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Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Antec Mobile Products Sugarcube Bluetooth Speaker Review
ASUS Rampage V Extreme Review
D-Link DNS-320L 2-Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure
In Win D-Frame Mini
Kingston 64GB UHS-I U3 microSDXC Review
MSI GT80 Titan SLI Review (Laptop with built in mechanical keyboard)
MSI's X99S MPower motherboard reviewed
Noctua NH-D15 CPU Tower Air Cooler Review
Preliminary Tests Of Intel Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge vs. Broadwell
Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 Heatsink Review
Samsung T1 Portable SSD Review: A shrunken, USB-powered 850 Evo
The GTX 970's Memory Explained & Tested
The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 960 AMP! Edition Video Card Reviewed



Antec Mobile Products Sugarcube Bluetooth Speaker Review

Antec’s Mobile Products division or AMP has been slowly expanding and adding new productsto their portfolio. One of the latest products is the Sugarcube, which is a mini portable Bluetooth speaker. The size of the Sugarcube makes it easy enough to throw in your backpack, purse, laptop bag or even have sitting in your desk. The speaker itself features a 40 mm driver and even has a built in microphone for taking calls. Will this speaker make it onto your list of mobile products to get? Read on as we take a look…

Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

ASUS Rampage V Extreme Review

When it came to overclocking, I am now convinced that my Core i7 5960X is a 4.6GHz stable chip using roughly 1.32V to 1.33V. For long term stability, that's it, even with the abilities of this board to tweak down to the finest detail it will not go any higher except when running benchmarks. For that, it will go up to 4.95GHz when the test is easy enough to pass. Bumping up the performance of your system can be done in a couple ways on this board, but it is built for manual tweaking. One trip through the UEFI BIOS gives you that impression. Tweaking memory is going to be a strong suite of this board. Looking through the memory options on the board allows you to choose preset configurations that ASUS has spent the time to ensure were stable with the proper memory ICs. If you do not know what you have because memory ICs can change from one run to the next of high performance the IC analyzer helps you identify what type of memory IC you have on your modules be it Hynix, Samsung, or Micron. In all, a pretty cool tool.

Read full article @ OCC

D-Link DNS-320L 2-Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure

The D-Link DNS-320L also has the option to sign up to MyDLink in order to access files from the NAS anywhere in the world. After a simple registration process, the web interface becomes available and is very easy to navigate, and download and upload files to the device. There is also a very useful "MyDlink Access-NAS" app on an Android or iPhone that can be downloaded for free, allowing backups of material from a phone or the ability to access files stored on the NAS. You can also stream music from the device straight to the 'phone with the built-in media player within the app (depending on the speed of the data connection) and even set the app to automatically save photos taken with your 'phone's camera straight to the NAS. Handy!

Read full article @ PC Review

In Win D-Frame Mini

The In Win D-Frame Mini is a smaller, updated version of the original D-Frame. It actually improves on the compatibility, comes fully assembled, and looks sleeker than the original. Forget looking at the price - the D-Frame Mini is not a sensible buy. Look at it from a design perspective as that is where it really shines.

Read full article @ techPowerUp

Kingston 64GB UHS-I U3 microSDXC Review

4K2K video recording is getting more popular, as such we need faster media to record the higher resolution. Kingston works hard to keep up with the technology needs of today’s consumer. At CES 2015 they announced the microSDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 card, capable of 90MB/s read, and 80MB/s write. The previous generation, UHS-I U3 was rated for 30MB/s read/write. Read on to see how the new card performs!

Read full article @ Legit Reviews

MSI GT80 Titan SLI Review (Laptop with built in mechanical keyboard)

This is the worlds first laptop with Cherry MX brown mechanical keys (Backlit) in an 18" chassis with GTX 980M SLI and the latest i7 CPU to name just a few of the crazy specifications (did we mention 4x m.2 SSDs in RAID?)

