Reviews

Date: Jun 10th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Booth Babes
Computex 2013: Booth Babes

Computex Taiwan is the leading computer tradeshow in the year. Thanks to its asian location the booths are full of hot show girls in short skirts. TechPowerUp brings you the complete collection with over 120 girls - including high-res images.

9.3
Date: Jun 7th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Other
Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader

Card readers are steadily catching up with the fastest memory cards out there, and with the help of USB 3.0, speeds well beyond those of USB 2.0 can be achieved. Lexar packs all this punch into the Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader aimed at professional users that need the fasted transfer speeds.

8.2
Date: Jun 6th 2013
Author: crmaris
In: Power Supplies
Fractal Design Tesla R2 1000 W

Fractal Design is making a strong entry into the PSU market with many interesting PSU offerings. Today, we are going to take a look at the Tesla R2 1000 W, a PSU with a non-modular design, but Gold efficiency and good overall performance.

8.8
Date: Jun 5th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Processors
AMD Elite A-Series A10-6800K APU (Socket FM2)

AMD Richland APUs have been talked about in enthusiast circles for weeks. Rumors have made their rounds and everyone is left wondering. I take a look at AMD's A10-6800K, put it through the paces, and see what's what in the world of Elite A-Series APUs.

8.3
Date: Jun 4th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cougar Spike

The combination of brand and name goes well with a compact gaming chassis. A fairly compact predator with the ability to strike at its opponents. Clocking in at a budget friendly $39.99, the Spike stands out in the crowd of other mATX cases.

9.2
Date: Jun 2nd 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Noctua NH-U12S

Noctua seems to have a mantra of silence, quality, and excellent support, and this mantra is enjoyed by enthusiasts the world over. Today, we put this mantra to the test again as we review their latest cooler the NH-U12S. This single tower design offers ultra low noise levels and 100% RAM compatibility.

9.5
Date: Jun 1st 2013
Author: FireKillerGR
In: Processors
Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell

In this review we compare the latest top Haswell processor Core i7-4770K against two unlocked Ivy Bridge CPUs. We test synthetic performance, real-life computing performance and gaming.

9.0
Date: Jun 1st 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING (LGA 1150)

Man the ramparts! A dragon is approaching! It's coming to eat our pretty Haswells! Clad in black and red like its older brother, MSI's Z87-GD65 GAMING was genetically engineered out of the base DNA the Z77-GD65 GAMING used, but don't be fooled, the Z87-GD65 GAMING has a few unique abilities.

8.6
Date: Jun 1st 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Intel Core i7-4770K 'Haswell' HD Graphics 4600 GPU Performance

Today, Intel released their new Haswell processors which include improvements to the integrated graphics core. We test 17 of the latest games to investigate whether the Intel HD Graphics 4600 is of any use for serious PC gaming.

9.1
Date: May 31st 2013
Author: crazyeyesreaper
In: CPU Coolers
Silverstone Argon AR03

Silverstone has expanded their portfolio of CPU coolers with the all new Argon series AR03 cooler. Featuring a blue and white fan and six heatpipes, this traditional tower cooler serves up exceptional cooling performance with solid acoustics.

9.6
Date: May 30th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ASUS GTX 770 DirectCU II OC 2 GB

The ASUS GTX 770 employs the company's well-known DirectCU II thermal solution using heatpipes that directly touch the GPU surface for optimum heat transfer. The card is also overclocked out of the box.

9.6
Date: May 30th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Palit GTX 770 JetStream 2 GB

Palit has equipped their GTX 770 JetStream with a 2.5-slot cooler that promises lower temperatures and improved fan noise. The card also comes with a large 100 MHz overclock, which is amongst the highest available.

9.6
Date: May 30th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Gigabyte GTX 770 WindForce OC 2 GB

Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 770 features the company's new WindForce 3X cooler with three fans to keep the card cool. The card is also overclocked out of the box for an extra performance boost.

