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  • 802.11ac routers review: 20 models tested

    Review Review - Monday 04/14/2014 - 04:17 PM

    802.11ac routers review: 20 models tested

    The market for routers is dynamic, and given that it has been a while since we have last published an overview covering the state of affairs surrounding 802.11ac routers on Hardware.Info, it's high time for an update. We've tested 20 different models, including a number of the already third generation 802.11ac routers.

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  • Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB review: the ultimate hard drive?

    Review Review - Thursday 04/10/2014 - 07:46 AM

    Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB review: the ultimate hard drive?

    In November of last year we tested the Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB. Now, Seagate also has a 4TB model of this 3.5'' hard drive with built-in SSD cache available. We have now also extensively tested this model.

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  • AMD Radeon R9 295X2 review: ready for the Ultra HD revolution

    Review Review - Tuesday 04/08/2014 - 07:58 AM

    When AMD introduced their latest top model graphics card the Radeon 290X, rumours started surfacing very quickly about AMD working on a dual GPU version of their latest chips. As AMD has marketed a dual GPU card of their high end GPU's over the last years the prediction of a new dual GPU card is not a hard one to make. The rumors and codename "Vesuvius" that surfaced in november 2013 have proven to be correct, as today AMD introduces their Radeon R9 295X, basically two Radeon 290X on one PCB with water cooling.

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  • A budget Mac: how to install a Hackingtosh

    Review Review - Saturday 04/05/2014 - 03:50 PM

    A budget Mac: how to install a Hackingtosh Would you like to try Mac OS but do you think an actual Mac is too expensive? With a few easy tricks you can install Apples operating system on a normal PC. In this article we will show you how to install a so-called Hackintosh. With the introduction of Mac OS X 10.4 Apple promised support for Intel chips, and with good reason. The performance of Motorola's PowerPC CPU's couldn't keep up with the competition and Apple was forced to switch to Intel CPU's in order to offer better performance. The... Read more
  • Performance consistency of popular 240-256GB SSDs review: big differences

    Review Review - Thursday 04/03/2014 - 06:59 AM

    Performance consistency of popular 240-256GB SSDs review: big differences

    Last month we published a review on Intels new 730 series SSD, based on the same controller that you can find in Intel enterprise SSDs. As the controller is developed in house by Intel they claim that the consistency in the performance of these drives one of its stronger points, making it (according to Intel) very suitable to be used in RAID 0 arrays. We have not looked at performance consistency before when reviewing SSDs, but after receiving numerous requests from users we are going to change this. 

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  • Test: what amount of PCI-Express lanes is optimal for SLI?

    Review Review - Monday 03/31/2014 - 06:14 AM

    Test: what amount of PCI-Express lanes is optimal for SLI? Why would you choose a Socket 2011 system over a much cheaper Socket 1150 configuration? A much heard argument is that Socket 2011 offers better support for SLI, but, in practice, is that really the case? Hardware.Info performed tests to find out. The fact that Intel currently has two platforms available for desktops systems probably won't be news to those with a passion for hardware. Socket 1150 is available for the cheapest Celeron processors to the popular Core i7 4770K. In addition to ... Read more
  • 3x AMD Radeon R9 290 / 2x AMD Radeon R9 290X review: ASUS, Gigabyte and Sapphire review: ASUS, Gigabyte and Sapphire

    Review Review - Friday 03/28/2014 - 04:14 AM

    3x AMD Radeon R9 290 / 2x AMD Radeon R9 290X review: ASUS, Gigabyte and Sapphire review: ASUS, Gigabyte and Sapphire

    When AMD introduced its new Radeon 290 and 290X flagship cards at the end of 2013, the cards were welcomed by many hardware enthusiasts. As usual with new releases there were minor flaws and points to be improved, the biggest one being temperature and noise levels of the new cards. This has caused many to wait for cards with aftermarket coolers to be introduced, we already tested ASUS' offering of the R290X some time ago, but now we have also received their version of the 290 as well as 290 and 290X versions by Gigabyte and Sapphire. As usual we did a comparative test between the new cards to see how their cooling solutions hold up.

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  • 30 750-850 watt power supplies review

    Review Review - Wednesday 03/26/2014 - 01:00 PM

    30 750-850 watt power supplies review Power supplies with 750 to 850 watt are very popular among enthusiasts with serious gaming rigs. We tested and compared 30 different models. If you are configuring a gaming pc with a powerful graphics card you will most likely be choosing a power supply of 750 to 850 watts. Our test system consists of a Core i7 3960X, a X79 motherboard and a single SSD, paired with a high end graphics card it will draw around 305 to 400 watt on average. Obviously a socket 1150 based system will use less, but es... Read more
  • XBMC / Media Player PC - March 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Sunday 03/23/2014 - 12:59 AM

    XBMC / Media Player PC - March 2014 If you want a full featured HTPC including TV capabilities, have a look at our Home Theater PC buying guide. However, if you just want a solution to for living room playback of films, photos and music from a network location, there are better and more affordable options. Our XBMC / Media Player Buying Guide is a good option if you want to use the XBMC media software. Combining this configuration with XBMC results in a more versatile product than any stand alone media player, while costing no... Read more
  • 13 16GB DDR3-memory kits for Intel Haswell review

    Review Review - Thursday 03/20/2014 - 01:59 AM

    13 16GB DDR3-memory kits for Intel Haswell review

    When configuring a high end PC, chances are you are going to choose a 16 GB memory kit. We tested 13 different kits, which according to the manufacturers are well suited to be used in combination with a Haswell processor. 

