidia’s equivalents. The custom R9 290Xs easily beat out equivalently priced or sometimes even more expensive custom GTX 780s making them a solid proposition for any gamer on a budget but wanting maximum performance. Today we are looking a highly competitive R9 290X from XFX which has some of the most aggressive pricing on the market and is currently the cheapest R9 290X available in most markets by quite a significant margin, particularly in the USA where it can be had for just $450 at the time of writing which is $50 cheaper than the next cheapest R9 290X option. This means custom R9 290Xs are now $100 cheaper than MSRP pricing of $550 and XFXs option looks almost too good to resist. While XFX have lowered the price of their Double Dissipation SKU they have also recently added a “cherry picked” DD Black Edition skew with an additional 50MHz overclock and more overclocking potential, this will probably fetch slightly more than the model we are testing today but broadly speaking those cards are identical. We’ve already tested three R9 290Xs so I’ve got a pretty good idea about what makes a good one and what makes a bad one, with the reference design being the textbook definition of a bad one. Let’s have a look at XFX’s offering and see whether it sacrifices on anything to make it the cheapest R9 290X currently on the market!Read full article @ eTeknixZalman ZM-VE300 External Hard Drive Enclosure Review
It’s 2014. We don’t have flying cars or hover-boards yet, (like Back to the Future) people are not wearing Mylar shirts, or clothes made of self-regulating materials that keep us cool when it is hot. We are finally starting to really gain some ground on electric vehicles and forgoing gasoline powered ones. However, we still wear the same old cotton that humans have used for at least 5,000 years. It seems tech just cannot keep up with human imagination.Read full article @ HiTech Legion
There is one area in the tech world where I feel like great strides are being made and that is storage. I am sure we all saw the image that passed around Face Book a few months ago, the one of the first disk drive. It weighed something like a ton and held just a few megabytes of information. By today's standard, that is laughable. Data storage is fast and plentiful and very, very affordable. Can the same be said for mobile storage?