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  • Spot the differences: Gigabyte motherboard revisisons present markedly different test results

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    Spot the differences: Gigabyte motherboard revisisons present markedly different test results

    Several days ago, one of our (Dutch) forum visitors asked about a Gigabyte motherboard with difference characteristics than the original model, and visible differences from the photo displayed by the shop where it was purchased. A bit of Googling and browsing through Gigabyte's website shows that the Taiwanese manufacturer makes new revisions of quite a few of its motherboards, mostly in the budget segment. For us reason to do some more research and buy and test the motherboards. The results are more than a little remarkable...

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  • 500-550 watt power supplies review: 40 models tested

    Review Review - Saturday 12/20/2014 - 03:05 PM

    500-550 watt power supplies review: 40 models tested AMD is lagging behind a little, but Intel and Nvidia clearly show what the latest trend is: better performance at a lower level of power consumption. As a result, even a 500 watt power supply is more than enough for a PC with a powerful processor and graphics card. The price of such a PSU might be as low as three tenners, or as high as 140 euros. We tested 40 individual models in order to identify the differences. Although Intel's fourth generation "Haswell" Core processors only offered a mod... Read more
  • Hardware.Info Awards 2014 - The winners

    News News - Friday 12/19/2014 - 04:38 AM

    Hardware.Info Awards 2014 - The winners At the beginning of this month, we asked you as our readers for a favour, which was to cast your vote for the products/technologies that you thought were the best of the past year. We are happy to inform you that the voting is now over, as is the counting of the votes. That is, we can announce the winners of this year's Hardware.Info Awards!  Below are the winners per category, as well as the runners-up. We would like to thank everyone who cast their votes, and congratulate the manufacturers... Read more
  • AMD FX-6300 vs. Intel Core i3 4330: Budget Gaming CPU Deathmatch

    Review Review - Wednesday 12/17/2014 - 07:26 AM

    AMD FX-6300 vs. Intel Core i3 4330: Budget Gaming CPU Deathmatch Willing to spend around 100 euros on a processor? Choosing for AMD will get you the hexa-core FX-6300, whereas Intel has the dual-core i3-4330 on offer. Which of these two is the correct choice for an affordable gaming PC? It's a discussion that has been ongoing for about two years now, in the comments on our online Budget Gaming PC Advice: what is the best CPU? We have been recommending an AMD FX-6300 processor during this entire period, over an almost identically priced Core i3. This recomme... Read more
  • 3x Lenovo Y50-70 review: does WD's SSHD work as advertised?

    Review Review - Saturday 12/13/2014 - 04:57 AM

    3x Lenovo Y50-70 review: does WD's SSHD work as advertised?

    This article features three almost identical laptops, but with good reason. Sometimes, you may run into somewhat unusual results while testing products, which demands additional research. This takes time, but as far as we're concerned, it's well worth the effort. We encountered such unusual results for the Lenovo Y50-70, which is why we ended up introducing a total of three test models to our test bench.

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  • 103 12cm case fans review

    Review Review - Wednesday 12/10/2014 - 09:25 AM

    You have an unbelievable amount of choice if you're looking for a case fan. In order to begin creating order out of chaos, we have tested no less than 103 12cm fans, using a completely revamped test method.

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  • Civilization: Beyond Earth review: tested with 21 GPUs

    Review Review - Sunday 12/07/2014 - 03:00 AM

    Civilization: Beyond Earth review: tested with 21 GPUs

    Civilization: Beyond Earth, the latest instalment of Firaxis' popular Civilization franchise, was released in late October. We tested the game using 21 contemporary GPUs to determine whether it is AMD or Nvidia boards that offer the best performance for this game.

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review: tested with 21 GPUs

    Review Review - Friday 12/05/2014 - 03:00 AM

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review: tested with 21 GPUs

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the eleventh instalment of the successful Call of Duty series, was released in early November. We tested the game using 21 contemporary GPUs to determine whether it is AMD or Nvidia boards that offer the best performance for this game.

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  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor review: tested with 21 GPUs

    Review Review - Wednesday 12/03/2014 - 03:27 AM

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor review: tested with 21 GPUs

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, an RPG with various action elements set in the fantasy world of Lord of the Rings, was released in late September. The game's storyline takes place between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, so odds are you'll recognize many of the characters that appear in the game from the books or the movie. We tested the game using 21 contemporary GPUs to determine whether it is AMD or Nvidia boards that offer the best performance for this game.

     

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  • Vote now: Hardware.Info Awards 2014

    News News - Monday 12/01/2014 - 03:38 AM

    Until December 15th you can vote in the Hardware.Info Awards 2014 to tell us which hardware and consumer electronics you think were the best of the past year. Hardware.Info readers nominated products for all categories, now you can tell us which are your final preferences!

