NVIDIA Unveils Impressive G-SYNC Display Tech and more
Posted on: 10/19/2013 10:57 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including NVIDIA Unveils Impressive G-SYNC Display Tech, V-MODA CrossFade M-100 Noise Isolating Headphones Review, Interview: We chat with the creator of Classic Shell 4.0, My Steelcase Leap chair fixed my crappy posture, and XFX R9 280X Black OC Edition Review
NVIDIA Unveils Impressive G-SYNC Display Tech, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GameStream For SHIELD, ShadowPlay @ HotHardware
Day two of NVIDIA's tech event began with a keynote from CEO Jen-Hsun Huang about NVIDIA's commitment to gaming and bringing high-quality gaming technology to all platforms, specifically referencing the PC, Android and cloud gaming.
Huang then unveiled what he called "one of the most important works NVIDIA has done for computer graphics.
Read more: NVIDIA Unveils Impressive G-SYNC Display Tech, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GameStream For SHIELD, ShadowPlay @ HotHardwareV-MODA CrossFade M-100 Noise Isolating Headphones Review @ Benchmark Reviews
To get the most out of the CrossFade M-100 Headphones you will be wise to also invest in a headphone amplifier. The sound output from today's smartphones might be enough to crap out your average best buy $10 headphones, but it just isn't enough to get a truly satisfactory experience on a higher quality set of headphones let alone the CrossFade M100. A lot of attention has quite rightly been given to sound quality and performance with equal attention also given to build quality and style. Don't get me wrong, the experience is not disappointing by any means, I just need to point out that the dual-diaphragm 50mm drivers inside the CrossFade M-100 Headphones are so much more capable than you may think.
Read more: V-MODA CrossFade M-100 Noise Isolating Headphones Review @ Benchmark ReviewsClub3D Radeon R7 260X royalKing Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
The R7 260X from Club3D and AMD takes on the GTX 650 Ti in terms of price. We will be putting both through a range of tests including F1 2014 and Total War: Rome 2 to determine which offers the best performance without breaking the bank.
Read more: Club3D Radeon R7 260X royalKing Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.comInterview: We chat with the creator of Classic Shell 4.0 @ Neowin
We chat again with Ivo Beltchev, the main developer behind the free program Classic Shell, which has recently been updated to version 4.0 with a new "Windows 7" style of Start menu.
Read more: Interview: We chat with the creator of Classic Shell 4.0 @ NeowinAll Core i7 Models @ Hardware Secrets
The Core i7 is a CPU series manufactured by Intel aimed at high-range computers. In this tutorial, we will present a series of quick reference tables for you to compare the main differences between all models released to date.
Read more: All Core i7 Models @ Hardware SecretsMy Steelcase Leap chair fixed my crappy posture @ The Tech Report
This week, TR's Cyril Kowaliski blogs about the Steelcase Leap, a fancy task chair he got to replace his Herman Miller Mirra after developing some upper-back problems.
Read more: My Steelcase Leap chair fixed my crappy posture @ The Tech ReportMSI Radeon R9-280X TwinFrozr Gaming OC Review @ Guru3D
In this review we take a peek at the MSI Radeon R9-280X TwinFrozr Gaming OC review. The smexy dark custom PCB has been armed with quality components, a dual-BIOS and their dual fan based TwiNFrozr series edition coolers. MSI factory overclocked the product and will try to get you as much value for money as they can. Follow us into this review where we'll look at temperatures, noise, performance, Frame latency and we'll even give Ultra High Definition gaming a go with the hottest game titles on the globe.
