Intel Compute Stick (2016) Cherry Trail Review: Pocket-Sized Windows 10 PC and more
Posted on: 01/23/2016 05:31 AM

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:

ASRock X99 WS-E/10G Motherboard Review
Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review
Ergo Air Charge Wireless Charging Review
Intel Compute Stick (2016) Cherry Trail Review: Pocket-Sized Windows 10 PC
Sapphire R9 390 Nitro 8 GB
Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD V.5 ST8000NM0055 8TB Hard Drive Review
SilverStone Tundra TD02-E AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review
SSD Charts 2016: 62 SSDs - Samsung 950 PRO M.2 NVMe 256GB
Supermicro C7Z170-OCE Review
Tt eSports Poseidon Z RGB Gaming Keyboard Review
Valve's Steam Controller reviewed

ASRock X99 WS-E/10G Motherboard Review
Motherboards aimed at professional usage have quite different requirements to those aimed at consumer activities like gaming. For a start, whilst gamers are swiftly moving onto the Z170 chipset and Intel Skylake procesors, because quad-core is usually enough, workstations have generally stuck with X99 and Haswell E processors, due to the latter offering support for Core i7 CPUs up to eight-core, and Xeons up to 18-core. But there are other features that the professional might need that they consider worth paying extra for, and the ASRock X99 WS-E/10G showcases one of them – 10Gbit Ethernet networking.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review
Founded in 2013, CRYORIG is a relatively new name in the world of high performance computer cooling, but the team has a lot of experience in the field, with many of them having worked previously at companies such as Thermalright, Phanteks, Prolimatech and more. CRYORIG claims to be made up of PC enthusiasts and the reason for their existence is that the companies founders were unsatisfied with the offerings currently on the performance PC cooling market and thought they could offer better products in scope with both their needs and the needs of enthusiasts around the world.

Heatsink and AIO manufacturers seem to have saturated the market fairly well, with a large amount of companies offering solutions ranging from basic to extreme. CRYORIG themselves recently announced their A40 Ultimate AIO coolers, which offer a unique fan-on-pump design that should improve system thermals compared to other AIO models. While we anticipate the A40 Ultimate will be a great unit and look forward to reviewing it in 2016, there are still an appreciable amount of users who want to stick with air cooling and today we are going to look at the biggest, baddest, traditional heatsink that CRYORIG offers, the R1 Ulimate.


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Ergo Air Charge Wireless Charging Review
What is wireless charging? If asked, we would describe it as wireless charging as the ability to charge our wireless devices without having to plug it in anywhere. Simply, to receive a charge by placing our devices on or near the charging station. Over the past while we have seen products that have dabbled into the wireless charging realm but haven't quite grasped the attention of the everyday consumer. Well, the future is now and you, the consumer, will be happy with the Air Charge by Ergo.


Read full article @ TechnologyX

Intel Compute Stick (2016) Cherry Trail Review: Pocket-Sized Windows 10 PC
We dug the original Intel Compute Stick, but it wasn’t without its issues. Last year’s model featured dated 802.11n wireless connectivity built in and had only a single USB port, which meant using a hub and / or dongles, should you want to connect multiple peripherals to the device or boost its wireless capabilities. Intel seems to have listened to the initial feedback on the first-gen Compute Stick, however, and recently launched a new model that addresses the shortcomings many took issue with in the original, and incorporated some newer technologies too.

Here we present to you the latest Intel Compute Stick for consumer applications, model STK1AW32SC. This new Compute Stick for 2016 features Intel’s newer Cherry Trail Atom platform, with 802.11ac WiFi, and USB 3.0. There’s still 2GB of RAM in the device, along with 32GB of storage, but Windows 10 Home now comes pre-installed...


Read full article @ HotHardware

Sapphire R9 390 Nitro 8 GB
Sapphire's R9 390 Nitro is equipped with a triple-fan cooler that runs very quiet and also delivers good temperatures of only 65°C during heavy gaming. The card, which trades blows with the GTX 970, is also overclocked out of the box and provides a dual-BIOS as an extra safety net.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD V.5 ST8000NM0055 8TB Hard Drive Review
If I asked you what the fastest way to transfer 8TB of data from New York to Los Angeles is, what would your answer be? If you answered anything along the line of establishing a Gigabit connection over a fiber optic network of some sort, then you are wrong. Even if that connection speed was sustainable -- and I am betting it probably is not -- it would take nearly eighteen hours for this task to complete. On the other hand, a quick online search indicates a direct flight from New York to Los Angeles takes only six hours and twenty minutes. This means, theoretically, the fastest way to transfer 8TB of data from New York to Los Angeles would be to simply put all your data onto a hard drive, and send it off by plane. As you can see, if you want to be on the cutting edge, sometimes, you need to jump to a whole different level to achieve your goal. Over the last couple of months, I have covered some pretty awesome hard drives, like the Western Digital Black WD6001FZWX 6TB and Red Pro WD6001FFWX 6TB. However, as awesome as these drives are, they are still consumer grade drives. If you want to jump to a whole different class of awesomeness, Seagate has something in store for you. The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD V.5 ST8000NM0055 8TB not only offers seriously massive storage (Yes, you can use this drive to ship 8TB of data from New York to Los Angeles via plane), but also enhanced reliability and optimized workload performance. Whether you are an IT manager working at a local datacenter or a geeky enthusiast searching for some mind blowing storage disk, what will $550 get you? We took one in to find out.


Read full article @ APH Networks

SilverStone Tundra TD02-E AIO Liquid CPU Cooler Review
It may not look as great but the TD02-E AIO Liquid CPU Cooler by SilverStone retains the same excellent build quality as its predecessor the excellent TD02 and although much thinner it still manages to stay very close in performance.


Read full article @ NikKTech

SSD Charts 2016: 62 SSDs - Samsung 950 PRO M.2 NVMe 256GB
In our comparison tables you find benchmark values regarding 62 different SSDs. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right SSD.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Supermicro C7Z170-OCE Review
Supermicro is well-known in the server market. Meanwhile the manufacturer also has a focus on the overclocking/gaming sector and it is their approach to bring server-grade quality to the table. Therefore the C7Z170-OCE could be an interesting product and we're certainly curious what it can do in our review.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Tt eSports Poseidon Z RGB Gaming Keyboard Review
When you ask a gamer about the qualities of a good gaming keyboard, you get almost always as first point the answer mechanical switches. The benefits are obvious, and most users are already familiar with. Today we have tested the Tt eSports Poseidon Z RGB gaming keyboard of the company Thermaltake. This keyboard in addition to the mechanical switches has to offer even more that we will determine in the following review.


Read full article @ OcInside

Valve's Steam Controller reviewed
Valve's Steam Controller is supposed to obviate the mouse and keyboard for PC gaming in the living room. We put our thumbs on the Steam Controller's twin trackpads and took it for a spin to see whether it does the job.


Read full article @ The Tech Report




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