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Below you can find a list of our latest articles that have been published on TweakTown recently. Scroll down and you'll see that the content is split into our various different content categories. We have listed the latest six articles for each category, but you can drill down further by going to the dedicated page for that category by clicking one of the various links below.

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Audio, Sound & Speakers

TweakTown's Best Reviewed Audio Products of 2015

TweakTown's Best Reviewed Audio Products of 2015

By:

Chris Smith | 

Posted:

Dec 21, 2015 1:55 am  | 

Summary:

We take a look back at the best performing TweakTown reviewed products of 2015 across all audio platforms. Read the article.

HDMI audio output not working with fresh install of Windows 8 and Intel HD graphics, please help!

Ask the Experts: HDMI audio output not working with fresh install of Windows 8 and Intel HD graphics, please help!

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Oct 30, 2012 6:19 pm  | 

Summary:

Windows 8's shipping driver for Intel HD graphics has issues with HDMI audio output, here's a fix Read the Ask the Experts article.

TweakTown's 2010 Mid Year Audio Roundup

TweakTown's 2010 Mid Year Audio Roundup

By:

James Vozar | 

Posted:

Jun 14, 2010 1:46 pm  | 

Summary:

2010 has already brought us an interesting array of new audio products & ideas. Today we consolidate and look back at some of the standout items. Read the article.

Dolby Labs Interviewed Regarding PC Audio

Dolby Labs Interviewed Regarding PC Audio

By:

James Vozar | 

Posted:

Jul 21, 2009 5:06 am  | 

Summary:

Our audiophile James interviews Devon Bergman of Dolby Labs' PC segment to discuss the company's involvement with regard to PC audio. Read the article.

HyperSonic Sound (HSS) Technology - Reinventing Sound

HyperSonic Sound (HSS) Technology - Reinventing Sound

By:

James Vozar | 

Posted:

Jul 16, 2009 4:08 am  | 

Summary:

It's not every day that a new technology comes along which promises to change our day to day lives profoundly, but today is one of those days. Read the article.

TweakTown's 2009 Mid Year Audio Roundup

TweakTown's 2009 Mid Year Audio Roundup

By:

James Vozar | 

Posted:

Jun 20, 2009 5:09 am  | 

Summary:

So far this year we have seen an interesting array of new audio products & ideas. Today we consolidate & look back at some of the standout items. Read the article.

See more article content from our Audio, Sound & Speakers category.

Cases, Cooling & PSU

Antec Cube-Designed by Razer Mini-ITX Chassis Preview

Antec Cube-Designed by Razer Mini-ITX Chassis Preview

By:

Chad Sebring | 

Posted:

1 week, 3 days ago  | 

Summary:

Antec and Razer teamed up to create the Cube-Designed by Razer Mini-ITX case. If you love Razer and/or green lighting, you should take a look. Read the article.

CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology (October 2016)

CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology (October 2016)

By:

Chad Sebring | 

Posted:

Oct 28, 2016 4:42 pm  | 

Summary:

TweakTown gets a new CPU cooler test system as well as a revised testing methodology. Find out how and why we test the way we do. Read the article.

Should I upgrade my PSU if I upgrade from a GTX 670 to a GTX 970?

Ask the Experts: Should I upgrade my PSU if I upgrade from a GTX 670 to a GTX 970?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 10, 2015 4:21 am  | 

Summary:

I want to upgrade my GeForce GTX 670 to a GTX 970, but will I need to upgrade my PSU too? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Looking at INWIN's D-Frame Mini with the EK-Kit D240 Watercooling Kit

Looking at INWIN's D-Frame Mini with the EK-Kit D240 Watercooling Kit

By:

Chad Sebring | 

Posted:

Jun 10, 2015 8:15 pm  | 

Summary:

INWIN and EKWB has teamed up to offer a combo deal on the D-Frame Mini case and EK-KIT D240 drop-in water cooling kit. Here's our take on it. Read the article.

A world exclusive look at the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1200W PSU

Tweakipedia: A world exclusive look at the be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1200W PSU

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

May 1, 2015 8:36 am  | 

Summary:

The PSU for our new quiet PC build is here, with the beautiful be quiet! Read the Tweakipedia article.

Is my 750W PSU enough to handle my system, or should I upgrade?

Ask the Experts: Is my 750W PSU enough to handle my system, or should I upgrade?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 13, 2015 4:25 am  | 

Summary:

I have an AMD FX-8350, 16GB DDR3 RAM and an MSI Radeon R9 270X - is my 750W PSU enough to handle it, or should I upgrade? Read the Ask the Experts article.

See more article content from our Cases, Cooling & PSU category.

Computer Systems

I want to build an insane VR gaming PC, what should I buy?

Ask the Experts: I want to build an insane VR gaming PC, what should I buy?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Mar 6, 2016 3:47 am  | 

Summary:

For the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, what type of PC should I build for a VR gaming beast? Read the Ask the Experts article.

I want to build a new PC, should I buy everything now, or wait?

Ask the Experts: I want to build a new PC, should I buy everything now, or wait?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Mar 2, 2016 10:59 pm  | 

Summary:

I want to build a new gaming PC, but I don't know whether to buy it now - or wait? Read the Ask the Experts article.

