Windows 10 Build 10558 Screenshots and more
Posted on: 10/06/2015 08:49 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

ADATA HD720 External Hard Disk (1TB) Review - Durability At Its Finest!
ASUS RT-AC87U & RT-AC3200 Routers Review
Azio MGK1-K and RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboards
BitFenix AEGIS mATX Case Review
Centon C-380 480GB SSD Review
Crucial MX200 500GB M.2 SSD Review
Element Gaming Beryllium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2
GPU Charts 2015 - 1080p, 1440p, UHD - AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB
How to Use the New Task Manager in Windows 8 or 10
In-Win 805 PC Chassis Review
KingFast 256GB F9 SSD Review
Polar V800 Review
Sound Blaster E5 Review
The Galaxy Note 5 is the best Android phone you can buy
Vantec NexStar 3.1 2.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure
Windows 10 Build 10558 Screenshots
Zen processor block diagram devised from AMD software patch

ADATA HD720 External Hard Disk (1TB) Review - Durability At Its Finest!
Today we are looking at the latest, ultra durable external hard disk drive available from ADATA, the HD720. A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to look at the HD710A, which had a little different purpose, mainly for targeting the Mac market. The HD720 is your solution to water, dust and shock. Keep reading to find out more!


Read full article @ TechnologyX

ASUS RT-AC87U & RT-AC3200 Routers Review
It has been a while since we last looked at wireless network routers but there really hasn’t been all that much movement in this field as of late. Now that 802.11AC has started to become mainstream, manufactures can no longer just market that “Wireless AC” designation as something special and unique. Rather, the standard is now enjoying widespread adoption and without a successor on the medium-term horizon, the networking market has somewhat stagnated.

ASUS hasn’t let stagnation take hold in their lineup and have been delving further into 802.11AC, ultimately pushing the boundaries of what it has to offer. That shouldn’t come as any surprise since their RT-series routers have almost always been at the forefront of technology while also offering good hardware, custom software that is feature rich, and doing both at competitive prices. This is a formula that has consistently worked for ASUS, and the new RT-AC3200 and RT-AC87U routers have not radically deviated from it.

Now you may be wondering why we are grouping the reviews of two different routers together in one article. Unlike previous generations when ASUS offered one flagship product and gradually cascaded select features into more affordable products, the RT-AC3200 and RT-AC87U almost cohabitate atop their lineup. We say “almost” since there are differences in pricing and some baseline features but regardless of the differences, both of these routers are supposed to offer class-leading performance.


Read full article @ Hardware Canucks

Azio MGK1-K and RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboards
Azio is a company that is likely not too well known by many PC users, except for perhaps some of the diehards in the crowd. In truth, Azio has been around for 15 years but has been recently expanding their peripheral lineup, with an emphasis on mechanical keyboards. Specifically we're looking at two of their latest mechanical keyboards today, the MGK1-K and MGK1-RGB. Both are sleek and functional, both come with different illumination effects, and both come with very attractive price tags. Can these two boards stand out?


Read full article @ PureOverclock

BitFenix AEGIS mATX Case Review
Looking near the bottom on the BitFenix website ‘About’ page we find the motto “BE INVINCIBLE” to explain their commitment to "[creating] state-of-the-art computer hardware and peripherals that blur the line between man and machine". BitFenix does this by listening to user comments, applying these ideas to in-house design concepts and using prior experience to create innovative peripherals with features and performance for work or play.

It's from these users comments, design concepts and years of prior experience in providing competitive products that BitFenix introduced the AEGIS Micro-Tower Case earlier this February 26, 2015. Although designed for small form factor motherboards, the AEGIS case is still able to hold seven 120mm case fans (one rear fan included) and liquid coolant radiator setups up to 360mm (and even configurations with two slim style 360mm radiators).

With three modular drive cages and two specific SSD mounting points, the AEGIS case can be configured by the user for many drive setups; or they can remove the drive cages for free interior air flow with maximum cooling potential. Air filters at the top, bottom and behind the front face plate help keep the case interior dust free, and are easily removed for cleaning.


Read full article @ Neoseeker

Centon C-380 480GB SSD Review
Centon isn’t a name many enthusiasts will know. I’d never heard of the company myself until this review sample; apparently, they’ve been in business for over 35 years manufacturing DRAM and flash memory products, and have only recently entered the consumer marketplace. The Centon C-380 480GB SSD SATA-III Solid State Drive, part of the “Enthusiast Solutions” series, is the focus of what Benchmark Reviews will be putting through our test suite.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

Crucial MX200 500GB M.2 SSD Review
After our test of Crucial MX200 1 TB and MX200 500 GB Solid State Drives we like to examine the M.2 SSD from the Crucial MX200 series in this SSD review. We had among other SSDs the Crucial M550 M.2 and the Plextor M6e PCIe M.2 SSD tested each in 2280 size and were pleasantly surprised. Now we benchmark the Crucial MX200 500 GB M.2 SSD in the smaller 2260 form factor and compare the results with dozens of SSDs. We will also clarify the differences compared to the M.2 SSD predecessors. But first let us start with the price and the delivery of Crucial MX200 500 GB M.2 SSD CT500MX200SSD6.


Read full article @ OcInside

Element Gaming Beryllium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Atomic Gaming is a very new player on the component market, offering a range of peripherals and most importantly, today at least, a range of chassis targeted at the gaming market. Their latest model is the Hyperian Micro-ATX and it comes in that increasingly popular cube-style form factor that acts as a nice step up from the mini-ITX craze that hit the market a couple of years ago. We recently reviewed one of the Element Gaming chassis range a few weeks ago, the Atomic ITX and it was a fantastic little product, so I’m hoping this new product will at least live up to that standard; you can check out the full review of the Atomic ITX here.

