Neoseeker : News : New Hardware Meta Reviews/Previews Today

Hardware News for Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Display Mode :    Show Articles Indexed on :
New Hardware Reviews (12)

Asus GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II Review reported at 01:08 PM
category: Game Accelerator Cards     website: Guru3D
Article Quote:
The ASUS DCU2 cards always deliver. Admittedly the factory overclock could have been higher, especially when you look at the competition. However that was easily tweaked out as the DirectCU II cooler in combo with the custom PCB offers good tweakability. Combined with the very low noise levels, the temps, the looks and a factory tweak the GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II card deserves our recommended award. For any gamer in the FullHD resolution region these cards offer great performance for the money.
more info:·product info and reviews

DeepCool Neptwin Review reported at 01:06 PM
category: CPU Coolers     website: Funky Kit
Article Quote:
Compared to other heatsinks of this caliber...you could probably find something similar for a slightly better price. If it hadn't been for that, I would say this is a decent addition to budget heatsink library. As it stands, however, it could be a lot worse and it's far from the worst of its kind. It does handle the Haswell at high speeds, and it scores nicely in the aesthetics department, so if that appeals to you it might be worth it. But as I said, if you don't like the price, I'd recommend keeping your options (instead of your wallet) open.
more info:·product info and reviews

Asus Sabertooth Z87 Review reported at 11:09 AM
category: Socket 1150 Motherboards     website: HardOCP
Article Quote:
My experience with the Sabertooth Z87 was extremely pleasing. I had no problems with it at all. I did have one issue that gave me slight concern. As you have noticed we have switched all our testing criteria to be done while the system is overclocked to 4.5GHz with a 1866MHz RAM clock with 16GB of memory installed. We now do two stages of stability testing on the open air bench; first we test 24 hours using Prime95, then we test again with no airflow on the motherboard. One thing we have learned is that some systems can pull off the 48 hours of testing at full load at 4.5GHz (1.28v vCore) without issue and some simply cannot. The Sabertooth Z87 could not do more than 12 hours under full load even though our temperatures shown by the Thermal Radar 2 were between "normal" and "good" ratings. Now that we have had time with a number of Z87 motherboards, I can say that this is not the only high end motherboard to act this way, but it is the first ASUS motherboard that we have seen this behavior from. Dropping the clock back to 4.4GHz/1866MHz would allow us to run the 48 hours of stress testing. It is hard to ding the motherboard for this when we back up and think about it not being marketed at all as an enthusiast overclocking solution. Outside of encoding for days at a time, I do not see this as being a strike against this motherboard.
more info:·product info and reviews

Noctua NF-S12A & NF-A14/15 Review (German) reported at 10:35 AM
category: Case Cooling Solutions     website: Technic3D
Article Quote:
more info:·product info and reviews

Corsair Hydro H80i Review reported at 10:33 AM
category: CPU Coolers     website: eTeknix.com
Article Quote:
If you are on a relatively tight budget then the Corsair H80i is a clear winner in the all-in-one closed loop liquid cooling market as it offers highly competitive performance at a lower price than its rivals. If you combine this with a simple mainly tool-less installation, high quality fans, well presented aesthetics, customisable LED lighting and a 5 year warranty then its easy to see why the Corsair H80i is so attractive to many system builders. What’s more the 120mm form factor makes it highly compatible with most cases on the market. The only blemish worth mentioning on this otherwise excellent product is that its acoustic performance falls a bit short of the competition, that said you can’t have it all and the Corsair H80i has an excellent balance between size, noise, performance and quality.
more info:·product info and reviews

ASRock Z87 OC Formula Preview reported at 10:11 AM
category: Socket 1150 Motherboards     website: ocaholic
Article Quote:
The first impression the OC Formula from ASRock makes us want more. Like with the predecessor we like the individual design of this board, which actually isn't that easy to achieve anymore. Since ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and co finally found out that people, especially in the western part of this world, prefer simple and decent color designs, quite a lot of color combinations have already been chosen. The OC Formula is a motherboard that really targets extreme overclockers, but nevertheless ASRock succeeded in crafting a product that is equally attractive to the guys handling LN2 or watercooling/aircooling setups. Both worlds will be able to squeeze maximum out of their systems using this board. Apart from overclockers also gamers and modders will enjoy this board, since there is a beefed up audio solution and the chipset can be integrated into a custom water cooling loop.
more info:·product info and reviews

Cooler Master CM Storm Control-RX Review reported at 10:11 AM
category: Input device accessories     website: eTeknix.com
Article Quote:
"The only downside I can see to this surface is that while many gamers will love its blend of comfort and responsiveness, it’s not designed to be moved around a lot so taking it to LAN gaming events could be impractical, although no impossible. If however you want something that will stay in one place, firmly planted and offer you something that feels luxurious and comfortable even after hours of use, then you really need to check out the Control RX, it’s easily one of the best surfaces on the market, but of course that all depends on what you personally want from your gaming surface."
more info:·product info and reviews

Palit GeForce GTX 780 Super Jetstream Review reported at 10:08 AM
category: Game Accelerator Cards     website: HardwareHeaven
Article Quote:
A great revision of the GTX 780 design which offers exceptional performance for enthusiast gamers while running cool and quiet.
more info:·product info and reviews

Linksys EA6700 Review reported at 10:07 AM
category: Internet Routers     website: Hardware.Info
Article Quote:
"The Linksys EA6700 is a good router in about every regard. The performance is good to very good, aside om 2.4 GHz from 10 metres. We like the Smart WiFi interface, even if it hasn't achieved its full potential yet. The main problem for the EA6700 is that there isn't a clear reason why should by it instead of the EA6500."
more info:·product info and reviews

Antec TrueQuiet 120mm LED Review reported at 09:53 AM
category: Case Cooling Solutions     website: APH Networks
Article Quote:
The Antec TrueQuiet 120mm LED is a great product if you are looking for a quiet LED case fan with lower airflow environments.
more info:·product info and reviews

Zalman CNPS14X Review reported at 09:52 AM
category: CPU Coolers     website: techPowerUp!
Article Quote:
The Zalman CNPS14X, while promising, ends up falling short of the mark. There are currently better options available, such as the Silverstone Argon AR03 and Phanteks PH-TC12DX.
more info:·product info and reviews

Silicon Power Blaze B20 Review reported at 09:51 AM
category: Tape/Zip/Jaz Drives     website: NikKTech
Article Quote:
"Long story short the Blaze B20 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive may not get any performance awards from us but since it's quite fast, small, good looking and has a lifetime warranty it comes highly recommended for people who are looking for something along those lines (especially for USA residents)."
more info:·product info and reviews

(0.9734/d/web6)