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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Review

    The new GeForce GTX 980 Ti is still targeting 4K gaming and with 6GB of memory onboard it's still overkill but without excess. We expect the GTX 980 Ti to be a processing powerhorse that rivals the more expensive Titan X but for $350 off the sticker price.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Review

    The launch of the Galaxy S6 is one of the most important for Samsung in a long time, and this time around there's not just one flagship, but two: the company has released a curved-display Edge variant. Both come with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a top-end 1440p resolution, a brand new Exynos 7 Octa 7420 SoC, and a 16-megapixel optically stabilized camera. Unlike with the past three generations of Galaxy flagships, there's no Qualcomm model in sight.

    By Tim Schiesser on

  • Asrock X99E-ITX/ac Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

    Asrock doesn't mind taking chances with design and proof of this is the X99E-ITX/ac, the world's first and only Mini-ITX X99 motherboard and the first ever of its kind to support an Intel Extreme-series chipset. Though we were skeptical at first, it delivers the performance of a full-sized EATX X99 board in a 170mm x 170mm package that still manages to carry enthusiast trappings from Wi-Fi & Bluetooth to SATA Express & M.2 connectivity.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • Samsung SM951 PCIe SSD 512GB Review

    If Samsung's claims are true then the lack of NVMe support shouldn't be too devastating for the SM951 as read speeds are said to reach 2150MB/s and 1500MB/s for writes, which should give the SM951 an advantage in write tests over the Intel SSD 750 1.2TB.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X Review

    The GeForce Titan X is a processing powerhorse, with its GM200 chip carrying 6 graphics processing clusters, 24 streaming multiprocessors with 3072 CUDA cores. Combined with six 64-bit memory controllers for a total 12GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7GHz, that's 50% more cores and memory bandwidth than today's single-GPU king, the GeForce GTX 980. Needless to say, we're eager to see what the new Titan X is capable of.

    By Steven Walton on

    85
  • Dell XPS 13 (2015) Review

    The ideal Windows laptop is very hard to find but the new XPS 13 ticks most boxes. It has a 13-inch display with a very slim bezel, the aluminium shell with a carbon fibre-style interior looks pretty darn good, there's a new Intel Broadwell Core i5 under the hood, and battery life is rated at up to 15 hours. The XPS 13 is a return to form for Dell in a big way.

    By Tim Schiesser on

    95
  • GeForce GTX 960 Review: Gainward GTX 960 Phantom Tested

    With most gamers spending $200 or less on a GPU, the new GeForce GTX 960 is set to take over the so-called value sweet spot, offering a cost-effective way to enjoy high-end games and should appeal to gamers who are preparing for the impending wave of DirectX 12 titles on a budget.

    By Steven Walton on

    85
  • Samsung SSD 850 Evo 500GB Review

    Helping to build anticipation for the 850 Evo was the SSD 850 Pro, remaining to this day the fastest 2.5" SSD money can buy. The good news is the 850 Evo shares many of the same technologies found in the 850 Pro, however by using TLC V-NAND the 850 Evo is much more cost effective.

    By Steven Walton on

    85
  • Lian Li PC-O5S Review

    I would say the 'O' stands for "oversized window," as one of the key aspects of the series are the oversized tempered glass windows that combined with Lian Li's renowned aluminum construction and PCI riser cards make them perfect for showing off your machine's guts.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review

    The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact packs all the same goodness of its larger sibling in a more manageable body. That includes a powerful Snapdragon 801 SoC, a 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS camera, Category 4 LTE, NFC, and IP68 waterproofing. Paired with a 4.6-inch display, the Z3 Compact occupies an interesting position in the market with little, if any competition if you're not particularly fond of the recent trend of massive flagships.

    By Tim Schiesser on

    85
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

    Samsung was on to something when they launched the original Galaxy Note back in 2011. The large-screened smartphone seemed awkward at the time, but quickly became Samsung's second most popular line. The fourth-generation Galaxy Note is the same 5.7" size as its predecessor but packs a Quad HD display, a more premium and much requested part-metal construction, and an improved 16MP camera with optical image stabilization.

    By Tim Schiesser on

    90
  • Motorola Moto G (2014) Review

    The first-generation Moto G was a fantastic Android smartphone that cost just $179 unlocked and outright. It was Motorola's first major push into the entry-level market under the guidance of Google, and it was quite a successful one. The new 2014 model keeps the same low price point, packs a larger 5-inch display and addresses some of its predecessors shortcomings with a much improved camera and a microSD slot for expandable storage.

    By Tim Schiesser on

    85
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review

    While virtually every other manufacturer began pumping out phones with increasingly larger screens, Apple held off as long as it could while still selling millions of iPhone 5 and 5s handsets. Apple's response finally came in the form of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus -- the latter of which represents its first foray into phablet territory.

    By Shawn Knight on

    85
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 & GeForce GTX 970 Review

    Last year's GeForce 700 series pushed Kepler to its limits. With such a strong showing, Maxwell's first appearance had us excited for higher-end cards and today we finally have them: the $400 GTX 970 will go head to head with the Radeon R9 290 while the $600 GTX 980 is positioned around $50 higher than the R9 290X.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E Review: A True 8-core Desktop CPU

    Intel's Extreme Edition processor line is over a decade old now, starting way back in 2003 with the single-core Pentium 4 EE 3.4GHz. Fast forward to today, the chip we'll be looking at boasts eight cores, a massive 20MB smart cache, support for the latest DDR4 memory, and is accompanied by the new X99 chipset.

