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08 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – Team Group shows DDR4 and M.2 SSD

Well known memory and flash manufacturer Team Group couldn’t miss this year Computex, especially as the DDR4 and M.2 era is just beginning. At their booth we could find DDR4 modules for both desktop and server use but unfortunately just 2133MHz CL15 reference versions. We could also see showcased the entire DDR3 line-up we already know: Dark, Vulcan, Xtreem and Zeus. As M.2 SSDs represents […]

08 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – Superflower unveils Leadex Titanium 1600W and Leadex Platinum 2000W

Superflower is a PSU manufacturer which managed to become one of the top players in a very short time, mostly to their excellent electronics. The Leadex series managed to get positive reviews everywhere in the world, so it shouldn’t surprise you that Superflower managed to produce the first 80PLUS Titanium PSU, the Leadex Titanium 600W. We saw some prototypes of this PSU last year at […]

08 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – Plextor showcases M6 Pro and M6e SSDs

This year at CES Plextor announced the refresh of their entire SSD line-up, in the form of the M6 series models. The high-end model is the M6 Pro which is very similar to the model it replaces (M5 Pro), basically we get the same Marvell 88SS9187 controller and slightly higher IOPS due to improved firmware optimization and Toshiba A19nm NAND memory. Plextor M6 Pro will be […]

07 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – Western Digital unveils 4TB SATA Express hybrid drive

Although SATA Express standard is already implemented in Intel’s Z97 chipset and available on the market in most high-end motherboards, the drives compatible with this standard are not available yet. The SATA Express standard can deliver up to 1GB/s by using 2x PCI-Express 2.0 lanes, in comparison to just 600MB/s possible with SATA 3. Western Digital was the first manufacturer to show a working sample […]

07 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – Seasonic showcases their top of the line XP3 platform

At the beginning of this year, Seasonic launched their most advanced platform dedicated to the most high-end PSUs, the XP3. The first model incorporating this new platform was the 1200W 80PLUS Platinum SS-1200XP3 flagship PSU. Later this year, their Gold certified X-Series was also switched to the new XP3 platform, the results being the SS-1050XM2 and the SS-1250XM2. These models were the main focus on […]

04 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – Enermax showcases Liqmax II & Ostrog Adv

As always the booth of our friends from Enermax is very spectacular, firstly because of the modded ThormaxGT case which is very imposing. Secondly we have a BTC / LTC mining system in which a single Platimax 1350W can run flawlessly four Radeon R9 290X at full LOAD. This is not something hard to believe because we tested Platimax 1350W up to 1800W perfectly stable. […]

04 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – FSP shows Aurum PT & DYNA series of PSU

Taiwanese power supply manufacturer FSP Group, showcased two of its upcoming PSU lines together with a couple of power banks and a very interesting wireless charger. Aurum PT is an evolution of the Aurum PRO, the new model being now 80PLUS Platinum certified and full modular. The power range (850W, 1000W and 1200W) and the rest of the features remain the same: 135mm HDB fan, single […]

04 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – Cougar unveils new gaming gear: 700M & 700K

Although Cougar is known best for their PSU and cases, the company decided some time ago to enter also the gaming peripherals market. Their latest innovations in this segment were the major focus inside their booth at Computex 2014 which is taking place right now in Taiwan. We have the highly adjustable Cougar 700M Gaming Mouse with features like 8200DPI Laser Sensor, 32-bit ARM processor, […]

04 June 2014. .

Computex 2014 – Antec shows P380 case & EDGE Series PSU

Antec is a very well known and respected brand, mostly for their high-end PSU and cases, so they couldn’t miss the biggest IT&C fair here at Computex 2014. For this special occasion they prepared a new line of power supplies bearing the EDGE signature. As the name also suggest, the PSUs from this line are built with the best components, the enclosure has de-coupling material […]

26 May 2014. .

Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Tri-X OC Review

Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 Tri-X OC I can say from the beginning that among my favorite custom implementations dedicated to AMD GPUs are the ones from Sapphire. Well designed aftermarket cooling, good factory overclocking, simple and effective overclocking software (TriXX) coupled with a fair price made ​​the Sapphire models increasingly popular with PC users everywhere. Some time ago I tested Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X OC […]

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