NEWS

June 11th, 2013, 8:02 AM

Intel DC S3500 480GB SSD Review (Single & RAID)

The new DC S3500 is Intel’s first real effort to offer an enterprise-class SSD at a price point which can displace 15K RPM hard drives.  Unlike its 910 and DC S3700 prdecessors, the DC S3500′s design focuses on optimal read performance -a cornerstone of enterprise storage-, endurance and value alongside the low power signature SSDs [...]

June 10th, 2013, 8:28 PM

OCZ Vertex 3.20 240GB SSD Review

OCZ’s Vertex series has a long history of providing high performance but with the Vertex 3.20 model, this enthusiast brand is now making its way to lower price points.  By using 22nm NAND, OCZ has been able to achieve a sub-$250 price point while maintaining top-shelf performance.

June 10th, 2013, 1:35 AM

Computex 2013 in Review

Computex 2013 wrapped up this Saturday in Taipei. While many that have attended the show in prior years say that the event feels smaller year-over-year, there was an electric buzz of sorts in the air this year. Perhaps its an uptick in the global economy, or perhaps its a new cycle of innovation emerging; regardless [...]

June 9th, 2013, 2:58 AM

The Best of Computex 2013: inWin, NZXT, Corsair and AMD

Computex is a big expo. It fills up not just one, but three halls — one of which has two floors —  around Taipei. The noise of Computex makes it tough to find companies that truly stand out. There’s just so much show and so many interesting products on display it takes a lot to [...]

June 8th, 2013, 6:34 PM

ASUS Shows Off its PQ321 4K Monitor at Computex

ASUS’ PQ321 4K monitor was on display at the company’s booth at Computex. The 31.5 inch monitor can push 3840×2160 pixels, which is four times the resolution of full HD. It has s a pixel density of 140 PPI. The monitor supports 10-bit RGB colour and has a 8 ms grey-to-grey response time. ASUS is [...]

June 7th, 2013, 8:10 PM

Crucial M500 480GB SSD Review

Crucial’s M500 series is a replacement for their aging yet well regarded M4 drives.  Much like its predecessor, the M500 focuses on offering an optimal performance per dollar ratio with the 480GB version costing about $350.

June 7th, 2013, 2:53 PM

Corsair Launches New Cases, Memory at Computex 2013

Corsair brought a number of new peripherals to Taipei for Computex to refresh its cases and memory lines. Carbide Series Air 540 Mid-tower PC Case The Corsair Carbide Air 540 is a dual chamber mid-tower ATX case designed with keeping high-performance gaming components cool with its unique dual chamber layout. The case’s main chamber houses [...]

June 6th, 2013, 6:48 AM

Where is Windows RT at Computex?

Much like the Computexes of the past two years, tablets have been in the spotlight at Computex 2013. The event’s keynotes, from the likes of ASUS, AMD, and Intel have all been focused on outlining the respective company’s plans to conquer the mobile space. As such, virtually every company that has the mandate and capability [...]

June 5th, 2013, 10:39 PM

What’s on the Mind of AMD’s Matt Skynner?

Matt Skynner is a man with a vision. According to his press bio, he joined AMD with the acquisition of ATI in 2006 and previously was Vice President of Product Management for AMD’s Graphics Products Group. Now, as AMD’s general manager of graphics, he’s the guy managing one of the brands that AMD is best [...]

June 5th, 2013, 8:51 PM

AMD Richland Review; A10-6800K & A10-6700 Benchmarked

While it may be based on last year’s Trinity architecture AMD’s new Richland A10-6800K and A10-6700 APUs bring higher performance and new features to the table without consuming more power.  However,  in such a competitive processor market, will they really have a chance to shine?