    By Steven Walton on

    85
  • LG G3 Review

    Touting several refinements and a new 5.5-inch Quad HD display, LG has brought to market the new LG G3. The new, larger display brings a resolution and pixel density above of what we've seen on the current crop of flagships. You also get a 13-megapixel camera with a unique laser autofocus system, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC that's at the top of its class.

    By Tim Schiesser on

    85
  • Samsung 850 Pro SSD Review

    The 840 Pro was one of the most successful high-end SSD series over the past few years, and now it's time for an update. Samsung's 850 Pro SSD is powered by the company's cutting-edge in-house 32 layer 3D V-NAND technology, which is said to deliver up to twice the density and write speed of traditional 20nm planar NAND flash.

    By Steven Walton on

    85
  • NZXT H440 Mid-Tower Case Review

    Typically, cases designed with the goal of being silent have been bland looking. But NZXT jazzes things up with the H440 using bright accents -- without looking too flashy -- along a redesigned interior and next-gen FN V2 fans. It also drops the old-fashioned 5.25" drive bays to use the space for other hardware, a move we're interested in seeing other manufacturers make.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • The Fast and Affordable SSD: Crucial MX100 256GB & 512GB Review

    Crucial has become a trusted name when it comes to high-performance solid-state drives, but the company's entry-level efforts have been less than laudable to date. They're taking another crack at producing a cost effective SSD with the MX100, and things look more promising this time, thanks to an upgrade to the same Marvell chip used by the high-end M550 series.

    By Steven Walton on

    95
  • Silverstone Raven Z RVZ01 Mini-ITX Case Review

    Unveiled at CES 2014, the latest member to Silverstone's Raven family quickly gained recognition for being the ultimate Steam Machine enclosure. Called the Raven Z RVZ01, this gaming chassis is among the best compact designs we've seen for cramming a fully-fledged enthusiast PC into an impressively small space.

    By Steven Walton on

    95
  • HTC One M8 Review

    The all new HTC One, or HTC One M8, is the evolution of last year's model featuring a larger 5-inch display, a new Duo Camera array that allows after-the-fact refocusing, a faster Snapdragon 801 chipset inside replacing the Snapdragon 600, there's a refined Sense 6.0 interface atop Android 4.4, and much more.

    By Tim Schiesser on

    90
  • AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review

    Considering the Radeon R9 290X's record for being pretty hot at its 300w TDP, I had my doubts about AMD placing two Hawaii XT GPUs on a single 500w TDP card. However, with a closed-loop water-cooling system AMD has solved the thermal and acoustic problems that most dual-GPU cards face.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • Apple iPad mini 2 Review

    With the Retina display in the 2nd-gen iPad mini, Apple has increased the price on the base 16 GB Wi-Fi model from $329 to $399, making it one of the most expensive tablets of its size. However, past iPads have been of exceptional quality, so will this be the same for the iPad mini? Does the Retina display and faster processor make a worthy upgrade for first-gen owners?

    By Tim Schiesser on

    90
  • Apple iPad Air: The TechSpot Review

    The iPad is now on its fifth iteration and with it comes a new name, the iPad Air. True to the moniker, Apple's latest full-size tablet has been put on a significant diet. It retains the same 9.7-inch display but with a bezel that is 43 percent thinner along with a 20 percent reduction in overall thickness.

    By Shawn Knight on

    90
  • Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti OC & Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz Edition Review

    As if it wasn't already fast enough, Gigabyte has armed its GTX 780 Ti with a massive air cooler that allows its variant of Nvidia's newcomer with a 17% overclock. The company has also been working on other overclocked GTX 780s, including a "GHz Edition" allowing a core clock of 1.02GHz or 18% higher than the standard version of the card.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 Review

    Before Nvidia can strike back, it'll have to eat another blow in the form of the new Radeon R9 290. At $400, the R9 290 offers fantastic value when you consider it will trail the 290X closely enough. In a sense, the R9 290 has kind of made R9 290X redundant, much like the GTX 780 did to the GTX Titan.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • AMD Radeon R9 290X Review

    In a sense, the Radeon R9 290X could be considered AMD's Titan, as it takes the Tahiti architecture and stuffs with nearly 2000 million more transistors. It's the most complex and powerful GPU AMD has created and by no coincidence, it's also one of the most expensive, but before you click away, that's 'only' $550, which is substantially cheaper than Nvidia's solution.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Apple iPhone 5s: The TechSpot Review

    As an incremental update, the new iPhone 5s borrows heavily from its predecessor, building upon its solid foundation yet adding an all-new 64-bit A7 processor, the Touch ID fingerprint reader, a totally revamped operating system, while also learning a few new software tricks that enhance how the camera operates.

    By Shawn Knight on

    90
  • Google Nexus 7: The TechSpot Review

    Time to refresh the Nexus 7 with a new model and new specifications. Asus is still producing the device, receiving a serious speed boost, a better quality display, a rear camera and new features. At $220 the new Nexus 7 presents itself as a remarkably attractive proposition for people who want to read, watch or play.

    By Tim Schiesser on

    90
  • Samsung SSD 840 Evo 1TB & 250GB Review

    Having aced its attempts at speed and durability, Samsung seems focused on solving flash's biggest sacrifices: size and affordability. Its new SSD 840 Evo lineup has models spanning from 120GB to 1TB, with the largest costing only $0.65 per gigabyte thanks to its use of TLC NAND.

    By Steven Walton on

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