9.5
Date: May 30th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2 GB

Today, NVIDIA released their new GeForce GTX 770, which is based on an improved GTX 680 design. The card features higher clocks and the new Boost 2.0 algorithm. It also comes with shiny new 7 Gbps GDDR5 memory, which is a first for a graphics card.

8.0
Date: May 29th 2013
Author: Frederik S
In: Headphones
Gigabyte FLY Headphones

FLY is the name of Gigabyte's first set of headphones. These supra-aural headphones only weigh 79g and feature a heavy-duty cable. Despite their low weight, Gigabyte managed to fit 40 mm drivers into the medium-sized ear cups.

9.1
Date: May 28th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
PowerColor HD 7850 SCS3 passive 1 GB

PowerColor's HD 7850 SCS3 is a fanless implementation of the HD 7850, which means that it does not emit any noise while offering enough performance for serious gaming in full HD. With a price increase of $25 over the reference design, it's not too expensive either.

8.8
Date: May 27th 2013
Author: cadaveca
In: Memory
Kingston HyperX Predator 2400 MHz C11 2x 4 GB

Prowling the depths of extreme environments, the Kingston HyperX Predator DIMMs come out from Kingston's lab to settle within the hot jungle of your PC case. Today, we take a look at the 2400 MHz C11 2x4 GB kit, one of the few affordable higher-end kits on the market.

9.4
Date: May 24th 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
EVGA GTX 780 Superclocked w/ ACX Cooler 3 GB

EVGA has engineered a new cooler for their GeForce GTX 780 called ACX--Active Cooling Xtreme. This dual-fan design delivers temperatures and noise levels that match the quiet NVIDIA reference design. The GTX 780 SC ACX is also overclocked, which yields performance higher than the Titan.

Date: May 23rd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 SLI

NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 780 delivers impressive performance. We put two of them into an SLI configuration to see what you can expect when doubling down on the GTX 780.

9.4
Date: May 23rd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
Gigabyte GTX 780 WindForce OC 3 GB

Gigabyte's GTX 780 WindForce OC introduces a brand-new triple-slot cooler design that uses improved heatpipe technology. Thanks to a large overclock out of the box and clever thermal engineering, the card ends up faster than the GeForce GTX Titan.

9.2
Date: May 23rd 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3 GB

Today, NVIDIA released their new GeForce GTX 780, which is based on the GK110 GPU - just like the GTX Titan. The new card not only inherits the fantastic looks of the Titan, but is also very close to it in overall performance. NVIDIA's pricing is certainly not cheap at $649.

7.6
Date: May 22nd 2013
Author: crmaris
In: NAS
Shuttle OMNINAS KD20

Today, we will take a look at a small and affordable NAS server from Shuttle, a company that specializes in the development and production of mini PCs. The OMNINAS KD20 supports up to two HDDs, doesn't cost much, and supports Android- and iOS-based devices.

8.8
Date: May 21st 2013
Author: W1zzard
In: Video Cards
ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN AMP! Edition 6 GB

ZOTAC's GTX Titan AMP! Edition comes with increased GPU and memory clocks for an extra performance boost. The package also includes three Assassin's Creed games and a Metro: Last Light coupon. But with pricing of $1139 is it worth it?

9.1
Date: May 20th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: Cases
Cooltek Coolcube Maxi Black

Cooltek has expanded the Coolcube line with two new cases. On one hand, the ultra-compact Coolcube Mini and, on the other, the mATX Coolcube Maxi. We had the chance to look at the larger of the two, which cannot only hold a larger motherboard, but also more hard drives and bigger components.

8.8
Date: May 17th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: External HDDs
Rosewill RDEE-12002 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure

The Rosewill RDEE-12002 combines USB 3.0 with the latest generation SATA interface. With easy access to the interior, solid use of aluminum, and the ability to hold even the tallest high-capacity drives, the list of specifications makes for an impressive read, but will it perform?