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  • SSD mega round-up: Sixty 256/512 SATA600 SSDs tested

    Review Review - Friday 11/28/2014 - 11:01 AM

    Nearly all SSD manufacturers refreshed their line-up this year. Armed with the test results of sixty 240/256 and 480/512 GB models, we'll be more than able to tell you which SSDs are the best choice right now.

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  • 4,5 GHz on a budget CPU: Pentium G3258 overclocking review

    Review Review - Wednesday 11/26/2014 - 04:00 AM

    4,5 GHz on a budget CPU: Pentium G3258 overclocking review

    Intel introduced a special anniversary edition of the Pentium G3258 processor in June 2014 (click here to read our initial review) This special edition is unlocked so very easy to overclock, something that is unique for a processor that is less than 100 euros; we check is this is the ideal processor for a cheap but powerful PC.

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  • Workshop: making your PC as energy efficient as possible

    Review Review - Monday 11/24/2014 - 04:00 AM

    Although PCs have steadily grown more energy efficient over the last few years, there's still room for improvement. We tried to find out how you can make a Haswell system as efficient as possible. We first tried using different components, then attempted tweaking various (BIOS) settings, and finally tried undervolting.

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  • Home server - November 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Saturday 11/22/2014 - 09:00 AM

    Home server - November 2014 The home server. It's subject to heated debate on Hardware.Info. Opinions differ widely on subjects like the necessity for keeping the design compact, the advantage of hot-swap bays, acceptable energy consumption, how much CPU power is needed, what type of storage and so on. It's safe to say that the "ideal home server" does not exist, because its intended use differs widely among our readers. This doesn't mean that we can't provide a good guide to effective home servers. There are two option... Read more
  • 11 high-end DDR3 memory kits review

    Review Review - Friday 11/21/2014 - 02:45 AM

    Manufacturers such as Corsair, Adata, and Team are flooding the market with memory kits that are incredibly fast... in theory. But are these DDR3-2800 kits any good? Based on our test of 11 memory kits, they end up falling short of our expectations.

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  • [Pro] Thecus combines Windows with NAS

    Review Review - Monday 11/17/2014 - 03:55 AM

    [Pro] Thecus combines Windows with NAS Thecus has presented three new products recently, that are different to what we normally see from this manufacturer. Next to the usual professional storage server solutions Thecus has introduced three cheaper products based on Windows Storage Server R2 Essentials. The colourful new series of products. The new products are positioned next to the already existing Linux based NAS products that Thecus already has on the market, and are specifically aimed at companies that are looking for a simpler... Read more
  • Budget Game PC - November 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Sunday 11/16/2014 - 11:59 PM

    Budget Game PC - November 2014 The Hardware.Info Budget Game PC Advice has a balanced configuration for playing video games, without having to spend too much. The components have been selected to offer the best bang for your buck. That means you cannot always expect the highest settings, resolution and frame rate, but at the same time you should be able to play all modern games in Full HD resolution without making huge concessions to either the image quality or your enjoyment of the game. Unlike previous Budget Game PC... Read more
  • Synology DS415+ review: quad-core NAS

    Review Review - Friday 11/14/2014 - 11:17 AM

    Synology DS415+ review: quad-core NAS

    A few weeks ago, Synology hosted a conference in Amsterdam. Apart from the new DSM 5.1, Synology also introduced the DS415+, a new top-of-the-line model with room for up to four hard drives, and a direct successor to the DS412+.

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  • DJI set to release Inspire 1 drone with folding double T-frame - update

    News News - Wednesday 11/12/2014 - 11:55 AM

    DJI set to release Inspire 1 drone with folding double T-frame - update

    Yesterday, DJI released a new teaser video for their upcoming ‘Inspire 1’ drone, showing glimpses of an all new curved body with a camera mounted below. Even though the manufacturer of the popular Phantom quadcopters (interview) is eager to release as little actual information as possible, quite a few details about the much anticipated quadcopter have leaked over the past few days.

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  • HD Video Editing PC - November 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Tuesday 11/11/2014 - 11:59 PM

    HD Video Editing PC - November 2014 A few years ago, your PC just couldn't be fast enough for digital video processing. By now every average PC is able to process Standard Definition (PAL 720x576) as well as HD Ready, but technology doesn't stand still. By now just about every smartphone can record in HD or Full HD and the new frontier is Ultra HD, also known as 4K. This resolution and the 'accompanying' codec HEVC / H.265 require seriously powerful hardware. That's the reason why a powerful PC can still really make a differenc... Read more

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