Read full article @ HardwareHeaven

MSI's X99S MPower motherboard reviewed

MSI's blacked-out X99S MPower motherboard is a menacing beast primed for overclocked CPUs and multi-card graphics. It's also peppered with slick little touches, like boot-to-firmware shortcuts, graphical fan controls, and a dual-mode M.2 slot. We've taken a closer look to see how the MPower measures up.

Read full article @ The Tech Report

Noctua NH-D15 CPU Tower Air Cooler Review

Austrian company NOCTUA, known for their silent yet efficient processor coolers, released last year their behemoth NH-D15 cooler. The successor of their successful NH-D14 had to have even more performance while keeping the noise level still comfortable for day to day living room operations. This cooler is designed to handle the heat output of the latest hexa and octa-core crunching processors without breaking a sweat, thus for people who don't overclock or for those that don't run high wattage setups this cooler is pure overkill. Time to pop the package and see what Noctua has in store for us with their flagship NH-D15 tower CPU cooler.

Read full article @ Madshrimps

Preliminary Tests Of Intel Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge vs. Broadwell

Chances are if you have a Haswell ultrabook/laptop, you're probably not looking at upgrading to a new Broadwell design unless your Haswell laptop had hardware issues, you really need a longer battery life via more power efficient hardware, or you just fall in love with one of the new Broadwell devices. If you're running an Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge laptop on the other hand, it might be time for an upgrade to get faster Intel graphics and greater power efficiency. Here's some preliminary figures I have for showing off the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Core i7 5600U compared to some older SNB and IVB laptops.

Read full article @ Phoronix

Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 Heatsink Review

What's particularly interesting about the Reeven Ouranos heatsink is not the number of heatpipes or the fact that it's yet another 'tower heatsink'... but that Reeven's thermal engineers have decided to use a combination of 8mm and 6mm diameter heatpipes in concert.

Read full article @ Frostytech

Samsung T1 Portable SSD Review: A shrunken, USB-powered 850 Evo

Flash-based thumb drives have come a long way, but while a 16GB stick can be purchased with spare change, those who need to move large volumes of data on without spending an arm and a leg have traditionally had to rely on comparatively sluggish USB 3.0 hard drives. Thanks to Samsung, we may finally have an external SSD that delivers blisteringly fast transfers at an affordable price in the form of its new T1 Portable SSD.

Read full article @ Techspot

The GTX 970's Memory Explained & Tested

On forums near and far, there have been reports users have been experiencing memory allocation issues on NVIDIA’s GTX 970. Much of this centered around the fact that certain applications showed the GTX 970 to be utilizing just 3.5GB of its supposed 4GB of memory even though the GTX 980 and other cards showed their full memory layout as being accessible. There were further reports that once the 3.5GB threshold was surpassed, the GTX 970 suddenly exhibited a drastic loss of performance. It looked suspiciously like NVIDIA’s price / performance darling wasn’t able to physically communicate with its advertised memory allotment and if communication was taking place, that bandwidth was somehow truncated.

Naturally, this sparked a large number of theories regarding the Maxwell architecture, its abilities and how NVIDIA has allocated resources on their $350 graphics card. NVIDIA themselves have now stepped in, trying to set the record straight. What follows is a simplified version of our technical briefing with them alongside some basic benchmarks.

Read full article @ Hardware Canucks

The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 960 AMP! Edition Video Card Reviewed

Last year, NVIDIA launched their GeForce GTX 9oo series cards, skipping any 8xx variations altogether. While the GTX 970 and GTX 980 serve the high end gamer well, most of us were looking for what NVIDIA would be doing for the mainstream gamers. Thankfully, just last week, NVIDIA launched the GTX 960.

Many of NVIDIA’s partners are producing super quiet video cards that run with lower power, running on the new Maxwell GPU. One of those cards is the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 960 AMP! Edition which offers all the base features but also has a factory overclocked GPU. Naturally, we’re wondering how well it can do 1080p gaming while staying cool and quiet, so we put the card through some hard work in the lab to find out.

Read full article @ Futurelooks