NVIDIA GeForce Chips Comparison Table and more
Posted on: 05/25/2013 10:05 AM
Here today's reviews and articles, including NVIDIA GeForce Chips Comparison Table, EagleTech ET-NP100K Neptor 10,000mAh External Battery Pack Review, Resident Evil Revelations Video Review with Kaeyi Dream, Fractal Design Node 605 Silent HTPC Case Review, and Linpus Lite 1.9 Review
EagleTech ET-NP100K Neptor 10,000mAh External Battery Pack Review @ TestFreaks
Can we ever have enough power? I’m sure there has been many times you’ve forgotten to charge your phone, tablet or other portable devices and have wondered where you’re going to get power for them. Sure there are accessories out there for you car and other travel needs, but what if a power receptacle isn’t available? What if you’re camping, or hiking somewhere as last I checked there are no power outlets in trees. You need portable power, but many of those types of devices on the market today are rather small really in terms of capacity and how many charges it will give and just what it will charge. Many of those portable charges for example won’t charge a tablet, just not enough juice to get the job done.
Today for review I’ve got one of the newest products from EagleTech that really doesn’t have any fancy name, it’s simply called the Neptor External Battery Pack. There are a few things that separate this portable battery pack from others on the market today. The first of them being the rather large 10,000mAh battery that’s inside of it that can charge most anything from phones to tablets. The second thing, and one of the most important I think, is the battery is user replaceable. The third thing that separates this from others out there is the fact that you don’t need any special tips or adapters, so there’s no additional cost. Some battery packs on the market are pricey initially, but then you have to go and spend more money on different tips for all the devices you would like to charge. You can easily end up spending close to or as much as the battery pack itself just on tips. The Neptor battery pack works very well at charging basically anything that can be charged over USB without the need for adapters and it has two USB ports, one with 2.1a and one with .5a output. So read on to learn more about what I think is one of the best portable power solutions on the market today…
Read more: EagleTech ET-NP100K Neptor 10,000mAh External Battery Pack Review @ TestFreaksEVGA GTX 780 Superclocked w/ ACX Cooler 3 GB @ techPowerUp
EVGA has engineered a new cooler for their GeForce GTX 780, called ACX - Active Cooling Xtreme. In our testing this dual-fan design delivers great temperatures and noise levels that match the quiet NVIDIA reference design. The GTX 780 SC ACX is also overclocked, which yields performance higher than GTX Titan.
Read more: EVGA GTX 780 Superclocked w/ ACX Cooler 3 GB @ techPowerUpEVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC ACX Review @ Guru3D
Today a review the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC ACX edition. The Superclocked model comes with a nice factory tweak and that all new ball bearing fan based ACX cooler. The card, thanks to its factory overclock is almost as fast as a GeForce GTX Titan, 100% cool and very silent.
The GeForce GTX 780 is NVIDIAs all new high-end graphics card based in their Flagship product, the GTX Titan. This means it is based on the GK110 GPU and has an whopping 7.1 Billion transistors. That makes it a nice chunk faster opposed to the GeForce GTX 680 GPU. We test the product with the hottest games like Metro: Last light, Battlefield 3, Sleeping Dogs, Far Cry 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hitman Absolution and many more.
Just like Titan, the GTX 780 is based on the GK110 GPU with the distinctions that the Titan has a GK110-300 GPU and the GeForce GTX 780 a GK110-400 GPU. Same stuff, yet with some things disabled. But we are a bit surprised to see NVIDIA move forward with GK110, See, the GK110 chip is BIG, and that makes it a difficult chip to bake, its recipe is refined though as the product has 2304 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. So yeah, NVIDIA trimmed down that that 45 mm × 45 mm 2397-pin S-FCBGA Titian with its 2688 shader/stream/CUDA processors a bit.
Read more: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC ACX Review @ Guru3DNVIDIA GeForce Chips Comparison Table @ Hardware Secrets
If you don't follow the video card market almost daily, it is really complicated to understand the differences between the several different NVIDIA graphics chips available on the market today. To facilitate knowing and understanding the differences among these chips, we have compiled the following table:
Read more: NVIDIA GeForce Chips Comparison Table @ Hardware SecretsResident Evil Revelations Video Review with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.com
Today Kaeyi Dream reviews Resident Evil Revelations. Be sure to check out Kaeyi's YouTube channel for more of her videos.