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  • Intel Core i7 4770R review: fastest CPU with Iris Pro 5200 graphics

    Review Review - Monday 03/17/2014 - 11:00 AM

    During the San Francisco CES conference, Gigabyte officially introduced the Brix Pro, the flagship model in its line of mini PCs. A sample system is currently in our lab and you can expect a review shortly. What's interesting is that the system comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 4770R processor, featuring the Iris Pro 5200 graphics chip. Reason for us to subject it to our suite of CPU-benchmarks.

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  • Samsung LU28D590D review: 4K becomes affordable

    Review Review - Friday 03/14/2014 - 11:00 AM

    Samsung LU28D590D review: 4K becomes affordable

    Until now, monitors featuring UHD resolution were rather pricy, but this is about to change. Thanks to an affordable 28-inch panel, which will be utilized by almost all manufacturers, prices for 4K-monitors are going to drop to around € 600 / $ 830 halfway through 2014. Samsung was the first to send us the LU28D590D, a monitor which is going to cost around € 600 / $ 830, but does offer 3840x2160 pixels. It is based on a TN panel, although it is an extremely good one, so keep on reading, because this could be a screen you might be adding to add to the top of your wish list.

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  • Zotac Zbox EI750 Plus review: Square powerhouse

    Review Review - Monday 03/10/2014 - 10:00 AM

    Zotac Zbox EI750 Plus review: Square powerhouse

    The Intel Core i7-4770R is one of the first processors which really excited us when it comes to its integrated graphical processor. Zotac has now incorporated this clever quad-core processor into their latest mini, the Zbox EI750 Plus.

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  • Synology launches Disk Station Manager 5

    News News - Monday 03/10/2014 - 09:02 AM

    Synology launches Disk Station Manager 5 Synology officially launched Disk Station Manager (DSM) 5, which can be downloaded as of today. This new version focuses on a new interface, with a cleaner and flatter appearance. Further, features have been added that should make managing a Synology NAS more intuitive. DSM 5 has a full screen interface for high resolution displays, and the accessibility over the internet has improved thanks to QuickConnect. In DSM 5.0 it is possible to access all the packages installed on the NAS. The firmware... Read more
  • CeBIT: New products from Synology

    News News - Monday 03/10/2014 - 08:08 AM

    CeBIT: New products from Synology Synology introduced several new products at CeBIT today. Among them were the DS214play and the DS414play, both aimed at multimedia use. The only difference between the two devices is that the DS214play houses a maximum of 2 disks, while you can install double that number of disks in the DS414play. The DS414j is a budget-friendly NAS device for home use and small offices. This device has a dual-core processor (not further specified) and USB 3.0. Moving on, the compact DS414slim focuses on energy... Read more
  • Plextor M6e 256GB SSD review: First native PCI-Express SSD for desktop PCs

    Review Review - Friday 03/07/2014 - 09:59 AM

    Plextor M6e 256GB SSD review: First native PCI-Express SSD for desktop PCs

    Plextor is first to the market with a native PCI-Express SSD for desktop PC's, the M6. Is it good enough to make the abundance of current available SATA 600 SSD's look obsolete? Hardware.info tests the 256GB version of the M6 to find out

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  • Intel SSD 730 240GB review: consumer SSD with server DNA

    Review Review - Monday 03/03/2014 - 11:59 PM

    Intel SSD 730 240GB review: consumer SSD with server DNA

    Intel has just introduced their new top of the line consumer SSD, the 730. The new 2,5" SSD is based on the same controller as the Intel DC S3500 en S3700, which are both enterprise SSD's. This is why Intel is marketing the 730 as a "consumer SSD with enterprise DNA". We tested the 240 GB model supplied to us by Informatique.nl.

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  • Netgear R7000 Nighthawk AC1900 review: the new boss?

    Review Review - Saturday 03/01/2014 - 12:59 AM

    Netgear R7000 Nighthawk AC1900 review: the new boss?

    The first 802.11ac router we tested was the Netgear R6300, back in the summer of 2012, but it has been relatively quiet at Netgear regarding 802.11ac since then. Although new models appeared with the R6200 and R6250, these were positioned lower than the R6300. As such, the R6300 has served as the flagship model for around 1.5 years. Now, however, there is the R7000, which carries the name Nighthawk ... and we’ve tested it.

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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 / 750 Ti review: the first Maxwell Generation GPUs

    Review Review - Wednesday 02/26/2014 - 03:51 AM

    On February 18th, Nvidia introduced the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, two affordable new video cards. What makes this introduction particularly interesting is that both GTX 750 variants are the first to feature a chip from the new Maxwell generation. This made us especially curious about their performance.

    Nvidia promises that Maxwell will deliver an enormous increase in efficiency and claims that the GM107 chip, on which the new cards are based, is a particularly good fit for modern PCs, such as laptops and small Mini-ITX systems. In this review, we will discuss the new Maxwell architecture and extensively study the performance of these two new video cards.

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  • Ultimate PC - February 2014

    PC Buyer's Guide PC Buyer's Guide - Tuesday 02/25/2014 - 11:59 PM

    Ultimate PC - February 2014 The Ultimate PC: Only the best and fastest components available, with the appropriate astronomical price tag. You won't be able to assemble a PC better than this. That said, we do stay within reason, so you won't find us recommending for example yottabytes of SSD storage. Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products are released that should replace one or more of the components, then the component... Read more

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