Acer FA200 PCIe 4.0 2TB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2024-02-18 read/post comments(0)

The Acer FA200 2TB manufactured by BIWIN Storage Technology can deliver good performance even without an included DRAM cache, being really close in performance with other mainstream to high-end drives, which is quite impressive! The large quantity of pSLC cache allows the drive to maintain high performance even after continuously writing over 450GB to it. read more

XTRFY M4 RGB TOKYO Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-02-16 read/post comments(0)

Since there is not a lot of configuration we can perform on the M4 RGB TOKYO, we went ahead and started some gaming sessions; we have tried multiple genres such as Escape Simulator, The Last of Us Part I, Alan Wake American Nightmare and Alan Wake II but also New World and we felt right at home with the mouse shape and tracking, without the need to get used to with the shape. read more

ECS LIVA Z5 Plus Mini-PC Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2024-02-09 read/post comments(0)

The ECS LIVA Z5 Plus has impressed us quite a bit in terms of performance, operating silently even when higher load levels are implied. Not long ago we have tried out the Shuttle DC40U5 with the i5-1235U, while the LIVA Z5 Plus does incorporate the i5-1335U. The newer Raptor Lake-U SoC is more optimized but that is not all which explains the notable increased performance: ECS has configured their SKU with a package power of 20W in Full Load, with peaks of 39.1W, while on the Shuttle system we do see a maximum package power of 15W in Full Load, with peaks of just 17.8W, explaining the main difference in clocks, especially for the Performance cores. read more

Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2024-02-04 read/post comments(0)

The Viper V3 HyperSpeed has an approximate size of 127.1 x 63.9 x 39.9 mm (L x W x H), so we are dealing with a medium-size chassis, while the weight is 59g without the battery installed…this reaches about 82g with the battery inside the mouse. The textured plastic and shape allow for a comfortable grip and we felt right at home when using it while gaming in New World, Escape Simulator, Tauri WoW, ArcheAge and The Last Of Us Part I. The tracking is flawless and we have also noted no latency when actuating the buttons. read more

AQIRYS ALNAIR Wireless ANC Gaming Headset Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2024-01-28 read/post comments(0)

ALNAIR is another headset we are testing without dedicated software, so it is actually plug-and-play without the need of extra adjustments; the majority of people will be happy with the sound quality of this particular set, as we have noted in different games such as Alan Wake, New World, Synced and Escape Simulator. read more

Crucial Pro 2x24GB DDR5 6000MHz Memory Kit Review

Memory by stefan @ 2024-01-21 read/post comments(0)

The capacities of 24GB or 48GB per module were quite unusual until recently and, on both AMD, Intel platforms UEFI updates were necessary in order to fit such kits and be able to boot. The extra capacity is appreciated and, from our tests we have observed that the Crucial Pro 48GB can offer quite a bit of performance by using the same timings, up to 6600MHz. read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards CHERRY MX 8.2 TKL WIRELESS WHITE Gaming Keyboard Review by stefan @ 2024-01-14
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle XPC nano Barebone NC40U5 Review by stefan @ 2024-01-07
Storage/SSD ANACOMDA i4-X 4TB PCIe Gen4 2280 M.2 SSD Review by stefan @ 2024-01-01
Storage/SSD Silicon Power US75 M.2 2280 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Review by stefan @ 2023-12-25
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Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Lexar Ares 7200Mhz RGB DDR5 Memory Review @ Hardware Asylum

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Quote: In this review we looked at the ARES 7200Mhz DDR5 from Lexar. This is a dual channel 32GB memory kit is designed as a gaming product for power users and overclockers. The module features a simple black heatspreader with… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master MK770 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Review @ APH Networks

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The Cooler Master MK770 mechanical keyboard delivers a top-notch typing feel in a wireless package. Go To Full Article

MSI Intel and AMD Motherboards Now Fully Support Up to 256GB of Memory Capacity

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By the end of 2023, MSI unveiled its groundbreaking support for memory capacities of up to 256 GB. Now, both MSI Intel and AMD motherboards official support these capacities, with 4 DIMMs enabling 256 GB and 2 DIMMs supporting 128… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA Expects Upcoming Blackwell GPU Generation to be Capacity-Constrained