Read more: Resident Evil Revelations Video Review with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.comFractal Design Node 605 Silent HTPC Case Review @ Legit Reviews
Today we take a look at Fractal Design's latest silent home theater computer case, the Node 605. This is a large HTPC case and offers a ton of flexibility in terms of configuration options. It also fits a standard ATX power supply, but you have to use a slim optical drive. Dive in to see if this case is worthy of being a showcase item in your personal home theater setup!
Fractal Design really did a great job with the Node 605. The face of the case is a beautiful black aluminum design, which also has a way to keep the front I/O ports hidden in style. The whole HTPC concept may be questionable by some, but others (like myself) see the value and luxury behind it. The Node 605 really will look gorgeous beside your other HTPC components, and it certainly fits in with mine...
Read more: Fractal Design Node 605 Silent HTPC Case Review @ Legit ReviewsSevenTeam X6 Power Bank Review (smartphones/tablets) @ KitGuru
I still have fond memories of my first BlackBerry phone. While many people would chuckle now at the monochrome screen and ancient interface, I only had to charge the battery twice a week. Smartphones today may have fast quad core processors and giant 4 inch HD colour screens, but by the end of the working day you will probably need to recharge. As technology has advanced, so has the power drain.
Read more: SevenTeam X6 Power Bank Review (smartphones/tablets) @ KitGuruAn Affordable Titan – NVIDIA’s GEFORCE GTX 780 Reviewed @ Futurelooks
When Titan first launched, many of my enthusiasts colleagues spent the day reading reviews and wiping the drool off their keyboards. The gamers saw the Titan as perhaps a card to end all cards, or at least an upgrade to last for years. The Folding and Photoshop crew understood that Titan had the Shaders and cores to process some serious work loads. However, one big obstacle stood between them and their dream card: The price. While Titan remains the current single GPU desktop flagship at $1K USD, neither affordable nor a true gamer’s card. Naturally, a new alternative high performance “sports-card” is here with a lower price tag.
Continued refinements to the Kepler GPU has spawned the GTX 780 which fills a convenient yet somewhat unique need as the new flag ship gaming GPU. Its the latest Kepler powered video card designed for maximum frame rates, multi-monitor support, 3D gaming, and a GEFORCE Experience using sampling and details settings that would otherwise choke out most of the previous generation. Let’s see how the NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 780 stacks up against the higher end cards we have in the lab and determine if it’s worth the quasi-premium cost.
Read more: An Affordable Titan – NVIDIA’s GEFORCE GTX 780 Reviewed @ FuturelooksAMD's A4-5000 'Kabini' APU reviewed @ The Tech Report
AMD's next-gen Temash and Kabini processors are about to land inside tablets and sub-$500 notebooks. We've taken a close look at the architecture they share, and we've benchmarked a system based on the A4-5000, a 15W incarnation of Kabini designed to compete against Intel's low-end ultrabook CPUs. The results are encouraging for AMD, both on the performance and battery life fronts. However, Kabini also has some untapped potential.
Read more: AMD's A4-5000 'Kabini' APU reviewed @ The Tech ReportLinpus Lite 1.9 Review @ LinuxBSDos.com
Linpus Lite is a desktop distribution published by Linpus Technologies, Inc., a Linux software solutions provider headquartered in Taiwan. It is based on Fedora, but with a focus towards modern hardware and mobile computing.
The latest edition, Linpus Lite 1.9, was released back in early February of this year, and was updated in the first week of this month. The last edition before this latest round of releases, was Linpus Lite 1.7, which was released in March of 2012, and reviewed here. This article presents a detailed review of this latest release, based on test installations on real hardware and in a virtual environment.
Read more: Linpus Lite 1.9 Review @ LinuxBSDos.comCrucial Ballistix Tactical & Sport Low Profile Performance Memory Review @ HCW
Today we’ll be looking at not one, but two 16GB memory kits from Crucial. The reason we’re reviewing two at once is because they are very similar products – both are low voltage, low profile dual channel DDR3 memory kits, without giving up anything in performance over their standard sizes.
Crucial offers two low profile versions of their Balistix modules – Tactical LP, the higher end model, and Sport VLP, which has an even lower profile.
Read more: Crucial Ballistix Tactical & Sport Low Profile Performance Memory Review @ HCW