GIGABYTE X99 GAMING-5P Review and more
Posted on: 05/06/2015 08:13 AM

Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles:

Corsair H100i GTX Liquid CPU Cooler Review
GIGABYTE X99 GAMING-5P Review
Intel Launches Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 v3 Processor Families
Intel Releases SSD DC S3510
KFA2 GeForce GTX 980 8Pack Edition 4096MB
Lexar JumpDrive P20 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
Noctua L9x65 Low Profile Heatsink Review
Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler Review – Compact and Quiet
NZXT DOKO Streaming Device Review
Patriot Ignite 480GB Review
Raidmax Hyperion
SilverStone Tundra TD03-E CPU Liquid Cooler Review
TP-LINK AV1200 Review (Powerline)
When SSD Performance Goes Awry

Corsair H100i GTX Liquid CPU Cooler Review
We’ve looked at a large portion of AIO coolers from the Fremont, California based hardware manufacturer Corsair. This includes our most recent review the H110i GT which set the bar high as the best performing AIO cooler that we have tested here at ThinkComputers. Of course that isn’t the limit of Corsair’s capabilities as they offer a full line of coolers for all different needs. Today we’ll once again take a look a large AIO cooler, the 240mm rad equipped H100i GTX. Follow along as we find out if this cooler can go punch for punch with it’s highly successful bigger brother.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

GIGABYTE X99 GAMING-5P Review
GIGABYTE recently unveiled their latest addition to their already impressive X99 family of motherboards with the GAMING 5P. The GIGABYTE range is essentially split into three types, the UD (Ultra Durable), the SOC (Overclocking) and the Gaming range, each with varying degrees of performance and features for their given area of expertise. The latter of which we have for review today in the form of the 5P. No cigar for guessing which market the GAMING 5P is directing its attention toward though it does offer much more than gaming prowess! With an upgradeable and high specified audio, a wealth of overclocking features and great aesthetics, the GAMING 5P is setting itself to be the mid-range motherboard of the range and indeed the whole GIGABYTE family.


Read full article @ Vortez

Intel Launches Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 v3 Processor Families
Intel has refreshed its line-up of processors in a number of categories over the last few months. Late last year, Intel’s current flagship desktop processors based on Haswell-E arrived, followed shortly thereafter by the low-power Core M series for ultra-mobile devices, and then 5th Generation Core processors for notebooks and all-in-ones. Intel has made some noise in some other markets as well in the same time period—see here for an example of a killer SSD—but today the company officially takes the wraps off of its latest processors for mission-critical enterprise server and pro workstation applications, the Xeon E7-8800 / 4800 v3...


Read full article @ HotHardware.com

Intel Releases SSD DC S3510
In February Intel refreshed its enterprise SATA SSD lineup with the DC S3610 and S3710 SSDs, but left the entry-level S35xx series untouched. That changes today with the launch of the DC S3510, which succeeds the popular S3500 that has been around since late 2012.

Similar to its big brothers, the S3510 features Intels second generation SATA 6Gbps controller that was first introduced in the high capacity S3500 models late last year. Intel has remained quiet about the specifics of the second generation controller (and the SATA 6Gbps controller as a whole), but we do know that it adds support for larger capacities, which suggests the internal caches and DRAM controller could be larger. 

The most significant change in the S3510 is the NAND. The S3510 switches to IMFTs latest 16nm 128Gbit MLC NAND node, which is a rather surprising move given that all Intels client SSDs are still utilizing 20nm NAND. The reason lies behind the fact that Intel didnt invest in IMFTs 16nm node, meaning that Micron produces and owns all 16nm NAND output. Intel and Micron reconsider the partnership and investments for each generation separately and for 16nm Intel decided not to invest -- likely because Intels focus is in the enterprise nowadays and 16nm is more geared towards the client market given its lower endurance, and Intel also wanted to concentrate more heavily in the companies upcoming 3D NAND.


Read full article @ Anandtech

KFA2 GeForce GTX 980 8Pack Edition 4096MB
Nvidia’s GTX980 has been one of their greatest success stories in the last decade. While we have reviewed almost every partner board available, today we look at something very special – the new KFA2 GeForce GTX980 ‘8Pack Edition’. Overclockers UK resident overclocking world champion Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry has been working with the company to produce one of the world’s fastest air cooled cards. This solution is not only shipped at very high overclocked speeds, but it has been the recipient of uprated Capacitors and VRM components.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Lexar JumpDrive P20 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
Lexar is no stranger to USB Flash Drives and at CES 2015 they announced a whole slew of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Flash drives that would bring new levels of performance as well as some new features to the Lexar product lineup. The new 2015 Lexar JumpDrive offerings include the JumpDrive P20, JumpDrive S75, JumpDrive S25, JumpDrive S35 and JumpDrive S55. Today we get a chance to look at the Lexar JumpDrive P20, which is the premier drive and one of the fastest USB Flash drives on the market with speeds of up to 400 MB/s read and 270 MB/s write.


