Samsung suspends production of Galaxy Note7 smartphones and more
Posted on: 10/10/2016 07:50 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

BIOSTAR A68N-5200 Motherboard Review
Dell UP3017 30-inch 16:10 Professional Monitor Review
Lenovo Yoga Book Review
Mafia III - PC graphics performance review
Samsung suspends production of Galaxy Note7 smartphones

BIOSTAR A68N-5200 Motherboard Review
Despite a lot of the media focus being on Kaby Lake and AMD’s fabled Zen architecture, it’s important to remember that some users require a new motherboard as a matter of urgency and cannot wait for upcoming solutions. Not only that, in low-end scenarios such as a home office system or HTPC, modern processors provide more than enough performance. Some time ago, BIOSTAR decided to focus their efforts on embedded products after acknowledging the herculean task of trying to compete with ASUS, Gigabyte and other brands in the enthusiast market.

Today, we’re taking a look at the BIOSTAR A68N-5200 which employs the Mini-ITX form-factor and an integrated AMD Fusion A6-5200 APU. This embedded quad-core chip operates at a stable frequency of 2.0GHz without any Turbo technology and has a maximum 25W TDP. On another note, the processor includes a Radeon HD8400 graphics segment, designed mainly for multimedia applications instead of casual games. Priced around the £60 mark, the BIOSTAR A68N-5200 is an attractive proposition for a budget, small-form-factor build and I’m expecting it to uphold a good user-experience.


Read full article @ eTeknix

Dell UP3017 30-inch 16:10 Professional Monitor Review
The 16:10 aspect ratio may just be making a resurgence in the professional monitor category. Today we’re looking at Dell’s new UP3017. It offers 2560x1600 pixels in an IPS panel with factory calibrated modes for sRGB, Adobe RGB, and DCI-P3.


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Lenovo Yoga Book Review
The Yoga Book is one of the most attractive pieces of hardware I've used this year. Lenovo is aiming for the best of both worlds: a compact tablet that's easy to hold and transport; and an on-the-go laptop that isn't hindered by an awkward dock. But going from concept to actual product, how well does it work?


Read full article @ TechSpot

Mafia III - PC graphics performance review
In this article we'll examine Mafia III in our usual geeky fashion. We'll test the game on the PC platform relative towards graphics card performance with the latest AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers. Multiple graphics cards are being tested and bench-marked with the latest cards such as the GeForce GTX 10 series included as well as Radeon RX series 400 cards. With the newest graphics cards and technologies we'll try and see how well this DirectX 11 title performs.

Mafia III actually is a visual treat. And consequently going to need a modern PC to run it. This shows with the recommended CPU requirement being a Core i7-3770 3.0GHz or FX-8350. The system memory requirement for top level Mafia III graphics is going to be at least 8GB paired with a graphics card in the order of a GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280 with at least 2GB VRAM graphics card. Starting at that level you should be able to run Mafia III at around 1080p with 40 FPS on medium graphics setting. But we'll look at High quality settings, of course as we are all PC gamers right ?


Read full article @ Guru3D

Samsung suspends production of Galaxy Note7 smartphones
In reaction to new-model combustion incidents, say Reuters and Yonhap News sources. On Thursday we reported that replacement model 'fixed' Samsung Galaxy Note7 handsets were bursting into flames. There was a particularly dangerous and public incident where a new Note7 spontaneously combusted, as passengers were readying for take-off. Thus Southwest Airlines flight 994 from Louisville to Baltimore was delayed and Samsung Galaxy Note7 dangers were in the headlines again.


Read full article @ Hexus




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