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NVIDIA is anticipating supply issues for its upcoming Blackwell GPUs, which are expected to significantly improve artificial intelligence compute performance. "We expect our next-generation products to be supply constrained as demand far exceeds supply," said Colette Kress, NVIDIA's chief financial… Go To Full Article

Sons of the Forest Implements FSR 3, Growing Support to 15 Titles

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"Sons of the Forest" is an open-world survival horror game, in which you are cast away on a remote island with a dangerous forest and cave network, and have to find the means to survive and thrive. This isn't Far… Go To Full Article

Microsoft is giving Windows Photos a boost with a generative AI-powered eraser

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Microsoft has announced a generative-AI powered eraser for pictures, which gives you an easy way of removing unwanted elements from your photos. Windows Photos has long had a Spot Fix tool that can remove parts of an image for you,… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master V SFX GOLD 850 ATX 3.0 Power Supply

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" … The Cooler Master V SFX GOLD 850 ATX 3.0 Power Supply is the go to product, if you want a compact modular PSU in a SFX form factor, that supports the 12VHPWR connector and ATX 3.0 standards. It's… Go To Full Article

Senao Networks Unveils SX904 SmartNIC with Embedded Xeon D

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Senao Networks, a leading network solution provider, proudly announces its launch of SX904 SmartNIC based on the Intel NetSec Accelerator Reference Design. This cutting-edge NIC, harnessing the power of PCIe Gen 4 technology and fueled by the Intel Xeon D… Go To Full Article

OWC Unveils Ultra-Fast USB4 CFexpress 4.0 Type B Card Reader

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Other World Computing—the leading end-to-end ecosystem solution provider of computer hardware, accessories, and software for both consumers and professionals—today introduced the new time redefining Atlas USB4 CFexpress Type B memory card reader at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in… Go To Full Article

The Odysseus has become the first US spacecraft to land on the moon in 50 years

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The Odysseus spacecraft made by Houston-based Intuitive Machines has successfully landed on the surface of the moon. It marks the first time a spacecraft from a private company has landed on the lunar surface, and it’s the first US-made craft… Go To Full Article

Reddit files for IPO and will let some longtime users buy shares

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In a note shared in the company’s S-1 filing with the SEC, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said that many longtime users already feel a “deep sense of ownership” over their communities on the platform. “We want this sense of ownership… Go To Full Article

Stable Diffusion 3 is a new AI image generator that won't mess up text in pictures

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Stability AI, the startup behind Stable Diffusion, the tool that uses generative AI to create images from text prompts, revealed Stable Diffusion 3, a next-generation model, on Thursday. Stability AI claimed that the new model, which isn’t widely available yet,… Go To Full Article

Intel wants to make AMD chips at IFS

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During the IFS Direct Connect 2024 event, Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, answered a couple of questions from the members of the press, including a rather peculiar one from Tom's Hardware hack, Paul Alcorn, where Intel CEO expressed hope that customers… Go To Full Article

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Deliver Opening Keynote at Computex 2024

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Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the organizer of Computex, announced today that Dr. Lisa Su, AMD's chief executive officer, will give the trade show's Opening Keynote. Su's speech is set for the morning of June 3, 2024, shortly before… Go To Full Article

Reddit is licensing its content to Google to help train its AI models

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Google has struck a deal with Reddit that will allow the search engine maker to train its AI models on Reddit’s vast catalog of user-generated content, the two companies announced. Under the arrangement, Google will get access to Reddit’s Data… Go To Full Article

Intel will make chips for Microsoft

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Having our entire advanced chip industry built atop one Dutch company and one company on an island China would love to invade is not exactly the recipe for a stable supply chain. I think it’s a great idea to build… Go To Full Article