Now before we begin with the new graphics cards the first thing that you guys will need to get used to is the new naming schema. AMD ended with the Radeon HD 7000 and 8000 series graphics card in 2013. Logic dictates that AMD would have continued with a series 9000. But hey now, we already have had the Radeon 9000 series many years ago (2003), oh and who doesn't remember the Radeon 9800 Pro right? As such it was time to bring in a new naming schema, a bit more in line with AMD's APUs. R9 will be high-end and R7 will be mainstream and inevitably R5 being entry level. After that you'll notice products being tagged as 250, 260X, 270X, 280X and the coolest two of them all the Radeon R9 290 and R290X, (which have yet to be released). Though almost all of these are all new model graphics cards, most of them are respin products based of the Radeon HD 7000 series with a number of improvements. The respin products will get a new PCB, cooling, clock frequencies and much like NVIDIA boost, power, voltage, fan and load limiters. In the ling run there are three products in the lineup that come with a new GPU. For example The R7 260X and then of course R9 290 / 290X will be Hawaii GPU based. The cards with new silicon come with a truckload of new features like integrated DSPs offering TrueAudio technology. The rest (270X/280X) will keep the older specs. I agree that is a little confusing, but we'll explain it all over the next pages.
Read more: MSI Radeon R9-280X TwinFrozr Gaming OC Review @ Guru3DCorsair Carbide 330R Quiet Mid-Tower Case @ Modders-Inc
The Corsair 330R is the new mainstream alternative to the Obsidian 550D, priced at $70 less but boasts some enthusiast-class features that is not often expected from a silent case at this price point.
Read more: Corsair Carbide 330R Quiet Mid-Tower Case @ Modders-IncZippit Anti Tangle Earphones Review @ TestFreaks
Don’t you hate it when your headphones or earphones get all tangled together? I know I hate it with a passion and many companies have come out with anti tangle style cords but nothing comes close to what I have to show you today. The earphones for review today are called Zippit and they’re from a company called Thumbs Up and what makes them unique is a zipper that connects the right and left sides of the cords together. Yes it has a real zipper you just zip up and down as needed and it really works to keep them tangle free. Being tangle free is a good thing but it’s not all you want in a set of headphones right? Read on to learn more..
Read more: Zippit Anti Tangle Earphones Review @ TestFreaksSynology DS214 Review @ Vortez
The end of the year is upon us and as usual, Synology are on hand with their latest, 2014 edition NAS solutions. This week, Synology announced their new DS214. The DS214 is a 2-bay NAS with some subtle improvements over its predecessor and ready to effectively use DSM 4.3 operating system.
The DS214 is of course the successor to the DS213 – If you aren’t familiar with Synology’s naming system. It’s very intuitive - Diskstation (DS) Number of bays (2) Year of production (12). The variable at the end of each of the product range such as + or j symbolise - Performance (+) Entry Level, storage focussed (j) or no symbol for a mixture of the both – performance and storage. So the unit that we are focussing on today is right in the middle of the entry level and performance models and can be deemed as a mainstream NAS solution specifically for workgroups and offices.
Read more: Synology DS214 Review @ VortezCreative Sound Blaster EVO Zx Review @ Vortez
Creative have been flexing their muscles lately and most of their latest products are featuring Near Field Communication (NFC) and wireless technologies. The next product we are looking at is no exception. The Sound Blaster EVO Zx comes with an impressive list of features and technologies, even more impressive are the sharp looks gracefully mingled together representing the contemporary styling of the Sound Blaster line using metallic reds on black.
Read more: Creative Sound Blaster EVO Zx Review @ VortezXFX R9 280X Black OC Edition Review @ KitGuru
Today we are a looking at the latest high end video card from XFX, the R9 280X Black OC Edition. This card is modified with an eye catching two fan cooler and is supplied in a heavily overclocked state. Is the XFX Black OC Edition one that should be making your final shortlist before an end of year upgrade?
Read more: XFX R9 280X Black OC Edition Review @ KitGurua.m.p SP1 @ techPowerUp
Antec's new mobile products division dubbed a.m.p has just released the SP1 portable Bluetooth speaker. Priced at $89, it is one of the cheaper quality solutions out there for people wanting a good portable speaker setup. We put it through its paces to see how it fares against competing products.
Read more: a.m.p SP1 @ techPowerUp