“The Hyperion is designed specifically for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts who want to build a high-specification computer in a small form factor case. The Hyperion chassis can house either a micro ATX or mini ITX motherboard and the roomy interior offers plenty of space for the PC builder.”

As you can see, the Hyperion has modest but capable specifications, with room for (up to) Micro-ATX motherboards, long graphics cards and plenty of storage, so let’s jump in and take a much closer look at what else this chassis has to offer.


Read full article @ eTeknix

EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2
EVGA recently added units featuring 550 W and 650 W capacities to their SuperNOVA G2 lineup. Today, we will take a detailed look at the 650 G2 promising high performance and silent operation; a highly desired combination of features for most users.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

GPU Charts 2015 - 1080p, 1440p, UHD - AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB
These garphics cards charts contain benchmark results of numerous recent graphics cards. We've tested the card with three different resolutions, where there are 1080p, 1440p and 2160p. Apart from that we also show live price tags for all models.


Read full article @ ocaholic

How to Use the New Task Manager in Windows 8 or 10
The Task Manager in Windows 8 and 10 has been completely overhauled. It’s easier-to-use, slicker, and more feature-packed than ever. Windows 8 may be all about Metro, but the Task Manager and Windows Explorer are better than ever.


Read full article @ Howtogeek

In-Win 805 PC Chassis Review
In this article we take a look at the all new 805 ATX PC chassis from In-Win. The 805 PC Chassis is a product series that is designed for ease of use and terrific looks as the side panels and the front panel have been fitted with tempered glass. And does make this chassis look very special.

As you are going to notice, this chassis is compact in size, light-weight yet intriguing in its looks thanks to the aforementioned tempered glass, really that glass is 90% of the DNA that is the 805 series.

This chassis can house mini-ITX, micro ATX or ATX motherboards and offer plenty of space to so your "thang". You can mount three SSDs at the backside and two HDDs (or alternatively two SSDs) in the slide in tray located at the motherboard side of the chassis. At the front you will spot tre new USB 3.1 Type-C connector allowing 10 Gbps data transfer, in addition to USB 3.0 (1x), USB 2.0 (2x) and 3.5 mm HD audio jacks.


Read full article @ Guru3D

KingFast 256GB F9 SSD Review
The F9 256GB is another low-cost SSD product from KingFast, which pairs the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller with Micron NAND MT29E1T08CUCBBH8-10:B and the cache is assured by the Samsung K4W2G1646E-BC11 DDR3 RAM (256MB). This model is able to follow the read performances of the Crucial BX100 250GB we have reviewed earlier, but falls behind in terms of writes.


Read full article @ Madshrimps

Polar V800 Review
A recent software update has added much anticipated Android Smart Notifications to the running watch. We've updated our review to reflect this.The Polar V800 is Polar's flagship multisport watch. This means it's a more complex and beefy version of its little brother the Polar M400, built to compete head-to-head with the Suunto Ambit3 range, TomTom Multisport Cardio and Garmin Forerunner 920XT and 620.


Read full article @ Techradar

Sound Blaster E5 Review
I am sure when most users hear the name Creative Sound Blaster, they think it synonymous with computer audio perfection, because many of the top gaming boards feature Sound Blaster audio. Today we will be looking at the new Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC & headphone amplifier with Bluetooth. In addition to being a USB DAC Amplifier, it features Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to wirelessly connect with your mobile devices. So can the Sound Blaster E5 live up to Creative Sound Blaster’s long legacy of audio excellence? Read on as we test the E5 and find out!


Read full article @ Bjorn3D

The Galaxy Note 5 is the best Android phone you can buy
Can the Galaxy Note series remain as a compelling option? The short answer is yes. The Galaxy note 5 is a true benchmark product for all the right reasons. It’s a beautiful, bright, and ultra-fast smartphone that is the best Android device you can get. But be prepared to pay a premium price.


Read full article @ WinSupersite

Vantec NexStar 3.1 2.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure
USB 3.1 is slowly becoming a new standard. We first saw it on Apple’s new Macbook, but now we have it on all new Z170 motherboards. Recently we reviewed our first PC case that has a USB 3.1 port on the front panel as well. USB 3.1 is here to stay and with it we are going to see a lot of new USB 3.1 devices. One type of USB 3.1 device you will see a lot will be the hard drive enclosure. Vantec’s NexStar line of hard drive enclosures have been around as long as we can remember and they are updating it with USB 3.1. Today we will be checking out the Vantec NexStar 3.1 2.5-inch hard drive enclosure (NST-270A31-BK). Let’s see what it can do!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Windows 10 Build 10558 Screenshots
A recent build of Windows 10 leaked onto the Internet over the weekend and so I poked around in it for a bit to see what is fresh and new.


Read full article @ WinSupersite

Zen processor block diagram devised from AMD software patch
The patch contains enough processor component references to create an outline. Most PC enthusiasts are excited about the possibilities of AMD's upcoming Zen processor family. AMD is promising to "drive competitive performance" with Zen, with 40 per cent greater instruction-per-clock-cycle throughput via the use of simultaneous hyperthreading. That's with the first generation Zen cores, developed under the watchful eye of legendary CPU architect Jim Keller. While we wait for more official information such as slides and charts it is interesting to see what can be learned from the incidental morsels, such as this preliminary Zen block diagram devised from an AMD software patch.

3DCenter.org has published an AMD Zen block diagram "with little speculation". The diagram was drawn up from a software patch published by an AMD Technical Staff member called Venkataramanan Kumar. The software patch, which "enables -march=znver1 (AMD family 17h Zen processor)," apparently contained enough information to allow someone, with a certain amount of processor design knowledge, to draft a block diagram.


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