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Noctua L9x65 Low Profile Heatsink Review
Small form factor systems are often plagued with two issues, performance and cooling. Assuming the same size chassis if you want to increase performance you often increase the heat load and thus put more demand on the cooling, increased noise and generally have a bad time. Likewise when you reduce the size of the case you often have to deal with performance concerns and finding a cooling method that matches.

In this review we will be looking at the Noctua NH-L9x65 L-Type Low Profile Cooler. This is a cooler designed for all modern processors from LGA 2011 down to LGA 1150 and FM2+ but is only recommended for CPUs with a TDP of 85w or less. As the name indicates this is a low profile cooler designed to be ultra compact for use in small form factor cases and HTPC Environments.


Read full article @ Hardware Asylum

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. Mini-ITX users fear not, as Noctua also has a solution such situations as well. The company’s NH-L9x65 promises an ultra compact design, as well as Noctua’s signature silent operation, but can it keep even the most demanding overclocks cool? Let’s find out!


Read full article @ TechnologyX

NZXT DOKO Streaming Device Review
The NZXT DOKO streaming device may be the next best accessory for the living room. There is all this talk about the PC master race lately with them becoming so much more powerful than the current generation of consoles. The NZXT DOKO offers the same type of console experience of being able to chill on your couch and play games. It does this by utilizing a powerful PC in the house and streaming the video over the network to the TV. This is really great for me because I personally play games on a PC exclusively even though I own several consoles. With some simple configuration, you can use the NZXT DOKO to stream a PC session to a 1080p HDMI compliant display; this does require a wired connection to accomplish a 30 FPS stream with minimal latency. But what does this really mean? This means that you can stream music, videos, or whatever else you want to do on your computer on your TV, all while using the USB input devices that you already are used to over USBoverIP.


Read full article @ HiTech Legion

Patriot Ignite 480GB Review
Patriot has been silent on the SSD front for a while letting the older products fill the space until the next versions of its latest drive were ready for delivery. Diving into the lower cost segment, Patriot used the Phison S3110 controller to manage the asynchronous micron based MLC NAND. From a performance perspective, the Patriot Ignite delivered impressive results across the board with a few exceptions. The 480GB drive we received from Patriot easily reached or exceeded the performance ratings it is designed to meet, which is impressive from a lower cost drive. This does not add up to a perfect picture for the drive even though it is the highest performing drive in many of the tests. It's a great start, but does not present the full picture.


Read full article @ OCC

Raidmax Hyperion
Extremely compact, able to use 240 mm radiators and a 5.25" drive at the same time, all while holding five hard drives, a mATX board, and that high-end GPU: does it sound too good to be true? Well, the Raidmax Hyperion offers all that and can be had in four different colors and at an attractive price to boot.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

SilverStone Tundra TD03-E CPU Liquid Cooler Review
Summer is approaching us, and with temperatures expecting to get hot it means that Benchmark Reviews is evaluating what CPU cooler manufacturers are bringing forward in 2015. In this article, the spotlight will be on the newest SilverStone Cooler, the Tundra TD03-E, the successor of the TD03, and the smaller brother of the TD02-E. As expected from any SilverStone product, expectations are quite high, even if this is merely the first update to SilverStone’s Tundra series, which made it’s debut back in 2013.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

TP-LINK AV1200 Review (Powerline)
New generation powerline network kit gets reviewed... Since its introduction a few years ago we have seen a number of advances in powerline networking, each bringing new levels of speed and stability to the platform. Recently one of the market leaders launched their next generation kit noting speeds up to 1200 Mbps, today we take a look at that hardware in our TP-LINK AV1200 Review


Read full article @ HardwareHeaven

When SSD Performance Goes Awry
An avalanche of reports started to surface last September when users began to notice that their usually speedy Samsung SSD 840 and SSD 840 EVO drives were no longer performing as they used to. We've looked deep into the problem to understand what's been fixed and what hasn't. Samsung owes its customers an explanation.


Read full article @ Techspot




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