I want a 4K desktop/1080p 60FPS gaming PC, which parts do I upgrade?

Ask the Experts: I want a 4K desktop/1080p 60FPS gaming PC, which parts do I upgrade?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Feb 18, 2016 11:30 pm  | 

Summary:

I want to upgrade my gaming PC to game at 1080p @ 60FPS, which parts should I buy? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Our VGA benchmarking PC has been updated with Windows 10

Tweakipedia: Our VGA benchmarking PC has been updated with Windows 10

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 9, 2015 12:19 am  | 

Summary:

We've upgraded our VGA benchmarking PC with Windows 10, and a new 2TB SSD from Samsung Read the Tweakipedia article.

Building our new silent PC with the be quiet! Silent Base 800 chassis

Tweakipedia: Building our new silent PC with the be quiet! Silent Base 800 chassis

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 29, 2015 7:23 am  | 

Summary:

Check out our new be quiet! Silent Base 800 system, which is a new super-fast, but super-silent gaming PC Read the Tweakipedia article.

Thoughts on DX12, Mantle and NVIDIA building their own PCs

Ask the Experts: Thoughts on DX12, Mantle and NVIDIA building their own PCs

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Mar 8, 2015 12:51 am  | 

Summary:

What is the future of DirectX 12, Mantle and other APIs? Also, could NVIDIA release their own PC one day? Read the Ask the Experts article.

See more article content from our Computer Systems category.

CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs

Intel 7th Gen "Kaby Lake" Core Processor Overview

Intel 7th Gen "Kaby Lake" Core Processor Overview

By:

Steven Bassiri | 

Posted:

Aug 30, 2016 1:00 pm  | 

Summary:

Intel has just officially released details on its 7th Gen "Kaby Lake" Core processors and we cover just as much as we can right here. Read the article.

Is there a benefit moving to the new Core i5 over my current Core i5?

Ask the Experts: Is there a benefit moving to the new Core i5 over my current Core i5?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 17, 2016 10:45 pm  | 

Summary:

I have an Intel Core i5-3570K processor, should I buy the new Core i5 processor, or not? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Will overclocking my Core i7-4790 improve my gaming performance?

Ask the Experts: Will overclocking my Core i7-4790 improve my gaming performance?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Mar 11, 2016 5:53 am  | 

Summary:

If I overclock my Core i7-4790, will my gaming performance increase? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Should I upgrade my AMD FX-6300, or wait to upgrade later this year?

Ask the Experts: Should I upgrade my AMD FX-6300, or wait to upgrade later this year?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Feb 16, 2016 5:58 am  | 

Summary:

I have an AMD FX-6300 and want to upgrade, should I do it now, or wait? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Should I upgrade my Core i5-2500K, or my GPU?

Ask the Experts: Should I upgrade my Core i5-2500K, or my GPU?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Feb 9, 2016 11:27 pm  | 

Summary:

I'm torn between upgrading my CPU and GPU - help! Read the Ask the Experts article.

Will my Core i5-2500K be enough for VR gaming on the HTC Vive?

Ask the Experts: Will my Core i5-2500K be enough for VR gaming on the HTC Vive?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Feb 5, 2016 2:55 am  | 

Summary:

Will my Core i5-2500K be fast enough for VR gaming on the HTC Vive? Read the Ask the Experts article.

See more article content from our CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs category.

Displays & Projectors

Intel shows Merged Reality Technologies at IDF 2016

Intel shows Merged Reality Technologies at IDF 2016

By:

Steven Bassiri | 

Posted:

Aug 25, 2016 11:03 pm  | 

Summary:

Intel showed a full mix of new Merged Reality technologies last week at IDF 2016 that means exciting things for 2017 and beyond. Read the article.

Oculus Rift CV1 Unboxing & First Impressions

Oculus Rift CV1 Unboxing & First Impressions

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 17, 2016 10:25 am  | 

Summary:

Our Oculus Rift CV1 is here! We unbox it, take a look inside, and provide our first impressions. Come and join us. Read the article.

First Impressions of HTC's Vive Virtual Reality Headset

First Impressions of HTC's Vive Virtual Reality Headset

By:

Anshel Sag | 

Posted:

Apr 5, 2016 2:00 pm  | 

Summary:

We take you on a first impressions tour of HTC's impressive Vive virtual reality (VR) headset. Is this the one for you? Come and take a look. Read the article.

Which VR headset should I buy? The Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive?

Ask the Experts: Which VR headset should I buy? The Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jan 25, 2016 12:35 am  | 

Summary:

Which VR headset should you be investing into? The Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive? Read the Ask the Experts article.

The Oculus Rift is $599 - But So What?

The Oculus Rift is $599 - But So What?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jan 12, 2016 3:56 am  | 

Summary:

The Oculus Rift will cost $599... but why is everyone complaining? Read the article.

2015 was the Revolution of Resolutions, but 2016 is even more exciting

2015 was the Revolution of Resolutions, but 2016 is even more exciting

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 31, 2015 6:50 pm  | 

Summary:

2015 was, without a doubt, the best year for gaming monitors with loads of good things happening, but 2016 is going to be even better in more ways. Read the article.

See more article content from our Displays & Projectors category.

Gaming

Will last-gen game support hold iterative consoles back?