SK Hynix VP Reveals HBM Production Volumes for 2024 are Sold Out

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SK Hynix Vice President Kitae Kim presides over the company's HBM Sales & Marketing (S&M) department—an official leadership blog profile reveals that the executive played a key role in making the South Korean supplier's high bandwidth memory (HBM) product line… Go To Full Article

Android prepares to only support Seamless Updates, but Samsung could still avoid it

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Android introduced support for Seamless Updates quite a long time ago at this point and, while it’s seen adoption from most, Samsung stubbornly refuses to move its devices to the A/B system. Android is now moving towards a future where… Go To Full Article

Framework's new sub-$500 modular laptop has no RAM, storage or OS

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Framework is all about modular, upgradable laptops and now the company is offering people a more-cost effective entry point. It has dropped the price of its B-stock Factory Seconds systems (which are built with excess parts and new components). As… Go To Full Article

There’s a Playdate games showcase on February 28

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The little console that could, Playdate, is getting a developer’s showcase on February 28 at 12PM ET. Manufacturer Panic promises a 14-minute presentation chock full of new games that may or may not make use of the console’s weird little… Go To Full Article

EA Celebrates "Need for Speed" 30th Anniversary with Y2 "NFS: Unbound" Roadmap

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Surprise! We're still here, and not just here - we have a whole year's worth of content coming to you! NFS turns 30 this year, and with that huge legacy, we couldn't stand idle. However, this year will be a… Go To Full Article

Chrome's latest experimental AI feature can help you write

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Google has added an experimental generative AI feature to its browser with the launch of Chrome M122. The new AI tool is called "Help me write," because it can literally help you write more descriptive sentences or even full paragraphs… Go To Full Article

Atlus Announces "Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance" for PC & Console Platforms

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ATLUS has announced Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, coming to the Nintendo Switch family of systems, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows and Steam on June 21, 2024. The latest title in the series, Shin Megami… Go To Full Article

Qualcomm "Snapdragon 8s Gen 3" SoC with Adreno 735 GPU Gets Geekbenched

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A mysterious Qualcomm Snapdragon "SM8635" model emerged earlier this month—courtesy of ever reliable smartphone tech tipster Digital Chat Station. They claimed that the unnamed mobile chipset had posted an AnTuTu score of roughly 1.7 million, with specifications including one Cortex-X4… Go To Full Article

Riot's Project L fighting game is officially titled 2XKO

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It's been a big few months for fighting games between the likes of Mortal Kombat 1, Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8 all popping up. There's another would-be major player sitting in the wings though, as Riot is preparing to… Go To Full Article

Sparkle Arc A380 Genie @ TechPowerUp

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With a compact low-profile design and slot-powered operation, the Sparkle Arc A380 Genie prioritizes efficiency and affordability. Priced at just $125, it offers a budget-friendly option compared to big-brand competitors, but gaming performance won't match higher-priced alternatives either. Go To Full Article

Kingston FURY Renegade RGB 32GB DDR4 3600MHz CL16 Dual-Channel Kit Review

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Description: For people who’ve yet to move to a DDR5 compatible motherboard Kingston just released yet another DDR4 RAM series, the FURY Renegade and with me I have the 32GB 3600MHz CL16 RGB variant. Go To Full Article

AT&T restores cellphone service after US outage affecting thousands of users

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AT&T has resolved a widespread outage that had affected over 70,000 customers by 8AM ET, according to tracking site Downdetector. Most of these issues were centered in Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Atlanta. This impacted cellular service and data… Go To Full Article

The 8Bitdo Ultimate C controller is on sale for $25 today only

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8Bitdo makes some of the best third-party game controllers around, and one of them is now on sale for close to a record low price. The Ultimate C controller has dropped from $30 to $25.49 today only as it's an… Go To Full Article

AMD's Dr. Lisa Su to Deliver Opening Keynote at Computex 2024

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COMPUTEX 2024, a global leading technology exhibition, featuring AIoT applications, generative AI & and startup ecosystems, will take place from June 4th to 7th at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Halls 1 and 2. Themed "Connecting AI," this year's exhibition… Go To Full Article

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