Kingston 32GB DataTraveler microDuo 3C Flash Drive Review

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Many of you are aware by now that USB 3.1 drives are becoming available in two connection types – Type-C and the standard Type-A that has been around since the beginning of USB connectivity. Kingston sent us a USB 3.1 flash drive that offers both connection types, which ensures compatibility with all USB 3.1 capable devices. Read More

Intel i7 5775C Broadwell CPU Review

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Keeping with their Tick-Tock model, Intel’s latest “Tick” CPU comes in the form of the i7 5775C. As is the case with “Tick” releases, we have a new manufacturing process that advances the Haswell 22nm manufacturing process to Broadwell’s 14nm. The Broadwell desktop CPUs will work on any Z97 chipset motherboard, provided the appropriate BIOS update has been made available. This release also marks the first time Intel has included the Iris Pro graphic solution on an unlocked desktop processor or even in an LGA package for that matter. Read More

MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Video Card Review

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Today, you will be reading about one of the fastest single GPU cards that NVIDIA has put out in its history – the GTX 980 Ti. And also what its partner, MSI, has done to improve upon the reference model. The GTX 980 Ti is a peculiar card in a very positive way for consumers, because of its overall performance being so close to the mighty Titan X, yet the cost is about 33% less. With the previous Titan, its very high cost could be accepted by consumers because of its ability to switch into double precision mode for better compute performance, typically in business applications. But the Titan X does not have this ability and it still has the high price tag. In comes the GTX 980 Ti. Read More

Lian Li PC-O8 Case Review

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Today for your reading pleasure, a product that’s hot off the assembly line from Lian Li! This is their brand new PC-O8 ATX cube case. A completely new design to the Lian Li lineup, this case is set for the top-end of the market. Kick back, grab your reading glasses, and see what sets this apart from other cube cases out there. Read More

Noctua NH-C14S Review

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Not all cases have room for a full tower heatsink. So, Noctua provides a blow-down variety with six heat pipes and a 140 mm fan. That was the NH-C14, and it is quite a cooler. So, what’s new? The NH-C14S (note the change in the model number), with the finstack moved over to make room for cards in the top PCIE slot. How well does this heatsink cool? Let’s find out. Read More

ADATA Premier SP610 512GB SSD Review

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ADATA needs no introduction as they’ve been a well-known name in the memory and storage industry for some time now. Due to the uncertainty surrounding SandForce, we’ve begun to see alternate SSD controllers being used by manufacturers that were once almost exclusively using SandForce controllers. Phison and Silicon Motion are two examples of SSD controllers that might not be well-known, but we are beginning to see them used more often. Today’s review sample utilizes the Silicon Motion (SMI) SM2246EN controller, which will be the first experience we’ve had with this controller. Read More

Kingston Releases 128GB, 256GB Additions to its Fastest SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 Cards

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Today, Kingston sent word of their newly released higher capacity SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) cards. The cards are said to offer transfer speeds up to 90 MB/s read and 80 MB/s write, which makes them ideal for recording and playback of 4K content. For photography, they will also be ideal for use with D-SLR and D-SLM cameras. Here is the press release received this morning. Read More

AMD unveils 300 series, Fury, Fury X, R9 Nano GPUs, and Project Quantum PC

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AMD was gracious enough to invite Overclockers.com to their Club AMD event running along side, almost literally, the annual E3 video game conference. Coming into this, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Something GPU related no doubt, but it turns out it was much more than that. There are some details I am unable to share at this time due to embargos, but AMD and its partners really brought a lot of cool things out to show the attendees. Let’s take a look at a couple of them. Read More

GIGABYTE X99-SLI Motherboard Review

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It wasn’t too long ago that GIGABYTE announced their X99 Champion Series motherboards. Today, we’ll have a look at the newest addition to the X99 Championship family, which is called the X99-SLI. At first glance, the GIGABYTE X99-SLI seems to be a feature-rich motherboard packed with the GIGABYTE enthusiast-level options we’ve come to expect on their higher end offerings. Let’s dive in and see if GIGABYTE has a motherboard worthy of your hard earned dollar. Read More