Will last-gen game support hold iterative consoles back?

By:

Derek Strickland | 

Posted:

5 days, 23 hours ago  | 

Summary:

Iterative consoles bring a host of benefits, but also some drawbacks: could last-gen backward compatibility be holding PS4 Pro and Xbox One S back? Read the article.

Upgrade Test: GTX 760 vs. GTX 1060 on SSD vs. HDD system

Upgrade Test: GTX 760 vs. GTX 1060 on SSD vs. HDD system

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 31, 2016 12:18 pm  | 

Summary:

HDD versus SSD: Dawn of Storage, in the middle of the massive GeForce GTX 760 versus GTX 1060 battle. Who wins?! Read the article.

Battlefield 1 Multiplayer Gameplay Thoughts

Battlefield 1 Multiplayer Gameplay Thoughts

By:

Sean Ridgeley | 

Posted:

Oct 22, 2016 6:36 pm  | 

Summary:

We dig deep into Battlefield 1 multiplayer and offer up our impressions on DICE's latest work. Read the article.

Gears of War 4 tested in DX12: GTX 1080, RX 480 and more

Tweakipedia: Gears of War 4 tested in DX12: GTX 1080, RX 480 and more

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 19, 2016 10:26 pm  | 

Summary:

We test Gears of War 4 at 1080p, 1440p and 4K on various NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards Read the Tweakipedia article.

Gears of War 4 benchmarked in DX12 at 8K resolution

Tweakipedia: Gears of War 4 benchmarked in DX12 at 8K resolution

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 13, 2016 12:39 am  | 

Summary:

We test the GeForce GTX 1080 and Radeon RX 480 at 8K in Gears of War 4 on DX12 Read the Tweakipedia article.

Logitech's Return to Gaming Leadership

Logitech's Return to Gaming Leadership

By:

Anshel Sag | 

Posted:

Oct 6, 2016 8:58 pm  | 

Summary:

We discuss Logitech's rise in the gaming peripherals market, what has helped them, and what we could expect from them in the future. Read the article.

See more article content from our Gaming category.

Guides

TweakTown's Holiday Buyer's Guide 2015 - Gift Tips from the Editors

TweakTown's Holiday Buyer's Guide 2015 - Gift Tips from the Editors

By:

TweakTown Staff | 

Posted:

Dec 16, 2015 12:26 am  | 

Summary:

We've put together a buyer's guide consisting of the best products, so you don't have to pretend to be happy with another pair of socks this Christmas day. Read the article.

The top four things North Korea has achieved in the past 18 months

The top four things North Korea has achieved in the past 18 months

By:

Chris Smith | 

Posted:

Jul 5, 2015 6:15 am  | 

Summary:

What are the four best things that Kim Jong-Un and his North Korean crew have completed in the last 18 months? It's an amazing list. Read the article.

Case Smithing: The Stealth Optical Bay Drive

Case Smithing: The Stealth Optical Bay Drive

By:

John Williamson | 

Posted:

Dec 6, 2012 9:39 am  | 

Summary:

John Williamson aka Pwnography6 brings us a simple case mod today and most people can complete in under one hour. Hide your ugly optical drive, and make your case even more appealing! Read the article.

Case Smithing: Go with the flow - Installing a new case fan mount

Case Smithing: Go with the flow - Installing a new case fan mount

By:

John Williamson | 

Posted:

Nov 16, 2012 7:46 am  | 

Summary:

John is back with another Case Smithing guide. This time he shows us the various methods of installing a new case fan mount in your rig. Read the article.

Case Smithing: The Mod Workshop - Case Modding Tools You Need

Case Smithing: The Mod Workshop - Case Modding Tools You Need

By:

John Williamson | 

Posted:

Nov 14, 2012 7:40 pm  | 

Summary:

John Williamson aka Pwnography6 joins TweakTown to bring us up to speed on the world of case modding. In his first article he tells us what sorts of tools are a must for the modding toolbox. Read the article.

Building an AMD HTPC - Capable of Blu-ray HD Audio Playback

Building an AMD HTPC - Capable of Blu-ray HD Audio Playback

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Jan 21, 2009 5:00 am  | 

Summary:

Cameron spends time researching the perfect AMD based Home Theater PC for 2009 that is capable of properly playing back Blu-ray HD audio and video. Read the article.

See more article content from our Guides category.

HT & Movies

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray - the definitive video format

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray - the definitive video format

By:

Ben Gourlay | 

Posted:

Oct 17, 2016 4:46 pm  | 

Summary:

Six months on from the launch of what could be the last physical video format, we discuss why Ultra HD Blu-ray deserves the attention of movie lovers. Read the article.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Soundtrack Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Soundtrack Review

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Mar 20, 2016 7:28 pm  | 

Summary:

The official soundtrack for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is here, and it's glorious. Read the article.

Remastering 'The X-Files' in HD, Q&A with Jim Hardy CEO of Illuminate

Remastering 'The X-Files' in HD, Q&A with Jim Hardy CEO of Illuminate

By:

Ben Gourlay | 

Posted:

Dec 12, 2015 5:40 pm  | 

Summary:

Ben talks to Jim Hardy, CEO of Illuminate, to find out how the company completely re-assembled all 201 episodes of 'The X-Files' for the digital age. Read the article.

