Hardware

Intel Releases Long-Overdue Broadwell Desktop CPUs – Computex 2015 Update

While the first products featuring Intel’s Broadwell micro-architecture were released last fall, problems with yields for their latest 14nm manufacturing process lead to long delays in the release of some products, which forced Intel to delay the full Broadwell rollout. Today, marks the latest, and presumably final phase in their Broadwell cycle, with the release of five new higher-performance quad-core processors, …

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Crucial Announces 16GB Ballistix DDR4 Memory Modules and 8Gb-based DDR Server Memory – Computex 2015 Update

Crucial, a world-leading producer of memory and storage devices, is announcing Crucial Ballistix DDR4 16GB performance memory modules, as well as 8Gb-based DDR4 server memory modules. Utilizing new high-density 8Gb-based components creates Ballisitix 16GB DDR4 memory modules for memory-intensive usage scenarios, while the 8Gb-based DDR4 server memory modules offer a significant cost benefit as compared to current 4Gb-based DDR4 modules. …

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Phanteks Releases New Enthoo EVOLV ATX PC Chassis

Today, Phanteks has announced that they’ll be releasing an all-new entry into their premium EVOLV chassis lineup, this time catering to the large amount of users who want space for a full-sized ATX motherboard. The aptly named Enthoo EVOLV ATX will be available in two colors Black, or ‘Anthracite Gray’ (pictured above), and features the same design guidelines and premium …

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DeepCool Captain 360 Liquid CPU Cooler Review

All-in-one liquid coolers, while being an incredibly easy way to get to liquid cool your CPU, are also generally boring when it comes to aesthetics, offering not much more than a plain black radiator and pump design. However, the subject of this review seems to breakaway from the norms. DeepCool is a company that specializes in PC cooling and accessories, in addition …

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XFX R9 280 Double Dissipation Graphics Card Review

XFX is a company that specializes in making top-performing graphics cards, power supplies, and computer accessories for gamers and enthusiasts alike. In the world of desktop graphics, they are known to offer best in class warranty, and customer service. So naturally when they asked us to take a look at one of the older cards in their lineup, the XFX AMD Radeon …

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Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler Review – Compact and Quiet

In our review of Noctua’s latest flagship, the NH-D15, we proclaimed it the king of air coolers, for its massive cooling performance and silent operation. However, while the NH-D15 is the definitive solution where space is not a concern, it is definitely not the end all be all, especially for those looking for a cooler for their small form-factor systems. …

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AMD’s Zen-based CPUs to be released in 2016 on Socket FM3

In recent reports it appears that we can expect the first of AMD’s “Zen” microarchitecture based CPUs and APUs to be released in 2016. These new processors will mark the first major desktop-market release for AMD since 2012 with the launch of the Piledriver based FX CPUs. The news comes courtesy of a series of screenshots taken from an investor presentation, …

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