How did I live without Netflix for so long?

How did I live without Netflix for so long?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 8, 2015 8:05 pm  | 

Summary:

A week in the life of owning Netflix in Australia has turned me around. How did I live without it for so damn long? Anthony gives his thoughts. Read the article.

Australian Blu-ray Importing: August 2014 Buying Guide

Australian Blu-ray Importing: August 2014 Buying Guide

By:

Ben Gourlay | 

Posted:

Aug 18, 2014 3:50 am  | 

Summary:

We take a look at the latest and greatest overseas titles on Blu-ray which are compatible to import into Australia for August 2014. Let's take a look! Read the article.

Australian Blu-ray Importing: May 2014 Buying Guide

Australian Blu-ray Importing: May 2014 Buying Guide

By:

Ben Gourlay | 

Posted:

May 17, 2014 2:45 pm  | 

Summary:

We take a look at the latest and greatest overseas titles on Blu-ray to import into Australia and work fine on your disc player for May 2014. Read the article.

See more article content from our HT & Movies category.

IT/Datacenter

Islamic State's social media propaganda machine seems unstoppable

Islamic State's social media propaganda machine seems unstoppable

By:

Michael Hatamoto | 

Posted:

Aug 9, 2015 5:52 pm  | 

Summary:

Michael discusses Islamic State's ability to use social media and how it is giving western governments and intelligence agencies absolute fits. Read the article.

QuantaCool MHP Cooling Solution Tested at GTC 2015

QuantaCool MHP Cooling Solution Tested at GTC 2015

By:

William Harmon | 

Posted:

Apr 15, 2015 2:13 am  | 

Summary:

Server and workstation cooling is taken to new levels with QuantaCool's MHP technology. Here's our look at it from GTC 2015. Read the article.

Ready or not, Chip-and-PIN is coming to the United States

Ready or not, Chip-and-PIN is coming to the United States

By:

Michael Hatamoto | 

Posted:

Feb 26, 2015 5:50 am  | 

Summary:

The adoption of Chip-and-PIN technology in the United States will present a significant learning curve for financial institutions, consumers and retailers. Read the article.

SanDisk Optimus Eco SSD RAID Enterprise Performance Analysis

SanDisk Optimus Eco SSD RAID Enterprise Performance Analysis

By:

Paul Alcorn | 

Posted:

Oct 17, 2014 2:03 pm  | 

Summary:

SanDisk's Optimus Eco is a widely deployed enterprise SAS SSD that delivers tremendous performance. We test eight of them in various DAS configurations. Read the article.

Seagate 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 RAID Analysis

Seagate 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 RAID Analysis

By:

Paul Alcorn | 

Posted:

Sep 26, 2014 1:10 am  | 

Summary:

The new crop of 6TB HDDs offer outstanding capacity and a big boost in performance. Today we analyze performance of eight Seagate 6TB HDDs in a 48TB array. Read the article.

Overview of Supermicro's DDR4 Intel Xeon C612 Server Motherboards

Overview of Supermicro's DDR4 Intel Xeon C612 Server Motherboards

By:

William Harmon | 

Posted:

Sep 12, 2014 1:10 pm  | 

Summary:

With the release of the new Intel Haswell-EP Xeon processors, Supermicro is ready with a new line of motherboards to support these new CPU's and DDR4. Read the article.

See more article content from our IT/Datacenter category.

Laptops

A look at Dell rugged products in the lab and wild

A look at Dell rugged products in the lab and wild

By:

Steven Bassiri | 

Posted:

Oct 7, 2016 7:54 pm  | 

Summary:

Dell invited us to its offices in Texas to experience firsthand its work on its rugged notebooks and tablets. Panasonic Toughbook, look out. Read the article.

GIGABYTE P34W V5 Laptop First Impressions

GIGABYTE P34W V5 Laptop First Impressions

By:

Jeff Williams | 

Posted:

Mar 26, 2016 12:11 am  | 

Summary:

How were the first moments with GIGABYTE's fifth version powerful P34W laptop? Join us and take a look. Read the article.

Two weeks with a beast - the OriginPC EON17-X Laptop

Two weeks with a beast - the OriginPC EON17-X Laptop

By:

Jeff Williams | 

Posted:

Mar 17, 2016 4:38 pm  | 

Summary:

Sometimes the first few weeks are the honeymoon period, so how does the OriginPC EON17-X do after two weeks of use? Let's see. Read the article.

My Dell laptop is running hot, what can I do to cool it down?

Ask the Experts: My Dell laptop is running hot, what can I do to cool it down?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 4, 2013 5:04 am  | 

Summary:

How can I cool my overheating Dell notebook down? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Upgrading your laptop to a new high-performance SSD and RAM

Tweakipedia: Upgrading your laptop to a new high-performance SSD and RAM

By:

Trace Hagan | 

Posted:

Mar 21, 2013 1:05 pm  | 

Summary:

Trace gives us a detail look at how to replace the RAM and HDD in your laptop for better performance Read the Tweakipedia article.

What is the main purpose of the new Retina MacBook Pro, and can it handle this years games?

Ask the Experts: What is the main purpose of the new Retina MacBook Pro, and can it handle this years games?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Nov 15, 2012 3:36 am  | 

Summary:

What is the advantage of the Retina MacBook Pro from Apple? Will it run games from this year? Read the Ask the Experts article.

See more article content from our Laptops category.

Maker & DIY

Connected Cars: The technology is here, so let's enjoy it

Connected Cars: The technology is here, so let's enjoy it

By:

Michael Hatamoto | 

Posted:

Jun 15, 2015 4:50 am  | 

Summary:

There is an amazing blend of technology merging with new vehicles, and connected car technology is accelerating at a fast pace. Read the article.

Future of wearables unknown, but things are looking good

Future of wearables unknown, but things are looking good

By:

Michael Hatamoto | 

Posted:

May 2, 2015 2:18 am  | 

Summary:

The wearables market is growing at a rapid pace, and while there is much work left to be done, the future appears to be great. Read the article.

Virtual reality provides great long-term potential, be excited

Virtual reality provides great long-term potential, be excited

By:

Michael Hatamoto | 

Posted:

Apr 7, 2015 2:19 am  | 

Summary:

Virtual reality is something that many don't have firsthand experience with, but it seems that we should all be happy for what is around the corner. Read the article.

Artificial intelligence worries smart people, should we be worried?

Artificial intelligence worries smart people, should we be worried?

By:

Michael Hatamoto | 

Posted:

Apr 6, 2015 8:12 pm  | 

Summary:

Recently some really smart and successful people have expressed concerned over artificial intelligence, but should we be worried about it? Read the article.

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Making Your Portable Toolkit

3D Printing Tips and Tricks: Making Your Portable Toolkit

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Jun 27, 2014 2:15 pm  | 

Summary:

Charles walks us through what our portable 3D printer toolkit should include. Read on and see what tools you may be missing to make your experience better. Read the article.

Practical 3D Printing Guide: Making a GoPro Camera Mount

Practical 3D Printing Guide: Making a GoPro Camera Mount

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Jun 25, 2014 2:02 pm  | 

Summary:

Hobby 3D printing is often referred to as a novelty, but the desktop 3D printer can be practical and useful, too. Let's see what Charles does for a GoPro. Read the article.

See more article content from our Maker & DIY category.

Mobile Devices

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - Is Bigger Always Better?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - Is Bigger Always Better?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Aug 25, 2016 12:05 am  | 

Summary:

Samsung kills the Apple iPhone 7 Plus before it was even released with their new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Read the article.

Apple's new iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, iOS 9, and Pencil Explained

Apple's new iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, iOS 9, and Pencil Explained

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Sep 11, 2015 3:02 pm  | 

Summary:

Apple got the attention of many tech consumers again this week as it announced its new iPhones, iPad Pro, iOS 9, Pencil, and more. Here's our overview. Read the article.

LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge - The Battle of Android

LG G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge - The Battle of Android

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jun 30, 2015 11:16 pm  | 

Summary:

If you thought the Galaxy S6 was the only high-end Android out right now, the G4 is here to show you the removeable battery and SD card slot aren't gone. Read the article.

BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Unboxing + First Impressions

BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Unboxing + First Impressions

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 2, 2014 9:50 pm  | 

Summary:

The first 24 hours with the new BlackBerry Passport have been... interesting, weird, wide, different, surprising, strange, and did I mention weird? Read the article.

Smartphone Showdown - Galaxy S5, Note 3, Xperia Z2, G3 and Nexus 5

Smartphone Showdown - Galaxy S5, Note 3, Xperia Z2, G3 and Nexus 5

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 28, 2014 9:04 pm  | 

Summary:

We pit five of the best phones on the market against one another, in a battle of the flagship Android smartphone showdown. Who takes the benchmark crown? Read the article.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Unboxing & First Impressions

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Smartphone Unboxing & First Impressions

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 17, 2014 9:03 pm  | 

Summary:

After years of not touching an iPhone, the 6 Plus is here, and after a few hours playing with Apple's largest phone yet, here's what I think about it. Read the article.

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Motherboards

At stock speeds, should I buy an OC/gaming motherboard, or not?

Ask the Experts: At stock speeds, should I buy an OC/gaming motherboard, or not?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Mar 27, 2016 2:41 am  | 

Summary:

Should I get a workstation, OC or gaming motherboard for 24/7 use at stock CPU clocks? Read the Ask the Experts article.

What should I be looking for in a 'good' motherboard?

Ask the Experts: What should I be looking for in a 'good' motherboard?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Mar 1, 2016 6:01 am  | 

Summary:

I need some help with choosing a motherboard for my new PC! Read the Ask the Experts article.

I'm not going to be gaming, which Z170-based motherboard should I buy?

Ask the Experts: I'm not going to be gaming, which Z170-based motherboard should I buy?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jan 30, 2016 4:07 am  | 

Summary:

Which Z170 motherboard should I buy if I'm not gaming? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Do I need x8 ports for AMD Radeon R9 390X Crossfire?

Ask the Experts: Do I need x8 ports for AMD Radeon R9 390X Crossfire?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jan 22, 2016 11:14 pm  | 

Summary:

I want to Crossfire my Radeon R9 390X, but need to know if I need a better motherboard with x16 ports? Read the Ask the Experts article.

OC with a Legend: Hicookie Interview and GIGABYTE's Z170 SOC Force LN2

OC with a Legend: Hicookie Interview and GIGABYTE's Z170 SOC Force LN2

By:

Steven Bassiri | 

Posted:

Jan 14, 2016 8:44 pm  | 

Summary:

We spent some time discussing all things overclocking during CES last week with GIGABYTE's overclocking champ, Hicookie. Read the article.

Which Z170 motherboard should I buy? ASUS or GIGABYTE?

Ask the Experts: Which Z170 motherboard should I buy? ASUS or GIGABYTE?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Sep 14, 2015 4:08 am  | 

Summary:

I'm torn between an ASUS and GIGABYTE Z170-based motherboard. Help! Read the Ask the Experts article.

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Networking

Backing your Google Drive folder to a QNAP NAS

Tweakipedia: Backing your Google Drive folder to a QNAP NAS

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 7, 2014 11:48 pm  | 

Summary:

Want to keep your Google Drive storage backed up onto your QNAP NAS? Follow this Tweakipedia guide Read the Tweakipedia article.

Wireless Distribution System - Is Wireless ready to replace the Wired network?

Wireless Distribution System - Is Wireless ready to replace the Wired network?

By:

Sean Kalinich | 

Posted:

Jan 5, 2010 4:50 am  | 

Summary:

People and companies are looking to save money in any way they can. We take a look at the Wireless Distribution System to see if it can help. Read the article.

Being Cut Off From The Outside World

Being Cut Off From The Outside World

By:

Shawn Baker | 

Posted:

May 5, 2008 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

Shane's moved house and finds himself without the internet. Let's find out how he's coped over the last two weeks. Read the article.

Wi-Fi Skype Phones - ASUS AiGuru S1 vs. Netgear SPH101

Wi-Fi Skype Phones - ASUS AiGuru S1 vs. Netgear SPH101

By:

Lars Göran Nilsson | 

Posted:

Feb 13, 2007 5:00 am  | 

Summary:

We check out a couple wireless capable Skype phones from ASUS and Netgear and try and work out which is the best. Read the article.

Intel demonstrates fast new Ultrawideband WPAN at IDF Taiwan

Intel demonstrates fast new Ultrawideband WPAN at IDF Taiwan

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Oct 17, 2006 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

We visited IDF Fall Taiwan 2006 in Taipei yesterday and saw Intel demonstrate the fast new Ultrawideband WPAN. Read the article.

New Database Server; TweakTown gets a speed boost!

New Database Server; TweakTown gets a speed boost!

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Aug 4, 2006 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

Yesterday we added a new powerful database server into our rack. Read on for details about our new Dell PowerEdge 2850! Read the article.

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Peripherals

ROCCAT's Power-Grid for Android - Control your PC from smartphone

ROCCAT's Power-Grid for Android - Control your PC from smartphone

By:

Charles Gantt | 

Posted:

Dec 13, 2013 3:01 pm  | 

Summary:

ROCCAT's new Power-Grid app for Android is pretty impressive on paper, but will it stand up to TweakTown standards? Let's check it out in detail. Read the article.

Four-way Gaming Mouse Roundup: G9X, XAI, Abyssus and SideWinder X8

Four-way Gaming Mouse Roundup: G9X, XAI, Abyssus and SideWinder X8

By:

Nathan Davison | 

Posted:

May 19, 2010 11:05 am  | 

Summary:

We pit four of the best names in gaming mice; Logitech, SteelSeries, Razer and Microsoft to see who can deliver the best all-round gaming weapon. Read the article.

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

Microsoft SideWinder X6 Gaming Keyboard

By:

Andrew Jones | 

Posted:

Oct 16, 2008 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

Microsoft continues down the path of the dark side with an all new gaming series keyboard. Read the article.

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Gaming Mouse

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Gaming Mouse

By:

Andrew Jones | 

Posted:

Oct 14, 2008 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

The latest gaming series mouse from the big MS has made some changes; we find out the good, the bad and the ugly.  Read the article.

Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack

Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack

By:

Andrew Jones | 

Posted:

Oct 13, 2008 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

Tiny mice for tiny hands? Not so with Microsoft's latest laptop accessory. Read the article.

OCZ Dominatrix Gaming Mouse

OCZ Dominatrix Gaming Mouse

By:

Andrew Jones | 

Posted:

Sep 8, 2008 4:00 am  | 

Summary:

This new mouse from OCZ shows that they are making their mark in the peripherals market. Read the article.

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RAM

What are the downsides to using 16GB of RAM in a 4x4GB configuration?

Ask the Experts: What are the downsides to using 16GB of RAM in a 4x4GB configuration?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 22, 2015 4:45 am  | 

Summary:

Is there a downside to using 4x4GB RAM in a system? Read the Ask the Experts article.

I need some help choosing a 32GB kit of DDR3 RAM

Ask the Experts: I need some help choosing a 32GB kit of DDR3 RAM

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

May 6, 2013 3:45 am  | 

Summary:

I'm after a 32GB kit of RAM, which brand should I choose? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Patriot Memory for Ultrabook - Scaling SODIMM RAM Density vs. Battery Life

Patriot Memory for Ultrabook - Scaling SODIMM RAM Density vs. Battery Life

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Feb 5, 2013 8:55 am  | 

Summary:

Last month we reviewed Patriot's low voltage SODIMM 'Memory for Ultrabook' RAM and found it increased notebook battery life over standard 1.5v SODIMM memory. We're back now to answer the question we left... Read the article.

I want to get some new RAM for my computer but want to make sure its compatible first!

Ask the Experts: I want to get some new RAM for my computer but want to make sure its compatible first!

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jan 26, 2013 5:05 am  | 

Summary:

I want to get some G.Skill RAM for my Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR motherboard, but will it be compatible Read the Ask the Experts article.

I have a Z77-based motherboard and want to install 32GB of 2400MHz RAM, should I buy 2 x 16GB kits?

Ask the Experts: I have a Z77-based motherboard and want to install 32GB of 2400MHz RAM, should I buy 2 x 16GB kits?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jan 8, 2013 3:10 am  | 

Summary:

I want to install 32GB of RAM into my Z77-based motherboard, should I get two 16GB kits of RAM? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Does RAM have any affect on gaming performance?

Ask the Experts: Does RAM have any affect on gaming performance?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 5, 2012 3:54 am  | 

Summary:

Does RAM have any affect on gaming performance? Read the Ask the Experts article.

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Software

3DMark Time Spy - DX12 Benchmarking for the Masses

3DMark Time Spy - DX12 Benchmarking for the Masses

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 14, 2016 5:00 pm  | 

Summary:

Futuremark releases its new DX12 benchmark, 3DMark Time Spy - but who dominates DX12? NVIDIA or AMD? Let's answer that right now. Read the article.

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition (RSCE) 16.4.2 Overview

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition (RSCE) 16.4.2 Overview

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

May 1, 2016 5:50 pm  | 

Summary:

AMD releases its new Radeon Software Crimson Edition (RSCE) 16.4.2 drivers, with new CrossFire profiles, and more. We take a close look. Read the article.

AMD makes game development easier with its new GPUOpen initiative

AMD makes game development easier with its new GPUOpen initiative

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Dec 21, 2015 8:33 pm  | 

Summary:

AMD's new GPUOpen initiative unlocks application development thanks to open source. Could this be what AMD needs to make a GPU comeback? Read on. Read the article.

Forcing the Windows 10 update to actually, well, update

Tweakipedia: Forcing the Windows 10 update to actually, well, update

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 31, 2015 2:59 am  | 

Summary:

Windows 10 isn't updating for everyone, so here's some tips on how to get it downloaded to your machine Read the Tweakipedia article.

Should I wait for Windows 10 to be released before buying a new PC?

Ask the Experts: Should I wait for Windows 10 to be released before buying a new PC?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Feb 12, 2015 11:21 am  | 

Summary:

I'm in the market for a new Ultrabook, but should I wait for Windows 10 to come out before purchasing? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Security expert: Regin is scary and companies should be on alert

Security expert: Regin is scary and companies should be on alert

By:

Michael Hatamoto | 

Posted:

Jan 7, 2015 3:09 am  | 

Summary:

Cybersecurity companies are outlining additional details about the sophisticated Regin spyware malware, but no one has a complete picture just yet. Read the article.

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Storage

Phison E7 NVMe PCIe FW 2.1 SSD Performance Preview

Phison E7 NVMe PCIe FW 2.1 SSD Performance Preview

By:

Jon Coulter | 

Posted:

Sep 12, 2016 12:00 pm  | 

Summary:

TweakTown is first to test Phison's new E7 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD with firmware revision 2.1. The performance differences are substantial. Read the article.

Phison S11 SSD Preview: Toshiba BiCS TLC & Micron 3D MLC

Phison S11 SSD Preview: Toshiba BiCS TLC & Micron 3D MLC

By:

Jon Coulter | 

Posted:

Aug 15, 2016 1:00 pm  | 

Summary:

TweakTown is the first to test the Phison S11 SSD controller, BiCS TLC, and Micron 3D MLC. Take a close look in our preview of what's to come. Read the article.

Intel 750 NVMe 400GB U.2 SSD Bootable RAID 0 Report

Intel 750 NVMe 400GB U.2 SSD Bootable RAID 0 Report

By:

Jon Coulter | 

Posted:

Apr 12, 2016 1:08 pm  | 

Summary:

A bootable Intel 750 NVMe array? Not only is it possible, but it's also actually quite simple; let's take a close look. Read the article.

With a new SSD, how do I keep my game installs and saved games?

Ask the Experts: With a new SSD, how do I keep my game installs and saved games?

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Mar 25, 2016 6:29 am  | 

Summary:

With a new SSD, how do I keep all of my games and game saves on the current drive? Read the Ask the Experts article.

Samsung 950 Pro M.2 PCIe Gen 3x4 NVMe SSD RAID 0 Report

Samsung 950 Pro M.2 PCIe Gen 3x4 NVMe SSD RAID 0 Report

By:

Jon Coulter | 

Posted:

Feb 17, 2016 2:15 pm  | 

Summary:

RAID is back! What happens when we create a bootable OS disk using the most powerful consumer SSDs ever made? Let's take a close look. Read the article.

One month with the Thecus N5810 PRO NAS - it's NAStastic!

Tweakipedia: One month with the Thecus N5810 PRO NAS - it's NAStastic!

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Feb 7, 2016 2:05 am  | 

Summary:

I've had the Thecus N5810 PRO NAS for a month now, and I'm totally in love Read the Tweakipedia article.

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Trade Shows

NVIDIA Editor's Day 2014 - Events, Parties, and Lots of Fun

NVIDIA Editor's Day 2014 - Events, Parties, and Lots of Fun

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Sep 19, 2014 3:07 am  | 

Summary:

NVIDIA entertained the world's technology press for the launch of its next-generation Maxwell GPUs, but in between all of the business, was lots of fun. Read the article.

Intel Developer Forum 2014 - Core M, DDR4, Overclocking and Robots

Intel Developer Forum 2014 - Core M, DDR4, Overclocking and Robots

By:

Steven Bassiri | 

Posted:

Sep 15, 2014 4:26 pm  | 

Summary:

Steven visited this year's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco and saw plenty of cool technology. If you couldn't make the show, get an overview here. Read the article.

A tour of the NVIDIA HQ in Santa Clara, California

A tour of the NVIDIA HQ in Santa Clara, California

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Apr 5, 2014 1:10 pm  | 

Summary:

During NVIDIA's GTC 2014, we were lucky enough to get a tour of the NVIDIA facilities in Santa Clara, CA. Let's get an inside look at their office now. Read the article.

TweakTown's "Best of Computex 2013" Awards and Winners

TweakTown's "Best of Computex 2013" Awards and Winners

By:

TweakTown Staff | 

Posted:

Jun 4, 2013 1:00 am  | 

Summary:

This year at Computex Taipei we conducted "Best of Computex 2013" awards where TweakTown editors judged submitted products and selected winners of the hottest new tech products for these prestigious awards... Read the article.

Roshan's Win a trip to Computex 2012 Guest Blog Story

Roshan's Win a trip to Computex 2012 Guest Blog Story

By:

Roshan Ashraf Shaikh | 

Posted:

Jun 12, 2012 9:06 am  | 

Summary:

Roshan Ashraf Shaikh from India won our trip to Computex Taipei 2012 as a guest blogger and now he tells his story. Read the article.

I/ITSEC: Cutting Edge Simulation and Training Trade Show Coverage

I/ITSEC: Cutting Edge Simulation and Training Trade Show Coverage

By:

Chris Ramseyer | 

Posted:

Jan 24, 2012 1:15 pm  | 

Summary:

Just before CES we took off for sunny Florida to see the best simulation hardware and software the world has to offer. Read the article.

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Vehicles

Mazda CX-9 Azami 2016 2.5T AWD: Vehicle Tech Review

Mazda CX-9 Azami 2016 2.5T AWD: Vehicle Tech Review

By:

Cameron Wilmot | 

Posted:

Nov 14, 2016 6:27 am  | 

Summary:

Mazda's CX-9 Azami 2016 2.5T AWD is not only a sight to behold, but it comes packed to the brim with impressive technology. Let's take a close look. Read the article.

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Video Cards

Fury X vs GTX 1070 in Battlefield 1 (DX11 and DX12)

Tweakipedia: Fury X vs GTX 1070 in Battlefield 1 (DX11 and DX12)

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

1 week, 1 day ago  | 

Summary:

Battlefield 1 tested at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K with DX11 and DX12 comparing the Fury X against the GTX 1070 - who wins?! Read the Tweakipedia article.

RX 480 dominates GTX 1060 at DX12 in Battlefield 1

Tweakipedia: RX 480 dominates GTX 1060 at DX12 in Battlefield 1

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Oct 21, 2016 3:36 am  | 

Summary:

AMD thrashes NVIDIA at DX12 in Battlefield 1 Read the Tweakipedia article.

HBM2 Graphics RAM Isn't the Hero We Deserve... Yet

HBM2 Graphics RAM Isn't the Hero We Deserve... Yet

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Aug 10, 2016 5:39 pm  | 

Summary:

We chat about High Bandwidth Memory and how NVIDIA has shown that we don't need HBM2 graphics card RAM technology in the near future. Read the article.

Titan X is 50% faster than GTX 1080 at 11,520 x 2160

Titan X is 50% faster than GTX 1080 at 11,520 x 2160

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Aug 5, 2016 7:07 pm  | 

Summary:

We test NVIDIA's new Pascal-based Titan X graphics card on our triple 4K set up at 11,520 x 2160 and see exactly how it performs. Read the article.

AMD Positioning Itself to Become a Commanding Force in Rendering

AMD Positioning Itself to Become a Commanding Force in Rendering

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 25, 2016 1:24 am  | 

Summary:

Rendering is big business, and AMD is making it easier and cheaper for everyone involved. Here's some of what we learnt at Siggraph. Read the article.

NVIDIA VR Funhouse Unleashes the Best of Pascal and VR

NVIDIA VR Funhouse Unleashes the Best of Pascal and VR

By:

Anthony Garreffa | 

Posted:

Jul 14, 2016 1:00 pm  | 

Summary:

NVIDIA's first VR experience built from the ground up, VR Funhouse, is now here in reality. Read the article.

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